26 Apr 2017

Venezuela anti-government protesters paralyse major roads as more die

“Venezuela’s major transport arteries juddered to a halt on Monday as opposition protesters blocked major roads and staged sit-ins across the country.” Source: Venezuela anti-government protesters paralyse major roads as more die | World news | The Guardian

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26 Apr 2017

After two years, no end in sight to Burundi’s deadly turmoil

“Two years after Burundi’s president plunged the central African country into turmoil, the regime shows no signs of easing up on a crackdown that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee.” Source: After two years, no end in sight to Burundi’s deadly turmoil | News24

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26 Apr 2017

Egypt is blocking calls on WhatsApp, FaceTime, Viber and Skype

“Egypt has disrupted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services this week for users who use messaging apps like Apple’s FaceTime, Viber, Skype, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.” Source: Egypt is blocking calls on WhatsApp, FaceTime, Viber and Skype — Quartz

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26 Apr 2017

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier in latest display of growing naval power

“China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier was launched on Wednesday in the latest display of Beijing’s growing naval power.” Source: China launches first home-built aircraft carrier in latest display of growing naval power | South China Morning Post

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26 Apr 2017

Japan warns citizens they might have only 10 minutes to prepare for a North Korean missile

“North Korea might be talking about building missiles that can reach the United States, but Kim Jong Un’s regime already has lots of missiles that can reach Japan. So the Japanese government is preparing its citizens in case a missile comes their way — possibly with less than 10 minutes’ warning.” Source:

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26 Apr 2017

U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

“The U.S. military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China, amid tension over North Korea’s weapons development.” Source: U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests | Reuters

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26 Apr 2017

Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan

“Japan and the United States held a joint exercise involving their Aegis-equipped ships in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, amid heightened tension over North Korea.” Source: Japan, U.S. hold missile defense drill in Sea of Japan | The Japan Times

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26 Apr 2017

Donald Trump invites entire Senate to White House for North Korea briefing

“The entire US Senate will go to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by senior administration officials about the brewing confrontation with North Korea.” Source: Donald Trump invites entire Senate to White House for North Korea briefing | US news | The Guardian

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26 Apr 2017

Trump ‘Armada’ Sent to Deter Kim Can’t Shoot Down His Missiles

“The U.S. Navy flotilla sailing toward the Korean peninsula to deter Kim Jong Un’s regime lacks a key capability: It can’t shoot down ballistic missiles.” Source: Trump ‘Armada’ Sent to Deter Kim Can’t Shoot Down His Missiles – Bloomberg

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26 Apr 2017

Tokyo evasive on report of secret deal with NSA over mass surveillance program

” APR 25, 2017 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE The government’s top spokesman on Tuesday declined to comment on — but did not deny — a report alleging that Tokyo has secretly and closely cooperated with the U.S. National Security Agency in intelligence-gathering, having been provided with an extremely powerful mass-surveillance

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