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North Korea provokes world by launching long-range missile

South Korean defense officials announced that North Korea launched a long-range missile on Sunday, receiving immediate condemnation by the United States. North Korea had said it planned to put a satellite into orbit, the launch was viewed by other nations, such as Japan and South Korea, as a front for a ballistic missile test, especially coming on the heels of North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test last month. 168 more words

Asia & Pacific

INTERACTIVE: What's Causing Climate Change?

Bloomberg’s Eric Roston and Blacki Migliozzi compiled this fantastic multimedia infographic that illustrates the many different factors that affect our climate. In a not-so-suprising blitz against environmentalism, the Right wing political establishment continues to push the proposition that climate fluctuations are naturally occurring, that there is no cause to implement regulations on commercial outputs of greenhouse gasses, and that the Left is fear-mongering to justify gaining a tighter grip on the free-market. 27 more words


NATO SG’s Annual Report shows cuts in defence spending have almost stopped.

The NATO Secretary General’s Annual Report gives an overview of NATO’s achievements in the last year and considers the challenges that lie ahead. Special mention is made of NATO’s visibly and deepening cooperation with partners – to the east and to the south – to build stability. 96 more words

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World Still 3 Minutes Away From Destruction, Doomsday Clock Says

The Doomsday Clock remains at three minutes to midnight, the closest to the brink of global destruction since the height of the Cold War, representatives of the… 264 more words

Implementation Day of IranDeal - Milestone in JCPOA.

Iran has complied with the terms of an international agreement to curb its nuclear development program, allowing it to move a step that automatically lifting nuclear-related… 425 more words


The fight against ISIL: the UK's role inquiry.

ISIL poses a significant threat to the UK and regional and international peace and security. In August 2014 the independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) increased the UK threat to SEVERE, meaning that an attack is highly likely. 257 more words

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