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Pentagon To Provide Options Against North Korea

2 months ago /

The U.S. military is ready to provide options to President Donald Trump over the continued launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea, Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis said. Mattis, in a statement by the U.S. Department of Defence, however, said diplomatic and economic efforts remained the tools of choice to convince...

Trump To Say Western Civilisation Is At Stake In Warsaw Speech

2 months ago /

US President, Donald Trump, is to argue that the future of Western civilisation is at stake in a keynote speech in the Polish capital Warsaw. Holding up Poland as an example of a country ready to defend civilisation, he will warn against the threats of "terrorism and extremism". Poland's conservative government shares...

Top U.S Republican Steve Scalise Condition Worsens

2 months ago /

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month, developed an infection and was readmitted to an intensive care unit, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday. Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, had been improving in recent weeks following surgeries...

North Korea Hails 'Successful ICBM' Test

2 months ago /

North Korea says it has successfully tested a long-range "intercontinental" missile. It is the first time North Korea has claimed to have successfully tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), which could potentially have the range to reach the US mainland. Earlier the US said a missile landed in the Sea of Japan...

More States Refuse Trump Commission’s Voter Data Request

2 months ago /

Maryland, Delaware and Louisiana on Monday joined a growing number of U.S. states that have refused to hand over voter data to a commission established by President Donald Trump to investigate possible voting fraud. More than 20 states, including Virginia, Kentucky, California, New York and Massachusetts, have declined to provide some...

Trump Blasts States For Refusing To Give Voter Data

2 months ago /

President Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the growing number of states refusing to give voters' names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission he created to investigate alleged voter fraud. "Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying...

Trump Travel Ban Comes Into Effect For Six Countries

2 months ago /

People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban. It means people without "close" family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry. Lawyers took up positions at US airports, offering free advice. But there...

Another Fire Outbreak As A Building Goes Up In Flames In East London

3 months ago /

Less than two weeks after a fire outbreak led to the deaths of at least 79 people in London, the city has recorded yet another fire incident.   Residents of a block of flats in east London have been evacuated from the building where the fire broke out.   London Fire Brigade said flames...

Battle For Mosul: Destruction Of Al-Nuri Mosque 'Shows IS Defeated'

3 months ago /

Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is "an official declaration of defeat" by so-called Islamic State (ISIS). Iraqi forces say ISIS blew up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret as jihadists battled to stop advancing pro-government...

 

Barclays Charged With Fraud In Qatar Case

3 months ago /

Barclays PLC and four former executives have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance. The Serious Fraud Office charges come at the end of a five-year investigation and relate to the bank's fundraising at the height of 2008's financial crisis. Former chief executive, John Varley...

Record 65.6 Million People Displaced Worldwide – UN

3 months ago /

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday. That number marks a jump of just 300,000 from the end of 2015, but is more than six million...

US Sanctions Will ‘Complicate Relations’ – Putin

3 months ago /

New US sanctions on Russia approved by the Senate will complicate the countries’ relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a TV interview Saturday. “Of course this will make Russia-US relations more complex,” Putin said in an excerpt from an interview due to air in full at 1700 GMT on Rossiya-1...

Trump Adds Washington Lawyer John Dowd To His Legal Team

3 months ago /

President Donald Trump has added a veteran Washington lawyer to the team representing him in the investigations of possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia, including the criminal probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. John Dowd, who has represented key figures in a variety white-collar criminal matters and...

ECOWAS Health Expect Meet To Chart A New Course For Maternal And Child Health In The Region

3 months ago /

Health experts and partners from 15 west African countries are meeting in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital to chart a new course for hospital reforms and maternal and child health in the region. Ahead of the 18th assembly of health minister from the ECOWAS region on Friday, director general of the West...

London Fire: Death Toll Rises To 17

3 months ago /

At least 17 people died in a massive fire that engulfed a west London block of flats, police said, as they warned that figure could rise further.

Special Prosecutor 'Investigating Trump For Possible Obstruction Of Justice' Over Comey Firing

3 months ago /

The Special Counsel overseeing the probe into possible collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow is said to now be investigating the President himself for possibly obstructing justice over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. When Mr Comey appeared before a Senate committee last week, he confirmed that he had told...

Congressman Steve Scalise, Four Others Shot At Alexandria, Virginia, Baseball Field

3 months ago /

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among five people wounded Wednesday morning when a rifle-wielding gunman opened fire during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The Republican lawmaker was standing at second base when he was hit in the left hip amid a flurry of bullets, witnesses said. After dragging...

Ghanaian who lost fingers to frostbite in trek to Canada gets refugee status

3 months ago /

A Ghanaian immigrant who lost his fingers due to frostbite while crossing the the US -Canadian border has been given asylum Razak Iyal entered Canada with a fellow Ghanaian, Seidu Mohammed, on Christmas Eve, after they had walked for hours through waist-deep snow. The two left the US on Christmas Eve last...

Panama Dumps Taiwan For China

3 months ago /

Panama and China announced on Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world’s second-largest economy. The move prompted an angry response from Taiwan and will likely further strain ties between Taipei and Beijing, which considers the...

Maryland, District Of Columbia Sue Over Payments To Trump Hotels

3 months ago /

The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Monday filed a lawsuit claiming that government payments to President Donald Trump's businesses violate the U.S. Constitution. Payments to the president's enterprises from foreign and domestic governments through his hospitality empire draw business away from Maryland and D.C. venues and...