Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Over Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament, to discuss the improper use of millions of the social network users’ data in Europe. The parliament’s president Antonio Tajani said in a statement that Mr Zuckerberg would travel to Brussels “hopefully” as soon as next week, to answer questions about Cambridge…

North Korea Calls Off South Korea Talks, Threatens to Cancel US Summit

North Korea has cancelled high-level talks scheduled for Wednesday with South Korea, following joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the exercises, called “Max Thunder” air combat drills involving US stealth fighters and B-52 bombers were a “provocation” angering the North Korean government.…

Kim Jong-un Meets Xi Jinping in Beijing in First Known Foreign Trip

Kim Jong-Un has made a surprise visit to China, confirmed as his first known foreign trip since assuming power. The North Korean leader made unofficial the trip at China’s request and met Chinese President Xi Jinping, where he discussed giving up the country’s nuclear weapons, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Xinhua reported Mr…

New U.S. Sanctions to Crack Down on North Korea Nuclear Weapons Development

The U.S. Government has issued new sanctions in a bid to curb North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat. The Treasury Department introduced the sanctions on Wednesday on North Korean financial and business networks in China and Russia, to cut off revenue for its nuclear and missile programs. Sanctions have targeted North Korean and Chinese trading…

China Slams U.S. Security Plan Following Trump’s “Rival” Claims

China has criticised Donald Trump over its new national security strategy that claims China is a competitor that is challenging the U.S.’s interests. The country claimed the strategy demonstrated a “cold war mentality” after the U.S. president said in a speech announcing the strategy China was eroding the U.S.’s security and prosperity. “We urge the…

U.S. “Ready to Talk” to North Korea Without Preconditions: Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US is “ready to talk anytime” with North Korea without preconditions, walking away from a key demand that Pyongyang must give up its nuclear arsenal before negotiations. Mr Tillerson claimed the U.S. “simply cannot accept a nuclear armed North Korea, but appeared to soften the U.S.’s stance…

Putin to Seek Re-election in March

Vladimir Putin has revealed his intention to run for re-election next March. The Russian President said he will seek a new six-year term after making the announcement during a meeting with factory workers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday. “I will put forward my candidacy for the post of president of the Russian…

North Korea Launches New Missile in U.S. Range

North Korea has fired an unidentified ballistic missile containing a “super-large heavy warhead” capable of reaching the United States (U.S.). The country’s state media made the announcement on Wednesday, hours after leader Kim Jong Un ordered the launch of the Hwasong-15 missile for 3 a.m. State news agency KCNA called it “the most powerful ICBM”…

US Judge Blocks Latest Version of Trump Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration’s travel ban just hours before it was to be implemented. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson authored the ruling on Tuesday, arguing the updated ban is a continuation of Trump’s “promise to exclude Muslims from the United States.” He granted Hawaii’s…

Trump Claims Putin Would Have Preferred Hillary Clinton as President

United States President Donald Trump has claimed that Russian President Vladamir Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton as president than himself. According to CBS News, Mr Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Pat Robertson that Russia would have benefitted from Mrs Clinton’s victory because it would weaken the military and increase…