Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sales

Dec 17, 2017

Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sales

A South Korean-born Sydney man was charged Sunday with acting as an economic agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to broker sales worth tens of millions of dollars for Pyongyang that included components used in ballistic missiles. The Australian Federal Police said ...

Myanmar faces mounting calls for release of Reuters journalists

Dec 16, 2017

Myanmar faces mounting calls for release of Reuters journalists

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the United States was demanding "the immediate release" of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar "or information as to the circumstances around their disappearance." The United States joined mounting demands for the reporters to be ...

Congo's child soldiers awarded $10 million in damages by ICC

/ Dec 15, 2017

Congo's child soldiers awarded $10 million in damages by ICC

International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers, left brutalized and stigmatized after being conscripted into a ruthless Congolese militia. Warlord Thomas Lubanga, 56, was jailed for 14 years after being convicted in ...

Dec 15, 2017

Trump's security paper offers stark vision of global rivalry

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President Donald Trump's "America first" vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for alliances, treaties and other international agreements unless they directly benefit the United States, its industry and workers. Trump's doctrine, to ...