North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils

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North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils

KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, sparking tit-for-tat action by Malaysia, as police investigating the murder of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur sought to question three men hiding in the North …

US Starts Deploying Thaad Antimissile System in South Korea, After North’s Tests

New York Times
North Korea’s state-run TV released a video on Tuesday that showed the deployment of four ballistic missiles on Monday from an undisclosed location.

Tignes hit by second avalanche in a month

Paris (CNN) A second avalanche in a month hit the French Alps town of Tignes Tuesday sparking a rescue mission. The avalanche broke out in the off-piste area of Grand Balme at 9.50am according to local authorities.

British backpacker sexually assaulted, held captive in Australian Outback, police say

Fox News
SYDNEY – A British backpacker was sexually assaulted and held captive for weeks in the Australian Outback before being rescued by police who pulled over the car she was driving, officials said Tuesday.

Khan speech in Canada cancelled amid questions

The Hill
Gold Star father and outspoken President Trump critic Khizr Khan on Monday canceled a planned speech in Canada as questions about the circumstances swirled.

Pakistan temporarily reopens its border with Afghanistan

New York Post
Afghan citizens wait to cross into their home country at the border post in Torkham, Pakistan. Reuters. More On: pakistan · Pakistan arrests dozens as death toll rises from suicide bombing · Pakistan wants nothing to do with Valentine’s Day · Trump

Malaysia says foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi king’s visit

Malaysia’s Royal Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar speaks during a news conference regarding the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at the Malaysian police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February …

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions defends Russia testimony and says he didn’t mislead Congress

Los Angeles Times
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions sought Monday to clarify his denial to the Senate about contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, a misstatement that led him to recuse himself from overseeing federal investigations into meddling by the

Kremlin-backed media turns on Trump

Kremlin-controlled news outlets used to root for Donald Trump’s election. Now they’re reveling in the chaos and division of his early presidency.

Hungary to detain migrants in border camps, alarming UN

BUDAPEST Hungary approved plans on Tuesday to detain migrants in camps on its border, state news agency MTI said, a step which the United Nations said violates European Union law and will have a “terrible physical and psychological impact” on asylum …

African press review 7 March 2017

Ghana’s new President Akufo-Addo impresses nation at giant parade marking the country’s 60th National Day, while FaceBook launches low-cost Wi-Fi service in Kenya.

Pentagon says Iranian vessels harass Navy ship, as Iran tests missile defense system

Washington Post
Swift-moving Iranian vessels came dangerously close to a U.S. Navy surveillance ship in the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend, U.S.

Israel imposes entry ban on foreign boycott activists

Washington Post
JERUSALEM – Those who have been vocal in their support of boycotting Israel or any of its institutions due to the nearly 50-year occupation of the Palestinian territories, might find themselves having trouble now visiting the country and, by default

Knives are out for Reince

As the White House struggles to gain its footing almost two months into Donald Trump’s presidency, administration officials increasingly put the blame on one person: Reince Priebus.

FORMER CIA DIRECTOR: Why Trump’s new travel ban is worse than a ‘waste of time’

Business Insider
Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, explains why he thinks that President Trump’s new travel ban is worse than a ‘waste of time.

Sri Lankan Navy denies reports of shooting Indian fishermen

Yahoo News
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 7 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy has categorically denied media reports that they shot at Indian fishermen on Monday night.

Philippines slams US drama over president’s sexual advance

Yahoo News
Manila (AFP) – Manila on Tuesday “strongly protested” about an American television drama which shows a fictional Philippine president making a sexual advance on the US secretary of state.

British MPs call for employers to scrap mandatory high heels from corporate dress code

ABC Online
In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain’s Parliament, MPs have told employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes.

Trump a new test for German-Israeli ‘special relationship’

Business Insider
BERLIN (Reuters) – In 2008, the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel, Angela Merkel delivered a speech in the Knesset in which she described relations between Germany and Israel as “excellent”.

Amid Annexation Talk, US Official Tells Haaretz: Trump Expects Israel to Act Reasonably on Palestinian Issue

Israel should give the U.S. time to consider the best way to move forward with the peace process, U.S. official says after Lieberman tells Knesset committee Washington warned Israel against West Bank annexation.

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