An unverified report from a Korean-language Japanese news source claims that four North Korean officials were executed by firing squad in early April for their roles in the failure of the February summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Satanic Temple, one of a host of Satanic organizations in the US, announced on its website that it has been recognized as a church by the Internal Revenue Service, making it, according to the temple, “the very first time in history [that] a Satanic organization has been recognized by the United States federal government as a church.”
Former US Vice President Joe Biden officially tossed his name into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, finally confirming his candidacy after months of speculation. And yet, while some might be celebrating the move, many in the Twittersphere are questioning Uncle Joe's logo choices.
US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman earlier characterised the deployment of two carrier groups in the Mediterranean Sea as a signal to Russia, saying the warships represented "100,000 tonnes of international diplomacy" amid alleged Russia's "destabilising activities around the world".
An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman blasted the United States for not extending waivers it had given to some countries to get around its sanctions regime against Iran ‒ and Arabic oil exporters who welcomed the decision. The Foreign Ministry said the US and these countries will be “held responsible for any consequences.”
According to a website dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of herpes, some 250 people have applied to them during the first two days of the music festival.
Pikachu, a much-loved tabby housecat, died in January 2019 following a long "valiant battle" with feline diabetes. Now, his family will pay tribute to his memory by blasting his ashes into Earth's orbit.
UAE invited Israel to the event despite not recognizing Israel as a state, which comes as another sign of strengthening ties between Tel Aviv and Arab Peninsula nations over fears of growing Iranian influence in the region.