Archive for the ‘World’ Category

Can North Korea Attack New York or D.C. With Nuclear Submarines?

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

North Korea’s development of an operational ballistic missile submarine would pose additional challenges for the U.S. as it works to defend itself and its allies from the rogue nation’s burgeoning missile program. As war on the Korean peninsula becomes increasingly possible, the U.S. and its allies are working to prepare themselves in case North Korea launches a ballistic missile at them. Throughout 2017, North Korea continued to test missiles that experts believe are capable of reaching major cities in the U.S. like New York and Washington D.C.

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey says James Harrison has been wanting to join Pats for a while

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey sounds off on how James Harrison has wanted to be a New England Patriot for a while.

Pope Francis Tells The Media To Stop Pushing ‘Fake News’

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Pope Francis has warned journalists not to push sensationalized news stories that are incomplete, biased, or untruthful for the sake of quickness or profit. Francis went on celebrate the work of journalists as essential to democracies across the world and called on media outlets to deliver the world from misinformation. It is important that, methodically and with patience, criteria of judgment and information be offered so that the public is able to understand and discern, and is not stunned and disoriented," Francis said.

Here’s the Winner of the Reader Poll for TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has won TIME’s Person of the Year 2017 online reader poll, earning more votes than other world leaders, industry titans, entertainers and activists. In 2015, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was favored among readers, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel was given the final title.

Marshawn Lynch sits for national anthem, stands for Mexican anthem

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch has consistently sat for the national anthem this season, one of many players who have protested social inequality by sitting or kneeling during the anthem. Prior to Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots in Mexico City, Lynch sat during the national anthem and then, according to the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, stood for the Mexican anthem. The Jacksonville Jaguars took heat for their protest in London earlier this season.

German Election Results: Everything You Need To Know

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Angela Merkel will once again lead Germany, but her governing coalition is going to have to deal with the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), which rode a wave of anti-immigrant anger to claim a sizable chunk of seats in the Parliament for the first time, preliminary results from Sunday's election show. AfD, a hard-right, anti-Islam group not even represented in parliament in 2013, has become the third largest party. Elsewhere, the environmentalist Greens and classical liberal, centrist Free Democrats (FDP) both grew their share of the vote.

Angela Merkel’s Party Wins Election, German Exit Polls Say

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has won the country's general election albeit on a reduced vote share, according to projections of results released as polls closed. Citizens finished voting at 6pm local time (12pm EST) on the vote to decide the composition of the federal parliament, or Bundestag, which will then appoint a chancellor to lead Germany for the next several years. Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), in partnership with its sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) is projected to take 32.5 percent of the vote in the exit poll conducted by ARD/Infratest Dimap.

Secretary Tillerson arrives in London ahead of Libya, North Korea talks

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in London on Thursday ahead of a special summit hosted by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to discuss North Korea and Libya. Tillerson was greeted by U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson -- also the owner of the NFL's New York Jets. Fresh off the latest United Nation sanctions, Tillerson will meet with Johnson and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to talk North Korea. "[Tillerson] never misses an opportunity in bilateral, multilateral settings to raise North Korea and the need to increase pressure," according to State Deptartment Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook, including calling on all nations to end guest worker

After Hurricane Harvey, ISIS Supporters Call for Attacks on Houston Relief Centers

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

As Texas comes to terms with the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, supporters of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) are calling on American jihadis to target relief centers for those displaced. “To all the LM’s (lone mujahids) in the U.S.,” the message posted on Monday begins, using the term for "warrior" in Arabic, “pop down to Houston and drop in at any of the relief centers housing displaced people from the Houston floods, make sure to bring lots of supplies/gadgets/toys to see if you can help put any kuffs out of their misery,” continues the message, which was provided to Newsweek by radical-Islamist monitoring site Jihadoscope. The hurricane has killed at least 60 people, caused billions of dollars’ worth of structural damage, and left thousands permanently or temporarily homeless across 11 counties in Texas.

After Hurricane Harvey, ISIS supporters call for attacks on Houston relief centers

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

As Texas comes to terms with the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, supporters of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) are calling on American jihadis to target relief centers for those displaced. “To all the LM’s (lone mujahids) in the U.S.,” the message posted on Monday begins, using the term for "warrior" in Arabic, “pop down to Houston and drop in at any of the relief centers housing displaced people from the Houston floods, make sure to bring lots of supplies/gadgets/toys to see if you can help put any kuffs out of their misery,” continues the message, which was provided to Newsweek by radical-Islamist monitoring site Jihadoscope. The call for attacks on those left homeless or injured by the natural disaster came from a channel called ‘Lone Mujahid’ on the encrypted app Telegram, a platform popular with jihadists for its privacy and lack of takedowns compared to more public social media platforms such as Twitter.