North Korea Launches Midrange Missile

South Korea’s military says North Korea has launched “what appears to be” a ballistic missile. The joint chiefs of staff in Seoul said the missile was fired Sunday afternoon from South Pyeongan province, and flew about 500 kilometers before landing in the sea. A White House official said ”We are aware that North Korea launched […]

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Russia Slams Lithuania As Putin-Critics Fly In

Russia has accused Lithuania of being “openly adversarial” for hosting a conference where Mikhail Khodorkovsky and other critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak. Khodorkovsky is one of Putin’s most famous opponents, becoming Russia’s richest man and a patron of Putin’s opponents in the late 1990s, before spending 10 years in jail on suspicious […]


Chinese jet 'flies upside down' over US sniffer plane

Two Chinese fighter jets have carried out what the US military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying over the East China Sea. US officials told CNN that one of the Sukhoi Su-30 jets that approached the WC-135 plane on Wednesday was flying upside down, […]


US-led Coalition Strikes Pro-Syrian Government Forces

The U.S.-led coalition has conducted airstrikes against pro-Syrian government forces near Syria’s border with Jordan. A U.S. defense official told VOA Thursday pro-Syrian government forces were operating in an “established deconfliction zone” near al-Tanf border crossing when a coalition commander on the ground deemed the force a threat to his troops. The coalition-backed troops used […]


Multiple Fatalities at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

Update: Explosion at the Manchester Arena is being treated as a possible terrorist attack. There are fatalities following an incident at Manchester Arena in England on Monday, according to local police. In a Facebook post, Greater Manchester Police released the following statement: “Emergency services are currently responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. There […]

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War with North Korea would be tragic: US military chief

US defence chief James Mattis delivered a sombre caution on North Korea saying any military attempts to resolve the crisis would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale”. Mattis was speaking on Friday to reporters at the Pentagon, days after North Korea test-fired what analysts say was its longest-range rocket yet. Despite tough talk from top […]


Russia Wants to Extend Nuclear-Capable Missiles’ Range

Russia’s armed forces have started talks with the country’s missile manufacturer to upgrade the range and precision of its nuclear capable Iskander-M missiles, according to reports. State news agency RIA Novosti reported a statement from the Ministry of Defense, explaining that it sought more accurate versions with a longer range:“A meeting between the chief of […]

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Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte says Chinese President Xi Jinping threatened him with war if the Philippines begins drilling for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea. Duterte said Friday in Manila that Xi gave him a firm but friendly warning when they met in Beijing on Monday. The Philippine head of state […]