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North Korea Tests ICBM Engines Amid Warmbier Death Fallout
FILE PHOTO - Otto Frederick Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea since early January, is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang, NorthKorea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 16, 2016. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo

North Korea Tests ICBM Engines Amid Warmbier Death Fallout

- On Thursday on the heels of Otto Warmbier’s death North Korea carried out another test of an ICBM rocket engine believed to be part of its nuclear program (WASHINGTON, DC) The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile trials this year, could be for the smallest stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) rocket engine, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.A second U.S. official... Read more

Health Care Bill Seeks to DEFUND Planned Parenthood
File photo of a sign pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York August 31, 2015

Health Care Bill Seeks to DEFUND Planned Parenthood

- The Senate health care bill seeks to prohibit all federal funding to any organization that provides abortion for one year.(WASHINGTON, DC) The Senate health care bill released Thursday includes a provision to defund Planned Parenthood for one year.The bill, which has drawn criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for the secretive way in which it was drafted, will prohibit federal funding of any organizations that provide abortions except in instances... Read more

Johnny Depp Jokes About Assassinating President Trump

- On Thursday actor Johnny Depp made a joke about assassinating President Trump during his appearance at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival in England(WASHINGTON, DC) Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain's Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president.“Can we bring [Donald] Trump here?” the 54-year-old actor said while discussing his 2004 film “The Libertine,” according to The Telegraph.“I think Trump needs... Read more

Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets
Employees follows a speech at the booth of IBM at CeBIT computer fair in Hanover March 3, 2009

Tech Firms Bow to Russian Demands to Share Cyber Secrets

- For Cisco, IBM and SAP to sell their products in Russia, Moscow has first demanded the Tech firms give them the cyber secrets on their products.(WASHINGTON/MOSCOW) Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies... Read more

Gulf States Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera and Turkish Base
A mosque is seen alone a coastline in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

Gulf States Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera and Turkish Base

- The Saudi-led Gulf State alliance pressuring Qatar has sent 13 demands to Doha including the closure of Al Jazeera, lessening ties with Iran, and the closure of Turkey’s military base(DUBAI, UAE) The demands aimed at ending the worst Gulf Arab crisis in years appear designed to quash a two decade-old foreign policy in which Qatar has punched well above its weight, striding the stage as a peace broker, often in conflicts in Muslim lands.Doha's independent-minded approach, including a... Read more

Historical Mosque Destroyed by ISIS in Besieged City
A still image taken from video shows the destroyed Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul in Iraq, June 21, 2017. Iraqi Military Handout/via Reuters TV

Historical Mosque Destroyed by ISIS in Besieged City

- Iraqi military is reporting ISIS blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul. The symbolic mosque was known for its 150-foot leaning minaret. Iraqi forces are moving to push ISIS from Mosul and were closing in of the area surrounding the mosque.''Blowing up the al-Hadba minaret and the al-Nuri mosque amounts to an official acknowledgement of defeat,'' Iraqi Prime Minister said in a brief comment on his wbsite.It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that... Read more

US to Turkey: Kurds Will Keep Weapons Until ISIS Defeat
U.S. Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis speaks at a press conference at the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at Government House in Sydney, Australia, June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed

US to Turkey: Kurds Will Keep Weapons Until ISIS Defeat

- According to Reuters America has promised to take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia, Ankara’s enemy, after ISIS is defeated(ANKARA, TURKEY) Turkish defense ministry sources said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also promised his Turkish counterpart to provide a monthly list of weapons handed to the YPG, saying the first inventory had already been sent to Ankara.Turkey sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdish PKK, which has been waging an insurgency... Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury: Church “Colluded” with Sex Abuse
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby arrives at the Cathedral Church of Holy Trinity in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

Archbishop of Canterbury: Church “Colluded” with Sex Abuse

- Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby apologized to victims on Thursday and said the Church of England “colluded” and helped hide the sexual abuse of young men by a former bishop.Ex-bishop Peter Ball was accused of abusing teenagers over a period of 20 years and was convicted in 2015 of misconduct and indecent assaults. He was released after serving 16 months.The Associated Press reports Archbishop’s apology came as the church released a detailed report of how it handled the... Read more

Moon Pledges to Discuss THAAD and North Korea With China
South Korean President Moon Jae-in attends an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Moon Pledges to Discuss THAAD and North Korea With China

- On Thursday South Korean President Moon Jae-in said China should do more to dilute North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and that he would bring up THAAD sanctions with President Xi Jinping(SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) In an interview with Reuters ahead of his trip to Washington next week for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Moon said 'strong' sanctions should be imposed if North Korea tests an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) or conducts a sixth nuclear test.“It must... Read more

WikiLeaks: CIA “Brutal Kangaroo” Weapon Similar to Stuxnet
WikiLeaks logo (L) and the image the media outlet tweeted to accompany their “Brutal Kangaroo” release, Source: TRUNEWS/Edward Szall

WikiLeaks: CIA “Brutal Kangaroo” Weapon Similar to Stuxnet

- WikiLeaks’ latest release in its Vault7 series details how the CIA’s alleged ‘Brutal Kangaroo’ program is being used to penetrate secure networks similarly to the Stuxnet virus(WASHINGTON, DC) WikiLeaks’ latest release in its Vault7 series details how the CIA’s alleged ‘Brutal Kangaroo’ program is being used to penetrate the most secure networks in the world.Brutal Kangaroo, a tool suite for Microsoft Windows, targets closed air gapped networks by using thumb drives, according to WikiLeaks.Air gapping... Read more

DNC Rejected Help from Homeland Security After Russia Hacks
Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies about Russian meddling in the 2016 election before the House Intelligence Committee

DNC Rejected Help from Homeland Security After Russia Hacks

- The DNC would not cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security following the claim that Russians hacked into computer systems during the 2016 elections.(WASHINGTON, DC) The Democratic National Committee rejected help from the Department of Homeland Security following Russian hacks into its computer systems during the 2016 election cycle, according to former DHS chief Jeh Johnson.In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Johnson also said that the DNC, much to his “disappointment,” did not cooperate in any... Read more

Trump Suggests Solar Wall on Southern Border
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016

Trump Suggests Solar Wall on Southern Border

- President Trump announced the ‘solar wall’ in Iowa at his Wednesday rally. He said that the wall could almost pay for itself and Mexico will have to pay much less.(WASHINGTON, DC) President Donald Trump confirmed during his Iowa rally Wednesday that he is considering building a border wall with solar panels.A source told The Daily Caller earlier this month that Trump raised the idea of solar panels during a meeting with congressional leaders. During Wednesday’s rally,... Read more

U.S. Senators Want Control Over Military Action in Syria
U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Ford Williams/Courtesy U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Senators Want Control Over Military Action in Syria

- Claiming that recent U.S. air strikes in Syria are not covered by existing use of military forces authorizations, some U.S. Senators want Congress to take back its authority to declare whether America goes to war.The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has begun considering legislation that would cover military action in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya and Yemen against the Islamic State, al Qaeda and other Islamist militant groups."I have always believed that it's important for Congress to... Read more

Earthquake Swarm Hits Yellowstone Supervolcano
Snapshot of the Yellowstone super volcano, Jim Urquhart / Reuters

Earthquake Swarm Hits Yellowstone Supervolcano

- Scientists monitoring the Yellowstone super volcano have reported that a “swarm” of 464 earthquakes hit the iconic sleeping giant between June 12th and June 15th(WASHINGTON, DC) Scientists from the University of Utah, responsible for monitoring the super volcano in Wyoming said the biggest quake in the swarm on June 15th reached a magnitude of 4.5.“The epicenter of the shock was located in Yellowstone National Park, eight miles  north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana,” UU scientists said in... Read more

Prince Mohammed bin Salman Appointed as Future Saudi King
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman waves as he meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2017. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

Prince Mohammed bin Salman Appointed as Future Saudi King

- On Wednesday Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son, Mohammed bin Salman, the current defense minister, next in line to the coveted oil throne(DUBAI, UAE) The handing of the future crown to the 31-year-old shows sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran.Although Mohammed bin Salman's promotion to crown prince was expected among those who follow the royal family closely, the timing was a surprise, putting... Read more

Israel Would Not Hold Back In War With Hezbollah
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits inside an Apache Helicopter next to Chief of the Israeli Air Force Major-General Amir Eshel (L) during his visit to the Tel Nof airforce base in southern Israel August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

Israel Would Not Hold Back In War With Hezbollah

- Israel’s air force chief issued a stern warning saying his country would use all its strength from the beginning of a new war with Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.At the annual Herzliya security conference near Tel Aviv, Major-General Amir Eshel said qualitative and quantitative improvements in the air force since the 2006 Lebanon war meant it could carry out in just two or three days the same number of bombings it mounted in those 34 days of fighting."If war breaks... Read more

Video: Plane of Russian Defense Minister Buzzed by NATO Jet

- One day after Russia flew within 5 feet of United States recon plane flying over the Baltic, NATO buzzed past Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s plane while carrying the Russian defense minister.A plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.The F-16 had tried to approach the aircraft carrying... Read more

Trump: China ‘Tried’ But Failed on North Korea
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Trump: China ‘Tried’ But Failed on North Korea

- President Trump took to his twitter to say that while he appreciates the efforts of President Xi ‘to help with North Korea, it has not worked out’ and that ‘at least I know China tried!’(WASHINGTON/BEIJING) Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang.Trump has held high hopes for... Read more

Yahoo: Eric Holder Considering 2020 Presidential Run
Former U.S. President Barack Obama (L), former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (R) REUTERS

Yahoo: Eric Holder Considering 2020 Presidential Run

- According to Yahoo News former Obama AG Eric Holder is mulling the idea of running for President in 2020 while he backs resistance to President Trump’s agenda(WASHINGTON, DC) In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News on Monday from Los Angeles, California, Mr. Holder noted that Hillary Clinton’s presidential defeat signified an end to his “behind-the-scenes” role in the progressive movement.“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes. But that’s about to change. I have a certain... Read more

GA Seat Slips Away as Democrats Lose Again
Republican candidate Karen Handel walks to the voting booth to vote in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election at St Mary's Orthodox Church, her polling place in Roswell

GA Seat Slips Away as Democrats Lose Again

- Democrat, Jon Ossoff, was defeated by Republican, Karen Handel in the most expensive U.S. House race in History.(WASHINGTON, DC) Republican Karen Handel won the special election to replace former Rep. Tom Price Tuesday.Karen earned 51.4 percent of the vote, enough to lead Democrat Jon Ossoff, who came up in second place with 48.6 percent, according to the most recent reports. The Associated Press called the race at 10:13 p.m.Handel earned a lead... Read more