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South Korean military: North Korea launches ballistic missile

The US and South Korean militaries are examining intelligence on the latest launch to determine what kind of missile it was. "Despite strong warning from the global community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again", Abe said. "All relevant parties should exercise restraint and refrain from further aggravating tensions in the region", it said. On Saturday, a top North Korean diplomat said it was open to dialogue with the Trump administration under the right conditions.



India won't accept OBOR, it ignores core concerns on sovereignty: MEA

While there is no official word, informed sources told PTI that India will not take part in the meet, contrary to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's announcement that India will have a representative at the Belt and Road Forum (BRF), a prestigious initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping .


Dozens of countries hit by record cyberextortion attack

Dozens of countries hit by record cyberextortion attack

And all this may be just a taste of what's coming, a leading cyber security expert warned. Security researchers said they observed some victims paying via the digital currency bitcoin, though they did not know what percent had given in to the extortionists.


Trump delivers hopeful commencement at Liberty University

Trump delivers hopeful commencement at Liberty University

For his part, Jerry Falwell Jr., gave President Trump plenty of kudos, claiming that no other president in the lifetimes of those in attendance at Liberty University has done so much that acted as a benefit to the Christian community so quickly as Trump allegedly has done.


ASEAN welcomes progress on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

ASEAN welcomes progress on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

Nevertheless, they noted concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments in the area. Also absent from Duterte's 25-page statement issued yesterday, a day after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila, was specific mention of the Philippines' landmark arbitration victory against Beijing's South China Sea claims a year ago.



Schumer: No new FBI director without a special prosecutor

The FBI is investigating the Russians' involvement. Schumer was referring to a tweet from Trump last week where he said that Comey better hope there are no tapes of conversations between the president and Comey before he starts leaking to the press.