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Pyongyang's latest missile launch was also met with resounding global condemnation, even from its closest allies. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. Guam is situated around 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles) southeast of North Korea. The previous record for elevation was set by a Musudan missile in June 2016 that reached 1,413.6km (according to North Korean reports).
  • Activist resigns after congressman writes letter to employer

    Activist resigns after congressman writes letter to employer

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    It appears to be in the same ink and handwriting as Mr Frelinghuysen's signature on the letter. Avelenda says that she wasn't asked to resign but that being confronted about her outside activities led to her resignation. Avelenda told WNYC that her employer presented her with the article and letter from Frelinghuysen's campaign. Just as Trump targets his "enemies" in the press, his political opposition, and even in the FBI, Frelinghuysen took aim at a woman who protested him, and wrote a ...
  • Trump's Long History of Recording Calls Makes His Tweet About "Tapes"

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    For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon's chief of staff almost 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House conversations might again be secretly recorded. QUESTION: Is the president considering canceling the daily press briefings? President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey is "much more serious" than Watergate and could arguably be enough to see him impeached now, says the historian who predicted the ...
  • China Pledges $14.5B Funding Boost To Silk Road Fund

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    Chinese officials insist the initiative is purely commercial, but foreign diplomats and political analysts also see an effort by the Communist Beijing government to promote its ambitions of rewriting global rules on trade and security and to reduce the US presence in Asia.
  • Election in Germany's most populous state could boost Merkel

    Election in Germany's most populous state could boost Merkel

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    Merkel said Monday that "we can not rest on our laurels regarding the current situation in Germany", but took a jab at the Social Democrats' approach. Allies the Greens also lost out, dropping to 6% from 11.3%. The nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) won 7.5 percent. However, with a win for mainstream candidate Mark Rutte in Holland's election earlier this year, and the victory of Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen in France last week, Germany's incumbent could be well positioned for ...
  • Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

    Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

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    The Sri Lankan police have denied these reports , however, saying the allegations were " a complete lie ". They have also applied for refugee status in Canada. But with fewer than one percent of cases successfully substantiated by city authorities, most refugees live in fear of deportation. The refugees have spent years hoping the government would recognize their cases and save them from being sent back to their home countries, where they say they were persecuted.
  • Trump Lawyer Says Past Tax Returns Show No Russian Income

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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has been Trump's tax counsel since 2005, the letter notes. Lindsey Graham's request for more information about possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Moscow. What was once "I'm under a routine audit" has slowly but surely devolved into a more base and boorish defense: "Nobody cares". Asked if there could be other business ties between Trump and Russian partners, Sheri Dillon told ABC News that "the letter speaks for itself".
  • China's President Pledged $124 Billion For A New Silk Road

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    Few Western heads of government made the trip. Named after the ancient Silk Road, the Belt and Road , or the One Belt, One Road initiative, was proposed by Xi in 2013 to chart out new territories for global cooperation. China is one of the countries Britain hopes to sign a free trade agreement with once it leaves the European Union, and London and Beijing have been keen to show that Britain's withdrawal from the bloc will not affect ties.
  • Qalibaf Quits Iran's Presidential Race, Backs Hard-Line Cleric Raisi

    Qalibaf Quits Iran's Presidential Race, Backs Hard-Line Cleric Raisi

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    Qalibaf earlier on Monday said he came to the decision to pull out of the race in favor of Raisi as part of efforts against President Rouhani's "inefficient and impotent" cabinet. Friday's election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 2015 nuclear deal shepherded by Rouhani's administration, which requires Iran to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of some economic sanctions.
  • India skips Belt and Road Summit; Pakistan, China firm on CPEC

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    Chinese commerce minister Zhong Shan promised that his country would import $2 trillion in goods over the next five years from nations lying along Obor, an incentive that will be hard for many to ignore at a time of declining global trade. He asserted that the project is open for the regional countries to join. However, China, the sponsor of the project, has paid no heed to India's repeated objections.
  • Patients asked to use services 'wisely — NHS cyber-attack

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    Most stations had recovered. Officials say they're aware of those problems. But one major company, Hitachi, said it was experiencing difficulties with its email system. Experts say it will be hard for them to replicate the conditions that allowed the so-called WannaCry ransomware to proliferate across the globe. And while other attackers might use the same flaw, such attacks will be steadily less successful as organizations patch it.