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North Korea claims new missile can hold large nuclear warhead

The test is also an immediate challenge to South Korea's new leader, Moon Jae-in, a liberal elected last week who expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea. Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said the G-7 summit his country is hosting later this month would discuss how to deal with the risk North Korea's missile launchings pose to global security. Read More »

North Korea tested missile capable of reaching US

In Seoul , presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan said Mr Moon "expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation. occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea". The latest "provocation" should serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against the North, it said. The nature of the projectile is not immediately clear, a South Korean military official said by telephone. Read More »

11 dead, dozens hurt after tornadoes hit Texas, south US

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Sixteen months after a rare Christmas week flood devastated towns along the Meramec River near St. Louis, sandbags were rapidly piling up again Monday as the small but flood-prone river streamed over its banks, part of the aftermath of brutal weekend storms that also includes an ongoing search for two missing children in Arkansas. Read More »

China's Xi Discusses Nuclear Issue With New S. Korean President

Moon said he will send a special envoy to the United States soon, and that he wishes to "visit Washington at the earliest date possible to meet with President Trump and exchange heart-to-heart opinions". It's also significant that Moon indicated (albeit in an indirect manner) during his phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he doesn't mean to adhere to the December 2015 agreement on the comfort women issue. Read More »

Abbas stops funding Gaza electricity to pressure Hamas

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said Trump is still "giving serious consideration into moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem". Palestinians will strongly disapprove if Mahmoud Abbas concedes to Trump's request and the protesters in Ramallah said that they do not understand the U.S. Read More »

Latest on Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week

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The NATO meeting this month will be crucial to the next steps by the Trump administration. The U.S. has been in Afghanistan since 2001, when American troops overthrew the Taliban regime that was in power at the time. Mattis also learned on his trip from USA intelligence officials that the Taliban have been receiving increased munitions shioments, including machine guns, and funding from Russian Federation. Read More »

Fidget Spinners: Tool or Toy?

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But apparently not many nearby schools. Are Fidget Spinners a Boon or Bust for Focus? Over the course of a few months in 1958, an estimated 25 million were sold - enough so that every child in America between the ages of five and 11 could have owned one. Read More »

White House warned Michael Flynn was 'compromised'

Spicer added that he was not aware of any security restrictions placed on Flynn after the warning. Lindsey Graham's intimation after the hearing that he would be interested in digging further into Trump's business ties to Russian Federation, an issue that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he could not discuss at Monday's hearing "because that impacts an investigation ". Read More »

After title, Conte sets sights on FA Cup

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The influence that Antonio Conte has had on the Premier League this year is reminiscent of when José Mourinho came to Chelsea and changed the League, or when Arsène Wenger came to Arsenal and changed the League. Yet there was nearly a shock for Chelsea when Rondon escaped a challenge from David Luiz and raced clear, only for Cesar Azpilicueta to make a vital, saving challenge. Read More »

Van der Breggen tops Hall to win Women's Tour

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Hall finished in 3 hours, 9 minutes and 56 seconds - 21 seconds ahead of van der Breggen. UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling's Katie Hall (Oakland, Calif.) rode 67 miles to her second career Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease ™ Women's Race empowered with SRAM stage win today in South Lake Tahoe, putting her into the overall race lead. Read More »

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road as champion of globalization

President Donald Trump promotes "America First". "The Philippines attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which was officially opened today by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing", the statement read. India delivered an implicit criticism of China's plan Saturday in a statement from its foreign ministry that said such an initiative should meet worldwide norms and not create unsustainable debt. Read More »

India gives China's 'One Belt One Road' summit a deliberate miss

Twenty-nine heads of state and over 1,000 delegates attended the forum. The China Development Bank had already earmarked $890 billion for some 900 projects. They further said that the Punjab Speed is another name of transparency, performance, quality and coordination due to which foreign investment has tremendously increased in Pakistan , especially in Punjab. Read More »

Comey in 2014: Federal Bureau of Investigation must 'maintain independence from political forces'

Pressed by anchor Jake Tapper if he meant United States institutions were under assault internally from the President, Clapper responded, "Exactly". Schumer also warned that Senate Democrats might refuse to vote on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the November 8, 2016, United States election. Read More »

Putin says intimidation of North Korea must end

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Pyongyang's aggressive push to boost its weapons program also makes it one of the Trump administration's most urgent foreign policy worries, though Washington has struggled to settle on a policy. Mr Moon slammed the missile test as a "reckless provocation" after holding an emergency meeting with national security advisers. Kishida says: "We need to keep studying what could be the most effective while monitoring how North Korea would respond". Read More »

US Ends Arctic Council Chairmanship By Signing Treaty on Carbon Emissions

The most surprising feature of this declaration was that it was signed by Rex Tillerson, the U.S. secretary of state. "These positions - agreed to by a US -led coalition of eight nations - are supported by the vast majority of the American public and every nation on earth, making it clear just how inexcusable and disastrous it would be for the Trump administration to weaken our commitments or go so far as to pull out of the Paris Agreement in just a few weeks time". Read More »

Army Major who tied Kashmiri civilian to jeep given clean chit

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The Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the controversial "human shield" incident in Kashmir is still carrying on, army sources said. "No action has been recommended against the Major". . The army had convened CoI on April 15, two days after police registered an FIR in the case. Senior officers have reportedly termed it "one-off incident that was blown out of proportion". Read More »

Myanmar and Holy See Establish Diplomatic Relations

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Police said they would prosecute those responsible for the information, which has spread quickly on online social networks that have grown in popularity amid expanding freedoms and internet access in Myanmar. A number of HRC member countries have dissociated themselves from the resolution or voiced their opposition to the establishment of such a mission. Read More »

Moms want dinner and quality time for Mother's Day

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The group provides single, under-resourced moms - those who wouldn't be taken to brunch or spoiled - with a banquet dinner on Mother's Day . I wonder why no one ever assigned a day for mothers . Order, order! Yes, order and discipline is not required only in the court, but at homes too. The kids always fling things around. While she's lounging around maybe do some cleaning around the house for her. Read More »

Myanmar, EU at odds over Rohingya rights mission

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Her reason: "We do not agree with it", Aung San Suu Kyi , Myanmar's de facto leader, told a press conference on Tuesday with European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini during a visit to Brussels , when asked about the investigation. Read More »

Britain spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system: Fallon

A malware tracking map showed " WannaCry " infections popping up around the world. The attack has hit companies from Russian Federation to Australia. That low-cost move redirected the attacks to MalwareTech's server, which operates as a "sinkhole" to keep malware from escaping. However, if your devices have been infected by WannaCry - the malware that has affected the NHS' computer system - the ransomware will lock your entire PC. Read More »

Kapil Mishra responds to Sunita Kejriwal's tweets: Here's what he said

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Mishra told the media at his residence that the AAP had received "crores of rupees" from "shell companies" run by people close to Kejriwal, mentioning in particular AAP legislators Shiv Charan Goel and Naresh Yadav. AAP refuted the charges saying that Mishra was "parroting" BJP. The AAP has rejected all of Mishra's allegations and claimed the Bharatiya Janata Party is behind the claims. Read More »

In Trump Abbas-Meet, Hope Springs Eternal as Peace Prospects Run Dry

President, with you we have hope ", Abbas told Trump . Over the course of his campaign, Trump hinted at dropping the traditional two-state solution past presidents have supported (he also mulled moving the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the disputed holy city claimed by both Palestinians and Israelis). Read More »

North Korea blasts off 'new type' of missile in Kusong

Regardless, the apparent success of the launch - the missile flew some 450 miles - and the steady pace of firings will only heighten tensions in the region. However, Sunday's missile appears to have been successful. Most Asian currencies edged up against the dollar on Monday, shrugging off threats from a ransomware attack that locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, and a missile test by North Korea. Read More »

Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

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He lashed out at Pakistan for resorting to frequent ceasefire violation and targeting civilian population, which he said intolerable and needs a befitting response from Govt. Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has condemned firing by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC). Five people were injured, officials said. Read More »

North Korea's successful missile test 'a big advance'

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was said to have witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA. Kishida says the worldwide community should prioritize efforts to implement the existing U.N. Security Council resolutions barring North Korea's missile and nuclear technology more thoroughly. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron names Edouard Philippe as French prime minister

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The red carpet was rolled out for Philippe, 46, named earlier Monday by new President Emmanuel Macron to form his first government. The son of two teachers is a longtime ally of ex-prime minister Alain Juppe , the veteran centrist whom he backed as a candidate for the Republicans' nomination for this year's election. Read More »

All eyes on France's First Lady at inauguration

Some analysts and opponents have questioned the strength of his mandate; though Macron defeated his rival Marine Le Pen in a landslide, many who voted for him on May 7 said they cast their ballot reluctantly, in a bid to boot out the far right. Read More »

Syria activists say civilians killed in strike on IS village

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The Monday strike hit the town of Albu Kamal in the early hours of the morning, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said. They struck near a residential area and a mosque, wounding dozens more, the Britain-based monitor said. Opening the Damascus-Baghdad road would give Syria a land route to its ally Iraq for the first time in years, as well as halting FSA efforts to strike east from the Jordanian border, where the insurgents receive training and aid from United States and British troops. Read More »

Cyber experts wary but hopeful that ransomeware attacks subsiding

Europol executive director Rob Wainwright had warned on Sunday the situation could worsen when workers return to their offices on Monday after the weekend and logged on. After the WannaCry cyberattack hit computer systems worldwide, Microsoft says governments should report software vulnerabilities instead of collecting them. Read More »

North Korea missile test is huge step forward

Speaking Monday in Tokyo, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga noted that along with the US and South Korea, Japan was going to push this week at the United Nations for greater unity, including efforts to extend "diplomatic cooperation with China and Russian Federation and other countries that have a strong influence" over the North. Read More »