North Korea says it will mass-produce ballistic missile

With the launch of a mid-range Pukguksong 2 missile on Sunday, North Korea was able to gather "meaningful data in regards to improving the credibility" of its missile program, a defence ministry spokesperson said. The North followed up with a weekend test-launch and declared Monday that it is ready to start mass-producing the new medium-range ballistic missile which it said is capable of reaching Japan and major USA military bases there.

I never mentioned Israel to Russian officials

A moderate compared to some of the country's hardline clerics and political leaders, Rouhani was a key architect of the 2015 nuclear deal with the USA, the European Union and other partners. "But Secretary Ross , that may be not necessarily because they don't have those feelings there but because they control people and don't allow them to come and express their feelings quite the same as we do here", a CNBC host interjected.

Pope Francis Extends An Olive Branch To Donald Trump - Literally

Although the pontiff didn't refer to Trump in his comments, it came amid a global uproar over the president's administration's attempts to impose a travel ban on seven mostly Muslim countries. Her final stop was at the hospital chapel, where she was accompanied by Maria Grazia Salviati, a member of the board, and descendant of the people who founded the hospital in 1869.

Militants take hostages in southern Philippines

About one-third of the entire population of the Philippines lives in the Mindanao area. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism, after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through a southern city.