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Global Detention of fourth U.S. citizen by N. Korea 'concerning': White House
Author: 0 Detention of fourth U.S. citizen by N. Korea 'concerning': White House

The statement said the organizers also gave him instructions to report on the "creed" of the person who would carry out the attack "and the state of his 'brainwashing, '" and to make sure the preparations were flawless, as there could be a war if it was revealed that South Korea's intelligence agency backed the operation.

Author: 0 Palestinians concerned over Trump's Mideast peace vision

He said Abbas's comments Wednesday that Palestinians are cultivating a culture of peace "are unfortunately not true", pointing to Palestinian schools named after militants who killed Israelis. Abbas, however, did not repeat in public his demand that Israel freeze settlement construction on land Palestinians want for a state as a condition for negotiations.

Author: 0 Budget Surplus Coming On A Wing And A Prayer

Spending will be A$34.6 billion (S$35.8 billion) in 2017-18, with plans to lift spending to 2 per cent of gross domestic product by 2020-21. While Morrison has cautioned the banks that their customers "already don't like them", telling them to "prove (the customers) wrong and pony up to help fix the budget", bankers have warned the government that it was likely that the levy will be passed onto customers.

Global Olympics: IOC officials begin Paris visit to study 2024 bid
Author: 0 Olympics: IOC officials begin Paris visit to study 2024 bid

If Paris is awarded the 2024 Games, the infrastructure budget is expected to total 3 billion euros, with operational costs of 3.2 billion euros. However, Baumann said, "I'm concentrating on 2024". Neither Paris nor Los Angeles has indicated a willingness to accept 2028 as an alternative, and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday there was no softening of the city's position.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Opens Up About His Late Brother Fred

Moreover, The New York Times reported that Trump has also become "increasingly dissatisfied" with the performance of his chief of staff Reince Priebus as well as communications director Michael Dubke. "They really don't. I'm not saying that in a bragging way". "I get that I can do a better job", the website quoted a top aide. If Trump follows through, his innermost White House circle would shrink from a loop to a straight line of mid-30s family members with scant governing experience: ...

Global Dem Leader: No New FBI Director Without Special Prosecutor
Author: 0 Dem Leader: No New FBI Director Without Special Prosecutor

Schumer, who spoke Sunday morning to CNN's " State of the Union ", is the highest-profile Democrat to back such a plan. Senator Warner, who's the vice chair of the Senate intel committee conducting the intel investigation, he said unless the deputy attorney general Rosenstein appoints a special prosecutor, he thinks it's going to be very hard to get any Democratic support for a new FBI director.

Global Oil stable on expectations of extended OPEC-led production cut (BHI)
Author: 0 Oil stable on expectations of extended OPEC-led production cut (BHI)

A jump in US exports to Asia, the world's biggest and fastest growing market and the last region in which OPEC supplies dominate, is a particular worry for the producer club. Iran's production is within the limits of the oil agreement in which the country was allowed to produce an average of 3.8 million bpd in the first half of the year.

Author: 0 N.Korea fires ballistic missile

He doubted whether Pyongyang would ever be able to build a functioning ICBM "because the U.S.is putting real pressure on not only North Korea, but all other countries". "It is definitely concerning". Tensions have been soaring high on the Korean Peninsula over the past weeks. Delegations from the United States, South Korea and North Korea are in Beijing for a conference on a plan for a new Silk Road.

Global N/Korea accuses USA of plot to assassinate president
Author: 0 N/Korea accuses USA of plot to assassinate president

The report claimed that USA officials bribed the North Korean citizen, who it called "human scum", with $750,000 in payments to assassinate Kim using biochemical substances. The tensions mainly stem from North Korea's pursuit of nuclear and missile development programmes in defiance of global warnings. That attack, using the chemical war agent VX, was widely blamed on North Korea and led to calls in the United States to relist the North as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Global US Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia
Author: 0 US Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia

In announcing the subpoena, the Senate Intelligence Committee said that Flynn "declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the Committee's request", reports The Washington Post. The retired Army lieutenant general is also being investigated by other congressional committees and by the Pentagon's inspector general regarding his contacts and earnings from organisations linked to the Russian and Turkish governments.

Author: 0 French government resigns in post-election formality

Mr Macron is putting together his list of candidates for the legislative elections - a task he has complicated by pledging absolute gender parity and promising that half his candidates will come from outside political circles. The movement will be renamed as "La Republique En Marche" on July 15. Initial projections give Macron 65 percent of the vote in the second round of the election, compared with 35 percent for Le Pen.

Author: 0 New Orleans Removes Confederate Statue In Predawn Operation

Lee , which sits in the heart of the city. The Davis and Beauregard monuments are among four in New Orleans that critics have been pushing to have dismantled. Protesters in favor of the removal showed up shouting "take it down" while some monument supporters were also on the scene. People who want to see the monuments removed also gathered at the site and cheered at the sight of heavy trucks and a crane moving into place.

Global Central Intelligence Agency creates 'Korea Mission Center' amid growing concern over N. Korea
Author: 0 Central Intelligence Agency creates 'Korea Mission Center' amid growing concern over N. Korea

The new unit will work closely with the United States intelligence community and the entire United States national security community to monitor the North Korean threat. "Our nuclear power is our sovereign right". "The US can not attack us first..." " The new Mission Center draws on experienced officers from across the Agency and integrates them in one entity to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target ", according to a written statement released by the CIA.

Global 'Planned By AAP', Says Kapil Mishra On Being Attacked During Protest
Author: 0 'Planned By AAP', Says Kapil Mishra On Being Attacked During Protest

He is now in the police custody. Mishra, however, has refused to get admitted, Salam said. "We have thus advised hospitalisation", said Dr Javed Salam of the Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital who examined him. It is not a dharna but a satyagraha . Earlier on Thursday morning, Mishra said he will continue his indefinite fast till Delhi Kejriwal shared details on the expenses on foreign trips of AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Satyendar Jain and Durgesh Pathak during the ...

Author: 0 U.S. again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions

While discussing last month's Mar-a-Lago summit between Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Rice said the administration "impressed upon the Chinese that they really do have to do something about the North Koreans, and they did it through the old fashioned way which was negotiation and discussion".

Author: 0 Trump's North Korea Policy Just Got More Complicated

Moon Jae In, South Korea's newly elected president, has policy ideas of his own. Out of 32.8 million votes cast on Election Day and during a two-day early voting period last week, Moon received 41.08 percent, or 13.4 million, of votes cast, handily clinching the office he had failed to win in 2012.

Global Kerala HSC exams 2017
Author: 0 Kerala HSC exams 2017

In order to ease traffic Kerala DHSE VHSE Plus Two Class 12 results are also released on some associate websites. Year-by-year the number of students enrolling for the 12 board exams under Kerala board have been increasing gradually. Download/Save the Kerala DHSE and VHSE Class 12 Results 2017 and take a printout for further reference. Of the 4,60,743 students, 125 scored 100% and 9870 students scored A Plus in all subjects.

Author: 0 Opposition parties to raise EVM concerns at all-party meet

When asked to elaborate, most protesters cited Saurabh Bhardwaj's live demo on EVM manipulation in the Delhi Assembly. The Election Commission will meet representatives of the main political parties on Friday to deliberate on the controversy surrounding the fairness of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

Author: 0 Merkel's party overwhelms opponents in Germany's biggest state election

An election Sunday in Germany's most populous state is serving as a prelude to September's national vote. The SPD now governs the state in a coalition with the Green Party. The pro-business Free Democrats won a strong 12.6 percent of the vote Sunday after a campaign headed by their national leader, Christian Lindner. Schulz said he has learned from Sunday's loss and signaled that's he's ready to answer critics who say he's too agreeable and lacks substance.

Global Sending more troops could worsen security situation in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Sending more troops could worsen security situation in Afghanistan

In Coats's assessment, the Kabul government's weakness; the home army's continuing poor performance, the Taliban's resurgence, and ISIS's rise all portend a few more bad years for Afghans - and USA forces downrange. A defence source said: "The PM has agreed to NATO's request in full". White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump has asked military advisers "to relook at the entire strategy" in Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Cyber Security James Clapper on Trump: US institutions are "under assault"

Asked by Holt about the White House's initial story that he fired Comey because of a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Trump said, "I was gonna fire him regardless of the recommendation". Pirro then asked whether Spicer would be around in the future, Trump simply said that he had "been there from the beginning". Democrats have raised an outcry over the dismissal of Comey, who as FBI chief was in charge of the investigation into Russian meddling in the US election.

Author: 0 Korea challenges South Korea's new president

The U.S. military's Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile that was sacked but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". The missile landed in the Sea of Japan, between the Japanese islands and the Korean Peninsula. On Saturday, a top North Korean diplomat in charge of USA relations, Choe Son Hui, told reporters in Beijing that Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump administration for negotiations "if the conditions are set".

Global White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings
Author: 0 White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

Mr. Flynn resigned as NSA on February 13. "But also more importantly, for the discussion today about Russian Federation, [she was] really laying out that this was just not a heads-up she gave the White House". United States President Donald Trump insisted there is no evidence he colluded with Russia, after a Senate hearing that highlighted warnings as early as January that his former national security adviser was vulnerable to Russian blackmail.

Author: 0 North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

Tong Zhao, an analyst with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said if the missile does have the range to hit Guam, it could give North Korea "a regional nuclear deterrence", meaning it might not need to pursue an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which could reach the United States mainland.

Global Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa
Author: 0 Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

A U.S. defence official said earlier this week the equipment would include small arms, ammunition, machine guns, armoured vehicles and bulldozers. "The civilians that are present in the city, or the ones who were scattered in the conditions of war, .

Author: 0 Pope cheered in Fatima to honor children who urged peace

The apparition became known as Our Lady of Fatima and the town became a shrine for Catholics from all over Europe and elsewhere. Francis canonised the siblings at the start of a Mass marking the centenary of their visions. Pope Francis prays at the grave site of Jacinta and Francisco Marto at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday, Friday, May 13, 2017 , in Fatima, Portugal.

Author: 0 James Comey declines to testify before Senate panel

Schumer told reporters Tuesday that he told Trump on their call that "Mr. President, with all due respect, you are making a big mistake", but he did not provide further details about the conversation. "I had a dinner with him". "[James Comey] had a lot of pressure put on and he exonerated her", Trump said Friday in his interview with NBC Nightly News ' Lester Holt.

Global Delhi assembly resolves to seek VVPAT EVMs
Author: 0 Delhi assembly resolves to seek VVPAT EVMs

While the BJP accused the AAP of "mocking democracy" inside the assembly, sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra, who has hurled the bribery charges against Kejriwal, said the demonstration was a diversionary ploy. A date is expected to be announced soon. Are the allegations of opposition political parties false? The AAP test was conducted on a machine "similar" to an EVM and not an original EVM, he clarified.

Global Austrian FM Kurz 'Unanimously Elected' Chairman of Ruling Coalition Party OVP
Author: 0 Austrian FM Kurz 'Unanimously Elected' Chairman of Ruling Coalition Party OVP

Kern's Social Democrats (SPO) has been ruling the country. Speaking after being unanimously appointed head of the Austrian People's Party (OeVP), Kurz called time on the governing coalition after months of in-fighting. The FPOe supports the idea - it and the OeVP are three seats short of a majority. FPO has accused Kurz of stealing their ideas in being tough on immigrants.

Global First Australian business infected in global cyber attack
Author: 0 First Australian business infected in global cyber attack

The latest outbreak seems to be the biggest by far, though security experts have been warning about the risks of ransomware , especially to businesses, for some time. "Police Scotland has been working closely with the National Crime Agency who are leading the UK-wide law enforcement investigative response, and this will continue".

Global Tories `leading fightback against SNP´ with major gains in local elections
Author: 0 Tories `leading fightback against SNP´ with major gains in local elections

Counting in Scotland's local elections did not begin until Friday morning. Ms Sturgeon said: "I'm over the moon that we are the largest party in Glasgow and are about to form an administration in the city". Labour lost four of its representatives on the authority, with eight councillors elected. The SNP had been hoping to topple Labour from the Glasgow stronghold where it has held power for more than three decades.

Author: 0 Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election

LABOUR believes it can defeat the SNP in seats it lost in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Ms Davidson said that across the country, people are "looking for this Scottish fightback against the SNP". The party needed to get all its candidates elected to retain its majority at the city chambers, which has been a Labour stronghold for almost 40 years.

Author: 0 India skips China's OBOR summit in Beijing

The Belt and Road Initiative aims at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along ancient trade routes . The CPEC, which connects China's Kashgar in Xinjiang with Gwadar port in Pakistan's Balochistan, is a key artery of the One Belt One Road project (OBOR).

Author: 0 North Korea missile test was 'new type of ballistic rocket'

While North Korea regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the USA mainland. The U.S. military's Pacific Command said the type of missile that was sacked was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". Malcolm Turnbull says China should use its leverage with North Korea to ensure peace and stability on the peninsula.

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy Feels 'Oh So Pretty' as Sean Spicer in SNL Promo

In preparing for the next " Saturday Night Live ", their heads are hurting from oversaturation of White House material. As the news kept getting more ridiculous over the last couple of days, McCarthy couldn't help but add an addendum to that video on her Instagram account Thursday.

Author: 0 US Defense Chief Affirms Commitment to Protecting Turkey

It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the US would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold in Raqqa. U.S. Air Force Col. John L. Dorrian, U.S. spokesman for the U.S. -led anti-Islamic State worldwide coalition called the Combined Joint Task Force: Operation Inherent Resolve, made the announcement during a webcast press conference on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Indian Government claims to have PROOF of Pakistan's role

It is in light of this that Jaitley - who had earlier called the mutilation a "reprehensible and inhumane act" - told a national news agency: "Have faith in your army". Strongly reacting to India's statement on mutilation of two Indian soldiers by Pakistan, Islamabad has hit back at New Delhi for using the "Pakistan card" for manoeuvering its internal politics.

Global North Korea calls Cory Gardner
Author: 0 North Korea calls Cory Gardner "psychopath" and "human dirt"

During his first interview as North Korea's ambassador to the United Kingdom. Hak-song is the second United States professor at the university to have been detained. North Korea now holds four US citizens in detention. North Korea hurled insults of its own, calling Gardner, "A man mixed in with human dirt ... who has lost basic judgment and body hair".

Author: 0 Macron sworn in as France's new president

After the ceremony was over, Mr Macron accompanied Mr Hollande as he walked to his vehicle in the palace forecourt and drove away as the new president waved him off. Mr Macron had been Mr Hollande's top economy adviser from 2012 to 2014, then became his economy minister until past year, when he made a decision to quit the Socialist government and launch his independent presidential bid.

Author: 0 Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 bn

Jeffrey McCall, a media studies professor at DePauw University, said the purchase would enable Sinclair to negotiate better deals with cable carriers and national advertisers. Sinclair is also in the process of buying Bonten Media Group, which owns 14 stations, for $240 million. Tribune Media owns local TV stations across the country, including WGN in Chicago , WPIX in New York , KTLA in Los Angeles and WDCW in Washington.

Global Trump tells ousted Comey not to talk to media
Author: 0 Trump tells ousted Comey not to talk to media

Comey's "witch hunt" against him - and blaming the bipartisan condemnation of his action on the failures of his embattled and overworked communications team. Comey's allies dispute that the conversation happened that way; instead, they say, Comey refused to pledge his personal loyalty to Trump, a contention the White House, in turn, disputes.

Author: 0 Prime Minister Netanyahu: Mahmoud Abbas lied to President Trump

Hosting Mr Abbas at the White House on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would do "whatever is necessary" to bring together the Palestinians and Israelis, who have been warring over the same small patch of land for generations. The PA budget is divided between Israeli monthly transfers to the PA from Palestinian tax money collected by Jerusalem and worldwide aid funding. Palestinian officials expressed uncharacteristic optimism ahead of the meeting.

Global China trade gets major boost with speedy deal
Author: 0 China trade gets major boost with speedy deal

Foreign-owned companies in China will also be able to provide credit rating services . " China can buy more. clean energy from the U.S., and China can mean a lot of business for the United States - just think about soybeans, cotton and aircraft".

Global Mustafa Kamal arrested as Sindh govt cracks down on PSP march
Author: 0 Mustafa Kamal arrested as Sindh govt cracks down on PSP march

The PSP is organising a rally from the FTC building on Sharea Faisal today to register protest against "poor governance" of the PPP government in Sindh. "Many of the children in the rally have gone missing", the PSP leader told the media. Mr Kamal criticised the government for failing to pay any heed towards his party's 18-day protest sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club.

Author: 0 Syrian fighters take back town, dam from IS

The US military command in the Middle East, Centcom, confirmed the liberation of Tabqa, situated on the Euphrates River about 55 kilometres upstream from Raqqa. But Ankara regards it as a terror group and the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which since 1984 has waged an insurgency inside Turkey leaving tens of thousands dead.

Global Terri Irwin has finally addressed those Russell Crowe romance rumours
Author: 0 Terri Irwin has finally addressed those Russell Crowe romance rumours

Since his passing, Bindi and Terri have worked hard to continue his legacy through their Wildlife Warriors Worldwide Organization. "My dad is still very much my mum's soulmate". He was a dear friend of my dad's and he's now a dear friend of our family." she said. Mum and Russell, they are great friends and that's fantastic, and he's always going to be a dear friend of ours, and we love him and all that he stands for.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump couldn't care less about the James Comey mess

Trump's displeasure with Comey has escalated rather quickly. Trump also denied that he had a financial stake in Russian firms. So too did Democratic Rep. "It was all him", Spicer said, referring to Rosenstein. After being told of Comey's controversial handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, 47% of all voters - 70% of Republicans and 29% of Democrats - thought it was appropriate to fire him.

Author: 0 Ex-prisoner becomes chief of staff to South Korea's Moon Jae

Moon also said he would review the THAAD deployment. He conveyed he would like to cooperate with Moon on the North Korea issue and other common challenges. Earlier this month, South Korean officials said the THAAD system was already operating, and experts say it will be extremely hard now for Moon to ask Washington to withdraw it.