Movie producer Weinstein surrenders on sex assault charges

NEW YORK – Film producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday surrendered to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges, months after he was toppled from Hollywood‘s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct. More than 70 women have with some allegations dating back decades. Be the first to know – The accusations, […]

Britain will build own satellite system if no access to EU‘s, Hammond says

Britain would develop its own separate satellite navigation system if it lost access to the Galileo project, the European Union‘s version of GPS, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday (May 25). Britain told the European Union on Thursday (May 24) it will demand the repayment of up to 1 billion pounds ($1.34 billion) if the bloc restricts its access […]

Trump welcomes North Korean response to talk cancellation

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was pleased that North Korea said it was still open to talks after his abrupt cancellation of a planned June 12 meeting. "Very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea. We will soon see where it will lead, hopefully to long and enduring prosperity and […]

Smoke canisters placed near Prime Minister‘s residence in Caesarea

Three smoke canisters were placed dozens of meters from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s private residence in Caesarea  on Friday afternoon causing no damage, according to the security department in the Prime Minister‘s Office. The smoke canisters were opened amid protests against the alleged corruption of the Netanyahu regime, which included a specific protest in favor of removing an offshore oil […]

U.S., S.Korea to pursue talks between Washington and Pyongyang

SEOUL – The foreign ministers of the United States and South Korea agreed to continue working towards creating the right conditions for the United States and North Korea to talk, the South‘s foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone call and made the […]

Taiwan air force scrambles as Chinese bombers fly round island

TAIPEI  – Taiwan‘s air force scrambled aircraft on Friday as Chinese bombers flew around the self-ruled island, just a few hours after Taiwan vowed not to be cowed having lost another diplomatic ally amid growing Chinese pressure. Taiwan is China‘s most sensitive territorial issue and a potential dangerous military flashpoint. China claims the island as its sacred territory and has […]

S.Koreans slam cancellation of summit: ‘No Nobel Peace Prize for Trump‘

SEOUL – Many South Koreans were fuming on Friday after US President Donald Trump canceled a historic summit with North Korea‘s Kim Jong Un, feeling they had been cheated of a chance of a lifetime to live in peace. Trump called off the unprecedented meeting, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, after months of diplomatic progress had silenced bellicose rhetoric […]