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North Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

North Korea is believed to be preparing for a sixth nuclear test and is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, presenting President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. North Korea is subject to global sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which Pyongyang sees as a deterrent against a potential invasion by its adversaries.

Exit polls in South Korea forecast win for liberal Moon

But challenging Washington on THAAD would be hard for Moon, despite widespread opposition to it in South Korea - especially after Trump suggested South Korea should pay the roughly $1 billion bill for it - and loud protests from China, which claims the system is a security threat.

Will seek Kejriwal's ouster if charges are proved: Hazare

Kapil Mishra today began his hunger strike, demanding that AAP politicians, who swept into power in the city government with a landmark 67 seats out of the total 70 in the Delhi assembly, disclose the details of funding for their foreign tours.

My Take: Pakistan continues to refuse consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

He expected the worldwide court to either hold its first hearing on Monday, or announce the day when this would begin. We needed immediate relief. He further said: "Earlier, all issues used to be solved bilaterally because we always believed that issues involving India and Pakistan are a bilateral issue".

Nicola Sturgeon hails 'fantastic' result in Glasgow despite failing to win power

Across Scotland, we also know people are looking for somebody to stand up to the SNP. The SNP could "have a fight on their hands" to hold on to key north-east constituencies at next month's General Election, a leading politics expert has warned.

Pro-europe Emmanuel Macron talks of frexit

According to polls released in the past 24 hours, Le Pen continues to trail by about 20 points. Six officers were injured during riots in protest against far right Marine Le Pen's success in the first round of the French presidential election.

Trump, top Russian Federation envoy to meet at White House

That said , the official also slammed critics who called the meeting with Kislyak inappropriate because it came just one day after Trump fired the person overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election.

New WannaCry ransomware cripples global computer networks

It is believed to have exploited a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and later leaked to the internet. When asked to confirm that Wana Decryptor has struck in the USA, and at what scale, Acting Deputy Press Secretary Scott McConnell did not provide specifics.

Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

In a letter firing Comey Tuesday, Trump said that Comey told him "on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation". Lavrov's meeting with the president was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. The White House called reporters into the Oval Office around the time of the meeting, but Lavrov and Kislyak had already left. During his appearance with Tillerson, Lavrov feigned surprise when asked whether Comey's firing as Federal Bureau of Investigation director cast a shadow over the U.S.

UK's Jeremy Corbyn 'to suspend Syria airstrikes' if elected

He said that Mrs May would win the election. Speaking to the BBC on Tuesday night, Lord Mandelson said Labour is not "differentiating their position and their policy sufficiently from the government" on Brexit and has had an "equivocal and fence-sitting approach" so far.

Duterte may not accept Trump invitation

Although less polarizing internationally, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha took control in a 2014 coup, consolidated military power and repeatedly postponed elections. Duterte's term has been marked with accusations of human rights violations. Both have embraced China. Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, defended the call on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday when he said the USA needs to deal with Duterte, despite his human rights records, in order to help calm escalating tensions ...

'Hizb behind 'dastardly' killing of young Army officer in Kashmir'

PTI had reported on Thursday that six militants from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen were involved in the abduction and killing of Fayaz. The brutal killing of young Lt Ummer Fayaz exposes the dastardly nature of terrorism, as he was not even posted in Kashmir, nor had participated in any anti-terrorism operation against terrorists there.

North Korea endures missile test failure day after military parade

North Korea has started a massive parade in Pyongyang to mark the 105th birthday of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, and trumpet the leadership of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un. The U.S. military said the missile "blew up nearly immediately". However, North Korea has yet to test them. The United States has recently stated several times that they are considering all possible options for action in relation to the DPRK .

Horgan holds hope he will be BC premier

Recounts and absentee ballots could still sway the final tally, such as with the Courtenay-Comox riding swinging to the NDP by a mere nine votes. After the initial results were in Tuesday, Horgan said the outcome shows British Columbians want a change in government after 16 years under the Liberals.

PM Modi speaks to new South Korean President

North Korea has unveiled what it claims are satellite images of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence ( THAAD ) system which was deployed by the United States military in South Korea, Seoul officials said on Thursday. Moon met leaders of opposition parties before his simple swearing-in ceremony at parliament, where his party lacks a majority, and promised to coordinate with them on national security.

China pressures South Korea about missile system

Mr Moon assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the national election commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye. Washington wants to increase pressure on Pyongyang through further isolation and sanctions, in contrast to Moon's advocacy for greater engagement with the reclusive North.

No probe interference tolerated, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation head pledges

In the letter Trump sent to Comey's office, he said this was not about Comey's Russian Federation investigation in the letter firing Comey for the Russian Federation investigation which, Colbert said, "is like carving your alibi in the murder weapon".

Putin Discusses Crisis on Korean Peninsula With New S Korea's President

The move caused anger and most schools refused them. As soon as Moon's victory became clear, allies and their respective neighboring countries sent their congratulatory messages to the country's newly elected president Moon Jae-in. Many North Koreans work in Russia's timber industry under strong supervision of the Pyongyang government. "Since the beginning of a year ago the North - which says it needs atomic weapons to defend itself against invasion - has mounted two nuclear tests and a ...

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP backlash claims ludicrous

Opinion polls giving May's Tories a lead of nearly 20 points over their main rivals, the Labour Party, could be wrong because United Kingdom surveys were misleading in earlier elections, she will say, according to emailed extracts of her speech.

Acting FBI director says will carry on with Russian probe

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, McCabe repeatedly - and at times bluntly - rejected some of the claims the White House has used to explain the firing and to describe the investigation . Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. "For many people, including myself, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the president's decision to remove director Comey was related to [the FBI's Russia] investigation".

Lavrov on Comey: Was he fired? You're kidding

Trump fired now-former FBI Director James Comey, who told Congress earlier this year that his agency has been investigating Russia's actions - and possible ties to anyone associated with the Trump campaign - since last July. Trump insisted that wasn't the case. "Because he was not doing a good job", explained the President. Still, the overlap between the investigation and Trump's diplomatic efforts made for uncomfortable optics.

Phoenix serial killings suspect: 'I'm innocent'

A 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a series of shootings in which nine people were killed is proclaiming his innocence. Former Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner, who had been working on the investigation during his time in the department, was "undeniably relentless" in making sure Williams kept the momentum going, she said.

Liberals win tight poll in Canada's British Columbia, lose majority

Legislature. Liberal Premier Christy Clark, her party having held power for 16 years, came close to another majority - albeit one seat shy. As Reid Fiest reports, a possible BC NDP and Green Party coalition could create obstacles for the already approved $7.4 Billion pipeline .

After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers US invite

To address a bleak job market for young people, Moon has pledged to spend 4.2 trillion won ($3.7 billion) annually to create 810,000 public sector jobs over the next five years, including bureaucrats, social workers, teachers, police officers and firefighters.

Trump Names More Conservative Judges to Federal Bench

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the nominees were all "chosen for their deep knowledge of the law and their commitment to upholding constitutional principles". Minnesota Supreme Court nominees do not have to be confirmed by the Legislature but do have to stand for election. "Gun owners certainly welcome the courts becoming more "gun friendly" under a Trump presidency", Pratt said.

Patnaik names Deb & Amat as BJD candidates for RS poll,Speaker

Meghna Sahoo wants a seat in Rajya Sabha and like all other candidates, she too is seeking the endorsement of other political leaders in order to help her win. A former minister and three-time MLA from Aul constituency in the coastal Kendrapara district, the BJD leader has impeccable integrity. The RS election is due on May 25 and BJD with 117 of the 147 seats is unlikely to face any competition.

Acting FBI chief McCabe contradicts White House claim over Comey's dismissal

In 1993, William Sessions was removed following "serious deficiencies in judgment" and allegations that he abused his position . The New York Times said Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration.

Acting FBI boss contradicts Trump over Comey

Rosenstein also wrote a memo blasting Comey's handling of the email probe. That narrative was so at odds with Trump's own statements over the previous year, that it was beyond ludicrous. 'I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all, ' Comey says. Mr McCabe, who was taking Mr Comey's place at the hearing , told senators he would not update them on their "highly significant" investigation into allegations that Russian Federation ...

Backed Syria militias 'seize Tabqa' in step towards Raqqa attack

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu echoed Ergodan's remarks, insisting that "every weapon [the Kurds] obtain is a threat to Turkey". Mattis, speaking on Wednesday, expressed confidence that the United States would be able to resolve tensions with Turkey over the decision to arm the Kurds, saying: "We'll work out any of the concerns".

Biting the hand that made himThe sacking of James Comey

Trump faces accusations from Democrats that he fired Comey to hinder the FBI investigation into USA intelligence agency allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump. He said Comey assured him that he was not, personally, under investigation. "Both Democrats and Republicans attacked the FBI Director at various times for various reasons and called for his ouster", Comstock, who formerly worked with Comey at the Justice Department, said in a ...

Trump tweet-warns Comey 'before he starts leaking'

Trump's formal letter dismissing Comey pointed specifically to Rosenstein's memo and ultimately said the FBI director was "not able to effectively lead the bureau". described in 2008 as all the "money pouring in from Russia", which he said makes up "a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets ...

Dead Snake In Mid-Day Meal Served At Government School Near Delhi

When the principal and other teachers were tasting the food, they saw the snakelet after which they immediately intimated the other students to not eat it. In April, a dead rat was found in the mid day meal at a government-run primary school in Jamla village in Kalol taluka of Gandhinagar district in Gujarat.

Spicer could be out after debacle defending Trump

Ms Sanders handled Wednesday's press briefing with aplomb, and will conduct briefings through the end of the week, the White House said. Spicer's replies overlooked that White House communications staff first told reporters that Rosenstein's memo, which criticized Comey's handling of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, was the impetus for the firing.

Airport chaos, flights canceled: Spirit Airlines apologizes

Three more flights were canceled Tuesday. "All of a sudden, one particular flight got canceled, and a mob ensued up here at the front counter, in front of everyone else who had been waiting in line", a passenger told WSVN . "We are disappointed that ALPA has chose to engage in this unlawful slowdown", said Spirit spokesman Berry, in a statement. The airline says pilots are turning down "open time " flights and last minute assignments that would make them earn twice their pay.

Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

Friday also saw the Trump administration reveal a 10-point trade deal between the US and China that included the latter resuming US beef imports as well as potentially opening its market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies - although close watchers of the US-China relationship pointed out that they were in many cases commitments Beijing had made before or agreed to with the Obama administration.