Are the US and North Korea on the brink of another nuclear showdown?

Are the United States and North Korea headed for the ultimate of summer blockbusters: another nuclear showdown? At least for the moment, all sign point to a solid yes. And the American people need to take notice. Lost in the … Read More

Japan to commit 350 million yen, personnel for N. Korean denuclearization

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Foreign Minister Taro Kono (Mainichi) Foreign Minister Taro Kono will tell International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano at a planned July 4 meeting in Vienna that Japan is ready to allow the use of a 350 million yen … Read More

U.S. intelligence believes North Korea making more nuclear bomb fuel despite talks

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The latest U.S. intelligence assessment appeared to go counter to sentiments expressed by Donald Trump that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.” U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea has increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple … Read More

Putin, Trump to have summit in Helsinki on July 16

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MOSCOW (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, a long-expected encounter that comes amid spiraling tensions between Moscow and Washington. A terse synchronized statement issued by the … Read More

AP Explains: Iran reopens uranium plant in its latest gamble

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran says it has restarted production at a “major” uranium facility involved in its nuclear program, though it still pledges to follow the terms of the country’s landmark atomic deal now under threat after President Donald Trump … Read More

Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. From U.N. Human Rights Council

posted in: News, United States

Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, speaking to the General Assembly last week in New York.Credit Don Emmert/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — The United States withdrew on Tuesday from the world’s most important human rights … Read More

History beckons for Trump and Kim

(CNN)Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are the unlikeliest of statesmen, but fate has thrown the US President and the North Korean tyrant an opportunity granted to few historic figures — together they can change the world. Their summit in Singapore … Read More

Chinese companies may invest in North Korea. American not so much

Could totalitarian North Korea one day become an opportunity for American businesses? President Donald Trump is due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for a summit that the United States hopes will lead to North Korean nuclear disarmament. US … Read More

Pompeo calls for kicking Venezuela out of OAS and more sanctions

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called for Venezuela to be suspended from the Organization of American States for crushing democracy and causing a humanitarian crisis that has driven millions of people from the country. Pompeo’s remarks at the opening … Read More

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