Russia pulls out of arms treaty creating tensions with the USA

Russia pulls out of arms treaty creating tensions with the USA
July 4, 2019

The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev to ban American and Soviet land-based ballistic missiles with a spread of 310-3420 miles. The US considered 12 post-Soviets, all except the Baltic nations, to be certain to the treaty obligations. Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan all had significant sites that may be inspected in response to the treaty. President Trump mentioned in October…

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Australian student released from N. Korea does not comment about his situation

Australian student released from N. Korea does not comment about his situation
July 4, 2019

An Australian student who was detained in North Korea was let go and safely left the nation on Thursday after Swedish officers helped broker his release. Alek Sigley, 29, who was studying within the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, had been missing since June 25. “I’m OK. I’m good, I’m excellent,” Sigley instructed reporters after arriving at Beijing airport. He declined to remark about what happened to him within the North…

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