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UN Security Council considering new NK sanctions

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Some South Koreans feared that he would be too soft on North Korea, but Moon dispelled those concerns by strongly condemning the test, calling it a "grave threat" to regional security and a clear violation of U.N. "(The worldwide community) has the shared view that North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations pose a grave threat to peace and security in the region and beyond the peninsula", Lee Duk-haeng, ministry spokesman, told a regular press briefing. Read More »

IS 'on brink of defeat' after losing 90% of west Mosul

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The area with narrow streets and a large number of heavily overcrowded old buildings has been the most hard stage of the government offensive in Mosul, after the eastern side was freed in late January and the operation on the western Tigris River began on February 19. Read More »

In Beijing, Vladimir Putin Plays Two Piano Tunes From His Childhood

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Putin sat down at a grand piano and played two tunes: "Evening Song ", by Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi, and "Moscow Windows ", by Tikhon Khrennikov . US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Putin with in April, followed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meeting with Trump at the White House several weeks later. Read More »

Spanish naval ship saves 651 migrants in Mediterranean

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Also on Sunday, Spain's maritime rescue service said a rescue boat and helicopter worked together to save three migrants in a small vessel found 4 kilometers ( 2 ½ miles) off the Spanish coast. The tireless efforts of the Italian Coast Guard, in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and of NGOs are truly remarkable. Read More »

President Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information to Russian Officials

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Details of Trump's disclosure were first reported by The Washington Post and subsequently confirmed by Reuters and The New York Times . "The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russian Federation, and officials said Trump's decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State". Read More »

Russia Laughs Off Trump Intel Report

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The Washington Post story does not say he was doing this on goal. This file handout photo taken on 10 May, taken by by the Russian Foreign Ministry, shows shows US President Donald Trump (C) speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Russian Ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak during a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. Read More »

Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

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When a new French president is elected, their first trip overseas is to Germany. They both agreed they need more pragmatism. According to her, from Germany's viewpoint, it would be possible to change European Union treaties, but there will be a lot of reforms first. Read More »

Trump may drop Spicer, Bannon and Priebus

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Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's probe into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign. Read More »

What is the 'ransomware' WannaCry worm and how does it spread?

Europol, the European Union's police agency, said the onslaught was at "an unprecedented level and will require a complex worldwide investigation to identify the culprits". but today they have had to turn away patients and cancel consultations. Authorities in Britain have been braced for possible cyberattacks in the run-up to the vote, as happened during last year's USA election and on the eve of this month's presidential vote in France. Read More »

Happy Mother's Day 2017 Wishes, Gifts, Cards and Quotes

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Give her a gift or take her out to eat for appreciation, because God gave you a gift-your mother to love until God takes her home to heaven. Mom, you've always been there for me. You did what you had to, your heart is gold. The holiday is observed on the new moon day in the month of Baisakh, i.e., April/May. Hug your mother like it might be the last time, and say those things you always mean to say but sometimes forget about or feel too embarrassed to say. Read More »

Manus Island detention centre to close by 30 June, detainees told

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Detainees awaiting acceptance for resettlement by the United States have been told that some of them will be held at the East Lorengau camp, near the island's major town. "The refugees are very angry with immigration's plan to settle them in PNG". To help shutter the controversial camps, the USA under President Barack Obama struck a deal with Australia to review up to 1,250 detainees for resettlement. Read More »

5 things to watch as health care overhaul heads to Senate

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., received cheers and a standing ovation. It would dilute consumer-friendly insurance coverage requirements, such as letting states permit insurers to charge higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions. Read More »

Clapper says democracy 'under assault' by Trump

One of those being interviewed is Republican Senator John Cornyn, the second highest-ranking member of the Senate and a former Texas Attorney General. But it's the words we know about - those said in public - that are causing trouble for the president, in virtually every aspect of his job. Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job, drawing a firestorm of criticism. Read More »

Sacked Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra attacked in house

Post the incident, Kapil Mishra refused to blame anyone but maintained that he would not relent. Mishra said AAP leader Sanjay Singh had visited Russian Federation and the latter must provide the details of the trip. Kapil later tweeted a few pictures from the event which had Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and AAP's Rajasthan convener Kumar Vishwas sharing the stage with Manoj Tiwari. Read More »

WannaCry ransonmware attack slows globally; Microsoft says cybersecurity is a shared responsibility

Microsoft released patches last month and on Friday to fix a vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across networks, a rare and powerful feature that caused infections to surge on Friday. Up till now, the global cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, which also includes India. He added that the Cyber Swachhta Kendra - government's portal on information about cyber security - is being updated on regular basis since Saturday. Read More »

Pakistan shelling: Relief camps along LoC swell with over 1500 villagers

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has even shut schools for an indefinite period along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district after these acts of unprovoked ceasefire violation. Choudhary said around 20-25 villages are affected, out of which heavy shelling has been reported in Nowshera. The victims, a 13-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man, were killed when mortar bombs hit parts of Rajouri district on the Line of Control (LoC). Read More »

Trump to meet Pope Francis in Rome May 24

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Trump plans to gather leaders from across the Arab world in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, and he said he hoped to use the meeting "to embrace a more just and hopeful future for young Muslims in their countries". The sources also said Trump declined to move the visit to early June, the anniversary of the Six Day War, arguing that it could damage the United States position by appearing as a pro-Israel bias. Read More »

British Columbia's LNG Dreams May Be Over

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But the outcome will remain unclear while 176,000 absentee ballots are counted, which could flip close ridings including Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP won by nine votes. It has been a big night for the Green Party picking up a couple seats on the Island. "The majority of British Columbians voted for a new government and I believe that's what they deserve". Read More »

WannaCry ransomware loses its kill switch, so watch out

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The global "ransomware" cyberattack hit computers at 600 locations in Japan, but appeared to cause no major problems as Japanese started their workday Monday even as the attack caused chaos elsewhere. Just one person in an organization who clicked on an infected attachment or bad link, would lead to all computers in a network becoming infected, said Vikram Thakur, technical director of Symantec Security Response. Read More »

AAP rebel ends hunger strike, discharged from hospital

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Seeds of betrayal, false allegations sown. The AAP has dismissed Kapil Mishra's charges, calling him an agent of the BJP. A day after Mishra was sacked on May 7, he alleged Kejriwal of taking Rs 2 crore bribe from Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Read More »

W.House refuses to rule out Trump Oval Office recordings

When Pirro asked whether it was "the wrong time " to fire Comey, Trump defended Tuesday's course of action. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified in front of the committee on Thursday. The White House also released a timeline of the president's decision-making process around Comey's firing. Meanwhile, the White House pushed a narrative that Comey had lost the faith of his rank-and-file agents. Read More »

PM congratulates Xi on OBOR summit

In his speech, Xi pledged to launch a people-to-people scientist exchange program, a joint laboratory initiative and other forums for global scientists to work together. China has rejected the concerns voiced by India on the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. He said China has signed cooperation agreements with over 40 countries and global organisations and carried out the framework cooperation on production capacity with over 30 countries. Read More »

SC verdict a milestone, will contain crime aganst women: DP

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However, they had challenged it in the Delhi High Court. She died two weeks later in a Singapore hospital due to the injuries she suffered. Earlier, the trial court had also sentenced all the four convicts to the death penalty. "We are with Nirbhaya's family and take the opportunity to welcome the apex court's verdict", she said. "The demonstrations demanding justice for the victim reflect not only the public revulsion at the brutality of her attack, but also the simmering rage over the ... Read More »