North Korea Launches 2 Missiles, Its 7th Weapons Test in a Month

By Choe Sang-Hun SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, two days after South Korea decided to pull out of a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan. The missiles were launched from Sondeok near the North’s eastern coast and flew 235 miles, the South Korean military said in a brief statement. It was […]

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Iran tanker row: Greece closes out ship after US warnings

Greece has refused to help the Iranian tanker recently detained in Gibraltar on suspicion of shipping oil to Syria. Deputy foreign minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis told broadcaster ANT1 his country was “not willing to facilitate the course of this ship to Syria”. The move comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened sanctions on any […]

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Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon

India’s second lunar exploration mission has entered the Moon’s orbit, nearly a month after blasting off, officials have said. Chandrayaan-2 began its orbit of the Moon at 09:02 local time (04:32 GMT) on Tuesday. The craft completed the manoeuvre in around 30 minutes, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed […]

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