Why Are Russia and India on Army Drills by North Korea?

Russia’s forces in the Pacific continue their ongoing courtship of foreign militaries, launching a joint drill with India off the coast of its border with North Korea, according to state news agency Itar-Tass. The Indra-2017 exercise, which will draft a total of 700 ground troops from both countries and 50 aircraft including warplanes and helicopters, kicked off with a ceremony in […]

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Clinton attacks Trump’s handling of Iran, North Korea

Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord is “dangerous,” and she suggests her former campaign opponent is undermining the validity of the United States’ promises to other nations. Trump on Friday accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main […]

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Why Trump’s threat to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea is extraordinary

President Trump took to the floor of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and, in his maiden speech there, called the leader of North Korea “Rocket Man,” decried “loser terrorists” and said certain parts of the world are “in fact, going to hell.” But Trump’s perhaps oddly chosen colloquialisms masked what was a pretty astounding escalation of his rhetoric when […]

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Putin urges North Korea talks, says sanctions not working

While condemning North Korea over its latest nuclear test, the leaders of Russia and South Korea seemed far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions against the country. Speaking after the meeting Wednesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Russian port city of Vladivostok, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for talks with North Korea, saying sanctions are […]

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World unity crumbles in face of North Korea threat

International solidarity in the face of North Korea’s nuclear threat crumbled Tuesday as Russia rebuffed US calls for new UN sanctions and Washington promised its allies advanced weaponry. Last month, Pyongyang’s latest missile test drew unanimous condemnation from the UN Security Council — but Sunday’s apparent hydrogen bomb detonation revealed an underlying diplomatic rift. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin declared Washington’s […]

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International community condemns North Korea nuclear test

Countries around the world swiftly condemned North Korea’s announcement that it had tested a hydrogen bomb Sunday, with South Korea calling for the “strongest punishment” against Pyongyang while key ally China strongly condemned it. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have spiralled in recent weeks, with North Korea testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and threatening to fire missiles towards the […]

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