Friday, September 22, 2017

Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote

Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying. Turkey escalated its opposition to the Kurdish referendum Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern...

16 killed in one of the worst Hepatitis A outbreak in Southern California, US

Sixteen people have died in one of the worst Hepatitis A outbreaks in the United States, health experts said on Tuesday. Sixteen people have died of the highly contagious virus in San Diego County in the state of California, and hundreds of others have...

Two other men arrested in Newport over London Tube terror attack

Two further men arrested in Newport over Friday's London Tube terror attack, bringing total held to five, told BBC news on Wednesday. Two more suspects from South Wales have been arrested in connection to the Parsons Green tube bombing.

Spanish police raid Catalan govt buildings in Barcelona

Spanish police has reportedly raided Catalan government headquarters on Wednesday in search for documents linked to banned independence vote. ______ LATEST UPDATE At least twelve high-ranking officials from the Catalan government arrested by Spanish police, said Catalan official Albert Mariné. --- https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/910405578228412417 Spanish police have arrested the Catalan region's junior...

UK weapons companies made £6bn from Saudi since it started bombing Yemen — research

British arms companies have earned more than £6bn from their trade with Saudi Arabia during the ongoing war in Yemen, new research has found. War Child UK claimed the true revenue from dealings with the Gulf state are almost double previous estimates, despite only around...

US would ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if necessary — Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North Korea...

Iran nuclear deal must change if US is to remain in it — Tillerson

The Iran nuclear deal must be changed if the United States is to remain in it, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, suggesting its key limits on the Iranian nuclear program must be extended, reported Reuters.

UN Guterres called Myanmar govt to end military operation against Rohingya

Chief of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has called on Myanmar’s authorities to end the military operation against the Rohingya in the Rakhine state. Guterresh who was addressing the annual gathering of the UN General Assembly in New York added that the Rohingya status has...

EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini slams Washington’s stance on Iran’s nuclear deal

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has slammed Washington’s stance on Iran’s nuclear deal. Mogherini said the agreement belongs to the international community and was not signed with one country. She said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s commitment to the accord. Mogherini said...

Bangladesh evicts Rohingya from roadside camps as space runs out

Bangladesh police Tuesday evicted Muslim Rohingya refugees from overcrowded roadside camps and farmland as aid groups scrambled to find emergency shelter for tens of thousands living outdoors in squalid conditions. Around 421,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, the UN says, overwhelming the...

4 women, 5 children killed by Saudi-led airstrikes in NW Yemen

At least nine civilians have been killed when Saudi military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a residential area in Yemen as the Saudi regime presses ahead with an atrocious military campaign against its crisis-hit southern neighbor, told Press TV on Tuesday. Local sources, speaking...

42 people reported dead in Morelos, Mexico

Governor of Morelos says 42 dead in his central Mexican state following quake. At least 42 people have died in the state of Morelos south of Mexico city, according to the state's governor, Graco Ramirez, in a tweet listing where the deaths occurred, reported Associated...

Donald Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North Korea if it poses threat to US

U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North Korea if it poses threat to United States. President Trump warns if US is forced to defend itself 'we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea'. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/910149625855774721 President Trump denounced North Korea in his first...

US President Trump made an ‘ignorant hate speech’ at UNGA — Iranian FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the remarks United States President Donald Trump made during the United Nations General Assembly session were "unworthy of a reply" and expressed branded the expose a "hate speech." "Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times-not...

UN chief seeks to avoid war with North Korea, takes digs at Trump

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at US President Donald Trump. In his first address to the annual gathering of world leaders...

Boris Johnson will resign if PM May ignores his Brexit demands

Boris Johnson will resign as foreign secretary before the weekend if Theresa May won't bow to his Brexit demands. That's according to the Telegraph, for whom Johnson wrote his explosive Brexit article over the weekend. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/910115306043052032 The paper says that if May opts for a 'soft...

Biochemist Dennis Hill kills his own cancer using Cannabis Oil

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 7 men during their lifetimes. The only traditional ways to combat this disease are chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, which can cause terrible side effects in patients. For this reason, many people choose gentler ways of healing. Dennis Hill is one...

Accused of war crimes, Saudi-led coalition ‘investigated’ and justified own air strikes

A panel set up by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to investigate civilian casualties found a series of deadly air strikes largely justified, citing the presence of armed militiamen at the homes, schools and clinics that were targeted. Amid international calls for an independent...

US President Trump and Latin American leaders discussing ‘pressure’ on Venezuela

U.S. President Donald Trump and several Latin American leaders will discuss over dinner on Monday how to bring pressure to bear on the Venezuelan government to restore democracy in the oil-producing nation, officials said as cited by Reuters. Trump has invited Presidents Michel Temer of...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but rights groups skeptical

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there, told Reuters.

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