Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea's President

A South Korean presidential spokesman said the Chinese leader - who initiated the phone call on Thursday - "explained the reasons for Beijing's strong and repeated opposition" to the deployment, Yonhap news agency reported . Moon also begins his term facing several domestic challenges, including the aftermath of the huge corruption scandal that saw his predecessor Park Geun-Hye impeached and swept from power.

Dozens Gather as Jefferson Davis Memorial Comes Down

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday said workers removed a statue of Confederate icon Jefferson Davis from Mid-City as part of a "march to reconciliation". The committee's next step was to obtain an injunction at Wednesday's hearing to stop the city from removing Beauregard. The vote was met with fierce opposition; historic preservation societies and the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a lawsuit in an effort to block the city from removing the statues.

South Korean president 'may visit Pyongyang'

Moon said the alliance with Washington is his top priority. The archbishop acknowledged the hard times surrounding the months of angry mobs demanding for the ex-president's resignation, and expressed the need for a president capable of uniting South Korea.

White House playing 'dangerous game' on credibility — Fox's Chris Wallace

He tweeted that Mr Comey had "better hope there are no "tapes" of our conversations", suggesting such tapes, if they existed, might contradict him. "He simply stated a fact". Maybe, Trump said, he will just cancel briefings with the media altogether. Trump was referring to past statements by Clapper in which the former DNI said he had not seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, UN says

Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, UN says

Dr Allarangar also announced that Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, would arrive in Kinshasa this weekend to attend a coordination meeting of the national committee at the Ministry of Health to deal with this emergency and ensure that WHO provides all necessary assistance to the DRC.

Economy min. in China for 'New Silk Road' summit

Duterte has carried out a U-turn in the Philippines' foreign policy since assuming office a year ago, making overtures toward China while berating Manila's traditional ally, the United States. China says that between 2014 and 2016, its businesses signed projects worth $304.9 billion in Belt and Road countries. On Sunday, China plans to show how it is filling that vacuum.