US, South Korea, Japan start drills off North Korea

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US, South Korea, Japan start drills off North Korea

(CNN) The US, Japan and South Korea sent a pointed message to North Korea on Tuesday, dispatching high-tech missile defense ships to the same area where Pyongyang fired four missiles just eight days ago.

Brexit: Theresa May warns Sturgeon over referendum ‘game’

London (CNN) British Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a scathing attack on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a new independence referendum, saying it threatened “huge uncertainty” at a pivotal moment for the United Kingdom.

EU court says employers can ban Muslim headscarf at workplace

Washington Post
PARIS – The European Court of Justice issued a non-binding ruling Tuesday that employers can prohibit the Muslim headscarf in the workplace, setting an important precedent for a continent in the midst of a fraught political climate.

Officials say pirates hijack freighter in latest test for Trump

Fox News
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there since 2012.

Worse than Wilders? Why refugees in the Netherlands fear the status quo

Amsterdam, the Netherlands (CNN) Khalid Jone is — in theory — one of the lucky ones. He fled bloodshed in Sudan after his family was killed in bomb attacks, and made it to safety in the Netherlands.

North Korea warns of “merciless” strikes as US carrier joins S.Korea drills

Thomson Reuters Foundation
SEOUL, March 14 (Reuters) – North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of “merciless” attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity.

How sparks at S. Korean women’s school led to anti-Park fire

Washington Post
SEOUL, South Korea – When the Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office last week, there were waves of social media messages thanking students at one South Korean university for sparking the historic change.

Turkey slams EU officials in row over Netherlands campaigning

BBC News
The Turkish foreign ministry has rejected a call by top EU officials to show restraint in a row with the Netherlands over political campaigning.

Brexit explained: What’s next on the UK’s road out of the EU

Washington Post
LONDON – Britain’s Parliament has told Prime Minister Theresa May she can file for divorce from the European Union. She will send the formal letter by the end of March.

Paul ‘never defend Trump’ Ryan exposed as two-faced

Washington Times
In this March 9, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wis. uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP’s long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a news conference on … more >. View Comments Print.

Congress complains a bit too much, says Jaitley in Facebook post

Yahoo News
In the wake of the Supreme Court deciding to hold a floor test in the Goa Assembly on March 16 that would zero in on the next Chief Minister of the state, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who assumed the additional charge of Defence Ministry as

What can Malaysia do to get its citizens back from North Korea?

(CNN) Four Malaysian diplomats and their family members are stuck in North Korea, and there’s not much their government can do to get them out.

Xi has weak pitch selling status quo to Trump

A combination of file photos showing Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) at London’s Heathrow Airport, October 19, 2015 and U.S. President Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City, U.S.

Putin’s rise to power

(CNN) You’ve heard the allegations. And, if the US spy community is right, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the world’s most powerful person is Vladimir Putin.

US general warns of Kremlin interference in Libya amid reports of Russian mercenaries

Fox News
A new report last weekend has revealed that a force of several dozen armed private security contractors from Russia had operated in a part of Libya controlled by regional strongman Khalifa Haftar.

There’s Nothing ‘Nice’ About President Trump’s War on the Media

Daily Beast
The president’s tweet bemoaning media rudeness was either expert trolling or another attempt to bend the Fourth Estate to his will.

Angela Merkel to Meet Donald Trump on Friday After Blizzard Delay
BERLIN – The first face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was postponed by a major storm.

The ISIS Endgame in Syria Exposes Long-Held Grievances

The United States, working by, with and through local ground forces, is poised to begin an assault on Raqqa, ISIS’s most important urban area in Syria.

Malacañang insists on diplomatic talks with China over alleged incursion in Benham Rise

Yahoo News
The government stands firm that the Benham Rise is a territory of the Philippines and it can only allow innocent passage in the area but disallow stay and establishment of any structure.

US Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone, New Senate Bill Would Require a Warrant First

The Root
The Department of Homeland Security has reported that searches of cellphones by border agents increased five-fold in just one year, and despite protections under the Fourth Amendment against unlawful search and seizure, the practice is completely legal.

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