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Inter-Korean Summit: Meeting with Trump stabilized region, sees more progress-Kim

Hyonhee Shin and Joyce Lee North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday his “historic” summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore stabilized regional security, and that he expected further progress at an inter-Korean summit aimed at reviving stalled nuclear diplomacy. Kim thanked South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in for bringing

US urges Nigeria to invest in Resilient Health Systems 

•Says it will aid economic transformation   Godsgift Onyedinefu    The United States (US) Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has urged the country to sustain investment in building resilient health systems so as to safeguard citizens and act as a strategy to bolster economic transformation in the nation. Symington made this call during a

US, Russia block consensus at ‘killer robots’ meeting

A key opponent of high-tech, automated weapons known as “killer robots” is blaming countries like the U.S. and Russia for blocking consensus at a U.N.-backed conference, where most countries wanted to ensure that humans stay at the controls of lethal machines. Coordinator Mary Wareham of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

US to begin drone attacks on Sahel militants – reports

American forces in Africa will soon escalate their war against militants in the Sahel by using armed drones to attack them, reports an American news website on global affairs. The attacks will be launched in the coming months from new facilities which the United States Air Force is building at Agadez

US considers shutting down counter-terrorism units in Africa

The Pentagon is looking at pulling nearly all U.S. commandos from Niger and shutting down most elite counter-terrorism units across Africa, according to a media report. Pentagon officials tell The New York Times U.S. military outposts in Cameroon, Kenya, Libya and Tunisia would also be closed if Defense Secretary Jim Mattis approves

Iran supplies short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite

Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said. According to three Iranian officials, two

Sen. McCain loses battle with cancer, dies at 81

Jude Johnson  A long serving member of the United States (US) Congress, Sen. John McCain is dead. A terse statement from his office said that McCain, the ex-Presidential candidate and staunch Republican,  died on Saturday surrounded by his family. McCain, who died at the age of 81, according to CNN, was a naval

CyberNews: Design flaw compromises CIA agents in China

Editor's note:  The insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict states... The US President Donald Trump has reportedly rescinded Presidential Policy Directive 20 (PPD-20), an Obama-era policy governing how offensive cyber operations are approved by the federal government. The move is arguably designed to make it easier for

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