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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, South Korea Says

Moon, just elected this week as South Korea's president, is a liberal who favors a more open policy toward North Korea. The mission also said its hysterical to sanction restaurant businesses run by the North. US officials said they were still assessing whether the launch was successful and what type of missile was tested. Japan's Kyodo News said the missile may be capable of covering a range... [Full Article...]

White House fumes after Moscow releases Trump meeting photos

The American president certainly has no obligation to accept requests from the Russian president. The attorneys did not release copies of Trump's tax returns, so The Associated Press can not independently verify their conclusions. sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "I'm shaking my head at the incompetence of the Trump staff who are supposed to protect the integrity of th... [Full Article...]

Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls in Abuja

Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls in Abuja Last year, some of the girls were released - but there are still thought to be around 113 missing. She said allowing unnecessary visits would jeopardise the release of the remaining girls and other captives. Ms Alhassan also said the government will continue seeking experts' advice on the girls' psychological state. But Abana Ishaya said he can not travel the long distance from his home in north... [Full Article...]

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

Turkey opposes a U.S. "The delivery of heavy weapons to the People's Protection Units (YPG) is a crisis itself", Isik said . Mattis "reiterated USA commitment to protecting our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally", spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement . [Full Article...]

France's new president to meet Merkel next week

France's new president to meet Merkel next week Mr Macron's party La République En Marche on Thursday unveiled a list of 428 candidates for the National Assembly elections, half of whom are political novices but also including two dozen socialist MPs. The parliamentary selection process is seen as a tricky and risky balancing act for Macron, who will take over from widely unpopular Socialist Francois Hollande. [Full Article...]

Korea test-fires ballistic missile

A US State Department spokesperson said the United States remained open to talks with North Korea if it would "cease all its illegal activities and aggressive behavior in the region". Moon convened a meeting of the national security council Sunday morning, according to the Presidential Blue House. Spicer said the North has been a "flagrant menace for far too long". [Full Article...]

4 candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director are in line for interviews

The United States is undoubtedly the most important player on the worldwide stage, and whether he likes it or not, whatever Trump does is major news around the world, said Nicholas Rostow, who served as national security adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. [Full Article...]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Funding for UNESCO will be frozen

Israel views the entire city as its capital. "Referring to Israel as "occupiers" of Jerusalem lacking any legal or historical rights to the holy city ignores the millennia-old connection of Jews to the land ..." He said UNESCO is "trying to deny this simple truth". [Full Article...]

DHS Considers Carry-On Laptop Ban On Flights From Europe

Fears that a bomb could be concealed in electronic devices prompted the United States to announce in March that it would restrict passengers from bringing laptops onto flights originating from 10 airports including in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. [Full Article...]

Oil prices rise in Asia in expectation of Aramco supply cut

API had reported a build in US gasoline stockpiles on Tuesday. Opec and industry sources said there had been discussions about extending curbs until the end of the first quarter 2018, when crude demand is seasonally at its weakest. production. Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said he was "confident the agreement will be extended into the second half of the year and possibly bey... [Full Article...]

Venezuela protests death total hits 38 as man, 20, shot in head

Venezuela protests death total hits 38 as man, 20, shot in head The demonstration convened by the UCV was dispersed by the National Guard (GNB) with tear gas and, according to Requesens, also with rubber bullets and marbles. Students from another university marched peacefully to deliver a petition to the office of the country's Catholic bishops, asking the pope to speak out against the violence and the government's steps toward authoritarianism. [Full Article...]

Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium

It will be the comedian's fifth time since 2011 hosting the iconic sketch comedy show, bringing her into the coveted "Five Timers Club", an inside joke that is repeatedly referenced by hosts. Watch Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer cruising around NYC below. " SNL " used to be really amusing. McCarthy's "Spicey" character is one of the most beloved now on SNL as McCarthy transforms the Pre... [Full Article...]

Olympic evaluators praise Los Angeles, but will LA get the bid?

Others are in use and would drop spectators near venues. But anyone familiar with the airport knows it inflicts daily misery on travelers, including knotted traffic in and out of terminals. As late as March 2000, the International Olympic Committee considered moving the 2004 Olympics out of Athens, Greece, because of construction delays. [Full Article...]

'We will get this done' Trump promises Israeli-Palestinian peace

Khaled Meshaal's comments came as Trump was due to receive Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas at the White House to explore avenues for reviving the deadlocked peace process. Hamas rejects Israel's right to exist, and is regularly at odds with the Palestinian Authority. "I believe that we are capable under your leadership and under your courageous stewardship and your wisdom as well as your g... [Full Article...]

Tornadoes and floods kill at least 14 people in US

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott declared a State of Disaster for Henderson, Van Zandt and Rains counties in response to the significant damage caused by Saturday's storms. The storms were among several in parts of the South and Midwest. Cars and trucks are damaged as the walls blew out of the I-20 Dodge dealership after a tornado hit near Canton, Texas , Saturday, April 29, 2017. [Full Article...]

G-7 vows increased steps against cyberattacks, mum on protectionism

G-7 vows increased steps against cyberattacks, mum on protectionism Finance ministers from the G7 club of rich countries committed to greater coordination in facing the rising threat of global cyberattacks in a joint statement Saturday. Mnuchin spoke after face-to-face meetings with major trade partners such as Germany, Japan and Canada at the Group of Seven finance ministers' meeting in Bari , Italy. [Full Article...]

S.Korea's Moon says dialogue only possible when N.Korea changes attitude

S.Korea's Moon says dialogue only possible when N.Korea changes attitude The administration of President Donald Trump has been stepping up its pressure campaign against the North while urging China, the North's main benefactor, to use more of its influence to rein in the provocative regime. 'Australia regards this as a reckless and provocative action that leads to instability both regional and globally and has condemned clearly in the past North Korea for this sort of ... [Full Article...]

Pakistan signs nearly $500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Until this deal - which included China giving the United States access to its beef market and parts of its financial-services industry - the US had no plans to attend the forum, and Chinese media was making a big deal of it. "I am sorry to say that we have not seen signs of that so far". President Xi Jinping was also accompanied by his high-level nine-member delegation. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer refuses to deny that Trump is taping White House visitors

Trump argued on Twitter Friday that it's unreasonable to expect "perfect accuracy" from his White House press office because he's "a very active president with lots of things happening". Sanders attributed the disconnect in the week's explanations to the fact that she had not directly asked Trump when he'd made the decision to fire Comey until shortly before Thursday's press briefing. [Full Article...]

Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises questions

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second left, at the White House in Washington , Wednesday, May 10, 2017 . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow for talks with Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many on social media called the move to allow Russian media into the Oval Office unwise. [Full Article...]


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