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N.Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. looked forward to continuing to "strengthen the alliance" and "deepen the enduring friendship and partnership". In their telephone call on Thursday, Moon told Xi he "understands China's interest in the THAAD deployment and its concerns", Yoon said earlier. During the 40-minute call, Xi stressed the importance of working together to achieve the common goal of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula - an aim dependent on resolving the thorny ...

Haryana gang rape has shocked nation's conscience: Sonia

Just after 4 days of judgement by Supreme Court about Nirbhaya Case which occurred in Delhi, another 23-year-old-woman was gang-raped by at least 7 people and mutilated. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had allegedly refused a marriage proposal. The woman then took her daughter to the women's police station.

Trump admits his White House spokespeople can't be trusted

Trump also slammed the "fake media" Friday morning and once again denied any collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, amid speculation that he fired Comey for reasons related to the FBI's investigation into the matter.

White House: Removing Comey will help bring Russian Federation investigation to end

President Trump released a statement Tuesday saying James Comey is no longer able to effectively lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. - As commentators on cable TV called President Trump firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey an abuse of power, the president was startled and infuriated by how his action was being received, according to a person with knowledge of his reaction.

Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

Independent centrist Macron won a run-off vote against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen a week ago with 66 percent of the vote. In a ceremony at the Élysée Palace, Mr. His En Marche political movement was formed just previous year and as a new party - La Republique En Marche - will be fielding candidates for nearly all of France's 577 seats in June's parliamentary elections.

India won't accept OBOR, it ignores core concerns on sovereignty: MEA

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says he makes no apologies for wanting to build world-class infrastructure for Malaysia despite criticism from the opposition politicians. "In advancing the Belt and Road , we will not re-tread the old path of games between foes". Playing down India s absence at the meeting, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the media on Friday that the Indian scholars would be attending the meeting.

ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I - The Phantom Menace of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

After U.S. military officials visited the site of the Turkish airstrikes in Syria, photos surfaced online that appeared to show a U.S. military official standing alongside a commander from the PKK. It is also unclear what a conflict between the USA and Turkey would mean for the rest of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: it certainly would set a precedent, as never before has fighting broken out between two alliance members.

Syria FM rejects United Nations monitors for 'de-escalation' deal

But regional experts, as well as current and former Turkish government officials warn that Mr. Assad would be the biggest beneficiary of any new no-fly or "safe zones", arguing the Assad regime could use the zones as a haven and incubator for the YPG or other Kurdish elements deemed an enemy of Turkey - a haven protected by USA and coalition air power.

Macron's victory overshadowed by possible crisis, European Union challenges

Macron's willingness to placate Germany has led critics at home to portray him as the puppet of Chancellor Angela Merkel . Mr Macron has said the defectors can keep their existing party membership and still run on his parliamentary ticket.

The US wants to ban electronics on Board the aircraft

Some European terminals may soon be added to the list of 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa from which the USA has prohibited passengers to board with laptops and tablets, according to " three sources briefed on the meeting ", Reuters reported .

Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted

Officially, Clark remains premier until the government loses a confidence vote in the legislature. In Maple Ridge-Mission, there was a difference of 120 votes between the NDP's Bob D'Eith and incumbent BC Liberal Marc Dalton, with D'Eith now ahead.

Security situation in Afghanistan likely to get worse: US intel chief

Stoltenberg meanwhile said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "We are now reviewing our training mission in Afghanistan and we will take decisions on its future scope, including on troop numbers within weeks ".

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Sign Strong Anti-Sanctuary Bill

What were the reactions to the bill's passage? Senate Bill 4 , which was approved by a House vote Wednesday, would void the kind of policies San Antonio and most big-city police departments have on the books barring officers from inquiring about immigration status in routine police encounters.

Israel rebukes Sweden for supporting UNESCO resolution

The draft resolution is also expected to condemn the work of the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem and call for the deployment of global observes to the city. Security Council resolution which condemned Israeli settlements. In April 2016, 24 countries voted for a similar UNESCO resolution, with six opposing and 26 abstaining.

Republican voters don't seem to care about Comey's firing

Any such request - which was denied by Mr Comey, who said that he could only pledge honesty - could can be interpreted to mean that Mr Trump was asking the then-FBI director to promise that investigations into Russia's election interference would not target the Oval Office.

Xi, Putin and others meet for Belt and Road Forum

China will set up 50 joint laboratories with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to enhance cooperation on innovation, President Xi Jinping said Sunday. "China is our strategic partner, and China has made investment of 56 billion dollars in CPEC". He and other critics have pointed to restrictions on and obstacles to foreign firms doing business in China as evident of the hypocrisy behind Beijing's grand unifying vision.

Chinese military conducts live-fire drills, weapons tests

In a brief statement, the Chinese defence ministry did not specify when the missile was tested. The tests of new missiles and weapons were carried out by the People's Liberation Army's Rocket Force in recent days and were created to "raise operational capability" of the armed forces to "effectively respond to threats" to national security, the statement said .

Labour to end tax breaks for landlords

Andrew Little promises a crackdown on property speculators. It allows them to avoid paying tax. "This loophole is effectively a hand-out from taxpayers to speculators". Home buyers and families aren't being closed out of the market by Investors - they're being closed out by Loan-to-value restrictions that require them to have a 20% deposit at a time when house prices are at historically high levels".

Negotiations ongoing to exchange more Chibok girls with detained insurgents

Alhassan who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on the present state of the recently released 82 girls said they are now undergoing rehabilitation and reintegration processes in various medical facilities across the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Trump's frustrations boiling over after Comey dismissal

Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed Comey. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well-known, highly respected, really talented people". Senator John Cornyn, a former Texas attorney general, was also interviewed. Also interviewed Saturday were Michael J. Garcia, a former prosecutor and associate judge on New York's highest court; GOP Sen.

Global cyber attack dying down, 104 countries affected

Almost hundred countries, including India, were hit by what is believed to be the biggest-ever recorded cyberattack that used "cyber weapons" stolen from the US' National Security Agency to lock up computers and hold users' files for ransom.

Manchu lakshmi reacts on nirbhaya verdict

Speaking after the court's call, Nirbhaya's parents expressed their happiness and said, 'although justice was late, we are happy with court's decision. Singh recalling his strong bond with her said, "I used to treat her like a boy". In the note, PeeCee continued, "Unfortunately, the past can never be undone".

Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief for 'insubordination'

Comey did not say he asked Justice for more money or FBI agents to expand the Russian Federation investigation, as one official told NBC News Wednesday - and as was reported by the New York Times , the Washington Post and others. "I think the process is going to go quickly", he said, adding that the candidates under consideration were mostly well known. And though the White House has asserted Comey lost the backing of rank-and-file agents, McCabe flatly said, "that is not accurate".

Fatal accident closes eastbound Interstate 70

The crash involved two semis and one auto. The four fatalities were found dead at the scene. Around 9:30 p.m, Indiana State Police dispatch confirmed to 24-Hour News 8 that one person has died as a result of the crash. The identities of the victims have not yet been released. Eastbound lanes were closed after crash with eastbound traffic utilizing USA 40 or another route of their choice.

Trump's shifting reason for firing Comey could cost him with Hill leaders

Later, the president and his advisers said Trump had planned to fire Comey since taking office. Trump also attempted to defend his administration's struggle to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale for the abrupt firing of Comey this week, first saying it was in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, only to later say Trump had planned to fire Comey regardless.

Family Of Jordan Edwards Wants Cop Convicted Of Murder

The Balch Springs Police Department said in a statement Friday evening that it was not notified ahead of time that an arrest warrant would be issued. Charmaine Edwards told the New York Daily News that two of the teen's older brothers were with him when he was shot, and they are now grief-stricken.

North Korea fires missile: South Korea military

It was his second appearance before reporters Sunday after North Korea fired the missile that Japanese officials say may have been a new type given its flight time and unusually high altitude. The Trump administration has called the tests unacceptable and has swung between threats of military action and offers to talk. Moon, who favors a softer approach to the North than his conservative predecessors, strongly condemned the launch during an emergency national security meeting, calling it a ...

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron begins official duties at WWII ceremony

To discuss the victory of Emmanuel Macron and the future of France following the contentious election, CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke to Michael Kimmage, Transatlantic Academy Fellow for the German Marshall Fund. Two polls showed that En Marche would top the first round of the June 11-18 election. "Yesterday a new French president was elected". Marine Le Pen, his far-right opponent, called Macron to concede her defeat after voters rejected her "French-first" nationalism by a large margin.

Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr Trump's frustrations came to a head this week after four months in office, with the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who was overseeing the probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling.

North Korea conducts new missile test

It wasn't immediately clear what type of ballistic missile was launched, although the U.S. Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". But she said more analysis was needed. If the information that has been reported about the test are correct, the missile has considerably longer range than its current missiles.

Texas Legislature Approves Bill to Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'

In a 20-11 party line vote, Republican state senators adopted the House version of a bill that prescribes tough penalties for local officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The representative also described his personal fears on the subject and said that the bill would be a reminder to his sons " that the law will treat them with suspicion ", concluding with his disappointment over the issue.

U.S. needs 'good shutdown' in September to fix 'mess': Donald Trump

He pointed out that if a Republican-only bill were passed out of the House, it wouldn't make it through the Senate, where it would need 60 votes, and thus, some Democratic support. But the presidential tweets displayed a contradictory message on the budget deal. Trump indicated that he didn't want to see a shutdown -- at least not this month.

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.

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