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PM Modi speaks to new South Korean President

This image shows South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) and his USA counterpart, Donald Trump. North Korea is approaching the capability to threaten America with a nuclear-tipped missile. "I take this office empty-handed, and I will leave the office empty-handed", Moon said. The Prime Minister called Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his election victory and to discuss the crisis around North... [Full Article...]

Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani

Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani But since the nuclear deal came into force in January 2016, lifting some sanctions in exchange for curbs to Iran's atomic program, only US$1-2 billion worth of deals have actually been finalized, his deputy Eshaq Jahangiri admitted to AFP this week. [Full Article...]

Trump to delay decision on Paris climate agreement until after summit

Trump's advisers are due to meet on Tuesday to discuss if the United States will remain committed the Paris climate agreement. This is the ceiling at which scientists say we can avoid worst-case-scenario climate change impacts - rising seas, harsher droughts, more intense storms, disease-spread and conflict over dwindling natural resources. [Full Article...]

Guardiola hails referee Madley for disallowing Mahrez penalty

It looked like Craig Shakespeare's men were in for a thoroughly miserable outing when Yohan Benalouane fouled Sane in the box on 36 minutes, with Jesus sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way from 12 yards. "And we go to Watford". Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was in action on Saturday as Leicester lost their Premier League clash 2-1 to Manchester City at the Etihad, Completesportsni... [Full Article...]

Spain says several firms hit by cyberattacks

In Spain, the attacks did not disrupt the provision of services or network operations, the government said in a statement . Telefonica's chief data officer responded to the news in a thread on Twitter and said that it was exaggerated but that the carrier was working with some of the other companies who'd been affected. [Full Article...]

USA troops patrolling Turkish-Syrian border

USA troops patrolling Turkish-Syrian border Kurdish officials said that the USA patrols are monitoring the Turkish-Syrian border to prevent an increase in tensions with Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member and US ally. "They (the jihadists) will look for a place for themselves to hide", he said. Meanwhile, a commander of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Friday U.S. [Full Article...]

US, Russia Pledge to Avoid Clashes Over Syria

US, Russia Pledge to Avoid Clashes Over Syria The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday said there had been a reduction in fighting across Syria since the deal came into force, but warned it was too early to say whether it would last. Russia's Defense Ministry says its military chief of staff and the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff have confirmed their readiness to restore a communications channel aimed at preventing mida... [Full Article...]

France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech

France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech During her speech, Le Pen made mention of France's "three maritime borders" with the English Channel, North Sea and Atlantic - the same phrase used by Fillon in his speech. Marine Le Pen's spokesmen have acknowledged that the French far-right candidate offered up a speech that, in many parts, copied around 90 seconds of one by a former presidential candidate, and called it a "wink" toward him and ... [Full Article...]

New push to drive IS from 4 neighborhoods in Mosul

New push to drive IS from 4 neighborhoods in Mosul The Islamic State (IS) terror organisation has executed more than 145 civilians for trying to flee the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a top security official. Conditions in the shrinking area under militant control are increasingly desperate as civilians resort to eating weeds and many are killed under heavy bombardment. [Full Article...]

Buhari receives released Chibok girls behind closed doors

Buhari receives released Chibok girls behind closed doors It is also Buhari's integrity that has made it possible for our gallant armed forces to be more equipped than ever and it is his integrity that has made countries in Africa, Europe and the United States to support Nigeria in the ongoing and so far, successful fight against the Boko Haram insurgents. [Full Article...]

Acting FBI director says will carry on with Russian probe

Through it all, White House officials were unable to shake the focus on an investigation of Russian interference in last year's US election. The White House has dismissed the FBI inquiry, though acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said on Thursday that it is still "a highly significant investigation". [Full Article...]

Ryan, Senators top Penguins in overtime

Ryan, Senators top Penguins in overtime A moment of controversy: Midway through the second period, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made the initial stop on a wraparound attempt from defenseman Fredrik Claesson, covering the puck with his glove. Their defense was out of this world, holding Washington to only six shots on goal in the third period. It's pretty clear that this group didn't get it done, so what changes and how many or w... [Full Article...]

Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn

Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn Mr Flynn had been fired by the Obama administration in 2014. She said she had warned him that Mr Flynn had apparently misled the administration about his communications with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador. Obama himself told one of his closest advisers that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which by then had been investigating Trump associates' possible ties to Russian Federation for ... [Full Article...]

Madrid Masters: Nadal sees off Djokovic in semi-finals

Madrid Masters: Nadal sees off Djokovic in semi-finals The Spaniard won 6-2 6-4 to claim his first victory over the Serb since the 2014 French Open final. He outclassed Djokovic with an impressive score-line of 6-2, 6-4 to end his 7-match losing streak against the Serb and also register his 14th successive match victory in a row. [Full Article...]

Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Likely on FBI Comey Replacement

Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Likely on FBI Comey Replacement Trump's tweeting was a subject during a press conference Friday at which Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he was not aware of any such recordings. Trump did not mention Comey during his speech at Liberty University. But just days later, Trump criticized Comey for "protecting" Clinton, despite the FBI's conclusion that criminal charges were unwarranted.following the election, President Trump called... [Full Article...]

President Trump on potential replacement following termination of FBI Director James Comey

President Trump on potential replacement following termination of FBI Director James Comey He again referred to the size of the crowd later in his speech , saying "this is a handsome stadium, and it's packed". He campaigned there during his run for office and was bolstered by the endorsement of its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., who helped secure support from religious conservatives. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Says James Comey 'Should Have Never Exonerated' Hillary Clinton

They've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially. "U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while attending a “celebration of military mothers" at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2017. Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe also interviewed for the permanent post despite his repeated willingness to break from White House explanations of Mr Comey's sacking and its characterisations of ... [Full Article...]

Syria Says Russian Military, Not UN Troops, To Police Safe Zones

Syria Says Russian Military, Not UN Troops, To Police Safe Zones But Mattis also said the plan poses many unanswered questions, including whether it would be effective. At the same time, there has been some speculation that the ceasefires could enable the government to redirect forces to the fight against ISIS in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, which has been besieged by the extremists for several years now. [Full Article...]

Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

In a recent interview with NBC News, the president told Lester Holt that the letter proved there were no shady financial ties between himself and the Kremlin. Henry is one of several investigative reporters whose work on Trump's shady business empire is profiled in the film. Donald Trump's tax returns have been a very polarizing political topic for a while now. [Full Article...]

Liberals hang on to win BC's first minority government in 65 years

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, who now faces a hard choice in deciding whether to back the Liberals in a minority government, told reporters Wednesday that he is willing to negotiate with the other two parties. Political donations from corporations and unions were election issues for both the Liberals and NDP. That echoes criticism by NDP leader John Horgan , a former pulp mill worker, who d... [Full Article...]


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