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N.Korea says Sunday missile launch was new type of rocket

Shen Dingli, a professor of global relations at Fudan University in Shanghai, says North Korea conducted the test to show its "determination to develop nuclear weapons and missiles remains unchanged". In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan.

ISIS chief in Afghanistan killed in April raid, United States military says

The afghan faction of hardcore militant group is believed to have links with the main Islamic State movement in Iraq and Syria but has considerable operational independence. Since March, U.S. and Afghan special forces, backed by airstrikes, have been fighting to eradicate ISIS-K, primarily in Nangarhar. This is not the first the radio station of ISIS loyalists has been destroyed during the counter-terrorism operations in Nangarhar province.

European Union condemns North Korea's test-launch of ballistic missile

According to a USA official, Sunday's missile landed 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Russia's Vladivostok region, home to the Russian Pacific Fleet. official said. Japanese officials said the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an unusually high altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles).

Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special counsel on Russian Federation

Speaking on Saturday to about 50,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, the nation's largest Christian college, Trump made no mention of Comey or the controversy his dismissal on Tuesday caused. But then Trump went on to argue that his administration's press briefings get high ratings and that networks would "start to cry" if he canceled them.

N. Korea fires missile, lands near Russian Federation

Tokyo says the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. France also condemned Pyongyang's latest missile test in the first statement issued by the Foreign Ministry in Paris since Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as president. "We strongly protest against North Korea", he said. The North's missile test follows several United States tests of its Minuteman nuclear missiles at the start of the month, fired from its west coast towards Asia.

N.Korea says missile test part of defense effort

Asian stocks got off to a shaky start on Monday (May 15) as a ransomware attack that locked up more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries and a missile test by North Korea on Sunday kept investors on edge. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of United Nations resolutions and that Japan strongly protested the action.

Political Battle Looms As Trump Health Care Bill Heads To The Senate

Collins expressed some concerns about the House bill. Some senators have already voiced displeasure with the health care bill that cleared the House last week, with Republicans providing all the "yes" votes in the 217-213 count. but it will keep some benefits of the ACA". Collins cited concerns about potential higher costs to older Americans and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Seoul says Putin ready to help resolve North Korea nuclear issue

Moon also raised the issue of economic retaliation against South Korean firms in China , Yoon said. Moon was sworn in as president of South Korea on Wednesday, a day after he was declared the victor of the election. Theresa May and South Korea's new president have agreed the need for a "robust response" to Pyongyang's violations of United Nations resolutions.

Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

State media claims USA and South Korean intelligence agencies were working together with an unidentified terrorist group to carry out an attack, possibly with a biochemical weapon at a military parade. South Korea said Jon, who was arrested by North Korea before he could allegedly blow anything up, defected to the South in 2010. The denouncement of the US and South Korea governments follows a visit from CIA Director Mike Pompeo to Seoul this week, The Washington Post reported .

Korea Claims Successful Test Of New Rocket Able To Carry Nuclear Warhead

The high altitude and longer flight time indicate a missile with an extended range, according to David Wright, co-director of the Union of Concerned Scientists. United States military bases in South Korea and Japan are vital to the CIA's intelligence-gathering efforts, which are aimed at getting a better understanding of North Korea's "unpredictable" leader Kim Jong-un.

Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

The statement added the crates had arrived on an Etihad Airways flight from Antananarivo airport, Madagascar. Customs enforcement division deputy director Abdull Wahid Sulong said the tortoises were believed to have been sedated. Authorities in Malaysia foiled an attempt to smuggle the reptiles into the country from Madagascar. No one has been arrested in connection with the seizures as no recipient could be traced.

Xi, Moon agree on denuclearizing NKorea

Earlier in the day, Moon had a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping where they agreed to improve the two countries' ties and cooperate for North Korea's denuclearization, according to Seoul's presidential office. Some analysts pointed out that Moon's election raises questions about whether the USA is really satisfied with the election results, given that Seoul may now be looking to strengthen its ties with China, Russia, Japan, and even learn how to say "no" to ...

UN Security Council to discuss NK missile launch

It said the projectile was tracked by Russian antimissile defenses during its 23-minute flight before plummeting into the sea more than 300 miles off the Russian coast. "It is definitely concerning". The launch has already been criticized by a number of countries, such as the United States and South Korea. Moon said the missile test violates UN Security Council resolutions and called it a severe challenge to the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the world, presidential spokesman ...

Officer charged over shooting of teenager Jordan Edwards in vehicle

Legal experts say authorities who've charged a fired suburban Dallas white police officer with murder in the death of a black 15-year-old face a tough task in getting a conviction. While police initially said the auto was driving "aggressively towards the officer", prompting the shot, Police Chief Jonathon Haber recanted that account Monday after viewing officer body camera video that authorities said showed that the vehicle was driving away from the officers.

Hospital computer hit by ransomware

Northumbria NHS Trust was one of the dozens of organisations across the country which has been affected by a cyber attack on the NHS. "They're processing a lot of sensitive data", he said. Bitcoins started pouring into each of the three accounts on May 12. But it appears to be "low-level" stuff, given the amounts of ransom demanded, Eisen said Saturday.

New S. Korean administration's response to N. Korea's missile test

North Korea is widely believed to be developing an intercontinental missile tipped with a nuclear weapon that is capable of reaching the United States. It "represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile", aerospace engineering specialist John Schilling wrote on the respected 38 North website.

Pak accuses India on Jadhav's conviction

But the Pakistani army appeared defiant. India May 10 said it moved the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the Indian national sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on espionage charges, to save his life after Pakistan - in contravention of international law - denied consular access to India despite 16 requests.

India using Jadhav issue to divert attention from its 'terror' activities: Pak

By way of relief, India had sought a suspension of the death sentence awarded by the military court, and has sought an order restraining Pakistan from giving effect to that sentence. It also said that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran. "If Pakistan is unable to annul the decision, then this court should declare the decision illegal being violative of global law and treaty rights and restrain Pakistan from violating the Vienna Convention", India said in its application.

Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea's President

This image shows South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and his USA counterpart, Donald Trump. A liberal leader in South Korea seeks warmer ties with North Korea, clashing with the Republican in the White House intent on snuffing out the North's nuclear weapons program.

N.Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

Experts said Sunday's launch would have had a range of at least 4,000 km (2,500 miles) if fired at a standard trajectory. He said the missile's trajectory indicated the North was clearly testing the re-entry technology under flight environments that would be consistent for an ICBM.

Retired FBI Agents Are Furious With Donald Trump

Jeff Flake in the 2018 Republican primary took a verbal swing at the senator after he questioned the timing of the decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey. "I will tell you that what he did, what Comey did, had good moments for me as a candidate". When asked to clarify if the internal assault came from the president directly, the former spy chief added: "Exactly".

North Korean diplomat open to United States talks 'under the right conditions'

This means North Korea might be only one year, rather than the expected five, from having an ICBM, he said. The Security Council has adopted six increasingly tougher sanctions resolutions against North Korea. He says the missile was not flying toward Japan and that the country did not launch a safety alert system. The White House had highlighted in its reaction to the launch the proximity to Russian Federation.

Banks hit hard to fund increase in Australia's spending

Mr Narev said only that the banks had "a responsibility", once they had all the details of the proposed new levy, to explain its impact and explain that "it really is a tax on all Australians ". The Federal deficit will fall to a surplus to $7.4 billion in 2020-2021 from $29.4 billion in 2017-18 and $37.6 billion in 2016-17. Defence spending will hit two per cent of GDP by 2020/21.

Ex-intel chief: founders' system under assault

When asked about what concerns he has for the country ahead, Clapper said that as a private citizen, he worries about America's institutions, which he feels are "under attack" from both external and internal sources. The South Carolina Republican sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration, ex-FBI agent and former Rep.

Foreigners barred from Singapore gay-pride rally: organisers

This new practice differs from previous Pink Dot events, where rules on foreign participation were adhered to by allowing foreigners to attend the gathering but ushering them to stand at an observation deck while the rest participated in forming a pink dot.

Rivers United lose to Club Africain — CAF

Nigeria's sole representative on the continent, Rivers United Football Club of Port Harcourt were beaten 3-1 yesterday by Club Africain of Tunisia in the first Group match of the CAF Confederation Cup played away. Club Africain regained their two-goal cushion on the 70 minutes, when Togolese defender, Joseph Doughadji turned into his own net a cross from the right hand channel after goalkeeper Sunday Rotimi had stretched to pick the cross.

Deputies: Man reportedly carrying human head stabs employee at Estacada store

They believe the man who walked into the Estacada store and attacked the employee is the suspect. He was reportedly "covered in blood" and holding "a knife and what looked like a human head". Around 2:35 p.m., a 911 caller in Colton, about 12 miles southwest of Estacada, reported finding an apparently dead woman in a home, bringing deputies, Oregon State Police and Molalla police to the scene, as well as county detectives and a major crime team.

Trump vows to work as 'mediator' for Israeli-Palestinian peace

He said he is prepared to act as a mediator, facilitator or arbitrator between the two sides. Trump has made clear he "stands with Israel ", Pence said, and "as we speak, is giving serious consideration into moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem".

Macron sworn in as youngest French president in history

Conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012, was nicknamed "President Bling-Bling" for his flashy lifestyle. He asked the French people to be prepared to "deal with deep change" as the world "needs France more than ever".

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.