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New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

National Security Council, and South Korean presidential adviser Chung Eui-yong, the South Korean government announced. The North has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear warhead, capable of striking the USA mainland. The allies agreed that dialogue with North Korea could happen under the "right conditions", Yoon said. North Korea, however, has said it will prepare for more tests. Read More

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Top Republican senator criticizes Trump for disclosing secrets to Russians

According to the Post , following Trump's meeting with the Russian delegation, senior White House officials "took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency". The classified information had been shared with the president by an ally, violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with that country, the official said. Read More

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Afghanistan: Militants attack state-run broadcaster, 2 killed

Afghanistan: Militants attack state-run broadcaster, 2 killed

Two attackers wearing suicide vests blew themselves up at the entrance to the Jalalabad office of Radio Television Afghanistan, said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar. A gang of four attackers stormed the compound of National Radio Television Afghanistan in Jalalabad earlier today. In February, a team of three drivers and five Red Cross field officers was on its way to deliver livestock materials to an area in Jawzjan province when "unknown armed men" attacked it, ... Read More

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Amid Controversy, Trump Welcomes Turkey's Erdogan to the WH

Trump greeted Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the entrance to the West Wing with a handshake and small talk out of range of reporters. Speaking to ARA News, official advisor of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Dr. Trump, who again mispronounced Erdogan's name, continued his practice of keeping things chummy with authoritarians. Mr Trump has worked since his election to improve relations with Mr Erdogan that grew tense by the end of Barack Obama's presidency. Read More

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France's President, Macron Appoints Philippe As Prime Minister

Later in the week Macron will visit thousands of French troops fighting Islamist militants in West Africa, three years after they first deployed to Mali . Mr Philippe quit that cause when the financial scandal over fake jobs for Mr Fillon's family hit his campaign. Both have also worked briefly in the private sector: Philippe in a law firm and then as a lobbyist for state nuclear group Areva, while Macron was once an investment banker. Read More

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Rash of media murders highlights deadly threats in Mexico

During his career spanning almost three decades, Valdez wrote extensively on drug-trafficking and organised crime in Mexico, including the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel. In 2011, the CPJ gave Valdez an International Press Freedom Award for writing about the victims of the drug war. A year ago a record 11 journalists were killed, according to advocacy group Articulo 19. Read More

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Adam Jones pleads guilty to misdemeanor obstruction charge

Adam Jones pleads guilty to misdemeanor obstruction charge

Jones had misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct dismissed on Tuesday after a plea deal. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters dismissed a felony charge related to an allegation Jones spit on a nurse at the jail. Jones is undergoing anger management classes and is still subject to possible National Football League discipline for the incident. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and owner Mike Brown have expressed their support for Jones, and he remains on Cincinnati's roster. Read More

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Police considering legal advice, charges against Catholic Cardinal — George Pell

Police considering legal advice, charges against Catholic Cardinal — George Pell

Cardinal Pell who was a priest in Ballarat before becoming Archbishop of Melbourne, allegedly sexually abused a number boys. It also alleges that Pell knew more about abuse committed by other priests than he has previously admitted. When approached for a statement on the Cardinal's behalf on Tuesday evening, the Catholic Archdiocese in Sydney said there was "no comment at this time". Read More

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President Trump expects 'fast decision' on Federal Bureau of Investigation director replacement

President Trump expects 'fast decision' on Federal Bureau of Investigation director replacement

Spicer said he didn't know who had requested the meeting, after differing accounts from the president and the Times . Though James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation whose firing by President Donald Trump sparked political uproar this week, has reportedly declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors about his controversial ouster, he is reportedly willing to answer lawmakers' questions in open session if ... Read More

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UNESCO passes Jerusalem resolution critical of Israel

UNESCO passes Jerusalem resolution critical of Israel

During a speech at an Israel Independence Day event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Pence said that the president is giving "serious consideration" to moving the USA embassy "as we speak". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel would cut $1 million from its United Nations funding over the resolution he says denies Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem . Read More

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Outrage Aimed at MacArthur in Town Hall Following AHCA Revival

Outrage Aimed at MacArthur in Town Hall Following AHCA Revival

Councilman Nathaniel Anderson, who was mayor last June when MacArthur held his first public forum in the town at the AMVETS headquarters, said he was originally asked by the congressman to assist with finding a venue for the town hall. President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey is emerging as a new flashpoint for liberal activism that could fuel Democratic turnout in 2018. Read More

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Ivory Coast announces deal with soldiers

Ivory Coast announces deal with soldiers

A spokesman said they had dropped demands for the remaining money, an announcement rejected by numerous soldiers who sparked the revolt. Under a deal negotiated with the government in January after a mutiny by the ex-rebels, they were to be paid bonuses of 18,000 euros each, with an initial payment of five million francs that month. Read More

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North Korea Teases Nuclear Capabilities

North Korea Teases Nuclear Capabilities

Two U.S. military officials told NBC News on Monday that preliminary assessments suggested the launch involved a KN-17, a liquid fuel single-stage missile. Citing a well-informed source, the TASS news agency reported that the meeting was requested by the United States and Japan. The Security Council has adopted six increasingly tougher sanctions resolutions against North Korea. Read More

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Sanders Says 'Trump Is Right' About Australia's Health Care

Sanders Says 'Trump Is Right' About Australia's Health Care

Donald Trump sought on Friday to clarify and clean up after his comments praising Australia's universal healthcare system as superior to America's. "The president has just said it, that's great". Senator Bernie Sanders, D-VT, listens to testimony as Rep. Tom Price, R-GA, testifies to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary in Washington , U.S. Read More

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Xi Jinping says China's Belt and Road initiative needs to reject protectionism

The Belt and Road Forum, the highest-level worldwide meeting on the Initiative since Xi proposed it in 2013, attracted more than 20 foreign heads of state and government as well as delegates from more than 100 countries. "No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity". "Not only that, we have sanctioned 101 new cold storages", she added. Read More

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Nawaz, Trump meeting expected on May 20

However, it is not clear if the host country would consider the American position or insists on its invitation for its economic partner and military ally in the Saudi-led coalition. The virtual-and-in-person gathering will serve as an opportunity for youths in notoriously-closed Saudi Arabia to "be able to live tweet" Trump's remarks "all over the world", McMaster said Tuesday. Read More

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Merkel's party triumphs in rivals' heartland

The election for the state legislature in North Rhine-Westphalia is an important test for Merkel's center-left challenger, Martin Schulz, whose party's poll ratings surged after he was nominated in January but have since sagged. However, AfD now has seats in 13 out of Germany's 16 regional parliaments. At the same time, the Green Party, now the junior coalition partner to the SPD in the government of Germany's most populous state, took a massive hit, dropping down to 6.4%. Read More

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President Trump Told Comey to Stop Investigating Flynn

January 22, 2017: Two days after taking office, Trump appears to single out Comey at a White House reception to thank law enforcement officers and others that helped during the inauguration. Meanwhile, Democratic leaders quickly described the actions Comey depicted in a memo as "obstruction of justice". Comey had been in the Oval Office that day with other senior national security officials for a terrorism threat briefing. Read More

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Lewis Hamilton relishing 'rawest fight' he can remember after Spain GP win

It was a wheel-to-wheel competition between the two best drivers of their generation. Ferrari responded by pitting Vettel for the final time a lap later and as he came out Hamilton was pounding down the pit straight. In getting past Bottas when he did, Vettel maintained the lead of the race, but Mercedes' decision to take on the medium tyre for the second stint gave Hamilton a tyre advantage for the final stint. Read More

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UN Security Council condemns North Korea's missiles tests

UN Security Council condemns North Korea's missiles tests

The U.N.'s most powerful body says that North Korea is "greatly increasing tension in the region and beyond" and that it is vitally important the country immediately show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action". And he added crucially Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino is keen on the four nations hosting the major event - but that North Korea will join the bid once the other three agree. Read More

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Woman's son charged over possible Mother's Day murder

Woman's son charged over possible Mother's Day murder

Upon arrival, police located the body of a 55-year-old woman inside. It is understood the woman was found wrapped in a blanket with a significant head injury and covered in blood. 'Over the past 12 months he had just fully isolated himself, ' she told the publication. However they raised concerns about Mr Connors' mental health, which they claimed had deteriorated recently. Read More

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Miss USA Kara McCullough Sparks Controversy for Calling Health Care a 'Privilege'

When asked during the competition for her opinion on if affordable health care in the U.S. is a right or a privilege , she responded with the latter. Miss Minnesota Meredith Gould was the second runner-up, while Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg was runner-up. "So as a woman scientist in the government, I'd like to lately transpose the word "feminism" to 'equalism , '" the pageant victor said. Read More

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France's Macron to unveil list of candidates for new party

Valls", Jean-Paul Delevoye, who chooses Macron's party's candidates, told Europe 1 radio on Wednesday. Traditionally, French voters have handed a parliamentary majority to the newly elected president in the general election. His victory, in fact, can be largely attributed to the French people's widespread disaffection with the mainstream Socialist and Republican parties on one hand, and their fear for the ultra-nationalist Marine Le Pen on the other. Read More

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What do we know about North Korea's new missile?

The new ballistic missile, named Hwasong-12, was sacked at the highest possible angle to avoid affecting neighboring countries' security and flew 787 kilometers after reaching an altitude of 2,111 kilometers, KCNA said. "The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea", the statement said. Read More

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UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

They also made it clear that the North's illicit ballistic missile development program is an "unacceptable threat" to the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia, according to the ministry. Other experts quickly jumped on this as sign - although not conclusive - that North Korea may have been behind the outbreak. The missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said. Read More

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Local elections: Full list of Scottish results published

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn has promised that a Labour government would give British people the chance to "take our wealth back" from tax cheats, rip-off bosses and greedy bankers. Each took from the results what you'd expect them to. "More seats, more votes, more councils won, bringing almost 40 years of Labour administration to an end and becoming the largest party in all of our major cities". Read More

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North Korea Tests Missile That Comes Dangerously Close to Russian Federation

There's also a political victory for North Korea. John Schilling, a North Korean analyst, wrote on 38 North that the regime's successful missile test represented a level of performance "never before seen" from a North Korean missile, adding that it would have flown a distance of some 4,500 kilometers if launched at a flatter trajectory, which would place all of South Korea, Japan and USA military bases in Guam within its reach. Read More

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