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Sons of US defector to North Korea confirm his death

Tuesday  01:20,   22 august 2017
AFP

The only US soldier known still to be living in North Korea after defecting more than five decades ago died last year pledging loyalty to the "great leader Kim Jong-Un", his sons said.James Joseph Dresnok was among just a handful of[...]

Five things to watch for in Trump’s new Afghanistan policy

Tuesday  01:20,   22 august 2017
Quartz

After 16 years of stuttering war in Afghanistan, the Taliban has returned to its strongest level since 2001. This evening (Aug. 21), US president Donald…His plan comes just days after he fired his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, a vehement voice[...]

Rocket lands in Kabul diplomatic area: police

Monday  23:40,   21 august 2017
AFP

A rocket landed in the heavily fortified diplomatic area of the Afghan capital Kabul late Monday, police said, hours before US President Donald Trump was due to announce his long-awaited strategy for the war-weary country. It was the latest in a[...]

Rocket lands in Kabul diplomatic area: police

Monday  23:40,   21 august 2017
AFP

A rocket landed in the heavily fortified diplomatic area of the Afghan capital Kabul late Monday, police said, hours before US President Donald Trump was due to announce his long-awaited strategy for the war-weary country. It was the latest in a[...]

Russian flight attendant sues airline for discrimination

Monday  23:40,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>"Old, fat and ugly" is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more[...]

Russian flight attendant sues airline for discrimination

Monday  23:40,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>"Old, fat and ugly" is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more[...]

Lebanese army finds anti-aircraft missiles in Islamic State cache

Monday  22:43,   21 august 2017
Reuters

Lebanon's army found anti-aircraft missiles among with a cache of weapons in an area abandoned by Islamic State militants, it said on Monday. The arms cache also included mortars, medium and heavy machine guns, assault rifles, grenades,[...]

Barcelona fugitive shot dead outside city wearing bomb belt

Monday  22:21,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday after authorities announced he also was suspected of killing the owner of a hijacked getaway car. The fugitive was wearing a bomb belt, authorities[...]

French police rule out terror in van's fatal bus stop hits

Monday  22:05,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

A van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, but investigators ruled out terrorism as a motive, police said.The driver of the van, arrested in a third location, was a[...]

Big Ben bell sounds for last time for 4 years

Monday  21:21,   21 august 2017
USA TODAY

Big Ben's iconic bell sounded the hour for the last time Monday before it went silent for nearly four years of repair work.LONDON — Big Ben's iconic bell sounded the hour for the last time Monday before it went silent for[...]

Russia condemns US visa restrictions

Monday  21:21,   21 august 2017
BBC News

US consulates will no longer issue visas to Russians - only the Moscow embassy will do so.A US embassy statement said non-immigrant visas would no longer be issued at the three US consulates in Russia - only at the Moscow[...]

Exclusive: Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

Monday  20:31,   21 august 2017
Reuters

<p>An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area[...]

Stricken U.S. destroyer arrives in Singapore after collision, 10 sailors missing

Monday  19:20,   21 august 2017
MSN

<p>The USS John S. McCain, significantly damaged after colliding with an oil tanker three times its size off the Strait of Malacca early Monday morning, limped into the Changi Naval Base in Singapore with a large hole in its side at the[...]

Spanish police say 'shot down' person, public TV says it is Barcelona attack suspect

Monday  18:55,   21 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Spanish police said they had "shot down" a person on Monday who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt and Spanish public television said the man was the suspected perpetrator of last week's Barcelona van attack.</p>Catalan[...]

Venezuela prepares world summit to defend new legislative body

Monday  18:55,   21 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Venezuela is preparing an international summit to rally support for an all-powerful lawmaking body, whose recent creation drew widespread foreign condemnation as a power grab by leftist President Nicolas Maduro.</p>Venezuela is preparing an [...]