News : World

Koreas discuss removing North's artillery from tense border

Monday  09:26,   25 june 2018
msn

South Korea's prime minister says the rival Koreas are discussing the relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery systems away from the Korean border.North Korea has deployed an estimated 1,000 artillery pieces along the border, posing[...]

Teenage soccer team feared trapped in Thail cave

Monday  08:15,   25 june 2018
cnn

A search is underway to rescue 12 teenage soccer players and their coach who are thought to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand. Investigators believe the group, who have been missing since Saturday, crawled into the Tham Luang Nang Non Cave[...]

Eye in the Sky: China Spies With Robotic Drone Birds

Monday  07:11,   25 june 2018
newsweek

The drones are so convincing that other birds fly beside them.The sneaky robotic spies, launched by more than 30 government and military agencies, flap through the skies like real birds. They are so convincing, the China Post reports, that real [...]

Trump Plans New Curbs on Chinese Investment, Tech Exports to China

Monday  06:15,   25 june 2018
online.wsj

President Trump, already embroiled in a trade battle with China, plans to ratchet commercial tensions higher by barring many Chinese firms from investing in U.S. technology and by blocking more technology exports to Beijing.The twin initiatives, set [...]

In India, 'child marriage is like a disease'

Monday  03:50,   25 june 2018
latimes

The abuse began days after she moved in with her husband. He would come home drunk and force her to have sex. The women in his family hurled insults at her and said she brought bad luck. Pinki Kumari was only 16, but her fate had been decided much[...]

Saudi women take the wheel as driving ban ends

Monday  01:30,   25 june 2018
latimes

Maha Aqeel joined 14 other women at a friend's place Saturday night in their hometown of Jeddah. A bit before midnight, they piled into five cars, waiting for the night to slide into Sunday. Once it did, Aqeel said, the women "were[...]

Venezuela's currency is worth so little that artisans make purses out of it

Monday  00:50,   25 june 2018
miamiherald

Venezuela's currency has become virtually worthless, making it better used to turn colorful bolivar bills into a purse than to spend them on a purse - or anything else. So that's what Alvaro Rivera and other artisans in one Colombian town along[...]

New protest in Greece against Macedonia name deal

Monday  00:25,   25 june 2018
msn

Some four thousand people protested Sunday in Thessaloniki, against a name deal between Greece and Macedonia, police said. The protesters, mainly from the far right, brandished banners reading "politicians traitors", an AFP journalist said. They[...]

England built an empire out of coal. Now it’s giving it up. Why can’t the US?

Sunday  21:25,   24 june 2018
pri.org

England, perhaps more than any other country in the world, was built on coal. So this winter, when the United Kingdom announced its plan to stop burning coal for electricity by 2025, the shift was seismic.      The announcement[...]

Basra was once a jewel of a city. Now it's a symbol what's wrong in Iraq

Sunday  21:25,   24 june 2018
latimes

<p>Though it was left unscathed in the brutal four-year war against Islamic State, Basra is where the scars of Iraq's troubles are most apparent: the perennial weakness of the state, the factions <g class="gr_ gr_3 gr-alert gr_gramm[...]

Dozens killed in Mali village attack

Sunday  21:25,   24 june 2018
bbc

Thirty-two civilians from the Fula ethnic group were killed in cold blood, a Fula association says.The hunters, known locally as "Dozo", surrounded the village in the Mopti region and separated members of the Fula ethnic group from the other[...]

Huge fireball lights up Russian skies

Sunday  20:52,   24 june 2018
cnet

A meteor smacked into the atmosphere in the early morning hours, reminding many of a far more powerful event.The fireball was captured on camera near the town of Lipetsk, between Moscow and the Ukrainian border. It glows bright for a second, leaving [...]

Singapore says Trump-Kim summit cost just $12 million, after some question expenses

Sunday  17:07,   24 june 2018
reuters

Singapore said on Sunday it spent S$16.3 million ($12 million) on hosting the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, less than earlier reports that had angered some locals. Most of the money went on security, [...]

Jared Kushner Criticizes Abbas, Questioning His Ability to Make Peace

Sunday  15:15,   24 june 2018
nytimes

President Trump’s Middle East adviser told a Palestinian newspaper that the U.S. would roll out its peace plan even if the Palestinian leader remained on the sidelines.Mr. Kushner, who is on a multination trip to the Middle East, made his comments[...]

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

Sunday  13:37,   24 june 2018
msn

German police say that 25 people have been injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed a building in the western city of Wuppertal. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP) BERLIN — Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an [...]