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North Korea army vows 'merciless' response to USA provocation


The latest outburst comes after Mr Trump send an aircraft carrier-led strike group to the Korean Peninsula, as U.S. officials feared Kim would mark the national holiday by launching its sixth nuclear weapons test. Pence is travelling to South Korea to hold talks with the country's leadership. Both the US Pacific Command and South Korea's military said on Sunday the North had attempted to fire a ballistic missile and failed. Read More »

Stocks rise sharply as investors cheer French election results


The prospect of Le Pen being beaten and the wave of anti-EU forces being contained in the bloc's second biggest country sent sighs of relief in Europe. "This defeat is mine", Fillon told supporters. Despite Macron's predicted victory in the second round, Sunday's results and first reactions show that the debate is not over. Read More »

China calls for North Korea, US restraint


Security Council resolutions. "The North Korean nuclear and missile problem is an extremely serious security threat to not only the global community but also our country", the Japanese leader told reporters in Tokyo afterward. In a statement released late Friday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry accused Trump of driving the region into an "extremely unsafe phase" with the dispatch of the aircraft carrier and said the North was ready to stand up against any threat posed by the United States. Read More »

Migrants face stern English test to become Australian


Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has denied speculations that these questions appear aimed at any group, particularly Muslim immigrants amid concerns of religious extremism, saying 99 percent of Australia's Muslims are law-abiding citizens who find domestic violence "abhorrent". Read More »

Former All Blacks Captain Does U-Turn On Lions Chances Following Squad Announcement

Viewed in that light, when Ireland backed up their November wins over New Zealand and Australia by beating England on the final Six Nations weekend, it appears to have had a fairly profound impact on the selection. "New Zealanders pride ourselves on our hospitality to global visitors and the event at Waitangi will prove a unique and fitting welcome for the visiting British & Irish Lions", he said. Read More »

Bucks throttle Toronto, grab 2-1 series lead

He added six rebounds and two assists. St. Louis recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons before Thursday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. It may be plainly obvious when looking at the final score, but it doesn't do justice in explaining just how putrid the Raptors offence was on Thursday. Read More »

Auctions surge, but clearance rate slips


The average clearance rate slipped to 72.1 per cent, from 73.9 per cent a week earlier when just 493 properties were up for auction due to the Easter break. Melbourne recorded a median auction price of $866,000 on Saturday which was higher than the $819,000 reported over the pre-Easter weekend and 22 per cent higher than the $710,000 over the same weekend a year ago. Read More »

Equity markets, euro rally in wake of French election


The euro was up 1.1 percent at $1.0844 EUR= by midday in Asia after earlier rising as high as $1.0940, its highest since November 10. In France, Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step toward the presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for the May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Read More »

Hollande votera Macron pour contrer "le risque" Le Pen — Présidentielle


Passage en revue des principaux thèmes qui vont cristalliser le débat entre Emmanuel Macron et Marine Le Pen durant l'entre-deux-tours. Benoît Hamon, du Parti socialiste, dépasse les six pour cent des voix, au cinquième rang. François Asselineau n'a pas lui aussi réussi à convaincre les électeurs français tout au long de sa campagne. Emmanuel Macron réduirait d'ici 2025 la part du nucléaire à 50% de la production d'énergie. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Has Huge Chinese Fan Club Worshiping 'Goddess Ivanka'


Norman Eisen, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer under President Barack Obama, told the AP, "Ivanka has so many China ties and conflicts, yet she and Jared appear deeply involved in China contacts and policy". " It Is Very Clear That The Presidency Is A Wonderful Business Opportunity For The Trump Family ." . Intellectual property lawyers say trademarks are also a crucial prerequisite for cutting licensing deals, which form the basis of both Ivanka and Donald Trump's global ... Read More »

CEO 'heartbroken' over users learning his company sells their email info


In the meantime, one observer noted a peculiar section of the company's Terms and Conditions which indicates that users may not link to any part of the Unroll.me website other than its homepage. Nevertheless, he said that the company's business model is clear if users read the fine print. The policy says: "We may collect and use your commercial transactional messages and associated data to build anonymous market research products and services with trusted business partners". Read More »

Election results in France leave Montreal voters with mixed feelings

France's presidential election is widely seen as a litmus test for the populist wave that previous year prompted Britain to vote to leave the European Union and US voters to elect Donald Trump president. But Yanis Olive, a 35-year-old photographer voting in Paris , said security was not "a major issue"-unemployment and the economy were more important". Read More »

James, Cavaliers sweep Pacers


Houston 113, at Okahoma City 109: Nene scored 28 points on ideal shooting from the field as the Rockets took a commanding 3-1 lead in the first-round series. However, for all of James' 33 points, none of which was as important to the Cavaliers and their season as the three-point field goal he hit with 1:31 remaining in the fourth quarter. Read More »

North Korea threatens nuclear strikes amid America's 'mad-cap nuclear war provocations'


Tensions have risen sharply in recent months, with Washington and its allies fearing Pyongyang could conduct another nuclear missile test or launch more ballistic missiles in defiance of United Nations sanctions. Kim is at least the third USA citizen in North Korea's custody. Chinese state media say Chinese President told Donald Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Read More »

Euro surges as France's Macron set for presidential win

For supporters of the conservative Republicans and far-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed), there was bitterness at a dream left unfulfilled. Thousands of supporters waving French flags shouted in ecstasy as Macron and his spouse, Brigitte Trogneux - his former teacher who is 25 years his senior - took to the stage. Read More »

China calls for restraint as USA carrier group nears Korean waters


On Xi's call with Trump, he said China firmly opposed any action that violates United Nations Security Council resolutions, and called for regular China-U.S. DPRK is an abbreviation for North Korea. Two other USA citizens - college student Otto Warmbier and Korean-American pastor Kim Dong-Chul - are now being held in the North after sentenced to long prison terms. Read More »

Chinese president urges restraint on N. Korea in call with Trump


Xi assured Trump that China is committed to the target of denuclearisation and safeguarding peace and prosperity on the peninsula and advocated resolving problem through "peaceful means". President Donald Trump's chief emissaries on the world stage, patching up relations, reassuring allies still wondering what to expect from Trump and diving into global crises like North Korea . Read More »

La France secouée par un "big bang", selon la presse — Résultat présidentielle


Le candidat d'extrême gauche, qui avait joui d'une dynamique favorable dans la dernière ligne de la droite de la campagne, échoue à 65 ans mais fait presque jeu égal avec François Fillon . Rester dans l'Union européenne ou en sortir? En face d'elle, "le vieux front républicain tout pourri, dont plus personne ne veut, que les Français ont dégagé avec une violence rare, essaie de se coaliser autour de M. Read More »