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South Korean military: North Korea launches projectile

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the missile presumably flew for 30 minutes, not reaching the Japanese exclusive economic zone. At the same time, the US Pacific Command said that it had detected and tracked the North Korean missile launch, but there was no confirmation that it was an intercontinental ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, attacked by AAP member

Mishra alleged that Kejriwal tried to shield her by intentionally delaying the probe into the scam. Past year in August, Ms Dikshit was examined by the ACB officials in connection with her alleged involvement in the tanker scam and was also handed over a set of 18 written questions. [Full Article...]

EC convenes all-party meet over EVM issue May 12

EC convenes all-party meet over EVM issue May 12 Besides the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)'s Lalu Prasad Yadav who extended support to AAP's objections to EVMs, other parties, including the Congress, maintained a studied silence over the issue before the Election Commission meeting. "They won't let us access their machines and then challenge us to prove our charge of hacking". All those allegations are expected to come to a head on Friday, May 12... [Full Article...]

North Korea test-fires new ballistic missile

The launch is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased", Spicer said. [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of 'bio-chemical' plot against leadership

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of 'bio-chemical' plot against leadership It said North Korea would find and "mercilessly destroy" the terrorists. In an extraordinary 1,800-word report Friday, which offered no evidence other than account laced with fantastical language, North Korean state news agency KCNA said a "hideous terrorist group" conspired with the CIA and South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) to mount the attack. [Full Article...]

China calls for restraint after North Korea missile launch

They also acknowledged the importance of the role China is playing in its dealings with its North Korean ally. While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the US mainland. [Full Article...]

UAE commendeds China's Belt and Road initiative

Xi pledged a major funding boost to the new Silk Road, including an extra 100 billion yuan ($14.50 billion) into the existing Silk Road Fund, 380 billion yuan in loans from two policy banks and 60 billion yuan in aid to developing countries and global bodies in countries along the new trade routes. [Full Article...]

Threes could be key in Spurs-Warriors series opener

For D'Antoni, being ousted by coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs is nothing new. San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, right, grabs a loose ball from Houston Rockets center Clint Capela during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Hous. [Full Article...]

Syria: Safe zones to come into force at midnight - Russian Federation

But the full details of the proposal were not made available and prospects for its success appeared bleak. The opposition strongly rejects the idea that Iran can play a role in a cease-fire, accusing the Shiite-majority country of fueling the sectarian nature of the conflict and orchestrating population swaps that amount to demographic change. [Full Article...]

'WannaCry': Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

At least two security firms-a FOX-IT here and CrowdStrike here-said spam that sent fake invoices to end users provided the crucial initial vector to seed the self-replicating attack, but none of the three companies have produced copies. So one likely effect of the attack of May 12th is that it will make it harder for governments to insist on firms installing " backdoors " in their encryption sof... [Full Article...]

Trump's Warning to Comey Could Chill White House Conversations

The administration is considering additional candidates amid intense pressure to select a leader who will be seen as independent of the White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also received a call, but was unable to connect with Trump because she was traveling overseas, an aide said. [Full Article...]

Trump to Order Commission on Fraudulent Voting in Elections

Dunlap said that he hasn't received any details yet about the scope of the commission's work or the reach of its authority in terms of gathering information. Fighting voter fraud and illegal immigration has been a constant banner carried by Kobach during his political career. While Michigan had 31 cases of double voting, North Carolina had 24. [Full Article...]

Islamic Solidarity Games: Iran's Mixed Team 10m Air Rifle Bags Silver

Islamic Solidarity Games: Iran's Mixed Team 10m Air Rifle Bags Silver President of Bangladesh Olympic Association General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza congratulated the Bangladeshi gold winning shooters for their feat in the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games . Our team took 1st place in the number of medals. Mollaei secured a stunning victory in the men's 81kg contest, beating Turkey's Ilker Gulduren with an Ippon at the Heydar... [Full Article...]

Olympic evaluators praise Los Angeles, but will LA get the bid?

We are ready to share with them everything that Paris has to offer and demonstrate why Paris is the flawless partner and ideal host of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. But Sunday Paris 2024 officials said a new Village will be a great option for the City. He said the IOC is not seeking a meeting with either leader, adding that "we're certainly honored to meet with whoever the bid commi... [Full Article...]

I might release tax returns -- when I'm out of office

Trump said he'd sent a certified letter Graham confirming that information. "It's not going to be as transparent as that". With a few exceptions - detailed below your tax returns do not reflect (1) any income of any type from Russian sources.... [Full Article...]

Liberals hang on to win BC's first minority government in 65 years

The election of a minority government in British Columbia already has political parties pondering common ground between them as everybody awaits the final results. British Columbia had the highest rate of economic growth among Canada's provinces in 2015 and is projected to have repeated that performance in 2016. [Full Article...]

China agrees to open market to USA beef, gas

As The White House announces a new trade deal with China , ranchers in Texas praised the Trump administration's agreement with the foreign power. In financial services, China pledged to grant market access to U.S. Beijing had already chose to lift the import ban on American beef in September, before Trump was elected. The Secretary was later asked if the Administration saw any safety i... [Full Article...]

Nepalese vote in 1st local elections in 20 years

Nepalese vote in 1st local elections in 20 years The local level has been without people's representatives since 2002. Nepal Army has deployed 31,000 soldiers for the security of the first phase of the local polls with choppers on standby in Kathmandu , Hetauda, Pokhara and Surkhet. It can be termed "historic" as for the first time in 20 years, such elections are being held in the country. Prime Minister Prachanda on Saturday appealed to th... [Full Article...]

UNESCO plans anti-Israel vote on Israel's Independence Day

The draft decision also recalled the provisions of the four Geneva Conventions (1949) and their additional protocols (1977), the 1907 Hague Regulations on Land Warfare, the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) and its additional protocols, among others. [Full Article...]

Venezuela hopes no country hinders China's 'fantastic' Silk Road initiative

The China Development Bank has earmarked US$890 billion for some 900 projects. Xi, outlining China's vision of a new inter-connected world that his signature Belt and Road (B&R) initiative seeks to achieve, spoke about the significance of various ancient civilisations, including "the Indus and Ganges civilisations". [Full Article...]


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