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N.Korea says new missile can carry heavy nuke

The missile test was the first major security challenge for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who said in his inaugural address last Wednesday that he would be willing to travel to Pyongyang to try to achieve peace on the divided peninsula.



Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit -Sturgeon

The Scottish Government put forward proposals at the end of past year in an attempt to create a bespoke Brexit deal for Scotland - where the vote to remain was 62% - but Ms Sturgeon said they were "dismissed out of hand by the Prime Minister".



Syrian Regime Built Crematorium Outside Damascus

Acting Assistant Secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones told newsmen in Washington that USA officials believe the facility could be used to dispose of bodies at Sednaya prison. Given these abuses, "Russia must now with greater urgency exercise its influence", Jones said. A key point that took place in the bilateral meeting was telling Russian Federation to use its power to rein in the regime.



New French prime minister took job because of "unique" situation

The fervently pro-European Macron wants to push for deeper ties in the 28-member European Union to help the bloc overcome the imminent departure of Britain which voted to leave a year ago. Merkel wished Macron luck in the legislative elections. A year ago he was part of Mr Juppe's unsuccessful campaign team in The Republicans' primaries, and then joined the presidential campaign of Mr Francois Fillon, the party's nominee.



Donald Trump's First Foreign Trip Will Be All About 'Tolerance'

The Israel visit, which will include meetings with Israeli leaders President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, comes as the Trump Administration has thrown itself at the issue of Middle East peace.