Tuesday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed that the U.S. would “never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea” while U.S. and South Korean forces held joint ballistic missile drills after the Communist nation successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Eight people have been injured in a shooting outside a mosque in southern France, officials have confirmed. Worshippers leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon were approached by two suspects at about 22:30 local time (21:30 GMT) on Sunday. Continue reading →
Sunday a U.S. warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam in an operation meant to challenge the competing claims of all three nations, a U.S. Defense Department official said.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been placed under formal investigation over an alleged European parliament funding scandal. The allegations were passed to French investigators who have opened a case. The parliament suspects some €5m (£4m; $5.4m) went to assistants of Ms Le Pen’s National Front (FN) who were not working for MEPs but were actually engaged in FN party work in France. Continue reading →
Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from bringing migrants to its ports.The warning came as Italy’s EU representative, Maurizio Massari, warned in a letter to the bloc the situation had become “unsustainable”. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has accused other European nations of “looking the other way”. An estimated 10,000 people are believed to have attempted the journey from North Africa in the past four days. Continue reading →
President Trump’s freshly reinstated travel ban takes effect Thursday, sparking concerns of another round of airport nightmares and legal chaos. The travel ban, which restricts visitors from six Muslim majority nations, was shelved due to injunctions issued by lower courts until the Supreme Court ruled Monday it could be largely reinstated pending a hearing on the merits in the fall. But when it was initially rolled out earlier this year, it triggered confusion in airports and courtrooms throughout the country. Continue reading →
Wednesday U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned there are signs Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is planning to start using his country’s military and its weapons against protesters, as tensions flare on the streets of Caracas and beyond. Continue reading →
Three CNN journalists who worked on a now-retracted story about Russia and a top Trump adviser are leaving the network. CNN is casting their departure as resignations in the wake of the fiasco, but the network has come under substantial criticism since apologizing for the story. The move would also help CNN’s legal position in case of a lawsuit. Continue reading →