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Jewish leaders accuse Jeremy Corbyn of 'siding with antisemites'

The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council issue open letter criticising Labour leader<p>Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for what he called “pockets of antisemitism” in his party, as Jewish leaders issued an extraordinary open letter accusing the Labour leader of “siding with …

United Kingdom

US, South Korean intelligence probe reports of Kim Jong Un health woes

Kim Jong-un: Fast facts about North Korea's leader<p>As U.S. and South Korean intelligence teams investigate the sincerity of Kim Jong Un's newfound willingness to engage in a denuclearization dialogue, they are also tracking reports the North Korean dictator is dealing with a variety of health issues.<p>…

North Korea

Chinese President Xi tells his military to 'be ready for war' and 'not to fear death' as he addresses 7,000 soldiers

• <b>Xi Jinping ordered armed forces to strengthen real combat training yesterday</b>• <b><br>He also told his soldiers they should be able to fight anytime and be</b> …

First phase of Trump border wall gets $18 billion price tag, in new request to lawmakers

The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it wants $18 billion over the next decade for the initial phase of a Mexico border wall, laying out for the first time a detailed financial blueprint for the president's signature campaign promise.<p>The money would pay for 316 miles of new fencing and …

Immigration

‘Ring of steel’: is seizure of Hong Kong ship sign of US moves for an oil blockade on North Korea? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

The impounding of three foreign-flagged ships accused of secretly transferring oil to North Korean vessels in international waters, along with …

North Korea

The US reportedly wants a limited strike on North Korea to give Kim Jong Un a 'bloody nose'

After months of resolutely declaring that it cannot and will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, the US is reportedly planning a "bloody nose" attack to send Pyongyang a message.<p>The Daily Telegraph cited "well-placed" sources as saying the Trump administration had "dramatically" stepped up …

North Korea

Tony Blair confirms he is trying to reverse Brexit as he issues Ireland warning

Tony Blair said on Sunday he was trying to reverse Brexit because claims by the leave campaign, such as the National Health Service getting an extra £350 million a week once Britain leaves the EU, have been proved false.<p>The former prime minister told the BBC that the government aims in the Brexit …

U.S. drills in South Korea trigger 'nuclear war' warning from North

Two dozen U.S. stealth jets were among hundreds of aircraft involved in war games in South Korea on Monday intended as a show of strength to neighboring North Korea.<p>Dubbed Vigilant Ace, the annual military drills come amid heightened tensions in the region triggered by Kim Jong Un's missile and …

North Korea

Here's how many nukes each nuclear country has

Since President Donald Trump assumed office, there has been an intense focus on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has refused to halt. Trump has criticized and mocked Kim in response and put pressure on countries like China to persuade the rogue state to …

North Korea

Kim Jong-un 'bans drinking, singing and Mothers' Day celebrations' in wake of North Korea sanctions

North Korea has reportedly banned gatherings that involve drinking alcohol and singing, in new measures designed to stifle the impact of crippling international sanctions over the hermit kingdom’s ongoing missile tests.<p>The apparent ban on fun was reported by South Korea’s National Intelligence …

Theresa May's ability to deliver Brexit in doubt amid growing threat to her leadership

Theresa May’s ability to deliver Brexit is in doubt amid a growing threat to her leadership and concerns over whether she still has the political …

United Kingdom

Texas governor says the church shooter should not have had access to a gun

Devin Patrick Kelley. Daily Mail<p>Devin Patrick Kelley, the man authorities say killed 26 and injured 20 in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, should not have had access to firearms, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.<p>Kelley had been denied a license to carry a gun in Texas, Abbott told …

Guns

What makes the Halloween truck attack on New York's West Side Highway terrorism

After a driver plowed a rented truck into bikers and pedestrians on Manhattan's west side on Tuesday and went on to shout "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, investigators quickly took to calling the incident terrorism.<p>The attack left eight dead and 11 wounded, according to reports.<p>But …

Extremism
North Korea

Putin says Trump is listening to Russia's views on North Korea crisis

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump was listening to Russia’s views on the North Korean missile crisis which emphasize diplomacy over further sanctions or military action.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the Russian …

North Korea

North Korea to test missile capable of hitting west coast of U.S.: Russian media

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just …

Extremism

Collapse at North Korea nuclear test site 'leaves 200 dead'

As many as 200 North Korean labourers have been killed after a mine shaft being dug at the regime's nuclear test site collapsed, according to Japan's Asahi TV.<p>Sources in North Korea told the news channel that a tunnel being excavated by around 100 workers at the Punggye-ri test site collapsed …

North Korea

China Breaks Up Plot to Kill Kim Jong Un's Nephew, Report Says

Chinese police arrested several North Koreans dispatched to Beijing on suspicion of plotting to murder Kim Jong Un’s 22-year-old nephew, South …

North Korea
North Korea
United Kingdom
Philip Hammond
Philip Hammond
Philip Hammond

Trump strikes blow at Iran nuclear deal in major U.S. policy shift

U.S. President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warning he might ultimately terminate it.<p>Trump announced the major shift in U.S. policy in a speech in …

Europe

Hawija: Iraqi army says it has recaptured one of last Isis enclaves

If confirmed, capture would mean only area of Iraq that remains under Islamic State control is stretch along Syrian border<p>Iraqi forces have captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday, leaving the militant group holed up in pockets of land by the Syrian …

Middle East