Honolulu Mayor Signs ‘Distracted Walking’ Bill

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Distracted driving laws may be common across the United States, but what about distracted walking? Honolulu, Hawaii, will soon become the first major U.S. city to bar pedestrians from looking at their electronic devices while crossing the street. Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the legislation on July 27. He says it’s … Continued

John Kelly Sworn In as Trump’s New White House Chief of Staff

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — There’s a new chief of staff in the White House. Retired Gen. John Kelly was sworn in on Monday, July 31, as President Donald Trump’s most senior White House staffer. Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump said Kelly, who previously served as his homeland security secretary, would do a “spectacular job” … Continued

Prosecutors: Knife Attacker Self-Radicalized

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A Palestinian man who attacked supermarket customers in Hamburg, Germany, may have been self radicalized. That’s according to a statement made by German prosecutors July 31. The 26-year-old, known only as Ahmad A., stabbed one person to death and wounded six others in Barmbek district on July 28. Prosecutors investigating the … Continued

Britain to Conduct Freedom of Navigation Exercises in South China Sea

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Britain announced plans to conduct freedom of navigation exercises in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, drawing swift criticism from China. On July 27, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said that one of the first thing the country plans to do with its two new aircraft carriers is to … Continued

Remains of 24 US Servicemen Recovered From WWII Battlefield

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The remains of what are believed to be two dozen American servicemen killed on a Pacific island during World War II have been discovered. According to the Pentagon, the remains of 24 individuals will arrive at Hawaii’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this week, after which they will be turned over to … Continued

Former Pakistani PM Names Brother as Successor

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Following the ouster of Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, the ruling party plans to make his brother the new prime minister. Nawaz Sharif left office Friday, July 28, following a Supreme Court ruling that disqualified him over accusations of corruption. Sharif still heads the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which announced on Saturday, its … Continued

Thieves Steal $590,000 Worth of iPhones

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Many people around the world want to get their hands on the Apple iPhone, including thieves. Last week, a group of daredevils in the Netherlands pulled off a dangerous heist straight out of a movie. But it appears the police have finally caught up with them. The AP reported Dutch … Continued

Colleagues Say Kenyan Election Official ‘Tortured’

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Colleagues of a Kenyan election official say he was tortured and killed days before the country’s presidential elections. Chris Msando helped develop the voting-system technology to be used in Kenya’s upcoming August 8 presidential elections. Msando disappeared few days ago. According to The Guardian, authorities found both his body and the … Continued

Apple Removes VPNs From China App Store

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Apple customers in China will no longer be able to purchase virtual private network services or VPNs from the tech giant’s app store. VPNs let users visit websites restricted by the Chinese government. Apple confirmed the move in a statement July 30, saying it was required to remove the services in … Continued

South Korea’s Birthrate on Track to Hit Record Low

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — South Korea’s birthrate is on track to hit a record low this year. Officials estimate around 360,000 births, which would be the first time the number dropped below 400,000. The country recorded 159,600 births in the first five months of this year, down more than 12 percent compared to the same … Continued