October 2, 2019

North Korea fires ballistic missile from submarine, South Korea confirms

adam smigielski/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards the East Sea Wednesday morning near the waters off the coastal town of Wonsan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed to ABC News. The missile, capable of launching from a submarine, traveled 280 miles and hit a maximum altitude of 569 miles. This is the highest altitude in almost two years meaning it could fly as far as the U.S. mainland. South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff confirms to ABC News ..
October 2, 2019

Diane Abbott becomes first black politician to represent party at PMQs

majaiva/iStock(LONDON) -- The British politician Diane Abbott made history Wednesday by becoming the first black politician to lead their party at the weekly clash that takes place in the House of Commons between the government and the opposition party of the day. Abbott, 66, stood in for the current leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, during Prime Minister's Questions, a weekly debate in which other political parties are able to scrutinize the government in charge, on Wednesday. C..
October 2, 2019

Colonial-era Indian royals win right to $45M stashed in London since 1940s

Kativ/iStock(LONDON) -- A decades-old legal dispute between the state of Pakistan and colonial-era Indian royalty has finally been settled, with the U.K. High Court recognizing the rights of the Indian royals to $45 million that has remained untouched in a London bank account since 1948. The highly complex case involved the transfer of $1.3 million made by the Nizam Osman Ali Khan, the last monarch of the princely state of Hyderabad, to the Pakistan High Commissioner in London in 1948. The roya..
October 2, 2019

Trump admin approves new sale of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine

Dovapi/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has approved the $39 million sale of defensive lethal weapons to Ukraine, according to two U.S. officials and another source familiar with the plan. U.S. arms sales to Ukraine have become embroiled in a controversy over President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, after the White House ordered nearly $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine to be withheld and Ukraine's new president raised arms sales with Trump on a contro..