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US sees increased activity by Chinese bomber aircraft

North Korea marks the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army on Tuesday, an important event that comes at the end of major winter military drills, South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng said . and the Koreans in order to provide a combat-like scenario as real as possible", said U.S. Air Force Lt. Christopher Villanueva. We feel very gratified about this'. Read More »

Tad Cummins expected to be arraigned Monday


Missing Columbia teen Elizabeth Thomas was found in Northern California with her alleged kidnapper, 50-year-old Tad Cummins. The student said that Cummins rambled on about how much he loved his wife and mentioned that Elizabeth Thomas sometimes went to church with his family since she allegedly had a troubled past. Read More »

China "gravely concerned" over North Korea nuclear activities


The Korean peninsula has been heavily influenced by China politically and culturally for centuries. Ultimately, if the North Koreans have advanced to composite materials and plastics in this part of their missile design, it means they're further along in their program than many experts suspected. Read More »

Syria War: Anger After Russia Vetoes Resolution At UN

The foreign secretary urged the country to stop acting "as a lifeline for Assad's murderous regime". "This is just the latest use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime", he said , noting that Assad had presided over more than 50 attacks, using weapons such as cluster bombs and chlorine bombs "intended to maim and kill in the most horrific ways". Read More »

Donald Trump Said He Was Sending An 'Armada' To North Korea

White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended a mix-up involving an aircraft carrier that members of the Trump administration said had been ordered to sail toward the Korean Peninsula amid threats from North Korea . The actual location of the carrier, however, has become a source of some controversy as many observers had assumed it was heading directly to the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Pence flies to Australia to discuss security, trade

The USS Carl Vinson was in the news recently, as President Donald Trump claimed that the USA was sending an "armada" to North Korea, seemingly referencing the Vinson . While key issues like North Korea, Syria, trade and Australia's plan to send asylum seeker refugees to the U.S. will be on the table for discussion, observers believe Pence's main role is to facilitate a detente between Trump and Turnbull. Read More »

Pence on way to SKorea after missile fail

North Korea has paraded its range of missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang , with ruler Kim Jong-un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its military hardware amid rising tensions across the region. Unlike at some previous parades attended by Mr Kim, there did not appear to be a senior Chinese official in attendance. Washington sees North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles as a threat to world security and to its Asian allies, Japan and ... Read More »

Pence says US will honor refugee deal

Pence's visit Down Under is widely viewed as an effort to smooth over relations with Australia in the wake of a highly-publicized argument between Turnbull and Trump. Other countries involved in the TPP were Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam. Earlier on the visit, he said that Washington wanted to "break down barriers" for exporters seeking to enter the Indonesian market. Read More »

Trump pulls his punches on China and Germany

New language in the Treasury report citing a history of currency intervention in China, South Korea and Taiwan is in line with what experts say could be eventual changes to the criteria aimed at deterring future manipulation. Taiwan's Central Bank said Saturday that the results have been anticipated by the bank so the latest US currency report is unlikely to impose any material adverse impact on the local foreign exchange market. Read More »

Trump weighs in on French election with comments on Paris attack


FN vice-president Florian Philippot responded to Cazeneuve on Twitter , saying the prime minister should "have resigned a long time ago for his incoherence and lack of rigour". ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Thursday's attack, which left one police officer dead and two wounded, occurred three days before France's presidential election. Read More »

Chaotic bakery looting in Venezuela leaves 11 dead


The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people Friday after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas. "We reject and do not accept those irresponsible declarations", said Henrique Capriles, a former opposition candidate for president who the government recently barred from running for public office. Read More »

Brexit: leaked documents say EU wants Britain kept under European courts

Mrs May was backed by the House of Commons by a margin of 522 votes to 13, above the two-thirds majority needed and was supported by Labour and the Lib Dems. London is expected to finish Brexit negotiations before March 29, 2019. The polls - admittedly not always a reliable indicator - give the Tories a 24 point lead and unless there is some sort of political quake, it is hard to see how Labour can pull off a most unlikely victory. Read More »

Elizabeth Thomas found safe, ex-teacher arrested

Tad Cummins, 50, was wanted in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Thomas from their small town of Culleoka, Tennessee where she was a student in his forensics class. Chandler Anderson, a man who used to work with Cummins, wants to give a $10,000 reward to Barry for helping to track down Thomas. After taking out a loan for $4,500, the records say, the teacher took the money and two handguns and wrote a note to his wife saying he needed to go to Virginia Beach or the D.C. Read More »

Russian Military Says Increased Activity Due To Drills, Not Korea Tensions


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he wants to exert pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme as the communist state warned of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" and told the US don't "mess with us". Some media in Russia's Far East have cited local residents as saying they have seen military hardware being moved towards North Korea. The latest bellicose statement follows North Korea's weekend display of military hardware in a parade marking the birthday of its founder Kim Il ... Read More »

United Nations strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

Top envoys from the United States, South Korea, and Japan on North Korea are to meet on Tuesday, South Korea's foreign ministry said, to "discuss plans to rein in North Korea's additional high-strength provocations, to maximise pressure on the North, and to ensure China's constructive role in resolving the North Korea nuclear issue". Read More »

Soldiers march in Calgary, in honour of Vimy Ridge

The Telegraph reports that they appeared in northern France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a World War I battle that became a key part of Canada's identity. Clark said the battle came at a bad cost to Canadians with more than 10,000 soldiers killed and wounded in horrific conditions. Angry opposition in the province of Quebec to the First World War and the military conscription that eventually came with it have receded into memory, just as Vimy Ridge has ... Read More »

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Donates $500000 To Trump Fund Despite Economic Woes

The lawsuit was brought by a former GM dealership in western Venezuela. The company said other assets, including vehicles, had also been removed from its facilities, and vowed to "vigorously take all legal actions" to defend its rights. National ombudsman Tarek Saab said Sergeant San Clemente Barrios was killed by a sniper in the Los Salias suburb of Caracas in Miranda state. The country is grappling with a new wave of political protest in recent weeks after the High Court of Justice tried ... Read More »

An Eggs-Traordinary Easter With Toys And Treats

Kids who find the specially marked hard-boiled eggs in each age group receive an Easter basket", 20-30 Secretary Danny Miller said. The big event was the egg hunt , but there were other fun things to do like dying eggs the old fashion way, sack races and even getting the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and have a picture made with him. Read More »

Israel has detained one million Palestinians since its creation

According to figures provided in February by the Prison Service, at least 6,820 Palestinians , including hundreds of minors, are incarcerated in Israeli prisons. The PA also routinely passes information to Israel that is used to detain, interrogate and torture Palestinians. The action is being led by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader jailed by Israel for life for five murders. Read More »

Pence says US committed to Australian alliance

Watched on by Australia's ambassador to the US and the acting US Ambassador to Australia, Charge d A'ffaires James Carouso, Sir Peter Cosgrove told Mr Pence how the relationship can be traced back to the battlefields of World War I in France when General John Monash had two US regiments under his command at the battle of Hamel. Read More »

What We Know About Paris Shooting Suspect Karim Cheurfi


The attack also shows the ongoing threat in France and elsewhere in Europe and it could lead to growing public pressure on governments to stop Islamic terrorism. France has been under a state of emergency for almost a year and a half, with more than 230 people killed in terror attacks since the start of 2015. Read More »

China Refutes Reports of Increased Military Aircraft Activity

The council said North Korea's illegal missile and nuclear activities "are greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond" and expressed "utmost concern" at its "highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance" of six United Nations sanctions resolutions . Read More »

David Moyes has no problems with Sunderland fans

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, who saw full-back Sam Byram dismissed for a second bookable offence during 10 minutes of stoppage time, was disappointed to have emerged with only a draw, but refused to criticise Randolph. "We had momentum after each goal but we couldn't finish them off or punish them which is disappointing". Khazri's inswinging corner had sufficient whip to evade not only all the red and white shirts, but also Randolph and his defenders before nestling inside the far post. Read More »

NewsAlert: Strident Trump targets Canadian trade on energy, lumber, dairy

Trudeau's comments come two days after Trump promised US dairy farmers he would intervene to restore exports of American milk to Canada. Trump then went on to criticize Canadian policies on lumber and energy, and said that Canada, and not just Mexico, has made the North America Free Trade Agreement a "disaster for our country". Read More »

Toronto mayor maps out issues for housing meeting

The City of Toronto and the federal government are also mulling over options to cool the housing market. Toronto Mayor John Tory has floated the possibility of a vacant home tax modelled after Vancouver's, which came into effect this year. Read More »

Arkansas executes Ledell Lee

The Arkansas Supreme Court earlier Thursday denied a request from McKesson Medical-Surgical stop the state from executing anyone using vecuronium bromide in its lethal injection protocol. The majority did not offer an explanation, but Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the dissent that executing Lee because the state's lethal injection drugs were set to expire was arbitrary. Read More »

PDP worker killed, 2 injured in Jammu and Kashmir

Police used tear gas shells and sprinkled coloured water to disperse mobs. Greater Kashmir reported that more than 70 students were injured in the scuffle that broke out across different colleges and university campuses in Kashmir. The students, according to local news agency, KNS , hooted at police, who in return abused them. Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah also described the student protests as worrying for the state government . Read More »

North Korea threatens 'super-mighty preemptive strike' on U.S.

While Defense Secretary Jim Mattis denounced North Korea's weapons test as he began a Mideast tour, Vice President Mike Pence offered support to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo amid a trip dominated by concerns about the rogue state's nuclear intentions. Read More »