A distinguished U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department resigned after writing a searing letter to Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, accusing him of gutting the department and damaging America’s standing across the world.
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- North Korea leader Kim Jong Un may be mulling a major state decision, according to speculations following his recent hike up Mount Paekdu. The North's state-run media KCNA reported Saturday that the leader had visited the Mt. Paekdu, the legendary origin of the Korean nation which the regime has used to legitimize the Kim family's rule. The report said in English that the hike had prompted Kim to recall "emotion-charged days when he realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force without yielding even a moment." A number of observers in the South believe the rare visit may precede a momentous decision, citing how the young leader had
Nilufer Guler is a waitress, but says she feels more like a sex worker at times. On the second day in a new job, a table of wealthy, suited men said they would "buy her" off her manager so she could eat expensive steak with them. They asked if she had an intimate piercing and stared at her throughout their meal. "It's so disrespectful but I couldn't complain. It's a very precarious industry," she says. And she's not alone. Two in five women in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at work and only a quarter of them reported it, a BBC survey has found . Among men, one in five (18%) said they have been harassed at work. The poll of more than 6,000 men and women, one of the
Warning: spoilers for The Walking Dead: season 8, episode 8 While most actors express grateful platitudes once they're killed off a long-running TV series, The Walking Dead's Chandler Riggs has no problem appearing generally miffed he's no longer employed. The 18-year-old actor, who has played Andrew Lincoln's young, one-eyed son Carl on the series since its inception, became the latest Walking Dead star to be brutally axed from the exhaustingly grim zombie drama last night, when it was revealed Carl had been concealing a zombie bite for several weeks, with his death now imminent. Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, Riggs confessed his disappointment with the decision, which entirely deviated from the original Walking Dead comic book series. "It was devastating for me and my family because the show has been such a huge part of my life for so long," he said. "For a few days, we didn't know what to do; I just bought a house in Senoia [near where the show films in Georgia]. That was a big deal that I wouldn't be on anymore." Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes in The Walking Dead Credit: AMC Carl's death also led Riggs, who began playing the character at the age of 11, to change course in his personal life, having originally been planning to attend college this year. "I was planning on going to college until I found out," he said. "I decided that I wanted to not go to college for at least a year and move to L.A. and focus on acting and music. It ended up being a great thing because now I get to do all kinds of other stuff that I haven't been able to do in the last eight years." After revealing that he's yet to speak to Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman about his exit, Riggs also expressed some sadness at not being able to play out the storylines that Carl has experienced in the comic books, including assuming the role of leader of the survivors after being trained by his father. Oh no #TWDpic.twitter.com/wc9lv1bGvL- The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) December 11, 2017 "I was excited to do a lot of those storylines in the comics because there's a lot of really cool stuff," adding: "I didn't expect for Carl to ever get killed off. "But it serves a good purpose in the story. There's still a little more left in Carl's story - [when The Walking Dead returns in 2018] - and that impacts Rick, Michonne and everyone. Although Carl's story is coming to an end it's not over yet." Having since moved to Los Angeles to find other work, Riggs is currently shooting an independent film in which he plays, in his words, a "redneck lowlife."
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A woman cleaning a Hawaii vacation home Wednesday with her 8-year-old daughter was brutally murdered and the girl bound and duct-taped, Hawaii police said as they announced two arrests in the case. Officials said Saturday that Kailey Dandurand, 20, and a green-haired Stephen Brown, 23, were charged with murder, kidnapping and burglary in the death of Telma Boinville on Oahu’s famous North Shore surfing mecca, according to reports. Boinville was beaten with a baseball bat, which was recovered at the scene, KHON-TV reported. Her 8-year-old daughter was found alive in another room, the station reported. She had been bound and gagged with duct tape. Police sources told the station that Boinville’s
The question of how long after getting engaged to Meghan Markle it would be before Prince Harry did something insanely stupid has been answered. This weekend, less than two weeks after the global media were rejoicing on his behalf, Prince Harry flew to Germany by private jet where he participated in a hunting party with a German prince nicknamed ‘The Boar Terminator’, who once uploaded a video which shows him in a snowy forest killing half a dozen bolting wild boar in rapid succession. Hunting enthusiasts will be quick to point out that wild boar are an extremely unwelcome pest in central Europe, breeding quickly and destroying vast quantities of crops annually. That may be true, and indeed many