North Korea held a military parade on Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, one day before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony. The parade began with thousands of goose-stepping troops and also featured tanks, armored vehicles, jets flying in formation to make a "70.” Kim Jong Un also made a speech about North Korea's emergence as a "global military power" and said his military would remain at high-level of combat readiness against the United States and its "followers."
A woman was the Canadian prime minister a question at a town hall when Justin Trudeau stopped her after using the word "mankind." “We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive,” he said.
Poland's Senate backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech, a move that has already strained relations with both Israel and the United States. The bill proposed by Poland's ruling conservative party and voted for early on Thursday calls for up to three years in prison for any intentional attempt to falsely attribute the crimes of Nazi Germany to the Polish state or people. David Silberklang, a senior historian at Holocaust remembrance center Yad Vashem, said the bill was "very worrisome."
More than a thousand people took part in a Trump Not Welcome protest in Zurich on January 23, ahead of the US president’s arrival in Davos on Friday. Demonstrators waved flags and carried placards with anti-globalists sentiments, such as “No Trump, no coal, no fossil fuels,” as they marched through Zurich’s financial district. This timelapse video shows protesters march in Helvetiaplatz, waving banners and flags.
Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, said he hopes President Donald Trump's planned visit to a gathering of world decision-makers and elites in Davos, Switzerland will "provide him even better with a global perspective."
Iran's U.N. ambassador says the Security Council's emergency meeting on protests in his country is an "abuse of power" by the United States. The emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council comes after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted his support for the recent anti-government protests in Iran. Iran's Ambassador to the U.S., Gholamali Khoshroo said, "it is a discredit for the Security Council" to discuss what he called a purely domestic matter.
At least 184 people have been killed after militants bombed a Sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers.
The extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 25 miles from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish, opening fire from four off-road vehicles on worshippers inside during the sermon.
President Trump in his first speech to the United Nations referred to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man," and said the United States, if forced to defend itself and its allies, is "willing and able" to take military action.
Chris Broad, from the travel series "Abroad in Japan," ranted in a video posted on the series' YouTube channel after being woken up by missile alert warnings for the North Korean missile that was fired on Aug. 28, 2017. See part of that video here.