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March 22nd, 2018: Trump To Announce Sanctions With ChinaAfter findings determined that China is involved with stealing and transferring intellectual property from US businesses, President Trump is set to enforce tariffs, sanctions and other measures against China after years of talks have produced no change.
The White House is considering enforcing between 30 to 60 billion dollars in tariffs and other measures that would put restrictions on Chinese investment.
March 15th, 2018: Russian Nerve Agent Used To Poison Ex English SpyBritain expels 23 Russian diplomats in response to Russia's failure to explain how Russian nerve agent poisoned an English ex-spy and his daughter in the city of Salisbury.
January 4th, 2018: Iranian Protests Leave 21 Dead And 450 ArrestedProtests that broke out in Iran has left 21 people dead and 450 arrested. Protests began in response to President Hassan Rouhani's leak of a government budget proposal that would make budget cuts to subsidies to the poor and raising gas prices to alleviate debt.
June 19th, 2017: American Prisoner Otto Warmbier MurderedAmerican prisoner Otto Warmbier who had been held captive by North Korea has been murdered by the North Korean regime after being held prisoner for a year and a half.
After being brought back from North Korea he was unable to speak, see or respond to verbal commands and died just one week after being released as a result of severe brain damage, likely a result of torture.
April 26th, 2017: US Tests ICBM Missile Flying Over 4,000 MilesThe United States has tested an intercontinental ballistic missile over a distance of over 4,000 miles away to the South Pacific. The missile was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and was launched from a base in California on Wednesday morning.
April 15th, 2017: U.S On High Alert For North Korean AgressionThe U.S is on high alert for North Korean agression due to North Korea's show of force during the annual parade celebrating the birth of its founding father, Kim Il-sung, rolling out missiles, including a new ICBM model,tanks and heavy weaponry for display.
North Korea has stated that they are ready for a nuclear attack and seem to be moving toward testing a nuclear device on Saturday despite warnings from the Trump Administration that the U.S would reply to an attempt to test a nuclear device, with a preemptive strike from the United States.
North Korea stated in turn that they would annihilate U.S troops located within South Korea, if it was attacked.
The U.S has sent the USS Carl Vinson, a powerful guided missile destroyer along with an armada, including submarines speeding toward North Korea, ready to intercept and respond to any attack that might happen from North Korea.
April 13th, 2017: The US Has Dropped The Largest Non Nuclear BombThe U.S has dropped the largest non nuclear bomb in its arsonal, the GBU-43B a 21,000LB concussive bomb was dropped in eastern Afghanistan onto ISIS tunnels. The bomb is called the MOAB and has a blast radius of one mile. This just days after a green beret was killed fighting ISIS.
While it was at first thought that the death toll was only 36, the death toll is now being raised to at least 94 ISIS fighters. No civilian casualties have been reported which is not surprising considering how well coordinated, calculated and planned out the attack was beforehand to ultimately minimize the risk of civilian casualties.
April 9th, 2017: North Korea's Reaction To Cruise Missile Attack On SyriaIn reaction to the United States attack on the Syrian air base used to deploy illegal chemical weapons on its own people, North Korea has promised not only to increase their own defenses, but calls their stance on Nukes 'justified' and sides with Russia in saying that the United States cruise missile attack was both baseless and wreckless.
April 6th, 2017: US Launches Missiles At SyriaThe US has launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat air field in Syria, responding to Syria's use of sarin gas and chlorine which killed around 100 people.
It is from this airfield that the United States suspects Syria launched the banned chemical weapons in the recent chemical attack on its own people.
Russia has responded in condemning the attack, stating that the US cruise missile attack on Syria was 'an aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the attack by President Trump was under 'far-fetched' pretext.
Negotiations between the United States and Russia regarding Syria have been suspended in light of the recent escalating events in Syria and Russia has warned of 'negative consequences' in response to the attack on Syria.
April 5th, 2017: Nerve Gas Attack In SyriaEvidence is pointing to the fact that nerve gas was used on the attack that killed 80 or more people in Syria. Traces of sarin and chlorine have been found in the area in Northern Syria where the attack was carried out, and survivors describe 'chemical bombs' falling out of the sky.