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North Korea allows South Korean journalists to cover dismantling of nuclear site

North Korea allows South Korean journalists to cover dismantling of nuclear site

By – The Washington Times – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 allowed eight South Korean journalists into the country Wednesday to witness the dismantling of a nuclear test site after initially denying the reporters entry across the border. South Korea’s ministry of unification said the reporters flew directly to Wonsan to cover the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear facility, which is […]

House votes to ban ‘gay or trans panic‘ defense

By – Associated Press – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to prohibit the “gay or trans panic” defense, a controversial legal strategy that seeks to use a victim’s sexual orientation or identity as justification for a violent crime. The House voted to ban the legal defense Wednesday. It will […]

Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has died

Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has died

By GISELA SALOMON – Associated Press – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 MIAMI (AP) – Former operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. He was 90. , who had been diagnosed with throat cancer about five […]

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

By SAMY MAGDY – Associated Press – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 CAIRO (AP) – An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained on Wednesday, security officials said, the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. Wael Abbas was taken from his home in a Cairo suburb on accusations that include disseminating […]

Lawyer, Navy veteran Kenneth Stepp wins Democratic nomination in Kentucky‘s 5th Congressional Distri

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, May 22, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Lawyer, Navy veteran Kenneth Stepp wins Democratic nomination in Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District. The Washington Times Comment Policy The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our before commenting.   Click to and View Comments Click to Hide

Allies learn to work with Donald Trump, doubt Iran deal, trade policy

Allies learn to work with Donald Trump, doubt Iran deal, trade policy

By Federico Puglie — Special to The Washington Times – – Tuesday, May 22, 2018 BUENOS AIRES — They have finally started getting used to the Trump administration’s style of foreign policy, but on key issues — such as the nuclear deal, Middle East peace and international trade — some of America’s closest allies say they still have deep doubts […]

Israeli military hits Hamas sites in Gaza after infiltration

By – Associated Press – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli military says it has struck infrastructure in after a group of militants entered and torched a military post. The military says it hit an underground security site and naval targets Tuesday. The military says the strikes were also in response to ongoing attempts to dispatch drones […]