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North Korea link seen in ransomware

North Korea has continued to spark fury from the world with repeated missile tests and promises of a sixth nuclear bomb test. "We want to look at the current sanctions in place, and we want to look at strengthening the sanctions", USA ambassador to the U.N.



France's President Macron appoints Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

Centrist President Emmanuel Macron appointed today conservative Edouard Philippe as prime minister today. The appointment of Philippe is hoped to bring Macron support from the right of the political spectrum, as the centrist president hopes to gain a governing majority in the legislative elections next month.


US plan to arm Kurdish militia casts shadow over Trump-Erdogan talks

US plan to arm Kurdish militia casts shadow over Trump-Erdogan talks

His government has insisted it may attack Syrian Kurdish fighters again. That voices in the Turkish government would even hint that Turkish forces might risk killing USA personnel in order to attack YPG forces shows the depth of Turkish hostility to the YPG and PKK who they see posing an existential threat to Turkey.


Pope Francis says will not preach to Trump about his immigration policies

Pope Francis says will not preach to Trump about his immigration policies

Trump blasted back, saying that he "liked the pope" before he heard his remarks. Pope Francis and President Trump will meet at the Vatican on May 24. "Step by step, peace is crafted each day", he added. "Even friendship among people, mutual knowledge and esteem are made every day", he said. "Be very honest with what everyone thinks, no?" Jeffress added that the brief spat between the Pope and the billionaire businessman allowed Americans to "see another side" of Trump: "He was kind of ...


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 ...



[ 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.