Category Archives: World News

General: US Stares Down NKorea With ‘Self-Restraint,’ Few Options

The top American general in South Korea said that the “choice” of “self-restraint” was the only thing preventing a war with North Korea as the U.S. mulls a response to Pyongyang with no good options.

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US vows it will ‘never accept a nuclear North Korea’ after new missile test

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.

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Avignon shooting: ‘Eight injured’ near French mosque

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 →

US destroyer sails into South China Sea ahead of Trump’s call with Xi Jinping — a move likely to irk China

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.

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France’s Marine Le Pen charged over funding scandal

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 →

Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

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 →

Supreme Court travel ban: Flood of lawsuits expected from ruling

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 →

Haley warns Venezuela’s Maduro poised to turn military on protesters

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 →

Top US admiral warns: ISIS-linked militants seek new fronts in Asia

Wednesday the commander of U.S. Pacific forces said that ISIS-linked militants returning from the Middle East are intent on opening a new front in Asia, according to the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading →

Three journalists quit CNN in fallout from retracted Russia story

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 →