US Defence Secretary hints at 'military options' against North Korea

Military options available to Trump range from non-lethal actions like a naval blockade aimed at enforcing sanctions to waging cyber attacks and positioning ...

North Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce U.S. to 'ashes and darkness'

'Let’s reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes and darkness. Let’s vent our spite with mobilization of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now'

Washington D.C, Chicago and San Francisco now in range of North Korea nukes

U.S. defense analysts now believe North Korea has as many as 60 nuclear bombs, and the ability to put them on missiles

Now Trump plannning to ice top economic advisor, Gary Cohn

'The calculus has shifted for Gary. He’s gone, essentially, from untouchable to possibly being bounced out'

Europe stronger than ever post Brexit

The euro has hit eight-year highs against the pound, eurozone economies have recorded improved growth and voters have rejected far-right populists in France ...

Kenyan court takes giant step forward for Africa

'The nullification of a national election would be an extraordinary event anywhere in the world. It is a first for Africa'

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North Korea moves ICBM towards its west coast

The rocket started moving on Monday and was spotted moving only at night to avoid surveillance, the report said

World on edge as North Korea explodes 'most powerful' nuke

South Korea’s air force and army conducted exercises involving long-range air-to-surface missiles and ballistic missiles on Monday

PETER APPS: Russia plans 'biggest exercises since Cold War' on its Western front

In Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and elsewhere, officials are openly concerned that the “Zapad (‘West’) 2017” drills near their borders will be ...

PETER APPS: Why the world is edging towards war

'The events of this summer show a world in which nations seem notably closer than before to turning to force'

Grace unplugged - Zimbabwe's imploding world

'The juxtaposition of the Mugabe family’s wealth and the failure of Zimbabwe is clear: they would not be rich if it had not been for the failed state'

Trump shocks with move against free expression online

The justice department is trying to compel DreamHost to hand over information about everyone who visited a web site that helped organize Trump inauguration ...

JOHN LLOYD: From Cecil John Rhodes to General Robert E Lee, statues are under fire

'Though set in marble or bronze, meant to last and impress through the ages, statues everywhere now show themselves to be porous, forced open to controversy'

US, South Korea begin 'simulated' military drills amid growing tension

'There is no intent at all to heighten military tension on the Korean peninsula as these drills are held annually and are of a defensive nature'

Republicans now openly saying Trump is an incompetent failure

'The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the ability or the competence that he needs to be successful'

It turns out that Aung San Suu Kyi is not really that into press freedom

'Human rights advocates and journalists are alarmed by her treatment of the media and fear the erosion of gains in freedom of speech'

JOHN LLOYD: Zuma? Just a typical modern politician

'Zuma is an example of a growing number of politicians, who, for all their real and alleged offenses before the law and public morality, can count on a base ...

Tiger Woods had five drugs in his system when arrested

'Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realise now it was a mistake to do this without ...

'China should stay out of US-North Korea strife'

A Chinese state-run newspaper says China should remain neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the US

Making Africa Work — insights from West Africa

The road from state weakness to strength is most likely under decisive domestic leadership that is committed to popular welfare