The risks to global security could be severe if the U.S. pulls out of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, as President Donald Trump has pledged to do, the Kremlin warned on Sunday. Ryabkov also accused the Trump administration of using the Cold War-era treaty to “blackmail” Russia. The INF treaty was signed in 1987 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
The Saudi government apparently groomed a mole inside Twitter to keep tabs on dissidents as part of a wide-ranging operation that also unleashed vicious social media attacks on them, The New York Times reported Saturday. The mole was part of a sophisticated online effort “dictated” by controversial Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and carried out by his advisers to quash domestic and international criticism of Saudi Arabia, according to the Times. One of the dissidents viciously attacked as part of the ongoing operation was the late Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. Each morning he awoke to a vile onslaught of Twitter attacks, said the Times.
The once-beloved American retailer Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, and while many consumers were disappointed, thousands of Sears employees were devastated. One heartbroken Kmart store manager in McMurray, Pennsylvania fought back
A white-water rafting excursion in Costa Rica turned deadly on Saturday when rafts carrying a bachelor party flipped, sending the group careening down a flooded river. Costa Rican authorities identified the victims as Ernesto Sierra, Jorge Caso, Sergio Lorenzo and Andres Dennis ― all of whom lived in Florida and were between 25 and 35 years old.
The $15 billion, 55-kilometer (34-mile) bridge, which Xinhua says is the world’s longest sea link, opens for business at 9 a.m. Wednesday and is tipped to carry some 29,000 cars and trucks daily between Zhuhai on the mainland and Hong Kong, a former British colony. It also envisions a better marriage between China’s industrial might and its one-party state and the liberal, capitalist bastions of Hong Kong and Macau, which have their own passports, currencies, trade policies, courts and civil rights. The Greater Bay Area could serve as a new growth engine for the capital markets of Hong Kong, the casinos of Macau, formerly a Portuguese colony, and nearby Shenzhen, the economic powerhouse one of Xi’s predecessors, Deng Xiaoping, built on their doorstep almost four decades ago.
If the standard 650-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 isn't enough for you, tuning company Specialty Vehicle Engineering (previously known as SLP) has a solution in the form of the 2019 Yenko/SC Camaro. Based on the 2019 Camaro SS 1LE, the Yenko is available in two states of tune, with either 835 or 1000 horsepower. While the standard SS uses a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 with 455 horsepower, Specialty Vehicle Engineering swaps in the supercharged 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 from the ZL1 and then bores it out to 6.8 liters.
A Northern California family thought they had gotten justice for the murder of a 16-year-old in 1997. But now, one of the men responsible could be let out of prison.
AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunday. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, told reporters traveling with him that the soldiers' training is expected to last "several more days," and then will transition to combined patrols. The Manbij patrols are part of a road map that Ankara and Washington agreed on in June to defuse tensions amid Turkish demands for the withdrawal of a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia that freed the town of Manbij from the Islamic State group in 2016.
The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. Clemson City Police said nobody was trapped and none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Clemson sophomore Larissa Stone told the Independent Mail of Anderson that the room was “packed” and a popular song was playing when the floor collapsed.
Before heading to Houston, Texas, on Monday for a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) re-election campaign, President Donald Trump clarified his position on the onetime presidential hopeful. “He’s not ‘Lyin’ Ted anymore. He’s beautiful Ted,”
A special police force has been deployed to flashpoints in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday in the wake of communal violence over the last few days that has killed 55 people, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter. The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sunday after violence broke out on the streets of the state's capital city, also called Kaduna.
Police in the US city of Detroit have found 63 fetuses at a funeral home during a widening investigation of alleged malpractice at such facilities, US media reported. "This is larger than we might know," The Detroit News quoted Police Chief James Craig as saying. Michigan state regulators suspended the home's license, a week after investigators found the remains of 10 fetuses in a false ceiling at another funeral home in the city.
The entrance to Yale University Law School, one of the most famous and respected law schools in America, was tagged with the words of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Monday morning. “Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter...” reads the white graffiti on the paving stones outside the Sterling Law building on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The quote is taken directly from Ford’s testimony last month during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a 1990 graduate of Yale Law.
Fans of flirty fashion and affordable prices will love the latest collection to hit Nordstrom. Atlantic-Pacific, a fashion and personal style brand created by mega-blogger Blair Eadie, teamed up with Halogen, one of Nordstrom’s most affordable private label brands, to create a mix-and-match collection fit for a modern-day princess. It blends the best of Eadie’s bold color choices, intricate feminine details and unique silhouettes with Halogen’s emphasis on making trends accessible for all sizes and budgets.
A French student was charged Sunday with aggravated violence after a video captured him threatening his teacher with a fake gun, Agence France-Presse reports. The video, allegedly taken by a classmate, shows the 15-year-old boy standing over his teacher at a high school in the southeastern suburb of Creteil. The teen proceeds to brandish an air gun as he demands the instructor mark him present.
Three local rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and six civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said. Meanwhile, three Indian army soldiers and two suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle along the highly militarized line of control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The fighting erupted after troops cordoned off a village in the southern Kulgam area on a tip that rebels were hiding there, India's military said.
One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks shortly before 5 p.m., the government said in a statement.
Actress Laverne Cox condemned a proposal reportedly under consideration by President Donald Trump’s administration to dramatically limit transgender rights, responding with a message that included a call to action. The New York Times reported on Sunday that the administration is reviewing a policy that would narrowly define gender as either male or female ― a matter that, according to the proposal, is determined by genitalia at birth. Such a limited definition would have deeply negative impacts on the transgender community, potentially affecting their health.
The Las Vegas Sands Corp. chief executive officer and his wife were among the big-dollar donors who lavished tens of millions on political committees during September ahead of the first national elections of Donald Trump’s presidency. The couple’s latest contribution was to the Senate Leadership Fund, a super political action committee affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Federal Election Commission filings show. For that cycle, the couple ranked second in the U.S. for individual donors, behind liberal billionaire Tom Steyer.
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday it was not credible for Saudi authorities to claim that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight. "The claim that Mr Khashoggi died in a fight does not amount to a credible explanation," Hunt told parliament.
A new report reveals that Shanghai made the most money from tourism in 2017, raking in USD $35 billion mostly from domestic visitors. It's a position analysts at the World Travel and Tourism Council predict the city will maintain until 2027, in their
Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” may have won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2018, but that doesn’t mean everyone enjoyed the strange fairytale.Enter Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live” fame, who finally got around to watching the award season
CBS Corp. says that Richard Parsons, its interim chairman, has resigned from its board because of illness. The media company named Strauss Zelnick, another media industry leader, as his replacement. CBS named Parsons interim chairman in September as it tried to reshape itself following the ouster of its longtime chief Les Moonves.
Authorities say two suspects, including one still being sought by police, have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a George police officer. Gwinnett County Police said in a statement early Sunday that 19-year-old Isaiah Pretlow was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Saturday and charged with aggravated assault. Police say both men are suspected in the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Officer Antwan Toney, who was shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school in the Snellville area.
Israel ordered the country's goods and people border crossings with Gaza to be opened on Sunday, just four days after shuttering them following a Palestinian rocket attack that sparked retaliatory strikes. "The decision comes after a decrease in the violent events in Gaza over the weekend and efforts (militant Islamist Gaza rulers) Hamas made to restrain" demonstrators, a statement from Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman office read. On Wednesday, Lieberman had ordered the closure of the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and the Erez crossing for people, after a rocket from the Palestinian territory hit a home in southern Israel, prompting the Jewish state to strike 20 Hamas targets in Gaza.