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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Launches Naval War Games

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Launches Naval War Games

Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran “on notice”.

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UK POLITICS: Conservatives Wins Landmark Election Victory

UK POLITICS: Conservatives Wins Landmark Election Victory

Conservatives captured the northwestern seat of Copeland that Labour have held since 1935, the first by-election gain for a governing party for 35 years and a result that piles pressure on the opposition’s under-fire socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump to FBI: Stop Leaks Now!

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump to FBI: Stop Leaks Now!

Trumps says, “They can’t find leakers within FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have devastating effect on US. FIND NOW.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Elor Azaria 18-Month Sentence Excessively Lenient: UN Says

ISRAEL POLITICS: Elor Azaria 18-Month Sentence Excessively Lenient: UN Says

Sergeant Elor Azaria is the only member of the Israeli security forces to have been brought to trial for such a killing, she added.

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UK POLITICS: Labour Wins Stoke By-Election, Holds Off UKIP

UK POLITICS: Labour Wins Stoke By-Election, Holds Off UKIP

Labour Party won by a comfortable margin over UKIP, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in third.

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USA POLITICS: Clinton Foundation Hacker Timothy Sedlak to Plead Guilty

USA POLITICS: Clinton Foundation Hacker Timothy Sedlak to Plead Guilty

Timothy Sedlak, 43, is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court in Manhattan, according to court records. Prosecutors accused him in September 2015 of trying to gain access to an unnamed New York-based global charitable organization’s network.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Security Forces Storm Mosul Airport

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Security Forces Storm Mosul Airport

U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul stormed the city’s airport and a nearby military base on Thursday, state television said.

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UK POLITICS: Court Backs Theresa May On Immigration Income Test

UK POLITICS: Court Backs Theresa May On Immigration Income Test

Supreme Court said the minimum income requirement had caused significant hardship to many, but ruled that in principle it was not inconsistent with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Sergeant Elor Azaria Gets 18 Months’ Jail For Killing Abd Elfatah Ashareef

ISRAEL POLITICS: Sergeant Elor Azaria Gets 18 Months’ Jail For Killing Abd Elfatah Ashareef

Passing an 18-month sentence, the court said Azaria, whom it demoted to the rank of private, had “taken upon himself to be both judge and executioner” and had not expressed regret for his crime.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Nigerians: ‘No Cause For Worries’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Nigerians: ‘No Cause For Worries’

President Muhammadu Buhari said there was no cause to worry about his health but he had to stay longer on medical leave in Britain than planned.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

President Vladimir Putin was “deeply upset” by the news and had greatly valued Churkin’s professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Revealed! Duterte Operated ‘Death Squad’: Arturo Lascanas Says

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Revealed! Duterte Operated ‘Death Squad’: Arturo Lascanas Says

Arturo Lascanas retired Philippine policeman says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered ‘death squad’ hits while Mayor of Davao City.

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USA POLITICS: North Korean Officials to Meet US For talks

USA POLITICS: North Korean Officials to Meet US For talks

The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to communicate with the new Trump administration.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Absolutely ‘Supports’ Two-State Solution: Nikki Haley U.S. Ambassador to UN

USA POLITICS: Trump Absolutely ‘Supports’ Two-State Solution: Nikki Haley U.S. Ambassador to UN

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, “We absolutely support the two-state solution but we are thinking out of the box as well.”

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USA POLITICS: Mick Mulvaney Confirmed Trump’s Budget Director

USA POLITICS: Mick Mulvaney Confirmed Trump’s Budget Director

The vote came as Republican Senator John McCain opposed Mick Mulvaney along with 46 Democrats and two independents.

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USA POLITICS: Official! Trump Nominates Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary

USA POLITICS: Official! Trump Nominates Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, one day after Trump’s original choice withdrew.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Kim Jong Nam’s Murder: Third Suspect Arrested

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Kim Jong Nam’s Murder: Third Suspect Arrested

Malaysian police made a third arrest on Thursday in hunt for people involved in the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

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USA POLITICS: Gloves Are Off! Trump Assails Intelligence Agencies

USA POLITICS: Gloves Are Off! Trump Assails Intelligence Agencies

“This Russian connection non-sense is an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton losing campaign,” US President Donald Trump tweeted.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Murdered! Kim Jong Nam Half-Brother of Kim Jong Un Killed in Malaysia

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Murdered! Kim Jong Nam Half-Brother of Kim Jong Un Killed in Malaysia

Kim Jong Nam and Kim Jong Un are both sons of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who died in late 2011, but they had different mothers.

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GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

Two-thirds of regional AfD leaders voted during a conference call to start a legal process within the party to oust Hoecke, who said in a statement he regrets the party’s decision.

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