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Director-General welcomes investigation into death of journalist Kim Wall in Denmark

Director-General welcomes investigation into death of journalist Kim Wall in Denmark Madsen (46) is now also facing a fresh charge of abuse of a corpse following the discovering of Ms Wall's headless and naked torso earlier this week. The inventor was rescued a day after his UC3 Nautilus sank. "The suspect denies homicide and desecration of a human body", Copenhagen police said in a statement on Friday. Police will seek to extend the pre-trial custody when it is reviewed next ... [Full Article...]

North Korea reportedly fires another missile

North Korea reportedly fires another missile The launch comes as the US and South Korean armies are conducting annual joint military drills known as "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" in South Korea, which began on Monday. Last month, it carried out two successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM ) launches, overseen by Mr Kim and apparently bringing the U.S. into range for the first time. [Full Article...]

Yingluck in Dubai, says Pheu Thai source

Yingluck in Dubai, says Pheu Thai source An official of Yingluck's Pheu Thai party, who is close to the Shinawatra family, said she had left Thailand. Judges said they did not believe Ms Yingkluck was suffering symptoms of severe headaches and dizziness and could not travel to the court. [Full Article...]

Trump says debt ceiling 'mess' could have been avoided

Trump says debt ceiling 'mess' could have been avoided The U.S. Congress will pass legislation to raise the federal debt ceiling and lawmakers have a number of options for avoiding default, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. Could have been so easy-now a mess!" "That should NEVER have happened!" he tweeted about the failed Republican effort to replace the Obamacare healthcare law. [Full Article...]

Iran, Saudi Arabia to exchange diplomatic visits: Zarif

Saudi Arabia's shift in position towards Iraq is a welcomed change in Baghdad, providing a much-needed political and economic lift to the country as it pushes out the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and tries to rebuild. Iran accused Saudi Arabia of being responsible for two attacks on 7 June in Tehran that Daesh has claimed responsibility for. There was no immediate reaction from the Arab nations... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Harvey strands thousands aboard cruise ships in Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Harvey strands thousands aboard cruise ships in Gulf of Mexico The Carnival Valor and Carnival Freedom will make a brief stop, where passengers can choose to end their cruise, but are being asked to stay onboard and sail back to Galveston once the port reopens. We certainly understand the impact Hurricane Harvey is having on your cruise plans. Carnival will shorten both ships' upcoming trips. Royal Caribbean did not immediately respond to a request for ... [Full Article...]

Arrests in Morocco over Links to Barcelona Attackers

Arrests in Morocco over Links to Barcelona Attackers The ceremony was headed by the Catalan President and the Mayor of Barcelona . A woman embraces a Muslim resident of Barcelona holding a placard reading "We are against any injustice" as they demonstrate on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona , to protest against terrorism and in tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attack on August 19. [Full Article...]

Clerk who sold record jackpot just happy to have touched winning ticket

Clerk who sold record jackpot just happy to have touched winning ticket One ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven store at 81 Beach Road in Hampton. Charlie McIntyre, the chair of Powerball Product group said the jackpot is the highest won by a single ticket. Clouser said he wasn't planning on purchasing tickets, but when he stopped by a Royal Farms to pick up some things for his wife, who wasn't feeling well, he figured he'd throw his name into the hat. [Full Article...]

Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea

Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea The launches would coincide with joint exercises between the USA and South Korean militaries, exercises that North Korea always strongly protests because it considers them preparation for an invasion. The North tends to carry out test-firing of missiles or other projectiles - including those from long-range multiple rocket launchers - in response to the US-South Korea joint military exercises. [Full Article...]

Trump Gives Mattis Wide Discretion Over Transgender Ban

Trump Gives Mattis Wide Discretion Over Transgender Ban The draft details suggest that White House officials are backing away from the blanket ban Trump described, instead giving discretion to Defense Secretary James N. The overall basis for the president's directive was "national security considerations", according to a senior White House official. "Policy changes to open more roles to women and to allow gay and lesbian personnel to serve openly... [Full Article...]

ACLU asks Border Patrol to stop enforcement during Texas hurricane

ACLU asks Border Patrol to stop enforcement during Texas hurricane These closures will occur in a manner that ensures the safety of the traveling public and our agents. As evacuations are underway for Hurricane Harvey , the Border Patrol is continuing to operate its immigration checkpoints, forcing undocumented immigrants to choose between staying put - and trying to withstand a hurricane - or risking deportation. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner meets with Netanyahu in USA bid to restart peace talks

Jared Kushner meets with Netanyahu in USA bid to restart peace talks No details have emerged of how Trump's team would overcome that. This is also why, even under the grave circumstances, the Palestinian Authority won't do itself a favor by granting the Israeli request of Ramallah to cut payments to terrorists and their families . [Full Article...]

Canadian passports to allow 'x' gender option

Canadian passports to allow 'x' gender option And in the upcoming months, the Government of Canada will continue to work on developing a consistent federal approach to how its programs and services collect, use and display sex and gender information so Canadians can have their gender more accurately reflected in government documents, while continuing to protect their privacy. [Full Article...]

South Korean Military: North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectile

South Korean Military: North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectile The objects flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). North Korea appears to still be launching missiles for testing and training purposes, part of its long march to a viable deterrence strategy against the US and its allies. While the simulated war exercise is meant to help establish defense techniques for a potential attack, North Korea views the drills as confrontational. [Full Article...]

North Korea hints at stronger missiles in photos

North Korea hints at stronger missiles in photos At a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Trump said his aggressive rhetoric was starting to bear fruit. "I don't think anyone in the administration should be under any illusions about this". According to Kimball, the introduction of nuclear weapons into South Korea , either by the us or by South Korea pursuing its own indigenous nuclear program, would have far more negative consequences than s... [Full Article...]

Russia, China Respond to New Sanctions: 'They Won't Help'

Russia, China Respond to New Sanctions: 'They Won't Help' This follows a round of United Nations sanctions. Manning noted that no major Chinese banks or companies have been targeted yet. The US labeled its new unilateral sanctions against North Korea as a measure to increase pressure on the hermit state and bring it back to the negotiation table amid Pyongyang's lack of respect for such rules. [Full Article...]

Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's approach to N. Korea

Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's approach to N. Korea The Quinnipiac poll also came at a moment when many pollsters have begun surveying Americans' opinions about radical politics, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism. It's hard to state how rare it is to see a number like 3% in a poll question like this. For some comparison, in the same survey , 5% of voters said prejudice against minority groups was "not a problem at all" in the US. [Full Article...]

One detainee over Spain's attacks released

One detainee over Spain's attacks released The official says Mohamed Houli Chemlal told a judge that the cell was preparing to attack Barcelona monuments with explosives and the imam meant to blow himself up when they did. Salh El Karib was allowed to go free, but required to report weekly to authorities, after the judge found that evidence against him was not solid enough to keep him under detention. [Full Article...]

Cowboys offer to move next week's preseason game to AT&T Stadium

Cowboys offer to move next week's preseason game to AT&T Stadium Despite the fact that they wrangled about what to improve the situation hours, the band, who tweeted Thursday that they were in Texas, noticed that their choice was pull in their anxiety for their fans' wellbeing. "First and foremost, our thoughts and best wishes are with our neighbors in South Texas and of course with our friends and family here in South Louisiana as Hurricane Harvey draws near",... [Full Article...]

Islamabad leaders to Trump: Don't scapegoat Pakistan

China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call the United States must value Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, according to Chinese state media. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, viewed the speech through the national security lens, and how soon the US would exit from Afghanistan. "Against the current backdrop, we ... [Full Article...]


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