US, Japan, welcome North Korean announcement to halt nuclear tests

The US, Japan and China have all welcomed the announcement by North Korea that nuclear tests will be halted and scrap its nuclear site. US President Donald Trump celebrated the development on denuclearisation on Twitter. “North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good…

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Picture Courtesy: Bush Presidential Library Former United States first lady Barbara Bush has passed at the age of 92. A statement from the Office of George H.W. Bush confirmed Mrs Bush’s death on Wednesday, calling her a “fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other.” “Laura, Barbara, Jenna and I are sad, but our…

US, Britain, France Syrian air strike hits research centre

Picture Courtesy: US Air Force A joint air strike against Syria performed by the US, Britain and France has hit a Damascus scientific research facility and arms depots in the Homs area according to state media. The Russian ambassador, Anatoly Antonov to the United States has warned that there will be consequences for the strike,…

US sanctions Putin’s allies over election meddling, ‘malign activity’

The United States are imposing heavy sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies as Washington seeks to put pressure on Russia for election meddling and other “malign activity”. The sanctions will freeze the assets US assets of seven Russian oligarchs, including close associate of Mr Putin aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska, and 17 Russian government officials.…

Police Identify YouTube Shooter Who “Hated” the Company

A woman who went on a shooting rampage at the headquarters of YouTube has been identified as a user who was disgruntled over the video-sharing website’s policies that limited her audience. San Bruno Police Department identified the woman as 39-year-old San Diego resident Nasim Najafi Aghdam in a statement. They said Ms Aghdam approached an…

Three Wounded, Suspect Dead in YouTube Shooting

A woman has shot three people at YouTube’s headquarters in California before killing herself, police said. Police confirmed the woman wounded the three people before taking her own life at the San Bruno offices, in what was believed to be a domestic violence related incident. Officers did not identify the suspect but said the 30-year-old…

Police Officer Charged Over Damond Shooting

A Minneapolis police officer who shot Australian woman has been charged after turning himself in to police. Officer Mohamed surrendered himself to the Hennepin County Jail on Tuesday and was charged with second-degree murder and third degree manslaughter over the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. The third degree murder charge accused Noor of perpetrating…

Sweden to support US-North Korea talks

Sweden has pledged its support to help the US and North Korea in efforts to create a productive dialogue between the nations. Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom said the “security situation (on) the Korean Peninsula is of interest to the whole world”, and that Sweden is happy to help the two countries meet. Sweden’s Pyongyang…