July 12, 2019

Trump administration weighs penalties on Turkey for delivery of Russian missile system

Turkey National Defense Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has yet to respond to Turkey's decision to accept delivery of a Russian missile defense system that will cut Ankara out of the F-35 fighter program and could trigger economic sanctions. On Friday morning, video showed Russian planes unloading parts of the S-400 missile defense system in Turkey. For months, U.S. officials have warned Turkey -- a NATO ally -- that the Russian system is..
July 11, 2019

Vatican opens tombs, but mystery deepens surrounding 1983 disappearance of teen Emanuela Orlandi

Travel Wild/iStock(ROME) -- During the summer of 1983, a teenager named Emanuela Orlandi vanished in Rome. Over the years, there have been many false starts on her whereabouts as her family doggedly searched for her. In March, there was a glimmer of hope, when Orlandi's family received a bizarre tip from unnamed people that the girl's remains could be in a Vatican cemetery ‘’where an angel was pointing." Surprisingly, the Vatican agreed to open two tombs at the Teutonic Cemetery, which..
July 11, 2019

South Korean news anchor resigns after allegation of photo taken without consent

nigelcarse/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korea continues to be rocked by sex crimes allegations as two television figures face claims of misconduct. A prominent South Korean news anchor has been booked without detention for allegedly taking pictures of a woman's "lower-half body" in a subway station without her consent. Anchor Kim Sung-joon resigned from all of his programs at Seoul Broadcasting System as a series of spy-cam related crimes by celebrities have rocked the nation. Kim ..
July 11, 2019

British warship prevents Iranian attempt to order a British tanker into its waters: US officials

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A British warship prevented an apparent attempt by five Iranian small boats to direct a British oil tanker towards Iranian waters on Wednesday, according to two U.S. officials. The incident is the first provocative action since Iranian officials warned of consequences after the United Kingdom seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar that was carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of international sanctions. The United Kingdom flagged oil tanker British..