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China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation

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CNBC reported that Kim was detained on Friday , while CNN and CBS News reported his arrest as occurring on Saturday. "He was prevented from getting on the flight out of Pyongyang", Aberg said. Park said Kim had taught at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China before coming to Pyongyang. "If the enemies recklessly provoke the DPRK, its revolutionary armed forces will promptly give deadly blows to them and counter any total war with all-out war and nuclear war with a ... Read More »

Chinese Gov't Approves Three Trademarks for First Daughter's Company — Ivanka's Business Booming

The White House later "counseled" Conway for inappropriately promoting the brand. In a coincidence that seems too ideal to be true, the Chinese government gave Trump provisional approval for three new trademarks on Tuesday. But she has kept her financial interest in the company, and retains the ability to approve or veto certain deals through her trust arrangement. She also has a large ownership stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington that is valued at $5 million to $25 ... Read More »

Japan's Abe agrees to keep close contact with US on North Korea

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Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis slammed North Korea's most recent attempt to test launch a nuclear weapon as another "reckless act" by Pyongyang to ratchet up tensions in the Pacific. "We can not comment on anything that Mr. Kim may be alleged to have done that is not related to his teaching work on the PUST campus". Two other USA citizens - college student Otto Warmbier and Korean-American pastor Kim Dong-Chul - are now being held in the North after sentenced to long prison terms. Read More »

Antonio Tajani: UK would be welcomed back if voters overturn Brexit

Mrs May has argued that an increased Commons majority would strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations, making it more hard for the opposition parties at home to obstruct her plans. Despite bad poll ratings, UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn however has claimed that he could still win the election in June. Vote Conservative for strong leadership, a stronger economy and a real plan for Brexit. Read More »

MCD polls: 18 EVMs develop glitches, replaced

Around 46 per cent turnout was recorded till 4 pm, with north Delhi leading the tally. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday avoided drawing conclusions based on the exit poll of the recently held municipal corporation of Delhi, which predicted a sweep for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and advised patience till April 26, when votes will be counted. Read More »

Trump's visa changes could favor more skilled, higher wage workers

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Trump will sign the so-called "Buy American, Hire American" executive order during a visit to Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wis . Trump campaigned on a promise to use the powers of the presidency to encourage companies to buy American products and hire American workers, and the officials portrayed the order as a step toward fulfilling the pledge. Read More »

2 killed amid massive anti-government marches in Venezuela

Supporters of the government held a rival rally in Caracas. An hour into the march in Caracas, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head, according to the Venezuela's public ministry, which said it had started investigating the incident. "We only care what the people say". CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - General Motors announced Thursday amid Venezuela's ongoing protests that it was no longer doing business in the country after authorities seized its only factory in the South American nation. Read More »

French election results a political quake that could affirm status quo

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He won the battle but without expressing clearly what will be his policies, including towards Russian Federation. Europe's establishment, fearing a repeat of the surprise Brexit vote and Donald Trump's unexpected victory in the race for the US presidency, was poised for the worst in France - for good reason. Read More »

North Korea threatens to blow US aircraft carrier

On Xi's call with Trump, he said China firmly opposed any action that violates United Nations Security Council resolutions, and called for regular China-U.S. Earlier this month, it was diverted while en route to Australia and ordered to sail to a station in the Western Pacific Ocean in closer proximity to North Korea, according to Navy officials. Read More »

MacArthur scores in OT to lift Sens into 2nd round

That gave the Senators a 3-2 overtime win at TD Garden on Sunday and a decisive fourth victory in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series. "I feel like we have a strong group, we have a deep group". And the Bruins, who have never come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a playoff series - losing all 22 previous times they faced that climb - have life. Read More »

TTV Dhinakaran to keep off party, but yet to quit post

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Furthermore, the OPS camp has also demanded that Chief Minister E Palaniswamy recommend a CBI probe into the death of former CM Jayalalithaa, who passed away December a year ago. If they had called me for the meeting, I would have gone. He, however, reiterated the Palaniswami would remain the CM when asked if their faction was open to OPS taking over. Read More »

French vote in most unpredictable contest in generations

Macron, a 39-year-old pro-EU reformer, is seeking to become France's youngest ever president despite never having held elected office. It sets up a battle between Macron's optimistic vision of a tolerant France and a united Europe with open borders against Le Pen's darker, inward-looking "French-first" platform that calls for closed borders, tougher security, less immigration and dropping the shared euro currency to return to the French franc. Read More »

Prince William gets squirted with water by a London Marathon runner

According to the Daily Mail , William took it all in stride, reporting that while Harry managed to avoid the spray he was seen awkwardly avoiding an offered hug from a particularly sweaty runner. The initiative aims to encourage the country to talk more about its problems and mental health issues, or be a sympathetic ear for those in need. In his role as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Prince Harry conducted the official medal presentations to the winners of the elite women, ... Read More »

Pakistan's top court rejects call to disqualify prime minister

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It also said DG Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) failed to probe white collar crimes. The judgement will be announced by a five-member larger bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on slew of petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of explosive disclosures of the Panama Papers , media reports. Read More »

Macron, Le Pen Head to Runoff in French Presidential Race

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It is the first time in the history of the modern French Republic that the presidency will be held by a member of a non-traditional party, highlighting a deep anti-establishment sentiment that ultimately could determine whether France remains a part of the European Union or follows an independent path like that of post-Brexit Britain and the United States under Donald Trump. Read More »

Italian journalist home after 2 weeks detention in Turkey

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Turkey's relations with Germany have also been strained by, among other things, the detention since February of a Turkish-German journalist accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of being a terrorist agent. Gabriele Del Grande, left, is flanked by his partner Alexandra D'Onofrio after landing at the Bologna airport, Italy, Monday, April 24, 2017. (Giorgio Benvenuti/ANSA via AP) Gabriele Del Grande, left, is flanked by his partner Alexandra D'Onofrio and Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, ... Read More »

Why Would North Korea Launch a Nuclear Missile?

The newspaper claimed Pyongyang has weaponry that "can reach continental USA and Asia Pacific region" and the "absolute weapon", a hydrogen bomb. Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Read More »

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

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During this visit, Dolnald Trump wanted to award him the Purple Heart, a decoration intended for soldiers wounded or killed. Among these veterans was Sergeant-Major Alvaro Barrientos who lost a leg in Afghanistan. It is worth noting that this account is not from some journalist trying to make Trump look bad; it is from a White House official. Following Saturday's very public ceremony, some are also remembering that President Obama regularly presented Purple Hearts while visiting Walter Reed ... Read More »

Oppose candidates who back Brexit at any cost, Blair urges

He added: "This could spell bad news for the Brexit-hit pound; the prospect of losing further ground to the euro may be heightened by uncertainty surrounding June's General Election, with sterling volatility far from over". I have made clear there would be no first use of it. However, a ruling Conservative Party source said: "The British economy would be on a permanent holiday if Mr Corbyn got near Downing Street". Read More »

U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

The Vinson is headed north for the Sea of Japan in an expression of US resolve as North Korea continues to develop offensive ballistic missiles with nuclear capability. Ahn Chan-Il, director of the World North Korea Research Center in Seoul, said that the North "seems to be intending to use professor Kim as leverage in negotiations". Read More »

Korea threatens to sink United States aircraft carrier 'with a single strike'

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The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in waters off the Korean peninsula "in a matter of days", Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, amid reports the North could be preparing a sixth nuclear test. There is speculation the North may conduct another test to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of its Korean People's Army (KPA) on Tuesday. The comments came ahead of a failed missile test a day after the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-Sung. Read More »

Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief

Their departure followed one of the deadliest Taliban attacks targeting the Afghan security forces, an assault on an army base in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif. The attack in Balkh raises serious questions about the Afghan military's capability to stand on its own in the battle against the insurgency following the withdrawal of foreign combat forces at the end of 2014. Read More »

Afghan defence chiefs resign over Taliban attack

He arrived as embattled Afghan security forces faced chaos with the resignations of defence minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem. The military's 209th corps is located in the Dihdadi district of Balkh. The statement said that at this meeting, discussions centered on the current situation in the country and on the reinforcement and development of security forces. Read More »

Turkish President Erdogan to Meet Trump in May

Almost 1,000 people made up of supporters from the Republican People's Party (CHP) demonstrated in Taksim square on the western side of Istanbul against the result and to mark a public holiday, an AFP correspondent said . Opposition parties, including the CHP, had even appealed to the board in previous elections to count unstamped ballots as valid. Kart added there were also "No" voters among the unstamped ballot envelopes the YSK allowed, describing the situation as "complete lawlessness". Read More »

Chinese pressure on NK 'working,' Haley says

Analysts had predicted a nuclear test in mid-April to coincide with the birthday of the regime's founder, Kim Il Sung. And the aircraft carrier was, until last week, actually in the Indian Ocean, where it was engaged in training exercises with Australia. Read More »

Trump calls Asian leaders as North Korea tensions rise

A statement of the Foreign Ministry, released on Friday and read out on state TV on Saturday, said North Korea possessed a "powerful nuclear deterrent" which would enable it to react to a "total war with an all-out war". It has marked similar events in the past with nuclear tests or missile launches. Chinese state television reported that Xi reiterated to the usa president that "China adamantly opposes any actions in contravention of the United Nations Security Council resolutions". Read More »

Korea detains USA citizen: Media reports

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Kim may be alleged to have done that is not related to his teaching work and not on the PUST campus". Marco Rubio - a key USA senator - said the U.S. Last year, North Korea sentenced him to 10 years of hard labor on espionage charges. Kim Dong Chul, who was born in South Korea but is also believed to have US citizenship, is serving a sentence of 10 years for espionage. Read More »

Denuclearization of Korean peninsula can still be achieved peacefully: Pence

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The men, women, and children seeking to come to the United States have been stuck in island camps for years after the conservative Australian government relocated them. Earlier on Saturday, Mr Pence met Australia's governor general Peter Cosgrove, who said the relationship between the countries was as strong as it was since "the first time we saw each other on the battlefield in 1919". Read More »

Afghan defense minister, army chief resign after deadly Taliban attack

He arrived as Afghan security forces, already paying a heavy price against the resurgent Taliban ahead of the spring fighting season, faced chaos with the resignations of defence minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem. John Nicholson, who heads the global war effort. US officials say they were surprised by the level of attention that particular bomb got, since it did little to change the overall situation ground where the larger threat remained the Taliban, not Islamic ... Read More »

United Nations elects Saudi Arabia to women's rights commission

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Although Saudi Arabia has been faced with criticism for denying its women the right to drive (among many other things), it has been enforcing change in different areas, albeit slowly. The conservative Islamist kingdom bars women from using public swimming pools, obtaining a driver's license, and interacting with men they aren't related to. Read More »

At least 12 killed in Venezuela as violent protests continue

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Earlier on Friday, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy Jose Manuel Olivares said on Twitter that over 20 people were taken to the hospital amid anti-government protests in Caracas , particularly tin he Parroquia El Valle area. Still, protests flared later Thursday in the poorer districts, with many people posting videos on social meeting of burning barricades. The opposition said they have no intention of pulling back on protests demanding new elections that were triggered when the ... Read More »

North Korea 'ready to hit back'

The Pentagon and South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it wasn't immediately clear what type of missile was involved. "We are ready to reciprocate in an all out war with all-out war, we are ready to reciprocate in any nuclear attack by a nuclear attack", said Tse-Riongk ChAE during a ceremony before the military parade. Read More »

North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint

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President Xi Jinping called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday, amid speculation that Pyongyang could soon carry out a sixth nuclear test. But she did little to dampen concern that the United States might soon launch strikes against North Korea. Kim Sang-Duk, or Tony Kim, was arrested at the capital's airport Saturday as he was about to leave after teaching at the Pyongyang University of ... Read More »