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[ 15th May 2017 ] North Korea's latest missile launch suggests progress toward ICBM

[ 15th May 2017 ] North Korea's latest missile launch suggests progress toward ICBM

North Korea's latest ballistic missile test may be almost as big a deal as the country's propaganda machine claims. While it's hard to verify the North Koreans' numbers, the first test of the Hwasong-12 missile, a "newly-developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead", appears to be an "unqualified" success that experts say could put the country on track to developing a functional Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, or ICBM.


Iran's president attacks rival's background in judiciary

Iran's president attacks rival's background in judiciary

Rouhani has made several trips to Iran's provinces this week to shore up support ahead of the May 19 race in which he's seeking a second term, targeting opponents with backgrounds in the judiciary and security forces. More than 50 million people are eligible to vote. Ayatollah Khamenei then recommended the six presidential candidates to focus on economic issues and the plans to improve the livelihood of people in their campaign pledges, urging them also to pay special attention to "national ...


Senate panel wants details on Trump's Russian Federation meeting

Senate panel wants details on Trump's Russian Federation meeting

He said the agenda is deregulation, tax reform and repealing and replacing the health care law. Garland, the federal judge nominated to the Supreme Court a year ago by President Barack Obama, was denied a Senate hearing by McConnell. McMaster is also likely to address Mr. Trump's first foreign trip as president later this week. McMcaster did not deny that Trump discussed classified information.


Labour spending plans to create £58bn hole in public finances, claim Tories

Labour spending plans to create £58bn hole in public finances, claim Tories

The GMB union also expressed for support the Corbyn's programme, calling it "a manifesto that makes sense for working people". "Our manifesto is for you". "Holding another referendum on leaving the United Kingdom is the wrong thing to do for Scotland's economy, especially when there is so much economic uncertainty from the Tories' plans for a reckless Brexit".


Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe

Democrats are embracing reality when it comes to threats of blocking President Donald Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation director selection: They'll need Republican help to get it done, according to a senior Democratic aide. "It's been handled by the deputy attorney general and the attorney general". In his news briefing later that day, White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly declined to explain what the tweet meant or address questions about whether there were recording ...


James Clapper says Donald Trump has United States institutions

James Clapper says Donald Trump has United States institutions "under assault"

Did the president ever say anything to the director of the FBI that would be construed as trying to impede the investigation? Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.