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Xi, Moon agree denuclearising N.Korea 'common goal': Seoul

Moon Jae-in, a liberal former human rights lawyer, was sworn in on Wednesday and said in his first speech as president he would immediately address security tensions that have raised fears of war on the Korean Peninsula. The White House also congratulated Moon, saying it looked forward to working with him to strengthen their longstanding alliance. Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from the bitter legacy of its 1910-45 colonization of the Korean ...

North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

Its Musudan intermediate-range missiles with ranges of over 3,000 km put the US strategic military base in Guam within striking range. Tokyo said the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. In June, Pyongyang was seen as having successfully launched an intermediate-range missile with a maximum flight altitude of 1,400 km. The U.N. Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to its five nuclear tests and two ...

Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan -minister

China's restrictions on allowing foreign companies to invest or buy assets in the world's second-largest economy are "still a problem" between the two nations, she said. Duterte will speak twice in the leader's roundtable discussions at the Belt and Road Forum on Monday. "It is time we transcended our differences, resolve conflicts through dialogue and diplomacy and leave a legacy of peace for future generations", he said at the event with 29 heads of states and governments and 1,500 ...

Trump looking at ex-Michigan lawmaker as next Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Spicer was asked if Trump recorded the conversations and if there is recording equipment in the White House. "Less than a year ago, it hasn't recovered from that", Mr Trump said in an interview with NBC News at the White House. It isn't clear whether Trump believes there actually are tapes. That the president claimed to have spoken about an ongoing investigation with the head of the FBI struck many as inappropriate, especially given that Comey has testified under oath that the bureau is ...

US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick - Schumer

Schumer said the need for a special prosecutor is stronger after Trump fired Comey, who was leading the FBI's investigation into the collusion allegations. Rosenstein recommended Mr. Comey's removal for numerous very reasons they have complained about. But I think the two are linked because they're both involved in one of the most serious investigations we've seen in a very long time.

Officer charged over shooting of teenager Jordan Edwards in auto

Beta Theta Pi members resisted getting help for 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, causing him to suffer for hours and possibly making his injuries worse, a prosecutor said Friday in announcing the results of a grand jury investigation. The family of the black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer while riding in a vehicle leaving a party wants criminal charges filed against the officer, who was sacked for violating department policies during the shooting.

UN Ambassador Defends Comey Firing: Trump Is 'The CEO Of The Country'

Stephanopoulos admitted that Haley was correct, but said the questioning stemmed from the timing as well as "the reasons the president gave and also the whole question of credibility", he said, questioning if the president could be taken at his word.

US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick: Schumer

Asked if the pick would be announced before his trip overseas, Mr. Trump said , "Even that is possible". Meanwhile, questions continue to swirl around Trump's dismissal of Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into Trump campaign aides' contacts with Russian Federation and whether there was any collusion in the alleged meddling of the 2016 U.S.

BC election results are 'beginning of something different,' Clark says

Although three seats is minimal, Andrew Weaver will no doubt have a voice in the provincial capital. "The people in Kootenay-East have made a decision, and they have decided with a party of free enterprise". And if not for local NDP riding in-fighting in Cowichan, Columbia River-Revelstoke and Fraser-Nicola over bitterly contested nominations, likely costing the party three seats, Horgan would be premier-elect now.

Cyber attack spreads across 74 countries

Meanwhile, a global manhunt is on for the perpetrators of the attack that is being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack. Hundreds of hospitals and clinics in the British National Health Service were infected Friday, forcing them to send patients to other facilities.

Trump Moves to Pack More Conservatives Onto Federal Courts

Indeed, the fact that today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments on the president's extreme and unconstitutional Muslim ban only serves to underscore the importance of a thorough and rigorous confirmation process. And he is nominating conservative judges to fill them. "He just ticks all the right boxes in terms of the background you want a. nominee to have", Weber said.

North Korean missile 'no danger' to Russia: Defence ministry

Its Musudan intermediate-range missiles with ranges of over 3,000 km put the USA strategic military base in Guam within striking range. "The North wants to show before negotiations that their precious, powerful weapon is not something they would give up so easily", Yang said.

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as France's youngest ever president

Macron's entourage says that the visit marks the president's will to show "deep empathy toward the people fighting for freedom" in France and around the world. All countries in the world are "interdependent ... we are all neighbours", he said. In a first for the world's fifth largest economy that is a founding member of the European Union, the 39 year-old centrist newcomer was unknown to the wider public three years ago and does not belong to any traditional political grouping.

White House presses Russian Federation on N. Korea missile test

The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. Those are the missiles the U.S.is most anxious about, with the ability to reach the U.S. "It's his way of telling the Russians, 'You need to speak up, '" and stop US-supported global sanctions on North Korea, Schuster said. Along with nuclear-capable bombers and ICBMs, the SLBM completes the strategic nuclear arsenal, which experts call the "nuclear triad".

UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on North Korea missile launch

The launch, which Tokyo said could be of a new type of missile, is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president and comes as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. How close to an ICBM? It follows a failed April 29 ballistic missile test by Pyongyang. The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile testing since the beginning of a year ago at an ...

Nuclear deterrent safe from cyber attacks which hit NHS: Fallon

China's network information safety working group sent a warning to universities about the cyber-attack and the National Internet Emergency Centre suggested that users update Windows security patches. "Now, you probably can't picture a grown man jumping around with the excitement of having just been ransomwared, but this was me", he wrote on his blog.

Trump seeks to quickly replace sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The choice of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director seen as independent from the White House will be closely scrutinised as Trump faces an avalanche of criticism for firing Mr Comey, the man in charge of a criminal probe into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

Vivek Oberoi donates 25 flats to Sukma martyrs' families

Vivek Oberoi According to reports, Vivek's organistation Karrm Infrastructure Pvt Ltd has written a letter to the CRPF fraternity announcing the flats to the kin of the martyrs who laid their lives for the nation in different operations. The details of the remaining 21 families will be given to Vivek Oberoi's company in the forthcoming months and the final allotment will be made soon.

Lovely new picture of Princess Charlotte released by Duchess

Charlotte's first birthday was marked with the release of four official photographs by her parents. The photo, snapped by Kate Middleton herself, is a display of the royal family's signature refined and classic style. When he turned two in 2015 Prince George's official birthday photograph was taken by renowned Italian photographer Mario Testino taken at the christening of Princess Charlotte .

Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

Adam Olsen won Saanich North and the Islands unseating incumbent NDP Gary Holman. The Liberal party won 43 seats, leaving it one seat short of a majority government. The softwood lumber dispute "really provided an opportunity for the premier to stay on her message of jobs for the resource sector", said Gerald Baier, University of British Columbia political science professor.

We'll need another strong performance at Stoke - Wenger

Having been pretty inconsistent all season, his last two performances for the Gunners against Manchester United and Southampton have been very impressive indeed and many Arsenal fans think Wenger has made a big mistake. "We were dynamic, quick going forward, well organised. Let's focus and give everything at Stoke on Saturday". Wenger confirmed former Southampton man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off in the first half with a hamstring problem - but is hoping it was mainly ...

Nigeria Chibok girls: 103 freed girls to go back to school

Aisha Alhassan said the students' parents will travel from the remote northeastern town in Borno state to meet their daughters in the capital, Abuja. Shortly after receiving the girls at the presidential state house in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that he was leaving for London, his second medical trip in 2017.

Korean missile travels 450 miles

Shotaro Yachi, Abe's top security adviser, also had a call with USA national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Abe also told reporters. Hua says countries "should not do things that further escalate tensions in the region". It comes just days after the election of a new South Korean president and as U.S., Japanese and European militaries gather for war games in the Pacific.

North Korea Launches Missile Closer to Russian Federation than Japan

Japan's Defense Ministry said the missile reached an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) and flew for 30 minutes. The launch was also aimed at "maximising the North's political leverage" ahead of possible negotiations with the USA, as Pyongyang and Washington both recently signalled they were open to talks, he added.

North Korea Missile Lands Near Russia

The missile test is likely to embarrass Beijing, which was hosting an worldwide summit Sunday to promote its ambitious global trade infrastructure project. But he slammed the missile test as a "reckless provocation" after holding an emergency meeting with national security advisers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated the protest in comments to reporters.

North Korea launches ballistic missile, South Korea says

The two most recent launches last month were deemed to have failed, as they exploded within seconds. In his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, President Xi Jinping said the North Korean nuclear issue should be resolved through political means.

Clapper: 'Our Institutions Are Under Assault Externally and Internally'

Politicians from both parties reprimanded Mr Trump's actions last week, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Mr Comey's dismissal and an ominous tweet by Mr Trump that warned Mr Comey against leaks to the press because he may have "tapes" of their conversations.

Ransomware spreads globally, infects computers in over 74 nations

Mr Ingram said his team was yet to hear from any New Zealanders affected by the ransomware though this country is listed among the 104 nations mappers say have been hit by the malware. "I don't think it's to do with that preparedness. We're living an online life, and we all deserve security there". 'There has been a report to the Australian Cyber Security centre of one instance of what we believe could be this ransomware, ' she told reporters in Cairns.

Trump 'raises concerns' with Abbas on prisoner payments

Trump said any agreement can not be imposed by the United States, "or by any other nation", but said he hopes to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Heading in to their meeting, Abbas, 82, planned to urge Trump to take a personal stake in brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, according to his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh.

Labour faces 'historic' task to win power, Corbyn admits

The Labour party sought to play down its drubbing with the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, claiming the party had "all to play for" in the General Election. "We knew it was going to be a hard night". In Tees Valley, Conservative Ben Houchen won after a run-off against Labour's Sue Jeffrey and Conservative Tim Bowles was declared the victor in the West of England.

North Korea test firing of missiles is a threat to International Peace

World leaders have expressed concern after North Korea conducted a further ballistic missile launch on Sunday despite heavy United Nations and U.S. sanctions imposed on it for its pursuit of nuclear weapons. "And, in the short term, North Korea's missile capability is still some distance from Washington's red line - where it presents a real threat to U.S.

Pence: Trump considering moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

Israel occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds during the 1967 war and later annexed it, declaring the whole city its indivisible capital despite outcry by the global community. The UK, which is in the process of leaving the European Union, made clear from the beginning that it would not support the move, and Germany - which led the negotiations over the language of the resolution - in the end also voted against.

Macron inaugurated as French President

He was elected on May 7, beating his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. On Sunday, Macron sought to inject fresh optimism into a French public that was so disillusioned with the political establishment that in the first round of the presidential elections almost half of its voters opted for candidates who wanted to blow up the nation's political order.

New South Korean president vows to address North Korea, broader tensions 'urgently'

South Korea's new president launched worldwide 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. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the two leaders talked for 25 minutes and did not go into details of the outstanding issues, and agreed to meet as soon as possible for further talks.

Donald Trump Says He "Can't Talk About" Tapes Of Comey Conversations

Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump said in a string of Twitter posts on Friday.