I love the logic to this one. “Call in sick.” Yeah, because tyrannical despots who are willing to order people killed by anti-aircraft guns, mortar rounds and flamethrowers - to say nothing of locking thousands up to die in labour camps - will totally respect HR policies and procedures for someone calling in sick.
“Excuse me, supreme leader? It’s Deirdre from HR. Hyon Yong-chol has called in sick.”
South Korea and the United States conduct an anti-submarine naval drill
Two South Korean warships, the 3,200-ton destroyer Yang Man Chun, left, and the 7,600-ton Aegis destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, drop anti-submarine bombs into waters off Jeju, South Korea. South Korea and the United States conduct an anti-submarine naval drill to tackle North Korea’s threats.
Peter MacKay married Nazanin Afshin-Jam in a private ceremony reported to have taken place in Mexico.
Afshin-Jam is Iranian-born and a former Miss World Canada who has since become a high-profile human rights activist. The trilingual pilot was once named one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
“She is the most important person in my life and over the coming months, Nazanin and I look forward to spending more time at home in Central Nova and sharing our happiness with all of you,” MacKay said in a statement on his website. (Photo: Caroline Phillips/Ottawa Citizen)
A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Type 90 armored tank fires during an annual training session near Mount Fuji in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, Aug. 19, 2014. – Reuters
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New Delhi, May 12 : There have been no incidents of piracy in the eastern Arabian Sea since March 2012, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday told parliament.
In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Parrikar said: “Somali-based piracy which reached its peak in 2010-11 has been contained as a result of efforts of Indian Navy, other international naval efforts and measures adopted by the shipping…
This flag has two panels: the eagle and sun from Kazakhstan’s national flag on the left, and a red star (derived from Soviet military symbols) on the right. Combined, the two symbols make up the emblem of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan.