Category: World News

Secretary of State Tillerson: “If North Korea uses the H-Bomb, it is ultimately President Trumps decision”

If North Korea follows through on its latest threat of setting off a nuclear explosion over the Pacific Ocean, it will ultimately be up to President Trump whether the United States will respond with military action, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News today. ABC News Anchor David Muir asked Tillerson in an interview on “Good Morning America” about North Korea’s warning that it could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific in response to Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week. “If we see this detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific, what will...

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Powerful earthquake strikes Japan, 200 miles from Fukushima nuclear plant

A huge earthquake has rattled the east coast of Japan – just 200 miles from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The 6.2-magnitude tremor is believed to have struck Kamaishi, a city located in the region of Sanriku, which lies on the northeastern side of the island of Honshu. The quake has a depth of around 10km and struck at 2.37am local time, according to reports. In 2011, a 50ft tsunami sparked by an earthquake in the Pacific caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Details of the extent of the damage caused have not yet emerged. The energy accident at the...

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United Nations Sounds Alarm Over America’s Racial Tensions

Geneva (AFP) – A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal “early warning” over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it had invoked its “early warning and urgent action procedure” because of the proliferation of racist demonstrations in the US. It specifically noted the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a woman was killed after an avowed white supremacist ploughed his car into a group of anti-racism counterprotestors. The racism committee, part...

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Venezuela devalues currency in crisis dollar sale…

Caracas (AFP) – Crisis-hit Venezuela devalued its currency by 64 percent in a dollar auction that aimed to stabilize its foreign exchange market, officials said Wednesday. Under an overhauled official exchange system, the government let investors bid for the dollars at a new higher rate in what President Nicolas Maduro said was an effort to undermine the black market. It was the latest in a series of moves to ease a crisis in a country stricken by soaring inflation and shortages of food and medicine. The US bills sold at a rate of 2,010 bolivars per dollar, said Pedro...

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Megyn Kelly Scores One-On-One Interview with Vladimir Putin

NBC’s Megyn Kelly will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin and will air the exchange during this weekend’s premiere of her newsmagazine show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. The former Fox News star anchor, who moved to NBC in January, announced the exclusive interview during her first live on-air report for her new network Thursday morning.   WATCH: Vladimir Putin has agreed to sit for a one-on-one interview with @megynkelly following the International Economic Forum pic.twitter.com/e0gZaK5B1e — TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 1, 2017 “This will be the first time he’ll be taking questions from an American...

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