Tuesday , August 22 2017

Politics

Kim Jong Un says entire US in range of North Korea’s ICBM

epa06115776 A photo made available by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, shows the second test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location in North Korea, 28 July 2017 (issued 29 July 2017). According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile into the East Sea on 28 July 2017, from the North's Jagang Province. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hailed the latest intercontinental ballistic missile test as a success claiming he could strike the entire continental US, state media reported.  EPA/KCNA   EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Bloomberg North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed he could strike the entire continental US after test-firing the regime’s second intercontinental ballistic missile within a month. Friday’s unusual late-night launch drew condemnation from the US and its allies, with the top American general calling his South Korean counterpart to discuss ...

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Pakistan’s ruling party set to choose younger Sharif as new premier

Bloomberg Pakistan’s ruling party will nominate Punjab’s Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister ahead of elections next year, after his older brother resigned from the post following a historic Supreme Court ruling on Friday that barred him from office. Shehbaz Sharif, 65, will step down from his current position ...

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Russia warns of ‘painful’ response if Trump backs new US sanctions

epa06109164 Speaker of the House Republican Paul Ryan (C) walks away at the end of a news conference, with House Majority Leader Republican Kevin McCarthy (L), Republican Representative from Washington Cathy McMorris Rodgers (2-L) and Republican Representative from New York Claudia Tenney (R), on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 25 July 2017. The House of Representatives is expected to vote, 25 July, on sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Russia.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Bloomberg Russia threatened to retaliate against new sanctions passed by the US House of Representatives, saying they made it all but impossible to achieve the Trump administration’s goal of improved relations. The measures push US-Russia ties into uncharted territory and “don’t leave room for the normalization of relations” in the ...

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