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  • Tulsi Gabbard says U.S. should re-enter Iran nuclear deal, end sanctions in response...

    09/19/2019 10:38:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/19/2019 | Victor Garcia |
    Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, said Thursday that she would re-enter the Iran nuclear deal and end sanctions in response to Iran's involvement in drone attack against Saudi Arabia oil facilities if she was president. "What I would do is, I would re-enter the Iran nuclear deal to prevent Iran from continuing to move forward in building a nuclear weapon that puts us and the world further at risk," Gabbard said on "The Story with Martha MacCallum." " And number two... end those crippling sanctions. Every day that we don't do this, every day we continue down this...
  • Trump to present trophy to winner of Summer Grand Sumo Tournament

    05/13/2019 3:07:51 AM PDT · by sushiman · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 5/13/19
    Trophy made in ...USA !!!
  • North Korean ship used to transport coal is seized over sanctions violation, US announces

    05/09/2019 11:28:38 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05-09-2019 | Katherine Lam
    A North Korean cargo vessel used to transport coal was seized in violation of international sanctions against the rogue regime, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday, just hours after the hermit kingdom fired two suspected short-range missiles. The 17,061-ton vessel, called the Wise Honest, is one of North Korea’s largest bulk carriers used to illicitly ship coal from North Korea and deliver heavy machinery to the Hermit Kingdom, officials said. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said this is the first time a North Korean cargo ship was seized for violating international sanctions. “This sanctions-busting ship is now out of service,” Assistant...
  • North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile' days after new missile launch (NEW ONE)

    05/09/2019 2:32:51 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 52 replies
    North Korea has test-fired at least one unidentified projectile from a missile base just five days after its first rocket and missile launch since 2017. The projectile was launched from a medium-range ballistic missile base as South Korean, American and Japanese officials meet in Seoul to discuss North Korea amid fears that tensions could escalate again. South Korea's military said the projectile was fired from Sino-ri in an eastwards direction at 4.30pm local time on Thursday.
  • North Korea launches short-range 'projectiles': report

    05/04/2019 12:06:31 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Last Update 1 hour ago | Elizabeth Zwirz, Louis Casiano
    North Korea reportedly launched multiple unidentified short-range "projectiles" off its eastern coast Saturday. Word of the firings was reported by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, which cited South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The South initially reported that the Communist North fired short-range missiles but later retracted that statement.
  • (BREAKING) N. Korea Launches Short Range Missile Toward Japan Sea (90 min. ago)

    05/03/2019 6:48:06 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 180 replies
    Basically leading with short dispatches saying the North Koreans did this at around 0906 am local Saturday (8:06 pm eastern USA) in Korea/Japan, about 90 minutes ago, into the Sea of Japan, traveling 70 to 200 kilometers from a launch site near Wonsan on DPRK east coast. (Report in Japanese—because fast breaking) Conservative Sankei Shimbun news, Tokyo
  • Why the US Needs to Revisit Its Negotiating Approach to North Korea—And Soon

    04/22/2019 1:33:00 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 47 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 22 April 2019 | Ankit Panda
    Weeks after the collapse of the summit between Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, the North Korean leader finally broke his silence. In a speech heavily focused on foreign affairs delivered to the Supreme People’s Assembly – North Korea’s pro forma parliament – Kim made clear his position. He said that a third summit with Trump wasn’t off the table just yet, but getting there would require evidence that the U.S. position on sanctions relief more seriously. To this end, Kim also echoed a message he had originally delivered during his New Year’s Day address: that...
  • Trump letter brings Kim Jong-un 'great satisfaction': state media

    01/23/2019 7:01:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    SBS News ^ | January 23, 2019 | Agence France Presse
    North Korea's Kim Jong-un has expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit between the two leaders, Pyongyang's state media reported Thursday. Kim is making "good technical preparations" for the meeting, the official KCNA news agency said, in the isolated nation's first comments on the talks scheduled for next month. The letter was handed to Kim by one of his right-hand men, vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, who met Trump at the White House last week as the two countries seek a denuclearisation accord that could ease decades of hostility. "(Kim)...
  • North Korea Stood Up The US For A Meeting On Recovering POW/MIA Remains

    07/12/2018 9:34:25 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies
    Task and Purposer ^ | Jared Keller
    U.S. military officials were left in the lurch last Thursday when North Korean representatives simply failed to show up for a meeting on recovering and repatriating the remains of the U.S. troops killed during the Korean War, the Washington Post reports. According to the Post, officials from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and representatives from United Nations Command were left waiting in the Joint Security Area of the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone on July 12, although it is unclear why the North Korean counterparts failed to attend. “We were ready,” according to one anonymous official who spoke to the Post....
  • North Korea To Pompeo: We Regret That You’re Serious About Denuclearization

    07/07/2018 7:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the two sides of the North Korean nuclear crisis have their wires crossed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo led two days of talks with the Kim regime and offered a positive take on progress as he left Pyongyang. The North Koreans disagreed: BREAKING: North Korea Foreign Ministry says talks with Pompeo 'regrettable,' accuses US of unilateral demands for denuclearization.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 7, 2018 North Korea says high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning...
  • Beijing has reason to be pleased with how the Trump-Xi meet went

    04/13/2017 8:47:03 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 41 replies
    China Post (TAIWAN) ^ | 13 April 2017 | Frank Ching
    Chinese leader Xi Jinping's two-day summit meeting with Donald Trump, overshadowed by the U.S. attack on Syria, gave each president the chance to take the measure of the other and, apparently, each liked what he saw. From the Chinese perspective, things went very well indeed, with China taking the initiative and the Americans going along. It wasn't supposed to be like that. Trump had plans to pressure Xi to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. Trump also expected Xi to "step up" and help rein in North Korea. Neither thing happened. From the beginning, China felt it had the situation under...
  • Only half of the $6 million Trump raised for vets has been delivered to charities

    04/23/2016 6:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2016 | John Sexton
    One of Trump’s most enduring and arguably most endearing campaign lines has been his promise to treat American vets better. When Trump dropped out of a Fox News debate in January he held a separate event at which he raised money for veterans. But three months later, Trump’s campaign adviser for veterans, Al Baldasaro, doesn’t seem too concerned about it. He told the Daily Beast, “I’m not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy… you guys just want to say, ‘gotcha.’”To be fair, Baldasaro is not a Trump staffer. The real problem is that...
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) “Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • Trump struggles to connect with Wyoming voters

    04/11/2016 9:32:26 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 187 replies
    Wyoming Tribune Eagle ^ | 11 April 2016 | Hunter Woodall and Laura Hancock
    CASPER – Study a map of presidential primary results and you’ll see Donald Trump dominating in the northeast. You’ll see him beating more established candidates in Arizona and Nevada and stunning pundits with dominance in the South. But where you won’t see Trump winning big, or winning much at all, is in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, three of the nation’s reddest states. There, the real estate mogul and famed reality star has struggled to connect with voters. Trump is still the front-runner for the GOP nomination, but he has failed in the Northern Rockies. He lost to Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Trump’s weak delegate operation could derail his nomination

    04/08/2016 11:01:05 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 139 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6 April 2016 | Benjy Sarlan
    There’s a recurring question among the Republicans gathering in Colorado at state and local conventions to choose delegates this week: "Where’s Donald Trump?" Colorado is a rare state where party officials choose delegates without any input from a primary or caucus vote. The bulk of the state’s 37 delegates will be picked at a series of congressional district conventions on Friday and a state convention on Saturday in Colorado Springs. Prospective delegates can run as unaffiliated free agents or pledge to back a candidate. "There just doesn’t seem to be any Trump organization at all, to be honest," Dick Wadhams,...
  • Cruz, Rubio Camps Discuss Delegates

    03/21/2016 12:11:06 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 150 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 18, 2016 | Rebecca Berg
    Top political aides to Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz connected Friday to discuss how delegates currently bound to Rubio might be allocated, a Cruz campaign aide confirmed to RealClearPolitics.Although the conversation between Rubio’s former campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, and Cruz Campaign Manager Jeff Roe was brief and no resolution was reached, the development suggests the two former rivals could be moving toward detente if not an active collaboration.-snip-If Rubio does decide to endorse Cruz, the aide said, that decision would likely be reached between the two of them, not among senior aides. “Marco and Ted are good friends, so...
  • Donald Trump Just Publicly Embraced the WORST Part of Obamacare [VIDEO] [Ind. Mandate]

    02/19/2016 12:18:37 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 265 replies
    PoliStick ^ | February 19, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    Donald Trump: “I like the mandate.” Donald Trump has often promised to repeal the “disaster” that is Obamacare and he’s right, it is a disaster.But at Thursday night’s CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall in South Carolina, Donald Trump embraced what is easily the worst part of Obamacare, the anti-free market “individual mandate” which forces Americans to buy only government-approved health care insurance, whether they want to or not.To justify his support for the Obamacare mandate, Donald Trump uses leftist talking points of not wanting people to “die in the streets,” as if they has ever happened in America — before...
  • Kim Jong-il is dead [Main Thread]

    12/18/2011 7:13:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 959 replies · 2+ views
    Kim Jong-il is dead
  • From 0.7% Christian Japan, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" To All (It Is Said & Seen EVERYWHERE Here)

    12/02/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 70 replies · 2,302+ views
    AmericanInTokyo ^ | 3 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    CHRISTMAS IN JAPAN can be a little lonely and isolated for the Westerner here. What with the distance from “home” and cultural differences. Little things, here and there. Missing some of the usual things from back home, especially for people like one particular 'American in Tokyo'. This year 2009 is again no different. However, in many respects I must say there is nevertheless one little thing that is so refreshing about being stuck in Japan during Christmas—after a few years—and for the occasions one cannot make it back "home". It is almost like the clock has been refreshingly and...
  • Going Khmer Rouge

    11/25/2009 10:58:30 AM PST · by mkboyce · 7 replies · 687+ views
    11/25/09 | MKBoyce
    "Going Khmer Rouge", a new manifesto ‘written’ by Barack Hussein Obama Barry Soetoro Dunham Jr., with foreword by William Ayers. Coming soon to bookstores, school libraries, mandatory reading lists, marriage licenses, IRS tax forms, deed recordations, Census questionnaires, drivers’ education exams, and ACORN employee manuals near you...or else!