North Korea’s provocations leave Japan, allies short on options

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters late Sunday following telephone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump regarding North Korea’s latest nuclear test. | KYODO by Tomoyuki Tachikawa Kyodo Sep 4, 2017 Japan is apparently stumped over how to deal with North Korea, which carried out its sixth nuclear test Sunday in defiance of international…

The West Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels, Says Russian Foreign Ministry

THE MOSCOW TIMES Aug 17, 2017 Maria Zakharova Vyacheslav Prokofiev / TASS     Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria. “Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. “Western countries and regional…