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North Korea test fires unidentified missile, says Seoul

North Korea test fires unidentified missile, says Seoul North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile from a site in South Pyeongan province north of Pyongyang early Saturday, South Korean and USA military officials said. He said North Korea posed "a grave threat", not just to the United States and its Asian allies, but also to China. Well, I didn't say, don't test a missile. [Full Article...]

Pakistan analysing ICJ authority

The stay order, valid till the Indian petition is decided, was formally announced by the world court on Wednesday. India outrightly denied the claims, saying Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was running a business, and adding he was a retired Navy officer. [Full Article...]

Japan's SoftBank invests $500 million in UK tech start-up Improbable

Japan's SoftBank invests $500 million in UK tech start-up Improbable The deal is thought to value the company at over US$1bn (£780m) and the investment will be seen as a further endorsement of the UK's buoyant tech sector. The size of the investment puts it on a par with the few world renowned tech startups to come out of Europe in recent years, including Skype and Spotify, and will help the company to invest in the platform and recruit more staff. [Full Article...]

Xi-Moon talks dwell on Korean nuke tensions

During his call with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, the two leaders agreed that their countries must not let their hard history hamper co-operation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program, Moon's office said. He went on to say he hoped Moon would soon visit the U.S. for a summit. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on new South Korean President Moon Jae In Thursday to steadily implement t... [Full Article...]

Turkey urges U.S. to reverse decision to arm Syrian Kurdish group

The dispute could ignite more fighting between the two key USA allies in the battle against IS as Syrian Kurdish forces gear up for a major operation to drive the militants from their de facto capital, Raqqa . "I hope that they will turn away from this wrong", he said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking during a visit to Montenegro yesterday, said weapons supplied to the YPG ha... [Full Article...]

N.Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

N.Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot The two quickly got down to the major issues at hand, including the deployment of key components of the THAAD battery last month, as well as North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The THAAD deployment was agreed by Moon's predecessor, conservative leader Park Guen-hye. Historical issues should be overcome "wisely" and not hamper the countries' relationship or efforts to deal with the North, the ... [Full Article...]

Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election

Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election THE former campaign director of Better Together has been revealed as Scottish Labour's candidate for East Renfrewshire at next month's General Election. But Labour losing control of the council is "part of a historical issue with the party in general, in the context of Blairism and its position in the independence referendum where it sided with the Tories", Mr Smith added. [Full Article...]

EVM row: AAP workers stage protest outside ECI office

The Congress on Thursday attacked AAP over its protest at the Election Commission against EVM tampering and said there was "no need of protest" in view of the all-party meeting scheduled on Friday. AAP legislator Saurabh Bharadwaj, during a special session of the Delhi Assembly, had sought to demonstrate the procedure for tampering with an EVM. [Full Article...]

I was going to fire Comey 'regardless,' he was a 'showboat'

But Sanders also said the Trump White House isn't trying to quash the investigation. Days before he was sacked, Mr Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation, U.S. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11. The acting director of the FBI has denied White House claims that his predecessor had "lost the conf... [Full Article...]

Despite warnings on Flynn, Trump dismisses Russian collusion

Despite warnings on Flynn, Trump dismisses Russian collusion Flynn was forced to resign as Trump's national security advisor in February after failing to disclose the nature of phone discussions with Russia's ambassador in Washington , Sergey Kislyak. He indicated Trump has not accepted her finding that Flynn may have been compromised, calling it "a little premature". Spicer says it "was widely rumored" she'd have a job in a Clinton administration DOJ. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into bin

He beat contenders Mussa Abu Marzuk and Mohamed Nazzal in a video conference vote of the ruling council's members in Gaza , the West Bank and outside the Palestinian territories. He was the private secretary of Hamas' founder and spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin. Last week, Hamas unveiled a new policy document easing its stance on Israel having long called for its destruction. [Full Article...]

Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties His chief press secretary Yoon Young Chan said President Moon did not use the word "renegotiation" in his 25-minute conversation with Mr Abe. Seoul suspended operations at Kaesong in February 2016, after officials of the former Park Geun-hye administration said the revenue North Korea earned from factories was being used to fund Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. [Full Article...]

Blast in Balochistan, at least 10 killed

Blast in Balochistan, at least 10 killed At least 35 people have been wounded in the blast. DPO Mastung Muhammad Ghazanfar said initial details suggested it was a suicide attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. "I have talked to chief secretary of Balochistan and asked him to airlift Haideri to Quetta ", he said. The Chairman Senate strongly condemned the suicide bomb blast, stating that terrorists can ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Quoted His Own Tweet in a Header

Donald Trump Quoted His Own Tweet in a Header On Monday, Yates told the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, she thought it was "critical" to inform the White House about Flynn "because in part, the vice president was unknowingly making false statements to the public; and because we believed that General Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians". [Full Article...]

Trump is the dupe in Russian Federation photo op

The meeting came days after it emerged that Russian hackers attempted to interfere with Sunday's French presidential election. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe won't confirm President Donald Trump's account that fired director James Comey told him he wasn't under investigation. [Full Article...]

Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds

But as the endgame in Syria looms, President Trump's decision to openly arm YPG elements in Syria is an acknowledgement that the YPG, underneath the SDF umbrella, are the only force that as a chance to retake Raqqa and defeat ISIS in Syria. [Full Article...]

U.S. reconnaissance aircraft intercepted over Black Sea

U.S. reconnaissance aircraft intercepted over Black Sea The Ministry said that the encounter occurred at 12 p.m. Moscow time on May 9 and that the American aircraft had been detected "approaching the Russian state border" while over the Black Sea. Earlier in the day, NBC broadcaster reported citing the US Navy that a Russian fighter jet flew within 20 feet of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon over the Black Sea on May 9. [Full Article...]

England drawn to face France and Argentina

Japan was chosen in Group A, which will also include a playoff-winner yet to be decided, and a team from the Europe 1 qualifying group, probably Romania . Pool C will be rounded out by the United States or Canada as well as one of Fiji , Tonga or Samoa with only the top two teams qualifying for the knockout stages. [Full Article...]

Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine

Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine The only photographers in the room were the official White House photographer and a photographer from Tass, a state-run news agency. "White House officials say that last week during a phone call, Vladimir Putin personally asked President Trump to meet with his top diplomat Sergey Lavrov", Brennan said. [Full Article...]

Trump camp highlights first 100 days in new TV ad

Asserting that the United States was "going up" and that too at a fast pace, he said American companies were doing better. Watch above, via Donald J. He's said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation isn't obsolete and that being president is hard. But others blamed any shortcomings on obstruction from Democrats. [Full Article...]


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