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Pentagon: Trump agrees to delay US-South Korean exercises

Pentagon: Trump agrees to delay US-South Korean exercises The agenda would include North Korea's offer to send a delegation to the games, as well as overall inter-Korean relations, South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman, Baik Tae Hyun, told reporters Friday. Friday's announcement came not long after USA and South Korea agreed to postpone one of the world's largest military exercises until after the Winter Olympics next month. [Full Article...]

Turkey gets 'tired' of European Union membership process: Erdogan

Erdogan, for his part, said his country was sick of waiting to join the European Union after half a century. Last year, a referendum also granted Mr Erdogan sweeping new powers - further straining his country's relationship with the EU. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation

Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation He alleges in his lawsuit that the investigation into "decade-old business dealings" is "completely unmoored" from the mandate Mueller was given when he was appointed in May by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The Manafort lawyers say that goes beyond what the law allows Rosenstein to empower Mueller to do. "It is black letter law that a prosecutor who is otherwise engaged in lawful duty ... [Full Article...]

Iran: UN meeting on protests is 'US bullying'

Iran: UN meeting on protests is 'US bullying' In contrast to the US response to the Iran protests in 2009, where the Obama administration took a relatively hands-off approach, President Trump has promised "great support" for the demonstrators, while the State Department has hinted at sanctions for officials who abuse protesters and said that it will use Facebook and Twitter to communicate directly with activists. [Full Article...]

MPs Want a 'Latter Levy' to Cut Down on Disposable Cup Waste

MPs Want a 'Latter Levy' to Cut Down on Disposable Cup Waste Chains Pret A Manger, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero and Greggs alongside United States firm Starbucks are among the biggest coffee-sellers in Britain and have rapidly expanded in the last 10 years to meet increasing demand. "We believe that more testing is required to assess the impact a charge may have on changing behaviour", Hubbub's chief executive Trewin Restorick said. [Full Article...]

When will Snow Bomb Cyclone end stop?

When will Snow Bomb Cyclone end stop? More than 3,000 flights have been cancelled within the US, as of Thursday morning, according to flight tracking website FlightAware . Boston weather was anticipated to be particularly severe, with up to 18 inches of snow predicted, according to the National Weather Service . [Full Article...]

One tourist killed, 12 injured in hot-air balloon crash in Egypt

One tourist killed, 12 injured in hot-air balloon crash in Egypt The health ministry identified the dead person as a 36-year-old woman. A number of officials who have been quoted by Al-Ahram on condition of anonymity said the incident was caused by strong winds that caused the balloon to fall. Latest reports say the deceased was from South Africa. In 2016, 22 Chinese tourists suffered minor injuries in another balloon crash, which prompted the country to te... [Full Article...]

2017 was safest year on record for commercial passenger air travel

2017 was safest year on record for commercial passenger air travel The year 2017 turned out to be the safest year ever for commercial aviation, Aviation Safety Network data show. Five of the fatal accidents involved cargo flights and five passenger flights. The 2017 numbers were "still the lowest numbers in modern aviation history", according to Harro Ranter, the chief executive for ASN . But "despite the good news, a note of caution needs to be sounded", th... [Full Article...]

Texas authorities issue Amber Alert for two missing girls

Texas authorities issue Amber Alert for two missing girls Police are warning to not approach Miles if found. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Round Rock police at 512-218-5516. Authorities said Miles may be headed to Louisiana. The girls were last seen on Saturday and police believe they are in grave or immediate danger. Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith, left, Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret, center, and Terry Allen Miles. [Full Article...]

Franken officially resigns from Senate after groping allegations

Franken officially resigns from Senate after groping allegations She said Trump has brought some biblical principles to Washington and she continues to "pray for an imperfect man". Al Franken has officially resigned his Senate seat, effective as of noon central time Tuesday. "But he didn't do what Harvey Weinstein did", she said. A special election will be held in November to serve out the final two years of Franken's term. [Full Article...]

New York Is Investing $50 Million To Protect Against Vehicular Terror Attacks

New York Is Investing $50 Million To Protect Against Vehicular Terror Attacks The thin, cylindrical, waist-height metal bollards are meant to be a more attractive alternative to the hulking concrete blocks the New York Police Department had deposited in busier areas around the city following the vehicle attacks, de Blasio said. [Full Article...]

American teenager after family shot dead on New Year's Eve

American teenager after family shot dead on New Year's Eve Officials arrived on the scene after receiving a 911 call about shots fired at the house around 15 minutes before midnight, according to a news release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office . He said the arrest was "uneventful" and didn't require the use of force. Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni said Monday the teenager is expected to face four counts of murder and other charges, the Associat... [Full Article...]

Two Men Arrested in Killings of Lesbian Couple, 2 Children

Two Men Arrested in Killings of Lesbian Couple, 2 Children Mann, 24, and James W. White, 38, were arraigned Saturday in Troy City Court on several charges, including first-degree murder and second-degree murder. Tedesco said that he's "confident" there will not be any more arrests in this case. The family was killed in their Troy apartment on December 21, but not discovered until five days later, after relatives grew concerned over unreturned phone call... [Full Article...]

Trump slams Pakistan for 'lies & deceit' in New Year's tweet

Trump slams Pakistan for 'lies & deceit' in New Year's tweet Trump's announcement follows an increasingly tense back-and-forth between Washington and Islamabad after the US President unveiled his administration's National Security Strategy. He had then reminded Pakistan about its obligation towards helping the USA because it got "massive payments" from Washington every year. "They have to help". [Full Article...]

Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of N. Korea trade

Korea holds Panama oil tanker suspected of N. Korea trade South Korea seized the second ship, Koti , at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin, a port on its west coast. Four ships - three North Korean vessels and a Palau-flagged oil tanker - were blocked from global ports by the UN Security Council on Thursday over suspicions of carrying or transporting goods banned by sanctions targeting Pyongyang's weapons ambitions, according to the final list adopted by the world bo... [Full Article...]

Instagram launch 'Recommended for You' section in main feed

Instagram launch 'Recommended for You' section in main feed Some users, as expected, are not happy about this addition to Instagram and have vented their thoughts on social media. These posts are suggested based on posts liked by accounts you follow. The recommended content is, however, not optional and there is no way you can disable it. With the new feature, you can select to follow a particular hashtag, and posts with these hashtags will begin appea... [Full Article...]

Trump tells NYT he thinks Mueller will 'be fair'

Trump tells NYT he thinks Mueller will 'be fair' Trump told The Times that he did not intend to fire Mueller, whom he expected would treat him "fairly". "I have no expectations and I can only tell you there is absolutely not collusion", Trump added. The official, Bruce Ohr, was recently reassigned. A majority of Americans said they disapprove of Trump's handling of the same investigation, while just a third said they approve - a result tha... [Full Article...]

Ex-soccer Star George Weah Wins Liberia's Presidential Poll

Ex-soccer Star George Weah Wins Liberia's Presidential Poll Supporter Love Norrision said: "I am so glad and happy that we now have our president who will bring a change". Turnout was said to be low, at around 56 per cent, or roughly two million of the country's 4.6 million people. A year into his stint with the French principality, he won his first African Footballer of the Year award. Weah who was the senator of Montserrado County was once named FIFA... [Full Article...]

Not Everyone in Meghan Markle's Family Is Excited for Her Engagement

Shortly after she and Prince Harry announced their engagement in November, Markle confirmed she would not be returning to Suits , the legal drama series she has starred in since 2011. "One of her favorites is the Strathmore Rose Tiara, which belonged to the Queen Mother, but she'd also love to pay tribute to [Harry's mother] Princess Diana by wearing one of hers". [Full Article...]

Trump Fires All AIDS Council Members by Letter, Gives No Reason

Trump Fires All AIDS Council Members by Letter, Gives No Reason Gabriel Maldonado , chief executive of the LGBT and HIV/AIDS group Truevolution and a council member until this week, said he could only speculate why the final members were fired. PACHA's executive director, Kaye Hayes, confirmed that the council members were fired, but she doesn't think the news warranted an uproar. The PACHA website, which says it was updated December 28, now shows only t... [Full Article...]


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