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Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

Strikingly different from similar meetings in the past was the self-confidence, even cockiness, of the North Koreans, clearly a result of the recent successes of their nuclear and missile programmes. U.S. troops in South Korea began the the installation the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, formerly known as Theater High Altitude Area Defense) a day after the North Korean regime celebrated the 85 anniversary since the founding of its military with massive live-fire drills with ...


Leo Varadkar formally elected as Irish Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar formally elected as Irish Prime Minister

Mr Varadkar confirmed the appointment of Simon Coveney as the Deputy Leader of Fine Gael. Questions centre over whether he will keep his rival for the job, Simon Coveney, in a senior and high profile ministry and whether he will demote Simon Harris, Minister for Health and one of Mr Coveney's most prominent supporters.


Should not compare women's cricket with men's game: Mithali Raj

Should not compare women's cricket with men's game: Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj took a firm stance against overt comparisons of women cricketers and their achievements against their male counterparts. Honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2003 and the Padma Shri in 2015, Mithali is often called the "Sachin Tendulkar" of women's cricket .


Putin, Saudi King Discuss Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

Putin, Saudi King Discuss Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

When will Congress approve another round of Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC)? The military added that such visits have been underway since 2015. Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday expressed hopes for a swift resolution to the crisis with the energy-rich nation of Qatar, which has seen major Arab countries and others cut ties and move to isolate the Gulf Arab state.


North Korea conducts rocket engine test, US official says

North Korea conducts rocket engine test, US official says

The military said the missile, a Hyunmoo-2 with a range of up to 800 kilometers (nearly 500 miles), hit its target accurately. After the launch at a military test site on the southwest coast, Moon said it was important for South Korea to maintain military capability that could "dominate" North Korea in order to maintain peace on the peninsula and for future engagement policies with the North to be effective, his spokesman Park Soo-hyun said.