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I won't say whether we sabotaged North Korea missile test

Viewing his adversaries in the distance, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. There are also doubts about the leverage China has on North Korea. "Now is the time to stop", he said. However, a display of military might coinciding with the celebration fizzled, as a North Korean missile exploded shortly after being launched. Read More »

Trump says USA relations with Russian Federation at 'all-time low'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that trust had eroded between the two countries under US President Donald Trump . But he said it was an open question where relations go from here. Putin has condemned the US military assault on a Syrian airfield, saying that the move represents an aggression against a sovereign state in violation of global law under a far-fetched pretext. Read More »

PM Modi visits Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneshwar

Out of the total 147 Assembly seats, the BJD had won on 116 in the 2014 state elections, while BJP could bag just 10, coming at the third position behind Congress which had won on 16 seats, something that the party plans to dramatically change in the 2019 polls under Dharmendra Pradhan. Read More »

The right response: Trump takes appropriate action to thwart atrocities in Syria

US ambassador to the United Nations and former SC governor Nikki Haley told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday morning that in the wake of the strike on Syria all options remain on the table should America need to act again. The question of Russian complicity in the attack also came up in an earlier interview on "This Week" Sunday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The Australian government hopes that the United States will convince Russian Federation to stop supporting Assad, Bishop ... Read More »

Iran's FM reacts to Tillerson's criticism on nuclear deal

President Trump was reportedly furious when he learned that the State Department had issued a statement on Tuesday declaring Iran in compliance with the so-called nuclear "deal". But US allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia were concerned the JCPOA does not shut down Iran's nuclear industry entirely nor forever, and Obama's domestic critics accused him of appeasing a terrorist state. Read More »

Trump's Korean armada stays near Australia

A few days later, President Donald Trump said they were sending a very powerful navy to the area, in response to what his government considers a nuclear threat by North Korea. That's a fact. It happened. "The Carl Vinson Strike Group is heading north to the Western Pacific as a prudent measure". Secretary James Mattis said the Carl Vinson was " on her way up there " on On April 10. Read More »

In Seoul, US Vice President Pence makes geopolitics personal


The extended-range Scud missile in that earlier launch suffered an in-flight failure and fell into the sea off North Korea's east coast, according to USA imagery and assessments. McFarland briefed the president on the failed missile launch. Also, China should impose tight sanctions against North Korea for the sake of peace in Northeast Asia. Read More »

Turkish election board rejects main opposition's application to annul referendum

Turkey's state-run news agency says 19 people were detained in Istanbul for allegedly using the results of a constitutional referendum as an "excuse" to organize "unauthorized demonstrations". "You can not build a change in the political system on such a controversial and unfair referendum". Kilicdaroglu said he respected the nation's will, but the decision on unsealed ballots had overshadowed the results. Read More »

Pence says new US-Japan talks could lead to trade deal

It's unclear if the U.S. interfered with this specific test, but the tactic is actively being pursued by the United States military, according to public statements and Congressional testimony by current and former members of the armed forces. Read More »

Trump Orders US Review On Effects Of Lifting Sanctions Against Iran


He did not say how long the review would take but said in the letter to Ryan that the administration looked forward to working with Congress on the issue. Trump as a candidate vowed to discard or renegotiate the pact, and shortly after taking office his administration put Tehran "on notice" that its troublesome behavior would no longer be tolerated. Read More »

New York City firefighter dies after falling several stories


The firefighter was rushed to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, in critical condition. The cause of the fall is under investigation, Nigro said. "It's a bad tragedy for the department, especially on the heels, one month after the death of Yadira Arroyo", Nigro said, referring to the FDNY EMT who was killed last month as she and her partner tried to stop a 25-year-old man from hijacking the ambulance they were in. Read More »

Philippines checks report of 'harassment' near China-controlled reef

The COC is expected to lay down legally binding rules and guidelines on avoiding conflicts arising from rival claims by China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan over all or parts of the South China Sea, through which US$5 trillion (S$7 trillion) worth of trade passes through each year. Read More »

Mike Pence reassures Japan of U.S. resolve on North Korea

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said tensions need to be eased on the Korean Peninsula to bring the escalating dispute to a peaceful resolution. Malaysia revoked visa-free entry for North Koreans after the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb 13. Read More »

Turkey arrests dozens in anti-referendum protests

Prime Minister and AKP leader Binali Yildirim said Erdogan could rejoin the party he founded in 2001 once official results - expected before the end of the month - were announced. A government spokesperson said: "We will follow closely how Turkey behaves on this". Belgium has highest percentage of pro Erdogan voters in Europe. Read More »

US seeks Beijing's support for tougher sanctions against Kim


He leveled sharp criticism at the US and South Korea for conducting the war games of unprecedented scope and scale and said they could entail dire consequences for peace in the region. Mr Wang told reporters that although United States officials have made clear that a military strike remains on the table, he believes that Washington would still prefer to de-escalate tensions through multi-sided talks. Read More »

Theresa May accuses opposition leaders of seeking to divide UK

The pro-Brexit, right-wing newspapers portrayed her decision as an aggressive move to strengthen her hand in the talks with the 27 other European Union members and to crush her domestic opponents. Wyn Grant, politics professor at the University of Warwick, said the Liberal Democrats could regain 20 seats in the election "if things go well for them". Read More »

Venezuela crisis: Opposition holds 'mother of all protests'


The protests are expected to be the biggest in three years, putting extra pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to negotiate with the opposition and find a way of easing the country's economic crisis. The opposition is demanding a timeline for delayed elections, a halt a security crackdown on protests, and respect for the autonomy of the opposition-led legislature. Read More »

People Charged for 'Same-Sex Marriage Conspiracy'


Where is it illegal to be gay? Nigerian police arrested 53 young men for celebrating a gay wedding in the major northern city of Zaria, located in Kaduna State on Saturday (15 April). There is a strong social taboo around homosexuality in Nigeria, driven by a strong anti-LGBT evangelical Christian movement in the south and the spread of hardline Islam in the north. Read More »

Trump's threatened 'armada' still far from North Korea

Defense officials said it takes between four and five days for the Vinson to travel between the two points. By the time the misunderstanding was realised, the genie was out of the bottle, with news outlets across the world reporting that the naval strike group was steaming north to scare the rogue nation straight. Read More »

USS Carl Vinson carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

Asked about the deployment in an interview with Fox Business Network that aired April 12, President Trump said: "We are sending an armada, very powerful". The report added that the carrier was taking part in scheduled exercises with Australian forces in the Indian Ocean. In a sign of rapidly escalating diplomatic tension, the South Korean Yonhap news agency , citing a source close to the country's government, said the USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz had been directed ... Read More »

Russian Federation relations at new low after Syria attacks

The dim view of U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes on a Syrian airbase in response, and administration officials have said evidence clearly shows that Assad's forces were behind the attack. "I do not know who saw them". "But in order to give a definitive answer, we need to thoroughly investigate this event, and there is no other way, which is what we propose to do", he said, according to a transcript of the interview. Read More »

Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

He also stated that the European Union had been violating its commitments for 54 years. The Sunday referendum in Turkey may worsen the hard Turkish-EU relations, considering Brussels' attitude to its results. The Turkish Bar Association described the move as "illegal". "You can not build a change in the political system on such a controversial and unfair referendum". Read More »

Indians among 94 killed in 'Mother of all bombs' attack in Afghanistan

A security officer was quoted saying "13 Indian Daesh militants were also among those killed". In this instance, the MOAB eviscerated an elaborate network of jihadi tunnels. Remains of Islamic State fighters lay strewn in the grass yards away, casualties of a battle for control of the area that began more than two weeks ago, Afghan commandos told the first journalists to arrive in Asad Khel since Thursday's bombing. Read More »

Tillerson Says Iran Nuclear Deal Failed

Tillerson said a 90-day review of the deal by the Trump administration will not only look at whether Iran is complying with the deal, as the State Department certified it was on April 18, but also whether Tehran's behavior in the region continues to undermine US interests. Read More »

N. Korea celebrates birthday of founding father

South Korea's Foreign Ministry said North Korea's willingness to go to war reveals the "true colors of North Korea's government that is bellicose and a breaker of regulations". A U.S. Navy attack on a Syrian airfield this month with Tomahawk missiles raised questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for reclusive North Korea, which has conducted several missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. Read More »

US defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit

The meeting " addressed aspects of military and security cooperation between the two countries and ways to further enhance them ", Sissi's office says in a statement. After the meeting, Mattis participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Cairo's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier . Mattis reaffirmed American support for Egyptian efforts in fighting terrorism and its pivotal role in the Middle East region, the statement added. Read More »

French election: Le Pen, Macron... or Mélenchon?

But their complacency has been shaken by recent opinion polls, including the closely watched poll conducted by the Sciences Po research centre (Cevipof) showing that support for the two favourites - Le Pen and Macron - has ebbed over the past fortnight, at a time when the two challengers - Fillon and Melenchon - have made progress. Read More »

John Tortorella hopes Blue Jackets listen to their crappy victory music

Despite a last-minute injury forcing a change in starting goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins, they could not rally any offense. BOSTON (AP) - Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and the Ottawa Senators recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Boston Bruins to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Read More »

Turkish PM warns opposition against street protests

Hurriyet said around 14 protesters were detained by the police in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, where a majority of people voted against the constitutional changes in Sunday's referendum . CHP party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu also accused the electoral board of bias and favoring Erdogan's party. He went on to warn that calling for street protests is unacceptable. Read More »

Leicester City hopeful of Wes Morgan return for Atletico Madrid clash


And it is something the Foxes are well aware of. Craig Shakespeare and Christian Fuchs on Leicester's second leg with Atletico MadridWhat is the latest Leicester news? Atletico Madrid's quest to reach a third Champions League final in four seasons continued on Monday morning as they travelled to Leicester. Read More »

UK Parliament approves Prime Minister's early election call

With just 13 votes against, this easily exceeded the two-thirds threshold needed for the government to be able to overrule legislation that had required elections to be held at regular five-year intervals, beginning in 2015. "It is critical that in going into the most significant negotiations in this country for a generation that the Prime Minister has as strong a hand as possible". Read More »

18 arrested for parading couple naked in Rajasthan


The incident took place after the couple left the village and was later traced by the girl's family. Kachru suffered severe injuries and was admitted to a government hospital in the district, Hindustan Times reported. Meena further said that the family members of the victim girl following the incident sold her at ₹75,000 and was paid ₹5,000 in advance to someone in the neighbouring village. Read More »