August 16th, 2018

World News

North Korea marks war anniversary, preps for big spectacle

By Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of – North Korea marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month – the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day. The celebrations ... Read More »

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Hawaii marker to honour hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

By Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

HONOLULU – U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labour while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II. This week, the 96-year-old is in Hawaii to participate in a dedication that honours about 400 Allied prisoners killed when a Japanese ship transporting them to Japan from ... Read More »

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Puerto Rico officials say all of island now has power again

By The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island’s electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighbourhood that had been offline since the Sept. 20 ... Read More »

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British police: crash suspect is Briton of Sudanese origin

By Danica Kirka And Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

LONDON – British authorities said Wednesday they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed a car into cyclists and pedestrians, injuring three. Suspect Salih Khater, a 29-year-old British citizen of Sudanese ... Read More »

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Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

By Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, including rice, cars, alcohol and coal – escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis . The Turkish government said it will impose extra tariffs on imports of products including rice, vehicles, alcohol, ... Read More »

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British media say crash suspect is Briton of Sudanese origin

By Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

LONDON – British authorities said they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed into cyclists and pedestrians. Local media on Wednesday identified the suspect as Salih Khater, a 29-year-old British citizen ... Read More »

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Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won’t be silenced

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

NEW YORK – Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Manigault Newman, who is promoting her new book ... Read More »

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Afghan officials: Taliban attack in north kills 30 troops

By Rahim Faiez And Amir Shah, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

KABUL – A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and police, officials said Wednesday, as life gradually returned to normal in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive insurgent attack last week, with sporadic gunbattles still underway in some neighbourhoods. Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, the ... Read More »

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ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

TAOS, N.M. – A judge’s decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of violence made against the judge who issued the ... Read More »

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Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

By Catherine Lucey And Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press on August 14th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and “that dog,” as a clash rooted in the reality star’s accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Manigault Newman did another ... Read More »

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