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Moon's advocacy of engagement with North Korea contrasts with the approach of the United States, South Korea's main ally, which is seeking to step up pressure on Pyongyang through further isolation and sanctions. Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from the bitter legacy of its 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean peninsula and could fray ties at a time when cooperation on North Korea was vital.
  • Democrats Rally After Trump Calls for a 'Shutdown' of the Government

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    Mulvaney on Tuesday called it "fine" and "understandable" for Democrats to want to declare victory on the deal made to continue to fund the government through September, but pushed back on the idea "that they won and that we lost". House and Senate Democrats expressed anger over his remarks. "Our Republican colleagues I give them a lot of credit - Mitch McConnell - we worked very well together - Leader Pelosi, Speaker Ryan as well ", Schumer said, adding the names of the Democrats and ...
  • North Korea show of strength as US tensions rise

    North Korea show of strength as US tensions rise

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    Kim's close aide Choe Ryong-Hae made sure to send a new warning, saying North Korea would stand up to any threat posed by the US. South Korea says North Korea fires unidentified missile but test fails Video Watch: Kim Jong Un presides over huge military parade Sideswipe: April 3: Too much to ask? .
  • British Columbia Liberals hang on to win minority government

    British Columbia Liberals hang on to win minority government

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    When asked whether she plans on staying in the political spotlight, McCulloch said it's likely, in one capacity or another. If they didn't care, I was told, why did a Clark comms aide scream at a radio reporter about coverage of the botched health worker firings? She said her party won the popular vote, finishing with 40.9 per cent compared with the NDP's 39.9 per cent based on preliminary election results.
  • Investigators subpoena Trump's former security adviser

    Investigators subpoena Trump's former security adviser

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    Flynn was sacked by Trump in February after less than a month on the job. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, and Mark Warner, the Democratic vice chairman, issued a joint statement saying the panel made a decision to issue the subpoena after Mr Flynn, through his lawyer, declined to co-operate with an April 28 request to turn over the documents.
  • Captain of shipwrecked Costa cruise liner heads to jail

    Captain of shipwrecked Costa cruise liner heads to jail

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    Friday's order exhausted his appeals process, with the court rejecting his claim that others should have taken the blame for the disaster. Free during the prolonged legal battles, Schettino, 56, reported to a Rome prison to start his sentence as soon as he was told of the verdict, his lawyer Saverio Senese said.
  • Spain also reports ransomware attack

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    English hospitals and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in London , Blackpool, Hertfordshire and Derbyshire were among those to report problems. The NHS later confirmed several hospitals' computer systems had been hit by the Wanna Decryptor ransomware variant, but that patient data had not been accessed.
  • Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital IS affected — NHS cyber attack

    Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital IS affected — NHS cyber attack

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    It gave no further details. Tens of thousands of ransomware attacks are targeting organizations around the world on Friday. Quite simply, ransomware locks or encrypts files or documents and demands payment to regain access. "A cyber resilient nation requires defence in depth security and continuity plans to keep critical services running every time they are attacked". The committee, the nation's top investigative agency, has rejected the claim.
  • Counting under way in local elections across England, Scotland and Wales

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    The Conservative candidate for the new "metro mayor" post for the West of England, Tim Bowles, beat Labours Lesley Mansell by 51.6 per cent to 48.4 per cent, registering another major win for the Tories. The difference this time round is the Ukip vote has seemingly collapsed and gone to the Conservatives ... it looks like that is where the Labour vote is being squeezed.
  • Central Intelligence Agency creates 'Korea Mission Center' amid growing concern over N. Korea

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    North Korea demanded on Friday the extradition of South Korea's spy chief, accusing him of being a mastermind of a plot to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong Un, with a biochemical weapon. He is believed to be a North Korean resident of Pyongyang, who worked for a time in the Russian Far East. State media said he was involved in the timber industry in Khabarovsk, which is one of the primary places North Koreans can go overseas to work.
  • PM invites new president of South Korea to India

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    The North cites the wargames as one justification for its continued development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. The 40-minute conversation was the first in eight months between the heads of the two nations as relations suffered after Moon's predecessor allowed the U.S.to install Thaad .
  • Acting FBI Boss To Take Comey's Place At Senate Intel Hearing

    Acting FBI Boss To Take Comey's Place At Senate Intel Hearing

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    Comey again replied that he would give him "honesty" and did not pledge his loyalty, according to the account of the conversation. Sanders, speaking Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America", said, "I have heard that directly from him ( Trump ), that that information was relayed directly to him from Director Comey".