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Iran foreign minister says United States must meet own obligations for nuclear deal

Iran foreign minister says United States must meet own obligations for nuclear deal US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilise countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy towards Tehran that will include the 2015 nuclear deal. [Full Article...]

Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote

Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote Marine Le Pen is the far right Front National candidate who wants a referendum on European Union membership, a clampdown on immigration and the expulsion of potentially hundreds of French citizens suspected of terrorist tendencies. And Thursday's fatal assault on a policeman by a Paris gunman - just the latest in a spate of attacks that has plagued the country - has only heightened the febrile... [Full Article...]

S. Korea, Japan reaffirm defense ties against N

S. Korea, Japan reaffirm defense ties against N Asked by host Liz Wheeler whether the USA was on the verge of any armed conflict with the North Koreans, Kredo said no. In President Trump's world, Russia's out and China's in. Pence said on Monday the world had seen Trump's resolve in the past two weeks, with a US missile attack on a Syrian airfield and the dropping of a powerful non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Pence Assures Australia US Will Honor Refugee Deal

Under the deal , Obama agreed to take in any asylum-seekers willing to move to the United States in exchange for help closing similar us -administered camps in central America. "You expect superpowers to be predictable." Mr Pence also said he' like to "raise a glass" the queen - a day after her 91st birthday - and the "good people" of Australia. [Full Article...]

Presidential Election: French voters will go to the polls on Sunday

Despite critics' claims that Macron (39), a former economy minister, is too soft to run France in a time of terror, an Odoxa poll still saw him winning the first round with 24.5pc. After killing the officer and injuring his colleagues, the gunman was shot dead in return fire while trying to flee on foot, police sources said. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said: "Nothing must hamper this demo... [Full Article...]

AG: We'll fund the wall 'one way or the other'

Top aides will also fan out around the country to promote the administration. Mulvaney has said that the administration is willing to negotiate with Democrats - funding insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in exchange for support for wall funding. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to launch full-out nuclear war

Last week North Korea planned on using a national commemoration to conduct its sixth nuclear test. The former Republican presidential candidate made the case in an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" after the moderator said that tensions with the North have led to many people raising questions if the going to go to war with the communist nation. [Full Article...]

International Monetary Fund drops its last year's anti-protectionism pledge

During the press conference in Washington on Saturday, Bank of Mexico governor Agustin Carstens, who heads the IMF's steering committee, said protectionism was a "relative term" and "ambiguous" as, according to him, there is no country that does not have any provisions on trade. [Full Article...]

Aaron Hernandez's fiancée wants his death evidence preserved

Aaron Hernandez's fiancée wants his death evidence preserved Hernandez's body was released by the medical examiner after an autopsy, but the office retained possession of his brain, drawing criticism and questions from his defense team. Three handwritten notes were found in the cell but the contents weren't immediately released and authorities said there was no indication of foul play. [Full Article...]

Sharks vs. Oilers gm 1: Hope for the best, expect the worst

Sharks vs. Oilers gm 1: Hope for the best, expect the worst Puck management, shift lengths and discipline were all hot topics for the Oilers on Thursday , all mistakes they feel are easily correctable. He had no points and one shot on goal in each game. Jones enters with much more postseason experience, having backstopped San Jose's long run a year ago, while Talbot has never started a playoff game. SAINT PAUL, Minn. [Full Article...]

U.S. 'not looking for fight' with North Korea

U.S. 'not looking for fight' with North Korea China's relations with South Korea, meanwhile, have plummeted over Beijing's vociferous objections to the deployment of a sophisticated anti-missile shield. Barack Obama's "strategic patience" kept direct conflict at bay, preferring sanctions and diplomacy to contain the North Korean threat. As for nuclear attacks from aircraft, North Korea doesn't have that capability yet, he said. [Full Article...]

Australia toughens citizenship test

If an applicant fails the test three times they will have to wait another two years before they can sit it again. The co-founder of successful technology company Atlassian, Mike Cannon-Brookes, says 457 visas are essential, telling The Australian anything that makes bridging the talent gap more hard is bad for the country. [Full Article...]

Seoul on high alert as N Korea readies for army anniversary

Beijing has always been concerned about potential instability in North Korea should the regime in Pyongyang collapse, fearing both an influx of refugees and the potential of reunification under a South Korean government closely allied to the United States. [Full Article...]

Withholding details on Taliban's attack on Afghan Army

Confirming the incidence a security official in Mazar-e Sharif said more than 100 had died, including a top military commander, adding that at least 10 Taliban militants were killed in the fight and one attacker was detained. An Afghan soldier who heard the gunfire said: 'I asked my friend what was happening, and he said, "Relax, it must be one of us". U.S. troops have been fighting there for al... [Full Article...]

Paris shooting assailant not on security watch list

Other pieces of paper found in the vehicle used by the gunman had addresses of security sites. The shooting on Paris's world-renowned Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday thrust questions of security to the fore of campaigning after nine months of relative calm. [Full Article...]

Barcelona leaves Neymar out of 'clasico' against Madrid

The team managed by Zinedine Zidane has a very important chance to increase their gap with their major opponent in a clash that will be watched in the whole world. "As a coach I am prepared to play with Neymar or without him", said Enrique. Unfortunately for Catalans pinning their hopes on Neymar's involvement on Sunday night, Barcelona have confirmed on Sunday morning that the South America... [Full Article...]

U.S. Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under

U.S. Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under After taking office, Trump was infuriated upon learning that the previous Obama administration had agreed to a refugee resettlement deal with Australia. The anxieties were sparked by a spat between Turnbull and Trump over a refugee resettlement deal struck by former President Barack Obama. "Our friendship has been forged in the fire of sacrifice", Pence said. [Full Article...]

Japanese ships join US carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters

President Donald Trump claimed that the aircraft carrier and an " armada " of ships were being deployed to the coast of North Korea to counter the country's threats of conducting its latest nuclear test back on April 12 . Media outlets also ridiculed White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for explaining that the strike group would eventually make its way up to Korea. [Full Article...]

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him In January, on worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Trump administration statement failed to mention Jews, the overwhelming majority of those who were killed in concentration camps under Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. He warned that "those who seek to kill us put themselves in the line of fire". "In many cases, the world stands by and does not prevent instances of mass murder or genocides", he sa... [Full Article...]

Delhi votes for MCD Elections 2017

Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal S Bagga hits out at the Aam Aadmi Party saying it will lose deposit in all 272 seats up for grabs in the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Elections. The election in two wards has been postponed due to the death of candidates. Maken rooted for the Congress. BJP ruled corporations have caused enough damage. [Full Article...]

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