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US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

This week the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said that if left unchecked, North Korea is on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the United States. Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told the Herald it's critical the tests hew to battlefield conditions and, specific to missile defense, can find the rocket amid a "cloud" of decoys that could be released by an ICBM.



Steven Gerrard sends message to Arsenal fans about Arsene Wenger

Wenger told reporters: "I believe that it is a positive trend but it would be a bit ridiculous that 20 years depends on one game and that the future of the club depends on one game". Arsenal hit straight back though as Aaron Ramsey popped up with the victor to give Arsenal fans something to smile about in what's been a frustrating season.


G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade and climate

G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade and climate

France's Macron is already pressurizing Trump on the issue during their first meeting on Thursday amidst the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels . President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sit at a table eating mock pasta during an initiative by Oxfam, an worldwide confederation of NGOS aimed at fighting poverty, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina , Italy , Thursday, May 25, 2017.


Former CIA director tells Congress he warned Russian Federation about meddling

Former CIA director tells Congress he warned Russian Federation about meddling

That comes after Flynn claimed his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination to try to fend off subpoenas from the Senate Intelligence Committee, leading that committee to issue a new pair of subpoenas this time aimed at Flynn's companies, which as corporations can't plead the Fifth, and warned they may move to hold him in contempt of Congress.


Egyptian jets carry out 6 strikes against terror camps in Libya

Egyptian jets carry out 6 strikes against terror camps in Libya

The shooting in the province of Minya on Friday, as the Coptic Christians were travelling on a bus to a monastery, was the latest in a series of attacks by IS that have killed more than 100 Copts since December. After a visit to Egypt last month by Pope Francis, IS vowed to escalate attacks against Christians and urged Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and Western embassies.



ISIS Claims Responsibility in Egypt Coptic Christians Attack That Killed Dozens

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told his USA counterpart Rex Tillerson that jihadists who attacked a Christian convoy had trained in Libyan militant camps, a statement said Saturday. Sisi also directly addressed US President Donald Trump , saying, "Your Excellency, I trust your ability to wage war on terrorism as your first priority, with the cooperation of the whole worldwide community, that should unite against terrorism".