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N.Korea fires ballistic missile

While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the U.S. Moon called the launch a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and said he will deal resolutely against such provocations while leaving the door open for dialogue.

US says Trump 'can't imagine Russia pleased' with North Korea missile

Pyongyang's threats were in response to claims that United States and South Korean spies had plotted to assassinate the North's leader, Kim Jong-un. Trump warned in an interview with Reuters in late April that a "major, major conflict" with the North was possible, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute over its nuclear and missile programs.

National Hockey League playoffs 2017: Bobby Ryan scores overtime victor in Game 1

Fleury finished with 33 saves. Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta , left, \is checked along the boards by Ottawa Senators' Ryan Dzingel (18) during the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, Ma.

Trump may pick a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

Trump then doubled down on the idea in an interview with Fox News, saying: "We just don't have them, unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself". Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) did not receive a heads-up call from Trump, but pulled the president aside to ask about Comey during a visit to the White House on Wednesday to discuss tax reform.

Chibok girls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects

Human rights advocates also fear some of the girls have been used by Boko Haram to carry out suicide bombings as part of the group's insurgency. Buhari, 74, left the Nigerian capital Abuja on Sunday evening after welcoming some of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014, who were freed following negotiations with the militants over the weekend.

Trump Warns Comey, Blasts Media, Asks 'When Does It End' on Russian Federation

Trump's veiled Friday morning threat to Comey - coming amid an active investigation into the Trump's campaigns connections with Russia - might constitute witness intimidation, according to Norm Eisen, former chief ethics counsel for President Obama.

Trump's Claim of FBI 'Turmoil'

Trump said in his brief statement about firing Comey on Tuesday that the FBI chief had told him three times that he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. Trump wrote in a publicly released letter that he asked Comey if he was under investigation. "If I get called to the White House, I'm going to take my attorney that works at my agency and another agent with me".

Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

Renewing a political landscape long bogged down with out-of-touch parties and long-serving politicians was a central campaign promise and the eclectic mix of candidates speaks to Macron's desire to pull the plug on a system he deems broken.

BC Green leader begins talks with other parties

But the Liberals only need one more seat for a majority - and 176,000 absentee ballots are yet to be counted. Asked several times if she accepts personal responsibility, Clark avoided a direct answer. "I think British Columbians heard the message about how important it is that we fight for jobs, especially in the face of rising USA protectionism in the United States and that we keep taxes low, stay competitive, leave more money in people's pockets and that we keep up the good work that we've ...

Top Senate Intel Dem: Comey Won't Appear Before Committee Next Week

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would act quickly to appoint a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director following his controversial dismissal earlier this week of James Comey - a move that was still reverberating around Washington.

United Kingdom recovers from health system cyber attack

More than 75,000 computers in 99 countries were compromised in Friday's attack, with a heavy concentration of infections in Russian Federation and Ukraine, according to Dutch security company Avast Software BV. State agencies and major companies around the world were left reeling by the attacks, which blocked access to files and demanded ransom money, forcing them to shut down their computer systems.

Moon condemns N. Korean missile launch

North Korea launched some type of ballistic missile at about 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time, a Pentagon official confirmed to Fox News. "The South and US are analysing more details about the missile", it said in a statement without elaborating.

Le Pen aides brush off plagiarism of rival in French election speech

PARIS Centrist French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron on Monday rejected calls from the left to amend the pro-business reforms in his electoral program. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's statement that France could leave the European Union is an attempt to bring voters on his side, Russian senator Franz Klintsevich told reporters on May 1.

Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

In the termination letter to Mr Comey, Mr Trump said the firing was necessary to restore "public trust and confidence in the FBI ". The President insists Mr Comey told him repeatedly that he was in the clear before he sacked him on Tuesday.

North Korea launches projectile — South Korean military

Moon won Tuesday's election on a platform of a moderate approach to North Korea and has said he would be willing to go to Pyongyang under the right circumstances, arguing dialogue must be used in parallel with sanctions to resolve its neighbour's defiance of the global community.

Nations grapple with massive cyberattack as more threats loom

Germany's national railway says that it was among the organizations affected by the global cyberattack but there was no impact on train services. (AP Photo/Paul White). The cyberextortion attack hitting dozens of countries spread quickly and widely thanks to an unusual confluence of factors: a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside ...

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump went on to slam Democrats as "hypocrites" due to their previous condemnations of Comey and his handling of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. Comey's people added that Comey was wary about dining with the president, but believed he couldn't turn him down. The US President told reporters "we can make a fast decision" and that it was "possible" it could be by Friday.

Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says

While still short of the four seats needed for official party status, Weaver was pleased with the "first ever Green elected caucus in North America". With narrow margins in some districts, including Courtenay-Comox, a tally of absentee votes and ballot recounts starting May 22 could still determine the final victor.

North Korea launches unidentified projectile, believed to be ballistic missile

U.S. Pacific Command, based in Hawaii, said it had detected and assessed the missile, and "the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". "North Korea's repeated missile launches are a grave threat to our country and a clear violation of UN resolutions", Abe told reporters, adding Japan will stay in close touch with the United States and South Korea.

Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years in prison for blasphemy

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced former governor of Jakarta Basuki Purnama to two years in prison for blasphemy against Islam. Outside the court, supporters of Ahok wept and hugged each other amid shouts of jubilation from members of conservative Islamic groups.

US Identifies Navy SEAL Killed In Firefight With Al-Qaida In Somalia

Milliken's death marks the first American combat causality in Somalia since the failed "Black Hawk Down" mission in 1993. The Pentagon reported two other military members who were injured. advisers in a mission that began several years ago. Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said the security forces killed Moalin Osman Abdi Badil alongside his three associates in a raid in Bariiree area, but did not indicate if the same raid involved USA forces.

Ten gunned down near China "Belt and Road" projects in Pakistan

The bodies of the victims were transported to their hometown in C-130 military aircraft. The victims were building a road in the port city of Gwadar when assailants on motorbikes fired at them and fled the scene. It bears mentioning that the latest attack is pivotal in the backdrop of development going on in Gawadar and Pakistan's burgeoning ties with China.

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast take over several cities

The revolt began in Bouake early on Friday before spreading quickly, following a pattern similar to a mutiny by the same group in January that paralyzed parts of the West African state and marred its image as a post-war success story. "This isn't normal. If there's a demand to be made, I think it has to be done peacefully", said Lacine Tia, who works in the city center. Meanwhile, around 100 elite Republican Guard troops were seen taking positions against the mutineers in Abidjan , ...

I was going to fire James Comey regardless of recommendation: Donald Trump

According to the White House, one of the many reasons Comey was sacked was because he failed to stop sensitive leaks of information to the media. The White House and vice president Mike Pence have said the president acted on the recommendation of the USA attorney general Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

Two freight trains collide near Jamshoro leaving 4 injured

The train service stands suspended at Karachi-Hyderabad track on the heels of the accident. Scores of people were wounded in the wake of the collision. Passengers affected by the crash have been given full refund of their tickets by railway authorities. The liquid fuel from the two trains spilled on to the rail track.

Merkel: Germany not 'first in line' to boost troops in Afghanistan

Australia must also brace for providing financial aid to Afghanistan for many years to come. "Our biggest challenge is the Taliban". Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today he was considering the request made late last month by NATO's military authorities, without specifying the details of it.

Spicer: Sally Yates Was A "Strong Supporter" Of Hillary Clinton

Yates briefly led the U.S. Justice Department until Trump fired her on January 30 for declining to defend his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Do you support or oppose them? Press Secretary Sean Spicer also alleged that the former acting attorney general, who is from Atlanta, is an anti-Trump partisan.

Talks under way to secure release of more kidnapped schoolgirls

Lawyer Zannah Mustapha, mediator for Chibok girls, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria, May 8, 2017. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Satu. Alhassan said there was need to help the girls forget the trauma they experienced from the bush. "The release of the Chibok girls might appear to have been delayed but we take cognizance of the fact that all hopes were lost in the months after their ...

Mahrez slip spares City, Swansea close on safety

That was 29 minutes in and two more goals were to follow before the break. Seven minutes later, it was 2-0 with Jesus confidently converting a spot kick after Sane had been felled by Yohan Benalouane . This win, achieved courtesy of first-half goals by Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton , lifted Swansea four points above the relegation zone.

Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

Mr Comey's farewell letter to the FBI seemed to indicate he felt the Russian Federation investigation should continue. Trump fired Comey without giving any prior indication, but took 18 days to fire Flynn. Is he saying that he chose to fire Comey because he considers the Russian Federation investigation to be a "made up story?" "If Russia or anybody else is trying to interfere with our elections I think it's a terrible thing and I want to get to the bottom of it and I want to make ...

Korea to dispatch veteran politician to China forum for possible fence-mending

The call to Moon took place just a day after he took office and comes amid increased regional tensions over North Korea as well as the deployment of a USA missile-defense shield in South Korea. The two leaders also agreed to strengthen their alliance, the White House said. As president, Moon must find a way to coax an increasingly belligerent North Korea to ease its nuclear and missile threats.

Trump Says Russia Must Be "Laughing" At US Over Comey

Two days ago, in a Fox News interview , Sanders, the president's principal deputy press secretary, said the White House wants the investigation into the Russian Federation scandal to end. "Those words don't leave a lot of room for interpretation, so I think it's pretty clear what he meant", she said . "Then he gets to the end and he said she's free as a bird", Trump said.

Acting FBI director undercuts White House on Comey firing

The Trump administration has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation investigation. Over the last two days, White House officials repeatedly had said Trump did not decide to sack Comey until after he met with Sessions and Rosenstein in the Oval Office on Monday.

Trump hosts Russians, Kissinger at White House day after Comey firing

The Russian foreign minister rejected claims that Moscow interfered in the election that sent Trump to the White House as "fabrications". There had been no plans to immediately broadcast images from the meeting. Ties soured further in April after the US blamed a Russian ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, for a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians and Trump ordered that some 60 cruise missiles be fired at a Syrian air base in response.

NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days

A total of 48 NHS trusts in England and 13 NHS health boards in Scotland were crippled in the global attack on Friday when a ransomware virus infiltrated dozens of NHS organisations. In February 2016, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California said it had paid a $17,000 ransom to regain control of its computers from hackers.