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N. Korea Belatedly Covers Election of Pres. Moon Jae

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North Korea, as of Wednesday afternoon, had yet to comment officially on Moon's election, but experts say there's no reason for it to dislike his win. Moon also called the Seoul-Washington alliance the "foundation" of South Korea's diplomatic and security policy, while noting that Trump has put the North's provocations and nuclear problem atop his security agenda. Read More »

China to import poultry, beef in new USA trade deal

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross heralded the deal as a "herculean accomplishment". "You watch and you'll see". The Chinese market is estimated to be worth $2.6 billion for the US beef industry. Ross highlighted his expectation that the improved flow of trade with China will start lowering the nation's $347 billion trade deficit with China by the end of the year although he didn't provide any estimates of how much. Read More »

North Korea fires unidentified projectile from test site

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US officials said they were still assessing whether the launch was successful and trying to determine what kind of missile was tested. The launch of the as yet unidentified missile could signal advances over known North Korean capabilities, adding to tensions in the region as the Trump administration seeks to prevent Pyongyang from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Read More »

Pentagon chief: USA studying Moscow's Syria safe zone plan

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The memorandum signed by Russia, Turkey and Iran came into effect on the weekend and calls for a truce - renewable after six months - between government and opposition forces in four designated safe zones as well as the delivery of aid and medical supplies. Read More »

Know All About How Mother's Day Was Founded

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Mothers lead the next generation of leaders of business, communities and nations. It's hard being a broke college student because while you're mother deserves the world all you can afford is a candle and some flowers. I waited patiently, recognizing the signs of a mother in distress. You can not forget to give the mother in your life a mother's day card. On Mother's Day , we get the opportunity to revert back to our mothers and show our gratitude towards her. Read More »

EVM controversy: Just a technical issue or big conspiracy

Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party launched a campaign against the EVM claiming that it could be hacked in 90 seconds. "So far there have been 37 cases in various courts regarding EVM tampering". "With this demonstration, it has been proved that EVMs can actually be hacked". The Election Commission will meet representatives of the main political parties on Friday to deliberate on the controversy surrounding the fairness of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Read More »

Australia receptive to China's Silk Road, but national interest first

Over the next two days, world leaders will immerse themselves in the early fruits of the initiative: over 40 countries and global organizations have signed agreements with China on Belt and Road cooperation; total trade between China and other Belt and Road countries has exceeded 3 trillion USA dollars between 2014 and 2016; and Chinese investment in these countries has surpassed 50 billion dollars. Read More »

G7 Finance Meeting Kicks off with Focus on Inclusive Growth

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The meeting focused on finance and security issues such as keeping multinationals from dodging taxes and a collective response to cybercrime like the ransomware attack that hit dozens of countries on Friday. "So I am very satisfied". The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group representing many advanced economies, has urged the U.S.to lower its corporate tax rate. Read More »

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

The missile took off from the northwestern city of Kusong and flew more than 430 miles before landing in the sea between North Korea and Japan, the South Korean military said in a statement. In its statement, the White House appeared to call indirectly for Russian support in containing Kim's nuclear ambitions, suggesting they also posed a threat to Russia. Read More »

North Korea detains another American citizen, news agency reports

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The KCNA report on his detention said he was "doing business in relation to the operation of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology ". A source with knowledge of the latest talks said the venue was the Norwegian capital, Oslo, and the USA delegation was led by Suzanne DiMaggio, a director and senior fellow at the New America think tank. Read More »

Trump Actually Thinks Israel And Palestine 'Work Together Beautifully'

Some Palestinians said they were disappointed by the omission. The Israeli Prime Minister's Office had no immediate reaction to the Trump Abbas statements. The Prime Minister's Office released a statement on Wednesday, saying Majdalan's claim was "another Palestinian invention, which never happened, which was meant to distract from the discussion of the demand to stop the Palestinian Authority funding terrorists". Read More »

House Democrats Demand White House Turn Over Any Comey Recordings

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President Donald Trump Friday denied that he had asked former FBI Director James Comey for his loyalty over dinner in January but said that "I don't think it's inappropriate to ask". In their joint letter to White House Counsel Donald McGahn, Reps. He's viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Bannon and Priebus, when stories about internal White House drama land in the press. Read More »

May Day rallies across the U.S. are targeting Trump's immigration policy

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Across the country in Providence, Rhode Island, about the same number of people gathered at Burnside Park before a two-hour protest that touched on deportation, profiling and wage theft. "Trump has pitted the U.S. working class against migrant workers and refugees, and so we must strive to create bridges, not bans or walls, to connect our struggles together", representatives of the International Migrants Alliance wrote in its call to assemble on May 1, describing Trump as "a brazenly fascist, ... Read More »

Turkey urges United States to reverse decision to arm Syrian Kurdish group

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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. The president said he would express his concerns in this regard at the meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump on May 16, adding the same issue would also be brought up at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit to be held in Brussels on May 25. Read More »

Trump Threatens To Stop Holding Press Briefings

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Trump claimed in a tweet that it wasn't possible for them to be accurate because he's so busy. Mr. Trump's closed-door Oval Office meeting with Lavrov hours after firing Comey added to the shockwaves already reverberating in Washington, D.C. Read More »

South Korean president 'may visit Pyongyang'

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Despite this, Moon and Abe also reportedly agreed to cooperate on measures to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Mr Moon, 64, said: 'I will urgently try to solve the security crisis. Im also worked for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon as vice mayor on political affairs. Moon told Abe to "look straight at history" and not make the past "a barrier", South Korea's presidential office said. Read More »

San Diego shooting victim thanks security guard

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Two police officers arrived and confronted the gunman, who exchanged gunfire with them before he was shot, a witness said. Selis called his former girlfriend during the rampage, telling her he had already shot people and that cops were converging on him, Police Chief Shelley Zimmermann said Monday. Read More »

U.N. Security Council to meet after North Korea's latest missile test

Earlier Sunday, officials told Fox News that the USA military believes Pyongyang launched a KN-17 medium-range ballistic missile - the first successful test in four attempts for the Pyongyang regime. The launch jeopardizes new South Korean President Moon Jae-in's willingness to talk to the North, and came as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. Read More »

North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

Mission for Uruguay, which holds the council presidency this month. The United States directed an aircraft carrier-led strike group to the region and deployed a new anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea. While it wasn't immediately clear what type of missile was launched over the weekend, the U.S. Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". Read More »

Dems, Human Rights Advocates Rip Trump Over Duterte Invite

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It also confirmed the invitation given extended to Duterte to visit the White House to discuss the "importance of the United States-Philippines alliance", according to ABC News . Not only were US lawmakers left scratching their heads at the Duterte invite, but The New York Times reported that officials at the State Department and the National Security Council were caught off guard and that it's likely to spur internal objections. Read More »

China presses S. Korea on THAAD missile system

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Suh was instrumental in setting up two previous summits between the North and South. The special election was necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye, whose downfall and jailing on corruption charges is one of the most turbulent stretches in the nation's recent political history. Read More »

Korea: US try to kill Kim failed

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Pyongyang presented extensive details but offered no concrete proof to back its accusations of the plot, which it said could never have succeeded. In its Friday statement , the ministry also said that a "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the USA imperialists and the puppet clique", meaning South Korea. Read More »

Moon and China's Xi agree to improve ties, denuclearize N. Korea

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President Donald Trump agreed with Moon to cooperate on the North Korean nuclear issue and invited him to visit Washington, the South Korean presidential office said. Moon also said he would review the THAAD deployment. "I take this office empty-handed, and I will leave the office empty-handed", Moon said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds a telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on May 11, 2017, as the Chinese leader ... Read More »

North Korea: Missile falls short of Japan

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Japan's Kyodo News agency, citing unidentified sources, said the missile may be capable of covering a range as far as 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) if launched at a normal trajectory. base at Guam, but more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)", it said. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told reporters there is a possibility that it was a new type of ballistic missile, saying it flew Sunday for about 30 minutes and an ... Read More »

North Korea: Sen. Cory Gardner has "lost basic judgment and body hair"

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An official of the U.S. State Department said the detentions underscored "the risk associated with travel to North Korea". "Professor Kim was a man who would call North Korea as his own country". "We have to have nuclear power". When asked if there was any possibility of the Kim Jong-un regime engaging in peace talks with its adversaries, Choe replied that they have learnt from U.S. Read More »

Trump to revive Mideast peace deal

At the beginning of a working lunch with Abbas' delegation, Trump said of a Mideast peace deal, "It's something that I think is frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years, but we need two willing parties". And Trump does appear to be stalling on his stated intention to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which the Palestinians fervently oppose. Read More »

I'm not picking a fight with the banks: Australia Treasurer tells CNBC

For the coming 2017-18 year growth is forecast at 2.75% and unemployment at 5.75%. "(This will be used) not only for budget fix, but for funding schools and funding public health ". By far the biggest victor in this year's Budget, the Federal Government has committed more than $300 million to "keeping Australians safe" in the wake of recent terror attacks around the world. Read More »

Philippine lawmakers hear on impeachment against Duterte

Edcel Lagman said. Rep. Rey Umali, chairman of the House justice panel, and Representatives LRay Villafuerte of Camarines Sur and Robert Ace Barbers of Surigao del Norte, made the stance a day before the House tackles the impeachment complaint filed by Rep. Read More »

Final push on Syria's Raqa in early summer: US-backed alliance

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Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Thursday he had "no doubt" that Turkey and the United States would work out any differences arising from the USA decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis sought to allay Turkish concerns, saying the United States would "work out any concerns" with Turkey over security on its Syrian border. Read More »

At least 100000 groups in 150 countries hit by unprecedented cyberattack

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European police agency Europol said it was working to support countries, saying the malware attack was at an "unprecedented level and requires global investigation". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday that an annual £5.5m deal with Microsoft to protect NHS devices had been renewed in 2014 but not since. Read More »

Saudis, Russia Favor Extending Oil Output Curbs for 9 Months

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Analysts said that the market was supported by an expectation that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) and other producers including Russian Federation have agreed to extend an agreement to cut output by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) beyond the initial period of the first half of the year. Read More »

U.S. planning to kill Kim Jong-un - North Korea claims

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North Korea conducted an annual military parade, featuring a display of missiles and overseen by top leader Kim Jong Un and his right-hand men, on April 15. North Korea has been headstrong in its response, launching four failed missile tests since March. North Korea has accused the Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea of a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un with "biochemical substances". Read More »