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Trump Wants the US to Buy Greenland

Greenland

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether his government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said, Brisbane Times reported Friday. The presidential request has bewildered aides, some of whom continue to believe it isn’t …

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North Korea Test Fires Two More Missiles

North Korea

SEOUL – South Korea on Friday said that Pyongyang has fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rejected any further talks with Seoul over a recent joint military exercise with the US. The South Korean military said in a statement …

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US Mission in Gulf Not Needed: Rouhani

Rouhani

LONDON – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani again tried on Wednesday to ease tensions with countries in the region, while criticizing the US plan to create an international alliance to secure trade routes in the Gulf, Asharq Al Awsat reported Saturday. He added that Iran and other Gulf countries could protect …

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North Korea Must Denuclearize Before Economic Concessions: Bolton

Bolton

WASHINGTON – In an interview with VOA, Trump’s top advisor John Bolton said that “substantive” talks with DPRK remain on hold Six weeks after the U.S. President and the North Korean leader agreed to resume working-level talks. US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday signaled that a phased approach …

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Al-Thani and Trump Discuss US-Taliban Peace Talks

Al-Thani and Trump Discuss US-Taliban Peace Talks

DOHA – The Sheikh of Qatar Tamim bin Hamid Al-Thani and the US President Donald Trump held talks on US-Taliban peace talks in Doha. Sheikh Al-Thani called President Trump on Thursday and discussed “strategic cooperation relations between the two countries and the latest regional and international developments,” Reuters reported, citing …

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Iran Urges UN Chief to Push US Sanctions Against Foreign Minister

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran on Tuesday urged UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to pressurize the United States after imposing sanctions on Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, calling the move a “dangerous precedent”. In a letter to Guterres, Iranian Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi accused the United States of “blatant violation of …

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North Korea Launches Two Ballistic Missiles: South Korea

North Korea

PYONGYANG/SEOUL – North Korea is believed to have launched two ballistic missiles from South Hwanghae province on Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, in a move which represents Pyongyang’s fourth test in two weeks, NK News reported Tuesday. A statement reported that the missiles had been …

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Trump Addresses Nation After Shooting Leaves 29 Killed

Trump

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem, AFP reported. Tidal waves have transformed innocent snippets of everyday life into bloody nightmares: 20 people were shot dead on …

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