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Blue House: South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke with new South Korean President Moon Jae-in over phone and invited him to visit India. Beijing sees the system as a threat to its own security. Beijing says the system threatens China's own security because its radar system is able to peer deep into the country's northeast and monitor its flights and missile launches.


French prosecutors investigate hacking of Macron campaign

French prosecutors investigate hacking of Macron campaign

And although Macron should be relieved, there are a few major reasons why he should stay off the Champagne this week. We've got some. But we don't really hear much from them or about them. Front National's Marine Le Pen, who conceded defeat after polls closed, said she would look to lead "a profound reformation of our movement to constitute a new political force".


Hamas announces arrest in shooting of top militant

Hamas announces arrest in shooting of top militant

Haniyeh, who was named Hamas' new top leader last week, said Gaza's interior ministry would release further details of the arrest and confession. Mazen Fuqaha, 38, was shot in the head and the chest in his auto on March 24 near his Gaza home.


Haniya, from soccer player in Gazan refugee camp to Hamas chief

Haniya, from soccer player in Gazan refugee camp to Hamas chief

The new document no longer defines Hamas as "the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood", perhaps an attempt at better relations with Egypt , which has banned the Muslim Brotherhood and imprisoned many of its leaders. Last week, Hamas unveiled a series of additions to its charter that expressed support for establishing a provisional Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip - seen as a tacit acceptance of Israel.


DOJ rules not to charge officers in shooting of Alton Sterling

DOJ rules not to charge officers in shooting of Alton Sterling

Amundson said two nationally recognized use-of-force experts consulted with investigators and criticized the actions of the officers during the encounter with Sterling. "Although the videos show that Sterling's right hand was not in or near his right pocket, Sterling was continuing to move, even after being shot three times and being told again not to move by Officer Lake", the Justice Department said.



Oil jumps on drop in United States crude stocks, possible Opec cut extension

But prices, however, slumped in recent weeks due to rising USA production, which undermined the OPEC-led efforts to reduce a global crude glut. Global benchmark Brent crude was up 68 cents at $49.41 a barrel by 1327 GMT. "OPEC and non-OPEC members have shown commitment to production cuts and an extension of the agreement ... will assist in drawing stocks over Q3 and stabilising the market", BMI Research said in a note.