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Safety, Verification Concerns Loom Over North Korea's Plan to Shut Nuclear Site Safety, Verification Concerns Loom Over North Korea's Plan to Shut Nuclear Site
- May 16, 2018

The DPRK's UN Ambassador Han Tae Song made the remarks during a conference on disarmament, and the comments come with North Korea set to close its nuclear testing facility at Punggye-ri. North Korean authorities have promised to demolish its nuclear test site in the period from 23 to 25 may, depending on weather conditions. "DPRK will further make peace efforts to achieve the development of inter-Korean relations, defuse acute military tensions and substantially remove the danger of war on ... (more...)
Sonam Kapoor shines in nude gown at Cannes Film Festival Sonam Kapoor shines in nude gown at Cannes Film Festival
- May 16, 2018

Sonam has been a regular at the film festival since 2011. Earlier Sonam was spotted walking the red carpet in a lovely off-white embellished lehenga by Ralph and Russo. It sure seems like we just can't get enough of our Divas shining brightly on the Cannes Red Carpet. Tuesday also saw Pakistani actor Mahira Khan display her charm and fashion sense at the festival. (more...)
Kensington Palace Reportedly Blindsided as Meghan Markle's Dad Withdraws From Wedding Kensington Palace Reportedly Blindsided as Meghan Markle's Dad Withdraws From Wedding
- May 16, 2018

Markle Sr. and his ex-wife, Doria Ragland , Markle's mom, are the only two of Markle's family members invited to her wedding . Apparently spending 20 minutes on the computer reading news stories about the pair, the photographs were later distributed to global media. (more...)
Couples who divorce to share what they accrued together Couples who divorce to share what they accrued together
- May 16, 2018

The organisation wanted the court to have the law repealed so that spouses can share wealth on a 50/50 basis, regardless of their contributions during the marriage. Justice Mativo further ruled that the section does not offend any sections of the Constitution. But Justice Mativo noted that the drafters of the Act were conscious of this and included in the law a clear definition of non-monetary contributions. (more...)
Islamic holy month of Ramadan to start from tomorrow confirms Saudi Arabia Islamic holy month of Ramadan to start from tomorrow confirms Saudi Arabia
- May 16, 2018

Renowned TV anchor Ibrahim Eissa released a statement concerning Ramadan in a program on the US-based Television channel Alhurra, stirring outrage on Egypt's social media. In case the new moon is not sighted, then Ramadan in India , Pakistan , Bangladesh and other South Asian countries will begin on Friday May 18, 2018. (more...)
Saudi Arabia reveals nuclear ambitions amid fears of atomic ARMS RACE Saudi Arabia reveals nuclear ambitions amid fears of atomic ARMS RACE
- May 16, 2018

In a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency , the Sunni Muslim kingdom said it "supports and welcomes the steps announced by President Donald Trump regarding the United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal ". But minutes after he spoke, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran could resume uranium enrichment "without limit" if its interests are not assured by the remaining signatories. (more...)
'Click it or Ticket' campaign underway in Washington 'Click it or Ticket' campaign underway in Washington
- May 16, 2018

The Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign is part of a national initiative aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and saving lives. "Buckling up is such a simple task that can keep you and your family safe in the vehicle", explained Sheriff Scott Kent "But it's more than that". (more...)
Indicted Russian Firm Accuses US Of Inventing 'Make-Believe Crime' Indicted Russian Firm Accuses US Of Inventing 'Make-Believe Crime'
- May 16, 2018

Prigozhin was placed on a US sanctions list earlier this year. In a court filing on Monday, lawyers for Concord Management and Consulting LLC said Mueller had wrongfully accused the company of a "make-believe crime", in a political effort by the special counsel to "justify his own existence" by indicting "a Russian-any Russian". (more...)
For Gases: Australia summoned the Israeli Ambassador For Gases: Australia summoned the Israeli Ambassador "on the carpet"
- May 16, 2018

Irish officials in Ramallah reported that health services in Gaza, already stretched because of a lack of equipment and essential medicines, were "overwhelmed with the level of casualties". Despite the bloodshed, the embassy inauguration went on as planned in Jerusalem. "Fifty eight people have been killed as a result of the actions of Israeli forces; including six children and more than 2,700 have been injured". (more...)
TV3 wins rights to broadcast the majority of Champions League TV3 wins rights to broadcast the majority of Champions League
- May 16, 2018

The UEFA Europa League final will also be made available online to fans who do not yet subscribe to BT Sport. When asked by The Irish Times if all of the matches in question would be broadcast free-to-air, a TV3 spokesperson said: "We will be sharing more information about the deal over the coming weeks". (more...)
Indonesia police shoot dead three men after attack on Riau HQ Indonesia police shoot dead three men after attack on Riau HQ
- May 16, 2018

The police said they are hunting for the militants escaping the compound. "Four of them got out of the vehicle and tried to fight a group of police with samurai swords", Nandan, who uses only one name, said in a live interview with local television station TV One. (more...)
My Turn: Eli Lake: US must speed up democracy in Iran My Turn: Eli Lake: US must speed up democracy in Iran
- May 16, 2018

Mogherini will chair talks between the British, French, German and Iranian foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday. The White House said Trump had spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday and "reiterated the need for a comprehensive deal that addresses all aspects of Iran's destabilizing activity in the Middle East". (more...)
United Kingdom could have wrongly deported up to 63 Caribbean migrants: minister United Kingdom could have wrongly deported up to 63 Caribbean migrants: minister
- May 16, 2018

Officials have identified 63 records of people who were deported but may have been entitled to remain in the country under rules applying to migrants and their families invited to settle in the United Kingdom to fill labour shortages. Mr Javid added: "So far we have found - and I would preface these are not final numbers, they are subject to change because the work is still ongoing - we have found 63 cases where individuals could have entered the United Kingdom before 1973, so these are ... (more...)
Percent of Israeli Jews Support Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Move Percent of Israeli Jews Support Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Move
- May 16, 2018

Summing up the concern of many, the United Nations rights office spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva: "The mere fact of approaching a fence is not a lethal, life-threatening act, so that does not warrant being shot". On Monday, at President Donald Trump's direction, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened its doors to great fanfare, fulfilling a long-term promise made by numerous U.S. (more...)
Alexei Navalny, Putin thorn, is jailed again in Russian Federation Alexei Navalny, Putin thorn, is jailed again in Russian Federation
- May 16, 2018

A verdict was expected from the Moscow court on Friday (May 18), but the case was adjourned for police witnesses to be called. The police officer said Navalny ignored megaphone warnings that the protest was illegal. Navalny was barred from taking part in the presidential election in March due to the convictions he and supporters contend were fabricated to keep him out of electoral politics. (more...)
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner subjects of Vicky Ward book Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner subjects of Vicky Ward book
- May 16, 2018

The former Vanity Fair writer has been a harsh critic of President Trump's daughter and son-in-law, both presidential advisers. They then introduced this UN Security Council spokesperson as Jared Kushner . "If she was standing in front of the Gaza border smiling, that would have been an issue". When he was not talking, Kushner sidled up subsequent to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was beaming throughout a lot of the occasion marking the embassy's opening - a historic first ... (more...)
Congressman Lou Barletta wins GOP US Senate race Congressman Lou Barletta wins GOP US Senate race
- May 16, 2018

Barletta, who easily dispatched his Republican rival, state Rep. Jim Christiana, had spent the primary campaign focusing on Casey, the two-term Democrat and son of the late former governor. The fact that seven seats came open this year helped spur the unusually high number of contested races. Pat Meehan amid allegations he used taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment allegations by a former aide. (more...)
Royal Wedding: Check out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding stamps Royal Wedding: Check out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding stamps
- May 16, 2018

It's unconfirmed at this point which, if any, of these options are under consideration, or if Markle's father is really going to skip the wedding, as he said Monday. Both were expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II and other senior royals in the days before the wedding. A source close to Thomas Markle , cited by the publication, said he was convinced after being hounded by the paparazzi. (more...)
Wisconsin basketball to play Xavier in 2018 Gavitt Games Wisconsin basketball to play Xavier in 2018 Gavitt Games
- May 16, 2018

IL did not participate in the 2016-17 season, with Big Ten teams playing a minimum of four times in the eight-year series that runs through 2022. All games will be televised on FS1 or BTN. Xavier beat the Badgers, 80-70, in the 2017 Gavitt Games in Madison. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines, 79-62, at the Alamodome in San Antonio to win the national championship for the second time in three years. (more...)
Missing Commonwealth Athletes, Coach Face Deportation From Australia Missing Commonwealth Athletes, Coach Face Deportation From Australia
- May 16, 2018

Some of the African athletes who disappeared during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are now in Sydney and are seeking help to remain in Australia. "There is no information to suggest they waited until the last minute", she said. The athletes will be in Australia illegally from midnight tonight (local time) when their visas expire, unless they have taken legal steps to stay. (more...)
Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail
- May 16, 2018

He ducked into the waiting auto that will take him to the National Palace. After having the conviction overturned in 2004, Anwar became a leading figure in the opposition, a movement that ultimately toppled the 60-year rule of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) led coalition on Wednesday. (more...)
Rihanna Launches Savage X Fenty, an Inclusive Line of Lingerie Rihanna Launches Savage X Fenty, an Inclusive Line of Lingerie
- May 16, 2018

We as consumers can only hope the lingerie community follow suit and represent the bigger women in all campaigns! "As the industry evolves we are seeing brands go up to to a size 44DDD, a 3X and larger", Moses said. People reported wait times of over an hour, just to get a chance to buy the goods. "[Lingerie] is an industry that's now very skewed towards one type of customer", Jeon says, "and there are very limited options for people with body types outside of that". (more...)
White House Eliminates A Top Cybersecurity Post White House Eliminates A Top Cybersecurity Post
- May 16, 2018

The White House has eliminated the position of cyber security coordinator after President Donald Trump's first appointee for the job departed last week, a spokesman for the National Security Council confirmed on Tuesday. 'I don't see how getting rid of the top cyber official in the White House does anything to make our country safer from cyber threats, ' Sen. "It is an enormous step backward to de-emphasize the importance of this growing domain within the White House", Langevin added in ... (more...)
1 killed, 2 injured in Aliso Viejo office building explosion 1 killed, 2 injured in Aliso Viejo office building explosion
- May 16, 2018

An O.C. Sheriff's Department bomb squad and OCFA hazmat team were on scene. Sheriff's deputies snapped photos of vehicles that were leaving the scene throughout the afternoon. Little children holding hands and others being pushed in rolling cribs were led by firefighters to a Target parking lot to be united with parents. Video from the scene showed teachers leading the children along a sidewalk toward the Target store. (more...)
China foresees new achievements for Malaysia under Mahathir's leadership China foresees new achievements for Malaysia under Mahathir's leadership
- May 16, 2018

During the campaign, Mahathir, who was prime minister for 22 years in a previous stint from 1981, promised to step aside and make Anwar prime minister once he was pardoned. This communalist politics became more and more prone to corruption, cronyism and a crackdown on freedoms under Mahathir's successor, Najib. Asked if Najib would go to prison, he said: "It all depends on the investigation being made and whether there is a case against him or not". (more...)

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