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US sets up missile defence in S. Korea as North shows power

US sets up missile defence in S. Korea as North shows power All 100 senators have been invited to an unprecedented briefing in a building next to the White House that will include President Donald Trump's secretary of state, defense secretary, top general and national intelligence director. The meeting was set for one day after a North Korean holiday on Tuesday marking the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army. "If it flies, it will die", Adm. [Full Article...]

Arkansas' set to conclude executions with 4th on Thursday

Arkansas' set to conclude executions with 4th on Thursday Because the 30-day period will expire after his execution date, the governor will have to sign a new death warrant setting a new date. Williams was administered the injection at 10:16 p.m. Williams was the third Arkansas inmate put to death in the past week. Department of Corrections spokesman Solomon Graves delivered the news from the state's death chamber. [Full Article...]

Accused Paris gunman previously threatened police, but not on any watch list

Youssouf El Osri, who turned himself in to police in Antwerp on Friday, is not suspected of involvement in the Paris attack but was brought to the attention of French authorities in relation to a drug investigation, said a senior Belgian law enforcement official, speaking to POLITICO on Friday on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

US wants to bring N.Korea back to 'path of dialogue'

US wants to bring N.Korea back to 'path of dialogue' Though it has warned "all options are on the table", Trump's administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its weapons programs through tougher sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and it remained open to talks. [Full Article...]

U.S. to tighten sanctions on North Korea

U.S. to tighten sanctions on North Korea The letters read "Oppose THAAD". North Korea stopped short of conducting major provocative actions, such as a sixth nuclear test , for the 85th anniversary of the founding of its military. The report, citing an unidentified South Korean government source, said the exercise was possibly supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In a phone conversation with Trump on Monday, Chinese Pre... [Full Article...]

IS launches 'chlorine gas attacks' in western Mosul

IS launches 'chlorine gas attacks' in western Mosul He added: "The federal police managed to shoot down a Daesh drone in northern Al-Tayaran district and launched artillery attacks targeting terrorist headquarters in the old city". Losing Mosul would be a major blow to IS, but would not mark the end of the war against the jihadists. Iraqi officials gave no details of what kind of poison gas may have been used, and said the injuries were minor. [Full Article...]

NBA fines Rockets owner $100000 for confronting referee

NBA fines Rockets owner $100000 for confronting referee The fan was identified by several National Basketball Association insiders as Rockets owner Leslie Alexander. Late in the first quarter, Alexander left his courtside side and walked over to Kennedy on the sideline and screamed at the official. [Full Article...]

Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza

Barghouti, 57, and serving five life sentences over his role in the second Palestinian intifada, is refusing medical treatment, according to Amani Sarahneh of the Palestinian Prisoners' Club NGO. Hamas will now have to turn to the global community for help. Palestinian authority is contacting worldwide communities and organizations to pressure Israel into giving the prisoners their rights. [Full Article...]

Korea installs parts of contentious United States missile defense

Korea installs parts of contentious United States missile defense On Wednesday, South Korea started installing key parts of a contentious United States missile defence system that also has sparked Chinese and Russian concerns. There have been occasions in the past when political tensions have reached crisis point - most recently in April 2013 - but Trump's firm rhetoric on North Korea in recent weeks is unusual for a U.S. [Full Article...]

Pro-Life Group Endorses Karen Handel in Georgia Congressional Runoff

He benefited from a fractured Republican field of 11 candidates, some of whom emphasised their loyalty to Mr Trump while others kept their distance. Still, it's unclear whether Ryan will improve Handel's chances - or make them worse. As for whether Trump will campaign with Handel, Spicer said: "We'll see if we're needed". While Handel can keep the district red, she's going to need a state part... [Full Article...]

China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier The new carrier is so strikingly similar to the Liaoning aircraft carrier that many are calling it the Liaoning upgrade. The main body of the carrier has been completed, with major systems equipment installed. The new vessel still lags behind its U.S. counterparts technologically, but senior fellow at Sydney's Lowy Institute Sam Roggeveen told CNN it is likely just a "stepping stone" to Chi... [Full Article...]

Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race

Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race Workers whistled and jostled with Macron's security guards while a burning tire threw a cloud of black smoke across the site when the former economy minister visited the tumble-drier factory in his hometown of Amiens . Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen . "Patriots should come together to fight those who promote unbridled globalisation", she said. According to him, his daughter was "too laid-b... [Full Article...]

S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

The draft resolution would be put to a vote if North Korea carries out a fresh nuclear or long-range missile test, an unnamed diplomatic sources told Yonhap News Agency on Wednesday. Noting that the ships had eventually gone on to sail toward the Korean Peninsula, Harris said they are still en route. "It helps in no way to achieve the denuclearisation of the peninsula and regional peace and stab... [Full Article...]

Gorsuch Full of Questions in First US Supreme Court Argument

But Gorsuch again seemed skeptical, suggesting that what Landau was in fact asking the justices to do was to "just continue to make it up". Justice Elena Kagan noted that the court has had a contrary interpretation for decades. Before they took the bench on Monday, the justices did one thing that was symbolic in its timing. There is no expectation at the high court that new justices are to be ... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu cancels meeting with German foreign minister over West Bank

Netanyahu explained that he had set a new policy by which he would no longer meet in Israel with visiting dignitaries who on the same trip met with groups that slander Israeli soldiers. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a group of senior-level officials and instructed them to postpone emptying the ammonia tank in Haifa for fear that it will lead to mass layoffs. [Full Article...]

U.S. issues 271 sanctions against Syrian government workers after chemical attack

Treasury said in a press release that the sanctions are "in response to the attack on innocent civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, by the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad", calling the move one of the largest blocks of sanctions in the history of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). [Full Article...]

Doctor, wife in genital mutilation case seek jail release

Doctor, wife in genital mutilation case seek jail release Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Faida Attar, and Dr. Jumana Nagarwala could face life in prison if convicted. She was denied bond last week and remains jailed after the judge concluded she was a danger to society and a flight risk. Nagarwala, Fakhruddin and Farida are believed to be the first people charged under federal U.S. law, which criminalises FGM. Two victims identified in the case against... [Full Article...]

BJP victory a reaffirmation of people's faith in PM: Rajnath

BJP victory a reaffirmation of people's faith in PM: Rajnath My govt looks forward to working wid MCDs for the betterment of Delhi", Kejriwal, who went into a huddle with top leaders of the AAP as the results trickled in early in the day, tweeted. The BJP is betting big on the contest. He sought the resignation of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and promised that the new elected civic body would "clean the city in four months". [Full Article...]

Students protest in Shopian, Bijbehara

Students protest in Shopian, Bijbehara Mass protests then broke out as a result, with students from other colleges, including a girls college, taking part. The students were protesting against a police action at Government Degree College Pulwama on April 15. Eight students were arrested, said a police officer. Police chased them, who regrouped and pelted stones. The students raised pro-Burhan and pro-freedom slogans. [Full Article...]

Mixed results for Norwich universities in new league tables

Mixed results for Norwich universities in new league tables The other institutions in the top 10 are: London School of Economics and Political Science (4), Imperial College London (5), Durham University (6), University of Warwick (8) and Lancaster University (9). Earlier this year, Reading was ranked 18th in the United Kingdom in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. "I am delighted that we have achieved this recognition for our work... [Full Article...]


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