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Trump, Moon pledge to keep pressure on N.Korea

Trump, Moon pledge to keep pressure on N.Korea But diplomatic sources have signaled enough confidence in South Korea's words and actions that most of the parties are pressing ahead. "If he does not change his rhetoric toward China (and I see no indication that he or Trump will), expect that there will be increased tensions with China and also expect perhaps more trade tariffs on China", he said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations Former spy Sergei Skripal's daughter was the real target of the nerve agent attack that left them both in critical condition, his niece claims in a report. He warned Mrs May not to "rush way ahead of the evidence" - highlighting the way global crises such as the Iraq War had seen "clear thinking" overwhelmed by "emotion and hasty judgments". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation retaliates against the United Kingdom over ongoing spy poisoning fight

Russian Federation retaliates against the United Kingdom over ongoing spy poisoning fight Mr Putin has cast his country as a fortress besieged by hostile Western powers with him as its defender, and state media is likely to portray the anti-British move in that context. Britain has escalated a war of words with Russian Federation over the incident in recent days. The British Council said in a statement it is "profoundly disappointed" at its pending closure. [Full Article...]

Russia: Thousands more fleeing eastern Ghouta via corridor

Russia: Thousands more fleeing eastern Ghouta via corridor The Observatory said government warplanes and shelling had pounded the Failaq zone overnight. The weeks-long violence has left more than 1,300 civilians dead and 5,000 wounded. It marked the first time such large crowds of people fled the enclave since the government launched a fierce offensive to recapture it almost a month ago. [Full Article...]

USA hits Russians with sanctions for election meddling, cyber attacks

USA hits Russians with sanctions for election meddling, cyber attacks The delay had led to questions over US President Donald Trump's willingness to punish Moscow. Leading Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said the sanctions "fall far short of what is needed to respond to that attack on our democracy let alone deter Russia's escalating aggression". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats

Russian Federation summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats A tent erected at the London Road cemetery in Salisbury, Wiltshire, over the memorial stone of Alexandr Skripal, the son of former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal who along with his daughter Yulia, was found slumped on a bench in Salisbury, critically ill by exposure to a nerve agent. [Full Article...]

Spy poisoning: Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats

Spy poisoning: Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. [Full Article...]

London deliberately used codename Novichok to evoke associations with Russian Federation - diplomat

London deliberately used codename Novichok to evoke associations with Russian Federation - diplomat Speaking at her party's spring forum in London, May said Britain would "consider our next steps in the coming days, alongside our allies and partners". "She is using a codename which instantaneously evokes memories of Russia, evokes associations with something Russian, everything that must draw our country in the spotlight immediately", she said. [Full Article...]

United Nations launches $950 mil. appeal for Rohingya refugees

United Nations launches $950 mil. appeal for Rohingya refugees Complementing Bangladesh's continuing efforts, the 2018 appeal aims to bring together more than 100 United Nations agencies and national and worldwide non-governmental organizations to ensure that refugees and host communities receive the life-saving assistance, protection and the support they desperately need. [Full Article...]

Retired FBI agent: Deputy in Parkland school shooting 'aided the shooter'

Retired FBI agent: Deputy in Parkland school shooting 'aided the shooter' After several media organizations sued to obtain video from the school's surveillance system, a Broward judge last week ordered the public release of four video clips captured when the incident occurred. But Jim Bell of the Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association said: "He (Peterson) believed he did a good job calling in the location, setting up the perimeter and calling in the description... [Full Article...]

3 bodies recovered from Florida bridge collapse

3 bodies recovered from Florida bridge collapse Three victims have been found dead from the fatal bridge collapse in Miami after crews removed two cars from the rubble left at the scene, police said Saturday. "This is a tragedy we don't want to reoccur anywhere in the USA", said Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department. Of the eight vehicles caught beneath the 950-ton bridge, six were trapped entirely, with four being "very ha... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson blames Vladimir Putin personally for Salisbury nerve agent attack

Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz said: "We are sure that it is the Russian state which is involved in this attempt". On Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Putin to the attack were "shocking and unforgivable". [Full Article...]

Shriya Saran ties the knot with Andrei Koscheev in Mumbai

Shriya Saran ties the knot with Andrei Koscheev in Mumbai Sometime back, we got to know that Purab Kohli got married in an intimate ceremony with long time British girlfriend Lucy Payton and now, the latest celeb to join the bandwagon is popular South and Bollywood actress Shriya Saran . The actress and bride wore a pink outfit. "The nuptials were preceded by a pre-wedding party on March 11". Reports said that only actors Manoj Bajpai and Shabana Azmi f... [Full Article...]

'UP by-poll results beginning of end of Modi govt'

The BJP lost out to the SP in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur, the former vacated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the latter by his Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya when they were elected to the legislative council. "We have a strategy in place to contest against SP and BSP together. The vote bank will not think about caste but whether this or that candidate from a party will be abl... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom diplomats to be expelled from Moscow

United Kingdom diplomats to be expelled from Moscow Russian Federation should "go away and shut up", he said when asked how the Kremlin should respond to the expulsion of 23 of its diplomats. "Regarding the disparity between both countries' consular institutions, Russian Federation withdraws its consent to establish British Consulate General in Saint Petersburg", the announcement says. [Full Article...]

Kremlin surprised by United Kingdom behavior toward Russian Federation regarding Skripal case - Spokesman

Kremlin surprised by United Kingdom behavior toward Russian Federation regarding Skripal case - Spokesman It is therefore entirely reasonable that Britain asked Russian Federation to clarify if it was behind the attack or had somehow lost control over the nerve agent , two possible explanations for the Salisbury incident. Peskov noted that Russian Federation could announce its response "at any minute". Vassily Nebenzia, Moscow's ambassador to the United Nations, even suggested at an emergency ses... [Full Article...]

Afrin: Turkish forces 'encircle' Syrian Kurdish city

Afrin: Turkish forces 'encircle' Syrian Kurdish city In a PKK support rally in front of the United Nations building in NY on Monday, PYD/PKK supporters used photos of injured children taken at different times and places trying to smear Operation Olive Branch of the Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army, which aims to clear Afrin of terrorists. [Full Article...]

N. Korean Foreign Minister Heads to Stockholm

N. Korean Foreign Minister Heads to Stockholm North Korea's foreign minister will continue talks with his Swedish counterpart Saturday, extending his schedule in Stockholm by one day, a news report said, ahead of a proposed summit between the North and the United States. Moon is a long-standing advocate of engagement with the North. "We don't have any information that that meeting is about what we anticipate to be a meeting between the Un... [Full Article...]

Novichokolate from Putin? Graffiti irony near Russian embassy tackles nerve attack

Novichokolate from Putin? Graffiti irony near Russian embassy tackles nerve attack The UK continues to refuse to cooperate with Russian Federation on the investigation as well as to provide access to samples of the substance allegedly used in Salisbury. Police said the substance that rendered them critically ill was a nerve agent. Ukraine has sent letters to the United Nations, protesting the Russian presidential election in Crimea scheduled for Sunday and urging the global co... [Full Article...]

Three killed by blast in Afghan capital Kabul

Three killed by blast in Afghan capital Kabul The ministry said all those killed and wounded in the attack were civilians, with no casualties among the contractors. Earlier this week, top USA commander in Afghanistan John Nicholson said security in Kabul would be "the main effort" for global powers helping Afghan defense and security forces. [Full Article...]


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