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  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2019

    China Furious, Hong Kong Celebrates After US Move on Bills

    China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and warning the move would undermine cooperation with Washington. Hong Kong, a former British colony that was granted semi-autonomy when China took control in 1997, has been rocked by six months of sometimes violent pro-democracy...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Watch, Read Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement at Public Impeachment Hearing

    Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who took on a central role in events related to President Donald Trump’s request that Ukraine’s new president investigate a political rival, is testifying before House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. Sondland’s prepared statement said “at all times, I was acting in good faith. As a presidential appointee, I followed the...

  • Facebook Oct 19, 2019

    Seoul Police Up Security After Anti-US Rally at US Envoy Residence

    South Korean police said Saturday they beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students used ladders to break into the compound. They were protesting demands by the Trump administration that South Korea pay more to help cover the costs of keeping U.S. troops in the country. Officials from three Seoul police stations...

  • China Dec 11, 2018

    US Returns 3 Disputed Bells Taken From Philippines in 1901

    For over a century, the Bells of Balangiga have not rung in the Philippines, a silence that the president last year called “painful.” Now, the revered bells will once again be heard in the country. Hundreds of Filipino villagers in 1901, armed with bolos and disguised as women, used one of Balangiga town’s church bells to signal the start of...

  • Germany Sep 3, 2018

    Suspect in Stabbing of Americans Believes Dutch Insult Islam

    An Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam believes that Islam is insulted in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, giving the first indication of why they think a “terrorist motive” was behind the attack. The 19-year-old suspect is accused of stabbing the 38-year-old tourists Friday in an unprovoked attack after he arrived at Amsterdam’s Central Station on...

  • Donald Trump Jul 13, 2018

    UK Demonstrators March Against Trump, Mock Him With Giant Trump Baby Balloon

    A giant balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby flew over London Friday as tens of thousands marched through the streets to protest the American leader’s visit to the U.K. The diaper-clad infant, with a quiff of hair and a mobile phone for tweeting, was the centerpiece of demonstrations protesting Trump’s policies on issues ranging from...

  • Donald Trump Jan 3, 2018

    Video of Melania Trump, Teens and K-Pop Star Goes Viral

    A video of first lady Melania Trump smiling at South Korean girls who had burst into screaming when they saw a member of a K-pop boy band was shared widely on social media on Tuesday. The video showed Trump at ease with South Korean teenagers in school uniforms at an event where the first lady gave a speech on the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2017

    US Ambassador to UN Cuts South Sudan Camp Visit Short

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva Kiir, witnesses said. Shortly after Haley left the camp, U.N. security guards fired tear gas to disperse the crowd of more than 100 residents who looted and destroyed the office...

  • NBC News Sep 18, 2017

    Trump, in New Dig, Mocks North Korea Leader as ‘Rocket Man'

    President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as “Rocket Man” while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. Trump’s chief diplomat held out hope the North would return to the bargaining table, though the president’s envoy to the United Nations said the Security...

  • NBC News Sep 16, 2017

    Defiant North Korea Leader Says He Will Complete Nuke Program

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North’s “highly provocative” ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency carried Kim’s comments on Saturday — a day after U.S. and South...

  • NBC News Sep 15, 2017

    North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan in Longest-Ever Flight

    North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that signals both defiance to its rivals and a big technological advance. Since President Donald Trump threatened the North with “fire and fury” in August, Pyongyang has conducted its most powerful...

  • China May 17, 2017

    US Envoy: North Korea Is Intimidating the Entire World

    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire international community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn’t implement U.N. sanctions is supporting Pyongyang’s actions. “No one is immune to the threat of North Korea,” she told reporters before emergency closed-door consultations by the U.N. Security Council on the...

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