Author: 0 Is China unstoppable in the South China Sea?

Liu Zhenmin , vice foreign minister of China , stated during yesterday's press conference that the guidelines have taken every related party and their interests into consideration. "On the COC consultation, we work diligently and completed the consultation on the framework of the COC", the Chinese official said. Analysts have expressed disappointment over ASEAN's apparent soft stance on China's aggressive activities in the sea - with some saying this response could embolden Beijing to ...

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to Perform Benefit Concert After Manchester Tragedy

Just hours before the leak on Wednesday, Britain's Home Secretary, Amber Rudd , said that she was "irritated" by the disclosures and said she had spoken to USA authorities. The dragnet extended as far away as Libya, where some of Abedi's family now lives. Abedi is now a manager of the Central Security force in Tripoli .

Global Palestinian prisoners in Israel end hunger strike
Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners in Israel end hunger strike

Many prisoners have lost their close relatives, whom they were not allowed to see in their last days. More than 1,600 Palestinian prisoners were participating in the hunger strike, dubbed the Freedom and Dignity Strike, which started on April 17.

Global Australia plans to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas
Author: 0 Australia plans to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas

Australia is leading the way when it comes to protecting vulnerable children overseas from the actions of paedophilia and we are ensuring that Australian registered sex offenders are not able to take part in the growing child sex tourism trade.

Author: 0 Germany's Merkel Signals Deepening Rift With US Under Trump

Juergen Hardt, the German government's coordinator for transatlantic policies, said Trump's administration was irritating foreign allies."Never before has there been so much uncertainty about the political course, and so many contradictions in the president's statements, four months after the inauguration of a new US president", Hardt told Reuters ."That weakens America and irritates its partners", said Hardt, the foreign policy expert in parliament for Merkel's conservative Christian ...

Author: 0 Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert for bombing victims

She took to Twitter afterward to say she was "broken" and "i don't have words". She said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out. "Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together", the statement read. "The way you have handled all this has been more inspiring and made me more proud than you'll ever know".

Author: 0 Guentzel's goal lifts Penguins by Predators 5-3 in Game 1

The Pittsburgh Penguins were outshot 26-12 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins' penalty kill allowed only one goal in the Eastern Conference Final, killing off 19 of 20 Ottawa Senators opportunities. Malkin scored on a 5-on-3 15:32 into the first, Sheary's first of the playoffs made it 2-0 just 65 seconds later and when Bonino's innocent centering pass smacked off Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm's left knee and by Rinne just 17 seconds before the end of the period, ...

Author: 0 Air strikes in Libya are in 'self-defence' - Egypt tells the UN

Egyptian media said their country's warplanes targeted an operations room location for the Derna Shura Council in eastern Libya , saying it is backed up by IS terrorists, despite the fact that Derna Shura Council is the only entity that fought IS terror groups and eradicated them from Derna a year ago.

Author: 0 Germany steps up criticism of Donald Trump

Germany's foreign minister launched a scathing criticism of Donald Trump on Monday , claiming the US President's actions have "weakened" the West and accusing the US government of standing "against the interests of the European Union ".

Author: 0 'Convinced Atlanticist' Merkel being honest with U.S., spokesman says

And leaving the G7 summit as the only leader present not to commit to the deal has fuelled speculation he is set to ditch the U.S.' commitment to the project altogether. They also agreed to step up pressure on North Korea, to forge closer cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and on the possibility of imposing more sanctions on Russian Federation over its role in the conflict in Ukraine.

Author: 0 Arrest In Shoreham Over Manchester Attack

The attack , Britain's worst in more than a decade, was carried out by British-born extremist Salman Abedi , who detonated a powerful bomb at the exit of a concert by United States singer Ariane Grande. Another man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing on Monday, according to police, bringing the total number of men held in custody following the attack to 14.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

But Brexit Secretary David Davis said Mrs May "brought it back to the fundamentals" over Britain's European Union exit, while Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Mr Corbyn's answers were "really worrying for security". Mr Corbyn said he has been vocal in opposing "executive control orders that are not subject to judicial oversight" as he defended his previous voting record on anti-terror measures.

Author: 0 N.Korea leader Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system - KCNA

North Korea lambasted the USA on Tuesday over the staging of what it called a "nuclear bomb-dropping drill" by flying a two B1-B strategic bombers close to its border with the South a day earlier. However, even though G-7 nations are taking the lead in asking the security council for further sanctions, the resolution will not be adopted if it is rejected by China and Russian Federation, both of which have veto power.

Global U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis: 'I keep other people awake at night'
Author: 0 U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis: 'I keep other people awake at night'

Without skipping a beat, the Pentagon chief replied, " Nothing, I keep other people awake at night ". "We can not tolerate such repeated actions from North Korea, and we have lodged a strong protest against North Korea, criticizing them in the strongest form", said Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

Author: 0 Theresa May 'not prepared' to sign bad Brexit deal

The 38 per cent score equals Labour's best rating since Mr Corbyn became leader and would see him comfortably outpoll Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown's election results if repeated on June 8 . May was heckled and laughed at by some members of the audience at Monday's TV appearance when discussing her education policy, and when interviewer Jeremy Paxman asked whether the European Union would see her as a "blowhard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire" after she softened her plans on old ...

Author: 0 European allies see the two sides of Trump

The president was warmly received on his opening stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, though he has come under more pressure in Europe, particularly over the Paris accord.Trump is wrapping up his first trip overseas as president and returning to the U.S.

Author: 0 President Trump to Speak at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day

Making a special recognition to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, a retired general, Trump offered his thoughts to the Kelly family for their son, who died in Afghanistan. "They each had their own names, their own stories, their own lovely dreams", said Trump in his address. Trump tweeted Monday. "I look forward to paying my respects to our fearless men and women on this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery later this morning".

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Author: 0 France's Macron decries Russian media's 'fake news' while hosting Putin

Ahead of Putin's visit, the 39-year-old centrist told a French weekly that he was not "bothered" by leaders who "think in terms of power dynamics". The French president, speaking at a joint press conference in the lavish surroundings of Versailles Palace during a "working visit" by Mr Putin to France, dropped any hint of diplomatic language.

Global Israel's government angers Palestinians by meeting near Jerusalem holy site
Author: 0 Israel's government angers Palestinians by meeting near Jerusalem holy site

After the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel annexed the Old City site along with all of East Jerusalem , a move that was never recognized by the global community. This time, Israeli cabinet members gathered at the Western Wall to honor the 50th annual Jerusalem Day celebration which occurred last week. "We call upon each country, particularly countries that have had a historic presence, and role in Jerusalem, to assume responsibility including respecting of the status quo the holy sites", he said.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

The next two charts - which come from Own The Puck - compare the four defensemen we spoke about on the Nashville blue line. It is the first time Nashville has trailed by three or more goals in the playoffs. Sullivan looks to become the first coach to win back-to-back title since the legendary coach Scotty Bowman (CAN) did so in 1997 and 1998. Pittsburgh was surprisingly out-shot 26-12 on home ice, not managing a single attempt in the second period and for most of the third, but ...

Global Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight
Author: 0 Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight

There's been an ongoing beef between Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and Hunter Strickland of the San Francisco Giants that blew up on Memorial Day. "I don't think it's my place to judge the rules". He should be thinking about wearing the ring home every single night. "Obviously, I got in a little too far".

Global Portland mayor calls for cancellation of free-speech rally
Author: 0 Portland mayor calls for cancellation of free-speech rally

Calls grew for Mr Trump to issue a comment, as he has done for attacks such as those in Manchester, Paris, and London. Reports have since identified the two men who died as Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Ricky John Best, 53. The neighborhood where the Christians live is on the northern outskirts of Portland, an area that has been rapidly gentrifying in recent years because it remains one of the last affordable sections of the city.

Author: 0 Travel ban heads to Supreme Court

Even if the fourth circuit had ruled in favor of the travel ban order Thursday, without the ruling of the ninth circuit on the Hawaii decision, the administration would not have been able to implement it, the Guardian reported. As the dissenting judges explained, the executive order is a constitutional exercise of the President's duty to protect our communities from terrorism.

Global Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn to face questions on live TV
Author: 0 Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn to face questions on live TV

Returning to the issue on Monday, Labour accused May of "ducking" questions over the proposals and highlighted uncertainty over her plans for heating subsidies for retirees, free school meals, tax for the self-employed, and funding for the National Health Service.

Author: 0 Merkel Warns: 'US No Longer a Reliable Ally for Europe'

On top of this, Trump urged Germany to spend more on defense, pointing to Germany's trade surplus against the he pledged during the presidential election.But Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said that his boss had not meant to start a wave of Trump-bashing."I've never seen her in 12 years give up on anything", she said.

Author: 0 Arsenal fire to claim FA Cup glory

The words represent the 67-year-old's strongest statement yet on his future, a situation that remains up in the air after a season that ended with Arsenal finishing in fifth but still winning the FA Cup with a supreme display, in a match that is the last of his current contract.

Author: 0 Merkel says Europeans can't 'completely' rely on US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a call for European unity in a speech at a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union in Munich, southern Germany, on Sunday. While Merkel said Sunday that it was important for Germany to maintain friendly relations with the USA and the United Kingdom, the country "would have to fight for our own future ourselves".

Author: 0 Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

If the Scottish National Party wins the most seats in Scotland at a June 8 election, Prime Minister Theresa May's refusal to agree to a second independence referendum will be unsustainable, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday.

Global Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on Tuesday, says MeT department
Author: 0 Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on Tuesday, says MeT department

Under its influence, officials said, the pre-monsoon activity, which is being witnessed over the state, would subside and make way for the southwest monsoon during the initial days of June. According to the IMD's Delhi office, generally monsoon strikes Kerala in the first week of June. The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal will also bring heavy to very heavy rainfall in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, the IMD said.

Global Philippines' Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law
Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law

The crisis appears to be spilling over to the nearby city of Iligan, where people fleeing the fighting have taken refuge while fearing that insurgents could be hiding among them. The militants took over several buildings and burned others. The violence erupted last Tuesday night when the government launched a raid to capture Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists.

Author: 0 Marawi fighting turns deadly after 16 killed

Iligan City, 38km away, was overflowing with evacuees and was on lockdown over fears that fighters had sneaked out of Marawi by blending in with civilians. There was no word on their condition. "In that sense, the CPP and NPA would be together with the Duterte government in opposing the Maute group and the Abu Sayyaf ".

Author: 0 We must fight for our future on our own-Merkel

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". Stephan Mayer, the Home Affairs spokesperson for Christian Social Union (CSU) and an MP, says in her speeches, Merkel was also addressing the USA administration.

Global Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: DonaldTrump
Author: 0 Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: DonaldTrump

Jared Kushner , senior adviser to President Trump, listens to President Trump during a listening session with cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room the White House in Washington , DC on Tuesday, Jan. Trump said in a series of tweets. Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before being fired in February. Flynn was sacked in February, officials saying he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian ...

Global Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine
Author: 0 Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Macron talked with Putin about Syria, Ukraine and a slew of other worldwide developments before holding a joint press event with his Russian counterpart. Macron said he spoke to Putin about LGBT rights in the Russian republic of Chechnya and about the rights of embattled non-governmental organizations in Russia, vowing to be "vigilant" on these issues.

Author: 0 Trump slams NATO allies for dodging dues

British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published. The deployment of US troops to Poland and the Baltics have been central to an expansion of NATO's presence in eastern Europe to levels unprecedented since the Cold War.

Author: 0 The climate deal - Trump again basks in the limelight

Should Trump leave the pact, the United States would be the first country to exit, which would also be the second time that America has signed onto a global climate deal under a Democratic president only to walk away from the same agreement under a Republican predecessor, as President George W.

Author: 0 Macron says France, Russia agree on need for Ukraine peace talks soon

Putin had cancelled his France visit in October 2016 after Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande made it clear that Syria was be the only agenda for a France-Russia talks. French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin have visited an exhibit marking the 300th anniversary of Russian Czar Peter the Great's trip to Paris.

Author: 0 Germany foreign minister slams Trump administration

After the meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the G7 group of wealthy nations, Merkel told a packed beer tent in Munich that the days when Europe could completely rely on others were "over to a certain extent". "At least we have something in common perhaps", Trump said, alluding to his unsubstantiated claims that the phones in Trump Tower were tapped by the previous administration.

Global United States considers laptop ban on European flights
Author: 0 United States considers laptop ban on European flights

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc , hosted a delegation from the U.S. A ban on laptops and other electronics in the cabin of flights from Europe to America will likely be further expanded to include additional countries, a U.S.

Global MI5 Is Investigating Itself After The Manchester Bombing
Author: 0 MI5 Is Investigating Itself After The Manchester Bombing

Fourteen people are now in custody in relation to the attack, including a 23-year-old man arrested early Monday in the southern coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses. It has been reported that MI5 has launched two urgent inquiries into whether it missed the danger posed by Abedi, 22, amid allegations it was warned of his deadly aspirations.

Author: 0 Europe and US should tackle their relations by themselves

Ms Merkel is looking ahead to elections in September , when she is seeking her fourth term. Merkel emphasised the need for continued friendly relations with the United States and Britain and stressed the importance of being good neighbours "wherever that is possible, including with Russian Federation, but also with others".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to hold concert to benefit Manchester victims

The arrests Wednesday were made South Manchester , where police arrested a 23-year-old man on Tuesday. In Manchester, north-west England, feelings were still raw following Salman Abedi's attack on a concert by United States pop star Ariana Grande - especially so as the bomber was born in the city.

Global PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat Condemns Israeli Cabinet Meeting at Western Wall
Author: 0 PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat Condemns Israeli Cabinet Meeting at Western Wall

This time, Israeli cabinet members gathered at the Western Wall to honor the 50th annual Jerusalem Day celebration which occurred last week. Israel considers all Jerusalem its capital. Palestinian Muslim women perform the Friday prayer outside of the Dome of the Rock shrine in the al-Aqsa mosque compound on January 30, 2015. He said some countries have even encouraged Israel to get away without punishment instead of forcing it to abide by law and worldwide charters.

Author: 0 Philippine forces report gains in besieged city of Marawi

Duterte said the founder and leader of the MNLF, Nur Misuari, had sent him a letter volunteering his men to join the battle in Marawi and other parts of Lanao del Sur province. There was no word on their condition. Hapilon, an Islamic preacher, was once a commander of the armed group Abu Sayyaf that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in 2014.

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