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N Korea hints at nuke tests to boost force N Korea hints at nuke tests to boost force
- May 01, 2017

Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high for weeks over fears the North may conduct a long-range missile test, or its sixth nuclear test, around the time of the April 15 anniversary of its state founder's birth. Pope Francis this weekend called for negotiations to resolve tensions over North Korea. North Korea claims it has successfully "miniaturized" nuclear warheads - but this has never been independently verified. (more...)
US Defense Secretary Mattis Says Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons US Defense Secretary Mattis Says Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons
- May 01, 2017

He did not elaborate. Earlier this month, the United States launched dozens of missiles against a Syrian regime air base the Pentagon says was used to launch the chemical attack. He referred to the U.S. cruise missile strike in Syria as an important example of the new administration's "forthright deeds" against the use of chemical weapons. (more...)
Far-right victim's son hugs Macron in Paris Far-right victim's son hugs Macron in Paris
- May 01, 2017

One police officer was seen spraying a troublemaker in the face. That has fed speculation that a high abstention rate could favour Ms Le Pen, whose supporters typically tell pollsters they are staunchly committed to their candidate. In France, the annual May Day demonstrations are being combined with anti-fascists demonstrations meant to counter the traditional far-right celebration of catholic Joan of Arc's victory against the British invaders. (more...)
Japan Helicopter Carrier Deployed to Protect US Vessel Japan Helicopter Carrier Deployed to Protect US Vessel
- May 01, 2017

According to the NHK broadcaster, Izumo left its Yokosuka base to conduct a mission to escort U.S. vessels supplying United States warships deployed in the region with fuel near the country's eastern Chiba prefecture. 7th Fleet officials confirmed the Izumo and Byrd are traveling together but would not confirm mission details. Hiroshi Niikura, 69, a member of the Yokosuka Peace Squadron, said, "This was a political show to demonstrate that the SDF was joining the US military to respond to ... (more...)
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif survives Panama Papers corruption ruling Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif survives Panama Papers corruption ruling
- May 01, 2017

The JIT, the verdict said , would include representatives from Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Federal Investigation Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and National Accountability Bureau (NAB). "We believe that if Pakistan is not safe in the hands of Nawaz Sharif , it is also not safe in the hands of Imran Khan ", said Zardari, whose own Pakistan's Peoples Party is gunning for a victory in the next election. (more...)
Trump to talk with Singapore, Thailand leaders on North Korea Trump to talk with Singapore, Thailand leaders on North Korea
- May 01, 2017

Saturday's launch comes at a point of particularly high tension. President Donald Trump would not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in an interview on CBS's " Face the Nation " on Saturday, just hours after Pyongyang launched a missile test in defiance of worldwide pressure. (more...)
U.S. economy grew at slowest rate in 3 years U.S. economy grew at slowest rate in 3 years
- May 01, 2017

GDP expanded at an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter - the slowest rate since the first quarter of 2014. Growth is expected to be fueled by a revival in consumer spending, supported by continued strong job growth, accelerating wage gains and record stock levels. (more...)
Global stocks subdued amid Korea jitters Global stocks subdued amid Korea jitters
- May 01, 2017

Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said Thursday that North Korea represents an global security challenge of the "first order" amid growing concerns over advancements of its ballistic missile and nuclear programs. "I really believe he is trying a lot". He's a very good man and I got to know him very well. The Indian government's official gazette has barred any direct or indirect supply, sale, transfer or export of all weaponry and related material through its territories or ... (more...)
New F-35 Logistics System Approved by Pentagon, Army, Navy; Marines Pending
- May 01, 2017

All versions of the joint strike fighter use the same logistics architecture, but the Marine Corps' F-35B needed a particular update to the engine's computing system for ALIS 2.0.2, said Mike Beard, who works F-35 logistics strategy and customer engagement for Lockheed. (more...)
'Trust in players is starting to pay off', says Conte
- May 01, 2017

Goals by Pedro , Gary Cahill and Willian gave Chelsea a comfortable win, while England pair Harry Kane and Dele Alli made sure Tottenham would finish abover its north London rival in the league for the first time since 1995. The strike left the Everton keeper for dead as it flew into the corner of the net for Pedro's eighth league goal of 2016/17. The visitors doubled their advantage when Stekelenburg could only parry out a low, diagonal free kick from Eden Hazard and captain Cahill ... (more...)
With 100 failed days, Trump blusters on
- May 01, 2017

He also was promoting a still-to-be defined tax cut plan and the nation's strong economy, on which many of his political fortunes rest. As for the North American Free Trade Agreement, Trump promised to either renegotiate it or cancel it entirely. (more...)
Trump Says North Korea's Kim Is 'A Pretty Smart Cookie'
- May 01, 2017

He was asked specifically what he would tell U.S. President Donald Trump , who has sent a U.S. carrier to conduct drills near the Koreas, and other leaders to try to diffuse the tensions. "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve". The carrier group has just completed drills with the Japanese navy. He also refused to rule out the U.S. (more...)
Man Remains In Custody In Connection With Waterford Murder Investigation Man Remains In Custody In Connection With Waterford Murder Investigation
- May 01, 2017

As a result of the findings, gardaĆ­ launched a murder investigation. Samantha Walsh, from Lisduggan in Waterford city, was found dead on Friday in an apartment on Thomas Street in Waterford where she had been living. The man is now being detained at Waterford Garda Station. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact GardaĆ­ in Waterford on 051-305-300 or Garda Confidential line 1800-666-111. (more...)
Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort US warships Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort US warships
- May 01, 2017

Trump likened the situation to a chess game and said he can not be sure it isn't designed as a test of him and his administration. Trump replied: "I don't know". "He has been very unreliable as far as making commitments and then making uncommitments, and that goes for war and peace", Petras said. They said the United States ship is expected to refuel other American warships, including the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group. (more...)
Eric Dane's Depression Puts TNT's 'Last Ship' on Hiatus Eric Dane's Depression Puts TNT's 'Last Ship' on Hiatus
- May 01, 2017

Currently working on the fourth and fifth seasons which are shooting back-to-back, the team on the show recently returned after a two-week spring break, but have now been forced to take a few more weeks out of action. While this seems to be the first time that Eric Dane's depression has effected The Last Ship , this is not the first time the actor has opened up about it. (more...)
Britons to be hit by 'Australia first' working visa clampdown
- May 01, 2017

Announcing the visa change in a video on his Facebook , Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull said his Government are putting "Australians first". The 457 visa enables a foreign worker and their family to live and work in Australia for four years. (more...)
Trump warns N.Korean missiles will improve
- May 01, 2017

The conversation followed another North Korean missile test-launch on Saturday which Washington and Seoul said was unsuccessful, but which drew widespread worldwide condemnation. U.S. Democratic leaders have criticized President Donald Trump for damaging the alliance with South Korea after Trump demanded Seoul should pay for the THAAD missile defense system and he would renegotiate or terminate a free trade pact with the country. (more...)
Trump 'built up conditions for aggressive war' with North Korea
- May 01, 2017

For what it's worth, Trump did have some nice things to say about Kim Jong Un as well, calling him "a pretty smart cookie " at one point. North Korea's failed missile test on Saturday came just hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the UN Security Council of "catastrophic consequences" if the worldwide community - most notably China - failed to pressure the North into abandoning its weapons programme. (more...)
Mike Pence says USA will honour refugee deal
- May 01, 2017

The US commitment to take the refugees was "a reflection of the enormous importance of the historical alliance between the United States and Australia... "Because when Trump says, "we'll handle it", that's not exactly how it works". Mr Pence earlier praised the relationship between Australia and the United States during his talks with Mr Turnbull. (more...)
North Korean missile test failed, U.S. military says
- May 01, 2017

The latest launch , which South Korea said was a failure, came just hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the UN Security Council of "catastrophic consequences" if the global community - most notably China - failed to pressure the North into abandoning its weapons programme. (more...)