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In President Park's dramatic ouster, a test of South Korea's young democracy

In President Park's dramatic ouster, a test of South Korea's young democracy While the protests have largely been against Park, a vocal minority of supporters also packed streets, calling to " impeach the impeachment " and restore her as president. Park's removal would allow South Korean policy makers-including acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn-to focus more on a slowing economy, escalating tensions with North Korea and economic retaliation from China over the Thaad missi... [Full Article...]

Blasts kill at least 40 at Shiite shrine in Damascus

Blasts kill at least 40 at Shiite shrine in Damascus Bab al-Saghir is a sacred cemetery in the southern section of the old city in Damascus where descendants and companions of the Prophet Mohammed are buried. A roadside bomb detonated as a bus passed and a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Bab al-Saghir cemetery, which houses several Shiite mausoleums that draw pilgrims from around the world, according to the SOHR. [Full Article...]

Buhari to inform NASS of his return on Monday

Buhari to inform NASS of his return on Monday According to him, the return of Buhari at this time will put to end the uncertainty and the conspiracy theories that attended his 50 days absence. Malam Musa Mohammed, a local farmer, could not control his tears of joy, said: "At last the president is back to the country". [Full Article...]

South Korean president Park Geun-hye ousted after unanimous Constitutional Court ruling

South Korean president Park Geun-hye ousted after unanimous Constitutional Court ruling Her political career has notched a pair of firsts: She was the country's first female leader, and is now also the first democratically-elected leader of South Korea to be removed from office. According to the Japanese media, Park is expected to leave the presidential residence later in the day. Ms Park was accused of soliciting bribes from the head of the Samsung Group for government favours, ... [Full Article...]

Volkswagen pleads guilty in USA for Dieselgate-related charges

Volkswagen pleads guilty in USA for Dieselgate-related charges Seven current and former VW executives have been criminally charged with tricking USA consumers into buying dirty cars. Volkswagen signed a plea agreement with US prosecutors in January, weeks before Friday's formal court hearings. Using illegal software, Volkswagen's TDI engines could manipulate emissions during controlled government testing to appear compliant with clean air laws. [Full Article...]

It's Kim Jong Nam, say police

It's Kim Jong Nam, say police In a 40 second video clip posted online, Kim Han Sol identifies himself and shows his passport to the camera. While there was no information on the date and location of the video's recording, Kim Han Sol did mention that his father was killed "a few days ago". [Full Article...]

'Dreamer' Arrested After Press Conference Set for Release From Detention

'Dreamer' Arrested After Press Conference Set for Release From Detention On March 1, Vargas was arrested after speaking out about her concerns at a press conference. According to her lawyers she could not renew it on time due to financial constraints. "We maintain our commitment to the rights of all persons in the USA, regardless of immigration status". Meanwhile, her attorneys will pursue further legal action, including a request for a stay of attempts to remove f... [Full Article...]

911 call leads police to human trafficking suspect at $1 million home

911 call leads police to human trafficking suspect at $1 million home Arrested at the home was 33-year-old Kenndric Roberts. Roberts waived his court appearance Thursday. CNN has not been able to reach Roberts' attorney for comment. She said she was the only woman who wanted to leave. "He is so smart", she said later in the call. Worsham said all eight of the women have been brought to families or placed in safe houses. [Full Article...]

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Two 'Muezzin Laws'

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Two 'Muezzin Laws' In November 2016, huge tensions arose between the Jewish and Muslim populations after Benjamin Netanyahu backed one of the two bills. The reading was approved by a vote of 55 in favour and 45 against, in a session during which Arab lawmakers shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) inside the Knesset . [Full Article...]

Trump to nominate former Jones Day partner as solicitor general

Trump to nominate former Jones Day partner as solicitor general During that time, a number of other names were floated for the top job, including NY attorney George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and D.C. Francisco, a former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, argued three U.S. Supreme Court cases while he was at Jones Day-McDonnell v. He represented former Virginia Gov. [Full Article...]

Hawaiian Flight Diverted to LA After Beef Over Airline Blanket

No crime had been committed, police added. After getting the number, the man said, "I would like to take somebody behind the woodshed for this", according to Los Angeles police. But, she said, "I think it's important to put ourselves in the position of the captain, who is in the cockpit about to begin a five-hour flight over the Pacific, when he or she is informed of an issue in the back of the pl... [Full Article...]

No comment on WikiLeaks dump of Central Intelligence Agency documents

Spicer's comments came as federal officials launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks' publication of documents allegedly detailing Central Intelligence Agency hacking operations, several United States officials told CNN on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

AIG CEO Peter Hancock to Resign, Icahn Cheers Move

AIG CEO Peter Hancock to Resign, Icahn Cheers Move Hancock's past - as head of (property/casualty) - and current underperformance makes it hard to see how AIG could demand employee accountability". Hancock had opposed Icahn and Paulson's efforts to break the company up, instead unveiling a cost-cutting and restructuring plan. [Full Article...]

At least 5 injured in 'rampage' axe attack in Germany

At least 5 injured in 'rampage' axe attack in Germany Further details were not immediately available. Counter-terrorism police were reportedly dispatched to the scene and were able to arrest two people. The train station was closed as federal, regional and local police scoured the station. German radio station BR 24 also reported that an axe attack had taken place at the main Hauptbanhof station. [Full Article...]

Blumenthal Threatens To Block Deputy Attorney General

Blumenthal Threatens To Block Deputy Attorney General Last week, the attorney general announced he'd recuse himself from any investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election after a Washington Post story revealed he met with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice during the campaign, contradicting earlier testimony in his congressional hearing. [Full Article...]

'It's heartbreaking': Maltese mourn collapse of Azure Window arch

'It's heartbreaking': Maltese mourn collapse of Azure Window arch The arch was part of the island of Gozo , one of 21 islands that make up the archipelago that constitutes Malta, south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Partit Demokratiku has said that it is saddened that the day has come, and the Azure Window has collapsed. He told the Times of Malta: "There was a big raging sea beneath the Azure Window. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Forces Enter Western Mosul, in Fierce Battle Against ISIS

Iraqi Forces Enter Western Mosul, in Fierce Battle Against ISIS Mosul witnessed a fighting between the Iraqi government forces and Islamic State (IS/Da'esh) terrorists. The hardline group has lost most Iraqi cities in captured in northern and western Iraq in 2014 and 2015 and is now fighting off a US -backed offensive on its last major urban stronghold, in the city of Mosul. [Full Article...]

More Jewish Institutions Get Bomb Threats Days After Copycat Arrest

New Castle County police were called shortly after the center opened Wednesday morning in response to the bomb threat , said Officer First Class JP Piser, a spokesman for the department. On Friday, authorities in Missouri arrested Juan Thompson, 31 and charged him in connection with a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers as part of a weird cyberstalking scheme to retaliate ag... [Full Article...]

United States nursery worker pushes 4-year-old down the stairs, arrested

United States nursery worker pushes 4-year-old down the stairs, arrested Her facial expression changes to that of shock as she attempts to help the girl the rest of the way down the stairs. "I think it's every parent's worst nightmare that sends their kid to day care", said Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby police superintendent. [Full Article...]

Endangered rhino found shot to death, mutilated at French zoo

Endangered rhino found shot to death, mutilated at French zoo It added that "his second horn was only partially cut, which suggests that the criminals were disturbed or that their equipment proved defective". The zoo says a couple pounds of the horn could be worth up to $50,000. It's believed the poachers broke into the zoo by breaking past an outer gate near the site's "African Plain" area, before breaking two more doors at the rhinoceros enclosure, staff s... [Full Article...]


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