China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 – just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast… Please follow and like us:

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Northrop-Orbital: A Sound Merger In Law And Policy

Wall Street investors and Wall Street analysts, along with the Department of Justice, are pondering Disney’s massive acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox, a consolidation that may reshape the entertainment industry landscape. While defense mergers rarely involve anyone’s favorite movies and are financial dwarves compared to ones like 21st Century Fox and Disney, they remain… Please follow and like us:

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Hamid Karzai :US colluded with ISIL in Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, has accused the the US of working with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in his country. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera’s UpFront aired on Friday, Karzai said the US government had allowed ISIL, also known as ISIS, to flourish inside Afghanistan. “In… Please follow and like us:

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Japan’s vote for Abe could worsen prospects for peace with North Korea, China

By Nicole L Freiner, Associate Professor, Political Science, Bryant University. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gambled by calling a snap election – and he has won big. Voters handed Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a sweeping victory in the Oct. 22 balloting for Japan’s House of Representatives. The call for the election came in late September after… Please follow and like us:

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Russia, US Trade Accusations on Afghanistan Policies

Russian and U.S. officials traded accusations on Thursday over their respective policies in Afghanistan, pointing fingers of blame at each other. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed regret that the main focus of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy is “regulation by methods of force.” “We are certain this is a futile course,”… Please follow and like us:

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Google, Tesla Rally Against Killer Robots

Tesla boss Elon Musk and over 100 other robotics experts issued a warning to the United Nations that a killer robot arms race could open a Pandora’s box that could devastate humankind. In an open letter to the U.N., Musk, Google’s Mustafa Suleyman and 114 other specialists from 26 countries called for a ban on autonomous… Please follow and like us:

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McCain, Thornberry Decry Trump Pentagon Budget Boost

President Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is pledging “an historic increase in defense spending” of $54 billion to $603 billion for the fiscal 2018 budget, but neither Congressional Republicans nor defense budgets experts were very impressed at first glance. “Such a budget request would represent an increase of $18.5 billion above… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Looks to Boost Pentagon Spending, Cut State Dept. Budget

U.S. President Donald Trump is kicking off the long federal budget process with proposals to increase defense spending, while making cuts to budgets for the State Department and other agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Administration officials say the White House is detailing its vision for federal spending in a memo to agencies on Monday.The… Please follow and like us:

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Pence: ‘Trump Being Firm and Candid’ With World Leaders

President Donald Trump is being candid and firm with world leaders, just as he was with the U.S. public during the 2016 campaign, according to Vice President Mike Pence. “I think the American people have a president that is candid with them and candid with the world, and his conversations with world leaders reflect a respectfulness… Please follow and like us:

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