Trump speaks with Macron amid mounting tensions with North Korea – CNN

CNN Trump speaks with Macron amid mounting tensions with North KoreaCNN(CNN) US President Donald Trump called the French President Saturday amid mounting tensions with North Korea the day after he said he was considering further economic sanctions against the rogue nation. In a call Trump had with President Emmanuel …Who is Kim Jong Un and what […]

Trump doubles down on ‘fire and fury’ vow as wargames near

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un’s government on Thursday to “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested he had been too mild when he vowed to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S. “Maybe that statement […]

Global stocks fall on rising unease over North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions rattled investors Thursday, pulling global stock benchmarks lower. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX fell 0.7 percent to 12,068 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.3 percent to 5,133. Britain’s FTSE 100 sank 1.1 percent to 7,414. Futures pointed to further declines on Wall Street, with […]

Quake in China’s Sichuan kills 19, including tourists; injures 247 – Reuters

Reuters Quake in China's Sichuan kills 19, including tourists; injures 247ReutersJIUZHAIGOU, China (Reuters) – A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of China's southwestern province of Sichuan, killing 19 people, including eight tourists, and injuring 247, the provincial government and official media said on …Rescue Crews Search For Survivors Following Deadly Earthquake In ChinaNPRRescuers find […]

North Korea Rails Against New Sanctions. Whether They Will Work Is Unclear. – New York Times

New York Times North Korea Rails Against New Sanctions. Whether They Will Work Is Unclear.New York TimesThe United Nations Security Council unanimously voted on Saturday to impose new sanctions on North Korea. Credit Mary Altaffer/Associated Press. The Trump administration has hailed the latest United Nations sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea …China willing to 'pay a price' […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Planet Earth, August 8 – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PENCE LOYAL, BUT WITH AN EYE TOWARD FUTURE Between traveling overseas, fundraising and being Trump’s chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill, the vice president has been carving out his own political identity. 2. […]

North Korea vows to ‘make the US pay dearly’ as sanctions tighten – CNN

CNN North Korea vows to 'make the US pay dearly' as sanctions tightenCNNManila, Philippines (CNN) North Korean state media has slammed the latest round of sanctions approved by the United Nations, calling them a "flagrant violation of our sovereignty." It vowed retaliation against Washington. The UN Security Council …North Korea says it won't give up nuclear […]

North Korea vows harsh retaliation against new UN sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch “thousands-fold” revenge against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile launches. The warning came two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions to punish North Korea, including […]