News: World

CIA chief: North Korea close to nuke that could hit US

Friday  01:45,   20 october 2017

The United States should assume Kim Jong-Un's regime is "on the cusp" of getting a nuclear missile capable of striking US targets and work to prevent this, the head of the CIA said Thursday. CIA director Mike Pompeo said President[...]

Putin talks like Russia’s next president but stays silent on whether he’ll run

Friday  01:22,   20 october 2017
The Washington Post

The Russian leader used a major speech to list the Kremlin’s grievances against the United States. He asserted that Washington has failed to fulfill the terms of nuclear and chemical weapons treaties. He repeated his long-standing accusation that[...]

A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion

Thursday  23:56,   19 october 2017
The New York Times

Hidden in a church basement and forgotten, the books and documents recently discovered provide sharp new insights into Jewish life and literature.Even stranger, they appointed Jewish intellectuals and poets to select the choicest pearls for[...]

UK attempted murder trial shown parachute sabotage

Thursday  07:50,   19 october 2017

The court has seen how quickly a parachute can be sabotaged during the trial of a man accused of trying to murder his wife in a skydiving accident. British Army fitness instructor Emile Cilliers, 37, is accused of trying to engineer his wife's[...]

Monument of love, the Taj Mahal, at heart of political storm

Thursday  07:50,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

India's famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country's ruling Hindu right-wing party claiming that the mausoleum built by a Muslim emperor does not[...]

Muslim cleric held over selfie star's murder

Thursday  07:03,   19 october 2017
Sky News

Pakistani police say a Muslim cleric has been arrested over the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch. Ms Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, was found strangled in her home in the city of Multan last year after posting racy images of[...]

Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a call, but didn’t follow through

Thursday  02:15,   19 october 2017
The Washington Post

‘No other president has ever done something like this,’ Trump told the late soldier’s father.Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, told The Washington Post that Trump called him at his home in Zebulon, N.C., a few weeks after[...]

Trump says Comey 'totally protected' Clinton, swipes at DOJ as new documents confirm claims

Thursday  01:51,   19 october 2017
FOX News

Trump says Comey 'totally protected' Clinton, swipes at DOJ as new documents confirm claimsIn a series of tweets, Trump also swiped at the Justice Department, seeming to suggest they review what he called an apparent[...]

'Our task was to set Americans against their own government': New details emerge about Russia's trolling operation

Wednesday  09:36,   18 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

Recently-revealed details about how an infamous Russian "troll farm" operated and its role in Russia's disinformation campaign shed new light on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential race. One former troll, who was[...]

Xi Jinping declares China's intent to be a 'leading power' by 2050

Wednesday  08:41,   18 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

China will be a leading nation in terms of national power and global impact by 2050, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Communist Party officials.China will be a leading nation in terms of national power and global impact by 2050, Chinese President[...]

Instead of U.S. midterms, Sanders focuses on smaller races

Wednesday  03:02,   18 october 2017

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement[...]

George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins Booker prize

Wednesday  02:36,   18 october 2017
Associated Press

LONDON — American author George Saunders won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife. It is the second year in a row an[...]

Thief in a suitcase robs bus baggage in Paris

Wednesday  02:10,   18 october 2017

It was a mystery that had police puzzled for a while: a rash of thefts reported by passengers who had taken the 75-minute bus trip between Paris and Beauvais airport. An eagle-eyed driver has been credited with helping crack the case last week after [...]

Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd travel ban

Tuesday  23:51,   17 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

A federal judge in Hawaii has granted a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's third travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect at midnight.Trump issued a proclamation last month restricting travel to the US[...]

Jesus Campos, Vegas security guard shot before rampage, appears to have vanished

Tuesday  19:51,   17 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

<p>Now, the man that many want to honor and who can help bring clarity about the timeline of the shooting has vanished from the public eye, less than two weeks since the Oct. 1 massacre, which left 58 people dead and more than 500 others[...]