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Abe urges Moon to implement accord

Abe urges Moon to implement accord Park's decision to allow the United States to base the state-of-the-art missile-defense system THAAD in South Korea's territory to cope with North Korean nuclear threats is a major irritant. Stangarone also added that whatever worldwide plans Moon has, the economic situation in South Korea and the fact that he was elected following an impeachment mean that domestic issues will constrain what he ... [Full Article...]

House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Resign Next Month

When he turned 50 in March Chaffetz said the realization that he had spent more than 1,500 days away from his family hit him "harder than it had before". He led the House's Benghazi select committee that went after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In contrast, Chaffetz easily brushed off the deepening issue of Trump's use of the presidency, along with his family and underlings, to furthe... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief condemns NKorea missile test

United Nations chief condemns NKorea missile test State media paraphrased North Korea's leader as saying that "the most flawless weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the USA", warning that "the US should not. Its state media agency, the Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ), added further details. Speaking to reporters during his visit to China, Putin said Monday that "there's nothing good about" the lau... [Full Article...]

Trump moves to block ethics inquiry centered on ex-lobbyists

Trump moves to block ethics inquiry centered on ex-lobbyists As the Times points out, the Mulvaney memo is not just questioning Shaub's ability to request these documents from the White House, but from the entire executive branch, even though federal regulations give OGE the authority to conduct "reviews of agency ethics programs in order to ensure their compliance with program requirements and to ensure their effectiveness in advancing the mission of... [Full Article...]

Labor senator urges probe on Hanson, Ashby

Labor senator urges probe on Hanson, Ashby He claimed the conversation had been recorded illegally by a disaffected staff member and said the party would refer the matter to police. The release of the recording renews the spotlight on Ashby's controversial role in the party, which includes his provision of campaign materials through his printing business, and his piloting of a plane for Hanson which he has denied represents an undeclared... [Full Article...]

Middle East told to 'drive out' extremists

Middle East told to 'drive out' extremists His speech sought to rally Islamic leaders behind a renewed push to tackle extremism, with Trump urging religious leaders to condemn violence and governments of Muslim countries to make further efforts to end support for extremists. Saudi Arabia is largely Sunni Muslim, and is a strong rival of Iran, the region's Shia Muslim power. He also said, however, that the U.S. president's visit to the regi... [Full Article...]

Trump What to expect from President's visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

Erekat also called for stopping all Israeli settlements, which he said was a prerequisite to peace, as stipulated by the Security Council and global resolutions. In a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador, Trump revealed code-word clearance intelligence reportedly gathered by Israel about potential Islamic State terrorist plots in Syria. [Full Article...]

AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment The committee first requested documents from Flynn in an April 28 letter, but he declined to cooperate with the request. The former top national security adviser to the Trump White House was forced out of the position in February after it became known that he did not disclose contact he'd had with Russian diplomat Sergei Kislyak to Vice President Mike Pence. [Full Article...]

Egypt refers militants to military trial over church attacks

Egypt refers militants to military trial over church attacks Islamic State had claimed responsibility or the suicide blasts that targeted churches in December and April. The twin bombings that followed on Palm Sunday on April 9 killed 45 people in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria. Copts have endured successive attacks since the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in a 2013 military coup, led by then defence minister Sisi. [Full Article...]

Pakistan detains yet another Indian over 'incomplete' travel documents

This is effectively the first assurance from Pakistan that Jadhav's life is safe for the time being even as Islamabad approaches ICJ for a review of its ruling. The Hague court rejected Pakistan's claims that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the case, ruled that India should have been granted consular access, and accepted the contention that there was a real danger to Jadhav's life. [Full Article...]

Australia: Cabbie called 'bloody Indian', thrashed in racial attack; hospitalised

Australia: Cabbie called 'bloody Indian', thrashed in racial attack; hospitalised The cab driver (whose name can't be disclosed) picked up a couple on Friday night and was heading towards Mc Donalds. As per reports, the cab driver, who is now at a hospital in Tasmania said that the couple verbally abused him before pinning him to the ground. [Full Article...]

Theresa May: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't like our country'

Theresa May: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't like our country' The U.K. goes to the polls on June 8. So if the polls are correct, it's hard to see how Labour's support has fallen away under Mr Corbyn. While many of Labour's policies are popular - among them, renationalizing some rail, energy and utility companies - the party faces hard questions about how it plans to fulfill its pledges without large increases in taxes and government borrowing. [Full Article...]

New Russia Probe Leak Threatens to Derail Trump's Foreign Trip

New Russia Probe Leak Threatens to Derail Trump's Foreign Trip No date has been set as yet for Comey's public appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee , but it likely will be next month, the committee said. broadcaster. In testimony before a closed-door congressional hearing today, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein confirmed that Trump had made a decision to fire Comey before receiving any advice from the DOJ. [Full Article...]

Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states When severe weather strikes, we strike first. Around 6:20 p.m., the weather service was tracking storms about 10 miles west of Covington and moving east capable of wind gusts as strong as 55 mph and a chance of hail. A flash flood watch has been issued from 7 a.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Tuesday . Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has can cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads... [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump calls for worldwide isolation of Iran

US President Donald Trump calls for worldwide isolation of Iran They worship death", he said. Drive them out of your communities. The Public Investment Fund, Riyadh's main sovereign wealth fund, and USA private equity firm Blackstone said they were studying a proposal to create a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects, mainly in the United States. [Full Article...]

United States defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

United States defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security Syrian Kurdish-led forces say they are carrying out mine-clearing operations at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. "It will help us in the fight", Yunus said. Col Dorrian said the arms include heavy machine guns to be used against ISIL lorry bombs, mortars, small arms and ammunition, as well as armoured vehicles and equ... [Full Article...]

France's Macron to meet Italian PM on Sunday

Macron vowed to maintain France's military operations in Mali and "be intractable" with extremist groups in the region. The Elabe poll showed that although a majority supported Macron's unprecedented decision to form a government from a mix of ministers from the left, right and centre - with half the appointments coming from civil society non-politicians - Macron himself and his rightwing prime ... [Full Article...]

Mattis: Militia hit by U.S. strike in Syria Iran-directed offensive force

Mattis: Militia hit by U.S. strike in Syria Iran-directed offensive force The U.S. -led anti-IS coalition on Thursday struck forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that "posed a threat to U.S. and partner forces" in the southeastern city of al-Tanf, the American military said . The Syrian military official did not say how many soldiers were killed, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike destroyed vehicles and killed eight militiamen. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council to consult on N Korea missile: diplomats

The projectile resembles a medium- to long-range, surface-to-surface ballistic missile tested February 12, according to a South Korean military source. The closed discussion will take place Tuesday. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting has not been officially announced. The latest launch comes a week after North Korea successfully tested a new midrange missile that i... [Full Article...]

Trump makes direct pitch to the Muslim world

Trump makes direct pitch to the Muslim world Trump lauded Saudi Arabia for, among other things, joining the USA with sanctions on a Hezbollah leader and taking "strong action against Houthi militants" in Yemen. "Terrorists do not worship God they worship death", said Trump. The groups that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the September 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims,... [Full Article...]


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