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‘Scandalous Decision’: How A Turkish Banker’s Conviction In US Is Roiling Ankara – NPR

NPR'Scandalous Decision': How A Turkish Banker's Conviction In US Is Roiling AnkaraNPRA federal trial in New York City, which saw a Turkish banker tried on allegations of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, ended Wednesday with his conviction on five of six charges — including bank fraud and several conspiracies to defraud American ...Banker From Turkey Is Convicted in US Over Plot to … [Read more...]

Gaza residents to pay Israel for electricity – Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comGaza residents to pay Israel for electricityAljazeera.comThe Palestinian Authority has requested that Gaza's residents begin regularly paying their electricity company for the first time to resume the power supply to the Strip. Gaza's residents would be required to pay a collective monthly fee of 10 million ...Wheelchair-Bound Palestinian's Killing Gets New Probe By … [Read more...]

US, Israel and Saudi Arabia Leading World to War with Iran, France Says – Newsweek

NewsweekUS, Israel and Saudi Arabia Leading World to War with Iran, France SaysNewsweekFrench President Emmanuel Macron has accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating a war as their mutual foe, Iran, was rocked by a week of protests. Macron on Wednesday joined several other world leaders to weigh in on protests that began ...Macron unveils plan to introduce new law to fight 'fake … [Read more...]

Trump agrees to delay military exercise with South Korea until after Winter Olympics – Washington Post

Washington PostTrump agrees to delay military exercise with South Korea until after Winter OlympicsWashington PostPresident Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to postpone the sprawling joint military exercise their nations hold each year until after the Winter Olympics, in what appears to be an effort to de-escalate tensions with North Korea ...Why we need a new approach to … [Read more...]

The Latest: Top Iran prosecutor blames CIA for protests – Washington Post

Washington PostThe Latest: Top Iran prosecutor blames CIA for protestsWashington PostTEHRAN, Iran — The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local):. 7 p.m.. Iran's prosecutor general has directly named a CIA official as being the “main designer” of the protests that have shaken the country. The Trump administration has denied having ...The 'Persian Winter' in Iran's streets is an … [Read more...]

Putin’s Goals in Syria Went Beyond Saving Assad – Bloomberg

BloombergPutin's Goals in Syria Went Beyond Saving AssadBloombergA Russian general's post-mortem reveals that the conflict was used to test weapons and gain combat experience. by. Leonid Bershidsky. @Bershidsky More stories by Leonid Bershidsky. January 4, 2018, 6:17 AM PST. Useful ally. Photographer: AFP/Getty ...Syria war: 'Russian strikes' kill 25 in rebel-held Eastern GhoutaBBC … [Read more...]

North Korea crashed missile into its own city during failed test – New York Post

New York PostNorth Korea crashed missile into its own city during failed testNew York PostForget reaching the US mainland, one errant North Korean missile went rogue last year and crashed into a city not far from the capital, Pyongyang, according to a report. A Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile turned itself into a very-short ...North Korea Test Fail Sent Missile Crashing Over One of … [Read more...]

China: President Xi Jinping Tells Army Not to Fear Death at Enormous Military Assembly – Newsweek

NewsweekChina: President Xi Jinping Tells Army Not to Fear Death at Enormous Military AssemblyNewsweekUpdated | President Xi Jinping rallied thousands of China's troops for a military address and grand display of strength on Wednesday morning. At 10 a.m., in Baoding, in the northern province of Hebei, China, Xi told 7,000 heavily armed officers and ...Can We Escape Trade Disaster In … [Read more...]

PM Abe says nuclear North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWII – CNN

CNNPM Abe says nuclear North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWIICNNTokyo (CNN) Japan's Prime Minister has called the prospect of a nuclear-capable North Korea "absolutely unacceptable" and said the security situation facing his country is the severest since the Second World War. Prime Minister Abe urged the ...North Koreans “Could Make Their Country Richer” by Seeking Peace, … [Read more...]

Defying Trump, UN General Assembly Condemns US Decree on Jerusalem – New York Times

New York TimesDefying Trump, UN General Assembly Condemns US Decree on JerusalemNew York TimesUNITED NATIONS — majority of the world's nations delivered a stinging rebuke to the United States on Thursday, denouncing its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and ignoring President Trump's threats to retaliate by cutting aid to ...UN passes measure implicitly condemning … [Read more...]

19 Injured In Australia As SUV Mows Down Pedestrians In ‘Deliberate Act’ – NPR

NPR19 Injured In Australia As SUV Mows Down Pedestrians In 'Deliberate Act'NPRPolice and emergency personnel work at the scene of where a car ran over pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne on Thursday. Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images hide caption. toggle caption. Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images. Police and emergency ...'Deliberate' car ramming injures 19 people in … [Read more...]

Catalonians turn out strongly for parliamentary vote, with independence in the balance – Washington Post

Washington PostCatalonians turn out strongly for parliamentary vote, with independence in the balanceWashington PostBARCELONA — Voters in Catalonia lined up at polling stations Thursday to pick a new regional parliament — but what they were really being asked was: Did they want to remain a part of Spain or seek independence? The balloting proceeded calmly across ...Day of truth for Catalonia's … [Read more...]

Teen YouTube star gunned down after hurling insult at cartel boss – New York Post

New York PostTeen YouTube star gunned down after hurling insult at cartel bossNew York PostA Mexican YouTube star known for videos showing him drink to excess was gunned down after hurling an insult to a notorious cartel boss on social media, authorities said. Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales, better known as “The Pirate of Culiacán,” was just 17 ...Mexican teenager shot to death with 15 bullets after … [Read more...]

Ukraine accuses government interpreter of spying for Russia – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine accuses government interpreter of spying for RussiaBBC NewsUkraine's main security agency has arrested a senior government translator and accused him of being a Russian spy. Stanislav Yezhov, who accompanied the country's prime minister on numerous trips, was detained in Kiev on Wednesday. The Security Service ...Ukraine Detains Suspected Russian SpyU.S. News & World … [Read more...]

Australia Finds Wreck of World War I Submarine, Solving a 103-Year Enigma – New York Times

New York TimesAustralia Finds Wreck of World War I Submarine, Solving a 103-Year EnigmaNew York TimesLONDON — For more than a century, the fate of Australia's first military submarine was one of the country's enduring maritime mysteries. The vessel, lost off Papua New Guinea in September 1914, barely seven months after being commissioned for service ...Australian mystery solved: WWI-era … [Read more...]

How a decade-old row over a police raid led to Damian Green’s fall – The Guardian

The GuardianHow a decade-old row over a police raid led to Damian Green's fallThe GuardianThe lie that brought down Damian Green was his claim late on a Saturday night that “the police have never suggested to me that improper material was found on my parliamentary computer”. In his resignation letter the deputy prime minister and Theresa ...Theresa May calls for investigation into Damian Green … [Read more...]

Did Kim Jong Un Really Release the WannaCry Virus? – Newsweek

NewsweekDid Kim Jong Un Really Release the WannaCry Virus?NewsweekThe Trump Administration this week formally accused the North Korean government of responsibility for the WannaCry ransomware attacks that hobbled hundreds of thousands of computers “in more than 150 countries” in May 2017. The accusation came first in ...The dark, political side of digital currencies, and 5 other global stories you … [Read more...]

Shots fired at DMZ as North Korean soldier defects to South – Reuters

ReutersShots fired at DMZ as North Korean soldier defects to SouthReutersSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean guards fired warning shots across the heavily militarized border with North Korea on Thursday as a soldier from the North defected in thick fog, complicating efforts to ease tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile ...What made North Korea's weapons programs so much scarier in … [Read more...]