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Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after missile test

At the same time, the arms race had been set off by "flagrant violations of worldwide law, invasion of the territory of foreign states, regime change and so on", he said. The global community has expressed grave concern over North Korea's latest ballistic missile test. The US said it terminated flight just 96 kilometers (60 miles) from the Russian port city of Vladivostock, whereas the Russian Defense Ministry said it landed 500 kilometers (311 miles) from its Pacific coast line. Read More »

China's Xi outlines plans for wide co-operation in trade plan

That is on top of railway, power and other projects announced previously in an "economic corridor" linking China's far west with the Indian Ocean that Pakistani officials have said are worth up to $55 billion. Pointing out that enhancing physical connectivity should bring greater economic benefits to all in an equitable and balanced manner, he said, "We are working with many countries and worldwide institutions in support of physical and digital connectivity in our own immediate and near ... Read More »

BC Election 2017: 4 Liberal ministers unseated

Weaver became the first member of his party to get elected in 2013 when he won the riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head in the Victoria area. Greens won three seats, all on Vancouver Island, and as a result will hold the balance of power in a minority government. Read More »

Police Officer Who Shot Jordan Edwards Was Fired


The officer was placed on administrative leave before Tuesday's firing when Balch Springs Police said he violated department policies. Haber's initial account said the teen behind the wheel at first backed down the street but was fleeing the scene when the officer opened fire. Read More »

North Korea claims United States 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un


The North Korean Ministry of State Security released an official statement in which it called both the US Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea's Intelligence Service a "hotbed of evils in the world". Pyongyang claims the CIA and Seoul's Intelligence Services had "hatched a vicious plot" to kill the secretive state's young leader as he attended ceremonial events. Read More »

Vote counting slow in Nepal's first local elections in 20 years


In the first round of elections for local bodies, around 50,000 contenders are vying for the 13,556 positions in areas that cover nearly half of the country. Long queues started to formed early outside polling stations in the capital Kathmandu , many eager voters sheltering under umbrellas from the harsh sun. Read More »

Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

Other member nations may be nervous at Mrs Merkel's agreement to Mr Macron's call for a joint "road map" on the future of the European Union, although reviving the Franco-German engine is a traditional pledge of incoming presidents and few concrete areas of agreement were clarified. Read More »

Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

The move has plunged US-Turkish relations to a new low, unleashing a tidal wave of anti-American sentiment. Trump also chose to arm a Kurdish militia , the YPG, that Turkey sees as a terrorist group affiliated with the major Kurdish separatist party, the PKK. Read More »

AG Sessions tells prosecutors to seek 'most serious' charges

The Sessions memo orders federal prosecutors to charge defendants with the most serious possible offense-which would carry the longest prison sentence. Now the MSM has gone into a tizzy and concentrated on drug offenses, but the memo does not mention drugs at all. Whether or not this is the case, the change will affect everyone and make it very hard for drug users to get clean after being imprisoned and incurring a record that will affect all future employment, housing and education. Read More »

Alex Bregman found his own way to honor hero Derek Jeter

Prior to the second game of the Yankees' Sunday doubleheader against the Astros, Derek Jeter joined 21 Yankees greats by having his number retired. Anyway: On Sunday, the couple stepped out for a ceremony to retire Derek's jersey number at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Read More »

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn get personal over defence on election trail

Theresa May has refused to commit to maintaining the triple lock and Jeremy Corbyn will seek to woo older voters by vowing to pass new legislation for the policy. However, Nia Griffith, the Shadow Defence Secretary, whose support for the Trident nuclear deterrent is at odds with her leader, was notably absent from the event. Read More »

Are you protected? How to avoid ransomware attacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said: "Russia has absolutely nothing to do with it". Putin was referring to a weekend blog post by Microsoft president Brad Smith stating that the US National Security Agency had developed the code being used in the attack. Read More »

Trump hopeful as interviews continue for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a critic of Trump in the past, said Comey's firing "exacerbates the erosion of trust" in public institutions. Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job. But in his latest interview, Mr Trump accused the Mr Comey of giving his opponent a "free pass" at a time when many of his supporters were pressing for the Mrs Clinton to be jailed. Read More »

Trump Gave Russians Classified Info


Many Republican lawmakers said they had not seen details about the report and did not want to comment. National security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters: "The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to civil aviation". Read More »

Existing data privacy not enough for messaging apps like WhatsApp


He said that WhatsApp was launched in 2009 with a guarantee that it would not share information with anyone but the promise was breached in 2016 in a deceptive manner after WhatsApp was taken over by Facebook in 2014. It is clearly ironical that for these foreign companies, there is no fundamental rights.Their actions have affected fundamental rights of freedom of speech, freedom to professions, besides the right to privacy, she contended. Read More »

Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements

A lot of them had to do with what the president has said on this issue and whether or not the judges should consider that in context. The president of the US has broad powers to make such changes in the interest of national security. The hearings are being broadcast live on C-SPAN and other cable news stations. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall argued that both the Constitution and an act of Congress give the president broad authority to prevent aliens overseas from entering the ... Read More »

WFP chief cites 'Trump, Trump' focus as millions face starvation


The UN said recently that the number of people who fled to Sudan in March had surpassed the expected figure for the entire year, noting that about 375,000 South Sudanese refugees were now in Sudan. "I find that unacceptable, and I hope you do too". "We can not do a lot of the things we need to do in terms of basic relief and addressing some of the worst consequences of the incredible violence that prevails in South Sudan", Grandi said in a subsequent interview. Read More »

AAP refutes Mishra's allegations, calls it a BJP conspiracy

He had earlier tweeted a picture of a bundle of documents, which he claimed to present to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday. He was later admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. In a dramatic press conference, Mishra yesterday accused Kejriwal of corruption and warned him to resign by the evening. Adding that the BJP should "stop using the Sanghi Formula", Singh said: "Don't attack from behind, if you want to fight then confront us from front". Read More »

Absent from America, French cars drive into Iran election

A survey by the state-affiliated Iranian Students Polling Agency last week showed the potential implications: support for Rouhani was at 42 percent, with Raisi on 27 percent and Qalibaf at 25 percent. Raisi still faces "an uphill battle" as Rouhani will also benefit from Qalibaf's exit, said Vaez, noting the "paradox" that Iran's so-called Principlist or conservative camp is now rallying around Raisi. Read More »

IT majors praise plan for a digital silk road

PM Sharif, who had arrived in the Chinese capital on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum, said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must not be politicised, adding that the corridor remains open to all countries. Read More »

Another appeals court to weigh Trump's revised travel ban

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday over Hawaii's lawsuit challenging the ban, which would bar new visas for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. A Trump administration lawyer says the president's travel ban is nothing like the internment of Japanese citizens during World War II. Wall, the acting Solicitor General, represented President Trump. Read More »

68 countries sign Silk Road cooperation pacts with China

China will also set up 50 joint laboratories with countries participating in the Belt and Road initiative to enhance cooperation on innovation, he said. As permanent members of the UN Security Council, Li said the two countries' communication and coordination on worldwide affairs are important for both countries, the region and the world. Read More »

Hillary Clinton launching new political group


The name, "Onward Together", is a riff on her campaign's slogan. Citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy. But with the launch of this political organization, Clinton has made clear that she will remain an active leader in the party at least for the foreseeable future. Read More »

U.S. and China agree on beef trade deal


Under the agreement announced by both nations, China will authorise USA beef imports by July 16 while the United States will lift barriers on Chinese cooked poultry exports "as soon as possible". American beef and LNG exports alone will do little to close the trade deficit against China , which has ballooned well past $300 billion for each of the past few years. Read More »

Europol warns of further cyberattacks on Monday morning

Cyber bad guys have spread ransomware , known as WannaCry, to computers around the world. Before Friday's attack, Microsoft had made fixes for older systems, such as 2001's Windows XP, available only to mostly larger organizations that paid extra for extended technical support. Read More »

USA spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region

Trump had said during his campaign he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, which would effectively recognize the city as Israel's capital. Israel's Channel 2 TV says the Americans rebuffed a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join Trump and told him the site is part of the West Bank and not Israeli territory. Read More »

Trump's Hypocritical Message to Liberty University Grads


Liberty University , a private institution in Lynchburg, Virginia, forbids openly gay students from attending. "Never stop fighting what you believe in". President Trump salutes as he arrives at Lynchburg regional airport, Virginia, U.S., on May 13, 2017. "The close ties he forged with the university leadership paved the way for evangelical support that was crucial to winning the GOP nomination and the White House". Read More »

Facebook misses deadline to block sites deemed insulting to monarchy


Facebook, used by almost half the population of Thailand daily, was ordered by the military government to block the content or face legal action, or even outright shutdown. Thailand has about 20 million Facebook users, according to estimates by research company eMarketer, and Facebook has previously said the country is among key growth areas globally. Read More »

Despite government ultimatum, Facebook is still accessible in Thailand


Tispa and internet gateway providers sent an email to the managing director of Facebook Thailand on Friday with the request and reportedly said 131 URLs that had been deemed inappropriate have yet to be removed. The royalist junta has dramatically ramped up online censorship, especially any posts or comment perceived to violate the country's strict lèse majesté laws, meaning royal insult. Read More »

Gowdy takes himself out of Federal Bureau of Investigation director search

The New York Times published intimate details allegedly from inside a one-on-one dinner at the White House between Comey and Trump that took place seven days after the president was sworn in. Clapper also said Sunday that the President and the White House are wrong to cite Clapper's previous Senate testimony on the questions about alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation as proof that no such collusion exists, emphasizing that no one should portray his comments ... Read More »

Donald Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

The "story that came out tonight as reported is false", White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said at a hastily arranged appearance outside the White House. The Post said homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Thomas Bossert called the directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency afterward. Read More »