• United States shoots down mock ICBM with interceptor rocket

    United States shoots down mock ICBM with interceptor rocket

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    It was the first test in three years of a USA -based missile defense system and the first ever targeting an intercontinental-range missile like North Korea is developing. The interception is a move that the Pentagon says is akin to hitting a bullet with another bullet - though at far higher speeds. He said the results show that the USA program is progressing "ahead of where we believe the threat will go in terms of complexity, countermeasures and consideration for capacity down the road".
  • Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate intel committee today

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, where he is expected to give his latest testimony about the investigations about Russia's efforts to meddle with the 2016 election. Two months later, however, Sessions played a role in the May 9 firing of Comey, following a White House meeting he attended with Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein .
  • Jeff Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey

    Jeff Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey

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    As expected, lawmakers grilled Sessions about his role in Comey's firing, his own involvement in the Trump campaign and his meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US. In particular, fired FBI Director James Comey made an appearance last week , and Sessions is likely to be questioned in detail about Comey's testimony .
  • Trump Commits '100 Percent' to Testifying Under Oath

    Trump Commits '100 Percent' to Testifying Under Oath

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    Comey implied that Trump had fired him for pursuing the Russian Federation investigation. In his first press conference since Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Trump told reporters he was "100 percent" willing to give a sworn testimony to the special counsel now overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
  • South Korea's Moon urges lawmakers to approve $10bn stimulus plan

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    Diplomatic relations between South Korea and North Korea have not been great in recent years but South Korea's president spokesperson, Park Su-hyun, said that if the countries in the area, including South and North Korea, can host the World Cup together, it would help create peace between them.
  • PM Modi leaves for home after attending SCO Summit in Astana

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    Modi thanked Xi for supporting India to join the SCO and said that the two countries should respect each others core interests and appropriately manage differences, according to the Chinese foreign ministry post. The heads of state support the SCO to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with its observers and dialogue partners, the communique said. It is the first meeting between the two leaders after India boycotted the high-profile Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing last month in ...
  • Ex-NBA player Rodman expected to arrive in North Korea Tuesday

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    At the meeting, North Korea agreed that Swedish diplomats could visit all four American detainees, which at that time included Warmbier. The basketball Hall of Famer has faced ridicule and criticism for his trips to North Korea, which some USA politicians and activists view as serving only as fodder for North Korean propaganda.
  • North Korea releases US college student

    North Korea releases US college student

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    Tillerson said that the State Department arranged for Warmbier's release at President Donald Trump's direction, and that they were looking to bring back three other Americans now being held in North Korea . Republican Sen. Rob Portman of OH said in a statement that Tillerson had confirmed to him Warmbier's release. North Korean officials had accused Warmbier of subversion.
  • Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris

    Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris

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    In other third-round action, former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki beat 18-year-old CiCi Bellis of California 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in a match suspended late in the second set Friday night; and No. "Both those sets could have gone either way". Del Potro had four set points in the opening set Saturday but lost each one, including when he double-faulted while ahead 7-6 in the tiebreaker.