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South Korea: Sanctions, Dialogue to Denuclearize North Korea

Admiral Harry Harris Jr, who is in charge of the United States Pacific Command based in Hawaii, said on Wednesday (17 May) that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was inching closer to developing a nuclear warhead capable of striking any country.

Step up in fight over 'Islamist extremism', US Prez tells Arab leaders

But even as he addresses the Muslim world on Sunday, his administration is continuing to defend the executive order Trump signed to bar visitors from six Muslim-majority countries, which was blocked in United States federal court amid criticism that the order is Trump's attempt to fulfill his campaign promise to ban Muslims from the US.

N.Korea confirms test-firing another ballistic missile

North Korea has vowed more missile tests in the face of worldwide sanctions and satellite imagery has shown that it may be preparing for a sixth nuclear missile test. On May 14, the reclusive country had fired another ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan days after the new South Korean president Moon Jae-in was voted to power.

Man Rearrested After Release From Prison Ordered Free

CBS Denver reports that Jasmine Lima-Marin surprised her sons on Tuesday with the news that their father would be coming home, only to learn on Wednesday that he had been placed on an ICE hold. Gov. John Hickenlooper released a statement about Lima-Marin's situation on Wednesday: "The family has shown unbelievable strength and we hope this is a temporary stop on his way to being reunited with his family".

Rex Tillerson Refuses To Say Western Wall Is Part Of Israel - Again

Trump visited the Western Wall without any Israeli government officials by his side despite requests from Israeli officials. Standing alongside Netanyahu on Monday, Trump almost escaped answering questions about the intelligence dust up. Trump (C) speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak during a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC.

James Comey believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

In February national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign after it emerged he had misled members of the administration about his contact with the Russian ambassador to the US. It is most likely that Comey will testify before Congress about his meetings and interactions with Trump and also on the Moscow's meddling in U.S.

Trump pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation director could come within days

So far 14 people - lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials among them - have emerged as candidates. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and parallel congressional investigations have clouded Trump's presidency since he took office on January 20, threatening to overwhelm his policy priorities.

Elections to 10 RS seats cancelled; no new date announced

The Secretaries of Legislative Assemblies, who are the Returning Officers for Rajya Sabha elections, are also appointed as Assistant Returning Officers for the Presidential elections. Out of the 10 retiring members, four are from Trinamool Congress, three from Congress, two from the BJP and one from the CPM. The tenure of members from West Bengal - Mr O'Brien and his party colleagues Debabrata Bandhopadhyay, Dola Sen and Sukhenduhakhar Roy; Congressman Pradip Bhattacharya and Left-leader ...

Buratai establishes new Army unit in Buhari's hometown

Quoting an unnamed top military source, Punch reports that some arrest may have been made but military authorities are keeping the investigation a secret to douse public tension. In 2016, the Army Council approved the new order of battle. "Prior to that, the COAS was also at the Palace of his Royal Highness, Alhaji Faruk Umar, the Emir of Daura, for a courtesy call".

Muslim personal law body to send out advisory against triple talaq

The Board further informed the apex court that an advisory has been issued asking the Quazis to advise Muslim bridegrooms not to annul the marital bond with three pronouncements of talaq in one sitting as it is "undesirable" according to Islam.

Army major who tied man to jeep in Kashmir awarded

A Court of Inquiry instituted against the major has yet to hand in a report on its findings. The award was conferred on him by Chief Of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat. It is said that the Army had taken this step during an operation to rescue security personnel and government officials on election duty trapped by a stone-pelters mob on April 9 in Budgam district when Srinagar Lok Sabha bypolls were held.

Trump, family make private visit to Western Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for Israel, the next stop in Trump's global tour, at King Khalid worldwide Airport, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Riyadh. They were holding up newspapers with the latest rumors about who may or may not be directly under investigation. "In Tel Aviv, a ramming". A vehicle crashed into a crowd of pedestrians, injuring three people.

Buhari Meets 82 Chibok School Girls in Abuja

Though a positive development, the news was met with cautious optimism by worldwide groups. The released girls, now young women, are seen in the video looking much healthier than before. "We provide a range of assistance to Nigerian authorities in their efforts to combat Boko Haram and ISIS in West Africa". However, the girls have still not been allowed to return to their families and communities.

Russia's Putin plays piano as he awaits talks with Xi

Japanese computer experts said around 2,000 PCs had been affected while the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that nearly 30,000 had been hit. "It seems that a lot of internet security guys over the weekend did their homework and ran the security software updates", he said.

Herd player charged with DUI

It's alleged there was damage to a vehicle in a crash. Huntington police caught Allen attempting to flee the scene after a auto crash early Sunday morning. He was taken to Western Regional Jail, but the jail database shows that he no longer is there. In an emailed statement, the Marshall athletic department said it was aware of the arrest and it will be handled "internally and appropriately".

Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday, Trump will go to Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . On Monday in Jerusalem, he will pray at the Western Wall and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The alleys and passageways of Jerusalem's ancient Old City, which Trump visited later in the day, were essentially under lockdown. But in preparations for the planned visit, a junior US official commented to Israelis that the Jewish holy site is "not your territory".

Blue-chip recruit Emmanuel Akot to join Arizona Wildcats early

I'll be on a really good team too so this is a great opportunity for me". A native of Canada, Akot attended Wasatch Academy in Utah. Akot averaged 16.5 points for the Tigers, who finished the season 24-5 and ranked No. This will be the seventh straight season Sean Miller has recruited a top-seven class to Arizona. Akot's decision comes a day after freshman Rawle Alkins announced he was withdrawing from the 2017 NBA Draft and returning to Arizona for his sophomore season.

Kate Middleton Back to Royal Duties After Sister Pippa's Wedding

For the occasion, Middleton wore a breezy Rochas forest green, floral-print dress that she completed with nude pumps and her hair swept into a simple pony-tail. Now, it looks as though the Duchess has taken a leaf out of her sister's mother-in-law's book, and opted for a longer, more modern skirt length. The Chelsea Flower Show is usually seen as the informal beginning of the "spring-summer social season" in the United Kingdom, which involves garden parties aplenty and the Royal Ascot.

Brown to explain Molefe's return to Eskom in parliament

The African National Congress in Gauteng has reportedly called for embattled Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to be removed from his post following his shock reappointment to the helm of the power utility by its board earlier this month. Molefe stepped down following the Public Protector's State of Capture report which showed he had been in regular contact with the Gupta family while they were trying to buy a mine that supplied Eskom with coal.

Memorial park opens at site of nightclub fire where 100 died

The 1-acre Station Nightclub Fire memorial at the site of the tragic February 20, 2003 blaze that claimed the lives of 100 people, drew hundreds Sunday night who honored the memory of loved ones and friends lost, including a fair number of local, state and federal officials.

Trump's campaign reportedly exchanged 18 calls, e-mails with Russian officials

These newly discovered contacts involve Michael Flynn, the disgraced former Secretary of State for Trump who was forced to resign over his non-disclosure of contacts with Russian officials leading up to the 2016 election. After the White House first announced that the firing was not related to the alleged ties with Russia, President Trump told NBC News anchor Lester Holt in an interview, according to CNN, that part of the reason Comey was sacked was his insistence of moving forward with "this ...

The prize before the prize, Jonty Rhodes blessed with son in Mumbai

Rhodes' wife Melanie gave birth to the boy at Surya Child Care Hospital in Santacruz, the very hospital where she had given birth to their first child, a girl they named India. The happy father Rhodes tweeted ahead of the Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians IPL final, saying "The prize before the prize @ mipaltan? ". Before Nathan, Melanie had given birth to India Jeanne Rhodes in 2015 at Mumbai .

Theresa May announces u-turn on social care at Welsh manifesto launch

While the polls still point to a Conservative victory, her majority could be considerably less than party strategists hoped, leaving her with a weaker hand in Brexit talks. However, Mrs May said there would be consultation over what should be the maximum anyone should have to pay - a cap - something the party had previously ruled out.

Crisis Among Biafra Agitators As MASSOB Backs Out Of Monday Rally

Members of the splinter group of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereignty State of Biafra, and Biafra Independent Movement have grounded to a halt, economic activities within Oweeri, Imo state capital. It was gathered that those arrested were pro-Biafra agitators who were on their way from Ohaukwu and Onueke to join the rally in the state capital.

"Nothing Further to Add": Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump's Tapes Tweet

In addition to any possible tapes, the two congressmen request "all documents, memoranda, analyses, emails, and other communications relating to the President's decision to dismiss Director Comey" by May 25. The reference to tapes has done nothing to silence the echoes of the Watergate affair that have resounded around the Russian interference inquiry. If the current administration did make tapes, Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer told CNN on Sunday, "the president should turn them ...

Joe Lieberman Is Top Contender for New FBI Director

Ms Neera Tanden, president of the Centre for American Progress, a Democratic think tank, also opposes Mr Lieberman, saying he lacks law enforcement experience and is close to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former USA senator. Lieberman is an unusual choice, not only due to his lack of relevant experience, but also because he comes from the opposite side of the party aisle from the Republican President.

Ford replaces CEO Mark Fields in push to transform business

Ford needed a true multitasker and from the outside looking in, Fields seemed to be enamored with trying to grab some of that Tesla cool factor while the manufacturing side of the business started to unwind. While Alan Mulally executed his turnaround of Ford using established and emerging Ford leadership talent on hand, we expect Mr. Hackett to potentially take a different approach to lead cultural change through the infusion of more outside talent with expertise and experience in consumer ...

Erdogan to return as Turkey's ruling party chief after vote victory

Banners read "the leader of change, the nation's leader". The key visit was marred by bloody clashes that took place outside the Turkish ambassador's residence after Erdogan met American counterpart Donald Trump. Turkey declared a state of emergency on last July 20 after the deadly coup attempt. In a speech to business group Tusiad earlier this week, Erdogan said that Turkey needed to keep its rate of economic growth at 6 percent or higher, which is more than double the average forecast of ...

Minister informs Trump of possible terror attack after police ruled out terrorism

Shortly after it was reported that a car-ramming incident occurred this morning in Tel Aviv, the Israel Police announced that it was a auto accident and not a terror attack. Initially witnesses reported seeing attackers fleeing the scene. "You know, it's possible there was a terror attack in Tel Aviv today", Erdan told Trump.

Israel in rare overture to Palestinians 'at Trump request'

After Trump landed in Tel Aviv , Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed "hope that one day an Israeli prime minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh". "Tonight, I say to the whole world and in the clearest way possible, Jerusalem was and will always be the capital of Israel", Netanyahu said during festivities to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's conquest of East Jerusalem in the 1967 war.

'The View' Dissects Melania Slapping Away Trump's Attempt to Hold Her Hand

Relations between Donald and Melania Trump are not the most affectionate. Either that, or she's just as obsessed with image as he is. Paolo Zampolli, Melania's friend and former modeling agent, said she does all this because she "loves the president unconditionally" and is protective of him.

Nigeria's freed schoolgirls reunite with families

Numerous girls were forced to marry extremists and have had children - with some reportedly radicalised and refusing to return. She said the girls are undergoing Intensive medical attention and as soon as they are done, they will be enrolled into a remedial programme in preparation to their enrollment into school for the next academic session.

HSBC Has Decided To Downgrade Shire PLC (LON:SHP) Shares

Blackrock Mgmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 1,308 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fool.Co.Uk's news article titled: "Should you sell Land Securities Group plc on British Land plc's results?" with publication date: January 19, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Indian climber goes missing on Everest, Nepalese guide in bad condition

The death zone is notorious for its hard terrain and thin air, where low levels of oxygen heighten the risk of altitude sickness. After a short period of rest, she set out to repeat the 8,848 metre (29,028 feet) climb again. Jamsenpa, a mother of two, had conquered the world's highest peak for the fourth time on May 16 last. "There have been deaths on both sides". The Nepalese Tourism Department issued a record 371 permits this year to people to scale the mountain.

Services to have 4-slab GST rates, no decision on gold

Transport services will be taxed at 5 per cent leading to a small drop in economy class air travel which now attracts six per cent service tax. These include education, healthcare, services provided by way of religious pilgrimages, charitable activities, those provided by the RBI and diplomatic missions situated in India.

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