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China Praises Tillerson for Offering North Korea Talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis (L) hold talks with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne during a meeting at Government House in Sydney on June 5, 2017. Australia's foreign and defence ministers meet with their US counterparts Rex Tillerson and Jim Mattis for annual talk. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Mark Metcalfe (Photo credit should read MARK METCALFE/AFP/Getty Images)
China’s Foreign Ministry welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s offer to talk with North Korea without preconditions on Wednesday, while the White House responded in a more ambivalent manner.

Rex Tillerson: U.S. Ready for ‘First Meeting Without Precondition’ with North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un
Speaking from the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson surprisingly announced that the Trump administration is ready to hold talks with North Korea without any preconditions.

Defector: Forced Abortions, Prisoners Fed to Dogs in ‘Terrifying Prison’ North Korea

In this April 13, 2017 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, arrives for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korea's military says North Korea is believed to have conducted its sixth nuclear test. South Korea's military said Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, that North Korea is believed to have conducted its sixth nuclear test after it detected a strong earthquake, hours after Pyongyang claimed that its leader has inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a new intercontinental ballistic missile. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
North Korean defector Ji Hyeon-a appeared at a United Nations event entitled “The Terrifying Experience of Forcibly Repatriated North Korean Women” on Monday, where she described her own experiences as a woman three times repatriated to the inhuman dictatorship after escaping to China.

Turkish Foreign Minister on Jerusalem: ‘Some Countries Are Very Timid of the U.S.’

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart (not in picture) in Vilnius on April 3, 2015. Cavusoglu said Turkey will send and 'informal mission' to Crimea to monitor what it termed the 'oppression' of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia's 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
The government of Turkey is staking out a hardline position against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the United States a “partner in bloodshed” with Israel, which he denounced as a “child-murderer state.” On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu needled Arab states for their “very weak responses” on Jerusalem.

NYC Jihadi Posted on Facebook Before Attack: ‘Trump You Failed to Protect Your Nation’

The explosion took place in the subway station at the Port Authority bus terminal, not far from New York's iconic Times Square, sparking commuter panic and travel disruptions
Akayed Ullah, the Islamic State jihadi who used a faulty homemade pipe bomb to attack one of New York City’s busiest subway stations on Monday, has been charged with terrorism by both federal and state authorities. According to the federal charging document, Ullah wrote a Facebook post on Monday morning that said, “Trump you failed to protect your nation.”

Top Russian Military Officer: U.S., South Korea, Japan Military Exercises ‘Heighten Hysteria’

KOREAN PENINSULA, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 06: In this handout image provided by South Korean Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber (L), South Korea and U.S. fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during the Vigilant air combat exercise (ACE) on December 6, 2017 in Korean Peninsula, South Korea. The largest-scale warplanes and military personnel take part in the annual joint exercise, which was scheduled before the North's latest missile test. North Korea fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on November 29, believed to have shown capability to reach to the U.S. mainland. (Photo by South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images)
General Valery Gerasimov, chief officer of the Russian military, kicked off a meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Monday by blaming Japan, South Korea, and the United States for increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula with a joint military exercise.

NYPD Identifies 27-Year-Old Akayed Ullah as NYC Subway Bomber

Law enforcement sources have identified the man who attempted a suicide bombing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station in New York City on Monday morning as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.
Law enforcement sources have identified the man who attempted a bombing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station in New York City on Monday morning as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.

15 Hysterical Reactions to Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

Palestinian demonstrators burn posters of the US president in Bethlehem's Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, 2017. Abbas said the United States can no longer play the role of peace broker after Donald Trump's decision on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. / AFP PHOTO / Musa AL SHAER (Photo credit should read MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
It’s safe to say that people around the world are very excited by President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin the process of moving the American embassy there. Here are some of the most excitable folks and their reactions to the announcement.

Bolton: Jerusalem a Bold Move That ‘Marks Trump as a Very Different Kind of Contemporary American Leader’

A view of Jerusalem Old City seen from Mount of Olives, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, Dec. 6, and instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. His decision could have deep repercussions across the region. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was “exactly the right move to make” on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam.

Chinese State Media Claims World ‘Hugely Excited’ by Xi Jinping Following Effusive Profile

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: (RUSSIA OUT) Chinese President Xi Jinping waves arriving to the Elbphilharmone for the dinner during the G20 Summit on July,7,2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)
It might not seem all that unusual for the state-run media and party organs of a one-party authoritarian country to fawn over the current national leader, but Chinese media has gone way overboard in praising President Xi Jinping after his elevation to near-dictatorship at the last Communist Party Congress.

Saudi Arabia Releases Most Corruption Detainees After Settlements Reached

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - NOVEMBER 11: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'BANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI ROYAL COUNCIL / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) is welcomed by Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud (R) at King Salman Air Base Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 11, 2017. (Photo by Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Royal Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A statement from Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor on Tuesday indicated that most of the suspects swept up in the recent anti-corruption crackdown will be released after reaching settlements with the government, although a sizable number remain in detention, and some of those will be prosecuted for their offenses.

‘Let Trump Be Trump’ Authors Lewandowski and Bossie Ditched Megyn Kelly’s NBC Show to Appear on Breitbart News Daily Radio: ‘Your Ratings Are Ten Times Higher Than Hers’

Collage of David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, co-authors of the new book Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency, told SiriusXM hosts Alex Marlow and Steve Bannon they ditched Megyn Kelly’s NBC morning show to appear on Tuesday morning's Breitbart News Daily instead.

‘Let Trump Be Trump’ Authors Lewandowski and Bossie Skip Megyn Kelly for Breitbart News Tonight: ‘Your Ratings Are Ten Times Higher Than Hers’

Collage of David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, co-authors of the new book Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency, told SiriusXM hosts Alex Marlow and Steve Bannon they turned down an invitation to Megyn Kelly’s NBC television show to appear on the premiere installment of Breitbart News Tonight.

‘Let Trump Be Trump’ Authors Lewandowski and Bossie Skip Megyn Kelly for Breitbart News Tonight: ‘Your Ratings Are Ten Times Higher Than Hers’

Collage of David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, co-authors of the new book Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency, told SiriusXM hosts Alex Marlow and Steve Bannon they turned down an invitation to Megyn Kelly’s NBC television show to appear on the premiere installment of Breitbart News Tonight.

Peter Schweizer: Discovery of FBI Official’s Political Bias Clouds Hillary Clinton and Mike Flynn Investigations


Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss bureaucratic corruption, the latest developments in the investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential race, and new revelations about the Clinton Uranium One scandal.

Report: Russia Begins Registering Media as ‘Foreign Agents’

A cleaner walks past TV sets showing Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual live call-in show in a shop in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Putin had his annual live call-in show, a TV marathon lasting for hours in which he is widely expected to declare his intention to seek another term in 2018, comment on the latest opposition protest and talk about Russia-U.S. ties and other issues. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)
Sources within the Russian parliament said on Monday that foreign media organizations would soon be required to register as agents of foreign governments, with a possible outright ban to follow. The move is seen as retaliation against the United States for sanctions on Russia over interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Report: Russia Begins Registering Media as ‘Foreign Agents’

A cleaner walks past TV sets showing Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual live call-in show in a shop in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Putin had his annual live call-in show, a TV marathon lasting for hours in which he is widely expected to declare his intention to seek another term in 2018, comment on the latest opposition protest and talk about Russia-U.S. ties and other issues. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)
Sources within the Russian parliament said on Monday that foreign media organizations would soon be required to register as agents of foreign governments, with a possible outright ban to follow. The move is seen as retaliation against the United States for sanctions on Russia over interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Bannon: If Obama Managed Trump’s Economy, ‘They Would Have Given Him a Nobel Prize in Economics’

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Appearing on Monday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon analyzed the Republican tax reform bill as a “another Reagan-type tax cut on marginal tax rates” designed to “make American corporations competitive, as far as tax rates go.”

Bannon: Trump Endorses Roy Moore Against Democrats Radical on Life, Guns, Border Security


Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon discussed President Trump’s Twitter endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow.

China’s Xi Jinping Gives Obama ‘Positive Appraisal’ in Beijing Meeting

President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping drink a toast at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Nov. 12, 2014. Presidents Obama and Xi jointly announced a landmark agreement Wednesday that includes new targets for carbon emissions reductions by the U.S. and a first-ever commitment by China to stop its emissions from growing by 2030.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama was in Beijing on Wednesday for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Trump: Reports of Rex Tillerson Leaving Are ‘FAKE NEWS!’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis (L) hold talks with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne during a meeting at Government House in Sydney on June 5, 2017. Australia's foreign and defence ministers meet with their US counterparts Rex Tillerson and Jim Mattis for annual talk. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Mark Metcalfe (Photo credit should read MARK METCALFE/AFP/Getty Images)
President Trump dismissed rumors of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's imminent departure on Friday afternoon, declaring them "FAKE NEWS!" (caps in the original.)

Russia Rejects Calls to Break with North Korea, Blames U.S. for Rising Tensions

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov said President Obama's "outrageous" move to seize diplomatic compounds was designed "to poison Russian-American relations to the maximum and do everything to put the Trump administration in a trap"
Russia has rejected U.S. calls to cut economic and diplomatic ties with North Korea after the dictatorship’s latest provocative missile test. In fact, the Russians made a point of ridiculing the effectiveness of sanctions and blaming the United States for rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Photos of Test Missile Show North Korea’s Larger, More Formidable Weapon

This Nov. 29, 2017, image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from left, and what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea released photos and video of its new missile on Thursday, showing what appears to be a larger and more powerful version of its previous top-shelf ICBM, the Hwasong-14.

Photos of Test Missile Show North Korea’s Larger, More Formidable Weapon

This Nov. 29, 2017, image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from left, and what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea released photos and video of its new missile on Thursday, showing what appears to be a larger and more powerful version of its previous top-shelf ICBM, the Hwasong-14.

Highest-Ranking Saudi Royal Released from Detention After $1 Billion Settlement

Prince Miteb is the most high-profile detained royal to be released so far
Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, son of the late King Abdullah and the highest-ranking royal to be imprisoned during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s corruption crackdown, was released on Tuesday after three weeks of detention.

Gaffney: North Korea Poses ‘Increasingly Mortal Peril’ to America Because ‘China Wants It to Happen’


Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss North Korea’s latest missile launch and the attack on a mosque in Egypt by Islamic State extremists.

Report: North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile

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North Korea’s missile program has been strangely quiet since September, which comes as a relief to Japan, since the last few ICBMs from North Korea have flown through their airspace. On Monday, the Japanese government reported intercepting radio signals that suggest North Korea may be preparing to launch another missile.

Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: GOP Reforms Ease Burden on Truckers and Farmers, Eliminate ‘Distasteful’ Death Tax

Outgoing Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is photographed during an interview in his office Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in Atlanta. Perdue said Wednesday that fellow Republicans need to choose their words carefully when it comes to the emotionally charged debates over immigration. Perdue said his party needs to avoid "a gang-type mentality" that could be harmful to those "who want the American dream." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue talked about tax reform with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily. Perdue was particularly enthusiastic about lifting the tax burden on small businesses and eliminating the "death tax" on inherited property.

Zimbabwe Declares National Holiday for Ousted Dictator Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, the former political prisoner turned guerrilla leader, swept to power in 1980
Zimbabweans were literally dancing in the streets last week when dictator Robert Mugabe’s four decades of tyranny came to an ignominious end, but on Friday the government declared a national holiday in Mugabe’s honor. February 21st will henceforth be known as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day.

Saudi Crown Prince Vows to ‘Pursue Terrorism Until It Is Eradicated Completely’ After Egypt Attack

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shown here on October 24, 2017, has denounced Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the "new Hitler of the Middle East"
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia promised on Sunday that the military coalition headed by his country will renew its efforts to “pursue terrorism until it is eradicated completely” following Friday’s monstrous attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt.

Saudi Crown Prince Vows to ‘Pursue Terrorism Until It Is Eradicated Completely’ After Egypt Attack

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shown here on October 24, 2017, has denounced Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the "new Hitler of the Middle East"
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia promised on Sunday that the military coalition headed by his country will renew its efforts to “pursue terrorism until it is eradicated completely” following Friday’s monstrous attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt.

Chechen Strongman Ramzan Kadyrov: ‘the Time Has Come’ for Retirement

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Ramzan Kadyrov, a onetime Islamist insurgent who became head of the Chechen Republic in 2007, gave an interview to Russian media on Monday in which he congratulated himself for a job well done and said it might be time to retire.

Hayward: How China’s Viral Authoritarianism Infects the West and Threatens the Enlightenment


China’s challenge to the United States over the coming decades will not only be a contest of economic and military might. It will be a clash of ideologies, as President Xi Jinping made quite clear in his marathon address to the 19th Communist Party Congress. China is betting that its brand of authoritarianism will go viral and infect not only Eastern nations it hopes to bring under its hegemonic sway, but the Western world as well.

Emmerson Mnangagwa Could Be Interim President or New Tyrant for Zimbabwe

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Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president of Zimbabwe whose sacking by dictator Robert Mugabe touched off a political crisis that ended Mugabe’s 37 years of rule, returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday and announced that he would be sworn in as interim president on Friday.

Michael Savage on America’s Crisis of Faith: ‘God Is Not Dead, Man Is Dead to God’


Radio host and author Michael Savage joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow to discuss his new book God, Faith, and Reason on a special Thanksgiving Day edition of Breitbart News Daily.

Photos: Zimbabwe Celebrates Mugabe’s Resignation

Escenas de celebración en las calles de Harare tras el anuncio de dimisión de Robert Mugabe
Jubilant citizens of Zimbabwe celebrated news of longtime dictator Robert Mugabe's resignation from Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Gaffney: North Korea a ‘State Terrorist Operation,’ China Is ‘State Sponsor of Terror’ For Supporting Them

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Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss conflicts between the State Department and White House, as well as President Trump’s decision to return North Korea to the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Mugabe Resigns After Zimbabwean Parliament Begins Impeachment

Robert Mugabe
Dictator Robert Mugabe sent a letter of resignation to the Zimbabwean parliament on Tuesday, ending four decades of tyrannical misrule and concluding a delicate coup launched against him by military commanders last week.

Scott Adams: Trump Will ‘Probably Be One of the Most Consequential Presidents of All Time’


Dilbert creator Scott Adams, author of the new book Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter, joined SiriusXM hosts Joel Pollak and Rebecca Mansour on Breitbart News Sunday to talk about President Trump's skill at gaining and holding the attention of the public.

Source ‘Close to Royal Family’ Claims Saudi King Will Abdicate Next Week

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - MAY 21 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'BANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI ROYAL COUNCIL / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (C) attends the U.S. - Gulf Summit at King Abdul Aziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017. The meeting is attended by leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Omans deputy prime minister. (Photo by BANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI ROYAL COUNCIL / HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The government of Saudi Arabia has strenuously denied that King Salman bin Abdulaziz plans to abdicate and pass the throne along to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but on Thursday, the UK Daily Mail quoted a source “close to the royal family” who insisted the king will vacate his throne next week.
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