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Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'


President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, from left, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, and Wilbur Ross United States Secretary of Commerce, signs an Executive Order on the Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy at The AMES Companies, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, April, 29, 2017. Read More »

IS bomber targets Pak lawmaker's convoy, 25 killed

It said a martyrdom-seeking fighter detonated his explosives vest near Haideri's convoy. The deputy chairman was returning from an event at Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen at Jamia Masjid Hammadia when the explosion took place. President Mamnoon Hussain also condemned the attack and expressed the state's resolve to protect the public by completely eradicating terrorism from the country. Read More »

Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

On Wednesday, Digital Journal reported between 53 and 76 Syrian civilians were killed, and another 60-95 injured, in USA -led bombing during the first week of May, according to figures compiled from local and global media as well as independent monitors including Airwars, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS). Read More »

Xi, Putin and others meet for Belt and Road Forum

To sustain the projects, Belt and Road nations should allow companies to play a key role, as government resources are limited, Zhou said. "Trade is the important engine of economic development", Xi said. China will also set up 50 joint laboratories with countries participating in the Belt and Road initiative to enhance cooperation on innovation, he said. Read More »

Top Afghan ISIS leader killed in operation

The Syrian-based terrorist group refers to its extremist operations in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan as Islamic State Khorasan Province, or ISK-P, while the USA military often refers to it as ISIS-K. "This successful joint operation is another important step in our relentless campaign to defeat ISIS-K [Islamic State Khorasan, a local affiliate] in 2017", said John Nicholson, the commander of the USA forces in Afghanistan. Read More »

North Korea's Latest Missile Test Came Startlingly Close To Russia


The latest test was also the North's first launch since a controversial U.S. missile defence system deployed in the South became operational on May 2 and follows a failed April 29 ballistic missile test . White House press secretary Sean Spicer also reaffirmed the US security commitment to allies South Korea and Japan and said the missile launch should serve as a call for all countries to carry out stronger sanctions on Pyongyang. Read More »

Macron talks up 2024 Paris Olympic bid to Bach

An air of uncertainty has been hanging over the bidding process with the International Olympic Committee considering a proposal that would mean the 2024 and 2028 Games both being awarded on September 13 during a congress in Lima. Wasserman believes, too, that the city's notorious traffic congestion issues are overstated in the context of an Olympic fortnight. A day earlier, Garcetti said, "I'd love to go to Paris in 2028 and see my friends there". Read More »

Yates, Clapper Testify On Russian Attempts To Interfere In U.S


Many pointed the amusing fact that Trump referred to himself in the third person in his tweet , while some said that the idea of asking a staff member to superimpose a tweet on your profile header photo is downright insane. The Donald Trump administration had been warned in November and in January of General Michael Flynn's contact with the Russian Ambassador. Despite her warnings, Flynn remained in his position for 18 more days (a gap Democrats say is as scandalous as "the 18-minute ... Read More »

France's Macron signals modest approach with 450 euro inauguration suit


He said under his administration the labour market would be made more flexible, business-friendly conditions would be created to help companies function and "innovation" would be at the heart of his action as President. On Monday, Macron is expected to reveal the closely-guarded name of his prime minister, before flying to Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read More »

(News Focus) New test sparks concern over North's developing missile capability

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said that this is a time when de-escalation is needed, not provocation and reminded DRNK of its need to comply with its worldwide obligations, cease all activities related to its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes, abandon all existing weapons of mass destruction programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner, and engage in a credible dialogue with the global community. Read More »

Jordanian shot dead in Jerusalem knife attack

US President Donald Trump is taking a "measured" approach to deliberations over moving America's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said over the weekend. He added that officials of the three countries will continue to coordinate efforts to achieve peace. Erekat said the Palestinian Authority will continue coordination with Jordan and Egypt, which are directly interested in the final status issues. Read More »

Donald Trump Says He "Can't Talk About" Tapes Of Comey Conversations

Trump told reporters aboard the Air Force One as he embarked on a visit to Lynchburg, Virginia that a decision may come as soon as before he starts his first oversea trip next Friday. The highly unusual move prompted fresh charges that the president fired and now is trying to silence the man who led an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

BC minority could have major implications for Alberta

The Liberals held 47 seats in the previous legislature, the NDP had 35, the Greens one and two were held by independents. Christy Clark and her Liberal Party came up one seat short of a majority government in Tuesday's election, putting the province into a minority government situation for the first time since 1952. Read More »

Donald Trump picks Minnesota justice for federal court

Others named to federal appeals courts Monday were Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett , Kentucky lawyer John Bush and former Alabama solicitor general Kevin Newsom . Trump seems to have his eyes on the future with these nominees, said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice and a constitutional lawyer with FreedomWorks , a conservative advocacy group. Read More »

Pope Francis: Medjugorje 'Supposed Apparitions Don't Have Much Value'

Francisco and Jacinta Marto become the Catholic Church's newest saints at the Fatima shrine yesterday. Francisco and Jacinta, aged 9 and 7, and their 10-year-old cousin, Lucia, reported that on March 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary made the first of a half-dozen appearances to them while they grazed their sheep. Read More »

North Korea has Fired an Unidentified Projectile


Both Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe immediately condemned the launch, with Moon expressing "deep regret" that it occurred shortly after the new government was sworn in. Experts have said the sanctions have been largely ineffective because North Korea still has trade and investment with China and Russian Federation. Read More »

Macron inaugurated as France's president


Before the ceremony, he met for an hour with his predecessor, Francois Hollande, taking a last few minutes to discuss the most sensitive issues facing France, including the country's nuclear codes. At the end of the formalities, a 21-gun salute is to ring out from the Invalides military hospital on the other side of the River Seine. The year-old political movement "Republique en Marche" (Republic on the Move, REM) that he formed to launch his presidential bid intends to field candidates in ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger: 'Difficult to choose between Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck'

Arsene Wenger's side were dominant in possession and able to win the majority of their duels amidst the backdrop of another plane banner protest against their under-fire French coach, who could yet stay two more seasons in north London. "Overall, I must say as well that they have had good teams". "We were dynamic, quick going forward, well organised". The Chilean's efforts emphasised the character which the team should show in every single game and have, in fairness, been exhibiting in the ... Read More »

US calls for stronger sanctions against North Korea


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters Sunday that the launch, which is banned by the United Nations, is "absolutely unacceptable" and that Japan will respond resolutely. The US Pacific Command, based in Hawaii, also announced that it detected and tracked the launch of the missile, which landed in the East Sea. Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes before dropping into the sea between North Korea's east coast and Japan. Read More »

North Korean missile 'no danger' to Russian Federation: defence ministry

It was launched from the same site where North Korea fired two mystery missiles that some analysts thought could have been intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the mainland United States. The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. The missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries ... Read More »

North Korea's new ballistic missile test aroused wide reaction across world


The two presidents expressed "concern" over the escalating situation on the peninsula following the missile launch, Tass quoted a Kremlin spokesman as saying. North Korea's latest provocation came less than a week after South Korean President Moon Jae In took office, though he has suggested taking a dovish approach toward Pyongyang, unlike his conservative predecessors. Read More »

China formalises CPEC as OBOR 'flagship' while Xi says will 'respect sovereignty'

Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500 million ahead of Beijing's global forum on its "Silk Road" trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said. Also China will encourage financial institutions to conduct overseas RMB fund business with an estimated amount of 300 billion yuan (about Dollars 43.5 billion), Xi said. Read More »

North Korea Missile Lands Near Russia

The launch jeopardizes new South Korean President Moon Jae-in's willingness for dialogue with the North, and came as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. Russia's defence ministry later said the missile landed about 500km from its border and posed no threat. "North Korea's missile launch is a serious threat to Japan and clearly violate against the United Nations resolution". Read More »

Global concern after latest North Korea missile test

North Korea launched two missiles in October past year from an air base in Kusong on North Korea's west coast, on the other side of the country from the usual intermediate-range Musudan test site near Wonsan, on the east coast. The nature of the projectile was not immediately clear, a South Korean military official said by telephone. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters on Sunday that North Korea's repeated missile launches are a "grave threat to our country and a clear ... Read More »