The parade, the annual highlight of North Korea’s most important holiday, came amid growing international worries that North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch, such as its first flight test of an ICBM capable of reaching US shores.
A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached New York’s Penn Station in the early evening.
White House officials argued that the decision to keep the logs secret is in line with what previous administrations have done, except for President Barack Obama’s, and that continuing Obama’s practice of voluntarily releasing the records could interfere with policy development.
A US judge on Friday heard arguments from lawyers representing two so-called sanctuary cities that are challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order stripping such jurisdictions of federal funds.
The Trump administration has settled on its North Korea strategy after a two-month review: “Maximum pressure and engagement.”
Despite their historic ties as neighboring communist states, China has grown increasingly frustrated with the refusal of Kim Jong Un’s regime to heed its admonitions, and in February cut off imports of North Korean coal that provide Pyongyang with a crucial source of foreign currency.
There are reports of activity at a nuclear test site in North Korea ahead of Saturday’s 105th anniversary of the birth of the country’s founder Kim Il-Sung. A US monitoring group, 38North, has described the Punggye-ri test site as “primed and ready.”
“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. It overwhelmingly focuses on the US, while seeking support from anti-democratic countries and organizations,” said CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Two US Secret Service officers, both with less than a year on the job, were fired over a March 10 security breach in which a man climbed over the White House fence and remained on the grounds undetected for over 15 minutes.
Opinion polls in France before the presidential election on April 23 are revealing a crazy roller coaster ride.
A 69-year-old Vietnamese-American who was forcibly removed from a flight of United Airlines in Chicago will “probably” file a lawsuit for “unreasonable force and violence” that led to a ‘significant’ concussion, broken nose and loss of two front teeth, his lawyer said on Thursday.