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Korea challenges South's new leader

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was sacked early on Sunday morning from near Kusong, in North Phyongan province. He said Sunday's launch - the seventh such firing by North Korea this year - may have been of a new mobile, two-stage liquid-fueled missile North Korea displayed in a huge April 15 military parade.

Macron takes office as French president

Emmanuel Macron, right, met with outgoing president Francois Hollande on Sunday. The 39-year-old Macron is the youngest president in the country's history and the eighth president of France's Fifth Republic, which was created in 1958. He intends to press for the creation of a parliament and budget for the eurozone. He will be Macron's right-hand man, the top official in the Elysee administration and a key political advisor who is typically the main contact point for ministries, parties, ...

Deal Reached For Chinese Market Access For Beef By Mid-Summer

Total authorized natural gas exports from the United States to countries that don't have a US free-trade deal was19.2 billion cubic feet per day as of April 25. pressure on China to use its economic leverage to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons programme. The United States also signaled that it was eager to export more liquefied natural gas, saying China could negotiate any type of contract, including long-term contracts, with US suppliers.

Trump calls for stronger sanctions on North Korea after missile

The launch, at 5:27 am Seoul time (2027 GMT Saturday), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March. anti-missile defense system aimed at defending against North Korea, but which China sees as a threat to its security. The statement says the US maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea.

Nick Harrington Suspended From Warwick District Council Following Offensive Tweet About Ireland

The Warwick District Councillor appeared to be responding to Ireland giving the United Kingdom "nul points" during last night's Eurovision. You can keep your f-king gypsies. They said: "Surrey Police have received numerous tweets in relation to Councillor Nick Harrington, the relevant Police force have been made aware".

Federal Bureau of Investigation row: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media

President Trump also has since shifted the administration's account of what led to the firing, telling NBC News that he would have fired Comey regardless of any recommendation, after officials pointed to Rosenstein's memo as the driving force.

President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week

A little later, he said: "The tweet speaks for itself". Others close to Comey told reporters Trump used a dinner meeting to demand Comey's loyalty . President Donald Trump on Friday ratcheted-up the rhetoric against fired FBI Director James Comey, issuing a warning via Twitter to Comey that he shouldn't leak information to the media.

Trump says he's committed to helping solve Israeli-Palestinian conflict

In his joint press conference with Netanyahu back in February, Trump , when asked whether he favored a one- or two-state solution, said he is "happy with the one that both parties like", a departure from over a decade of previous USA policy.

See America's top 10 baby names for 2016

Every year, the Administration releases a list of the top 1,000 names parents have chosen to name their children, and in 2016, the name Donald dropped from the 443rd spot to 488. The name has been decreasing in popularity since 2000. It's one reason few parents name their children after politicians. "In part, we just want to avoid controversy in picking names".

Discrimination against Arabs grows as Israel revives Jewish state

The legislation still has to pass through the Justice Ministry and wind its way through parliament. But the cabinet-level step - two weeks before a visit by U.S. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said late last month that Ahmed Dawabshe was not eligible for compensation because he does not qualify as a terror victim, the law does not apply to Palestinians and that there was no request on file for such compensation.

Palestinians concerned over Trump's Mideast peace vision

Netanyahu told Fox News last month. In a joint news conference with Abbas, Trump said that attaining peace in the bitter conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians may not be "as hard as people have thought". In recent weeks alone, Breitbart Jerusalem has documented several examples of the PA's attempts to incite violence against Israel through its official media and educational mediums.

Conservatives open up record lead - ICM poll

The party gained control of 11 councils for a total of 28 and added 559 new councilors across England, Scotland and Wales. Conservatives have made historic advances in local elections across the United Kingdom, gaining more than 500 councillors, winning tightly-fought battles for elected mayors in the West Midlands and Tees Valley and forcing Labour into third place in its former stronghold of Scotland.

My first 100 days are 'just about the most successful' in

The president noted he was the first president in modern political era to confirm a Supreme Court Justice in his first 100 days with the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch early April. But not all the initiatives have been unqualified success - Trump's travel ban, which was listed, is now stalled in the court system. Brendan Fischer, CLC's director of federal programs, added that Pentagon rules "appear to prohibit McMaster from appearing in Trump's campaign ad [in uniform], ...

Trump says he will nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon

He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during the White House dinner and in two phone conversations. Seeking to bolster Trump's case that he has had no concealed dealings with Russia, his lawyers said in a letter released by the White House on Friday that a review of Trump's tax returns from the past 10 years showed no income from Russian sources outside of a few exceptions, and indicated he did not owe money to Russian lenders.

French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

The defection highlights the disarray in the Socialist party, whose candidate Benoit Hamon attracted just six percent of votes in the first round of the presidential election. Mr Macron, who won the second round of France's presidential contest on Sunday with 66.1 per cent of the vote, needs to quickly transform his political movement into a vehicle capable of winning a majority or at least garnering enough seats in Parliament to govern or form a coalition.

Mexican activist who searched for disappeared is slain

Rodriguez had been one of the founders of a group of families searching for their loved ones. The statement denied reports that a man blamed by Rodriguez for her daughter's slaying was free following a prison escape. "Mexico has become a very unsafe place for those who have the courage to devote their lives to search for missing persons", said Erika Guevara Rosas, Amnesty International director for the Americas, according to Reuters, referring to the latest tragedy.

United Nations hopes Trump will preach human rights to Duterte Featured

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday suggested he might be too busy to take up President Trump's White House invite, which had drawn a flood of human-rights concerns. It would be wrong to assume Trump isn't raising human rights "because we don't put out statements chastising leaders at every call", Spicer said. Reince Priebus, the chief of staff at the White House also reiterated in the Sunday morning television shows that the objective of the visit would be purely North Korea.

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northeast Iran leaves 3 dead

It hit Pish Qaleh region in North Khorasan Province at 22:30 local time (1800 GMT) on Saturday, Iran Seismological Center said. It left more than 370 people injured and damaged as many as 40 per cent of houses in the area, it said. "The rescue operations are about to finish and there seems to be no need to ask for further aid from other provinces", Esmail Bahman Abadi, Deputy Head of Razavi Khorasan rescue team told Iran State news agency IRNA .

Ag. Secretary reacts to possible USDA position

Northey has said he would consider taking a role with the USDA. The appointment might be even in violation of the 2008 Farm Bill , which states that the chief scientist should be chosen from "among distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics".

India Caucus co-chair on Trump's list of possible Federal Bureau of Investigation picks

President Trump has continuously pushed back against that finding, and has been angered by an FBI investigation into the alleged interference that is also specifically examining possible links (and cooperation) between figures in his campaign and the Russian government.

China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

India treats the entire Jammu and Kashmir as its integral part. "We will not interfere in other countries' internal affairs", he said. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opened in Beijing, China on May 14. Assembled delegates included representatives from more than 100 countries and more than two dozen heads of state such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

EU executive has no opinion on British PM's accusation

The Defence Secretary bemoaned "one-sided leaking" from commission officials as he defended Prime Minister Theresa May's scathing attack on Brussels in the wake of negative press stories about the negotiations on Britain's exit from the EU.

Israeli Knesset passes bill on Arabic language

While Palestinians within the borders of the Israeli state are already marginalized, this bill in particular would make Hebrew the country's lone national language, downgrading Arabic to exclusively "a special status in the state" whose "speakers have the right to language-accessible state services", The Guardian reported .

South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi - Blue House

Park also said that South Korean and Chinese representatives would meet on the sidelines of the forum, according to Yonhap. "I warmly congratulate H.E. Moon, a liberal who favors dialogue with North Korea, won South Korea's elections on Wednesday, replacing impeached President Park Geun-hye. 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 ...

US President promises to broker Middle East peace deal

He said Mr Abbas's comments that Palestinians are cultivating a culture of peace "are unfortunately not true", pointing to Palestinian schools named after militants who killed Israelis. The move was an unprecedented departure from an American policy shared by Democrat and Republican parties that has hinged on the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Just 29 Percent Approve of Trump's Firing of James Comey

Trump among the public, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey finds. Some 38% of people in the survey disapproved of the president's decision to fire Mr. More independents disapprove than approve by a 45 percent vs. 32 percent split. The poll does not show a significant change in the president's overall standing.

New French leader Macron vows to fight terror

Macron has said he is looking at one male and one female candidate, but gave little clue as to who they might be. He went on to promise that the beleaguered European Union would be "reformed and relaunched" during his time in office. French leaders usually make their first European trip to meet the leader of the other half of the so-called "motor" of the European Union, AFP reported.

UK Labour launches defence policy with Trump blast

Jeremy Corbyn reopened the possibility yesterday of a Labour government ditching or reducing in size Britain's nuclear deterrent. Britain's voters head to the polls for a general electi. The Labour leader also indicated that he may stop RAF bombing raids against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, declaring that he would examine the deployment "straightaway" after the election.

Sally Yates Was the Real Blackmailer

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates - an Obama appointee who was sacked by Mr. Trump after she refused to defend an executive order that barred travel from several Muslim majority countries - told the committee that she had warned the White House that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have been compromised by Russian Federation.

South Korea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

It comes days after the election of a new South Korean president. "The type of missile is being assessed and the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile", a spokesperson said. "if the conditions were right". The Trump administration has declared North Korea "an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy threat", and said it was focusing on pressuring the country through economic and diplomatic pressure while also leaving military strikes on the table.

Prince Philip is stepping down from his public role

The Duke of Edinburgh won't be carrying out public engagements from spring. Philip, who turns 96 in June, is the longest-serving consort in British history. The Internet was in full speculation mode last night when the Queen called an emergency meeting. In a statement on Thursday May offered the country's "deepest gratitude and good wishes" to Philip on his retirement.

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election

When asked whether she plans on staying in the political spotlight, McCulloch said it's likely, in one capacity or another. Premier Christy Clark now leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP's 41 and the Green party's 3. They finished with more than 16 per cent of the popular vote based on Tuesday's preliminary results. The party is locked in a statistical dead heat with the NDP, according to the latest Mainstreet poll, although the polling group forecasts a Liberal majority.

Le Pen's niece says will not seek re-election as French MP

In an unexpected move the 27-year-old, the party's highest profile figure besides its leader, quit as an MP in the south east of France and also stood down as a regional FN president. The younger politician is more conservative on social and economic issues and she took part in rallies against gay marriage laws, while her aunt avoided them.

US President Donald Trump considering 11 candidates to replace James Comey

US President Donald Trump has said he wants to move quickly to nominate a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace James Comey, whom he fired this week. Trump spent most of the week out of sight, a marked change from a typically jam-packed schedule that often includes multiple on-camera events per day.

USA planning to kill Kim Jong-un - North Korea claims

It said a terrorist group backed by the Central Intelligence Agency and South Korean spies had entered the country for the attempted assassination, vowing that an "anti-terrorist attack" would begin "from this moment". There's no official reaction from the US or South Korea. President Trump already has sent a nuclear-powered submarine and the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to Korean waters, and the USA recently installed the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea.