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What would happen if Trump went to war with North Korea?

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What would happen if Trump went to war with North Korea?

 “Now that we possess mighty nuclear power to protect ourselves from US nuclear threat, we will respond without the slightest hesitation to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike, and we will emerge victor in the final battle with the US.” That is just one of the […]

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Macron: The chancer vowing to turn page in French history

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Macron: The chancer vowing to turn page in French history

Emmanuel Macron is a centrist pro-European whose sensational political career, unorthodox marriage and promises to modernise France have made him a favourite for the presidency. If he wins, the 39-year-old former banker would be the youngest French leader in modern history, upending tradition that has usually seen voters favour experience in their powerful presidents. Running in his […]

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China’s quota threat charges up electric car market

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China’s quota threat charges up electric car market

China’s electric-car market is already the world’s biggest, but a government proposal to introduce “new energy” vehicle quotas for automakers is further charging it up. With the threat of the measure looming, major manufacturers at the annual auto show in Shanghai are announcing big plans to boost their electric vehicle (EV) offerings in China. Volvo […]

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French politicians immediately call on voters to block ‘extremist’ Le Pen

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French politicians immediately call on voters to block ‘extremist’ Le Pen

 Almost as soon as the news broke that Marine Le Pen had qualified for the runoff vote of the French presidential election, calls were issued by politicians on the left and the right, notably losing candidate François Fillon, to vote against her. But many on the left will do with a heavy heart. One of […]

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raqi forces ‘make further gains’ against ISIL in Mosul

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raqi forces ‘make further gains’ against ISIL in Mosul

Army commanders say areas west of the Old City have been recaptured and a senior ISIL operative was Iraqi forces have retaken two more neighbourhoods in western Mosul, military commanders have said, as fighting intensifies amid a US-backed offensive to recapture ISIL‘s last urban stronghold in the country. “The forces completed the liberation of al-Thawra neighbourhood,” […]

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North Korea says prepared to strike US aircraft carrier

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North Korea says prepared to strike US aircraft carrier

North Korea said Sunday that it was prepared to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier in a show of its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined the U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the […]

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Macron faces Le Pen for French presidency as mainstream parties bow out early text by Tracy Mcnicoll

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Macron faces Le Pen for French presidency as mainstream parties bow out early text by  Tracy Mcnicoll

Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron will face anti-EU, anti-immigration candidate Marine Le Pen in the French presidential run-off duel on May 7, according to initial estimates after Sunday’s hotly contested first round. If Macron tops the first round – his score was initially estimated at 23.7 percent, two points up on the populist Le Pen, according […]

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Roadside bomb kills 6 soldiers in Somalia

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Roadside bomb kills 6 soldiers in Somalia

BASASSO: A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Somalia’s semi autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, killing at least six soldiers and injuring another eight, a military official told Reuters. The Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened on the outskirts of the region’s port city of Bosasso. Al-Shabab is fighting […]

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North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike over US allegiance

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North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike over US allegiance

NORTH Korea’s threat of a nuclear strike on Australia is of “enormous concern” but such threats have become part of the regime’s day-to-day rhetoric, according to the Opposition. The rogue state turned its sights on Australia, threatening nuclear retaliation after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said North Korea would be subject to further Australian sanctions. North […]

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US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

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US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States’ only permanent military base on the African continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital to US military operations in Somalia against militant […]

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