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The reclusive state has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the US mainland. The official Korean Central News Agency said Monday morning that the military had tested a medium-to-long range ballistic missile called the Pukguksong-2.
  • President Trump Prepares to Visit Israel

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    President Donald Trump's thirst for what he has called "the ultimate deal" has some Israeli officials anxious about how much he might give away if he can restart long-stalled peace talks with Palestinians. "It is a top priority that there is close coordination with the USA, making sure the visit goes exactly according to plan". Nevertheless, the Palestinian Authority claims the Temple Mount, where the Western Wall is located, and that Jerusalem is the capital of the nascent Palestinian ...
  • TPP members aim to revive deal after USA pullout

    TPP members aim to revive deal after USA pullout

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    Japan is leading countries that want to persist with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal ditched by Trump in one of his first acts in office. The TPP was championed by former President Barack Obama and was seen as a counterbalance to China's growing influence in the region. "Doctors of Healthy Trade spokesperson, Dr George Laking says "Society as we've known it since 1840, been based on this founding document and bi-cultural partnership approach and that's pretty invisible when ...
  • Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'

    Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'

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    Trump , May 2017: "Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption". It comes at a time when Saudi Arabia is increasingly anxious about Iran's military involvement in Syria and accuses Tehran of supporting rebels in neighboring Yemen-a charge Iran has denied.
  • White House calls North Korea 'flagrant menace' after latest missile test

    White House calls North Korea 'flagrant menace' after latest missile test

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    Seoul- Washington and Tokyo have requested the Security Council to hold an emergency meeting, which could be held today in NY, according to what Uruguay delegation has announced. The country launched a new type of missile into the sea of Japan earlier this week, and South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo told Parliament the test was "successful in flight".
  • Chris Cornell Has Passed Away

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    The rocker's wife, Vicky Karayiannis Cornell, and the rest of the family, "were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing", publicist Brian Bumbery said. Grief-stricken Chris Cornell fans left flowers at memorials across Seattle for the musician whose forceful, somber songs helped cement the city's place in rock history.
  • North Korea hails 'defence science warriors' in grand parade

    North Korea hails 'defence science warriors' in grand parade

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    North Korea claims the missile is a new medium-long range ballistic rocket capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead. "The unification ministry has considered options on this internally but nothing has been decided yet". (KOREAN) "It might look like North Korea conducted its latest missile test around two months after it carried out engine tests, but its development actually goes back much further".
  • Deputy AG stands by the memo used to justify Comey firing

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    He says he asked career Justice Department lawyers to review the memo. Trump, whose administration has offered conflicting accounts of Comey's dismissal, left Washington on Friday for a nine-day global trip that will take him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, as well as to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Belgium and Italy, respectively.
  • Backed forces seize Syria's Tabqa dam from IS: monitor

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    Aboard a US Military Aircraft, May 11 (AFP) Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said today he had "no doubt" that Turkey and the United States would work out any differences arising from the US decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria. Coalition spokesman Col. John Dorrian said the capture of Tabqa is "yet another victory" for the Kurdish-led forces, the U.S.'s most effective partner on the ground in Syria fighting IS.
  • Rep. Chaffetz says he plans to speak with James Comey Monday

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    House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says that people who leak information about the Trump Administration to the media ought to be thrown in jail. "I'm not the only one who can do this job". Chaffetz said this week that he's stepping aside from Congress next month during the prime of his career and just as his committe.
  • Explosion heard at Bangkok's Phramongkutklao Hospital

    Explosion heard at Bangkok's Phramongkutklao Hospital

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    While it was not immediately clear who was behind the blast, Thailand has a long history of bomb attacks on symbolic dates - carried out by militant political factions or separatists linked to an insurgency in the Muslim-majority south. Chalermchai Sittisart, said it appeared that Monday's explosion and two earlier blasts in recent weeks used similar explosive materials and were likely part of an attempt to disrupt the government.