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United States security adviser says N.Korea behavior 'can't continue'

United States security adviser says N.Korea behavior 'can't continue' Speaking after North Korea's latest missile test, which United States officials called a failure, HR McMaster said, "I think there's an worldwide consensus now, including - including the Chinese and the Chinese leadership - that this is a situation that just can't continue". [Full Article...]

French presidential hopefuls in last days of campaign before first vote

In a barnstorming speech stressing freedom and global solidarity, he defended his close ties to Venezuela and Cuba, saying his rivals kept worse company. "No fascists in our neighborhoods", they shouted. Casting herself as the best defender against the jihadists who have killed over 230 people in France since 2015, Le Pen also tore into Fillon, accusing him of letting ultraconservative Islam gain ... [Full Article...]

VP warns North Korea 'strategic patience' is over

When he took office, Trump was warned by his predecessor that North Korea would be his stiffest challenge and the White House recently completed a review of its strategy, which officials described as "maximum pressure and engagement". But less than two weeks later, Pence's comments make clear that these bombings served a different objective: as warnings for North Korea. Pence landed in South... [Full Article...]

March against South African president continues Wednesday

March against South African president continues Wednesday Police said the event had been peaceful. Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema also promised that they would roll marches in KwaZulu-Natal, which is the ANC's biggest province. Zuma is expected to celebrate his birthday in Johannesburg at around the same time. "But now we have at least seven political parties who have come together and want Zuma to go", she said. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Assad used chemical weapons at least 50 times

Tillerson: Assad used chemical weapons at least 50 times According to several reporters covering Tillerson's Russian Federation visit, the top USA diplomat did not bring his press pool to the Kremlin while meeting with Putin on Wednesday. Mr Tillerson kept to more calibrated remarks , saying his aim was "to further clarify areas of sharp difference so that we can better understand why these differences exist and what the prospects for narrowing those... [Full Article...]

Turkey referendum: Exit poll shows majority back more powers for president

Earlier on April 17, a senior figure from the CHP called for the annulment of the referendum over alleged irregularities. At least 1,000 protesters thronged Besiktas on the European side of the city while on the Asian side around 2,000 demonstrators marched through Kadikoy, another staunchly secular and anti-Erdogan neighbourhood, AFP correspondents said . [Full Article...]

Dept. of Justice walkback won't impact deal made with Warren PD

Dept. of Justice walkback won't impact deal made with Warren PD Attorney General Jeff Sessions' memorandum this week ordering a sweeping review of Obama-era police reform activities "reflects a lack of understanding on how the Civil Rights division works", Vanita Gupta, the former head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, told BuzzFeed News. [Full Article...]

Geraldo Rivera Responds to John Oliver Criticisms

Geraldo Rivera Responds to John Oliver Criticisms Trump has dropped yet another bomb - this time in Afghanistan - and some news commentators are praising the actions that could potentially destabilize the region and bring the United States closer to war. "I hope your mustache gets caught in a box fan, '" Oliver shot back. During his explanation, Oliver noted that Trump tends to respond well to praise, and that when it comes to dropping bombs, he'... [Full Article...]

Seven arrested in St Petersburg bomb probe

Seven arrested in St Petersburg bomb probe Petersburg subway is a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen. The suspects, who came to Russian Federation to seek employment, " have been recruiting people of Central Asian descent since 2015 in St. The committee, the nation's top criminal investigation agency, said investigators also found objects that would help advance the probe during a search of the home on St. [Full Article...]

Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

Iraqi army soldiers, backed by pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, have made fresh gains in door-to-door fighting against Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the Old City of Mosul as they are battling to expel the extremists from the country's second largest city. [Full Article...]

ISIS attacks IraqI forces in Mosul with chemical weapons

Mosul , Iraq's second biggest city, was captured by the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim fighters in 2014, but government forces have retaken much of it during an operation that has lasted six months. Some 400,000 people are trapped in the area and more than 300,000 have fled fighting since the operation started in October, officials say. The UN said last month that 12 people, including women and chi... [Full Article...]

North Korea army vows 'merciless' response to United States provocation

The statement Sunday said it wasn't clear what kind of missile was involved. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference yesterday that the government was always collecting and analysing information about North Korea's moves. [Full Article...]

Abe: Japan planning for refugees in event of NKorean crisis

Abe: Japan planning for refugees in event of NKorean crisis The situation has played out tit-for-tat: North Korea insists the United States is the aggressor, and that it has considered striking pre-emptively, even though its most recent missile test reportedly failed. Looking ahead, Abe said, "We will work very closely with the USA and South Korea and encourage China to play a significant role", indicating that the prime minister is expecting China ... [Full Article...]

Pence to North Korea: Don't test us

Pence to North Korea: Don't test us He added, "We will defeat any attack and we will meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective response". Earlier in the day, Pence visited the Korean demilitarised zone (DMZ), which he described as the "frontier of freedom", according to the report. [Full Article...]

This is what world leaders had to say about Turkey's referendum

Turkey has also gone from being a potential member of the European Union to being a thorn in its side. Erdogan was unfazed by the criticism as he spoke to flag-waving supporters in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Decrying a "crusader mentality", Erdogan told a crowd of his supporters that the worldwide monitors should "know their place", according to Reuters . [Full Article...]

Tensions with North Korea are on the rise, yet again

With North Korean soldiers standing less than 100 feet behind him at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN that Pyongyang should understand that the Trump administration's approach toward the regime will be different than that of past USA presidents. [Full Article...]

Trump and Kim Jong-Un the Same "Unbalanced" — George Takei

The statement from North Korean Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong followed warnings from US Vice President Mike Pence to Pyongyang not to test US resolve following another missile test. He says his country "is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S". A North Korean missile exploded during launch on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

Mike Pompeo, whose seat Estes filled when Pompeo became director of the Central Intelligence Agency, won his election in November by 31 points. (An excellent choice. If he doesn't reach 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday, he'll face the second place finisher regardless of party in a runoff on June 20. The common paradox on these spending bills is that the more Democrats win on policy, the mo... [Full Article...]

U.S. military says North Korea missile blew up nearly immediately

U.S. military says North Korea missile blew up nearly immediately China banned imports of North Korean coal on February 26, cutting off its most important export. Asked about North Korea this past week, he told reporters: " North Korea is a problem ". Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in a statement: "The president and his military team are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch". [Full Article...]

Turkey's referendum and what's next

Thousands of people marched through at least three neighborhoods of Istanbul , some chanting "Thief, Erdogan", "no to the presidency" and "this is just the beginning" after calls on social media for protests in several cities. Turkey's foreign ministry dismissed the observers' criticism as lacking objectivity and impartiality. The vote is another step in Erdogan's tightening control over the co... [Full Article...]


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