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Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'pretty smart cookie'

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'pretty smart cookie' Recently, Trump acknowledged that "it's not so easy" for China to apply political pressure in order to reign in North Korea . "The Trump administration is in this odd lull, where a sort of false crisis has abated but without any progress". [Full Article...]

North Korea wants South's spy chief extradited over alleged Kim plot

KCNA last week described the alleged plot in great detail, saying it was hatched in 2014 when the South Korean and United States intelligence agencies recruited a North Korean working in the timber industry in eastern Russian Federation. The security ministry has vowed to "ferret out" anyone involved in the alleged plot , which it called "state-sponsored terrorism". "In 1992 and 1997, North K... [Full Article...]

Lawyers: Trump Had No Income From Russians, With Exceptions

Lawyers: Trump Had No Income From Russians, With Exceptions CNNMoney can't independently confirm anything in the letter because Trump has yet to release any of his tax returns. The letter making the claims said the tax returns show that Russians had made no equity investments in Trump entities and that Mr Trump had no debts owed to Russian banks. [Full Article...]

Bee Heard event for Mental Health Awareness Week

Bee Heard event for Mental Health Awareness Week The second article examines how mental-health services can be appropriately accessed, and the third article focuses on the importance of obtaining an accurate diagnosis for mental-health symptoms. There are many causes of mental disorders. "During Mental Health Awareness Week , rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, it is important to uncover why too few of u... [Full Article...]

Bear tries to break into CT home for brownies

Bear tries to break into CT home for brownies The bear's paws were pressed up on the glass of a woman's back door while she was making brownies. "She's a little old lady, screaming that a bear got on the back porch and is slamming on her glass door", one caller told 911 dispatchers. Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has advised nearby residents to take steps to "reduce encounters and potential conflicts" w... [Full Article...]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn launches election campaign with extraordinary "rigged systems" rant

After debating the motion put forward by May in the Parliament, 522 of the 650 sitting MPs voted in favour of the June 8 election , passing the threshold of two-thirds needed to approve the plan. London and Brussels have been at odds on whether talks on the divorce arrangements, including costs, should take place at the same time as negotiations for a trade deal between post-Brexit Britain and ... [Full Article...]

China to invest $150 billion along 'Silk Road' economic belt

Since 2016, China and the European Union (EU) have been working actively on aligning the Belt and Road Initiative with the EU's "Juncker Plan" - a 315-billion-euro (343-billion-U.S. In Sri Lanka there have been protests against some of the projects. China will increasingly be a factor in global responses to emerging problems, as illustrated by Chinas participation in United Nations peacekeepin... [Full Article...]

Fog lifting over Federal Bureau of Investigation firing?

The New York Times reported that Comey was sacked shortly after asking the Justice Department "for a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau's investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election". In the 1990s, Rosenstein worked on the independent counsel investigation of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton for their investments in a failed real estate co... [Full Article...]

US, Asean agree on tighter sanctions vs North Korea

Speaking at a US-ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting in Washington on May 4, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requested that ASEAN take "appropriate actions to fully implement all of the [UN] Security Council resolutions" on North Korea, a State Department official reported on May 5. [Full Article...]

Turkey plays key role in Belt and Road Initiative: Erdogan

Nepal officials have said this will open new vistas for enhanced Chinese investment in the country, which will also reduce Nepal's trade deficit. "Although Indian leader is not here, India will have a representative", Wang had told journalists here on April 17 without specifying who would be representing India. [Full Article...]

Commerce Secretary Warns China's Tech Plans Threaten US Security and Economic Stability

Commerce Secretary Warns China's Tech Plans Threaten US Security and Economic Stability Nebraska is the leading exporter of red meat in the U.S. Farmers exported more than $1.1 billion worth of beef a year ago. Chinese companies will be allowed to send cooked chicken to the United States, and Chinese banks also can enter the market. [Full Article...]

UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory

UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory A total of 1,227 councillors are being elected across the 32 councils. "There is now no doubt - they'll sacrifice Scotland's interests and jobs because they're far more concerned about winning votes from Ukip". But, in contrast to 2015, it is no longer Labour who the SNP have most reason to worry about. Unison Glasgow branch secretary Brian Smith said that industrial disputes between trade union... [Full Article...]

Nick Saban gave pep talk to Alabama softball team

Nick Saban gave pep talk to Alabama softball team Alabama's softball team played Ole Miss in the semifinals of the SEC tournament on Friday night. In the top of the fourth, Nicole Schroeder got the Razorbacks on the board with a two-out solo home run to cut the Tide's lead to 3-1. Erica Russell led the team with a.500 (4-for-8) average with a double and two RBI. Littlejohn gave up five hits, one run, which was earned and struck out five whi... [Full Article...]

With Comey Out, Acting FBI Director Faces Senate Intel Committee

With Comey Out, Acting FBI Director Faces Senate Intel Committee Comey, who testified for four hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it made him feel "mildly nauseous" that his decision to make public his reopening of a probe into Clinton's handling of classified information might have affected the outcome of the November 8 presidential election. [Full Article...]

White House denies Trump asked Comey for loyalty pledge

White House denies Trump asked Comey for loyalty pledge When asked if Trump requested loyalty from Comey in January, Spicer said: "No". According to Spicer, the White House press staff works hard every day to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding Trump's policies and views, but doesn't always get the opportunity to speak with him before meeting with the press corps. [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Trump's chief trade negotiator

Senate confirms Trump's chief trade negotiator The Senate voted 82-14 to confirm Robert Lighthizer, who served as deputy USA trade representative under President Ronald Reagan and has worked on trade issues as a lawyer representing various manufacturers and high-tech companies. "In Wisconsin, there is an immediate need for the Trump Administration to follow through on the promises that have been made to our workers and dairy farmers", Baldwin ... [Full Article...]

Syrian Kurds plan drive on ISIS hub

On Wednesday, Digital Journal reported between 53 and 76 Syrian civilians were killed, and another 60-95 injured, in US -led bombing during the first week of May, according to figures compiled from local and global media as well as independent monitors including Airwars, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS). [Full Article...]

Baton Rouge Police 'Acted Properly' In Man's Death

Baton Rouge Police 'Acted Properly' In Man's Death The department's decision doesn't preclude state authorities from conducting their own investigation of Alton Sterling's fatal shooting last summer and pursuing their own criminal charges in the case. Myra Richardson, an organizer with The Wave, a youth-led activist group in Baton Rouge , said Sterling's case is "representative of the longstanding history of violence that is sanctioned by the sta... [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer: Trump will not announce Paris climate decision until after G7

Trump has resolved to announce his intentions by this month's Group of 7 meeting in Sicily, meaning a decision to withdraw could isolate him at his first gathering of world leaders. UN climate negotiators in Bonn were left frustrated Tuesday as the White House postponed a meeting to determine whether the U.S. will stay in the 196-nation Paris Agreement to curb planet-harming fossil fuel. [Full Article...]

Trump retaliates on Twitter over Russian Federation photos

Later, the president and his advisers said Trump had planned to fire Comey since taking office. Officials said that Vladimir Putin had requested the meeting, a quid-pro-quo for his recent face-to-face with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow. [Full Article...]


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