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US, ASEAN agree on need for full implementation of NK sanctions

They took note of efforts between the 10-member ASEAN and China toward an early conclusion of a "meaningful" code of conduct in the South China Sea as part of efforts to defuse tensions over the sea, in which Beijing has overlapping claims with its smaller neighbors such as the Philippines and Vietnam.

Tillerson And Lavrov Meet, Discuss Ukraine And Syria

They found Trump sitting there with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger . The Kremlin website said Putin and Trump were "in favour of organizing a personal meeting in connection with a meeting of the G20 summit". Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin, referring to Comey's firing , said, "We had nothing to do with that". Relations between the two former Cold War foes soured under former president Barack Obama over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and its ...

Xi talks with South Korean president over phone

During the phone conversation, the two leaders discussed a broad range of bilateral issues, including the Korean Peninsula and the DPRK's nuclear program, Yoon said. Moon has previously expressed ambivalence over the THAAD system and told Xi he was "well aware" of Chinese concerns about it. The six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions have been stalled since late 2008, largely due to a North Korean boycott.

Know how to check Odisha +2 Science exam-2017 results

The anxiously waiting students of Odisha Plus II Science examination results will then be able to access their scores and check how well they have fared. Click on the link "Odisha 12th / +2 Result 2017". The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha was established in 1982 to regulate, control and develop Higher Secondary Education in the State of Orissa.

GM mustard gets regulator nod, ball in government's court

The decision of the GEAC was, however, vehemently opposed by environmentalists, anti-GM groups and even the RSS-linked economic policy think-tank Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM). "They have failed in their mandate and goal for which they have been created, to protect health of citizens from GMO", said Kavita Karuganti of Coalition for GM Free India.

Gmail users targeted in huge phishing scam

Large numbers of people reported they had been hacked after receiving an email from a known contact asking them to open a link to what appeared to be a Google document page. If you inadvertently give access, this opens your account to the attacker, who can read your emails and access your address book. Clicking on the invitation led to a real Google account selection screen.

Girls outperform boys in TN state board exams

Other than regular students, 74,647 candidates registered directly as private candidates also appeared for Tamil Nadu board examinations . With a path breaking decision by the TN state government to stop releasing the toppers list of class 10 and 12 exams, names of first three rank holder in each state and district level were not revealed.

Australia to drug test unemployed people in trial welfare crackdown

However, welfare lobby groups are anxious the tests will demonise job hunters and push them in homelessness and crime. The trial will run in three locations from January 2018 and Social Services Minister Christian Porter said it would "ensure taxpayer money was not being used to fund drug addictions for risky substances such as ice and that people in these situations are given every assistance to improve their lives".

Bank of England: interest rates may need to rise before late 2019

Weighing up how the eight policymakers at this week's meeting will vote, Victoria Clarke, an economist at Investec , noted that minutes from the March meeting in March showed worries about inflation went beyond Forbes. They also assume a transition period, which is far from being certain. Monetary policy can not prevent either the necessary real adjustment as the United Kingdom moves towards its new global trading arrangements "or the weaker real income growth that is likely to ...

Gareth Bale enjoys Real Madrid final spot as recovery continues

As I've mentioned before, I quite like how straightforward Zidane is when he talks to the press. Juventus also have a insane Champions League record that makes this whole predicting malarky a little more hard. They finished as runners-up in the group, behind Dortmund who had two more points. Gareth Bale may not get selected for the final against Juventus, for example, because of Isco's form.

Trump to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace

In doing so, Trump committed his administration to helping to resolve the decades-old conflict, something his three direct predecessors have failed to achieve. Abbas said that Palestinians wish to see a two-state solution based on 1967 borders with a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem. Trump has put some of his closest advisors on the issue, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his long-time legal advisor and confidante, Jason Greenblatt, who is now the White House's chief ...

Mother of 3 killed by gunman at pool party

Earlier San Diego police said a man opened fire at a group of people in the pool area of an apartment complex on Judicial Drive just after 6 p.m. Sunday. Another person was injured in the incident , breaking his arm while fleeing the gunfire. "She had such a great personality", said Vincent Howard, who met Clark in high school.

Asia Minute: President Trump Invites Philippine President Duterte to White House

President Trump, on the other hand seems to have taken an unexpected turn with President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte . But Trump, who's already expressed admiration for other authoritarians like Putin , Sisi , Erdogan and more recently even North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , seemingly has no problem with any of this.

Subpoenas issued to Flynn associates in FBI's Russian Federation probe

The chairman said he committed to the panel's ranking member, Sen. In a joint statement, Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., said that Flynn had declined an earlier request to provide the records voluntarily.

Israel is an 'occupying power — United Nations organization

Submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, the resolution also sharply criticizes Israel's construction in eastern Jerusalem's Old City and "deplores" the Jewish state's "continuous" closure of the Gaza strip.

Turkey Kills 11 Syrian Kurds as Cross-Border Clashes Continue

Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, did not dispute that USA troops are operating with elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) along the Turkish border, but he would not get into specifics. Ankara views the USA -backed Syrian Kurds as a terror organization and an extension of Kurdish militants waging a three-decade-long insurgency against the Turkish state.

Sacked minister records statement before ACB in tanker scam

Previous year in August, Dikshit was examined by the ACB officials in connection with her alleged involvement in the tanker scam and was also handed over a set of 18 written questions. On her son sitting on hunger strike for past three days, she said Arvind Kejriwal never understood him and her son is very stubborn. "Had I not written to the ACB, you would have not removed me in a hasty manner", he added.

Protesters call for probe into Federal Bureau of Investigation director's sacking

He's an inherently braggadocious individual who's said things like, " I know words, I have the best words ". So it's fairly hypocritical for a man who's spent a lifetime boasting about how great he is to refer to anyone else in the world as a "showboat".

Nawaz Sharif meets Army chief amid stay on Jadhav hanging

Salve also said that consular access to Jadhav is the right of both India and Jadhav. India's overture has put Pakistan in a quandary because if the worldwide court stays Jadhav's execution, then Pakistan's witch-hunt against an innocent Indian national and brazen flouting of global rules and conventions becomes evident.

During In-Flight Remarks, Pope Discusses Nuclear War, North Korea

Pope Francis has urged Egypt's embattled Christian minority to show extremism only in forgiving those who wrong them and to avoid the temptation of acting like a "Pharaoh" by ignoring the needs of their neighbors. Fr. Morat also said he hopes the Pope's visit "will bring peace to this country". Maria Cormack said the pope set an example by refusing to cancel his visit after the church bombings.

North Korea fails in ballistic missile test-fire

He said Mr Trump had "made clear that he is going to resolve this issue one way or the other, and what we prefer to do is to work with others, China included, to resolve this situation short of military action". The projectile is believed to be a land-based KN-17 intermediate ballistic missile, a type of Scud that can be used to target ships, United States and South Korean militaries said.

Abe urges Moon to implement accord

China has rigorously objected to the deployment, saying it destabilised the regional security balance and did little to curb the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, which Pyongyang is conducting in defiance of US pressure and United Nations sanctions.

Syrian Kurds seek 'neighborly' Turkey relations

US President Donald Trump has approved supplying arms to the YPG to support their fight against Islamic State in Syria. Nasser Haj Mansour, an adviser to the SDF, said the town and the adjacent Tabqa dam were now "completely liberated" after the SDF drove all Islamic State militants out.

Kerala: Retaliatory political killings continue, RSS worker hacked to death

Biju was the 12th accused in the murder of Dhanaraj, a CPM worker at Payyannur. Dhanaraj was murdered in retaliation for the ransacking of the home of an RSS leader eight years ago, the police said in its remand report submitted to the court.

Korean, British leaders voice need for cooperation on N

Katina Adams, a spokeswoman for the US State Department, said Washington had worked closely with Seoul on North Korea and would continue to do so. Lee was head of the NIS, South Korea's main intelligence service, under South Korea's previous conservative administration.

Colbert has 'something special' in mind for Trump after Comey firing

One key question though - if this was indeed the real reason Mr Comey was sacked, why did the White House wait until now? "It makes no sense to me whatsoever", he said at the time . But Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the memo didn't sound right. At his confirmation hearing, he said he was "not in a position to answer" the question of whether he would name a special prosecutor because he had not read a report on the alleged meddling.

Balochistan blast: 25 killed, deputy chairman of Senate injured

Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was returning from an event at Madrassa Ayesha Siddiqa when the explosion took place. While the leader's driver is said to be killed , the DPO added, Maulana Ghafoor was not in his auto at the time of the attack. Senate's Chairman Raza Rabbani, as per media reports, has asked chief secretary of Balochistan to airlift Haideri to Quetta . Mastung police officer Ghazanfar Ali said that Haideri's vehicle got completely damaged in the bombing and his driver and personal ...

Comey sacking won't stop intelligence leaks or prevent an investigation

Conservatives who wish to remain lashed to the Trump presidency should take heed of Grassley's example. In the abstract, this is true. What is not true is that the president has the right to concoct a scheme to stop an investigation into his administration's possible wrongdoing by firing the chief investigator, creating a fake cover story and sending officials out to lie.

Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder

Beggs' case drew national attention in February when he won the state championship in Class 6A, the classification for the state's largest schools. The lawsuit suggested that, despite Beggs taking testosterone under a "safe harbor" provision, that he caused a higher risk of injury to other wrestlers and carried an unfair adventage.

White House struggles to straighten its story on Comey

Whether or not Huckabee Sanders heard from enough people to make this anecdote meaningful (putting aside the fact that the public is supposed to take her word for it that a representative sample of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees got in touch with her and actually said what she claims) completely misses the point.

New South Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders

South Korea's new president launched global efforts to defuse tensions over North Korea's weapons development yesterday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about an American anti-missile system. "How to respond to North Korea.is an urgent issue". On Wednesday, Moon officially assumed the post of president of South Korea. In the first direct contact between the South Korean and Chinese leaders, Mr Xi explained Beijing's position, said Mr Yoon, the South ...

China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new South Korean president

President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. Trump also announced plans to send a team of senior advisors to South Korea to discuss the matter of Moon's U.S. Abe and Moon agreed to meet soon, and Xi invited the South Korean leader to Beijing. Beijing's displeasure over THAAD has reportedly been felt by South Korean businesses, particularly Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate that signed off on a land swap deal with the government to provide a site for the THAAD ...

Tories 'extremely foolish' over election boasts, says Alex Salmond

So, even if the SNP's performance in the local elections may not necessarily signal a sharp decline in the party's prospects for June's general election across Scotland as a whole, it does look as though the party's position has weakened significantly in the north east.

Pope Francis Departs Egypt After Two-Day Visit

Pope Francis had arrived to Egypt Friday afternoon and was received by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail. Earlier in the Pope's visit, The Pope met with the Grand Imam at Al-Azhar University. The devout Sisi seems unlikely to convert, but he might be convinced of taking more action to preserve the largest Christian community in the Middle East.

Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows

Trump disputed White House accounts by insisting he'd long planned to fire Comey, even before his Justice Department provided him a reason. Lavrov sought to blame the recent acrimony on former President Barack Obama. Tillerson was hosted in Moscow and Lavrov was hosted in Washington . Oval office is now bugged. "We are ready for this cooperation and today have discussed in detail the steps and mechanisms which we can manage together", Lavrov said.