North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Hails ‘Sacred Combat Mission,’ Gets Warm Words from World Leaders

“That would be a very messy war, a very bad war. Many millions of people would be killed,” he added. “In the meantime, we’ve gotten along with them. We didn’t get to war. Everyone said that if I was elected, I’d be at war in one week; it’s been just the opposite.”

North Korean Hackers Are Scarier Than North Korean Nukes

Meanwhile, cyberattacks keep intensifying, and security experts can’t stay ahead of the hackers. The latest, in mid-May, was the worst so far. The ransomware affected up to 99 countries. It froze hospitals in the U.K.; infected Russia’s Interior Ministry and biggest bank, Sberbank; shut down parts of Spain’s Telefónica; and fried millions of Windows computers […]

Donald Trump may need an easy win abroad to cover troubles at home, but his aggressive approach to Kim Jong-un could start World War III

Even if air strikes could destroy the WMDs and kill Kim, a US-led coalition would then have to deal with an army of 1.2million active soldiers — more than five per cent of the country’s entire population — and seven more million reservists.

Donald Trump Thanks Boris Johnson ‘For Saying He’s Making America Great’

The U.K. and the U.S. are still in trade negotiations for a deal following Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. The U.K. has been pushing for a quick deal but it now looks likely that negotiations will only conclude after the U.S. election on November 3.

Olympic official says it’s better to deal with dictatorships

The Olympics site selection process has had a troubled history that goes back decades. Before the 2002 Olympic Games, several members of the IOC were accused of taking bribes from the Salt Lake Organizing Committee during the bidding process. The allegations resulted in the expulsion of several IOC members and the adoption of new selection […]

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Last year Mr. Trump said he deserved to be awarded the Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, but he complained he probably would never get the honour. Former President Barack Obama, a nemesis of Trump, won the prize in 2009 just months into his first term in office.

President Temer: Brazil-Russia Trade Increased 40% in 2016

In the conversation with Volodin, Temer noted that he liked the speaker’s proposal to develop and deepen cooperation between the Russian and Brazilian parliaments. “It is necessary to move to the wider issues, including economic cooperation,” Temer further added.

US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

What US law governs the sanctions on China?The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (Caatsa) was passed in 2017 to provide the Trump administration with the necessary means to target Russia, Iran and North Korea with economic and political sanctions.

‘Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book

“Rage” also includes brutal assessments of Trump’s presidency from many of his former top national security officials, including former Defense Secretary James Mattis, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mattis is quoted as calling Trump “dangerous” and “unfit” to be commander in chief. Woodward writes that Coats […]

‘Dangerous’ and ‘unfit’: Trump’s former national security advisers say he has ‘no moral compass’ in new Woodward book

Woodward’s book paints a devastating portrait of Trump by those who worked in his inner circle. Former Defense Secretary James Mattis, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, all hired at the start of Trump’s presidency, are quoted detailing their frustrations with Trump’s inability to focus, their alarm […]