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Korean missile lands in Sea of Japan

Kim Jong-Un has sought to ramp up North Korea's nuclear programme under his rule, saying the regime needs atomic weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion. Markets, however, seem not too influenced by the new ballistic missile test, presumably because market participants simply have "gotten used to it" after a series of test-launches of missiles in recent weeks.

United Kingdom police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

A total of 16 people have been arrested in the investigation, however, two of them, a woman and a teenage boy, have since been released without charges. Ismail Abedi was arrested shortly after the terror attack on Monday and remains in police custody. "The intelligence services are still collecting information about him but I wouldn't rush to conclusions, as you seem to be, that they have somehow missed something", Rudd said.

Venezuela May Hold Constituent Assembly Elections in July - Electoral Council

Maduro was undaunted on Tuesday, presenting the proposed 540-member "constituent assembly" as a way to defuse anti-government protests, which he says are part of a US -backed conspiracy to overthrow "21st Century socialism". Videos circulating on social media show a man covered in flames fleeing a small mob. Residents of Caracas awoke on Monday to several smouldering barricades made of rubbish and torn-down street signs.

North Korea fires third test missile in as many weeks

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement that the missile, presumed to be a Scud-type, was launched from an area near Wonsan, in Gangwon Province, towards the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula. Besides its regular ballistic missile test-launches, the North carried out two of its five nuclear tests previous year — in January and September. 'And in the event of war, they would bring danger to China and to Russian Federation as well'.

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said. "Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing and, again, it comes back to whatever the communication is, comes back into the government and shared across the government; so, it's not a bad thing to have multiple ...

Donald Trump attacks media for 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports

Comey argued that Clinton was "extremely careless" in how she conducted business as secretary of state using a private email server and several addresses.Chaffetz made his initial request for documents after a New York Times report that Comey had written in a memo that Trump asked him to halt an FBI investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian officials.Comey's actions based on what he knew was Russian disinformation offer a stark ...

Kell Brook needs surgery again after breaking eye socket

But it was a fearless display by Brook, who met his match in Spence. "I'd like to fight him at 147", 30-year-old Khan told Sky Sports . It seems Thurman is the fight Spence Jr wants next the most. He was gracious and gave Brook credit during his post-fight interview. Later the deposed IBF king revealed: "They kept me in hospital till 3am where I had a CT scan on my eye.

South Korea military: North Korea fires off apparent ballistic missile

North Korea is still thought to be several years from its goal of being able to target United States of America mainland cities with a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile. There was no immediate comment from North Korea's state controlled media. "We will also co-operate with South Korea and other members of the global society and maintain high levels of caution in order to do utmost for the protection of our people's safety".

NKorea fires apparent Scud-type missile into eastern waters

The missile launches, and Pyongyang's threat to stage its sixth nuclear test , have prompted calls for tougher United Nations sanctions and a warning from Trump that military intervention was an option under consideration. In their final communique, Abe and Trump - along with the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom - said North Korea "increasingly poses new levels of threat of a grave nature to global peace and stability ...

United Kingdom police say searching house in Wigan in connection with Manchester attack

Seven other men are in custody in connection with Monday's blast, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks. "This is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage". Manchester police continued making arrests in the investigation with the number of detentions rising to eight in the wake of the UK's worst terrorist attack since the July 2005 bombings in London.

Search operations in Pathankot after abandoned bag found

Till now no further details have been made available. On Sunday, three Army uniforms were found stuffed in a gunny sack with "Jammu" written on it. Earlier this month, unidentified bags were recovered near Mamun Army cantonment in Pathankot .

UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network

May said the national threat level remains critical - meaning another attack may be imminent. The suspect was arrested at an address in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, following searches connected to the attack, police said. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera says United Kingdom officials believe that USA law enforcement rather than the White House is the likely culprit for the leaks.

Court begins historic trial on ousted president

She first spoke out loud when the presiding judge asked what her occupation was. Those who didn't get a seat will be subject to blanket coverage from the South Korean media, although the trial itself won't be televised. "Release her immediately!" Some screamed and cried when a bus carrying Park passed by. The trial has captivated many here; local TV channels repeatedly replayed the video of Park walking into the courtroom and sitting before the judges.

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

Reuters has reported that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak previous year, including two phone calls between April and November. What that allows you to do is communicate in a discreet manner. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Trump tweeted .

Trump returns to U.S. ready to make major changes amid Russian Federation crisis

The New York Times and Washington Post said he wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid U.S. interception of discussions with Moscow. National Security Adviser H.R. "This is a rumor at this point, and whether it is something that should be followed up on, I'll trust Bob Mueller's judgment, " Durbin said on "Fox News Sunday".

Macron says long handshake with Trump was "not innocent"

Macron said Trump and the Turkish and Russian presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin "think in terms of power ratios, which doesn't bother me". And we have a lot to discuss, including terrorism and other things. During this meet, Macron pointedly turned past Trump to embrace German chancellor Angela Merkel and later shook hand with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, and Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, before greeting the US ...

Trump considers major staff shake-up to rein in Russian Federation disclosures

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at the end of his first global trip as president, to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Saturday. In a separate interview on NBC's "Meet the Press", Kelly defended the integrity of Kushner, whose involvement in communications with Russian Federation has brought the investigation closer than ever to Trump personally.

Stenson backing Wentworth winner Noren for major glory

Alex Noren closed with a 10-under-par 62 to complete an incredible two-stroke victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. Playing partner Peter Uihlein labelled it "the best round of golf I've ever seen" and Noren conceded it "probably" was, adding: "And I putted probably the best I've ever putted ".

London Police Review Security at Upcoming Public Events After Manchester Attack

A Uefa statement said there was "currently no specific intelligence" to suggest Wednesday's game could be a target for further attacks. Manchester itself is scheduled to host three days of sport this weekend, starting on Friday with the Great CityGames and ending with Sunday's Great Manchester Run, although that must be in some doubt now.

Maharashtra HSC Class 12th results 2017 likely to be out tomorrow

On Monday, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is likely to announce the date for declaration of results of the HSC Class XII exams. The impatience among the students in the state is only natural as the admission process for under graduate courses in all major universities in the state begins only after the board has announced the result for class 12 students.

North Korea's missile launches seen as pressure on Moon administration: South Korea

Japan lodged a protest against the North's latest missile launch that appeared to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. The won was little changed against the dollar. The White House said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the launch. "While the North Korean situation remains tense, the market has gotten used to missile launches, with broader volatility also declining", said Shusuke Yamada, senior strategist at Bank of ...

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester victims, singer says

An unprecedented security operation was in full swing on Saturday as tens of thousands of people attended major spectacles including the FA Cup Final at Wembley and the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham. Hundreds of people gathered in the Tandle Hill Country Park, releasing pink helium balloons and laying flowers. Some hours later, police cordoned off a large area in the Moss Side area of south Manchester and houses were evacuated with a bomb disposal unit sent to the scene.

US plans test of defence system to shoot down an ICBM

While the Pentagon has a variety of missile defense systems, the one designed with a potential North Korean ICBM strike in mind is perhaps the most technologically challenging. In their final communique, Abe and Trump - along with the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom - said North Korea "increasingly poses new levels of threat of a grave nature to global peace and stability.

Taiwanese Court Delivers Landmark Ruling In Favour Of Marriage Equality

They have staged several large-scale protests against marriage equality, with some conservative activists demanding a referendum on the matter. "Lawmakers must act swiftly to ensure Taiwan becomes the first in Asia to make genuine marriage equality a reality", she said in a statement .

What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth

It is a measure of the gulf that this year's Italian hosts say they expect the final statement to come in at just six pages when it is released on Saturday afternoon-down from 32 pages last year. The U.S.A is the only country not to sign the support pledge (as of now). "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", Merkel told reporters on the sidelines of the summit.

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

But after the federal police stalled on the southern edge of the Old City just weeks into the push, the joint command center adjusted the plans, ordering Iraqi forces to first sweep up and around the congested Old City. Iraqi forces said they made gains in a new assault on IS there on Saturday. Iraqi forces launched a major operation to retake Mosul in October a year ago, fighting their way to the city and retaking its eastern side before setting their sights on its smaller but more ...

Oil is struggling to recover from its OPEC disappointment

Since then, the low oil prices environment has been also costly for USA shale oil producers who managed to adapt to the new price setting. However, speculators had been anticipating longer, perhaps deeper output limit agreement, and have loped more than 5% from oil price since the pact was first confirmed by Saudi Arabia's oil minister early in the day's proceedings.

Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton's wedding reception as Prince Harry's date

It looks like just as Pippa and her new husband James were coming out of the church and were getting ready to greet the guests, Prince George nearly caused a huge and embarrassing moment for his aunt on her special day. Insiders are already predicting an engagement announcement for Prince Harry and Markle this year. The Sun recounts the great lengths-literally-Harry went to to bring Markle to the reception: it was a 100-mile round-trip drive for him to pick her up.

Texas House OKs budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

Courts in states such as Alabama, Oklahoma and Louisiana have blocked similar bans. "Through our efforts during the session, we were able to convince the governor that reduction in personal income tax was a true benefit to West Virginians, and the kind of bold change that could jump start growth and opportunity".

U.S. to quit Paris climate deal: Trump tells 'confidants'

Although he promised to make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel . Trump has criticized efforts to cut emissions, saying they hurt USA economic competitiveness. "His views are evolving, and he came here to learn", Cohn said.

Stokes hits century in England's 6-330

England beat South Africa by two runs in the second one-day worldwide. Joe Root replaced Roy and looked in fabulous touch from the off, taking a particular liking to medium pace of Dwaine Pretorius. Unfortunately we didn't get across the line, but proud of the effort. "We were a little careless (in the field) and there was a bit of faulty thinking", de Villiers said.

Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: It's much harder than Trump thinks

But in reality, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be even harder to resolve than the investigations and allegations dogging Mr. Trump back home. Leaders of GCC states proudly assert that they " do not share our values ", so it is hard to understand why Trump should insist on pretending that they do.

Duterte asks separatists, Maoists to join fight against Maute group

The overall death toll neared 100. He later apologized and said he did not intend disrespect to women or rape victims. His comment sparked outrage around the world. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's warnings about the abuse of martial law notwithstanding, it's former president Fidel V. Ramos speaking out against expanding martial law in the Visayas and Luzon that may get President Rodrigo Duterte's attention given how the former Davao City mayor often credited him for pushing his ...

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change lawyers after ICJ stays execution

The ICJ on Thursday ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until a final decision in the proceedings. As President Ronny Abraham read the verdict in the ornate Great Hall of Justice in The Hague, his assertion that the case was indeed debatable, and the ICJ had, prime facie, jurisdiction in the case, brought smiles on the tense and looming faces in the room.

Park, prosecutors face rising stakes in corruption trial

The Seoul Central District Court held a lottery last week for the 68 seats available for the public, drawing more than 500 people, a lot of them young people in their 20s and 30s. The ex-president is charged with taking or soliciting bribes worth 59.2 billion won (€50 million) from some of South Korea's most powerful conglomerates, or "chaebol", including taking bribes from the Samsung Group scion Jay Y Lee .

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