16 December 2019


US envoy Stephen Biegun slams North Korea remark as 'hostile, unnecessary' (19)
AFP Biegun said the US was 'fully aware of the strong potential for North Korea to conduct a major provocation in the days ahead'. Stephen Biegun, the US special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denucleasisation talks ahead of a year-end deadline.
North Korea says new tests will help it counter US threats (36)
AP North Korea said it successfully performed another "crucial test" at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent. The test - the second at the facility in a week, according to North Korea's Academy of Defense Science - possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the continental United States.
Standing ovation in Milan for Domingo's 50th anniversary (8)
By COLLEEN BARRY MILAN (AP) - Opera star Placido Domingo received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at La Scala on Sunday and returned the appreciation with a rare a cappella performance. Standing alone on the stage holding three yellow roses, Domingo serenaded the audience with a favorite Spanish zarzuela, "Non Puede Ser." By then, after more than half an hour of applause and a standing ovation rare for
Philippines hunts for survivors after quake levels trade building (9)
This content was published on December 16, 2019 2:24 AM Dec 16, 2019 - 02:24 Damaged buildings are seen at Padada market, in Padada, Philippines December 15, 2019 in this still image obtained from social media video. VINCENT YAJ MAKIPUTIN/via REUTERS (reuters_tickers) MANILA (Reuters) - Rescue teams in the southern Philippines searched for signs of life on Monday in a collapsed shopping centre after a powerful
Schumer wants Mulvaney, Bolton to testify in impeachment trial (6)
Senate Democratic leader proposes that at least four witnesses be subpoenaed to testify in impeachment trial of President Trump. Ben Ariel, 16/12/19 03:00 Chuck Schumer Reuters Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer proposed in a letter released on Sunday that at least four witnesses, including acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton, be
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