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Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

26 Apr

MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. Speaking at a security conference in Moscow, Shoigu restated Russia’s view that the strike — […]

U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

26 Apr

SEOUL The U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The earlier-than-expected move prompted protests by hundreds of local residents and was denounced by the frontrunner in South Korea’s presidential election on […]

Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race

26 Apr

PARIS France’s two presidential candidates traded barbs on Tuesday with centrist Emmanuel Macron accusing far-right rival Marine Le Pen of promoting hatred, while she labeled him as the “candidate of the oligarchy.” Macron and Le Pen, leader of the National Front (FN), go head-to-head on May 7 after taking the top two places in Sunday’s […]

U.S. moves THAAD to South Korean site as North Korea boasts fire power

26 Apr

SEOUL The U.S. military started moving parts of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. Washington and Pyongyang have been ratcheting up pressure on each other in recent weeks, with the United States sending a aircraft carrier […]

Erdogan says Turkey won’t wait at Europe’s door forever

25 Apr

ANKARA Turkey will not wait at Europe’s door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday. Speaking at the presidential palace less than two weeks after winning sweeping new powers in […]

North Korea stages big artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

25 Apr

SEOUL North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military and a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. The port call by the USS Michigan, which is designed to carry ballistic missiles and […]

North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

25 Apr

SEOUL North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group […]

Reports of North Korea artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South

25 Apr

SEOUL North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military, media reported, as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike […]

U.S. submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

25 Apr

SEOUL North Korea put on a massive live-fire drill on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military, a media report said, as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a U.S. […]

Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote

25 Apr

PARIS France’s outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a “risk” for France. Macron and Le Pen, leader of the National Front (FN), go head-to-head on May […]