QWorld: Turkish Prez Threatens to Sue Critics, B’desh Cyber Heist
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US, Japan, South Korea Warn North Korea Over ‘Provocations’
US President Barack Obama joined with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowed to ramp up pressure on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests.
Trump Meets Republican Leadership; Party Unity Discussed
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made a surprise closed-door visit to the Republican National Committee after a tumultuous two days on the campaign trail that included a reversal of his pledge to support the party’s nominee.
South Africa’s Top Court Orders Zuma to Reimburse State
South Africa’s top court ordered President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of $16 million of state money spent upgrading his private home, in a stinging rebuke that hit scandal-plagued leader financially and politically.
Sri Lankan in Bangladesh Cyber Heist Says She was Set up by Friend
When Hagoda Gamage Shalika Perera, a small Sri Lankan businesswoman, got a deposit of $20 million in her account last month, she said the funds were expected but had no idea they were stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank in one of the largest cyber heists in history.
US May Ease Iran Trade, Republicans Alarmed
US Republican lawmakers voiced deep concern about reports that the Obama administration may allow Iran to use the dollar in some business transactions, although no such plans have been announced.
Five San Francisco Officers Found Exchanging Racist, Homophobic Texts
Five San Francisco police officers have been found to be exchanging racist and homophobic text messages with one another, forcing a review of hundreds of criminal cases that may be compromised by their bias, the city’s chief prosecutor says.
Turkish President Threatens to Sue Those Who Insult Him
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned that he will continue to sue critics who insult him in Turkey, where journalists and other critics of the president have been imprisoned.
Latest UN Central Africa Sex Abuse Allegations Elicit Disgust
The latest allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation levelled against international peacekeepers in Central African Republic elicited expressions of disgust from top United Nations officials and senior US and French diplomats.
WHO Sees Scientific Consensus on Zika as Cause for Disorders
Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can result in paralysis, the World Health Organization said.
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