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Australia should prepare for North Korean attack, former Pentagon missile boss warns

Australia should prepare for North Korean attack, former Pentagon missile boss warns

Branches of China's biggest banks have told AFP that they have suspended financial transactions for North Koreans, a measure that is not required under United Nations sanctions. Trump's tour will also take in regional allies Japan and South Korea . "That level of danger and concern has been with South Korea for many decades".


Seoul stocks open lower on US-N

Seoul stocks open lower on US-N

While McMaster said the threat from Pyongyang is "much further advanced" than anticipated and the Pentagon said the president has a "deep arsenal" to draw upon if needed, USA officials dismissed North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho's comment that President Donald Trump's warnings to Pyongyang at the United Nations amounted to a declaration of war.


United Nations warns companies about doing business in Israeli settlements

United Nations warns companies about doing business in Israeli settlements

Palestinians demand the West Bank as part of a future state. Netanyahu told a meeting of the Security Cabinet on Sunday evening that he would postpone the meeting scheduled for this week of the West Bank Civil Administration's planning committee, which is set to approve hundreds of units of new housing construction in several settlements, following a request from the Trump administration.


German vote could doom Merkel-Macron deal on Europe

German vote could doom Merkel-Macron deal on Europe

Moves towards full monetary union and a single military have been held up for years by British opposition, but now the United Kingdom has started to withdraw from such discussions France and Germany appear to be finding a common voice on the matters.


Labor Movement's Worst Nightmare Heads Back to the Supreme Court

Labor Movement's Worst Nightmare Heads Back to the Supreme Court

Though public sector unions cannot force public employees to give contributions to the organization for political activities, it can require contributions related to expenses incurred during contract negotiations. "As the Court noted in the National Right to Work Foundation's landmark Knox v. SEIU victory, compelled speech under the guise of forced union dues is an "anomaly" under the First Amendment".


Rohingya crisis: at least 14 killed as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Rohingya crisis: at least 14 killed as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

There are only small steps that have taken place in recent years towards democracy", he said. Mr Field went on to say that Ms Suu Kyi remained the best hope for democracy in Myanmar. About 400 people have been killed in subsequent clashes. Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine have been subject to systematic persecution and violence at the hands of the military and Buddhist mobs for decades.