North Korea tells South Korea president to ‘shut up’ over aid offer

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, attends the wreath-laying ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Pool/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of leader … Read more

Israeli forces raid offices of six Palestinian human rights organizations | Palestinian Territories

Israeli forces have raided the offices of six Palestinian human rights groups in the occupied West Bank, which it previously accused of being terrorist organizations, in an action labeled a “terrible attack” on Palestinian civil society. In the early morning of Thursday, properties belonging to prominent interest groups were seized and entrance doors sealed by … Read more

Salman Rushdie assault suspect Hadi Matar denied bail in attempted murder and assault case

A judge has refused to grant bail to the man accused of murdering Salman Rushdie as the acclaimed author planned to deliver a speech in western New York. Hadi Matar, 24, appeared in a western New York courtroom after a grand jury indicted him on charges of rushing the stage at the Chautauqua Institute and … Read more

US judge says he’s leaning towards releasing any evidence for Trump’s search

A U.S. judge said Thursday that he is looking to release some of the evidence presented by the U.S. Department of Justice to justify his search of Donald Trump’s Florida home last week in a case in which news organizations are pitted against federal prosecutors. Despite objections from the Department of Justice, U.S. Magistrate Judge … Read more

High-level talks in Ukraine yield little progress

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Turkey’s leader and the UN chief met with President Volodymr Zelenskyy in Ukraine on Thursday in a vigorous effort to end a war that has been raging for nearly six months. But little immediate progress was reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would succeed Russian President Vladimir Putin as … Read more

Billionaire Peter Thiel refused permission for sprawling New Zealand lodge | Peter Thiel

Billionaire Peter Thiel’s plans for an elaborate bunker-style lodge in a remote part of New Zealand’s South Island have been thwarted after the council decided the house would have too much of a negative impact on the surrounding landscape. Second Star, a New Zealand company owned by the co-founder of PayPal, had applied for the … Read more

US judge tends to release part of affidavit behind search for Donald Trump’s estate in Mar-a-Lago

A US federal judge is leaning toward making public parts of the affidavit in support of the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida, and has instructed the Justice Department to put forward suggested redactions. Most important points: Justice Department says investigation into whether Donald Trump illegally stored classified documents is at … Read more

UN chief meets with Zelenskyy in Ukraine over Russian-owned nuclear power plant

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday he was deeply concerned about the situation at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after it came under shelling on the front lines in Ukraine. Russia, which captured the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant on Feb. 24 shortly after its invasion of Ukraine, said it could close the facility … Read more

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin says videos of her ‘rambunctious’ parties should not have been made public

Videos showed Marin, the 36-year-old leader of Finland, dancing with friends in a private setting. “These videos are private and filmed in a private space. I am sorry that they have become known to the public,” Marin told reporters in Kuopio, Finland. “I spent a night with my friends. We just partied, also in a … Read more

Indian gang ran fake police station out of hotel for eight months

“For a regular police charge, they would charge 100 to 500 rupees, but for the allotment of houses and police duties, the bribe would be several thousand rupees,” officials said. The forms and complaints were never forwarded. “We have heard cases of fake cops or investigating officers in the country. This is the first time … Read more