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Moon, Kim meet again at Panmunjeom [PHOTOS]

Moon, Kim meet again at Panmunjeom [PHOTOS]

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embrace each other after their second summit on the northern side of Panmunjeom, Saturday. / Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae Moon and Kim shake hands before they start to discuss Kim’s possible summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. / Courtesy of Cheong Wa […]

China orders crackdown on outdoor religious statues

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China orders crackdown on outdoor religious statues

worshipper offers prayer in front of a Buddha statue for her first visit of the year in Huayan Temple in southwest China. (AP Photo) A worshipper offers prayer in front of a Buddha statue for her first visit of the year in Huayan Temple in southwest China. (AP Photo) China’s ruling Communist Party has ordered […]

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Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days: Italian

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Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days: Italian

File photo: AFP Around 1,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday and Friday in operations involving the Italian navy and ships chartered by NGOs and the EU border agency Frontex, the Italian coastguard said. On Friday alone, seven separate operations picked up 1,050 people as they tried to make the crossing to Europe. […]

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Turkey fulfills responsibilities for multinational F-35 program, gov’t confirms

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Turkey fulfills responsibilities for multinational F-35 program, gov’t confirms

An F-35 Lightning II, marked AA-1, lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Oct. 23, 2017. Since Turkey fulfills all commitments and responsibilities in the multinational F-35 program, Ankara will respond if the U.S. suspends delivery of the F-35 Lightning II jets to Turkey, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hami Aksoy said During a press conference in […]

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Macron’s St. Petersburg mission: Keep Russia in the European family

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Macron’s St. Petersburg mission: Keep Russia in the European family

French President Emmanuel Macron, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe of Japan at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. © Valery Sharifulin / Reuters The question of whether Russia is a European or Asian country, or both, has perplexed its leaders and citizens for centuries. However, French President Emmanuel Macron believes he knows the answer. […]

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Iran seeks guarantees as JCPOA signatories meet to save deal

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Iran seeks guarantees as JCPOA signatories meet to save deal

European, Chinese, Russian and Iranian delegates met in Vienna for talks [Joe Klamar/AFP] Iran wants economic assurances to stay in nuclear deal and calls for specifics on how that would happen by end of May. The remaining signatories of a multinational nuclear deal with Iran have met for the first time in a bid to save the […]

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Trump says summit with Kim Jong-un ‘could still take place on June 12’

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Trump says summit with Kim Jong-un ‘could still take place on June 12’

Trump says summit with Kim Jong-un ‘could still take place on June 12’ U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could still take place June 12, after canceling the summit a day earlier. Trump said the two countries are talking and both sides want to have the […]

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Exit polls suggest landslide ‘Yes’ vote in abortion referendum

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Exit polls suggest landslide ‘Yes’ vote in abortion referendum

A woman photographs a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin. Picture by Niall Carson/PA THE Republic’s historic abortion referendum looks to have delivered a landslide win for those advocating liberalisation, after two major exit polls recorded huge victory margins. One poll by RTÉ suggested almost 70% of the electorate have voted to end the constitution’s […]

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Russia ‘absolutely’ rejects Dutch & Aussie accusations it’s responsible for MH17 downing

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Russia ‘absolutely’ rejects Dutch & Aussie accusations it’s responsible for MH17 downing

FILE PHOTO: A site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash © Maxim Zmeyev / Reuters Moscow has rejected any involvement in the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine after the Netherlands and Australia declared Russia “responsible” for the deployment of a BUK missile system that downed the jet in 2014. Moscow neither accepts […]

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Russia said to test missile that can down the F-35 S-500 missile reportedly hits target some 300 miles away in world’s longest surface-to-air missile test

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Russia said to test missile that can down the F-35 S-500 missile reportedly hits target some 300 miles away in world’s longest surface-to-air missile test

  Russian S-500 missile being prepared for testing. (Screen capture: YouTube) Russia has successfully conducted the world’s longest surface-to-air missile test, according to a report in US media on Thursday. The S-500 missile, which Russia said will be able to down F-35 fighter jets — the most advanced in America’s (and Israel’s) fleets, as well as […]

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