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Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

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In a press statement attached to its letter, North Korea's UN mission accused the United States of trying to intimidate countries into fully implementing UN sanctions by "openly threatening that they would be faced with "strong measures of sanction" by the U.S.". Read More »

France And Germany To Map Out New EU Course At Berlin Meeting

The movement received more than 19,000 applications with 1,700 telephone interviews conducted with candidates. As many as 147 additional candidates are still being finalised. After his improbable rise to power, he is searching for a way to capture disenchanted voters from both sides of the political spectrum, a delicate dance that risks appealing to no one. Read More »

Climate marchers urge Trump to protect environment

The rally-which also coincided with Trump's 100th day in office, a traditional measuring-stick date for presidents-was one of hundreds planned around the country. "Now Trump's entire fossil fuel agenda is next, and we believe that the path forward is based in the voice of the people - which is expressed first and foremost through mass protests and mass marches". Read More »

Donald Trump Quoted His Own Tweet in a Header

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The former acting attorney general disclosed that, 18 days before Michael Flynn resigned , she unambiguously warned White House Counsel Donald McGahn that the national security adviser was "compromised by the Russians" and "could be blackmailed". Read More »

Trump Invites Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House

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US and Philippine officials said Trump's calls and invitations to several Asian allies including Duterte were aimed at discussing the crisis over North Korea's nuclear threats. Duterte and Xi, adding that the Filipino leader thanked Mr. Xi for inviting him to tour a Chinese warship early this week at a port in Davao City, Mr. Read More »

Shopian: Posters appear of Lt. Ummer Fayaz's 'killers'

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Locals said that three militants entered the house where the wedding function was underway and asked Fayaz to accompany them. Eyewitnesses said a group of armed men -- Lashkar-e-Taiba men are also suspected to be involved in the killing -- entered the house and took away Fayaz, who was sitting with the bride, and that more militants were waiting outside the house. Read More »

Trump Pushes for Senate Rules Change, Threatens October Shutdown

The first dictates funding for the federal government for the rest of 2017, while the second is Trump's "America First" wish list for the 2018 budget. Republicans hold a slim majority of 52 seats meaning Democrats had the option to filbuster if they did not get concessions. Mulvaney also responded to Trump's tweet Tuesday morning about a potential September shutdown. Read More »

North Korea puts its might on parade

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Following repeated missile tests that drew global criticism, China banned all imports of North Korean coal on February 26, cutting off the country's most important export product. North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests since 2006. Pyongyang's vice foreign minister Han Song Ryol said: "We will go to war if they choose". Read More »

Federal prosecutors issue grand jury subpoenas to Flynn associates

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Flynn was forced to resign as Trump's national security advisor in February after failing to disclose the nature of phone discussions with Russia's ambassador in Washington , Sergey Kislyak. Flynn attorney Robert Kelner declined to comment on the newly issued subpoena or say why Flynn declined to provide the information earlier. The Senate Intelligence Committee issued the demand for documents from Flynn relating to Russia's alleged meddling. Read More »

Operations cancelled after cyberattack — NHS hospitals hacked

It was hit by a previous ransomware attack in January. Patient data has been scrambled by ransomware, a type of software which demands payment before the information is released. The committee, the nation's top investigative agency, has rejected the claim. In the USA, the Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or CERT, says it has "received multiple reports of ransomware infections in several countries around the world", without identifying those countries. Read More »

Conservatives open up record lead - ICM poll

Commentators highlighted dozens of Labor seats where the Ukip vote is larger than the party's majority. After a series of stonking victories for the Conservative Party in the local elections, Theresa May has said she "will not take anything for granted" as her rival admitted: "we've got four weeks to get our message out". Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency special unit focus on North Korea activities

In mid-April, expectations of a sixth North Korean nuclear test coupled with reports that a U.S. Navy carrier strike group was sailing towards the Korean Peninsula sparked fears of a renewed conflict with Pyongyang. "The new mission center draws on experienced officers from across the agency and integrates them in one entity to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target". Read More »

Xi talks with South Korean president over phone

In response, Moon was quoted as saying the South Korea-US alliance "has been and will remain the linchpin of our diplomatic and foreign policy" and announcing plans to send a "delegation of special envoys as soon as possible". In that same article, a Moon adviser told the newspaper that the president's policy towards North Korea "is very similar to that of Chinese President Xi Jinping". Read More »

Trump contradictory on reasons for firing FBI chief

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Rosenstein wrote a two-and-a-half page memo with the subject line "Restoring Public Confidence in the FBI" that stated the reasons why Comey should be removed. Trump's move was so sudden that his White House staff, accustomed to his impromptu style, was caught off guard. The President did not answer directly, but said: "I just want somebody that's competent". Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro calls for new constitution by 'people's'

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Opposition supporters cheered as youths ran to the front, carrying makeshift shields made from trash bin lids, wood and even a satellite dish. While the atmosphere at Maduro's speech was one of excitement and celebration, elsewhere in Caracas opposition protesters were being met with tear gas and water cannons. Read More »

Pentagon head makes clear US commitment to protecting Turkey

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US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the Syrian Kurdish militia-an important US ally in Syria in the fight against IS. A top Syrian Kurdish official says the USA decision to arm Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons will help legitimize the force, which is denounced as a terrorist organization by Turkey. Read More »

Trump to meet Russian foreign minister Lavrov on Wednesday - senior US official

Critics of Comey's dismissal, however, argue that the president was really trying to clamp down on the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. "Those who are working on Afghanistan have not found a single expert to say we're transferring arms", Lavrov said. White House officials denied any political motive in the move by Trump, who took office on January 20. Read More »

Serial killer suspect went undiscovered for more than a year

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Documents related to Saucedo's arrest have been sealed by the county, and community leaders say by releasing more information, the public can stay informed on what led to his arrest. He later sued the state , alleging police and prosecutorial misconduct claiming that authorities changed the timeline of the shootings when they realized one of the incidents occurred after Merritt had sold the gun to the pawn shop. Read More »

Trump to receive Russia's foreign minister this week

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The last time Lavrov visited the American capital was before Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine and intervened militarily in Syria to help President Bashar Assad - actions that fueled U.S. Mr Trump said: 'We had a very, very good meeting with Mr. Lavrov. Lavrov arrived in Washington on Tuesday; he met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the White House early Wednesday, ahead of a visit to the Oval Office to speak with Trump. Read More »

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

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It also reveals which names dropped in popularity. Emma was the most popular name for baby girls for the third year in a row, although its frequency has been slowly declining and it maintains only a narrow lead over second-place Olivia. Some new names made the list this year, including Elijah, which is the first time that name has ever cracked the top 10, according to the report. In 1934, when Donald hit its apex as a name for American boys, 30,406 babies were named Donald. Read More »

White House dismisses questions over why it waited to fire Flynn

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He described that 11-day period between the White House seeing the materials and Flynn being fired as a time dedicated to "an element of due process" during which they reviewed "the situation". a strong supporter of [Hillary] Clinton", Trump's opponent in the presidential election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. After the hearing Monday, Trump tweeted: "The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?" On Monday, Yates ... Read More »

Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies

Tillerson attempted to have his cake and eat it too, saying the Trump administration was still deliberating on climate change, even though the secretary of state's signature was on a document declaring an unequivocal position. In addition to the US and Sweden, the other council nations are Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland. FAIRBANKS, Alaska U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted foreign ministers from Arctic nations at a meeting in Alaska on Thursday, where ... Read More »

Donald Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

Calling on academics and public servants to refuse to participate with the commission, the American Civil Liberties Union has also filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the information that the Trump administration used as the basis for its voter fraud claims. Read More »

White House 'misled' about role of Russian photographer

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Several former Olympic and national team members joined him on the ice. Sergei Lavrov: I'm not the one you should be asking. But from the perspective of diplomacy and global relations, it was irrelevant. leader and the Russian foreign minister. The embarrassment was compounded by Ambassador Kislyak's presence. The mere mention of tapes-albeit in quotation marks (just like his tweeted accusation that Trump Tower's "wires" had been "tapped" by his predecessor, Barack Obama)-immediately ... Read More »

Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired, Family Calls for Criminal Charges

The officer, identified as Roy Oliver, a six-year veteran of the Balch Springs Police Department in suburban Dallas, "violated several departmental policies", the department said . The family has asked activists to postpone demonstrations in the wake of Edwards' death as they make preparations for his funeral and spoke out against any violence perpetuated against police officers. Read More »

1 in 5 voters approve of House Republicans' revised health care plan

The fact that lawmakers are moving ahead with this plan without a cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office is especially concerning. Nevertheless, we know the bill's key provisions. A 60-year-old with the same income would pay $8,040, or more than 40 percent of his or her annual income. "Patients with pre-existing conditions will not be denied insurance, nor should they ever be". Read More »

Shorten's budget is 'bulldust': Treasurer

Labor says that a combination of the pared back levy rise and the deficit levy would deliver an extra $4.5 billion over ten years "without putting the burden onto families earning modest incomes". "For every major infrastructure project funded by the Commonwealth, one in every 10 people employed must be an Australian apprentice". The banks knew they could run over the top of this weak prime minister, he said. Read More »

Bottas wins first ever F1 race

I am just hopeful in the next races I will be able to pick up the pace". Four-time champion Vettel finished second ahead of Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen who claimed his first podium finish since last year's Austrian Grand Prix. The races you win and the times you are on the podium is the name of the game. Bottas' team-mate Lewis Hamilton capped a hard weekend with a race to forget and finished only fourth behind Raikkonen. Read More »

Afghanistan envoy Omar Zakhilwal says Pakistani forces killed 2 soldiers, not 50

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General Raziq went on to assert that the two villages, with a total population of around 15,000 people, are located at the "zero point of the Durand Line and a large number of them are enrolled in the Afghan border force". In February, it was closed along with other crossings after a series of terrorist attacks, which Pakistan said were launched by militants hiding in Afghanistan. Read More »