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Kosovo gov't loses no-confidence vote, early election likely

Kosovo gov't loses no-confidence vote, early election likely Thaci dissolved the parliament and the voting is expected in a two-week spell between 30 to 45 days. A statement said the president urged political parties "to show high political culture before, during and after the election, testifying once again that Kosovo remains an example in the region in organizing free and democratic elections". [Full Article...]

Good chance for Middle East peace deal

Good chance for Middle East peace deal Hosting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in February, Trump said he would be fine with a two-state or a one-state solution as long as the two sides were satisfied. Abbas implored Trump to understand the Palestinian perspective. In their first face-to-face meeting, Mr Trump pressed Palestinian leaders to "speak in a unified voice against incitement" to violence against Israelis but he ... [Full Article...]

Another Promise Dead: Trump Won't Back Out of NAFTA

Another Promise Dead: Trump Won't Back Out of NAFTA In essence, by signing NAFTA and agreeing to eliminate tariffs, Canada and Mexico did more to open their doors to trade than the US did. Exactly who in the White House sparred over the decision wasn't known, but one of the most prominent anti-trade figures is senior counsellor to the president Steve Bannon, and Trump's decision is sure to be viewed as a defeat for Bannon and his views. [Full Article...]

Rivlin thanks French victor Macron for stance against anti-Semitism

What he said: "The growth in threats of terrorism and militant extremism is accompanied by an escalation of local conflicts and the destabilisation of whole regions". Macron won an estimated 65 percent of the vote. President-elect Macron, with his full-throated support for a reinvigorated European Union, is not the Kremlin's pick. [Full Article...]

S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". Moon has a very different perspective, believing confrontation has done nothing to stop North Korea from expanding its nuclear arsenal. China sees the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, as a threat to its own security and will be hoping Moon follows through on his campaign pledge to review the s... [Full Article...]

Euro slips from 6-month high as Macron relief rally loses steam

The former Tory leader downplayed Mr Macron's victory, claiming "it was an unenthusiastic landslide " because the independent candidate was elected "for what he is not". Despite her defeat, Le Pen achieved the highest-ever score for her National Front party, which has a history of anti-Semitism and racism. Le Pen's campaign advisers say the National Front is now the "primary opposition party in t... [Full Article...]

Coalition: Capture of IS-held town undermines militant group

The Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces captured Tabqa Wednesday, a day after the US pledged to arm the fighters. Turkish deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli also criticized Washington noting that support for the group "will profit nobody". [Full Article...]

State police: 3 dead, including deputy, in rural Arkansas

State police: 3 dead, including deputy, in rural Arkansas State police spokesman Bill Sadler says the Yell County sheriff's deputy was en route to a disturbance call Thursday morning when he pulled over a vehicle. He had previously worked for the West Memphis Police Department for more than twenty years. According to authorities, officers were called to the area about a disturbance shortly after 7 a.m. [Full Article...]

Released Chibok girls, a promise fulfilled by President Buhari: Niger CAN

There will be tearful reunions and a mixture of emotions as both parents and daughters will have changed a great deal over the past three years. Numerous girls were brainwashed while in captivity. He thanked God for the release of the girls and prayed that the remaining girls who are still in captivity would soon be released. Chairman of the Abuja branch of the Kibaku Area Development Associatio... [Full Article...]

EU Brexit negotiator vows to stand by Ireland

EU Brexit negotiator vows to stand by Ireland With an economy that has close trading links with Britain, and the only land border with the UK, Ireland is widely considered the country with the most to lose when its bigger neighbor quits the European Union. The UK faces a snap general election on June 8 ahead of the negotiations, with PM Theresa May and the Conservatives hoping to strengthen their control of Parliament before the discussions f... [Full Article...]

Man accused of hitting FHP officer on 836 highway in March arrested

Man accused of hitting FHP officer on 836 highway in March arrested Kim Montes. Somehow the SUV was put into reverse and rolled backward, hitting the 2-year-old boy, who was standing in the driveway, FHP said. Authorities said the girl started the Chevrolet Traverse to turn on the air-conditioning, according to News 6 . [Full Article...]

Hamas picks new Gaza leader amid bid for more influence

Hamas picks new Gaza leader amid bid for more influence His tenure was short-lived as clashes between Hamas and Fatah soon-after saw the collapsed of the national unity government which led to two separate administrations that exist until now - the Fatah-led West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

No charges over United States police shooting of Alton Sterling

No charges over United States police shooting of Alton Sterling The state charges could be murder or manslaughter, whereas the federal government was considering whether officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II violated the civil rights of Sterling by killing him. Amundson, the US attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, said this afternoon, "There are no winners here, and there are no victories for anybody". [Full Article...]

Oil prices awaken on draw in inventories

High US gasoline stocks have fed concern about demand in the US, where consumer spending expectations hit a three-year low last month and vehicle sales have fallen year-on-year for four months. The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday delivered the worst kept secret in town by stating that higher crude output from the U.S. - a rise of 440,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 9.31 million bp... [Full Article...]

Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela

That brought the overall death toll from the unrest to 38. Julio Borges, President of the National Assembly and deputy of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), attends a session of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela May 2, 2017. [Full Article...]

Joint Operation Leads to ISIS Head in Afghanistan

A statement by U.S. Forces, Afghanistan confirmed that Sheikh Abdul Hasib, described as the Emir of ISIS in the Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), was killed in the April 27 raid in southern Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan. "Within a few minutes of landing, our combined force came under intense fire from multiple directions and well-prepared fighting positions", they added. [Full Article...]

Sharks Sighted Near Long Beach Coast

Sharks Sighted Near Long Beach Coast The water is not closed, the beach is not closed. Later in the day, another group of Great White sharks was spotted off the coast of long beach. Officials say those great white sharks had come within 10 feet of the shoreline. Marine safety officials have attributed the activity to a "thriving aquatic ecosystem" in the area and estimated that 10 to 20 juvenile sharks swam near Long Beach daily. [Full Article...]

Police fire tear gas at May Day protesters

Police fire tear gas at May Day protesters Six officers were hurt during the riots in Paris after police were hit with petrol bombs. Police fire tear gas to attempt to control the protesters in Paris. The comment was a reference to Macron's time as economy minister under the unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande. Marine Le Pen , speaking in a hall north of Paris, also skewered Mr Macron, a former investment banker , calling... [Full Article...]

Trump and Moon Jae-in pledge cooperation on North Korea

The system has angered Beijing , which says its powerful radars allow Washington to spy on its own military operations. Many analysts say Moon likely won't pursue drastic rapprochement policies because North Korea's nuclear program has progressed significantly since he was in the Roh government a decade ago. [Full Article...]

Iran top leader warns against plot to sow insecurity amid election campaigns

Iran top leader warns against plot to sow insecurity amid election campaigns Ayatollah Khamenei then described enhancing "the Islamic Establishment's deterrent power" as a grand policy that prevents worldwide bullies from thinking about any assault against Iran. The country's security should stay untouched. Iran's moderate president, Hassan Rouhani , has delivered rare rebukes in recent days to the country's powerful Shiite clergy and allied security forces, lashing out... [Full Article...]


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