Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:46 UTC
The US stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military options, was put forward in a statement following an unusual White House-hosted briefing for the entire Senate.
"The United States seeks stability and the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. We remain open to negotiations towards that goal," a joint statement from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said.
Marc Collins-Rector (Buzzfeed found the lost Hollywood's sex scandal fall guy) taint the billionaire's "genius boy" image. If you wanted to cast a movie star for a film about the global mafia, Geffen's sexual propensities would make a perfect sub plot. But the man who helped Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg found DreamWorks SKG exerts the force of a Hollywood propaganda gangster. Just look underneath a Tom Hanks film plot for your themes.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:23 UTC
If the United States doesn't step up under President Donald Trump, Paul Wolfowitz warns in a new interview for The Global POLITICO, our weekly podcast on world affairs in the Trump era, it would represent an "opportunity" blown, a missed chance that would result in "lost American influence" and a win for "hostile actors."
Wolfowitz, a hawkish Republican known as the architect of the Iraq war for his role in advocating President George W. Bush's 2003 invasion, rarely wades back into the public fray these days over the troubled Middle East, and he insists he's well aware that the American political consensus—in both parties—is now very much against deepening involvement in the region. "I don't think we're up to heroic ventures in the Middle East," he tells me.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:14 UTC
"The Russians are most effective in Syria. The Russians tried to side with the government of [President Bashar] Assad, when the Americans start to side with the rebels. Why do they have to side with the rebels? When they win, there will be chaos," Lorenzana said on the sidelines of the Moscow Conference on International Security.
The Philippines had no interest in being involved in operations of the US-led coalition in Syria, he added.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:14 UTC
Johnson's comments on Thursday follow the recent US bombing of an Assad forces airbase in Syria in response to a deadly chemical incident which the UK and US are attributing to the Syrian government.
The British Parliament held a vote on whether to bomb Assad's forces in 2013 after an earlier alleged chemical attack.
The government of then-Prime Minister David Cameron lost on that occasion after being outflanked by then-Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Comment: So Boris just admitted Britain is a US puppet.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:03 UTC
The launch took place at 9:12 a.m. local time (03:42 GMT) from Abdul Kalam Island, off of the Odisha coast.
The Agni-III, which was developed by the DRDO, has a strike range of more than 3,000 kilometers (over 1,860 miles) and is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.
New Eastern Outlook
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:52 UTC
However, not only the PRC intends to gain a foothold in Africa. Russia is also interested in developing the enormous potential of this region. The establishment of close economic ties between the Russian Federation and the countries of Africa is helped by tried and tested means - Russia's highly developed atomic technologies.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:22 UTC
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has recently defined Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist organization and ruled the operation of its churches as illegal.
Russia's Justice Ministry has ordered the Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses to be closed and the church's property turned over to the state in the entire area of the Russian Federation.
The resolution has raised widespread discussion on the issue and it can be seen that the openly anti-Russian western mainstream media use the opportunity to create an image of Russia as an enemy of freedom.
From the point of view of freedom of religion, Russia's decision and the ruling of the Supreme Court might at first impression seem totalitarian, but upon closer inspection of the Jehovah's Witnesses activities, it becomes apparent that the Supreme Court of Russia has ample reason to believe this group is in violation of Russian law.
Comment: In the context of Russia's current society's condition, this move does make sense. It is still a slippery slope. Each situation is unique.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:17 UTC
Ukraine is increasing the military presence of government forces near its borders with Russia's Republic of Crimea, the head of Crimea's government committee for inter-ethnic relations, Zaur Smirnov told Sputnik Thursday.
"Kiev is building up military presence near our borders. Several drills, engaging different military groups, have taken place over the past month. We regard it as an attempt to disturb the situation along the border," Smirnov said.
Israeli Intelligence Minister: New strikes near Damascus 'in line with Israel policy to stop Iran arms transfers'
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:01 UTC
Katz told Israeli Army Radio that "the incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah in Iran," according to Reuters.
"Naturally, I don't want to elaborate on this," Katz said, adding that "the prime minister has said that whenever we receive intelligence that indicated an intention to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, we will act."
When contacted by RT to provide any details on the explosions near Damascus Airport, IDF press office repeatedly declined to comment on the incident and also refused to elaborate on Katz's statement. "He's not from the IDF," a representative of the Israeli military said on the phone.