North Korea, cyberterrorism considered top threats to U.S.

More than 80 percent of Americans think North Korea and cyber-based terrorism are the most critical threats to the United States, a new Gallup Poll Monday showed. Respondents were asked to categorize six topics as a "critical threat" -- and 82 percent identified North Korean development of nuclear weapons development. While the percentage of those [...]

2018-03-05T15:06:10+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

Trump at Gridiron Dinner: N. Korea called about talks

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and first lady Melania Trump return to the White House after attending a Republican Fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. On Saturday night he attended the Gridiron Club Dinner. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo March 4 (UPI) -- During a joke-filled speech at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner on [...]

2018-03-05T14:59:48+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

Trump steel tariffs: Trade wars are good, says Trump

He tweeted that the US was "losing billions of dollars on trade" and would find a trade war "easy to win". On Thursday he said steel imports would face a 25% tariff and aluminium 10%. Canada and the EU said they would bring forward their own countermeasures. Mexico, China and Brazil have also said they [...]

2018-03-02T14:49:14+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

UK snow: Military could be called to Lincolnshire

Image captionA number of lorries have become stuck on roads around Lincolnshire Military help has been requested after heavy snowfall caused major disruption across Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Resilience Forum, a collection of public bodies, believe Army and RAF vehicles could be used to reach vulnerable people trapped by the snow. Lincolnshire Police has declared a "critical [...]

2018-02-28T16:50:20+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Russia’s Olympic membership is restored by IOC

There were 168 Russians competing as neutral athletes at February's Winter Olympics Russia's Olympic membership has been restored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following its suspension from Pyeongchang 2018. Russia was banned from February's Games by the IOC over state-sponsored doping. Before Sunday's closing ceremony in South Korea, the IOC had said the ban [...]

2018-02-28T15:28:13+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Canadians plead guilty over A$21m cocaine bust on Sydney ship

Image copyrightINSTAGRAM/MÉLINA ROBERGEImage captionMelina Roberge (left) with Isabelle Lagacé, who was jailed last year Two Canadians have pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine into Sydney, Australia on a cruise ship. Melina Roberge, 23, and Andre Tamine, 64, had initially denied their roles in the import of 95kg (210lb) of drugs on the MS Sea Princess in [...]

2018-02-27T14:46:23+00:00 February 27th, 2018|

K2: Climber Denis Urubko aborts ‘suicidal’ solo ascent

Image copyrightAFP/ALPINE CLUB OF PAKISTANImage captionFellow climbers branded Denis Urubko's decision "completely suicidal" Mountaineer Denis Urubko has quit a dangerous bid to make the first solo winter ascent of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, a spokesman for his Polish expedition says. Mr Urubko decided on Sunday to set out alone after a row with the [...]

2018-02-26T16:33:10+00:00 February 26th, 2018|

Police bust cocaine ring at Russian Embassy in

Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich speaks during a press conference in Buenos Aires on February 22 after a policeman was arrested for trafficking 385 kilos of cocaine between Buenos Aires and Moscow. Photo by David Fernández/EPA-EFE Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An international drug trafficking ring operating out of the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires was dismantled [...]

2018-02-24T13:05:34+00:00 February 24th, 2018|

USA women Hockey wins Gold over Canada

The United States beat Canada 3-2 out of a sudden-passing shootout to win Winter Olympics gold in the ladies' ice hockey without precedent for a long time. The scores were level at 2-2 after five extra shots each, yet USA's Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored past Shannon Szabados before Maddie Rooney spared from Canada's Meghan Agosta. Canada [...]

2018-02-22T15:06:31+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

BREAKING NEWS; US Embassy in Montenegro attacked with grenade,

The U.S. Embassy in the Balkan territory of Montenegro was assaulted Thursday by an individual equipped with a hand explosive, who flung the grenade at the compound before exploding himself. The territory was closed by the police and the consulate cautioned Americans to maintain a strategic distance from the zone due to "a dynamic security [...]

2018-02-22T14:57:16+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|