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Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deployed a new weapon at the Olympics to fight back against the Trump administration’s sanctions and threats of a …

North Korea

Two Singaporeans reported missing at Johor mountain

JOHOR BARU: A search-and-rescue operation is underway for two Singaporeans believed to be missing at Gunung Pulai in Kulai, Johor. The duo were …

Asia

A Russian Jet Flew Within 5 Feet Of A U.S. Navy Aircraft Over The Black Sea

Last spring, Russian bombers, spy planes, and fighters jets were repeatedly caught stalking the Alaskan coast. The unusual maneuvers were part of a larger campaign of subtle military aggression by Russia toward the United States. And it seems that the Russian Air Force’s adventures in international …

Military

Eddie Adams' iconic Vietnam War photo: What happened next

<b>Photojournalist Eddie Adams captured one of the most famous images of the Vietnam War - the very instant of an execution during the chaos of the Tet Offensive. It would bring him a lifetime of glory, but as James Jeffrey writes, also of sorrow.</b><p><i>Warning:</i> <i>This story includes Adams' photo of the moment</i> …

Vietnam

The (almost) complete history of 'fake news'

<b>In record time, the phrase morphed from a description of a social media phenomenon into a journalistic cliche and an angry political slur. How did the term "fake news" evolve - and what's next in the world of disinformation?</b><p>It was mid-2016, and Buzzfeed's media editor, Craig Silverman, noticed a …

Journalism

Doomsday Clock moved to just two minutes to 'apocalypse'

<b>Growing concerns about a possible nuclear war and other global threats have pushed forward the symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds - to just two minutes before midnight.</b><p>The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) said it had acted because the world was becoming "more dangerous".<p>The clock, created …

Geopolitics

Doomsday Clock set at two minutes to midnight as world moves closer to global annihilation

The Doomsday Clock which symbolises the current threat of global annihilation, was moved closer to midnight Thursday following a year of growing tensions between North Korea and the Donald Trump.<p>The countdown was established in 1947 by a group of experts who were working on the Manhattan Project, …

North Korea

The Precarious Politics of the Joint Korean Hockey Team

It's an unprecedented diplomatic breakthrough. But how can two rival nations build teamwork?<p>On January 9, roughly 30 years after North Korea bombed a Korean Air passenger plane in protest of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Seoul and Pyongyang announced a stunning diplomatic breakthrough: North Korea would …

North Korea

Asean and India: 25 years and beyond

Lee Hsien Loong<i>21 hours 59 min</i> agoPrime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend and co-chair the two-day Association of So

Hacking nuclear systems is the ultimate cyber threat. Are we prepared?

Nightmare scenario<p>The nuclear plant employees stood in rain boots in a pool of water, sizing up the damage. Mopping up the floor would be straightforward, but cleaning up the digital mess would be far from it.<p>A hacker in an adjacent room had hijacked a simulated power plant, using the industrial …

Cybersecurity

Tammy Duckworth will be the Senate’s first new mom, but she already has a record of blazing trails

Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s life has been marked with momentous firsts, the most dramatic of which arrived about 120 combat hours into a tour as a battle captain with the Illinois National Guard in war-rocked Iraq.<p>It was November 2004. Duckworth (D-Ill.) was in the pilot seat of a Black Hawk helicopter. …

Tammy Duckworth

The U.S. and Soviet Union Once Investigated Bioluminescence as a Way to Track Submarines

Could marine organisms that emit light help detect submarines?<p>The United States and the Soviet Union both investigated the phenomenon known as bioluminescence to gauge if it could be used to detect submarines underwater. Scientists on both sides of the Iron Curtain thought that marine organisms …

Military

What now for UK-France security relations?

<b>RAF helicopters to Mali, French troops to Estonia, spy chiefs sharing intelligence. When it comes to defence and security, the Anglo-French entente cordiale has rarely been closer as their political leaders meet for their annual summit.</b><p>Building on the Lancaster House agreement of 2010 between the …

Theresa May

2018 is ripe for a global rupture

Stock markets are at record highs, and recession is nowhere in sight. Yet, the threat to all this exuberance — rising international tensions and …

North Korea

MoD 'exposed financially' by carrier and jet programme

<b>Failure to deliver the UK's aircraft carrier and jet programme on budget will put other defence projects at risk, ministers have been warned.</b><p>A Public Accounts Committee report said defence budgets are "very strained".<p>The programme - two aircraft carriers, F-35 Lightning II jets and a new radar …

Stealth Aircraft