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by | May 15, 2017 | 14:59

Trump's abrupt decision to fire Comey earlier this week has come under criticism, particularly from Democrats who question why the president removed him in the middle of an FBI investigation into Trump associates' contacts with Russian Federation.

by | May 15, 2017 | 15:37

Moon has understood that the only way to resolve crisis on the Korean peninsular is by talking, said Nillson-Wright. "For peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that I can do". But Moon also has to navigate a complex web of regional issues. China has engaged in economic retaliation against Korea over the deployment of the US -led Thaad antimissile system in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang, which it says goes against its security interests.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:43

Selis is white and his victims were four black women, two black men and a Hispanic man, but police have ruled out a hate crime. "These victims were just in his presence at the wrong place at the wrong time", said San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman , ruling out race as a factor in the attack.

by | May 15, 2017 | 15:28

It is Schulz's home territory, though he isn't on the ballot, and home to 17.9 million people, almost a quarter of Germany's population. Earlier in the day, exit poll showed that SPD received 30.5 percent of votes, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) got 34.5 percent.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:30

The report on the missile's flight was largely consistent with South Korean and Japanese assessments on Sunday that it flew 700 km (435 miles) and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km (1,243 miles), which is further and higher than an intermediate-range missile tested in February from the same region, northwest of Pyongyang.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:10

Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon. The Japanese Mission to the United Nations told CBS News that the request for an urgent meeting was a trilateral request by Japan, the US and South Korea.

by | May 15, 2017 | 15:24

US and Philippine officials said Trump's calls and invitations to several Asian allies including Duterte were aimed at discussing the crisis over North Korea's nuclear threats. The White House has said that Trump wants to establish a relationship with Duterte because he may need his help in dealing with North Korea's nuclear threats.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:45

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region last week, the. "An official invitation came from China recently", he said on condition of anonymity. On Thursday, the US director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that North Korea posed "a very significant, potentially existential threat to the United States that has to be addressed".

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:17

North Korea claimed in 2014 that the USA created Ebola and experimented with the disease in Africa to test its capabilities as a biological warfare agent. In July past year, North Korea presented to the media a man it alleged was a South Korean spy who tried to enter the North to kidnap children. The South Korean news agency Yonhap notes that the article also included threats to both countries.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:41

South Koreans watch a television displaying news broadcasts reporting on North Korea's recent ballistic missile launch, at a station in Seoul, South Korea. "As you can see from United States analysts' assessments, the most important thing is that the situation doesn't get out of control". South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was sacked early Sunday morning from near Kusong, in North Phyongan province.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:54

This, in turn, could alarm a more conservative Washington. North Korea is likely to welcome Moon's election but its state media made no mention of his victory on Wednesday. I am willing to go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula - if needed, I will fly immediately to Washington. South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds a telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on May 11, 2017, as the Chinese leader called Moon to ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:51

The direction of the missile, so close to Russian Federation, was likely an attempt by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to send a message to both Moscow and Beijing, said Carl Schuster, a Hawaii Pacific University professor and former director of operations at the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:54

The two latest detainees had both taught at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. In related news, several Japanese media sources reported on Monday that President Trump may be open to the possibility of inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for direct talks in the United States.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:10

Israel's Prime Minister restated Israel's commitment to peace with the Palestinians following President Donald Trump's meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington on Wednesday. But that was a far cry from the way Trump and Netanyahu interacted in February. "The demand that Ramallah stop payments to the families of security prisoners is mad", Sha'ath told the broadcaster, adding that "such a requirement is created to destroy any chance for a peace process ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:37

Although the 50-member panel found the complaint to be sufficient in form, 42 of its members voted to declare that the complaint lacked in substance. The Justice Committee of the House of Representatives, which is dominated by Duterte allies, declared during the first hearing on the matter that while the complaint was sufficient in form, there was insufficient substance to proceed.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:10

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said the government had "tried to catch up with Labor but they have failed miserably'.' But Labor signalled its agreement with the bank tax". The government has already announced it will bankroll the construction of a second airport in Sydney and billions of dollars are also expected to be committed to building an inland freight rail line between Melbourne and Brisbane.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:43

Abbas, 82, who was among the negotiators on hand for the historic signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn in 1993, indicated he did feel optimistic that almost a quarter-century later Trump might be the president who finally builds on that initial agreement to forge a final resolution to the conflict.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:27

President Donald Trump next week would lead to a "breaking point" in the U.S. decision to arm Syrian Kurdish rebels. "YPG and PKK are both terror groups, there is no difference at all between them". "It is conducting an active insurgency in Turkey, it has orchestrated the killing of innocent Turkish civilians and Turkish soldiers, and we support Turkey in its fight against PKK as a fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, just like all the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:21

British Defence minister Michael Fallon told the BBC the government under Prime Minister Theresa May was spending around 50 million pounds on improving the computer systems in the NHS after warning the service that it needed to reduce its exposure to "the weakest system, the Windows XP".

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:26

If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over", he said. Just prior to being fired Mr Comey had requested more resources for it. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump must immediately provide Congress with any tapes and warned that destroying existing tapes would violate the law.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:52

A senior White House official told Haaretz on Tuesday night that Trump will seek Abbas' commitment to a reboot of the peace process. Trump also said that he wanted to highlight the cooperation between the United States and The Palestinian Authority in many different aspects, including security and economic issues.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:26

On the other hand, they define "in" as being "inside a container, place, or area, or surrounded or closed off by something", and give the example of "I got stuck in a traffic jam for half an hour". And, since the interview that aired tonight on FNC was taped earlier in the week, NYT has reported Trump is mulling whether to beef up his communications department and bring in Fox News producers.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:27

Extending the cuts at already agreed-upon volumes is needed to reach the goal of reducing global inventories to the 5-year average, the energy ministers of the world's two biggest oil producers said in a joint press conference in Beijing. Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia plan to hold consultations with participants of the deal before May 24. Major producers have been forced to consider lengthening the cuts as crude futures have languished around $50 per barrel as markets remain well ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:18

Pyongyang claims the CIA and Seoul's Intelligence Services had "hatched a vicious plot" to kill the secretive state's young leader as he attended ceremonial events. The accusations from Pyongyang come amid a period of high tension in the region, as the Trump administration appears to be stepping up the pressure in response to the latest missile tests by North Korea.

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:56

The United States will continue to "tighten the screws" on North Korea with global pressure and possible new sanctions, Haley said on ABC's "This Week". Its Musudan intermediate-range missiles with ranges of over 3,000 km put the USA strategic military base in Guam within striking range. Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga declined to comment when he was asked whether the latest missile launch was a success, and whether it represented a new level of threat.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:00

In a statement , Sens. The committee's chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner said they had first asked for the documents on 28 April but Flynn's lawyer had not produced them. Copies of request letters sent to longtime Trump associate Roger Stone and former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page were shared with The Associated Press.

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:46

The 39-year-old former banker is the first president of modern France elected as an independent. All that's missing, it seems, are a butcher, a baker and a candlestick-maker. The candidates will be announced by Thursday. Macron's victory was seen across the world as a victory for supporters of European Union integration over Le Pen's anti-EU proposals which included ditching the euro currency.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:29

Davis, a slave owner , was president of the Confederate States from 1861 until 1865. The early-morning removal of the controversial statue was no mistake, as city officials had reportedly hoped to avoid too many protests. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has continued the removal of Confederate monuments throughout the city. The Canal Street streetcar line will be disrupted Thursday morning while crews work to take down the statue.

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:38

The CIA has announced the establishment of a new "Korea Mission Center" which will be focused exclusively on North Korea, saying it will coordinate all CIA resources and the resources of all other U.S. Since, then North Korea has made less news, as war no longer appears imminent. At the same time, the deployment of an American missile defence system in South Korea to protect its ally against an unpredictable North has angered China, which fears it will weaken its own ballistic missile ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:55

Bhardwaj, while being whisked away by the police, told reporters that he attacked Mishra because "he has betrayed the party". However, the AAP claimed that Bhardwaj was BJP's Yuva Morcha Delhi executive committee member and retweeted a series of tweets in this regard.

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:17

Trump also pledged to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to "cancel billions in global warming payments to the United Nations". Rival factions within the administration are pitted against one another as President Trump closes in on a decision expected later this month.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:29

The missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries said. It impacted "so close to Russian soil. the president can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the White House said. China and Japan also condemned the missile test as a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:24

The man, named Kim Hak-song, was arrested on Saturday by "a relevant institution of North Korea" on suspicion of hostile acts, Xinhua news agency cited the official Korean Central News Agency. "I was speechless, I was in shock", she said. An official of the US State Department said the detentions underscored 'the risk associated with travel to North Korea'.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:52

Turning to regional issues, Moon and Xi agreed to work together in denuclearizing the communist North. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in waves from a vehicle after his inauguration ceremony outside of the National Assembly in Seoul , South Korea, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:50

South Korean internet users on Thursday shared photos of Moon waving off a presidential employee and taking off his own jacket at a luncheon. And Moon has responded sharply to repeated hints by the Trump administration that it may launch military strikes against North Korea's nuclear program-strikes that could prompt the North to use artillery, chemical weapons, or even nuclear weapons against South Korea.