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S.Korea will not change THAAD agreement with US- security adviser

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North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and numerous tests of various missiles since the beginning of past year, in defiance of United Nations sanctions. "The government will not handle such a decision lightly just because there has been a government change". The North in following weeks launched a solid-fuel midrange missile that can be fired on shorter notice than liquid fuel missiles, and also what it descried a new "precision-guided" missile, which experts say is designed with a ... Read More »

United States says 'may pull out of UN Human Rights Council'

Haley reiterated United States concerns about what she termed the council's "chronic anti-Israel bias", epitomized by a regular council agenda item known as Item 7 . Countries are selected to the Human Rights Council by vote. In the lead-up to Trump's Israel visit, Haley was the only senior member of the administration who took a clear stand on whether the Western Wall was part of Israel. Read More »

Backed force on eastern edge of Syria's Raqa: monitor

Silo added that the regime of Bashar al-Assad and its Iranian and Russian patrons had made no progress in fighting the Islamic State: "If regime forces had been able to launch an operation for Raqqa they would have done it". "ISIS threatens all our nations, not just Iraq and Syria, but in our homelands as well". "Overnight, the Syrian Democratic Forces announced the beginning of operations to liberate Raqqa from ISIS". Read More »

Kirk Cousins contract talks taking on more positive tone

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This comes a day after the Washington Post reported there has been "no progress". But, no, I'll let everybody handle that. "I think Bruce [Allen], Eric Schaffer, they'll do a fine job and obviously Kirk's agent will do his work and hopefully something gets done". Read More »

Pakistan Foreign Office claims 'belligerent' India seeking conflict

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The spokesperson said an instable Afghanistan has affected Pakistan more than any other country. "India has reiterated its stand on the Jammu and Kashmir issue in the United Nations Human Rights Council". He said India is using Afghan soil against Pakistan and is also sabotaging Pak-Afghan relations. Responding to questions at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said it appears India is seeking a conflict with Pakistan. Read More »

Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweets on Comey

Comey has now finally confirmed publicly what he repeatedly told the president privately", said Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz. "It's critical for Americans to understand this key, future-oriented reality: Putin wants the American people to see these Russian Federation related issues through reflexively partisan, American-versus-American lenses and blind ourselves to the fact that Moscow is now plotting to undermine our democratic institutions, without regard to Republicans or ... Read More »

Shock election result brings Britain to its knees

The LibDems and SNP, who are both more anti-Brexit than Labour , would demand key concessions from Corbyn on European Union membership as conditions for power-sharing. The Labour party also attempted to allay concerns that its ambitions were not fiscally viable by fully costing its proposals. Across England, the Conservatives did much worse than anyone expected. Read More »

United Nations rights chief calls out uncooperative council members

While Haley told the Council that the U.S.is "looking carefully" at USA participation in the body, she refrained from giving an outright ultimatum in her address. However, Fisher said Israel's human rights record did warrant Council scrutiny, but the special focus was "a reasonable concern". Turning to Israel, Haley reiterated US concerns about what it considers the country's unfair treatment. Read More »

Mars recall Galaxy, Minstrels and Maltesers Teasers products over salmonella fear

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Teasers bars: A spokesman said Mars is recalling the products "as a precaution". The company has stressed that the action is a "precaution" but has urged customers not to eat the products if they are in the affected batches. Confectionairy giant Mars said it was recalling some bars of Galaxy, Malteasers Teasers and bags of Minstrels "due to the potential presence of salmonella". Read More »

NewLink Genetics Corporation (NLNK), Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)

Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $-0.80. SunTrust raised its rating on NewLink Genetics Corporation to Buy on 30/03/2017 in a reversal from its prior Hold rating. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of NewLink Genetics Corp by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 201,807 shares of the biotechnology company's stock valued at $2,075,000 after buying an additional 5,500 shares during the ... Read More »

EU Commissioner: UK General Election Results to Impact Spirit of Brexit Talks

It may well be able to form a minority government in the coming days and weeks, but the prime minister's ability to cling to the keys of Number 10 Downing Street is very much in doubt, and her stated goal of unifying the country behind her ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations with European Union leaders is utterly out of reach. Read More »

Testimony of Ex-FBI Director Leaves Door Open to Speculation

During the hearing, Comey stated Trump had asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . "Political punters are starting to think it's genuinely a case of when and not if Trump has to wave goodbye to the White House , and they're willing to stake money that could be tied up for almost four years", Ladbrokes spokesperson Jessica Bridge said in an emailed statement . Read More »

USA tells United Nations human rights forum to remove 'chronic anti-Israel bias'

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Haley also asserted that membership on the Council must be determined through competitive voting, in order to keep human rights abusers from obtaining seats. Haley also dangled the possibility that the USA could quit the council. "People concerned about the council's treatment of Israel know this, which is why many are reluctant for the United States to leave the council. Read More »

Backed SDF announces start of Raqqah operation

It is understood that the city is now surrounded from the east, north and west, with intense shelling on the since Monday night that has resulted in the death of at least 21 people. It follows months of advances to the north, east and west of Raqqa by the SDF . At least 31 rebel fighters and government forces were killed in the recent fighting. Read More »

Accused NSA leaker ordered to stay in jail, may have pla

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It didn't work. She was denied bail and led back to jail in shackles. Reality Winner, the 25-year-old intelligence contractor accused of leaking a classified document to the press, pleaded not guilty to one count of " willful retention and transmission of national defense information " during a detention hearing in Augusta , Georgia on Thursday. Read More »

Indiana University, Ball State approve tuition increases

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When holders of the $1 trillion student loan debt consider sending their own children to college, they may be unable or unwilling to co-sign for the five or six figure loans, as their parents did. Nonresident undergraduate tuition will increase 1.75 percent over the next two years. Under the new program, United Kingdom ended 80 merit-only scholarships, which totaled about $2.5 million. Read More »

Things for Thursday, June 8: James Comey, Tehran, North Korea

North Korea's premier smartphone with a multi-touch interface can not download apps not approved by the Kim Jong Un regime, but costs as much as $690 on the market, according to a South Korean news service. Japan's navy and air force conducted military drills with two USA aircraft carriers in the Sea of Japan last week, following similar joint U.S. "The only things North Korea can gain from these provocations are economic isolation and economic difficulties". Read More »

Hayne is a blessing and a curse for the Blues - Cameron Smith

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So there are four really key players that are out and along with the omission of Billy Slater , I just think it's a great opportunity for NSW to really capitalise and put its foot down in this first game. The first hour of the State Of Origin series opener was all about the Blues' unbelievable combination of size and strength. Even in 2014, they were still outscored 26-44 across the three matches (the Blues won Games I and II by 12-8 and 6-4 respectively, and lost the final match ... Read More »