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Prosecutors seek 12 years' jail for Samsung heir Prosecutors seek 12 years' jail for Samsung heir
- August 07, 2017

Lee, 49, has been in detention since February , and on trial for charges including bribery and embezzlement as part of a scandal that led to Park's ouster. If convicted, Lee may be the first in his family to serve a prison term. He has said he did not know of Choi or her daughter before the scandal grabbed national headlines and said Samsung's succession situation was not discussed during three meetings he held with the former president. (more...)
Trump eyes top aide for role of communications director
- August 07, 2017

President# Donald Trump could soon appoint a new policy adviser. White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller is being considered for an elevated communications role, a White House official tells CNN . The general was one of the authors of the president's controversial proposed ban on visitors from several Muslim majority countries . Miller , who is descended from Jewish immigrants, said the statue is a "symbol of American liberty lighting the world" and suggested it had ... (more...)
North Korea Hit With New Sanctions Over Missile Tests North Korea Hit With New Sanctions Over Missile Tests
- August 07, 2017

The resolution imposed a full ban on exports of coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore as well as fish and seafood by the cash-starved state - stripping North Korea of a third of its export earnings estimated at $3 billion per year. (more...)
North Korea calls offer of talks from the South 'insincere'
- August 07, 2017

At a news conference in Manila Monday, Tillerson said North Korea's latest round of sanctions showed that the worldwide community was united in its response to Pyongyang's long-range ballistic missile tests on July 4 and July 28. It is one of the very few multilateral events also attended by North Korea's foreign minister nearly every year. If Washington wants to use the meetings in Manila to remind Pyongyang of its diplomatic isolation, the diplomatic chief of south Korean Kang Kyung-Wha ... (more...)
Newspapers Review: Aftermath of Al-Aqsa Mosque crisis highlight of dailies Newspapers Review: Aftermath of Al-Aqsa Mosque crisis highlight of dailies
- August 07, 2017

Ramzan Kadyrov has said he is ready to quit his job as Chechen leader and head to Jerusalem to protect one of the holiest mosques in Islam, the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem . In two days, five Palestinians are killed in clashes between demonstrators and security forces. Palestinians threw plastic bottles and Israeli forces fired stun grenades. (more...)
United Nations new sanctions ban North Korea's exports United Nations new sanctions ban North Korea's exports
- August 07, 2017

In a draft seen Sunday by The Korea Herald, the ministers displayed "grave concern" over Pyongyang's ICBM tests which resulted in an "escalation of tensions" in the region. While the UNSC resolution and the incoming sanctions are an important step towards reining in North Korea, it may not be enough . The United Nations has passed multiple other resolutions against North Korea in condemnation of its ballistic missiles tests. (more...)
One dead, two missing, as boat sinks in Channel One dead, two missing, as boat sinks in Channel
- August 07, 2017

The men all lived in the United Kingdom - two in Brighton and two in London. "We have completed an investigation and we believe that four friends went out fishing and whilst they were out on the water their vessel was struck by another boat". (more...)
All 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs back in Ahmedabad from Bengaluru resort All 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs back in Ahmedabad from Bengaluru resort
- August 07, 2017

They are expected to meet Ahmed Patel, the party's candidate in the poll, in the evening. From there, the MLAs would be directly to the state assembly on Tuesday where they will vote. Shivakumar, who sported a nonchalant look, refused to speak to the media about the raids. Gohil further said the raids were not as simple as being claimed. (more...)
Communications chief Anthony Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval Communications chief Anthony Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval
- August 07, 2017

An administration official said Kelly had asked for Scaramucci's removal. What President Trump really needs is a gatekeeper who can control the information and people entering and leaving the Oval Office. The response: "How was I fired?" But behind the scenes, there was chaos and even warfare. Trump named Kelly to chief of staff on Friday in a staff shake-up as he ousted Priebus. (more...)
US, North Korean neighbors step up campaign of isolation US, North Korean neighbors step up campaign of isolation
- August 07, 2017

Back in the U.S., President Trump also celebrated the new sanctions with several tweets and a statement from his press secretary Sarah Sanders late Saturday night. China's emphasis on dialogue to deal with the situation was also echoed in the resolution, which called for resuming the Six-Party Talks involving the two Koreas, China, the US, Russia and Japan. (more...)
MotoGP: Flag to flag masterclass from Marquez MotoGP: Flag to flag masterclass from Marquez
- August 07, 2017

The second works Ducati of Jorge Lorenzo was third after the first runs, but the three-time champion had that laptime deleted for exceeding track limits at Turn 14. Marquez now leads the championship standings with 129 points, with Vinales just five points behind on 124. Scott Redding (GBR/Ducati) 0.573, 7. The five-time world champion's compatriot Maverick Vinales struggled though, and qualified down in seventh place as he looks to cut the five-point gap to Marquez at the top of the ... (more...)
Nikki Haley: 'We're not playing anymore' with North Korea Nikki Haley: 'We're not playing anymore' with North Korea
- August 07, 2017

According to Reuters , the U.S. ambassador to the UN , Nikki Haley, said: "We should not fool ourselves into thinking we have solved the problem". The lawmaker added that over the recent years, Pyongyang has done a lot to activate its global ties which had resulted in the rather high level of trade turnover with China and some improvements in the implementation of North Korea's mutual economic interests with Russian Federation. (more...)
China says sanctions needed for North Korea but talks crucial China says sanctions needed for North Korea but talks crucial
- August 07, 2017

The remarks came hours after the highest decision-making group of the world body unanimously passed the new sanctions resolution against the North, which may cut the impoverished nation's annual exports by up to one-third or some US$1 billion. (more...)
Conway, ABC host tangle over Trump's involvement in son's statement Conway, ABC host tangle over Trump's involvement in son's statement
- August 07, 2017

Kellyanne Conway squirmed and pivoted on Sunday when confronted with the White House's conflicting statements on the drafting of Donald Trump Jr.'s misleading statement about his meeting a year ago with a Russian lawyer et al. "That's a typical thing to be done in any investigation", he said. "The special counsel is subject to the rules and regulations of the Department of Justice, and we don't engage in fishing expeditions", Rosenstein told Chris Wallace . (more...)
UNSC adopts tougher sanctions on N Korea over missile launches UNSC adopts tougher sanctions on N Korea over missile launches
- August 07, 2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, meeting with North Korea's top diplomat during the gathering in Manila , urged the North to "maintain calm" despite the United Nations vote. But in a characteristically fiery editorial before the latest sanctions were approved, the North's ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun warned against U.S. (more...)
Switzerland Plane Crash at Aviation Camp Kills 2 Teens, Pilot Switzerland Plane Crash at Aviation Camp Kills 2 Teens, Pilot
- August 07, 2017

According to police, the driver had already made on Friday morning a tour with young people. In local police reported that they have started investigation of causes of accident. Police said a special trauma team has been sent to care for the other children who at the camp. A group of tourists who had taken a gondola ride up to view the region's peaks watched the plane plummet. (more...)
Small Fire Strikes Another Tower in the Dubai Marina Small Fire Strikes Another Tower in the Dubai Marina
- August 07, 2017

The building is across the street from The Torch, an 87-storey residential tower which was engulfed by a fire in early hours of Friday, with no reports of injuries. Authorities have reported the fire is now under controlAn onlooker has commented that the reaction of the DCD was incredible fast, and they must be commended for their actions. (more...)
Potential Tropical Cyclone nears Yucatan Potential Tropical Cyclone nears Yucatan
- August 07, 2017

A tropical depression or tropical storm could form over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami. Another area of low pressure about midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles is not so well organized and the NHS says the chance for tropical development over the next five days is about 50 percent. (more...)
More than 90% of N. Korea's Trades Are with China
- August 07, 2017

The United States and other countries frequently call on China to use its overwhelming trade leverage over North Korea to influence Pyongyang's decisions about nuclear weapons and missile programs, but China says it has only limited influence. (more...)
Korea opens way to new talks about talks Korea opens way to new talks about talks
- August 07, 2017

The sanctions resolution targets North Korea's primary exports, including coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. It also, for now, denies the White House a chance to test whether or not a trade war with China would be a smart way to protect the US from a North Korean nuclear missile. (more...)