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Over half of the 120 occupants at a popular gay-friendly bar have been arrested and charged in the nation of Uganda. According to reports, approximately Sixty-seven individuals were arrested during a Sunday raid which included armed military personnel, on the bar Ram in Kampala. According to Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), 53 people have since been

Television personality Donald Tr*mp has vowed to bring an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. During his campaign speech Thursday night in Cincinnati, the President of the United States said at the Bank Arena: “We will achieve new breakthroughs in science and medicine. I see what they are doing. I see it. They show me.” He added: “The things we’re doing in our country today, there’s never been anything like it. We will be ending the AIDS epidemic shortly in America, and...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday backed General John Hyten to be the second-highest ranking U.S. military official, a day after he denied sexual assault allegations against him. The vote was 20-7 in favor of Hyten being the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hyten, the outgoing commander of the U.S. military’s Strategic Command, must still be confirmed by the full Senate. A date for that vote has not been announced. Hyten...

An explosion struck a military parade in Aden, the seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed internationally recognised government, causing numerous casualties on Thursday, a Reuters witness said. Security and medical sources told Reuters that at least 32 people had been killed in the attack. A pro-government military source said a commander was among those killed. The Iran-backed Houthi movement, who control the capital, Sanaa, said it was behind the attack. Their official Al Masirah TV channel stated the movement had launched...

SEOUL — The South Korean military detained a North Korean soldier who crossed the heavily fortified demilitarized zone that separates the two countries, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday. The soldier expressed his intention to defect to South Korea, the JCS said later. The unidentified active-duty soldier was first detected by thermal imaging equipment moving south near the Imjin River late on Wednesday, and South Korean troops took him into custody just before midnight, the JCS said. Also on Wednesday,...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer categorically denied sexual assault allegations against him at his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. “Nothing happened, ever,” said Air Force General John Hyten, who would become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff if confirmed. The full-throated denial by Hyten followed a U.S. Air Force investigation that did not substantiate the allegations against him by an Army colonel who was formerly...

French inventor Franky Zapata will attempt to cross the English Channel on his jet-powered flyboard on Thursday. Zapata became known as the 'flying soldier' when he showed off his invention before the world's media at France's Bastille Day military parade on July 14. He will set off from Sangatte on the north French coast on Thursday to fly to St Margaret's Bay near Dover. The flight is expected to take just 20 minutes. The feat is set to coincide with the 110th anniversary...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote within days on whether to override President Donald Trump’s vetoes of legislation to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday. McConnell said the Senate would hold the vote before Aug. 2, when lawmakers leave Washington for a five-week-long recess. The three resolutions of disapproval are not expected to garner the two-thirds majority in the 100-member Senate...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified maintenance records at an Oklahoma base to help it qualify for millions of dollars in bonuses. The Air Force previously had suspended fees at three Balfour Beatty bases. Now, it has halted such payments at all 21 company sites after new allegations of improper handling...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid tribute to the military officials who plotted to kill Adolf Hitler on the 75th anniversary of the Second World War’s most famous failed assassination attempt. A group of military figures lead by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg plotted to assassinate Hitler in 1944 before staging a coup to oust the Nazi party from power and sue for peace with the Allies. Speaking at a memorial event, Merkel said: “Following their conscience, they proved themselves to be...

The United States has warned it will bring down any Iranian drones that fly too close to its ships, following a string of incidents on the world's most vital oil shipping route. Washington says it has already destroyed an Iranian drone that was allegedly threatening a US navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz. But Iran has denied the claims: it says all of its drones have safely returned to their base — and even suggested the US military may have...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would like to have a proposal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling on the House floor by July 25. For that to happen, there needs to be an agreement on the debt limit with the administration by Friday, Pelosi told reporters. U.S. borrowing authority could be exhausted sometime in September, according to the latest administration estimates, rather than in October or November, as had earlier...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto. Nearly a month after the Senate supported 22 resolutions disapproving of Trump’s plan for billions of dollars in weapons sales despite Congress’ objections, the House passed three of the 22, two on a vote of 238-190 and the...

Three years on from Turkey’s failed coup, the country faces an ever tightening clampdown on civil rights. More than 250 journalists have been arrested since that long summer’s night in 2016. Mahir Zeynalov is one of the lucky ones. The former LA times journalist has spent the last five years in exile abroad after he was deported from Turkey, now he campaigns for press freedom, not only in Turkey but across the world. He spoke to Euronews, about President Recep Tayyip...

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