Category Archives: World News

China military holds drills in waters near Korean Peninsula

China’s defense ministry says it has carried out drills in waters near the Korean Peninsula amid tensions over Pyongyang’s most recent nuclear test. Tuesday’s drills came two days after North Korea said it exploded a hydrogen bomb. While it is usual for the Chinese military to hold drills in the Bohai Sea off its northeastern coast, the timing of the exercise has drawn special attention. Continue reading →

NKorea Prepping for Possible ICBM Launch After Nuclear Test

South Korea detected that North Korea is continuing to prepare for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile launch, a move that would further raise tensions a day after it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation. Continue reading →

Russia condemns US ‘plans’ to search Washington trade mission

Russia’s foreign ministry has summoned a top US diplomat in Moscow to protest against a search it says American officials are planning of a Russian trade mission building in Washington. It said the inspection would be “illegal” and an “unprecedented aggressive action”. Continue reading →

Priti Patel announces reduced UK aid to Nigeria

Britain is to halve the amount of money it gives in humanitarian aid to Nigeria over the next few years, says the international development minister. The aid worth £200m ($258m) over the next fours years is a 50% drop from the £100m it spent in the past 12 months. Continue reading →

Iran rejects U.S. demand for U.N. inspector visit to military sites

Iran said no to a U.S. demand for U.N. nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream” as Washington reviews a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers, including the United States. President Donald Trump has called the nuclear pact – negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama – “the worst deal ever”. In April, he ordered a review of whether a suspension of nuclear sanctions on Iran was in the U.S. interest. Continue reading →

Mattis Promises Support, but No Weapons to Ukraine

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on a visit to Ukraine said Washington would continue to put pressure on Russia over what he called its aggressive behavior, but stopped short of promising to provide lethal weapons to Kiev. Continue reading →

Barcelona attack: Suspect says bigger attack was planned

One of the alleged Barcelona attack plotters has admitted a bigger attack was planned, say judicial sources. Mohamed Houli Chemlal was testifying in the Madrid high court, where the four surviving suspects are appearing. He was injured in an accidental blast that reduced a house to rubble in the town of Alcanar last Wednesday. Continue reading →

Israel Minister Ripped for Trump Support Amid Hate Controversy

Standing with President Donald Trump amid the recent hate-group controversy directed against him, calling Trump “the best U.S. leader Israel has ever had,” has opened up Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara for criticism. Continue reading →

Trump hints at Afghanistan agreement with US generals

Saturday President Trump hinted that he and top U.S. generals have agreed on a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, after huddling Friday at the presidential Camp David retreat. “Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders,” Trump tweeted. “Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan.”

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Mexico Repeats Rejection of Trump’s Latest Claim it Will Pay for Border Wall

Mexico can say goodbye to NAFTA. Sunday, after Trump tweeted  that Mexico will pay for a wall on the border with the United States, the Mexican government reiterated that it will not do so. Continue reading →