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Greece: Boat sinks in Aegean Sea killing 15 migrants

Greece: Boat sinks in Aegean Sea killing 15 migrants About 2,000 protesters on Saturday marched through central Athens outside European Union offices decrying Europe's closed borders. A smuggling boat sank Saturday off a Greek island, killing at least 16 migrants including children, and a search-and-rescue operation was underway to find two others believed missing. [Full Article...]

FM Kang Cautiously Optimistic about N. Korea-US Summit

FM Kang Cautiously Optimistic about N. Korea-US Summit Choe is also a veteran diplomat who participated in nuclear negotiations since the 1994 talks between Pyongyang and Washington in Geneva and was a part of a high-level North Korean delegation to South Korea for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last month from February 25 to 28. [Full Article...]

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel did not mock tortured detainee

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel did not mock tortured detainee And it's one that will have lasting effects on the US's national security, its relationship with Russian Federation, and its standing on the world stage. 'I think with respect to Miss Haspel in particular, the Trump administration is engaged in an out-and-out cover-up to keep the American people from knowing about her professional background, ' he charged, following up his initial comments with an... [Full Article...]

Britain's top diplomat says Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning

On Thursday, the leaders of France, Germany, the U.S. and United Kingdom issued a joint statement on the attack, condemning the "first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War". "Sooner or later the British side will have to present some kind of tangible evidence". Mr Hannigan told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the response should include "the expulsion of diplom... [Full Article...]

Scandal-tainted Mauritius president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns: Lawyer

Scandal-tainted Mauritius president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns: Lawyer Her resignation, which has been speculated, came after the island's 50th independence anniversary. "The clash makes a big dent to the reputation of our country as a business friendly and well-managed economy", said a former governor of the Bank of Mauritius and now an independent political analyst, Dan Maraye. [Full Article...]

Ex-spy poisoning: USA holds Russian Federation responsible

Ex-spy poisoning: USA holds Russian Federation responsible On Thursday, in a rare joint statement , the leaders of the United States, Germany and France joined May in accusing Russian Federation of being behind the attack. A post-mortem examination found the 68-year-old died from "compression to the neck". The British Foreign Office offered its own harsh words. Britain said the assistance in that case was not enough, and in 2016, a judge-led inquiry co... [Full Article...]

Russian spy attack: Trump supports United Kingdom 'all the way'

Russian spy attack: Trump supports United Kingdom 'all the way' Putin has cast his country as a fortress besieged by hostile Western powers with him as its defender, and state media is likely to portray the anti-British move in that context. When Moscow finally made its announcement Saturday, it went slightly beyond strictly reciprocal measures. Russian news agencies cited politicians in Russia's upper house of parliament as welcoming the move to close t... [Full Article...]

'President Donald Trump ready to fire NSA Lt Gen McMaster'

'President Donald Trump ready to fire NSA Lt Gen McMaster' In any case, if you thought Tillerson suffered enough public humiliation this week when the president fired him in a tweet, always remember: in this White House it can always get worse. Trump himself has fed the narrative of chaos inside the White House. And Trump's allies on Capitol Hill have not been notified of any major changes and have been told not to expect anything immediately. [Full Article...]

Weekend Forecast: Severe Weather Threat Returns

Weekend Forecast: Severe Weather Threat Returns This pattern will bring several days of at least some threat for severe weather to East Texas starting on Friday and lasting through Sunday . The first round of rain and potentially strong storms arrives Friday ahead of an approaching cold front. [Full Article...]

Sweden happy to host US-North Korea talks

Sweden happy to host US-North Korea talks Forces Korea's public affairs office said that number routinely swells to about 32,000 with rotational units and ongoing exercises. North Korea has yet to make official comment on a proposed face-to-face meeting. His goal is for North Korea to become an " accepted dictatorship like China ". SVT reported that the release of three Americans detained by North Korea ahead of a U.S. [Full Article...]

Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya to new villages

Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya to new villages The United Nations is appealing for almost $1 billion for the humanitarian crisis sparked by the flight of about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August. The Kutupalong-Balukhali site, where some 600,000 refugees are living, is now the largest and most densely populated refugee settlement in the world. [Full Article...]

S.Korea to seek talks with N.Korea in preparation for summit

S.Korea to seek talks with N.Korea in preparation for summit Pyongyang said Ri Yong-ho's trip was for "bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern". "There is a long record of Sweden interacting with North Korea on behalf of the Americans". Because of its non-alignment policy, Sweden sometimes acts as a proxy for states whose diplomatic relations are strained. Before a date or a venue for the summit can be set, North Korea will have to public... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation announces retaliatory measures against Britain over spy attack row

Russian Federation announces retaliatory measures against Britain over spy attack row Russia's Foreign Ministry says the West's angry reaction to a nerve agent attack in Britain is connected to the war in Syria. Other measures included closing the British Council and shutting down the British consulate in St Petersburg, while the country indicated it could take further action should there be what it called more "unfriendly" moves. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Afrin

Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Afrin They insisted "only terrorists" are being attacked. Speaking at the Turkish General Staff in Ankara on Friday, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar said the Turkish army launched its Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to secure Turkish borders, neutralize all terrorists, especially PKK/KCK/PYD/YPG and ISIL, and protect local residents in Afrin from the cruelty of terrorists. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expels British diplomats

Russian Federation expels British diplomats Russian Federation has announced the expulsion of 23 British diplomats as a row escalates with London over a nerve-agent attack on a former double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter on British soil. The Russian statement goes on to argue that Novichok was not produced in the USSR, that "the OPCW confirmed the full liquidation of the chemical weapons of Russia in 2017", and that it is the U... [Full Article...]

San Diegans, both for and against Trump, rally during presidential visit

San Diegans, both for and against Trump, rally during presidential visit Around 11 a.m., many more protesters from both sides began to arrive. At one of the protests, Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher made a different point about what the president would be missing on this trip. He spoke with border agents about his preference for "see-through" walls, talked about the ugly aesthetics of current barriers and insisted the new versions would block smuggl... [Full Article...]

Mueller's Calculated Strike Against the Trump Org Shows His Strategy Is Working

Trump has repeatedly sought to discredit Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, but the sanctions appeared to rely on the special counsel's legal conclusions in deciding who should be named. He said it showed no "new work" on the part of the Trump administration. On Thursday, Ryabkov claimed Russian Federation had never developed anything like the alleg... [Full Article...]

ASU Men's Basketball Season Came To A Halt With Loss To Syracuse

ASU Men's Basketball Season Came To A Halt With Loss To Syracuse The Sun Devils saw their season end at the hands of the Syracuse Orange 60-56 in the final First Four game in Dayton Wednesday, seeing numerous issues that put them on the tournament bubble cost them. The Wildcats wasted the rare opportunity of a once-in-a-generation talent in Ayton, plus a handful of talented supporting pieces in seniors Dusan Ristic and Parker Jackson-Cartwright , junior ... [Full Article...]

West Region: Texas A&M sneaks past Providence with 73-69 victory

West Region: Texas A&M sneaks past Providence with 73-69 victory But UMBC didn't just beat Virginia, it dominated throughout the second half. A&M was dominant on the boards, outrebounding Providence 44-26. Sophomore Brenni Rose, who played in high school at Shawnee Mission Northwest, had 10 points and four assists on Friday against the Aggies. [Full Article...]

Thousands of people flee Syria's war-torn Eastern Ghouta

Thousands of people flee Syria's war-torn Eastern Ghouta Pro-regime airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta killed at least 42 civilians on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "They are mainly old people, women and children", Russian Major General Vladimir Zolotukhin was cited as saying by the agency. [Full Article...]


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