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Indonesia battles fake news after quake-tsunami disaster

Indonesia battles fake news after quake-tsunami disaster A week on from the disaster, some roads in the area remain impassable, detritus from the tsunami is scattered everywhere while terrified people are sleeping outside for fear of further quakes. "We've confirmed that the mayor is still alive and healthy", Setu said. Teams from Indonesia's communications ministry and disaster agency have taken to Twitter and other social media to debunk fake clai... [Full Article...]

CapitalTV: Interpol chief Meng Hongwei resigns after detention in China

CapitalTV: Interpol chief Meng Hongwei resigns after detention in China It did not say why. Meng is China's vice minister of public security as well as president of the International Criminal Police Organization. Meng, who also is vice-minister of China's police apparatus, was reported missing after traveling from France to China. [Full Article...]

Touting Wildlife Conservation, First Lady Feeds Baby Elephants

Touting Wildlife Conservation, First Lady Feeds Baby Elephants It didn't take long for the typically reserved USA first lady to dive fully into the moment. She is focusing the trip on her interest in child welfare. On her visit, she came to see babies being weighed and given blankets and teddy bears donated by the White House at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital. [Full Article...]

Ekweremadu says Atiku is Nigeria’s next president

Ekweremadu says Atiku is Nigeria’s next president The reason for the meetings is due to the controversies that have trailed the party's governorship and senatorial primaries in some states such as Zamfara, Ondo, Kaduna and Ogun. You have stayed on course over the years and truly, you deserve this victory. The poll, which was conducted by DailyTrust, a national newspaper also featured Atiku Abubakar , Bukola Saraki , and Rabiu Kwankwaso , w... [Full Article...]

US, N. Korea agree to have second summit

US, N. Korea agree to have second summit Pompeo and Kim also agreed to form a working group "at an early date" to discuss the denuclearization process and the second summit, which Kim proposed to U.S. "And we had a very successful morning, so thank you and I am looking forward to our time here at lunch as well", Pompeo said. Pompeo arrived in Tokyo for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North Korea. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Protests Rage Until The Very End

Brett Kavanaugh Protests Rage Until The Very End Democrats hope that the roll call, exactly a month from elections in which House and Senate control are in play, will prompt infuriated women and liberals to stream to the polls to oust Republicans. Since then, the country watched agape as one electric moment after another gushed forth. The outcome of the investigation declared the FBI had not found any corroborating witnesses to back Ford's cla... [Full Article...]

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in consulate

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in consulate A senior Turkish police source told MEE that Khashoggi had been "brutally tortured, killed and cut into pieces. We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate". The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by reports Khashoggi may have been killed inside the consulate. He also stressed that with the support of Washington, Saud... [Full Article...]

Korea Hopeful About Pompeo's Pyongyang Visit

Korea Hopeful About Pompeo's Pyongyang Visit It isn't clear whether North Korea has made any substantial changes when it comes to denuclearization, but Trump and Pompeo have been telegraphing the possibility of a second summit for several weeks. FireEye says APT38, the name it gives to the hacking group dedicated to bank theft, has emerged and stepped up its operations since February 2014 as the economic vise on North Korea has tightened i... [Full Article...]

Retired Supreme Court Justice Changes Mind on Kavanaugh

Retired Supreme Court Justice Changes Mind on Kavanaugh At one point during the hearing, he called the Democrat's behaviour during his nomination process "an embarrassment", which led to the left to accuse Kavanaugh of showing bias not appropriate for the court. He criticized the First Amendment flag-burning case in 1989, and Thursday stood by the stance that the act of flag-burning should be illegal. "I agree with Justice Stevens", Leahy tweeted. [Full Article...]

Demonstrators Gather At U.S. Capitol While Senate Confirms Kavanaugh

Demonstrators Gather At U.S. Capitol While Senate Confirms Kavanaugh The senator said she spoke with Judge Kavanaugh in her office for two hours, an additional hour on the phone and dozens of her own constituents before making her decision. "I'm also concerned about the impact on the court". He added that he thinks the week-long delay as the FBI investigated sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh was something positive. [Full Article...]

Trial: Chicago officer guilty of murder in shooting of Laquan McDonald

Trial: Chicago officer guilty of murder in shooting of Laquan McDonald Jason van Dyke fired 16 bullets into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald during the 2014 confrontation. The encounter unfolded when officers came upon McDonald, who had a knife, and called for an officer with a Taser to respond to the scene. But Gaughan said jurors could find that Van Dyke truly believed his life was in jeopardy but that that belief wasn't reasonable. Van Dyke faced two counts o... [Full Article...]

India risks USA sanctions with $5-bln purchase of Russian missiles

India risks USA sanctions with $5-bln purchase of Russian missiles USA officials have said there is no guarantee of a waiver from the Trump administration, which has imposed sanctions on China's military for the purchase of the same system. Last month Washington slapped financial sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets - and the S-400. For all the warm words, ties with Moscow are a lot less central to Delhi than they wer... [Full Article...]

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case Investigations into the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB by an audacious global fraud ring have already seen her husband Najib Razak hit with more than two dozen charges including corruption and money laundering. Her lawyers, K. Kumaraendran and Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent, earlier told reporters that the nature of the charges against Rosmah was still unclear. [Full Article...]

CLOSE CALL: 'Unsafe' Chinese Destroyer Sails 'WITHIN FEET' of US Warship

CLOSE CALL: 'Unsafe' Chinese Destroyer Sails 'WITHIN FEET' of US Warship The US disregard of China's claims over the disputed waters, through which trillions of dollars-worth of trade passes annually, is being demonstrated amid unprecedented tensions between the world's two largest economies. The PRC destroyer approached within 45 yards of DECATUR's bow, after which DECATUR maneuvered to prevent a collision. Nonetheless, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is... [Full Article...]

Putin calls ex-spy Skripal a 'scumbag' and 'traitor'

Putin calls ex-spy Skripal a 'scumbag' and 'traitor' The US is in a hard position as it seeks to contain China through better ties with India, which like Washington has been unnerved by Beijing's growing assertiveness. So the Russian S-400s are being seen as a good solution. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters India was closing in on the deal to buy the air defence system from Russian Federation, with which it has long-standing mi... [Full Article...]

Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves

Dancing Queen: Theresa May pokes fun at her limited dance moves While she was on a trip to Kenya she was seen trying to take part in local dance moves and well. she badly failed. The final day of the conference will see May deliver her keynote speech, telling delegates about her vision for post-Brexit Britain. [Full Article...]

After days of restraint, Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser

Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegations . The report could be delivered to Capitol Hill as early as Wednesday. The White House - through press secretary Sarah Sanders and others - has dismissed all the allegations against him as old news that had been litigated during the campaign. [Full Article...]

Erdogan says Turkey to secure east of Euphrates in Syria

Erdogan says Turkey to secure east of Euphrates in Syria Ankara and Washington have been embroiled in a diplomatic spat over the trial in Turkey of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is speaking at the inauguration of a mosque under heavy security as he winds up a visit to Germany . [Full Article...]

White House denies limiting Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry : Kavanaugh

Jeff Flake, who said he would support Kavanaugh's confirmation before shocking the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday by calling for the process to be slowed so the FBI could investigate. "I don't see that happening in my case". "He is taking flak from the left for not taking enough of a stand, and I am like, 'What more do you want?'" he said of the Kavanaugh battle. [Full Article...]

Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border

Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US President Donald Trump at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on 12 June 2018. The US has said that it will not make such concessions unless the North takes substantive steps in ridding itself of nuclear weapons. In 2015, a land mine blast blamed on North Korea maimed two So... [Full Article...]


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