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Trump Says Wants to Move Quickly to Nominate New FBI Director

President Trump said that he could have a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director in place before he departs for his first overseas trip Friday, an ambitious goal that would give him just seven days to fill one of the most important and sensitive posts in government. [Full Article...]

Trudeau Government Says Tillerson On Board With Climate Change

Tillerson told the council that the Trump administration was reviewing how it will approach climate change but was not going to rush to make a decision. But in their opening remarks, foreign ministers from the world's eight circumpolar nations instead reaffirmed their commitment to keeping the world's geopolitical tensions out of the forum's work, which focuses on environmental issues and sustaina... [Full Article...]

Moon thanks Modi for congratulations in Korean language

Moon said Pyongyang's nuclear issue should be addressed "comprehensively and gradually", not only with pressure but also through talks, because current global sanctions are also aimed at guiding Kim's regime to return to dialogue, Yoon said. [Full Article...]

Clashes erupt at Palestinian protest to support hunger strikers

At least two Palestinians were wounded by rubber bullets and evacuated on stretchers with bloodied legs, an AFP journalist reported. Others died during clashes and protests. The worldwide body refused to disclose details on Barghouti's health "in accordance with the principles of medical confidentiality". Israel maintains that prison conditions meet all worldwide standards. [Full Article...]

Oil Inventories Fall More than Expected; Prices Rise

Oil Inventories Fall More than Expected; Prices Rise Following the release, West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. crude marker, was up 2.5 per cent to $47.03 barrel, while Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 2.4 per cent to $49.90 a barrel. OPEC members and their partners in the oil production cut agreements from last November and December have reached a consensus to extend the deal until the end of 2017, the oil ministers of Iraq and Algeria sa... [Full Article...]

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election

But all of it may be a moot point with more than 170,000 absentee ballots that won't even be counted until May 22, some of the razor-thin ridings may flip entirely, delivering one party or another a majority of seats in the legislature. Smirk Aryan, director at RS Energy Group, said it was too soon to know what the results mean, because so much is still up in the air with a minority government. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff had few other details, including whether the launch was successful or what kind of projectile was sacked Sunday. The Mission Center will be headed by a veteran operations officers to harness and direct the spy agency's efforts in addressing the nuclear and ballistic missile threats. [Full Article...]

Moon rises: New South Korean president raises hopes of regional peace

Moon rises: New South Korean president raises hopes of regional peace Pyongyang argued that it would be a ridiculous move to expand the sanctions to include restaurants sponsored by North Korea , even though those business establishments are known to send significant amounts of cash back home. China has engaged in economic retaliation against Korea over the deployment of the U.S. -led Thaad antimissile system in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang, which it says goes... [Full Article...]

Iraqi Forces Target Isis-held Mosque in Mosul

Iraqi Forces Target Isis-held Mosque in Mosul Coalition spokesman Col John Dorrian told reporters on Wednesday that the Iraqi troops advancing into the remaining IS-held districts were facing "very risky, hard fighting", but that they were making progress every day. forces, which at their highpoint numbered 170,000, in 2011. Iraqi security forces say they have opened a new front in the operation against so-called Islamic State (IS) mili... [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates South Korea's Moon on election win

This, in turn, could alarm a more conservative Washington. The decision by the ousted Park's government to host the THAAD system has already proved a headache for Moon as Seoul tries to walk a fine line between Washington, its closest security ally, and Beijing . [Full Article...]

Modi speaks to new South Korean President

Modi speaks to new South Korean President But Trump's recent remarks that he would be "honored" to talk to the North Korean leader "under the right circumstances" indicates that the U.S. may in fact be considering the dialogue option, and if that is the case, President Moon is likely to have high hopes in the new United States administration's approach. [Full Article...]

North Korea 'would hold talks' with Donald Trump 'under the right conditions'

President Donald Trump opened the door this month to talks, saying he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tension has been high for weeks over North Korea's nuclear and missile development and fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test or test-launch another ballistic missile in defiance of U.N. [Full Article...]

Trump contradicts his own White House team on Comey firing

CNN's senior White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, tweeted that a White House official had said Russians "lie" and had "tricked" United States officials. "Less than a year ago, it hasn't recovered from that", Mr Trump said in an interview with NBC News at the White House. Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the committee chairman, responded to Trump's comments by saying, "I found ... [Full Article...]

Conyers and Cummings want to hear Trump's dinner tapes

But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. During Donald Trump's Twitter tantrum Friday morning, the president shot a threat at ousted FBI Director James Comey. The decision is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate, where Republicans have a majority. President Trump tweeted Friday that "Comey had better hope there are no tapes of our conversations", and Press Secretary... [Full Article...]

South Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea is behaving very badly. "I will go to Beijing and I will go to Tokyo", Moon said Wednesday, according to multiple reports. During the presidential race, Moon had also proposed a more independent missile defense system. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month urged the Security Council to act before North Korea does. The North Korean mission had been appealing to the Un... [Full Article...]

South Korea military: North Korea launches suspected missile

A statement said the missile. Outsiders will be especially interested in what kind of projectile was sacked. Though tensions between the United States and North Korea have been higher than usual over the past few months, a senior North Korean diplomat told South Korea's Yonhap news agency on Saturday that Pyongyang is open to talks with Washington "under the right conditions". [Full Article...]

Bank of England holds, sterling turns lower

Bank of England holds, sterling turns lower Only Krista Forbes, who is due to leave the MPC in June, voted for a rate rise. "Wage growth remains subdued", the Bank of England said in its quarterly inflation report. Today the Bank was certainly more hawkish, saying that monetary policy "could need to be tightened by a somewhat greater extent" than markets believed. [Full Article...]

Chinese media told not to mention Belt and Road investments by country

Commerce Department. The Nepal government would identify the areas of cooperation, welcome the Chinese investments and implement the projects so as to receive Chinese support under the initiative. Following the MoU agreement, the major media outlets in Kathmandu have given due priority terming the incident "historic". Even countries not situated on the Silk Road - old or new - have been welcom... [Full Article...]

Spain says several firms hit by cyberattacks

Britain's national health service fell victim, its hospitals forced to close wards and emergency rooms and turn away patients. The Industry Ministry said Friday the attack affected the Windows operating system of employees' computers, blocking files and demanding a ransom to free up the system. [Full Article...]

Trump Suggests Ending Daily Press Briefing

Trump Suggests Ending Daily Press Briefing Friday morning, in the midst of a series of tweets in which Trump addressed the investigation into Russian collusion with his campaign to influence the presidential election and downplayed any role the probe played in his determination to fire Comey, the president raised the prospect of suspending the briefings. [Full Article...]


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