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North Korea threatens to launch nuclear attack on Australia

North Korea threatens to launch nuclear attack on Australia

While the USA has dispatched what Trump called an "armada" of ships to the region, including an aircraft carrier, US officials have told The Associated Press that the administration doesn't intend to militarily respond to a North Korean nuclear or missile test.


Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal

Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal

During the upcoming talks, Mogherini and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will examine key aspects of bilateral relations, the commentary said. Noting that Russia-EU relations are going through a hard period, the ministry said cooperation still continues in a number of areas, such as regular bilateral talks on countering terrorism and organized crime, as well as regional cooperation.



Saudi Arabia shuffles cabinet posts, including Washington ambassador

Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S. He joined other key officials in highlighting figures pointing to economic recovery. Almost half of the government's spending in 2015 went to wages, salaries and allowances.



North Korea 'can sink United States aircraft carrier in one strike'

The US government has not specified where the carrier strike group is, but US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive "within days". South Korea has put its forces on heightened alert. This followed a North Korean ballistic missile test. Kim, who had been teaching accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology for a month, was arrested at Pyongyang worldwide airport on his way out of the country.


USA to honour 'dumb' Australia migrant deal

USA to honour 'dumb' Australia migrant deal

SYDNEY :U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Taronga Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back.