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North Korea’s Sudden Shift Puts South’s Leader on the Spot

SEOUL, South Korea — A week ago, things could not be going better for President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. He was successfully arranging a meeting between North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Trump. His approval ratings [...]
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Maralinga Journal: Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: a Test Site for Atom Bombs

Maralinga, which means “thunder” in the extinct Aboriginal language Garik, is an unlikely tourist destination. It is hot and arid, and at 700 miles west of Adelaide it is difficult to reach. When tours started in 2016, the village [...]
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GRIFTPOCALYPSE! Or, ‘Scott Pruitt May Be In Wee Spot Of Bother’

6 months ago | 0 comment
IS THAT AN EXPLODING FIREBALL? Nope, it’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt! By the time you read this, old Scotty will probably be bagging groceries at a Save-A-Lot in Tulsa. Has there ever been a political flameout [...]
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Qasr al-Yahud Journal: Clearing Land Mines From the Spot Where Jesus Is Said to Have Been Baptized

6 months ago | 0 comment
Now, in an effort to rehabilitate and open up the rest of the site, the Halo Trust, a British-American mine clearance charity, has begun a mine-clearing operation with the cooperation of the Israeli National Mine Action Authority, working [...]
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Trump’s Trade Threats Put China’s Leader on the Spot

6 months ago | 0 comment
“People in the U.S. and China have for years said the wolf is coming, the wolf is coming, but the wolf hasn’t come,” he said. “This time, the wolf is coming. And how to deal with the wolf? I would say that there is still no consensus.” Analysts [...]
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Fatter paychecks promised by Republicans put IRS in tough spot

9 months ago | 0 comment
The IRS is facing its first big challenge implementing the new tax law: deciding how much in taxes to withhold from millions of Americans’ paychecks. The agency is under pressure to take as little as possible so people will [...]
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Conyers allegations put Pelosi in tight spot

10 months ago | 0 comment
Rep. John Conyers’ (D-Mich) departure from the position opens a powerful committee post and adds to turmoil roiling Capitol Hill. | Getty [...]
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U.S. Desire for North Korea Oil Cutoff Puts China in a Tight Spot

1 year ago | 0 comment
Mr. Zhang said that if Mr. Trump agreed to a version of a strategy proposed by China to ease the crisis — a freeze of the North’s nuclear program in exchange for suspending joint United States-South Korean military exercises — then [...]
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Naval Vessels, Shadowy by Intent, Are Hard for Commercial Ships to Spot

1 year ago | 0 comment
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore told The Straits Times, a Singapore newspaper, this week that the government’s vessel traffic information system had not even known the John S. McCain was there until the tanker, the Alnic MC, [...]
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Trump’s Tough Talk on North Korea Puts Japan’s Leader in Delicate Spot

1 year ago | 0 comment
“If it looks like the U.S. set off the chain of events that led to escalation, and Abe didn’t use his relationship with Trump to moderate that, it’s easy to imagine that there would be a domestic price to pay,” said Tobias Harris, [...]