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North Korea has yet to confirm that it issued an invitation for Trump to meet Kim for nuclear disarmament talks, as South Korean officials reported to Trump during a White House meeting last week

South Korea Prepares for Summit with North Korea, Possible Trump-Kim Meeting

Preparations for the still-unconfirmed meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are moving ahead, as the South Korean government said on Friday it is working to expedite both a summit with North Korea and a meeting between Trump and President Moon Jae-in. Meanwhile, North Korea’s Foreign Minister was spotted in Sweden, prompting speculation that he was doing advance work for Trump and Kim to meet there.

Mugabe said he did not hate his successor but insisted he would not work with him

Mugabe Calls His Ouster an Illegal Coup, Says Successor Mnangagwa Is a ‘Disgrace’

94-year-old dictator Robert Mugabe returned to the spotlight on Thursday, four months after he was removed from the office he held for four decades. Despite an extravagant exit package that guaranteed Mugabe a lifetime of luxury in exchange for his graceful departure, he bitterly criticized the “coup” that swept him from power, denounced his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa as a “disgrace,” and suggested his ouster should be reversed.

Illustration of cybercrime (Photo credit should read "HELMUT FOHRINGER/APA-PictureDesk via AFP") Helmut Fohringer / APA-PictureDesk / APA

Trump Administration Sanctions Russians for Interfering in 2016 Election

The Trump administration announced sanctions on Thursday against Russian individuals and organizations accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The sanctions designate five entities and 19 individuals under legislation and executive orders aimed at punishing those who engage in malicious cyber-activities.

Liberians voted for a new president in the country's first democratic transition of power since 1944

Liberia Considers Allowing Non-Blacks to Become Citizens

In his first annual message to the legislature in January – roughly equivalent in ceremonial significance to a State of the Union address – Liberian President George Manneh Weah called for eliminating the “unnecessary, racist, and inappropriate” constitutional clause that bars non-blacks from becoming full citizens of his nation. Liberia’s top Muslim cleric responded this week by warning that black citizens would be marginalized and oppressed if the rules are changed.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster participates in a discussion during the Center for a New American Security '2017 Navigating the Divide Conference' June 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced new security measures that apply to more airports worldwide to enhance airline passenger screening for explosive. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gaffney: After Tillerson’s Ouster as Secretary of State, ‘Next Order of Business Is H.R. McMaster Must Go’

Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Matt Boyle on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. Gaffney proposed that if President Trump wants more top officials who truly support his policies, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster should be the next to go.

President Donald Trump, flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, told members of the UN Security Council at a White House luncheon on Monday that they should act to counter Iranian 'destabilization.'

Nine Issues that Divided Trump and Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s seemingly sudden dismissal by President Donald Trump comes after a year of constant stories about his impending departure. He had a number of significant policy and messaging disputes with the president, and every one of them was followed by a chorus of unnamed administration sources telling reporters that Tillerson’s ouster was imminent.

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China Gears Up for Digital Currency Launch in 2019

Outgoing People’s Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan held a press briefing on Thursday in which he dropped a few hints about the launch of China’s new digital currency, known as “DCEP” for Digital Currency Electronic Payment.

A Syrian army tank rolls into the formerly rebel-held area of Beit Nayem in Eastern Ghouta on March 6, 2018

Turkey: Anti-Kurdish Invasion of Syria to End by May

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed on Wednesday that Turkey wants its military operation against Syrian Kurds to end as soon as possible, preferably before May, so that the Afrin region can “quickly embrace stability and civilians can return.”

Trial of Omar Mateen’s Wife Challenges Assumptions About Pulse Nightclub Shooting

The trial of jihadi killer Omar Mateen’s wife Noor Salman is still in the jury selection phase, but documents filed with the court have challenged some assumptions about the Pulse nightclub massacre, most notably the idea that Mateen targeted the Orlando, Florida club because it catered to gay patrons. Instead, a motion by the defense claims that Mateen scouted several other sites first and settled on the Pulse because it had weak security.

US Navy carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Visits Vietnam, Sends Message to China

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson docked in Danang on Monday, marking the first visit by an American aircraft carrier to Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. The port call is seen as both a landmark in evolving U.S.-Vietnam relations and a strong message to China, which is taking aggressive action to seize control over the entire South China Sea.

Chinese military helicopters fly in a formation to make the number "90" during a military parade in China's northern Inner Mongolia region in July, 2017; Beijing will spend 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion) on its military in 2018

China Adds $175 Billion to Military Budget to ‘Advance War Preparedness’

China revealed on Monday that it will raise its military budget by $175 billion for the 2018 fiscal year, an 8.1 increase that is the largest military spending hike in three years. According to Premier Li Keqiang, the additional funding will “advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness, and firmly and resolvedly safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests.”