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South Korea paying for THAAD 'impossible'

The deployment has also prompted a North Korean warning of retaliation. But Harris said he's become "cautiously optimistic" following recent talks between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The UN Security Council, of which both the U.S. and China have veto power, voted last fall to impose a new round of sanctions on the North Korean economy. [Full Article...]

UK Business Wants Brexit Bill Sorted So Trade Can Be Priority

UK Business Wants Brexit Bill Sorted So Trade Can Be Priority Ms Merkel's coalition, comprising her conservative bloc and the Social Democrats, stand firmly behind her line on Brexit. She said she had the "feeling that some in Great Britain still have illusions" about Brexit and "that is a waste of time". [Full Article...]

Man found with knives near United Kingdom parliament sparks security alert

No one was injured in the incident, and May was not at Downing Street at the time because she was campaigning in northern England for a June 8 parliamentary election. A photo showed a forensic officer looking at a black bag and what appeared to be two knives on the ground. "He was standing with his back toward the public and his face against the wall", said witness Chris Kacyk, who arrived in ... [Full Article...]

After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish

After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish Calling the move "outrageous", Zakharova said Moscow viewed the ban as "deliberate and bare-faced discrimination against Russian media by the presidential candidate of a state that has historically been vigilant when it comes to free speech."She called on the relevant French authorities and global organisations to ensure that freedom of the press was upheld in the second round of the presidential ... [Full Article...]

U.S. ready to 'bring Kim Jong-un to his senses'

U.S. ready to 'bring Kim Jong-un to his senses' Meanwhile the situation on the Korean Peninsula remains tense, with the US sending warships to the region and moving ahead with its deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea. "Right now, North Korea does not have the capability of reaching the United States and won't for some time", King said. Pyongyang views the exercises as a dress rehearsal for invading their country, callin... [Full Article...]

5 killed in auto bomb near military base in E. Afghan province

After being introduced at the Defense Ministry, Bahrami said the complex attack on the base was beyond the capabilities of the Taliban and was orchestrated from beyond the country's borders, without elaborating. Mattis and Nicholson's remarks come just days after the Taliban pulled off the single-most deadly attack against Afghan security forces since the beginning of the war. [Full Article...]

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war Israeli warplanes have hit Damascus airport and other bases around the Syrian capital in the past, targeting what it said were weapons stockpiles destined for Hezbollah. "It is natural to want to have this system because Israel is committing aggressions against the Arab countries that surround it since its creation in 1948", he said on Wednesday in a sit down interview with the Venezuelan Teles... [Full Article...]

U.S. admiral says North Korea crisis 'at worst point'

After equivocating for years, the South Korean government - led by then-President Park Geun-hye - decided in July to allow the deployment of the system to guard against the North Korean threat. South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although the United States signaled sanctions and diplomatic pressure ... [Full Article...]

Backed YPG targets Turkish military from Syrian border town of Tal Abyad

No extensive discussions have taken place with Turkey about the strikes, Dorrian said . The State Department condemned the deadly strike on Wednesday. "Twenty of our fighters were killed and 18 more injured as a result of the Turkish airstrikes", Redur Khalil, the spokesperson for the YPG said. Turkey's military outposts on the border with Syria came under fire from Kurdish militia across t... [Full Article...]

North Korea's military might on show as nuclear concerns rise

North Korea's military might on show as nuclear concerns rise On Wednesday, the top USA commander in the Pacific said the defense system would be operational in days. The US has stepped up its presence on the Korean Peninsula in recent weeks after North Korea engaged in a live-fire drill, a ballistic missile test and a military parade in its capital. [Full Article...]

"End the injustice" plea by Venezuelan official's son stirs nation

Nearly a year ago to the day, on April 28, 2016, Almagro met with Venezuelan lawmakers from the right-wing opposition coalition, after which he announced he would invoke the OAS' Inter-American Democratic Charter against the country, which would suspend it from the bloc and pave the way for sanctions, the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) reported on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Trump Warns of `Major Conflict' If North Korea Diplomacy Fails

Trump Warns of `Major Conflict' If North Korea Diplomacy Fails Doing so would see Australia join other nations with a missile defence system, including France, the United Kingdom, Japan, Israel and Russian Federation. Any direct USA military action would run the risk of massive North Korean retaliation and huge casualties in Japan and South Korea and among US forces in both countries. [Full Article...]

Trump weighs order that would start process of withdrawing from NAFTA

The White House is considering announcing US's unilateral withdrawal from the NAFTA signed with Mexico and Canada, media reports said on Wednesday citing a draft of the executive order, which is under discussion. Independent trade panels have sided with Canada in all four of the previous cases. United States dairy exports face Canadian tariffs of around 300%. In recent days, however, he has take... [Full Article...]

US Servicemembers Killed While Fighting In Afghanistan

Jeff Davis told CNN. Former President Barack Obama wanted to reduce the number of USA troops in Afghanistan before he left office. The latest casualties have brought to four the number of foreign soldiers killed in clashes with the IS militants in the Nangarhar since early 2015 when the militant group emerged there. [Full Article...]

Testing China on North Korea

Testing China on North Korea Hours before the admiral spoke to members of Congress, parts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system, or THAAD, began the trip to their deployment site in a rural part of South Korea. More than 10 protesters were injured, some of them with fractures, in clashes with police, Kim Jong-kyung, a leader of villagers opposing the deployment, told Reuters. [Full Article...]

What Donald Trump's "joke" about Nikki Haley reveals about him

It was the sort of undercutting remark that suggests Trumpian wheels turning beneath the surface. Haley was out in front of the Trump administration after the chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, vehemently condemning the Bashar al-Assad regime and Russian Federation, and, after the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase days later, said that regime change was inevitable. [Full Article...]

USA steps up pressure on North Korea

USA steps up pressure on North Korea When the United States went ahead and started setting up an anti-missile defense system in South Korea on Wednesday, it brought out bottle-throwing protesters, riot police, and a rebuke from the man who wants to be the country's next president. [Full Article...]

Trump team briefs senators on North Korea

China opposes the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, being installed in South Korea, rejecting American assurances that it will only target North Korean missiles. The officials weren't authorized to speak publicly about plans for the closed-doors briefings and requested anonymity. The warning comes after North Korea last week accused Australia of "blindly and zealously toe... [Full Article...]

China Unveils The First Aircraft Carrier Made Domestically

China Unveils The First Aircraft Carrier Made Domestically The carrier, called Type 001-A before it acquires a formal name, was transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony that started at about 9 the Dalian shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. The Liaoning has taken part in military exercises, including in the South China Sea, but is expected to serve more as a training vessel. State media has said the new ... [Full Article...]

As Modi meets Mehbooba, fresh clashes erupt between students, police in Srinagar

A top leader of Indian-controlled Kashmir's ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead by suspected militants Monday, hours after the state's Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for a dialogue with separatists. [Full Article...]

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