May 16, 2018

North Korea blames US-South Korea military drill for postponement of talks

Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- In a sudden turn, North Korea early today bombarded both the United States and South Korea with criticism linked to comments by President Donald Trump and ongoing military drills. North Korea surprised Seoul with a message around midnight that it intends to postpone indefinitely high-level talks that were scheduled for today. South Korea's Defense Ministry responded by saying the Max Thunder training would continue as scheduled, wh..
May 16, 2018

North Korea threatens to withdraw from summit with Trump

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea is threatening to cancel its upcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump over South Korea-U.S.military drills. North Korea has also canceled high-level talks with South Korea that were scheduled for Wednesday local time over those same drills. "If the U.S. and the South Korean government thinks that the improvement of North-South relationship and the U.S. talk made possible by our leading and generous efforts and actions as a..
May 15, 2018

Democratic and GOP senators warn Trump against lifting sanctions on Chinese company ZTE

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Senators on both sides of the aisle are urging President Donald Trump not to go easy on Chinese telecom company ZTE after friendly tweets over the past few days suggested he’s willing to lift sanctions on the firm. A group of 32 Senate Democrats urged Trump Tuesday to maintain a seven-year ban on ZTE’s purchase of American-made components critical to the company’s production – a penalty put in place after the company sold products to Iran and North Korea and then..
May 15, 2018

Israeli troops kill 2 and injure hundreds, Palestinians say

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and injured hundreds at the Gaza boundary fence on Tuesday as residents buried dozens of Palestinians who were shot and killed by Israeli forces a day earlier, Palestinian authorities said. As the U.S. opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, Palestinians saw the deadliest day since the Gaza war in 2014. Israeli forces fired tear gas and live fire at Palestinian protesters, killing at least 60, including eight children,..