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Defector: North Korea's next nuclear test could lead to collapse
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 14, 2017 @ 8:33amClick here to read more
The senior North Korea diplomat who defected to the South from Pyongyang's Embassy in London said Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambitions could bring about state collapse.
Thae Yong-ho, who recently compared Kim to the Roman emperor Nero, said North Korea is headed down a dangerous path as it seeks recognition as a nuclear weapons state like "India or Pakistan," Voice of America reported Tuesday.
Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 14, 2017 @ 8:24amClick here to read more
A freight ship has been hijacked off the coast of Somalia, reports say.
A number of suspected pirates boarded the Sri Lankan-flagged vessel off the country's northern coast on Monday, residents and officials say.
China waits to hear why Japanese warship going to South China Sea
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 14, 2017 @ 8:20amClick here to read more
China said on Tuesday it was waiting for an official word on why Japan plans to send its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea, but that it hopes Japan can be responsible.
China claims almost all the disputed waters and its growing military presence has fueled concern in Japan and the West, with the United States holding regular air and naval patrols to ensure freedom of navigation.
EU Leaders Criticize Turkey Over Accusations of 'Nazism, Fascism'
By VOA News March 13, 2017 @ 8:46amClick here to read more
Leaders of European Union countries have criticized Turkey, while the dispute over the Turkish government's attempts to hold rallies in European countries has been growing since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany and the Netherlands of "Nazism" and "fascism" because officials blocked rallies there.
Erdogan warned the Netherlands Sunday it would "pay a price" for refusing to allow Ankara's foreign minister into the country and expelling another minister to keep them from holding rallies with Turkish immigrants.
Iraq forces advance after jihadists 'trapped' in Mosul
By MSN News March 13, 2017 @ 8:40amClick here to read more
Iraqi forces said Monday they had taken more territory from the Islamic State group as they press an offensive that has seen them recapture a third of west Mosul and trap jihadists inside.
A renewed push launched on March 5 has forced IS out of several neighbourhoods and key sites, including the main local government headquarters and the famed Mosul museum, tightening the noose around fighters there.