• New laws allow Saudi women to travel overseas without man's permission

    New laws allow Saudi women to travel overseas without man's permission

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    On Thursday, the Saudi Cabinet signed an amendment lifting the rule that said a male guardian needed to sign off before an adult woman could obtain a passport, effective as of the end of August. Women still face other restrictions in the conservative kingdom. Prince Mohammed has brought in sweeping social and economic changes, aimed partly at weaning the country off its dependence on oil revenue.
  • US Withdraws From Nuclear Missile Treaty, Says Russia 'Responsible'

    US Withdraws From Nuclear Missile Treaty, Says Russia 'Responsible'

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    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Thursday that "the world will lose an invaluable brake on nuclear war" and that it "will likely heighten, not reduce, the threat by ballistic missiles". Pompeo, in a statement , added the United States "will not remain party to a treaty that is deliberately violated by Russian Federation". In February, Washington had given Moscow six months to destroy the 9M729 missile it has said violates the agreement.
  • Trump drops spy chief pick Ratcliffe and mulls a replacement

    Trump drops spy chief pick Ratcliffe and mulls a replacement

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    While the FBI is under investigation for some of its high-ranking officials' problematic behavior during the 2016 election, former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper have found a new home as cable news pundits, outspoken critics of Trump and tireless promoters of the " Russiagate " conspiracy theory.
  • Dashcam video shows small plane’s emergency landing on Pierce County road

    Dashcam video shows small plane’s emergency landing on Pierce County road

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    In Thompson's 21 years as a trooper, it was the first time he had assisted a plane landing on a roadway. "God, fantastic. a plane comin' down the middle of the road like that". A Washington State Patrol trooper's dashcam captured the incredible sight Thursday morning when a single-engine prop plane made an emergency landing on a highway.
  • Tsunami warning after magnitude 7 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra

    Tsunami warning after magnitude 7 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra

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    A Tsunami warning was issued in Indonesia after the quake but India was safe, an MoES official was quoted as saying by PTI. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the major fault line where the majority of the world's earthquakes occur. Indonesia was rocked by a powerful 6.9 magnitude quake on Friday, striking near the islands of Sumatra and Java.
  • Arctic On Fire: Worst wildfire season on record in Arctic

    Arctic On Fire: Worst wildfire season on record in Arctic

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    Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the offer, the Kremlin said on its website . In the call between the leaders - which took place during the first night of the Democratic debates - Trump is said to have offered Russian Federation emergency assistance to help stem the blaze which has now engulfed in excess of 7 million acres of Siberian woodland.
  • Italian police investigate picture of blindfolded US murder suspect

    Italian police investigate picture of blindfolded US murder suspect

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    They are accused of aggravated murder and attempted extortion, according to police. When the undercover officers went to arrest the pair, a fight broke out, and 35-year-old police officer Mario Cerciello Rega was stabbed to death. But the Carabinieri have themselves come under fire for holding Natale-Hjorth handcuffed and blindfolded while in police custody, as shown by a picture that has circulated widely in the media.
  • North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

    North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

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    Japan also plans to remove South Korea from a "white list" of nations that have preferential status allowing them to buy products that can be diverted to military use. -South Korean Combined Forces Command and the government in Seoul. Last year, Mr Kim said North Korea would stop nuclear testing and would no longer launch intercontinental ballistic missiles.