August 13, 2019

Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile ‘likely’ cause of fatal explosion in Russia, US official says

macky_ch/iStock(MOSCOW) -- The explosion in northern Russia last week that killed 7 people “likely” involved Russia’s new nuclear-powered cruise missile, a U.S. official said. Russian authorities have given conflicting information about the explosion and whether it was triggered by testing of the missile, which is intended to fly long distances and go around air defense missile systems. The U.S. official also said that increased levels of radiation had been detected in areas near the site of las..
August 12, 2019

Trump admin quiet on Moscow protests while defending Hong Kong’s demonstrations

Man at Work/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- For more than a month now, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of two major cities to demand democratic reforms and been met by strong crackdowns by their government. But only one of those movements is getting vocal support from the U.S. In Hong Kong, demonstrations shut down much of the territory, including the airport, for the 10th weekend in a row. What initially began as outrage over legislation that would allow extraditions from Hong Kong to m..
August 12, 2019

Hong Kong airport cancels all departing flights as protesters occupy terminals

winhorse/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong International Airport has canceled all remaining flight departures for the day after thousands of anti-government protesters flooded its terminals. Members of the public were advised not to come to the airport. "Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today," airport authorities said in a statement on Monday afternoon. "All check-in service for departure flights h..
August 12, 2019

US service member killed during Iraqi Security Force mission identified

CT757fan/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Officials have identified a United States service member who was killed Saturday in the northern Nineveh province of Iraq while advising Iraqi security forces, according to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “One U.S. service member died today during an Iraqi Security Force mission in Ninewah province, Iraq, while advising and accompanying the (Iraqi security forces) during a planned operation,” the statement said. On Sunday, the ..