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North Korea Skirts UN Security Council Sanctions Through Other Member Countries

– NEW YORK – North Korea continues to make money by skirting UN Security Council resolutions, with its exports of banned commodities generating at least US$270 million since February, according to a classified report of a United Nations panel obtained by Kyodo News. After China’s suspension of coal imports from the North in February, Pyongyang […]

August 19th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

China, India Tensions Near Breaking Point

– SIKKIM – With all eyes on the United States and North Korea, a potential area of large scale military conflict between two other nuclear armed adversaries has gone unnoticed. China and India have long disputed part of their shared border in the Himalayas, and in recent days – the situation threats to escalate into […]

August 19th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Spain, France Press Manhunt for Ringleader in Dual Attacks

– BARCELONA, Spain – Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage. Early Saturday, police searched […]

August 19th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Trump Defends Confederate Statues, Berates his Critics

– BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency. Out of sight, but still online, Trump tweeted his defense […]

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Spanish Police Intensify Manhunt for Islamic Extremists Behind Two Deadly Attacks

– BARCELONA, Spain – Spanish police intensified a manhunt Friday for suspects behind two deadly vehicle attacks on civilians, shooting and killing five people wearing fake bomb belts who attacked a seaside resort and arresting four others believed linked to the carnage wrought on a Barcelona promenade. Spanish authorities said the back-to-back vehicle attacks Thursday […]

August 18th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Saudi Arabia Reopens Qatar Border after Surprise Meeting

– RIYADH – Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighbouring countries that led to both sides trading accusations of politicizing the ritual. The decision came after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a surprise meeting with […]

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Lebanon Finally Repeals Law Allowing Rapists to Marry Their Victims

–   BEIRUT – Lebanon’s parliament on Wednesday abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims. The repeal of the law, which had been in place since the 1940s, follows years of campaigning by women’s rights advocates. Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have canceled similar “marry the rapist” clauses over the […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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