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N. Korea's missile test challenges South

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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. North Korea on Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast amid tense relations with U.S., global media reported. In all, six sanction resolutions have been imposed on North Korea, since it carried out its first nuclear test in 2006. Read More »

North Korea fires unidentified projectile

Security Council resolutions, says the program is necessary to counter USA aggression. Analysts say all of North Korea's tests, successful or not, provide information that help bring it closer to its goal of building a missile that could reach the US. Read More »

Syria using crematorium to cover up mass hangings, United States claims

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The State Department, which warns USA citizens against all travel to Syria , believes the Assad regime is responsible for killing as many as 50 detainees per day at Sednaya, Jones said. The Syrian regime has also systematically targeted eastern Aleppo's hospitals and made a practice of abducting civilians, Jones said. Every week and often twice a week, groups of between 20 and 50 people, mostly opposition supporters, were executed in total secrecy at the Saydnaya facility near Damascus, ... Read More »

South Korea military: North Korea fires off 'unidentified projectile'

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said what appeared to be a North Korean ballistic missile fell within Japan's exclusive maritime economic zone. The North has a strong arsenal of short- and medium-range missiles that target Japan and South Korea and USA forces in the region, and it is working to flawless its longer-range missiles. Read More »

Boy Scouts lay flags at Knoxville National Cemetery

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The Office of Veteran Student Services at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Student Veteran Organization collaborated to honor veterans Memorial Day weekend with posters of fallen friends/comrades. "It's just a lot of things that happened and I accepted it", said Bryant, "Freedom it's not really free, some people had to pay the ultimate price so we could all be free so I remember that". Read More »

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks: French source

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The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations on Friday signed a joint declaration on combating terrorism . "I saw someone who listens and who is willing to work". In an April meeting between the two leaders at the White House, Trump and Gentiloni appeared to differ on what the USA role in Libya should be. "Trump agreed that the fight against protectionism should be in the final statement", a G7 source said. Read More »

More arrests in Manchester attack

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A bus was also stormed to detain a 44-year-old man in Rusholme. The arrests mean police are now holding 11 suspects in connection with the attack, which killed 22 people and injured dozens more. In and around Manchester, vigils continue to take place for those who lost their lives. Officials believe Abedi, who died after detonating explosives in Monday's attack, was part of a network. Read More »

DA asks Speaker to appoint ad hoc committee on state capture

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The ANC NEC's inability to recall Zuma over the weekend proved that state capture was "in fact an ANC project" because they chose "to protect a criminal syndicate". "He's not stealing from the ANC". They are for the people of this country. Maimane says the recent developments are a case of grand corruption and theft, adding that members of the executive have misled Parliament. Read More »

Paris mayor condemns black festival, says it bars whites

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Hidalgo's comments came after the organisers - the Mwasi feminist association - mentioned on its website that 80% of the venue would be reserved for black women. SOS Racisme, a leading anti-racism group in the country, called the festival "an abomination" and claimed it "wallows in ethnic separation", the BBC reported. Read More »

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

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Saeb Erekat called the meeting a "provocation" that sent a "clear message to the Palestinian people". However, at no point were the parliamentarians beneath the actual Temple Mount, known to Jews Arabs as Haram al-Sharif. The entrance is near the Western Wall plaza to a pool at the north-western corner of the Herodian structure. The Cabinet also discussed the construction of a cable vehicle to the Dung Gate near the Western Wall in the Old City from the center of the city. Read More »

Man on 'erratic' joy ride in Toronto with stolen ambulance

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They soon spotted it heading along Highway 401 into Halton, kicking off a pursuit to Highway 25 according to Waterloo Police Inspector Mike Haffner. An ambulance, stolen from the Cambridge, Ontario region was stopped in Springwater. "She exited the vehicle and starting yelling that someone was stealing the ambulance", says Van Valkenburg. Leon called the pursuit "extremely risky", noting that ambulances have equipment capable of automatically changing traffic signals, and drivers are ... Read More »

U.K. Lowers Threat Level as May Urges Public to Remain Vigilant

Mr Rowley, the country's leading anti-terror officer, said: "We are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the bomb". The bomber sadly killed 22 people in Manchester on Monday night and seriously injured many more. Photos showed an army bomb-disposal unit at the property. "I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure", she said in a televised statement . Read More »

G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

However, Merkel added: "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days". Our egotistical President can't stand not being in the spotlight, regardless of the issue, and the biggest issue, next to the Russian Federation probe for many citizens around the world is Trump's stance on climate change . Read More »

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

Kushner made his secret communications proposal on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by United States officials, the Post reported late Friday. There are, moreover, many precedents for back channel, secret talks with foreign countries by incoming administrations and even presidential campaigns prior to Election Day. Read More »

Police arrest man on English south coast in bombing inquiry

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When asked how many potential militants the government was anxious about, Rudd said the security services were looking at 500 different potential plots, involving 3,000 people as a "top list", with a further 20,000 beneath that. And police said they had also executed a search warrant in the Whalley Range area of south Manchester . Three people were arrested - and quickly de-arrested - during the afternoon's operation at Quantock Street, Moss Side, leading them to post an outraged sign on ... Read More »

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election

On Sunday, while speaking in Riyadh , Trump said that America under his leadership has a vision "of peace, security, and prosperity", and yet, he also accused Iran of giving terrorists "safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment". Read More »

US military jets escort civilian plane into Honolulu airport

Witnesses on Flight 31 told NBC News correspondent Gadi Schwartz that the passenger had a shirt over his head and did not make it past the first-class section of the aircraft. At that point, a flight attendant ran down the aisle with her serving cart and blocked the entrance to first class, said passenger Lee Lorenzen, of Orange County, California. Read More »

Rebuffing Trump, Iran president says missile tests to continue 'if necessary'

On Monday Trump arrived in Israel, where he again singled out Iran. Rouhani won a landslide victory winning 23,549,616 votes out of 41,220,131 and was re-elected in the 12th round of Iranian presidential election . "Who fought against the terrorists?" Iranian-backed forces have been fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and support the government of President Bashar Assad in its battle against Sunni fighters in Syria . Read More »

United Kingdom police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

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The arrests bring to 11 the number of suspects held in Britain over Monday's blast at a concert by USA pop idol Ariana Grande, in which 22 people died and 116 were injured, and for which the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. A total of 116 people were treated in hospitals after the bombing. Armed police are patrolling events in Manchester , London and elsewhere this weekend as Britain marks its first holiday since the bombing. Read More »

Presidential Hopeful Raisi Hails Iranian Ethnic, Religious Groups as 'Assets'

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Mr Qalibaf had been under pressure from the clerical establishment to drop out . Hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi will gain votes from Qalibaf's endorsement, but it may not be enough to defeat Rouhani. Raisi called Qalibaf's withdrawal "revolutionary", the conservative news agency Tasnim reported the cleric as saying on Monday. FILE - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran , Iran, Feb. Read More »

Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

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He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. Kelly's remarks came amid news that Kushner was a focus of investigations into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's associates during the campaign and transition, a development that has consumed an already-beleaguered White House. Read More »

Israelis and Palestinians are 'ready to reach for peace'

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President Donald Trump is cozying up to Israeli and Arab leaders in a bid to isolate Iran , U.S. experts said. Tuesday brought news of the overnight terror attack at Manchester Arena which left at least 22 people dead, leading Mr Trump to repeat remarks during a media conference with Mr Abbas in Bethlehem he previously made in Riyadh about how "all civilised nations" must unite to "drive out the terrorists and the extremists from our midst". Read More »