Monday, 20 November 2017

Opinion

Why sanctions will only fuel North Korea’s missile tests

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An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) travels at six and a half kilometres per second. Or, in other words, twenty times the speed of sound. The North Korean missile that crossed over Hokkaido in Japan before landing in the Pacific wasn’t an ICBM. It was a mid-range missile travelling about half ...

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Who are the key players in Afghanistan?

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By James Griffiths Like two US Presidents before him, Donald Trump has a plan to win the United States’ longest-running war. In a long-awaited speech this month, Trump made it clear the US will remain a major actor in Afghanistan for years to come – doubling down on the conflict ...

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Trump’s incorrect claim

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“Today, 20 U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations are active in Afghanistan and Pakistan — the highest concentration in any region anywhere in the world.” — President Trump, remarks on the strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia, Aug. 21, 2017 A presidential address to the nation is usually carefully vetted for factual ...

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Barcelona terror attack

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Spanish and world leaders on Thursday condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. Spain  The Spanish royal family issued an unusually strongly-worded statement: They are assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us. All of Spain is Barcelona.” FC Barcelona said it was “deeply saddened” by the ...

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Ruth Pfau, Mother Teresa of Pakistan

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Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died on Thursday in Karachi. She was 87. Often called Pakistan’s Mother Teresa, Pfau settled in the country in 1960 and founded the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi. She was instrumental in making ...

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Earthquake In China

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China has yet again been hit by an earthquake in the province of Sichuan on Wednesday. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.0 on the richter scale, and was 10km deep. It has left around 19 people dead and a huge number, approximately 247, of people have been left injured ...

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China military parade marks 90th anniversary of PLA

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China on Sunday held the first-ever Army Day parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The venue was a remote Zhurihe Combined Tactics Training Base in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, 400km from Beijing. 12,000 PLA troops took part in the parade. 100-plus planes ...

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After six chaotic months, can Trump save his presidency

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Donald Trump’s first six months in the White House have been a riot of scandal, chaos and outrage that — absent a major course correction — could spell doom for his entire administration. All US presidents face crises that seem to sweep the White House from its moorings. Abraham Lincoln ...

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Panama leaks to fontgate

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The Microsoft font Calibri could be an unlikely smoking gun in a corruption scandal which has mired Pakistan’s ruling family and captivated the country. The scandal centers around allegations that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family owns properties in London through offshore companies. And while owning property in itself is not ...

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