France's new president wastes no time: names PM, sees Merkel

Mr Philippe is the mayor of the Normandy port of Le Havre , a trained lawyer and an author of political thrillers. His appointment is a further blow to the Republicans, who have been trying to regroup after the presidential vote and prevent defections to Macron's camp.

Germany, France agree to draw roadmap on developing EU

Germany, which has Europe's biggest economy, has vehemently opposed taking direct responsibility for weaker eurozone countries' debts. Macron said that treaty change was "no longer a French taboo". He denied being in favor of making all countries that use the Euro liable for other individual countries' existing debt. In this case, he said, "those who made efforts are not rewarded compared to those who made efforts".

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

At present, the longest-range missiles in North Korea's arsenal, such as the one just tested, are intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM) capable of striking the US base at Guam. Cha noted in an analysis that the missile may have been "purposely launched at a steep angle and that the real range of the missile if shot at a normal angle could be upwards of 4,500 kilometers" - suggesting it could possibly reach Guam.

U.K.'s Labour Unveils 'Radical and Responsible' Election Program

He said: "Holding another referendum on leaving the United Kingdom is the wrong thing to do for Scotland's economy, especially when there is so much economic uncertainty from the Tories' plans for a reckless Brexit". The launch comes as Labour came under fire for hiring former hardline Communist and chairman of the Stop The War Coalition, Andrew Murray, to help with Mr Corbyn's election campaign.

US navy chief says fleet needs to expand as maritime competition rises

US navy chief says fleet needs to expand as maritime competition rises

The next edition of the exercise is scheduled to be conducted off Singapore from May 18 to 24. The gathering of navies from around the world to celebrate the Singapore navy's 50th birthday is testament to the Republic's strong network of global friendships, which is all the more critical as security challenges have become increasingly transnational, President Tony Tan Keng Yam said yesterday.

EU urges end to Venezuela violence against protesters

The so-called Board of Democratic Unity (MUD, in Spanish) called a big protest on the main avenues of Caracas on Monday, despite the government's calls for dialogue. The protests that erupted after the government-stacked Supreme Court issued a ruling March 29 nullifying the opposition-controlled National Assembly, a decision it later reversed amid a storm of domestic and global criticism.