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'Weakness is not an option': UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

Feb 08, 2016

'Weakness is not an option': UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned North Korea's latest rocket launch and vowed to take "significant measures" in response to Pyongyang's violations of UN resolutions, Venezuela's UN ambassador said #NewsTracker #Nuclear weapons #North Korea #UN Security Council #Sanctions #missile tests
North Korea cites 'destruction' of Gaddafi, Saddam as defence of nuclear test

Jan 09, 2016

North Korea cites 'destruction' of Gaddafi, Saddam as defence of nuclear test

North Korea has defended its latest nuclear test, citing the fate of two toppled West Asia-North Africa leaders, while flexing its military muscle by showing TV footage of a submarine-launched missile test #NewsTracker #Muammar Gaddafi #Nuclear weapons #South Korea #North Korea #Saddam Hussein #Sea of Japan
PM Modi's 'sudden' visit to Lahore: Engaging with Pakistan is welcome but it's too much too late

Dec 28, 2015

PM Modi's 'sudden' visit to Lahore: Engaging with Pakistan is welcome but it's too much too late

India-Pakistan engagement, which has been moving full speed ahead since November, is very welcome. But it is probably too much, too late. #Jammu and Kashmir #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Army #Nuclear weapons #Nawaz Sharif #bIhar #Zia-ul-Haq #Vajpayee
The lord and the gangster: new light on a 1960s London sex scandal | Reuters

Oct 23, 2015

The lord and the gangster: new light on a 1960s London sex scandal | Reuters

LONDON Heard the one about the lord, the gangster and the prime minister's wife? An old scandal from the 1960s re-emerges in lurid new detail from declassified British intelligence files featuring prominent politician Lord Boothby, his mistress, who was the wife of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, and notorious racketeer Ronnie Kray. They reveal that Kray had procured Boothby a young gay lover, that Kray and Boothby were both "hunters of young men" who had attended illicit parties together, and that Boothby's hidden life was causing concern in the highest echelons of government. #Politics #United States #Europe #Nuclear weapons #markets #Crime #author
After Netanyahu talks, Kerry says Israeli-Palestinian strife may ease | Reuters

Oct 23, 2015

After Netanyahu talks, Kerry says Israeli-Palestinian strife may ease | Reuters

BERLIN U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday voiced cautious hope there may be a way to defuse Israeli-Palestinian violence that has killed nearly 60 people this month. #Syria #Islam #Middle East #Nuclear weapons #markets #Violence
Pope continues reform of Vatican bureaucracy with new department | Reuters

Oct 23, 2015

Pope continues reform of Vatican bureaucracy with new department | Reuters

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Thursday announced a new Vatican department on life and family issues, in his latest effort to streamline the central administration of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church. It will incorporate three existing departments into one - the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Academy for Life. The pope announced his decision to participants at a meeting of bishops from around the world who are discussing family issues #Politics #Syria #Middle East #science #Nuclear weapons #Italy #Argentina
Ex-U.N. diplomat, others plead not guilty in U.S. bribery case | Reuters

Oct 23, 2015

Ex-U.N. diplomat, others plead not guilty in U.S. bribery case | Reuters

NEW YORK A former U.N. General Assembly president, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and three others accused by U.S. #United States #Business #Russia #science #Nuclear weapons #author
Mexico police bust U.S. border tunnel of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman | Reuters

Oct 23, 2015

Mexico police bust U.S. border tunnel of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman | Reuters

MEXICO CITY Mexican police busted a smuggling tunnel run by the drug gang of fugitive kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on the U.S. border stashed with about 10 tons of suspected marijuana, officials said on Thursday. The tunnel, which ran under the border from the Mexican city of Tijuana, was some 800 meters (2,625 feet) long, the National Security Commission (CNS) said in a statement #Syria #Middle East #science #Europe #Nuclear weapons #Mexico #Foreign policy
Clinton defends her Benghazi record in face of Republican criticism | Reuters

Oct 23, 2015

Clinton defends her Benghazi record in face of Republican criticism | Reuters

WASHINGTON Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday deflected harsh Republican criticism of her handling of the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, and urged her questioners in Congress to put U.S. national security ahead of politics #Politics #United States #Syria #France #Nuclear weapons #Crime #Foreign policy