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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea warned the United States, Britain, France and Germany on Monday that raising the issue of Pyongyang’s missile tests at the United Nations Security Council would “further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty.”
North Korean ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song speaks during a news conference in New York, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
The 15-member council is due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday after North Korea said it had test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile last week. The discussion was…
She said MBIE played a big part in the Government’s agenda in tackling climate change – such as working to help end future offshore oil and gas exploration in April last year – so blocking their work didn’t achieve anything.
French President Emmanuel Macron led a national tribute Tuesday to the four police employees slain in last week’s knife attack in Paris, calling them “victims of Islamic terrorism.”
At a ceremony at the police headquarters where they were stabbed to death in last Thursday’s bloody rampage, a solemn Macron endured drizzle as he paid homage to the three police officers and one police administrator killed by their own colleague, a 45-year-old deaf technology administrator and Muslim convert.
“They had made the choice to wear the uniform, to devote their lives to protecting others.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska judge has imprisoned an Iowa man who authorities say was driving drunk when his pickup truck rammed into a sports car in north Omaha, fatally injuring two other Iowa men.
Sweden’s king has removed five of his grandchildren from the royal house.
The decision by King Carl XVI Gustaf means the children no longer have the title of royal highness and are not expected to perform official royal duties.
They will remain members of the royal family and retain their titles of…
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with sexually assaulting a bridesmaid from his wife’s bridal party two days before his wedding, according to police. The wedding went on as planned.
Danieal J. Carney allegedly assaulted a 29-year-old Oregon woman on Aug. 30 in a men’s locker room following a day of rafting and paddle boarding on the Delaware River near Smithfield Township, according to the criminal complaint.
The 28-year-old was arrested a month later on Oct. 3 and charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of an unconscious person, simple assault and indecent assault,…
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A 60-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly hiding her mother’s corpse in her basement for as long as four months while living off her social security cheques.
Paula Bergold is accused of placing the body of her 89-year-old mother, Ruby, in a small plastic tub before stowing her underneath her home in Peshtigo, eastern Wisconsin.
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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Police in South Carolina say they reunited an 11-year-old boy with his family after he drove about 200 miles overnight.
According to a release shared to social media by the Charleston Police Department, the boy pulled up next to an officer around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Charleston.
The boy was alone in the vehicle and he told the officer he’d driven by himself from Simpsonville, South Carolina, and became lost when the tablet he was using lost GPS signal, according to the release.
If there was a previous transport secretary that the incumbent, Grant Shapps, might hope not to imitate, it would surely be his notoriously calamity-stricken predecessor Chris Grayling.
But just a few months after his return to cabinet after…
A young girl and her 10-year-old nephew were beaten to death by two men after they defecated outside.
In what appears to be the latest case of violence against lower-class – or ‘caste’ – children in India, a 12-year-old girl, named only as Roshni, and her nephew Avinash were violently attacked by the men.
The shocking killings happened at around 6.30am on Wednesday.
Rajesh Chandel, superintendent of police in Shivpuri, a district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, told news agency Reuters that two men have been arrested.
President Trump lost overwhelmingly in California in 2016, and 2020 could be even worse, putting him on track for the poorest showing by a Republican presidential candidate in the state since the Civil War, a new poll finds.
Just 29% of likely California voters say they plan to vote for Trump, compared with 67% who say they do not, according to a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, conducted for the Los Angeles Times.
Trump lost the state to Hillary Clinton by 30 points in 2016, and the state’s voters have moved further from his party since then.
GAYDON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover, will close its British factories for a week in November to cope with Brexit, its boss said on Thursday, a plan automakers are adopting to help prepare for any disruption resulting from a no-deal.
Asked whether the firm was thinking about shutting its British factories, which include three car facilities and one engine plant, in the month after Brexit is due to take place on Oct. 31, Chief Executive Ralf Speth said: “We cannot think about it, we just have to do it.”
Asked by reporters at an event to mark the…
British lawmakers accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday of whipping up anger and division with his charged language about opponents of Brexit, and the speaker of the House of Commons pleaded for an end to the “toxic” political atmosphere.
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But government and Parliament remained at loggerheads, as lawmakers rejected a request to adjourn for a week so that Johnson’s Conservatives can attend the governing party’s annual conference.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The “OK” hand gesture, a mass killer’s bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights group’s online database of hate symbols used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists.
The Anti-Defamation League has added the symbols to its online “Hate on Display” database , which already includes burning crosses, Ku Klux Klan robes, the swastika and many other of the most notorious and overt symbols of racism and anti-Semitism.
Jacques Chirac, the former French president who championed the European Union, but whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged 86.
“President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,” his son-in-law told AFP.
Chirac served two terms as president, one as prime minister, and took France into the single European currency.
The French National Assembly observed a minute’s silence in his memory.
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Dozens of people were injured when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Tirana on Saturday. The jolt caused power cuts and damage to various buildings.
NICOSIA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Efforts by Cypriot opposition parties to undo key reforms to the foreclosures framework are undermining the hard-won gains in restoring macro-financial stability, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned in a…
New York prosecutors urged a federal judge Monday to reject President Trump’s efforts to block a subpoena for eight years of his tax returns, arguing in court documents that the commander-in-chief has no “sweeping immunity” from a criminal probe despite holding the highest office in the land.
Eleven supreme court justices will hear the politically charged claim that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in advising the Queen to suspend parliament for five weeks in order to stifle debate over the Brexit crisis.
All but one of the judges on…
Hong Kong has seen 16 straight weekends of pro-democracy protests. Alongside the battle in the streets, there’s also a battle for people’s hearts and minds. Demonstrators say popular support in Hong Kong is behind them. But government officials…
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Europe’s highest court limited the reach of the landmark online privacy law known as “right to be forgotten” on Tuesday, restricting people’s ability to control what information is available about them on the internet.
In a decision with broad implications for the regulation of the internet, the European Court of Justice ruled that the privacy rule cannot be applied outside the European Union. French authorities had sought to force Google and other search engines to remove links to users globally.
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Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons.
The company said it will focus instead on fulfilling contracts with military and police customers for rifles.
“The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” Colt’s chief executive officer, Dennis Veilleux, said in a written statement.… Source
Eight flights are due to bring Thomas Cook customers home to the UK from Palma airport in Mallorca today. Some have been rerouted, while others are set to leave as previously scheduled:
The 10.25 to Stansted is currently set to take off as originally planned, as is the 10.35 to Bristol, the 10.45 to Manchester, the 11.10 to East Midlands, and the 11.30 to Cardiff.
The 11am flight from Palma to Gatwick is due to take off 15 minutes early, but will now land at Manchester.
The 10.50 to Birmingham has been pushed back to 20.15 and will now land in Manchester.
A powerful typhoon is heading toward Japan’s largest island, Honshu. Typhoon Tapah was moving northeast at a speed of 19 mph with winds up to 100 mph, according to Japan’s meteorological agency.
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On Tuesday, ICE published an acquisition form for the procurement of “hyper-realistic training devices” for a new training facility for its expanding Special Response Team (SRT) program on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website.… Source
The abortion rate in the United States hit a 46-year low in 2017, a drop experienced in both conservative-led states that have restricted the procedure and liberal-led states that have expanded access, according to a report released Wednesday by a research group that supports abortion rights.
The nationwide rate dropped to 13.5 abortions per 1,000 girls and women ages 15 through 44 in 2017, from 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011, a decline of 20%, according to data analyzed by the Guttmacher Institute,,,,
Boris Johnson’s government is back in the Supreme Court for the second day of hearings into his decision to suspend Parliament. Judges are waiting for a written statement on what he’ll do if he loses the case, which has the potential to derail his Brexit strategy and even curtail his premiership.
Reporting to the European Parliament on his discussions with Johnson on Monday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the risk of a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 is now “palpable.” The pound fell.
To further incriminate his wife, the Texas Rangers staged photographs, featuring an apparently dead Mr Sosa lying in a grave. Mr Sosa’s face was painted to give the impression that he had been shot in the head.
“That picture, to this day, reflects one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my life,” he said. An undercover police officer, posing as a hitman, later showed Ms Sosa the photographs. She reportedly smiled and shook his hand.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system that has temperatures suitable for life.
Two research groups announced this week that they’ve found water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet 110 light-years away in the constellation Leo. This so-called Super Earth is just the right distance from its star to conceivably harbor life.
It’s the only exoplanet known so far to have both water and temperatures needed for life, the University College London team reported in the journal Nature Astronomy on Wednesday….
Edgar Zambrano, the deputy of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, has lashed out at the government of President Nicolás Maduro as he was released from detention.
Mr Zambrano was arrested in May on suspicion of treason shortly after a failed uprising against President Maduro organised by Mr Guaidó….
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – State-run news agency says Iran’s president, foreign minister may not go to UN meeting as no US visas issued for them.
Police say a car has smashed through the glass-doored front lobby of the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York.
Authorities told WABC-TV the incident Tuesday night does not appear to be intentional. They say there are no indications it was anything more than an accident.
The driver was injured was being questioned by police. Two pedestrians in the lobby of the 40-story luxury residence in Westchester County were also hurt. None of the injuries appeared to be serious.
Photos show the dark sedan sitting just inside the lobby as workers clean up debris.
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.
The kingdom’s decision to enter the International Maritime Security Construct came ahead of a planned visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Saudi officials separately planned to share information about the weapons used to attack a Saudi oil field and the world’s largest crude oil processing plant Saturday.
Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have claimed the attack, but the U.S.