Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison
Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.
North Korea Claims Right to Down U.S. Jets Outside Airspace
North Korea can shoot down U.S. strategic warplanes in international airspace as part of its right to self-defense under the United Nations charter, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said in New York as tensions between the nations remain high.
Pentagon urges N. Korea to stop provocative actions, will provide options to deal with Pyongyang
The Pentagon said it would provide President Donald Trump with options to deal with Pyongyang if the provocations continue. Earlier, North Korea’s foreign minister said his country reserves the right to shoot down US bombers in international airspace.
Donald Trump has accused Iran of plotting with North Korea
On Saturday (23 September), the US president tweeted: "Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!"
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early and will dissolve parliament on Thursday.
Kurdish independence referendum turnout 76 percent one hour before closing of station
Turnout in Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum reached 76 percent at 5:00 p.m. (1400 GMT), one hour before the time set initially for polling stations to close, Erbil-based Rudaw TV said, citing the higher referendum commission.
Turkish army at Iraqi border and ready to take 'necessary steps' - Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that the Kurdish Regional Government’s independence referendum could spell wide-ranging consequences for the area, including Turkish military action and the blockade of a key fuel pipeline.
US Attacks Libya for First Time Under Trump
Trump previously said that the United States has “no role” in Libya.
Trump Restricts or Bans Travel From Eight Countries
President Donald Trump restricted or suspended travel to the U.S. from eight countries, adding North Korea and Venezuela, while subtracting Sudan, from his earlier ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations.
‘No proper precautions’: US-led coalition airstrikes near Raqqa killed 84 civilians, HRW says
The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria killed at least 84 civilians, 30 children among them, when it carried out two lethal airstrikes near Raqqa in March, HRW said, adding that “no precautions” to minimize civilian losses were taken.
Germany shocked as far-right AfD party chair Frauke Petry quits just hours after being elected
The AfD (Alternative for Germany) have been left stunned after their co-chairperson, Frauke Petry announced she was quitting the party. The news came just hours after the far-right group managed to become the third-largest party in the German Bundestag.