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US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo voices US "concern" over Hong Kong's ban of a pro-independence party

Russia and China Try to Weaken North Korea Sanctions, Pompeo Fights Back

Russia and China spent this week’s U.N. General Assembly working to undermine international sanctions against North Korea’s nuclear program, to the exasperation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who seeks to rally the world community and show firm resolve to North Korea at a crucial moment in the denuclearization drama.

File photo taken in November 2017 shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their joint press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

China Rejects Trump’s Allegation of Election Interference

President Donald Trump claimed at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that China is attempting to interfere in the 2018 U.S. election. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi denied the allegation, insisting the Chinese “do not and will not” interfere in the domestic politics of other countries.

US Ambassador to the United Nation Nikki Haley, seen here at the State Department June 19, 2018, accuses human rights groups of "unrelenting bias" against Israel

Report: White House Backs Away from U.N. Security Council Meeting on Iran

The United Nations General Assembly opened on Tuesday with a bit of American political controversy, as the White House appeared to back away from U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s proposal for a Security Council session to “address Iran’s violations of international law.”

Syrian children and adults receive treatment for a suspected chemical attack at a makeshift clinic on the rebel-held village of al-Shifuniyah in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus late on February 25, 2018. A child died and at least 13 other people suffered breathing difficulties …

Russia-Ordered ‘Pause’ Goes into Effect East of Damascus

A Russia-ordered “humanitarian pause” has gone into effect to allow civilians to leave a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, giving a brief respite to the residents of the besieged area that has been under intense attack by the Syrian government for weeks.

Iranian students run for cover from tear gas at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Students protested in a third day of demonstrations, videos on social media showed, but were outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. / AFP …

Protests Continue in Iran Despite Regime Declarations that Uprising Is Over

Whether or not the protests in Iran are “dwindling,” as the regime insists and some foreign journalists reported, the uprising certainly has not been extinguished yet. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley declared at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Friday that the world will be watching Iran as demonstrations against both the secular government and Islamic theocracy continue.

Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Students protested in a third day of demonstrations sparked by anger over Iran's economic problems, videos on social media showed, but were outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. …

Hard-Line Cleric Says Social Media Fed Iran Protests, Unrest

A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran’s capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming people taking advantage of the apps to fuel the unrest that followed days of protests over the country’s flagging economy.

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North Korea: New U.N. Sanctions ‘An Act of War’

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Sunday declaring the latest round of U.N. sanctions an “act of war” equivalent to a “complete economic blockade,” and threatening the safety of the United States unless it accepts North Korea as a nuclear nation.

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U.N. Sets Up Probe of Islamic State Atrocities in Iraq

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously decided to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on the massacres of Iraq’s Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

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Clare Lopez: North Korean Crisis a Decades-Long Failure of Political Will

Center for Security Policy President for Research and Analysis Clare Lopez blamed political mismanagement stretching back for decades, rather than a failure of intelligence-gathering, for the shock of North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Monday’s special Labor Day edition of Breitbart News Daily.

This image made from video of an undated still image broadcasted in a news bulletin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a missile launcher in North Korea. North Korean state television (KRT) aired on Tuesday video of Kim apparently …

International Pressure on North Korea Increases After Missile Launched at Japan

Leaders around the world, prominently including U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowed to bring increased pressure to bear against North Korea after its reckless launch of a ballistic missile over Japanese territory on Monday afternoon. The question, as always, is exactly what kind of pressure can be applied, especially if China does not agree to punish its feral client regime more harshly.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said 'we attach importance to the remarks', when questioned on the US's latest comments on the North, which has caused international alarm with two recent missile tests

Chinese Communist Paper Blasts U.S. ‘Moral Arrogance over North Korea’

China was willing to vote for stronger U.N. sanctions against its unruly client regime in North Korea, but Chinese media are sending decidedly mixed signals in the wake of the vote. The histrionics in Beijing’s state-managed newspapers seem intended to send a message that China is not prepared to go any further with North Korea.

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North Korea Vows ‘Thousands-Fold’ Nuclear Revenge for Sanctions

North Korea lashed out with the expected venom and threats of violence after crushing new sanctions were imposed by a unanimous vote of the U.N. Security Council on Saturday. Although the unanimous vote means North Korea’s patrons in China and Russia agreed with the Trump administration’s push for heavier sanctions, Pyongyang’s ire was focused largely on Washington.

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Putin: ‘One Must Not Lose His Cool’ When Dealing with North Korea

Speaking from the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin conceded that the North Korean nuclear situation is “very serious,” but added: “One must not lose his cool, but rather act in a pragmatic and delicate manner.”