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by | May 13, 2017 | 17:26

This test comes shortly after Trump told reporters that a "major, major conflict" over North Korea's nuclear activity was a possibility. The North has been ratcheting up tensions for months with a series of missile launches, including a volley of rockets in early March which saw three falls provocatively close to Japan.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:49

The unnamed Russian billionaire cited by the Trump company's lawyers is Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose financial empire springs from his companies' production of potash, often used for fertilizer. Initially, the White House said the president acted on the recommendations of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions - who has recused himself from the federal Russia investigation after failing to disclose meetings with the Russian ambassador - and the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:06

The pay rise is the third this year from Maduro, and aims to benefit government workers and the military. Inflation in Venezuela jumped 255 percent in 2016 and is expected to increase 720 percent in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and by over 2,000 percent in 2018.

by | May 13, 2017 | 18:01

A Dallas-area community college said it's on lockdown following reports of an intruder, possibly armed. A few hours after the incident, Irving Police reported on Twitter that there appeared "to be no continuing threat", adding that law enforcement officers were still searching the campus.

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:04

South Korea's late President Kim Dae-jung won a Nobel Peace Prize for setting up the first one, in 2000. With this invitation now accepted, the question now is what the two would talk about, given there are a lot of differences between the two when it comes to foreign policy, according to the Atlantic .

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:47

The incidents took place in the Pishgan and Ganth Road areas of Gwadar, Geo News reported. The latest attack coincides with the signing of several agreements aimed at boosting cooperation in different sectors between Pakistan and China on the sidelines of the Road and Belt Forum now being held in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on Saturday.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:56

Some suspect that the pie was lemon meringue - although the flavor has yet to be confirmed. Mr Overheu, a former farmer and devout Christian, apologised via email for Tuesday's stunt, but Mr Joyce isn't turning the other cheek. The West Australian business editor Ben Harvey told Gareth Parker's Mornings program the incident caught everyone by surprise. He furthermore said: 'I've never done that sort of thing.

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:35

Avon Police headed to the house after receiving 911 calls, but the bear had already left the area. An "angry" bear attempted to get into a CT woman's home while she was baking brownies over the weekend, WFSB reports . It's just one of several bear sightings in the Avon area, about ten miles west of Hartford. The bear also tried other doors to the home, BBC reported.

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:02

May, who also backed staying in the European Union but has since embraced the notion of life outside the bloc, is pitching her campaign on a promise of stable leadership to deliver a good deal for Britain from exit negotiations with Brussels .

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:01

Days before he was sacked by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, USA officials say , fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:57

India's participation would require the country to send its representatives to the event. Concerns such as these have led to the serious thoughts whether to send representatives to the event or not and if yes, officials of what level are to attend.

by | May 13, 2017 | 17:14

What is far less clear is whether Trump's first deal with China will do much to narrow the USA trade deficit, which stood at $347 billion previous year. Current Chinese regulations force cloud providers to pair with Chinese-owned entities and hand over proprietary technology and control of their data centers before they can enter the market, he said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:29

However despite the call for calm, Juncker told the conference that Brexit is a "tragedy". Speaking to press on the steps of Downing Street, Mrs. The EU is "trying to bully the British people", Davis told an audience at BBC Question Time .

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:21

Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas was hindered by engine problems, meaning the other Mercedes man was only able to play a minimal part in FP3. Don't miss the Spanish GP exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 on Sunday - lights out for the race is at 1pm.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:58

SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pointed out that her party had ousted Labour from control of a Glasgow City Council after 40 years, and still had the largest number of councillors across the country. Labour was beaten into third place by the Conservatives in Scotland, where the SNP was comfortably the largest party despite failing to take control of target councils.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:48

Alabama's softball team was facing a tough challenge taking on 4-seed Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament on Thursday. In the top of the fourth, Nicole Schroeder got the Razorbacks on the board with a two-out solo home run to cut the Tide's lead to 3-1.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:56

While the resort is now closed, it still has snow cover, which has drawn skiers and snowboarders to it and prompted local police to warn any potential visitors to use precaution, according to the AFP . The mayor of Bonneval-sur-Arc said the operation to search for more victims has been halted as they are confident they have found all those involved.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:17

There was much furor in the US media after the White House blocked USA reporters from photographing the meeting, opting to allow only the White House and a sole Russian photographer to capture the images of the two officials. According to a New York Times story , Comey was asked by Trump during the dinner for his loyalty. Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed his government to devise a plan prioritizing "traditional Russian spiritual and moral values" in cyberspace as the Kremlin ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:36

As part of a furious tweet storm Friday morning, Trump declared that "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" And he dismissed questions on whether Trump was threatening Comey .

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:00

People in affected areas were being advised to seek medical care only in emergencies. The Barts Health group, which manages major central London hospitals including The Royal London and St Bartholomew's, said it had activated a major incident plan and had cancelled routine appointments.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:47

The psychedelic trip is set to begin on September 15 , when "Woodshock" makes its theatrical debut. Caught in the grief and guilt of the aftermath, Dunst then proceeds to go down a path of drug use herself, resulting in her wavering between reality and whatever dream-world her "high" takes her to.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:36

Hatch also said he had made clear to Lighthizer the importance of the trade rep consulting with Congress on trade promotion authority. "It sends a signal that we have a lot of alternatives", Guajardo said on Thursday about the China trip.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:59

That was until Thursday. Another day, another installment in Stephen Colbert and Donald Trump's ongoing feud. "There's nothing amusing about what he says", Trump told Time . " I won! " an ecstatic Colbert said, nearly whispering with excitement. "It's nearly as if the majority of Americans didn't want you to be president", Colbert told the president.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:46

Syrian Kurdish forces, also known as the YPG, are fighting under the umbrella of the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces , alongside Syrian Arab forces. Davis said a dam-assessment team was headed to the structure to make sure it had not been damaged by IS, although so far there had been no issues detected.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:03

Residents and community activists held hands and prayed before urging state authorities to step in and take action. The recusal led to the Justice Department taking over the investigation of the Sterling case, but Landry stated at that time that his office would be ready to act as soon as the federal investigation was completed.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:46

One new detail: The officer who eventually shot Sterling first put a gun to his head when Sterling didn't comply with orders to put his hands on the hood of a vehicle on the night of July 5. In the summary of the federal decision, the Justice Department says video footage does not "show Sterling's right hand at the time those shots were fired" but "they show Sterling's right hand was not under Officer Salamoni's control".

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:59

The Belt and Road Initiative is seen as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade pact, which was reached by the Obama administration but did not include China. Speaking to China Radio International on Thursday, Tayyebnia said the "One Belt, One Road" initiative is important, noting that the plan will increase solidarity among countries, IRNA reported.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:23

Trump referred to fired FBI Director James Comey as a "showboat" during his interview with NBC News that aired Thursday. ECONOMIST: Beyond that, it's okay if the tax plan increases the deficit? And the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation says that it would increase the average deductible by $1,550.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:22

Trump said while campaigning that he opposes the agreement and, in April, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, called the pact a "bad deal" for the US . President Donald Trump is delaying a decision on whether to withdraw from the landmark global climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:48

Officials said that Vladimir Putin had requested the meeting, a quid-pro-quo for his recent face-to-face with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow. "I believe that politicians are damaging the political system of the US trying to pretend that someone is controlling America from the outside", he said, according to CBS.

by | May 13, 2017 | 16:21

Macedonia has had a hung parliament for nearly five months after December's parliamentary election saw no party able to claim a majority. Fighting erupted after demonstrators stormed the building in protest at the election of an ethnic Albanian as parliament speaker.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:03

Aziz said a large number of militants loyal to Jaish-e-Adl, which has been involved in attacks on government forces in Iran's Sunni-majority Sistan-Baluchistan province in the recent past, were also present on the Iranian side of the border.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:56

In two further charges, dating to January and July 2012, he is accused of having explosives with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury to property or to enable any other person to do so. Ali, from north London , told the magistrate: "I don't recognise the charges". He appeared before Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot in handcuffs and confirmed his name, address and date of birth to court.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:25

He missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome that ended his season early a year ago, when he made only 17 starts, going 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA. First baseman Lucas Duda , catcher Travis d'Arnaud and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes are all on the disabled list while shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is day-to-day with a left thumb injury.

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:21

Haniyeh takes charge of Hamas as it seeks to ease its worldwide isolation, while not marginalizing hardliners within the movement. The paper offered to drop Hamas' longstanding call for Israel's destruction but maintained that it still rejected the Jewish state's right to exist.