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Author: 0 US to South Korea: We'll pay for missile defense system (for now)

Sure, old-school diplomatic insiders and traditional pundits will say that doing so will simply elevate the North Korean regime and lend legitimacy to Kim Jong Un's rule. US President Donald Trump has warned of a possible "major conflict" while Pyongyang has carried out a series of failed missile tests , including one on Saturday, and a massive live-fire military exercise.

Global Media Marine Le Pen separates herself from Front National
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen separates herself from Front National

Le Pen wants to pull the nation out of the European Union and close the country's borders to new immigrants. (AP Photo/Francois Mori). French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron pays respect during a ceremony marking 102nd anniversary of the slaying of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony, Monday April 24, 2017 in Paris .

Author: 0 Nawaz family celebrates post SC breather in Panamagate

The judges ordered that the investigative body should be formed within seven days, and include representatives from the Federal Investigative Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan , the central bank, and other bodies. The petitioners claimed that the Prime Minister lied about the investments made by his children in offshore companies, which led to the acquisition of four apartments in London's upscale Park Lane neighbourhood.

Author: 0 China launches aircraft carrier, boosting military presence

The first was the Liaoning , which was made in the erstwhile Soviet Union and was extensively refurbished before being commissioned in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)-Navy in 2012. However, according to experts, they lack the powerful catapult technology for launching aircraft - an advanced technology that USA carriers use. Others hoped China would soon match the capabilities of USA carriers: "I really hope that we can catch up with them and then set off firecrackers to ...

Author: 0 N. Korea: US bomber flights pushing peninsula to brink of nuclear war

No US President has ever before met the leader of North Korea, and the idea is extremely controversial. Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo was in South Korea on Monday, the USA embassy in Seoul confirmed, following reports of an unannounced visit as tensions mount on the peninsula.

Global Media North Korean gas prices are going through the roof
Author: 0 North Korean gas prices are going through the roof

In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on North Korea and other countries on Thursday to avoid behaviour or rhetoric that could increase tension. That suggests U.S. President Donald Trump's gamble paid off and overwhelming force is for now a language the North understands. North Korea defiantly said in a state media commentary marking the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army's that its military was prepared ...

Global Media United States to honour 'dumb' refugee exchange deal with Australia
Author: 0 United States to honour 'dumb' refugee exchange deal with Australia

The nuclear threat from North Korea has dominated Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's official talks with US Vice President Mike Pence. After taking office Mr Trump was infuriated to learn that the previous Obama administration had agreed to a refugee resettlement deal with Australia where America would take up to 1,250 refugees that Australia houses in detention camps on the Pacific island nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

Global Media Kane eager to put pressure on Chelsea
Author: 0 Kane eager to put pressure on Chelsea

Currently six points off the pace it is hard to see any way back for the Gunners now, even though they have a game in hand on all those above them. We wanted to pay the fans back for all the energy they give us. We feel like we can beat anyone. We have got a great squad, a real togetherness and we are going in the right direction. "I say thank-you, we're so lucky to be here", Pochettino added.

Global Media Trump won't rule out military action against N. Korea
Author: 0 Trump won't rule out military action against N. Korea

North Korea on Saturday said it is developing nuclear weapons for self-defense and as a deterrent to the United States, according to an unofficial translation of a statement released by an official in Pyongyang's mission to the UN. Local residents have anxious they will be a target for North Korean missiles. On Friday, the United States and China offered starkly different strategies for addressing North Korea's escalating nuclear threat as Tillerson demanded full enforcement of economic ...

Author: 0 Thousands rally in US for workers, immigrants, against Trump

President Donald Trump's 101st day in office. International Workers' Day, also known as May Day, has been commemorated on May 1 since its introduction in the late 19th century. Groups around the country have a variety of demonstrations planned to mark May Day on Monday. Demonstrators spell out Immigration Reform Now during the May Day march in downtown Los Angeles.

Author: 0 HRW to Trump: Seek accountability not WH visit for Duterte

Duterte has not been shy about his brutal campaign against drugs. When Priebus was asked whether Trump had raised that record with Duterte, he said he had not personally sat in on the entire phone call. "Everybody's anxious. Nobody's clapping his hand". I can not make any definite promise. "It behooves upon America, who wields the biggest stick, just to really be prudent and patient".

Author: 0 Tear gas in France

Horrific images show police engulfed in flames after protesters threw petrol bombs in Paris today. Candidates are being reminded that jobs are a top concern for voters - less than a week before the presidential election. At a rally in a suburb of Paris , Ms Le Pen has meanwhile accused Mr Macron of being merely more of the same. Cheers of "Marine President!" and anti-immigrant chants rose to the rafters.

Global Media South African president jeered at May Day rally
Author: 0 South African president jeered at May Day rally

A report released by South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, a year ago accused Zuma of fostering a potentially corrupt relationship favoring the interests of the country's wealthy Gupta family. SACP chairperson in eThekwini and the city's former mayor James Nxumalo also pleaded with workers to allow Mbete to finish her address. Tyotyo was addressing a May Day rally at Umbhaba Estate near Komatipoort where over 350 workers were fired in 2015 for demanding to belong to a union.

Author: 0 Far-right victim's son hugs Macron in Paris

The two remaining candidates held rallies in the French capital ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Horrific images show police engulfed in flames after protesters threw petrol bombs in Paris today. While 295 jobs are threatened by outsourcing to Poland, Macron attempted to explain the benefits of globalization and promised he will do his best to secure their jobs - just like socialist candidate Francois Hollande promised ArcelorMittal workers in Florange, before the site definitely ...

Global Media Trump administration to roll back some school meal standards
Author: 0 Trump administration to roll back some school meal standards

As the Trump administration seeks to undo as much of its predecessor's work as possible, the next item in its crosshairs has emerged: healthy school lunches for children. "The reality is we're going to have more control over what were serving and that's a good thing". "So him rolling back important guidelines we already have, Trump is not making us great again - this is hurting our children".

Global Media Trump says he'd be 'honored' to meet Kim Jong
Author: 0 Trump says he'd be 'honored' to meet Kim Jong

Mr Spicer added, "He is a young person to be leading a country with nuclear weapons". The Republican president has also said he is ready to act alone in the stand-off, however - and on Monday signaled that this could involve face-to-face talks with Kim, who has yet to meet a foreign leader since taking power.

Author: 0 France election: Macron says EU must reform or face 'Frexit'

Also on Monday, Ms Le Pen's estranged 88-year-old father and the founder of the FN was at a rally by the statue of Joan of Arc, a long-time symbol of patriotism for the FN. Francois-Michel Lambert, an MP who represents the region for the green party EELV, criticised Le Pen for coming to Gardanne "to make us believe that she has suddenly become an environmentalist".

Author: 0 North Korea fires ballistic missile after US push for new sanctions

Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launching that communist leader Kim Jong Un would eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen". After a week it emerged that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was actually on its way to Western Australia, on account of a lack of clarity in communications.

Author: 0 Xi urges restraint on N Korea in call to Trump

North Korea demonstrated its ability to strike Japan in early March, when it fired four extended-range scuds into the Sea of Japan. Adm. Harry Harris commander of U.S. A separate briefing is in the works for members of the House, Reuters reported. North Korea's Rodong Sinmun - the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea - warned yesterday of dire consequences in the event of a US-led pre-emptive strike.

Author: 0 West Bank holds solidarity strike for Palestinian prisoners

More than 6,500 Palestinian prisoners, including 57 women and about 300 children, are detainees in Israeli Jails. Palestinian officials warned that if he gets worse, this could spark an "explosion". Barghouti launched the hunger strike on April 17. A series of activities would be held across South Africa in solidarity with the hunger strikers, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation executive director Neeshan Balton said at Constitution Hill.

Global Media China sets global naval role after launch of aircraft carrier
Author: 0 China sets global naval role after launch of aircraft carrier

The massive new warship was then lowered into the water and towed to a dock. The main body of the carrier has been completed, with equipment of major systems including propulsion and electricity installed. After a few years of testing and training, the new aircraft carrier is projected to enter full service in 2020. In contrast, the keel of India's Vikrant (named after India's first aircraft carrier), was laid in February 2009, and though she was sailed out for the first time in in 2011, ...

Global Media Korea pay for THAAD
Author: 0 Korea pay for THAAD

Tillerson said China also told the US that it had informed North Korea "that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions actions on their own". Put enough pressure on him to "do something about North Korea" and he might succumb to that pressure, with disastrous results. South Korean authorities said Friday that they had not been informed of either proposal."Our basic position remains unchanged", South Korea's Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Author: 0 EU chief Tusk stresses citizen's rights in Brexit talks

President Tusk tweeted the outcome of their discussions, saying: "Guidelines adopted unanimously". French President Francois Hollande warned on Saturday that Britain must pay the price for Brexit as European Union leaders met to adopt guidelines for negotiations.

Author: 0 Tear gas in France as Le Pen, Macron hold May Day rallies

The annual gathering is to celebrate workers' rights but this year was also used as a clarion call to block Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate. Macron is now favourite to become France's youngest ever president, leading Le Pen by 19 points in the polls , but she has shown she is a cunning campaigner.

Author: 0 United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger who was violently dragged from flight

The 69-year-old doctor suffered a concussion and had a broken nose and teeth, according to his lawyers. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz delivers remarks in NY, during a presentation of the carrier's new Polaris service, June 2, 2016. Without enough volunteers to take later flights, airlines are forced to involuntarily "bump" passengers off overbooked planes. When the request for volunteers was unsuccessful, the United crew followed an "involuntary denied boarding process", he added.

Global Media Erdogan says 'saddened' by U.S. flags with Syrian YPG
Author: 0 Erdogan says 'saddened' by U.S. flags with Syrian YPG

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday if Ankara and Washington were to join forces they could turn the Syrian city of Raqqa into a "graveyard" for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Turkey says fighters of the YPG in Syria are linked to Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatists inside Turkey, who have waged an insurgency since 1984 that has killed over 40,000 people.

Global Media Venezuela crisis: Opposition holds 'mother of all protests'
Author: 0 Venezuela crisis: Opposition holds 'mother of all protests'

The military had been strategically deployed around Venezuela at the weekend to carry out an unprecedented military exercise. Inaugural committee records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Citgo Petroleum, a USA affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, was one of the biggest corporate donors to events surrounding the swearing-in ceremony.

Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas: First Formula One win feels 'surreal'

He has been fast all weekend. "It is not important to think about the championship because I need to understand where the speed was this weekend, where I went wrong with the set-up, and then come back fighting for the next race". This is the fourth race he has represented for Mercedes. "We keep trying, keep improving and I'm sure we'll get there". "I'm out of the race (to win) now", he added, with about two-thirds of the distance remaining.

Author: 0 French election: Le Pen and Macron hold rival rallies

Ms Le Pen sought to do so by hitting her party's trademark anti-EU, anti-immigration themes hard. Lawmaker Gilbert Collard was unharmed. "French people have the feeling of being dispossessed of their identity, of their social security system and their sovereignty", Le Pen told the channel.

Global Media N Korea 'ready to respond to US': spokesman
Author: 0 N Korea 'ready to respond to US': spokesman

Friday's test is Kim Jong Un's 75th missile test and the ninth missile launch this year. Moon is leading polls by a wide margin ahead of a May 9 election to replace impeached former President Park Geun-hye, whose government agreed previous year to deploy THAAD.

Author: 0 French trade unions clash ahead of presidential polls

Macron's victory in the first round of voting and the low probability of a Le Pen victory led to a massive rally in stocks around the world at the start of last week, with a victory for Macron seen as positive for European growth and stability.

Author: 0 Trump takes up GOP tradition of bashing 9th Circuit, aka '9th circus'

Now? That prize goes to the ones with the loudest mouths, deepest pockets and - even more shamefully - most activist courts on their sides. "The Muslim ban is unconstitutional, the so-called "sanctuary cities" order is unlawful, and the path forward on these issues does not involve recycling a exhausted proposal to dismantle the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals", the congressmen said.

Global Media Prime Minister congratulates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 on her 91st birthday
Author: 0 Prime Minister congratulates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 on her 91st birthday

The royal family celebrated her birthday in a social media way, posting messages with the hashtags #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #Queenat91 and #QueensBirthday while posting pictures and messages. How does she spend her actual birthday? . Now, while there may not be any parade for the Queen today, it is the day she celebrates the anniversary of her birth, and that definitely deserves a cake at least.

Author: 0 USFK: THAAD in operation against N. Korean missiles

During a Thursday interview with Reuters, Trump said Kim Jong Un's rise to power had been "a very hard thing". Tensions have been rising around the Korean peninsula, with repeated threats from North Korea and the presence of a group of United States warships and a submarine.

Author: 0 Tensions Simmer in California Despite Conservative Pundit Cancelling Speech

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Coulter said free speech had been "crushed by thugs" and called the canceled speech "a dark day for free speech in America". "On March 4 and April 15, left and right wing protestors skirmished in a nearby Berkeley park". Threatening violence does not change minds, and instigating controversy for publicity does not fix a broken system.

Author: 0 Pence says US won't negotiate directly with North Korea -- for now

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that Washington would work with its allies and China to put economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea but added that America would defeat any attack with an "overwhelming response". Pence, who is on a 10-day visit to Asia, declined Wednesday to disclose whether the USA had any role in Pyongyang's missile failure. "Japan, though, is unwilling to give up on the TPP, and it's organizing other member nations to move ahead without the U.S".

Author: 0 Vettel wants Red Bull to join lead fight

Bottas, who became Finland's first victor in F1 since Kimi Raikkonen took victory at the 2013 season-opening Australian Grand Prix, believes the result will give him a boost for the rest of the season. Since joining Mercedes, Bottas had been struggling to match the knowledge of the vehicle and the team that Hamilton has built up over four seasons with Mercedes, including two titles.

Author: 0 Israel intercepts 'projectile' from Syria hours after Damascus missile attack

Israel said the blast was "consistent" with its policy to prevent Iran providing weapons to Hizballah, but it stopped short of confirming it was responsible. "The Syrian army and its allies will work to thwart the new Israeli plot on the occupied Golan border and will continue to destroy the enemy's collaborators", a Syrian military source said to Lebanese news site el-Nashra, claiming the missiles had destroyed fuel tanks.

Author: 0 Trump Takes a Bite Out of Michelle Obama's School Lunch Program

Pat RobertsPat RobertsOvernight Regulation: Trump rolling back Michelle Obama's school lunch rules Trump unwinding Michelle Obama's school lunch program rules GOP growing frustrated with Trump's trade threats MORE (R-Kan.), who has always been working to ease the standards.

Global Media Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown
Author: 0 Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown

The measure funds the remainder of the 2017 budget year, through September 30, rejecting cuts to popular domestic programs targeted by Trump such as medical research, the Environmental Protection Agency, and infrastructure grants. The money is in addition to $500 million authorized past year to address the nation's ongoing opioid addiction crisis. Congressional Republicans and Democrats ignored Trump's proposal to cut billions of dollars from domestic programs.

Author: 0 Woman shot, 6 arrested in counter-terror operation in London

Four other people; two men, aged 20 and 16, and a woman, 20, have been arrested in the operation conducted by Scotland Yard, BBC reports . A 43-year-old woman in Kent county, southeast of London , was also arrested. In the earlier incident, armed officers from the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism command unit arrested a 27-year-old man, a few meters from the scene of a terror attack last month that left five people and the attacker dead.

Author: 0 Hamas no longer calls for Israel's destruction

Many Western countries classify Hamas as a terrorist group over its failure to renounce violence, recognise Israel's right to exist and accept existing interim Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements. So why has the Hamas leadership chose to release the amendments to its charter now? In its old charter, Hamas called for a return to "historic Palestine" - which is nearly all of modern-day Israel - as marked by borders from before the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

Global Media President Trump gives speech as today marks first 100 days in office
Author: 0 President Trump gives speech as today marks first 100 days in office

He left the possibility open that he may attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner next year, athough ever the consummate showman he chose to leave it as a cliffhanger. Fox News , which is owned by publisher News Corp, painted the President as a disrupter who "rewrote the presidential script" and gave Washington a much-needed shake-up.

Author: 0 Macron visits the Holocaust Memorial in Paris

Le Pen called Macron the candidate of "the caviar left" and "moralizing snobbery" and warned that his pro-business policies wouldn't create jobs but send them overseas and leave French workers hungry. "Le Pen is trying to reassure people on the euro", said Bruno Cautres, a political scientist at SciencePo in Paris . In March, Benoit Loeuillet, a National Front regional councilor in the southern region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, was suspended after being caught on a secret camera ...

Author: 0 Frontrunner French presidential candidate visits Shoah Memorial in Paris

When asked about the apparent plagiarism the deputy chairman of Ms Le Pen's Front National party claimed it should be celebrated because it highlights that she is not an extremist. On Saturday, Macron scoffed at the alliance as a "political scam that aims to solve Marine Le Pen's credibility problems". French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is trying to win over voters anxious about the environment by visiting an aluminum plant whose waste is at the heart of a political debate on the ...

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