South Korea: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile flew about 60 kilometers (37 miles). The North has defied the ban, saying it infringes on its sovereign rights to self-defence and the pursuit of space exploration. Responding to Trump's tweet abou... More..

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North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

The launch was from Sinpo, a port city on the North's east coast, and the missile flew about 60 kilometres, South Korea's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said - Sinpo is the site of a North Korean submari...More..

Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen behind St Petersburg attack
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen behind St Petersburg attack

The Investigative Committee said in a statement that Djalilov "carried out an explosion" in the carriage of a train travelling between two busy stations on Monday afternoon. Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

USA official in official visit to Turkey

The remarks punctuated a day of delicate discussions for the American diplomat, who is in Ankara to meet with Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Erdogan has pledged to sit out the Raqqa fight if the ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ivanka Trump says when she disagrees with dad, 'he knows it'

Not long after the minute-long clip aired on CBS Tuesday morning, Merriam-Webster tweeted that "complicit" was trending as users searched for the official definition of the word, which the site lists as "help...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Theresa May defends Saudi Arabia ties amid concerns over human rights

May was expected to explore ways of boosting trade ties with the kingdom during her two-day visit, her second to a Gulf Arab state since Britain chose to leave the EU. The leader of Britain's main opposition La...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

US military confirms N Korea fired missile into Sea of Japan

Even before the launch , US officials were talking tough ahead of President Xi's arrival, and President Trump has repeatedly said out loud that he believes China should do more to rein in Pyongyang. Wednesda...More..

Sanders on Trump's Decision to Cut Climate Change Regs:
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Sanders on Trump's Decision to Cut Climate Change Regs: "Stupid and Dangerous"

Heal, a professor at Columbia Business School, told Bloomberg . "It is already causing devastating problems". Sanders was responding to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer's characterization of Trump's new executive...More..

China to establish new economic zone near Beijing
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

China to establish new economic zone near Beijing

City planning for the Xiongan New Area must reach the standard of a first-class worldwide city, and architecture there should fully embody elements of Chinese culture, He said in the interview. A long-term an...More..

Trump Pins Blame for Syrian Attack on Obama Administration
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Trump Pins Blame for Syrian Attack on Obama Administration

This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib provin...More..

Suspected chemical attack in Syria draws world condemnation
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Suspected chemical attack in Syria draws world condemnation

Photos and video emerging from Khan Sheikhoun, located south of the provincial capital of Idlib, showed the limp bodies of children and adults. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemned the...More..

Pro-EU Demonstrators Rally in London Against Brexit, Despite Terrorism Threat
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Pro-EU Demonstrators Rally in London Against Brexit, Despite Terrorism Threat

But British Prime Minister Theresa May's absence from the summit, four days before she launches the two-year Brexit process, and a row over the wording of the Rome declaration underscore the challenges the Eu...More..

Draft UN resolution condemns Syria 'gas' attack
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Draft UN resolution condemns Syria 'gas' attack

Syrian government warplanes in recent months have launched heavy attacks across northern Idlib province, where hundreds of thousands of civilians - many having fled other battle zones - are squeezed together am...More..

Task force hunts Michaela McAreavey Mauritius killer
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Task force hunts Michaela McAreavey Mauritius killer

Newlywed Michaela McAreavey, 27 - daughter of GAA legend Mickey Harte - was strangled in her hotel suite during the couple's honeymoon in Mauritius in January 2011. "We need people's support and the people of M...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Motives for North Korea's latest missile test

Dave Benham, a spokesman for the command, said in a statement. North Korea has denied using big worldwide events to get outside attention in order to wrest concessions and aid. Analysts says North might time ...More..

Seoul Needs to Watch US-China Summit Closely
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Seoul Needs to Watch US-China Summit Closely

Morell, a former deputy director of the C.I.A., and James A. Winnefeld Jr., a retired admiral and a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote last week on the website The Cipher Brief. Writing ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Record-breaking 'Pink Star' diamond sells for £57 million

The Oppenheimer Blue , which previously held the record for the most expensive polished diamond (successfully) sold at auction, fetched $57.5 million at a Christie's auction in Geneva last May. The Pink St...More..

North Korea is increasingly a focus of US-China meeting
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

North Korea is increasingly a focus of US-China meeting

The statement read: "North Korea launched yet another intermediate-range ballistic missile". The JCS, however, dismissed the possibility that the missile was a submarine-based ballistic one, saying it was l...More..

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Has 'No Further Comment' on North Korea
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Has 'No Further Comment' on North Korea

The command says it believes the missile was a KN-15 medium range ballistic missile. The United States has grown increasingly wary of the pace of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs as the re...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ecuador's Left Gains Electoral Victory

Right-wing Lasso, 61, had in his presidential election campaign promised to "cordially ask Assange to leave within 30 days of assuming a mandate" if he won. With 99 per cent of ballots counted, Lenin Moreno was...More..

Do you think Trump conspired with the Russians to sway the election?
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Do you think Trump conspired with the Russians to sway the election?

The officials cautioned that the information was not conclusive, but noted that it is raising the suspicions of FBI counterintelligence investigators. Information now being examined by the Federal Bureau of Inv...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

At least 31 killed in coordinated attacks in northern Iraq

The Islamic State militants, disguised in military uniforms, attacked security checkpoints and stormed several houses in Zuhour neighbourhood, Xinhua news agency reported. ISIS seized Tikrit during a lightn...More..

Nicholls denies secret deal with Ashby
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Nicholls denies secret deal with Ashby

He said he had watched Monday night's ABC Four Corners program which also aired allegations from several disgruntled former WA candidates and party members. "As I have said consistently the LNP will not be en...More..

North Korea launches ballistic missile as Trump set to meet Xi Jinping
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

North Korea launches ballistic missile as Trump set to meet Xi Jinping

Satellite images taken over the last 10 days have shown a prolonged and heightened level of activity at North Korea's underground testing site, sparking speculation about whether a sixth nuclear test was planne...More..

Spanish ship enters Gibraltar waters, chased out by UK navy vessel
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Spanish ship enters Gibraltar waters, chased out by UK navy vessel

A Spanish gunboat has been chased off by Royal Navy vessels after entering British waters off Gibraltar following days of growing tensions. But an European Union draft position published on Friday said any ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

South Africa's ruling party confronts divide over Zuma

But Cosatu said it no longer believed in Zuma's ability to lead the party and the country, and that it wanted to restructure its alliance with the ANC. "What we need is a South Africa that is on the right path ...More..

Barbados, Jamaica in Brazilian meat bans
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Barbados, Jamaica in Brazilian meat bans

The ministry said the companies implicated by the Brazilian authorities supply 99.5 per cent of the corned beef on the local market. In August 2016, the USA finally began allowing beef imports from Brazil aft...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Senate Republican leader starts clock ticking to showdown on Gorsuch

And while most Republicans have said they're ready to go nuclear, a handful are still expressing hesitation, raising the slim possibility that they might not have the votes at the end of the day. Eric Fehrnstro...More..

Trump prepares for critical week of diplomacy
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Trump prepares for critical week of diplomacy

Mr Trump's national security aides have completed a review of U.S. options to try to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes that includes economic and military measures but leans more towards sanct...More..

Michael Flynn did not reveal Russian Federation speaking fees in White House
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Michael Flynn did not reveal Russian Federation speaking fees in White House

Adam Schiff , called for Nunes to recuse himself because of his clandestine trip to the White House two weeks ago. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , has initially fai...More..

United Nations chief at Iraq camp urges more aid for people of Mosul
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

United Nations chief at Iraq camp urges more aid for people of Mosul

General Votel, the head of US Central Command, said there had been no change in the rules of engagement. "We are strongly hopeful that the liberation of Mosul will soon be completed". Any decision to stri...More..

Gonzaga comes up short Tar Heels win NCAA title
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Gonzaga comes up short Tar Heels win NCAA title

For most of the first half of Monday's game, Gonzaga - making the school's first appearance in the Final Four - seemed to be playing to their strengths - and North Carolina's. The Tar Heels had three offensiv...More..

by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Brazil become first team to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Argentina was clearly rattled, slumping to a 2-0 loss to the second last team in the group without the Barcelona star. Brazil became the first side to qualify for the 2018 World Cup last night after a comf...More..

US comment terse on latest North Korea missile
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

US comment terse on latest North Korea missile

President Donald Trump plans to urge China to exert leverage over North Korea as Pyongyang is a matter of urgent interest for him. Wednesday's launch came after President Donald Trump threatened the US...More..

Labour failed Jews by not expelling Ken Livingstone - Chief Rabbi
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Labour failed Jews by not expelling Ken Livingstone - Chief Rabbi

In a surprise decision that caused anger among its MPs, an internal disciplinary hearing concluded that the former London mayor had breached Labour rules but then backed away from ending his 48-year career in...More..