S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's latest missile test on Monday, warning that it will seek additional sanctions against its regime. China has been infuriated by the USA deployment of THAAD in South Korea, saying it is a threat to its security and will do nothing to ease tensions with Pyongyang. Read More

Bahrain crackdown: five killed, 286 held in raid on cleric's town

Bahrain crackdown: five killed, 286 held in raid on cleric's town

In a statement released on Tuesday, the society, also referred to as Amal Party, strongly denounced the Al Khalifah regime for its brutal attack on protesters across the country, particularly in Diraz village, in which security forces "obnoxiously" stormed Sheikh Isa Qassim's house, arresting dozens of people. Read More

Is 'bathroom bill' proof that business no longer drives the Texas Legislature?

Is 'bathroom bill' proof that business no longer drives the Texas Legislature?

The bill would require schools to provide alternate, single-occupancy accommodations for students uncomfortable with using bathrooms that don't align with their biological sex. "I want to talk to you a little bit about history because I've lived through the separate but equal period", Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, told the floor in a passionate speech against the amendment. Read More

Trump arrives in Israel in search of revived peace process

During his two days in Riyadh, Trump received a warm welcome from Arab leaders, who focused on his desire to restrain Iran's influence in the region, a commitment they found wanting in the Republican president's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. Read More

Billy Bush wants to make a classic Hollywood comeback

Billy Bush wants to make a classic Hollywood comeback

I wish I had said: 'Does anyone want water?' or 'It looks like it's gonna rain'. But Bush pulls the tried-and-true "that wasn't me". Trump's language was so crude, his view of women so juvenile, that he would be hounded from the race and his base among evangelicals would rebel and Mike Pence, rather than merely registering his disapproval, would quit the ticket. Read More

Cassandra Sainsbury worked as a prostitute in Sydney, new investigation claims

Cassandra Sainsbury worked as a prostitute in Sydney, new investigation claims

As Scott told Sunday Night that Cassie's bosses were flying her to Sydney for work, 60 Minutes was claiming some of Cassie's working trips to Sydney were paid for on Scott's credit card. "If you don't get to fly, we will be threatening or killing your family or you", he told 60 Minutes . Broadbridge also appeared, defending Cassie's story about what went down. Read More

Police are cracking down on seat belts

Police are cracking down on seat belts

Extra officers will be out during this period and enforcement of these violations will be strict, according to the release. According to Poedubicky, a key focus of this year's campaign is to promote seat belt usage by adults in all seating positions in the vehicle, both front AND rear seats. Read More

GST to be best achievement of PM Narendra Modi government: Assocham

GST to be best achievement of PM Narendra Modi government: Assocham

The government's decision to put cinema tickets under the 28 per cent tax bracket in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is a major setback for the film industry, feels Siddharth Roy Kapur, President of The Film and Television Producers Guild of India. Read More

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Rouhani, a political moderate (at least by Iranian standards) who negotiated a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers during his first term, was the favorite candidate of both young Iranians hoping for change and worldwide investors looking for stability. Read More

Bomb blast at hospital in Bangkok, 24 wounded

Bomb blast at hospital in Bangkok, 24 wounded

The blast at Phramongkutklao Hospital, which is popular with retired military officers, happened three years to the day since the military took power in a coup. "All of this was conducted with the goal of creating disorder to the administrative work of the government and NCPO", he said, referring to the National Council for Peace and Order, the official name of the ruling junta. Read More

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

Trump's removal of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director was not in itself improper, but the motivation behind the sacking nearly certainly was. The "obstruction of congressional or administrative proceedings" law targets "whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law (pending) before any department or ... Read More

Kannadiga can't rule TN: Pro-Tamil group protests Rajini's political entry

Kannadiga can't rule TN: Pro-Tamil group protests Rajini's political entry

Meanwhile, speculation mounts over Rajinikanth's next steps - would he float his own party or join a national party like the BJP. Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan had welcomed the star to join the BJP, and the party's Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Sounderajan had on Sunday said that BJP would be strengthened if Rajinikanth joined the party. Read More

Pro-Assad forces attacked by United States warplanes for first time

Pro-Assad forces attacked by United States warplanes for first time

Coalition forces have operated in the al Tanf area for many months training and advising vetted partner forces who are fighting ISIS. The pro-regime convoy had come within 18 miles the al-Tanf base, which houses US and British special forces in southern Syria, and breached the "deconfliction zone" around the base. Read More

Tories take traditional Labour strongholds as Ukip collapses in local vote

Tories take traditional Labour strongholds as Ukip collapses in local vote

Economists are anticipating a rebound in job growth after an unexpected dip in March capped off what we now know was the worst quarter for the USA economy in three years. In his interview with the Standard, Mr Khan, who is seen by many as a future Labour party leader, also vowed to "stand up" for Londoners against income tax hikes after Labour hinted it could target those earning more than £70,000 and expectations the Tories could drop their "triple tax lock". Read More

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

He has never held elected office, and just over a year ago his political movement En Marche! did not even exist. The clear bias in favor of Macron in the markets over the far-right candidate Le Pen rests on a number of factors, above all related to his views on Europe. Read More

Iran's president attacks rival's background in judiciary

Iran's president attacks rival's background in judiciary

The Iranian officials unanimously called the missile tests "inalienable right" of the country to boost deterrent power. The Iranian presidential election campaign is heating up in the final period and it's not ruled out that it would get more heated until election day. Read More

Donald Trump Putting US Intelligence Ties At Risk

At first, the White House pinned the decision on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who'd written a scathing memo about Comey's handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton's use of email. "I don't have information I'm at liberty to share", Freeland said. The reversal in posture from the White House Tuesday induced whiplash in a now-familiar way: Officials went from uncategorically denying the content of Monday night's Washington Post report to essentially admitting its validity but ... Read More

Trump White House enters a new state of denial

Trump White House enters a new state of denial

In his comments to reporters on Monday, Sen Bob Corker, R-Tenn, close to some in the White House , was explicit about the situation. McMaster also revealed that Trump was not briefed on the source of the information he shared with Lavrov and Kislyak. Read More

Trump expands 'global gag rule,' targeting $8.8B in global health aid

Trump expands 'global gag rule,' targeting $8.8B in global health aid

On a myriad of issues, Donald Trump hasn't disappointed evangelicals since he's taken office. However, the anti-abortion policy was not well-received by everyone. It's illegal for any USA aid money to go toward abortion care itself; what the global gag rule does is prevent these organizations from using even separate funding on abortion care or referrals, even if abortion is legal in their country. Read More

Erdogan Praises Trump, Denounces US's Kurdish Allies in Syria

Most other leaders steered clear of endorsing a power grab by the increasingly autocratic Erdogan. Following passage of the amendments, President Trump called to congratulate Erdogan on his victory. President Trump has made clear that his primary response to their suffering is to try to ban even the most vulnerable from being resettled here and to propose major cuts to US -funded programs that support their most basic needs. Read More