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N Korea missile program progressing

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The missile flew 787km on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2111.5km, KCNA said. "If it was a signal, it could have been directed at any of the neighbors", Klingner said, noting that it represented "yet another violation of United Nations resolutions". Read More »

Trump admits to leaking intel to Russians

McMaster says the president did not discuss details that were not already known publicly. While Trump did not reveal the method in which the intelligence was gathered, he did discuss aspects of the threat that the United States only learned through the espionage capabilities of a key partner. Read More »

Trump shared sensitive info with Russian Federation

In April, CNN first reported that USA intelligence and law enforcement agencies believed that ISIS and other terrorist organizations had developed new ways to place explosives in laptops and other electronic devices to evade airport security screening methods. Read More »

Belt And Road Wraps Up, Positive China

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Not only did the Chinese government and companies achieve investment and trade agreements with over 30 countries, but agreements were also struck on education, culture, travel, environment protection and humanitarian aids. With the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, Beijing is investing billions of dollars along a belt that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) - an Indian territory illegally occupied by Pakistan . Read More »

Coroner: Killer Brady's ashes mustn't be scattered on moor

The case was adjourned to a pre-inquest hearing on June 29. Brady was held on remand at Risley Prison in 1965, while awaiting trial with Hindley for the murder of Lesley Ann Downey, aged 10, and Edward Evans, aged 17. "The frustrating thing is we can not actually see the letters so there is no way of finding out what was in them using the secret code". "Ashworth Hospital can leave him out for the bin men". Read More »

PIA denies crew members detained at Heathrow Airport

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According to the information, there was suspicion that the crew might be involved and the narcotics were hidden in different panels and areas of the plane, the report said. UPDATE: The passport belonging to airplane pilot has been returned, according to Station Manager Sajidullah who told that nothing was recovered after thorough search. Read More »

Trump and Putin exchanged top secret information through Russian FM Lavrov

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Mark Hertling, a national security, intelligence and terrorism analyst for CNN , said giving Russian Federation information has not historically led to them being forthcoming with the United States. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, appearing on a CNN town hall Monday night, denounced Trump's "messy approach to intelligence" as "very endangering". According to the Washington Post story he told the Russians: "how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such ... Read More »

'We Can Make a Fast Decision' on New FBI Director

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President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in last year's election was on his mind when he dismissed the man overseeing the probe. In the termination letter to Comey, Trump thanked him for telling the president "three times " that he personally is not under investigation for collusion with Russian Federation during his 2016 campaign. Read More »

Sacked FBI chief plots strike at Trump

Now, more fuel for the fire. White House communications staff, meantime, scrambled to answer questions from the media. But the New York Times hears word that it wasn't testifying that Comey objected to, but rather that he wants his testimony to be open to the public. Read More »

Turkish opposition urges Trump to prod Erdogan on rights

The White House meeting comes a week after Trump signed off on a plan vehemently opposed by Turkey, which authorizes directly arming Syrian Kurds in the fight to take back the Islamic State capital of Raqqa in Syria. The U.S. also has pressed unsuccessfully for the release of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, and other detained U.S. citizens. In Erdogan's words, the meeting is to be "a new milestone" for relations between Turkey and the United States. Read More »

Kremlin says Trump allegedly divulging secrets 'nonsense, not an issue'

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There were six USA officials in the meeting: Trump, McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, and two others. On Monday evening, his National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that at no time in the meeting "were any intelligence sources or methods discussed", and his deputy Dina Powell said the Washington Post story was "false". Read More »

Edouard Philippe named new French PM

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In a lofty but lucid inaugural speech, Macron vowed to lift France out of its sense of decline and lost objective, and seize again its place in the world. He is close to former presidential candidate Alain Juppe. Hollande had decided not to run for reelection because of his low popularity. "France has the potential to play a leading role in the global stage", the new president said. Read More »

Retiring Misbah, Younis draw praise post historic Test series win

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However, historically for Pakistan , it will be recognised as the series in which Younus Khan became the first Pakistani to score 10,000 runs in a Test series. The fact is that replacing great players like Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan is not going to be easy. I am happy with what I had in this career. It's sad to see that it didn't mean much in the end because we lost the match but I thought the guys showed a lot of guts and effort not only today but in the whole match. Read More »

Vladimir Putin, on visit to China, plays Soviet-era melodies on piano

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Petersburg, with lyrics like "Listen, Leningrad, I'll sing to you my honest song". The Russian President was asked after being filmed playing the piano in China over the weekend. It was pretty hard to play , even for me, and I just play with two fingers", Putin said, as cited by Interfax. National Public Radio reported that in 2014, Putin played "Moscow Windows " on piano at a meeting with students at the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute. Read More »

Trump defends sharing information with Russians

The revelations - which Trump appeared to verify in a pair of tweets Tuesday morning - are sure to shadow the president as he embarks Friday on his first overseas trip as president. For its part, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who has also denied allegations that Russia interfered in last year's presidential election, denounced the latest Post story as "fake". Read More »

Trump Gave Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit

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Monday's reports of Trump revealing classified information to the Russians come just ahead of his first foreign trip as president. Citing current and former U.S. "The President owes the intelligence community, the American people, and Congress a full explanation". The news is likely to raise questions on Capitol Hill about Trump's handling of classified information. Read More »

Trump Says He Has 'Absolute Right' To Share Intelligence With Russia

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Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell also denied the story. As reports circulated Monday evening that President Trump disclosed highly sensitive classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their meeting in the Oval Office last Wednesday, Trump's aides went to work tamping down the story. Read More »

'I wanted to share with Russia'

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He also tweeted he wants Russian Federation to do more in the fight against ISIS. Citing unnamed officials, the report said Trump went off script during a meeting with Lavrov and Russian envoy to Washington Sergei Kislyak and described details about a Daesh terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on airplanes. Read More »

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 »