Turkey has banned radio and TV dating programs with a decree made possible by the country’s state of emergency. “In radio and television broadcasting services, such programs in which people are introduced with the purpose of finding a friend or searching for a spouse... cannot be permitted,”says a statement in Turkey’s Official Gazette, which publishes new legislation. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said that “there are some strange programs that would scrap the institution of family, take away its nobility and sanctity.”
The US has deployed troops to Syria’s northeast border with Turkey in an attempt to prevent an escalation of fighting between the Turkish forces and Kurdish militia units that followed Turkish airstrikes hitting two Kurdish-held areas in Syria and Iraq.
Svalbard, Norway – already home to the Global Seed Vault – is now home to the Arctic World Archive, which is being billed as the keeper of information to rebuild civilization following a societal-ending apocalypse. The vault located in an abandoned coalmine on the island of Svalbard is designed to be the ultimate data storage solution, The Verge reported. Data will be recorded on special film that can last as long as 1,000 years and stored 984 feet (300 meters) underground. The film is expected to last that long because of the extreme cold on the island, which is 1,172 miles north of Oslo.
Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans in 50 percent of all jobs in just ten years, says Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures and a reputable Chinese technologist.
Syrian President Bashar Assad has told the Latin American TeleSUR TV network; Trump pursues “no own policies” but only executes the decisions made by the “intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms manufacturers, oil companies, and financial institutions,” the Syrian leader said in an exclusive interview with TeleSUR.
A Sydney man who was in regular communication with senior Islamic State recruiter Mohammed Ali Baryalei, spoke about a plan to kill six or seven random Australians per month in the name of Islamic State, a jury has been told. Omarjan Azari, 24, is on trial for preparation for, or planning, a terrorist act, Mr Azari plead guilty to a second charge of financing a terrorist group by sending thousands of dollars overseas to foreign fighters. Mohammed Ali Baryalei allegedly said he wanted the killings to be "continuous" and to make "worldwide news".
China again warned tensions involving North Korea could slip out of control. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday there was a danger the situation could sharply escalate. The US sent a strike force, including a large aircraft carrier, to the region, started installing an advanced missile system in South Korea. The North has been conducting military drills to signal it is combat-ready. US President Donald Trump:possibility of a “major, major conflict” with North Korea over its missile and military nuclear programs. Washington preferred a diplomatic resolution.
US President Donald Trump has warned that a “major conflict” with North Korea is “absolutely” possible in the ongoing standoff over its nuclear and missile programs."There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters on Saturday; the president said he would prefer to avoid a military confrontation and resolve the issue peacefully. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” he said.
Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker. A brawl broke out injuring at least 10 people. The protesters, supporters of ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's VMRO party, are demanding new elections.
South Korea said it won't pay for the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the country after US President Trump said in an interview with Reuters he would like to get $1 billion from Seoul for protecting it from Pyongyang's possible attacks. South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Friday the United States should pay the costs of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
North Korea is seeking support from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to prevent a potential “nuclear holocaust,” as US President Donald Trump warns of the possibility of a “major conflict” in the Korean Peninsula if diplomacy fails. Washington’s actions and rhetoric are pushing the region to the “brink of war,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho wrote in a letter to ASEAN’s chief Le Luong Minh from Vietnam.
The United States is pursuing global strategic domination through developing anti-ballistic missile systems capable of a sudden disarming strike against Russia and China, according to the deputy head of operations of the Russian General Staff.
The US and South Korean militaries have taken part in a combined firing drill as part of joint exercises amid increased tensions with Pyongyang. It comes just one day after the North launched its own artillery drill.
A vast majority of Fukushima voluntary evacuees are not planning to move back to their homes out of fear of radiation despite the government declaring living conditions in the prefecture to be “good”, a new government survey has discovered. Only 18.3 percent of households said they intended to move back to the Fukushima prefecture.
China has transferred its first indigenously built aircraft carrier into the water, expanding its fleet to two such vessels. The ceremony, held amid heightened tensions in the region, almost coincided with the US deployment of THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea
The World Trade Organization has ruled for Mexico in a dispute with the United States over the trade in tuna fish. Mexico can now slap a $163.23 million fine on the US every year until the situation is resolved. Mexico's economy ministry said it will impose sanctions immediately, after getting a third of the $472.3 million it had asked for.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says a family of four in San Francisco or San Mateo County with an income of 105,350 is now considered “low income.”
Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the war on drugs, aggressive patdowns and drug dog searches yielded absolutely nothing. When multiple students complained about being groped by the intrusive deputy, Sheriff Hobby ensured parents and school officials that “corrective action was taken to make sure the behavior will not be repeated.”
The Russian military has increased the number of sorties flown out of Crimea over recent days due to rising NATO drone activity in the area, a security source told Sputnik on Thursday. “Sorties by interceptor aircraft from the Belbek airbase have gotten more frequent over the last 10 days due to intensified NATO remotely piloted aircraft activity near the Crimean air frontier. NATO drones, mainly Poseidon and Global Hawk UAVs, are controlled by operators stationed in Mediterranean countries and carry out aerial and radar reconnaissance near the air frontier of the peninsula.
The administration of US President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a ban on taking large electronic devices to the cabins of US-bound flights from UK airports. According to The Guardian newspaper, the ban would be similar to the restrictions imposed on the flights to the United States from some Middle Eastern countries. In March, the United States and the United Kingdom banned electronic devices larger than a cellphone in the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE. The United Kingdom has implemented a similar restriction on flights from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey. According to media reports, the ban might have been introduced partly due to a foiled terror attack by means of an iPad tablet, packed with explosives.
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