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US, allies on high alert as North Korea holds firing drill

US, allies on high alert as North Korea holds firing drill

A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. North Korea watchers were surprised earlier in the month when another set of photographs picked up that people were playing volleyball games at three different locations on Punggye-ri.


UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on North Korea

UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on North Korea

Trump has long called on China to rein in its unruly neighbor. Tensions have soared in recent months as North Korean missile tests have brought ever-more bellicose warnings from Trump's administration - and repeated demands for China do more to help.



Macron vows to unite France

French voters are casting ballots for their next president in an unusually close first-round election Sunday, after a campaign dominated by concerns about jobs and immigration and clouded by security fears following a recent attack on police guarding the Champs-Elysees in Paris .



Marine Le Pen steps down as party leader until election runoff

French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election. 'Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front. Analysts said Le Pen might find more support amid right-wing voters anxious by security issues and Europe's open borders, who backed either conservative Francois Fillon or nationalist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan in the ...


Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government

Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government

At least 10 people have been killed in clashes this month between security forces and protesters. We're simply warming up because the day will come that we are all coming to the street until this government goes", said Gladys Avariano, a 62-year-old lawyer, under an umbrella at the Caracas "sit-in."More than 1,400 people have been arrested this month over the protests, with 636 still detained as of Monday, according to local rights group Penal Forum".