Author: Stephanie Boram

North Korea Conducts Second Failed Missile Attempt

  North Korea has carried out an unsuccessful launch of an intermediate-range missile, according to both the US and South Korean military. This is the second failed test in less than a week after the North’s recent launch of a Musudan missile. The missile has been tested eight times this

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Colombia Voters Reject FARC Deal In Referendum

  Voters, in Colombia, have rejected a landmark peace deal with FARC rebels in a referendum result with 50.2% voting against it. If backed, the agreement would have seen the group handing over weapons, ending its involvement in the drugs trade, and changing into a political movement. Under the deal,

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North Korea Tests Rocket Engine Following Fifth Nuclear Test

  Kim Jong-Un supervised the test at the country’s Sohae satellite launching site, the Korean Central News Agency reported, where a rocket that allegedly carried a satellite was launched in February. The engine tested would give the country “sufficient carrier capability for launching various kinds of satellites, including Earth observation

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Three’s A Crowd: Syrian Rebels, Government Forces, And Russian Militants Accused Of Deploying ‘Toxic Substances’ In Aleppo

  Syrian rebels have accused the government, of embattled Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad of using poison gas against civilians in the north, while the government has instead accused the rebels of using chemical weapons themselves. Russia is also denying claims from Syrian rebels and human rights groups that it was

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Introduction of THAAD Missile System Elicits Severe Threats

South Korea and the United States are to deploy the controversial THAAD missile defence system in response to intensifying threats from North Korea. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be deployed solely to counter the threat from Pyongyang, a statement said. It is unclear exactly where it will

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US and Russia called on to save talks by UN envoy to Syria

The UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, regrettably stated that a partial truce agreed in February was “barely alive” when addressing the Security Council on the peace process. Mistura prompted Russia and the US to consider intervening “at the highest level” to rescue struggling peace talks. “The next rounds

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A World Leader In Rhetoric: North Korea Missile Test Fails

  Inept provocation in the form of an alleged Musudan missile test furthered the series of threats made against the United States and South Korea on the birthday of North Korea’s founding leader, Kim II-sung. South Korea’s Yonhap national news agency quoted government sources as saying that the missile was

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Colombia Struggles with Zika Virus Spread

The national health institute of Colombia has announced that more than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. As stated by the institute in an epidemiology bulletin, with cases of the virus totaling at 31,555 – 15 percent being pregnant women – it is clear

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