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Massive joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises are a spring ritual on the Korean Peninsula guaranteed to draw a lot of threat-laced venom from Pyongyang. This time, not only are the war games the biggest ever, but the troops now massed south of the Demilitarized Zone have reportedly incorporated a new hypothetical into their training: a "beheading mission" against Kim Jong Un himself.
 
Donald Trump promises to build a great wall along the 3,200-kilometer (2,000-mile) U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it, but it will be a difficult pledge to fulfill.
 
A jury verdict awarding US$55 million to sportscaster Erin Andrews for nude videos of her taken through a hotel peephole will likely reverberate a long time for hotels and their guests, regardless of whether she ever collects it.
 
What was meant as a gesture of respect toward women ended up reminding India that it needed to improve female representation in politics.
 
When North Korea makes threats to nuke its enemies, as it has twice over the last several days, outsiders often have one of two reactions: to dismiss it as yet another example of empty propaganda or to panic.
 
For months, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio tried to tear each other down in a bid to become Donald Trump's top challenger. The senators are now unlikely allies in an effort to stop Trump's march toward the Republican nomination.
 
The new U.N. sanctions on North Korea are out and they are going to pinch Pyongyang hard. But they also beg a big question -- since sanctions thus far have failed to persuade North Korea to roll over and give up its nukes, are more, but tougher, ones really the most effective way to bring the North out of its hardened Cold War bunker?
 
For most Russians, there's little not to like about their country's military operation in Syria.
 
On taxes, trade and drug prices, viewers of the latest Republican debate didn't get a straight story. And Donald Trump spun fiction about 9/11.
 
Mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping has collected titles ranging from National Security Council chief to good old "Uncle Xi."
 
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