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No Time for Friction With South Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping tacitly asked new South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Thursday to reconsider the deployment of a USA anti-missile system. An alternative approach, he wrote , would be for the United States, South Korea, China, Japan and Russian Federation to join in a new "five-party" talks aimed at developing a "coordinated policy of "containment" to prevent wild actions by North Korea".


Flooding expected to be 'unlike anything ever seen' warns Kelowna mayor

Flooding expected to be 'unlike anything ever seen' warns Kelowna mayor

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran posted a Facebook statement late Wednesday describing expected water levels as "unlike anything we have ever seen in our community". Environment Canada warns storms packing up to 70 millimetres of rain will arrive by Friday and drop a further 20 to 30 millimetres by Saturday. Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for parts of the central and southern Interior, with the potential for strong winds, large hail and heavy rain.



Defense Secretary Mattis: The 'Devil's in the details' on Syria 'de-escalation zones'

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on May 8 his country would reject any United Nations role in monitoring the implementation of four "de-escalation" zones . U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would closely examine proposed de-escalation zones aimed at easing Syria's civil war but warned "the devil's in the details" and that much needed to be worked out.



North Korea Detains Fourth US Citizen, Another Korean American PUST Faculty

Song's warnings of war come after North Korea arrested a second USA citizen and professor from the evangelical-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , bringing its total of US prisoners to four. Kim worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. North Korea claims the primary suspect is a man it has identified only by the ubiquitous surname "Kim".


Trump hails first 100 days in office, says 'battles' ahead

Trump hails first 100 days in office, says 'battles' ahead

Two of the most tweeted handles he uses include the "failing" New York Times and CNN . During his first 100 days in office, the USA leader's pronouncements on trade, taxes and foreign policy have tended to generate a burst of activity in the world's biggest financial market.