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Moon sets out to mend ties with China

Both the USA and South Korea are keen on dismantling the nuclear program of Kim Jong Un and hence, are open to maintaining the sanctions on North Korea already laid in place by Trump's administration. North Korea continued its progress in becoming a nuclear state. In the call, Xi asked Moon to visit Beijing, Moon's office said. Moon came to power with a promise to review the system and he told Xi North Korea must cease making provocations before tension over the deployment could be ... Read More »

Trump says he will make 'fast decision' on Comey replacement

In saying so, he contradicted Vice-President Mike Pence and White House press secretary Sean Spicer , who insisted Comey was booted on the recommendation of Trump's deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. "And then the firing of Comey is just the final act", Eisen added. "It does raise a very serious question, whether the president's intent was to subvert the investigation". Read More »

New Hamas chief backs hunger-striking prisoners

Furthermore, many Western countries classify Hamas as a terrorist group over its failure to renounce violence, recognize Israel's right to exist and accept existing interim Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements. The Palestinian Authority is determined to "dry up" all sources of funding for the Hamas government in Gaza , Dr. Ahmad Majdalani, member of the PLO Executive Committee told Al-Hayat Sunday. Read More »

India rules out participation in China's OBOR

According to reports from Beijing, 65 countries are participating in the conference, out of which 20 are being represented by heads of state and government. Chinese officials have indicated that these numbers may increase by tomorrow. A number of other countries, including South Korea, France, Germany and United Kingdom, have deputed either ministerial or official delegations. Read More »

2 killed as India, Pakistan troops trade fire in Kashmir


Choudhary has also ordered the closure of almost 50 schools located along the border in Nowshera for an indefinite period. Pakistan on Saturday accused India of committing "ceasefire violations" and summoned the country's Deputy High Commissioner who countered the allegation by asserting that the cross border firing was initiated by Pakistani troops to give cover to militants. Read More »

Indian court upholds death sentence for 4 rape convicts


Media reports said a round of applause went up in court as the judgement was read out yesterday at the end of an appeal hearing that began past year. "The court heard our voice and gave justice", Badri Singh said. The sixth defendant, a minor accused of pulling out part of the woman's intestines with his own hand, was sent to a reform home for three years and has since been released. Read More »

India refuses to be part of China's road summit

Sino-Pak friendship is deep rooted and China will take all possible measures to make Pakistan stronger on economic front. Leaders from 29 countries will attend the forum in Beijing on May 14-15, an event orchestrated to promote Xi's vision of expanding links between Asia, Africa and Europe underpinned by billions of dollars in infrastructure investment. Read More »

Former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, attacked by AAP member


Following the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) remark that Kapil Mishra is a BJP-Agent, the mother of the sacked Delhi minister has described Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's movement against corruption as a farce. The attacker was nabbed by Mishra's supporters and handed over to police. "If you believe that people are with you, then I'm ready to resign", Mishra said in the letter. Read More »

Moon Seeks to Mend China Ties Over Thaad in Call With Xi

President Donald Trump's invitation to his newly-elected South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in of a meeting in Washington was accepted, the White House said in a statement released Wednesday. The talks collapsed in 2008 after North Korea launched a rocket. "The ultimate goal of sanctions against North Korea is to bring the North to the negotiating table for nuclear disarmament", he added, a sentiment Xi was reported to have agreed with. Read More »

Voters across the Home Counties go to the polls in local elections

But its 18% share of the vote was still well below the 25% the party was regularly credited with in local elections between 2005 and 2010. UKIP won a surprise victory in the area taking the seat from Labour. The Scottish National Party, which is seeking another referendum on seceding from the United Kingdom on the back of Brexit, won 31 seats to end up with 431. Read More »

Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief deepens sense of crisis

McCabe on Thursday told a Senate panel it was a 'highly significant investigation, ' contradicting statements made by the White House downplaying the significance. But up on Capitol Hill, McCabe shot down one of the White House's excuses for axing Comey. Later, Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity". Read More »

Who got hurt by the ransomware attack

Hackers can still gain easy access to personal computers that lack a security update issued in March by Microsoft fix the vulnerability in its Windows operating system. A spokesperson for the Russian Health Ministry, Nikita Odintsov, said on Twitter that the cyberattacks on his ministry were "effectively repelled". Read More »

Global cyberattacks: Microsoft issues security updates for older versions of Windows

Patients of the state-funded country-wide service are facing days of chaos as appointments and surgeries were cancelled after almost 45 NHS organisations from London to Scotland were hit in the " ransomware " attack on Friday. Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies and organisations when employees click on email attachments, then spreads quickly internally from computer to computer when employees share documents. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron faces new battle


He has said he was aiming for an absolute majority in the lower chamber in June's elections. A pro-European globalist, Macron's challenge will be to end years of high unemployment and sluggish growth, deal with the terrorist threat that has traumatized the country and, ultimately, restore faith in the political establishment. Read More »

Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the order was signed during the White House daily press briefing. He's also backed up Trump's unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud. Election Assistance Commission. The creation of the panel coincides with several US investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the November election, including selectively leaking hacked emails and circulating false news reports , that USA intelligence agencies have concluded was an effort ... Read More »

Elections BC rejects all three recount requests made by BC NDP


Aman Singh, NDP candidate in Richmond-Queensborough, requested a recount after losing the riding to Liberal candidate Jas Johal by 263 votes, but was denied. Two of the requests were filed for Vancouver False Creek, a riding not decided until late on election night. Judicial recounts can be requested after the final count later this month. Read More »

Flynn Associates Subpoenaed in FBI's Russia Investigation


The subpoena issued on Wednesday night is the first the committee has announced in the course of its Russian Federation investigation, The Washington Post reported. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, emerged in 2015 as a strident critic of the Obama administration, which fired him. Flynn attorney Robert Kelner declined to comment on the newly issued subpoena or say why Flynn declined to provide the information earlier. Read More »

With You We Have Hope: Palestinian President Tells Trump

Palestinian officials expressed uncharacteristic optimism ahead of the meeting. On Wednesday, Ahmad Majdalan, a senior PLO official said in an interview on Israel Radio that in May 2014, Israeli negotiator Yitzchak Molcho, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and USA secretary of state John Kerry signed a document allowing the Palestinians to pay terrorists. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care


But moderate Senate Republicans were outright dismissive. They cite concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions, along with cuts to Medicaid. "So much discretion is given to the states without any guardrails", she said. She says a high-risk pool in ME worked only because it had a clear source of funding. Read More »

UFC 211: Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier Ends In No-Contest


He lands a kick to the body. Again he goes for the same technique and lands it. Stuffing a takedown, Poirier backpedaled away as he avoided Alvarez's blitzing attack. However, he digs deep and lets his hands go, hurting Poirier in the process! Insane stuff and it's remarkable they are both still standing. However, after connecting with the first knee, the referee jumped in and paused the fight due to an accidental illegal knee. Read More »

82 of the #BringBackOurGirls students have been released


Thousands have been kidnapped or killed in the group's eight-year insurgency, with millions driven from their homes. Information minister Lai Mohammed meanwhile indicated talks with Boko Haram about the release of the remaining 113 girls could pave the way for a possible end to the conflict. Read More »

Bill banning abortions after 20 weeks becomes Tennessee law


The Reconnect Act would allow adults to receive free college tuition at community and technical colleges. Lamar Alexander on Thursday said Governor Haslam's signature on legislation approved by the Tennessee General Assembly will give Tennesseans "an opportunity to decide whether we want our landscape littered with unreliable wind turbines over two times as tall as the skyboxes at the University of Tennessee football stadium". Read More »

Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

But as well as angering Bayrou, REM was forced to correct its list after around 10 people said they had not agreed to stand for the party or had never applied to be a candidate. Among those who say they are in the dark about Macron's choice of prime minister is Richard Ferrand, a prominent figure of the Macron universe. Mr Bayrou, mayor of Pau and three-time former presidential hopeful, came out in support of Mr Macron in February at a time when the candidate was trailing in the polls. Read More »

Tories in strong United Kingdom local poll gains

There was an average swing of just over 7% from Labour to the Conservatives in the English county council elections, compared with 2013 when these councils were last fought over. And Jeremy Corbyn's party was pushed into third place in Scotland, where Tories added at least 110 councillors. By 5.15pm, the Tories had won 164 new council seats, while Labour lost 112. Read More »