Trump Is Willing to Consider a Sudden Strike on North Korea

April 18, 2017

… their programs, he said. The U.S. and allies have been locked in long-standing hostility with North Korea, as the latter remains technically at war with its neighbor to the South since a truce to the Korean War more than 60 years ago. Successive U.S. presidents have struggled to contain three successive dictators, and to break a cycle that has been defined by sanctions, sanctions relief, and unsettling actions including missile tests and nuclear weapons development. McMaster’s …


US Vice President Pence visits DMZ amid high tensions with North Korea

April 17, 2017

(CNN)US Vice President Mike Pence visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone Monday, a day after the embarrassing failure of a North Korean missile test which the US and South Korea said exploded on launch. Pence stood within 60 meters (200 feet) of the North Korean border, saying that all US options regarding the issue were still on the table. His visit followed an impressive parade Saturday to mark the “Day of the Sun,” the most important day in the North Korean calendar, when …


This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… baby’s health and her own. But Consolata’s district, with a population of 500,000 people, has only three ambulances. Getting to a doctor in time seemed impossible. SEE ALSO: Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting famine and fear in South Sudan So she took out her mobile phone and dialed a special hotline number to get an “ambulance taxi” a revolutionary aspect of the Vodafone Foundation’s maternal health program in Tanzania’s rural Lake Zone. …


How Kim Jong Un has tightened his grip on power

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Since succeeding his father in 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has impressed and confounded with his rise from political novice to adept operator. On Tuesday, the country’s political elite from Pyongyang and across the country will descend on the capital to attend the Supreme People’s Assembly, a largely symbolic meeting which Kim is expected to attend as the guest of honor. As he is once again feted by the country’s political class, how has the young leader fared …


CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… bringing hail, high winds and soaking rains. In Southwestern Georgia, a tornado up to a mile and a half wide was seen. Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Atlanta, quarter size hail was reported in Alabama and Kentucky, and flooding was seen throughout Columbia, South Carolina. As the storms barreled through, several states were given tornado watches or warnings. Is that the same thing? (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) JENNIFER GRAY, CNN METEOROLOGIST: When severe weather strikes, one of the most common …


US takes turn atop UN Security Council

April 4, 2017

United Nations (CNN)Some pundits predict United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will one day run for president, but for a month, at least, she will be — of the 15-nation UN Security Council. Ambassadors take up the post each month, and April fell to Haley. While the former South Carolina Governor, who so far has been outspoken in her brief tenure in New York, said she is supposed to remain somewhat guarded as the leader of the 15-nation council, she told a packed news conference Monday …


Foursquare, a SXSW darling, brought the most fun to SXSW 2017

March 27, 2017

… SoulCycle. In 2016, I legit “Turned Up On A Tuesday” with ILoveMakonnen. This year, Spotify didn’t have their official House. But, Foursquare, the app that gained fame in SXSW 2009, was there to provide me with a break from all the action and it was there that I was reminded the beauty of conferences like SXSW. LOLO also performed during the first ride and then joined on her own bike. Image: Sydney Torabi from Spinsyddy “I came to South By for the first time last …