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North Korea's three new military leaders are loyal to Kim, not policies

North Korea's three new military leaders are loyal to Kim, not policies Improved infrastructure would also help North Korea lift barriers to monetizing its mineral resources, including outdated and underdeveloped transportation networks and a severe energy shortage. Speaking in Singapore at the start of a meeting with the defense ministers of South Korea and Japan, he said, "we can anticipate at best a bumpy road to the negotiations". [Full Article...]

Spanish PM faces defeat in no-confidence motion

Spanish PM faces defeat in no-confidence motion He said Mr Rajoy, 63, had failed to take responsibility for his party's involvement, which came to light last week after one of its former treasurers was given a 33-year jail sentence. But while Mr Sanchez's appointment could have implications for Catalonia , it is unlikely to rock the status quo in Europe as the new leader of the eurozone's fourth biggest economy is a staunch supporter of the Eu... [Full Article...]

Expert Estimates Who Will Suffer the Most From Trump's Tariffs in Europe

Expert Estimates Who Will Suffer the Most From Trump's Tariffs in Europe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will work with Canadian steel and aluminium companies hit by punishing USA tariffs to make sure jobs and workers north of the border are protected. "The administration has created a three-front trade war, targeting NAFTA, China, and now the European Union , with no resolution to any of these disputes in sight", Quach said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Conte and cabinet sworn in at Quirinale Palace

Conte and cabinet sworn in at Quirinale Palace In a last-minute shuffle of cabinet posts aimed at appeasing Mattarella, Conte remained but an 81-year-old euro-skeptic economist, Paolo Savona, was shunted from the economy minister's post to a European affairs position. Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte initially dropped his bid to lead a coalition after President Sergio Mattarella blocked Conte's initial choice for economy minister beca... [Full Article...]

Seven killed as gathering condemning violence targeted in Kabul

Seven killed as gathering condemning violence targeted in Kabul No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. "Our initial information shows that the suicide attack took place when guests were exiting the tent" where the meeting was being held at around 11.30 am (0700 GMT), police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told local broadcaster Tolo News . [Full Article...]

Man arrested in deputy's death, second person also charged

Man arrested in deputy's death, second person also charged The state will reportedly seek the death penalty for both Wiggins and Castro-Miles. The agency made the announcement on Twitter around 8 a.m. Friday. The trooper was out on patrol when he saw a man along a wood line who met Wiggins description, Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. [Full Article...]

Trudeau says US steel, tariffs on national security grounds are insulting

Trudeau says US steel, tariffs on national security grounds are insulting But Trudeau flatly refuted that premise in the video, which previews a longer interview set to air on Sunday, by recalling his country's deep military relationship with the US. "It can be resolved, if people work together". "That is not Free or Fair Trade, it is Stupid Trade!" "They have a $2-billion trade surplus with us, so it's not like the trade is imbalanced against the USA ... [Full Article...]

'Outstanding political calibre': Assad plans to meet 'wise' Kim Jong

'Outstanding political calibre': Assad plans to meet 'wise' Kim Jong But analysts say North Korea will be unwilling to cede its nuclear deterrent unless it is given security guarantees that the United States will not try to topple the regime. All of the newly promoted officials are younger than their predecessors, according to Yonhap, especially Ri Yong Gil, 63, who is 21 years younger than Ri Myong Su. [Full Article...]

Seven killed and 20 hurt by fiery volcano eruption in Guatemala

A fiery volcanic eruption in Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash. "Unfortunately El Rodeo was buried and we haven't been able to reach the La Libertad village because of the lava and maybe there are people that died there too", Cabanas explained, speaking on local... [Full Article...]

Millionaire charged after worker died digging nuke shelter

Millionaire charged after worker died digging nuke shelter Mr Khafra's body was found by firefighters in the basement of the stock trader's home after a fire broke out beneath the residence where Mr Khafra had been digging a network of tunnels. Bonsib described Beckwitt's project as a do-it-yourself version of Cold War-era bomb shelters, according to WTOP . Bonsib called Beckwitt "an unusual individual" in court Thursday, saying the tunnel project was ... [Full Article...]

Jimmy Fallon Delivers Touching Speech At The Parkland High School's Graduation Ceremony

Jimmy Fallon Delivers Touching Speech At The Parkland High School's Graduation Ceremony While amusing in its own right, Jimmy kept his address a bit more on the serious side. Fallon himself attended the rally, and has been a vocal supporter of their cause. "And they make us better, and stronger". "I met many of you earlier this year at the March March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.it was an incredible day", Fallon said. [Full Article...]

Volcano eruption in Central America kills six

Volcano eruption in Central America kills six Three bodies lay partially buried in ash-colored debris from the volcano, which lies about 27 miles (44 kilometers) from Guatemala City. "Not everyone was able to get out". Shelters have opened for those scrambling from the horrifying natural disaster. It added that he said authorities began to send bulletins on the situation starting at 11:30 a.m. [Full Article...]

Two climbers fall to their deaths from Yosemite's El Capitan

Two climbers fall to their deaths from Yosemite's El Capitan Witnesses began calling 911 and Search and Rescue responded to the scene but found that the climbers did not survive the fall. The two fell about 8:15 a.m. Mr Klein, a father of two, last month won the Teacher of the year award at Antelope Valley Union High School. A former student of his described him as a life that gave so much to so many people. [Full Article...]

North Korea to get relief only after verifiable step to denuclearisation

North Korea's three most senior military officials have been replaced, a USA official told Reuters . North Korea's nuclear weapons program has been a source of major security tensions that persisted despite a series of United Nations and USA sanctions and it has also demonstrated advances in ballistic missile technology that experts believe now threatens the US mainland. [Full Article...]

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big? Eight days after canceling the unprecedented summit, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility", Trump welcomed North Korea's former intelligence chief, now under punitive USA sanctions, to the White House Oval Office, afterward exchanging smiles and handshakes, patting his arm in a friendly gesture. [Full Article...]

Mattis accuses China of South China Sea ‘intimidation and coercion’

Mattis accuses China of South China Sea ‘intimidation and coercion’ Xi lay out a defense for globalization in a speech at Davos in January 2017, and has strongly advocated for the current system in subsequent speeches, though countries in Europe and elsewhere say China has failed to follow its words with actions to open up its open economy. [Full Article...]

Guatemala's Fuego volcano claims lives in deadly eruption today

Guatemala's Fuego volcano claims lives in deadly eruption today At least six people were killed and 20 injured as a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. Volcán de Fuego was continuously active throughout 2017, and has been erupting vigorously since 2002; there have been historical observations of eruptions dating back to 1531. [Full Article...]

UK considering giving N Ireland joint UK, EU status

UK considering giving N Ireland joint UK, EU status But a lawmaker from the Northern Irish party that supports Britain's minority government dismissed the idea as at best contradictory and said it had not been raised with the party. Filmed as part of a Vice News documentary released this week, the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said: "The British have been moving forward with several ideas". [Full Article...]

Giuliani says Trump doesn't intend to pardon himself, but 'probably' can

Could the president stop an investigation of himself , if not directly then by firing as many Justice Department officials as it takes until he finds one who will do it for him? But while in office, Giuliani insisted that the president's constitutional powers are too broad. [Full Article...]

Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand

Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand Pilot whales mainly feed on squid, but are known to eat octopus and small fish when squid are not available, according to the American Cetacean Society, a whale conservation group. The report from the UK Government Office for Science found that 70% of marine litter is non-degradable plastic. Marine biologist Thon Thamrongnawasawat told the Agence France-Presse media organisation that the bags ha... [Full Article...]


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