Category: World News

The New Year’s Day supermoon will be the biggest full moon of 2018 and the first of two in January

The biggest supermoon of 2018 is expected to light up the sky on New Year’s Day and bring extra high tides to Cornwall over the next few days. The ‘Wolf Moon’ is the second in a ‘supermoon trilogy’ which started with the ‘Cold Moon’, spotted above Cornwall on December 3. It will be swiftly followed by the ‘Blue Moon’ on January 31 – so-called because it’s a rare time when two full moons appear in the same calendar month. The first supermoon of the year – also know as the ‘Old Moon’ – will peak overnight on January 1, in...

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Major Cities to Boost Surveillance and Security for New Year’s Eve

Government officials around the world are increasing security as massive crowds gather in celebration of the New Year. Recent terror attacks at celebratory events in major cities have law enforcement officials stepping up their counter-terrorism efforts in unprecedented ways. Berlin: Safe Zones for Women  After hundreds of women were assaulted by gangs of immigrant men during New Year’s Eve parties in Germany, Berlin authorities have created a “safe zone” for women who feel threatened by sexual assault or robbery. Small mobile police stations will be set up for rapid police response and citizen searches. Large bags, glass bottles, and alcoholic drinks will be banned at the Brandenburg Gate....

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President Trump Cuts Off $255 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan

The Trump administration announced on Friday it will not be sending military aid totaling $255 million to Pakistan. The monetary aid was denied to the Pakistan government in response to its ineffective action against terrorists and militants on its soil. The Hindustan Times reported: The Trump administration on Friday announced the United States will deny Pakistan military aid amounting to $255 million as it expects Islamabad to take decisive action “against terrorists and militants on its soil”. “The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in FY 2016 in Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time,” said...

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Secretary of State Tillerson: “If North Korea uses the H-Bomb, it is ultimately President Trumps decision”

If North Korea follows through on its latest threat of setting off a nuclear explosion over the Pacific Ocean, it will ultimately be up to President Trump whether the United States will respond with military action, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News today. ABC News Anchor David Muir asked Tillerson in an interview on “Good Morning America” about North Korea’s warning that it could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific in response to Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week. “If we see this detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific, what will...

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Powerful earthquake strikes Japan, 200 miles from Fukushima nuclear plant

A huge earthquake has rattled the east coast of Japan – just 200 miles from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The 6.2-magnitude tremor is believed to have struck Kamaishi, a city located in the region of Sanriku, which lies on the northeastern side of the island of Honshu. The quake has a depth of around 10km and struck at 2.37am local time, according to reports. In 2011, a 50ft tsunami sparked by an earthquake in the Pacific caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Details of the extent of the damage caused have not yet emerged. The energy accident at the...

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