The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

UN to slap North Korea with new sanctions, Chicago sues US over sanctuary city funding threat, Israel may ban 'Al Jazeera,' and more.

by VICE Staff
Aug 7 2017, 2:30pm

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Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

North Korea Promises Retaliation Over UN Sanctions
President Trump tweeted this weekend that he was "very happy and impressed" with the UN Security Council's unanimous vote Saturday in favor of further economic sanctions against North Korea. Pyongyang quickly made its displeasure clear, vowing to enact "thousands-fold" revenge on the US over this new wave of economic punishment. —AP/The Guardian

Chicago Sues US in 'Sanctuary City' Funding Battle
The city of Chicago is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration Monday, challenging the federal government's attempt to cut funding to sanctuary cities across the country. City officials claim the Department of Justice is threatening to withhold money for public safety if Chicago refuses to hand over sensitive information about its residents. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city would not "be blackmailed into changing our values."—NBC News

US to Counter Russian Removal of Diplomats, Tillerson Says
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US will detail its response to Moscow's expulsion of American diplomats from the country before September 1. He added friction over Russian election interference and US sanctions would not stop the two nations from discussing Syria, Ukraine, or North Korea. "I don't think it is useful to just cut everything off on one single issue," Tillerson said.—AP

Wrecked US Military Aircraft Found
A US military aircraft that crashed off the northeast coast of Australia Saturday has been found by that country's navy. Although 23 of 26 Marines were rescued after the MV-22 Osprey went down, three US Marines were declared missing and are not believed to have survived the accident.—Reuters

International News

Venezuelan Army Thwarts Rebel Attack
The Venezuelan army stopped an attack on a military base in Valencia by a group of 20 armed rebels, according to President Nicolás Maduro. Two of the "mercenaries" have been killed and one injured. The authorities are searching for about ten gunmen who escaped (seven others were detained). Prior to the attack, the rebel group had posted a video online calling itself the "41st Brigade" and decrying "murderous tyranny," but Maduro's government suggested the group was led by just one rogue soldier.—BBC News

Dozens Killed in Attack on Afghan Village
Up to 50 people have been killed in an attack on a village in the Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, according to Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the governor of the province. Seven Afghan soldiers and several militants were killed, along with dozens of civilians at the mainly Shia village. Amani said both Taliban and ISIS militants were behind the attack, though the Taliban rejected that claim.—Reuters

Israel Looks to Ban 'Al Jazeera'
The Israeli government is working on stopping the Qatari-funded news network Al Jazeera from reporting in either Israel or the Palestinian territories. Announcing plans to strip Al Jazeera journalists' credentials, Israeli communications minister Ayoub Kara said: "Lately, almost all countries in our region determined that Al Jazeera supports terrorism, supports religious radicalization."—The Guardian

South Korean Prosecutors Want 12 Years for Samsung Executive
Prosecutors in South Korea have proposed a prison sentence of 12 years for Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung accused of attempting to bribe the friend of the country's former president. Though Lee is one of five Samsung officials on trial, prosecutors allege he was the "ultimate beneficiary" of a bribery plot. The court is slated to hand down a verdict in August.—Deutsche Welle

Everything Else

Arcade Fire Nab Third No.1 Album
Arcade Fire's new album Everything Now has debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The indie rock band's third No.1 album in a row earned 100,000 in equivalent album sales, with 94,000 coming via traditional sales.—Billboard

'Dark Tower' Tops Slow Weekend at North American Box Office
The Stephen King adaptation Dark Tower has seized the No.1 spot at the box office after taking in a North American haul of $19.5 million during its opening weekend. Dunkirk was forced into second place, taking another $17.6 million.—The Hollywood Reporter

New York Mets Star Makes 'Game of Thrones' Cameo
The New York Mets' pitcher Noah Syndergaard made a brief appearance on Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones. The baseball star played a soldier in the Lannister army who chucks a spear at the Dothraki enemy.—Entertainment Weekly

JAY-Z Drops Video for 'Moonlight'
JAY-Z has released visuals for 4:44's "Moonlight" based on the idea of an all-black version of the sitcom Friends. Directed by Alan Yang, co-creator of Master of None, six actors recreate the episode "The One Where No One's Ready."—Noisey