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Author: 0 North Korea celebrates longest-range ballistic missile test

The nose cone resembles that of the KN-08 ICBM the North is believed to be developing, and the lofted trajectory tests re-entry by putting the missile through extra stress, said Joshua Pollack of the US -based Non-proliferation Review. Sunday's test came less than a week after South Korea elected a new president, Moon Jae-In, who advocates reconciliation with Pyongyang and had expressed a willingness to visit the North to ease tensions.

Author: 0 Germans head to polls in crucial state vote

The CDU won around 34 percent, up from 26.3 percent in 2012, according to an exit poll on public broadcaster ARD just after polls closed. This means that the anti-immigrant party will now be present in 13 out of Germany's 16 state parliaments.

Author: 0 Trump official rejects Western Wall visit since 'not Israeli territory'

There was no immediate comment from the White House. The site has been politically controversial, as it is located in Jerusalem's Old City, which was under Jordanian control from the founding of Israel in 1948 to 1967, when it came under Israeli control following the Six-Day War.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia, Russia agree oil output cuts until March 2018

Brent crude, the global benchmark, had risen US$1.54 to US$52.38 a barrel by 1005 GMT and traded intraday at US$52.52, the highest since April 24. USA drilling activity last week rose to its highest in two years, while US production has jumped more than 10 percent since its mid-2016 trough.

Author: 0 South Korea, US agree to hold summit in late June

The decision was made during a meeting with a visiting delegation led by Matt Pottinger, senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council (NSC) sent to represent Washington after Moon was inaugurated last Wednesday. A specific date for the visit by Moon Hee Sang, a member of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea and former head of a league of South Korean lawmakers promoting friendship with Japan, will be decided later.

Global News President Trump breaks from predecessors, doesn't host Cinco de Mayo celebration
Author: 0 President Trump breaks from predecessors, doesn't host Cinco de Mayo celebration

Mexico actually celebrates independence day on September 16, which is the day Mexico gained independence from the Spanish colonial government in 1810, according to the History website . Similar to a broke college student, Mexico fell into default on debt payments to European governments. For those out of the loop, here's a refresher on what Cinco de Mayo is all about.

Author: 0 Targeting core Labour voters, UK's May promises more workers' rights

Prime Minister Theresa May promised to expand the rights of workers, boosting protection for those in the "gig economy". The national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, which is now £7.50, will rise in line with average earnings until 2022, while workers will also be given a statuary right to be informed of key decisions affecting their company's future.

Author: 0 Labour to prioritise cyber security within £37bn NHS investment pledge

A Tory spokesman said: "Jeremy Corbyn can't deliver any of this because his nonsensical economic policies would damage our economy and mean less money for the NHS, not more". The deadline for nominations for this year's election passed last Thursday with 3,303 candidates put forward to contest 650 constituencies across the UK.

Global News Supreme Court questions WhatsApp's move to tweak privacy policy
Author: 0 Supreme Court questions WhatsApp's move to tweak privacy policy

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing WhatsApp , had countered the submissions saying they were protecting privacy of users as they have an end-to-end encryption technology which can not be looked at by a third person. Facebook also claimed that WhatsApp has revolutionised the entire communication scene. But the government contended that any privacy clause by WhatsApp had to conform to the existing regulations, she told the constitution bench that commenced hearing on the matter ...

Global News Dem calls report on Trump, intel 'disturbing'
Author: 0 Dem calls report on Trump, intel 'disturbing'

Mr. Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the Oval Office the day after firing Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. Western allies, including Britain and Germany, have also been wary of Trump's warmness toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was kicked out of the summit of leading economic powers after Moscow's annexation of territory from Ukraine.

Global News Sean Spicer 'among' White House bushes inspires perfectly shady lawn ornament
Author: 0 Sean Spicer 'among' White House bushes inspires perfectly shady lawn ornament

The Comey firing triggered chaos and panic, both in the White House and out. Maybe the Trump White House should stop playing Whack-a-Mole with the truth? But she, nor anyone else in the White House, has provided any evidence that shows the White House sought and received reliable data about the Bureau before President Donald Trump made a decision to fire him.

Author: 0 War drums: Rhetoric on North Korea heats up

Following reports that North Korea successfully launched a missile that they say is large enough to hold a nuclear warhead, MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Christopher Hill Monday if this constitutes a real threat to America. The adoption of the statement came after Pyongyang announced the success of a mid- to long-range ballistic rocket test Sunday. Asked if North Korea's missile programme was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes".

Author: 0 US, Japan request emergency UNSC session on North Korea

Kim Dong Yub, a professor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Kyungnam University, told South Korea's Yonhap News Agency that, fired at a standard angle, the missile "may have a maximum range capable of reaching Alaska and Hawaii". Putin did not specify what countries he had in mind, but he has in the past repeatedly criticized the United States for military operations in Iraq, Libya and Syria, and accused it of trying to oust legitimate governments.

Author: 0 Eight Candidates Interviewed for FBI Director Amid Comey Uproar

Spicer on Monday repeatedly dodged questions about Trump's explosive allegation, refusing to confirm or deny whether the president actually recorded conversations with Comey. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he supports calls to block the appointment of a new FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to oversee the Russian meddling investigation.

Author: 0 Senior White House officials tout Trump's first foreign trip as president

A senior White House official said the Saudis approached the Trump administration shortly following the election, in part to "figure out a long term fix for radicalization". The Saudi-led coalition was formed in 2015 to fight the Houthis and troops loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh who have fired missiles into neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 Trump seeks steps from Abbas to promote peace with Israel

Trump voiced a message of optimism after hosting Abbas at the White House Wednesday for what he said would be "terrific" talks on relaunching the Middle East peace process. Many Palestinians have become disillusioned with Mr Abbas' strategy, after two decades of intermittent US-led negotiations ended in failure while Israeli settlements keep expanding.

Author: 0 Sen. Warren: GOP blocking Democrats from health care talks

But don't count on them seeking any aid from across the aisle. Given that he appeared unaware that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have devastating effects on New York's Essential Health Plan, which provides health care to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, it seems clear he did not understand the many devils contained in the bill's details.

Author: 0 UN Security Council condemns N. Korea's missile test

Following that launch, Washington began talks with North Korean ally China on possible new United Nations sanctions. After North Korea's latest missile test, the White House released a statement highlighting how close the missile came to Russian soil - and noting "the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased".

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani says upcoming election 'historical decision'

However, despite the partial lifting of the sanctions, economic growth has been very slow. KELLY: So how likely is it looking that President Rouhani will remain President Rouhani and win another term? "I ask all my supporters to contribute their full capacity and support for the success of my brother, Ebrahim Raisi", Qalibaf said .

Author: 0 Iran's Reformist ex-President Endorses Rouhani

Eshaq Jahangiri, one of Rouhani's vice presidents, is expected to leave the race to help his boss. The number of eligible voters in the upcoming elections stands at more than 56,400,000. "Our identity is a national one which will ensure that no more first and second class citizenries are allowed and indeed there are no differences between the Shiites and the Sunnis", said Raisi, a Shiite cleric who is widely predicted to replace Iran's ageing Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Author: 0 U.S. spat erupts ahead of Trump's visit to region

According to Channel 2 , the same official told members of Netanyahu's team that Trump's visit to the Western Wall was a private visit and also added: "No way, why is this your business?" The report said the Americans rebuffed the request, with one official telling the Israelis the site is "not your territory".

Global News UP Governor Ram Naik blames previous governments for state lagging behind others
Author: 0 UP Governor Ram Naik blames previous governments for state lagging behind others

Both Samajwadi Party and Mayawati's BSP have made a decision to target the new government on the state of law and order, which has been one of its biggest challenges. Winning it often indicates that the party which achieved the feat will also win the Lok Sabha elections. Speaking in Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Adityanath urged MLA to clear the bill unopposed as it will be a big relief for the common people.

Author: 0 Trump say it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week

Trump tweeted , "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump said in a string of Twitter posts on Friday morning. The union also backed Rogers in 2013, the last time the Federal Bureau of Investigation director position was open. "Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's office has confirmed to SenatorSchumer's office that Mr.

Global News Two Portuguese children made saints on centenary of visions at Fatima
Author: 0 Two Portuguese children made saints on centenary of visions at Fatima

The third of the "secrets" allegedly imparted to the children by the Madonna, which were written down by Lucia, was kept in a sealed envelope in the Vatican for decades. It is 100 years since the two - and a third child - reported seeing the Virgin Mary while tending sheep. Her canonization process was opened in 2008, with Pope Benedict XVI lifting the five-year waiting period often required for this.

Global News Germany sees Jordan as alternative to Turkey's İncirlik base
Author: 0 Germany sees Jordan as alternative to Turkey's İncirlik base

Merkel reinforced that point, noting that "one possible alternative, among others, is Jordan". Wolfgang Hellmich, the head of the parliamentary defence committee, told dpa that the the relocation of soldiers should happen immediately, and that the German parliament would not submit to "blackmail" at the hands of Turkey.

Global News J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri district; heavy retaliation by Indian forces
Author: 0 J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri district; heavy retaliation by Indian forces

He said bullet-proof bunkers were inducted in forward villages which enabled shifting of 16-18 people in each ferry to base camp where buses were located for shifting to camps. Pakistan army rejected the Indian claim and sought evidence about their involvement. "Our forces are effectively retaliating". India and Pakistan are hardcore enemies and their border is never silent.

Author: 0 Local elections: Sturgeon plays down Tory success in Scotland

Ms Sturgeon will also set out her party's ambition for the future. "I think it's appalling behavior for any adult to show to any young person, and particularly any MP who is standing for election again", Sturgeon told Sky News. "The bottom line though is our single market membership should be protected". While political parties across Britain had at different times claimed to have a monopoly on the national mood, "the modern SNP has made this technique its own", she said.

Author: 0 US accuses Syria of mass executions and burning the bodies

This satellite image, taken January 15, shows what the State Department describes as a building in a prison complex that was modified to support a crematorium used to burn dead prisoners. The Syrian regime, Jones said, "has treated opposition forces and unarmed civilians as one and the same", continuing to "systematically abduct and torture civilian detainees, often beating, electrocuting and raping these victims", and authorizing "the extrajudicial killings of thousands".

Global News New US envoy David Friedman presents credentials, gets to work
Author: 0 New US envoy David Friedman presents credentials, gets to work

After his arrival in Tel Aviv, Friedman visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, praying there and kissing the sacred site, the holiest location where Jews are allowed to pray. "Well, it was a long trip". "I know it's going to be an fantastic trip", he said. But not only are the prospects of relocating the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem grim, but even an American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is at risk.

Author: 0 UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

The North Korean missile tested on Sunday was a Hwasong-12 - part of the Musudan family of missiles Iran has developed with the aid of successive North Korean dictators. "This is kind of a big deal". The missile would have flown about 4,500 kilometers at maximum trajectory , he wrote . Guam, an American territory with two large US military bases, is 3,400 kilometers from North Korea.

Global News Ivory Coast Vows to Bring Military Unrest Under Control
Author: 0 Ivory Coast Vows to Bring Military Unrest Under Control

Three people were shot and wounded by the mutineers on Saturday. The soldiers used gunfire to break up a march against the mutiny in Bouake's city centre on Sunday morning. Many soldiers have so far obtained 5 million francs. They also backed Ouattara against Ivory Coast's long-time leader Laurent Gbagbo, who refused to accept his defeat to Ouattara in a much-delayed 2010 presidential election.

Author: 0 Trump Revealed Sensitive Intelligence In Meeting With Russians

But the president reportedly continued the conversation by detailing specific intelligence gathered by an ally, though he did not reveal the information-gathering techniques used. A handout photo made available by the Russian Foreign Ministry on May 10, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (right) speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting at the White House in Washington , DC.

Author: 0 Trump assures Abbas Israeli-Palestinian peace

Hosting Abbas at the White House, Trump said he would do " whatever is necessary " to bring together the Palestinians and Israelis, who have been warring over the same small patch of land for generations. He added, "We will be discussing details of what has proven to be a very hard situation between Israel and the Palestinians and let's see if we can find a solution".

Author: 0 North Korean missile launch tests Trump's strategy

Significantly the test appeared to have struck near the eastern coast of Russia, which prompted a reaction on Monday from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tokyo said the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. The test " represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile", John Schilling, an aerospace expert, said in an analysis on the USA -based 38 North website.

Author: 0 Shinzo Abe Congratulates New South Korean President

The offer of shuttle diplomacy by Moon Jae-in came shortly after he was sworn in as president after winning a snap election triggered by the impeachment of former conservative leader Park Geun-hye. "If needed, I will immediately fly to Washington". It added Moon was "likely to adopt a more conciliatory stance towards North Korea, which might help calm current tensions".

Author: 0 Trump Pledges To Move Quickly To Name New FBI Director

But by week's end, legal scholars wondered out loud whether Trump may be guilty of obstruction of justice - a charge that featured in the articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Those calls have only mounted since Trump cited concerns about the Russian Federation investigation in an NBC interview discussing his decision to remove Comey .

Global News Macron names Philippe as French PM
Author: 0 Macron names Philippe as French PM

Macron wants to smash the left-right divide which has dominated France for decades, and his start-up centrist Republic on the Move (REM) party, which is just a year old, needs to forge a wide base of support. The visit to Berlin continued a tradition of French presidents making their first foreign trip to Germany. Merkel's approach underlined her view that it was crucial not only for France, but for Germany, to help Macron succeed - a point that she has repeatedly stressed.

Author: 0 China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus

A clear indication of India's boycott came last night in an official statement that said India can not accept a project that violates its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Other delegates include officials, entrepreneurs and financiers from over 130 countries, and representatives of key worldwide organisations such as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and global Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde.

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