July 6, 2018

Former navy SEAL dies while supplying soccer team trapped in Thai cave

Thai Royal Navy SEALS(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- A former Thai navy SEAL died on Friday working to deliver supplies to the soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand, according to official reports. The rescuer passed out and died from a lack of oxygen while on a mission supplying oxygen canisters, authorities said. SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew said at a news conference the rescuer was working as a volunteer and efforts to revive him failed, adding, "Despite this, we will continue until we ac..
July 6, 2018

How nerve agent Novichock suspected in UK poisonings affects the body

iStock/Thinkstock(SALISBURY, U.K.) -- Novichok may sound like a villain from a James Bond movie, but it’s actually a chemical weapon. The nerve agent has been blamed for the almost fatal poisoning of a former Russian agent and his daughter and, now, a British couple with no known spy connections. What is it? The English translation for the word means “newcomer.” Although, this Russian nerve agent has been on the chemical weapon scene since the Cold War, it was one of the later generations of ch..
July 5, 2018

Couple sickened with nerve agent not ‘deliberately targeted’

iStock/Thinkstock(AMESBURY, England) -- A couple who has fallen critically ill in England is at the center of a widening investigation into whether they were exposed to a Soviet-era nerve agent that previously sickened a former Russian spy and his daughter in a nearby town. Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury in the spring, according to the British government. Several miles away in the town of Amesbury, a British pair is being treated ..
July 5, 2018

US insists it’s not softening its demands as Pompeo heads to North Korea

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is flying to North Korea for his fourth round of meetings with nuclear negotiators, as the Trump administration insists it is not backing down from its demand for that nation's "complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization." America's top diplomat will touch down in North Korea for the latest round of diplomatic talks roughly one year after North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. There..