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Taliban say close to agreement with US Taliban say close to agreement with US
- August 30, 2019

The Taliban have been holding peace talks with the US for almost a year but refuse to recognize or negotiate with the Afghan government. "The US agreed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and resolve the Afghan issue peacefully", Shaheen said. (more...)
Yemen: Government Forces Retake Aden And Presidential Palace Yemen: Government Forces Retake Aden And Presidential Palace
- August 30, 2019

The conflict escalated the following year when Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains in Yemen and supporting the country's pro-Saudi government. The coalition also urged the separatists to withdraw from all government buildings and military bases. It's unclear where this leaves the Saudi-backed forces, with their fighters split roughly in half by this war, and it's not at all clear the two sides will come back together to ... (more...)
North Korea may be building new ballistic missile submarine: U.S. study North Korea may be building new ballistic missile submarine: U.S. study
- August 30, 2019

In the images collected Monday, a support vessel was revealed to be moored alongside the test stand barge at the shipyard, together with a crane on the dock and people at the barge. He told reporters on Wednesday: "Obviously we are concerned about their short-range ballistic missile tests ". But he added that, "on the other hand we're not going to overreact". (more...)
Readout from First Lady Melania Trump's Visit to Biarritz, France Readout from First Lady Melania Trump's Visit to Biarritz, France
- August 30, 2019

The duo arrived at the White House in Washington, D.C. last night, with Melania choosing her go-to Christian Louboutin ballet flats for the return. See more photos of the Trumps at the G7 Summit in the gallery ... On the second day, Melania joined the other First Ladies for a tour of traditional Basque culture. (more...)
Winter to feature 'Polar Coaster' mix of frigid temperatures, snow: Farmers' Almanac Winter to feature 'Polar Coaster' mix of frigid temperatures, snow: Farmers' Almanac
- August 30, 2019

The Almanac predicts a " freezing, frigid, and frosty " winter for most of the US, especially area between the Rockies and the Appalachians . As the harshest winter weather moves out, the report predicts that spring will be slow to start with occasional wet snow and unseasonably cold temperatures will linger until April. (more...)
Yang Hengjun: Australian writer faces spying charges in China Yang Hengjun: Australian writer faces spying charges in China
- August 30, 2019

He had been living in NY as a visiting scholar at Columbia University . Their jail time included the several months they were detained ahead of what was a swift trial, part of a wider crackdown on gambling in China. He said Dr Yang could endure "round the clock interrogation" in an attempt to force a confession. Australia will now be added to the list of countries that are angry with China for its bullying tactics in the South China Sea and litany of human rights abuses. (more...)
Thai Palace releases rare images of King's royal consort Thai Palace releases rare images of King's royal consort
- August 30, 2019

The unprecedented pictures of 34-year-old Major-General Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi were released by Thailand's palace on its website along with her official biography. Born in the northern province of Nan, she graduated from the Royal Thai Army Nursing College, trained as a pilot in Thailand and overseas, and served in the king's royal bodyguard unit, reaching the rank of major-general in May. (more...)
Video shows Washington man’s truck stolen as he robbed business, police say Video shows Washington man’s truck stolen as he robbed business, police say
- August 30, 2019

When he returned to get the truck on Sunday morning, Kelley said, he stopped to go to the bathroom and left the keys on the seat. A man who had his truck stolen in Washington, United States, was found to have been in the area because he was stealing items at a business across the street. (more...)
British-Iranian woman jailed for 12 years in Iran on spying charges British-Iranian woman jailed for 12 years in Iran on spying charges
- August 30, 2019

Iran has jailed two people including a British dual national for 10 years for spying for Israel and another two years for receiving illegal payments, the judiciary said on Tuesday. Anousheh Ashouri , a dual Iranian-British national. He also received two years of jail time for accepting illicit funds and has been ordered to pay the same in fines. (more...)
Bret Stephens & Dave Karpf: Their Twitter Bedbug Dispute Bret Stephens & Dave Karpf: Their Twitter Bedbug Dispute
- August 30, 2019

That is, until fast forward to a few hours later when Karpf received an irate email from Stephens-whom he had not tagged in the tweet, by the way-which also looped in his university provost. "I teach strategic political communication", he said , "and we will certainly be talking about this case in my class on Wednesday". The tweet didn't get more than a handful of likes, and Karpf didn't tag Stephens in it. (more...)
Harvard Freshman Denied Entry to US, Deported Harvard Freshman Denied Entry to US, Deported
- August 30, 2019

A State Department official said he could not legally discuss details of the case but added: "Generally US law does not authorise the refusal of visas based exclusively on political statements or views if those statements or views would be lawful in the United States". (more...)
Near-Total Ban Declared on Trade of Elephants for Zoos Near-Total Ban Declared on Trade of Elephants for Zoos
- August 30, 2019

In spite of initial reluctance by European Union countries to back the vote, the motion passed by 87 votes to 29. The ruling significantly strengthens restrictions on elephant trade, with the animals now only able to be taken from the wild to be placed in "captive facilities" under exceptional circumstances and subject to approval from a Cites committee. (more...)
Trump Officials Divert FEMA Funds to Border Trump Officials Divert FEMA Funds to Border
- August 30, 2019

The Trump administration is shifting US$271 million earmarked for disaster aid and cybersecurity to pay for immigration-related facilities, the US Department of Homeland Security and a leading congressional Democrat said on Tuesday. Pelosi said, "Stealing from appropriated funds is always unacceptable, but to pick the pockets of disaster relief funding in order to fund an appalling, inhumane family incarceration plan is staggering - and to do so on the eve of hurricane season is stunningly ... (more...)
Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Presidential Bid Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Presidential Bid
- August 30, 2019

She's also short of the required 130,000 donors, though her campaign recently said she was closing in on that target fast. That means she spent well over $7 million, just since June 30. I mean if that bus tour she touted couldn't convince you, I don't know what else would (sarc.). Trump tweeted Wednesday night. She rode the momentum of the #MeToo Movement that brought women to the polls in the 2018 midterms. (more...)
American teen vanishes after traveling to London, police say American teen vanishes after traveling to London, police say
- August 30, 2019

Her parents were concerned she may have gone to London to meet a man her mother saw her chatting with online, according to various media reports. Grabowski is said to be safe and will be reunited with her parents soon, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said Wednesday. (more...)
Malaysian prosecutors wrap up first case against Najib Malaysian prosecutors wrap up first case against Najib
- August 30, 2019

Malaysian and U.S. authorities allege that about $4.5 billion was misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad ( 1MDB ), a state fund co-founded by Najib in 2009. He interfered with the course of investigation of this case which has come to be known as the 1MDB scandal. "In truth, Jho Low was the accused's mirror image", prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram said in his opening statement in the Kuala Lumpur court. (more...)
Sterling dives as fears of no-deal Brexit grow Sterling dives as fears of no-deal Brexit grow
- August 30, 2019

She stated: "I think we had three golden opportunities to support a deal, I think that the people right now who are saying they would do anything to avoid no-deal had a goal gaping in front of them three times and they hit the ball over the bar". (more...)
Trump Blasts 'Crazy' MSNBC Host After Russia Report Airs Trump Blasts 'Crazy' MSNBC Host After Russia Report Airs
- August 30, 2019

One day after MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell admitted to making an "error in judgment" by reporting that Russian oligarchs co-signed loans through Deutsche Bank for Trump, Trump aired his opinion in a series of tweets . O'Donnell had been apologizing for a spat he had with Trump in which he claimed that NBC likely did not pay Trump almost what he said they had for Trump's reality show The Apprentice . (more...)
Drug Mixup In Spain Causes Drug Mixup In Spain Causes "Werewolf Syndrome"
- August 30, 2019

El País reports that the babies' condition subsided once they stopped taking the medicine. Before the July recall, the health department was notified of 13 cases of the condition known as hypertrichosis. According to Global News , once children stop taking the contaminated medicine, they should see a reversal of any hypertrichosis symptoms. Hypertrichosis is typically associated with an extremely rare genetic condition in which excessive hair growth begins in infancy and persists into ... (more...)
US Official Express Hope for End to South Korea-Japan Disputes US Official Express Hope for End to South Korea-Japan Disputes
- August 30, 2019

Cho called the USA criticism unhelpful and asked that Washington "refrain from giving such public messages", the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "The problem is, and the reason why we're talking about it today, is because the most recent action on the part of Seoul directly affects USA security interests". (more...)

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