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China opposes latest N. Korean missile test

North Korea has tested a ballistic missile in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after the inauguration of a new leader in South Korea and coinciding with a major global summit in Beijing hosted by ally China. Past North Korean missiles have flown farther than Sunday's test, landing closer to Japan, but this launch follows a series of high-profile failures.



India skips Belt and Road Summit; Pakistan, China firm on CPEC

The Russian leader complained about "illegal sanctions" - a possible reference to US trade penalties imposed on Moscow over Ukraine - and warned that trade protectionism is creating a "breeding ground" for terrorism. Three agreements were signed pertaining to economic and technical cooperation worth 3.4 billion yuan (about Dollars 490 million) for the strategic Gwadar port in southern Pakistan and East Bay expressway, a 19 kilometre controlled access road under construction in Gwadar.



White House, Pentagon weighing Syrian safe zones

Syria has said it won't allow worldwide peace keepers, under the supervision of the United Nations to monitor the zones, but rather wants Russian military police to be in charge. It calls on Syrian forces and rebels to reduce their fighting in the special zones. Russian Federation meanwhile said it had tabled a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council to back up its plan.



President Trump warns Comey about 'leaking', implies talks were recorded

Trump said that he had been planning to fire the former FBI Director regardless of the guidance from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Mr. Trump said "there was no collusion" with Russian Federation, but said he wanted "to get to the bottom, if Russian Federation or anybody else is trying to tamper or play with our election".


Emmanuel Macron sworn in as France's next president

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as France's next president

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Former French President Francois Hollande waves from his auto as President Emmanuel Macron (Rear) watches after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris , France, May 14, 2017. Macron was later to be driven to the Arc de Triomphe to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. His Republic on the Move movement announced an initial list of 428 candidates for the 577 seats of France's lower house of parliament.


After Trump fired Comey, his staff scrambled to explain why

After Trump fired Comey, his staff scrambled to explain why

Sean Spicer skulking around in the dark outside the White House, hiding from reporters behind bushes before finally huddling with them. To put it simply, Huckabee Sanders has been doing a fine job . "My gosh, Tucker", she said, with mild pique, "when are (critics) going to let that go?" she said of the Russian Federation investigation. Incidentally, Sanders will run Wednesday's White House press briefing, not Spicer.