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You're the 'Terrorists': North Korea Vows Attack on Enemy Intelligence Agencies

In a statement the powerful ministry of state security, said it had foiled a "vicious plot" by a "hideous terrorists' group" to attack the North's "supreme leadership". Kim's visit to the military units reported on Friday demonstrated a similar motive: signaling a readiness to fight, while steering clear of weapons tests condemned as "very bad" by US President Donald Trump, Yonhap reported. Read More

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Australia treasurer promises fair budget that reins in debt

He would not say whether he would retain last year's target of returning the budget to surplus in 2020-21. "We will get all the cliches, all the corny sayings, but what Australia really needs is a plan for Australia's future", he said. The Medicare rebate freeze is expected to soften which could end the political fight with Global Positioning System. There will also be a $350 million boost to help defence force veterans battling mental health conditions. Read More

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Australia's Qantas boss gets a custard pie in the face during speech

Australia's Qantas boss gets a custard pie in the face during speech

The man who delivered the pie is believed to be in his 60s. Security staff at the hotel detained the pie-thrower until police arrived to arrest him. "He walked off stage and then returned a few minutes later to a warm applause and continued his speech". One witness, Ben Harvey, told Radio 6PR it had not been clear what prompted the incident, describing it as a "bizarre situation". Read More

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Local polls bode well for May ahead of GE

Mr Corbyn was out on the stump in Leicester. Derbyshire, despite having no UKIP seats before or after the election, saw the collapse in the UKIP vote contribute to an incredible 19-seat swing from Labour to the Conservatives. "I wouldn't start negotiations by threatening I might walk away and set up some kind of low tax enterprise on the shores of Europe". But he gave few details of what a Labour alternative might look like, saying only that Labour wanted a "serious and sensible ... Read More

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Fifty Afghan soldiers killed in retaliatory fire: says official

Fifty Afghan soldiers killed in retaliatory fire: says official

Abdul Razeq, the police chief of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, said: "After negotiations, both sides have agreed that a geological survey should be conducted". After the survey is completed, a report will be sent to Islamabad and Kabul . Tension has been increasing in recent months amid new exchanges of accusations of not doing enough to tackle militants engaging in cross-border raids. Read More

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May Pledges To Reduce Annual Net Migration To Below 100,000

We're setting it out for hopefully a five-year term. Britain will be able to end the free movement of people into Britain from the European Union, which Mrs May says will help reduce overall numbers. "I want to make sure that we do it in a way that supports businesses". Senior ministers have urged Mrs May to make the task easier by dropping foreign students from migrant figures, which now cover all those staying in a country for more than a year. Read More

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Prince Philip Decides 96 Is a Good Retirement Age

Prince Philip Decides 96 Is a Good Retirement Age

The duke "may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time", the palace said. Speculation had been rife after reports emerged that Buckingham Palace had called an emergency internal meeting at 10am this morning. But the royal family's patriarch, who conducted 219 royal engagements previous year, has been gradually reducing his workload in his nineties. Prime Minister Theresa May thanked him "on behalf of the whole country" for his decades of service to the Crown. Read More

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Independence is an unwanted election challenge for Scottish nationalists

She said: "Pete's a fantastic local MP with a lot of support locally and of course the issue at the heart of this election, not just in Perth and Perthshire but across Scotland, is a very straightforward one". "We know from the polls in England that Theresa May is going to win this election, the question is who is going to stand up and make Scotland's voice heard?" British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has opened up a 22-point lead over the opposition Labour Party ... Read More

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Le Pen lifts parts of rival's speech, aides brush off plagiarism accusations

Le Pen lifts parts of rival's speech, aides brush off plagiarism accusations

Florian Philippot, the vice president of Le Pen's National Front (FN) party, said it was "not plagiarism", but "a nod to a short passage in a speech about France". She also spoke of France's relationship with Italy, referring to "Italy, our sister" - a phrase Fillon also used. Fillon used that same phrase of France's "three maritime borders" with the English Channel, North Sea and the Atlantic. Read More

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Deciding next step in Afghanistan comes with grim backdrop

Deciding next step in Afghanistan comes with grim backdrop

Abdul Hasib was known as an evasive leader, resulting in little to no information about the former Taliban commander. Hasib, who has led the group since his predecessor Hafiz Khan was killed by a U.S. He was reportedly killed during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. This U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) handout photo shows the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon March 11, 2003, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Read More

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Teacher accused of letting students hit pinata with president's face

Teacher accused of letting students hit pinata with president's face

All other schools in the district will remain open. "Recent tragedies around the country and in our own state have heightened everyone's concern for the safety of students", Foster said. Additional officers will be onsite when students return to classes Tuesday. President Donald Trump's picture was placed on a piñata as part of a Cinco De Mayo event at a Roosevelt High School Spanish class, according to Weld County School District RE-5J Johnstown-Milliken officials. Read More

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Spanish naval ship saves 651 migrants in Mediterranean

Spanish naval ship saves 651 migrants in Mediterranean

And, more and more often, we find out that there are no satellite phones on these vessels, making rescue efforts even more hard, as migrants and asylum seekers are unable to call for help and more hard to locate. A Somali national, 19-year-old Nasrudin I Said, was detained on suspicion of favouring illegal immigration. In a response to the recent stories reported to his teams by survivors, Mr. Read More

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Trump calls Yates' testimony 'old news' in quick response to Senate testimony

McGahn and say the underlying conduct that General Flynn had engaged in was problematic in and of itself..." "To state the obvious", she added later, "you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians". He's dismissed FBI and congressional investigations into his campaign's possible ties to the election meddling as a "hoax" driven by Democrats bitter over losing the White House. Read More

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Students to commence NAPLAN tests this week

Students to commence NAPLAN tests this week

This year's Year 9 students will be the first that will have to reach these standards before they can get their HSC in three years' time. Professor Fischetti said the results, delivered months later and often too late for intervention for individual students, didn't paint a full picture of other "stresses" external to school that could affect performance. Read More

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Back on TV, Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea

Kimmel also had Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, rolled out their own measure that would allow states a series of options for replacing Obamacare - even allowing them to keep it. "I think that's something that, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?" "We've had a dozen doctor's appointments since our son had surgery". Read More

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Always Dreaming Claims Kentucky Derby Victory

Always Dreaming Claims Kentucky Derby Victory

Pletcher used a longer rein on the horse and changed exercise riders in an attempt to curb the enthusiasm of Always Dreaming, who hadn't run in five weeks since winning the Florida Derby. However, the colt isn't scaring away the competition in the Preakness. Pletcher plans to send Always Dreaming to Baltimore and Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday for the May 20 Preakness, the trainer hoping to improve his 0-for-8 record in the race. Read More

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Appeals court hears arguments on Trump's revised travel ban

The revised travel ban was challenged in Maryland by refugee organizations and individuals who said they were being discriminated against because they were Muslim and because they had family members adversely affected by the ban. President Trump is taking aim at the federal courts on Monday as he plans to roll-out several conservative nominees for judicial vacancies. Two months ago, a federal judge in Maryland made a decision to freeze the revised ban, which prohibits people from ... Read More

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British election: Labour offers Brexit pledge on European Union nationals

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will square off at Prime Minister's Questions for the last time before the General Election and possibly ever. "We do not accept that there has to be a reckless Conservative Brexit". He also would not want to put himself in a position where, with the Prime Minister absent, he would become the primary target for smaller party leaders hoping to get a chunk of Labour's votes. Read More

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America stares at a health scare

Senate Republicans, meanwhile, are assuring voters that they will take up the issue and write their own bill. "Republican senators will not let the American people down!" he tweeted from his private golf course in central New Jersey, where he has stayed since Thursday. Read More

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W.H. says Trump-Trudeau phone call 'amicable,' Canada disagrees

He added that the two countries' friendly relationship means both sides will be able to work through any dispute. But readers can discover that for themselves. Instead, she pointed out that Canada has won every court case on lumber against the USA, suggesting the tariffs would be challenged in court. Last week, Trump in his speech in Wisconsin promised to fight against Canada's dairy trade practices that harm American farmers. Read More

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Sister of Donald Trump's senior adviser solicits Chinese investment

Kushner Companies says about 15% of its New Jersey building - a $976.4 million residential and commercial project called 1 Journal Square - will be funded through the EB-5 program. Kushner Companies were also due to pitch for investment in Shanghai on Sunday and in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou next weekend, according to the events' organizer QWOS, a Chinese government-approved immigration agency. Read More

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Yates warned White House about Flynn 18 days before his firing

Flynn had done", she said , adding that she told McGahn that DOJ believed that the Russians could use that information to blackmail him. Yates is expected to testify that she warned McGahn that Flynn's contacts - and the discrepancies between what the White House said happened on the calls and what actually occurred - had left him in a compromised position, according to a person familiar with her expected statements. Read More

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Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Chinese staff wait for investors at a reception desk on Sunday in Shanghai, China, during an event promoting investment in a Kushner Companies development. The minimum investment requirement is $1 million, unless the project is in a rural area or high-unemployment area. "It says that visas-and eventual US citizenship-are for sale, a awful message for the 4.4 million people waiting in line for visas-some for as long as 23 years", Feinstein said in the statement. Read More

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Pakistan sends aid after border clashes

Pakistan sends aid after border clashes

Afghanistan has never formally recognised the line as the border. At least nine people have been killed and dozens others, including paramilitary personnel, wounded after coming under fire from Afghan forces while conducting a population census near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Pakistani security officials said. Read More

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Spicer says Trump stands by Comey

Comey sent a letter to Congress on October 28 saying the FBI had recovered thousands of emails in an unrelated probe and was reopening its investigation into whether Clinton may have mishandled classified information. Mrs Clinton, who said she is going through the "painful process" of writing a book dealing in part with the election, also said misogyny played a role in her defeat. Read More

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Another US citizen detained in North Korea

The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) was founded by evangelical Christians and opened in 2010 . As NPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Seoul , the first, named Kim Sang Duk, "was arrested late last month while trying to leave North Korea, and accused of trying to overthrow the government in Pyongyang". Read More

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Venezuela oppn boycotts meeting on Maduro assembly; clashes rage

Masked protesters responded by hurling rocks and other projectiles in clashes in the capital Caracas, with other violence reported in the western states of Merida and Zulia. That overreach has energized Venezuela's fractious opposition, which had been struggling to channel growing disgust with Maduro over widespread food shortages, triple-digit inflation and rampant crime. Read More

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Hillary Clinton tweet-sniffs at media after Macron win

Hillary Clinton tweet-sniffs at media after Macron win

During a panel discussion on CNN , host Jake Tapper asked Blackburn if she was "happy" to see that Clinton has returned to public life as a member of the so-called "resistance" against President Donald Trump's administration. It portrays a candidate possessed of near Nixonian levels of paranoia. What would Clinton tweet if there was found to have been collusion? I propose a different translation: The media says Clinton should talk about interference in fuller context . Read More

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North Korea detains another USA citizen

Kim worked for Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, which is an unusual institution for North Korea. The US has in the past accused North Korea of detaining its citizens to use them as pawns. Last year, North Korea sentenced U.S. college student Otto F. Warmbier to 15 years' hard labor after accusing him of trying to steal a political banner. Read More

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Emma Watson praises genderless MTV Awards after 'Beauty' win

Emma Watson praises genderless MTV Awards after 'Beauty' win

Henson, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy . Emma said and added that MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone . The former CNN host used Watson's speech as a launching point to attack the "gender neutral" concept: "I come from the increasingly unfashionable school of thought that says there are just two genders: male and female". Read More

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25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive to return Saturday

25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive to return Saturday

This annual drive, by far the largest for Greenwich's local food pantry, stocks the pantry shelves during the lean summer months. It's easy to help "Stamp Out Hunger" in Southern Arizona. "Despite the challenges, we look forward to it each year because of the important role we're playing in the fight against hunger in this country". Volunteers are needed at 11 Jacksonville post office locations. Read More

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Syria engulfed in turmoil as safe-zones take effect

Syria engulfed in turmoil as safe-zones take effect

Russian Federation said aircraft in the US -led coalition against the Islamic State will be prohibited from operating above the planned "de-escalation zones" in Syria . The Syrian government and rebel delegations are not signatories, but Syrian state news agency SANA reported that DamascU.S. supports the Russian plan. Read More

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What the French Election Result Means for Europe

USA stock futures pointed to a lower open on Monday after the French presidential election concluded with centrist Emmanuel Macron defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, as was widely expected. The National Front is also gearing up for a rebranding - if not a makeover - of its ideas. Marine Le Pen said after her defeat became clear that the National Front must be relaunched and deputy leader Florian Philippot said the new party would not be called the National Front. Read More

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