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United States believes North Korea launched KN-17 missile

A Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said in a statement Sunday faxed to The Associated Press that the situation on the Korean peninsula is "complex and sensitive". North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness, but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland.


Nitish Kumar says 'not in race for PM post in 2019'

Nitish Kumar says 'not in race for PM post in 2019'

Kumar candidly admitted that JD (U) was a small party and he would only concentrate on serving the people of Bihar. Mamata is expected to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday afternoon. However, Kumar made a cryptic reference to who is best suited to lead the Alliance, maintaining that people would choose the leader with the desired potential.



Israel dismisses United States concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

Moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem won't harm the peace process". "We welcome this new development and we are optimistic about the upcoming visit of the USA president to Palestine, where he is expected to visit Bethlehem and meet with President Abbas".


Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy against Islam

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy against Islam

But Ahok supporter Adrian Sianturi said "this decision is the character assassination of a good governor, a clean politician who is rare in this country". At the court, supporters of the governor wept and hugged each other amid shouts of jubilation from members of conservative Islamic groups. The Christian governor of Jakarta was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in jail for insulting Islam.



The four people being interviewed on Saturday — FBI director job

He has been a member of the Senate GOP leadership team for a decade and serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "And that's what we want for the FBI", Trump said. The career prosecutor was appointed by Trump in January and only confirmed by the Senate in late April. He spoke following Mr Trump's sudden firing of Mr Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.