North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hinted Sunday that Pyongyang may ring in
the new year with another bang — the test-launch of an intercontinental
In his annual New Year's address, Kim said that after testing what the North claims was its first hydrogen bomb last year, preparations for launching an intercontinental ballistic missile have "reached the final stage"
An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume
opened fire at a crowded nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's
celebrations, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70 others
in what the province's governor described as a terror attack.
Gov. Vasip Sahin said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside the club at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday before entering and firing on people partying inside. He did not say who may have carried out the attack.
Antonio Guterres takes the reins of the United Nations on New Year's
Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an antagonistic
incoming U.S. administration led by Donald Trump who thinks the world body's 193 member states do nothing except talk and have a good time.
The former Portuguese prime minister and U.N. refugee chief told reporters after being sworn-in as secretary-general on Dec. 12 that he will engage all governments — "and, of course, also with the next government of the United States" — and show his willingness to cooperate on "the enormous challenges that we'll be facing together."