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Korea's new president to White House; N. Korea calls for 'new chapter'

Korea's new president to White House; N. Korea calls for 'new chapter'

Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Mr Moon on his election, saying he would be willing to work with him on a basis of "mutual understanding and mutual respect". "I will go to Beijing and Tokyo, and even to Pyongyang under the right conditions.". "This is in the common interest of China and South Korea as well as overall peace and stability in the region", Xi said, according to the statement . Read More

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Russian president Putin warns world leaders to stop 'intimidating' N Korea

Russian president Putin warns world leaders to stop 'intimidating' N Korea

But on Tuesday, a North Korean diplomat defended its recent missile test-launch, telling the UN Conference on Disarmament it was a legitimate act of self-defence under global law. If launched at a normal trajectory, officials believe it could reach USA military bases in Guam. What has North Korea been saying? North Korea launched a missile test on Sunday 14th May which they claim is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Read More

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Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

Under Chaffetz, the Oversight Committee has gone after Republican and Democratic pet issues alike, including allegations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaked classified information through her private email server. In the face of unfairness, "you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight". That means starting now to trim President Trump's power to do irreparable harm to the nation and, ultimately, the world. Read More

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Burr Summons Comey, McCabe as Russia Issues Permeate

March 8, 2017: During a cybersecurity conference at Boston College, Comey says he plans to serve his entire 10-year term, quipping, "You're stuck with me for another 6½ years". "At worst, he has obstructed justice". "The country is being tested in unprecedented ways". The reactions on the Republican side, while more muted, nonetheless expressed serious concern. Read More

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Mom says a fidget spinner almost killed her kid

Mom says a fidget spinner almost killed her kid

Other families are issuing similar alerts, with a Georgia grandmother warning that a fidget spinner came apart in her 3-year-old grandson's hands. Joniec had a word of caution for parents about the toy, which originally was designed as a therapeutic tool for kids with ADHD and autism. "Kids of all ages may be getting them, but not all spinners come with age-appropriate warnings", she said. Read More

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Another Chibok girl rescued - Presidency

Another Chibok girl rescued - Presidency

He also dismissed concerns that members of the Boko Haram sect had started regrouping in the Sambisa forest, saying that the Federal Government had the capacity to confront any security challenge arising from any part of the country. "I will tell her, but not this time around", he said, explaining that he plans to fabricate a reason for why his mother could not make the trip to Abuja . Read More

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Stephen Colbert breaks down latest Trump scandal over James Comey

To illustrate just how egregious Trump's actions have been, Colbert noted that one of the strongest criticisms came from Republican Senator Bob Corker, who recently said that the White House is in "a downward spiral". "Ladies and gentlemen, there's no getting around it", Colbert said. The "Late Show" host also took issue with Trump's latest idea to hold his own news conferences. Read More

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EC convenes all-party meet over EVM issue May 12

EC convenes all-party meet over EVM issue May 12

Sixteen opposition parties had told the Commission that it should revert to the paper ballot system, claiming that the faith of the people has "eroded" in the machines. The Election Commission on Friday assured all political parties that EVMs were secured and could not be tampered with. "The way controversies are cropping in connection with EVM tampering, this needs due attention", said Desai. Read More

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Palestinians hold local election in West Bank

Palestinians hold local election in West Bank

The elections were only held in the West Bank because Hamas, which has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007, made a decision to boycott the vote, along with other smaller political factions. The failure of Hamas and Fatah to reconcile is seen as a major obstacle to any settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More than 4,400 candidates are competing for 1,561 council seats. Read More

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DPRK poses

DPRK poses "potentially existential threat": United States intelligence chief

President Donald Trump has promised to cut excess spending as he tries to clean up the budget and decrease the deficit. "We have dedicated a very significant amount of our intelligence resources to the issue of North Korea". spy chief, adding that efforts to bolster local military have been less fruitful than hoped. Calling the DPRK "an increasingly grave national security threat" to the United States, Coats said the DPRK had taken "initial steps" toward fielding a mobile intercontinental ... Read More

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Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on IS capital

Mattis told reporters in London. US-backed fighters hunted for militant holdouts in Syria's Tabqa on Thursday after overrunning the city and nearby dam in a step forward for their advance on Islamic State group stronghold Raqa. Both Washington and Brussels classify the PKK as a terror group but do not regard the YPG as such. The SDF is dominated by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), seen by the U.S. Read More

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British PM May vows energy price cap if re-elected

British PM May vows energy price cap if re-elected

Writing in The Sun newspaper, the Prime Minister confirms plans unveiled last month to protect gas and electricity customers on standard variable tariffs from "sudden and unjustified" increases. Tories say the price limit could save 17 million families £100 a year, but energy bosses warned the Tory price cap could undermine competition. "Is that right? Asking for a friend". Read More

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Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

Ismail Haniya, Hamas new political leader

Hamas's former chief in Gaza , Ismail Haniya , has been elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal, its official media announced on Saturday. Hardliners yield influence in the strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade for 10 years. For the time being, Hamas seeks to maintain the status quo in the conflict with Israel. Read More

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North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting assassination attempt

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting assassination attempt

In a long report by Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was accused on Friday of trying to use biochemical substances to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The airport attack, blamed by the United States and Seoul on North Korean agents, has been cited by Washington in its efforts to persuade countries to minimize ties with North Korea. Read More

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