North Korea Claims CIA Plotted To Kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea Claims CIA Plotted To Kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea has accused US and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un. A North Korean referred to only as “Kim” was paid to carry out an attack with biochemical substances, the ministry of state security said. The plot was foiled, it said, but gave no details on the fate […]

Trump: Obamacare Is Dead

Trump: Obamacare Is Dead

President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare “dead” after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress. The 217-213 vote marked his first legislative victory and goes some way to keeping a key campaign promise to roll back his predecessor’s law. Democrats say the American Health Care Act will leave millions […]

US Missile System ‘Operational’ in S Korea

The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is “operational” in South Korea. A spokesman said the system was now able to intercept North Korean missiles and defend the South. But officials have told reporters that full operational capability is still some months away. Tensions have been rising around the Korean peninsula, with […]

France Election: Macron Heckled By Pro-Le Pen Workers

France Election: Macron Heckled By Pro-Le Pen Workers

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has been heckled by factory workers in Amiens after a visit by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Ms Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival earlier by turning up to speak to the workers as he met their union representatives a few miles away. Mr Macron, who is far ahead […]

Russia Finally Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses after Supreme Court Rules Christian Sect ‘Extremists’

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses was an “extremist” organisation and must hand over all its property to the state, Russian news agencies reported. Interfax news agency quoted Sergei Cherepanov, a Jehovah’s Witnesses representative, as saying that the group will appeal the decision in the European Court of Human Rights. “We will […]

US Military Drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs On IS’ in Afghanistan

US Military Drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs On IS’ in Afghanistan

The US military says it has dropped a 21,600lb (9,800kg) bomb on a tunnel complex used by Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, is the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in a conflict. The Pentagon said it was […]

Syria War: US Warns Of ‘More’ After Missile Strikes

Syria War: US Warns Of ‘More’ After Missile Strikes

The US envoy to the UN has warned America may take further action after bombarding a Syrian air base suspected of using chemical weapons. Nikki Haley said her country would not stand by when chemical weapons were used, as it was in its “vital interest” to stop their proliferation. Syrian ally Russia accused the US […]

South Koreans Oust President After Corruption and “Occult Activity”

South Koreans Oust President After Corruption and “Occult Activity”

Now-former President Park Geun-hye faces at least 13 charges after having businesses donate to a fraudulent Foundation in exchange for political favors. She also shared highly classified State secrets with a female aide with whom she had an intimate relationship. Police arrested her before she could destroy or tamper with the evidence. Via the use […]

London Attack: Khalid Masood Identified as Killer

The man believed to have carried out the terror attack in Westminster has been named by police as Khalid Masood. Kent-born Masood, who was shot dead by police, had not been the subject of any current police investigations, but had a range of previous convictions. The 52-year-old was believed to have been living in the […]

Laptop Flight Ban ‘Sparked by IS Threat’

Laptop Flight Ban ‘Sparked by IS Threat’

An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, says US media. The US and UK have announced new carry-on restrictions banning laptops on certain passenger flights. The so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on to planes by […]

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