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North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile

North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile It warned in the statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency that North Korea will closely watch how South Korea's "confrontation hysteria" would develop. China's United Nations ambassador says multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests show the "very strong" need for new talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions and try to achieve denuclearization. [Full Article...]

Travel ban critics say Trump is hurting his case

Accusing Trump of bias, they said the US President did not take action against those countries due to vested interest, citing his business ties with the Gulf. But the following morning, Trump got onto Twitter and said he had an "absolute right" to share information about "terrorism and airline flight safety". [Full Article...]

S.Korea's Moon struggles to form a cabinet meeting his ethics standards

SEOUL , South Korea (AP) — A senior South Korean defense official was suspended Monday for deliberately failing to report to new liberal President Moon Jae-in the arrival of several more launchers for a contentious USA missile defense system, Moon's office said. [Full Article...]

China welcomes Modi's remarks, says Sino-India relations are sound and steady

We moved shoulder to shoulder and worked on the agreement which is a shared legacy of the world. "Trade and investment, counter-terrorism and climate change were some of the key issues that the Prime Minister discussed with the leaders of the four countries", the broadcaster said. [Full Article...]

Mattis Calls Out China's 'Contempt' For Nations' 'Interests'

The US over the spring has sent a massive show of force to the Korean Peninsula, including the nuclear-powered supercarriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan, which took part in the last few days in military exercises with the Japanese military in the Sea of Japan. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan protests result in deaths of nearly 70 people since April 1

Venezuelan protests result in deaths of nearly 70 people since April 1 According to the people in the know, last week Goldman's asset management division paid US$0.31 on the dollar, or around US$ 865 million , for bonds that PDVSA issued in 2014 and that mature in 2022. A copy of that statement on the firm's website said its respect for human rights is “fundamental to and informs our business, ” and that the firm places a “high priority” on identifying potential issu... [Full Article...]

Comey Will Be Pressed On If Trump Interfered With Russia Probe

Comey Will Be Pressed On If Trump Interfered With Russia Probe It's not written down in any federal statute, and it's not part of the rules of evidence. Bill Clinton tried, and he lost, too. Presidents can assert executive privilege to prevent government employees from sharing information. Bush, said he had no idea what Comey might say. The White House has left open the question of whether Trump would intercede in order to scuttle Comey's testimony. [Full Article...]

Five killed in shooting rampage at Florida workplace

State and federal law enforcement officers converged on the industrial park shortly after 8 a.m. after a woman ran out and called 911 from a tile business across the street, said Yamaris Gomez, that store's owner. Monday's shooting at the company that makes awnings for recreational vehicles happened in Orange County near Orlando. Neumann was honorably discharged from the Army in 1999 and had a... [Full Article...]

UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action

UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action Also addressing the thousands of participants - including heads of State and Government, civil society representatives, business people, as well as actors, and ocean and marine life advocates - was the President of the General Assembly , Peter Thomson . [Full Article...]

Tim Farron again refuses to say whether homosexuality is a sin

Tim Farron again refuses to say whether homosexuality is a sin Mr Farron, who has sought to position his party as the voice of the 48% who voted against Brexit in last year's referendum, has said he wants to "double" the number of MPs his party has from its current nine, so it can better hold the government to account. [Full Article...]

London attack: Pakistani-origin man among two attackers identified

Dick said Monday the attack was "ghastly", but that Londoners are pulling together and refusing to be cowed by extremists. Eighteen are still in hospital in critical condition, according to an update by Britain's National Health Service. [Full Article...]

Illegal Tiananmen Square liquor arrives in Hong Kong

Illegal Tiananmen Square liquor arrives in Hong Kong She skipped attending last year's June 4th event, but she returned this year because "we have the duty to pass on [the memory] because it's not in our textbooks". "Until Beijing reverses course and owns up to its past atrocities, Xi's calls have little credibility". The Tiananmen Square protests were born out of peaceful protests held in public in several Chinese cities in April 1989, calling fo... [Full Article...]

3rd London Bridge attacker named as Youssef Zaghba

A new search was underway Tuesday in a neighborhood near the home of two of the London Bridge attackers, hours after police said they had freed everyone detained in the wake of the rampage that left seven dead and dozens wounded. Radouane was a chef who also used the name Rachid Elkhdar and police said he claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan. Police arrested several people and are widening their invest... [Full Article...]

Lower house of Philippine Congress approves tax reform bill

Lower house of Philippine Congress approves tax reform bill The excise tax on fuel is expected to generate a revenue of P75 billion in 2018; P120 billion in 2019; and, P150 billion in 2020. Americans for Prosperity is rolling out a six-figure digital ad campaign on Friday created to spur on House Republicans to get moving on tax reform and rally around the conservative grassroots group's principles for an overhaul. [Full Article...]

Giroud scores hat trick as France crushes Paraguay 5-0

Giroud scores hat trick as France crushes Paraguay 5-0 Substitute Alexandre Lacazette broke to set up Moussa Sissoko for a simple tap-in before Griezmann rounded out the scoring after Silva's fumble fell to him in front of an open goal (77'). Setting a French record for goalkeepers with his 88th cap, Hugo Lloris had little to do. Liam Boyce's first worldwide goal gave Northern Ireland a 1-0 win over New Zealand in a friendly at Belfast and an id... [Full Article...]

May and Corbyn grilled on social care and defence by voters

May and Corbyn grilled on social care and defence by voters The controversial clip comes from Mr Corbyn's appearance on Sky News last month, when interviewer Sophy Ridge asked whether he could "condemn unequivocally the IRA". The Survation poll found that Mr Corbyn's views on Trident make people less likely to vote for him. A nurse, who said she had seen a real terms cut in her pay over the past seven years, asked the Prime Minister why she was not inves... [Full Article...]

US Army Veteran Identified as Orlando Shooter - Sheriff

The unidentified assailant had a history of misdemeanor criminal offenses but was not linked to any terror organizations, said the sheriff, who described the shootings as workplace violence. Neumann was a former employee who was sacked in April. "It's a sad day for us once again in Orange County", he said. "I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence"... [Full Article...]

Police name 2 of 3 London attackers

Flags at half-mast, Britain was to fall silent at 11:00am (1000 GMT) to remember the seven killed and dozens injured on Saturday night, a mourning ritual now grimly familiar after two previous terror attacks in less than three months. It's being touted that he was referring specifically to "a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London in the wake of the attack". [Full Article...]

After London attack, Facebook says aims to be 'hostile environment' for terrorists

After London attack, Facebook says aims to be 'hostile environment' for terrorists Facebook has vowed to be "hostile" to terrorists in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack which left at least seven dead on Saturday. Reuters reports that three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night in Britain's third major militant attack in recent months. [Full Article...]

Qatar minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals

Qatar minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals Opening new fronts in the rivalry will only destabilise the region further. Marcelle Wahba, a former USA ambassador to the UAE and the president of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington think tank, said the United States had leverage but would use it discreetly. [Full Article...]


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