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When Venezuela witnessed the 'mother of all marches'

When Venezuela witnessed the 'mother of all marches'

Witnesses said the looting began after police officers fired tear gas and buckshot at demonstrators blocking a street with burning tires. "It was frightful", he told AFP . There was a heavy security presence Friday in the capital, as residents and workers cleaned up the destruction left by the clashes and looting. The accounts varied, but one opposition leader said 13 people were hit with an electrical current after tossing containers filled with water and making contact with the ...


Why Would North Korea Launch a Nuclear Missile?

Why Would North Korea Launch a Nuclear Missile?

President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after the phone call, told reporters he would "continue to maintain close contact with the U.S., and maintain an advanced alert monitoring system".


N. Korea Flaunts Long-Range Missiles in Massive Parade

N. Korea Flaunts Long-Range Missiles in Massive Parade

Since taking power in late 2011, Kim Jong Un has executed or purged a slew of high-level government officials in what the South Korean government has described as a "reign of terror". It has carried out five nuclear tests - two of them previous year - and multiple missile launches, one of which saw several rockets come down in waters provocatively close to Japan last month.


Euro and bank stocks surge on Macron win

Euro and bank stocks surge on Macron win

Protesters waved red flags and sang 'No Marine and No Macron!' in anger at the results of Sunday's first-round presidential election. "The major issue of this election is runaway globalisation, which is putting our civilisation in danger", she told supporters.


Japan's Abe agrees to keep close contact with US on N.Korea

Japan's Abe agrees to keep close contact with US on N.Korea

This experience has made me familiar with the North Koreans' views on safeguarding their country's security. "I think that North Korea's been playing games from the very beginning", Haley said today on ABC News' "Good Morning America". But how far will China go? Australia-based defence experts believe it is unlikely North Korea has the capacity to strike Australia yet, though they may do within the next three years.