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Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

The Hyunmoo-2 is South Korea's indigenously developed ballistic missile with a range of 800 km. Moon observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea. North Korea has tested several new missile systems this year, including a powerful midrange missile that experts say could one day reach targets as far as Hawaii or Alaska. [Full Article...]

US Senate overwhelmingly backs Russian Federation sanctions

A senior administration official said the White House is unhappy with measures in the Senate bill created to limit Trump's ability to ease the sanctions without congressional approval. The House has yet to take up the measure, which is an amendment to a bill that tightens sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile tests. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested Tuesday that the administ... [Full Article...]

Philippines says school hostage drama over, 31 captives freed

Philippines says school hostage drama over, 31 captives freed The fighting prompted officials of the towns of Pigcawayan and Midsayap to order a suspension of school classes. Another military spokesman, captain Arvin Encinas , said the militants, who call themselves the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), were holding some civilians hostage, but he was not sure how many. [Full Article...]

Trump decries 'witch hunt,' lawyer insists no probe

Trump decries 'witch hunt,' lawyer insists no probe In a statement, Jamie Gorelick said she told Kushner to get "independent advice of a lawyer" on whether to "continue with us" after Robert Mueller was tapped to lead an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Deadly London tower blaze began in a Hotpoint fridge freezer

The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a Hotpoint fridge-freezer, British police say. "Further tests are ongoing to that fridge". Whirlpool, which acquired Italy-based Indesit in 2014, said that 64,000 units carrying the model numbers FF175BP and FF175BG were produced between March 2006 and July 2009. [Full Article...]

Lakers looking to acquire another 1st round pick

Lakers looking to acquire another 1st round pick LaVar Ball had a big night. However, the former UCLA guard will have to live up to the hype in order to silence their critics and prove that everything his father said about him is true. "I'm sure [Lonzo will] fit into our culture". It started with a subtle black logo on Lonzo Ball's black bow tie, but became more pronounced after Ball was taken No. [Full Article...]

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

According to the latest official figures, the fighting has killed 268 militants, 66 security personnel and 26 civilians, while the more than 200,000 inhabitants of Marawi have either fled or have been evacuated. A local militant leader, Omarkhayam Maute, also is believed to have been killed in the early days of intense fighting and troops were looking for their remains to validate the intellige... [Full Article...]

Tower fire began in fridge, cladding was unsafe

It also urged owners of Hotpoint fridge freezer models FF175BP or FF175BG to contact them "so that we can register their details and contact them with further information". The Mayor of London , Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least 50 people are receiving hospital treatment. [Full Article...]

Kovind vs Meira: Opposition to mount fight against BJP, says Yechury

As compared to NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind , Meira Kumar is more widely known among the masses. The meeting was choreographed perfectly, with Ms. The BJD and INLD have also reportedly sided with the NDA pick, revealing the cracks in the Opposition camp. According to political experts, the Opposition chose Kumar to make the presidential election a fight between two Dalit faces. [Full Article...]

Health Bill Includes Opioid Funding, but May Not Satisfy Some GOP Senators

Health Bill Includes Opioid Funding, but May Not Satisfy Some GOP Senators Sen. "We're a no on the bill now", the two-term Republican told reporters on Capitol Hill . It's no surprise that Obama came out against the bill, which would eviscerate his signature health care legislation . Notably, the bill offers significantly less funding to address the ongoing opioid epidemic than the House version of the bill, down to just $2 billion in 2018 from the $45 bill... [Full Article...]

Philippines says Islamist militants free hostages after day-long drama

Philippines says Islamist militants free hostages after day-long drama At least four rebels were killed and two government militiamen were wounded in the fighting, which caused almost 1,000 villagers in Malagakit and two nearby villages to flee to safety, the officials said. Forces doubt the attack on the school may be an attempt to divert the military's focus away from the militants who have laid siege on southern Marawi city. [Full Article...]

House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader Democrats also lost a special election in SC on Tuesday in a race Republicans were widely expected to win. On Tuesday, Republican Karen Handel won a fierce, closely-watched special congressional election in Georgia , staving off a spirited challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff . [Full Article...]

Ram Nath Kovind Files Nomination, Says President Post Above Party Politics

As an opposition A-lister, Nitish Kumar's decision to side with the ruling party, threatened to short circuit the opposition's plans to unitedly fight the BJP in what it has declared as "a battle of ideologies". All 17 political parties unanimously proposed name of Meira for forthcoming Presidential elections . "Let us see how many parties are going to attend", he said. [Full Article...]

Amid criticism, Nancy Pelosi says she's 'confident' most Democrats have her back

Amid criticism, Nancy Pelosi says she's 'confident' most Democrats have her back Handel becomes the first Republican woman to represent Georgia in Congress . Ossoff becomes the latest Democrat to run a widely complemented campaign in a Republican-leaning state, yet still lose. "I thrive on competition", she said. "But, clearly, these ads using her , linking her to our candidates is still working". Asked Wednesday night on CNN if Pelosi was as toxic to Democrats a... [Full Article...]

PM Nawaz felicitates new Saudi Crown Prince

The Saudi Press Agency confirmed that 31 out of 34 members of Saudi Arabia's Allegiance Council, which has powers over the succession issue, chose Mohammad Bin Salman as the kingdom's crown prince. He has repeatedly talked about ending Saudi Arabia's " addiction to oil". It suggests the kingdom is set on a path of economic reform and gradual liberalisation. [Full Article...]

Refrigerator that sparked London fire was discontinued in 2009

A spokesperson later added the government was "taking steps to encourage landlords of all high rise buildings regardless of their tenure to carry out fire safety checks and where necessary have samples of cladding tested". "The initial test on the cladding tiles also failed the safety tests", the detective superintendent said. The developer of The Shield in Newcastle said cladding on the buildin... [Full Article...]

London tower fire: 79 people presumed dead

London tower fire: 79 people presumed dead He said: "The conditions due to the fire damage verge on indescribable, which is why this will be such a lengthy operation taking weeks to complete". Numerous families that were affected lost more than one relative, said Cdr Cundy, adding that his "heart went out to them". [Full Article...]

Britain's Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll

In an attempt to pressure Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into shifting his position on Brexit, the politicians warn that "if we leave the single market, whatever the level of access is negotiated, working people across Britain will be worse off and revenue to the exchequer will plummet". [Full Article...]

Violent mob kills police officer outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

Violent mob kills police officer outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid When the mob attacked him, he could have easily killed several people with his service revolver, but he chose to shoot only at the legs of a few people to warn them. After the incident, police and paramilitary forces cordoned off the gates to the Jama Masjid mosque, Greater Kashmir reports. " Jammu and Kashmir Police is one of the finest police forces in the country". [Full Article...]

White House: Trump won´t sack special counsel Robert Mueller

White House: Trump won´t sack special counsel Robert Mueller Yet it's a line of thinking that is making its way to the president's ears. Comey declined to elaborate in an open setting. U.S. President Donald Trump has "no intention" of firing special counsel Robert Mueller , the White House has said of the former FBI director who was hired by the Department of Justice last month to lead an independent investigation into Russia's efforts to influen... [Full Article...]


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