North Korea vows to unleash ‘unimaginable’ nuclear strike on U.S. – NY Daily News

North Korea issued another threat of nuclear annihilation against the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to unleash an “unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time.” The warning comes as American military forces conduct ongoing joint naval exercises with South Korea. “The U.S. is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary […]

Mass Deportation Is a Lose-Lose Proposition – Bloomberg

In its zeal to deport unauthorized immigrants, the U.S. risks turning itself into a quasi-police state — all for little or no benefit to the native-born. First of all, net illegal immigration to the U.S. ended a decade ago: But there are still about 11 million to 12 million unauthorized immigrants remaining in the U.S. […]

U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger – NBC News

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs […]

Rex Tillerson Rejects Talks With North Korea on Nuclear Program – The New York Times

Tillerson: ‘The Policy of Strategic Patience Has Ended’ Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, in a visit to South Korea, said if North Korea increased “the threat of their weapons program” to an unacceptable level, the Trump administration would consider action. “The policy of strategic patience has ended,” Mr. Tillerson said. By REUTERS. Photo by […]

South Korean court throws president out of office; two die in protest | Reuters

SEOUL South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving the country’s conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China.   The ruling sparked protests from hundreds of Park’s supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police outside the court, and […]

North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving, in ‘diplomatic meltdown’ | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, sparking tit-for-tat action by Malaysia, as police investigating the murder of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur sought to question three men hiding in the North Korean embassy.   Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak accused North Korea of “effectively holding our citizens hostage” […]

Thanks to Trump, the Doomsday Clock Advances Toward Midnight – The New York Times

Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times It is now two and one-half minutes to midnight. Our organization, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is marking the 70th anniversary of its Doomsday Clock on Thursday by moving it 30 seconds closer to midnight. In 2016, the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to […]