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Fighting eases as safe zones plan begins: monitor

Syrian women walk between destroyed buildings in the central Syrian city of Homs in September. There were also reports of shelling and gunfire in other parts. The Russian defence ministry had said the agreement would come into force in the early hours of Friday. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says "50 per cent of the conflict" would be solved if the deal succeeds. Read More »

Juventus, Real Madrid deserve Champions League final spots, admits Iniesta


The French striker's spectacular move to evade three Atletico defenders led to the crucial away goal that helped put Real Madrid in the final against Juventus on June 3 in Cardiff . But when they leave the ramshackle, rusting but beloved Calderon, they will take a step closer to being like Real, one of Europe's super-clubs with a state-of-the-art stadium to match. Read More »

'Wages won't keep up:' UK central bank says inflation biting


However, in its Quarterly Inflation Report published on Thursday the Bank raised its forecast for inflation this year to 2.7% from its February forecast of 2.4%. BOE preview: Investors may also see a hawkish tone emerge from the BOE, given inflation is running above its 2% target, the labor market is tight and there have been some "robust" data, said Morgan Stanley economists, led by Jacob Nell, in a research note this week. Read More »

Trump congratulates South Korea's Moon on election win


The two leaders agreed to exchange special envoys "at an early date", with Moon proposing sending a separate delegation to Beijing and Xi inviting him to visit, Yoon said. 10, 2016. He also may need to forge political unity at home after months of upheaval that included his predecessor's impeachment. This image shows a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, in Pyongyang, on April 15, 2017. Read More »

More than half of Scottish health boards affected — NHS cyber attack

In mid-April, an arsenal of powerful software tools apparently designed by the NSA to infect and control Windows computers was leaked by an entity known only as the "Shadow Brokers". Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. Read More »

Europe ETF Implications of Macron's French Election Win


Like him, many are new to politics - and also like him, they hope to repopulate the political map of France with new faces and fresh ideas. Four days after Macron's newly established party, En Marche , convincingly beat the National Front party to win the French election with 66.06 percent of the vote, the 39-year-old has reluctantly addressed the pesky elephant in the room. Read More »

Spain contacts 100 companies about cyberattack

Megafon, a top Russian mobile operator, also said it has come under cyberattacks that appeared similar to those that crippled United Kingdom hospitals on Friday. Among the many other institutions that were affected were hospitals and telecommunications companies across Europe, Russia, Asia and beyond, according to MalwareHunterTeam, a security firm that tracks ransomware attacks. Read More »

Syrian Assyrian Militia Condemns Turkey for Bombing Kurds

The SDF retook Manbij from IS control, and Turkey said it won't allow the town to be under Kurdish control, threatening to move on it. US forces take up positions on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, a flashpoint between Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters and USA -backed Kurdish fighters, in al-Asaliyah village, Aleppo province, Syria, on March 7. Read More »

Pakistan's deputy Senate leader wounded in roadside bombing


He is said to have been injured in the blast. Haideri belongs to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) of Maulana Fazlur Rehman. It's the largest of all four provinces where a number of militant groups operate, while ethnic Baloch insurgents often attack government installations. Read More »

Kurdish-led forces say will advance on Raqqa

State broadcaster ORF says he denies committing the killings. Erdogan, who was speaking at a news conference in the capital Ankara, also said he would pursue the issue of the extradition of the US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen to "the end". Read More »

Horse rescued after falling down a ravine


As the woman was ushered over the rocky terrain to safety, NewsChopper 4 was overhead the dramatic rescue of the approximately 1,200-pound, 15-year-old horse named "Jax". The airship flew the horse to a designated landing zone on Highway 38 and lowered the steed safely to the ground. The horse appeared agitated as rescue crews tried to calm it. Read More »

Patient records 'not compromised' in NHS cyber attack, says PM

Hospitals and doctors' surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments. A central London health authority, which manages five large hospitals including St Bartholomew's and The Royal London, said it had activated a major incident plan and had cancelled routine appointments after the attack. Read More »

Ovechkin hurt knee on Kadri hit


Subban, the fulcrum on a Nashville defense that's allowing just under 1.4 goals per game and also features stalwarts Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi . The Penguins, who continued their postseason mastery of the Capitals, will face the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference finals. Read More »

Najib Joins World Leaders For China BRF Meet

Launched almost four years ago, the plan aims to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into railways, roads, ports and other projects across Asia, Africa and Europe. Until this deal - which included China giving the USA access to its beef market and parts of its financial-services industry - the U.S. had no plans to attend the forum, and Chinese media was making a big deal of it. Read More »

Trump's intel bosses reiterate that Russian Federation meddled in election

Comey informed lawmakers of that request after the Senate Intelligence Committee, conducting its own investigation, asked the FBI to speed up its inquiry, a source told the Reuters news agency. The administration has given a series of varying accounts for what led the president to make his move. "It hasn't recovered from that", Trump explained why he wanted to fire Comey. Read More »

Flynn under defense investigation over foreign payment


Gen. Flynn shall repay the money in question". He also calling upon the DIA and the committee to release the full unredacted note . Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who released the documents on Flynn, said during a news conference that Flynn was clearly informed that he needed to get permission to receive foreign payments and there's no evidence he did so. Read More »

Trump doesn't think daily press briefings are necessary anymore


Pirro asked Trump. Before she'd even finished asking the question, Trump was heartily agreeing and explaining how the obvious solution would be that "we don't have press conferences". "They're going to start to cry". WASHINGTON-Saying the decision arose out of the necessity to weed out certain key members whose values no longer aligned with the president's, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Thursday that escalating tensions have led President Trump to shake up his inner ... Read More »

Hamas chooses Ismail Haniya as new leader

Haniyeh, who also served as Mashaal's deputy for four years, is seen as a pragmatist within Hamas who will likely seek to improve the group's global standing. Addressing the change, Meshal said "we are all certain that the new leadership will lead the organization wisely for the benefit of the Palestinian people". Read More »

Here are the three dumbest defenses of Comey's firing


Responding to a December 2016 tweet in which O'Donnell called for Comey's firing, Trump tweeted: "We finally agree on something Rosie". Mr Trump's explanation of why he fired Mr Comey also ran counter to previous administration explanations of the dismissal. Read More »

Trump discusses further U.S. support for Kyiv with Klimkin at White House


Ted Cruz of Texas said it would have been better if Trump had fired Comey in his first week in office. According to the Times, four congressional sources, including Sen. And specifically, there's this: Trump ordered a USA attack on a Syrian government airbase in April after it was linked to a poison-gas attack that killed more than 80 people in a rebel-held town. Read More »