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Source: Washington Post

Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets

Today 08:06 GMT

Amid global anxiety about President Trump’s approach to global affairs, U.S. officials had a message to a gathering of Europe’s foreign policy elite this weekend: pay no attention to the man tweeting behind the curtain.

Both Democrats and Republicans — and top national security officials in the Trump administration offered the same advice publicly and privately, often clashing with Trump’s Twitter stream: the United States remains staunchly committed to its European allies, is furious with the Kremlin about election interference and isn’t contemplating a preemptive strike on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.

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Source: CBS News

Rex Tillerson opens up in rare, wide-ranging interview

Today 08:06 GMT

Rex Tillerson: What I think-- we got a common understanding with China is that North Korea represents a serious threat to China as well.

Rex Tillerson: Early on they might be one on one discussions for the U.S. first and North Korea to determine is there a reason to begin to put the construct for negotiations in place.

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Source: CBS News

More from Rex Tillerson

Today 06:04 GMT

This week on 60 Minutes, CBS News White House correspondent Margaret Brennan talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a wide-ranging interview.

On the broadcast, Tillerson says he's had a relationship with Putin for 18 years, and he recalls first walking into the Kremlin as Secretary of State: "The only thing I said to him was, 'Mr. Among the topics the nation's top diplomat addressed were the pressure campaign on North Korea, charges that he is "dismantling American diplomacy," and his relationship with Vladimir Putin.

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Source: Fox News

Media react to Florida shooting by targeting Trump on guns, and other overt journalistic biases

Sunday 14:30 GMT

Journalists mostly stuck to their script – demonizing guns and gun owners, getting gun facts wrong and attacking the National Rifle Association.

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd noted how President Trump decided “not to address any policy ideas at all in his remarks” and focused on an “empathetic tone.” Journalists mostly stuck to their script – demonizing guns and gun owners, getting gun facts wrong and attacking the National Rifle Association.

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Source: Washington Post

South Korean president says Olympics have lowered tensions with North

Sunday 14:30 GMT

In a visit Saturday to this Winter Olympics host city, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that the Games have helped to lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and he expressed hope that the rapprochement would “lead to dialogue between the United States and North Korea.” “There have been many achievements in advancing inter-Korean talks,” Moon said, “and I hope that this will lead to an improvement in inter-Korean relations, and not only inter-Korean relations, but I also hope — and we also believe that there has been, slowly but gradually, growing common sense for the need of dialogue between the United States and North Korea.”

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Source: Common Domain

A peek inside the B-2 bombers sent to Guam as a warning to North Korea

Friday 21:52 GMT

The U.S. in turn deployed three Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit strategic stealth bombers to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

To amplify this effect, B-2 design employs a series of curved areas across its surface (a technique also known as “continuous curvature”), designed to deflect radar beams. The aircraft comes with a “flying wing” (a tailless aircraft with no clearly discernible fuselage) configuration that provides low drag and significantly reduces radar profile because it lacks angles that may reflect radar waves.

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Source: New York Times

Seeing Bounty Abroad, Will North Koreans Change Their Homeland?

Saturday 16:21 GMT

“Many South Koreans worked abroad after the Korean War, when things were tough for South Korea,” said Kim Myo-jong, 34, an orthopedic surgeon in the stands for the pairs skating short program.

In the locker room before a game between the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team and Sweden, some of the South Koreans taught their teammates from the North how to dance to K-pop music, said Sarah Murray, the Korean women’s hockey coach.

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Source: New York Times

U.S. Condemns Russia for Cyberattack, Showing Split in Stance on Putin

Saturday 01:32 GMT

The United States on Thursday joined Britain in formally blaming Russia for a huge cyberattack last June that was aimed at Ukraine but crippled computers worldwide, a highly public naming-and-shaming exercise that could further fray relations with Moscow.

“There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations,” Mr. Coats added.

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Source: CBS News

Why North Korea won’t give up its nukes

Saturday 09:55 GMT

Kim Jong Un is a rational actor, not a suicidal one, according to former CIA senior analyst and North Korea expert Jung Pak, and is aware that North Korea would not be able to sustain a prolonged conflict with either South Korea of the United States.

She sat down for lunch with CBS News Chief White House Correspondent and "The Takeout" podcast host Major Garrett to talk about Kim's complicated calculations and the lengths he will go to protect his status as leader of the rogue regime, despite international calls for North Korea to get rid of its nuclear arsenal. "I don't think anybody is comfortable with North Korea having any nuclear weapons so I think it has to be a goal," Jung said, noting, as she does in her essay, that the regime often brings up Iraq and Libya as examples of why they would not want to give up their nuclear weapons.

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Source: Global News

South Korea spending millions to bring North Koreans to the Olympics

Saturday 11:47 GMT

According to South Korea’s Unification Ministry, that’s the record amount the country has allotted to pay the bills of more than 400 North Koreans, only 22 of whom were athletes, at the Pyeongchang Games.

“The North Korean delegation’s participation in the 2018 Olympics will be an opportunity for co-operation and reconciliation between the North and South,” South Korea’s Unification Ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday that included the cost figure.

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Source: Fox News

Kim Jong Un's top aide, thought to have been executed, reappears on TV

Saturday 16:21 GMT

News about Hwang’s troubles emerged in mid-November when South Korea’s spy agency said the top aide and his deputy, Kim Won-hong were expelled from their positions due to having an “impure attitude.” The spy agency said Hwang was “punished,” but further details were not released.

A North Korean official thought to have been executed by the regime's death squad shockingly reappeared in TV footage released Thursday after a mysterious monthslong absence.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte