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‘Continue to Squeeze’ Kim Jong-un, and ‘He Will Break’

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States should not engage in any hasty actions against North Korea at this point, but should rather keep exerting pressure in tandem with China, former speaker...

India Plans to Use Moon Dust for Energy Needs

New Delhi (Sputnik) – ISRO is working on mining lunar dust, which is rich in Helium, and transport back it to India, said Dr Sivathanu Pillai,...

Japanese Destroyers Will Meet US Navy ‘Armada’ on Approach to Korean...

Earlier in the week, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force announced that it would conduct joint drills with the USS Carl Vinson, which ostensibly is finally headed...

Two Policemen Injured in Series of 18 Attacks in Southern Thailand

(updated 09:55 20.04.2017) BANGKOK (Sputnik) – A series of 18 synchronized attacks on Thai police and security forces occurred in southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Songkhla on Wednesday...

Peace in Pyongyang: North Koreans Unfazed by Nuclear Saber-Rattling (PHOTOS)

The fear of war breaking out between the US and North Korea has increased in recent months after Washington threatened military retaliation against Pyongyang's nuclear tests and missile launches. ...

Pyongyang Calls on UN Secretariat to Hold Forum on UN Resolutions

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The UN Secretariat should hold a forum of legal experts to discuss the legal grounds for the UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea,...

Sri Lanka Plays Game of Ports With China and India in...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — In an apparent act of balancing the relationship between China and India, Sri Lanka is set to sign an agreement with India for the joint development...

US Sends Nuclear Sniffer Jet to Monitor Radioactivity Levels at Korean...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United States on Tuesday sent a nuclear sniffer aircraft to fly over the east of the Korean Peninsula to monitor radioactivity levels amid the increased likelihood of another...

Bangkok to Ban All Street Food by End of 2017

(updated 03:37 19.04.2017) The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s effort was announced on Tuesday, touted as a move to clean up the Thai capital’s streets. It is said to affect all...

At Least 44 Killed in North India Bus Accident

(updated 11:11 19.04.2017) NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – At least 44 people died after a bus carrying over 50 passengers fell into a river in northern India, local media...

Banned Pollutant Detected in Water Under US Marine Base on Okinawa

Two recent surveys conducted in August 2016 and January of this year have revealed abnormally high concentrations of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and per-fluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), both used...

Baidu Enter Driverless Car Market But Full Autonomy Readiness Still a...

(updated 16:36 19.04.2017) The self-driving car market is growing by the day, with entrepreneur and innovator Elon Musk pushing his Tesla cars into the mix, Uber looking...
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