June 11, 2019

Retired Russian admiral defends Russian sailors sunbathing during close call with US warship

U.S. Navy(WASHINGTON) -- Video of a Russian destroyer coming within about 20 yards of a U.S. warship last Friday showed more than just a close encounter between great powers in the Philippine Sea. Close observers of the video quickly spotted what appeared to be Russian sailors sunbathing on the destroyer's helicopter pad on the ship's stern. Video of the close encounter, released by the U.S. Navy, showed two individuals on the Russian ship appearing to be shirtless with one seated in a..
June 11, 2019

Kim Jong Un’s assassinated half-brother had contacts with CIA: Report

ANNECORDON/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Kim Jong Un's half-brother, who was reportedly assassinated by the North Korean regime, was a CIA source who met with the U.S. spy agency's officials on several occasions, according to a new book. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would not allow that to happen, extending another olive branch to the North Korean leader as his diplomatic push to dismantle the regime's nuclear weapons program has stalled. "That would not happen under my aus..
June 11, 2019

Measles epidemic declared in Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo

Hailshadow/iStock(LONDON) — A measles epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country struggling to contain the world's second-largest and second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The Congolese health ministry said it has recorded 87,000 suspected cases of measles since the start of the year and laboratory tests so far have confirmed 677 of those cases in 23 of the nation's 26 provinces. The newly-declared measles epidemic is believed to have already claimed the l..
June 11, 2019

Protests continue in Hong Kong over extradition bill: What’s at stake?

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images(LONDON) — More protesters are expected to take to the streets Tuesday after hundreds of thousands of people rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest the government’s proposal to change an extradition law. Protest organizers from the Civil Human Rights Front have also called for a general strike to start Wednesday, with over 100 small businesses, stores and restaurants saying they will take part. If there is a general strike it will be the first in the Special Administr..