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N. Korea shows off military might on key anniversary

It is a nuclear-powered submarine carrying 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles and 60 special operations troops and mini-subs, reported the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo. Trump has emphasized that China needs to play a stronger role in restraining North Korea. Later Monday, Trump said the United Nations Security Council must be prepared to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea.


European shares rally as Italian, French banks soar after Macron win

European shares rally as Italian, French banks soar after Macron win

But Macron's party spokesman, Benjamin Griveaux, scoffed at the idea of Le Pen as an agent of change. Macron's supporters say that although he served two years as a Cabinet minister under Hollande, a Socialist, Macron is in fact an outsider to the political establishment and the only candidate who stands a chance to transcend bipartisan divisions in a deeply polarized society.



Le Pen sets aside party presidency to 'unite' France

The National Front leader is facing pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron in France's May 7 presidential run-off. Her plans to restore France's borders with its European neighbours, pull out of the eurozone and hold a referendum on leaving the EU had sown fear of another devastating blow to the bloc after Britain's vote to leave.



Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

Trump is speaking at the W20 Summit, a women-focused effort within the Group of 20 countries. The gathering of female business leaders was meant to help set the agenda for July's G20. "He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive". "I think, you know, for me and I sort of said it at the end, I think what's so important is we have to be able to engage in dialog with one another and we have to be able to have different viewpoints and feel comfortable candidly expressing ourselves without fear of ...


Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

He said there appeared to be a number of Afghan casualties but none among United States or coalition personnel at the base. Ghani's office released a statement that did not explicitly link the attack and the resignations, saying only that the president accepted the resignations "in order to promote accountability as a new chapter of ethical behavior in the political system of the country".



Seoul: North Korea Holds Drill to Mark Military Anniversary

The streets of Pyongyang were quiet. The South's Yonhap news agency cited a government source as saying the exercise was the North's "largest ever" and presumed to have been overseen by leader Kim Jong-Un. Confusion had clouded the carrier's whereabouts earlier this month after United States officials indicated it was sailing towards North Korea when in fact it was heading south.