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Global NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan
Author: 0 NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

North Korea has launched an unidentified projectile which appears to be a short-range ballistic missile, Yonhap news reports, citing South Korea's military. The latest, a short-range Scud, flew about 450 kilometres (280 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) between the Korean peninsula and Japan, the US Pacific Command said.

Global Lawmakers working to clean up bathroom business
Author: 0 Lawmakers working to clean up bathroom business

The Texas House on Monday also cleared a "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one that caused a national uproar previous year in North Carolina, although less far-reaching. Straus said it was "absurd" how much time lawmakers spent prioritizing the bill and said his chamber would no longer work on it. Patrick said Straus is right that the governor is the only one able to call a special session.

Author: 0 Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup

If Arsene Wenger truly needs to convince the Arsenal board of his ongoing worth when they convene at Tuesday's meeting then his opening gambit will be unequivocal. There has been persistent talk that he agreed, in principle, to the terms of it in December. The defender missed the entirety of a dismal season from a Premier League and Champions League perspective and admitted he still does not what will happen.

Author: 0 Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on ISIS capital

The operation to take Tabqa began on 21 March with a large-scale air drop by the US-led coalition, quickly securing the Tabqa air base as part of the first phase of the operation. "And we have to be more careful and sensitive", he told a news conference at the Ankara airport before departing for China and the United States. His prime minister, Binali Yildirim, told reporters that Washington's stance "will surely have consequences and will yield a negative result for the U.S.as well".

Global Pathankot: Abandoned 'fatigues' found, Army launches search ops
Author: 0 Pathankot: Abandoned 'fatigues' found, Army launches search ops

The abandoned bag was found late on Sunday night. Earlier this month two bags were recovered from close to Mamun Cantonment near Pathankot according to an NDTV report. Four terrorists from across the border had sneaked into the Pathankot Air Force Base on the intervening night of January 1 and 2 past year. An Air Force station in Pathankot was attacked in January past year by heavily armed terrorists who sneaked into India from Pakistan.

Global US warship sails close to disputed island controlled by China
Author: 0 US warship sails close to disputed island controlled by China

The guided-missile destroyer, USS Dewey , conducted a patrol within 20 kilometers of Mischeef Reef, part of the Spratly Islands over which several countries, including China, have competing claims . Chinese defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told a briefing on Thursday that two Chinese guided-missile warships had warned the U.S. vessel to leave the waters.

Global Area Muslims have varied reactions to Trump's Saudi Arabia speech
Author: 0 Area Muslims have varied reactions to Trump's Saudi Arabia speech

He termed the fight against terrorism as a "battle between good and evil", and not a clash between "the West and Islam". During his speech at the Arab-Islamic-US summit, Trump acknowledged that India was a victim of terrorism and asked countries to ensure that terror groups don't find sanctuaries on their soil.

Author: 0 Lieu to Kushner: Russia Has Lovely Weather This Time of Year

Kushner's White House role has been under fire this week, when it was revealed he allegedly proposed that a back-channel be established to connect Donald Trump's presidential campaign with Russian Federation in December. "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers".

Author: 0 Iraqi Forces Say Final Assault On Mosul Has Started

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS/Isis) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul .

Global North Korea stages third missile test in 3 weeks
Author: 0 North Korea stages third missile test in 3 weeks

North Korea is still thought to be several years from its goal of being able to target US mainland cities with a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile. "Working with the United States , we will take specific action to deter North Korea". This launch is North Korea's third in three weeks and its 12th this year, underscoring Kim Jong Un's determination to advance his regime's technical capabilities and his continued defiance of the global community.

Author: 0 'Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed'

Though under scrutiny by the FBI, Kushner has yet to be accused of unlawful behavior, and he has offered to share any information about meetings with Russian officials. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added, along with crisis communication experts, to help the White House in the weeks ahead.

Global Netanyahu reveals conversations with Trump regarding U.S. embassy transfer to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Netanyahu reveals conversations with Trump regarding U.S. embassy transfer to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump had promised during his campaign to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Separately, Israeli officials reacted angrily to reports in local media that representatives of the U.S. "We welcome this new development and we are optimistic about the upcoming visit of the USA president to Palestine, where he is expected to visit Bethlehem and meet with President Abbas".

Author: 0 Manchester attack: United Kingdom stops sharing information with US

The father of the suspected bomber, identified as Salman Abedi , told the Reuters news agency in the Libyan capital on Wednesday that he had last spoken to his son some five days ago by phone and "everything was normal". Britain's National Police Chiefs' Council warned on Wednesday that the "underauthorised disclosure" of potential evidence was a breach of trust that had potentially undermined a "major counter-terrorism investigation".

Global USA military confirms North Korean launch of new short-range ballistic missile
Author: 0 USA military confirms North Korean launch of new short-range ballistic missile

Suga, the Japanese cabinet secretary, said the missile fell about 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of the Oki islands in southwestern Japan and 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of Sado island in central Japan. The content of that message is open to interpretation, but some see a resolve to ignore USA -led pressure, which has included vague threats from President Donald Trump and the arrival in Korean waters of powerful US military hardware, while also showing that the North can hit USA ...

Author: 0 Noren shoots 10-under 62, wins BMW PGA Championship

He had one of the hottest runs on any tour in recent memory past year when he won the Scottish Open, European Masters, British Masters and Nedbank Golf Challenge over the course of five months. Lowry now travels to America on Monday to play the PGA Tour's Memorial event next week and no doubt, on that long-haul flight Stateside, the Offaly man will replay his Wentworth week and take many positives into the summer after, once again, contending for a high-profile event - his tied sixth place ...

Author: 0 North Korea fires what appears to be a ballistic missile towards Japan

Kim has been pushing ahead with his weapons program at a rate that has alarmed analysts and policymakers, ordering the launches of a variety of rockets that appear to be part of his ambition to obtain an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the USA mainland.

Author: 0 Brian Paddick's Passionate Plea For Remainers To Vote Lib Dem

Access to finance is not the only obstacle that a Tim Farron-led government says it would try to overcome for creative traders. Commenting on his remarks, Mr Farron told the Press Association: "Looking back on them I may not have explained myself terribly well but I support safe and legal access to abortion".

Author: 0 Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

North Korea has a large stockpile of short-range Scud missiles developed by the Soviet Union. U.S. President Donald Trump was briefied on North Korea's latest missile launch, a National Security Council official said, according to White House pool reports .

Author: 0 8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

Godbolt was hospitalized in good condition with a gunshot wound, though it wasn't clear who shot him. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said prosecutors plan to charge Godbolt with murder, but it's too soon to say what the motive was.

Global New Images Show Abedi On Night of Manchester Attack
Author: 0 New Images Show Abedi On Night of Manchester Attack

Police hope the release to the public of the images taken from closed circuit cameras may help trace more witnesses who spotted the terrorist before his deadly mission at the end of a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande. Investigators say they have a 1,000-strong team working "around the clock" on the probe and have significant details on Abedi's associates and movements, his finances, and how the explosive was built.

Author: 0 Oil prices stay weak as US drilling undermines drive to tighten markets

The benchmarks Brent crude futures and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading down with 6 cents at $52.09 per barrel and were down 8 cents at $49.72 per barrel respectively. Much of Opec's success will depend on output in the USA, which is not participating in the cuts and where production has soared 10% since mid-2016 to more than 9.3-million barrels a day, close to top producer levels Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 G7 communique: Trump agrees to pledge "to fight all forms of protectionism"

Speaking after the close of the G7 summit, which saw all the world leaders involved except Trump recommitting to the Paris climate deal, Merkel said the time to rely on others was "somewhat over". " Donald Trump should have learned this week that breaking our commitments under the Paris Agreement would be an unmitigated disaster for the United States", Sierra Club Global Climate Policy Director John Coequyt said in a statement .

Global Ariana Grande To Perform Benefit Concert In Manchester England
Author: 0 Ariana Grande To Perform Benefit Concert In Manchester England

British officers do not usually carry guns, CNN reported. The straps of a knapsack are visible on his shoulders. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday there is no place for discrimination and hatred in Manchester and urged people to report any incidents.

Author: 0 French Socialist President Really Proud of Shaking Trump's Hand

Macron told Journal du Dimanche in an interview published Monday (AEDT) that he saw the encounter as " a moment of truth ". "I have respect for Russian Federation, and I invite Vladimir Putin in the framework of a three hundred year diplomatic relationship", Macron said this weekend.

Global Kevin Love on Cavs Being Underdogs: 'Funny to me'
Author: 0 Kevin Love on Cavs Being Underdogs: 'Funny to me'

Act III in this trilogy is overloaded with story lines, with the biggest being whether James and Co. have enough firepower to go toe-to-toe with the Warriors , who added superstar Kevin Durant to a team that won 73 games a year ago before its Finals flameout.

Author: 0 Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia, AP source says

Trump returned late Saturday from his first worldwide trip as U.S. president, geared up to combat concerns over aides' ties to Russian Federation including explosive reports that his son-in-law Jared Kushner sought a secret communications line with Moscow.

Author: 0 Philippines Pounds Militants As Civilians Found Shot Dead

But the recent violence has raised fears that extremism could be growing as smaller militant groups unify and align themselves with the Islamic State group. There was no word on their condition. "The bodies (found) consist of four males, three females and a child", Padilla said, adding that the discovery of the eight bodies "validates" reports that militants have indeed killed civilians.

Global Ex-UN chief urges Trump to reach out to Iran
Author: 0 Ex-UN chief urges Trump to reach out to Iran

The likelihood of a revived peace process, let alone a successful one, is virtually nil. Apart from the economic side and the Israeli-Palestinian issue, his trip was important as it categorically indicated that the new US president aims to isolate Iran, which has reelected President Hassan Rouhani and showed eagerness towards reforms and avoid global sanctions.

Global Pippa Middleton's wedding was a attractive 'gun show'
Author: 0 Pippa Middleton's wedding was a attractive 'gun show'

Actress Meghan Markle leaves the "Today Show" taping at NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on July 13, 2016 in New York City. As for Kate and William, the married couple kept their distance from each other most if the wedding. The former Made in Chelsea star was beaming as he greeted and charmed the guests arriving at the ceremony at St Mark's church in Englefield. May 21, 2017 by hellomagazine.com Hello! magazine have collected the most special moments from Pippa Middleton and James ...

Author: 0 Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

Greg Abbott made clear later that he was calling the shots. "This is the right thing to do in order to protect our economy from billions of dollars in losses and more importantly to protect the safety of some very vulnerable young Texans".

Author: 0 In Philippines Islamist militants kill 19 in south: army

On Friday, President Duterte urged the militants to start negotiations, saying that they could " still solve this through dialogue ". Military spokesman Brig. A paper sign attached to one of the men indicated that the victims had "betrayed their faith", he said, identifying the men as civilians. Philippine intelligence indicates the two groups from different parts of Mindanao are connected, through Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of a radical faction of Abu Sayyaf.

Author: 0 Have Warriors and Cavs sucked the drama from the National Basketball Association?

Jordan won six championships in six NBA Finals appearances, while James is is going for his fourth. James told a press conference, posted by NBA TV on Twitter: "I wear the number because of Mike". LeBron James and the Cavaliers must slow down Stephen Curry and the Warriors to be competitive in the NBA Finals. The Warriors obviously didn't have a player like Durant a year ago.

Author: 0 NATO Countries Paying Up after President Trump's Public Scolding

Donald Trump's first foreign visit as the President of the United States has been a memorable one. In the video, Trump appears to grab Markovic's shoulder and forcibly move him aside so that the USA president can make his way to the front of the group.

Global Three officers killed in Jakarta bus terminal bombing
Author: 0 Three officers killed in Jakarta bus terminal bombing

Police say a suspected suicide bomber and a police officer were killed in explosions near a bus station in Jakarta . Setyo said the police suspected the perpetrators of the attack were related to terror groups behind other attacks in other countries, including the Manchester bombing.

Author: 0 South Korea's impeached president pleads not guilty in corruption trial

When asked by the judge what her job is, Ms. Park replied: "I don't have any occupation". Her confidante Choi Soon-sil is seated far right. The former president's friendship with Ms. Ms Park, who was very popular when she came to power in 2012, was impeached and removed from office in March following mass protests. Prosecutors boast of having "overflowing" evidence proving Park's involvement in criminal activities.

Global Turkey summons U.S. ambassador over Washington brawl
Author: 0 Turkey summons U.S. ambassador over Washington brawl

Turkey summoned the US ambassador on May 22 to protest what it called the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" of USA authorities against the bodyguards of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Washington last week. In one of those videos, Erdogan seemed to watch the clash from afar as his bodyguards continued pummeling the protesters, sending several to the hospital .

Author: 0 Rivals unite to oust Rouhani as Iran election enters final days

Iran's senior vice president dropped out of the country's presidential race Tuesday to endorse current President Hassan Rouhani , who is seeking a second term. Accordingly, Qalibaf will accompany Raisi on a provincial trip on May 16 to announce their coalition, Tasnim news agency reported on May 15. The hardliners' message may be contradictory, but their labeling Rouhani and his supporters as elitists, combined with their campaign pledges to provide new monthly unemployment benefits and ...

Author: 0 India, Pakistan to battle Jadhav death penalty at ICJ

Both lay claim to complete control over the Himalayan territory of Kashmir which has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947. There is an immediate threat to him to be executed even before a decision is passed, ' joint secretary in the MEA, Deepak Mittal, told the court. In an emergency hearing, lawyers for New Delhi urged the International Court of Justice to halt the execution of Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav.

Author: 0 Fallout from Trump NATO address shows fissure between allies

G7 leaders went on to blame the U.S. for the failure to reach an agreement on climate change, in an unusually frank statement which read: "The United States of America is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics".

Global Another Sask. man charged with threatening PM Trudeau on social media
Author: 0 Another Sask. man charged with threatening PM Trudeau on social media

The file was linked to Saskatchewan and an investigation was opened. Derek Hurrell, 34, from Borden, Sask., was arrested on Wednesday and charged with one count of uttering threats. He made his first court appearance Thursday and is scheduled to be back in court on June 1. Christopher Hayes was fined $500 in February and given nine months of probation, which included a ban on attending events where Trudeau was present.

Author: 0 Does It Matter Whether Trump Says "Two States"?

That would be consistent with Trump's final hours in Israel and the West Bank. The first is the reversal of the Iran nuclear deal framework, brokered by former President Barack Obama in 2015, which calls for a restriction of Iran's nuclear capacities in exchange for significant economic incentives from the West.

Author: 0 After Manchester Attack, Ariana Grande Still Expected in Bangkok

All the previous arrests were made in and around Manchester in northwest England where the suicide bombing took place. Britain routinely shares intelligence with the United States bilaterally, and also as part of the "Five Eyes" network, which also includes Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Author: 0 ISIS largely to blame for deadly March 17 airstrike in Mosul

The bombing is the largest single instance of civilian deaths confirmed by the coalition in the almost three-year-old campaign against IS and brings the total number of civilians confirmed killed by the Pentagon in the IS fight to 457. The US military insists that its precision targeting abilities are the best in the world and that it takes every measure to avoid hitting civilians, including by aborting missile strikes at the last moment if a civilian unexpectedly wanders into the target zone.

Global Manchester police make more arrests in terrorist attack
Author: 0 Manchester police make more arrests in terrorist attack

The number of hate crimes has almost doubled following the Monday's suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena , the police data showed. Floral tributes for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, in St Ann's Square, in central Manchester, Britain May 27, 2017.

Global Wenger To Decide Arsenal Future Next Week, Conte Defends Moses
Author: 0 Wenger To Decide Arsenal Future Next Week, Conte Defends Moses

Diego Costa levelled for the below-par Blues after Victor Moses had picked up a second yellow card for diving in the Arsenal box, only to see Aaron Ramsey head home the decisive goal three minutes later. Just as the season reached its climax at Wembley Stadium, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League.

Author: 0 Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russian Federation row

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly defended Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner Sunday following reports that he had attempted to set up a backchannel of communications with Russian Federation. Adam Schiff of California , the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee. On CNN's "State of the Union", Booker said he had "very serious concerns" but was not ready yet to call for Kushner's security clearance to be revoked.

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