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Daily News Roundup

The Early Edition: April 25, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The KOREAN PENINSULA

North Korea conducted large-scale military live-fire drills today to mark the foundation of its military as US submarine the USS Michigan docked in South Korea in a show of force and envoys from the US, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo to discuss the growing threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missiles program, Ju-min Park reports at Reuters.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 24, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The KOREAN PENINSULA

China’s President Xi Jinping urged President Trump to exercise restraint in a call today as the USS Carl Vinson carrier group headed for North Korea, a deployment North Korea said was “an extremely dangerous act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade the North.” Ben Blanchard and Ju-min Park report at Reuters.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 21, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The KOREAN PENINSULA

The UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea’s latest missile test, demanding that North Korea “conduct no further nuclear tests” and, in a hardening of the Council’s stance, threatening to “take further significant measures including sanctions” in a unanimous statement yesterday, AFP reports.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 20, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The KOREAN PENINSULA

“We’re not trying to pick a fight so don’t try and give us one,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley relayed a message for North Korea via reporters yesterday, Edith M.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 19, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The KOREAN PENINSULA

America will provide an “overwhelming and effective” response to any North Korean attack, Vice President Mike Pence reassured allies today from the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan currently docked in Yokosuka, Japan.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 18, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The KOREAN PENINSULA

The US has created “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment,” North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador said yesterday, describing US-South Korea military drills as the biggest ever “aggressive war drill” and insisting that his country was “ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US.” Justin McCurry reports at the Guardian.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 13, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SARIN GAS ATTACK in SYRIA

A US-led coalition airstrike in the eastern Deir al-Zor province last night hit Islamic State poison gas supplies releasing a substance that killed “hundreds including many civilians,” the Syrian army claimed today, Reuters reporting.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 12, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

US STRIKES SYRIA

The US will not enter the Syrian war, President Trump said yesterday, James Politi, Kathrin Hille and Demetri Sevastopulo reporting at the Financial Times.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 11, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

US STRIKES SYRIA

Russia must choose between the US and its allies and Iran, Hezbollah and Assad, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said as he embarked on his trip to Moscow this morning following an urgent meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Italy.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 10, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

US STRIKES SYRIA

Removing Syrian President Assad is now a priority for the US, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told CNN’s Angela Dewan yesterday.…   continue »