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…