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by | May 12, 2017 | 22:45

President Donald Trump had earleri said that he might release his tax returns once his tenure ends. The move came after Graham, who chairs a Senate panel investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, said he might want to look into Trump's business ties.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:58

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) announced on Tuesday that it has established an independent organization to monitor the "serious threats" posed by North Korea to the United States. It noted that the plotters infiltrated a "terrorist" into South Korea, who had satellite communications equipment. The creation of a CIA mission center dedicated specifically to North Korea also comes just days after Pyongyang threatened to launch an "anti-terrorist" attack against the US and South Korean ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:41

Force tested the new missile in the Bohai based on annual training programme, the defence ministry said in a brief statement. There is no more information on the type of missile. At a regular news briefing last month, China's defense ministry responded to questions about the THAAD deployment by foreshadowing the weapons tests, saying they were necessary to safeguard its national security.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:53

She said already, the recently released 82 girls are now undergoing rehabilitation and reintegration processes in various medical facilities across the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. We urge the government to sustain the momentum that ensured the latest release. She added that parents "are free to come and see them anytime" and that the girls are at the rehab centre "of their own free will, nobody is compelling them to be here".

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:20

Charamba, in a statement he made while speaking to the state-run Herald newspaper , said that when Mugabe's eyes seem closed for long periods in public events, he is not sleeping as perceived but is resting his eyes from bright lights. He said it was a world-class medical destination that other leaders, including those from the First World, visit regularly. He said: "You were not allowed to even use flashes whenever (Mandela) was in the room".

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:47

How long will the Chinese exert this type of pressure while also pressuring North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile program? Whereas preferences on North Korea policy fall largely on generational lines with younger voters favoring Moon, this election centered more squarely around the twin domestic challenges of the economy and corruption (see here and here), including how to address reining in powerful business interests ("chaebols").

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:04

The United Nations Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to its five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches. "Mun Jae-In... was elected to be the 19th-term "president" with 41 percent voting rate", it said, using the McCune-Reischauer transliteration system that is standard in North Korea.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:37

Puerto Ricans protest looming austerity measures in San Juan on Monday, two days before the island's governor announced it was seeking bankruptcy protection. Creditors, meanwhile, are likely to dispute whether Puerto Rico has met the legal requirements to invoke Title III when the board spent less than a month negotiating to restructure a complex pile of competing bond claims, people familiar with the matter said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:20

This was revealed by the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan. "The release of 82 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls by the armed group Boko Haram is a big relief", reads the Amnesty International statement . Thousands of people have been killed and about 1.6 million driven from their homes during the eight-year insurgency by Boko Haram . Some must undergo surgery, she added.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:30

Navy Reserve duty. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, testifying in place of Mr Comey at the Senate Intelligence Committee, contradicted Mr Trump's appraisal of turmoil at the FBI, saying that Mr Comey had " broad support " from the rank and file "and still does to this day".

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:47

The statement says Xi relayed China's opposition to the missile-defense system being installed in South Korea that it says threatens its own security. Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. The previous Park Geun Hye administration had introduced state-authored history textbooks at middle and high schools, arguing that some existing tomes reflected left-leaning and pro-North Korea ideologies.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:37

Netanyahu previously ordered $6 million to be cut from the funds in tranfers to the United Nations after the passing of Security Council Resolution 2334 against settlements in the West Bank. UNESCO - the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation - passed a resolution called "Occupied Palestine" by a vote of 22-10, with 26 countries abstaining or absent, on Tuesday.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:52

The security ministry has vowed to "ferret out" anyone involved in the alleged plot, which it called "state-sponsored terrorism". The creation of the center focusing on specific threats from the Korean peninsula will allow the CIA to "harness the full resources, capabilities, and authorities of the Agency" to deal with North Korea, according to the agency's statement.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:57

He has expressed ambivalence over the US THAAD missile defense system, whose deployment in the South has infuriated China, and which Trump has demanded Seoul pay for. 2 job, which was largely a ceremonial post before Park's removal made current Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn a government caretaker. The South Korean intelligence service said the charge was "groundless".

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:26

Moon later spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and agreed to hold a bilateral meeting soon, Seoul and Tokyo said. Beijing hopes that the new South Korean government attaches importance to China's major concerns and takes real steps to promote the healthy and stable development of ties, Xi said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:08

Today, at the White House daily press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that she has heard from many people in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who were happy that Comey was gone. "We'll see what happens", he said. "You know, it's going to be interesting". Moscow has denied interference in the election, and the Trump administration denies allegations of collusion with Russian Federation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:31

Cox wisely advised us that we knew the evidence better than anyone and that if we hadn't been fired, we should stay and see the case through. Gen. Rod Rosenstein, who wrote in a letter that the White House initially cited to justify Comey's firing that the director made "serious mistakes" that had damaged morale at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:45

He added that the fact that Israel hides behind two walls in Lebanon and Gaza proves its weakness, noting that resistance fighters had convinced Israel that there was no place for it in Lebanon. The Islamic State or Daesh and the Fateh Al-Sham Front, former Al-Nusra Front, have armed terrorists entrenched in mountainous areas bordering Lebanon from where they habitually besiege villages like Arsal, Hermel, Baalbek, and others in the Bekaa valley.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:01

The tweeted photos fashion a grinning Mr Trump as peacemaker, a day after the Republican leader gave Mr Lavrov a rare Oval Office welcome and Ukraine's Mr Klimkin met with Vice President Mike Pence. The ambassador was also not mentioned in the official White House readout of the meeting. White House officials had allowed Scherbak, described by the delegation as Lavrov's photographer, to record the meeting, claiming they didn't know he also works for TASS.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:47

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr was critical of the decision to fire Comey , but said a special counsel was not necessary. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said the White House was "brazenly interfering" in the probe.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:59

According to a U.S. watchdog, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR): "Casualties suffered by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in the fight against the Taliban and other insurgents continue to be shockingly high".

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:17

Mrs. Alhassan, the Women's Affairs minister, said that the girls would be reintegrated back to the society after they had undergone psycho-therapy. A new video published by worldwide media outfit CNN on Thursday shows some of the Chibok girls released by the terrorist group Boko Haram in 2016 in a government facility.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:56

But it was a bad day for the poor cameraman whose foot was run over by a auto carrying Jeremy Corbyn to the meeting where the manifesto was supposed to be agreed. Among the pledges, which are yet to be signed off, the party said it would guarantee a "meaningful vote" on the final Brexit agreement and ruled out leaving the European Union without a deal.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:17

The change becomes effective January 1, 2018, and will allow youth leaders to implement a simplified program that meets local needs and provides activities that balance spiritual, social, physical and intellectual developmental goals for young men, according to a Church statement release on Thursday, May 11.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:05

This weakness will be witnessed in all the regime's core policies regarding domestic crackdown and exporting terrorism overseas. "I will engage myself in lifting all the non-nuclear sanctions during the coming four years and bring back the grandeur of Iran and the Iranian people", he said .

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:03

It's all created to deepen economic ties with Asian, European and African countries along old Silk Road routes, an initiative Xi unveiled in 2013 that's part of a broader plan to boost his nation's standing in the global community after a century of "humiliation".

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:53

In a 30-minute interview with NBC News on Thursday , he said: "He's a showboat, he's a grandstander". The White House said Trump is weighing options for replacing Comey, a decision that could have broad implications for the future of the Russian Federation investigation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:26

DeTrani said. Moon has advocated a more dovish approach - and he has expressed unhappiness with what looked like a USA race to put a new missile defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in place before the election took place.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:49

Comey declined, instead offering "honesty". "Taking Jim Comey out of that equation is not going to change anything in this investigation", Hosko said. "He's a showboat. He's a grandstander", Trump told NBC News . Republican chairman of the panel, Richard Burr, and the top Democrat, Mark Warner, praised Mr Comey, with Mr Warner saying he was offended at Mr Trump's remarks.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:11

Fallin said the storm system delivered widespread rain and high winds, with damage to power lines and power poles as well as trees, roofs and structures. "You just can't believe you're alive", Melton said. The Rankin County Sherriff's Department reported that a seven-year-old boy had unplugged an electric golf cart and dropped the cord in water on the ground and was shocked.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:56

Gulen denies the charges. Anadolu said the suspects were removed from positions at Borsa Istanbul stock exchange following the attempt. "Done in the middle of the night, with no notification to their families, Malaysia sent these three men to face a possible risk of torture and prolonged pre-trial detention, followed by a court trial that will likely fail to meet fair trial standards".

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:54

David Lee, another former classmate in the USA, said that Kim would send food to North Korea out of concern for the starving people. The school - founded by evangelical Christians from overseas and opened in 2010 - is known to have a number of American faculty members.

by | May 12, 2017 | 20:31

North Korea's heightened threat could change Moon's calculus once in power. The call to Moon took place just a day after he took office and comes amid increased regional tensions over North Korea as well as the deployment of a US missile- defence shield in South Korea.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:05

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said she told Jadhav's mother about the order. Pakistan had denied consular access to the Indian diplomats despite 16 requests since the time he was arrested in March 2016. The Pakistan Military Court sentenced him to death, alleging he was working as a spy for intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing or RAW. Pakistan had denied 16 requests for consular access to Jadhav in contravention to global law, Baglay said during a press conference in New Delhi .

by | May 12, 2017 | 20:27

On Tuesday, the South Korean people voted the liberal Moon Jae-in into office, ending an nearly decade long conservative rule. Moon advocates dialogue and reconciliation with the North to defuse the situation and eventually lure it to negotiations.