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Chinese jets intercept US aircraft over East China Sea, US says

Martin says the WC-135 is the plane the US uses to sample air for signs of a nuclear explosion, and it is regularly flown in the area. As for Wednesday's intercept, the AP quoted Hodge as saying that it's "being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels".

Merkel says open to principle of reciprocity in trade policy

In Berlin, Mr Macron declined to answer a question about his new prime minister, only saying the choice of Mr Philippe is part of the new political landscape he is promoting. The head of France's main conservative party disowned his colleague Edouard Philippe on Tuesday for taking up the job of prime minister under centrist President Emmanuel Macron .

TV leaders' debate dubbed 'worst episode of Take Me Out ever'

What likely happened is that Nuttall confused the Plaid Cymru leader with Natalie Bennett from the Green Party when they went back-and-forth on live television. He said: 'The Brexit negotiation between Brussels and London will have outcomes none of us can predict. UKIP leader Paul Nuttall hasn't had a great few weeks, with opinion polls suggesting his party have lost nearly all of their support since the European Union referendum.

Moon, Turnbull agree to jointly fight trade protectionism

South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in was sworn in on Wednesday and vowed to immediately tackle the hard tasks of addressing North Korea's advancing nuclear ambitions and soothing tensions with the United States and China . Domestically, Moon begins his term facing multiple challenges, including the aftermath of the huge corruption scandal that saw his conservative predecessor Park Geun-Hye impeached and swept him to power, but leaves the country bitterly divided.

The Japanese Government Has Approved a Bill That Lets Emperor Akihito Abdicate

Emperor Akihito said in rare public remarks previous year that he feared age and his health might make it hard for him to fulfill his duties. However, under Japanese law, he is expected to serve until his death. The date of Emperor Akihito's abdication will be set in a government ordinance after the special bill is enacted, but a date at the end of December 2018 is seen as likely.

Nicola Sturgeon rejects 'ludicrous' claims Tory surge could stop referendum bid

Labour was beaten into third place by the Conservatives in Scotland, where the SNP was comfortably the largest party despite failing to take control of target councils. It is pretty clear that Theresa May, on the strength of support in England, is going to win the general election. "SNP councillors and SNP councils will put their communities and the people of Scotland first".

Angela Merkel's hold on Germany tightens following key state victory

So although the concrete issues that shaped this election were primarily regional - such as schools, transport and security - this state also matters nationally. "It's a hard day for the SPD, a hard day for me personally", Schulz told supporters in Berlin. SPD leader Martin Schulz acknowledged that a loss in his home state is devastating for the party's chances.

Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives

King Salman on Monday expressed hope a "historic" summit between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance. "We defend Saudi Arabia". Kushner believes that his approach will be "from the outside-in", that is, to sign peace treaties between Arab countries and Israel, then use the generated goodwill and new diplomatic relations to push for Palestinian-Israeli peace.

Storms in northern Iowa could be severe

Then more storms will pop up as we go through the day and Tuesday night . And while the models keep these storms up along US-20, there's a chance they could track a little further south. All of the other counties are under a slight risk for strong to severe storms. Southerly winds will range from 10 to 20 miles per hour already by tomorrow morning, and lasting through the day.

Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank but not Gaza

Some polls show that if parliamentary elections were held now, Hamas would win them in both Gaza and the West Bank. Elections commission spokesman Fared Tomallah says some 390 councils are being chosen, with 145 of them being contested by multiple candidates.

Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS

Army Lt. -Col. The Iraqi security forces continue their maneuver around the city and they'll position themselves for these last few neighborhoods. "At some point, you know, the city will be very hard for enemy fighters or leaders to leave".

Trump promises to defend faith at Liberty University commencement

It was the only the second time a sitting USA president had spoken at the school's commencement, said Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. before Trump gave his address. "It is so disrespectful, these universities, many elitist universities", said Falwell. Trump, who has bragged about committing adultery and is on his third marriage, has never been a particularly devout Christian.

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

The popularity of the name "Donald" for baby boys in the United States fell from 2015 to 2016. For boys, the top picks are Noah (which is the top boy's name four years running), Liam, William, Mason, and James. This year's winners for biggest jump in popularity in the Top 1,000 are Kehlani and Kylo. She was named an artist to watch and clearly new parents agree her star is rising.

New South Korean leader gets White House invite from Trump

Moon explained that there was opposition toward the agreement within South Korea, and said , "There will be a need to wisely resolve historical issues so that both nations can further develop". He also said that he would engage in "serious negotiations" with the U.S. over its controversial anti-ballistic missile system Thaad created to thwart attacks by North Korea, which was deployed last week despite angry protests from China.

Coalition forces nearing ISIS's last bastion in Syria

The rebuke came a week before President Tayyip Erdogan is due in Washington for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, who approved the arms supply to support a campaign to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State. "We do not ever give weapons to the PKK, we never have and never will". "Among the information we have received, there is some that satisfy us and others that are not sufficient", he said.

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

Shortly after taking office, Trump claimed, without offering evidence, that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in 2016 and that he would create a commission led by Vice President Mike Pence to investigate. When the White House said a few months ago that it would be forming a commission to investigate voter fraud, some laughed. Even before it was formally announced, news of the commission's launch met with a cascade of criticism from voting-rights and other organizations.

North Korea poses 'existential' threat, U.S. intel chief warns

That's according to National Intelligence Director Dan Coats , who is testifying Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee. Such "influence operations" will continue in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere, he said. Stewart noted that North Korea has expressed the goal of creating an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tipped with a miniaturized nuclear weapon, and each test comes with progress towards that explicit goal.

Mostly cloudy today, rain on the way

Rain and showers are in the forecast both Saturday and Sunday with temperatures only in the mid 50s. We'll continue to see thunderstorms throughout the afternoon/evening. Sunday features increasing sunshine and highs in the mid 70s. Some residents with hopes to enjoy Mother's Day weekend outdoors will be forced to bring celebrations inside.

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

However, President Trump was instead seated beside former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. "He also raised the possibility of broader cooperation on resolving conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere", the White House said in a statement.

Record turnout expected as South Korea votes for new leader

Moon, of the Democratic Party, had 41.4% support, according to the joint survey by three television stations. Hong and Ahn were expected to garner 23.3 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively, according to the exit poll, which had a margin of error of 0.8 percentage points.

US, Philippines begin annual military drills

However, while the President allowed the annual bilateral exercise to remain, he said it should only focus in areas of humanitarian assistance and counterterrorism, and nothing more. Participating US troops for this year's Balikatan are placed at 2,600 personnel, with the Philippine side fielding in 2,800. "We heed to the intentions of the president", Sayson said.

USA service member killed in Somalia

A member of the United States Navy SEALs was killed in action during a raid in Somalia against the Islamic militant group known as al-Shabaab. The militants were "associated with some attacks on facilities that we use and that our Somali partners use nearby", said Capt.

Pak, Afghan DGMOs establish hotline contact following Chaman firing

Border clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 80 others Friday in a disputed area, officials said. He said Pakistani officials had stressed that the villages where the census staff were conducting the population count near the border belonged to Pakistan.

Chibok campaign says 113 girls remain missing

The rehabilitation process has previously been criticised, mainly for keeping the girls in Abuja, around 560 miles from their families in Chibok. The negotiators never gave up, the negotiators will continue for the next set after the one secured are made public.

Oil prices rise on expectation of output cut extension

Oil prices rose on Monday on a growing conviction that an OPEC-led production cut initially scheduled to end in June would be extended to cover all of 2017, although a relentless increase in US drilling activity is seen capping gains. But, prices remain near their lowest since the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries signed a six-month deal to curb production in November.

Israel blamed as blast sparks fires at Damascus airport

But Israel's transport and intelligence minister Yisrael Katz told Israel's Army Radio that the incident in Damascus was "entirely consistent with our policy of preventing smuggling of weapons to Hezbollah". The source said numerous arms are destined for an array of Iran-backed militias, led by Hezbollah, which have thousands of fighters engaged in some of the toughest fronts against Syrian rebels.

Trump to meet Muslim leaders on first trip abroad

The nine-day trip, during which officials said Trump will meet with Pope Francis, will end with previously announced meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels and the Group of Seven world economic powers in Sicily.

Visit by President of Niger to Buhari postponed

A group of politically unaligned members of civil society urged Mr Buhari this week to "heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a rest to attend to his health without any further delay". The president's absence yesterday at the meeting was the third consecutive time the president would be staying away from FEC. There is growing concern in Nigeria that the secretiveness around Mr.

Ballistic missile test-fired from California coastal base

The launches come at a time when the USA has expressed concern about North Korea's nuclear capability. Malmstrom Air Force Base is one of three bases in the US that house Minuteman III ICBMs. The U.S. responded by sending warships to the area as a way to ensure North Korea does not perform another missile test, the Independent reported.

Kerala SSLC Result 2017 or 10th Result to be release today

The Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or Class 10 board examination results will be announced at around 2pm on Friday, officials said on Thursday. You will Get detailed SSLC Exam Final Marks List. How to download SSLC 2017 results? SSLC results can be accessed by all high schools and higher secondary schools as high-speed internet facility is available there.