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At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for ‘worst ever situation’

At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for ‘worst ever situation’

UNITED NATIONS – North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as “the worst ever situation” because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, seen by Reuters, North Korean U.N. […]

Trump says Japan would shoot North Korean missiles ‘out of sky’ if it bought U.S. weaponry

Trump says Japan would shoot North Korean missiles ‘out of sky’ if it bought U.S. weaponry

TOKYO – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” if it bought the U.S. weaponry needed for doing so, suggesting Tokyo take a stance it has avoided until now. North Korea is pursuing nuclear weapons and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council […]

Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump’s move on Iran nuclear deal

Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump’s move on Iran nuclear deal

BERLIN- If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday. U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Friday to formally certify that Tehran was complying with the 2015 […]

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

US-backed forces have launched their final assault on the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants in Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it began the offensive on Sunday, after a convoy of IS fighters and their families left the city, along with hundreds of civilians. No foreign fighters were allowed to join them, and now […]

EPA chief to sign rule on Clean Power Plan exit on Tuesday

EPA chief to sign rule on Clean Power Plan exit on Tuesday

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK – The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday he would sign a proposed rule on Tuesday to begin withdrawing from the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change. “Here’s the president’s message: The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told […]

ONU garante financiamento total das missões de manutenção de paz

ONU garante financiamento total das missões de manutenção de paz

As Nações Unidas garantiram que todas as missões de manutenção de paz da ONU serão inteiramente financiadas, apesar do importante corte orçamental conhecido há já vários meses. As Nações Unidas garantiram esta terça-feira que todas as missões de manutenção de paz serão inteiramente financiadas, apesar do importante corte orçamental conhecido há já vários meses. A […]

U.S. and Turkey announce tit-for-tat travel restrictions, a sign of deteriorating alliance

U.S. and Turkey announce tit-for-tat travel restrictions, a sign of deteriorating alliance

ISTANBUL — The increasingly strained alliance between Turkey and the United States took a sharp downward turn Sunday when both governments abruptly announced they were canceling most visitor visas between the countries, sowing confusion among travelers and exposing a widening rift between the NATO partners. The crisis began when the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the Turkish […]