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Putin condemns North Korea's missile test, but warns against "intimidating" North Korea

Each round has increasingly put a stranglehold on the country for conducting underground nuclear tests on five occasions so far and for test-firing long-range and other ballistic missiles it is banned from using. disregard or misjudge the reality that its mainland and Pacific operation region are in (North Korea's) sighting range for strike". Ji also repeated an assertion by North Korean officials that Pyongyang has successfully foiled a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong Un last month ... Read More »

WaPost: Trump revealed classified information to Russian Federation during recent meeting

A president has wide berth to reveal classified information, but critics already have denounced Trump for having too cozy a relationship with Russian Federation, which intelligence and military officials view as an adversary. sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "The President only discussed the common threats that both countries faced", said Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, who also attended the meeting. Read More »

Journalist Javier Valdez shot to death in Mexico drug state

Javier Valdez, 50, was shot near the premises of Riodoce , a Mexican news weekly he founded, in his hometown of Culiacan in northwestern Sinaloa state, the source said. But if Valdez's case is anything like that of the many other reporters who have been murdered in Mexico recently, there's a good chance his killers will never be punished. Read More »

Trump threatens Comey in Twitter outburst

All along, Trump's spokesmen insisted that his decision was not shaped in any way by his growing fury with the Russian Federation controversy, including the FBI investigation overseen by Comey into Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election and whether there had been any coordination with Trump associates. Read More »

An incomplete list of Vladimir Putin's many talents

Putin played a few slightly hesitant chords of two popular compositions, Moscow Windows and Evening Song . The Russian President was asked after being filmed playing the piano in China over the weekend. Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation, the world's two top oil producers, agreed on Monday on the need to extend the cuts for a further nine months until March 2018 to rein in a global crude glut, Reuters reported . Read More »

Iranian election back to two-horse race as Tehran mayor withdraws

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He added that the development movement in Iran started with the reformist Govt of former President Mohammad Khatami and continued with the current Govt of President Hassan Rouhani. The six candidates competing in Iran's presidential election have squared off in their third and final televised debate, with President Hassan Rouhani lashing out at his hardline opponents and vowing to get rid of the remaining sanctions following 2015's nuclear deal . Read More »

Congress' exasperated as White House in 'downward spiral'

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The intelligence shared at the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak was supplied by a USA ally in the fight against the militant group, both officials said. sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. One of the officials with knowledge of Trump's meeting with the Russian called the timing of the disclosure "particularly unfortunate", as the president prepares for a White House meeting on Tuesday with Turkish President Tayyip ... Read More »

Ford plans job cuts to boost profits

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The cuts will come as Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields pushes to boost profits and Ford's stock price, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the plan. The move comes as Ford targets $3 billion in cost reductions for 2017, a plan meant to improve profitability in 2018 even as US auto sales plateau. Read More »

Three months in, chaos grips Donald Trump's White House

Mr Krishnamoorthi said the White House tapes could accelerate current investigations as previous tapes have aided past inquiries. President Trump was dragged into a fresh feud with United States intelligence officials last night after it was claimed that he had revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister. Read More »

Theresa May says not taking local election triumph for granted

In Wales, the Conservatives won more than 70 seats and independent candidates added 10 as Labour lost seats but remained the most dominant party. It's been a mixed bag for Tim Farron's party - they failed to break through against the Tories in the south-west England battleground but made advances in some General Election target seats like Eastleigh and Wells. Read More »

Trump Demands More North Korea Sanctions Over Missile Test

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The missile flew 700km and reached an altitude of more than 2km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February from the same region of Kusong, north-west of its capital, Pyongyang. Read More »

Harish Salve charged Re.1 for fighting Jadhavs case: Sushma Swaraj

India urged the court to pass directions so that Pakistan takes no action that might prejudice the rights of India and Jadhav till a decision is taken by the worldwide court. Jadhav was arrested in March previous year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities. "India submits that it has information that Mr. Read More »

PM promises 'robust response' to North Korea

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North Korean state media reported the election of the South's new left-leaning President Moon Jae In after a two-day delay, but at unusual length. Press secretary Yoon Young-chan said separate delegations would hold talks with their Chinese counterparts on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system and North Korea's nuclear program. Read More »

'Deserved' pay rises for nurses and teachers if Lib Dems gain power

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Asked by an RCN delegate why people should believe the Lib Dems after the party broke its pledge on tuition fees, Mr Farron, who rebelled on the issue, said: "The problem is that if you are living in a society, and we are, where people assume that politicians are scumbags who don't tell the truth, don't confirm the suspicion". Read More »

Iran's Ex-President Khatami Backs Rouhani's Reelection Bid Ahead of Friday Vote

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Internally, securing the nuclear deal and improving Iran-US relations are President Hasan Rouhani's two biggest achievements, which he hopes to use in a campaign to get reelected in elections on May 19 . Former reformist President Mohammed Khatami has once again asked supporters to back Mamoud Rouhani, who is seeking re-election as president but faces strong competition from an ultra-conservative contender. Read More »

Protests before travel ban hearing in Seattle

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A three-judge panel of the 9th U. At a Seattle courtroom on Monday, in the latest battle in the legal war over President Trump's now suspended travel ban, lawyers and judges pushed and pulled on the swirling questions over Trump's intentions and the legal limits on executive power. Read More »

Ex-French PM seeks to join Macron revolution

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Fico's statement, provided for the TASR newswire by his spokesperson, declares that the French people have elected their president in a free election and this decision needs to be respected. A spokesman for Macron's campaign said Valls "had a good chance" of being accepted into the fold but would have to submit an official application. "And so we have an huge responsibility vis-a-vis the French people, who trust us", Nicolas Bay, the party's secretary-general, said yesterday. Read More »

Nanaimo MLA says election uncertainty means anything is possible

Kathryn Harrison, also a political science professor at UBC, said the Greens must weigh the risks of either choice but the Liberals may wait to do any negotiating until the final ballot count is released, which must happen by May 24. NDP Leader Horgan reached out to Green voters in his election night speech, mentioning issues that resonate with both parties. Weaver took the time to address British Columbians: "You can trust that every decision BC Greens will make will follow the principle, ... Read More »

US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region

The Western Wall is revered as the holiest site where Jews can pray, and according to Channel 2 TV, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to join Trump. "We wanted to come straight to the holiest place in the entire Jewish world, the "Kotel HaMaaravi", the Western Wall, straight from the airport", Friedman told reporters. Read More »

Support For Same-Sex Marriage Reaches A New High

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Support for marriage equality in the United States has reached an all-time high. . Kim Davis, a clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, attracted global headlines in 2015 when she refused to conduct gay marriages following the Supreme Court's ruling. Read More »

Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship

But his dramatics were too late to challenge the unflappable Kim, whose role model was former Players champion and fellow South Korean K.J. Choi. Today I felt a couple of putts slipped by. We reserve the right to call great players and great shots. He took a penalty drop, and then hit wedge over the trees and almost holed it, tapping in for bogey. Read More »

Copy-Pizza delivery man takes pie to stalled Amtrak train

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A passenger on board a train from NY to Washington on Sunday posted a video of the deliveryman walking up to the train as it sat on the tracks. A veteran pizza deliveryman in DE got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train from NY on its way to Washington. Read More »

Rajasthan 12th Science Results 2017 Declared @ rajeduboard

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The number of students appeared for RBSE class exams 2016 is 8,05,564. Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education successfully conducted 12th Class Science & Commerce exams in the month of March/ April 2017. The results came out exactly 12.15 pm. We wish all the best to everyone who appeared in RBSE 12th exams 2017. Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan (known as RBSE or BSER ) Ajmer , will declare the Rajasthan Board 12th result 2017 today at www.rajresults.nic.in for Science and ... Read More »

17 inmates shot dead in PNG jail break

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There was no further information in the statement about how the 17 people died. The head of the Buimo prison has refused to comment to local media. Wagambie said the breakout happened at around 11am on Friday. It is the same prison where police shot dead 12 inmates during a jailbreak past year. Transparency International Papua New Guinea says authorities need to rethink the way correctional services in the country are run. Read More »

Busy day for French president: Names PM, meets with Merkel

The choice of Philippe is aimed at drawing more defectors from The Republicans, in the same way as Macron's decision not to put up an REM candidate in Manuel Valls' constituency pulls the Socialist former prime minister closer, and makes it hard for a divided left to re-unite. Read More »

Detention of fourth U.S. citizen by N. Korea 'concerning': White House

A senior North Korean diplomat in charge of USA affairs is scheduled to meet soon with former US government officials in Norway, according to separate diplomatic sources. North Korea, which releases official statements through the Korean Central News Agency, has yet to mention anything about Trump's proposal for direct talks. Read More »

Fact-checking Trump on the American Civil War

TRUMP: [Jackson] was a swashbuckler. 'You know he visited her grave every day'. ZITO: That's right. You were in Tennessee. "His wife died ", Trump added , referring to the 1828 death of Rachel Jackson, whose demise historian have, in fact, credited in part to the stress of the election. Read More »

NDP and Liberals running neck and neck in tight B.C. election

The softwood lumber dispute "really provided an opportunity for the premier to stay on her message of jobs for the resource sector", said Gerald Baier, University of British Columbia political science professor. When the election was called, the Liberals had 47 seats, the New Democrats 35, and there were three Independents, including Weaver. During his non-concession, non-victory speech late Tuesday night, he encouraged supporters to "hang tight" until all the absentee and mail-in ballots ... Read More »

US to seek social media details from certain visa applicants

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The Department of State has proposed asking a small number of visa applicants to supply five years' worth of social media handles, email addresses, and phone numbers, Reuters reports . Also, it would be an bad lot of work: The State Department estimates that this would take an hour per applicant, essentially creating 65,000 extra hours of work and throwing up another bureaucratic obstacle in a process that is already a snarl of paperwork and logistics. Read More »

Higher taxes in Australia's 'better times' budget

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The government estimated the deficit for the current fiscal year ending June 30 will be AU$37.6 billion ($27.6 billion), AU$500 million ($367 million) worse than was forecast a year ago. Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said the government had "tried to catch up with Labor but they have failed miserably'.' But Labor signalled its agreement with the bank tax". Read More »