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by | May 14, 2017 | 19:28

China has placed economic sanctions on North Korea and Donald Trump has sent an "armada" to the peninsula, as well as activating the THAAD anti-missile programme. David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the flight indicates that the missile could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles) if flown on a standard, instead of a lofted, trajectory; that would be considerably longer than Pyongyang's current missiles.

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:48

The head of the Defense Intelligence Agency Vincent Stewart, warned that the North is developing miniaturized nuclear devices to mount on its ballistic missiles. The North, however, defends its right to develop nuclear and ballistic technology as a deterrent against the U.S. and its regional allies. "It is the only way to protect the peace of the Korean Peninsula and the region".

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:17

An independent centrist standing in his first election, Macron saw off the established parties' candidates in the first round two weeks ago and won almost two-thirds of the vote in the runoff against the far-right National Front's Marine Le Pen.

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:29

The Washington Post initially reported Wednesday night that the senior Justice official threatened to resign after reports began painting him as the primary "mover of the decision" to sack Comey, given his scathing memo condemning the ex-FBI director's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:33

But numerous evening's highlights were courtesy of luminaries who channeled honoree Rei Kawakubo, including Rihanna encased in fluttery petal-like pieces by the Japanese designer. It is thought that all of the lucky attendees have been invited to Monday night's gala event, despite their late night out on Sunday. But which star had the most memorable ensemble? "[My favorite Met Gala memory is] the bathroom selfie we all do", the star added.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:59

Trump's long-shot effort to bring Middle East peace got off to a rocky start when he appeared to back away from supporting a Palestinian state and vowed to move the U.S. In the West Bank, the main focus appears to be a hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, now in its 18th day. U.S. President Donald Trump (R) welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, after his arrival for a meeting at the White House .

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:27

The results come despite a surge in the polls for Labour ahead of the General Election. Mr Corbyn said he was "disappointed" that Labour had lost "too many" councillors, but said the party was "closing the gap on the Conservatives". In Scotland the SNP made further gains and Labour lost control of Glasgow council for the first time in 37 years. Labour's local results do seem to confirm fears some in the party have shared privately: The party is more confident of holding on in the South, ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:32

He backed away from the USA commitment to the two-state solution - Israel and an independent Palestinian state side-by-side - when he met Netanyahu in February. Arab legislator Ayman Odeh responded to the cabinet decision on Twitter: 'The nation-state law is tyranny by the majority and "legally" turns us into second-class citizens'.

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:07

He said South Korea will respond to provocations. "Our military is closely monitoring for provocative movements by North Korea and is maintaining all readiness postures", a statement from the military said. But following the launch the United States has called for all nations to implement stronger sanctions against the "hermit kingdom". While North Korea regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:25

But Democrats argue that they are concerned that Trump dismissed Comey in order to quash the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and whether any Trump associates are involved. Sanders again suggested that any Democrats critical of Trump's decision are hypocrites because they would have welcomed Comey's termination if it had come from a hypothetical President Hillary Clinton.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:39

President Donald Trump launched his first campaign ad for re-election on Monday, 1,282 days before the next presidential election. Brendan Fischer, CLC's director of federal programs, added that Pentagon rules "appear to prohibit McMaster from appearing in Trump's campaign ad [in uniform], assuming he is still on active duty".

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:20

You have these tremendous - the level of hatred toward him, especially during that period of time with Hillary Clinton where he gave her a free ride", Trump said. "I'm a very active president". Pirro said that until Trump takes the matter off the table, the country won't be able to focus his accomplishments while people "play politics" with the negative details.

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:52

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch was "absolutely unacceptable". Moon, the first liberal leader in Seoul in almost a decade, said as he took his oath of office that he'd be willing to visit the North if the circumstances were right.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:07

Trump invited Duterte to Washington Sunday, in what the White House said was a " very friendly " phone conversation with Duterte, who is accused by global human rights groups of supporting a campaign of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:44

Another US citizen has been detained in North Korea for suspected hostile acts against Pyongyang, authorities said on Sunday. North Korea has detained a USA citizen on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the regime, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:07

Like many administrations, the relationship between Trump and the press has been tense. Officials have insisted the removal came because of Comey's handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and was unrelated to his oversight of the look into Russia's election hacking and possible ties between Trump advisers and Russian operatives.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:08

Putin is in China to attend a. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickramasinge, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among the world leaders who attended the high-profile meeting.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:46

The day after firing the director of the FBI, Donald Trump surprised reporters with an unscheduled meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Citing Russian political expert Boris Mezhuev, state news agency RIA Novosti reported that the two events were an unfortunate coincidence . The commander in chief has long advocated for a peaceful resolution of conflict in Ukraine, urging Russian Federation to uphold its commitment to the Minsk peace agreement.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:12

The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which would intercept attacks from North Korea, became operational in South Korea last week. 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.

by | May 14, 2017 | 19:08

But the European Commission said it had no opinion on British Prime Minister Theresa May's accusation, and a spokesman for the commission said that "people get excited whenever we have elections". But it is telling that it is Tusk, the president of the body that represents the interests of the member states, who has delivered this message. In addition to the some 3.2 million European citizens in the United Kingdom, privileges must also apply to frontier workers who commute to Britain, people ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:39

At 39, he becomes the youngest president in France's history, and the youngest leader since Napoleon. Just a week since he beat his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in the presidential vote, Macron has inherited an extraordinary to-do list and some demanding deadlines.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:07

The pageant will air tonight on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) with contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia taking part in swimsuit, evening gown and on-stage questions. Not only did she become Miss USA in 1997, but she won the Miss Universe crown soon after. Contestants for Miss USA 2017 appeared in a preliminary competition on May 11 in Las Vegas.

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:33

Asked by Fox News' Jeanine Pirro if the pace of his actions was to blame for the White House communication staff's difficulties - which, this week, included offering contrasting accounts surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey - Trump agreed.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:57

The early favorite, Francesco Gabbani of Italy, finished sixth. At first glance, Sobral's decision to forgo the elaborate choreography and heavy dance tempos favoured by most contestants in the kitsch contest had made him a long shot. Third was Moldova's SunStroke Project with a raucous song called "Hey, Mamma". Isaiah Firebrace from Australia performs the song "Don't Come Easy" during the Final for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 13, 2017.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:54

This win is the first one after 7 consecutive defeats against Djokovic, and Rafa needed this to happen in order to gain more confidence before the start of the French Open, where he is going to chase the 10th title in his career, and became the first player who has 10 Grand Slam titles at one major.

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:14

Rumours had been swirling in the wake of Ms Le Pen's crushing defeat that her niece may try and lead the party into victory in France's next election. FILE - In this Tuesday, April 11, 2017 file photo, Far right National Front party regional leader for southeastern France Marion Marechal-Le Pen waves during a press conference in Bayonne, southwestern France.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:22

Also Friday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) said he hopes to have Mr. Comey testify next week in an open hearing of the intelligence committee, which is conducting a broad investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:16

Chinese President Xi Jinping - in his address at the opening ceremony of a high-level two day summit to discuss the project - emphasized that everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:22

Gen Flynn was forced to resign in February as Trump's national security adviser for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Mr Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and then misleading Vice-President Mike Pence about the conversations.

by | May 14, 2017 | 16:52

Pyongyang has claimed that the US Central Intelligence agency has used a "nano-poisonous" radioactive bio-chemical agent in an attempt to assassinate their country's leader Kim Jong Un . Well, it turns out North Korea really believes that the US and South Korea have been working together to kill Kim by using biochemical weapons. The U.S.

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:55

If passed in the Knesset, the law would become one of the so-called Basic Laws, which like a constitution guide Israel's legal system and are more hard to repeal than regular laws. "The danger in this law in that it establishes two classes of citizen - Jewish and Arab", he said, The Guardian reported . "The Likud will pass this important law, and I expect all Zionist parties to support it", Mr.

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:13

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was also interviewed, despite his repeated willingness to break from the White House explanations of Comey's ouster. The president is reported to have asked Mr Comey whether he could be loyal to him during a dinner meeting in February shortly after his inauguration.

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:04

China will launch 100 "happy home" projects , 100 poverty alleviation projects and 100 health care and rehabilitation projects in countries along the Belt and Road. In his remarks, Nawaz Sharif said this project will link three subcontinents and affirmed that One belt and One Road project is a gift for next generations while speaking to the event that was attended by leaders of 29 countries.

by | May 14, 2017 | 17:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed concern about rising tensions on the Korean peninsula after a North Korean missile test today, Putin's spokesman said . Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni says the G-7 summit his country is hosting later this month will discuss how to deal with the risk North Korea's missile launchings pose to global security.

by | May 14, 2017 | 18:29

A senior American official said the US will step up joint intelligence-sharing with the Turks to help them better target terrorists. "[President Trump] authorized the Department of Defense to equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces as necessary to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqqa, Syria".