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Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record

That would set them up ideally for their bid to complete a double with victory over Arsenal in the May 27th FA Cup final. Wenger said a lack of Champions League involvement would not have any impact on the quality of players that Arsenal would be able to sign in the close season.

Xi elaborates on inspiration behind Belt and Road Initiative

Addressing the opening of the prestigious gathering, he used a summit on the initiative, attended by leaders and top officials from around the world, to bolster China's global leadership image. The initiative spans some 65 countries representing 60% of the world population and around a third of global gross domestic product. "We expect it for the railway", he said.

James Comey: I'm 'nauseous' over idea I affected election

Comey also said he does not think he was inconsistent by not also disclosing that the FBI had begun a counterintelligence investigation last summer of whether some of Trump's senior aides were cooperating with Russian efforts to interfere with the campaign.

Moors murderer Ian Brady 'on his deathbed' at high security hospital

The Moors murderer Ian Brady is reportedly on the brink of death and receiving end-of-life care for terminal cancer. Four of the victims were buried on Saddleworth Moor, near Oldham. Terry Kilbride, brother of John, said: "I would beg him to do the right thing on his deathbed and tell us where Keith is". 'If he takes it to the grave, I will feel so sorry for Keith's family.

China dismisses India's concerns over OBOR, cites international support

Xi said that 68 countries have signed the agreement of cooperation. He said network of highways and motorways is being laid across the country. Xi, in his address, pledged to pump in a whopping $124 billion for projects that are part of the ambitious venture.

Bronze plaques stolen from graves in Meadowbank found in Hamilton

Nine plaques stolen from an Auckland cemetery have been found in Hamilton. "We don't know the details of the nine that were recovered yet", Steele said. This incident was reported to Police at approximately 4:15pm on Saturday 13 May, 2017. It's thought they might have been taken overnight on Friday or on Saturday morning, Senior Sergeant Ashley Gore says.

India's opposition to OBOR regrettable, not problem: Chinese Media

Some Belt and Road projects are already raising concerns in certain countries. Leaders from 29 countries, including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, as well as the heads of the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, are attending the Belt and Road forum .

China's Xi says Belt and Road summit reaches consensus, achieves positive outcomes

President Xi said the world must create conditions that promote open development and encourage, "fair, reasonable and transparent global trade and investment rules". A USA delegation was attending the meeting, led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to Trump and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council.

Toronto police detonate suspicious package found in school

Police had to move the bomb to a safe location on Sunday night. Toronto police detonated a suspicious package that was discovered at a local school. The item was the size of a soccer ball, was wrapped in black, electrical tape and had a fuse poking out of its side. Officers on scene said a passerby called police after spotting the teens with what appeared to be a football and allegedly lighting what looked like wick, before leaving.

N. Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Kim Jong Un witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA. "We do not know the extent of damage or information that was captured in the attack; it's likely we'll hear more details about it today but initial reports suggest it was caught relatively early and limited to older computers", said James Woods, global investment analyst at Rivkin.

Multinationals in Vietnam Targeted by Hackers Linked to Government

Beyond targeting media that may be viewed as a threat to its single-party political system - which has jailed bloggers and heavily regulates media - Carr said that Vietnam's adoption of cyber attacks is symptomatic of a wider trend among smaller nations who seek an edge against other governments, or to aid national businesses that battle global rivals.

North Korea Celebrates Test Of New, Long-Range Missile

Experts said the altitude reached by the missile tested on Sunday meant it was launched at a high trajectory, which would limit the lateral distance it traveled. The launch is a test for South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, with barely a week on the job. "The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation.

North Korea fires missile days after Moon pledges dialogue

Abe says "Japan is closely cooperating with the USA and South Korea and analyzing the situation as we firmly respond to the development". North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's determination to push ahead with his nuclear and missile programme.

In testing missile, North Korea challenges South's new leader

Second, as the White House's bizarrely worded statement in the aftermath of the launch noted, the Hwasong-12 splashed down "closer to Russian Federation than to Japan". The White House had highlighted in its reaction to the launch the proximity to Russian Federation. If flown on a standard trajectory, the missile fired by North Korea Sunday morning would have a range of up to 4,500 kilometers, according to Wright.

Europol director calls on 'all sectors' to take cyber security threat seriously

There are fears of further "ransomware" attacks as people return to work on Monday. Hospitals, universities, manufacturers and government agencies in Britain, China, Russia, Germany and Spain have all been affected. A security update was released by Microsoft in March to protect against the virus, but it appears many NHS organisations had not applied it or were using an older version of the operating system no longer supported - namely Windows XP.

Beware, global ransomware virus on the prowl

The worldwide effort to extort cash from computer users is so unprecedented in its nature - the first widely successful example of ransomware that self-replicates like a virus - that Microsoft quickly changed its policy, announcing free security patches to fix this vulnerability in the older Windows systems still used by millions of individuals and smaller businesses.

Arabs have a lot to say after Trump's meeting with Palestine's president

Abbas has insisted on the creation of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Israel rejects the 1967 lines as a possible border, saying it would impose grave security risks. It's the first direct meeting between Trump and Abbas. "The nation of Israel isn't an occupier in its land". Like previous US leaders, Trump faces numerous obstacles in the long-shot bid.

North Korea says missile could carry nuclear warhead

Tong Zhao, an analyst with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said if the missile does have the range to hit Guam, it could give North Korea "a regional nuclear deterrence", meaning it might not need to pursue an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which could reach the United States mainland.

Trump urged to hand over Comey 'tapes'

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the White House should "clear the air" about whether tapes existed or not. "You can't be cute about tapes". Democrats and several Republicans in Congress have publicly pressurized the Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor or establishing an independent investigative body to look into allegations of potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in what the USA intelligence community says was Moscow's efforts to ...

Delta Air Lines Breaks Silence After Kicking Family With Babies Off Flight

His wife captured the whole thing on her phone; the YouTube posting of her video is what's drawn attention to the incident almost two weeks later. "We are sorry for what this family experienced", the airline said in a statement to CBS.

Trump says he could pick FBI head by next week

According to insiders who spoke with the Associated Press , the leak-obsessed president, distrustful of his staff, has shrunk his inner circle to his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as longtime aides like former spokesperson Hope Hicks and Trump's personal bodyguard Keith Schiller.

Supreme Court rejects appeal over state's voter ID law

Democrats have said the laws are voter suppression measures meant to make it harder for groups that tend to back Democratic candidates, including black and Hispanic voters, to cast ballots. The lawyers pressing the appeal, however, told the justices that they represented the Republican-controlled General Assembly, not the governor. The changes in the law put North Carolina in the mainstream of current state election practices, he said.

Extremism, jobs, Europe _ challenges facing France's Macron

Macron wore a dark suit that cost $491, made by his usual Paris tailor, his aides said by text message. In his inauguration speech Sunday, Macron said he will do everything necessary to fight terrorism and authoritarianism and to resolve the world's migration crisis.

North Korea missile test due to Kim's 'paranoia': Nikki Haley

The direction of the missile, so close to Russian Federation, was likely an attempt by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to send a message to both Moscow and Beijing, said Carl Schuster, a Hawaii Pacific University professor and former director of operations at the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center.

France's Macron takes power, vows to overcome division

In his inauguration speech, Macron said he will do everything that is necessary to fight terrorism and authoritarianism and to resolve the world's migration crisis. After a rocky week in American politics dominated by fallout from President Trump's firing of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director, we chose to kick off this hour by looking overseas at how presidential politics are playing out in some other capitals around the world.

Russia's proposed Syrian "safe zone" deal goes into effect

The United States is not party to the de-escalation agreement, and the Syrian government and opposition have not signed on to the deal. The armed opposition, instead, was highly critical of the proposal, saying it lacks legitimacy. However, he said Syria was not about to confront Jordan. The Russian statements could also signal an effort to limit US strikes against Syrian regime forces like the one carried out in retaliation for a chemical attack last month.

Putin hails Belt & Road Initiative, calling for Eurasia integration

Xi described the "Belt and Road" initiative as a "project of the century" before pledging an additional 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) for China's Silk Road Fund, 380 billion yuan in new lending for participating nations, and 60 billion yuan in coming years to developing countries and worldwide organizations that join the program.

NK claims successful launch of new ballistic missile

Yet another missile launch by North Korea also appeared to have little impact, while upbeat talk on trade and infrastructure investment at a top-level conference in China brightened sentiment. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil gained 83 cents to $48.67 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. During a 2016 test, the Musudan reached a height of 1,410 kilometers (880 miles).

In a divided France, challenges await President-elect Macron

The CGT's Michael Wamen said: "He is no an elected president, he is like a president-CEO". The probe will be carried out by a Paris police unit specialising in computer crimes. The Prime Minister's Office says the two leaders reaffirmed the "rich and diverse bilateral relationship that exists between Canada and France". Francis Kalifat, president of CRIF, called the victory "incontestable" and congratulated Macron.

France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to lay a wreath of flower on the Unknown Soldier's tomb at the Arc of Triomphe monument after his formal inauguration ceremony as French President, Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Paris . His Republic on the Move movement has announced an initial list of 428 candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in France's lower house of parliament in June.

Korea, US, Japan Nuke Envoys Hold Phone Talks over N. Korean Missile

In recent weeks, North Korea has arrested two American university instructors and laid out what it claimed to be a CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim. Delegations from Washington, Seoul and Pyongyang are gathering in Beijing on Sunday to attend China's new Silk Road forum, its biggest diplomatic event of the year.

GOP leaders see more smoke than fire in Comey's dismissal

Trump, I have never seen a recording device attached to his phone, nor am I aware of any occasion where he taped a conversation", Cohen said. "If they get one out of 50 just a little bit off - 5%, 10%, 20% - the next day it's a front-page story in every newspaper".

Sacked FBI chief plots strike at Trump

Garcia, a former NY prosecutor, held high-level positions in the Commerce Department, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Before that, he was the assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, appointed by President George W.

Trump Slams Chuck Schumer as 'Not a Good Leader'

Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job. "We can make a fast decision", Trump told reporters Saturday aboard Air Force One before flying to Lynchburg, Virginia to deliver a commencement address at Liberty University.