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Russia upgrades Syria's defense system in blow to Israel

Russia upgrades Syria's defense system in blow to Israel

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Mike Pompeo scolds Jim Acosta for 'ludicrous' deep state question

Mike Pompeo scolds Jim Acosta for 'ludicrous' deep state question

Mike Pompeo scolds Jim Acosta for ‘ludicrous’ deep state question  Washington Times UN Prepares for Donald Trump—and a Second Helping of “America First”  Council on Foreign Relations (blog) Sec. Pompeo Chides CNN’s Jim Acosta For ‘Ludicrous’ Question  The Daily Caller Full coverage Source link

Maldives Opposition Declares Election Victory

Maldives Opposition Declares Election Victory

NEW DELHI — The Maldives, the isolated scattering of islands caught in a geopolitical struggle between China, India and the West, were thrust into more uncertainty Sunday when voters appeared to have ousted the country’s autocratic president. With votes still being tallied, local news organizations reported that Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the opposition candidate, had beaten […]

Explainer: Why nuclear disclosure is key first step in North Korea's denuclearization

Explainer: Why nuclear disclosure is key first step in North Korea's denuclearization

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New pledges made last week by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to curb his nuclear weapons program may have opened the door to further talks with Washington, but just how much impact would they have on the North’s nuclear arsenal? South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRelatives have been anxiously waiting for news A man has been rescued from a ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, two days after it overturned with the loss of at least 170 lives. The engineer, named locally as Alphonce Charahani, reportedly survived in an air pocket […]

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been ordered to take a psychiatric exam

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been ordered to take a psychiatric exam

French far-right leader and former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says she has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation because she tweeted out graphic images of ISIS’s violence, including the execution of American journalist James Foley. The court order appears to be part of a larger investigation into these tweets, which Le Pen sent […]

At the UN, the Rift With Allies Trump Might Have to Mend Is With South Korea

At the UN, the Rift With Allies Trump Might Have to Mend Is With South Korea

WASHINGTON — When President Trump travels to New York on Sunday for his second visit to the United Nations, he will face tensions with allies in Europe and Asia — but not necessarily of a predictable sort. Administration officials contend that Mr. Trump’s well-documented rift with the Europeans over his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear […]

Philippines Landslide: Several Dead, Dozens Missing As Homes Buried [Photos]

Philippines Landslide: Several Dead, Dozens Missing As Homes Buried [Photos]

At least five people were killed and around 30 homes buried after a landslide struck Cebu province, Philippines, early Thursday. According to reports, 50 to 80 people were still missing and several were feared buried, including two who sent text messages seeking help. Angelene Templo, an assistant to the Naga City mayor’s office, said more […]

Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif

Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif

FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses his Pakistan Muslim League supporters during a party general council meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, a Pakistani court suspended the prison sentences of Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, and set them free on bail pending […]

Merkel's Spy Chief Is Removed After Public Rift

Merkel's Spy Chief Is Removed After Public Rift

BERLIN — Germany’s chief of domestic intelligence was removed from his post on Tuesday after a public rift with Chancellor Angela Merkel raised questions about whether Germany’s security apparatus was too sympathetic to the far right to monitor its links to neo-Nazi groups effectively. Last week, Hans-Georg Maassen, the spy chief, questioned the authenticity of […]

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