News: World

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Monday  19:20,   22 may 2017
Associated Press

TOKYO — North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile's combat readiness and is an [...]

Muslims in U.S. cynical over tone, message in Trump’s speech

Monday  16:57,   22 may 2017
The Washington Post

President extols Islam as “one of the world’s great faiths” and raises cynicism.For many American Muslim activists and scholars, the bar for Donald Trump’s speech to the Muslim worldwas[...]

Perspective | He was paralyzed in a shooting, but she still wanted to marry him. Now that future is gone.

Monday  15:56,   22 may 2017
The Washington Post

Zaan Scott and Jamese Harvey, both 25, had no intention of letting a devastating robbery derail their life together. Then the wounded swim instructor stopped breathing.At the beginning of April, he was a 25-year-old with a fiancée he adored and a[...]

Jakarata gay club raid leads to more than 100 men arrested

Monday  15:51,   22 may 2017
ABC News

About 140 men have been arrested for pornography, a crime that can carry a jail sentence, during a police raid on the Atlantis gay club in the Indonesian capital.About 140 men were detained for[...]

How Malta rolled dice on online gambling supervision: documents

Monday  12:40,   22 may 2017
Reuters

<p>Malta let online gambling firms operate from the island across the European Union between at least 2012-2014 while failing to enforce its own rules on monitoring their computer servers, according to a former employee at Malta’s gaming[...]

Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in S.Africa

Monday  12:40,   22 may 2017
AFP

Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's apartheid government to fight against their homeland now live in squalor, forgotten and unwanted. Without healthcare, jobs or basic services, some 3,000 Angolan-born men call home the town of Pomfret[...]

N.Korea says missile tests warhead guidance, ready for deployment

Monday  08:42,   22 may 2017
Reuters

<p>North Korea said on Monday it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit U.S.[...]

Ivanka Trump meets with Saudi women leaders as some activists remain critical

Monday  05:51,   22 may 2017
The Washington Post

The president’s daughter brought her message of female empowerment to the world’s most repressive society for females, but some activists questioned the effectiveness of the meeting.“In every country, including the United States, women and girls[...]

Exclusive: North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

Sunday  19:11,   21 may 2017
Reuters

<p>North Korea's main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts.</p>North Korea has[...]

Trump seeks to win over Muslims with Islam speech

Sunday  13:40,   21 may 2017
Al Jazeera

Trump seeks to win over Muslims with Islam speechDuring a lunch with up to 50 Muslim leaders in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump is expected to express his "hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam", a day after Washington took issue with[...]

Journalist abducted in Mexico amid spate of media killings

Sunday  09:11,   21 may 2017
dw.com

Mexican journalist Salvador Adame has been abducted by armed men in the south of the country, officials and family have said. The kidnapping comes just days after another journalist was murdered on the street. Mexican journalist and media executive[...]

Mattis says Trump's orders will annihilate ISIS

Saturday  18:12,   20 may 2017
USA TODAY

New approaches approved by President Trump to defeat Islamic State militants have begun to bear fruit, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Friday.&nbsp;WASHINGTON — New approaches approved by President Trump to defeat Islamic State[...]

Embattled Trump starts foreign tour with Saudi arms deal

Saturday  18:11,   20 may 2017
AFP

<p>The White House announced a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday as President Donald Trump took his first steps on the world stage, looking to leave mounting troubles behind at home.</p>The White House announced a huge arms deal[...]

Iran's President Rouhani Wins Re-Election

Saturday  14:06,   20 may 2017
MSN

Iranian voters gave President Hassan Rouhani a second four-year term, rejecting his hard-line challenger and endorsing a leader who seeks better ties to the West. State television congratulated him on the victory on Saturday afternoon. An[...]

Trump starts foreign tour in Saudi as scandals mount at home

Saturday  12:36,   20 may 2017
AFP

<p>US President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Saturday for the start of his first foreign tour since taking office.</p>US President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia Saturday for the start of an eight-day[...]