• North Korea warns of more nukes if USA imposes new sanctions

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    The accusations came amid tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programmes and with Washington considering whether to re-designate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism. At the same time, however, the North mobilized its propaganda media to reveal its intention to improve inter-Korean ties while also making demands.
  • Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations

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    She said there are contingency plans to keep the NHS open for business. Avast has recorded over 50,000 attacks globally as of Friday afternoon. Expert Marco Cova has claimed it may derive from a tool known as EXTERNALBLUE which was developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
  • North Korea missile threat: THAAD defence could be axed by Moon Jae

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    A high-ranking Japanese official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Japan Times Mr Moon's willingness to meet Mr Abe marks "a clear difference" from the attitude of former president Park who did not visit Japan while in office. It has promised to apply " maximum pressure " on Kim Jong Un's government by, among other things, ratcheting up sanctions, pressuring China to cut off economic support to the North, and rapidly installing the THAAD missile-defense system in South Korea.
  • Photos of Trump's meeting with Russian officials raise eyebrows

    Photos of Trump's meeting with Russian officials raise eyebrows

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    The Associated Press and other agencies distributed the photos, labeling them as handouts from the Russian Foreign Ministry. Privately though White House officials seethed at what they described as a breach of trust . "Deadly serious Q: Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?" wrote Colin Kahl, who served as former Vice President Joe Biden's national security adviser .
  • Betsy DeVos deserved to be booed by Bethune-Cookman graduates

    Betsy DeVos deserved to be booed by Bethune-Cookman graduates

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    The HBCU leaders in attendance described a freaky meeting - the same one where aide Kellyanne Conway was pictured kneeling on a couch - with "very little listening to HBCU presidents."That's where, school officials said , the conversation started to bring DeVos to Bethune-Cookman's graduation".
  • Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers

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    In an interview with NBC, Trump said he'd been planning to sack Comey no matter what the recommendation said: "I was going to fire regardless". He said former acting Attorney General Sally Yates also left him with the impression that it wasn't necessary to fire Flynn immediately, after he reportedly misled Vice President Mike Pence on his interactions with Russian representatives.
  • Prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

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    U.S. Senator Rand Paul condemned Sessions' policy. He says Sessions' policy is "an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutter approach that has only been proven to generate unfairly long sentences". It means that we are going to meet our responsibility to enforce the law with judgment and fairness. "We will not be willfully blind to your conduct".
  • Hamas elects new leader

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    It also says Hamas will accept the borders of Palestine as dictated by the borders before 1967 when Israel took over the West Bank and East Jerusalem. "Hamas is ready to initiate a new phase of its history". In recent weeks, the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, has cut the wages of state employees in Gaza by up to a third while also informing Israel it will no longer pay for electricity being sent to Gaza .
  • McIlroy to have scans on his back in Belfast

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    Open. "No one's going insane low or anything like that", he said. Just two years ago, Chesson Hadley had a chance to win the Players Championship on the PGA Tour . "We've always had a great relationship, so I thought that what better to have on the bag than a good friend?" Sutton clinched it with a 6-iron that indeed was the "right club today".
  • UNESCO Approves Resolution Denying Israeli Claims to Jerusalem

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    The Palestinians hope to establish a future capital in East Jerusalem . In fact, it's yet another in a series of UNESCO resolutions denying any Israeli connection to, e.g., the Temple Mount. Aside from UNESCO, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization and the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process hold offices there.