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January 24, 2019

Russia exhibits missile US cites as reason for leaving key arms treaty

BeeBright/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russia on Wednesday sought to publicly contest U.S. claims that it is violating a key arms agreement by exhibiting a missile at the center of the dispute. For years, the United States has accused Russia of covertly developing a cruise missile that violates the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, a landmark Cold War agreement signed by the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1987. In November, the Trump administration cited the missile when it announced it was pul..
January 24, 2019

Kim Jong Un praises President Donald Trump and his ‘good personal letter’ ahead of second summit

ronniechua/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Kim Jong Un has received another letter from President Donald Trump, one that prompted the young leader to express "great satisfaction," according to North Korean state media and confirmed by a senior administration official. The two leaders have exchanged a series of letters before and after their historic meeting in Singapore last June. Now, the U.S. and North Korea are preparing for a second summit -- with Kim and Trump once again communicating directly throug..
January 24, 2019

In escalation of tensions, Trump to recognize Venezuela’s opposition leader as head of government

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As Venezuelans commemorated the 61st anniversary of an uprising that saw one of the country’s worst dictators dethroned, U.S. President Donald Trump declared Nicolas Maduro's presidency "illegitimate" on Wednesday and encouraged other Western Hemisphere countries to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president. The announcement comes amid some measure of chaos in Venezuala, where people all over the country are taking to the street..
January 23, 2019

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan is identified

scyther5/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon identified U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Joshua "Zach" Beale as the U.S. service member who was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Green Beret was killed in Afghanistan's Uruzgan Province while conducting combat operations. Beale was the second U.S. military death in Afghanistan in a week and in this year. A statement from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said that Beale succumbed to wounds sustained from..