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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US won’t participate in UN Rights Council without reforms

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not continue participating in the Human Rights Council unless the U.N. rights agency undergoes “considerable reform.” He gave no time frame for reforms to take place, saying in a letter to eight non-governmental organizations obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press that the U.S. will continue to participate in the […]

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Trump pledges ‘lasting support’ to US relations with Britain

President Donald Trump on Friday pledged America’s “lasting support” to the U.S.’ historic “special relationship” with Britain after he emerged from his first meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, leader of an ally who seeks to nudge the populist president toward the political mainstream. May, who said the meeting was the start to building their relationship, announced that Trump […]

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Mexican drug lord appeals US extradition

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman filed an appeal on Tuesday to prevent his extradition to the United States, which the government hopes to carry out in early 2017. His lawyer Andres Granados dropped off the documents at a court in Mexico City, which will hand them over to a “college” of appellate judges. The higher court could […]

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