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U.S. sanctions North Korean missile experts, Russia offers to mediate

(Worthy News) – The United States announced sanctions on two North Korean officials behind their country’s ballistic missile program on Tuesday, while Russia reiterated an offer to mediate to ease tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. The new U.S. steps were the latest in a campaign aimed at forcing North Korea – which has defied years…

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North Korea declares new UN sanctions 'an act of war'

(Worthy News) – North Korea on Sunday called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country “an act of war” that violates its sovereignty, and said it is a “pipe dream” for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North…

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Pope Francis laments ‘winds of war’ blowing around the world

(Worthy News) – Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the Korean Peninsula. The pope took particular aim at areas of global tension where…

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Poland cries foul as EU triggers ‘nuclear option’ over judicial independence

(Worthy News) – The Polish government has accused the European commission of a politically motivated attack after the EU’s executive body triggered a process that could see the country stripped of voting rights in Brussels, over legal changes that the bloc claims threaten the independence of the judiciary. In a highly symbolic moment, Poland’s fellow…

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Haley: New UN resolution punishing Iran could be in the works

(Worthy News) – Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said that based on a new report by the U.N. Secretary-General, new pressure on Iran’s continued behavior could lead to a new resolution against the Tehran regime or the strengthening present ones. Haley was speaking Tuesday at a briefing on the Security Council…

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Trump to Boost U.S. Missile Defense to Combat Iranian, N. Korean WMD Threats

(Worthy News) – The Trump administration will designate domestic U.S. missile defense as a “priority action” as part of its forthcoming National Security Strategy, or NSS, according to draft language viewed by the Washington Free Beacon that singles out Iranian and North Korean missile threats as a direct danger to the American homeland. Trump’s national…

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The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

(Worthy News) – In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation. The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008…

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US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says

(Worthy News) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program. Although Tillerson said the goal of U.S. policy remained denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he added it was “not…

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Congress ignores Trump’s deadline on Iran nuclear deal

(Worthy News) – Congress is about to miss what was widely seen as a deadline to deal with President Trump’s demands for a harder line on the Iran nuclear deal, failing to agree on new sanctions against Tehran and punting the future of the deal back to Mr. Trump. A Republican legislative push to establish…

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Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direct flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane. During Putin’s second visit to Egypt in as many…

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