U.S. slaps sanctions on Kim Jong-un for 'notorious' human rights abuses

Pyongyang, in its first response to the sanctions, urged Washington to withdraw them immediately, warning that the North would instantly cut off all diplomatic channels if they failed to do so. The State Department has accused Kim of being guilty of "intolerable cruelty". [Image by Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo]China and Russian Federation are two countries who have long had trade and finance relations with North Korea, but after being sanctioned by the USA, they appear to have changed their ...

United States to Deploy THAAD Missile Battery to South Korea

Urging the USA and South Korea to terminate the deployment of THAAD , China asked them to "not to take actions which tend to complicate regional situation and harm China's strategic security interests". On Thursday, North Korea warned that the new U.S. sanctions targeting the country's leader "crossed a red line" and amounted to "an open declaration of a war".

Up to 150 Labour rebels to defy Jeremy Corbyn over Trident renewal

Up to 150 Labour rebels to defy Jeremy Corbyn over Trident renewal

Speaking to BBC Radio 2, Umunna said that he would "never say never" to "taking up the opporunity to lead the party". In the audio file, apparently recorded at Monday's Parliamentary Labour Party meeting, Mr Kinnock insists Labour is committed to socialism achieved through parliamentary democracy rather than revolution, and so must have a leader that commands "substantial" support among MPs.

China summons US, South Korean ambassadors over missile plans

China's ambassador to South Korea has also warned that the system could undo recent progress in relations between Beijing and Seoul and "create a vicious cycle of Cold War-style confrontations and an arms race". China quickly condemned the move, warning via a foreign ministry statement that "the THAAD system does not help achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and also hurts peace and stability in the region".

Calls Grow For Blair To Face Legal Action

It covers the background to the decision to go to war - made by then Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Government and whether troops were properly prepared, how the conflict was conducted and what planning there was for its aftermath, a period in which there was intense sectarian violence.

Nigel Farage is stepping down as UKIP leader

In a speech in London , Mr Farage said: "During the referendum campaign, I said I want my country back". The man who led England out of the European Union has exited the leadership of his party, saying he fulfilled his political ambitions and did his part for the cause of British independence.