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Kim Jong-un Called Trump a ‘Dotard.’ What Does That Even Mean?

People in Pyongyang, North Korea, watched a television broadcast on Friday of the leader Kim Jong-un’s response to President Trump’s speech at the United Nations. Credit Ed Jones/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
HONG KONG — When President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and mocked its leader, Kim Jong-un, as “Rocket Man” in a speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, the rhetorical retaliation from Pyongyang was inevitable.

Russia’s War Games With Fake Enemies Cause Real Alarm

Russian-Belarusian military exercises in 2013 near Kaliningrad. Some analysts fear that this year’s version could be a prelude for military aggression. Credit Alexey Druginyn/Ria Novosti

MOSCOW — The country does not exist, so it has neither an army nor any real citizens, though it has acquired a feisty following of would-be patriots online. Starting on Thursday, however, the fictional state, Veishnoriya, a distillation of the Kremlin’s darkest fears about the West, becomes the target of the combined military might of Russia and its ally Belarus.

Trump's betrayal of GOP leaders should surprise no one | Eugene Robinson

President Donald Trump leaves after attending services at St. John's Church in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. The president last week named today a National Day of Prayer for victims of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

By Eugene Robinson

Chuck and Nancy and Donald and Ivanka seemed to thoroughly enjoy their meeting at the White House the other day. Mitch and Paul, not so much.

Uraganul Irma ameninta SUA. Mesajul lui Trump pentru americani

Uraganul Irma, care ar putea lovi Florida sambata sau duminica dimineata, are un “potential distructiv cum nu s-a mai vazut”.

Aşa sună avertismentul lui Donald Trump. Iar mesajul oficialilor din Florida este unanim - dacă locuiţi în apropierea coastei, plecaţi imediat, cât mai departe.

Furtuna, care în Caraibe a lăsat în urmă cel puţin 22 de morţi, a mai scăzut în intensitate.

Însă vântul va sufla în continuare cu până la 250 de kilometri pe oră.

North Korea Crisis: Russia’s Putin Warns of ‘Global Catastrophe’

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Tuesday that ramping up the "military hysteria" around North Korea's escalating nuclear and missile tests could lead to a "global catastrophe."

He also questioned the effectiveness of tightening sanctions, as the U.S. has suggested, saying that they will not change the behavior of Kim Jong Un and his regime.

Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow denounced the American decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States as a “blatantly hostile act” that violated international law and demanded Washington reverse the order on Sunday.

The United States has ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two buildings housing trade missions in Washington and New York. It is the latest broadside in a tit-for-tat exchange between the countries that has helped push relations towards a new post-Cold War low.

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