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March 7, 2019

Trump said he would be ‘very disappointed’ if North Korea is rebuilding missile site

ANNECORDON/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would be "very, very disappointed" if it is determined that North Korea is in fact rebuilding its missile launch facility as was disclosed in commercial satellite imagery that was made public Tuesday by a Washington think tank. "It's too early to see. We'll see," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday. "We have to solve a problem. The relationship is good. I would be very disappointed if that w..
March 6, 2019

Frustrated by White House, Senate seeks ways to pressure Saudi Arabia, presses Trump’s pick for ambassador

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Incensed by Saudi Arabia's behavior in recent years and frustrated by the Trump administration's tacit endorsement of it, the Senate has spent months voicing its concerns, but the chorus on Wednesday was at its loudest with both parties in tune. Republicans and Democrats both called out Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia's actions under his direction as "unacceptable," "outrageous," "aggressive," "abominable," and "untenable," among othe..
March 6, 2019

US B-52 flies over disputed islands in the South China Sea

drial7m1/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has flown a B-52 bomber mission near disputed islands in the South China Sea, according to U.S. Pacific Air Forces. The last reported B-52 mission in the vicinity of the South China Sea was in November. “Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and participated in routine training missions, March 4, 2019,” said a statement from the U.S. Pacific Air Forces. “One bomber conducted training in the vicinity of the South Chin..
March 6, 2019

Investigation launched after explosive devices sent to major London transport hubs

gynane/iStock(LONDON) -- An investigation has been launched after three "small improvised explosives," one of which partially exploded, were discovered after being sent to major transport hubs in London on Tuesday, police said. No one was injured and no arrests have been made, though the Metropolitan Police are working with the U.K.'s counter-terror forces in the ongoing inquiry. "The packages -- all A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags -- have been assessed by speciali..