A powerful bomb explosion set by ISIS outside an ice cream parlor in Baghdad and another rush hour car bomb in another area of Iraq’s capital killed at least 31 people.

As North Korea conducted another missile test on May 29, the U.S. Navy is sending a third aircraft carrier group to the Western Pacific to send a message to Pyongyang.

As China's perverse use of digital technology grows, freedom shrinks. 

Amid U.S. media reports that the Communist Chinese dictatorship killed a dozen American intelligence assets in China over two years, the regime's propaganda organs responded by variously celebrating the killings and ridiculing the American news accounts. While claiming that some of the reporting by the New York Times was “fabricated,” the regime's mouthpieces said that if elements of the reports on Beijing's actions were true, that was a “sweeping victory.” Ironically, the mass-murdering dictatorship ruling mainland China operates the largest and most aggressive espionage apparatus in the world — and it has many known collaborators in the United States who remain free. 

Moody's Investors Service, one of the big three credit-rating services in the country, may be late in lowering the creditworthiness of China, but they're right: China has begun cratering.

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