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08/16/2018 10:32 AM
US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking North Korea embargo
The Treasury accused China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co and its Singapore-based affiliate, SINSMS Pte., of falsifying documents to facilitate shipments of alcohol and cigarettes to North Korea. Those shipments helped fuel what the Treasury alleged was a huge "illicit" cigarette trade earning the Pyongyang regime $1 billion a year.
08/16/2018 09:16 AM
With new US law, trafficked children no longer need to testify in court
Under a United Nations measure known as the Palermo Protocol, children do not have to prove they were trafficked, said Romina Canessa, a trafficking expert at the rights group Equality Now. Elsewhere in the US, Alabama last month lifted its requirement for coercion or deception to be proven in cases of child sex trafficking.
08/16/2018 08:49 AM
India-Israel missile defence system to be procured by Israeli Navy
The missile system has been jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India's DRDO, Israel's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and some other Indian defence companies.
08/16/2018 08:04 AM
Trump revokes ex-CIA chief's security clearance
Trump claimed that John Brennan — a former station chief in Riyadh who rose to lead the formidable spy agency — had become "erratic." Brennan quickly hit back, accusing the president of trying to curb free speech in a "politically motivated" action.
08/15/2018 04:46 PM
Pak Parliament elects Imran's ally as Speaker
Pakistan's newly-elected Parliament on Wednesday voted an ally of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan as the Speaker of its lower house, kicking off the process of transition and handing over powers to the new government.
08/15/2018 02:01 PM
British media say crash suspect is Briton of Sudanese origin
British media are reporting that the suspect in the Parliament crash being treated as terrorism is 29-year old British citizen of Sudanese origin named Salih Khater. The suspect is in police custody after his arrest on suspicion of preparing an act of terror.
08/15/2018 01:07 PM
Death toll rises to 35 in Italy bridge collapse; 3 missing
State radio on Wednesday quoted the prefect's office confirming a death toll of 35 and denying some news reports that put it at 38. About a dozen people remained hospitalised in serious condition. What caused an 80-meter long stretch of highway to break off from the 45-meter high Morandi Bridge in the northwestern port city is under investigation.
08/15/2018 01:01 PM
Police search addresses after suspected terrorist attack at UK parliament
Police said the incident appeared to be the second terrorist attack at the building in just under 18 months, after Khalid Masood killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge in March 2017. He stabbed an unarmed police officer to death before being shot dead. That was the first of five attacks in Britain last year that police designated as terrorism, three of which used vehicles as weapons.
08/15/2018 07:42 AM
Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse
Some 30 people were killed on Tuesday when a vast span of the Morandi bridge collapsed during a heavy rainstorm, sending vehicles and their drivers plunging 100-metres (330 feet) onto railway tracks below. Rescuers spent the night searching the tangled remains of the bridge under floodlights and there are fears the toll could rise in what the Italian government has called an "immense tragedy".
08/15/2018 07:31 AM
Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial
Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong, 29, are accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. The women have said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a hidden-camera show.
08/15/2018 07:16 AM
Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'
Manigault Newman -- who first gained fame as a contestant on Trump's reality TV show -- has dripped out recordings of embarrassing private conversations at the White House as she promotes a memoir about her time with "The Donald."
08/14/2018 07:58 PM
Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters
In a rare public criticism, Philippine president Duterte said China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wrong" and Beijing should not tell others to leave those areas to avoid clashes.
08/14/2018 01:53 PM
Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met al-Sisi over Gaza
Egypt and the United Nations have been trying to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules Gaza, following a spike in cross-border violence in the past few months. The two leaders discussed the easing of an Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, rehabilitation of its infrastructure and terms for a ceasefire, the Channel Ten report said.