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North Korea threatens to sink USA aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson

Seoul/Washington - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as US President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan. An official said it was in talks with Washington about holding joint drills with the aircraft carrier strike group as it approached the waters off the Korean peninsula. Read More »

China, Locals Protest Anti-North Korean THAAD Missile System


Moon, who served as chief of staff to former President Roh Moo-hyun, recently came under fire over allegations the Roh administration consulted the North in 2007 before abstaining from a vote on a United Nations resolution condemning North Korea's human rights situation. Read More »

Woman injured, four arrested in UK anti-terrorism strike

They are all being held on suspicion of terrorism offences. A woman in her 20s was shot by police and taken to hospital, where she remains under police guard. UK Metropolitan Police have confirmed the first address and all persons connected with it were placed under surveillance as part of an ongoing counter terrorism operation. Read More »

US says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks


The US and ally South Korea say its deployment, agreed a year ago, is meant to guard against missile threats from the nuclear-armed North. The Trump administration says North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and the USA will exert pressure through diplomatic measures and tighter economic sanctions. Read More »

Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen


Signalling that military action remains possible, Ms Thornton told an event hosted by the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, a right-leaning Washington think tank, that the administration treats North Korea as its primary security challenge and is serious when it says "all options are on the table". Read More »

The 6 most savage jokes from 'Simpsons' Trump 'toon


His wig reveals itself to be a small dog. A 2000 episode of the series joked about Lisa Simpson taking over in the Oval Office from Trump . Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner literally strangling each other. The clip ends with Homer and Marge Simpson on the sofa watching the news as the exasperated matriarch says, "This is terrible!" Homer is self-medicating with his usual Duff beer, but Marge is now guzzling Prozac and whimpering that this prescription was "supposed to last all year". Read More »

'Serene' EU warns United Kingdom against Brexit 'illusions'

The four have in recent weeks been careful not to poison the atmosphere before the talks, leaving financial markets and business leaders to guess what the mood is as battle lines are drawn before the complex negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union, following last June's referendum vote to quit. Read More »

Police give homeless man a makeover


He wasn't arrested, but instead the officers gave him a much needed haircut, a shave, a hot shower, and a whole new wardrobe. The homeless man, Bobby, had been talking with an officer and told him he would love a haircut and warm shower. Read More »

Blumenthal, Murphy say White House briefing on North Korea revealed little

Tensions have soared in the region in recent weeks in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests and tough rhetoric from Washington on the isolated nation's rogue weapons programme. South Korea's Defence Ministry responded that it was "the target" to have THAAD fully operational by the end of the year, but it would have "combat capacity" sooner. Read More »

Armed terror suspect in Westminster


The Metropolitan Police said he was arrested on Thursday "following a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation", and was held at approximately 2.22pm by armed officers from the specialist firearms command. Undercover police were waiting for the man after they were tipped off about his alleged plans by a member of the Muslim community concerned about his behaviour, according to multiple media sources in the UK. Read More »

Trump Administration's Policies 'Harmful To Women'


While the Trump administration hasn't accomplished more than past administrations in the first 90 days, as he falsely claimed April 18 in a speech in Kenosha, Wis., it has delivered on some campaign promises. Also of note was the reaction to Trump's use of Twitter. He also directed departments within his administration to enforce existing sanctions against countries that won't take back their nationals. Read More »

After MCD poll defeat


The vote share of AAP has halved to 26 per cent from 54 per cent in the 2015 assembly elections that the party had swept. Mr Rai will have a task cut out after the party's defeat in the recently held Rajouri Garden by-polls and MCD elections. Read More »

UK leader meets top EU officials for Brexit working dinner

Merkel said she expected "a strong signal of unity" after the European Council meeting Saturday, at which the remaining 27 EU members will adopt the bloc's draft negotiating guidelines. Merkel said that talks from the very start must include Britain's financial obligations, including after Brexit . "It's a very odd reaction from the markets because I would say the opposite - it seems to be pointing that she's determined to do a hard Brexit ", Miller told Reuters . Read More »

Hawaii threatened by North Korea now, USA commander tells Congress


We remain open to negotiations toward that goal. "We should not kid ourselves here, a conflict on the peninsula would be unlike anything we have seen in decades", she said. A photograph taken of the site showed a THAAD interceptor on the back of a mobile launcher erected and pointed skywards on green lawn as a military transport helicopter hovered nearby. Read More »

Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacy


Trump has often targeted specific automakers - especially Ford - for investing in Mexico. As president, he has continued to speak out against the trade deal, last week calling it "very, very bad" for American companies and workers. Mexico, Canada and the United States form one of the world's biggest trading blocs, and trade disruptions among them could adversely affect agricultural, automotive, energy and other sectors in all three countries. Read More »

Trump says NAFTA pull-out would shock system


Another trade analyst said Trump needed to get back some of the leverage lost from basic realities of this negotiation - that he's the only who needs to keep this promise on a new NAFTA and that the clock isn't his friend. Campaigning for the presidency a year ago, Trump repeatedly assailed NAFTA, saying it was a bad deal for America. The stories alluded to divisions in the White House: trade-skeptical economist Peter Navarro was reportedly working on the order and faced resistance from the ... Read More »

Assad says Syria 'already at war' with Israel


Russia, whose forces are helping President Bashar al-Assad fight Islamic State and other militant groups, regularly says it is the only foreign power operating on Syrian territory at the Syrian government's invitation and has spoken out strongly against Turkish strikes as well as a recent USA strike. Read More »

President Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

Tillerson said that decision will be made as part of a governmentwide review of Iran policy now under way. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Moscow is against Washington's "non-productive" attempts to unite in one agenda Iran's non-nuclear issues and those pertaining to the implementation of the country's nuclear agreement . Read More »

France says it will prove Syria's Assad used chemical weapons


Israel, along with the U.S. and much of the worldwide community, has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces of carrying out the attack, which killed at least 90 people, including dozens of children. The assessment was confirmed by two other defense officials. Israeli military has said that Bashar's forces still possess tonnes of chemical weapons. Read More »

BCCI loses both revenue, governance vote at ICC meet


It is worth mentioning here that the new changes were passed by 14 votes to one, with the BCCI exclusively opposing the newly financial model. The financial model received a 9-1 vote in favour, while changes in the governance structure were passed by an 8-2 margin. Read More »

Japan-US drill pictured on US Navy website in show of strength


Harris did not give away the Vinson's position, but he said that she was in the Philippine Sea, about two hours' flight time away from North Korea - a distance of roughly 600 to 800 nm for an F/A-18 at cruising speed. On Saturday April 23, Trump said, "all options are on the table, " including a military strike, according to Al Jazera, while VP Mike Pence added to the war fever escalation, stating that the the U.S. Read More »

Boris Johnson's sister Rachel 'joins the Lib Dems'

Writing in The Sun newspaper, Johnson called Corbyn "a mutton-headed old mugwump" with "no grasp of the need for this country to be strong in the world". Ms Johnson is thought to have been a Tory member between 2008 and 2011. In his column , Johnson describes Corbyn as a "threat" and urges readers to fight any "pang of sympathy" they may feel for him, in the face of the challenges posed by Russia's disruptive actions, North Korea's nuclear ambitions and extremist group ISIS. Read More »

PKK terrorist seen briefing U.S. commander in Syria

Turkey said it was targeting members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which it considers a terrorist group and an extension of the YGP militias. The Syrian Kurdish faction, the YPG, is a close ally of the United States, and has been heavily armed by them with an eye toward using them to fight against ISIS. Read More »

US, North Korea issue threats as tensions escalate

But South Korean analysts said Kim decided not to conduct the nuclear test, instead holding a parade meant to show off North Korea's military might. The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the US and North Korea to show restraint, not provoke each other, and instead seek a diplomatic resolution. Read More »

Trump's Proposed US-Mexico Border Wall Will Not Be Built - US Congressman


President Donald Trump has fired off a series of tweets attacking Democrats over the spending bill in Congress. Without this extension or a longer-term funding bill, federal agencies will run out of money by midnight Friday, likely triggering abrupt layoffs of hundreds of thousands of federal government workers until funding resumes. Read More »

Trump and Kim have something in common -- neither wants war

The head of U.S. Pacific Command said Wednesday that the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group is now in "striking range" of North Korea if called upon, adding that he was responsible for recent confusion over when and how quickly the group would reach the Korean peninsula. Read More »

Man arrested near British Parliament for carrying knives


Authorities recovered knives from the man, who is being detained under the Terrorism Act and is in custody at a police station in south London . A police forensic officer holds a knife at the scene after a man was arrested following an incident at Whitehall in London . Read More »

Kim Jong-Un oversees North Korea display of military strength amid tension

The country under his watch has been aggressively pursuing a goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an ICBM capable of reaching the continental United States. And nearly a month ago, on a swing through Asia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemed to suggest that the USA was considering a preemptive strike against North Korea. Read More »

Taiwan President Tsai Says Second Conversation with Trump Is Possible


Taiwanese were later disappointed when Trump later officially honored the "one China" policy in February during a call with Xi Jinping on Feb. 9, and on Feb. But one of the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at the time that the administration was not considering selling the F-35 to Taiwan . Read More »