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‘North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile in the early hours of Saturday morning, reports in South Korea said, amid rising military tensions with the US.

The missile, launched from a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, appeared to have blown up a few seconds into flight, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.

US officials said the missile did not leave North Korean territory and was probably a medium-range missile known as a KN-17.

It was the second failed test of a ballistic missile this month and came amid a flurry of rhetoric from North Korea warning of “imminent” war against the US.’

Read more: North Korea ‘tests ballistic missile’ amid reports Pyongyang stating war ‘imminent’

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‘Russia has urged Washington and Seoul to reconsider their decision to station THAAD anti-missile system on the Korean Peninsula, warning that it will serve a “destabilizing factor” that could tip the existing military balance in the tense region.

Speaking in front of the UN Security Council just hours before North Korea reportedly conducted its second failed ballistic missile test this month, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov noted that placing THAAD anti-missiles on North Korean borders will serve as “additional destabilizing factor in the region.”

Gatilov said that the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) was made “in line with the vicious logic of creating a global missile shield.” But the missile defense system deployment, he warned, is also undermining security and deterrent powers of adjacent states, such as China, thus threatening “the existing military balance in the region.”’

Read more: ‘Destabilizing factor’: Russia urges US and South Korea to reconsider THAAD anti-missiles deployment

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‘The United States will seek talks with North Korea over the reclusive state’s nuclear weapons programme, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.

He is meeting with key allies Japan and South Korea before chairing a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council.

It comes after President Donald Trump warned a “major, major conflict” between the two countries was “absolutely” possible.

Mr Trump has ramped up international tensions in recent weeks after declaring he would solve the North Korea problem with or without China’s help.

During a visit to Seoul last week, Vice-President Mike Pence declared that the “era of strategic patience” was over and “all options” were being considered.’

Read more: US wants North Korea nuclear talks, says Rex Tillerson

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‘There is usually one reason why American presidents commit war crimes, especially early in their first term in office. They are blackmailed by Israel for one purpose or another. Things are no different in the case of President Donald Trump.

“Of course, the rite of passage for every new U.S. President is the commission of a flagrant and unmistakable war crime on behalf of the rogue nation of Israel. Hence, it appears that — with the criminal bombing of Syria — the new POTUS has just had his political bar mitzvah.”
(Source: Trump Bombed Syria For Israel)

It’s now clear that Jared Kushner is acting on behalf of a foreign entity to negatively influence the POTUS. Why? Because it was his wife Ivanka, according to published reports, who convinced her father to launch a missile attack against the sovereign nation of Syria based on a patently false accusation. If Ivanka did weigh in so heavily with her father, then it was obviously husband Jared who convinced her. The idea of such a risky and unprovoked military assault would never have originated with daughter Ivanka, who is well known to be the apple of her father’s eye.’

Read more: Israel’s House of Kushner Now Runs the Trump Administration for the NWO Globalists

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‘As reported Monday, April 25 on almost all mainstream and alternate news sites, Britain’s Defense Minister Michael Fallon has openly declared that his country will carry out a preemptive nuclear strike even if not attacked, as such:

“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike.”

Michael Fallon, BBC Today, 4-25-17

This is very serious and no longer simply rhetorical, as the Russians responded to the effect that the UK could be wiped off the face of the globe if they were to provoke the wrong party. The U.S. now has a submarine in position in South Korea that is carrying Tomahawks armed with nuclear warheads and the American Naval armada continues to sail toward the region. The North Koreans have been conducting artillery drills, as South Korea and Japan are preparing their citizens for war to break out. The United States just test-launched an ICBM from California that splashed into the South Pacific.’

Read more: At The Threshold Of War: ‘The Choice Is Not Up To Us Anymore… It Is Being Decided Upon At This Very Moment’

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‘As the sabre rattling against Syria gets ever louder, the allegations ever wilder and double standards, stirring, plotting and terrorist financing (sorry: “aiding the legitimate opposition”) neon lit, it is instructive to look at the justifications presented by US Administrations for a few other murderous incursions in recent history.

This month is the twenty third anniversary of the US invasion of Panama on 20th December 1989, as Panamanians prepared their Christmas celebrations. A quick check reminds the late Philip Agee recalling President George H.W. Bush telling the American people that the threat from Panama (pop: 3,571,185 – 2011) was such that: “our way of life is at stake.” Agee referred to this in his aptly named talk “Producing the Proper Crisis.”(i) Apt then as now. Nothing changes.

The aim of the invasion was to capture the country’s leader General Manuel Noriega and, of course, to: “establish a democratic government.” Regime change.’

Read more: America’s Hype over WMD: Five Invasion Plots, Three Continents, Identical Lies

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‘Israeli authorities are planning to build some 15,000 new settlements in East Jerusalem, Reuters and local media reported, citing the Housing Ministry. Palestinian authorities condemned the decision, calling it the “deliberate sabotage” of peace talks.

The Housing Ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality are working on the plan, with proposals for 25,000 homes in Jerusalem, 15,000 of which would be in East Jerusalem, Housing Minister Yoav Galant told Israeli Radio, Reuters reports. The authorities plan to implement the project within two years, he added.

“We will build 10,000 units in Jerusalem and some 15,000 within the [extended] municipal boundaries of Jerusalem. It will happen,” he said.’

Read more: Israel plans construction of 15,000 new settlements in East Jerusalem

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‘German Chancellor Angela Merkel said France’s Emmanuel Macron will make a “strong president” if he wins the May 7 runoff election against Marine Le Pen, a prospect that she explicitly backed.

Asked whether a victorious Macron would have to prove that he’s not a “poodle” to Germany, Merkel called the expression “simply absurd” in an interview with German media group Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.

“I don’t have the slightest doubt that Emmanuel Macron will be a strong president if he’s elected, which I would wish for,” Merkel told RND in an interview published Friday.’

Read more: Merkel Endorses Macron, Saying He’d Make a Strong French President

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‘French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team, which rejected accreditation and accused RT of spreading fake news, has literally hung up on the request to clarify why they refuse to honor freedom of the press.

Macron’s spokeswoman did not last on the phone for a minute, and hung up the moment she discovered she was being asked for a comment from the political movement’s apparent arch-foe, RT, which En Marche! a day earlier called a “two-headed entity” engaged in state propaganda and fake news.

Refusing to speak to RT, the spokeswoman asked to send her an email and patiently wait for their comment – despite being told that several previous letters from RT were left without an answer. Seconds later, she hung up under the pretext of being outside of the office and having bad phone reception.’

Read more: Macron’s campaign accuses RT of spreading ‘fake news,’ dodges requests for clarification

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