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SOUTH KOREA – South Koreans demonstrate to show support, disapproval of Trump

SOUTH KOREA – South Koreans demonstrate to show support, disapproval of Trump

SEOUL  — Hundreds of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Tuesday for two separate demonstrations, one to show support for visiting President Donald Trump and the other to voice disapproval of the US leader amid concerns over North Korea’s nuclear threats. Surrounded by thousands of police officers and a tight perimeter created […]

ITALY – 26 teenage girls found dead at sea

ITALY – 26 teenage girls found dead at sea

ROME – Italian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of death of 26 teenage girls whose bodies were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday. The girls, aged 14-18, are believed to have been migrants from Niger and Nigeria who had embarked on the treacherous route to Europe from Libya over the weekend. […]

JAPAN – Japan, US agree now not time for talks with North Korea

JAPAN – Japan, US agree now not time for talks with North Korea

TOKYO – President Donald Trump declared Monday the “era of strategic patience is over” when it comes to the United States’ stance toward North Korea and reaffirmed his use of harsh rhetoric. “Some people said that my rhetoric is very strong,” he said during remarks at a joint news conference in Tokyo alongside Japanese Prime […]

USA – Gunman ‘angry at mother-in-law’ . . . 26 dead, including eight members of one family

TEXAS – The man accused of killing 26 people including an 18-month-old child at a Texas church had sent threatening text messages to his in-laws who sometimes attended the house of worship before launching the latest US mass shooting, officials said on Monday. “There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the […]

TEXAS – At least 26 killed in church shooting

TEXAS – At least 26 killed in church shooting

At least 26 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church during Sunday services, police say. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County, Texas. The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in the aftermath, entered the church and opened […]

LEBANON – PM Hariri resigns, saying he fears assassination plot

LEBANON – PM Hariri resigns, saying he fears assassination plot

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia that he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. He accused Iran of sowing “fear and destruction” in several countries, including Lebanon. Hariri’s father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. The Hariri family is close […]

USA – Surrogate mother of ‘twins’ finds one is hers

USA – Surrogate mother of ‘twins’ finds one is hers

CALIFORNIA – A surrogate mother from California, who gave birth to two babies, found out one of the children was biologically hers. Jessica Allen became pregnant with her own biological child while she was carrying another baby as a surrogate for a Chinese couple. Mrs Allen said doctors first thought the second was an identical […]

USA – Trump urges death penalty for Saipov

USA – Trump urges death penalty for Saipov

NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump has repeated calls for the suspect in the New York truck attack to get the death penalty. But Trump backed away from his call a day earlier to send Sayfullo Saipov to Guantanamo Bay, saying “that process takes much longer”. The suspect told police he “felt good” about […]

USA – Terror suspect ‘radicalized in US’

USA – Terror suspect ‘radicalized in US’

NEW YORK – All it took was a man and a truck to inflict the deadliest terror attack on New York City since 9/11. The attacker plowed into bicyclists and pedestrians just blocks away from the World Trade Center Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Mangled bicycles littered the street as medics rushed to the victims. Six […]