William Jungtaek Rim

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Climate change deniers ‘serious threat’ to future, Obama says

<b>Anaheim, California (CNN) —</b> Describing lawmakers and pundits who deny manmade climate change as a “fairly serious threat to everybody’s future,” President Obama on Saturday called for less debate and more action in combating warming trends.<p>Delivering the address at University of California Irvine’s …

Tony Blair: west must intervene in Iraq

Tony Blair has urged western governments to recognise that they need to take an active role in the Middle East, saying the west should consider military options short of sending ground troops.<p>The former prime minister said there was a huge range of options available, including air strikes and …

Iraq: 'extreme, brutal' Isis fuels humanitarian crisis, says Bishop

The “deeply disturbing” events in Iraq are fuelling a regional humanitarian crisis, Australia's foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, has warned as she dismissed the prospect of redeploying Australian troops to the country.<p>On Sunday the Australian government signalled its willingness to help …

Hagel orders U.S. aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.<p>Hagel's press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the order will give the …

Iraq crisis: despite decapitations and deaths thousands return willingly to city held by ISIS terrorists

Many residents of Mosul say they prefer life under ISIS to that under Iraqi army control<p>An elderly man is ripped from his bed in the dead of night. Blindfolded, the last thing he feels is the blade slitting his throat. A taxi driver, made to kneel on the side of the road, trembling as a gun is put …

Army general to investigate Bergdahl departure from base

The U.S. Army has appointed a two-star general to investigate the circumstances surrounding Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's departure from his base in Afghanistan and his capture by the Taliban in 2009, a defense official confirmed to Fox News Saturday.<p>Bergdahl arrived back in the United States late Friday …