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North Korea Says New Missile Can Carry 'Large' Nuclear Warhead

The U.N. mission of Uruguay, which holds the council presidency this month, confirmed a closed meeting will be held Tuesday afternoon. Earlier Sunday, officials told Fox News that the US military believes Pyongyang launched a KN-17 medium-range ballistic missile - the first successful test in four attempts for the Pyongyang regime. [Full Article...]

Several nations request urgent consultations on North Korea

Security Council resolutions barring North Korea's missile and nuclear technology more thoroughly. Past North Korean missiles have flown farther than Sunday's test, landing closer to Japan, but this launch follows a series of high-profile failures. [Full Article...]

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director The veiled threat added to the storm over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey on Tuesday. Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North Many see Moon's manner as a refreshing break from his disgraced, jailed predecessor Park Geun-hye, whom critics saw as aloof and autocratic. According to the same report, Moon said he attaches great interest to his nation's relationship with China and particularly underscored his appreciation for China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). [Full Article...]

North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong

North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong Pyongyang presented extensive details but offered no concrete proof to back its accusations of the plot, which it said could never have succeeded. It claimed the plot was conceived back in 2014 by South Korean and USA intelligence agencies. [Full Article...]

Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings The tweetstorm came after Trump, his advisers and Vice President Mike Pence gave conflicting statements about the Comey's firing earlier this week, indicating that "perfect accuracy" might not be possible for any of them. Trump would not directly answer questions about whether Spicer, who was out two days because of Naval Reserve duty, would remain in his job. The Trump administration has called... [Full Article...]

N.Korea fires ballistic missile

N.Korea fires ballistic missile A North Korean missile would need to travel more than 8,000 kilometers (4,970 miles) to reach the U.S. West Coast. North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness — Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance — but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable ... [Full Article...]

North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created

North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created Trump warned in an interview with Reuters this month a "major, major conflict " with North Korea was possible, but then raised eyebrows by saying he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances. "A relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes", said the report without citing any source. North Korea's U.N. Mission late ... [Full Article...]

Trump Meets Palestinian Leader at White House

But Abbas maintained that the two-state solution, if achieved, would have dramatic effects on the region, including the normalization of ties between Israel and Arab and Islamic countries. In the past, Mr Abbas balked at the idea of such a summit, saying it would be pointless without general agreement on the framework of negotiations and a significant curb in settlement construction. [Full Article...]

Q & A on global cyber attack

Last night the Sunday Herald asked the Ministry of Defence (MoD) if Windows XP was still being used on Trident submarines, whether there had been any impact from the cyber attack and if any kind of review or special measures were being taken in the wake of it. [Full Article...]

Turnbull Buries Age of Austerity With Australia-First Budget

Mr Morrison also announced new laws to "guarantee" Medicare and the PBS, with proceeds from the Medicare levy and a portion of income tax paid into a new Medicare Guarantee Fund. Another win: families who refuse to vaccinate children will lose $28 a fortnight in family tax benefits. Morrison noted that new land would be made available for affordable homes and tax cuts introduced on first home de... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Israeli and Palestinian Peace 'the Toughest Deal to Make'

Trump faced deep skepticism at home and overseas over his chances for a breakthrough with Abbas, not least because the new US administration has yet to articulate a cohesive strategy for restarting the moribund peace process. "After 50 years, we are the only remaining people in the world who still live under occupation". Trump noted that over the course of his life he'd heard "that perhaps th... [Full Article...]

French president-elect backs Paris Olympics bid

French president-elect backs Paris Olympics bid Mr. Macron, along with the French athletes, the people of France , Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Île-de-France President Valérie Pécresse are united behind the Paris 2024 bid, which proposes a spectacular celebration and a unique legacy. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency. "If the rules change, I think any city would have to look at the terms of what a 2028 award means", Garc... [Full Article...]

Trump says pick for next Federal Bureau of Investigation director could be announced within days

On Twitter , Trump appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version of contacts between them, the administration might produce tapes of conversations, although it was not clear if such tapes exist. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer of NY said the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director should be someone "not of partisan background" with "great experience" and "courage". [Full Article...]

Despite Terror Concerns, Trump Confident He Can Broker Peace Between Israelis, Palestinians

In his closing remarks, Trump said he looked to "prove wrong" those who say negotiating a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians is the toughest deal. and we will get this done". Now that he's met with both leaders, Trump said he is ready to "start a process" that could lead to a peace deal. It's the first direct meeting between Trump and Abbas. [Full Article...]

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend oil output cuts until March 2018

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend oil output cuts until March 2018 Novak told the agencies that OPEC countries and other leading oil producers would discuss extending the deal in the second half of the year or "maybe further than that". USA drilling activity last week rose to its highest in two years, while US production has jumped more than 10 percent since its mid-2016 trough. Financial traders have increased their stakes in the Brent and WTI markets as specu... [Full Article...]

Senate intelligence panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

Senate intelligence panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents The statement says that the committee is subpoenaing Flynn for "documents relevant to the Committee's investigation into Russian Federation interference with the 2016 election". "No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch-hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution", he said. [Full Article...]

North Korea open to U.S. talks under conditions

The reported altitude would indicate the missile was launched at a high trajectory. On Saturday, a senior North Korean diplomat who is a veteran member of its nuclear negotiating team, said the country was open to dialogue with the Trump administration under the right conditions, without elaborating. [Full Article...]

Confederate monument comes down after 106 years in New Orleans

The Jefferson Davis statue is the second New Orleans monument to go, of four that have been earmarked for removal. A New Orleans city worker wearing body armor and a face covering as he measures the Jefferson Davis monument on May 4, 2017 in New Orleans . [Full Article...]

Japanese gov't officials relieved over Macron's French presidential victory

All that's missing, it seems, are a butcher, a baker and a candlestick-maker. The head of the En Marche! legislative committee, Jean-Paul Delevoye, said in an interview on Wednesday morning that former prime minister Manuel Valls "does not meet the criteria" of the party "today". [Full Article...]


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