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Author: 0 North Korea fires midrange missile in its latest test

The Pukguksong-2 launched in February also flew about 310 miles and appeared to be powered by solid fuel, which allows for immediate firing, rather than the more laborious process needed to prepare older-style liquid-fueled missiles for launch.

Author: 0 Comey agrees to testify in front of Senate committee

The exchange supports claims that Trump sacked Comey over the bureau's probe into possible collusion between the real estate mogul's campaign and Moscow. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to a document that described the meeting, which the The Times got access to via a US official.

Global Merriam-Webster: 'Nut job' lookups spike after Trump rips Comey
Author: 0 Merriam-Webster: 'Nut job' lookups spike after Trump rips Comey

The Washington Post is reporting that a current senior White House advisor is under scrutiny as part of an investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Mr. Trump said: "I'm not under investigation". On Wednesday, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over and continue the Justice Department investigation into Russian election interference and possible links with Trump campaign aides.

Global North Korea 'Step' Closer to Striking the Continental US
Author: 0 North Korea 'Step' Closer to Striking the Continental US

The U.N.'s most powerful body says that North Korea is "greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond" and that it is vitally important the country immediately show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action". The North is under United Nations sanctions for its nuclear and missile programmes, which have triggered global alarm. A North Korean diplomat, Ju Yong Choi, told the U.N.

Author: 0 Borno Governor,Chibok Elders Meet 82 Freed Schoolgirls

Peter Joseph, a family member of one of 21 girls released by Boko Haram in October 2016, agrees. Zannah Mustapha, a Nigerian barrister who led the negotiations, told Newsweek that negotiations were ongoing and that the government was seeking to establish a complete "cessation of hostilities" with Boko Haram , which has been beaten back by Nigerian and regional military offensives in recent years.

Global Regal welcome for Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Regal welcome for Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

The two leaders then signed a series of agreements, including a $US15 billion projects for United States company General Electric and a $US110 billion deal for the U.S. "That was a tremendous day, tremendous investments in the United States", Trump said during a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Trump has criticized Obama's remarks as too apologetic for USA actions in the region.

Global North Korea's second missile launch in a week provokes worldwide outcry
Author: 0 North Korea's second missile launch in a week provokes worldwide outcry

The South's military said it could not yet identify the type of missile fired from Pukchang in South Pyongan province but it travelled about 500 km (311 miles). A picture released by North Korea last month which shows ballistic missiles on display during a military parade. The South Korean Foreign Ministry called the launch "reckless and irresponsible".

Author: 0 Trump's wife keeps her head bare during Saudi Arabia visit

On his first trip overseas as president, Donald Trump received the warmest of welcomes. Trump arrived in Riyadh besieged by the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey and more revelations about the federal investigations into his election campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

Global Russian officials thought they could use Flynn to influence Trump
Author: 0 Russian officials thought they could use Flynn to influence Trump

The Obama administration had been skeptical of Flynn, who is under criminal investigation by the FBI for his foreign contacts and payments, since past year. The romance eventually culminated in Flynn promising Kislyak during the transition that the USA would ease sanctions on Russian Federation applied by the Obama administration for, among other things, Russia's documented election interference .

Global Special Counsel Appointment 'Shows We're a Divided Country'
Author: 0 Special Counsel Appointment 'Shows We're a Divided Country'

As per usual, Trump took to Twitter to rant about the issue. Sen. Chris Murphy (D) of CT called the decision "the right move." . Sen. Al Franken (D): "I welcome Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel to lead the investigation into the Trump team's ties to Russian Federation, something I've repeatedly urged him to do".

Global Iranian MPs to Weigh Response to New US Sanctions
Author: 0 Iranian MPs to Weigh Response to New US Sanctions

Wednesday's actions come just two days before the Iranian presidential election, which pits incumbent Hassan Rouhani, whose administration negotiated the JCPOA, against hardliners who oppose opening relations with the west. Under the nuclear deal, the US can continue sanctioning Iran for other, non-nuclear behavior, although Tehran has threatened to pull out of the deal if the USA and other countries do so.

Global Turkey's Erdogan re-elected as party leader
Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan re-elected as party leader

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he arrives for a congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara , Turkey, May 21, 2017. The father-of-four affectionately describes the most effective Islamic rooted political force in the history of modern Turkey as his fifth child. The move comes with Turkey at a critical juncture after the July failed coup - which was followed by an unprecedented crackdown - and at a time of growing tensions with the West.

Global Erdogan to return to Turkey's ruling party as its chairman
Author: 0 Erdogan to return to Turkey's ruling party as its chairman

Erdogan will return to lead the party he co-founded after Sunday's extraordinary congress in Ankara , since last month's referendum removed a constitutional requirement that presidents be neutral and cut ties with their political parties. Between 2003 and 2014, he was prime minister for three terms leading what is by far the most effective Islamic-rooted political force in modern Turkish history.

Global Michael Flynn's Contradictory Line On Russia
Author: 0 Michael Flynn's Contradictory Line On Russia

Politico reported on Friday that Trump regrets firing Flynn , and according to an earlier report in the Times , the president unsuccessfully tried to get FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation into Flynn. In the opening months of the Trump presidency, Time has rolled out a series of politically-focused covers that have featured the 45th president in a critical light.

Author: 0 Corbyn can't be trusted to lead Brexit talks, says Johnson

But in addition to attacks from Labour and the Liberal Democrats , the proposals have also come in for criticism from some within the Conservative ranks. An Opinium/Observer poll, taken after Labour's manifesto launch but before the Tories', put May's party down one point in a week at 46 percent, and Labour up one point at 33 percent.

Author: 0 Immigration would 'probably be lower' under Labour, says Corbyn

In another blow, 47 percent of respondents in a Survation poll said they opposed May's plan to require people to tap into assets above 100,000 pounds ($130,000), excluding the value of their homes, to pay for the costs of their old-age care.

Author: 0 Trump puts the onus on Muslim world to combat terrorism

It will be closely watched given the anti-Muslim comments by Trump during his presidential campaign and his attempt after inauguration to institute a temporary USA entry ban on nationals and refugees from several Muslim-majority countries, although not including Saudi Arabia.

Global CIA Director Mike Pompeo will brief the House intelligence committee tonight
Author: 0 CIA Director Mike Pompeo will brief the House intelligence committee tonight

This official said the disclosure did harm USA intelligence collection efforts and that Trump may have tipped the Russians off to other sensitive sources and methods for collecting information. "Current administration officials who have acknowledged contacts with Russian officials include Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Cabinet members Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson", the Post writes.

Global Russian FM mocks US media over intelligence-sharing reports
Author: 0 Russian FM mocks US media over intelligence-sharing reports

He said he was going to share intelligence with Russia , the way Trump and the Russians were supposed to do the other day. More than likely, the cause of the wreck is a reckless driver, but, of course, there are the innocent occupants in the other auto.

Global Wenger hails 'convincing' Arsenal as Sanchez shoots down Saints
Author: 0 Wenger hails 'convincing' Arsenal as Sanchez shoots down Saints

On Sanchez's well-taken goal , Wenger added: "That's Alexis, he's a player that never gives up and is tricky to stop". Ozil's inconsistent performances in big games have drawn repeated criticism this season, with some pundits having held him partially responsible for Arsenal's run of poor results since February.

Global Trump lambasts 'witch hunt' after ex-FBI boss named Russian Federation probe chief
Author: 0 Trump lambasts 'witch hunt' after ex-FBI boss named Russian Federation probe chief

Scott Applewhite). Ryan said Congress "can't deal with speculation and innuendo" and m. A look at key moments in Comey's tenure, the lead-up to Trump's decision to fire him and developments since then. Robert Luskin, a Washington lawyer who defended Bush political adviser Karl Rove during Fitzgerald's investigation, praised the choice of Mueller.

Author: 0 Illinois Unemployment Dips with Shrinking Labor Force

The nationwide unemployment rate also slight decreased to 4.4 percent, with 211,000 nonfarm payroll jobs being added to the market, according to the Employment Development Department . Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota each had jobless rates below 3 percent. Given the strong growth in employment levels over the a year ago, the April employment declines seem likely related to delays in seasonal construction hiring, rather than a change in Montanas economic growth trends, ...

Global The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay Reveals She's Engaged Ahead of Series Premiere
Author: 0 The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay Reveals She's Engaged Ahead of Series Premiere

Less than a year ago, Lindsay was prepared to say yes to another man's proposal, revealing to E! "I'm nervous just for the whole thing to kick off". As for Lindsay? She promises to do her best to keep an open mind. "But my mom told me to follow my gut and that's what I've done". "I like a confident guy", she confessed. Your advice to me was: 'Rachel, you just have to let yourself fall.' That was a turning point for me.

Global Is Trump now the Palestinians' best hope for peace?
Author: 0 Is Trump now the Palestinians' best hope for peace?

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog said disappointment with Trump is largely limited to members of Israel's "deep-right wing that were sure that President Trump would be working for them". "It's part of the west Bank ". Trump hosted Abbas at the White House on May 3, pledging to help end the decades-old conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Global Trump to address 'crisis of Islamist extremism'
Author: 0 Trump to address 'crisis of Islamist extremism'

But even as he addressed the Muslim world on Sunday, his administration is continuing to defend the executive order Trump signed to bar visitors from six Muslim-majority countries, which was blocked in United States federal court amid criticism that the order is Trump's attempt to fulfill his campaign promise to ban Muslims from the US.

Global Cavs set National Basketball Association playoff record with 41-point lead
Author: 0 Cavs set National Basketball Association playoff record with 41-point lead

Overall, Cleveland shot 26-for-44 (59.1%) from the floor and 10-for-22 (45.5%) from the 3-point line, and took a 41-point lead into the locker room, a new NBA Playoffs record thanks to J.R. "We were poor. You've got to be able to pick up the slack, certainly, when other guys aren't available". That's a bit presumptuous, of course, but there are no signs Boston can contain the indomitable James, who in his 14th season may be playing better than at any time in his life.

Global North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile USA policy
Author: 0 North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile USA policy

It flew about 500 kilometres and reached an altitude of about 560 kilometres, military officials said, and was believed to have landed in waters off North Korea's east coast. North Korea is known to be developing both nuclear weapons - it has conducted five nuclear tests - and the missiles capable of delivering those weapons to their target.

Global Putin says ready to play 'constructive role' on N Korea
Author: 0 Putin says ready to play 'constructive role' on N Korea

The son of North Korean immigrants had remained in the front-runner position since former President Park Geun-hye's ouster in early March. Seoul and Beijing would discuss the timing of talks between high-level delegations, and Mr Xi has also invited Mr Moon on an official visit to China.

Global PM in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit
Author: 0 PM in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

President Donald Trump's one time campaign adviser and longtime confidante Roger Stone criticized the president's meeting with the Saudi leaders Saturday and said the royal reception Trump received in Riyadh , including the country's highest civilian honor as vomit inducing.

Global Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
Author: 0 Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

The Saudi FM said he was speaking on behalf of the king following an earlier meeting between the US President and the Saudi monarch. Sunday saw a last-minute change to the planned ceremony, with the USA leader now due to receive an official welcome from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Rivlin.

Global Julian Assange Speaks After Sweden Halts Rape Investigation
Author: 0 Julian Assange Speaks After Sweden Halts Rape Investigation

It may not be over - Marianne Ny, the director of public prosecution in Sweden, has reserved the right to reopen the investigation against Assange. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Friday that chief Marianne Ny "has chose to discontinue the investigation" and Ny said she will call back the European arrest warrant on Assange.

Author: 0 Arsenal's Champions League bid fails in 1st time in 20 years

While Wenger, in charge at Arsenal since 1996 and now on a deal that expires this summer, has not yet announced if he intends to stay on beyond the end of this season, there have been protests from Gunners fans against the Frenchman remaining as manager.

Author: 0 USA holds back-channel talks with North Korea

Kim Hak Song was an ethnic Korean who became a naturalized American citizen during the 2000's. "A relevant institution of the DPRK detained American citizen Kim Hak Song on May 6 under a law of the DPRK on suspension of his hostile acts against it", read the North Korean announcement, as transcribed by Reuters .

Global N.Korea launches 'projectile' north of Pyongyang
Author: 0 N.Korea launches 'projectile' north of Pyongyang

The latest missile flew about 560km (350 miles) towards the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said . But there were no new indications Pyongyang was preparing another engine test or a launch of a satellite. North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Sunday, according to US and South Korean officials. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch and said it was "obviously" violating the United Nations resolution and the "repeated provocative acts by North ...

Global Comey to testify in public Senate intelligence hearing
Author: 0 Comey to testify in public Senate intelligence hearing

It did say Comey, "created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation". "The gist of the conversation was that the president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russian Federation to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news", National Security Adviser H.R.

Author: 0 Trump weighs embassy move's effect on Mideast peace process

US Embassy in Tel Aviv. The administration has distanced itself from that assurance and instead has taken a wait-and-see approach as Trump attempts to restart peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. "We are convinced that this statement is contrary to the policy of President Trump ..." Ironically, more than 20 countries including the United States have consulates in Jerusalem , which serve mostly as channels to the P.A.

Global Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized parts of master's thesis
Author: 0 Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized parts of master's thesis

Prospective members of Trump's administration have previously faced allegations of plagiarism. Clarke has also faced criticism for his management of a Milwaukee County Jail, where local prosecutors say an inmate died of dehydration after going a week without water.

Author: 0 Senior White House Aide 'Person of Interest' in Russia Probe

Asked about the Times report , Spicer said of the former FBI chief, "by grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

Author: 0 Democratic candidate for governor urges impeachment of Trump

The power to impeach lies with the House of Representatives. Donald Trump will be impeached if he becomes unpopular with Republican voters. But he cautioned that things could change dramatically if damaging revelations continue to plague the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Trump Told Russians "Nut Job" Comey Was Fired to Ease Pressure

Russia has denied it interfered in the presidential election, and the White House rejects allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials in the matter. But what are we missing in all this breaking news? This comes on the heels of Comey's recent unexpected dismissal as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by President Trump, which raised a lot of eyebrows in the government and the media, and the ethics of Trump's decision has been widely questioned by ...

Author: 0 Trump Told Russians "Nut Job" Comey Was Fired to Ease Pressure

Russia has denied it interfered in the presidential election, and the White House rejects allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials in the matter. But what are we missing in all this breaking news? This comes on the heels of Comey's recent unexpected dismissal as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by President Trump, which raised a lot of eyebrows in the government and the media, and the ethics of Trump's decision has been widely questioned by ...

Author: 0 Bangladesh PM Hasina likely to meet Trump in Riyadh

The visit to the kingdom's capital kicked off Trump's first foreign trip as president, an ambitious, five-stop swing that will take him through the Middle East and into Europe. He added that "no one makes" military equipment like the United States and said a deal would create jobs for the US and security for Qatar. Among them was a $15 billion arrangement with GE focused on power, oil and gas, and health care.

Author: 0 WikiLeaks offers $100k bounty for alleged 'tapes' between Trump and Comey

The White House first said this week that Trump made the move because of a negative memo about Comey from the Justice Department, only to have the president later say he made the decision before seeing the memo. Fox News quoted a government source as saying they were moving "quickly and expeditiously" to find a replacement, adding: "We're doing our due diligence - we are not going to cut any corners".

Author: 0 US calls on Iran to halt support for 'destabilizing forces'

On Twitter, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the election showed the "increasing progress" of the "Iranian nation". The incumbent President received 57 per cent votes, compared with his conservative rival Ebrahim Raisi, who won 38.5 per cent.

Global USA says Iranian-directed convoy targeted by U.S. strike in Syria
Author: 0 USA says Iranian-directed convoy targeted by U.S. strike in Syria

SANA, Syria's state-run news agency, reported that the unnamed Syrian military official said the "blatant" attack left a number of people dead, in addition to causing material damage. President Bashar Assad's army is trying to prevent US-backed forces from leading that fight. It said "those who claim to be fighting terrorist groups, should not fire at the Syrian army because it's the legitimate force fighting the groups, but should direct their fire against the terrorist groups".

Global Polls show UK's Conservatives losing ground as policies set out
Author: 0 Polls show UK's Conservatives losing ground as policies set out

But Len McCluskey, the leader of the country's biggest trade union says he is confident the opinion polls will start to change in Labour's favour. The General Election could determine if the United Kingdom continues to exist, Kezia Dugdale warned, as she urged people in Scotland to reject the nationalist politics offered by the SNP and the Conservatives.

Global North Korea's latest missile test called 'substantial advance'
Author: 0 North Korea's latest missile test called 'substantial advance'

It also vowed to fully implement the six sanctions resolutions previously adopted and urged all U.N. member nations to implement the measures "in an expeditious and serious manner". In recent years, North Korea successfully put satellites into orbit twice aboard long-range rockets in what the United Nations called a disguised test of long-range missile technology.

Author: 0 Saudi Arab, US agree to bolster ties in different sector

The Public Investment Fund, Riyadh's main sovereign wealth fund, and US private equity firm Blackstone said they were studying a proposal to create a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects, mainly in the United States. The foreign minister said the world should judge Iran by its actions, not words. Thus, the United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seek to embark on new initiatives to counter violent extremist messaging, disrupt financing of terrorism , and ...

Author: 0 Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

A man who had been arrested at LAX airport early Friday morning was later subdued after causing a "disturbance" that alarmed flight attendants and an off-duty officer on an American Airlines flight to Honolulu . Laptops have been banned on a handful of worldwide flights, and could soon be outlawed on far more. The Department of Homeland Security is involved in the investigation, and agency officials said all U.S.

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