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North Korean Defector Claims Olympic Cheerleaders Are Used As 'Sex Slaves'

North Korean Defector Claims Olympic Cheerleaders Are Used As 'Sex Slaves' The North-South thawing hasn't led to many concrete agreements yet, but it threatened to split South Korea and the U.S. At the games, Vice President Mike Pence and White House adviser Ivanka Trump gave the North the cold shoulder. For that, we turn to Moon Chung-in. " President Moon is trying to buy some time so that he can achieve a summit meeting with Kim Jong-un". Suga, speaking at... [Full Article...]

Man suspected of killing parents at Central Michigan Univ. has been arrested

Man suspected of killing parents at Central Michigan Univ. has been arrested The university , in Mount Pleasant, identified the victims as the suspect's parents: James Eric Davis Sr., 48, and Diva Jeenen Davis, 47. In any event, Davis was not admitted and at around 8:30 am CT (9:30 a.m. But both his mother, Diva, and father, James Davis Sr., were found dead following reports of shots fired in the residence hall. "I just told him to stay in his dorm and when the polic... [Full Article...]

Man Allegedly Shoots Self Outside White House, Secret Service Says

Man Allegedly Shoots Self Outside White House, Secret Service Says A man is now being treated for gunshot wounds after shooting himself outside of the White House, according to the U.S. Secret Service. Secret Service officers said pedestrian and vehicular traffic was affected in the aftermath of the shooting. [Full Article...]

At least 4 dead in wind-driven storm battering East Coast

At least 4 dead in wind-driven storm battering East Coast The late-morning to midday Friday high tide, the Friday night high tide, and the Saturday midday high tide remain the high tides of greatest concern, although following high tides could also present problems depending on how well the tides are able to go out. [Full Article...]

Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey

Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey The development is likely to aggravate the already strained relations between the neighboring countries. The Turkish military has detained two Greek soldiers who lost their way as they patrolled the border and entered into Turkey by mistake, the Greek army command said Friday. [Full Article...]

Thousands join march in honour of murdered journalist

Thousands join march in honour of murdered journalist Marching behind a banner saying "An attack on journalists = an attack on all of us" and pictures of the two victims, most walked in silence and many carried candles. Kuciak was working on a story about the influence of the Italian mafia in Slovakia and its possible ties to people close to the prime minister, Robert Fico. [Full Article...]

'KJT' looks to Gold Coast after indoor win

'KJT' looks to Gold Coast after indoor win Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson and Remona Burchell will aim to secure the country's first medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships this afternoon (Jamaica time) when they contest the final of the women's 60m at Arena Birmingham. Another solid performance in the long jump, where she jumped 6.50m, put in her command and victory in the 800m (2:16.63) ensured the gold medal was hers. [Full Article...]

Winter storm pounds US east coast

Winter Storm Riley is clobbering the Northeast as an intense nor'easter with damaging winds and significant, long-lived, destructive coastal flooding. Heavy snow fell from OH to upstate NY and on eastward. More than a quarter of flights into and out of New York's three major airports and Boston's airport were canceled, according to tracking service Flightaware.com. [Full Article...]

Trump urges lawsuit against opioid companies, tougher sentences for dealers

Trump last fall declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. In the letter, Henderson appealed to the first lady as a mother and asked for her help "in claiming these lost souls before drugs take them from this earth". "Sadly, she is not alone in her grief, and we need to change that". Neilsen said that only about two pounds of illicit fentanyl were seized by Customs and Border Prote... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Lawmakers Begin Secret Vote For Senate Elections

Pakistan Lawmakers Begin Secret Vote For Senate Elections Those candidates, who will be running as "independents", are expected to pledge their allegiance to PML-N if they are elected to the senate, PML-N party officials say. In Pakistan, the 342-member National Assembly and four provincial assemblies are the Electoral College for the Senate. There are reports and allegations of massive use of money and influence ahead of elections because Senators are... [Full Article...]

Eight Turkish soldiers killed, 13 wounded in Syria

Eight Turkish soldiers killed, 13 wounded in Syria Shortly after, a second statement announced that three more soldiers had been killed as well as six wounded, without giving details of the circumstances. Turkey launched an offensive into Afrin in January 2018 against the People's Protection Units (YPG) which it considers a militant arm of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). [Full Article...]

India, Vietnam sign pacts on trade, agriculture and nuclear energy

India, Vietnam sign pacts on trade, agriculture and nuclear energy The two countries chose to together work for "an open, independent and prosperous Indo-Pacific area where sovereignty and worldwide law is respected", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after talks with Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang. Earlier in the afternoon, President Tran Dai Quang stopped off in Bodh Gaya in the state of Bihar to make his first stop for a meeting with the state's Minister... [Full Article...]

A Bollywood icon dies; a reporter picks her top 5 movies

A Bollywood icon dies; a reporter picks her top 5 movies She continued to act in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films since she was too young for Bollywood, but that helped her develop the acting skills that later helped her in Hindi films. During the 80s and 90s, Sridevi was one of the most sought after actress ever. Even as a child artist, she won many state awards and recognition. [Full Article...]

White House Disputes Report Trump Is Backing Off Gun Age Restriction

White House Disputes Report Trump Is Backing Off Gun Age Restriction During Tuesday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders explained it is sad Democrats are not willing to come to the table on DACA while President Trump is encouraging Congress to get something done. But while Sanders wants you to believe that the crimes Gates, Michael Flynn, and George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to all took place before they were associated with Trump, the... [Full Article...]

England edge New Zealand to take series lead

England edge New Zealand to take series lead Williamson tried everything but the odds were against him on a pitch which did not favor attacking stroke play. The game came down to the final ball, when Williamson, who needed to hit a six, was unable to muster a response to Woakes' final delivery the hosts finished on 230, granting England a series advantage for the first time. [Full Article...]

Distracted driving leading to rise in pedestrian deaths

Distracted driving leading to rise in pedestrian deaths The association said in its report the number of pedestrian deaths has grown faster than all other traffic-related deaths. In 2016, almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed, 16 percent of overall traffic deaths, the New York Times reported . so something else is at play here'". Those states are home to just 30 percent of the USA population, NPR reports , citing the GHSA paper, suggesting distraction... [Full Article...]

Hopes for gun legislation before recess scuttled in House

Hopes for gun legislation before recess scuttled in House Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami-Dade, said. Supporters of the bill say the use of steroids keeps female greyhounds from going into heat and losing racing days. The bill has passed the House unanimously and has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee. With the addition of the Oliva amendment, the Senate version now differs from the House in the marshal program, and also has a process by which la... [Full Article...]

Europe freezes over as 'Beast from the East' arrives

Europe freezes over as 'Beast from the East' arrives Cold and snow stunned the kingdom, hundreds of schools were closed. 46 people died because of the record cold in Europe. Ireland, bracing for the biggest snowfall since 1982, urged people to stay indoors from 1600 GMT on Thursday until 1200 on Friday in the southern province of Munster and eastern province of Leinster when the most severe weather is expected. [Full Article...]

Turkey condemns terror attack in Burkina Faso

Turkey condemns terror attack in Burkina Faso Two attackers were captured, according to military source and state television. Witnesses said five armed men got out of a vehicle and opened fire on passersby before heading towards the French embassy. A Reuters reporter said gunfire had largely ceased by noon. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore to express his condolences and support and to than... [Full Article...]

Commerce Secretary Lectures Global Markets on 'Overreaction'

Commerce Secretary Lectures Global Markets on 'Overreaction' Asian markets were sharply down Friday, as were ones in Europe one day after American indices dipped following Trump's announcement that he intends to slap 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and a 10 percent one on aluminum that comes into the United States. [Full Article...]


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