Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government plans to strengthen Japan’s defense mechanisms in the face of the growing threat from North Korea.
According to both Moody’s and S&P Global, it failed to make $200 million in payments that were due on November 12, immediately resulting in the declaration by the credit rating agencies that Venezuela is officially in “selective default.”
As Catalonia continues its quest for independence, the question of the right of a people to secede begs for answers.
Will President Trump make good on his promise to get tough on China, one of his signature campaign pledges? Not if the Wall Street swamp dwellers accompanying him to Asia have their way.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a decree establishing an anti-corruption committee chaired by his son, and more than 40 princes and government ministers were arrested.
The killing of over 300 people in a bomb attack in Somalia may have been motivated by an American military raid in the country carried out in August.