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Military Preparations 'Underway' for North Korea
Carrier Battle Group
Time.com | President Trump has determined a course of action for responding to North Korea's continued nuclear missile development program, a senior administration official told reporters Wednesday, with U.S. military preparations...
China to conduct live fire drills, test new weapons in response to THAAD
THAAD
Reuters | BEIJING, April 27 (Reuters) - China will continue to conduct live fire drills and test new weapons to safeguard its national security, the country's defence ministry said on Thursday when asked about the deployment of...
Members of Congress Demand Trump Provide Legal Justification for Syria Attack
Trump Syria
TheIntercept | Nearly three weeks after ordering a cruise missile attack against one of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s airfields, Donald Trump has yet to explain how that was legal without congressional authorization. Two...
Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing
White House
Reuters | Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea. All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the...
U.S. Sanctions on Russia Won’t Be Lifted Until Crimea Is Returned to Ukraine: Rex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson
NewsWeek | The United States will not lift sanctions on Russia until President Vladimir Putin hands Crimea back to Ukraine, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said late Sunday. During a phone call with Ukrainian President Petro...
Trump gives Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Syria and Iraq
US Troops
ABCNews | President Trump has delegated to the Pentagon the authority to set the American military troop levels in Iraq and Syria. The move restores a process that was in place prior to the Bush and Obama administrations and is...
North Korea fires rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during country's 'largest ever' live-fire artillery drills
DailyMail.co.uk | Kim Jong-Un's army readied for war as they fired rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during North Korea's 'largest ever' live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday. Hundreds of tanks were lined up along the eastern...
US 'deeply concerned' after Turkey bombs allies in Iraq and Syria
PKK
CNN | Washington (CNN)US officials said they were "deeply concerned" after Turkey carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday against US allies fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq. A senior US defense official told CNN that the...
U.S. general: Russia is sending weapons to Taliban
General John Nicholson
WashingtonPost | KABUL — The general in charge of U.S. forces in Afghanistan appeared to confirm Monday that Russia is sending weapons to the Taliban, an intervention that will likely further complicate the 15-year-old war here and the...
North Korea Conducts Largest-Ever Live Fire Drill As US Nuclear Sub Docks In South
ZeroHedge | North Korea conducted what various media outlets have dubbed as its largest ever live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its military, as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in...
France Braces for Runoff Between Nationalism and Globalism
Emmanuel Macron
Bloomberg | In the coming two weeks of the French campaign, Marine Le Pen’s challenge is to break through a wall of voter antipathy that she inherited from her father. Emmanuel Macron’s task is to persuade the French he has the...
France on edge as presidential vote looms
French Police
AFP | Paris (AFP) - France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. The Islamic...
4 times in 4 days: Russian military aircraft fly off US coast
Russian Bomber
CNN | Washington (CNN)Russian military aircraft were spotted flying off the coast of Alaska for the fourth time in as many days, a US defense official told CNN on Friday. The two most recent sightings occurred late...
Fears shroud French election after Champs Elysees attack
AFP | Paris (AFP) - The killing of a policeman on Paris's Champs Elysees claimed by the Islamic State group rocked France's presidential race Friday with just two days to go before voting in the closest election for decades....
At least 160 reported dead after Taliban attack on Afghan army base
PawhuskaJournalCapital | The attack Friday was seen as another major blow for President Ashraf Ghani’s shaky U.S.-backed government, which, apart from facing rising violence by militants, is also locked in a growing internal power struggle. By...
China's president urges restraint on North Korea in Trump call
President Xi
NYDailyNews | President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walked away with different interpretations of their weekend phone call regarding how to best resolve the tense situation in North Korea. Xi, according to Chinese state...
North Korea warns ‘GREAT WAR’ coming as US strike force just DAYS away
Fleet
DailyStar.co.uk | The tyrant continues to march towards nuclear armageddon while Donald Trump’s “powerful armada” approaches the rogue state. USS Carl Vinson is leading the strike group which is being dispatched in a bid to spook...
Watchdog rejects Russian bid for new Syria attack probe
Destroyer Launch
JordanTimes | THE HAGUE — The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday "overwhelmingly" rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria, delegates said, backing the probe already...