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CHINA POLITICS: US Aircraft Carrier Heads for Korean Waters, China Calls for Restraint

CHINA POLITICS: US Aircraft Carrier Heads for Korean Waters, China Calls for Restraint

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on a call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a US aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Eurovision 2017: Kremlin’s Provocation Tool

RUSSIA POLITICS: Eurovision 2017: Kremlin’s Provocation Tool

From the very beginning independent political experts have clearly realized that Russia had no intent to participate in Eurovision hosted this year by Ukraine.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Says Its Revolutionary Forces Combat-Ready to Sink US Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier With Single Strike

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Says Its Revolutionary Forces Combat-Ready to Sink US Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier With Single Strike

North Korea defiants: “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” Rodong Sinmun says.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Revealed! US Spy Planes Monitoring Pyongyang Nuclear Test

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Revealed! US Spy Planes Monitoring Pyongyang Nuclear Test

US officials says US Air Force’s special sniffer plane, known as a WC-135W Constant Phoenix, is capable of detecting evidence of a nuclear explosion.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

“In case of our super-mighty preemptive strike launched it will completely wipe out US imperialists’ invasion forces and reduce them to ashes,” Sinmun said.

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CHECHEN POLITICS: Ramzan Kadyrov Says ‘US, Western Allies Will Use Any Opportunity to Harm Russia’

CHECHEN POLITICS: Ramzan Kadyrov Says ‘US, Western Allies Will Use Any Opportunity to Harm Russia’

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says, “The West, Europe do not want to help anyone. The important thing for them is to use every resource against Russia.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang to US: ‘Don’t Mess With Us’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang to US: ‘Don’t Mess With Us’

North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and said don’t “mess with us”.

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INDONESIA POLITICS: Anies Baswedan Wins Election

INDONESIA POLITICS: Anies Baswedan Wins Election

Anies Baswedan won with 58 percent of the votes versus 42 percent for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his Chinese nickname as “Ahok”, based on 100 percent of the votes in an unofficial “quick count” by Indikator Politik. Other pollsters showed similar results with 99 percent counted.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: No ‘Syria-Style’ Actions in North Korea

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: No ‘Syria-Style’ Actions in North Korea

“I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and that the US will follow the policies Trump repeatedly declared during his election campaign,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Mike Pence Warns North Korea of US Resolve

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Mike Pence Warns North Korea of US Resolve

“Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Hamid Karzai to Ashraf Ghani: ‘How Could You Permit Americans to Bomb Your Country With Device Equal to Atom Bomb?

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Hamid Karzai to Ashraf Ghani: ‘How Could You Permit Americans to Bomb Your Country With Device Equal to Atom Bomb?

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai says, “If the government has permitted them to do this, that was wrong and it has committed a national treason.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Sergei Lavrov Biography

RUSSIA POLITICS: Sergei Lavrov Biography

Russia Biography: Sergei Lavrov was born March 21, 1950, in Moscow. 2004 Sergey Lavrov appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. Read Sergei Lavrov Biography.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Il Sung 105th Birth Anniversary Celebrated

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Il Sung 105th Birth Anniversary Celebrated

Kim Jong Un, looking relaxed in a dark suit and laughing with aides, oversaw the festivities on the “Day of the Sun” at Pyongyang’s main Kim Il Sung Square.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Ready For War If Trump Wants It: Pyongyang Declares

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Ready For War If Trump Wants It: Pyongyang Declares

North Korea official says if the U.S. shows any sign of “reckless” military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own.

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CHINA POLITICS: New Korean War May Break Out ‘At Any Moment’: Chinese FM

CHINA POLITICS: New Korean War May Break Out ‘At Any Moment’: Chinese FM

“Lately, tensions have risen with the US and the ROK [South Korea] on one side, and the DPRK [North Korea] on the other,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters on Friday, adding that “One has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action

“Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive,” a statement from the military said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: No Winners If Korea War Breaks Out

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: No Winners If Korea War Breaks Out

“Therefore, we call upon all the parties, no matter verbally or in action, to stop provoking and threatening each other and not to allow the situation to become irretrievable and out of control,” Wang said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang to ‘Aggressive’ Trump: We Will Go to War If Provoked

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang to ‘Aggressive’ Trump: We Will Go to War If Provoked

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol: “Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words. It’s not DPRK but Trump makes trouble.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Attacks Ukrainian-Polish Relations

RUSSIA POLITICS: Kremlin Attacks Ukrainian-Polish Relations

Providing hybrid war against Ukraine, Kremlin keeps creating new ways of attack. In the late night of March 28-29 the diplomatic mission of Poland in Lutsk was shot with RPG-22 rocket launcher.

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