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Author: 0 What we know about North Korea's latest missile test

While the outside world condemns North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, inside the country, state media say the weapons are needed to defend against a perceived threat from the United States and South Korea. According to USA officials that in this weekend's test the KN-17 missile launched on a "lofted" vertical trajectory that sent it 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) in altitude.

Author: 0 Cosby arrives at courthouse for jury selection

His trial is scheduled to start June 5. A U.S. judge kicked off jury selection Monday for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in a process fraught with challenges in finding a panel without pre-conceived notions about the megastar turned pariah's guilt or innocence.

Global News Macron meets Merkel in first overseas visit
Author: 0 Macron meets Merkel in first overseas visit

Speaking at the press conference after the meeting, Merkel said: "We agreed that we want to develop a roadmap for the European Union's medium-term perspectives". Last week Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) - junior partner in Merkel's coalition - accused Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble of the CDU of trying to "torpedo" Macron's European Union reform plans for political reasons ahead of Germany's election in September.

Author: 0 Four climbers die in one weekend on Mount Everest

It was above the 8,000 meters, in the "zone of death" -that area where altitude and oxygen deficiency deteriorate the functioning of the organs and where the terrain is particularly difficult- American physician Roland Yearwood. It is feared that the development could lead to risky "traffic jams". An Indian climber, meanwhile, fell ill while on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp, located at South Col, at a height of approximately 8,000 metres.

Author: 0 Getting 'big money' out of BC politics

Clark asked Trudeau to ban thermal coal exports through her province in retaliation for USA duties on softwood lumber. "We have been presented with an opportunity by British Columbians to open a whole new dialogue in our legislature". "That's not our way". It then emerged that the party's top campaign managers were being paid directly by the US -based union. Also notable was how Andy MacKinnon rode the Green wave to within 750 votes of veteran municipal politician Desjardins.

Global News King of The Netherlands Reveals Secret Gig as an Airline Pilot
Author: 0 King of The Netherlands Reveals Secret Gig as an Airline Pilot

According to information provided by the Royal Dutch household to CNN , King Willem-Alexander piloted his first aircraft over 30 years ago while he was still a student. Putman told the Telegraaf the king has proven himself to be a standout co-pilot over his years of flying. He also told the newspaper he was hardly recognized in his second job, especially since 9/11.

Global News Ex-French PM Manuel Valls seeks to join Emmanuel Macron revolution
Author: 0 Ex-French PM Manuel Valls seeks to join Emmanuel Macron revolution

However, the former economy minister is in favor of joint bond issuance which, according to Jörg Krämer, would sharply reduce each euro zone government's motivation to pursue sensible fiscal policies. Guterres will write a letter to Macron to congratulate him and propose a meeting "in the very near future", said United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric, adding: "We look forward to rapid engagement".

Author: 0 New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

France's newly appointed interior minister, Gerard Collomb, says his first duties will be to protect the French people, to fight terrorism and to prevent some youth in the country from falling "in the grip" of the Islamic State group. He has since 2001 been major of Lyon - France's third biggest city. Ms Sylvie Goulard, a centrist European Union lawmaker, was named defence minister.

Global News Congressmen Call On Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As The Israeli Capital
Author: 0 Congressmen Call On Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As The Israeli Capital

During a press conference after visiting the wall, Mr Trump tackled claims he disclosed sensitive Israeli intelligence to Russian officials. He also said Iran would continue a ballistic missile programme that has already triggered US sanctions, saying it was for defensive purposes only.Trump's foreign tour comes in the shadow of difficulties at home, where he is struggling to contain a scandal after firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director almost two weeks ago.

Global News Congressman gets lynching threat over Trump's impeachment call
Author: 0 Congressman gets lynching threat over Trump's impeachment call

He played those messages for the crowd at his South Houston town hall Saturday morning. "With Trump already being called the most unpopular president in United States history, the impeachment procedure stipulates providing concrete evidence, such as revealing [state] secrets to Russian Federation".

Global News Emmanuel Akot moves into Arizona's 2017 class
Author: 0 Emmanuel Akot moves into Arizona's 2017 class

On Monday, Arizona added even further optimism for next season as Emmanuel Akot , a five-star commit in the 2018 class, made a decision to reclassify into the 2017 class and enroll this fall. Arizona already had a star studded 2017 class, that includes the nation's No. 3 overall recruit - DeAndre Ayton . This will be the seventh straight season Sean Miller has recruited a top-seven class to Arizona.

Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard on status for Game 3: 'It's just questionable for tomorrow'

Accordingly, the national media nearly unanimously predicted the Golden State Warriors would prevail in the best of 7 series of the NBA Western Conference Finals. "I'm not anxious about that". Had Leonard played in Game 2 , the outcome likely would have been the same. Golden State won 67 games this season, the only team to do better than San Antonio's 61, and the Warriors were the NBA's top-scoring club.

Author: 0 Boy found dead in stolen car in Mississippi, 3 arrested

Kingston was inside a silver 2000 Toyota Camry when the vehicle was stolen outside a Kroger on Interstate 55 in Jackson about 2 a.m. Thursday. Kingston Frazier , the 6-year-old who was the center of an Amber Alert based out of Jackson , Mississippi , has been found dead, police told FOX13.

Global News Senators: Deputy AG knew of Comey firing before writing memo
Author: 0 Senators: Deputy AG knew of Comey firing before writing memo

In March, for example, the White House disclosed that Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met executives of Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank, or VEB, in December. In the memo Rosenstein criticized Comey's handling of the high-profile Hillary Clinton email investigation and Comey's decision not to recommend charges in the case.

Author: 0 Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism

Now that he's president, Trump has changed his tune. Shadi Hamid , senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution. Just as dramatically, Trump also repudiated the policies of Obama's Republican predecessor George W. Bush, who promised to spread democracy across the Middle East in a landmark 2003 speech that declared "freedom can be the future of every nation".

Author: 0 House Intel Committee contacts Trump campaign adviser

Caputo told News 4 he has complied with that request by responding that he doesn't have any documents relevant to the investigation. The committee said an interview could entail discussing "Russian cyber activities directed against the 2016 United States election, potential links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns, the USA government's response to these Russian active measures, and related leaks of classified information".

Global News Comey not anxious about possible Trump tapes
Author: 0 Comey not anxious about possible Trump tapes

Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein are calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign if no special prosecutor is named to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey in the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 us election.

Author: 0 Trump to head overseas without announcing new FBI director

There is particular concern over the news that Comey took notes on many of his conversations with Trump. The Justice Department, in an attempt to quell the furor over Comey's ouster, this week hired former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead the investigation.

Global News Erdogan to return to Turkey's ruling party as its chairman
Author: 0 Erdogan to return to Turkey's ruling party as its chairman

More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former generals, went on trial Monday in Ankara, Turkey accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The father-of-four affectionately describes the most effective Islamic rooted political force in the history of modern Turkey as his fifth child. "This congress is the AK Party's rebirth", he said before the vote.

Author: 0 Trump lands in Israel

The president has also sent mixed signals on the issue of Jerusalem , pledging to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv , angering Palestinians and delighting Israelis. With his businessman's optimism, Trump appeared to reassure the Palestinian leader he is willing to work with both sides to resume peace talks, which last collapsed in 2014.

Global News Trump arrives in Israel looking for a Mideast peace deal
Author: 0 Trump arrives in Israel looking for a Mideast peace deal

Several official sources told Israeli media that Mr Netanyahu noticed during his cabinet meeting on Sunday that planned attendance at Monday's ceremony at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv was low, which allegedly led the prime minister to lose his temper and cut the weekly meeting short.

Global News Expert believes China's Belt and Road initiative will enhance Russia's security
Author: 0 Expert believes China's Belt and Road initiative will enhance Russia's security

He explained the economic rationale behind massive Belt and Road projects , adding any development plan must necessarily take into account the return on investment, but not all the return has to be in cash or tangible. Hailed by Xi as a " project of the century", the plan fits into his bigger narrative that China is setting an example of globalization, filling the void left by the United States under Donald Trump's "America First" policy.

Author: 0 Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with family years after kidnapping

Nigerian government on Saturday reunited the 82 Chibok schoolgirls with their parents, two weeks after they were freed from their Boko Haram captors in a deal reportedly involving prisoners' swap with the militants. The mass abduction in April 2014 brought worldwide attention to Boko Haram's deadly insurgency in northern Nigeria, and it launched a global Bring Back Our Girls campaign that drew the backing of some celebrities, including former United States first lady Michelle Obama.

Global News Telecom, beverage bodies disappointed with GST rates
Author: 0 Telecom, beverage bodies disappointed with GST rates

The Goods and Services Tax Council on Thursday approved all nine rules required to roll out the new tax regime from July 1. COAI, a global leader of innovative mobile communications infrastructure, products and services, said that telecom sector is disappointed to the GST rate announced at 18 per cent as it will further stress the already bleeding sector.

Author: 0 Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kiev

Singer Salvador Sobral won the 62nd edition of the event with Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both Of Us), a ballad written by his sister, at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. "Music is not fireworks, music is feeling", he said while accepting the award. The early favorite, Francesco Gabbani of Italy, finished sixth. Russian Federation is one of Eurovision's heavy hitters, tied with Sweden for the most top-five finishes this century.

Author: 0 Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi

The reception marked a contrast to his difficulties at home where he is struggling to contain a mushrooming scandal after his firing of former FBI Director James Comey almost two weeks ago. President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal". And on the eve of Trump's visit, an Israeli official said Netanyahu's cabinet has approved confidence building measures with the Palestinians, including allowing building in a West Bank ...

Global News Tight security for Trump's visit to Israel, Palestine
Author: 0 Tight security for Trump's visit to Israel, Palestine

He also said Iran would continue a ballistic missile programme that has already triggered US sanctions, saying it was for defensive purposes only. Tel Aviv: United States President Donald Trump will be visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories on Monday and Tuesday.

Author: 0 UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour

Mr Corbyn will use his speech to a leading worldwide affairs think tank to try to cast off his image as a pacifist unwilling to take military action while denouncing Mrs May's closeness to the Trump administration in Washington. "They have not increased our security at home - just the opposite, and they have caused destabilisation and devastation overseas", he said. In a speech to the Chatham House think tank Corbyn, a well known opponent of past military interventions in Syria, Iraq and ...

Author: 0 Trump becomes first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall

One point of contention in the talks - the fate of east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. The heaviest violence occurred at the Qalandia checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem , where dozens of Palestinian youths set tires and garbage on fire and hurled bottles and stones at Israeli troops.

Global News North Korea orders mass production of new missile capable of striking Japan
Author: 0 North Korea orders mass production of new missile capable of striking Japan

The projectile was launched from a location near Pukchang in North Korea on Sunday afternoon local time, according to South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff. The U.S. Pacific Command separately described the missile as medium range. According to the Rodong, the North Korean leader urged the scientists and technicians to "tighten the bootstraps of their minds, and make more powerful weapons of self-reliance".

Global News James Brokenshire condemns Jeremy Corbyn over 'IRA sympathies'
Author: 0 James Brokenshire condemns Jeremy Corbyn over 'IRA sympathies'

The 35% support for Labour recorded by YouGov for the Sunday Times is the best rating for the party since March previous year before the divisive European Union referendum and the abortive challenge to Mr Corbyn's leadership. "People who have worked hard all their lives, saved and improved their homes will now be hit with this punishing family homes tax". Phil Wilson, who has held the Sedgefield seat since Mr Blair stood down in 2007, said he will "put local people first" and promised he ...

Global News Trump offers meeting to Kim Jong
Author: 0 Trump offers meeting to Kim Jong

The new detainee, Kim Hak Song , has described himself as a Christian missionary who wanted to help the Korean people become more self-sufficient by helping them develop advanced agricultural techniques. Former U.S. -Korean professor Kim Sang-duk was arrested by at the Pyongyang International Airport on April 21 following a month in North Korea working on humanitarian activities.

Global News Flea market bargain ring really the real thing
Author: 0 Flea market bargain ring really the real thing

The auction house's jewelry department chief, Jessica Wyndham, said Monday the owner wore it on a daily basis, unaware that it was a real diamond. The diamond is thought to have been cut in the 19th century but its history and how it arrived at the vehicle boot sale are unknown.

Author: 0 Iranian election back to two-horse race as Tehran mayor withdraws

Qalibaf, a former Revolutionary Guards commander and police chief, was one of the main conservative challengers to Rouhani, a pragmatist seeking a second term. The presidential election in Iran is scheduled for May 19. Ghalibaf and Raisi clashed with Rouhani during last Friday's nationally televised debate.

Author: 0 Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

Some danced. Others were in tears. In a statement the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the group of 82 girls had also been reunited with 24 others, who were rescued by the Federal Government previous year. Five Commanders of the sect were exchanged for the girls. The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the federal government did not pay any ransom to secure the release of 82 Chibok girls.

Author: 0 Pacific ministers commit to move ahead with pact without US

One of Trump's first acts as president was to ditch the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. He said the door remains open to the USA, even after President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact in January, saying he prefers bilateral free trade deals.

Global News Rape charges dropped but Assange faces arrest in Britain
Author: 0 Rape charges dropped but Assange faces arrest in Britain

Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy at the latest 30 days after the start of our government", Lasso told Reuters back in February. Some legal experts have said Sweden's action makes Assange's position more precarious because Britain had previously been bound to give priority to Sweden's extradition request over any warrant from the US.