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Did the U.S. underestimate North Korea's weapons program? It's not that simple.

Sunday  16:03,   21 january 2018
MSN

Nuclear espionage is always a challenge, but underestimation is the norm.Nuclear hide-and-seek dates back to World War II. Since then, there have been episodes of overblown proliferation panic as well as surprise revelations of nuclear weapons[...]

Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv

Sunday  16:02,   21 january 2018
Reuters

When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops. Load Error With space always tight in Israel's fast-paced economic and entertainment capital, rooftops have[...]

After Syria, Where Will Putin's Secret Armies Go Next?

Sunday  16:01,   21 january 2018
Newsweek

Why the Kremlin is using mercenaries to fight its foreign wars.All were purportedly Russian mercenaries who perished in the war in Syria. But their real names don’t appear on any death toll. Russia will never acknowledge their apparent role in the[...]

Why is Jerusalem so central to Pence's Middle East visit?

Sunday  16:01,   21 january 2018
Reuters

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's planned trip to Israel on Sunday has been overshadowed by President Donald Trump's announcement last month that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will start the process of[...]

More than 50,000 Greeks protest over Macedonia name row

Sunday  16:01,   21 january 2018
AFP

More than 50,000 protesters massed in the streets of northern Greece's biggest city Thessaloniki on Sunday, police said, in a long-running row between Athens and Skopje over the use of the name Macedonia. Athens argues that the name Macedonia[...]

British Airways pilot taken off plane, suspected of being drunk

Sunday  14:56,   21 january 2018
CNN

A British Airways pilot was taken off a plane on suspicion of being drunk, officials said, before the aircraft took off from London's Gatwick Airport.The pilot was removed and arrested Thursday night before the British Airways Boeing 777[...]

Iraq condemns German woman to death for belonging to IS

Sunday  13:16,   21 january 2018
AFP

An Iraqi court said Sunday it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group. She was sentenced for providing "logistical support and helping the[...]

Putin cast as national saviour ahead of Russia election

Sunday  12:46,   21 january 2018
BBC News

State media in Russia give President Putin's image a religious glow in the run-up to elections.With elections looming in March, leading state-controlled TV channels are roping in religion to cast him as a national saviour who healed Russia's[...]

'Pray for me': Kabul hotel guest's plea during bloody siege

Sunday  12:10,   21 january 2018
AFP

As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate plea on Facebook: "Pray for me. I may die."The telecom executive hid behind a pillar as four heavily-armed[...]

Pence defends Trump's shift in Israeli policies

Sunday  08:40,   21 january 2018
Associated Press

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. Load Error Pence was[...]

North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Olympics prep

Sunday  07:52,   21 january 2018
Reuters

<p>North Korean music and arts officials arrived in South Korea on Sunday, the first of a series of visits to prepare for the North's last-minute participation in next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.</p>SEOUL, Jan[...]

Pope wrapping up contentious, restive trip to Latin America

Sunday  07:51,   21 january 2018
Associated Press

Pope Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru's capital.The Mass is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of[...]

China Urges U.S. to Abandon `Cold War' Mindset in Bilateral Ties

Sunday  05:05,   21 january 2018
Bloomberg

China’s National Defense Ministry said the U.S. should abandon a “Cold War” mindset and view Chinese national security and military efforts “rationally and objectively.” The instigators of militarization of the South China Sea are “other countries”[...]

How the seizure of a US spy ship by North Korea nearly sparked nuclear war

Sunday  04:23,   21 january 2018
CNN

North Korea seized the USS Pueblo 50 years ago on January 23, holding 84 Americans hostage for months while negotiations went on at the DMZ and the peninsula nearly plunged back into war.Russell was one of 83 Americans held captive inside North[...]

Canadian billionaire and wife may have been killed, report says, conflicting with murder-suicide theory

Sunday  04:23,   21 january 2018
FOX News

Despite previous reports that a Canadian billionaire and his wife were killed via a murder-suicide, a private investigation into the matter has found otherwise, saying that Barry and Honey Sherman were allegedly killed in a double-homicide. This,[...]