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North Korea keeps low profile after US complaint at China summit appearance

Russian President Vladimir Putin was one of the prominent heads of state. The launch was seen as a challenge to a new South Korean president who was elected last week and came as U.S., Japanese and European naval forces gathered for war games in the Pacific. [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani congratulates France Macron on presidential victory

None of this will be easy, and if Macron is unsuccessful and the mainstream French right fails to revive itself, many in France fear that Le Pen (who is only 48 years old) could win the next election in five years. Many voters who had supported other candidates in the election's first round reluctantly cast run-off ballots for Mr Macron only to prevent Ms Le Pen from entering the Elysee Palace. [Full Article...]

Dems, Human Rights Advocates Rip Trump Over Duterte Invite

Dems, Human Rights Advocates Rip Trump Over Duterte Invite Now, there is three million drug addicts. As you can imagine, that takes up a lot of his time and therefore can't commit to taking President Trump up on his invitation to the White House. The DFA said Trump apparently wants to consult U.S. allies and strategic partners in Asia on how to approach the tensions generated by North Korea's threatening actions. [Full Article...]

US calls for stronger sanctions against N Korea

While it wasn't immediately clear what type of missile was launched, the U.S. Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". "China opposes relevant launch activities by North Korea that are contrary to Security Council resolutions", China's foreign ministry said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Syria safe zones deal to come into force in hours — Russian military

The Syrian opposition has criticized the deal, saying it lacks legitimacy. Another question left unanswered is how the deal would affect US airstrikes targeting al-Qaida's positions in Syria . "The regime will be committed to the deal because the Russians are the guarantor, so if the Russians said no bombing, the regime will stop". But the agreement hammered out in Astana on Thursday does the o... [Full Article...]

Trump tweet-warns Comey 'before he starts leaking'

While the FBI awaits the appointment of a new director to help guide its investigations, including an examination of possible Moscow-induced meddling and hacking, Trump has dabbled in matters of hacking prevention. Sanders said "the rank and file of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost confidence in their director". "Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the US tears itsel... [Full Article...]

Guardiola, Sterling: Not Easy Playing Against Leicester

Guardiola, Sterling: Not Easy Playing Against Leicester I've seen that happen before, a long time ago! "It's not normal to see something like that, but it is what it is". The 32-year-old joined the Citizens in 2008 from Spanish side Espanyol for around £7.5 million and has made over 300 appearances for the north west side in all competitions helping the club secure two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup in that time. [Full Article...]

Trump slams 'critics' in his first commencement address as president

Trump slams 'critics' in his first commencement address as president Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty University's president who endorsed the thrice-married Trump in January 2016 just before that year's Iowa caucuses and became a key campaign surrogate, praised Trump's actions on issue that concern Christian conservatives. [Full Article...]

Duterte: South China Sea ruling not an issue for ASEAN summit

Duterte: South China Sea ruling not an issue for ASEAN summit The Statement briefly addressed South China Sea tensions, saying "we took note of the serious concerns expressed by some Leaders over recent developments and escalation of activities in the area". SOUTHEAST Asian leaders did not "strongly" push to discuss China's loss on the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea, as well as its land reclamation and militarization in the contested waters, during t... [Full Article...]

The new faces of France? Macron's candidates gather in Paris

The new faces of France? Macron's candidates gather in Paris Macron has already made room in the parliament he wants to see for former Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls. If the main right-wing party-Les Republicains-wins the elections, Macron will have the hard task of starting his mandate with an opposition-run government, greatly limiting his powers. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth May celebrates BC Greens' breakthrough

Judith Guichon has asked her to continue governing, though how long she'll be leading the province remains very much up in the air. As it stands, the anti-pipeline, anti-fracking, anti-liquefied natural gas Greens hold the balance of power with their three seats, though party leader Andrew Weaver has said he is open to compromise and his top priority is to remove big money from politics. [Full Article...]

N/Korea accuses USA of plot to assassinate president

N/Korea accuses USA of plot to assassinate president According to reports , a "terrorist group" supported by the Central Intelligence Agency crossed the border before trying to kill the dictator. North Korea claimed Friday that the United States and South Korea botched an assassination plot to kill dictator Kim Jong Un. [Full Article...]

PM invites new president of South Korea to India

The South Korean and Chinese leaders agreed to discuss ways to resolve the issue, first through their special envoys, Yoon said. Trump reached out and congratulated him before extending the open invitation to join him for a meeting in Washington at a date of the Moon's choosing. [Full Article...]

North Korea carries out new ballistic missile test

Donald Trump has been briefed on North Korea's latest missile launch and believes Russian Federation must be unhappy with the firing as the missile fell close to the country, the White House said Sunday. The South Korean president has repeatedly pledged to seek dialogue with North Korea, having served as chief of staff when the last inter-Korean summit took place in 2007. [Full Article...]

Trump removes tweet saying it was 'honor' to host Abbas

However, there have been no serious negotiations since gaps widened with the 2009 election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister. Netanyahu said after the Abbas-Trump meeting that he looked forward to discussing with President Trump the best ways to advance peace. [Full Article...]

In Letter, Trump Lawyers Push Back Against Russia Ties

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at JFK International Airport in NY, U.S. May 4, 2017. But they didn't release those returns or any other related documents, so there's now no way to independently verify the claims. [Full Article...]

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn get personal over defence on election trail

Keen to get beyond campaign slogans, I quizzed Lowe on what she had been hearing on doorsteps and, crucially, why people in Coventry, who had for generations been brought up to vote Labour, were going to the Conservatives. Labour had a day to forget yesterday: the party's leaked manifesto was plastered all over the newspapers, its leader was a no show at Labour's poster launch and Corbyn's auto ... [Full Article...]

We shot ourselves in the foot - Cech rues Arsenal's derby defeat

We shot ourselves in the foot - Cech rues Arsenal's derby defeat It was a fourth win in five league matches for Arsenal, whose manager Arsene Wenger has faced increasing calls to end his lengthy tenure following another disappointing season, although they do have an FA Cup final against Chelsea coming up. [Full Article...]

Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran

Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran It has a population of about 2,000 people and lies some 800 kilometers (500 miles) northeast of the capital, Tehran . Iran is situated on major fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years, including a 6.6-magnitude quake in 2003 which flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam and killed more than 26,000 people. [Full Article...]

USA says Donald Trump can't imagine Russian Federation pleased with North Korea missile

USA says Donald Trump can't imagine Russian Federation pleased with North Korea missile The summit, in Sicily, is May 26-27. Sunday's launch, at 5:27am Seoul time, came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March. The statement emphasises that the United States "maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea". [Full Article...]


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