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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Vows ‘Merciless Blow With Nuclear Hammer’ if US Attempts to Topple Kim Jong-un

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Vows ‘Merciless Blow With Nuclear Hammer’ if US Attempts to Topple Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s FM said it would “preemptively annihilate those countries and entities” by all possible “kinds of strike means, including nuclear ones.”

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USA POLITICS: Transgender Not Welcome in US Military: Trump Declares

USA POLITICS: Transgender Not Welcome in US Military: Trump Declares

Donald Trump says: “Our military cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korean Missile Could Reach US in a Year: Intelligence Officials

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korean Missile Could Reach US in a Year: Intelligence Officials

The officials also said that the new assessment shows they underestimated the determination of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un to race ahead with a weapon that could reach the US soil, even if it is not accurately engineered.

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IRAQ POLITICS: US Created ISIS Now Claims Victory Over It: Iraqi VP al-Maliki Talks Tough

IRAQ POLITICS: US Created ISIS Now Claims Victory Over It: Iraqi VP al-Maliki Talks Tough

“Yes, they supported us with aviation, but the main credit goes to the Iraqi soldiers, people’s militia, Iraqi air force,” al-Maliki stated in his interview with the Russian news agency.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Must Pay for ‘Illegitimately’ Destroying Syria: Damascus to UN

SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Must Pay for ‘Illegitimately’ Destroying Syria: Damascus to UN

Syria wants the US and its allies to pay for the destruction of Syrian infrastructure and to bear legal responsibility for “illegitimately” bombing civilian targets, Damascus has told the UN, demanding that the American-led coalition strikes stop.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Approves New Naval Strategy US Considers Threat

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Approves New Naval Strategy US Considers Threat

Putin’s decree also points out that Russia’s navy is “one of the most effective tools of strategic (nuclear and non-nuclear) containment, including in preventing a global strike.”

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USA POLITICS: Why United States Must Avoid War With Iran: New York Times Explains

USA POLITICS: Why United States Must Avoid War With Iran: New York Times Explains

“The last thing the United States needs is another war in the Middle East,” the paper said in the opinion piece,” The New York Times.

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CANADA POLITICS: 5 Contentious NAFTA Issues to Create Friction Between Canada, US

CANADA POLITICS: 5 Contentious NAFTA Issues to Create Friction Between Canada, US

The U.S. wants Canada to allow a whopping increase in the value of goods American companies can send into Canada without paying an import tax.

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USA POLITICS: ‘US Hopes to Retain Power By Sanctioning Iran’

USA POLITICS: ‘US Hopes to Retain Power By Sanctioning Iran’

The new sanctions freeze any assets the targets may have in the US and prevents Americans from doing business with them.

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USA POLITICS: Obamacare ‘Regretfully’ Defeats Trumpcare: McConnell

USA POLITICS: Obamacare ‘Regretfully’ Defeats Trumpcare: McConnell

Trump, who had made replacing Obamacare a pillar of his campaign, said after the new defections that Republicans should focus on repealing for now.

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USA POLITICS: Americans Prefer Obamacare By 2-to-1 Margin to Trumpcare

USA POLITICS: Americans Prefer Obamacare By 2-to-1 Margin to Trumpcare

50 percent prefer Obamacare while 24 percent prefer Republican health plan, also called Trumpcare. 13 percent of respondents said they like neither.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

“China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,” Lu told reporters at a regular press briefing, adding that Beijing had made “stern representations” to Washington over the “negative content” of the bill.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Rejects Trump’s Protectionist Policy

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Rejects Trump’s Protectionist Policy

“More trade barriers .. does not help working families over the long term, or even the mid-term. Such policies kill growth,” Trudeau.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang May Have More Bomb Fuel than Thought: US Think Tank

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang May Have More Bomb Fuel than Thought: US Think Tank

There were signs too of at least short-term activity at North Korea’s Experimental Light Water Reactor that could be cause for concern, 38 North said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

Two US tanks deployed in the Second World War were retrieved from the Barents Sea near the Kildin Island. Watch the video of War Legacy: US WWII Tanks.

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UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

NATO’s aim is to make good on a promise to deter Russia in Europe’s ex-Soviet states, after Moscow orchestrated annexation of the Crimea peninsula in 2014.

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ISREAL POLITICS: Israel Not Bound By US-Russian Ceasefire Deal in Syria: Liberman

ISREAL POLITICS: Israel Not Bound By US-Russian Ceasefire Deal in Syria: Liberman

“Israel reserves its complete freedom of action, regardless of any understandings or developments,” minister of military affairs Avigdor Liberman said.

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WORLD POLITICS: G20 Summit: US Isolated on Climate Policy

WORLD POLITICS: G20 Summit: US Isolated on Climate Policy

“In the end, the negotiations on climate reflect dissent – all against the United States of America,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

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USA POLITICS: US to Test THAAD Missile Defenses Against Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

USA POLITICS: US to Test THAAD Missile Defenses Against Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

“The test is designated as Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18,” Chris Johnson, an MDA spokesman said. He did not elaborate.

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USA POLITICS: US B-1B Lancer Bombers Challenge China in South China Sea

USA POLITICS: US B-1B Lancer Bombers Challenge China in South China Sea

U.S. Lancers flew from Guam over the South China Sea last month, while a U.S. warship carried out a maneuvering drill within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s artificial islands in the waterway in late May.

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