North Korea test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile landing near Japan

North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday that Japanese officials said had sufficient range to reach the mainland of the United States and that landed just 200 kilometres (130 miles) off Japan. The launch, reported by both South Korean and Japanese officials, comes a day after a smaller missile launch by the… Read More North Korea test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile landing near Japan

Former U.S. President Donald Trump launches 2024 presidential run

Donald Trump, who has mounted relentless attacks on the integrity of U.S. voting since his 2020 election defeat, on Tuesday launched a bid to regain the presidency in 2024, aiming to pre-empt potential Republican rivals. Seeking a potential rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden, Trump made his announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida a… Read More Former U.S. President Donald Trump launches 2024 presidential run

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urges for support in push for peace with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday urged world leaders to back a plan to end the war in his country, saying now was the time to push for peace after Russia’s defeat in the southern city of Kherson. At the same time, he said Ukraine would not allow Russian forces to regroup after their withdrawal… Read More Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urges for support in push for peace with Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping ahead of G20 summit

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping engaged in blunt talks over Taiwan and North Korea on Monday in a three-hour meeting aimed at preventing strained U.S.-China ties from spilling into a new Cold War. Amid simmering differences on human rights, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and support of domestic industry, the two leaders… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping ahead of G20 summit

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

Russian authorities last week transferred U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner from a detention centre outside Moscow and she is now on her way to an undisclosed penal colony, her legal team and Washington’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. The two-time Olympic gold medallist was arrested on February 17 – a week before Russia invaded Ukraine… Read More U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

North Korea test-fires multiple ballistic missiles

North Korea fired multiple ballistic missiles on Thursday, including a possible failed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that triggered an alert for residents in parts of central and northern Japan to seek shelter. Despite an initial government warning that a missile had overflown Japan, Tokyo later said that was incorrect. Officials in South Korea and Japan… Read More North Korea test-fires multiple ballistic missiles

U.S. annouces plans to scrap development of sea-launched nuclear missiles

The United States will stop developing nuclear-armed sea launched cruise missiles, Pentagon documents released on Thursday said, despite senior military officials publicly recommending keeping it. The decision to cancel the submarine-launched cruise missile could help President Joe Biden address calls from fellow Democrats to scale back America’s nuclear arsenal without sacrificing major components of its… Read More U.S. annouces plans to scrap development of sea-launched nuclear missiles