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Seoul to Test THAAD Radar Waves Amid Local Population Health Concerns - MoD

The South Korean authorities will carry out additional testing of the electromagnetic emission of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system to be deployed by the United States in the country in an attempt to alleviate health concerns of the local population, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

Return of the Death Penalty Will Kill Turkey’s EU Accession Bid

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that any moves by Turkey to reintroduce the death penalty will immediately end the country’s EU accession process. Sputnik discussed the matter with Murat Bilhan, vice president of the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies, an Istanbul-based independent think tank.

French Police Detain Two More People in Nice Attack Investigation

Two more people have been put in detention over suspected links to the Nice terror attack, media reported Tuesday, citing a source close to the investigation.

Daesh Recruiters Detained in Russia's Tver - Interior Ministry

A group of Daesh supporters who were working to recruit new fighters among Central Asian immigrants in Russia's Tver region has been detained, the Russian Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

Iraqi Army, Peshmerga Forces Prepare Huge Offensive Against Daesh in Mosul

As the Iraqi army and its allied Peshmerga units prepare a major offensive on Mosul to flush out Daesh terrorists, Helgurd Hikmet, a representative of the Regional Government of Kurdistan, discussed the details of the upcoming operation with Sputnik.

Afghan Security Forces Kill Daesh Commander in Eastern Afghanistan

The military operation carried out by the Afghan security forces resulted in the killing of the Daesh jihadist group leader for the eastern Nangarhar province, a spokesman for the local governor said Tuesday.

Rosatom Plans to Develop 3D Printing for Nuclear Industry

Russia's Rosatom nuclear energy corporation plans to focus on advanced 3D printing as part of its non-core business strategy, Aleksey Dub, the state corporation's science and innovations division deputy director, said.

Merkel's Evolution: From Nobel Peace Prize Hopeful to 'Mother of Terror'

Refugees have affectionately referred to Angela Merkel as "Mutti" (mama), praising the chancellor for her open door policy that has allowed more than a million of asylum seekers to settle in Germany. But a week of migrant-related terror in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg has given birth to a new nickname for Merkel, "Mutter Terroresia."

Putin Expresses Condolences to Abe After Knife Attack at Care Facility

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday after the deadly knife attack at a care facility for persons with disabilities in Sagamihara, the Kremlin press service said.

Lavrov Discusses Implementation of Syrian Agreements With Kerry

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that he had discussed measures that could be taken to implement Russia-US agreements on Syria with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Belgium’s Economic Losses Over Terror Attacks Amount to $1Bln

Belgium’s economic losses over the consequences of the March terrorist attacks in Brussels have amounted to 935 million euro (some $1.03 billion) in the first quarter of 2016, which is around 0.1 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the Belgian Ministry of Economy said Tuesday.

Czech Republic to Accept 80 Syrian Refugees From Camps in Turkey

The Czech Republic is ready to accept 80 Syrian refugees from camps in Turkey as part of Ankara-Brussels migrant deal, Interior Ministry spokeswoman Hana Mala said Tuesday.

Japan Care Facility Knife Attacker Has History of Mental Treatment

The man behind the deadly knife attack at a facility for disabled people in Japan, Satoshi Uematsu, was in treatment in a hospital for the mentally ill earlier this year after expressing intention to kill people with disabilities, local media reported Tuesday.

Sanders Delegates and Protesters Make Their Frustrated Presence Known on Democratic Convention's Opening Day

Protests outside, interrupting jeers and cheers inside. The soldiers in Bernie Sanders’ political revolution took to the streets of Philadelphia by the thousands on Monday as swaths of his 1,850 delegates inside the Democratic Convention...Show More Summary

Shock Poll: Nate Silver’s Election Forecast Now Has Trump Winning

It isn't as simple as a post-convention bounce, FiveThirtyEight polling guru Nate Silver explains. It may not be a post-RNC bounce, but political analyst and statistician Nate Silver’s latest forecast of the presidential election shows...Show More Summary

5 Insane Theories from Alex Jones, Trump's Favorite Conspiracist

With Trump as the new Republican standard bearer, the discourse just went to the lowest common denominator, aka Jones. Donald Trump is a h-u-u-uge fan of conspiracy theories. Only he doesn't call them that. He calls them “what some people...Show More Summary

Police Incitement Against Black Lives Matter Is Putting Protesters in Danger

Minneapolis is a case study in how police hate speech fosters a climate of violence. From the floor of the Republican National Convention to the online pages of the Blue Lives Matter Facebook community, it is now commonplace for public...Show More Summary

The New Working Class: Trump Can Talk to Disaffected White Men, but They Don't Make up The 'Working Class' Anymore

Democrats need to get comfortable with using the term "working class" or risk losing those voters to Trump. Thursday night, Trump spent considerable air time speaking (more like yelling) about how America’s steel and coal workers have been ignored and sold-out for decades by both political parties. Show More Summary

'Ban the Box' Catch 22: What's Good for Ex-Con Job Applicants Is Bad for Fighting Racism

Are new reforms revealing—or maybe even worsening—our racist society? A new study finds that "Ban the Box" laws, implemented to prevent employers from automatically dismissing applicants with criminal records, could actually be increasing racial discrimination against black job-seekers. Show More Summary

US Media Find European Terror Deaths 19 Times More Interesting Than Mideast Terror Deaths

Institutional white supremacy influences the disparity. A survey conducted by FAIR of US media coverage of ISIS or ISIS-inspired attacks in Europe and the Middle East reveals a disparity of coverage, showing that European deaths are roughly 1,800 percent more newsworthy than deaths in the Middle East. Show More Summary

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