Japan imposes new sanctions on North Korea

MARI YAMAGUCHI | ASSOCIATED PRESS 4:20 a.m. CST Dec. 15, 2017 TOKYO – Japan froze the assets of 19 companies on Friday to step up pressure on North Korea to return Japanese citizens that it abducted in the 1970s and 1980s and to halt its nuclear weapons and missile development. The companies, which have already been sanctioned [...]

2017-12-15T22:22:37+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Miss Iraq forced to flee country over Instagram photo alongside Miss Israel

Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, and her family had to flee their homeland after receiving death threats over a photo she posted online last month. Why? Because Idan posed with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, at a Miss Universe International Beauty Pageant, the Times of Israel reported. Idan came under fire for posting the photo to Instagram, captioned, [...]

2017-12-15T20:08:53+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Electric Car Range May Soon Triple, Thanks to New Research

BRIEF A major difficulty in electric vehicle adoption is their battery capacity and range. One new study could help us potentially triple electric car range, hopefully supporting the global break from fossil fuels. BATTERY BREAKTHROUGHS As increasingly more companies and governments move to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, it is becoming apparent that electric car [...]

2017-12-13T16:30:40+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Daredevil falls to death after taking selfie atop 62-story skyscraper in China

A Chinese daredevil known for scaling skyscrapers without safety equipment to snap jaw-dropping selfies died last month after slipping off a 62-story building in the central city of Changsha, according to multiple reports. Wu Yongning, a martial arts-trained stuntman with a background in film, aimed to use an equivalent of $15,000 in prize money from the [...]

2017-12-13T00:52:33+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Saudi Arabia to lift decades-long ban on movie theaters

Saudi Arabia on Monday said it would lift the kingdom's decades-long ban on movie theaters, part of reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The government passed a resolution paving the way for licenses to be granted to commercial movie theaters for the first time in 35 years. They could open in March. The conservative kingdom shut movie theaters down [...]

2017-12-11T13:10:20+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

North Korea, United Nations agree to communicate regularly

North Korea, led by leader Kim Jong Un, photographed here in center, has agreed to regular communication with the United Nations. Dec. 9 (UPI) --North Korea has agreed to communicate regularly with the United Nations at various levels, Pyongyang's state media said Saturday, following a visit by a senior U.N. official. North Korea said that the [...]

2017-12-10T14:53:48+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

2 dead, 250 injured as Israeli troops, Palestinians clash over Trump move

Palestinians burn tires in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip Friday during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/UPI | License Photo Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Israeli troops killed at least two Palestinian protester as clashes escalated over U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of [...]

2017-12-09T16:24:41+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

U.S. State Department announces new travel advisory system

A Delta Airlines plane takes off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City on August 8, 2016 in New York City. Delta began to resume flights but still expect massive cancelations and delays after after a computer glitch shut down the airline completely this morning. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Dec. 8 (UPI) -- State [...]

2017-12-09T16:16:54+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

The most northerly town in the world is at risk of disappearing

The most northerly town in the world is at risk of disappearing  2017-12-08 15:43 UTC by Special to USA TODAY The 2,000 residents in Longyearbyen -- Norway in the Arctic Circle wish for more snow and freezing temperatures. LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — It’s freezing, snowing and so far north that the sun won’t rise again until March, but the [...]

2017-12-08T17:01:45+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Defense attorney in 9/11 pre trial cross examine FBI agents

Walter Ruiz, defense attorney for accused 9/11 co-conspirator Mustafa Ahmad al Hawsawi, speaks with reporters. Photo by Ricky Zipp/Medill News Service  GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- Pretrial hearings for five men accused in the 9/11 terrorist attacks focused on one of the men's financial ties to the plane hijackers and details of his interrogation by the FBI. [...]

2017-12-08T15:15:16+00:00 December 8th, 2017|