New South Korean president will visit US next month

The election of South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has given fresh hope of a thawing in relations with China, which have recently been strained due to the deployment of a controversial missile defense system in South Korea. "Specifics regardin... More..

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Park board approves bylaw banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Park board approves bylaw banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium

Don't expect to see any new beluga whales or dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium. The debate over whether cetaceans should stay at the aquarium comes after two belugas died last fall from an unidentified toxin...More..

Japan's Princess Mako to get married, report says
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Japan's Princess Mako to get married, report says

Following the announcement of the informal engagement, Nosai no Gi, the equivalent to a betrothal, will be held, followed by Kokki no Gi, the announcement of the wedding date. Read: Japan-Russia War? Japan's...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC

Some analysts said the US needs to maintain this separation between the PKK in Turkey and the Kurdish groups fighting in Iraq and Syria so that they can further the goal of defeating ISIL in places like Raqqa ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Israel fuming at US's concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

It's worth paying attention to the fact that neither the citizens of Israel nor its government seem to have any standing in this deal, as if we're not talking about the Israeli capital or a move that, if made, ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Congressional GOP: Trump Told The Russians More Than He Told Us

The fact that Israel - one of America's closest allies - was the source of the information passed on to Russian Federation, will complicate Mr Trump's first trip, on which he is due to embark this week. A r...More..

South Korean media: New president will visit US next month
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

South Korean media: New president will visit US next month

The Blue House also said it will shut the older coal plants again in 2018 from March to June and, furthermore, wants to close all of the old coal plants within Moon's presidency which ends in May 2022. The side...More..

Trump Optimistic on Achieving Peace in ME, Abbas Hopes for Historic Deal
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump Optimistic on Achieving Peace in ME, Abbas Hopes for Historic Deal

The Palestinian leader and his advisers are weighing efforts to restart peace negotiations with Israel with the aim of securing Palestinian borders, a capital and a state. Abbas said his government was teachi...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump extends support to Turkey in fight against terrorism

Erdogan is staying at Blair House across from the White House during his stay and was not present at the embassy during the commotion. Trump has stood by Erdogan and praised him Tuesday as a key ally in the f...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Comey Furious over Trump Team's Smear Campaign - and He's Prepared to Respond

In an interview with NBC News , President Trump mentioned the White House dinner with Comey, but he cited the dinner as one of three occasions when Comey had told him "you are not under investigation". He whip...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Palestinian president, Indian PM hold talks

Importance of the visit: President Abbas visit is important because it comes ahead of Modi's first-ever visit to Israel scheduled in July 2017. This will be his third state visit to India after his visits in...More..

Trinamool Congress wins civic polls in West Bengal
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trinamool Congress wins civic polls in West Bengal

In Pujali, Trinamool has won 12 wards, followed by BJP in 2 wards and Congress in 1 ward. "We are honored, privileged & humbled #VerdictOfBengal ", she tweeted. "Congratulations to my brothers/sisters in hill ...More..

United States committed to protecting Turkey's security: U.S. defense secretary to Turkish PM
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

United States committed to protecting Turkey's security: U.S. defense secretary to Turkish PM

It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the USA would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold...More..

Release videos in 15-year-old's slaying by police
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Release videos in 15-year-old's slaying by police

Bridgeport and state police officials declined to comment Tuesday. The camera pans away briefly, and when it returns to Negron, his head has turned to face the other direction. He said a forensic official later...More..

James Clapper on collusion between Russia, Trump aides: There could be evidence
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

James Clapper on collusion between Russia, Trump aides: There could be evidence

Clapper also said he talked to Comey after Trump invited him to dinner shortly after he took office, saying Comey "was uneasy with it". Since Comey's firing, members of Congress have increased calls to appoin...More..

UN Security Council Vows Sanctions over N. Korea Missile Test
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UN Security Council Vows Sanctions over N. Korea Missile Test

If the USA dares opt for a military provocation against [us] we are ready to counter it". Russian President Vladimir Putin said the test was risky, but warned against attempts to "intimidate" Pyongyang. North...More..

New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

The U.S. ambassador said Russian Federation has the same decision to make as the rest of the global community: "You either support North Korea or you don't, but you have to choose". Yoon said Chung and Pottinge...More..

Republicans Restrained In Response To Trump Intelligence Sharing With Russia
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Republicans Restrained In Response To Trump Intelligence Sharing With Russia

Trump fired Comey last week. The White House disputed the account. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met today at the White House with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan to discuss the ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

US, Europe discuss new laptop ban on flights

In March, the U.S. banned devices "larger than a smartphone" from the cabins of flights from Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. And while this new law is m...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump transition handling of classified info raised concern

Anxious about keeping tabs on the highly sensitive material, the Obama administration officials set new limits on some classified information and explicitly barred Trump aides from viewing that material in thei...More..

Islamic State claims attack on state-run TV station in Afghanistan
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Islamic State claims attack on state-run TV station in Afghanistan

The injured people were rushed to hospital. "Three attackers are dead and so are three other people, including one policeman", Al Jazeera's John Hendren, reporting from Afghanistan's capital, Kabul , said,...More..

IAS officer found dead outside VIP guest house in Lucknow
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

IAS officer found dead outside VIP guest house in Lucknow

His body was found near a guest house called Meera Bai guest house located in the Hazratganj area. The police have prima facie ruled out criminal activity behind the officer's death but are yet to confirm the...More..

Six-year-old missing after father's vehicle stolen found by her grandmother
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Six-year-old missing after father's vehicle stolen found by her grandmother

A six-year-old girl who went missing when a man jumped into her father's auto and drove away with her inside has been found safe and well, police said. Police said it was not known how the girl got out of the a...More..

House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'

At least eight candidates for the bureau's top spot headed to the Department of Justice on Saturday to interview for the position, which was vacated when James Comey was sacked this week. "Highly unethical. At ...More..

United Kingdom unemployment hits lowest level in 42 years
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

United Kingdom unemployment hits lowest level in 42 years

Although the United Kingdom unemployment rate fell to its lowest since 1975, weekly wage growth slowed to heap further pressure on consumers already battling with rising inflation. Separately, Wednesday's ONS ...More..