Senators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefing

Senators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefing

As tensions reach a boiling point between North Korea, the United States, and the North's neighbors, Japan's government has issued a guide for its citizens on how to survive a missile attack that would take less than 10 minutes to hit Japan, The Washington Post reports . Read More

France's mainstream politicians unite to back Macron over Le Pen

He said that Ms Le Pen and her anti-immigration, anti-EU National Front party are campaigning on a platform of "closing borders, weakening popular and middle classes and our economy". Leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who made a late surge in the run-up to Sunday's poll but came fourth with 19.58% of votes, did not announce support for anyone. Read More

Kelly Sotherton upgraded to Olympic bronze after Tatyana Chernova doping disqualification

Kelly Sotherton upgraded to Olympic bronze after Tatyana Chernova doping disqualification

Great Britain's Kelly Sotherton, who originally placed fifth in the Beijing heptathlon, will now be upgraded to bronze. Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton, Marilyn Okoro as well as Nicola Sanders had initially finished fifth, though the previous year both Belarus and Russian Federation were disqualified during the reanalysis of frozen urine as well as blood samples by the International Olympic Committee. Read More

Fears shroud French election after Champs Elysees attack

Fears shroud French election after Champs Elysees attack

Released on probation in 2015 from a further two-year jail term imposed for lesser offences, Cheurfi was arrested again in February after threatening to kill police officers but was released for lack of evidence. France's intelligence chief said they suspected the pair, both French-born and in their twenties, of plotting an attack to coincide with the election. Read More

GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

A 15% top rate for corporations and pass throughs would be drastically lower than today's rates and lower than the top rate for ordinary wage income called for under the House Republicans' tax reform proposal, as well as the plan Trump proposed previous year. Read More

Roadside bomb kills at least 10 people in minibus, official says

Roadside bomb kills at least 10 people in minibus, official says

The wounded were being treated at hospitals in Sadda, Parachinar and Peshawar , said Majidullah. Pakistan began a long-awaited push to clear insurgent bases from North Waziristan in June 2014 after a bloody Taliban attack on Karachi airport finally sank faltering peace talks. Read More

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

Trudeau told Bloomberg Television that the United States in fact ran a dairy surplus with Canada. Leaders from both nations say they would support President Donald Trump if he included the WTO in a trade dispute over a milk pricing scheme by Canada that is harming US dairy farmers. Read More

Chechen gay men 'flee for their lives'

Chechen gay men 'flee for their lives'

Duncan said he spoke directly to his counterpart, Russia's deputy foreign secretary Vladimir Titov, to challenge the Russian Federation on these human rights abuses. Pictured above: In this photo taken Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with Chechnya's regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov in the Kremlin in Moscow , Russia . Read More

General election 2017: Plaid Cymru launches campaign

Plaid Cymru (13%) are expected to hold onto their three seats, while the Welsh Liberal Democrats (8%) retain Ceredigion. The other parties would get no seats. Mr Scully said: "For the Conservatives potentially to be in a position not merely to finish ahead of Labour but even to win over half the seats in Wales indicates that we are on the brink of something truly seismic". Read More

Opposition demands Mani's resignation Vijayan rules it out

Opposition demands Mani's resignation Vijayan rules it out

Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan MLA sought permission for presenting an urgent resolution and demanded that the comments of Minister Mani should be discussed halting the proceedings of the Assembly. CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Monday tried to put up a fearless front saying that Mr Mani had tendered a public apology and that the people of the state would understand it. Read More

North Korea puts its might on parade

In this image taken from video aired by North Korean broadcaster KRT, a portrait of Kim Il-sung is carried during a parade at the square named for him in Pyongyang on Saturday, April 15, 2017. South Korea has a spotty record of tracking developments in North Korea , as information about the secretive, authoritarian state is often impossible to confirm. Read More

Volleyball games appear to take place at North Korean nuclear test site

Volleyball games appear to take place at North Korean nuclear test site

Speaking Monday in Seoul, the South Korean capital, Vice President Mike Pence said North Korea would do well not to test Trump's "resolve or the strength of armed forces of the United States in the region". Hwang told a meeting of ministers, "The North failed in its attempted missile launch on Sunday, but there are worries that it will carry out a provocation on the founding anniversary of its Army on April 25 given its recent behavior and statements". Read More

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

On Monday morning, the Israeli government will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem where names of Holocaust victims will be recited and a two-minute siren will be heard throughout Israel. In his video remarks on Sunday night, Trump spoke at length about the bravery and sacrifice of the Jewish people who were killed and the families who suffered during the Holocaust. Read More

Boy, 12, arrested after 800-mile Australian solo road trip

Boy, 12, arrested after 800-mile Australian solo road trip

The boy was attempting to drive solo from Kendall, New South Wales, to Perth, Western Australia, police said. The boy started his road trip in Kendall near Port Macquarie on Australia's east coast and was en route to Perth, a police spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday afternoon. Read More

British PM Theresa May calls general election

She also said Britain was leaving the European Union and "there can be no turning back". Under that law, general elections are supposed to be held on a regular five-year schedule, with the next vote due in 2020. Schinas and other European Union officials have said they expect draft Brexit guidelines to be adopted by the leaders of the other 27 European Union countries at an April 29 summit. Read More

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

State television broadcast the launch live. According to Xinhua news agency report, in space, the cargo spacecraft will dock with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab, provide fuel and other supplies, and conduct space experiments before returning. Read More

In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

Pence made the remarks ahead of a meeting on Saturday with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other Australian officials in Sydney. US Vice President Mike Pence waves as he arrives with Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf Kalla (L) to speak at a business forum in Jakarta on April 21, 2017. Read More

VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

Indonesia is on President Donald Trump's trade hit list, and US company Freeport-McMoran Inc., which operates the world's largest copper mine in the Indonesian province of Papua, is in a protracted dispute with the Indonesian government. Pence will then depart Jakarta for Sydney, Australia. "His goal really is to reassure Australia of the closeness of the relationship, the value that the United States puts on this relationship, and that this is something the new administration intends to ... Read More

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russian Federation probe

In his final weeks leading the Russian Federation investigation - he remains the chairman of the committee on all other matters - Nunes raised questions about the handling of classified materials by members of the Obama administration, saying he had seen classified documents that showed that the identities of Trump campaign figures had been improperly revealed. Read More

Venezuela seizes General Motors plant in Valencia

Venezuela seizes General Motors plant in Valencia

In recent years under President Nicolás Maduro, the government has seized bakeries amidst a bread shortage, taken over toilet paper factories amid a toilet paper shortage, and repressed the political opposition. A motorcyclist rides past the General Motors' plant in Valencia, Venezuela , Thursday, April 20, 2017. It's not the first time the Venezuelan government has seized a foreign corporation's facilities. Read More