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North Korea Demands 'Handover' of US, South Korean 'Terror Suspects'


He wouldn't say how close Pyongyang is to being able to strike the USA mainland. Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula with South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in on Thursday, state television said, as Moon set about addressing a raft of problems posed by the North's defiance. Read More »

Macedonia parliament: Police rebuked by interior ministry over chaos


However, it failed to agree with ethnic Albanian party DUI on forming a government coalition. "The acts of violence in the Parliament are wholly unacceptable and we call for calm and restraint", Federica Mogherini, the EU's head of foreign policy, and Johannes Hahn, European commissioner, said in a joint statement. Read More »

Assailants kill 10 labourers in Pakistan

The incidents took place in the Pishgan and Guns Road area of Gwadar where the labourers were working on construction projects, Geo News reported. "All the labourers were shot at close range", said senior levies official Muhammad Zareef, adding that the shooters were travelling on a motorcycle. Read More »

Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of their talks

Meanwhile, some details surrounding the president's firing of Comey have already begun to seep out , though as is so often true it seems to be a case of he said, the other he said. "Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does to this day", McCabe said yesterday during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks


Trump said in an interview with NBC News Thursday that Comey told him once at dinner and twice over the telephone that he wasn't under investigation. Spicer said he didn't the tweet was "a threat". "Oh, I was gonna fire regardless of recommendation", Trump told NBC's Lester Holt. Confronted with political opposition in Congress, Trump's response was to question the rules under which Congress operates and, defying the separation of powers, suggested he, as president, would try to ... Read More »

Britain among 11 countries targeted by 'large-scale' cyber-attack


A spokesman for the European Union's police agency, Europol, says Britain and Spain have asked for its support as they investigate the ransomware cyberattacks in those countries. IT systems of around 40 organisations across the NHS were affected by a ransomware attack, in which malicious software encrypts the data on a victim's computer and demands a ransom, usually to be paid in Bitcoin, in order to make the data accessible again. Read More »

North Korea claims sovereign right to ruthlessly punish Americans

The claim also drew parallels to accusations that North Korea orchestrated the February 13 assassination of leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, with an attack using VX nerve agent in Malaysia. Han took that a step further with the extradition statement. Woo Taehee, South Korea's vice trade minister, said the country was not notified of any trade renegotiation and that there had been "no pre-talks" with the U.S. Read More »

Man arrested near UK Parliament in court on terror charges


The 27-year-old's two charges of possessing explosives stem from the recovery by USA forces of two caches of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan in 2012. He lived outside of Britain between 2011 and 2016. Not-guilty pleas were entered on his behalf and he was ordered detained until his next court appearance May 19. Read More »

N.Korea seeks extradition of S.Korea spy chief over "assassination plot"


The call lasted 30 minutes and was the first conversation Moon Jae-in had with a world leader since his inauguration on Wednesday, Yonhap reported. The accusations come amid high tensions between the United States and North Korea, which in recent months ramped up missile and nuclear tests in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. Read More »

China Discusses Nuclear Threat With New South Korean President


In their first phone conversation since his election victory this week, Moon told Xi that it may become easier to settle differences over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system if North Korea stops its provocations, Yoon Young-chan, Moon's senior secretary for public relations, said Thursday. Read More »

Local Elections: Tories Gain over 550 Seats as Labor, Ukip Votes Plunge

The local elections yesterday were widely seen as a sign of things to come in the June 8 snap poll, announced suddenly last month. May has accused European Union officials of seeking to affect the outcome of the election by issuing threats over Brexit, and warned voters that the other 27 member states were lining up against Britain to win a deal that "works for them". Read More »

NHS hospitals hacked: Operations cancelled after cyberattack


Only servers that weren't updated after March 14 with the MS17-010 patch were affected; this patch resolved an exploit known as ExternalBlue, once a closely guarded secret of the National Security Agent, which was leaked last month by ShadowBrokers, a hacker group that first revealed itself last winter. Read More »

Matt Harvey suspended three games for unspecified violation of Mets' team rules

It told us what DIDN'T lead to Harvey getting suspended, but it didn't really explain the situation much further than that, and left plenty of questions unanswered. Wilk had been in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the Mets' Triple-A team Saturday when he was told to get to NY. The Mets managed only one hit in the game, as they were shut down by Jose Urena . Read More »

Donald Trump admits he was lying about why he fired FBI's Comey

The Washington Post on Wednesday quoted Thomas O'Connor , who heads the FBI Agents Association, as saying that Comey's termination was "a gut punch". Even before Trump's provocative tweets, the White House was scrambling to clarify why Comey was sacked. "During my tenure as DNI, it was my practice to defer to the FBI director, both Director Mueller and then subsequently Director Comey, on whether, when and to what extent they would inform me about such investigations", Clapper told ... Read More »

Experts strive to restore NHS computers — NHS cyber-attack


In Russia, the Interior Ministry said around 1,000 computers were hit by a cyber attack. He said it's likely the ransomware will spread to US firms too. "It had a countdown clock ticking down, stating that all data would be deleted unless a payment was received within that timeframe", he said. Some said the attacks highlighted the need for agencies like the NSA to disclose security flaws so they can be patched. Read More »

Trump claims to have coined the expression 'prime the pump'


After being asked whether it's OK if his tax plan increases the deficit, Trump said, "It's OK, because if won't increase it for long". Mr Trump called the proposal " priming the pump ", which he described as "having to put something in before you can get something out". Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu throws Hamas policy paper on Israel into the bin - literally

New Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh pledged support for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners on Monday in his first comments since being elected as head of the terrorist group that runs the Gaza Strip. Hamas ignored the dismissal and a Haniyeh-led Hamas government remained in place in Gaza , while Abbas appointed a rival administration in the West Bank. Read More »

CIA sets up unit to address North Korean threat

Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister, called a meeting of foreign diplomats in Pyongyang to outline the North's allegation that the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining in the assassination plot, which the North's Ministry of State Security has suggested was thwarted last month. Read More »

Dog euthanized after killing 6-month-old girl in Las Vegas


The family was blindsided by the attack. She described the Mana as a good family pet. Police say the girl was playing in her walker near the dog when she was attacked. They had a Maltese, rather aggressive dog. "I guess it was very protective of the family, the couple", Fujie said. "So the dog may have had no malice whatsoever toward the baby", Gibson told the station . Read More »

Syrian Kurdish forces say they will push on to IS capital

Ankara is also enraged by US plans to arm the Syrian Kurds, who they consider terrorists. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that its fighters have "completely liberated" Tabqa as well as an important nearby dam, which are both located about 25 miles west of Raqqa, the BBC News reported . Read More »

Buddha's message of compassion timeless: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Vesak Day


In separate messages on the eve of the day, they wished peace and happiness for all. Buddha Purnima is also popularly known as Buddha Jayanti, Vesak, Vaishaka and Buddha's Birthday. This year, Singapore will celebrate Vesak day on 10 May. On the other hand, several other Buddha shrines in the city, including the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery atop the Lumparing Hills and the Buddha Temple at Jhalupara area drew hundreds of people who paid homage to the Buddha. Read More »

US signs international declaration on climate change despite Trump's past statements

But U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says his country continues to review its own policies. "The Paris climate agreement is the cornerstone for mitigating climate change", Soini said. "We strongly believe that without significant, sustained and coordinated approaches to addressing the causes of the warming Arctic, our culture - linked so closely to the Porcupine caribou herd - can not survive", Blake said. Read More »

2 die in fire at coastal South Carolina campground


Our sister affiliate WMBF said the bodies of a 37-year-old man and 62-year-old women were found inside the camper while a male victim was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. The police report says the investigation was handed over to an HCPD detective and an arson investigator. The cause of the fire was not known, but firefighters and police are investigating, WYFF reported . Read More »

US President Donald Trump couldn't care less about the James Comey mess

And if the "tapes" Trump alluded to actually exist, then, as The Atlantic pointed out, his tweet is essentially " daring investigators to subpoena them " - which is what happened to Nixon, too. "The president wants loyalty to this country and to the rule of law". Initially the White House cited a Justice Department memo criticizing Comey's handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as the impetus for Trump's decision. Read More »

Colombian police obtain CCTV footage which could help Cassie Sainsbury


She's been in the notoriously over-crowded El Buen Pastor Prison ever since. "She was alone most of the time in her room". The 22-year-old South Australian woman at first told police didn't trust the mystery man - " Angelo " - who she came to befriend and claims gave her the tightly-wrapped boxes of cocaine which she thought were headphones. Read More »