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New Gov't Gives 1st Approval for Aid Group's Contact with N. Korea

The Philippines foreign ministry said earlier in a statement that it had no comment on news reports about the leaked transcript. "We have two submarines, the best in the world". That's the good news. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the USA homeland, officials said Friday The American interceptor has a spotty track record, succeeding in nine of 17 attempts since 1999.

Trump touts 'billions of dollars and millions of jobs' from trip

Trump also previewed remarks he's scheduled to deliver at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Memorial Day. The spectacle of hypocrisy was superficial in the freakish sword dance that, for once, exempted dancing as a haram act in the puritanical nation in which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Trump and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon awkwardly joined along.

Denel: We have not been captured

Ntshepe said that since its inception, Denel Asia had not traded and that this was on instruction from the Public Enterprises Minister and Denel board to allow the engagement process with National Treasury which was now underway. While there could be a similar pattern to the capture of state-owned enterprises as outlined by Gordhan, Denel was different, Mantsha stressed. VR Laser Asia is owned by Salim Essa , an associate of the politically-connected Gupta family.

Trump Reported to Have Told Confidants US Will Leave Paris Climate Deal

That is despite USA defence secretary James Mattis saying in an interview to air on Sunday that the president was now "wide open" on the issue. And just like that, his first foreign trip is over. Earlier Saturday, Trump announced on Twitter that he would make a decision on the accord next week. He also said during his presidential campaign that he would cancel the deal, and has infamously and repeatedly called global warming a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese (and scientists) - but ...

North Korea rejects UNSC statement on its missile firing

The North, which has defied all calls to rein in its weapons programmes, even from its lone ally, China, has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear warhead, capable of striking the United States mainland. Andersen Air Force Base, which is located 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles) away from North Korea, according to Schilling. North Korea's foreign ministry rejected the statement, saying it infringed on its right to self-defence, particularly as the missile was sacked at a sharp angle ...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: The Ethiopian politician who landed the World Health Organization top job

On Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. completed his participation in the 70 World Health Assembly by leading the USA delegation in meetings with public health officials from Singapore, the WHO Africa Regional Office, Finland, Norway, the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, and Brazil.

Rodrigo Duterte jokes to soldiers that they can rape women with impunity

Rebels torched buildings, took a priest and his worshippers hostage and sealed off much of the city. "But for this martial law and the consequences of martial law and the ramifications of martial law, I and I alone would be responsible, just do your job I will take care of the rest", Duterte said at an army base in Iligan City, outside Marawi City, according to a president's office transcript.

Manchester police not sharing intelligence with U.S. after leaks

Speaking before her departure for the summit on Thursday, Mrs May said she would "make clear to president Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure". Abedi's father and brother were arrested by Libyan security forces Wednesday. Abedi's father Ramadan was allegedly a member of the Al Qaeda-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s - a claim he denies.

S. Korea to seek resumption of denuclearization talks under Moon admin

That's why the foreign ministry's briefing to President Moon's special advisory committee on Wednesday garnered attention as Moon vowed to take a different stance on Pyongyang during his campaign. The North's official KCNA news agency, citing the spokesman for the foreign ministry, said the country had "substantially displayed" the capabilities for mounting a nuclear attack on Hawaii and Alaska and had built full capabilities for attacking the USA mainland.

Taiwan set to become first Asian country to legalise gay marriage

After the ruling , Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen urged the public to treat each other with tolerance and respect. With the decision , Taiwan's Parliament will now have to amend the nation's laws or pass new ones. The Legislature now has two years either to amend the civil code or to enact laws addressing same-sex couples. The decision cements Taiwan's role as a trailblazer in the region, where gay rights are often contentious and same-sex sexual activity sometimes outlawed.

G7 leaders divided on climate change, closer on trade issues

Despite Trump's refusal to disclose where he stands on the treaty, the other G7 nations reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Paris accord, according to a communique released at the conclusion of the summit. Abandoning the Paris agreement would carry a high political cost internationally and face fierce opposition at home in the United States from environmental activists and American corporations that are investing heavily in cleaner technology.

Stoltenberg says NATO will strengthen ties with Ukraine

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who attended meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member leaders on Thursday when Trump spoke, said he was confident having heard the USA leader speak that the United States would fulfil its obligations and wanted Europeans to do the same."What I heard from him yesterday in the meeting made me relaxed", he said.

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, said "there was enough information and evidence of the terrorist elements involved in the (attack) having trained in these camps". In a statement released in Washington, Trump said: "The bloodletting of Christians must end, and all who aid their killers must be punished". "We will avenge them or die like them", mourners said, while marching with a giant wooden cross.

Manchester attack: 'Forgive me', bomber told mother in pre-bombing call

Rudd said up to 3,800 soldiers could be deployed on Britain's streets, taking on guard duties to free up police to focus on patrols and investigation. In a speech at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, Trump said that he found the leaks "deeply troubling" and that he had directed USA agencies, including the Department of Justice, to investigate the leaks.

Trump preparing to leave Paris climate deal

He previously threatened to pull out. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who chaired the meeting, said the other six "won't change our position on climate change one millimeter". The news outlet cited three sources with direct knowledge in its report that the President had told multiple people in private, including the Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, that he will withdraw the United States from the deal.

'Key players' held as police make 'immense progress' in Manchester bomb probe

Nearly one week after a suicide bomber killed 22 and wounded dozens more at her Manchester Arena appearance, Ariana Grande has announced she plans to return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims. The statement from Greater Manchester Police and United Kingdom counter-terrorism police said they had a 1,000-strong team working "around the clock" on the probe.

US National Security Adviser 'not concerned' with Kushner, Russia back-channel allegations

Kushner, 36, even suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from monitoring, The Post said, quoting USA officials briefed on intelligence reports. Sergey Kislyak in December, as the Trump team was preparing its transition to the White House . Those discussions are said to have been led - at least in part - by Mr Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon, with Mr Trump also expected to hold discussions with his legal team and other advisers, ...

United Kingdom police 'stop passing information to US' over leaks of key evidence

In other developments, the government has announced that a minute's silence will be held at 11am British time on Thursday in remembrance of those who lost their lives or were affected by the attack. "When that trust is breached it undermines these relationships and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families", he said.

South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup

With the score all tied up at 2-2, the spirited Japanese managed to force the contest right down to the wire, but the nerves and skill of Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan, in the deciding women's doubles match, sealed the win and China's place in Sunday's final.

G7 leaders divided on climate change

McMaster called "baseless" reports that European leaders were concerned over Trump's failure to restate the USA commitment to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation charter during an alliance summit in Brussels. "A lot of people in my country are against this agreement", Trump told Macron during their lunch, according to this person. Earlier, in an off-camera briefing for reporters, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said of the climate discussions, "We're all ...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack that killed 29

HM the King prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest the souls of the victims in eternal peace, bless their relatives with patience and the wounded with speedy recovery and safeguard brotherly Egypt against all evil. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.

McMaster isn't fazed by Jared Kushner 'back-channel' reports

On Friday, Reuters reported that Mr. Kushner had at least two previously undisclosed phone calls with Mr. Kislyak between April 2016 and Election Day. In an off-camera news briefing on May 27, national security adviser H.R. McMaster was asked about President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner seeking to set up a secret communications channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin.

Input tax credits to reduce final tax burden under GST

The all-powerful GST Council today finalised four tax rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent for services including telecom, insurance, hotels and restaurants under the biggest tax reform since the Independence. We had submitted to the Govt that consideration must be given to the present financial condition of the sector and any rate beyond the existing rate of 15% makes the telecom services more expensive for the consumer.

Reports swirling about Kushner and back channel with Russian Federation

The Washington Post said Kushner's secret communications proposal was made December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by United States officials. "We're not going to comment on Jared", Cohn said. "We're just not going to comment". News reports said the White House , reeling from the explosive developments in the long-running Russian Federation saga, is creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the ...

British Police Resume Sharing Intel With US Counterparts

Britain's terror threat level was raised to "critical" - the highest level - on Tuesday over concern another attack could be imminent. The British-born 22-year-old was known to security services and was part of a wider network of collaborators.

Manchester: UK resumes intelligence-sharing after United States leak

Police are hunting for a possible bomb-maker after the 22-year-old attacker, British-born Salman Abedi , detonated a sophisticated device at a concert venue packed with children on Monday night, killing 22 people and injuring 64. "[May they be] victorious against the infidels". Within hours of sending this evidence to American authorities, these pictures appeared in the New York Times .

G7 calls on internet companies to boost efforts to remove extremist content

The senior British government official said May would say that she believes "we must redouble our resolve to meet the threats to our shared society whether from terrorism or Russia". "I am clear that corporations can do more". May had pushed for a statement that would urge companies to develop tools to automatically identify material based on what it contains and who has posted it - and help the authorities identify and catch extremists.

NYPD officer makes epic basketball shot from sidewalk

Trust", the officer says to the kids, before one of them shouts out that the officer owes him a dollar if he misses. Three dribbles later, Officer James fires off the shot and makes it in. Officer James is one of many police in NY who regularly work with youths in their neighbourhoods to help build and foster positive relationships with law enforcement.

Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

Many suspect President Trump-who previously called global warming a hoax, is trying to use the climate change issue as leverage in other debates but his decision left a sour taste with leaders and diplomats who are having to revisit an issue they hoped they had sorted.

Ex-CIA chief: It's clear Russian Federation interfered with U.S. election

Brennan testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill on May 23, and gave account to date of the scale of effort to combat Russian operations trying to affect the outcome of 2016 elections. He says the committee will be "following up with subpoenas" to maximize the chances of getting information from Flynn. In a letter to the Senate committee on Monday, Mr Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination in deflecting the panel's ...

How well does Alan Shearer REALLY know the FA Cup?

Arsenal won the game 2-1. The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday instead of police in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere. Ajax manager Peter Bosz said: "What happened yesterday evening in Manchester is something we all feel in Ajax and on behalf of all of us at Ajax we express our sympathies with the victims that fell.

United States decries Washington, DC, brawl during Erdogan's visit

Video shows people pushing past police to confront a small group of protesters across the street in Sheridan Circle. "I'm scared now too because I don't know how it will affect my life here in the United States", said Tankan, who lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for attack benefit concert

While police and politicians have praised communities in Manchester for their reaction to the bombing, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable said there had been a rise in reported hate crimes, from an average of 28 to 56 incidents on Wednesday.

Trump in 'tough' Nato, EU talks

The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tweeted that the U.S. cannot "add an asterisk" to Article 5. Trump started the day by holding talks with Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Commission president, and Donald Tusk, EU Council president.

United Kingdom terror threat level remains 'critical' says May

They labeled their initiative "A City United". "These were children. They were attacked because of our way of life". Charlotte Campbell learned only on Wednesday that her 15-year-old daughter Olivia was among those killed in the attack on Manchester Arena .

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