US, Japan Hold Joint Military Drill Amid Korea Tensions

American and Japanese military forces have launched joint exercises amid tensions with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The 13th annual Iron Fist exercises kicked off Friday in the U.S. western state of California and will continue through February 12. More than 500 U.S. Marines and sailors are partnering with about 350 members… Please follow and like us:

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Turkey support key as US seeks to hold on in Syria

The Islamic State group may be on the run from its last bastion in Syria but the United States is gearing up for a longer stay in the country. And if US forces are to counter Iranian and Russian influence as Syria struggles to emerge from civil war, they will need Turkey’s help. But Washington’s relations… Please follow and like us:

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Equities drop after N.Korea’s latest nuclear test

Stock markets in Asia and Europe slid Monday as investors sought safer bets after North Korea claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb, one week after firing a ballistic missile over Japan. Pyongyang on Sunday conducted its sixth nuclear test — sparking further condemnation and a warning from US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis of a “massive… Please follow and like us:

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Asian markets, won sink after N.Korea’s latest nuclear test

Asian stocks tumbled with the South Korean won Monday while the safe haven yen rallied on news that North Korea had tested what it claimed was a miniaturised hydrogen bomb, ramping up tensions on the peninsula. Less than a week after it rattled global markets by firing a rocket over Japan, Pyongyang on Sunday conducted its… Please follow and like us:

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