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South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

Broadcasts of mysterious numbers were used by North Korea to give missions to spies operating in South Korea in the past. Spies could decode the numbers to get orders by using a reference book. But Abe also said "dialogue for dialogue's sake would be meaningless" and he called on North Korea to demonstrate "sincere and concrete action", Hagiuda said, adding that Moon shared Abe's views. Read More »

FX traders find Trump's first 100 days are good for business


And Congress and the FBI are conducting investigations into Russia's apparent interference in last year's USA elections, and whether there was any collusion with the Trump campaign. But Trump's supporters blamed any shortcomings on obstruction from Democrats. On Friday, Trump addressed the nation with the declaration that his first 100 days had been the most successful in history. Read More »

Turkey tests its home-made long-range ballistic missile


In Turkey carried out a successful test of a missile system KAAN production company ROKETSAN. The Minister of national defence of Turkey congratulated the developers of the missile system. Russia's S-400 Triumf is the newest long-range antiaircraft missile system that went into service in 2007. Turkey, however, argues that it seeks more competitive prices and technology transfer, which the Western firms are reluctant to offer to Ankara. Read More »

Moon vows to urgently address North Korea

Moon's swearing-in brought to an end a months-long power vacuum after previous president Park Geun-hye was ousted in a corruption scandal in March. He quite rightly believes that there is no need for a crisis this year to resolve a problem that has been simmering away (but never boiling over) for at least fifteen years, but unless he goes along with it he will find himself in a confrontation with Donald Trump. Read More »

Pakistan says it killed 50 Afghan border troops


Raziq said six people — four Afghan policemen and two civilians — were killed while another 37 were wounded by Pakistani forces' fire. Militants having sanctuaries in Afghanistan were blamed for the attacks. The Afghan-Pakistani border dispute dates back to the 19th century when Pakistan was part of Britain-controlled India. Despite several high-level visits by Pakistani intelligence and security officials to Afghanistan in recent weeks, relations between the two countries continue to ... Read More »

Russia's top diplomat has "very, very good meeting" with Trump


The State Department did post photos of Lavrov's meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, but that was open to the press. Detailing his talks with the USA officials Lvvrov said, "Today, Rex and I discussed the ways to advance the agenda, which includes the Syrian issue, so that we could come up with some tangible decisions before the presidents meet". Read More »

Brzezinski to Huckabee Sanders: 'You're Actually Not Telling the Truth Right Now'

I said there's no obvious evidence Federal Bureau of Investigation collusion out there right now and if there were that obvious evidence and collusion it would have already been leaked by now. The decision has been blasted by Congress members from both parties who have called for an independent investigation. Sanders didn't even get a chance to finish answering Pryzbala's pointed query about the decision to give Comey the heave-ho, even as the Office of Inspector General was conducting its ... Read More »

Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

At a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday morning, Foreign Secretary of Nepal Shanker Das Bairagi and Chinese Ambassador Yu Hong signed the MoU. China the following year had sent a proposal to Nepal seeking its participation in OBOR, after which negotiations had started. After a month-long consultation, the Nepalese side had sent back the draft to Beijing with some changes. Read More »

Upcoming Belt and Road Forum to Promote Infrastructure Connectivity Cooperation


But Western powers seem less enthusiastic about about the project, with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni the only leader coming from the Group of Seven industrialised nations. Why is OBOR so important for China? What changed for China to adopt a new strategy? This is highlighted by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China's latest annual survey of members, which finds that regulatory barriers and limits to market access continue to be the top restraints that they experience. Read More »

Trump chooses Riyadh for his first trip overseas

He will conclude the trip by attending the G-7 summit in Italy on May 26-27. Earlier both leaders have betted out contrasting policy points and majorly the fiery conversation via the media and press when Donald Trump was campaigning previous year in February to be the Republican Party's candidate for the White House, Washington . Read More »

Northern elders declare "full support" for Osinbajo


The Acting President is in the state, which is also Buhari's home state, for the launch of the micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) clinic. "I want to thank you very much for this reception", Sambo said as he made his way out after the meeting. Read More »

Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP

The 27-year-old, who is the granddaughter of National Front co-founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, is also said to be stepping down from a regional council where she leads the main opposition group. The transfer of power is Sunday. An exit removes her from potential conflict with Marine Le Pen , a scenario that has been building, or any showdown with the National Front's No. Read More »

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe


The move ramps up its months-long investigation of Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the panel, said , "The subpoena requests documents relevant to the Committee's investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections". Read More »

Liverpool: Lucas Leiva subject of bid from Brighton


Promoted Brighton & Hove Albion are looking to bolster their ranks in order to make most of their first-ever season in the Premier League. The Brazilian is considering his options ahead of a decisive summer, with game time on the agenda as he mulls over what could be a significant change. Read More »

Comey a 'showboat', Federal Bureau of Investigation probe goes on

Trump's personal attack on Comey seemed created to underline that Comey's dismissal was about his performance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and not a probe that has hung over Trump's presidency since he took office on January 20 this year and threatens to overwhelm his policy priorities. Read More »

Youth claiming himself as AAP worker physically assaults Kapil Mishra

Kapil Mishra was suspended by AAP on Monday evening. In a statement, CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said the agency had received three complaints from Mishra, former Water and Tourism minister, with allegations of bribery and other irregularities against National Capital Territory functionaries and others. Read More »

White House disputes political risks for 2018


Budget analysts estimate 24 million people would lose insurance over a decade, 14 million in the first year, and older Americans would face higher costs. "But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick and the infirm". The Obama-era law expanded Medicaid with extra payments to 31 states to cover more people. Read More »

Russian FM Lavrov praises Trump and Tillerson after talks

Other officials pointed out that the access given to the photographer could have been a lapse in security, as the standard screening used for White House guests would have not detected a sophisticated spying device. The president's decision to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak came at an odd time. The official also said that the White House "did not anticipate" that the photos would ever be used by the Russians for propaganda purposes. Read More »

Xi nudges Moon to think twice on THAAD


Moon also raised the issue of apparent economic retaliation against South Korean firms in China, he said. Moon said he fully understands China's concerns over the deployment of a U.S. Mr Moon was part of the South's last liberal government, which pursued a "Sunshine policy" of reconciliation and dialogue with the North, and is widely expected to shift away Ms Park's hardline approach. Read More »