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N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

Seoul (AFP) – Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime’s nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In a surprise announcement Pyongyang said earlier this month that it […]

North Korea welcomes journalists for closure of its nuclear site

North Korea welcomes journalists for closure of its nuclear site

The eight South Korean journalists were excluded because Pyongyang has cut off high-level contact with Seoul to protest an exercise with the U.S. military — a protest the North’s media reiterated Tuesday, saying saber-rattling and dialogue don’t mix. Such messages from the North and Trump’s statements he is ready to call it all off have […]

UK Lawmakers Tell Government to Toughen Up on Illicit Russian Money

UK Lawmakers Tell Government to Toughen Up on Illicit Russian Money

LONDON—An influential group of British lawmakers criticized the U.K. government for not doing enough to clamp down on illicit Russian money Monday, as it emerged that a prominent oligarch hadn’t been able to enter Britain in recent weeks because of a delay in his visa renewal. “The use of London as a base for the […]

Greece's most liberal mayor got beat up by a bunch of far-right protesters

Greece's most liberal mayor got beat up by a bunch of far-right protesters

Yiannis Boutaris is helped as he is assaulted by suspected far-right members at a rally in Thessaloniki. (Eurokinissi/AFP/Getty Images) Yiannis Boutaris is no stranger to controversy. The 75-year-old Thessaloniki mayor is one of Greece’s most outspoken advocates for multiculturalism and international understanding. He’s pushed for the construction of an Islamic mosque in the city, along with […]

African-American girls see a role model in Duchess Meghan

African-American girls see a role model in Duchess Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are a 21st century couple — it’s their time. They know they have the opportunity to change perceptions about race and identity in Great Britain, the United States and around the world.  Michelle Miller shows how this couple breaks the barrier of who can be a royal.  “Ladies, […]

PM Lee hopes Singapore, Malaysia can build on progress made in meeting with PM Mahathir

PM Lee hopes Singapore, Malaysia can build on progress made in meeting with PM Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA – Singapore and Malaysia have made a lot of progress in cooperation projects, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes both neighbours can continue to work together on many things and build on what they have achieved. He was speaking to Singapore reporters after visiting Malaysia’s new prime minister Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya on […]

Saudi Arabia said to detain women's rights advocates who challenged driving ban

Saudi Arabia said to detain women's rights advocates who challenged driving ban

Loujain al-Hathloul is seen driving toward the border between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia border before her arrest on Dec. 1, 2014. (Loujain al-Hathloul/AP) ISTANBUL — Authorities in Saudi Arabia have detained at least five prominent human-rights activists, including women who for years campaigned to win Saudi women the right to drive, according […]

Wim Wenders' moving 'Pope Francis: A Man of His Word' lets its subject ask the tough questions

Wim Wenders' moving 'Pope Francis: A Man of His Word' lets its subject ask the tough questions

Wim Wenders’ moving ‘Pope Francis: A Man of His Word’ lets its subject ask the tough questions  Los Angeles Times Pope says change coming for Chile, but so far no specifics  Crux: Covering all things Catholic Pope’s Chile abuse summit ends amid signs heads will roll  Washington Post Full coverage Source link

Steve Bannon sought to use data mined by Cambridge Analytica for 'culture war,' whistleblower says

Steve Bannon sought to use data mined by Cambridge Analytica for 'culture war,' whistleblower says

CLOSE Former Cambridge Analytica researcher Christopher Wylie testified before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, as they seek answers into how the London-based firm misused Facebook data during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (May 16) AP Christopher Wylie, former director of research at Cambridge Analytica, testifies in front of the Senate Committee on […]

Italy Bonds Roiled as Populists Debate $300 Billion Write-Down

Italy Bonds Roiled as Populists Debate $300 Billion Write-Down

Italian bonds slumped as populist parties struggling to form a government discussed a potential government debt write-down worth billions of euros. League lawmaker Armando Siri told La7 television on Wednesday that the anti-immigrant League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement are discussing a 250 billion euro ($300 billion) write-off from the European Central Bank. He […]