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Korea accuses CIA of bio-chemical plot against leaders

Korea accuses CIA of bio-chemical plot against leaders

The Guardian notes that "the CIA's long history of attempting covert assassinations of political leaders across the world is notorious", but, as with "other North Korean claims, the allegation that the Central Intelligence Agency plotted to assassinate Kim is impossible to verify".



N. Korea missile launch due to 'state of paranoia'

Prof. Yang said Sunday's launch showed "fast progress" in Pyongyang's missile capability. But after North Korea stopped short of conducting a sixth nuclear test on either of two important North Korean anniversaries in April, as had been widely expected, Trump and senior US officials have also started signaling more that there can be dialogue under the right conditions.


Emmanuel Macron sworn in as new French president

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as new French president

The media wasn't allowed to cover the visit. He met with two soldiers injured during French operations in Mali a year ago and one wounded in Afghanistan in 2010. Macron annoyed fellow centrist Francois Bayrou and faced mockery from his opponents after his La Republique En Marche (REM, Republic on the Move) party unveiled more than 400 candidates for crucial parliamentary elections in June.



Missile test shows North Korea 'a flagrant menace'

As the New York Times wrote, the North Korea launch "showed that it was an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could target key United States military bases in the Pacific, including those in Guam, missile experts said". And the White House says the latest "provocation" should serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against the North. The statement said Washington maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious ...


China trade gets major boost with speedy deal

China trade gets major boost with speedy deal

Under the agreement , China will allow us beef exports to go directly to the country for the first time since 2003. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hailed the agreement, coming on the heels of President Donald Trump's April meeting with President Xi Jinping , as "a herculean accomplishment".