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United States military pressure on North Korea provokes Pyongyang's retaliation - Russian ambassador

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In South Korea, there is a persistent view that Pyongyang will carry out a nuclear test or other actions after the presidential election. The USS Carl Vinson is pictured above on April 29 in Tshushima, Japan. North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test last fall, and observers have said a sixth test could come soon . "This is something that we know we can not tolerate". Read More »

The Best Trump Burns From Last Night's Roasts

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The comedian said journalists ought to be more careful "in the age of Trump". "A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation's capital right now", Trump told the raucous crowd of an estimated 11,000. Read More »

Abbas: Palestine Still Wants East Jerusalem and 1967 Borders

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He offered no details about his effort or how it would be any different from attempts over the past two decades during which former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Following that, the two leaders left for a joint luncheon. Three Republican senators urged a halt to such payments in a letter to Trump that reflected widespread opinion in Congress. Read More »

European Union agrees on guideline on Brexit 'separation talks'

European Union leaders agreed on Saturday that they would only start talks on issues such as future trading arrangements after "sufficient progress" was made on the terms of Britain's departure. "A Brexit for free is not possible", Mr Michel said. The former Polish premier urged a "serious British response", adding: "I want to assure you that as soon as Britain gives real guarantees for our citizens, we will find a solution rapidly". Read More »

Germany arrests second soldier in alleged far-right plot

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Prosecutors said he was suspected of acting on "right-wing extremist conviction". In addition to the two soldiers, a 24-year-old student from A's hometown of Offenbach, Matthias F, has also been arrested. "We have to investigate whether such a thing occurs often". The scandal worsened after she criticised "attitude and leadership problems" within the military, angering many in the armed services. Read More »

Israel speaks to Turkish envoy over Erdogan comments

Erdogan accused Israel of keeping Jerusalem "without the Muslims". Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon on Monday said, "Whoever systematically violates human rights in their own country should not preach morality to the only true democracy in the region". Read More »

Trump's first tariffs: Canada's lumber imports

In a press release, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said, "It has been a bad week for U.S". The lumber and milk fall-out sets the two sides up for a wider battle as they renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland, speaking to reporters on a conference call, also said the United States should treat Canada with respect, given that Canada is a major supplier of softwood. Read More »

N Korea issues direct criticism on China amid nuke dispute

On Thursday, the lower house of the US Congress approved a law conferring more power on President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on North Korea and the companies of any country that sell materials to Pyongyang which allow it to develop its nuclear and missile programmes. Read More »

Trump refused to push back Israel trip to June

In Israel, Trump will roll up his sleeves and dive into the spadework of brokering an Israel-Palestine peace deal, a task the former reality television host described Wednesday as "not as hard as people have thought", yet which has eluded every modern president. Read More »

Man kills his child on Facebook live before taking his own life

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After the Cleveland killing, Facebook launched a review of video content in an attempt to tackle horrific videos. Police found Wongtalay's body alongside his daughter's after relatives saw the harrowing footage and raised the alarm. According to Jullaus Suvannin , a police officer in charge of the case, Wongtalay was paranoid about his wife and the girl's mother, Jiranuch Trirat , leaving him. Read More »

82 kidnapped Nigerian girls free after prisoner swap deal

They were driven to the Villa in a military convoy amidst tight security. A military and a civilian militia source in Banki, near the border with Cameroon, said "at least 80" girls were brought to the town late yesterday. Five commanders at Boko Haram were released in exchange. According to presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina, the young women are in the care of the Nigerian government, whose officials will oversee their rehabilitation. Read More »

Avalanche kills 3 people in French Alps

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The horror incident took place this morning in Bonneval-sur-Arc in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. The dead included a high-mountain guide who was leading the group, rescue workers said. A helicopter had been used to search the Albaron area for additional victims but had found none. Over the last few days there had been a mix of mild temperatures, rain and snowfall in the area. Read More »

Former President Obama unveils plans for presidential center

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The former president received a friendly hometown reception from the crowd, which included Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his one-time chief of staff. "The Obamas want to create a safe, warm, inviting place that brings people in, teaches them something new, and inspires them to create change in their own communities", Obama Foundation Chair Marty Nesbitt said during a roundtable presentation with more than 300 Chicago citizens. Read More »

PKK camps in north Iraq targeted by Turkish airstrikes

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The Syrian border wall , which is 826 km long and created to stop migrants, fighters, and potential terrorists from entering Turkey, is now over two-thirds complete. It is built from cement blocks three metres high and two metres wide, and is topped with a metre of barbed wire. Turkish officials said the portable nature of the concrete segments made it easy to construct the wall, adjust its configuration, and perhaps take it down when the security situation improves. Read More »

SKorea expects higher voter turnout than in 2012

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The poll says his conservative rival Hong Joon-pyo will likely trail him with 23.3% support. The latest polls, released by Realmeter on May 3 before a nationwide ban on polling ahead of the vote, showed Moon with 42.4 percent support. "The tragic North and South Korean relationship had been brought on by the conservative groups, which have been in power for the past 10 years". Moon said in a YouTube live stream on Tuesday South Korea should take on a more active diplomatic role to curb ... Read More »

Alaskans react to the executive order to expand ocean oil drilling

In the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Trump said the United States is blessed with wonderful natural resources, including offshore oil and natural gas reserves, which can be harnessed to stimulate energy production and job growth. "I will be vigilantly monitoring the implementation of this executive order and I will continue to fight against any attempts to reopen California's coast to offshore oil drilling". Read More »

Injured In UT Stabbings Released From Hospital

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UTPD Chief Carter said White has a history of mental illness. He did not elaborate. The reports were made at the Gregory Gym at the campus, according to the police department's Twitter . Authorities say White then stopped the interview by saying quote, "if I did something I don't' remember then I want to be told'". Carter said it's that quick response from UTPD that kept others from being harmed. Read More »

Syria safe zones hit by clashes on first day

Rankine-Galloway noted that the USA government is not party to the agreement, which was struck during cease-fire talks in Kazakhstan on Thursday. "We are against the division of Syria ". The deal marks the latest diplomatic effort to quell the fighting. Turkey, the third sponsor, is a major backer of opposition factions and has also sent troops into northern Syria, angering Assad and his government. Read More »

Oil a bright spot in subdued markets as investors seek next catalyst

A Gallup Korea poll last Wednesday showed Moon with 38 percent support in a field of 13 candidates, with centrist Ahn Cheol-soo his nearest challenger on 20 percent. Since then, a series of North Korean provocations, and U.S. President Donald Trump and top U.S. officials' remarks on the North and the American alliance with South Korea have elevated matters of security. Read More »

Pentagon: IS in Afghanistan leader killed in April raid

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Although the USA military confirmed Hasib's death only now, the Afghanistan government had confirmed the militant leader was killed on April 27. The compound was located near the tunnel complex where the U.S. Military officials said their deaths may have been caused by friendly fire and that the incident is under investigation. The US Army said this is the second regional Islamic State chief they have killed in eight months - Hasib's predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan was lead dead during ... Read More »

Officer Who Killed Texas Teen Jordan Edwards Fired, Police Say

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After the incident took place, Haber released a statement insisting that 15-year-old Jordan Edwards had been driving backwards towards the group of officers who had arrived on scene to deal with an underage drinking complaint, and as such one of them fired his rifle at the vehicle for the police's own safety. Read More »

'Afghan' firing on Pakistan census team kills several

Islamabad dismisses Kabul's objections over the demarcation and maintains Pakistan inherited the worldwide frontier when it gained independence from Britain in 1947. Talking to reporters, he said Pakistan wanted good relations with Afghanistan and would continue its honest efforts for the objective. ACCI officials also said according to the Geneva Water Convention and the United Nations, Afghanistan has the right to prevent the closure of its borders with Pakistan. Read More »

Highlights of the latest hearing on Russian election meddling

She appeared before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and told of her discussions with White House counsel Don McGahn. Yates and Clapper both denied leaking classified information to the press. Nunes, a Trump ally, has since recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation amid concerns that he was too close to the White House to lead a credible probe. Read More »

Yates warned White House that Flynn 'could be blackmailed'

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The White House was warned in January that President Donald Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail, a top former official told lawmakers Monday, as the issue of Moscow's meddling in the United States election returned to the spotlight. Read More »

Obama library renderings show tower-like museum

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Obama did not engage in politics during the event, clearly putting the focus on the Presidential Center and not once mentioning President Donald Trump. The view looking north shows the Museum, Forum and Library. "The Foundation is based on the South Side of Chicago , and we will have projects all over the city, the country, and the world". Read More »

Live demo of EVM 'tampering' by AAP; BJP says 'drama'

Activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he would protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar area if corruption charges levelled against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are proved. "It is common sense that gadgets other than ECI-EVMs can be programmed to perform in a pre-determined way", the EC's statement said. "Instead of answering the charges, the Chief Minister is hiding from the people of Delhi for two days". Read More »

More Palestinian security prisoners recorded eating

The video , which was published by Israeli media outlets, purportedly shows Barghouti eating cakes in footage said to have been shot on April 27 and May 5. FILE - In this January 25, 2012, file photo, senior Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti appears at Jerusalem's court. After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike. Read More »

These are the reasons why Macron's win is unprecedented

While Macron's win had been widely anticipated, the election had cast a long shadow over the continent as the defeated candidate, the far-right Marine Le Pen, had wanted France to exit the 28-nation European Union, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the region and its euro currency. Read More »

North Korea fires back at Beijing's criticism, accuses China of betrayal

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The Supreme Leader would have been targeted at a military parade and public procession, with the results not visible for six to 12 months afterwards, it said . The bill bars ships owned by North Korea or by countries that refuse to comply with United Nations resolutions against it from operating in American waters or docking at USA ports. Read More »

HPBoSE class 10 results declared How to check

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This year 5.25 lakh students were enrolled for the HPBOSE 10 Class Examinations . The result is of prime importance as it is the foundation to the career of a student's life ahead. Check HP Board 10th Results in the following websites . By doing this the results can be directly accessed through mobile. The Himachal board website is running slow and taking unusually longer time to upload. Read More »

Yates said she warned White House Flynn might have been 'compromised'

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Yates said she began their meeting by laying out the press accounts and statements made by Vice President Mike Pence and other high-ranking White House officials about Flynn's conduct "that we knew not to be the truth". "You could rationalize that it helps the Russians by obfuscating who was actually responsible", Clapper said. Separately Monday, former Obama officials said he had raised general concerns about Flynn with Trump and had told the incoming president there were better people for ... Read More »