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In the spring of 1953, with the war in Korea bogged down in a stalemate, hundreds of soldiers dying in battles of no conceivable tactical gain, 16 men gathered in a room at the Pentagon to discuss what might next be done.

 

Unable to get China and Russia on board, the United Nations Security Council's emergency meeting September 4 put off taking action against North Korea for its defiant hydrogen bomb test.

 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the nuclear test carried out by North Korea while the Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting on Monday at the request of five countries.

 

The Labour Party’s surprise announcement that Britain should continue in the European single market, at least for some time after the March 2019 Brexit deadline, reflects the late dawning of realism over disengaging with the European Union. It implies an acceptance of the principle of free movement of people from the bloc, a contentious issue that had alienated the opposition party’s core support base during the 2016 referendum.

 

Is the United States threatened by Nazism? The short answer is no, notwithstanding the frightening events in Charlottesville, Virginia, recently.

 

A vast majority of countries want to eliminate the existential threat of nuclear catastrophe, and rightly so. But achieving a world free of nuclear weapons is easier said than done, and there is a risk that some attempts to do so could prove self-defeating.

 

A vehicular attack to maximise casualties and spread panic is now a well-tested terrorist strategy in European cities.

 

When it comes to women, Donald Trump likes to go in for the hard grab. Yet he turns rather the smooth talker when it comes to his dealings with men.

 

U.S. President Donald Trump’s harsh rhetoric against North Korea and equally strident counter-threats by Pyongyang have made the situation in the Korean Peninsula drastically worse.

 

A world leader with an unusual hairstyle, a penchant for self-promotion and a deep (self) love for the camera is threatening the “fire and fury” of nuclear war.

 


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