Month: January 2018

North and South Korea agree to first talks in two years

North and South Korea agreed on Friday to hold their first talks in more than two years, hours after Seoul and Washington decided to defer joint military exercises which always infuriate Pyongyang until after the Winter Olympics.

Erdogan seeks reset with Europe on Paris visit

President Tayyip Erdogan said he would discuss defense cooperation with NATO ally France during his visit to Paris Friday, highlighting an “important” step which Turkey would be taking with the Franco-Italian EUROSAM defense consortium.

US banker verdict part of ‘plots’ against Turkey: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the conviction in New York of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade sanctions, saying the U.S. justice system poses a danger for the world.

Hot air balloon carrying tourists in Egypt crashes: officials

A hot air balloon carrying around 20 people including tourists crashed near Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor on Friday, security and medical officials said.

Turkish foreign minister seeks ‘new beginning’ with Germany

Turkey’s foreign minister says it’s time for a “new beginning” in relations with Germany as he prepares to meet his German counterpart following over a year of spiraling tensions between the NATO allies.

Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from ‘Spectre’ chip flaw

Apple Inc. will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers.

Woman sets herself on fire in south Lebanon

A woman set herself on fire Friday in south Lebanon, a security source said.

Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company ahead of historic IPO

Saudi Arabia has changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, in a key step for an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year.

FOP Wins A Round

Who would have thought that the city actually has to follow Labor Law? Someone alert Rahm: An administrative law judge says the Chicago Police Department violated state labor law when it failed to negotiate expansion of its body camera program with the city’s largest police union, according to court documents. Administrative Law Judge Anna Hamburg-Gal found the city failed to bargain with the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police when it expanded use of body-worn cameras to 14 police districts in 2017. In a recommendation order handed down this week, Hamburg-Gal advised the city to begin a dialogue, as required by state law, on safety and disciplinary matters surrounding the 2017 body camera expansion. The no-so-good news – the city can still drag their feet: The recommendation won’t hav...

CWB Confirms – No Cameras

As rumored here Wednesday: Chicago police officers who are assigned to sit outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home at 4228 North Hermitage have been ordered to not work with the body-worn cameras (BWC) that other officers are required to wear. News of the development came this morning on the Second City Cop blog. Now, CWBChicago has learned that the no-camera order was issued by someone who “out-ranks” 19th District Commander and BWC champion Marc Buslik. Whether that person is a police executive or a member of the mayor’s office was not immediately clear. We have also learned of a gang-related foot chase, gun recovery, and arrest that took place just two weeks ago directly across from the mayor’s home. The apprehension of the suspect—who’s on parole for shooting a man in Uptown—was assisted ...

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