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North Korea Says New Missile Can Carry 'Large' Nuclear Warhead

North Korea's latest missile launch was a successful test of a new type of rocket, Pyongyang's state media reported on Monday (May 15). North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun devoted half of its six-page edition on Monday to coverage of the missile test, including vivid photographs of the launch and a jubilant Kim celebrating with military officers.


Unicef eyes cooperation with China through B&R Initiative

Unicef eyes cooperation with China through B&R Initiative

On the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Lorenzana said that the Philippines might procure defense equipment from China. The forum has provided a valuable opportunity for the relevant countries to start engagement as the situation on the peninsula is still intense, An said.



Heavy gunfire in Ivory Coast in latest military unrest

Diawara was hit on Saturday amid clashes between former rebels, some of whom have now been integrated into the army, and those who have disarmed but not integrated. The 8,400 mutineers, majority former rebels who said they were promised bonuses for fighting to bring President Alassane Ouattara to power, received 5m CFA francs (£6,500) each to end the January uprising.


Australian Banks Condemn 'Hasty' New Levy

Australian Banks Condemn 'Hasty' New Levy

Treasurer Scott Morrison addressed the National Press Club in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The Australian government pledged to deliver a small budget surplus in 2020-21, slapping big banks with new taxes to end more than a decade of deficits that have threatened its prized triple-A credit rating.


Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as France President

Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as France President

But we begin in France where, as of today, Emmanuel Macron is President Macron. A former economy minister, Mr Macron quit Mr Hollande's Socialist government past year to launch his independent bid. presidency and led British voters to choose Brexit. French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Edouard Philippe, a relatively unknown 46-year-old lawmaker, as prime minister, making good on campaign promises to repopulate French politics with new faces.


Putin warns against retaliation for North Korea missile launch

Putin warns against retaliation for North Korea missile launch

A statement said that the missile was sacked from near Kusong City, in North Phyongan province, and that the South Korean and USA militaries are analysing the details. The Yonhap agency said it was probably a ballistic missile. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, presides over a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, May 14, 2017.