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North Korea Says It Has Suspended Missile Testing and Plans to Close Nuclear Site

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The North also vowed to actively engage with(…)

Fed’s Powell nods to ‘gradual’ rate increases, close eye on inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, pledging to “strike a balance” between the risk of an overheating economy and the need to keep growth on track, told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday that the central bank would stick with gradual interest rate increases despite the added stimulus of tax cuts and government spending. Reuters:(…)

Palestinian Official: U.S. Threat to Close Washington Office Is ‘Extortion’

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal. The Palestinian foreign minister denounced the U.S. move as an(…)