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North Korea announces end to missile testing
Missles
FoxNews | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said. "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and...
Afghan Military Strike Kills at Least 70 at Mosque
NYTimes | KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan military helicopters bombed a religious gathering in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding 30 others, according to a local official in the area....
Trump Discussed White House Invitation to Putin in Phone Call
Putin/Trmp
Blomberg | Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed holding a summit at the White House, a Trump spokeswoman said after the Kremlin revealed the U.S. president had invited the Russian leader to Washington. “When our presidents...
Trump freezing Syria funds in signal of US pullback, report says
FoxNews | President Donald Trump is freezing more than $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in war-torn Syria amid a reassessment of the role the U.S. should play in the drawn-out conflict there, The Wall Street Journal...
Israeli Stealth Fighters Fly Over Iran Amid Speculation Of Imminent War
Israeli F-35
ZeroHedge | One week after Israel demonstratively released a video of  a 2007 airstrike on a suspected Syrian nuclear facility (after refusing to officially acknowledge the operation for more than a decade), the Kuwaiti newspaper...
Saudi Crown Prince Admits Saudis "Financed Terrorist Groups", Blesses Israeli Statehood
Mohammed bin Salman
ZeroHedge | Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) admitted in a wide-ranging interview in The Atlantic that Saudi nationals have funded terrorist groups, and quite stunningly - that Israelis are entitled to live...
Afghan Military Strike Kills at Least 70 at Mosque
NYTimes | KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan military helicopters bombed a religious gathering in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding 30 others, according to a local official in the area....
US blocks UN resolution condemning Israel for deaths in Gaza clashes
UN
TimesofIsrael | The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border, diplomats said. Kuwait, which represents Arab countries...
London murder rate beats New York as stabbings surge
Times.co.uk | London overtook New York in murders for the first time in modern history in February as the capital endured a dramatic surge in knife crime. Fifteen people were murdered in the capital, against 14 in New York. Both...
We’re coming out of Syria very soon, let others take care of it – Trump
RT | President Donald Trump has made a surprise announcement that US forces will be withdrawing from Syria, citing the defeat of Islamic State and the need to defend US borders and rebuild “crumbling” infrastructure. “We’re...
China Deploys "SkyNet" Facial Recognition, Can Compare 3 Billion Faces Per Second
China
ZeroHedge | China has rolled out an advanced facial recognition system over 16 provinces, cities and autonomous regions ominously called "SkyNet" for the "security and protection" of the country, reports Workers' Daily.    "The...
Mattis Admits US Involved in Planning Saudi Strikes in Yemen
Mattis
AntiWar.com | In a new meeting with reporters, Defense Secretary James Mattis has offered new details about US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, providing specifics about what the US is doing that contradict long-standing...
Poland, United States sign $4.75 billion deal on Patriot missiles
Patriot Missiles
Reuters | Poland signed the largest weapons procurement deal in its history on Wednesday, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system for $4.75 billion as it modernizes its forces to face a...
China is using AI and facial recognition to fine jaywalkers via text
China
FastCompany | Traffic authorities in the Chinese city of Shenzhen have teamed up with an AI firm named Intellifusion to carry out the rather dystopian policing, reports the South China Morning Post. Already traffic police in the...
Russia Says It Will Expel 60 U.S. Diplomats in Retaliation for Trump’s Move
Russia
Bloomberg | Russia ordered the U.K. to make new cuts at its diplomatic missions one day after Moscow kicked out 60 U.S. envoys, ratcheting up tensions with the West over the poisoning of a former spy. Diplomatic and technical staff...
16 dead, over a thousand injured after Palestinians clash with IDF on Gaza border
Protest
JPost | Sixteen Palestinians died as a result of taking part in the Friday riots at the border fence near the Gaza strip, said Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry In Gaza. He also stated that 1,416...
Satellite Images Reveal "Massive Show Of Force" By 40 Chinese Warships, Aircraft Carrier
Ships
ZeroHedge | In what Reuters has dubbed a massive "show of force", dozens of Chinese warships have been observed on satellite imagery, exercising with an aircraft carrier and warplanes above the heavily-disputed South China Sea, as...
NIS says that North Korea “strongly committed to denuclearization”
Kim Jong
Hani.co.kr | South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) reported to the National Assembly on Mar. 26 that it believes North Korea is committed to denuclearization. The National Assembly’s Intelligence Committee convened a...