Thursday April 9-th, 2020

Defense chiefs of Japan, S.Korea to discuss GSOMIA Defense chiefs of Japan, S.Korea to discuss GSOMIA

President Trump has pushed US allies to cough up more money for shared security burdens in both Europe and Asia. "If the U.S. still seeks a sinister aim of appeasing us in a bid to pass the time limit - the end of this year - easily as it did dur...

Behrouz Boochani lands in NZ, will he apply for asylum? Behrouz Boochani lands in NZ, will he apply for asylum?

WORD Christchurch , Christchurch's Mayor and representatives of Ngāi Tahu will gather at the city's Airport tomorrow morning to welcome a multi award-winning worldwide author who has arrived in New Zealand. There were emotional scenes last night as h...

Ocasio-Cortez: Impeachment Could Prevent a ‘Disastrous Outcome’ in 2020 Ocasio-Cortez: Impeachment Could Prevent a ‘Disastrous Outcome’ in 2020

The plan was widely pilloried by conservatives as well as many Democrats for being impractical. The only question left is: could an AOC Summoner's Rift stream break Twitch viewership records? "I find it very hard to imagine that we can reach a co...

'Narwhal' Puppy Goes Viral for Tail on Head 'Narwhal' Puppy Goes Viral for Tail on Head

The puppy has a normal tail too. He seems completely healthy other than some usual puppy worms he got meds for. The puppy with the odd appendage was found in the streets roaming out in the cold and in a state of distress. The organization has alrea...

Trump asks justices for temporary block of House subpoena Trump asks justices for temporary block of House subpoena

Trump contended in the filing that he would suffer irreparable harm from the subpoena being allowed to go forward, repeating an accusation that the President has made in litigation against Congress that lawmakers would immediately release any private...

Violent protests flare in Iran after petrol price hike Violent protests flare in Iran after petrol price hike

Protests also broke out in other cities including Mashhad, Birjand, Ahvaz, Gachsaran, Abadan, Khoramshahr, Mahshahr, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas, it added. The demonstrations, though not as widespread as the economic protests that shook the country almos...

Ahead of Sri Lanka elections, gunmen attack convoy carrying Muslim voters Ahead of Sri Lanka elections, gunmen attack convoy carrying Muslim voters

As per the media guidelines issued by the Elections Commission, the photographs and video footage of the presidential candidates casting their votes can not be published before voting ends at 5.00 p.m. Results are expected as early as Sunday. One o...

Trump Pardons Two Soldiers Accused of War Crimes Trump Pardons Two Soldiers Accused of War Crimes

The pardon of former Green Beret Maj. "We train our boys to be killing machines, then prosecute them when they kill!" His punishment included a reduction in rank from chief petty officer to 1st class petty officer, which would have cost him about...

At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies' defence spending At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies' defence spending

In a meeting with Trump at the White House on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Macron's statements "unacceptable". The president and first lady Melania Trump will also attend a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at B...

Hong Kong: Protesters holed up in university campuses Hong Kong: Protesters holed up in university campuses

Our target is the government, not Hong Kong residents", one of the protesters said. Black-clad protesters have occupied university campuses and firefighters battled to quell flames from a auto set ablaze near the Chinese University of Hong Kong on ...

Suspected gunman, 16, in California high school shooting dies in hospital Suspected gunman, 16, in California high school shooting dies in hospital

A 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl remained hospitalized in good to fair condition Friday. Another 14-year-old boy wounded in the shooting was treated at a hospital and released on Thursday. They said he was a Boy Scout and had previously been o...

Ellie Goulding threatens to pull out of the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving show Ellie Goulding threatens to pull out of the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving show

The application for the Christmas assistance program closed last week but the Salvation Army will continue to have toy drives throughout the season, and they will be having a free Thanksgiving Dinner, and everyone is welcome. People can also go thr...

Putin reveals slogan of BRICS summit in Russian Federation Putin reveals slogan of BRICS summit in Russian Federation

Read | What is S-400 Triumf? Speaking to reporters at a BRICS summit in Brazil, Putin said he did not now have plans to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy before a four-way global summit on Ukraine. After this, he will also meet the P...

Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed's execution Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed's execution

Lawmakers from both parties, including Texas GOP Sen. The board rejected Reed's request to commute his sentence to life in prison. Bryce Benjet, an attorney with the Innocence Project , which is representing Reed, had sought to delay the executio...

Pompeo Presses European Countries to Take Back ISIS Militants Pompeo Presses European Countries to Take Back ISIS Militants

The move allowed Turkey to create a buffer zone at its border with Syria and required US -allied Syrian Kurdish fighters to flee the area. Pompeo also urged members of the coalition fighting against Daesh to take extremist detainees back to their c...

Amb. Yovanovitch said Sondland told her to 'praise the president' Amb. Yovanovitch said Sondland told her to 'praise the president'

President Donald Trump departs for travel to Louisiana from the South Lawn of the White House on November 6, 2019. When the committee went into a recess, Schiff said the president was trying to intimidate witnesses in the hearing. "What effect ...

Prince Andrew speaks to BBC about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein Prince Andrew speaks to BBC about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

No clips of the interview have been released in advance. However, the Royal denies all allegations against him. According to The Daily Mail , Queen Elizabeth has given her blessing for the interview, which took place inside the palace.

Federal judge rules Hoda Muthana not a United States citizen Federal judge rules Hoda Muthana not a United States citizen

Under federal regulations and worldwide law, children born to diplomats in the United States aren't subject to the 14th Amendment's citizenship requirement because they are under the jurisdiction of another country, according to BuzzFeed News .

Drag queen Pissi Myles stole the show at Trump’s impeachment hearing Drag queen Pissi Myles stole the show at Trump’s impeachment hearing

Myles is an award-winning New Jersey drag performer, comedy producer and victor of Philly Drag Wars, according to her website . In a comment on Facebook ahead of the hearings, Myles wrote, "I'll be commenting on what's going on, and probably causing...

Taliban Relocates Western Hostages After Prisoner Swap Postponed Taliban Relocates Western Hostages After Prisoner Swap Postponed

Zabihullah Mujahid said Friday the three Taliban prisoners did not show up at an exchange site that had been agreed upon with the US, though Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said they would be freed. Ghani said the release of the teachers was "part of...

High tides surge through Venice, locals rush to protect art High tides surge through Venice, locals rush to protect art

The government will hold an extraordinary meeting on November 26 to discuss "governance and the structural problems of the city", Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday in an interview with daily Corriere della Sera. Tuesday's high waters subme...

As longtime Trump adviser Stone's trial resumes, pivotal witness looms As longtime Trump adviser Stone's trial resumes, pivotal witness looms

Mueller and US intelligence companies decided the emails launched by WikiLeaks have been stolen by Russian state-backed hackers as a part of Moscow's efforts to spice up Trump's candidacy. Although Trump told Mueller that he does not recall discuss...

Russia, Norway & Lithuania conduct exchange of spies Russia, Norway & Lithuania conduct exchange of spies

On Friday, the head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Agency Sergei Naryshkin said reciprocal measures would be taken, and that it would also consider the case of Berg. Two Lithuanian citizens convicted of spying in Russian Federation in 2016, Yevgeny...

Boeing Expects the 737 MAX to Be Back in January Boeing Expects the 737 MAX to Be Back in January

The 737 MAX planes have been grounded globally since mid-March, following the deadly Lion Air crash of October 2018 and the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March this year. Unlike American and Southwest, United - the third USA airline with Maxes ...

Trump adviser Roger Stone, self-proclaimed 'dirty trickster,' guilty on all charges Trump adviser Roger Stone, self-proclaimed 'dirty trickster,' guilty on all charges

WikiLeaks dumped a series of damaging emails about Hillary Clinton that were stolen from the Democratic party by Russian hackers. If Stone can be found guilty of lying and sentenced to prison, Trump asked why are so many of his political rivals, ...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT