thered99.com

Worldwide

Reality Check: Has North Korea become a greater threat?

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S. Monday's missile firings were unlikely to be testing a newly developed device but were aimed instead at protesting the military drills in the South, analysts said.

Worldwide

Malaysian police dismiss conspiracy claims by former N Korean detainee

Benjamin told Voices of America, assassination by itself can not be interpreted as an act of terrorism. Over the weekend, Putrajaya declared that North Korean Ambassador Kang Chol was now persona non grata and has been expelled from the country, a major break in diplomatic relations.

Worldwide

'No economic case' for Scottish independence - Theresa May

There is growing speculation that Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon could use the start of Brexit negotiations later this month as the premise to launch a new bid for independence. Whilst the recent Supreme Court ruling in January did not specify consultation of these devolved governments, the UK Government as matter of goodwill, should take into account the views of Scotland and Northern Ireland which voted to remain in the EU.

Worldwide

Mexican congressman climbs U.S. border fence, says Trump's wall is 'totally absurd'

Of all the mocking and joking about Trumps proposal border wall, this is by far the best thing I've seen. "What this shows is that it is unnecessary and absurd to construct a wall that costs 15 billion dollars". Guerra is a representative of the state of Queretaro, who, according to his government web page , was involved with national defense up until a year ago, and is now a member of a commission on climate change.

Worldwide

Iran says Karabakh conflict should be solved through dialogue and negotiations

Turkey's Foreign Ministry has condemned Armenia for committing "heavy weapon attacks" against Azerbaijan early on February 25 in an attack that killed five Azerbaijani soldiers, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry. Worldwide mediators urged the two sides "to keep heavy military equipment in its present positions and to allow recovery of the dead". The operation was carried out with the participation of the Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE ...

Worldwide

Le Pen blasts 'campaigning hysterically' media as Macron jumps in French polls

Two polls published on Sunday gave Macron the support of 25 percent of the French electorate going into the first round of the presidential election, two points behind Le Pen. Le Pen has said the allegations are politically motivated. His party's candidate, Benoit Hamon, is not expected to get through the first round of the election.

Worldwide

Ex-labor secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chair

Attorney General Eric Holder . Wasserman Schultz resigned amid fallout from hacks into the DNC, which the US intelligence community eventually concluded was part of a campaign ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin for his government to interfere in the 2016 election and help sway its outcome in favor of Donald Trump.

Worldwide

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe turns 93 with lavish birthday party

Mr Mugabe also repeated his pledge to stand in elections in 2018 despite calls from some Zimbabweans for him to quit amid economic turmoil in the once-prosperous country and numerous allegations about human rights and election irregularities.

Worldwide

Trump performing balancing act between supporting, ignoring Jewish interests

The peace talks between Israel and Palestine have been stalled since April 2014. There is no possibility of a two-state solution under current - or any foreseeable future - circumstances. As of 2012, Israeli authorities put the Arab population of the West Bank at roughly 2.7 million. When someone asks me about my citizenship, it sparks confusion: I am a Palestinian living in East Jerusalem with a residency permit, along with an Israeli-issued travel document and a temporary Jordanian ...

Worldwide

Xenophobic Attacks: Muntaka rallies support for boycott of South African goods

According to Ghana's Foreign Affairs Ministry, no Ghanaian has been killed in the attacks in the rainbow nation so far. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has released a statement, condemning the acts of violence on non-nationals in the country.

Worldwide

Bye Bye, Bao Bao: Beloved Panda Cub Travels Back to China

The cub won't have to worry about finding overhead bin space or dealing with a talkative seatmate on the 16-hour, nonstop flight Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. -born panda cub survived for more than a few days was in 2005, when male panda Tai Shan entered the world . Bao Bao, whose personality is described as "very independent", like a domestic cat, will travel aboard a specially chartered FedEx plane - the "Panda Express"- in a large box marked "one panda".

Worldwide

Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down

The majority of the people feel that there is no replacement, successor who to them is acceptable, as acceptable as I am", he said in comments to state media. "She is very acceptable". Mugabe faced unprecedented protests past year over the failing economy and fresh allegations of rights abuses. President Mugabe cuts his birthday cake together with his son in law Simba Chikore his offices in Harare this morning.

Worldwide

Protests as British MPs clash on Trump visit

It was prompted by a petition signed by 1.8 million people calling for Trump's visit to be downgraded, and came as thousands protested against his arrival outside the gates of the Palace of Westminster. In addition to the petition, 14,000 Londoners have planned to gather outside Parliament this week against Trump in a protest called "Defend Migrants, Stop Trump ".

Worldwide

North Korean man arrested over killing of Kim Jong-nam

Suspects Ri Ji Hyon, O Jong Gil, Ri Jae Nam and Hong Song Sac, aged between 33 and 57, entered Malaysia in February or late January, the police chief said. South Korea's government alleged the North Korean regime is involved in the poisoning death of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong Nam .

Worldwide

Man critically injured by shark on Great Barrier Reef

The Concord Register reported that Dickson's friends rushed him to the mainland town of Cardwell, which was 30 kms away. Initial reports from the Cairns Post said Mr Dickson was attacked the moment he hit the water - after jumping from a rock near a boat ramp.

Worldwide

Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted, husband jailed

She took the stand in her defense in March 2016, saying she "didn't concern herself" with her husband's business affairs. Her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, was sentenced to six years and three months in prison and fined more than €500,000 after being found guilty of embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion.

Worldwide

Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson charged with domestic violence

Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector said Richardson was "cooperative" and was "arrested without incident". At some point their argument turned physical, which led to the woman being left with bruises and scratches. Richardson was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011 following a three-year career with the Crimson Tide during which he rushed for 3,243 yards and 35 touchdowns between 2009-11.

Worldwide

Palestine Calls for Global Efforts to End Israeli Occupation

The United States wants to help bring the Israelis and Palestinians to "the table to have them talk through this in a fresh way, to say, 'Okay we're going back to the drawing board". "So it's an ominous indication - with Netanyahu coming to visit Trump - [that] Trump is prepared to embrace an escalation of the conflict in the region with really serious prospects [for] the armed expulsion of the Palestinians and the escalation of USA attacks in the region, including on Iran", the analyst stated.

Worldwide

Boeing workers in SC vote against unionizing

The vote against unionization was nearly 75 percent. The vote was to see if Boeing Co workers would join the International Association of Machinists. "He helped us so much", Trump said. Mr. Trump is visiting Charleston for the unveiling of Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, a long-haul plane with a capacity of 330 passengers.

Worldwide

Intel Community Denies Bombshell WSJ Report

Trump tweeted Thursday. "The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers!" The New York Times reported Wednesday evening that President Donald Trump is planning to hire private equity billionaire Steve Feinberg to run a "broad review of American intelligence agencies".

Worldwide

Fake News Firestorm Hits French Presidential Election

Meyer Habib, a Jewish member of the French National Assembly, lashed out at far-right leader Marine Le Pen over her promise to ban non-European dual citizenships, including Israeli ones, needling her over her father's frequent anti-Semitic comments and praise for Nazism.

Worldwide

Trudeau after meeting Trump: Canada will continue to welcome refugees

Note that President Trump has loudly criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement , in which Canada is closely involved, but said today that Mexico is the real problem with NAFTA . president. The positive tone on trade struck by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump is providing some measure of comfort within Corporate Canada.

Worldwide

End goal of Turkey in Syria is Raqqa: Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said earlier this week that clashes with Syrian forces had been avoided thanks to global coordination, including that between Turkey and Russian Federation. Erdogan reiterated that Turkey does not have any plans to stay in Syria after Daesh is wiped out, saying Turkey's only goal is to "clear this region of terrorism".

Worldwide

Iran reacts to new United States administration at Islamic Revolution anniversary marches

The Supreme Leader has previously branded the U.S. Finally, a treaty was signed and the hostages were released. Elsewhere, demonstrators burned American flags, and chanted against the United States. Anyone confronting Iran will "regret" their aggressive policies, said Rouhani, a moderate who was elected president in 2013. Trump also imposed new sanctions on individuals and entities - but the country defiantly declared it would not halt its missile program.

Worldwide

USA's pull-out from START-3 to trigger massive arms race

President George W. Bush that led to a short-lived thaw in relations between Moscow and Washington. After removing his hand from over the mouthpiece of the receiver, Trump told Putin New START was a bad deal negotiated by President Obama and that the treaty favored Russian Federation.

Worldwide

Volunteers in New Zealand work to stop fresh whale stranding

New Zealand is one of those places where one of the highest number of whale stranding occurs. Recently, Care2′s Alicia Graef brought us the tragic story of a Cuvier's beaked whale that continually tried to beach itself and eventually died. Volunteer Peter Wiles told Fairfax New Zealand, "It is one of the saddest things I have seen, that many sentient creatures just wasted on the beach".

Worldwide

Labour's Brexit Bill stance pathetic - Nicola Sturgeon

Her mandate to negotiate with the European Union still needs to be approved by the House of Lords, Britain's upper parliamentary chamber. Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Clive Lewis , was among the 52 MPs from the Labour party challenging the party orders of supporting the Bill.

Worldwide

China, US Warplanes Nearly Collide Over Disputed South China Sea

The KJ-200 is an airborne early warning and command plane while the P-3 is a maritime surveillance aircraft. US officials said the two aircraft came within 300 meters (984 feet) of each other. China and the United States have been at odds over the growing territorial tensions regarding the South China Sea for some time. "China asserts sovereignty over Scarborough Reef along with the Philippines and Taiwan", according to the CIA World Factbook, but Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ...

Worldwide

Moscow 'Unconditionally' Condemns Deadly Attack on Red Cross in Afghanistan

Rahmatullah Turkistani, the chief of provincial police, confirmed the attack and said it took place west of the provincial capital of Shibirghan. "We've been in Afghanistan for the past 30 years assisting people in need". The assault prompted the Red Cross to halt its humanitarian work in Afghanistan. Jowzjan is infested with insurgent groups and rife with armed struggles between competing pro-government militias.

Worldwide

Scottish parliament set to reject Brexit bill in symbolic vote

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said his party is "unapologetically pro United Kingdom and pro EU". While the Supreme Court has already ruled the UK Government does not need to consult the devolved administrations before it starts the formal process of leaving the EU, Mr Russell insisted the debate in Edinburgh was "more than symbolic".