• Chinese rappers take aim at USA antimissile system in South Korea

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    However, the statement did not specify when the missile was tested. The THAAD installation also turned out to be a major sticking point for South Korean voters , as Moon during the build-up to the election pressed the idea that the South had to learn to say "no" to the US, one of its major allies since the end of the Korean War in 1953 that split the peninsula.
  • Puerto Rico Is Going to Ask for Bankruptcy Protection

    Puerto Rico Is Going to Ask for Bankruptcy Protection

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    Puerto Rico teetered into insolvency Wednesday as the chronically troubled USA territory of 3.4 million citizens buckled under its ever-increasing debt, which stands at $73 billion. The city was able to reach an agreed debt restructuring with stakeholders, in part by soliciting huge contributions from philanthropic foundations so it did not need to sell the city's art collection.
  • South Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift

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    Abe also said to Moon that he hoped to hold a trilateral summit with China as soon as possible. "President Moon accepted the invitation", the White House said. Those who do mention previous episodes tend to focus on the tensions between the Roh Moo-Hyun and George W. Bush administrations, but ignore the variance in South Korean and American positions vis-à-vis North Korea over time.
  • ANEEJ lauds FG over release of 82 Chibok girls

    ANEEJ lauds FG over release of 82 Chibok girls

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    As Nigerians continue to celebrate the release of the 82 Chibok girls, some groups have hailed the president Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the Nigerian military authority. Boko Haram militants are thought to be still holding more than 100 of the 276 taken from Chibok three years ago. They are among thousands kidnapped by Boko Haram during its eight-year insurgency that has left thousands dead and driven millions from their homes.
  • Central Intelligence Agency forms special unit focused on North Korea threat

    Central Intelligence Agency forms special unit focused on North Korea threat

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    The agency didn't address estimates by other analysts that North Korea will need until at least 2020 to develop an ICBM with a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the US mainland. After defeating the occupying Japanese empire in 1945, the USA occupied the southern part of the Korean Peninsula (today's South Korea), while the USSR (today's Russia) occupied the northern part (today's North Korea).
  • Korea's New President Will Engage North, Reconsider THAAD

    Korea's New President Will Engage North, Reconsider THAAD

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    North Korea's state radio station on Friday carried out its broadcast of mysterious numbers for the first time since liberal politician Moon Jae-in won South Korea's presidential election earlier this week. He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". Regarding THAAD, President Moon reportedly asked Xi to consider easing the restrictions China has placed on South Korean companies in the country.
  • I Was Going To Fire Comey Anyway

    I Was Going To Fire Comey Anyway

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    So everybody was thinking, they should have won the election. The president then turned the conversation to whether Mr. Comey would pledge his loyalty to him. "You know that, I know that". President Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to defend his spokespersons' conflicting accounts of James Comey's firing - blaming the "fake media" for the confusion and then threatening to cancel all future press briefings.
  • French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's movement

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    Reflecting on Macron's victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential runoff on Sunday, Valls said it was a blow to populism in Europe that gave a "terrific" image of France overseas. He said Macron's victory will guarantee that Le Pen will win in the next election in 2022. Hamon came in a distant fifth in the first round of France's presidential election, capturing just over 6 per cent of the vote, the Socialist Party's worst result since 1969.
  • North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

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    The report, carried by the North's Korean Central News Agency, said the letter of protest was sent Friday. Tension has been high for weeks over North Korea's nuclear and missile development and fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test or test-launch another ballistic missile in defiance of U.N.
  • Israel cuts funding to UNESCO

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    Basic Law: Jerusalem , which was passed by the Knesset in 1980, declares united Jerusalem as Israel's sovereign capital. In fact, it's yet another in a series of UNESCO resolutions denying any Israeli connection to, e.g., the Temple Mount.