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World Leaders Condemn North Korea Missile Test


The UN Security Council was weighing its response to the latest launch, with diplomats saying that the United States was pushing for a toughly-worded statement of condemnation. North Korea's state news agency identified the weapon as a Hwasong-12 "medium long-range" ground-to-ground ballistic missile. Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend test, with the rocket apparently flying higher and for a longer time than any other such previous missile. Lire la suite »

Texas Southern University cancels Cornyn's commencement speech


Others include former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher , former federal judge Michael Luttig, former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe . If Cornyn were selected to lead the FBI, Texas politics would immediately be overtaken with speculation about a replacement in the Senate. Cornyn had also been scheduled to deliver a commencement address on Saturday at the Texas Southern University in Houston, but university officials on Friday cancelled ... Lire la suite »

COMMENT: Macron's election win - that was the easy bit

Manuel Valls , the former French prime minister, said Tuesday he wants to turn his back on the Socialists and run under President-elect Emmanuel Macron's new political movement. Macron also inherits a country still in a state of emergency following a string of Islamist-inspired attacks since 2015 that have killed more than 230 people and plagued Hollande's presidency. Lire la suite »

Europol warns of 'escalating, unprecedented global cyber-attack'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's cyber security adviser, Alastair MacGibbon, said on Sunday there had been one confirmed incident in Australia, but warned it was likely more computer systems would eventually be hit . Europol noted that only few individuals and firms have made a ransom payment of $300 to get a decryption key to unlock their computers. WannaCry has already caused massive disruption around the globe. Lire la suite »

France's new PM Philippe takes office

It is the first time in modern French political history that a president has appointed a prime minister from outside his camp without being forced to by a defeat in parliamentary elections. Macron and Merkel were all smiles inside, and the German leader declared that "Europe will only do well if there is a strong France , and I am committed to that". Lire la suite »

Chris Cornell dead at 52


He ended his performance with a cover of Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying". Per AP, Cornell was found dead by a family friend on the bathroom floor of a room at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit . In 2001, Cornell joined Audioslave, a supergroup that included former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford. Dad-of-three Cornell has been due to play at United States festival Rock the Range in Columbus tonight. Lire la suite »

India can play important role in Palestine issue, says President Mahmoud Abbas

India has traditionally voiced its support for Palestinian statehood, initially shunning diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. This is his fifth visit to India and the third state visit after his visits in 2008 and 2012. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which visits the hunger strikers, has also been criticized by Palestinians, who feel frustrated by the organization's refusal to discuss the issue in public. Lire la suite »

Trump's decision to fire Comey is backed by only 29% of Americans

Trump said , "Even that is possible". He described the candidates being considered for the post as "outstanding people", "very well-known", and of the "highest level". But among those who have been closely following news of Comey's unexpected ouster, 53 percent said they disapprove and 33 percent approve. They repeatedly deflected questions about whether Comey's dismissal was related to the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Lire la suite »

Macron et Poutine dialogueront — Syrie/Ukraine


Selon le Kremlin, les deux dirigeants ont " convenu de travailler ensemble sur des problèmes internationaux et régionaux, y compris la lutte contre le terrorisme". Les relations entre la France et la Russie sont actuellement tendues, en raison notamment de la situation en Ukraine et à la suite des sanctions économiques sévères imposées par l'Union européenne à l'encontre de Moscou après l'annexion par la Russie de la péninsule ukrainienne de Crimée en 2014. Lire la suite »

Google Assistant is Now Going Head to Head with Siri on iOS


Google is doing all it can in its power to ensure that our Android devices stay secure. "Humans are interacting with computing in more natural and immersive ways", he said . "We are focused on applying AI to solving problems". When you look at the various assistants out there, that is why so many people like Siri because it is available in multiple languages. Lire la suite »

Putin offers notes of his diplomat's meetings with Trump to Congress


Mr Trump is also alleged to have "spontaneously" disclosed highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Mr Kislyak during a meeting at the White House last week. The government might also look closely at Trump's admission that he repeatedly asked Comey to reassure him that he was not under investigation, and at his calling the inquiry "fake news", since this pattern of behavior may suggest that Trump wants to undermine the investigation. Lire la suite »

Syria 'categorically' denies United States accusations of mass killings


Israeli Minister Yoav Gallant said that it is "a clear and unequivocal statement " that "we want Assad to fall" and be replaced by a more moderate regime , after the U.S. Monitoring groups, which have noted the mass executions, have not verified the crematorium allegation. Jones said Washington is not specifically accusing Moscow or Tehran of complicity in the alleged Saydnaya killings, but said Russian Federation is aware of and has supported other abuses. Lire la suite »

Rolf Harris: Australian entertainer to be released from prison TOMORROW


ROLF Harris was known as "groper Rolf" by the family of a woman who says he assaulted her when she was 16, a London court heard. 'He will be attending what remains of this trial in person from Monday next week, ' the judge said. The trial, which opened on 15 May will not be sitting on Friday. "I went to (tell someone) and I think I said "something weird just happened" or "you won't believe what just happened". Lire la suite »

Trop bavard, Trump a-t-il livré des infos classées défense aux Russes ?

Dans ce contexte, le journal politique de Washington The Hill a questionné un panel de 692 personnes regroupant des votants de chacun des ex candidats à la présidentielle américaine, pour établir ce qu'ils pensaient de leur président. " L'histoire nous regarde . Le pays est éprouvé de façon sans précédent", a lancé le leader de la minorité démocrate au Sénat, Chuck Schumer. Une semaine après le débarquement du patron du FBI , 24 heures après avoir été accusé d'avoir transmis des ... Lire la suite »

Amash: Trump could face impeachment over Comey memo


So, for instance, White House lawyers might be reluctant to defend direct communications between the president and Justice Department officials about an ongoing investigation. The White House downplayed the report , however, saying at no time did Trump ask or order Comey or any other law enforcement official to stop an investigation, including the Russian Federation probe. Lire la suite »

Manuel Valls souhaite officiellement rallier Emmanuel Macron, Griveaux calme le jeu

Il aurait dû déposer sa candidature. Longtemps critique à l'égard de l'ancien ministre de l'Economie, Manuel Valls semble avoir totalement changé d'avis depuis l'élection du nouveau président... François Baroin, chef de file de LR pour la campagne des législatives, a affirmé que le président élu Emmanuel Macron " manque de bienveillance " envers Manuel Valls, mercredi au cours d'une conférence de presse de présentation du projet LR/UDI. Lire la suite »

Donald Trump dans la tourmente : les appels à la destitution se multiplient


De deux choses l'une, soit les journalistes ont rapporté un fait qu'ils ne pas en mesure de vérifier sans justement violer la loi - leur source comprise - soit Vladimir Poutine et Donald Trump disent la vérité. L'ambassadeur russe, personnalité au centre des allégations d'ingérence, assiste aussi à l'entretien, immortalisé par un photographe officiel russe. Lire la suite »

Goa: Two dead, 30 missing as bridge collapses in river


Some of them managed to swim ashore, he added. The Indian Navy has been requested to assist in the rescue operations and the divers have rushed to the spot. The footbridge over Sanvordem river at Curchorem village in South Goa district collapsed on Thursday evening. Curchorem is the place from where the former defence minister and chief minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar is likely to contest for By-polls as per a report by Times of India . Lire la suite »

Texas senator interviewing for Federal Bureau of Investigation director


Trump abruptly fired Comey, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. The senator's confirmation would be assured because of Democratic rules changes in 2013 that only require a simple majority. "Senator Cornyn is imminently qualified". Lire la suite »

Moon to send special envoys on THAAD, DPRK to China


Trump told Moon the strong bilateral alliance defended the two countries against North Korea, then invited the newly elected South Korean president for a state visit, Voice of America reported . The leaders spoke by telephone a day after Moon was sworn in to replace the ousted Park Geun-hye. He is reportedly against the aggressive military measures Trump has threatened to deploy if North Korea does not back down from vigorously expanding its nuclear regime. Lire la suite »