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What will probably happen with the North and South Korean peace treaty

Hofstra University Professor of Law Julian Ku explains the likely outcomes and motivations of a peace treaty between North and South Korea. Following is a transcript of the video. Julian Ku: These agreements have been reached before after long and painful negotiations and they have fallen apart before. So, the […]
What will probably happen with the North and South Korean peace treaty
News

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has pledged to rid the country of Chinese investment

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has pledged to rid the country of Chinese investment if he wins the nation’s upcoming July elections. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa accused China of “asset-stripping” the country’s resources. China and Zimbabwe have maintained strong economic ties during former President Robert Mugabe’s rule, and China has become the […]
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has pledged to rid the country of Chinese investment
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Kim Jong Un reportedly agrees to meet Trump at the Korean DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly agreed to meet President Donald Trump for a historic meeting in the Korean demilitarized zone, the most heavily armed border in the world. Trump appeared on Monday to nod toward meeting Kim at the DMZ, rather than a neutral country, which could […]
Kim Jong Un reportedly agrees to meet Trump at the Korean DMZ
Tech

China is monitoring employees’ brain waves and emotions — and the technology boosted one company’s profits by $417 million

Chinese businesses and the military are monitoring employees’ brain activity and emotions. The “emotional surveillance technology” helps employers identify mood shifts so they can change break times, an employee’s task, or even send them home. The technology reportedly increases productivity and profitability, with one company claiming its profits jumped by […]
China is monitoring employees’ brain waves and emotions  —  and the technology boosted one company’s profits by $417 million
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China is watching its 1.4 billion citizens — here’s how

China is setting up a vast surveillance system that tracks every single one of its 1.4 billion citizens – from using facial recognition to name and shame jaywalkers, to forcing people to download apps that can access all the photos on their smartphones. The growth of China’s surveillance technology comes […]
China is watching its 1.4 billion citizens — here’s how
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Mattis reportedly sees himself as Trump’s ‘babysitter’ and fought to limit the president’s options on North Korea

Defence Secretary James Mattis reportedly views himself as President Donald Trump’s “babysitter,” according to a New Yorker story. Mattis’s efforts to moderate Trump created tensions with former White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster. McMaster’s aides claimed he never advocated for a “bloody nose” strike against North Korea, contrary to […]
Mattis reportedly sees himself as Trump’s ‘babysitter’ and fought to limit the president’s options on North Korea
Tech

Kanye West covers his laptop camera with tape

Kanye West tweeted out videos of himself on his computer on Monday. If you look closely, one of the videos shows his MacBook – and what appears to be black tape covering the laptop’s camera. This is Kanye West, a world famous musician and fashion designer. Lately, he’s been stirring […]
Kanye West covers his laptop camera with tape
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Trump’s Veterans Affairs nominee’s confirmation hearing postponed amid allegations of a hostile work environment and excessive drinking at work

US Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, had his confirmation hearing postponed. The postponement comes amid allegations against Jackson that include claims of a hostile work environment, excessive drinking at work, and improperly dispensing medication, several news outlets reported. Jon Tester of Montana, […]
Trump’s Veterans Affairs nominee’s confirmation hearing postponed amid allegations of a hostile work environment and excessive drinking at work
Markets

Oil tumbles off 3-year highs after Trump takes a jab at OPEC

Oil has been rallying this week, but slipped on Thursday following President Donald Trump’s criticism of OPEC. Crude fell more than 1% by 8:00 a.m. ET, an hour after the tweet. Follow oil in real time here. Oil prices retreated from multi-year highs Friday after President Donald Trump took a […]
Oil tumbles off 3-year highs after Trump takes a jab at OPEC
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Here are the biggest revelations from Comey’s memos

James Comey’s memos are out. Shortly after the Justice Department sent copies of the former FBI director’s memos to Congress at the request of a group of House Republicans, news organisations got ahold of the 15 pages of partially redacted documents. The memos, which detail private conversations Comey said he […]
Here are the biggest revelations from Comey’s memos
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Philadelphia authorities are reportedly investigating ‘suspicious’ death of H.R. McMaster’s elderly father

Homicide investigators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are reportedly looking into the death of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster’s 84-year-old father, WPVI-TV reported Wednesday night. McMaster Sr. died after allegedly suffering a head injury in a fall, according to the local news outlet, which cited unnamed sources. Investigators were also looking […]
Philadelphia authorities are reportedly investigating ‘suspicious’ death of H.R. McMaster’s elderly father
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Trump administration says a new round of sanctions against Russia are coming

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced the US would imminently impose a new rounds of sanctions on Russia. This comes days after the US, Britain, and France conducted “precision strikes” in Syria on Friday in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government. “Russian sanctions […]
Trump administration says a new round of sanctions against Russia are coming
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Independent inspectors back up UK assessment that Russia poisoned former spy

The Organisation for the Protection of Chemical Weapons has published analysis supporting the UK in accusing Russia over poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal. The OPCW confirmed UK military scientists who identified the chemical used as a Novichok nerve agent. They did not explicitly blame Russia for the attack, but the analysis […]
Independent inspectors back up UK assessment that Russia poisoned former spy
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo failed to disclose business link to China

CIA Director Mike Pompeo failed to disclose links to a company owned by the Chinese government during his 2017 confirmation. The CIA defended Pompeo’s omission saying, “He would have no reason to know details on the layers of companies” that worked with a business he ran in Kansas. But in […]
CIA Director Mike Pompeo failed to disclose business link to China