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Russia Tests ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Cruise Missile

Russia Tests ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Cruise Missile

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Thursday to have successfully tested the Kinzhal hypersonic cruise missile, the weapon described as “invincible” by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

FBI Director: Chinese Espionage ‘Most Significant Threat We Face as a Country’

FBI Director: Chinese Espionage ‘Most Significant Threat We Face as a Country’

FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Aspen Security Forum on Wednesday that investigations of Chinese espionage are open in all 50 states. “I think China, from a counterintelligence perspective, in many ways, represents the broadest, most challenging, most significant threat we face as a country,” he said.

China Could Ramp Up Iranian Oil Purchases to Blunt U.S. Sanctions

China Could Ramp Up Iranian Oil Purchases to Blunt U.S. Sanctions

The Wall Street Journal noted on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s plan to pressure Iran with renewed sanctions might have one big flaw: China. The Chinese are in a position to buy so much Iranian oil that the effect of isolating Iran from U.S.

China's Debt Imperialism Behind Montenegro's ‘Highway to Nowhere’

China's Debt Imperialism Behind Montenegro's ‘Highway to Nowhere’

Chinese companies are hard at work on building a road through the mountains to connect Montenegro’s port city of Bar with Serbia. The project is incredibly expensive, leaving Montenegro struggling to pay off titanic debt to Chinese financiers.

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for holding a diplomatic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s ostensibly unforgivable “attack on democracy” by “hacking” the 2016 election.

China Suggests Trump Resolve NATO Dispute by Cutting Defense Budget

China Suggests Trump Resolve NATO Dispute by Cutting Defense Budget

China’s state-run Global Times was very taken with President Donald Trump’s declaration on Twitter that “NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS” because the current situation is “very unfair!” The United States spending less on defense sounds like a fabulous idea to aggressive expansionist China.

China Slams Pompeo’s Trip to North Korea

China Slams Pompeo’s Trip to North Korea

China’s state-run Global Times firmly took the North Korean regime’s side against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in editorials on Sunday and Monday, supporting Pyongyang’s denunciation of the message from Washington as a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization.

Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday while returning from his trip to Asia. At a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Pompeo stressed that Kabul must take the lead in peace talks with the Taliban.

Japan Executes Doomsday Cult Leader for 1995 Nerve Gas Attack

Japan Executes Doomsday Cult Leader for 1995 Nerve Gas Attack

Shoko Asahara, founder of the notorious Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was executed in Japan on Friday with six of his followers for perpetrating a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, along with several other crimes.

North Korean Media Shows Hard-Working Dictator Covered in Dirt

North Korean Media Shows Hard-Working Dictator Covered in Dirt

North Korean state media suddenly began depicting dictator Kim Jong-un covered in dirt this week, in a comically obvious bid to make the notoriously delicate leader appear hard-working and deeply in touch with working people.

FBI: Fourth of July Terrorist Attack Thwarted with Arrest in Cleveland

FBI: Fourth of July Terrorist Attack Thwarted with Arrest in Cleveland

A Cleveland man named Demetrius Nathanial Pitts, who wrote online under the names “Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq” and “Salah ad-Deem Osama Waleed,” was arrested by the FBI on Sunday for planning a truck bombing attack in the name of al-Qaeda on the Fourth of July.

Chinese Media: Xi Jinping Talks, Mattis Listens

Chinese Media: Xi Jinping Talks, Mattis Listens

Although Chinese media strove to portray Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis as polite and productive, the condescending tone of its coverage paints a picture of Xi delivering a lecture on China’s sacred territorial rights while Mattis listened quietly.

Iranian MP: Syria and Russia ‘Will Soon Sacrifice Us’ to America and Israel

Iranian MP: Syria and Russia ‘Will Soon Sacrifice Us’ to America and Israel

Iranian Member of Parliament Behrouz Bonyadi criticized Tehran’s allies Russia and Syria in unusually harsh terms during a speech on Wednesday, essentially agreeing with the Iranian protest movement that the nation has spent too many resources in propping up Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

U.S. Prepares Timeline of ‘Specific Asks’ for North Korea

U.S. Prepares Timeline of ‘Specific Asks’ for North Korea

A senior defense official giving a background briefing to reporters on Sunday stated that the Trump administration will soon present North Korea with a “specific timeline” for denuclearization filled with “specific asks,” and will judge Pyongyang’s degree of “good faith” by how well the timeline is received.

North Korea to Hold First ‘Mass Games’ Event in Five Years

North Korea to Hold First ‘Mass Games’ Event in Five Years

According to a tour group based in Beijing, North Korea has decided to hold its “Mass Games” event for the first time in five years. The North Korean government has never explained why the games were halted in 2013 after a big show to commemorate the Korean War armistice, or why they are being relaunched now, but the obvious inference is that Pyongyang wishes to appear more open to the West and welcoming to tourists as diplomacy with the United States unfolds.

South Korea Faces Wave of Refugees from Yemen

South Korea Faces Wave of Refugees from Yemen

South Korea has long faced the possibility of dealing with a refugee crisis from North Korea if the government collapses, but a wave of refugees coming from an entirely different direction have taken Seoul by surprise and caused a political crisis.

China Mocks Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Proposal

China Mocks Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Proposal

The Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Daily Online had a high old time on Tuesday mocking President Donald Trump’s proposal to create a “space force” that will be “separate but equal” from the U.S.

Reports: U.S. to Withdraw from U.N. Human Rights Council

Reports: U.S. to Withdraw from U.N. Human Rights Council

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are expected to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday afternoon, according to various reports.

Trump and Kim to Discuss Details of North Korean Denuclearization

Trump and Kim to Discuss Details of North Korean Denuclearization

The United States and North Korea are scheduled to begin discussing the details of denuclearization this week. According to President Donald Trump, he will handle some of these discussions directly with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un by telephone.

Veteran Journalist Gunned Down in Kashmir

Veteran Journalist Gunned Down in Kashmir

52-year-old journalist Shujaat Bukhari -- founder and editor of the English-language daily paper Rising Kashmir -- was reportedlymurdered by three motorcycle-riding gunmen outside his office in the city center of Lal Chowk on Thursday evening.

President Moon’s Party Wins Big in South Korean Elections

President Moon’s Party Wins Big in South Korean Elections

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party appears to have won 14 out of 17 mayoral and gubernatorial posts plus 10 out of 12 parliamentary seats in Wednesday’s elections, based on exit polling.

North Korea Apparently Destroys Missile Test Facility

North Korea Apparently Destroys Missile Test Facility

After his summit with dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, President Trump indicated the North Koreans are dismantling another facility important to their development of nuclear missiles following the purported shutdown of the Punggye-ri nuclear bomb testing site.

North Korea’s Chamber of Horrors: Oppression, Slavery, and Starvation

North Korea’s Chamber of Horrors: Oppression, Slavery, and Starvation

President Donald Trump praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as a “funny guy” who “loves his people” on Tuesday after concluding his summit with Kim. Kim definitely has a funny way of demonstrating that love, because North Koreans are the most abused people on Earth, and that is definitely not an easy title to win.

Asian Media Reacts to Trump-Kim Summit

Asian Media Reacts to Trump-Kim Summit

News organizations across Asia responded to the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un with a mixture of cynicism and guarded optimism on Tuesday.

China Holds Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting Opposite G7 Summit

China Holds Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting Opposite G7 Summit

While President Donald Trump and Western leaders attend an exceptionally tense G7 summit in Quebec this weekend, Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin will be at the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in China.

Ben Rhodes: Saudis Gave Obama Officials Suitcases Filled with Jewels

Ben Rhodes: Saudis Gave Obama Officials Suitcases Filled with Jewels

On tour to promote his new book The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House, former speechwriter and deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Saudi officials lavished visiting Obama administration officials with suitcases full of jewels during a 2009 visit.

Putin: Xi Jinping and I Celebrated My Birthday with Vodka and Sausages

Putin: Xi Jinping and I Celebrated My Birthday with Vodka and Sausages

In an interview broadcast on Wednesday before departing for China, Russian President Vladimir Putin reflected on his close relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping by recalling Xi as the only world leader who celebrated Putin’s 61st birthday in 2013.

Ayatollah Orders Iran to Prepare for Increased Uranium Enrichment

Ayatollah Orders Iran to Prepare for Increased Uranium Enrichment

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday ordered his Atomic Energy Organization to prepare for weapons-grade uranium enrichment, bringing pressure against European powers desperate to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive after the U.S.

State Media: ‘Essential’ for China to Be Involved in Trump-Kim Peace Deal

State Media: ‘Essential’ for China to Be Involved in Trump-Kim Peace Deal

China’s state-run Global Times did its part to put Beijing at the table with President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un via an editorial Monday stating it is “essential” for China to be involved in any peace deal that officially ends the Korean War.

Hong Kong Holds Massive Vigil for Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Hong Kong Holds Massive Vigil for Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Hong Kong held a huge candlelight vigil in Victoria Park on Monday to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The event displeases Beijing, which has done what it can to suppress attendance and warn participants away from incendiary criticism of the Communist government.

Russian Foreign Minister Invites Kim Jong-Un to Visit Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Invites Kim Jong-Un to Visit Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday to meet with his opposite number, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. Lavrov also met with dictator Kim Jong-un and invited him to visit Moscow for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

China: One-Child Policy Saved Women from Becoming ‘Breeding Machines’

China: One-Child Policy Saved Women from Becoming ‘Breeding Machines’

China’s Global Times editorialized on Wednesday about the dark side of lifting stern controls on family size in a bid to reverse demographic decline - namely, that women might become “breeding machines” as their families revert to Chinese tradition and pressure them to have a large number of children.

Grassley Demands Flynn-Kislyak Intercepts, Accuses Comey of Lying About Flynn Lying

Grassley Demands Flynn-Kislyak Intercepts, Accuses Comey of Lying About Flynn Lying

In a Friday letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) demanded long-withheld transcripts of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn’s intercepted telephone calls and accused former FBI Director James Comey of making false public statements about Flynn’s interview with FBI agents.

Shock Election in Malaysia Threatens ‘One Belt, One Road’ Deal with China

Shock Election in Malaysia Threatens ‘One Belt, One Road’ Deal with China

Wednesday’s elections in Malaysia stunned observers by sweeping in the very first opposition party government since it became an independent country in 1957. The new prime minister, Mahathir bin Mohamad remembers 1957 quite well, as he is currently 92 years old, becoming the world’s oldest serving prime minister when he assumed his duties on Friday.

Peter Schweizer: McConnell and Chao Must Address Their Financial Ties with ‘Rival Power’ China

Peter Schweizer: McConnell and Chao Must Address Their Financial Ties with ‘Rival Power’ China

Peter Schweizer, bestselling author of "Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends" spoke with Breitbart News Tonight host Rebecca Mansour about the latest developments in the scandal involving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao's deep financial ties to the U.S.

Former ISIS Fighter Warns Islamic State Ideology Will Make a Comeback

Former ISIS Fighter Warns Islamic State Ideology Will Make a Comeback

In an interview with Fox News conducted from a prison run by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces coalition, former ISIS fighter Hamza Nmeie warned that the Islamic State’s ideology will survive the collapse of the “caliphate” and inspire new groups obsessed with defeating the United States.

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Seeks to Exhume Syria Attack Victims

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Seeks to Exhume Syria Attack Victims

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are seeking to exhume the bodies of victims from the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, on the theory that traces of nerve agents like sarin gas will linger in human tissue for much longer than environmental samples from the attack site.

Exclusive – Peter Schweizer: Mitch McConnell’s Deep Financial Ties to China ‘Unprecedented’ in U.S. History

Exclusive – Peter Schweizer: Mitch McConnell’s Deep Financial Ties to China ‘Unprecedented’ in U.S. History

Peter Schweizer, author of the new best-selling book "Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends," joined SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour on Monday’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss his research into the deep business ties between the Chinese communist government and the family of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife, President Trump's Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

Report: Kim Jong-un Agrees to Meet Trump at ‘Peace Village’ in DMZ

Report: Kim Jong-un Agrees to Meet Trump at ‘Peace Village’ in DMZ

An unidentified source told CNN on Tuesday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has tentatively agreed to meet with President Donald Trump, and there is a “strong possibility” the summit will be held in late May in Panmunjom – the same “peace village” on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where Kim met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last Friday.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: ‘Like All Boycotters of Israel, Natalie Portman Is a Hypocrite’

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: ‘Like All Boycotters of Israel, Natalie Portman Is a Hypocrite’

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach joinedSiriusXM hosts Alex Marlow and Frances Martel on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss Jerusalem-born actress Natalie Portman’s refusal to visit Israel to accept an award from the Genesis Foundation, a decision she belatedly framed as a rejection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his policies.

Australian Professor Warns China Waging a ‘Campaign of Psychological Warfare’

Australian Professor Warns China Waging a ‘Campaign of Psychological Warfare’

Professor Clive Hamilton of Australia’s Charles Sturt University spoke to the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China on Thursday, warning that China is waging a “campaign of psychological warfare” against vital American allies like Australia, using tactics such as “subversion, cyber intrusions, and harassment on the high seas.

Otto Warmbier’s Parents Sue North Korea over His Death

Otto Warmbier’s Parents Sue North Korea over His Death

The family of student Otto Warmbier, who was held prisoner by North Korea for a year and a half before he was returned to his family in a vegetative state and died soon afterward, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the North Korean government on Thursday.

Russia to Ship Missile Defense System to Syria

Russia to Ship Missile Defense System to Syria

Russian Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi stated on Wednesday that Moscow will supply Syria with “new missile defense systems soon.” He did not specify the equipment involved, but other reports in the Russian press suggest he was referring to the vaunted S-300 surface-to-air missile launcher.

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