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N.Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

Defense Intelligence Agency, Vincent Stewart, said at a Senate hearing that Pyongyang is still "years away" from being able to master such a goal, but that if left unchecked North Korea would nevertheless indeed be able to obtain a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching United States territory. Read More »

Jakarta blasts: Attackers linked to IS, police say

Australian authorities have reminded travellers of the "ongoing high threat of a terrorist attack in Indonesia", telling people to be vigilant and exercise caution when visiting the archipelago. Salam's wife reportedly told investigators that the bombs were assembled by another militant known as "Agus", who is now sought by police and considered "at large and unsafe". Read More »

USA to quit Paris climate deal: Trump tells 'confidants'


It's a scandal there is no credible plan at all to protect refugees, ' he said . "But I'm sure we're going to get there eventually". Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, came under concerted pressure from the other leaders to honour the agreement on curbing carbon emissions. Read More »

A touching act of the Prime Minister of Canada won the Network


On Wednesday afternoon, Derek Hurrell from Borden was arrested following a traffic stop near the central Saskatchewan community. This was his first meeting with Mr Trudeau since he took over the charge of Prime Minister . Christopher Hayes was fined $500, given nine months probation - which includes not attending Trudeau events - and was prohibited from owning firearms for three years. Read More »

Donald Trump 'to pull U.S. out of Paris climate change agreement'


French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that sustained commitment to the Paris agreement was "indispensable to the reputation of the United States". Trump had said he would listen to what United States partners have to say at the G7 before making a decision on how to proceed. "He came here to learn", Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn said on Friday. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners end six-week hunger strike after reaching deal

The agreement focused on the key issue - 2 family visitations will be allowed each month instead of one. In a joint statement, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said that the prisoners suspended the "Freedom and Dignity" strike after reaching a deal following more than 20 hours of negotiations between Barghouthi and other prison leaders with Israeli occupation forces in Ashkelon Prison, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported. Read More »

President Trump Calls His First Trip Abroad a 'Home Run'

Mr Trump said he had helped forge more global cooperation in the fight against Islamist militants, a threat he said was underscored by a suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt . His second stop was in Israel and Palestine, where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump during the summit thanked other members for their support following 9/11, but was far from explicit on Article 5 of ... Read More »

Top Trump advisers dodge questions about Kushner's Russia contacts

So generally speaking, about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is communicate in a discreet manner", said McMaster."So it doesn't pre-expose you to any sort of content or any kind of conversation or anything. Lawyers for Kushner said he was willing to talk with federal and congressional investigators about his foreign contacts and his work on the Trump campaign. Read More »

Militants kill 16 civilians in Philippines siege city

The use for the first time of the heavy firepower came amid growing confidence that the location of the man believed to be the leader of the Islamic State-inspired fighters, Isnilon Hapilon , has been pinpointed in the city. He said: "I will go to jail for you". Maute now controls most of Marawi , with government troops setting up a perimeter outside the city. Still, he also offered dialogue to militants who are not on the streets fighting. Read More »

Belt and Road intiative welcomes local currencies


What kind of dialogue is meaningful dialogue? What kind of positive attitude does the spokesperson want China to hold? PM Nawaz said that Pakistan is already reaping the early benefits of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor within the initiative of OBOR for interconnected development. Read More »

'Hero' son died trying to stop racist attack on two girls


According to BuzzFeed News , Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, were killed and Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, is now hospitalized for his injuries. Two of them, Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche died, while the third victim, Micah Fletcher was treated for minor injuries. He was a hero and will remain a hero on the other side of the veil. Read More »

Comey knew Clinton email info was fake, created by Russia


According to the CNN story, Comey did not consult with Attorney General Loretta Lynch when he decided to make a public announcement that the investigation was over. But that's insane. Marginalizing Lynch, and publicly calling Clinton "extremely careless", did not buy Comey the trust of Fox News or the Republican nominee. Read More »

R.I.P. Gregg Allman 1947

For 69 years, Gregg Allman lived life, cheated death , and made unbelievable rock "n" roll. "In his house, there were framed notes from Duane hung on his walls", Light says. "In 1995, Gregg would be inducted into the Rock n" Roll Hall of Fame for his role in the Allman Brothers Band , and in 2012 he received the award for Lifetime Achievement at the Grammys. Read More »

Iraqi forces advance on ISIS-held neighborhoods in western Mosul

The US-backed offensive on Mosul , now in its eighth month, has taken longer than planned as the militants are dug in among civilians, fighting back with booby traps, suicide cars and motor-bikes, snipers and mortar fire. Also Saturday, May 27, 2017, aid groups said they are concerned for the safety of civilians following calls from Iraq's government for residents of the Islamic State-held Old City to flee the area immediately. Read More »

Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate


Authorities found what was described as a bomb-making workshop in Abedi's home in Manchester , with enough chemicals to build several additional bombs. A spokesperson for the Libyan authorities told BBC: "His brother felt there was something going on there in Manchester and he thought his brother would do something like bombing or attack". Read More »

Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges


The Post says the president's son-in-law and point man on the Middle East spoke to Russia's ambassador to the US about setting up the secure line in early December during a meeting at Trump Tower. The details were shared with CNN as an explanation to The Washington Post reporting, which it said was based on intercepts of conversations between Russia's ambassador and Moscow. Read More »

NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump's 'Blunt and Direct' Speech


America's allies witnessed the two sides of Trump on his first foreign trip as US president, a nine-day tour that began with sword dancing in Saudi Arabia and vague pledges in Israel to deliver Middle East peace. EU Council President Donald Tusk called this weekend's gathering "the most hard G7 summit", because Trump arrived seeking to reverse prior positions held by the United States. Read More »

Polls show Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as vote approaches

Jeremy Corbyn is closer to winning the election than at any time during the campaign thanks to a surge in support from women, a poll for the Sunday Telegraph indicates. Corbyn, who this week repeated his verdict that the war on terror had failed, will pledge to spend more money on expanding the security services and hiring more police and border guards. Read More »

Defence deal with Saudi to counter 'malign Iranian influence': Tillerson


Trump rattled a saber in Iran's direction just two weeks into his presidency, fuming on Twitter after Tehran conducted a missile test in a show of defiance to the West. Tillerson, who is accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump on his first visit overseas to Saudi Arabia, said that deals worth $350 billion have been signed between U.S. Read More »

Not going to comment on Kushner: Trump's NSA


Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, swatted away the questions saying "We're not going to comment on Jared". The White House did not immediately comment on the report. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming administration's options with Russian Federation as it was developing its Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke ... Read More »