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Nouveau tir de missile, Trump veut des sanctions

Il s'agit du deuxième tir nord-coréen en quinze jours, et du premier depuis la prestation de serment, mercredi à Séoul, du nouveau président sud-coréen, Moon Jae-in, qui défend un dialogue avec le Nord. Le président nouvellement élu de la Corée du Sud, Moon Jae-in, qui cherche à réchauffer les relations avec son voisin du Nord, a déclaré qu'il s'agissait d'une "provocation imprudente". Read More »

EU, NATO condemn North Korea's missile test

In Brussels, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu called Pyongyang's move "a new flagrant breach of a series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions", constituting "a threat to global peace and security". The statement said Washington maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. Read More »

Duterte might be too 'tied up' to visit Trump's White House

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During a "very friendly " phone conversation, President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, signaling a massive shift in attitude from the USA toward a leader known best for inciting an extrajudicial war on drugs in his country that's killed more than 7,500 people. Read More »

Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan: minister

The Chinese leader also pledged US$ 124 billion (S$173 billion) for development banks in China that he said would spearhead vast spending on infrastructure across countries besides forging a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, while calling for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. Read More »

France: le dernier discours de François Hollande

Lors de l'investiture de son mari Emmanuel, Brigitte Macron ne sera pas présente à son bras à l'Elysée. Jusqu'où Macron va-t-il raccompagner Hollande? Depuis le mois d'avril, François Hollande est en quête d'un logement en Corrèze, son fief électoral, pour l'après-Elysée. Read More »

James Comey Declines to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

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Mr Comey has yet to make a public statement on his firing, aside from a letter to his coworkers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" wrote Trump, referring to aides' claims that he took action on Comey based on the recommendation of Department of Justice officials. Read More »

Palestinian hunger strike leader says 'snacking video' fake

Palestinians choose mayors and local councils in communities across the West Bank on Saturday, a rare chance to cast ballots after more than a decade without presidential or legislative elections. Barghouti, along with 1,500 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, launched a hunger strike on April 17, demanding better conditions, including family visits. Read More »

Leaders in 2 states slam tougher drug-use policy

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He says Sessions' policy is "an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutter approach that has only been proven to generate unfairly long sentences". "They deserve to be unhandcuffed and not micro-managed from Washington ". "So we are returning to the enforcement of the law as passed by Congress - plain and simple", he said. John Pfaff is an expert in sentencing policy at Fordham Law. Read More »

Will Trump commission find significant voter fraud?

The number of people who vote illegally, or even attempt to do so, is dwarfed many times over by the number of people whose votes are prevented through voter suppression efforts supported by Republicans. Vice President Mike Pence will head the group, called the "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity". Though Trump won the critical Electoral College vote, Clinton handily won the popular vote - to the president's consternation. Read More »

President Moon's first overseas trips expected to be Washington, Beijing then Tokyo

In a speech after he took the oath of office on Wednesday, Moon said he plans to eventually move out of the Blue House, which was seen as part of an attempt to be a more accessible leader. "We hope South Korea can pay high attention to China's concerns and handle the relevant issue in a proper way", he said. The allies have been lockstep on North Korea, tightening sanctions and refusing negotiations unless the North agrees on the goal of giving up its nuclear weapons. Read More »

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road as champion of globalisation

Proposed in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative is a grand plan to connect Asia with Europe and Africa along, and beyond, ancient trade routes by putting in place an unparalleled trade and infrastructure network. "We should foster a new type of worldwide relations featuring win-win cooperation; we should forge partnerships of dialogue with no confrontation and of friendship, rather than alliance", he said. Read More »

L'Elysée dans l'effervescence pour l'investiture de Macron

Il s'est ainsi bien gardé de rééditer la bévue de François Hollande qui, en 2012, avait tourné les talons sans attendre le départ de Nicolas Sarkozy. Après avoir rallumé la flamme du Soldat inconnu comme le veut la tradition, Emmanuel Macron a opté pour son véhicule présidentiel civil, une Citroën DS 7 Crossback . Read More »

Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

The Egyptian minister said there was momentum at this stage to push the peace process forward and revive peace talks in line with the 2002 peace deal, which offers Israel normal ties with the Arabs in return for withdrawal from territories it occupied in 1967. Read More »

French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

And the EU marks Robert Schuman Day, which celebrates the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, a predecessor to the EU, on May 9th 1950. Macron was literally introduced into politics by Hollande, who chose him as his economy adviser during his 2012 winning campaign. Party spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Valls had not applied to the party's selection committee and had 24 hours left to do so. Read More »

Bolles graduate named acting director of Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the current Senate majority whip and former attorney general of Texas, is another contender who was interviewed Saturday to replace Comey. In a letter to Comey notifying him of his termination, he thanked the director for telling him three times he was not under investigation by the FBI. Read More »

Microsoft Windows Now Patched Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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This tool travels from computer to computer on a network hidden in Word Documents and PDFs. Users can protect themselves by being careful about such emails, Microsoft said . How can future attacks be prevented? It was not yet known who perpetrated Friday's attacks. He said that mobile communications haven't been affected. Read More »

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean

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The coast guard did not disclose any details about the origin of migrants, but most migrants arrive in Italy from sub-Saharan Africa to sub-Saharan Africa or Bangladesh. "The hard economic situation in that region pushes a lot of young people to work for the traffickers", said Abdulsalam Kajman, Vice President of the Libyan government headed by Fayez Saraj. Read More »

'Nothing more pathetic …' Trump's commencement address has message for Comey, critics

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In an op-ed published by The Washington Post , Dustin Wahl, Paige Cutler, and Alexander Forbes, the Liberty University students behind the "Liberty United Against Trump" letter, characterized Trump as "amoral and self-centered". He says outsiders "change the world and make a real and lasting difference". KELLY: Now, this, of course, comes toward the end of what has been safe to say a tumultuous week for the president. Read More »

L'alliance Bayrou-Macron ébranlée par les investitures

Il maintient que, selon lui, lors de l'annonce du ralliement à Emmanuel Macron, François Bayrou avait assuré qu'il "n'y avait pas de calcul d'apothicaire sur les circonscriptions". Les 428 premiers candidats investis par La République En marche ( LREM ), le parti fondé par le nouveau président de la République, Emmanuel Macron , ont été dévoilés jeudi. Read More »

Local representatives react to Comey firing

On the one hand, Clinton is glad Comey got the ax, because she still blames him for her election loss. In the spirit of forgiveness and with the recognition that all this electoral losing addles the idle mind, I urge that we forgive the dissembling and wish Clinton well. Read More »

Les législatives continuent de secouer l'échiquier politique

Quand plusieurs médias rapportaient sur la base des propos de M. Cambadélis qu'une procédure d'exclusion venait d'être ouverte contre l'ancien Premier ministre, son entourage a démenti. Une annonce qui avait soulevé une salve de critiques dans le camp socialiste. Une brèche dans laquelle le chef de file LR pour les législatives François Baroin s'est engouffré pour dénoncer "une opération de recyclage du parti socialiste en déshérence". Read More »

U.S., China ink trade deal

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However, Chinese chicken could raise US food-safety concerns. Credit rating services: China will allow foreign-owned financial service firms to provide credit rating services. But China's food safety system still needed clearance from the Agriculture Department before chickens could be sent here. She added that while the deal may seem promising, China has made similar commitments before and has not followed through. Read More »

U.S. may have dispersed equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly'

The SDF is led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara views as a terrorist organization over its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "The United States and Turkey are two major partners in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation". The US-backed force fighting ISIL in northern Syria began clearing mines at the country's largest dam and in the nearby town of Tabqa on Thursday, a day after seizing them from the extremist group. Read More »

Activists, Congress welcome Bombay HC order in Bilkis Bano case

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An Indian court has turned down a plea seeking death penalty for three men convicted of gang-raping a pregnant Muslim woman and murdering 14 of her family members. "Since they have already served some jail time, they will not to go to jail but at least they will lose their government jobs and benefits", she said. Read More »