South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for bribery

His successor Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 25 years prison in August in a separate corruption scandal, after being ousted from office last year following months of street protests. Prosecutors had asked for a 20-year sentence and a fine of over 13 ... More..

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France says Russian global hacking claims 'worrying'
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

France says Russian global hacking claims 'worrying'

LONDON-The British government has accused Russian military intelligence of being behind four cyber attacks aimed at spreading confusion and disinformation. At the presentation, Major General Eichelsheim showe...More..

Senate Releases Executive Summary of FBI Report on Kavanaugh, Revealing Witnesses
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Senate Releases Executive Summary of FBI Report on Kavanaugh, Revealing Witnesses

Rather than engage meaningfully with Senators' questions on those matters, Judge Kavanaugh sought to dismiss the concerns out of hand, which signaled a lack of understanding of the importance of a fair airing o...More..

Australia to make sanitary products exempt from sales tax
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Australia to make sanitary products exempt from sales tax

Those of us who bleed, join me in rejoicing over the fact that the Tampon Tax is incredibly close to being removed from sanitary items, after a unanimous decision across Australia's state and federal gover...More..

French investigate after Interpol chief Meng Hongwei goes missing
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

French investigate after Interpol chief Meng Hongwei goes missing

Meng Hongwei , the director of Interpol , is reportedly missing. His term runs until 2020. Meng was heading to his native China. Meng Hongwei at the 2017 Interpol World congress in Singapore. Rights groups...More..

Pres. Trump Holds MAGA Rally In Minn
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Pres. Trump Holds MAGA Rally In Minn

Speaking in Franken's home state, Trump opined: "That guy was, he was wacky". Trump attended the rally in support of Republican Senate candidate Karin Housley, who is facing appointed incumbent Democrat...More..

by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Mukwege said a fistula is one of the worst conditions a woman can experience. The head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee says this year's Nobel Peace winners were chosen to draw attention to the fact that "wom...More..

'Women must be heard': thousands march against Kavanaugh
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

'Women must be heard': thousands march against Kavanaugh

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at a rare White House briefing that on Wednesday night that "the President was stating the facts" at the MS rally. Ford says Judge was in the ro...More..

Trump rebuked after mocking Kavanaugh accuser
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Trump rebuked after mocking Kavanaugh accuser

He even suggested that "maybe" Kavanaugh lied about "how much he drank in high school", but he warned, "Enough". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of trying to derail the nomination...More..

Retired Justice Stevens calls Kavanaugh’s hearing performance disqualifying
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Retired Justice Stevens calls Kavanaugh’s hearing performance disqualifying

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said he doesn't believe Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the high court. Stevens also noted on Thursday that the partis...More..

Kavanaugh 1983 letter:
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Kavanaugh 1983 letter: "We're loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us"

It would probably be a good idea on Saturday the 18th to warn the neighbors that we're loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us. Advise them to go about 30 miles". "But I did not drink beer to the p...More..

S-300 missiles in Syria can be beaten, says Israeli minister
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

S-300 missiles in Syria can be beaten, says Israeli minister

Tel Aviv's self-reserved right to freely strike "Iranian targets" anywhere inside or outside Syria was severely undermined by Moscow's transfer of S-300 air defense systems and accompanying hardware to Damasc...More..

US Charges 7 Russian Intel Officers with Hacking
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

US Charges 7 Russian Intel Officers with Hacking

The leaders of Britain and the Netherlands condemned the GRU for "reckless" activities and vowed to defend vital global agencies from Russian aggression. Britain says the nerve agent was Novichok , produce...More..

Key senators to watch ahead of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Key senators to watch ahead of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote

Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were reportedly among those arrested. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken a key procedural step to begin voting on Brett Kavanaugh's nominat...More..

Powerful Typhoon Trami batters Japan
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Powerful Typhoon Trami batters Japan

Major train stations in the metropolitan area were overcrowded in the morning as services remained disrupted following massive cancellations since the day before, while many flights were canceled through Monday...More..

South Carolina Shooting Spree Leaves One Officer Dead, Six Wounded
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

South Carolina Shooting Spree Leaves One Officer Dead, Six Wounded

WMBF reports Hopkins sustained a head injury during the police standoff and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. A police escort led the way Wednesday as his body was taken from the hospital. "I have...More..

Emergency alert test going out to mobile phones nationwide
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Emergency alert test going out to mobile phones nationwide

The alert is part of an effort by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System ...More..

More Than 250 Die Taking Selfies, Study Calls for 'No Selfie Zones'
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

More Than 250 Die Taking Selfies, Study Calls for 'No Selfie Zones'

Most victims were men (72 per cent) under the age of 30. "They haven't even realised what their goals are. They're just beginners in their lives". In July this year, 19-year-old Gavin Zimmerman fell to his de...More..

Man arrested over 'ricin' sent to Trump and Pentagon
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Man arrested over 'ricin' sent to Trump and Pentagon

It was initially reported that the packages could be laced with ricin but officials said on October 3, that they contained castor beans, the unprocessed form of the poison, which can be deadly if swallowed but ...More..

USA withdraws from global accords, says U.N
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

USA withdraws from global accords, says U.N

Bolton also said the United States would withdraw from the "optional protocol" that gives the ICJ jurisdiction to hear disputes under the Vienna Convention. While the US does not recognize Palestine as a state,...More..

Putin Enjoys Greater International Trust than Trump
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Putin Enjoys Greater International Trust than Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the only leader in whom a majority of those surveyed, 52 per cent, expressed confidence. Reflecting Mr Trump's "America First" stance, substantial majorities in 19 of the...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Utah Man Arrested Over Envelopes Mailed To US Officials

John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, at the Pentagon . The Secret Service said Tuesday that the envelope addressed to Trump was not received at the White House , nor did it ever enter the White...More..

In a first, India deports seven Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

In a first, India deports seven Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar

The Assam Government on October 3, sent seven Myanmar nationals, who are widely suspected to be Rohingya refugees from a detention camp in Silchar to Imphal in Manipur. Earlier, the apex court had appoint...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Netherlands 'halted Russian cyber-attack on chemical weapons body'

The campaign affected many countries and caused millions of dollars of economic harm, a statement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Foreign Minister Marise Payne said. President Putin eschews direct retali...More..

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

But Democrats accused the administration of restricting the probe behind the scenes. Separately, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME told reporters, "The president's comments were just plain wrong", ...More..

Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in South Carolina; Suspect in Custody
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in South Carolina; Suspect in Custody

The incident has now concluded with the suspect in custody . A Twitter post from Florence County Emergency Management says that "Due to a high priority call in ..." There were no immediate details on t...More..

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM charged with money-laundering
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM charged with money-laundering

Rosmah is expected to be slapped with 17 charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001. Najib has plead not guilty. Rosmah was seen waving to h...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Pompeo plans to meet with Kim Jong Un again in Pyongyang

The top U.S. diplomat had announced last week that he was ready to return to North Korea after meeting the state's foreign minister on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly . Pompeo declined com...More..

Malaysia PM's warning over South China Sea
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Malaysia PM's warning over South China Sea

Charlie Brown , a U.S. Pacific Fleet Spokesman. Brown said the Chinese warship " conducted a series of increasingly aggressive maneuvers accompanied by warnings for the Decatur to depart the area". China...More..

Anti-Kavanaugh Vigils Held Across US as Senators Await FBI Report
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Anti-Kavanaugh Vigils Held Across US as Senators Await FBI Report

Sen. Susan Collins , R-Maine, told reporters that Trump's Tuesday night lampooning of Ford at a MS campaign rally was "just plain wrong." Sen. "I know yesterday [McConnell] said that was not going to be th...More..