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North Korea 'detains' another American citizen


On Sunday, Kim Hak-song became the fourth American citizen now detained by the repressive regime, on charges such as espionage and crimes against the state. He is the second university instructor to be arrested in the past two months. The State Department advises Americans against traveling to North Korea, warning of "the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforcement". Read More »

Troops deployed after Canada faces floods brought by rains

Minden Hills, about two hours northeast of Toronto, is the latest city to declare a state of emergency. In the eastern Ontario village of Cumberland, Christina Hajjar said she and her family likely won't be returning to live in their two homes that were destroyed by the flood. Read More »

Yates testimony: What we know about Michael Flynn

Trump came to value Flynn not only for his like-minded view of global affairs but for his loyalty throughout the campaign. She did confirm, cryptically, that she had read intelligence-gathering that mentioned either Trump, or associates, or members of Congress, but she said she couldn't provide details without violating national-security law. Read More »

Double Murder: Engaged Boston Doctors Killed In Their Own Apartment


Authorities now believe that one officer responded by firing his weapon, then other officers also fired their guns. Boston Municipal Court Judge Michael C. "We have worked together since 2011, except for a short break when she moved to Texas for a few months", Eappen said . Bolanos was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and lived with Field, her fiance, the hospital said. Read More »

Kushner Kin's China Sales Pitch 'Corruption, Pure and Simple'

The Washington Post and New York Times reported over the weekend that the Kushner Companies organization-of which top Trump adviser Jared Kushner was until recently the CEO-is soliciting investments in China via a presentation given by his sister-in-law that highlights Kushner's prominence in the White House. Read More »

Trump considers raising the federal gas tax

Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday afternoon that the president is still weighing his options. Is it fair that working people should have to pay for infrastructure while the richest Americans get a tax cut? For tax reform to be a reality, Trump is likely going to have to make some concessions to assuage concerns on income inequality and the federal deficit. Read More »

Challenge to revised travel ban hinges on Trump's own statements

The Trump administration's new policy temporarily suspends the US refugee program and blocks new visas to citizens of six majority Muslim countries. The suit in front of the 4th Circuit on Monday was brought by several refugee rights organizations, along with individual plaintiffs who claim the executive order , if allowed to go into effect, would separate them from loved ones overseas. Read More »

Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

Sinn Féin held a solidarity vigil in Derry on Friday afternoon in support of the 1600 Palestinian prisoners who are now on hunger strike against brutal treatment in Israeli jails. In Washington, the Palestinian leader lavished compliments on the United States president, telling him at the joint press conference that "under your courageous stewardship and your wisdom as well as your great negotiating abilities" the Palestinian people would be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and ... Read More »

Ismail Haniyeh elected new Hamas chief


Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh gestures before delivering a farewell speech for his former position as a Hamas government Prime Minister, in Gaza City June 2, 2014. These steps started with the deduction of 30 percent of the salaries of its 60,000 employees, who were dismissed from work in the Gaza Strip, followed by demanding that Israel stop providing electricity to Gaza , for which the PA is paying. Read More »

Yates Says She Warned White House Flynn Could Be Blackmailed


Yates said that this also caused her concern, as she knew that this was not true - and so did Russian Federation. Flynn's forced February resignation followed media reports that he had discussed US -imposed sanctions on Russian Federation with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period, which was contrary to the public representations of the Trump White House. Read More »

Voters face straightforward choice between SNP and Tories - Nicola Sturgeon

This leaves an interesting challenge ahead, whether the "old guard" coalition of a Labour/SNP administration will prevail, or whether the Conservatives can come to a working agreement with the two Indy councillors. Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said the result was "obviously disappointing" but that Labour would "continue to play a major role in local government". Read More »

College confirms North Korea detains another US citizen


The government said he was arrested for "committing criminal acts". Warmbier was detained in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March 2016 after attempting to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel in the North. Hak-song is the second United States professor at the university to have been detained. Little is known about Kim Hak-song. North Korea has reportedly arrested a USA citizen and professor from the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology who has ... Read More »

North Korea Says It Has Detained A Fourth US Citizen

The wife of a US citizen who was detained in North Korea over the weekend is appealing for his immediate release. North Korea on Wednesday announced the detention of an accounting instructor at the same university, Kim Sang Dok, for "acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country". Read More »

What will be NASA's next big solar system mission?

At the end of April, Cassini pulled on the gravitational "elastic band" one last time to shift from an orbit that grazes the outer edge of Saturn's main ring system to an orbit that skims the inner edge, and puts it less than 3,000km above the planet's cloud tops. Read More »

Trump's travel ban goes before federal appeals court

The case may soon come before the Supreme Court, especially if the Richmond appeals court disagrees with its San Francisco counterpart, which will hear arguments May 15 over whether the Hawaii judge properly blocked the ban. "President Trump publicly committed himself to an indefensible goal: banning Muslims from coming to the United States", the ACLU lawyers wrote . A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will review similar claims after a federal judge in ... Read More »

WEATHER: Gradual clearing, Sunny on Sunday


Temperatures will likely stay in the 60s Saturday , but rise into the low 70s in a few places on Sunday . Wednesday Night .Partly cloudy. Temperatures in the mid 60s. Tonight , clear and cool and calm with lows in the upper 50s and low 60s. Friday brings our next best chance of rain and thunderstorms followed by slightly cooler air. Read More »

Eric Dier: Tottenham will start again on Monday

Tottenham's challenge now is holding on for its highest finish in 54 years in the remaining three games . If Spurs had beat West Ham 10-0 Chelsea would still have won the league. "We arrived at West Ham after nine games in a row". "But then it's a full week of training and getting ready for the next one". Today was a key moment that we can show that it is not about playing well and not about running more or less. Read More »

Buhari leaves for another medical checkup in London


The statement did not specify the length of stay, but it said that the President's return to the country will be determined by his doctors in the UK. Adesina said Buhari had planned to leave in the afternoon on Sunday, but had to wait to receive the 82 Chibok schoolgirls, who were freed by their Boko Haram abductors. Read More »

IS leader in Afghanistan was killed in April raid


The Pentagon estimates about 1,000 ISIL-K fighters remain in Afghanistan . The statement came after USA and Afghan officials announced on May 7 that a joint military operation last month killed Abdul Hasib, the IS chief in Nangarhar. The Pentagon confirmed that Hasib was the target of the raid but did not verify his death until Sunday (7 May). Last month, the United States dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on the jihadist group's hideouts in eastern Afghanistan , triggering global ... Read More »

Sally Yates hearing: Senators to hear testimony on Russia

The information on Monday, from officials who requested anonymity in order to disclose the private conversation, came hours before former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was to testify to Congress about concerns she raised to the Trump administration about contacts between Flynn and Russian Federation. Read More »

ASEAN countries continue to court China

As a sign of Duterte's friendship with Beijing, three Chinese navy vessels yesterday made a rare visit to the Philippines . Southeast Asian leaders pose for a family photo following their retreat in the 30th ASEAN Leaders' Summit Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Manila , Philippines. Read More »

North Korea: We Uncovered US Plot to Kill Our Leader

The news agency quoted a statement from the North's Ministry of State Security, saying "the last-ditch effort" of USA "imperialists" and the South had gone "beyond the limits". In recent weeks, a war of words between President Trump's administration and Pyongyang has brought the West to the brink of military hostilities with North Korea over its weapons program. Read More »

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against 'serious' mortar fire on Syria border

Officials at the Pentagon would not confirm whether forces had been dispatched to the border region specifically to deter fighting between Turkish and People's Protection Unit, or YPG, forces. "So this requires [the United States] to announce a no-fly zone over Rojava and northern Syria". Erdogan's comments come ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump on May 16 in the United States , their first face-to-face summit since the American leader took office in January. Read More »

Tony Awards: 11 fascinating facts, records and stats

Natasha is also nominated in the categories of Best New Musical , Best Book of a Musical , Best Original Score, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical , Best Director and a number of design categories. Spacey returns to the small screen in "House of Cards" this May on Netflix. He will compete for the best leading actor Tony with Denis Arndt of " Heisenberg ", Chris Cooper from "A Doll's House, Part 2", Corey Hawkins in " Six Degrees of Separation " and Jefferson ... Read More »

Fired by Trump, former acting AG to testify on Russia


Yates, who was sacked from her role earlier this year, said she had warned the Trump administration about Michael Flynn's interactions with a Russian diplomat weeks before Flynn was sacked as President Trump's national security adviser. Yates told White House staff and other top officials that Flynn could be a security risk after he discussed Russia sanctions with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak , CNN reported last week. Read More »

Jordan not part of Syria deescalation deal

Fighting has eased in parts of Syria where a Russian-led initiative to halt the country's six-year war took effect from midnight, activists say. The rebel commander said the general level of violence was reduced, but added: "Regime attempts (to advance) in the Hama countryside continue". Read More »

The next court battle over Trump's travel ban is today

The new order planned to temporarily suspend immigration from six Muslim-majority countries until the Department of Homeland Security could assess the threat posed to national security by those nations. The White House is fighting that ruling in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals. "He's never repudiated what he said about the Muslim ban", King said, referring to Trump's campaign promise for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". Read More »

Palestinian prisoners enter 20th day of mass hunger strike

The Israel Prison Service released a video which shows Marwan Barghouti, the high-profile Palestinian prisoner leading a hunger strike, secretly eating in the bathroom of his cell. The Shabibah, the Fatah student movement, in March announced its solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners, who intend to carry out hunger strikes, and called on Palestinians to take to the streets. Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border dispute

Afghanistan does not officially recognize the whole Durand Line as an global border with Pakistan. "A very false claims by a Pakistani Frontier Corps that as many as 50 Afghan soldiers lost their lives in Pak retaliation; totally rejected", tweeted Sediq Sediqqi, a government spokesman. Read More »

Madeleine McCann's parents hopeful missing girl still 'out there'


According to PEOPLE , the London Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement that they have a team of four detectives working on "outstanding inquiries" in Madeleine's disappearance with help of the Portugal police. Echoed Kate , "My hope for Madeleine being out there is no less than it was nearly 10 years ago". When asked about the online abuse which has been directed at the family, Gerry McCann said they preferred to focus on the kindness of well-wishers. Read More »

Obama warned Trump against hiring Michael Flynn


Pence said in January that Flynn denied those calls involved sanctions placed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration in response to its election meddling. "That created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians". Graham said it's a bipartisan issue. Read More »

Sally Yates To Testify On Russian Election Interference

Yates reportedly said that Flynn's misleading comments could have made him vulnerable to being compromised by Russian Federation, the sources told CNN . Though she was appointed to positions in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, she was widely respected on both sides of the aisle. Officials did not specify why Mr Obama warned his successor against hiring Mr Flynn, but said the warnings predated concerns about his contact with the Russian ambassador. Read More »

S. Koreans want new leader to create jobs minus corruption

He's vowed to reopen a joint industrial park in a North Korean border town that Park's government closed past year following another nuclear test and rocket launch. The election has been very much overshadowed by the question of how to deal with Pyongyang. Former Israeli combat soldiers who were thrust into the center of a diplomatic row between Israel and Germany, say the sudden worldwide spotlight has given them a bigger platform to speak out against Israel's 50-year occupation of ... Read More »