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White House Misled Public About Defensive Measures Against North Korea

Remember that aircraft carrier that Trump sent to deter North Korea? Our "very powerful" armada will make its way to the Korean Peninsula eventually, but apparently no one's in any rush. Several news reports last week claimed the Carl Vinson and several ships that accompany it were steaming toward the Sea of Japan to keep a close eye on North Korea.


Indonesian capital to elect leader as religious tensions rise

Indonesian capital to elect leader as religious tensions rise

Ahok became the city's first ethnic Chinese and Christian leader in in 2014 when his then boss, Joko Widodo, won the presidency. Election for a new governor pits Christian incumbent accused of blasphemy against Muslim former minister . The recent visit of Saudi Arabia's king is one of the examples of how the truth was reversed in the online imagination. Mr Anies surged late in the race to capture 40 per cent of the vote, based on his background as a university rector, a series of strong ...



British Prime Minister May Calls for June 8 General Election

France will hold the first round of its presidential election on Sunday with a potential run-off vote in May. Respected pollster John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, said that Jeremy Corbyn's party is "at sixes and sevens on its stance on Brexit " shortly after Theresa May announced shock plans for a snap general election on June 8 this year.


Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

He says Hernandez would have been transferred to a mental health unit if there was any concern about his well-being. In his trial for that shooting this year, defense lawyer Jose Baez challenged the credibility of the prosecution's star witness, suggesting that he had killed the men and pinned it on Hernandez in exchange for immunity.