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by | May 21, 2017 | 11:46

At a press conference in NY, requested by Pyongyang on Friday, the North's deputy ambassador to the UN, Kim In-ryong said the USA policy toward Pyongyang was the root cause of all the tensions on the Korean Peninsula. In a news conference on Friday at the Defense Department, Mattis said the US will continue to work with the U.N., South Korea, China and Japan to try to find a way out of the situation.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:16

The arms deals included a Jane's catalog of military equipment, the State Department said: Tanks, artillery, counter-mortar radars, armored personnel carriers, helicopters, ships, patrol boats, aircraft and missile defenses. Trump and Saudi King Salman signed the agreement, as well as other commercial deals totaling $250 billion more, in a signing ceremony late Saturday (local time) after a series of meetings and lunch on the president's first day in Riyadh.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:59

I want Emmanuel Macron, his government and his majority to succeed, for France. President Reuven Rivlin on Monday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the French presidential elections, thanking him for his strong opposition to anti-Semitism and offering Israel's help in countering terrorism.

by | May 21, 2017 | 12:00

The girls' release is also said to have been fast-tracked due to pressure placed on Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau by anti-terrorist operations in the North-East. Thousands of women and young girls have been abducted in the eight-year insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 people dead and displaced more than 2.6 million.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:29

He also apologized to his victim, "whom I mistreated so badly". The paper said that she and her father agreed to be interviewed "out of concern that Weiner may be sexting with other underage girls". Last September, the girl anonymously shared her story with British tabloid The Daily Mail . He surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York Friday morning, and pled guilty before United States District Judge Loretta A Preska.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:42

Sushma Swaraj said that ICJ order has come as great relief to family of Jadhav and thanked Harish Salve for presenting India's case effectively. "The decision to stay Jadhav's execution pending ICJ hearing is unanimous", said ICJ President Ronny Abraham.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:58

The action against Sozcu , a secularist title with sales of 270,000, was announced by the Istanbul prosecutor's office yesterday. The Turkish government blames Gulen for last summer's failed coup attempt - an allegation Gulen denies. Sozcu's front page on Friday had a large image of Ataturk with the headline: "The biggest leader in 100 years" accompanied with the usual image of his eyes next to the paper's name.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:21

Over the weekend, Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party overtook the Social Democrats in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most-populous state. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, an arch conservative who has come to personify Berlin's focus on fiscal rectitude, had suggested that Macron's idea of creating a budget and finance minister for the euro zone was unrealistic because it would require politically thorny changes to the European Union treaty.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:32

He held key defence portfolios during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war before spending 16 years as secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security post. The election was important "for Iran's future role in the region and the world", Rouhani said on Friday after voting. Iranians clearly and explicitly sent their message to the world through the Friday elections, he said, adding, "Our nation wants to live in peace and friendship with the world, but at the same time, it will ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:43

The bill has $130 million set aside for the risk pools, and other $8 million in an amendment to cover people who let their coverage lapse, resulting in a 30 percent surcharge on their premiums for one year. As if we needed further proof that the status quo is unsustainable, Aetna recently announced they will join several health insurance providers in fully leaving the Obamacare marketplace.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:44

The comments mirrored a speech by Mr Trump earlier this week, before Mr Mueller's appointment was announced, in which he said no politician in history "has been treated worse or more unfairly". "That was a poor, poor performance", Trump said. The Justice Department says Mueller, the new special counsel, has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, including potential links between Moscow and Trump associates.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:49

Col. Lori Hodge said that the Air Force considered the encounter unprofessional " due to the maneuvers by the Chinese pilot, as well as the speeds and proximity of both aircraft ", but declined to describe them further. The Defence Ministry said on Friday its aircraft acted safely and professionally after the intercept of a USA aircraft flying in worldwide air space.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:02

It was initially issued by the Westminster Magistrates' Court, and the Metropolitan Police Service stated that it is obliged to execute that warrant should Assange leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he's resided for five years, NPR reported .

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:19

Xi Jinping urged Seoul to respect its concerns and resolve tensions over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system that it opposes. China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a "normal track", President Xi Jinping said yesterday, but Beijing also urged Seoul to respect its concerns and resolve tensions over the deployment of a United States anti-missile system that it opposes.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:52

Mattis told reporters Friday. A member of US-backed rebel forces said the convoy included Syrian and Iranian-backed militias heading towards Al Tanf when it clashed with rebel forces. The SANA source added that "those who claim to be fighting [ISIS and al-Qaeda] should direct strikes against them and not against the Syrian Arab Army, which is the only legitimate force that is fighting terrorism along with its allies and friends".

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:22

REUTERS/Soobum Im-USA TODAY SportsSan Antonio Spurs defensive expert Kawhi Leonard dunks the ball in a game against the Detroit Pistons at AT&T Center. "I think this one prepared us for the next one", said Green reflecting on his team's collective effort. Despite taking an early 1-0 series lead, the Rockets struggled to sustain the momentum against Gregg Popovich's experienced outfit.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:02

When Lindemann asked whether he believed this skull work would double the record set by the one he sold previous year, he said, "No, never, it's impossible!" He created the skull in 1982. It had been part of a private collection since 1984 when it was sold for just $19,000. Only 10 works have sold for more than $100 million. Four other Basquiat pieces sold at the auction for a combined $20 million.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:47

Two years ago, Donald Trump criticized First Lady Michelle Obama for failing to cover her head while visiting the Muslim nation of Saudi Arabia. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, renowned for its glitzy gold interior and where the first family is staying, projected five-story images of Trump and Salman across the building's exterior prior to the president's arrival.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:56

The public commitment to testify comes after a tumultuous week and a half since President Trump dismissed Comey - a move that perplexed committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., who vowed to bring Comey before the committee nonetheless to testify as part of their probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, including potential ties between the Trump campaign and Kremlin officials.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:49

The Liberal Democrats had 8 percent while the United Kingdom Independence Party and the Scottish National Party both had 5 percent of the vote, all unchanged from the previous poll. "Get on any bus, get on any train, go in any café and talk to people - the whole discussion and the whole debate is unravelling from the Tory point of view".

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:14

Kim's hunt for nukes has never been about using them as much as it's been about being able to threaten their use, and to use those threats as leverage to improve trade and political relations between the world and his small nation, whose entire GDP makes up only a fifteenth of what the USA spends on defense alone.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:40

Despite popular belief, Richard Nixon resigned the presidency before he was impeached, although the impeachment process had begun. The latest allegation suggesting obstruction of justice is the report that in February Trump asked Comey to back away from the probe into his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:04

The State Department called the latest incident "deeply disturbing", insisting that a "thorough investigation that will allow us to hold the responsible individuals accountable is of the upmost importance to us". As sirens blare, Erdogan slowly exits the vehicle and watches the action, which he may or may not have ordered. Erdogan had met with President Donald Trump at the White House earlier in the day.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:29

However, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, who serves as the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he believes Trump's decision to fire Comey was not connected to the investigation. Trump's admitted asking Comey if he was under investigation in which Comey replied he was not. Into the mix came Trump, an attention-grabbing leader who, in addition to professing frustration with "this Russian Federation thing", apparently loathed sharing the spotlight with Comey .

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:26

After last Sunday's successful North Korea missile launch that marked what experts call a "significant breakthrough" for the rogue country's fast-moving nuclear weapons program, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un issued an explicit threat to the United States, saying that anyone who stands in the way of the country's nuclear program "should not expect any mercy".

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:13

Once the president and First Lady Melania Trump emerged from the aircraft, Trump was greeted by the 81-year-old Salman. Trump's firing of FBI Director, James Comey, fueled the Russian narrative. Trump was joined on the trip by the CEOs of several major USA companies, which announced their own agreements with the Saudis. The Saudi oil and gas industry also reached $22 billion in partnerships between Saudi Arabia and USA companies that will bolster the country's massive oil and gas industry.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:49

The 82 schoolgirls released by Boko Haram Islamist militants have met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The girls were flown to Abuja on Saturday after their release in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders, a government official said Sunday.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:20

He said in a later interview that any talk of impeachment would be premature. Speaking on CNN's "New Day", Rep. Adam Schiff called Putin's offer "yet another twist in the road" and said "all of this gets more baffling every day". If it were to happen, first it goes to the House of Representatives, the only body with the power to impeach a president. In Lichtman's view, that would include allegations of collusion with the Russians in trying to influence the 2016 presidential ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:54

But, in his strongest expression of support yet for the Labour leader, he said Mr Corbyn was now transforming into "a prime minister in waiting". Richard Wood, of the Buckinghamshire local medical committee (LMC), said: "I'm not asking us to choose privatisation".

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:56

The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat, has called on China to do more to rein in its ally and neighbour. Moon's envoy to Washington, South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, said Trump spoke of the willing to use "engagement" to create peace on the Korean peninsula, Yonhap news quoted Hong as saying.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:42

Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, one of the United States government bodies looking into Trump's decision to fire James Comeyas the head of Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as into claims about links between Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Moscow.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:41

Quoting 10 current and former USA officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, the newspaper described the intelligence breach as "one of the worst in decades". It said that even now intelligence officials are unsure whether the United States was betrayed by a mole within the CIA or whether the Chinese hacked a covert system used by the CIA to communicate with foreign sources.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:42

Millions of Iranians voted late. Trump's administration is likely to keep putting pressure on Iran over its weapons programs, as well as what it sees as Tehran's efforts to destabilize the Middle East, former USA officials and analysts said.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:31

The exploitation of EternalBlue , suspected to have been developed using a hacking method leaked from US National Security Agency, allows the malware to spread through file-sharing protocols set up across the internal networks of organisations, many of which criss-cross the globe, according to Financial Times .

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:22

A new ferry between North Korea and Russian Federation has docked for the first time at the port of Vladivostok, despite USA calls for countries to downgrade relations with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile-testing programs. The news comes as tensions have spiked on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang's test launch of a ballistic missile, with Washington saying the country's weapons development should be treated " with a sense of urgency ".