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Recent articles by Kim:

Trump warns Iranian supreme leader who called him a 'clown' to be 'very careful with his words'

President Donald Trump warned Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to be "very careful with his words" after Khamenei called him a "clown" → Read More

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls Trump a 'clown,' defends Iran's military

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called President Donald Trump a "clown" as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012. → Read More

Ukraine launches probe over whether US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was tracked

Ukraine launches investigation into claims U.S. Amb. Marie Yovanovitch was placed under surveillance by people linked to President Donald Trump. → Read More

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, entire Cabinet resign

Dmitry Medvedev made the announcement after Vladimir Putin unveiled a series of changes Medvedev said would alter the country's balance of power. → Read More

Iran announces arrests over its downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176

Iran's Judiciary said the arrests took place after extensive investigations, state media reported. No further details were provided. → Read More

Russian ship 'aggressively approached' a US destroyer in North Arabian Sea, Navy says

A Russian Navy ship "aggressively approached" a US destroyer conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea Thursday, the Navy said. → Read More

Iranian missile caused Ukraine plane crash, Pompeo says; Iran urges investigators for information

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US suspects an Iranian missile caused the deadly crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet in Iran. → Read More

Iran got its revenge for Qasem Soleimani's killing but the US Navy is still a target

Amid intensifying tensions between Tehran and Washington, the U.S. Navy is in Iran's crosshairs. → Read More

Stampede at Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani's funeral kills at least 32

Iran's Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike order by President Donald Trump. → Read More

Iran abandons commitments to nuclear deal after Gen. Qasem Soleimani killing

Iran effectively abandoned the nuclear deal between itself and world powers Sunday following the U.S. killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani. → Read More

Iraq votes to expel U.S. troops after Iran Gen. Qasem Soleimani's killing

About 5,000 American troops are in various parts of Iraq. After Qasem Soleimani's killing, Iraq wants them to leave. → Read More

Fears of all-out war grow after U.S. kills Iran Gen. Qasem Soleimani

Iran has vowed an unspecified harsh retaliation for the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani. But will it risk war? → Read More

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows vengeance for Gen. Qasem Soleimani's death

Iran warned that a "harsh retaliation is waiting" for the U.S. after top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed by the Pentagon in an airstrike. → Read More

View from there: World averts gaze from Trump impeachment

There was little immediate global reaction to Trump's impeachment as world leaders and senior diplomats appear to be staying out of it. → Read More

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party wins majority in UK Parliament, clearing path for Brexit

While results were still rolling in, the Conservatives had claimed 326 seats and appeared headed to the party's best election performance since 1987. → Read More

Senior China adviser: Trump to blame for delays in securing final trade deal, says China has been 'accommodating'

U.S. and China have "agreed in principle" on a preliminary trade agreement but differences remain on major issues between the countries. → Read More

Trump's conspiracy theories thrive in Ukraine, where a young democracy battles corruption and distrust

We talked with two dozen leaders and investigators in Ukraine. They all agree the claims against Joe and Hunter Biden are baseless. Yet they persist. → Read More

UK Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful

The decision could have wide-ranging political ramifications for Brexit, and Johnson, who is attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. → Read More

As Israel votes, Donald Trump proves he's the 'King of Israel'

Every U.S. president, citing shared values and security commitments, has been staunchly pro-Israel; President Donald Trump more than most. → Read More

Saudi oil attack roils global energy markets; Trump says U.S. 'locked and loaded'

Global energy prices rocketed higher after a weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities that disrupted more than 5 percent of the world's daily supply. → Read More