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Second North Korean soldier defects to South Korea in a month


The US believes North Korea's latest test may be part of its programme to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile. But a test on Wednesday of a new capability being developed by the US and Japan to defend against shorter-range missiles failed to hit its target, the US Missile Defence Agency said on Thursday. Lire la suite »

In India, a rebranded 'Trump Village' celebrates United States president


The new name, Trump Sulabh Village , is not official, and so will not appear on maps. A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump , saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the us and draw support for better sanitation in India . Lire la suite »

Britain's May promises to listen harder on Brexit: Queen's Speech

Queen Elizabeth II's choice of headgear for a speech setting out how the government will implement Brexit raised more than a few eyebrows on Wednesday, causing some to draw comparisons to the European Union's flag. The State Opening of Parliament, delayed by two days because of confusion caused by the inconclusive result of the June 8 election, took place without some of the traditional ceremony, with the Queen arriving by vehicle rather than carriage and wearing a blue dress and hat rather ... Lire la suite »

Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban


LGBTI activists said the ban legitimizes threats and hate speech under the guise of protecting the public's "sensitivities". While homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey unlike many other Muslim countries, homophobia remains widespread. The governor's office stated the area was not designated for demonstrations and an appropriate application had not been received. In 2016, the march was again banned amid a spate of deadly attacks blamed on the Islamic State group or on outlawed Kurdish ... Lire la suite »

Big cases, retirement rumors at Supreme Court


Shares of Microsoft are up 5% since Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States . A different appeals court , in a case from Hawaii, has ruled against the President, finding it likely that both of the suspension orders and the cap on refugee arrivals exceeded his authority under federal immigration laws. Lire la suite »

Murray, Wawrinka, Raonic shocked at Aegon C'ships


Murray is looking to win the competition for the third time in his career. "It's a big blow , for sure", said Murray , whose forehand was particularly errant and had a first-serve percentage of just 55. The 23-year-old from Sydney admitted he feared the worst when he heard he was playing the reigning champion on his favourite surface, but showed no nerves as he swept aside Murray in the second set. Lire la suite »

Man dead after Melbourne police pursuit


A suspected drunk-driver reached 120km/h before crashing in a fatal police pursuit that lasted just 10 seconds, Victoria Police say. A man has died after crashing a auto during a high-speed police chase in Melbourne's inner north. The Major Collision Investigation group is investigating. 'My advice is from when they called it as a pursuit to the crash was less than 10 seconds, ' he told reporters on Monday. Lire la suite »

Trump slams Democrats for opposing health care bill


Toomey's support of it. Senate Republicans released a draft of the bill on Thursday. Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. "We're bigger than NY with more people on Medicaid and they get $23 billion from the fed government", said Scott, a former health care executive. Lire la suite »

Portugal 2-2 Mexique — Coupe des Confédérations


Quaresma, parfaitement servi par Ronaldo, a ouvert la marque pour les champions d'Europe (34e), mais Chicharito Hernandez (42e) a égalisé d'une tête plongeante juste avant la pause suite à une erreur de renvoi de Fonte. BUTS. Russie: Boxall (31' c.s.c.), Smolov (69'). Et encore altruiste lorsqu'il préférait lancer Gelson Martins au lieu de frapper (63e). Et c'est toujours lui qui amorçait l'action aboutissant au but de Cédric, qui profitait d'un mauvais renvoi mexicain (86e). Lire la suite »

Controversy arises at Chicago Dyke March


The Jewish Star of David flags were banned from the celebrations because people allegedly found them to be "offensive". People are saying 'You can be gay but not in this way.' We do not feel welcomed. Jewish Pride flags - with a Star of David in the center of the rainbow flag - are a common sight at Pride events around the world, so the members were likely not trying to cause a scene when they brought them to the march. Lire la suite »

South Korea Conducts Missile Test amid Growing Tensions


He quoted Moon as saying he supported dialogue, however, "dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military and engagement policies are only possible when we have the security capability to dominate North Korea ". While the Blue House said that the Hyunmoo 2 missile that was successfully test launched was a key weapon in the "kill chain", created to counter North Korean nuclear weapon and missile attacks, military analysts believe that the missile's range and accuracy make it an ... Lire la suite »

On Korean War anniversary, South urges North to end weapons development


A second U.S. official also confirmed the test but did not provide additional details on the type of rocket component that was being tested or whether it fit into the ICBM program. Fang Fenghui, to discuss the North Korean issue. South Korea's military plans to deploy the Hyunmoo-2, which is created to hit targets as far as 800 kilometers (500 miles) away, after conducting two more test launches. Lire la suite »

Rutherford County homeowner captures GA escapees at gunpoint

They were captured at a home off Interstate 24 after a high-speed vehicle chase that included an exchange of gunfire - an estimated 20 shots. The men will be booked into the Rutherford County jail in Murfreesboro. News 2 has learned the suspects tied up a man inside the home and spent about three hours there, even eating before stealing the couple's vehicle and leaving. Lire la suite »

Puerto Rico Votes To Become 51st US State


The U.S. Congress will ultimately decide whether to ratify the outcome that would grant Puerto Rico statehood. Voters in Puerto Rico have chosen to become a state, but the extremely low turnout as a result of a boycott threatens to undermine the credibility of the non-binding vote. Lire la suite »

UAE's Gargash Says Qatar's Isolation Could Last 'Years'

On June 5, Saudi Arabia and its allies cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar, pulling their ambassadors from the gas-rich emirate and giving its citizens a two-week deadline to leave their territory. The television channel has always been a target for criticism by other Middle East countries, with Al-Jazeera banned on several occasions. The exercises had "been planned for some time", it added. Lire la suite »

US Left as 'Footnote' in G7 Climate Talks

The U.S. said it would not sign up to a pledge by Italy , Canada, Japan , France , Britain and Germany which called the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change "irreversible" and key for the "security and prosperity of our planet". Erik Solheim , the head of the UN's Environment Program, called on the United States to lead global action on climate change, despite the Trump administration's ongoing assault on environmental regulations . Lire la suite »

Donald Trump Blames Obama For Russian Election Hacks


Manfra and other officials testifying on Wednesday reiterated that USA elections are resilient to hacking in part because they are decentralized and largely operated on the state and local level. Johnson declined to answer, saying he no longer had access to the necessary intelligence. At a separate hearing, a current Homeland Security official, Jeanette Manfra, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the agency has evidence that Russian Federation targeted election-related systems in ... Lire la suite »

National Weather Service: Two tornadoes touch down near Howell, New Jersey


The storms also knocked down numerous trees and power lines, damaged buildings and overturned some parked cars. The service estimates the tornado touched down just before 7:30 a.m. The tornado moved southeast before dissipating, according to NWS. The tornadoes were spawned by severe thunderstorms that passed through the state, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses. Lire la suite »