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Mattis: Questions unanswered on Syria cease-fire plan

Under the deal, Russia, Iran and Turkey have until June 4 to agree on the exact boundaries. Syria has said it will abide by the deal as long as the rebel forces do so as well but made it clear it does not want the United Nations involved.

South Korea challenges Japanese 'comfort women' deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea had a phone call on Sunday to discuss the firing of a missile by North Korea. He said the two sides have a responsibility to observe the deal, a diplomatic agreement recognized internationally. "We can not say there have not been ups and downs in the countries' relationship for more than half a century since the countries normalized their diplomatic ties, but their relations have seen great advances in ...

US Ambassador to the United Nations attests North Korean launch to leader's "paranoia"

Haley emphasized the need for a "strong unified message" and said the U.S.is determined to "take care of South Korea ". Moon, the country's first liberal leader in a decade, said he would be open to visiting the rival North. rocket scientists said. "It is definitely concerning". And we're going to continue, whether it's sanctions, whether it's press statements, anything that we have to do.

North Korea fires ballistic missile; Trump 'cannot imagine Russian Federation is pleased'

Before the missile test, the US Treasury said it was considering "every tool in our arsenal" to cut off sources of global financing for illegal activities in the North. On Saturday, a top North Korean diplomat in charge of United States relations, Choe Son Hui, told reporters in Beijing that Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump administration for negotiations "if the conditions are set".

At least 100000 groups in 150 countries hit by unprecedented cyberattack

Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan have been the countries most affected by the attack. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday that an annual £5.5m deal with Microsoft to protect NHS devices had been renewed in 2014 but not since. SINGAPORE/TORONTO Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped auto factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on.

Almost half disapprove of Trump's decision to fire Comey

The 49-year-old McCabe, a career FBI agent, has taken part in a number of high-profile investigations, including probes into the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the attacks against USA installations in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. Comey would not be commenting on specifics of the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election - but would likely discuss issues of his record.

Govt activates mechanism to prevent cyber attack

Had it not been for a young British cybersecurity researcher's accidental discovery of a so-called "kill switch", the malicious software likely would have spread much farther and faster. The IT ministry has also reached out to key stakeholders like RBI, National Payments Corporation of India, NIC and UIDAI (Aadhaar) to advise them to protect their systems against "Wanna Cry" ransomware to ensure that the digital payments ecosystem in the country is protected, PTI reports.

North Korea fires ballistic missile again

North Korea's test of a ballistic missile has triggered an worldwide outcry, with the European Union and NATO calling it a "threat to global peace and security" and Russian Federation and China voicing concern about mounting tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Donald Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: 'We will get it done'

The US president admired the " continued security coordination " between the PA and Israel , saying he was " actually very impressed and somewhat surprised " that " they get along unbelievably well ". While the president was expected to discuss the issue of Palestinian payments to convicted terrorists with Abbas, he did not mention it in their joint appearance.

Bottas sure F1 rivalry love-in won't last

Bottas raced to his first win as a Formula 1 driver in Russian Federation on Sunday, holding off Sebastian Vettel to take the chequered flag. Bottas regained the lead again on lap 35, but Vettel kept coming closer to Bottas towards the conclusion of the race, narrowing the gap to 1.8 seconds when the Ferrari driver had fresher rubber in comparison to the Finn.

Australia largely escapes cyber attack

Officials urged organizations and companies to immediately update their security software. He said authorities were monitoring if New Zealand was affected to give Australia an early warning, but have seen no cause for concern so far, adding that the attack was a good reminder for Aussies to ensure they did everything to be safe from cyber attack.

Mattis: Devil is in the details of Russia's Syria proposal

Russia, Turkey and Iran are to enforce the zones, but Russian general staff official Col. -Gen. Russian Federation on Monday faced resistance from Western powers to a bid to win UN Security Council backing for an agreement it signed with Iran and Turkey on establishing safe zones in Syria.

Japan Quickly Responds to N. Korean Missile Firing

Tensions have mounted in recent months after the Trump administration said it would keep "all options on the table" to halt North Korea's nuclear weapons program, including a military strike. The missile flew about 500km with an altitude of550 km. Japan's Kyodo News agency, citing unidentified sources, said the missile may be capable of covering a range as far as 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) if launched at a normal trajectory.

Getting elected was the easy part, now Emmanuel Macron needs parliamentary majority

I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, namely the "Republic on the Move". Emmanuel Macron steps into his new role as France's President-elect. Outgoing French President Francois Hollande (R) and President-elect Emmanuel Macron attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris , France, May 8, 2017.

Exit polls show Merkel's CDU wins key German election

Preliminary results showed Merkel's CDU receiving 33% of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia, or NRW, followed by the Social Democratic Party's 31.4%. In the state's last election in 2012, the Social Democrats beat the CDU by 39.1% to 26.3%.

Heavy police presence as 2nd Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

Lee , which sits in the heart of the city. The number of Confederate supporters did not increase during the night, though many cars drove by and honked, apparently in support of keeping the monuments. Just like the decision to publicly recognize the tragic significance of that stone, removing New Orleans's Confederate monuments from places of prominence is an acknowledgment that it is time to take stock of, and then move past, a painful part of our history.

Suspended AAP Leader Kapil Mishra, Who Accused Arvind Kejriwal of Corruption, Attacked

His photos are there with BJP's Pawan Sharma, Satish Upadhyay. Behind this is a big conspiracy by the BJP. It wants to bring defame to AAP. "It is a conspiracy of BJP to tarnish AAP's image and destabilise the party", Singh said, adding that his party "condemns" the attack.

PM Calls Up French President-Elect to Congratulate Him

Valls resigned as prime minister to launch his own presidential bid but in a shock result was defeated in the Socialist Party's primary in January by left-wing candidate Benoit Hamon. "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". But a strong element in The Republicans has a different strategy, hoping to win a majority in the June elections and be able to name a conservative prime minister with whom Macron would have to ...

Korea Missile could carry nuclear warhead

Past North Korean missiles have flown farther than Sunday's test, landing closer to Japan, but this launch follows a series of high-profile failures. The South Korean, Japanese and US militaries say the missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan.

White House: 'North Korea has been a flagrant menace'

The U.S. Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile", a technology the North is believed to have tested clandestinely by launching rockets to put satellites in orbit. One way the US military has countered the missile threat from North Korea has been to station Patriot anti-missile batteries in the region, as well as more recently deploying the wider-range, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea.

S. Korean, Japanese defense chiefs vow unity on N

The missile took off from the northwestern city of Kusong and flew more than 430 miles before landing in the sea between North Korea and Japan, the South Korean military said in a statement. The path across North Korea kept the missile as far away from South Korean, Japanese and USA radars as possible and even then those sensors would only get a side view, Layton said.

Labour vows to keep 'triple lock' protection on state pensions

Meanwhile Mrs May took her campaign deep into Labour territory with the launch of her election battle bus and an accusation that Mr Corbyn had abandoned "patriotic working class people". "But that is very far from the kind of unilateral wars and interventions that have nearly become routine in recent times". 'So no more hand-holding with Donald Trump - a Labour government will conduct a robust and independent foreign policy made in London'.

Nawaz Sharif arrives in China to attend Belt and Road Forum

Referring to the statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs on March 13, a day before the two-day B&R summit, it said India also cited the potential debt burden as one of its other concerns, saying that, "connectivity initiatives must follow the principles of financial responsibility to avoid projects that would create an unsustainable debt burden for communities".

Donald Trump Threatens Sacked FBI Director Comey And Press Via Twitter

IL 8th District Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has requested President Donald Trump turn over to the House Oversight Committee any recordings of conversations with recently fired FBI Director James Comey . Johnson is chair of the Senate's Homeland Security Committee. But Rosenstein does not see the need at this time for a special prosecutor, CNN reported.

Lawmakers Agree Trump Must Turn Over Comey Tapes if He Has Them

Comey declined an invitation to speak to a closed session of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and was replaced on a panel testifying before that committee last Thursday by his temporary replacement, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

A 'second wave' of ransomware could broaden global cyberattack

The ransomware attack struck British National Health Service organisations, along with computer networks of companies and municipalities in dozens of other countries. And WannaCry threatens to create even more havoc on Monday when people return to work. A computer screen shows an error message after Britain's National Health Service was hacked.

A challenge for South Korea's new leader

Asian markets are being pressured early in reaction to the ransomware attack that locked up more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries and a missile test by North Korea, but we haven't seen the same reaction in the USA markets. The suggestion of a meeting was a strong departure from three months of confrontational posturing by administration officials that publicly declared that the United States would be attempting a "new approach" with regard to North Korea and its nuclear weapons ...

US, Japan request emergency UNSC session on N Korea: diplomats

Haley called the launch a message by Pyongyang to South Korea after the election of President Moon Jae-In, who took office on May 10. Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be of a new type. "Despite strong warning from the global community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again", Abe said. It's unclear why North Korea would fire a missile so close to Russian Federation.

N.Korea missile test posed no threat to Russia -Russian defense ministry

A Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said countries "should not do things that further escalate tensions in the region". "Despite strong warning from the worldwide community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again", Abe said. The North's latest provocation is expected to accelerate Seoul's project to build a set of defense systems to counter Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threats, such as the Korea Air and Missile Defense system (KAMD) and the Kill Chain preemptive strike program.

Merkel on course for fourth term after crushing rivals in state poll

Conservative challenger Armin Laschet, a deputy leader of Mrs Merkel's party, was set to replace Ms Kraft. "This is a hard day for the Social Democrats, a hard day for me personally as well", Mr Schulz, who was not on the ballot on Sunday, told supporters in Berlin .

Penguins star Sidney Crosby has concussion, out for Game 4 against Capitals

He was fundamentally sound, swallowing up pucks and allowing few rebounds, while also showcasing his athleticism to make tough saves. "We've been doing it all year", said Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist, when asked about overcoming the loss of Crosby.

North Korea sets up ballistic test for South, US

The projectile launch comes two weeks after a ballistic missile test that South Korean and USA officials said failed. North Korea successfully tested a missile early Sunday morning. Meanwhile, Washington has said it will not hold talks without some kind of nuclear freeze or suspension from North Korea. The launch is also the first since a new liberal president took office in South Korea on Wednesday.

Operation to continue till peace restored in Karachi: COAS

He was briefed about the Karachi operation, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad and overall security situation. The COAS was briefed that nearly 150,000 individuals have benefitted from medical initiatives including an active partnership with civil administration to enhance the capacity of District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Awaran.

Comey not anxious about possible Trump tapes

During the transition, Mr Trump's advisers floated the idea of moving the media from the White House to the nearby Executive Office Building to accommodate media interest. The decision is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate, where Republicans have a majority. Republicans hold 52 seats in the chamber to Democrats' 48.

New South Korean President willing to visit North Korea

Moon's spokesman said the presidents agree on the "common goal" of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, and that Moon understands China's concerns about the U.S. But Korean critics said Japan did not go far enough under the deal, and earlier this year Tokyo recalled its ambassador over a statue symbolising the comfort women installed outside its consulate in Busan.