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North Korea is reportedly celebrating the test of a "perfect weapon system"

But Tong Zhao, an analyst with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said Sunday's test may give Pyongyang "a regional nuclear deterrence" option, meaning it might no longer need to pursue a weapon to reach as far as the U.S. There's also a political victory for North Korea. Russian Federation is one of the few countries that has diplomatic ties with North Korea. It says the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over. Read More »

UN Security Council to meet Tuesday over North Korea missile launch

Pyongyang's aggressive push to boost its weapons program also makes it one of the Trump administration's most urgent foreign policy worries, though Washington has struggled to settle on a policy. The UN Security Council will hold closed consultations about the launch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the UN Mission for Uruguay, which holds the council presidency this month. Read More »

Apparitions of Fatima celebrated in Dracut with prayers for peace

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Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the enormous ocean of God's light and taught to adore him", the pontiff said in his homily . Francis provided the first-ever details about the contentious process that has been under way for years to determine whether the Catholic Church should describe the Medjugorje visions as authentic. Read More »

S Korea Leader Moon Scraps State Issued History Books

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Moon's conversation with Xi came a day after he spoke with President Donald Trump, who in the phone call congratulated Moon on his election win and invited him to visit the White House. Cho June-hyuck, spokesman of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a briefing Thursday that a U.S. -Korea bilateral summit will "be planned through close negotiations between the two countries". Read More »

Growing global cyberattack hits 200000 victims so far

Senior US security officials held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency were working to help mitigate damage and identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Read More »

Washington Speaks about Syrian Crematorium on Eve of Geneva Talks

In presenting the photographs, Jones called on Russian Federation and Iran to press Assad's government to establish a credible cease-fire with Syrian rebel groups and begin negotiations on a political settlement. The timing of the public announcement suggested that the Trump administration was pressing a tougher political line on Syria, and seeking to embarrass Russian Federation and Iran - which have supported the Assad government - in an effort to press the Syrian leadership to engage in ... Read More »

Fertile ground for Home Depot as gardening season begins

The company has mean EPS estimate of 1.79 reported by 25 number of analyst for the quarter ending May 16, 2017. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Nadler Financial Group Inc". Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) today reported Q1 2017 sales were nearly 5% higher than the comparable period previous year, beating analyst forecasts. The stock of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 17. Read More »

Scotland's papers: Brexit 'demands' and cyber-attack fears

However, Ms Sturgeon accepted that it was "possible, not necessarily desirable" that for "a period" an independent Scotland would be in the European Free Trade Association (Efta ) and European Economic Area (EEA). The Herald leads with Nicola Sturgeon "demanding" a place at the Brexit negotiation table if the SNP win a majority of Scottish seats at the general election. Read More »

Met Gala 2017: P. Diddy Sat Down on the Red Carpet

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This year's pays tribute to Rei Kawakubo, the founder of revolutionary label Comme des Garçons - known for challenging the concepts of beauty, identity and genre. Last week, we had predicted we'd see far less sleek, demure dresses on display than in years past. And you sure do have to dress to impress fashion's most formidable figure head, Wintour. Read More »

Act II for France's Macron: getting the majority to govern

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A protest Monday in Paris against Macron's planned reforms drew several thousand people. Mireille Robert, the head of a primary school in a village of 1,000 people in the Aude region of southwestern France, will be up against a local Socialist Party heavyweight. Read More »

Syrian Government Denies US Allegations of Mass Killings

The "continued brutality of the Assad regime" including its use of chemical weapons , represents a continued threat to regional stability and to the United States, Jones said. "The regime must stop all attacks on civilian and opposition forces". It added that the crematorium is being used to hide evidence of the shocking extent of the killings. Read More »

Arsenal fighting to stave off Champions League 'disappointment'

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Antonio Conte's side won the Premier League title on Friday with victory at West Brom. Koscielny also said he was nursing a long-term Achilles injury that will affect him for the rest of his career and hinted he was ready to sit out Tuesday's clash to save himself for the cup final at Wembley. Read More »

Trump says it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week

Asked about the existence of recording during an interview with Fox News that aired on Saturday, Trump said, "That I can't talk about". His comments came ahead of an address to students at Liberty University, an evangelical institution that was created to both inspire the youth audience and help lift the darkened mood that hangs over his administration. Read More »

'Merkron' alliance between Germany, France to revive troubled EU

Chancellor Merkel said she was open to Mr Macron's proposal to create a level playing field between European Union countries and other worldwide trade partners. The visit signalled Mr Macron's intentions to move rapidly on campaign promises to revive support for the beleaguered European Union by reforming and strengthening it. Read More »

FedEx confirms it was hit by global malware attack

Although the ransomware continued to spread at a more subdued pace yesterday, many companies and government agencies were still struggling to recover from the first attack. However Ms Rudd strongly denied warnings had been ignored. There are reports some organizations in Canada have been affected but are keeping a low profile about the impact on their systems. Read More »

Most UK patients saw no change on Monday after cyber attack -minister

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The attacks used ransomware that apparently exploited a security flaw in Microsoft operating systems, locking users' files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual currency Bitcoin. So far, over 200,000 computers have been infected. Machines that contained the patch are much less at risk than those that didn't. The researcher, tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog, said registering a domain name used by the malware stops it from spreading, though it can not help computers ... Read More »

India's economy based on its rivers: PM Narendra Modi

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The Prime Minister described the document of the Narmada Seva Mission, presented by the State Government, as futuristic, with an appropriate vision for protecting natural resources. Earlier, Mr Modi performed puja at the point of origin of the river at Amarkantak. He added that the movement will not stop here, but will be extended to other rivers as well. Read More »

Macron picks opposition member as new French Prime Minister

Philippe and Macron have much in common, with Philippe echoing the generational shift in French politics that the 39-year-old Macron embodies. Referring to "ambiguity" that was now prevailing, Accoyer said: "Will this new prime minister support the candidates of En Marche of the President. Read More »

Congress' exasperated as White House in 'downward spiral'

Mr Trump met Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the USA in the Oval Office last week, the day after firing James Comey, the FBI director who was leading an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Read More »

Park board approves bylaw banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium

The board voted to change its bylaws to ban new dolphins, whales or porpoises - including sick or injured ones - at the aquarium, which drew a record 1.2 million visitors past year. But park board commissioner Stuart Mackinnon said at Monday's meeting that the ban doesn't prohibit the aquarium from rescuing animals, it just means they can't bring cetaceans into its facility in Stanley Park. Read More »

Police say 2 killed in jet crash near New York

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The flight departed from Philadelphia International Airport and the FAA is on the way to the scene, according to the agency. Images from the scene show smoke billowing from the crash site, confirmed to be a residential area. He said pieces of melted engine could be seen in the charred wreckage, along with wheels and part of the fuselage. Read More »

China pledges $124 B for new Silk Road

Some diplomats and political analysts say Beijing is trying to create a political and economic network centered on China, push the United States out of the region and rewrite rules on trade and security. "So, China welcomes the participation of India into the belt Belt and Road initiative", she said. These accomplishments obtained in such a short period of time indeed indicated the initiative's conformity with the trend of worldwide peaceful development and the demand of Eurasian countries ... Read More »

Families get drawn into Kejriwal-Mishra war

Kapil Mishra was suspended from the party on May 8, a day after he accused Kejriwal of taking a bribe of Rs 2 crores from health minister Satyendra Jain. Singh also raked up past incidences of corruption in which BJP leader were allegedly involved, while noting that the former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Read More »