13 December 2019

North Korea presses for deal; 70 die in Nigerien insurgent attack; Russia boosts sway in Egypt, Saudi; US surveillance practices, exposed; And a bit more.


North Korea keeps up its war of words with the U.S., climbing back into the headlines today by “berating the US for criticizing its missile tests” ( AP ) and saying the U.S. “has nothing to offer regarding any nuclear deal” ( Reuters ).More usefully, Reuters reports “ U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, is expected to visit Seoul next week to meet South Korean officials, leading to speculation he could try to salvage talks by reaching out to North Korea ahead of the [...]