North Korea ‘ready to carry out new nuclear test’

North Korea ‘ready to carry out new nuclear test’

North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea’s defence ministry said Monday, just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful test. “An additional test could be conducted in a tunnel that branches off from the second tunnel or in the third tunnel, where preparations […]

N. Korea nuclear test suspected after earthquake

N. Korea nuclear test suspected after earthquake

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea’s military said Friday after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude “artificial earthquake” near its main nuclear site. A confirmed test by the isolated North would send tensions soaring over its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions, which have already earned […]

Italian vote on big-city mayors will be test for establishment parties

Italian vote on big-city mayors will be test for establishment parties

Italians vote on Sunday to choose mayors of the largest cities in elections that will test the popularity of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and could produce a big breakthrough for the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement. Only in Turin is the candidate of Renzi’s Democratic Party (PD) a clear favourite. He insists the elections will have no […]