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Guam Mayor Warns North Korea After Threats Of Attack

US MILITAY BASE

Guam’s mayor has warned North Korea of any attacks on the US territory as war of words continues. An attack on Guam would be considered an attack on the United States, Guam’s governor warned in response to a threat that North Korea would create an “enveloping fire” around the US territory. The people of Guam woke up on Thursday to another pointed threat from Pyongyang, which ... Read More »

Venezuela Sacks Fifth Opposition Mayor In Two Weeks

VENEZUELA

The Supreme Court handed down a 15-month jail sentence to David Smolansky as US slaps Caracas with fresh sanctions. The Supreme Court of Venezuela has ordered the removal and imprisonment of a Caracas-area mayor for not obeying orders to shut down protests in his district. David Smolansky is the fifth opposition mayor to be removed or jailed in little more than two weeks as President ... Read More »

US Expels Cuban Diplomats Over ‘Medical Incidents’

US -CUBAN

Expulsions follow report of alleged use of covert sonic device in 2016 that left US diplomats with severe hearing loss. The United States government has expelled two Cuban diplomats after a number of American embassy staff were forced to leave Havana because of mysterious medical symptoms that were first reported last year, the State Department said. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the Cuban diplomats ... Read More »

Turkey And Qatar Carry Out Joint Military Exercises

TURKEY

Ankara official says Turkish presence in Qatar creates ‘a balance in the region’ as two armies carry out drills. Turkish and Qatari navies have carried out a joint exercise in the Gulf Arab country, in a sign of growing military ties between the two nations. Hundreds of troops from both sides participated in the excercise, dubbed Iron Shield, on Monday. The Qatari military said the exercise ... Read More »

Kenya Goes To The Polls In Closely Contested Election

KENYA

President Kenyatta seeking a second and final five-year term in office but faces stiff competition from Raila Odinga. Nairobi, Kenya - Kenyans are casting their votes to elect a president and a new parliament following weeks of campaigning and claims of a plot to rig the results. Polling began at 6.00am (3:00 GMT) and is expected to end at 5.00pm (14:00 GMT) local time with ... Read More »

Venezuela Launches Manhunt For Attackers Of Army Base

VENEZUELA

The attackers of the base near city of Valencia said they are aiming to start an uprising against President Maduro. A country-wide manhunt was launched in Venezuela on Monday for the men who assaulted an army base the day before, using state TV to flash pictures of the accused rebels who escaped with weapons after a gunfight with soldiers. The attack came just hours after the first ... Read More »

North Korea Vows To Retaliate Against US Over Sanctions

NORTH KOREA

North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make “the US pay a price” for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme. The sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the UN on Saturday, were a “violent violation of our sovereignty,” the official KCNA news agency said. Separately, South Korea says the North has rejected an offer to restart talks, dismissing it as insincere. ... Read More »

Officials: Taliban, ISIL Coordinated Sar-e Pul Attack

NORTH KOREA

Joint operation by armed groups led to ‘massacre’ of more than 50 civilians in northern province, local official says. The Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group jointly killed scores of civilians in a village in Afghanistan, officials claimed on Monday. If confirmed, Saturday’s attack would highlight rare cooperation between the armed groups. Fighters killed more than ... Read More »

South Korea Seeks 12-year Jail Term For Samsung’s Lee

South Korea Samsung's Lee

Lee Jae-yong faces charges of allegedly bribing impeached President Park to help cement control of the business empire. South Korean prosecutors have demanded a 12-year jail term for Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down former President Park Geun-hye. Lee, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, has been in detention since February over charges that include allegedly bribing Park’s ... Read More »

China Warns India Over ‘Military Buildup’ At Border

Beijing demands New Delhi must ‘immediately withdraw troops’ from disputed border amid Donglang stand-off. China says India has been building up troops along its side of the border and demands an “immediate withdrawal” amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region high in the Himalayas. The stand-off on a plateau, which lies at the China-India-Bhutan junction, is one of the worst border disputes ... Read More »

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