North, South Korea agreed their Peninsula should turn into a “land of peace “

North Korea agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a “permanent dismantlement” of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday. North and South Korea agreed that the Korean Peninsula should […]

Japanese billionaire to be SpaceX’s first moon tourist

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. A former drummer in a punk band, Maezawa’s moon flight is tentatively planned for 2023 aboard SpaceX’s forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket […]

Trump Unleashes Full-Scale Trade War With China

Charles Wallace, contributor The trade war with China began in earnest Monday. In announcing a wave of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, President Trump said in a White House statement that his administration had concluded that “China is engaged in numerous unfair policies and practices relating to United States technology and intellectual […]

Syrian rebels see Russia / Turkey Idlib deal as victory, and a blow to Damascus

Syrian opposition officials praised a deal between Russia and Turkey over Idlib province on Tuesday, saying it had spared the rebel-held region a bloody government offensive and would thwart President Bashar al-Assad’s aim of recovering all Syria. Damascus, while welcoming the agreement unveiled on Monday, vowed to press on with its campaign to recover “every […]

Russian plane with 14 on board shot down by Syrian missile. Russia blames Israel: report

The Kremlin has accused Israel of deliberately creating a ”dangerous situation” on the Syrian Mediterranean coast, after a Russian military surveillance plane was shot down. The aircraft, a Il-20 turbo-prop plane with 14 people on board, vanished from radar screens at the same time as Israeli and French forces were launching strikes on targets in […]

Russia, Turkey agree to prevent any new military operation against Idlib by Syrian regime

Russia said on Monday that there will be no new military operation against Syria’s Idlib by the Syrian government forces and their allies after president Vladimir Putin met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders, who back opposing sides in Syria’s seven-year war, came together in an ad hoc meeting in the Russian […]

Trump fears Mattis is Democrat “at heart,” may fire him after Midterm elections: Report

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is thinking about giving Defence Secretary James Mattis the boot after the November midterm elections, according to a report. The president worries Mr Mattis is a Democrat “at heart,” according to the New York Times. Mr Trump has even reportedly started to call the former Marine general “Moderate Dog” instead of […]

Trump has ‘the maturity of an eight-year boy’, says Kerry

  John Kerry, the former US secretary of state, has torn into Donald Trump in response to the president accusing him of holding “illegal” meetings with Iran. The former Massachusetts senator used decidedly undiplomatic language, saying Mr Trump had “the maturity of an eight-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl. That’s just who he is”. […]