Category Archives: International News

North Korea Responds To Trump Threat, Says It Is “Seriously Considering” Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike On Guam

North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported moments ago that not only did N.Korea escalate the tensions up another notch, but explicitly warned that it could carry out a “pre-emptive operation once the US shows signs of provocation”, and that it is “seriously considering a strategy to strike Guam with mid-to-long range missiles.”

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Venezuela Currency Continues to Disintegrate; Takes Over 20,000 Bolivars To Equal $1

According to the International Monetary Fund, inflation in Venezuela is expected to soar above 700 percent this year. Venezuelans who are able to are hoarding dollars and other currency alternatives. “Every time the black dollar (the black market dollar) goes up, you’re poorer,” resignedly said Juan Zabala, an executive in a reinsurance business in Caracas. His salary is 800,000 bolivars per month. On Thursday, that was worth $47 at the parallel rate. A year ago, it was $200.

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“It’s Time To Retaliate”: Putin Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats [VIDEO]

When Russia warned on Friday that it would retaliate proportionately after it announced it would seize two diplomatic compounds used by the US in Russia and added that it would reduce the number of US diplomatic service staff in the country to equal the number of Russian diplomats in the US by September 1, calculated by the local press at 455, it wasn’t joking.

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Kim Jong Un: “The Entire US Territory Is Now Within Our ICBM Range” [VIDEO]

Confirming a Friday report by David Wright, physicist and co-director of the UCS Global Security Program, that the newest North Korean ICBM – which on Friday night flew for 45 minutes, reaching an altitude of up to 3,725 kilometers and traveled just under 1,000 kilometers before landing in Japan waters – can strike half the major metro areas on the continental US…

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US-Russian Ceasefire Deal Goes Into Effect In Southwest Syria

A U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire in southwest Syria was holding several hours after it took effect according to Reuters, the latest international attempt to restore peace in the six-year Syrian war. The truce, which took effect on Sunday at noon extends to Syrian government forces and rebel groups in the provinces of Deraa, Quneitra, and Sweida.

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Two B-1B Bombers Hold Live-Fire Drills Over Korean Peninsula, Show Off US “Attack Capabilities”

The US message was clear enough: “North Korea’s actions are a threat to our allies, partners and homeland,” Gen. Terrence O’ Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, said in a statement. “Let me be clear, if called upon we are trained, equipped and ready to unleash the full lethal capability of our allied air forces.”

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“Hamburg Is A Warzone” – Militant G-20 Anarchists Riot, Clash With Police, Burn Cars, Smash Stores [VIDEO]

Violent protests continued in Hamburg for the second day as the G20 summit kicked off in the city. According to local press, at least 159 police officers have been wounded in clashes. For the second day, police had to resort to water cannon to disperse protesters while dozens of were set on fire in the suburb of Altona, where stores were vandalized and banks were burned.

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Caught On Video: Russian, NATO Jets In Near Standoff After F-16 Buzzes Defense Minister’s Airplane [VIDEO]

A day after a Russian fighter allegedly flew within 5 feet of a US reconnaissance plane traveling over the Baltic Sea, Reuters reports that a NATO F-16 fighter jet returned the favor when it tried to improperly approach a plane carrying the Russian defense minister, prompting a near intervention from a Russian Su-27.

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In “Watershed Moment” Merkel Says Germany Can No Longer Rely On America [VIDEO]

In what has been dubbed a “watershed moment” Angela Merkel speaking at a rally in Bavaria, said that Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” as it can no longer rely on the US and UK. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days.”

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Outrage After At Least 5 EU Nations Elect Saudi Arabia On UN Women’s Rights Council

“Saudi discrimination against women is gross and systematic in law and in practice. Every Saudi woman must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia bans women from driving cars,” he continued. “Why did the UN choose the world’s leading promoter of gender inequality to sit on its gender equality commission?”

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