: The Failing New York Times criticized Secretary of State Pompeo for being AWOL (missing), when in fact he was flying to North Korea. Fake News, so bad.
Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 - 79km SSW of Padangcermin, Indonesia
"This will be a proud moment for all of America," says @PressSec of the early Thursday morning arrival at @JBA_NAFW of the three US citizens freed by the DPRK.
Indonesia Jakarta: Indonesian Isis telegram groups ask all members not to post videos and pictures from Depok prison. Situation still ongoing: militants are negotiating with police.
US Vice Pence says it will not let off the pressure on Korea until full denuclearization achieved
North Korea releases American detainees during a Pompeo visit, who said he sought to describe the conditions that will lead to a new relationship between the USA and the North, focusing on "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization."
: I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date and Place set.
Walmart has agreed to buy a majority stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart for $16 billion
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes in Tajikistan, near Afghan border
Earthquake tremors felt in Kashmir Valley, Delhi and NCR
Earthquake in Islamabad and a Peshawar
KCNA: "The U.S. should refrain from making words and acts that may destroy the hard-won atmosphere of dialogue. It should be aware that doing so will benefit itself, too, and make every effort to show its sincerity in line with the present situation."
KCNA: "Such impudent action against its partner of dialogue when the mutual confidence is required ahead of it will not be good for the U.S., but will put it in a more difficult situation."
KCNA: "The U.S. is persistently clinging to the hostile policy toward the DPRK, misleading the public opinion. Such behavior may result in endangering the security of its own country."
KCNA: "It is a stupid behavior just like a saying that curses, like chickens, come home to roost."
KCNA: "The U.S. is playing down the historic significance of the inter-Korean summit at Panmunjom and the April 27 declaration, created by the proactive efforts of the DPRK, with such assertion that it is 'result of maximum pressure.'"
KCNA: "After the completion of such projects as laying the main pipe and seawater pipeline and building infrastructure for a coastal park, it is being pushed forward to build the networks of facilities in the area."
KCNA: "The construction of the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist area progresses apace in the DPRK. According to an official concerned, the project to build the framework for a service facility and scores of villas was finished."
Reports of heavy clashes between ISIS Khorasan and Pakistani group Lashker Islam in Achin district of Nangarhar. They were allies in the past but IS Khorasan seek more then just alliance. Casualties on both sides reported.
KCNA: "The Korean people will dynamically advance toward the final victory under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, singing in praise of the WPK with all their hearts."
KCNA: "His politics originated from the ardent love for people gave a birth to the spirit of making selfless and devoted efforts for the people and therefore, all the DPRK people are absolutely respecting and following him and upholding his leadership at the cost of their lives."
KCNA: "It is the firm faith of the Korean people that they can not live even a moment without the care of HE Kim Jong Un, praising him as the sun attracting humankind with his unique benevolent politics, politics of love and trust."
KCNA: "It is a manifestation of boundless respect, trust and loyalty of all the DPRK people for Kim Jong Un who is developing the WPK into the motherly party making selflessefforts for the good of people, true to the intention of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il."
KCNA: "It has been two years since the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was elected chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea at the 7th Congress of the WPK in May Juche 105 (2016)."
Military parade in Ulan-Ude
Military parade in Ussuriysk: many vehicles, artillery, Iskanders
Indonesia Jakarta: Local newspapers say that 6 people were reported dead in clashes inside Depok prison.
Indonesia Jakarta: According to many sources on the ground, there is an hostage situation in Depok prison. Isis prisoners requested a visit to Aman Abdurrahman's cell in Nusakambangan, central Java. But the police refused to do so.
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"Pompeo to return from North Korea trip with 3 American hostages and Trump-Kim meeting date" – South Korean official to @YonhapNews
Video of military parade in Khabarovsk
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 29km NNW of Bannu, Pakistan
KCNA: "The executive director of the World Food Programme and his partyvisited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill on Tuesday. They laid bouquets before the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il before paying tribute to them."
KCNA: "They underlined the need to build more healthy, green, energy-saving and multifunction buildings more successfully to meet the trend of the world architectural development."
KCNA: "They noted that Kim Jong Un is ushering in the new heyday of Juche architecture with his rare judgment and caliber, cherishing the far-reaching plan to successfully carry forward the construction leadership feats of the great leaders."
KCNA: "There took place the 13th symposium on Architectural beauty at the Central Youth Hall TuesdaySpeakers said that grand monumental edifices sprang up under the guidance of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "On Tuesday morning Kim Jong Un again met with Xi Jinping and talked without reserve while strolling the seasideBefore the luncheon Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping appreciated the skills showing the tea culture and had an important talk."
KCNA: "Amicable atmosphere pervaded the banquet hall where officials of the two countries shared with each other warm and sincere feelings and the pleasure of meeting just like the same family members, beyond the diplomatic etiquette and ceremony."
KCNA: "The visit paid by Kim Jong Un fully showed the fact that he and the Korean Party Central Committee highly value the China-DPRK relations, the strategic communication between the two parties, in particular."
KCNA: Xi "expressed thanks once again to Kim Jong Un for personally visiting China againsaying that the two countries of China and the DPRK are the community of the same destiny and their relations are the invariable ones of lips and teeth."
KCNA: Kim "analyzed and estimated the development of the situation around the Korean peninsula undergoing profound changes and mentioned the ways to more actively and closely boost the tactical cooperation between the DPRK and China by using the strategic opportunity."
KCNA: "The DPRK and China have become all the more close and inseparable in their inner feelings, he said, hoping to expand the friendly visits between the two countries and keep the close contacts in a flexible and diverse manner in the future, too."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un expressed his thanks to Xi Jinping for sparing time to come to Dalian and warmly greet himwith utmost sincerity despite his tight political schedule. He said he was very pleased that the DPRK-China relations have recently greeted a fresh heyday."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un had a warm and emotional meeting with Xi Jinping and had a souvenir photo taken with him. The top leaders of the two countries exchanged warm salute, pleased to meet again after the lapse of over one month."
KCNA: "He expressed thanks and got on his car to head for Bangchuidao Guesthouse. When he arrivedits employees warmly greeted him. There took place a meeting and talks between Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping in the afternoon. Xi Jinping came to Dalian and kindly greeted Kim Jong Un"
KCNA: "At noon of local time the plane landed at the airport. Kim Jong Un alighted from the plane to shake hands with pleasure with those officials and exchanged kind greetings. A woman presented a bunch of flowers to him and offered him greetings."
KCNA: "The meaningful meeting and talks between the supreme leaders of the two countries took place in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China. Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang by plane for his personal use in the morning of May 7."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Unvisited Dalian City of China from May 7 to 8 to meet again Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China."
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China launches Gaofen-5 Earth observation satellite from Taiyuan at 18:28 UTC. China 14 for 14 in 2018.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is en-route to North Korea to prepare for upcoming summit, Trump says
President Trump: Sec. Pompeo is en route to North Korea in preparation for my upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un.
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Situation outside the Depok prison
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 54km SE of Sinabang, Indonesia
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Indonesia Jakarta: Isis claims to have captured an antiterrorism soldier inside Dibuk prison.
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Indonesia Jakarta: Isis claims to have killed 10 antiterrorism soldiers in Dibuk prison.
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Indonesia Jakarta: Isis reports violent clashes in Dibuk prison.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 1km WNW of Xiluodu, China
Dushanbe has not allowed to hold "Immortal regiment" rally tomorrow
: I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China, this morning at 8:30. The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building.
China confirms President Xi Jinping has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Dalian northern China.
Chinese premier arrives in Tokyo for official visit, China-Japan-ROK leaders' meeting
Russia is on the way out: Kyrgyzstan foreign policy gives priority to China, says Kyrgyz official
KCNA: "It should be well aware that it will be sunk by the waves of the angry public like the 'Park Geun Hye ship in distress' if it swims against the national trend of peace and reunification, failing to face up to the situation."
KCNA: "No faction can ever stand above the nationIf one is a politician, one should be faithful to the historic great cause of the reconciliation and unity of the nation and peace and prosperity rather than say this or that over conservatism and progress."
KCNA: "The ultra-right conservatives including Hong Jun Phyo are talking such nonsense every day as 'the rarest camouflaged peace show'so as to run down the Panmunjom summit and April 27 declaration and play down their meaning and success."
KCNA: "The position of Japan can never improve, finding fault with the historic Panmunjom summit and talks and the Panmunjom declaration. Japan standing alone at the crossroads of its life would be well advised to behave itself if it wants a proper treatment."
KCNA: "It is disgusting for Japanese reactionaries to throw cold water on the reunification fever on the Korean peninsula, revealing their sinister nature, far from clapping hands on the neighbor's auspicious event."
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Two government vehicles riding along with the Prime-Minister of Kyrgyzstan were involved in car collision in the southern district, yesterday. Central Asian country has a pretty bad record on road safety and car crash fatalities.
Former top Chinese official Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life in prison for taking nearly $27 million in bribes - Xinhua
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KCNA lashes out at Japan ahead of this week's trilateral Japan-China-ROK trilateral meeting; editorial specifically calls out PM Abe's requests for "detailed actions for the denuclearization."
KCNA: "Rate of supporting the Abe Cabinet dropped into 26.7 percent for being involved in high-profile graft revealed one after anotherMany Japanese are taking to street in protest against AbeJapan had better mind its own plight, instead of going against the trend of times."
KCNA: "Japan's loud voice reflects its complicated thought of being marginalized in the settlement of the dialogue-centered issue of the Korean peninsulait is very pitiful to see Japan left alone despite the rapidly changing situation in Northeast Asia."
KCNA: "Japan tries to show a 'hard-line' attitude toward the DPRK. However, this is no more than a stupid last-ditch effort to give a face-lift to its lost image after being excluded fromthe Korean peninsula. Actually, 'passing Japan' has become a hot topicacross the world."
KCNA: "Japan should ponder over its behavior and feel ashamed of itself under the present developing situation where a dramatic turn is being made. Its awful behavioronly provokes a side-splitting laughter of the world public."
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.