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Turkey condemns North Korean missile launch

South Korea military said Monday the missile is a medium-range projectile but Pyongyang has yet to acquire the re-entry technology for ICBMs. "South Korean and United States intelligence authorities believe that through yesterday's test, North Korea has collected data meaningful in improving the reliability of its missile technologies", Colonel Roh said on Monday.



Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

If they can spare us the precision-guided [bombs] ... we have so many smart bombs but not as accurate as the ones guided by laser or satellite", Duterte said at a coast guard event over the weekend. Russian military vessels have been to the Philippines before, but never with this kind of fanfare. "We can not accept aid with conditions", Foreign Affairs Minister Alan Peter Cayetano said.



UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile test

North Korea fired the ground-to-ground Pukguksong-2 missile, an upgraded version of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, saying that its leader approved its deployment for combat use. Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a United States missile defence system, official statistics showed.



Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

It would also give states more control of, and responsibility for, such spending. "I think this is a huge illustration about why being unwilling to talk about the real issues - Social Security and Medicare and taxes - means you then you end up gutting all these programs for low income people".



Lib Dems pledge to ban diesel sales

Mr Farage's world-view is "the same one that leads to Donald Trump banning Muslims and building a wall, the same one that Marine Le Pen tried to impose on the decent people of France", said Mr Farron. The Liberal Democrats would consider a flat rate of pension tax relief if elected. "And at the moment they certainly need more friendly voters", says ITV 's Emma Murphy.


Senate intelligence panel to subpoena 2 Flynn companies

Senate intelligence panel to subpoena 2 Flynn companies

The ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday he doesn't believe that former national security adviser Michael Flynn's decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights gives him blanket immunity in terms of documents that might be relevant to his committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the USA election.