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Author: 0 CIA forms special unit on N. Korea

In mid-April, expectations of a sixth North Korean nuclear test coupled with reports that a U.S. Navy carrier strike group was sailing towards the Korean Peninsula sparked fears of a renewed conflict with Pyongyang. USA officials calculated that the missile traveled some 450 miles, from a launch site near its border with China into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, where it landed in 60 miles south of Vladivostok, home to the Russian Pacific Fleet.

Author: 0 Lawmakers want answers from the White House after Trump's 'tapes' tweet

However, Trump's legal team did not release the tax returns, meaning they could not be independently verified. Soon after Trump's tweets, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., requested that White House Counsel Donald McGahn turn over any recordings of the president's conversations with Comey to the House Oversight Committee.

Global Katy Perry Stuns at Met Gala in All-Red John Galliano
Author: 0 Katy Perry Stuns at Met Gala in All-Red John Galliano

Rihanna who's become a dream with each MET Gala look stepped out on the red carpet with the theme ( Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between ) in mind. Jenner posted what she calls the "annual bathroom selfie" on Instagram Monday night. This year's event will see attendees wearing ensembles inspired by Rei, who was described by Metropolitan Museum curator Andrew Bolton as "one of the most important and influential designers of the past forty years".

Author: 0 Trump reassures Abbas at the White House

Standing beside Trump , Abbas later told reporters that the strategic choice to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was "to bring about peace based on the vision of the two state". Abbas also said "peace" would allow Israel an opportunity to normalize ties with the Arab states. Trump said he has always heard that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians was the "toughest deal" to close.

Author: 0 Netanyahu slams Abbas for lying to Trump's face

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his first meeting with President Donald Trump left him hopeful, but he did not appear to have come away with any achievements that move the needle on Israeli-Palestinian peace. This comes in marked contrast to the previous administration of President Barack Obama, who stated on several occasions that the main obstacles to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement wee the Jews living in Judea and Samaria.

Author: 0 We are closing the gap on the Tories - Corbyn on Labour's results

Voters across England, Scotland and Wales went to the polls Thursday to choose almost 5,000 new local councilors, in the shadow of campaigning for the snap June 8 general election and a bitter debate over Britain's departure from the European Union.

Global Ministerial bill recognizes Israel as Jewish nation
Author: 0 Ministerial bill recognizes Israel as Jewish nation

The legislation still has to go through further drafting by the justice ministry and pass several votes in parliament in what could be a lengthy process. A similar bill failed in 2014. But Palestinians say accepting Netanyahu's demand could deny Palestinian refugees of past wars any right of return. Abbas said he briefed his German counterpart "on all that are doing to bring freedom and independence to our Palestinian people, particularly our meeting last week with President Trump, who ...

Author: 0 North Korea fires unidentified projectile, says South

Trump said earlier this month that he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "under the right circumstances". '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, ' it said.

Author: 0 Trump hails 'very productive' first 100 days, but slams media

Fox News, a favorite among conservatives, topped its website with an article praising Trump's record under the headline: "100 days of disruption: How Trump rewrote the presidential playbook as Dems tried to derail plans". It is a setting where he appears most comfortable - in front of adoring crowds - and where he can at least temporarily shut out some of the criticism that he is a political novice struggling to earn respect and trust at home and overseas.

Author: 0 Trump lawyers: Documents show no undisclosed Russian income

The tax returns, the attorneys say, largely reflect income and interest paid by the web of corporate entities that made up The Trump Organization prior to Trump taking office. The lawyers did not define "Russians". "Russians would not loan directly to Trump or his businesses". In an interview with The Economist this week, Trump dismissed calls for his tax returns.

Global Trump told Jeanine Pirro he wanted to fire Comey on January 20
Author: 0 Trump told Jeanine Pirro he wanted to fire Comey on January 20

The paper says Trump has grown so frustrated by some members of his team that he is considering "the most far-reaching shake-up of his already tumultuous term". "And I think it's unfair", the president added. "It's impossible for a person, or two people, or three people, who are press people, to cover every aspect of what I'm thinking and what I'm doing".

Global Murderous Authoritarian Says He May Be Too Busy to Visit White House
Author: 0 Murderous Authoritarian Says He May Be Too Busy to Visit White House

He also declared while in Beijing previous year that the Philippines had "separated" from the US. "I had a talk with President Xi Jinping yesterday because he (Trump) called four days ago to ask me if President Xi Jinping could do something about the situation regarding (North Korean president) Kim Jong-un", Duterte said in a speech in Davao City.

Author: 0 Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev

On accepting the trophy, Sobral said: "We live in a world of disposal music". The Sunstroke Project band from Moldova with the song "Hey, Mamma!" came third with 374 votes. Russian Federation boycotted this year's competition after Ukraine barred its contestant from entering the country - a symptom of the countries' toxic relations since Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.

Author: 0 U.S. holds back-channel talks with North Korea

State Department and the National Security Council that the report was groundless", though which part of the story was wrong wasn't specifically mentioned. " PUST exposes them to all sorts of subject matter and to interesting people", Madden said. The new detainee, Kim Hak Song , has described himself as a Christian missionary who wanted to help the Korean people become more self-sufficient by helping them develop advanced agricultural techniques.

Global Sean Spicer missing from briefings during key week for Trump
Author: 0 Sean Spicer missing from briefings during key week for Trump

At one point in the briefing, Huckabee Sanders had clearly moved on from Karl to another reporter, but he nonetheless continued shouting and Huckabee Sanders invited Karl to " trade places " with her. "Number two, I don't know how that got there, because I didn't ask that question". Journalists raced to Press Secretary Sean Spicer's office to confirm the news, prompting him to read the statement out loud before disappearing into his office.

Author: 0 India skips China's BRF summit ceremony

Xi spoke highly of Turkey's support for and active participation in the Belt and Road development, saying that China is ready to steadily advance major projects of cooperation with Turkey under the initiative. Xi also pledged an additional assistance worth 60 billion yuan (USD 9.5 billion) for developing countries and global organisations participating in the initiative to improve people's well-being over the next three years.

Author: 0 Kremlin unveils details about Russian FM Lavrov's visit to Trump's Oval Office

His remarks came a day after the Russian foreign minister met Trump at the Oval Office in what was the first face-to- face meeting between the USA president and a senior Russian government official. As for Putin's own relationship with Trump, Peskov said that the Russian president has "more than once" stated his his willingness to meet his American counterpart and work on their rapport.

Author: 0 South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi - Blue House

Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday. During the call, Moon told Xi that South Korean people and companies in China "are going through many difficulties", and said he hoped Xi could "pay special attention so the restrictions and sanctions could be smoothly resolved", Yoon said.

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Author: 0 Macron to be sworn in as French president

Macron, 39, is the youngest president in France's history. Mr Macron, an independent, won a resounding victory in last weekend's second round of voting against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. A source close to Mr Macron earlier said the country's next prime minister would be appointed on Monday and the new government on Tuesday. Macron will also meet with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo later Sunday.

Global What time is the 2017 Miss USA competition on?
Author: 0 What time is the 2017 Miss USA competition on?

The show will also feature a performance by Michael Jackson ONE , the show created by Cirque du Soleil, which is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals. Barber, who won the Miss USA title in 2016, is a captain in the United States Army Reserves. "My major goal would be to win Miss USA", Dee said previously to The Daily Republic.

Global Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French President
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French President

Speaking at his investiture ceremony at the Elysee Palace, Macron declared that himself honoured to be elected President of #France but said he measured the gravity and responsibilities that came with his office and remarked he would already be at work on Sunday night.

Author: 0 India skips China's Belt and Road Forum opening ceremony

He also referred to the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) motor transport agreement saying it is an initiative that is aimed at enhancing logistics efficiencies in the South Asian region. The Russian leader said the rise of trade protectionism is creating a "breeding ground for global extremism and terrorism". Closer economic integration "should change the very political and economic landscape of the continent, bringing Eurasia stability, prosperity", said Putin .

Author: 0 Trump says he will nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon

The former director of the agency, James Comey, was sacked by Trump earlier this week in a stunning move that has raised questions about the underlying motivation. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" Trump tweeted .

Global Who won Eurovision 2017? Full results leaderboard revealed
Author: 0 Who won Eurovision 2017? Full results leaderboard revealed

Commented on by Graham Norton and broadcast live on BBC One in the UK, the qualifying acts from the semi-finals plus performers from Ukraine, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, performed in the grand final of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest yesterday evening live from Kyiv, hosted by Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur Miroshnychenko.

Author: 0 'We Finally Agree': Trump Retweets Rosie O'Donnell on Comey Firing

The story of Trump's firing FBI Director Comey is still reverberating, and will not come to rest anytime soon. In response, Trump says: "Hillary Clinton is guilty". Rosenstein that served as the justification for firing FBI Director James B. Comey raises several questions. Schumer said he hoped that Sessions would also speak to senators separately on the firing of Comey.

Global Flynn documents sought by Senate panel in Russia probe
Author: 0 Flynn documents sought by Senate panel in Russia probe

President Donald Trump said he did not immediately fire Michael Flynn as national security adviser after concerns were raised about his potentially being blackmailed by Russian Federation because it "did not sound like an emergency". The Trump administration denies any collusion with Russian Federation. His ouster, on Feb 13 after less than four weeks as national security adviser, came after he was shown to have lied to Vice-President Mike Pence about his talks with Mr Kislyak.

Author: 0 Of the 48 affected NHS England hospitals, six remain unoperational

Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". Before Friday's attack, Microsoft had made fixes for older systems, such as 2001's Windows XP, available only to mostly larger organizations that paid extra for extended technical support.

Author: 0 Ministers Vote in Favor of 'Jewish State' Bill

Both Arabic and Hebrew are now the official languages of Israel, but according to the new bill, "the national language [of Israel] is Hebrew". In the bill, Hebrew is defined as the "national language", which would become part of the country's so-called basic law, which is similar to a constitution, it said .

Author: 0 All countries should respect each others' sovereignty, says Xi

Called the 'One Belt, One Road (OBOR), the project seeks to link the country with Africa, Asia and Europe through an enormous network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks . During a visit to Warsaw In July 2016, Xi Jinping reached agreements with Polish President Andrzej Duda to promote economic ties within China's Belt and Road and Poland's Amber Road frameworks.

Author: 0 Korean missile travels 450 miles

A USA defense official confirmed that it flew that far, but said the U.S. is still assessing what type of missile it was. The United States has called for tougher global sanctions against North Korea in the wake of its latest ballistic missile test, which Australia described as a "reckless and provocative" act that would fuel regional instability.

Author: 0 Elections BC to hold recounts in two of five closely contested ridings

The party had filed formal requests for the ridings of Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, Vancouver-False Creek, and Richmond-Queensborough. In all three ridings, they had been decided by a margin of 600 votes or less. There are still close to 180,000 absentee votes that need to be counted. Elections BC did not immediately respond to requests for comment as to why the recount was approved in Vancouver-False Creek, where the margin of victory is greater than 100 votes.

Global Manchester City remember to send Yaya Toure a birthday cake
Author: 0 Manchester City remember to send Yaya Toure a birthday cake

Player ratingsManchester City: Willy Caballero: 6, Vincent Kompany: 6, Nicolas Otamendi: 6, Gael Clichy: 5, Fernandinho: 7, Yaya Toure: 7, Raheem Sterling: 7, Kevin De Bruyne: 7, David Silva: 8, Leroy Sane: 8, Gabriel Jesus: 7. And of course, instantly memory returns to Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final clash between Real Madrid and Atletico, when replays showed Antoine Griezmann's penalty for Atleti should not have stood after he touched the ball twice .

Global Captain Coward finally accepts 16-year jail term
Author: 0 Captain Coward finally accepts 16-year jail term

Schettino, 56, was convicted for shipwreck, manslaughter and abandoning ship after he steered too close to rocks on the Italian island of Giglio on January 13, 2012, while showing off to a Moldovan dancer with whom he was having an affair. Schettino's lawyer, Savino Senese, said that his client has gone to Rebibbia prison, in Rome, shortly after learning the sentence. The Costa Concordia had more than 4,000 people on board when it was crashed onto a reef near the coastline.

Global Turkey Kills 11 Syrian Kurds as Cross-Border Clashes Continue
Author: 0 Turkey Kills 11 Syrian Kurds as Cross-Border Clashes Continue

The Turkish airstrikes also wounded 18 members of the US -backed People's Protection Units, or Y.P.G., were criticized by both the USA and Russian Federation. The Council said that the USA aid had favored the Arabs and Turkmen. 'We won't provide a date and time for when we'll come. The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and European Union - resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015 and since then has been responsible for the deaths of approximately ...

Global France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech
Author: 0 France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech

Le Pen's, made at a Front National May Day rally, was on France's roots in western Europe. Several sections of her speech on Monday in Villepinte, north of Paris , appear to repeat nearly word-for-word comments Fillon made in an address on April 15, BBC reported.

Author: 0 Syrian FM describes Kurdish role as 'legitimate'

Russian Federation scrapped the 2015 airspace safety agreement after the Pentagon conducted a cruise missile strike in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's deadly chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province last month. A tepid statement of support from the U.S. last week on the Syrian safe zones scheme doesn't mean the United States is wholly on board, though according to Defense Secretary James Mattis, the USA has been told some of the " general parameters " and are still carefully ...

Global Bin Laden's son threatens to attack US
Author: 0 Bin Laden's son threatens to attack US

Hamza, who was once tipped to take over leadership of al-Qaeda after his father, allegedly wrote the notes to his dad. Hamza, although a boy at the time, was featured in videos produced by his terrorist father toward the end of the 20th century, often holding a gun.

Global Turkey assails U.S. move to arm Syria Kurds against IS
Author: 0 Turkey assails U.S. move to arm Syria Kurds against IS

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has assured Turkey that Washington is committed to protecting its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, while Ankara is infuriated by a US plan to arm Kurdish fighters. President Donald Trump approved arming the Syrian Kurdish militia this week to support the US -led offensive in Raqqa. Mattis and Yildirim met ahead of the start of a Somalia conference in London.

Global New push to drive IS from 4 neighbourhoods in Mosul
Author: 0 New push to drive IS from 4 neighbourhoods in Mosul

At the same time, the army's ninth division and the Interior Ministry's elite Emergency Response Division attacked the ISIL bastion of 17 Tammouz. "Daesh fighters are broken and quickly retreating from fronts". The troops are now pushing to seize the remaining neighborhoods in north and northwest of the city center to tighten noose around the IS redoubt in the city center in the western side of Mosul, including old areas around the historical al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul's old city center.

Author: 0 President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week

Trump fired Comey late Tuesday afternoon, a surprise move that set off a firestorm of controversy and criticism in Washington and beyond. "Mr. Comey declined to make that pledge". "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". The president said he never pressured Comey into dropping the FBI investigation, and added that there was no "collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians".

Global Boko Haram Releases 82 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria
Author: 0 Boko Haram Releases 82 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria

The International Committee of the Red Cross, which, along with the Swiss government, has mediated negotiations between Nigeria's government and Boko Haram , said the girls soon would meet with their families. Currently, there are 113 girls who still remain missing. An official told the AP that the girls were located near Banki in the state of Borno. "We are extremely delighted at this news, at the fact that 82 of our Chibok girls are back, and so right now the total is 106".

Author: 0 Trump Says He Planned to Fire 'Showboat' FBI Chief All Along

President Donald Trump, facing backlash for how and why he fired FBI Director James Comey this week, issued his latest response to the controversy Thursday by commenting on a months-old tweet from long-time foe Rosie O'Donnell. White House spokespeople did not immediately respond to questions about whether Trump had in fact taped his conversations with Comey. "I have now made a decision to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters relating in any way to the ...

Global Nadal ends Djokovic hoodoo to reach another Madrid final
Author: 0 Nadal ends Djokovic hoodoo to reach another Madrid final

Nadal overpowered Djokovic and converted on his third match point to earn his first victory against the second-ranked Serb since the 2014 French Open final. I'm expecting the best Djokovic tomorrow. I lost a lot of times in a row. Djokovic showed his resistence of old to break back when Nadal netted after being stretched out on the backhand side to level at 2-2.

Global Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders
Author: 0 Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders

The university's president, Jerry Falwell, was an early and potent backer of Trump during his 2016 campaign. The last stop on this trip down Memory Lane is a moment of reflection on that time Trump cited " Two Corinthians " in a speech at Liberty.

Author: 0 Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The White House said on Thursday that Trump encouraged the Justice Department to complete the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the November 8 election. Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe also interviewed for the permanent post despite his repeated willingness to break from White House explanations of Mr Comey's sacking and its characterisations of the Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 BC election was close, but no cigar

That happened even though Clark spent $15 million in taxpayer dollars on partisan government advertising wrongly promoting the B.C. Liberals and having the most heavily corporately funded political party in Canada, raising over $12 million in 2016.