The North Korean nuclear ‘crisis’ is an illusion

The North Korean nuclear ‘crisis’ is an illusion

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. (Source: Reuters) Related News Although it has involved disturbing events – ballistic missile launches, nuclear weapons tests, military exercises, inane bombast – the North Korean “crisis” of recent months is largely an invented one. A year ago, the probability that North Korea […]

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US Senate leader opposes resolution against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi

US Senate leader opposes resolution against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. (Source: Reuters) Related News US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would not support a resolution targeting Myanmar leader over the treatment of the country’s Rohingya Muslims. “I don’t favor a resolution going after her,” McConnell, who has been engaged with issues related to Myanmar, also known as Burma, for years. “I think she’s the greatest hope that we have” […]

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Hardliners protest French labour reform after Emmanuel Macron chides “slackers”

Hardliners protest French labour reform after Emmanuel Macron chides “slackers”

Demonstrators hold placards with portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron and the slogan “To clear out” during a national strike and protest against the government’s labour reforms in Paris. (Source: Reuters) Related News Tens of thousands of hard-left trade unionists marched through French cities on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s labour law reforms, although turnout appeared lower than at demonstrations in previous years. Hitting back at Macron’s pledge […]

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Donald Trump, Malaysia’s Najib Razak talk about trade and security, not scandal

Donald Trump, Malaysia’s Najib Razak talk about trade and security, not scandal

US President Donald Trump welcomes Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House in Washington. (Source: Reuters) Related News President Donald Trump welcomed Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, praising his country for investments in the United States while steering clear of an American investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal. The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next year and wants to […]

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Bahrain’s king issues decree reorganising National Security Agency

Bahrain’s king issues decree reorganising National Security Agency

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. (File Photo) Related News Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued a decree on Tuesday reorganising the National Security Agency and appointing Lieutenant General Adel bin Khalifa Al Fadhel as its new president, effective immediately, the state news agency said. The NSA has for decades been central to the Sunni Muslim-ruled kingdom’s efforts to overcome protests and occasional violence by members of the […]

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