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China denies improper NK oil supplies after Trump criticism

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Seoul has reported that at least four defectors from North Korea might have been exposed to radiation however researchers were unable to confirm if those signs were in any way related to Pyongyang's nuclear tests. Japanese PM issues warning about North Korea 01:16Along with a commitment to security, Pence will stress the Trump administration's commitment to economic engagement in the region, and according to officials, communicate that the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific trade partnership ... Read More »

North Korean Soldier Who Defected South Has Anthrax Immunity

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The revelation about the defector comes a week after reports began circulating that North Korea had begun tests to load anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles. Earlier this month, an official newspaper in a Chinese province adjoining North Korea offered its readers tips on protecting themselves from nuclear fallout. Read More »

Israel strikes Gaza Strip after rocket attack

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Army tanks and air crafts targeted two posts belonging to the Gaza-based Hamas group who preside over the coastal enclave. It added that two of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. Israeli forces Friday detained four Palestinians in multiple predawn raids across the West Bank, said security sources and an activist. The Israeli army said there were "very small clashes" in a number of sites. Read More »

Ankara, Moscow seal historic S-400 missile deal

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The head of the Russian state conglomerate Rostec, Sergei Chemezov , said earlier that Russia would supply Turkey with four batteries of S-400s for $2.5 billion under the deal. "I can say that they will pay 45% of the overall contract value as an advanced payment, and 55% will be a loan from Russia", Chemezov said. In May 2016, India's Defense Acquisition Council has approved the purchase of five S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile systems from Russian ... Read More »

Israel Sign Pact to Counter Iran

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The administration is still debating a new stance on a 2015 agreement, sealed by Obama, to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program. On December 12, a delegation led by National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabat met at the White House with his United States counterpart, H. Read More »

People around the world watch eaglets hatch on live 'eagle cam'

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Watch USA TODAY's live coverage of Harriet and the baby eaglets live in the player above. The second egg was laid at 5:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. An adult eagle is seen with both E10 and E11. E10 made its first appearance about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pritchet McSpadden said. "This is as good as gifts being opened on Christmas morning!" Over the years the eagles and eaglets in this nest have been entangled in fishing line, attacked by great horned owls and entrenched in a love triangle. Read More »

Met Office issues amber warning for heavy snow in Huddersfield tomorrow

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A Status Yellow snow-ice warning remains in place around the country today with severe frost and icy conditions in many areas. A more serious "amber" snow warning has been issued for parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire. Unsettled and milder Sunday and Monday, with sunshine and blustery showers. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has also released a road warning for commuters for today, asking road users to check their local weather forecast and be aware of the conditions. Read More »

Franken Says He's Leaving Senate but Not Giving up Voice

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Franken added: "One of the hardest things about leaving this job will be not getting to work alongside you every day, but I can not wait to see what you do next". Further, the survey - which interviewed 671 Minnesotans on December 26 and 27, said 60 percent of Minnesotans polled believe the Senate Ethics Committee should have completed its investigation. Read More »

Moon Dismisses Sex Slavery Deal with Japan

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Moon noted that the 2015 deal was not only against the worldwide community's universal principle of resolving historical issues, but also a political agreement excluding the victims and ordinary South Koreans . Under the 2015 deal, Japan apologized to victims and provided 1 billion yen ($8.8 million) to a fund to help them. Comparatively, import-dependent Japan and South Korea will have taken around 83.5 million tonnes and just over 37 million tonnes by the end of the year, respectively. Read More »

George Weah wins Liberia presidential election

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Commonly known as Ma Ellen, Johnson Sirleaf defeated Weah in two previous elections. Weah played for prominent football clubs, such as AC Milan and Chelsea, and is the only African footballer to have won both FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon D'Or. Read More »

Another Arctic blast ahead of for the New Year

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For tonight , we'll find mostly cloudy skies with temperatures falling back into the low to mid 20s. Along with Monday morning, prepare for hard freezes on Tuesday and Wednesday morning as well. Overnight lows next week will easily drop into the teens, while highs will struggle to warm above freezing! "We won't be seeing widespread coverage but scattered showers moving through instead and should remain light, with those accumulations staying under 0.1". Read More »

China Caught Violating UN Sanctions on Oil Exports

Trump tweeted a compilation video Thursday that includes edited footage of an interview he did with NBC's "Meet the Press" almost two decades ago. U.S. The biggest potential flashpoint is nuclear-armed North Korea, a rogue state that exists in nearly complete isolation - except for its tight relationship with China. Read More »

Sussex weather warning - more icy conditions forecast

The status yellow warning issued by Met Éireann on Wednesday evening was for a widespread severe frost overnight and into Thursday morning leading to icy conditions on untreated surfaces. "Some areas will escape but it will remain very cold until today", she said. The runway has since reopened, but the closure has led to ongoing delays and cancellations. Read More »

Timberwolves PG Teague sidelined by sprained knee

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Teague was diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL sprain after an MRI on Thursday, though no structural damage was revealed. Durability has been one of his calling cards, with the 29-year-old point guard not missing more than 12 games in any season in his career. Read More »

At least 9 reported dead, 15 injured in New York City Fire

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The mayor of New York City said Thursday night that 11 people, including a baby, died and more were seriously injured in a fire that broke out in an apartment building on a frigid night in the Bronx. The Fire Department said that the blaze had since been brought under control. Temperatures were in the high teens Thursday night, with wind chills in the single digits. Read More »

Oklahoma State gets to 10 wins in bowl victory

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When Tech got the ball next, it showed just how slowly it meant to plod through the matchup with the Cowboys, eating 4:18 off the clock during an 8-play, 76-yard scoring drive that ended with a 13-yard touchdown run by Josh Jackson , putting the Hokies up 7-3 with 7:59 left in the first quarter. Read More »

Donald Trump's idea to beat winter cold: Pour global warming on it

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President Donald Trump chimed in on the weather Thursday, citing the cold wave sweeping across much of the central and northeastern United States as justification for his controversial move to leave the global climate change pact. "3: Climate Change is real", he added. Trump's decision makes the USA the only country on Earth that has not joined the agreement. After all, this is a president who has spent his first year in office implementing climate policies that have set the country back ... Read More »

14 dead, mostly women, as building at Kamala Mills catches fire

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According to reports, the fire broke out at 12:30 AM. Apparently, the blaze have started at a restaurant at the top floor of the building, although the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, fire officials said. This video shows the fire raging at the Kamala Mills complex. NDTVreported that "those injured have been rushed to King Edward Memorial Hospital and some are believed to be in critical condition". Read More »

United Kingdom govt begs Harry not to invite Obama to wedding over Trump

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Harry is due to marry the actor Meghan Markle in May next year and the couple have told aides they want to invite the former US President and First Lady to the wedding. "He's talked to my dad a few times, hasn't been able to meet him just yet", she said. We could carry on all day, there's loads on Twitter . After she and Prince Harry , 33, announced their engagement on November 27, she's been going nonstop; between lavish events and meeting all of her future husband's family. Read More »

2017 was a 'nightmare year' for children in conflict, United Nations says

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In some contexts, children abducted by armed groups experience abuse once again upon release when they are held by security forces, UNICEF said in a statement on Thursday. Millions more children suffer from malnutrition, disease and trauma when access to food, water, sanitation and health is prevented by fighting, it says. Read More »