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Washington-Seoul joint military drill suspended

Defense Ministry spokesperson Choi Hyun-soo told a regular press briefing that the maritime drills are a regularly-held one to defend Dokdo, which is a territory of South Korea, from invasion of external forces. The spring maneuvers - actually two ov...

Musk says Tesla hit by ‘extensive and damaging sabotage’ by employee

A company spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment. In an email to Tesla employees Friday night, Musk congratulated them on manufacturing progress, yet indicated that "radical improvements are still needed" over the next couple of weeks if...

Sepp Blatter backs Ireland and the UK to host 2030 World Cup

Former FIFA president Joseph Blatter will visit the World Cup in Russian Federation at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin to attend Portugal v Morocco match on Wednesday. "I think that England or Ireland deserve to organise the World ...

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia’s Lake Toba

An estimated 18 people had been rescued and one passenger was confirmed dead after the ferry sank on Monday evening. Relatives cry while waiting for news on missing family members who were on a ferry that sank yesterday in Lake Toba, at Tigaras Por...

U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Eighteen rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International wrote to United Nations member-states in May to express concern that a proposed USA draft resolution at the General Assembly could weaken the rights council. "It's somethin...

Trump huddles with Republicans as backlash over family separations intensifies

President Trump journeyed to Capitol Hill this evening to meet with House Republican legislators behind closed doors in advance of this week's votes on GOP compromise immigration bills , amid growing discontent over the administration's policy ...

Maddow breaks down reading AP story on 'tender age' shelters

During The Rachel Maddow Show on Tuesday evening, Maddow broke down while reading an Associated Press report on southern US border shelters that are detaining children under the age of 13 after they are separated from their parents. 'If nothing e...

Corey Lewandowski mocks child with Down syndrome taken from mom at border

Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager and frequent TV commentator, interjected by saying "womp, womp", as he rolled his eyes. Lewandowski then interrupted him with a "Womp womp". These tone-deaf comments come in the face of unsettling audio ...

One person confirmed dead as van ploughs into crowd at PinkPop festival

Following the incident, a police statement said the van drove away from the scene and was being sought. The incident casts a shadow on what had otherwise been a successful edition of Pinkpop, which is the longest continuously running rock/pop festi...

Taliban Rules Out Extension Of Afghanistan Eid Festival Ceasefire

And over the past few days, Afghan journalists, students and diplomats have reported unusual scenes of peace between Taliban members and Afghan forces and civilians. The Taliban have steadily expanded their presence in recent years, seizing a number ...

Trump administration wants Congress to fix immigration loophole, White House says

The President did not specifically endorse compromise legislation crafted by Republicans in the House or spend much time laying out his directives on what he needs to end his self-created crisis of family separation at the U.S. Mr Cruz's bill would...

Sessions: harsh migrant policy aims to end 'lawlessness'

The Department of Homeland Security reported Friday that 1,995 minors traveling with 1,940 adults who said they were the children's guardians have been separated under the administration's zero-tolerance deterrence policy between April 19 through M...

Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

Mr Trump said his daughter, Ivanka, had told him the situation with the families looks bad, one politician said. It requires the government to release rather than detain children caught trying to enter the US and exempts them from an immediate ...

Government defeated heavily in Lords on ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

Instead back-bench MP and pro-EU politician Dominic Grieve insisted that a meaningful vote in parliament on a Brexit deal may help avoid a crisis moment. The argument centers on whether Britain should be able to leave the European Union with ...

5 dead after SUV carrying 14 people chased by Border Patrol crashes

A auto chase between border patrol vehicles and an SUV carrying 14 people resulted in a auto crash in Big Wells, Texas on Sunday. A pursuit in Texas near the Mexican border turned deadly when an SUV carrying 13 people crashed at high speed on Sun...

Tariff hike: India proposes to raise customs duty on 30 US products

India said last month that its proposed tariffs on United States goods would take effect by June 21. " India reserves its right to further suspend substantially equivalent concessions and other obligations based on the trade impact resulting from t...

BJP ends alliance with PDP in JK

Mufti said that her party would continue to seek dialogue and reconciliation in the state. January 8, 2016: Governor's rule imposed again as PDP-BJP fail to come to an arrangement for continuing the alliance. It was amidst this scenario eight mon...

Senate votes to legalize pot

The debate underway on this major social policy change has been ongoing in the Senate since Tuesday afternoon, after several months of intensive study. Senators last week approved nearly four dozen amendments to C-45. Peter Harder, the Government R...

Trump sets tariffs on $50 bln in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports yesterday, and the smoldering trade war between the world's two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed t...

French, German Leaders Urge 'European Response' To Migrant Crisis

The question of how many migrants the bloc can absorb came back to the fore strongly when last week Italy and Malta both turned back a rescue vessel carrying 630 refugees , which was eventually accepted by Spain. "It's painful for me to have to te...

Israel strikes Hamas targets in bid to deter burning kites

The balloons and kites were created to set forests and fields on fire. "The Hamas terror organization is responsible for everything that happens in and from the Gaza Strip, and it will suffer the consequences". On Sunday, another 17 fires were ignite...

'Cesspool of bias': USA withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric declined to comment until a US decision was announced, but added: "The Secretary-General is a strong believer in the human rights architecture of the U.N. "The human rights council has become an exercise in...

Trump defiant as outrage over family separations grows

We do not want adults to bring children into this country unlawfully, either, placing those children at risk. The recording was released by investigative USA media outlet ProPublica on Monday, and was said to have been made from inside a United...

China Warns US of 'Countermeasures' Against Possible New Tariffs

Its study says that uncertainty acts like a non-tariff barrier to impede trade and investment by encouraging American companies to move factories back to the USA and reduce incentives for U.S. Trade Representative to consider $200 billion in additi...

Trump campaign manager calls for Sessions to be fired

Meanwhile, their children are taken away to separate holding facilities, to be reunited sometime later. President Trump's 2020 campaign manager called Tuesday for Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and end Special Counsel Robert Mueller...

Saudi-Led Forces Reportedly Seize Airport of Yemen’s Hudaydah

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is due to arrive in Sanaa on Saturday. Military and medical sources told Efe news that more than 300 personnel belonging to both the Houthis and Yemeni forces were killed in the last two days of th...

Homeland Security chief says no apology for separating families

Democrats in the US House of Representatives will introduce legislation this week aimed at stopping separations, mirroring a similar Senate bill sponsored by Democrat Dianne Feinstein. But the policy has drawn condemnation from medical professionals,...

Won't sign 'moderate' immigration bill in GOP setback

The provision is included in a "discussion draft" of broader GOP legislation aimed at striking a compromise between conservative and moderate Republicans on immigration by balancing relief for young undocumented immigrants, billions of dollars for ...

'Shooter! Get out!': Tumwater spree leaves suspected gunman dead and 2 wounded

Another woman who was shopping with her children told the network that they all fled the shop and hid behind a parked auto. "The male suspect was fatally shot by one of the armed civilians", the police said as they continued to investigate.

Hezbollah, pro-Assad Shi’ites killed in airstrike on Syrian-Iraqi border

It said several people were killed and wounded but did not give a specific number or their nationalities. The Syrian government has repeatedly denounced the attacks of the Western Coalition forces, led by the United States, against the civilian pop...

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Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayas

Five South Korean climbers - belonging to the group Koreanway Gurja Himal Expedition 2018 - including team leader Kim Chang-ho, were killed in the avalanche on Friday evening, The...

European Union official sees room for Brexit breakthrough next week

The DUP leader has warned the prime minister not to accept a "dodgy" Brexit deal she will later regret. "If the European Union doesn't match the ambition and pragmatism we've sh...

Infant Corpses Found Hidden in Detroit Funeral Home

Nine bodies were found in a cardboard box, two were found in caskets - all in a hidden section of the ceiling. The state shuttered the funeral home in April after finding multipl...

Pope accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation amid sex abuse scandal

Cardinal Donald Wuerl resigned amid two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals rocking the Catholic Church . The grand jury report found that 1,000 people - a lot of them c...

Palestinian Wife Stoned to Death by Israeli Settlers in Occupied West Bank

Black smoke from burning tires covers the sky over Palestinian protesters hurl stones toward Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, Oct. Th...

Earthquake Shakes Indonesia's Java, Bali Islands, Killing 3

A string of earthquakes in Lombok in eastern Indonesia killed more than 550 people over the summer. "All my neighbours were also running". Tourists on bicycles ride past In...

United Nations elects human rights abusers to its Human Rights Council

India was on Friday elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, getting the most votesamong all candidates. India had previously been elected to the Geneva-based Human Ri...

Michael Bloomberg reregisters as a Democrat

Bloomberg was a registered Republican when he was elected mayor of New York City in 2001, though he left the party in 2007 and has been a political independent ever since. Bloombe...

Massive Earthquake Rocks Papua New Guinea

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that hazardous waves were possible on coasts within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicenter. The warning Center for tsunamis in the Pacific ha...

Theresa May verging closer to Brexit deal but is facing cabinet resignations

Media captionHelen Grant on the DUP: "I think they are bluffing". Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on Thursday threatened to withdraw its support for British Prime...

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Wuerl out as DC Archbishop … soon

Wuerl out as DC Archbishop … soon

McCarrick of Washington . Francis held talks with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and other senior members of the bishops' conference just 48 hours after ordering an investigation into V...

Storm Callum: Roads closed and hundreds without power

Storm Callum: Roads closed and hundreds without power

In the Republic, where Storm Callum was set to first make landfall, a national emergency co-ordination group met yesterday for a briefing on the dangers posed by the intense weathe...

Air India flight hits wall at Trichy airport, gets diverted to Mumbai

Air India flight hits wall at Trichy airport, gets diverted to Mumbai

The matter was conveyed to the pilot in command. The flight IX-611, with 130 passengers and six crew, took off at around 1.20 a.m. and was then diverted to Mumbai where it made a...

Cyclone Titli: Schools, colleges to remain closed on Oct 11 & 12

Cyclone Titli: Schools, colleges to remain closed on Oct 11 & 12

Ganjam, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts would remain in radar of the cyclone , and stands fair chances of incessant showers. Casualties were low as administ...

Pentagon Grounds Troubled F-35 Fighters After First Crash

Pentagon Grounds Troubled F-35 Fighters After First Crash

Christopher Harrison, a U.S. Marine Corps spokesman. The inspections should be complete within 24 to 48 hours, Task & Purpose reported , citing a Pentagon official. According to...

This is what to expect when Storm Callum hits Northern Ireland

This is what to expect when Storm Callum hits Northern Ireland

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for parts of the United Kingdom on Friday and Saturday. Met Éireann has warned that strong winds associated with Storm Callum...

Trump says S. Korea won't lift NK sanctions without USA approval

Trump says S. Korea won't lift NK sanctions without USA approval

In a range of trial balloons released over the last week, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has raised the possibility of lifting bilateral sanctions against North Korea...

You have to prove that Khashoggi left the consulate

You have to prove that Khashoggi left the consulate

According to the Washington Post , Ms Cengiz said Khashoggi was concerned he would not be allowed to leave - before entering the consulate, he gave her his phone and instructions ...

Research shows unionists prefer Brexit over the territorial integrity of the UK

Research shows unionists prefer Brexit over the territorial integrity of the UK

Wilson adds : "The road which the leaks and briefings is outlining is the road to parliamentary defeat for any deal the prime minister brings forward". By withdrawing its support, ...