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UN envoy warns N. Korea ‘miscalculation’ could trigger conflict

“A senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk that a miscalculation could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep communication channels open after a rare visit to the reclusive state” writes Agence France-presse for telegraph.co.uk. Jeffrey Feltman’s trip to the North – the first by such a high-ranking UN diplomat since 2010 – kicked off less than a week after Pyongyang said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the US. The United Nations said Feltman met North Korea’s Foreign Minister…

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Palestinian envoy says U.S. recognition of Jerusalem is ‘declaring war’

“LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump would effectively be making a declaration of war if he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians’ chief representative to Britain said on Wednesday” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. “He is declaring war in the Middle East, he is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims (and) hundreds of millions of Christians that are not going to accept the holy shrines to be totally under the hegemony of Israel,” Hassassian added. Senior U.S. officials said on Tuesday that Trump will recognize Jerusalem…

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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

“Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents “valuable wealth” for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea’s weapons” writes Tomohiro Ohsumi for cnbc.com. The last time China’s special envoy for North Korea visited the country was in February last year. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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China to send envoy to North Korea, reopening dialogue with the isolated regime

“China is sending a senior diplomat to visit North Korea as an envoy of President Xi Jinping, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, reopening a channel of dialogue with the isolated regime” reports washingtonpost.com. China has an official special envoy to North Korea, Kong Xuanyou, but he is not believed to have visited Pyongyang since taking the job in August. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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How Istio manages microservice applications – A traffic flow analysis

“What I have always been curious about is how network traffic is routed when I examine my microservices deployed in Istio” writes Lin Is Senior for ibm.com. As developers run their microservice applications with Istio, they immediately gain the many benefits that come with Istio, such as mutual TLS (mTLS) between microservices, traffic management, policy enforcement, telemetry and many more.One thing that always fascinates me is that developers doesn’t have to modify their microservice applications to work with Istio. Source: ibm.com Share This:

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Trump’s business envoy to Asia includes energy firms, but not tech or finance companies

“The risk is that commercial deals “distract from long-term political solutions” to trade issues, the official said” writes Michael Martina for businessinsider.com. Agribusiness and energy firms dominate the delegation list.U.S. industry sources say it has been years since a major business delegation has gone to China during a U.S. presidential visit. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

“Britain had said Mugabe’s appointment as a goodwill ambassador was “surprising and disappointing” and that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work” writes Jekasai Njikizana for cnbc.com. Jeremy Farrar, a global health specialist and director of the Wellcome Trust charity and the NCD alliance, representing health groups combating chronic diseases, welcomed the reversal. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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