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GOP Sen.: Trump needs approval for preemptive strike on N Korea

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan has said Congress needs to approve any preemptive strike against North Korea following President Trump’s threat to hit the country “with fire and fury.” On Tuesday, Trump said, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” after North Korea warned it will ...

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Maduro urges ‘respect’ for Venezuela

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has called for regional “dialog” and “respect” for his country, amid strong criticism of his government by a number of countries in the region. Earlier, a 17-member regional bloc met in the Peruvian capital of Lima, where they issued a joint declaration accusing the Venezuelan government of ...

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US Democrats slam Trump’s comments on North Korea

US Democrats have taken a stance against President Donald Trump’s remarks on North Korea that further provocation by Pyongyang will be met “with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” In a statement released on Tuesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein of the US state of California and the ranking ...

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Venezuelan govt. responsible for death of 73 protesters: UN probe

The United Nations rights office has blamed Venezuelan government forces for at least 73 deaths among protesters since a wave of unrest began in the South American country over four months ago. Preliminary findings of a probe released by the office on Tuesday said Venezuelan security forces were allegedly responsible for ...

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Dozens of Venezuelan government websites hit by cyberattack

Hackers in Venezuela have attacked numerous government websites in a show of support for a recent armed rebel assault on a military base, which was foiled by the country’s army. A group calling itself “The Binary Guardians” launched the cyberattack against nearly 40 state websites on Monday and posted messages ...

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Erik Prince offers Western mercenaries in Afghanistan

US military contractor Erik Prince has advised the administration of President Donald Trump to deploy Western mercenaries to Afghanistan to save both manpower and money. Prince, who founded the notorious private military company Blackwater USA, now called Academi, has proposed a two-year plan for about  5,000 professional killers and under ...

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Vietnam, US agree to strengthen military ties amid Chinese dispute

Vietnam and the United States have agreed to forge deeper military ties, and an American aircraft carrier has been scheduled to visit the southeast Asian country amid a territorial dispute between Vietnam and China. During a Tuesday meeting in Washington, Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and his American counterpart James ...

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