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North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new US sanctions

US and South Korean intelligence officials dismissed the accusations. The North's Central Public Prosecutors Office said Friday it was opening the prosecution of those responsible for what it called "state-sponsored terrorism" against Kim Jong-Un. [Full Article...]

Purported Boko Haram fighter says group plans to bomb Nigerian capital

Purported Boko Haram fighter says group plans to bomb Nigerian capital She added that they are not allowed to travel as a group because of security concerns and that one of the Chibok young women was now visiting her parents on a two-week break. At least one is now visiting her family but her plans were being kept secret, she added. "It is not all the 103 so far released, but 24 of them", he added. [Full Article...]

South Korean Catholics hope new president can unify nation

It also requires that the Trump administration report to Congress within 90 days on whether North Korea should be reinstated on the government's state sponsors of terror list. North Korea further said that a South Korean agent named Jo Ki Chol and a "secret agent" named Xu Guanghai, director general of the Qingdao NAZCA Trade Co Ltd, met Kim in Dandong, on North Korea's border with China, to give ... [Full Article...]

What Other Countries Are Doing About the North Korea Threat

In Tuesday's snap election to choose a successor to South Korea's recently ousted President Park Geun-hye, Democratic Party of Korea candidate and former human rights lawyer Moon won by almost 20 percentage points, capping a decade of conservative rule in South Korea. [Full Article...]

Founder Eugene Kaspersky Offers to Testify Before Senate on Russia Ties

Six leading intelligence officials told a Senate hearing on external threats to the United States of their concerns over the firm's broad presence, without specifying any particular threat. Kaspersky, born and raised in the Soviet Union, learned cybersecurity at a school sponsored by the Russian military and KGB and served in the armed services as a software engineer. [Full Article...]

President Trump Cites 'Made Up' Russia Story in Interview on Comey Firing

Amid questions of why it took 18 days to fire Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump said he didn't feel a sense of urgency in firing his national security adviser based on conversations with top administration lawyers. Not so, says its acting director. Mr Comey has been criticised by Democrats for his handling of an investigation surrounding 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Cli... [Full Article...]

Hamas elects new leader on Saturday

The group maintains a sizeable armed wing in the Gaza Strip since seizing the coastal territory in 2007 from the rival Fatah party, which is based in the West Bank and has fought three wars with Israel . The new position revealed by Mishaal maintains the traditional features of the 1988 Charter , which calls for the exercise of the right of return for Palestinian refugees. [Full Article...]

US, China Trade Agreement Includes More Beef, LNG

US, China Trade Agreement Includes More Beef, LNG The announcement was part of the statement on the initial results if 100-Day Action Plan of the US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue released by the commerce department. By 2030, we expect Chinese LNG demand to reach 75 mmtpa, triple 2016 imports . In March it accounted for 7 percent of total LNG imports into the country, WoodMac said. [Full Article...]

PM Nawaz to attend Belt and Road Forum in China

In addition to communicating with developing countries, China needs to proactively engage with developed nations such as the United States and others as well. "China's investment priority should be at home, not overseas". Some Chinese bankers are anxious about the investment risks of including the feasibility of some projects and political instability. [Full Article...]

UNESCO passes resolution critical of Israel's actions in Jerusalem

In a marked change from the near unanimous approval seen in similar UNESCO votes on Jerusalem , 23 member states abstained and 10 - the US, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Greece, Paraguay, Ukraine, Togo and Germany - opposed. [Full Article...]

Trump invites new South Korean leader to US

During his campaign, many conservatives anxious that Moon's election would cause problems with Washington, Seoul's most important ally, because of his engagement policy on North Korea would clash with Trump's push to maximize pressures on the country. [Full Article...]

9 killed in bomb blast at Balochistan

9 killed in bomb blast at Balochistan Dawn News reported that Director of Staff Iftikhar Mughal died in the attack. Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani said that it was suicide attack which targeted the deputy chairman. Television footage showed a vehicle mangled by the blast. "It was ally very sudden". "Broken pieces of the windshield hit me". I have received injured but I am safe. [Full Article...]

Cyberattack across Europe closes hospitals, disrupts phone service

Barts Health NHS Trust in London was "experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals", its website said . Spain's industry ministry says the attack affected the Windows operating system of employees' computers. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un Removal Will Cost $175 Billion, Claims A New Theory

Moon assumed presidential duties early Wednesday after the National Election Commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him the victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye, whose downfall and jailing on corruption charges is one of the most turbulent stretches in the nation's recent political history. [Full Article...]

Federal Liberals to reinforce Trans Mountain pipeline support with B.C.

The party took several Liberal ridings in the city of Vancouver and won a handful of battleground ridings in the suburbs of Metro Vancouver, including seats in Surrey, Coquitlam and Delta. "We've got about 1,500 votes to be counted and determine who they belong too and that will determine the winners", says Benninger, who has been told that's the approximate number of absentee ballots still to be ... [Full Article...]

North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

The experts also suggested Trump take steps to reassure South Korea on US security commitments, such as deployments of conventional USA military capabilities, efforts to enhance South Korea's self-defense capabilities and visible joint military exercises with the United States. [Full Article...]

South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi - Blue House

The North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since a year ago in its quest to deliver a nuclear warhead to "imperialist enemy", the US. China is strongly against the THAAD installation in South Korea due to how its perceived as a threat to their naval forces. Mr Moon told President Xi Jinping that North Korean provocations had to stop before the deployment of the Term... [Full Article...]

China tests new guided missile in Bohai Sea

China's invitation to North Korea to a major economic summit on Sunday is not what the United States wanted. China's complaints about the US placing anti-missile defense in South Korea should not only be ignored but recognized for what they are - support of potential North Korean aggression against South Korea, which would be a direct insult to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's party secures big gains in local elections

The results of the UK's recent local elections, which were announced Friday, were none too good for the Labour Party who suffered something of a crushing defeat with the loss of seven councils, and nearly 400 seats. "That being said, Mrs May and the Conservatives can afford to lose some Remain voters because, as the local elections showed, they are absorbing most of the Ukip vote and are on course... [Full Article...]

Tillerson gives nod to Paris Agreement at Arctic Council meeting

The document also recommends close and coordinated worldwide monitoring of the Arctic's changing climate, a priority that will be enhanced by a legally binding agreement that would ease Arctic research. " In order to promote health and well-being in the Arctic we must balance environmental protection with economic stability,"said Canada's Bill Erasmus, worldwide chair for the Arctic Athabaskan C... [Full Article...]


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