UN Wraps Up Rare North Korea Trip

UN Wraps Up Rare North Korea Trip

A top UN official told senior North Korean figures there was an “urgent need” to keep channels open to avoid the risk of war, the organisation says. The statement follows a visit to Pyongyang by Jeffrey Feltman, the highest-level trip by a UN official to the isolated nation in six years. North Korea says it […]

North Korea Says Going To War With the US Is ‘An Established Fact’

North Korea Says Going To War With the US Is ‘An Established Fact’

A nuclear war with the US is an established fact and the only question is when it will break out, a North Korean spokesman said last night. In response to a huge US military exercise over South Korea, the rogue state said: ‘We will make the US dearly pay the consequences with our mighty nuclear […]

Putin To Run Again For Russian President

Putin To Run Again For Russian President

Russia’s Vladimir Putin has said he will seek another term as president in next year’s election. He made the announcement in a speech to workers at a car factory in the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod. “I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian federation,” he said. Mr Putin […]

US to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital In World First

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Mr Trump on Wednesday. Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy […]

Trump-Russia: Flynn’s Dealings Were ‘Lawful’

Trump-Russia: Flynn’s Dealings Were ‘Lawful’

Donald Trump has responded to a guilty plea by his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying Mr Flynn’s actions as a member of his transition team “were lawful”. Mr Flynn has entered a plea deal and agreed to co-operate with an inquiry into alleged collusion with Russia. The deal, for a lesser charge than […]

Argentina Ends Missing Submarine Rescue Mission

Argentina Ends Missing Submarine Rescue Mission

The Argentine navy says it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago. “Despite the magnitude of the efforts made, it has not been possible to locate the submarine,” navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said on Thursday. The sub, the ARA San Juan, last made contact on […]

Deadly Blast Rocks Chinese City

Deadly Blast Rocks Chinese City

At least two people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo, local officials say. The blast is said to have occurred at a factory at about 09:00 (01:00 GMT) in the city’s Jiangbei District, causing some nearby buildings to collapse. State media reported that […]

UK BREXIT Date To Be Enshrined In Law

UK BREXIT Date To Be Enshrined In Law

Theresa May has warned she will not “tolerate” any attempt to block Brexit, after setting out the specific hour the UK will leave the EU. She said that “11pm GMT on 29 March 2019” is “there in black and white” in an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill. The bill will be scrutinised by MPs […]

BREXIT Is ‘Getting Dramatic’, says EU

BREXIT Is ‘Getting Dramatic’, says EU

So, here we are, poised to begin round six of Brexit talks, and it might move you to raise an eyebrow or two to hear that the two sides can’t even agree what to call these meetings now: negotiating rounds, stock-taking exercises or an information exchange. These days I’d call them a dance around a […]

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