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North Korea claims US, South Korea plotted to kill Kim Jong Un

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The ministry alleged that the North Korean man had been "turned" by the CIA and the South Korean intelligence service while working in Russian Federation in 2014. Although a total oil embargo is unlikely, analysts see some kind of curtailment of Chinese exports to North Korea as probable. "Upon his repatriation, the [intelligence agencies] conspired with [the suspect] to carry out a bomb attack on our supreme leader, either during an event at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, or at a military ... Read More »

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Conservatives take control of Warwickshire Council

Strategists from all the major parties will be scrutinising the results closely for signs that May's relentless message of providing "strong and stable leadership" has persuaded habitual Labour voters to defect to the Conservatives. Some 52% of Labour voters who have quit the party since the last election said they would return if Mr Corbyn stood down as leader. The party even lost control of the city council in Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city and once the staunchest of Labour strongholds. Read More »

Millennials Dislike Trump, But Like a lot of His Policies: Harvard Poll

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Just 8.9 percent said they are afraid they'd lose their job to an immigrant. But don't expect these results to sway Trump as he approaches the 100-day mark. Trump recently made headlines for the USA strike on Syria, the nation's cutting of ties with Russian Federation, and the stalemate America's military seems to be facing with North Korea. Read More »

Detention of US citizen by North Korea 'concerning' - White House

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Although Donald Trump tweeted during the campaign that similar detentions would not happen if he became president, Kim Hak-song is the second American to be detained in the largely isolated North Korea since Trump's inauguration. Last week on MSNBC's Morning Joe , Gardner said "most people agree" that Kim is a "whack job". In the 1990s, North Korea suffered from a starvation that was estimated to have led to the deaths of some 2.5 million people. Read More »

Detention of US citizen by North Korea 'concerning' - White House

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Although Donald Trump tweeted during the campaign that similar detentions would not happen if he became president, Kim Hak-song is the second American to be detained in the largely isolated North Korea since Trump's inauguration. Last week on MSNBC's Morning Joe , Gardner said "most people agree" that Kim is a "whack job". In the 1990s, North Korea suffered from a starvation that was estimated to have led to the deaths of some 2.5 million people. Read More »

Putin, Trump talk 'coordination' against terrorism in call

The two days of talks - sponsored by Syrian regime supporters Russian Federation and Iran along with rebel-backer Turkey - are the first since US President Donald Trump infuriated the Kremlin by launching a missile strike against Assad's forces over an alleged chemical weapons attack last month. Read More »

Caroline Kennedy wears unflattering floral Met Gala gown

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Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Benefit May 1, 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. Rih amazed on the red carpet, modeling a floral sculpture dress designed by Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme Des Garcons and Dover Street Market. Read More »

N. Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of bio-chemical plot against leaders

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China is increasingly finding itself in a position to consider imposing an oil embargo, a last-resort measure to deter North Korea from its nuclear weapons ambitions, after the U.S. "They hatched a plot of letting human scum Kim commit bomb terrorism targeting the supreme leadership during events at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and at the military parade and public procession after his return home", KCNA said. Read More »

Trump son-in-law family apologizes for China name drop

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The EB-5 visa program encourages wealthy foreign nationals to make substantial investments in USA -based business ventures in exchange for a Green Card and a investor visa. media reports . According to the Washington Post , the tagline on a brochure for the event read simply: "Invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States". Read More »

Israel's Netanyahu says Palestinians don't educate to peace

The Israel Prison Service said that Barghouti ate two cookies, a chocolate bar, and a package of salt between the two instances. The wife of Marwan Barghouti, the imprisoned Fatah member and leader of the charge, spoke with i24NEWS outside the demonstration that was ignited by the release of a video on Sunday night purportedly showing Barghouti eating ten days into the strike. Read More »

A United Nations birthday slap at Israel

Israel has reprimanded the Swedish government for breaking with the rest of the European Union and voting in favor of a UNESCO resolution critical of Israel. "To take this vote on Israel's Independence Day is a particularly new low". "But my goal is to have no votes in UNESCO on Israel". Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said he had instructed the country's representative at UNESCO to vote against what he called "the latest politicized resolution on Jerusalem ". Read More »

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin 'agree to work together on North Korea'

They also agreed to work together in addressing what the White House called "the very unsafe situation" in North Korea . In a Tuesday phone call, Trump and Putin discussed working together to end the violence in Syria . However, this meeting was used by two sides to reassert their firm stances on Syria rather than coming to a common compromise, according to experts. Read More »

South Korea's Moon says to push for reform and unity

One of his rivals was called "Sprite" because he was considered refreshing and a female candidate was dubbed "Lovely". "Moon Jae-in has said that the THAAD issue should be decided by the next administration". Park Kun-woo, a 35-year-old who said he attended all of last year's demonstrations against Ms. Park, said he planned to vote for Mr. Moon. "He was calm and quiet and I don't remember seeing him get angry at work", Song recalled. Read More »

With Macron win confirmed, European market rally hits pause

A French presidential election victory Sunday by centrist Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker who campaigned as an unabashedly pro-European reformer, over eurosceptic nationalist Marine Le Pen will feed the notion that a populist wave that led to Britain's Brexit vote last June and Donald Trump's United States presidential victory has crested, MarketWatch reports . Read More »

Obama warned Trump about hiring Flynn

The Senate Russia investigators may have maintained the air of being the adults in Congress investigating Russia's interference. The Republican leader of the subcommittee asked Rice to be part of it, but the ranking Democrat did not. After the hearing Monday, Trump tweeted: "The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?" "We were really concerned about the compromise here and that is why we were encouraging them to act, " she said. Read More »

Oversight: 'No evidence' Flynn complied with law over Russian Federation payments

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Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn probably broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russian Federation in 2015, the leaders of a U.S. He reportedly gave a paid speech to RT-TV in Russian Federation without asking the Pentagon's permission or flagging the State Department. Chaffetz also said Flynn, a former military officer who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014, did not appear to have obtained permission from his ... Read More »

SC finds Vijay Mallya guilty of contempt, Summons him on July 10

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However, unlike Mallya, he had submitted to the extradition order without legal challenge. Pleading the court to direct Mallya to bring back $40 million, which he received from Diageo, Attorney General had told the bench that Mallya had breached the SC order and his refusal to bring back the money had aggravated his breach and he should be directed to appear personally before the court. Read More »

Gas leak in coal mine in central China kills 18 miners

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Rescuers confirmed the death toll Monday, after saving another 37 miners. Cai Yongheng, rescue team director, said rescuers had to carry oxygen tanks during the search for survivors. China is the world's largest coal producer and deadly accidents in mines are common. In March, around 17 miners were killed when a lift used to move workers fell down a shaft in northeastern Heilongjiang province. Read More »

Sukma Naxal attack: 'Will retaliate in equal measure', says Rajnath Singh

Singh said a meeting of all Maoist-affected states will be held on 8 May to look at ways to root out left-wing extremism. Meanwhile, senior officials engaged in anti Naxal operations said some special operations, under the command of the elite jungle warfare unit of the CRPF - CoBRA - will soon be launched in the south Bastar region including Sukma , Dantewada, Kondagaon, Bijapur and Jagdalpur areas. Read More »

Syrian rebels, families start leaving Damascus neighborhood

The agreement aims to establish four "de-escalation zones", where Syrian government and rebel forces are supposed to stop fighting each other. The U.S.is not part of the agreement, and the Syrian government and the opposition haven't signed on to the deal. Read More »

FDA postpones rules for calorie labels on menus

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The USDA announced Monday new guidelines for school meal programs . Perdue's announcement was heralded by Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, as well as by the School Nutrition Association , which has long-referred to the regulations as "overly prescriptive", The Hill reported . Read More »

Bribery charges: Kejriwal says 'Truth will triumph', Mishra suspended from AAP

The protest was led by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha president Sunil Yadav. Later in the day, he dared the party to expel him, which the party did, suspending him from the primary membership of the party. "You are trying to remove me from assembly, I challenge you to contest the elections against me", he said, challenging Kejriwal to resign and contest the election against him, adding that he knew every "trick" and "step" of the Delhi CM. Read More »

Ahead of Senate hearing on Russia, Trump tweets about Obama and leaks

He then switched to uncovered phone records from Flynn, that show calling "Russian Ambassador Kislyak several times". "I did my job the best way I knew how", Yates told senators during the hearing. The subcommittee meeting Monday is one of multiple congressional probes into the Russian Federation interference, along with House and Senate intelligence panels. Read More »

China's balancing act on North Korea unloved in Pyongyang

The bill also makes clear that anyone found using slave labor from North Korea would be subject to sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. "This bill gives the administration a powerful tool to cut off North Korea's funding by going after those who do business with the regime", he added. Read More »

Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years prison for blasphemy

Purnama denied wrongdoing, though he apologised for comments he made a year ago criticising his opponents' use of the Koran in political campaigning ahead of an election for governor of Jakarta , the country's capital. One major problem with the current collective imagination of Indonesian Muslims is blindness to the chain of violence. Ahok was brought to trial on what some political commentators considered trumped up charges aimed at appeasing the hardline groups. Read More »

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Pillette Village

Some 155 years ago, the Mexican army had an unlikely victory over France during the 1862 Battle of Puebla on the fifth of May. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Salt or sugar, guacamole or salsa, and burritos or tacos are some of the most pressing questions on the minds of people across the continent today. Read More »

Emmanual Macron in France shows the centre can hold with some luck

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Eric Rocher at butcher shop Déplanche said he supported Le Pen because of her economic policy saying: "She claims to be an advocate for small and medium-sized businesses, and it seems to me to be more secure". Le Pen has denounced legal proceedings against her as political interference. "The first round of the French elections was unremarkable in one sense: the result came in very close to the indications from the opinion polls ", said Steven Bell, chief economist at BMO Global Asset ... Read More »

Former Trump aide Michael Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

Meanwhile, investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election continue in the House and Senate intelligence committees. Flynn has offered to testify if he receives immunity from prosecution. USA intelligence agencies have concluded Moscow intervened to try to influence the election in Trump's favor. "The committee sent a form letter to several agencies, including the White House" and the Department of Defence responded, Mr Spicer said when asked why the White House had ... Read More »

Chennai apartment fire claims four lives

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District collector Anbuselvan told the media that the four died due to asphyxiation as per the preliminary finding by doctors. As many as 21 two-wheelers parked in the complex were gutted in the fire. Police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot and doused the fire. Police and forensic experts are trying to find out the cause of the blaze. Read More »

Conservatives make huge gains in United Kingdom local elections

That came less than a year after Scots voted 55 per cent to 45 per cent to remain in the United Kingdom and the nationalists went on to build support up to unprecedented levels. "We have five weeks to ruin their party". In Scotland, the SNP made modest gains, although there was also a surge for the Conservatives. It also lost Welsh councils Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil to independents, as well as Bridgend. Read More »

France's Macron got 10m more votes than Le Pen in election

Le Pen hailed her score of 10.6 million votes, 33.9 per cent of the total and the highest ever recorded by the party, as "massive and historic" on Sunday night. Until now, modern France had been governed either by the Socialists or the conservatives, but both of their candidates were eliminated before the runoff. Read More »