Pakistan’s Imran Khan calls for U.N. action on India dispute

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the United Nations to help mediate between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir. “This is a potential flashpoint,” Khan said during a media … Read More

World Health Experts Assess Global Risk of Deadly China Virus

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An employee of the virology department of the Charite hospital prepares a test for the new coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 21, 2020. GENEVA – Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization will look at the spreading … Read More

Sorry California, But The U.S. West Coast Is Now In Range Of North Korean Nukes

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Deterrence is key. Key point: Kim Jong-un isn’t suicidal. The recent revelation that North Korea has intercontinental ballistic missiles put America on notice: within a few short years, or even months, the entire continental United States will be within range … Read More

China’s to sign US trade deal in Washington next week

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The Phase 1 deal reached last month is expected to cut tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US farm, energy and manufactured goods while addressing some disputes over intellectual property. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water … Read More

Experts: Killing of Iranian Commander Sends Message to North Korea

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FILE – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the test-firing of a new weapon, in this undated photo released on August 11, 2019, by North Korean Central News Agency. WASHINGTON – U.S. efforts to deal with Iran in the … Read More

Kim breaks agreements with the US and announces a ‘new strategic weapon’

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Despite the latest threats, President Donald J. Trump believes that the North Korean leader will respect his commitments on denuclearization.  Kim condemns joint US-South Korea military exercises and other sanctions.  “There will never be denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.” Seoul … Read More

Taiwan’s democracy ‘threatened’ by China, President says

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Taipei: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says the self-governing island’s democracy remains under direct threat from China, underscoring her calls for closer ties with the US and other allies. Tsai took a lead in polls in recent months as a crackdown on … Read More

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