US Defense Secretary Pauses Ban on Transgender Troops

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Transgender soldiers serving in the United States military will keep their jobs, at least for now. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday, Aug. 29, he will form a panel of experts to figure out how to implement President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members. The original ban on … Continued

Burger King Launches ‘WhopperCoin’ in Russia

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Burger King comes up with its own take on bitcoin. The fast food chain has launched the “WhopperCoin” in Russia. The tokens will reward diners by allowing them to claim one coin for every ruble they spend on a signature Whopper sandwich. Customers can receive “WhopperCoin” tokens via a digital wallet … Continued

Anti-inflammatory Found to Lower Heart Attack Risk

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — For years, doctors have focused on preventing heart attacks by lowering cholesterol in their patients, but a drug that targets inflammation may be more effective. A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet tested 10,000 heart attack survivors who had inflammation. They were treated with an … Continued

THAAD Protests Erupt in South Korea

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. military vehicles were blocked from entering the THAAD deployment site in South Korea after being confronted by protesters. The Yonhap news agency reports the incident happened on Monday Aug. 28 in the country’s central Seongju County. A group of anti-THAAD activists and residents living near the deployment site forced two … Continued

At Least 20 Killed in Attack on Shiite Mosque in Kabul

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — More than a dozen people are dead following an attack on a mosque in the capital of Afghanistan. Police said two suicide bombers detonated at a Shiite mosque in Kabul Aug. 25. Another two gunmen then stormed the site. The assault reportedly lasted for four hours before security forces fatally shot … Continued

Bannon’s Breitbart News Criticizes Trump’s Afghanistan Speech

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Less than a week after leaving the White House, one of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers watched as his conservative news outlet attacked the president for his new policy on Afghanistan. Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist until last week, had long advised the president to keep his campaign promise not to … Continued

US, Chinese Military Leaders Sign Deal to Increase Communication

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Military chiefs from China and the United States have signed a deal to improve communications between the two forces amid ongoing tensions over North Korea’s missile program, and Taiwan and China’s claims in the South China Sea. According to a statement released Aug. 15 by the U.S. Department of Defense, the … Continued

Transportation Board Bans Ride-Sharing App

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A startup ride-sharing app that tried to capitalize on Uber’s suspension in the Philippines has also been ordered to cease operations. On Monday, Aug. 14, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ordered a one-month suspension of Uber. On Tuesday Aug. 15, startup Arcade City launched in the Philippines, calling itself … Continued

Fruits and Vegetable Improve Men’s Body Odor

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Men, if you think six-pack abs will attract women, you might consider a six-pack of carrot juice, too. Eating more fruits and vegetables may make you smell better. Researchers at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, measured the amount of carotenoids deposited in men’s skin, asked them to take food questionnaires and … Continued