N. Korea says won’t give up nukes if US keeps up ‘blackmail’

North Korea said Saturday that it will never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency took the oft-repeated stance as it reviewed the country’s major nuclear weapons and missile tests this year. North Korea conducted its most […]

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Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator

Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration’s much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. At a summit in Turkey, Arab and Muslim leaders “rejected and condemned” President Donald Trump’s recognition of […]

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How a Tiny Error Shut Off the Internet for Parts of the US

A year ago, a DDoS attack caused internet outages around the US by targeting the internet-infrastructure company Dyn, which provides Domain Name System services to look up web servers. Monday saw a nationwide series of outages as well, but with a more pedestrian cause: a misconfiguration at Level 3, an internet backbone company—and enterprise ISP—that underpins other big networks. Network analysts say […]

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Russia condemns US visa restrictions

Russia has condemned a US decision to make Russians go to Moscow if they want a visa for the United States. A US embassy statement said non-immigrant visas would no longer be issued at the three US consulates in Russia – only at the Moscow embassy. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was an attempt to provoke discontent among Russians towards […]

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N.Korean media issue threat to ‘wipe out’ US

An official North Korean website warned Monday that Pyongyang will “wipe out” the United States if Washington starts a war on the peninsula, the latest tit-for-tat sabre-rattling that has sent tensions soaring in the region. The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in waters off the Korean peninsula “in a matter of days”, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, amid […]

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