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by | May 13, 2017 | 09:41

Slager could face a possible life sentence, as well as $250,000 in fines, when he's sentenced by a federal judge. A sentencing date has not yet been determined by the court for Slager at this time . After the video became public, Slager was sacked, his attorney dropped him as a client, and he was arrested and booked on the murder charge. Slager had faced both murder charges and federal civil rights charges in connection with the shooting.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:34

Mr Moon acknowledged Chinese concerns about the system but said that Beijing should address the "restraints and restrictions" punitively imposed on South Korean companies operating in China. Moon accepted Trump's invitation to visit at an "early date". Moon said he would send special envoys to the USA and hoped that he could visit Washington as soon as possible.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:49

By doing so, the president will ignore pleas from his own party to drop the matter. Days after his inauguration, Trump took to Twitter calling for a "major investigation into VOTER FRAUD", saying that depending on the results of the investigation, "we will strengthen up voting procedures!" The President has said several times that there were between 3-5 million illegal votes in 2016, but he has not offered up - the White House has not offered up - his backers haven't offered up any ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:19

The statement comes as a big relief after repeated cautions and warnings issued by the Kim Jong government via the official media news publication against the U.S. Coats also said China can play a significant role in dealing with the North. "A Korean-style, anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the USA and South Korea", mission said in a statement .

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:57

Defense Intelligence Agency director Vincent Stewart says "we are tracking Kaspersky and their software". Earlier this week, several outlets had reported increasing concerns about American officials that Russian spies could use Kaspersky Lab's software or personnel against American interests.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:44

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab and Avast Software say Russian Federation was the hardest hit, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan. Approximately 6 hours later, Kaspersky Lab reported more than 45,000 attacks in 74 countries. The security holes it exploits were disclosed several weeks ago by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has published what it says are hacking tools used by the NSA as part of its intelligence-gathering.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:31

The litmus test will be whether he loosens the ties that bind the Republic of Korea in tight alliance with the United States. The electoral environment did not result in a surge of support for Moon as evident in comparing his performance in 2012, where Moon captured 48% of the vote in his loss to Park.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:12

Moon's swearing-in on Wednesday brought to an end a months-long power vacuum after previous president Park Geun-hye was ousted in a corruption scandal in March. Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday. China has protested against the deployment saying the system's powerful radar can probe deep into its territory, undermining is security, destabilizing the regional security balance and doing little to deter ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:23

At some points, it was almost impossible to hear the secretary over the shouting and some students chose to stand with their backs to DeVos for the entirety of her speech. President Donald Trump met with leaders of HBCUs in February. The university's president, Edison Jackson, took the microphone and declared, "If you continue this behavior, your degrees will be mailed to you".

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:02

This has led the NPPA among many others to accuse the White House of enabling Russian propaganda after the Russian Foreign Ministry released the only photos of the meeting to U.S. The meeting with Lavrov was on the schedule long before that, but many watching the events unfold got the sense that Russian officials were enjoying the obvious awkwardness.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:33

Not only did Trump have to contend with four investigations in the Congress, but now with a much wider investigation by the FBI, hundreds of additional agents digging into every contact Trump associates had with the Kremlin during the campaign.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:44

The document states that Hamas is willing to accept a Palestinian state based on "1967 borders" (the 1948 armistice lines), but this is not acceptance of the "two-state solution," which calls for a commitment to sustainable peace and coexistence between Israel and Palestine .

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:18

Another glamor group follows them to the tee 11 minutes later as world No. 5 Jordan Spieth, No. 4 Hideki Matsuyama of Japan and five-times major victor Phil Mickelson set off on the revamped Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The list of competitors also includes 18 first-time Players Championship participants and, for the third consecutive year, Bernhard Langer (59) is the oldest player in the field after earning an exemption for winning the 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:53

The resolution - which passed with 22 UNESCO member-states voting in favor, 10 voting against and 23 abstaining - also criticized Israel for carrying out what it described as "persistent excavations, tunneling, works and projects in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around Jerusalem's Old City".

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:01

Beijing also has its own issues with Seoul. "For peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that I can do". Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the two leaders talked for 25 minutes and did not go into details of the outstanding issues, and agreed to meet as soon as possible for further talks.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:13

Further updates are awaited. The incident occurred near a mosque at a location about 70 km from Quetta, the provincial capital. Pakistan's Senate deputy chairman today escaped an assassination attempt with injuries when a powerful blast damaged his auto, killing 20 people and wounding 35 others in the volatile south-western Balochistan province.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:30

It should be noted that some assert this prospect is without merit, arguing that North Korea's ultimate aim is to vanquish the South and unite the peninsula under the Kim regime's rule. For sure, he'll be off to the White House not too long after taking over the Blue House. The more alarmist tones ignore not only South Korea's own national interests, but the broader history of U.S.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:18

Moon agreed, the official said. The TV programme also accused the USA of speeding up the deployment before the conservative government in South Korea handed over power. China views THAAD as a threat and a destabilizing influence in the region, and has retaliated against South Korea with limits on tourism and imports.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:26

It's also significant that Moon indicated (albeit in an indirect manner) during his phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he doesn't mean to adhere to the December 2015 agreement on the comfort women issue. Through sustained economic and geopolitical support for North Korea since the 1950s, China has demonstrated its strategic interests in ensuring the Kim Dynasty's survival.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:27

If the current results hold, Weaver, with his three Green seats, would hold the balance of power. Absentee ballots (176,104 provincewide) won't be counted until at least May 22, according to Elections B.C. His opponent Ronna-Rae Leonard, the New Democrat who squeaked out a win on Tuesday, said she's not surprised Benninger requested a recount and she's hoping for the best.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:42

WALDHOLZ: Arctic Council members took the opportunity to press for action on climate change. Secretary Tillerson announced the signing of the Fairbanks Declaration in which the Council reaffirmed its commitment to maintain peace, stability, and constructive cooperation in the Arctic, and to sustainable development and the protection of the Arctic environment.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:17

But May said she was not taking "anything for granted" on 8 June despite Labour losing more than 300 seats. "They've had a good day by their standards but we've got to put into context - the Tories polled a lower share of the vote in Scotland than Jeremy Corbyn did in England so, yes, a good performance from a low starting point but it's Labour that the Tories have taken support from, not the SNP".

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:06

Pope Francis will be the fourth head of the Vatican to visit Portugal. There, he will arrive on the giant esplanade that faces the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in a "Popemobile" brought specially from Rome - welcomed by some 400,000 faithful.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:48

He warned that allowing other terror groups to gain ground in Iraq would only bring more casualties in the neighboring country. Othman further said that three USA army units will be deployed on the border area to prevent further attacks. In Istanbul, Erdogan insisted that USA support for such groups 'must come to an end, ' and said he would bring up the matter at a meeting with President Donald Trump next month.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:40

She later specified that it would likely start in June based on " military and tactical considerations ". He said that weapons approved by the White House for the YPG had yet to arrive, but added: "I believe these weapons or this support will arrive soon."The SDF, an alliance of militias including Arab groups and the Kurdish YPG militia, has been waging a campaign to isolate and ultimately capture Raqqa since November, with backing from the US -led coalition.A coalition spokesman said on ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:42

The SDF, which also includes Arab fighters, has captured large swathes of land in northern Syria from IS with the help of US -led airstrikes. "YPG has proved to the whole world, especially the worldwide coalition forces, that it is the main force fighting terrorism".

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:41

Testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday, Yates, who was sacked by the Trump administration after refusing to defend the original Trump travel ban , told lawmakers that she had warned the White House that Flynn "essentially could be blackmailed" because he had lied to his bosses about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:01

If substantiated, such a failure would violate regulations rooted in the constitution that bar current and retired military officers from accepting "emoluments" from foreign powers, the letter said . "I honestly don't understand why the White House is covering up for Michael Flynn", Cummings said. Flynn became a close advisor to Trump during the Presidential race, and spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC).

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:42

Infrastructure and other key projects in belt and road countries had "strong demand for financing", and support from the global market was "desperately needed", Yi said in an interview with People's Daily yesterday. He shared his belief that this, of course, was a mistake, since the project is about globalization and is China's gift to the world. The deal will see China plough money into Nepal for a series of projects including boosting its road network, power grid and a new railway ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:38

Gaza-born Haniyeh, 54, served as Palestinian prime minister after Hamas won a 2006 parliamentary election and he continued to claim the title, despite being officially sacked by Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:42

Moon says that the security benefits of THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, would be curtailed by worsened relations with China, whose help Washington and Seoul are trying to enlist to pressure Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear ambitions.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:13

Those include connections between China and Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Other Western nations, including the United States, will be represented by junior officials. Of the 29 visiting leaders attending what is formally called the Belt and Road Forum, only one - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni - is from a G7 nation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:13

The presumption is that Russian Federation and Iran will ensure compliance of their ally, the government of President Bashar Assad, and opposition-backer Turkey will bring rebel factions on board. Russian Federation suspended the communications channel last month after the United States fired a barrage of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base in response to the Syrian military allegedly using chemical weapons in an attack.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:14

During the rally Trump also launched a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organised to coincide with the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. He said he would be making a decision on the "one-sided Paris climate accord" in the next two weeks. A majority of White House reporters believe President Trump has already established himself as the most openly anti-media president in USA history, according to a report from Politico.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:59

The so-called ransomware attack appears to exploit a weakness that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency and leaked to the internet. As over a dozen of NHS England hospitals were rendered in chaos after being hit by a large scale cyber attack, the hackers have demanded ransom in exchange of giving back access of PCs to the hospital.