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China Responds To Trump's North Korea Tweet

Following President Trump's 'thanks for nothing in North Korea' tweet last night, China has now responded, saying that its efforts on North Korea have been "indispensable."

South Korea Delays THAAD Deployment – What Next?

The United States should consider South Korea’s decision to delay THAAD as an opportunity to withdraw from the peninsula. The cold war is long over, and Washington’s ability to contain the DPRK has failed. Allowing China to take a greater leadership role may not be such a bad thing.

North Korea Accuses "Gangster State" US Of "Mugging" Diplomats

North Korea is accusing the US of seizing an official diplomatic package from a team of diplomats headed home from a UN summit on the rights of the disabled – an act it said was tantamount to “mugging” its delegates, who enjoy diplomatic immunity.

The ECB Has Almost Run Out Of German Bonds To Buy

Last month the average maturity of all German bond purchases by the ECB bond plunged below 4 for the first time ever, or just 3.98 years, the lowest on record.  This confirms that the ECB is actively reducing the amount of German Bunds it is buying and suggests that the ECB has almost run out of eligible German bonds to buy.

Japan Holds Evacuation Drills Amid Growing Concerns Over North Korea's Missile Tests

The Japanese government is actively attempting to help the public prepare for the worst by putting on its website a list of tips in case a missile lands in Japanese territory. The tips include “take shelter in a robust building nearby” and “move away from windows or, if possible, move to a room without windows.”

Did Trump Spark The Breakup Of 'The West' Last Week?

"The European half of Trump’s trip should be taken as a fire-bell-in-the-night warning: Shape up, Europe, or you may find yourselves on your own when it comes to the defense of your continent. For we Americans have had about enough."