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The Liberal government has delayed the release of its new defence policy, setting up a potentially awkward meeting between Trudeau and Trump next week. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went farther in March, warning that the administration wants allies to draw up concrete plans for reaching the two per cent target by 2024.
  • Korea Claims New Missile Can Carry 'Large, Heavy Nuclear Warhead'

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    The report described the Hwasong-12 missile as a "new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket. capable of carrying a large, heavy nuclear warhead". But it's not an ICBM. Various experts say that North Korea launched the missile at a high angle, which means that its range can only be guessed at, and that it aimed for the missile to hit a section of the East Sea that is outside of Japan's territorial waters.
  • India's plea on Jadhav 'unnecessary'

    India's plea on Jadhav 'unnecessary'

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    All requests for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav fell on "deaf ears", says India. ■ "We will not respond in kind", Mohammed Faisal, a Pakistan Foreign Office official, said in his opening remarks. Visa application filed by Kulbhushan Jadhav's parents is still pending. Treatment raised questions over Pakistan military court's fairness, saying that Jadhav's allure was heard by a military court, directed by a two-star general, though his capital punishment was affirmed by a four-star ...
  • Kapil Mishra responds to Sunita Kejriwal's tweets: Here's what he said

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    The former water minister of Delhi had yesterday accused Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of "massive" financial irregularities while taking donations. Mishra was sacked May 6 in a sudden move and later was also suspended from the party. He tweeted that once he will get discharged from the hospital, he will make a printed grievance to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Central Board of Direct Taxes under many charges against CM and AAP which are money laundering, black money, ...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order That Creates Committee To Investigate Voter Fraud

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    By doing so, the president will ignore pleas from his own party to drop the matter. "The commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people's confidence in the integrity of federal elections and provide the president with a report that identifies system vulnerabilities that lead to improper registrations and voting", Sanders said .
  • Trump says possible to pick new FBI director by next week

    Trump says possible to pick new FBI director by next week

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    A former federal prosecutor and state attorney, Gowdy was elected to Congress in the 2010 tea party wave and has focused on law enforcement issues. "Absolutely", the Senate Intelligence Committee vice chair responded. He staked out public and sometimes unpopular positions on contentious social and policy issues while leading an agency historically focused exclusively on law enforcement.
  • Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hardline candidate

    Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hardline candidate

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    A former police chief and member of the Revolutionary Guards, he has played on his tough-guy image in the past, but this year targeted his campaign against the wealthy elite, who he dubbed the "four-per-centers". Rouhani told supporters on Monday he needed a stronger mandate to liberalise Iranian society. Raisi's candidacy has fueled speculation he is being lined up to succeed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 77.
  • Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for govts

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    Cyber security experts predict that the scope of the attack could expand as people return to work and resume their work on computers, CNN reported on Monday. The person credited with slowing down the malware attack is a 22-year old British cybersecurity researcher who accidentally stumbled upon a kill-switch in the software.
  • President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week

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    Critics have assailed Mr Trump for abruptly dismissing Mr Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. "You can't be cute about tapes", the North Carolina lawmaker said. The New York Times reported on Friday "a close associate" of Comey told reporters for the Times Comey is willing to testify, but he wants the hearing to be conducted in public.
  • PM Modi speaks to French President-Elect Macron

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    Valls resigned as prime minister to launch his own presidential bid but in a shock result was defeated in the Socialist Party's primary in January by left-wing candidate Benoit Hamon. The former prime minister wants to run under the centrist president-elect's banner in the legislative elections. "All support for the president is welcome", said Jean-Paul Delevoye, head of the En Marche selection panel.
  • Syrian activists say strikes on IS town kill 20

    Syrian activists say strikes on IS town kill 20

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    He says the victims were displaced civilians from Iraq and Syria. "They hit a residential area at 3am while people were sleeping, causing the high toll", said the monitor's director, Rami Abdel Rahman. IS has lost swathes of the territory it once held in Raqqa province, though it still holds Raqqa city and some areas to the east. The United States military has said it makes "extraordinary efforts" to avoid civilian deaths in its air strikes in Syria and Iraq.
  • French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's movement

    French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's movement

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    Even if investors can somehow gloss over Macron's risky view that France does not have a problem with Muslim extremism, market participants should not overlook some of the other hurdles he faces going forward. But it will be contesting its first ever election. Newly elected president Emmanuel Macron's party is due to announce the list of candidates on Thursday.