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North Korea missile test is huge step forward

North Korea missile test is huge step forward China might support a new round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang launched another missile test just hours before Beijing held its biggest diplomatic event of the year, the belt and road forum, observers said. Kim Jong Un's regime also stated the new type of rocket could hit the the USA mainland. South Korea's Defense Ministry said more analysis was needed to verify... [Full Article...]

Australia risk missing top players in Ashes over pay dispute - Warner

Australia risk missing top players in Ashes over pay dispute - Warner I don't think we need to keep talking about that. Reacting to the comments from Sutherland, Warner said the players will not buckle under pressure and the current scenario might lead to Australia not having a team to play in the all-important Ashes series. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump visits Israel as he continues Middle East trip

The row is the latest in a series of controversies to hit the planned visit of the USA president, which officials in Israel have privately characterised as often haphazard. Trump spoke during a brief airport ceremony after he arrived in Israel on his first visit as president. However, a last minute upgrade to the schedule means that President Trump will now be greeted at Ben Gurion airport by Is... [Full Article...]

Palestinians in Gaza march to support hunger strikers

Israeli troops arrested Yussef Derieh, an ambulance driver from the village of Aqraba, near the main northern West Bank city of Nablus, who veered his vehicle to the opposite lane and blocked the settler's auto. "Israel's establishing of West Bank settlement, including in East Jerusalem , has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation of global law and a major obstacle to the achievem... [Full Article...]

Final results confirm Macron wins French presidential election

Final results confirm Macron wins French presidential election Here are five things to know about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron. As part of his effort to convince voters that both he and his movement marked a break with the status quo, Macron previously promised that half of its candidates will be new to elected politics. [Full Article...]

Israel Demands Explanation of US Diplomat's 'Western Wall' Comment

Tillerson's remarks were the first time that a senior figure in the President Trump administration has publicly raised the possibility that moving the embassy to Jerusalem could harm the new administration's aspirations to renew the peace process and reaching an Israeli-Palestinian agreement. [Full Article...]

Trump NSA says status of Western Wall a 'policy decision'

Briefing reporters after McMaster Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the Western Wall was " clearly in Jerusalem " but declined to say whether it was a part of Israel. One thing about Nikki Haley is she's a straight shooter. The newly appointed US ambassador to Israel arrived in Jerusalem on Monday. "Israel is convinced that this statement contradicts President Trump... [Full Article...]

UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test

It was North Korea's seventh test this year of a missile it says can reach us military bases in the Pacific. Pyongyang has since threatened a sixth. "North Korea's latest successful missile test represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile", John Schilling, an aerospace expert, wrote in an analysis Sunday for 38 North , a leading monitor on North Korea. [Full Article...]

BRODY FILE EXCLUSIVE: Trump Administration to Significantly Expand Pro-Life Mexico City Policy

BRODY FILE EXCLUSIVE: Trump Administration to Significantly Expand Pro-Life Mexico City Policy Agency for International Development (USAID), as with the earlier law, but also the Department of Defense as well, reports Christian Broadcasting Network News' "The Brody File". It's illegal for any US aid money to go toward abortion care itself; what the global gag rule does is prevent these organizations from using even separate funding on abortion care or referrals, even if abortion is lega... [Full Article...]

Turkish opposition urges Trump to prod Erdogan on rights

Turkish opposition urges Trump to prod Erdogan on rights Both issues poisoned ties between Erdogan and former USA president Barack Obama, but there now appears to be an opening for Trump to rebuild bridges. The rollout of this is to try and smooth over feelings over this change in policy you mentioned, which is that the United States has chose to go in a direction in Syria that Turkey doesn't agree with. [Full Article...]

China economic activity slows in April after good first quarter

China economic activity slows in April after good first quarter Industrial output growth in China slowed from a 7.6% year-on-year clip in April to 6.5% for March (consensus: 7.0%), with softness in overseas demand and domestic consumption the chief factors, according to Julian Evans-Pritchard at Capital Economics. [Full Article...]

Salve charged Re 1 for fighting Jadhav's case at ICJ: Swaraj

Salve charged Re 1 for fighting Jadhav's case at ICJ: Swaraj In his appeal, Salve told the court to give suitable directions to Pakistan to ensure that during the judgement, Jadhav is not executed in Pakistan. Jadhav was "an innocent Indian national, who, incarcerated in Pakistan for more than a year on concocted charges, deprived of his rights and protection accorded under the Vienna Convention, has been held incommunicado. [Full Article...]

China decries protectionism, but Europeans rain on Silk Road parade

Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan arrive for a welcome banquet for the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. The Belt and Road Initiative, consisting of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, was proposed by Xi to boost interconnectivity and free trade between Asia and the rest of the world. [Full Article...]

North Korea launches ballistic missile despite South Korea's offer of talks

North Korea fired a ballistic missile early on Sunday that flew 430 miles, South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialog with Pyongyang. Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as a North Korean delegation attended the conference. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against ... [Full Article...]

DPRK poses "potentially existential threat": USA intelligence chief

DPRK poses But it has been on the rebound, Coates said, and continues to gain strength. However, Coats refused to reveal the US intelligence community's estimation about when the DPRK would have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of taking a nuclear warhead. [Full Article...]

Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief not to leak to media, threatens 'tapes'

Trump fired Comey on May 9, and later in an NBC News interview called him "a showboat " and a " grandstander " and stating that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in "turmoil". NBC News tweeted that a "source close to Comey " said, "He hopes there are tapes". Rosenstein detailed Comey's actions on this in a memo that the administration circulated on Tuesday, along with a memo fro... [Full Article...]

Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7

Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7 If Boston wins, the Cavs would play there in Game 1 of the conference finals Monday. The Wizards' human blur, better known by the masses as John Wall, sprinted down the court and threw up a shot in traffic that was deflected by Boston's Al Horford as time expired to preserve Boston's slimmest of leads, 42-41 at the half. [Full Article...]

Wizards and Celtics to go the distance

Wizards and Celtics to go the distance They kept fighting, but we played a hell of a game as well, too. "So it's a great opportunity for us tonight, and I know that if we come out playing the same way we played last game, we'll have a chance to be smiling, laughing, just like we were after the Chicago series". [Full Article...]

Help Stamp Out Hunger With a Simple Bag of Food

Help Stamp Out Hunger With a Simple Bag of Food Items particularly needed this year, LaFontaine said, include tuna, peanut butter, pasta, cereal, and juice. More than 220 union branches collected more than 11 million pounds of food - a one-day record in the United States. David Weaver, executive director of the South Plains Food Bank, said this comes at a crucial time as shelves at the food banks get depleted come summertime when the need typic... [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt North Korea said that the latest US-South Korean joint military drills were "unprecedentedly disgusting and most adventurous ones" in several decades, media reports said. A war of words between the West and North Korea has escalated in recent weeks, with the communist enclave threatening to carry out a sixth nuclear test. [Full Article...]


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