Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile and said it will continue to strengthen its defense capabilities, days after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Iran nuclear deal. Addressing the United Nations, Trump criticized the deal, which lifts sanctions against Iran in return for the country reducing its nuclear facilities. Trump called it … Continued

Kim Jong-un Calls Donald Trump a ‘Mentally Deranged Dotard’

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has revived an old insult in his latest threat to the United States. In Kim’s statement carried by state media on Friday Sept. 22, he says of U.S. President Trump, “I will surely… tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” A dotard is defined as … Continued

Manafort Offered to Give Russian Billionaire ‘Private Briefings’ on 2016 Campaign

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort allegedly offered to provide “private briefings” on the 2016 U.S. presidential race to a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin. According to a Sept. 20 report by the Washington Post, Manafort offered via a July 7, 2016 email to brief Oleg Deripaska … Continued

London Strips Uber of its Operating License

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — London wants to put the brakes on Uber. Transport for London announced Sept. 22 that it will not renew Uber’s license, which expires at the end of the month. The transportation authority’s statement said, “TfL has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private … Continued

Shipwrecks Dating Back 2,500 Years Found in Black Sea

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The bottom of the Black Sea is an eery place. Scientists have found dozens of ancient shipwrecks littered along the sea floor off Bulgaria. The watery graveyard holds 60 ships dating back to Medieval, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras — with the oldest dating to the fourth or fifth century BC. They … Continued

Soribada Held Its First Best K-Music Awards

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Soribada kicked off South Korea’s award season with its first-ever award show called the First Soribada Best K-Music Awards. The ceremony took place Sept. 20, in Seoul. According to the Soompi news outlet, Soribada hopes to empower the K-pop scene through the awards show recognizing K-pop artists and featuring performances by … Continued

Duterte Visits Marawi for the Fifth Time

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has visited troops in Marawi for the fifth time, on the same day massive protests against him took place in Manila. The battle for Marawi began May 23 when Maute militants stormed the city and Duterte said the end of the battle is “just around the corner.” Duterte … Continued

Researchers Discover Plastic-Eating Fungus

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — New research suggests a fungus could be key to ridding the Earth of plastic pollution. Pakistani and Chinese researchers say they’ve discovered a fungus which actually feeds on plastic trash. The fungus, which was found in a garbage dump in Islamabad, Pakistan, breaks down plastic by secreting a certain enzyme. What’s … Continued

Florida Suspends License of Deadly Nursing Home

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The state of Florida has suspended the license of a nursing home that had 10 patients die after the facility lost air-conditioning. Multiple patients were hospitalized with body temperatures up to 109.9 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 43 degrees Celsius. The Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration issued an emergency suspension order of … Continued

Doctors: Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Had CTE

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Ex-American football star Aaron Hernandez had the degenerative brain disease CTE. The 27-year-old had been serving a life sentence for the murder of a former friend when he was found hanged in his prison cell earlier this year. On Sept. 21, doctors at Boston University School of Medicine concluded Hernandez had … Continued