Posts published in Day: June 30, 2018

Mattis says US will keep current troop levels in South Korea

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Carrying a clear message of reassurance to South Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stated flatly Thursday that the U.S. will maintain its current number of troops on the Korean Peninsula, even as nuclear negotiations continue with North Korea. Speaking alongside South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo, Mattis read a lengthy statement reinforcing America’s “ironclad” commitment to Seoul, adding that “the U.S. will continue to use the full range of…

Jurmala’s bronze tortoise sculpture to be auctioned off

Saturday, June 30, 2018

During the artRiga art festival this autumn, it is planned to auction off one of Jurmala’s symbol – the famous bronze tortoise sculpture, says sculptor Jāņis Bārda’s wife Aivija Bārda. The sculptor’s family explains their decision with the fact that the municipality has failed to pay in full for the sculpture in the last decade. ‘Due to recent events, our family needs a new home. Because of that, we have…

Allied Land Command holds Change of Command Ceremony

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A Change of Command was held at NATO’s Allied Land Command on Friday, June 29, 2018 when U.S. Army Lieutenant General Darryl Williams handed command over to Deputy Commander, Italian Army Lieutenant General Paolo Ruggiero. “It has been my great honour to serve as the LANDCOM Commander during these past two years,” said Lieutenant General Williams. “Together, we have made great improvements in support of the NATO land community, and…

Sex workers leave Twitter for Switter after controversial US law

Saturday, June 30, 2018

An exodus of more than 100,000 sex workers have flocked to Austrian-hosted site Switter.at after the passage of a controversial US law. Critics warn that the bill, meant to stop trafficking, will only encourage violence. Sex workers have been a mainstay on social networks for more than a decade. Twitter in particular handed escorts a number of tools that allowed them to protect themselves ― a way to screen clients,…