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Iran welcomes China's new Silk Road initiative

The Prime Minister is attending the moot at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. New Zealand's participation in the Forum follows on from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's successful visit to New Zealand in March, where he and Prime Minister Bill English witnessed the signing of a number of arrangements that reinforced the strength of the New Zealand-China bilateral relationship, including committing to working with China on its Belt and Road Initiative. Read More »

Patients to attend Derriford Hospital as normal after cyber attack

The broad based ransomware attack has appeared in at least eight Asian nations, a dozen countries in Europe, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates and Argentina and appears to be sweeping around the globe, researchers said. A British medical student found widespread computer issues when visiting two London hospitals. "It had a countdown clock ticking down, stating that all data would be deleted unless a payment was received within that timeframe", he said. Read More »

4 dead as explosions rock University of Maiduguri again

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A security guard at the University was also killed by the explosions. "One security guard was killed and a soldier injured". "The third suicide bomber hid close to the vicinity of a building in the university later detonated her explosive which affected the structure of the building with no casualty". Read More »

UK election will strengthen government's hand in EU talks, May says

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The EU referendum was held in the interest of the Conservative party to silence the Brexiteers within, and to thwart UKIP's advance at the expense of the Tories. May is predicted to lead the Conservatives to victory with a bigger majority in June. Then Cameron, who favored remaining in the European Union, lost his referendum bet previous year, resulting in a reversal of four decades of European integration and creating extreme uncertainty over Britain's future economic ties to its closest ... Read More »

(B&R Forum) US to send delegates to attend Belt & Road forum

Radio Pakistan reported that several agreements are expected to be signed in connection with the United States dollars 46-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during Sharif's visit. The Belt and Road Initiative is seen as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade pact, which was reached by the Obama administration but did not include China. Read More »

India may skip Chinas Belt and Road Forum

India appears likely to skip China's mega Belt and Road forum beginning here on Sunday as New Delhi is yet to confirm its participation in the two-day event. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir, Planning Minister Dr Ahsan Iqbal, State Minister for Information ... Read More »

Clark promises to continue to govern while working "across party lines"

The riding that could push the Liberals to a majority is Courtenay-Comox, where preliminary results show a nine-vote difference between the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard (leading) and the Liberals' Jim Benninger. "British Columbians voted today for proportional representation". With the B.C. Liberals squeaking by with an apparent minority government, the Green Party is now in a unique position of power to advance its platform. Read More »

USA delegates to attend China's Belt and Road forum

The China Development Bank alone has earmarked US$890 billion for some 900 projects. In fact, India might be praised in some quarters for taking a bold principled stand. Despite Chinese anger at North Korea's repeated nuclear and missile tests, China remains the isolated state's most important economic and diplomatic backer, even as Beijing has signed up for tough United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. Read More »

I was going to fire that 'showboat' Comey no matter what

At one point, after being repeatedly pressured, Comey told the president he would always have "honest loyalty", the Times reported . Although that letter had put forth the Sessions/Rosenstein recommendation narrative, in its second paragraph Trump thanked Comey for assuring him "three times " that Trump wasn't under investigation re: Russian Federation. Read More »

Britain's health service paralyzed in massive global cyber attack

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As of 3.30 pm, 16 organisations within NHS England had reported being affected, the statement said . NHS Digital said the hackers used a malware called the Wanna Decryptor, AP reported . The IT systems of NHS sites across the country on Friday appear to have been simultaneously hit, with a pop-up message demanding a ransom in exchange for access to the PCs, the Guardian reported . Read More »

India PM arrives in Sri Lanka for UN Buddhist celebration

It is also seen an attempt to build confidence among Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese Buddhists who have viewed India with suspicion over its interest in resolving a decades-old conflict with minority Tamils. Later in the day, PM Modi will address a mass gathering of Indian origin Tamil people in the country. "My Tamil brothers and sisters will also be able to visit Varanasi, the land of Kashi Viswanath". Read More »

Nepal, China sign agreement on Belt-Road initiative

During a meeting at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his USA counterpart Donald Trump that Beijing welcomes Washington's participation in the Belt and Road Initiative. The initiative aims to redefine the global economy by integrating the economies of Europe, Asia and Africa through an unprecedentedly powerful network of transport and communications infrastructure. Read More »

United States committed to strengthening ties with Asean: Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the USA will pursue national security and economic interests before turning to human rights concerns in its relationships with other countries, signalling a shift in Washington's global outlook. "Our immediate concern is to try and ensure the tension on the peninsula doesn't increase". State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said principles were reaffirmed during the U.S. Read More »

China and USA reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

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China banned US beef in 2003 after it discovered imported meat contaminated with mad cow disease. In return, among other things, China gets to send us its cooked poultry. Though a decent start, it won't do much to reduce Uncle Sam's trade deficit with China , which stood at almost $350 billion in 2016 - and which widened in March. Read More »

Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump is under investigation

Trump also said that Comey told him two other times that he was not under investigation, once on the phone and once during a dinner that had been "arranged". "We await clarification by the White House as soon as possible as to whether this investigation will continue and whether it will have a credible leader so that we know it will have a just outcome", Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said in a statement. Read More »

European officials hit back at May's claim Brussels interfering in elections

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The president of the European parliament, Antonio Tajani, told the Florence conference that no one was looking to undermine May, who says she called the snap election to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations. The European Commission has hit back at claims by British Prime Minister Theresa May that Brussels is meddling in the UK General Election by suggesting it is too busy to do so. Read More »

Error in NEET questions? Subject experts to deal with ambiguity, says CBSE

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the nationwide test, also termed the incident as "unfortunate" and "consequence of overzealousness". The Chief Minister's response came while replying to a motion moved by opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala. The stripping of students and using metal detectors for physical examination were "cruel, inhuman and insulting" and created mental pressures on the students, he added. Read More »

Bank of England keeps rates on hold in May

While better than expected figures will be a positive, the key component of the economy remains service sector activity, which justifies the BoE's concerns over labour market conditions and wage growth, though the latest service sector PMI saw the fastest uptick in activity since December of past year, suggesting that things are not all bad despite weak retail sales through the 1 quarter. Read More »

Aggies begin SEC Tournament run against Alabama Thursday

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With some ceremonial assistance from her Crimson Tide teammates, Bailey Hemphill made sure her next home run featured an emphatic stomp at home plate. Osorio held the Aggies hitless for six innings before a solo home run by Tori Vidales tied it in the bottom of the seventh, sending the game to extra innings. Read More »

Joke's on Duke as he's reunited with Navy pal at school centenary

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Prince Philip has joked how the rough and tumble of carriage driving left his "Balmoral dog cart" regularly smashed up. It was announced last week the 95-year-old will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn. He had even tipped one carriage into a lake, he said, adding he had later had one built which was "indestructible". An excerpt from the book reads: "Blondes, brunettes and redhead charmers, Philip gallantly and, I think, quite impartially squired them all". Read More »

I Would Have Fired Comey Without Rosenstein's Letter

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That ran counter to previous administration explanations of Comey's dismissal. Trump's personal attack on Comey seemed created to underline that Comey's dismissal was about his performance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and not a probe that has hung over Trump's presidency since he took office in January and threatens to overwhelm his policy priorities. Read More »