Shots Fired At Gate of US Embassy in Turkey; No One Hurt
Bloomberg, 20 August at 14:26
Istanbul (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Turkey was shot at from a moving car before dawn on Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. There were no casualties and no claim of responsibility for the fleeting attack
Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families
ABC News, 20 August at 13:17
The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War. "How many children do you have?
Afghan forces free 149 hostages taken by Taliban in ambush
Washington Post, 20 August at 12:22
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier, officials said. By mid-afternoon, fighting was
Sex, lies and DUIs: GOP dumps oppo on Dem House hopefuls
Politico, 20 August at 12:08
Dramatized police dispatch calls of a DUI arrest. Allegations of sexual harassment. Court filings reviewing “failed” business investments. Those are attacks leveled against Democratic congressional candidates in a new Republican ad campaign in recent
Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers in Afghanistan despite ceasefire
Reuters, 20 August at 11:45
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents kidnapped dozens of passengers after stopping three buses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, a day after the government announced a ceasefire with the Islamist militants. Esmatullah Muradi, a ...
John Oliver's Trade Wars Segment Breaks Down How Trump's Tariffs Are Seriously Impacting Jobs
Bustle, 20 August at 11:16
On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver's trade wars segment broke down how Trump's tariffs are seriously impacting jobs — and not for the better. On his show, Oliver noted that he believes that Trump's apparent dearth of trade ...
Tears, joy as Korean families separated by war reunite briefly after 65 years
Reuters, 20 August at 11:02
SEOUL (Reuters) - Some 90 families from the two Koreas were reunited in the North on Monday, weeping and embracing each after being torn apart for more than six decades by the 1950-53 Korean War. North and South Korean family members meet during ...
Amid rising bilateral tensions, shots fired at US Embassy in Turkey, but no injuries
Washington Post, 20 August at 10:22
ISTANBUL — An unidentified gunman fired six shots at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the Turkish capital, early Monday, striking a guard booth but causing no injuries at the embassy, which was closed at the time, the Ankara governor's office said in a
John Oliver Made an Explanatory Video to Help President Trump Understand Trade
TIME, 20 August at 09:59
On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver zeroes in on trade, which he defines as “the basic system of barter and exchange that you have to do really carefully or you'll end up with Dwight Howard.” Trade is a frequent topic for President
John Oliver calls out flaws in Donald Trump's trade war
Yahoo Entertainment, 20 August at 09:40
President Donald Trump believes that “Tariffs are the greatest!” In fact he tweets about them quite a lot. But on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Oliver pointed out that like many things, the president may not fully understand how they work. Trump
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