• UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on North Korea missile test
UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on North Korea missile test

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. Last week Pyongyang's powerful Ministry of State Security said it had foiled a plot by the US and South Korean spy agencies to kill Kim using a biochemical weapon.

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  • Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists
Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists

Ankara- Developments in Syria, especially with regard to the U.S. decision to arm Kurds in the framework of speeding up the process of liberating Raqqa from ISIS control, have imposed themselves as one of the main issues on the agenda of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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  • Macron's Election Victory Is Only Half The Battle
Macron's Election Victory Is Only Half The Battle

And although Macron should be relieved, there are a few major reasons why he should stay off the Champagne this week. Given that something like 47 per cent of French jobs are either in government service or directly depend on government, Mr Macron's version of Project Fear was to suggest that Marine Le Pen would damage such employment and pensions....

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  • Another US Citizen Is Detained In North Korea
Another US Citizen Is Detained In North Korea

He worked at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , the same workplace as another American, accounting instructor Kim Sang Dok, whose detention was announced last Wednesday. Kim had been very concerned about the food shortage in North Korea. On its website, PUST says its mission is "to pursue excellence in education, with an worldwid...

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  • Trump vows to revive stalled Israel-Palestine peace process
Trump vows to revive stalled Israel-Palestine peace process

Trump expressed his appreciation for Abbas' unambiguous support for a negotiated settlement of the conflict. "Our strategic option, our strategic choice is to bring about peace", he said, praising Trump s "courageous stewardship" and "great negotiating ability".

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  • Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Garcia , an associate judge on New York's highest court, and U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee who struck down the centerpiece of the Obama administration's health care law in 2010. Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the...

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  • Targeting core Labour voters, UK's May promises more workers' rights
Targeting core Labour voters, UK's May promises more workers' rights

Her proposals include a statutory right for carers and bereaved parents to take a year's unpaid leave, an annual increase in the so-called National Living Wage and an enhanced entitlement to take leave for training purposes. Andrew Gwynne, Labour's election campaign chair, has accused May of "taking working people for fools". "Theresa May and her...

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  • With 'tapes' tweet, Trump evokes Nixon's White House
With 'tapes' tweet, Trump evokes Nixon's White House

Comey had asked for because he wanted to keep his job. It is unclear what "tapes" Trump is referring to. They are among almost a dozen candidates Trump is considering, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials.

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  • New French leader Macron sworn in with pledge to fight terror
New French leader Macron sworn in with pledge to fight terror

The two met in the president's office earlier to discuss the most sensitive issues facing France. A source close to the president has told Reuters that his prime minister will be appointed on Monday. He is also expected to name a prime minister on Monday morning. It is virtually a rite of passage for French leaders to make their first European ...

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  • US Lawmakers Ask Trump to Turn over Any Comey Tapes
US Lawmakers Ask Trump to Turn over Any Comey Tapes

Democrats and several Republicans in Congress are pressing the Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor or establish an independent investigative body that could look into allegations of potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

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  • Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump
Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump

And they sparked at least four arrests after creating a human chain to block a county building in Oakland, Calif., where demonstrators demanded that county law enforcement refuse to collaborate with federal immigration agents. Immigrant rights groups and unions will hold rallies Monday in at least a dozen California cities in opposition to Presiden...

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  • US Defense Chief Affirms Commitment to Protecting Turkey
US Defense Chief Affirms Commitment to Protecting Turkey

Washington says arming the Syrian Kurdish forces is necessary to capture Raqqa, which Islamic State has used a hub for planning attacks overseas. "The US administration still has chances to consider Turkey's sensitivities on the PKK". Their half-hour conversation took place before an worldwide conference on Somalia, and Mattis said he had no do...

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  • Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election
Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election

The SNP hasn't lost ground across Scotland today, what we've seen is the collapse of Labour and that's the reason for the increase in the Conservative vote. He said it would be a "major moment" for the SNP if it wins power in the "iconic" city of Glasgow, which has been part of Labour's traditional Scottish heartlands.

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  • Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty -Fox News
Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty -Fox News

Senate Intel Committee Ranking Member Mark Warner said he's hoping to hear from Comey in the "not-to-distant future". "My White House Counsel Don McGahn came back to me and it did not sound like an emergency", Trump said. Trump said he had asked Comey whether he was under investigation and Comey denied it. In a report that added to cri...

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  • Trump Threatens To Stop Holding Press Briefings
Trump Threatens To Stop Holding Press Briefings

In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump slammed Comey as a "showboat" attention-seeker who had lost the confidence of the president and the agency he led. "When I did this now I said, I probably, maybe will confuse people, maybe I'll expand that, you know, I'll lengthen the time, because it should be over with, in my opinion, it should have b...

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  • South Korea's Progressive New President Is Open to Visiting Pyongyang
South Korea's Progressive New President Is Open to Visiting Pyongyang

The industrial park was shut down by the South Korean government in February 2016, in response to a ballistic missile test by North Korea. If needed, I will fly to Washington immediately. "I will do everything I can to maintain peace on the Korean peninsula". Left-leaning Moon Jae-in, who was sworn in as president in the capital Seoul , backs ...

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  • Nick Cannon Loses Childhood Friend During Sunday's Shooting In San Diego
Nick Cannon Loses Childhood Friend During Sunday's Shooting In San Diego

As law enforcement in San Diego dug for clues to the motive behind a deadly shooting rampage at a pool party, one person who saw the carnage unfold said he could only describe it as "terror". Police officers responding to the scene shot the gunman, who was reportedly " despondent " over his love life, when he reportedly aimed his weapon at them.

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  • Angela Merkel's party wins vote in heartland of rivals in Germany
Angela Merkel's party wins vote in heartland of rivals in Germany

Her party appears poised to take power in the region from the Social Democrats, who are in second at 30.5%. Conservative challenger Armin Laschet, a deputy leader of Mrs Merkel's party, was set to replace Ms Kraft. The SPD's vote is said to be down by 8.6 percentage points on the last election there in 2012, while the CDU vote is up by nearly the s...

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  • Trump declares James Comey 'should have never exonerated' Hillary Clinton
Trump declares James Comey 'should have never exonerated' Hillary Clinton

Critics have assailed Trump for dismissing the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign.

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  • Moon condemns N. Korean missile launch
Moon condemns N. Korean missile launch

The country's push to boost its weapons program also makes it one of the Trump administration's most urgent foreign policy worries. The South Korean, Japanese and U.S. North Korea conducted another in a string of missile tests Saturday amid heightened global tensions over its nuclear program. It was not immediately clear what type of ballistic ...

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  • Setting aside human rights, Trump courts Asian leaders
Setting aside human rights, Trump courts Asian leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship", a Filipino official said Sunday. Murphy, Democrat of CT and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In December, Duterte said that...

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  • North Korea tests missile, raises new fears in Pacific
North Korea tests missile, raises new fears in Pacific

North Korea fired a ballistic missile , sending it from a launch site near its border with China some 725km into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. "In order to protect ourselves from possible incidents, we will keep our air defense systems in the Far East in a state of increased combat readiness", Viktor Ozerov, head of the Federatio...

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  • Labour's Corbyn denies pacificism, but says military force has not worked
Labour's Corbyn denies pacificism, but says military force has not worked

Theresa May has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for abandoning "patriotic working class people" while the Labour leader has hit back with an accusation that she is "pandering" to Donald Trump. He said he supported military action "as a genuine last resort" but accused recent British and USA governments of " bomb first, talk later " policies.

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  • Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn get personal over defence on election trail
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn get personal over defence on election trail

Stressing Labour would create a new role of "Minister for Peace", Corbyn added that: "Too much of our debate is about military security - you're either for or against strong defence". Earlier this week, the Tories accused Mr Corbyn of being a pacifist, adding that he would be a danger to the country's security, particularly given his reluctance t...

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  • China presses S. Korea on THAAD missile system
China presses S. Korea on THAAD missile system

Moon first spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and later to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "They agreed it would be important for the worldwide community to continue to pursue a robust response to North Korean violations of UN Security Council resolutions and other global obligations".

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  • US, South plotting to kill Kim Jong
US, South plotting to kill Kim Jong

Pyongyang accuses US and South Korea spy agencies of attempt to assassinate country's leader with biochemical weapons. In retaliation for the alleged assassination attempt, North Korea will commence a "Korean-style anti terrorist attack.to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the US imperialists and the puppet clique", ...

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  • GOP senator says Senate will take 'new, fresh approach' to health care
GOP senator says Senate will take 'new, fresh approach' to health care

In his remarks, Obama said he hopes that lawmakers recognize "it actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential". One of Republicans' most consistent criticisms of the Affordable Care Act was the speed and lack of transparency that came with its passage. Among those being tar...

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

Moon also expressed hopes the two countries would be able to cooperate in developing East Asia, including extending a natural gas pipeline from Siberia to South Korea, the Blue House said. Moon, who was elected South Korean president on Tuesday, has made ambivalent comments about THAAD in the past, but during the call, both he and Xi agreed that de...

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  • North Korea test fires 'new longer range missile'
North Korea test fires 'new longer range missile'

Last week South Koreans elected a new president, Moon Jae-in, who favors a much softer approach than his conservative predecessor, Park Geun-hye, who is in jail awaiting a corruption trial. But she said more analysis was needed. That missile, launched April 29, blew up over land in North Korean territory, according to a spokesman for the US Pacif...

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  • Japan says N. Korea missile fell into sea
Japan says N. Korea missile fell into sea

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range missile test on Sunday, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". The North has successfully launched long-range rockets twice to put objects into space, although many experts beli...

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  • Korea warns possible NK nuke test is 'foolish' choice
Korea warns possible NK nuke test is 'foolish' choice

An official of the U.S. State Department said the detentions underscored "the risk associated with travel to North Korea". Song's warnings of war come after North Korea arrested a second USA citizen and professor from the evangelical-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, bringing its total of US prisoners to four.

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  • Cop Who Shot Texas Teen Turns Himself In
Cop Who Shot Texas Teen Turns Himself In

After the shooting, Edwards' 16-year-old brother was handcuffed and kept in the police station overnight without any charges. Oliver initially claimed he acted defensively because the vehicle was aggressively reversing in his direction, but body camera footage revealed it was driving away from him.

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  • Trump Says He Wants To Help Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal
Trump Says He Wants To Help Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

A number of Trump administration officials have strong ties to Israeli leaders, and the White House has appeared to break from longstanding USA support of a two-state solution. This is something Israel is always ready for, Netanyahu said. The two leaders discussed possible steps towards Israeli-Palestinian peace in a meeting at the White Hous...

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  • Philippine lawmakers kill impeachment case against Duterte
Philippine lawmakers kill impeachment case against Duterte

The justice panel will determine if the complaint is sufficient in form and substance this week. Alejano accused Duterte of high crimes and betrayal of public trust by concealing assets, supporting summary executions of thousands of Filipinos in his war on drugs, and having a "defeatist" approach towards Beijing's assertiveness in the South China...

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  • Australian conservative government to raise taxes on five biggest banks
Australian conservative government to raise taxes on five biggest banks

On Wednesday, Mr Morrison made it personal, telling the story of his brother-in-law Gary Warren, a fireman who was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis in 1999. "The banking sector here is very profitable". The government has been guilty of "four years of missteps, miscalculations, division and dysfunction and incompetence" since coming to...

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