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What would the US do if Beijing decided to take Taiwan by force? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Despite the perception that Beijing may be committed to politically reunifying Taiwan – by force if necessary – before Xi Jinping retires as …

China

How India’s submarine strength matches up to its neighbours China, Pakistan

As per a report by Naval Analyses, India has 15 conventional submarines (SSKs), two nuclear-powered submarines (SSBs) with nuclear-tipped ballistic …

Military

Just as Rome fell to the Goths, so small players can hurt the mighty in cyberwars | John Naughton

In their book, <i>The Future of Violence</i>, Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum point out that one of the things that made the Roman empire so powerful was its amazing network of paved roads. This network made it easy to move armies relatively quickly. But it also made it possible to move goods around, …

Opinion (UK)

Whatever Sticks, President

President Trump has told the United States Congress that his administration has “no time limit” for North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons arsenal. Shortly after meeting leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore last month, Trump declared the process would “go pretty quickly.”<p><i>Follow The New York Times</i> …

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Be More. PBS.

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Middle East

Melania Trump Allegedly Afraid Of Putin, Fears Donald’s Relations With Russian Leader, Says ‘Hollywood Life’

A source told 'The Hollywood Life' that Melania is afraid of Putin and believes him to be a danger to the world.<p><i>The Hollywood Life</i> says that they …

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Will Helsinki change the course of Trump's presidency?

Anthony Zurcher @awzurcher on Twitter<p><b>It's been a tumultuous week for Donald Trump, as his White House scrambled to handle the political fallout from his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But has his performance done lasting damage to his presidency?</b><p>Stop me if you've heard this one …

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Mnuchin calls on China, EU to make tariff concessions

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) -<p>US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he will be pushing China and the EU to agree to a more "balanced" relationship on trade when he meets with finance ministers at the Group of 20 convention in Buenos Aires.<p>Mnuchin arrived in the Argentine capital at the end of …

Economy

Gutfeld: The media need to focus on reality instead of fear

<i>This is a rush transcript from "The Greg Gutfeld Show," July 21, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.</i><p>(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)<p>RACHEL MADDOW, ANCHOR, MSNBC: Even if you don't like me, you might be interested in hearing from the person who were going to be hosting tonight for the …

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Wario has started writing Nintendo’s press releases

<b>The WarioWare Gold hype-machine steps up a gear with the game’s latest, bizarre press release.</b>Video game press releases are often useful, but rarely …

Retrogaming

Love triumphed in the rescue of the Thai soccer team, Why North Korea should denuclearize, It is time to rein in the world’s ‘big four’ accounting...

The Guardian / London<p>Love triumphed in the rescue of the Thai soccer team<p>“Sometimes all other news seems irrelevant,” writes Suzanne Moore. “The Thai …

North Korea

Geopolitical chaos is the new normal

<i>Derek Burney was Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. from 1989 to 1993. He led the Canadian delegation in concluding negotiations of the Canada-U.S. free-trade agreement. Fen Osler Hampson is Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University and director of Global Security and Politics at CIGI.</i><p>The United …

Geopolitics

A former Soviet Union interpreter explains why Trump’s meeting with Putin was extraordinary

<i>On July 16, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump held bilateral talks in Helsinki. The leaders of the United States and Russia haven’t met quite like this, at a formal summit in a third country, for almost 15 years. To get a sense of the magnitude of such a diplomatic event like this, Riga-based news</i> …

Russia

‘Morning Joe': ‘We Have a Treasonous President’ (Video)

“I don’t think it’s extreme,” frequent show guest Donny Deutsch says<p>The set of “Morning Joe” declared on Friday that Donald Trump’s relationship with …

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Trump in damage control after 'biggest mistake of presidency'

It was a week of backflips and backlash which culminated in Donald Trump inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House much to the …

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'Okay, that's gonna be special': US intelligence chief in firing line after sarcastic response to autumn Putin summit

Even Donald Trump's intelligence chief doesn't know what was said in the president's one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in Helsinki.<p>Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was also unaware that Putin was being invited to Washington.<p>Coats made those surprise …

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GOP congressman: Trump ‘actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign’

In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), a former undercover CIA officer, bluntly lays out the case that President Donald …

Liberal View

China Just Doubled Oil Shipments To North Korea

After the recent visits of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to China, <b>Beijing has almost doubled the volume of crude oil pipeline shipments to North</b> …

North Korea

Aided by Russia, North Korea evades UN sanctions and cheats vessels supplying petroleum

EPA/OLGA MALTSEVA<p>Click for full view<p>Author<p>By Kostis Geropoulos Energy & Russian Affairs Editor, New Europe<p>Read Next<p>Mogherini names 24 new EU …

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Republicans Bow to White House on Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers backed away from a plan to reinstate stiff penalties on Chinese telecom firm ZTE, handing a win to President Trump, who had personally intervened to save the Beijing company.<p>Congressional leaders removed a provision, tucked into a military policy bill, that would …

Politics

Liam Gallagher reveals Oasis Twitter plea to brother Noel didn't work: ‘I’ll take that as a NO then’

All hope is lost.<p>Liam Gallagher has appeared to confirm his plea for an Oasis reunion has been unsuccessful.<p>Liam reached out to his brother Noel to …

North Korea

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

<b>Hackers have stolen personal data in Singapore belonging to some 1.5 million people, or about a quarter of the population, officials say.</b><p>They broke into the government health database in a "deliberate, targeted and well-planned" attack, according to a government statement.<p>Those targeted visited …

Tech Trends

The Race to $1 Trillion: Can Amazon Overtake Apple?

July 20, 2018 7:30 p.m. ET<p>Review | Dates to Watch For | U.S. Economic Calendar | Consensus Estimates | Coming Earnings | Coming U.S. Auctions<p>For the …

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‘Schmuck or stooge?’ Morning Joe panel clashes over Trump’s allegiance to Putin

Panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” agreed something seemed off about President Donald Trump’s relationship to Russian president Vladimir Putin — but …

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North Korea opens tourist office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – North Korea in partnership with Taiwan's Chung Hsing Travel Service (創新旅行社) opened a tourism promotion office in Taipei on …

North Korea

OMNIVORE: More puzzled than affronted

Making something be what it is

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North Korean economy sees sharpest decline in 20 years as sanctions bite

North Korea’s economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, according to estimates from South Korea’s central bank, in a clear sign international sanctions imposed to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes have hit growth hard.<p>Gross domestic product (GDP) in North Korea …

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Internationalised corruption is to blame for rising inequality, mass movements of people and war – we must end this system of oppression

Illegal migration has become an existential question for Europe’s institutions. The marathon European Council summit on 28 June was evidence of this; …

Opinion (UK)

Shields and Salam on Trump-Putin summit aftershocks

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>We return now to the turbulent aftermath of President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin.<p>For more, we have the analysis of Shields and …

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11 Things We Learned from Russia Week

The pace has been dizzying. With all the walk backs, reversals, dropped contractions, and various obfuscations: Russia week has been Peak Trump. …

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