North Korean Threat to Top Trump’s Agenda in Asia

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia, the White House said Thursday that the threat from Pyongyang would be at the top of his agenda in his meetings with leaders and that denuclearization of North Korea was the only acceptable outcome. If this is not achieved through pressure by economic sanctions and […]

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North Korea Says it Is ‘Ready for War’

North Korea is “ready for war” the foreign ministry said the day after the U.S. redeployed an aircraft carrier from the Western Pacific toward the Korean Peninsula. According to a statement reported by state media channel the North Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA), the government has promised “catastrophic consequences” to any further “reckless moves […]

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Venezuela: Protesters clash with security forces

Sporadic clashes occurred on Thursday as tens of thousands of demonstrators shut down much of Venezuela’s capital for a third day in protest of what they call an attempted coup by socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Many carried signs reading “No to Dictatorship” as they braved the choking tropical heat on the principal highway that cuts […]

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‘Syrian’ warplane crashes near Turkish border

A Syrian military plane crashed in Turkey near its border with Syria, the Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu said. The plane crashed in the Turkish province of Hatay on Saturday, the news agency said, quoting provincial governor Erdal Ata as saying police and medical teams were at the site. “The plane’s cockpit was empty. We […]