Defiant N/Korea fires multiple land-to-ship missiles

They landed in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, where US aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan participated in joint exercises with the South Korean navy that ended earlier this week. Unlike its practice with ballistic-missile tests, which are banned under global law, the U.S. did not publicly comment on this launch. The article indicates that Pyongyang has made advances in its missile technology since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in his New ... Read More

US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale

US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale

The US has signed a $12bn (£9.4bn) arms deal with Qatar, despite Donald Trump's claim that the country is a "high-level funder" of terrorism. Congress past year approved the sale of as many as 72 F-15s in an agreement valued at as much as US$21 billion, providing authorisation for the deal that was completed on Wednesday. Read More

Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

A Trump friend who was spotted visiting the White House on Monday later told a PBS interviewer that the president was indeed mulling over firing Mueller. Sessions criticized Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which the White House had initially cited as the ostensible reason for his firing. Read More

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Still, Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax and a Trump friend, suggested the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve". White House staffers made a concerted effort to talk Trump down from ordering that Mueller be fired, the paper said. Read More

Oregon DMV To Offer 3rd Gender Identity On ID Cards

Oregon DMV To Offer 3rd Gender Identity On ID Cards

According to BuzzFeed , the Oregon Transportation Commission approved a rule on Thursday that will allow people living in the state to officially declare their gender as non-binary on their driver's licenses. California would be the first state to establish a third gender option through legislation. "It's something that we should do because it's the right thing to do". Read More

Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

In a charging document presented in court Thursday against Sinan Narin , one of four Turkish-Americans already arrested in the case, Washington police detective Victor DePeralta called the incident a "vicious attack". Erdogan ordered the attacks, the police chief said they didn't have enough evidence at the moment to bring up charges. The events occurred on May 16 immediately after Erdogan's visit with President Donald Trump at the White House, and led to a major rift between the USA and ... Read More

Tyson Foods Employee Injured In Virginia Baseball Field Shooting

Tyson Foods Employee Injured In Virginia Baseball Field Shooting

Mika is from Oakland County and was a congressional aide to Congressman Tim Walberg , and Congressman Dave Camp before becoming a lobbyist for Tyson Foods . Mika's friend and former colleague David Palsrok, a former MI state representative, talked to Mika's brother in law on Wednesday. "He's a great guy". Read More

Iranian General Says Daesh Militants Staging Attacks Under US, Saudi Guidance

Iranian General Says Daesh Militants Staging Attacks Under US, Saudi Guidance

At an Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh last month, U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran of fueling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and called for its worldwide isolation. But Saudi officials have denied any involvement while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned it without laying any blame as yet. He also blasted any attempts at building bridges with the United States, saying: "America is a terrorist country and backs terrorism. Read More

Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway

David Ige signed two bills yesterday (June 6) to enforce parts of the Paris Agreement-making Hawaii the first state to take concrete action in support of the worldwide climate agreement. The governors of Washington, California and NY on the same day announced the creation of a "climate alliance" of states that would remain committed to the Paris goals. Read More

President Trump calls United Kingdom election results 'surprising'

President Trump calls United Kingdom election results 'surprising'

May sought to frame the campaign around her personal leadership heading into Brexit , but this was undermined by public performances derided as robotic. MARTIN: But she is talking to a party out in Northern Ireland called the Democratic Unionists in an effort to form a coalition that would allow her to govern. Read More

Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested

Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested

But Navalny said late on Sunday that the authorities had pressured firms into refusing to supply him and his allies with sound and video equipment to make themselves heard and seen, a move he said was created to humiliate protesters. It warned that authorities would take all necessary measures to prevent provocations or any action threatening public security. There is a risk of violence as Mr Navalny's supporters descend on Moscow city centre for an unauthorised protest. Read More

Puerto Rico mulls political status in new referendum

In 2012, the last time statehood was put up to a vote and won, Congress did not take action to make it the 51st state. Puerto Rico Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz vowed to push for statehood. Becoming the 51st star on the U.S. flag would instill "new hope " in Puerto Ricans, she told AFP, as well as sorely needed economic aid. The Chicago Tribune reported that out of the island's 2.26 million registered voters only an estimated 23 percent participated in the polls . Read More

More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa

More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa

Tens of civilians were killed on Thursday when the USA -led airstrikes targeted Syria's northern city of Raqqa with white phosphorus , pro-government Sham FM radio reported. military personnel were taking part in the Raqa offensive. "However, in the course of their offensive, the government troops were confronted with counteraction from the aviation of the US-led worldwide coalition". Read More

'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . "Qatar's policy is a dead end and it will only lead to destruction, so essentially what we are asking is for the Qataris to give up on their foreign policy which calls up for an an alliance between a tremendous amount of wealth and extremely radical Islam". Read More

Reality Winner, 25, Charged with Leaking Russian Hacking Secrets to News Media

Reality Winner, 25, Charged with Leaking Russian Hacking Secrets to News Media

Because of her training, the indictment contends, victor knew disclosure of the document could endanger national security. "It's a rule that you don't ask", Winner's mother said . She does, Demasi said, have a dry sense of humor and has a tendency to use hyperbole. The government believes those who knew victor best did not know an alternate side of her, who confessed to wanting to do harm to the nation through the release of classified documents. Read More

Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

The new excavation project, which began in 2004, resulted in the discovery of new Homo sapiens fossils in situ, increasing their number from six to 22. Hublin first visited Jebel Irhoud in the 1990s, only to find the site buried. Numerous tools at the site had been subjected to heat, which enabled the team to date the amount of radiation they contained using a technique known as thermoluminescence dating. Read More

Clinton and Trump trade barbs on Twitter

And she has proffered a reason she was defeated, which also happens to be the same reason there are two federal investigations underway about Trump and his people: Russian Federation. She insisted that those people must have been Americans. "By Americans", Clinton argued, according to the Daily Mail . But her stunning rebuke this week of the DNC surprised and unsettled even her allies and former aides, who are fretting in private - and some in public - that Clinton is at risk of ... Read More

British Prime minister pledges to remove human rights protections

Theresa May has signalled she is ready to rip up some human rights laws in order to crack down on the terrorist threat. "That's not the message that we should be sending to communities or to terrorists today ". "We will look at how the processes were followed, what they did". "In these three attacks I think it's very important, and we owe it to everyone who has been so seriously affected to take seriously the real problems, which are: Is there an evidence gap?" "I mean doing more to ... Read More

Questions about Russian Federation chase Trump during first Israel visit

Questions about Russian Federation chase Trump during first Israel visit

Bellowing into the microphone, he implored Muslim leaders to aggressively fight extremists: "Drive them out of your places of worship". For instance, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not wear headscarves during their separate visits to Saudi Arabia earlier this year, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not cover her head on her several trips to the kingdom. Read More

Van strikes pedestrians on London Bridge

Van strikes pedestrians on London Bridge

The police said they are dealing with a "serious incident", CNN reported. Police responded to a third incident in the Vauxhall area, but have determined it was a stabbing a not a terror incident. The attacks come days ahead of a June 8 election and less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert by United States singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England. Read More