US, South Korea 'scaling back' war games

Mattis did not provide details on what a scaled-back version of the exercise would entail. "As long as talks continue, postponing or reducing major US-South Korea joint exercises has become a fait accompli", he said. "Its claim is nothing but a pre... More..

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Russian boss of spy agency blamed for Skripal attack dies
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Russian boss of spy agency blamed for Skripal attack dies

Colonel-General Igor Korobov, 62, who has run Russian spy agency the GRU since 2016, died on Wednesday, the Russian defence ministry said today. The United States and its allies have accused the GRU of hackin...More..

Head of Russian spy agency accused of British poison attack has died
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Head of Russian spy agency accused of British poison attack has died

Washington has said the GRU was directly involved in interfering in the 2016 USA election through "cyber-enabled activities", while the Netherlands has said they had thwarted a GRU cyberattack on the global c...More..

Australia dust storm: Health warning as skies change colour
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Australia dust storm: Health warning as skies change colour

Do you remember the 2009 Sydney dust storm? Canberrans with asthma and other pre-existing respiratory conditions were advised the unsettled weather, including the potential dust storm, could exacerbate thei...More..

Italian leaders won't negotiate budget despite European Union sanction threats
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Italian leaders won't negotiate budget despite European Union sanction threats

Italy's debt, at more than 130% of GDP, is proportionally the second highest in the euro zone after Greece's . Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, scheduled to meet Commission President Jean-Claude Junck...More..

Congress to scrutinize Ivanka Trump's private email use in White House
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Congress to scrutinize Ivanka Trump's private email use in White House

Trump sometimes used her personal account, nearly always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family", Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Trump attorney and ethics counsel Abbe Lowell, told the newspape...More..

Troops get new authority to use force to protect border patrol
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Troops get new authority to use force to protect border patrol

The New York Times reported Wednesday that an internal DHS document said us border guards faced a "minimal" risk of violence in encounters with migrants. Mattis has stressed the need to keep the military a...More..

India issues swift condemnation of attack on Chinese consulate in Pakistan
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

India issues swift condemnation of attack on Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Local authorities told the media that the Chinese Consul General was unharmed during the attack. "There can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism". Orakzai has been the scene of several milita...More..

Comey to Fight Subpoena from House Republicans
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Comey to Fight Subpoena from House Republicans

Comey to come in for a transcribed interview and we are prepared to issue a subpoena to compel his appearance", a staffer for the House Judiciary Committee chair said . Comey himself took to Twitter to announc...More..

Woman in burning Dallas apartment drops baby to bystander
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Woman in burning Dallas apartment drops baby to bystander

This is the moment a mother dropped her baby to a bystander from a third story window as a huge fire burned down her home. 'He told me: 'Just trust me. The Dallas Morning News reported at least five resid...More..

Prosecutor says mansion killer not on the loose
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Prosecutor says mansion killer not on the loose

The brother of the man found shot to death on the lawn of the burned Colts Neck house has been charged with aggravated arson in a different house fire that happened hours before the mansion blaze. Video from th...More..

China is paying for most of Trump's trade war, research says
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

China is paying for most of Trump's trade war, research says

The angry rhetoric comes ahead of the next major global summit, the Group of 20 in Argentina which starts at the end of the month, where U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will m...More..

Jewellery store staff use swords to fight off robbers
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Jewellery store staff use swords to fight off robbers

However, Peel Regional Police confirmed to Yahoo Canada News that they were searching for four suspects wanted in connection to a jewelry store robbery that occurred on Wednesday at the same Airport Road in...More..

Interpol elects S. Korea’s Kim Jong-yang as president
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Interpol elects S. Korea’s Kim Jong-yang as president

Interpol has faced intense criticism that countries like Russian Federation have abused Interpol's system to go after fugitive dissidents. Critics say countries like Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Iran and China ha...More..

House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker

I am now confident that we will move forward together and that the 116th Congress will be a Congress of which we can all be proud. The House Democrats' other current top leaders are No. Rep. Josh Gottheimer...More..

Saudi Arabia's crown prince leaves on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murder
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Saudi Arabia's crown prince leaves on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murder

France has joined Germany in imposing travel sanctions against 18 Saudi nationals suspected of links with the death in Istanbul last month. After Trump tweeted a statement of support for Saudi rulers Wednesda...More..

by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Trump Intends To Turn A "Blind Eye", Turkey On Khashoggi's Murder

They have feelings certain ways. "We still see them (Saudis and Emiratis) continuing with the same behavior, continuing not to be responsive to any attempt of the worldwide community" to end the conflict, he ...More..

You have stolen our spirit, Easter Island tells British Museum
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

You have stolen our spirit, Easter Island tells British Museum

However now the Rapa Nui people, who believe the sculpture emits a "mana" spiritual force that protects their tribe, are requesting that it is returned . The island itself, 2000 miles off the coast of Chile, i...More..

Dubai: Woman kills boyfriend, Cooks him and serves dish to the workers
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Dubai: Woman kills boyfriend, Cooks him and serves dish to the workers

Police believe the murder took place about three months ago, but was only recently discovered after the missing lover's family raised concerns. Police say the woman said she wanted revenge after she had been fi...More..

Trump Has Never Been Interested In Visiting Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq — WashPost
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Trump Has Never Been Interested In Visiting Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq — WashPost

On Tuesday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that by not visiting troops, Trump is sending the message that he "doesn't support them". But he has yet to embark on what has always been...More..

Multiple Shot In Black Friday Shooting
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Multiple Shot In Black Friday Shooting

An officer "did engage that individual, shot him and he is dead on the scene", Captain Gregg Rector said. Officers say there was already heavy police presence at the mall in preparation for Black Friday shopp...More..

Mattis: Yemen peace talks likely in early December
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Mattis: Yemen peace talks likely in early December

But a devastating all-out assault on the city's vital docks still threatens as coalition commanders scent a potentially game-changing victory in their three-and-a-half year war on the Iran-backed Houthi Shiit...More..

by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Two policemen killed as gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi

India has long accused Pakistan of supporting Islamist separatist militants fighting Indian security forces in the Indian part of the Himalayan region of Kashmir. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qures...More..

Two policemen killed as gunmen storm Chinese consulate in Pakistan
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Two policemen killed as gunmen storm Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Local television showed plumes of smoke billowing from the building after the apparent blast, Reuters reported. The situation was brought under control after the shootout, which lasted for about an hour. On...More..

Leaning Tower of Pisa straightens up
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Leaning Tower of Pisa straightens up

Roberto Cela, from the Opea della Primaziale Pisana, an organisation responsible for maintenance of the square where the tower is located, explained how his team "positioned a series of pipes with drills which ...More..

Police watch tribal island after killing of American
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Police watch tribal island after killing of American

Also, Chau appeared to be full of confidence as he wrote in his notes, "God sheltered him from coastguard and Navy", he said . "I love you and Jesus loves you.Here is some fish!" Tribespeople fired arrows ...More..

India lodges strong protest with Pakistan on harassment of diplomats
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

India lodges strong protest with Pakistan on harassment of diplomats

Under the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, a large number of Sikh Yatrees from India visit Pakistan to observe various religious festivals/occasions every year,...More..

European Union executive, Britain agree declaration on future ties
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

European Union executive, Britain agree declaration on future ties

In just a matter of days, the British public will know if UK Prime Minister Theresa May has managed to convince her divided cabinet and party to support the draft Brexit deal on leaving the European Union ...More..

Balochistan Liberation Army attacks Chinese Consulate in Karachi, two cops killed
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Balochistan Liberation Army attacks Chinese Consulate in Karachi, two cops killed

Additional Inspector General of Police Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh said that the firing has ended and the area is now being cleared by police and Rangers. At least, two security personnel were martyred during the at...More..

'Within our grasp': May defends draft Brexit deal agreed by EU, Britain
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

'Within our grasp': May defends draft Brexit deal agreed by EU, Britain

The Declaration should have been approved on Wednesday, but the snags identified by a number of European commissioners - such as Gibraltar, fishing quotas and the duration of the transition period - precluded t...More..

Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Lawrence
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Lawrence

Her mother, Bev Waterman, and stepbrother, Allan Waterman, are in Bali and are expected to accompany her on the flight home. Lawrence was released from Bali's Bangli prison on Wednesday after serving 13 years...More..

On eve of summit, May calls Brexit deal 'within grasp'
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

On eve of summit, May calls Brexit deal 'within grasp'

As many as 80 Conservative MPs have publicly declared they will not vote for the deal. For instance, France is leading a group of countries, including the Netherlands, pushing for an EU declaration that a futur...More..

John McDonnell: Labour should form minority government if May deal fails
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

John McDonnell: Labour should form minority government if May deal fails

Brexiteer Andrew Rosindell told the Prime Minister he was "deeply unhappy" with the withdrawal agreement and urged her to lead the country in a new direction by "completely cutting away the tentacles" of the EU...More..

Donald Trump issues Thanksgiving threat to close US-Mexico border
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Donald Trump issues Thanksgiving threat to close US-Mexico border

Mr Trump's border threat comes days after a federal judge put the president's administration's asylum policy on hold . In the past week, city officials have arrested three dozen caravan members for drug poss...More..

by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Igor Korobov, head of Russia's GRU spy agency, dies at 62

He was described by Russia's defence ministry on Wednesday as "a wonderful person, a faithful son of Russian Federation and a patriot of his homeland", Reuters news agency reported. Korobov was notably absent...More..