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British PM forced to name new defense chief amid sexual harassment crisis – CNN

CNNBritish PM forced to name new defense chief amid sexual harassment crisisCNNLondon (CNN) UK Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to replace her Defense Secretary on Wednesday as a growing sexual harassment scandal added to the pressure on a government already struggling with the fallout from Brexit. May named a key ...British parliament: respected institution or 'den of … [Read more...]

North Korea currently enhancing its KN-20 ICBM – The World On Arirang

The World On ArirangNorth Korea currently enhancing its KN-20 ICBMThe World On ArirangSeveral U.S. officials have reportedly told CNN that North Korea is currently enhancing its KN-20 ICBM to improve its nuclear and missile capabilities. According to the officials, the new improvements are forcing the U.S. to recalculate the timing of ...and more » … [Read more...]

Red Cross Warns of ‘Dehumanizing’ Rhetoric in ISIS Fight – New York Times

New York TimesRed Cross Warns of 'Dehumanizing' Rhetoric in ISIS FightNew York TimesDisplaced men suspected of being Islamic State members were searched at a security screening center near Kirkuk. Credit Ivor Prickett for The New York Times. BEIRUT, Lebanon — It may not be politically popular to raise concerns about the human rights ...Red Cross Urges Fair And Lawful Treatment Of Captured … [Read more...]

Catalan Leader Will Let Lawmakers Decide on Independence – New York Times

New York TimesCatalan Leader Will Let Lawmakers Decide on IndependenceNew York TimesCarles Puigdemont, the Catalan leader, making a statement in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday. Credit Samuel Aranda for The New York Times. BARCELONA, Spain — After a chaotic day of wavering, Catalonia's separatist leader, Carles Puigdemont, ...Catalonia's leader rules out snap elections, prolonging … [Read more...]

Trump and Kim Jong Un Are Both Sucking Up to China’s Xi Jinping Amid Nuclear Tensions – Newsweek

Daily TimesTrump and Kim Jong Un Are Both Sucking Up to China's Xi Jinping Amid Nuclear TensionsNewsweekPresident Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un are both sucking up to Chinese President Xi Jinping amid heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear program. Xi recently solidified his position as one of the most powerful leaders in China ...Malaysia airport video shows 4 … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia Gives Citizenship to a Robot, Claims Global First – Bloomberg

BloombergSaudi Arabia Gives Citizenship to a Robot, Claims Global FirstBloombergA robot with Saudi citizenship? It's the latest surreal scene from the kingdom's “Davos in the Desert,” where Saudi Arabia's leaders have been attempting to impress their economic ambitions upon the rest of the world. In a three-day event that has ...'Sophia' the robot's unsettling words drew a … [Read more...]

Clarification: Hurricane Maria-Tourism story – Washington Post

Los Angeles TimesClarification: Hurricane Maria-Tourism storyWashington PostSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In a story Oct. 24, The Associated Press reported that the Bacardi rum distillery would reopen Nov. 1. The story should have made clear the distillery has been making and shipping rum since about two weeks after the storm. But ...Crisis and resistance in Puerto Rico: the question of sustainability … [Read more...]

Democrats Work To Stop Trump From Launching Nuclear Strike on North Korea – Newsweek

NewsweekDemocrats Work To Stop Trump From Launching Nuclear Strike on North KoreaNewsweekDemocratic Senators are trying to prevent President Donald Trump from being able to launch a nuclear first strike against North Korea. Senators Chris Murphy, Corey Booker, and Brian Schatz will introduce a bill that would give Congress alone the ...The Madness Behind Trump's 'Madman' StrategyNew … [Read more...]

Kenya election: Police clash with opposition supporters, 1 killed – CNN

CNNKenya election: Police clash with opposition supporters, 1 killedCNNNairobi (CNN) Kenyan police clashed with protesters in opposition strongholds as the nation voted for a new president Thursday, leaving one person dead and more injured. The main opposition candidate had urged his supporters to boycott the latest ...Boycott, shooting and tear gas mar Kenya election re-runReutersThe Latest: … [Read more...]

Saudi investment ambitions impress but foreign money may be slow to come – Reuters

ReutersSaudi investment ambitions impress but foreign money may be slow to comeReutersRIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia impressed bankers and fund managers from around the world this week with the size of its economic ambitions but it may not have convinced foreign businessmen to pour in the billions of dollars needed to transform the ...Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Details Plans for New City: … [Read more...]

Iraqi PM Abadi demands Kurds cancel secession bid as price for talks – Reuters

ReutersIraqi PM Abadi demands Kurds cancel secession bid as price for talksReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister demanded on Thursday that Kurds declare their independence referendum void, rejecting the Kurdish autonomous region's offer to suspend its independence push to resolve a crisis through talks. Iraq's Prime ...US general: Iraqi tensions divert resources from IS … [Read more...]

Indonesia fireworks factory blasts kill 47, injure dozens: police – Reuters

ReutersIndonesia fireworks factory blasts kill 47, injure dozens: policeReutersKOSAMBI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two explosions and a fire at a fireworks factory on the western outskirts of Indonesia's capital killed 47 people and injured dozens on Thursday, police said, and the death toll was expected to rise.Indonesian Fireworks Factory Explosion Kills 47U.S. News & World ReportIndonesia … [Read more...]

‘It’s not true’: North Korea denies it owes $156000 in unpaid US parking tickets – Kansas City Star

The Inquisitr'It's not true': North Korea denies it owes $156000 in unpaid US parking ticketsKansas City StarNo one likes getting a parking ticket, and apparently North Korea is no exception. The rogue nation's diplomatic mission to the United Nations owes New York City more than $156,000 for around 1,300 unpaid parking tickets—some from as long ago as the ...North Korea owes … [Read more...]

Syrian army fights IS in Deir al-Zor as US-backed forces loom – Reuters

NewsweekSyrian army fights IS in Deir al-Zor as US-backed forces loomReutersDEIR AL-ZOR, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian army field commander standing by the Euphrates River predicted that Islamic State militants would very soon be “purged” from its opposite bank. “Their fate is hell and the Syrian army pursues its operations ...Russia threatens retaliatory strikes against US troops and their allies … [Read more...]

Mexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquake – Washington Post

Washington PostMexico anxiously awaits the fate of a 12-year-old schoolgirl after deadly earthquakeWashington PostMEXICO CITY — A sprawling earthquake recovery effort spanning several states turned intensely personal Thursday as rescue crews struggled to save a 12-year-old girl who was pinned in the rubble of her elementary school. The drama played out live late ...Mexico school collapse: … [Read more...]

Philippines’ Duterte Promises to Kill His Own Son If Drug Rumors True – Newsweek

NewsweekPhilippines' Duterte Promises to Kill His Own Son If Drug Rumors TrueNewsweekPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly vowed to have his own son killed if rumors about his involvement in drugs turned out to be true. Since taking office last year, Duterte has responded to the archipelago nation's drug crisis by waging a ...Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte … [Read more...]

Maria leaves Puerto Rico in the dark for months, USVI under 24-hour curfew – CNN

FortuneMaria leaves Puerto Rico in the dark for months, USVI under 24-hour curfewCNNSan Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) [Breaking news update at 11:53 a.m. ET]. Puerto Rico's largest airport, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, will be ready to receive military and rescue operations Thursday and will be open to airline traffic Friday ...Maria Strikes, and Puerto Rico Goes DarkNew York … [Read more...]

How Theresa May’s Negotiating Position Has Changed – Bloomberg

BloombergHow Theresa May's Negotiating Position Has ChangedBloombergFollow @Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter. The world is still waiting to know what Theresa May meant when she first uttered “Brexit means Brexit ” fifteen months ago. The British prime minister's ...Brexit: Theresa May 'to offer 20bn euros transitional deal'BBC … [Read more...]