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Author: 0 Korea has shown 'great disrespect' for China post ballistic missile test

The KCNA report did not give a distance the missile covered, but Japanese and South Korean monitors said it flew 248 miles (400 kilometers) over the Sea of Japan/East Sea from a launch point on Wonsan, on North Korea's east coast. "We have strongly protested to North Korea and condemn its actions in the strongest terms", Suga added. On the other hand, others believe the latest test has to do more with North Korean efforts to strengthen its military against any possible threat from ...

Global 6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi
Author: 0 6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi

A top Philippine official says foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who have laid siege to the southern city of Marawi . Aminola Mitmug, a native of this city, said they prayed on Saturday morning while bombs were exploding in nearby villages. "We are committed to bring regular banking services even in the areas of conflict to serve clients and the general public", the BAP said in an email.

Global Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit
Author: 0 Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit

Trump dedicated his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones. "I just don't want this generation to forget where we came from", said Joseph Cronin, a Cold War veteran.

Global Baijayant Panda tweets about goondaism in party
Author: 0 Baijayant Panda tweets about goondaism in party

Bhubaneswar: BJD Kendrapara Parliamentarian Baijayant Panda today faced a moment of embarrassment when own party activists hurled eggs at him in his own constituency. In the first 17 years, we had a policy to resist hooliganism and infighting. Panda has been in news recently for tweeting about his opinions on problems in his party.

Author: 0 US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

Trump arrived back at the White House at 9:21 p.m. Saturday, about 40 minutes ahead of the originally scheduled arrival. Large companies around the world are warning President Trump against leaving the Paris climate pact. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee member Lindsey Graham speaks during the hearing on May 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. On Sunday, he called for Russian Federation to be punished for its involvement in the 2016 presidential election in which Donald Trump ...

Global Egypt: Daesh claims attack on Coptic Christians killing 29
Author: 0 Egypt: Daesh claims attack on Coptic Christians killing 29

Egyptian authorities have been fighting IS-linked militants who have waged an insurgency, mainly focused in the volatile north of the Sinai Peninsula though attacks have taken place also on the mainland. Hidalgo lamented that the Christian community in Egypt was again the target of a barbaric and cowardly attack, adding that her thoughts are with the victims and their families.

Author: 0 Trump tweets article with unnamed source after criticizing reports with unnamed sources

Kushner, according to several news accounts, sought to create the secret communications link with Moscow as he met with the Kremlin's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak , early last December. Mr Kushner's involvement in the plan was first reported by the Washington Post , which said he proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for the discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor.

Global Basketball: Gilas, grouped with China in FIBA Asia Cup
Author: 0 Basketball: Gilas, grouped with China in FIBA Asia Cup

The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 August, and the victor will go on to rule the continent for the next four years. Reyes, in his previous interviews, said he would form separate teams for the Asia Cup and the SEA Games, as it will also depend on the agreement between the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and the Philippine Basketball Association.

Author: 0 Putin and Macron have frank talks

None of the pressing issues that the world faces today can be resolved without dialogue with Russia, French President Emmanuel Macon told journalists. Macron said he didn't raise the issue during the meeting as they'd already discussed it by phone and he wanted to move on. "The use of chemical weapons by anyone will be the object of reprisals and immediate retaliation on the part of France", he said.

Author: 0 Iraqi troops push for last ISIL holdouts in Mosul

Its prime target is the medieval Grand al-Nuri mosque with its landmark leaning minaret in Mosul's Old City, where Islamic State's black flag has been flying since mid-2014. The operation has taken longer than planned as Takfiri elements are dug in among civilians and are fighting back with auto bombs, booby traps, mortar fire and snipers.

Author: 0 N. Korea Conducted Missile Test in Anju, not Pukchang

The incursion came with tension already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test launch of a ballistic missile on Sunday, which Pyongyang said proved advances in its pursuit of building a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit United States targets.

Author: 0 John Kelly: Homeland Security Secretary Calls Russia Backchannel 'Normal And Acceptable'

Schiff said he could neither confirm nor deny the allegations against Kushner, but if they are accurate, "it's obviously very concerning". According to United States media, the secret line was never established. "He needs to answer for what was happening at the time", Booker said. So one is this administration not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders.

Author: 0 Tulowitzki hits grand slam, Jays rout Reds 17-2

Red Sox lefty David Price had an uneven season debut while Melky Cabrera homered and drove in four runs, helping the Chicago White Sox rally past Boston 5-4. "It just kind of felt like that's how it went". All nine Toronto starters scored at least one run. Pagan shot to notoriety in October 2016, when a beer can was tossed on to the Rogers Centre field during the seventh inning of a tense Blue Jays-Orioles American League wildcard game that Toronto eventually won.

Author: 0 Former Panama military ruler Manuel Noriega dies at age 83

Even in Latin America, a region with a long and chequered history of rule by military strongmen, General Manuel Noriega stood out. His family lived in extreme poverty but he was adopted as a young boy and went on to study at a military academy in Peru.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Father, brother of Abedi arrested

A police statement didn't provide any details about why the man was arrested , but noted that the department's investigation of Monday's bombing after an Ariana Grande concert was "fast-moving". Grande said after the attack that she was heartbroken. With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical", meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are working around the clock to try to deter another atrocity.

Author: 0 Trump defends son-in-law amid Russian Federation reports

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is on the defensive amid reports that the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. Kelly rejected the idea that such a back channel of communication with Russian officials would be damaging to USA security interests. Rep. Adam Schiff described the reports as "very concerning".

Global Rep. Jason Chaffetz announces resignation from Congress, effective June 30
Author: 0 Rep. Jason Chaffetz announces resignation from Congress, effective June 30

Chaffetz made the announcement in a statement on his website, ending weeks of speculation about his plans. Chaffetz said he hoped to preside over one final hearing on a botched Obama administration "gun-walking" program, in which federal authorities let gun-runners purchase firearms in hopes of disrupting gun smuggling rings.

Global In Illinois, Another Boost for Automatic Voter Registration
Author: 0 In Illinois, Another Boost for Automatic Voter Registration

IL had the chance previous year to become the sixth state in the nation to implement Automatic Voter Registration. To qualify, potential voters must meet certain conditions and they have the choice to opt out of being automatically registered to vote.

Author: 0 White House braces for more scrutiny, Trump defends Kushner

She also said the White House is not concerned about the reports Mr. Kushner discussed back-channel communications with the Russians. He was then pressed on whether the president's son-in-law should immediately lose his clearance, and stopped short of calling for it to be revoked.

Global French President Macron meets Russian President Putin
Author: 0 French President Macron meets Russian President Putin

Macron said Putin promised " the whole truth " about the reported persecution and insisted France would be " vigilant " on the issue. Moscow strongly denied all allegations of meddling in the French election that Mr Macron won on May 7. The news conference was held in the palace's largest room, the Gallery of Great Battles, which celebrates 14 centuries of French military successes.

Author: 0 Trump places wreath at Arlington

Trump said in a ceremony at Arlington. "My dad was World War II and he passed in 1998", said Nadine Rector Johnson, who attended the Memorial Day program with family. "If it wasn't for them we wouldn't be here". "This is reminder of the sacrifice", she said. In the first of two tweets Trump said "Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving".

Author: 0 Investigators examine Kushner's meeting with Russian banker

In particular, according to the New York Times , the Trump transition team wanted Flynn to have access to a Russian counterpart to discuss Syria and other issues of mutual interest. "As they build relationships, there's nothing wrong with that", Kelly said. Now communication is a bad thing for them? 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 Federation in a phone call.

Author: 0 Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger U.S. ties

Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (28 May), pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last week.

Global Merkel ally warns 'the West has become smaller' under Donald Trump's presidency
Author: 0 Merkel ally warns 'the West has become smaller' under Donald Trump's presidency

Merkel said Tuesday Germany's relations with the United States are of " outstanding importance " but it must engage with other key nations going forward. Germany's foreign minister sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday for pursuing national interests while ignoring Western values and putting peace at risk, Anadolu reported.

Global Pres. Trump expresses thanks to fallen veterans on Memorial Day
Author: 0 Pres. Trump expresses thanks to fallen veterans on Memorial Day

There's a reason why it means so much to them, it's a symbol of unity and honor. In interviews Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he did not know if the reports are true. Kevin and Sandy Lucas of Greensboro, a Gold Star family, placed the tags Monday. He recognized two men who had lost their lives serving in Afghanistan, Green Beret Capt.

Author: 0 Texas House approves budget

Earlier this week, Straus's House amended the Senate's bathroom bill and passed what Patrick saw as a water-down version of the legislation. The amendment, added by the House in a last-ditch effort to save those state agencies and avoid the need for a special session, was necessary because the House failed to pass a standalone bill to extend those agencies' lives.

Global Trump tells advisers United States will scrap Paris accord
Author: 0 Trump tells advisers United States will scrap Paris accord

Trump has already broken with policy . That's the real damage that Trump is doing, undermining the normative of acting on climate change and thereby making it OK for others to do the same. But Mr. Trump loves being in the limelight. Fresh from his public dressing-down of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders for not spending enough on defence, Mr Trump is expected to be just as ready to take on his G7 counterparts, the BBC's James Landale in Sicily reports.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande suspends concert tour following Manchester attack

Hundreds of soldiers have been sent to replace police at high-profile sites including Buckingham Palace and Parliament, and police armed with submachine guns are being deployed in city centers, transit hubs, tourist areas and major events. Across London, troops fanned out and authorities reconsidered security plans. Britain held a minute of silence at 11 a.m. Thursday to remember the 22 victims of the attack.

Author: 0 Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere

This will change". Speaking at a conference on sustainable development in Berlin , Mrs Merkel reiterated her call for Europeans to take their fate into their own hands. As they campaign against each other ahead of national elections in September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her chief political rival, Martin Schulz , find themselves united in opposition to President Trump.

Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United: Jose Mourinho speaks out about summer swoop

We came without the happiness we should bring with us, because when you come for these big matches, you come happy, you come proud. "Hopefully, they can be happy for at least some hours". For winning finals, you first have to play finals and learn from it. Rooney, has two years left on his contract but his role at the club has become diminished with the 31-year-old making just 25 starts and 14 substitute appearances in the side's 64 matches this season.

Author: 0 UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of "pandering" to Donald Trump and warned she could embroil the United Kingdom military in Syria's civil war if returned to Downing Street. "No more hand-holding with Donald Trump", he said, in reference to Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May taking his hand on her visit to the White House.

Author: 0 Macron vows reprisals if chemical weapons used in Syria

In addition to the Ukraine standoff and Moscow's alleged interference in the French presidential election, which the Kremlin denies , Russia's support for President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war is among the hard issues Macron and Putin face.

Global Trump berates NATO for dodging defence dues
Author: 0 Trump berates NATO for dodging defence dues

Although he has since softened his tone in phone calls and meetings with Western leaders, Trump's sharp words on Thursday recalled his awkward meeting with Angela Merkel in March, when he pressed the German chancellor for Germany to meet NATO's military spending target.

Global Senate Republicans could preserve one of Trumpcare's deadliest provisions
Author: 0 Senate Republicans could preserve one of Trumpcare's deadliest provisions

At the same time, significant divisions have cast the prospect of passing legislation into doubt after weeks of discussion. "I'm happy to let the leadership craft a bill so that we can use that as the next step. Actuaries from Blue Cross Blue Shield met with a group of Republican senators earlier this week about lowering health insurance costs. Republicans may have a touch of tunnel vision, suggests Robert Blendon, who follows the politics of health care at the Harvard T.H.

Author: 0 McCain on Kushner backchannel reports: 'I don't like it'

His remarks came after recent reports that Kushner sought to create the secret communications link with Moscow as he met with the Kremlin's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak , early last December. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday. "But it's the Russians who tried to destroy the fundamental of democracy and that is to change the outcome of an American election".

Global Germany detains Syrian allegedly planning Berlin attack
Author: 0 Germany detains Syrian allegedly planning Berlin attack

Details of his planned outrage were not revealed by police but media reports said that his scheme was "advanced". He was detained in the Uckermark region north-east of the German capital, Brandenburg police said. Police were questioning the suspect and searching his room at the residence, Bild reported. Memories are still fresh in Germany of the Berlin Christmas market attack last December, in which 12 people were killed by a failed asylum seeker who had pledged allegiance to Islamic ...

Author: 0 Liberal Democrats commit to fast-track social work training in manifesto

You can see the full Liberal Democrat manifesto here. Its official manifesto launch will take place later on Wednesday. "You should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum". But it also features £9.7bn worth of extra benefit spending, including reversing cuts to universal credit, increasing carers' allowance, abolishing the bedroom tax, returning housing benefit to 18-year-olds and reversing the two-child cap on child benefit.

Global Former Spy Chief confirms Russian interference in USA elections
Author: 0 Former Spy Chief confirms Russian interference in USA elections

He says the committee will be "following up with subpoenas " to maximize the chances of getting information from Flynn. The US Senate Intelligence Committee has issued subpoenas to the businesses of ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , Vice Chairman Mark Warner told reporters.

Author: 0 'Climate train has left the station' without Trump: Former Canadian diplomat

US President Donald Trump arrives for a working session with outreach countries and worldwide organisations at the G7 Summit, in Taormina, Italy May 27, 2017 . Government. So, now that Air Force One has wheeled down at Andrews Air Force Base, here are 5 takeaways from Trump's first foreign trip since becoming president.

Author: 0 Investigators Are Exploring the Manchester Bomber's Links to a Larger Terrorism Network

Police in Manchester said they have made a series of "significant" arrests in their investigation into the terror attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester Arena concert . "These images leaked from inside the US system will be distressing for victims, their families and the wider public". As the situation remained tense in Manchester, police said they were responding to a call at a college in the Trafford area, roads were closed and they were assessing the situation.

Global Citi to sell fixed-income index unit to LSE for US$685m
Author: 0 Citi to sell fixed-income index unit to LSE for US$685m

The indexes will become part of the LSE's FTSE Russell's existing portfolio of indexes . However, last month LSE chief executive Xavier Rolet said: "We continue to be actively engaged in exploring selective ongoing organic and inorganic investments in order to drive further growth".

Author: 0 Regrettably, We Must Report That Donald Trump Is Back On His Bullshit

The climate change agreement seeks to limit the global temperature rise to less than 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels but, if the United States exits the deal, scientists and experts believe that the country could undo what other parts of the world are working hard to prevent.

Global Europe can no longer rely on allies - Merkel
Author: 0 Europe can no longer rely on allies - Merkel

Our friendship with the USA, the United Kingdom, our neighbourly relationship with Russian Federation and also with other countries count, of course. Her spokesman Steffen Seibert, said Monday the chancellor is "a convinced trans-Atlanticist".

Global TPP trade deal members agree to seek way forward without US
Author: 0 TPP trade deal members agree to seek way forward without US

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay, who chaired the meeting in Vietnam, left open the possibility of the U.S. rejoining the TPP despite Trump saying he prefers bilateral free trade deals. Lighthizer, a 69-year-old trade lawyer who has a reputation as a tough negotiator stretching back to the Reagan era, was only confirmed by the Senate as US trade representative on May 11.

Author: 0 President Trump observes Memorial Day with somber service at Arlington

With their families in attendance, Trump told the stories of three service members killed in the war in Afghanistan , where he said they were fighting "enemies of all civilizations". Trump walked among the white marble headstones and greeted families who were at the cemetery to remember the nation's war dead. Of course, plenty of Americans already observe the holiday.

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