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N. Korea hints at further nuclear, missile provocations

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The UN Security Council is expected to discuss the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue on Tuesday behind closed doors, UN officials and diplomats said here. Asked if North Korea's missile program was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes". "We are calling on all those folks in the region, particularly China and Russian Federation, to do everything they can in terms of sanctions to help resolve this situation and bring stability to the peninsula", White House spokesman ... Read More »

'India's objections to China's OBOR forum a show for domestic politics'

They emphasised the importance of ‚good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality' for multilateral connectivity initiatives, with the implication that China had been flouting these ‚international norms'. "Maintaining friendly ties conforms to the two countries' fundamental interests. The specific frictions between Beijing and New Delhi should not be regarded as a signal for intense geopolitical competition", the daily said. Read More »

Israel Will Deploy 10000 Policemen In Anticipation Of Donald Trump's Visit

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, center, visits the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, May 15, 2017 . The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, stepped out of the diplomatic protocol by visiting the Western Wall on Monday. "The president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process", Tillerson said, going on to suggest that Israel itself might be less than fully committed to a move. Read More »

Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

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Foreign allies may see things differently. Yet Washington falls on deaf ears on Turkey's concerns, especially over arming YPG fighters ahead of a major offensive to drive the IS from Raqqa town of Syria , although Ankara warns that those weapons could end up with the PKK members. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani says upcoming election 'historical decision'

But the benefits were largely stymied by a fall in global oil prices and US President Donald Trump's election, which introduced uncertainty for investors. Nevertheless, elections are fiercely contested and can bring about change within the system of rule overseen by Shi'ite Muslim clerics. Five are now running for election. Read More »

Protestors, supporters clash during pre-dawn removal of Confederate statue

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A statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was dismantled overnight in New Orleans, the second of four Confederate monuments slated for removal by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration. Mayor Mitch Landrieu said on Wednesday the city had cleared all legal hurdles and the statues would continue to come down. These monuments stand not as mournful markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in reverence of it. Read More »

Israel releases record of Trump-Netanyahu meeting

They want a state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as their capital, something Netanyahu has resisted. "Furthermore, during a meeting between Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer and then-National Security Adviser-designate Michael Flynn on January 16, "[Dermer] explained why moving the embassy would help advance peace and not the opposite". Read More »

3 arrested at gathering denouncing Confederate torch protest

Spencer tweeted a photo of himself holding such a torch. "You are not going to tear down the statue, and you are not going to replace us", he said . "We're black, we're white, we're Asian, we're Latino, we're LGBTQ, and this is our town". The torch-lit rally centered around the downtown statue of Robert E. Read More »

India's plea on Kulbhushan Jadhav 'unnecessary': Pakistan tells ICJ

Pakistan also assured the UN Court at The Hague , which began the public hearing on Monday after India approached it, that Jadhav was not going to be hanged immediately and that he would get 150 days to appeal against the death penalty. India was repeatedly denied consular access. "Else, it will be a violation of the Vienna Convention", Salve said. Pakistan argued that counsular access is not an absolute right under the Vienna treaty, and that a 2008 bilateral treaty between India and ... Read More »

Family of Trump's son-in-law solicits Chinese funding

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The programme offers foreign nationals permanent residency - commonly known as a green card - in exchange for investments of at least half a million dollars in a United States business that must also create 10 American jobs. "They clearly imply that the Kushners are going to make sure you get your visa". Most investors were Chinese and were brought in by QWOS, the company said. Read More »

The Pope proclaimed saints two children

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After having lunch with Portuguese bishops, the pontiff left the rural town in his popemobile. Following the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis entrusted "to Mary, the Queen of Peace, the destiny of the peoples afflicted by wars and conflicts, particularly in the Middle East". Read More »

China Trade Deal: Commerce Secretary Ross Breaks Down What to Know

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It will start in mid-July. China will also allow USA imports of beef no later than July 16, and the United States will issue a proposed rule to allow Chinese cooked poultry to enter U.S. The White House announced last week that an agreement has been reached that will restore USA beef access to China . "But, now we're opening it up that there could be even long-term contracts to supply China ". Read More »

Texas cop who shot dead Jordan Edwards has been fired

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said at a Tuesday news conference that Oliver had violated the department policy, though he did not explain which policies he was referring to or how Oliver violated them. The Edwards family also asked the public to refrain from protests and marches at this time as they prepare for the slain teenager's funeral and try to cope with the loss. Read More »

Plane with 4 on board from New York missing in Bahamas

The communication was lost at 24,000 feet as the plane traveled at 300 knots, officials said. They had been flying from Puerto Rico to Titusville, along the northeastern coast of Florida, but never made it to their destination. A number of ships and aircraft have disappeared in the region over recent decades, but most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any genuine danger or mystery in the area. Read More »

Donald Trump's poll numbers should terrify Republicans

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More importantly, presidential job approval ratings are a national snapshot, not a state-by-state survey. (The numbers worsened from a 58 percent/37 percent split in April.) Trump is now in the peculiar situation where he is not believed even when he wanders in the vicinity of the truth. Read More »

Another crisis hits the White House after intelligence story

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Spicer will answer questions regarding the most recent news coming from the Trump administration. Democrat Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said, "I do not have the foggiest idea whether there are tapes or not.But the fact that the president made allusions to that, and then the White House would not confirm or deny?" Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper criticized President Trump for Comey's termination. Read More »

Trump, in tweets, defends his sharing of information with Russians

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McMaster in a brief statement to the press Monday night. He also stressed that no USA representatives who were in the room during the meeting thought Trump's comments to the Russians were problematic, going on later to say that what the president shared was "nothing you would not know from open source reporting". Read More »

Jordan's king, Trump to speak later Tuesday

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While the president has the authority to disclose even the most highly classified information at will, in this case he did so without consulting the ally that provided it, which threatens to jeopardise a long-standing intelligence-sharing agreement, the USA officials said. Read More »

Cyberattack hits 200000 users in over 150 countries

Following a meeting of the Government's Cobra contingencies committee, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said more than a million patients had been treated in the course of Monday. Both joined security officials in urging organizations to protect themselves by installing security fixes right away, running antivirus software and backing up data elsewhere. Read More »

EVMs can be tampered in 90 secs: Kejriwal

Zaidi also said the poll panel has "no favourites" and it was equidistant from all parties. "This will happen towards the end of the month". "The way controversies are cropping in connection with EVM tampering, this needs due attention", said Desai. Read More »

German state vote shows Merkel on track

The region of 17.9 million, almost a quarter of Germany's population, includes Cologne, Duesseldorf and the Ruhr industrial region. They have led its government for all but five years since 1966. Kraft announced that she was stepping down as the Social Democrats' regional leader. Merkel wasn't the only clear victor of Sunday's vote. "I come from the state in which we took a really stinging defeat today". Read More »

United States diplomat angers Israel with Western Wall comments

In a planning meeting between Israeli and USA officials on Monday, an American diplomat said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not be asked to join Trump's "private visit" to the site, reported Israeli Channel 2 . It is not usual for a new ambassador to visit the holy site hours after arriving in Israel. It's part of the West Bank . A bankruptcy lawyer by profession, Friedman has no previous diplomatic experience. Read More »

France's Macron names Republican Philippe as PM

Les Republicains are expected to be main rivals to the new president's nascent centrist party, La Republique en Marche! French President Emmanuel Macron says he will work closely with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a "road map" of reforms for the European Union and the eurozone. Read More »