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North Korea Tests Another Missile

North Korea Tests Another Missile

The South Korean Defense Ministry is now gathering the relevant information. The Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile fired on May 14 flew some 700 kilometers (434 miles) - further than any previous North Korean ballistic missile - and according to Pyongyang could carry a nuclear warhead.



Macron seeks more German support in Mali

An Elabe poll on Thursday found only 45 percent of voters trusted centrist Macron's ability to tackle France's problems, and 36 percent trusted his newly appointed prime minister, Edouard Philippe, a conservative. In March, the three main jihadist groups in the region merged under the command of Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag-Ghaly, calling the new group Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin.


China, ASEAN agree on framework for S.China Sea code of conduct

China, ASEAN agree on framework for S.China Sea code of conduct

The mechanism was established this January through diplomatic consultations, Liu said in his opening remarks. Anti-submarine warfare is the focus of a week-long joint naval exercise being held by India and Singapore in the South China Sea from Thursday, the Indian Navy said.


Tillerson blackmails Israel, uses embassy move as bargaining chip

Tillerson blackmails Israel, uses embassy move as bargaining chip

Top officials at the State Department, Department of Defense and the USA intelligence community are urging the White House not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that such a decision would be harmful to the peace process and carry broader regional risks, a senior administration official and several U.S.



China, Philippines confirm consultation mechanism on S China Sea

The proposal follows remarks by President Rodrigo Duterte that China was installing "some kind of armed garrison" on the disputed South China Sea islands it claims. Last year, the Philippines won the case against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague. Duterte said he then countered Xi by referring to the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling in The Hague that China has no historic or legal basis for its sweeping claims.



Trump scandals no issue for Saudis, minister says

In a pointed departure from his predecessor, Trump all but promised he would not publicly admonish Mideast rulers for human rights violations and oppressive reigns. In some ways, Trump delivered a conventional speech for an American politician. NPR's Mara Liasson told the show that "most of this speech could have been given by George W.