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Author: 0 Putin says Russia sees no need to arm Syrian Kurds

Putin said he had also discussed with Erdogan the Turkish leader's concern over USA arms deliveries to Kurds in Syria. "I hope this mistake will be reversed as soon as possible". Jordan is a key ally in the US -led global military coalition against Islamic State, which controls territory in neighboring Syria and Iraq. After a month of fighting, on Thursday the SDF pushed ISIS out of the strategically significant town of Tabqa, positioning themselves to begin the assault on the militants' ...

Global New French prime minister is relatively unknown
Author: 0 New French prime minister is relatively unknown

France's new President Emmanuel Macron is formally taking power during a ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris . Philippe, 46, mayor of the port city Le Havre and a close associate of prominent conservative Alain Juppe, is from the moderate wing of The Republicans party.

Global Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists
Author: 0 Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists

The United States, the European Union and Turkey all agree the YPG is a terrorist organisation. Turkey had hoped that Trump's inauguration would mark a new chapter in ties with Washington after long-running tensions with the Obama administration over Syria policy and Ankara's demands for the extradition of USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Global Trump shared sensitive information with Russians
Author: 0 Trump shared sensitive information with Russians

Two former officials knowledgeable of the situation confirmed to CNN that the main points of the Post story are accurate: The President shared classified information with the Russian foreign minister. But sharing the information without the express permission of the ally who provided it represented a major breach of espionage etiquette, and could jeopardize a crucial intelligencesharing relationship.

Global Jailbreak in Papua New Guinea: 17 dead and 57 on the run
Author: 0 Jailbreak in Papua New Guinea: 17 dead and 57 on the run

Local media is reporting that 57 others are still on the run. There was no further information in the statement about how the 17 people died. In February past year, 11 prisoners were killed in an attempted breakout at Buimo after 30 prisoners attacked guards.

Author: 0 Trump and Putin signal closer co-operation on Syria after 'very good' talks

The readout also noted that Putin and Trump talked about terrorism and how to "resolve the very unsafe situation in North Korea ". Chicago Tribune Reports "Trump, who spent months touting the prospect of warmer ties with Putin, declared after the strikes that the relationship between the US and Russian Federation "may be at an all-time low".

Global Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia
Author: 0 Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters outside the White House that the "story that came out tonight, as reported, is false". Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell went a step further. The Post stated that "the information the president relayed had been provided by a us partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the USA government".

Global Trump, in tweets, defends his sharing of information with Russians
Author: 0 Trump, in tweets, defends his sharing of information with Russians

On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans alike expressed concern about the president's disclosures. Sen. By doing so, Trump would have jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group, and make other allies - or even US intelligence officials - wary about sharing future top secret details with the president.

Global Workers to remove 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans
Author: 0 Workers to remove 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans

Early Thursday morning, following the removal of the Battle of Liberty monument on April 24, city workers took down a statue of Confederate president - and our current attorney general's namesake - Jefferson Davis . At issue before state Judge Kern Reese on Wednesday was whether the city owns the monument honoring Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. Two years ago, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an ordinance that prompted the removal and relocation of four confederate statues.

Global UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea
Author: 0 UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

The United States called the missile launch a message to South Korea, days after Moon took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue and keep up worldwide pressure to impede the North's arms pursuit. The North's foreign ministry rejected the statement, saying it infringed on its right to self-defence, particularly as the missile was test-launched at a sharp angle to ensure safety of neighbouring countries.

Author: 0 Western Wall is part of the West Bank

According to Channel 2 , Netanyahu's team asked the US official if the prime minister could join Trump at praying at the Western Wall. Netanyahu wanted to join Trump on his visit to the Wall, which is unprecedented for a sitting president.

Author: 0 What kind of dialogue India wants on OBOR, asks China

What kind of dialogue is a meaningful dialogue. China is emerging as a new competitor who wants to include everybody in developmental projects. For his part, Gentiloni said the just-concluded Belt and Road forum had sent a positive signal to the world economy and worldwide trade.

Author: 0 Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

Raisi called Qalibaf's decision "revolutionary", the conservative news agency Tasnim reported the cleric as saying on Monday. There was no immediate reaction from Rouhani. Although the presidency remains subordinate to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who as supreme leader has the final say over Iran's foreign and domestic matters, presidents still wield significant influence.Consider the 2015 nuclear deal , in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of some ...

Global Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus
Author: 0 Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

In a report published by Turkey's pro-government Daily Sabah newspaper last week, Turkish officials blamed the USA decision to arm the YPG on Obama administration holdovers who were afraid that, in a face-to-face meeting, Mr Erdogan could persuade Mr Trump to adopt a position more friendly to Ankara.

Author: 0 Tillerson's Israel Comments Got The Worst Kind Of Guy 'Furious'

Moving the embassy could serve as a sweetener to Israel at the end of negotiations, or as part of their conditions, perhaps alongside a USA embassy to the Palestinian state. policy has been that the final status of Jerusalem has yet to be resolved in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. The official allegedly went on to say: "This is not your territory but rather part of the West Bank".

Global Police Chief Fires Officer Who Shot & Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards
Author: 0 Police Chief Fires Officer Who Shot & Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards

Initially, police claimed the vehicle reversed "aggressively" at the approaching officers. The police didn't detail Oliver's violations, saying he is entitled to appeal his firing and that the Dallas County district attorney together with the Dallas County sheriff's office are now investigating the case.

Global Trump adviser in conflict of interest controversy
Author: 0 Trump adviser in conflict of interest controversy

Kushner Companies later apologized for the name drop, and said it was not meant to be an "attempt to lure investors" to one of its projects in New Jersey. Potential investor Xing said a Kushner representative who spoke on Sunday stressed that EB-5 rules could change after September to raise the minimum required investment.

Author: 0 3 arrested at gathering denouncing Confederate torch protest

Lee statue from the park where it's been since 1924. A court injunction has halted the removal of the statue for six months; however, that didn't stop the protesters, led by avowed white nationalist Richard Spencer, from reportedly yelling chants like "We will not be replaced", "Russia is our friend" and "Blood and soil" at the site of the statue, ABC News reports .

Global Immediate threat to Kulbhushan Jadhav's life, it's urgent to suspend death sentence
Author: 0 Immediate threat to Kulbhushan Jadhav's life, it's urgent to suspend death sentence

During the hearing, India also let the court know how Pakistan violated the Vienna treaty on consular relations, 1963. He appealed the court to dismiss the Indian application saying that there is no urgency. Terming it a major violation of human rights, Salve added that Pakistan blocked India's efforts to provide legal aid to the former Naval officer and alleged he was in Pakistan's custody without any communication to his family.

Global Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal
Author: 0 Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal

China represents 12 percent of the world beef trade and has a growing appetite for beef , he said. "After pushing the president to stand up for our ranchers, I'm encouraged that China has agreed to open up its market to our high-quality beef ", Heitkamp said.

Author: 0 Plane with 4 on board from New York missing in Bahamas

It was at 24,000 feet at the time and was en route from Puerto Rico and never made it to its destination of Titusville, along the northeastern coast of Florida. Customs and Border Protection. Eleuthera is in the middle of the fabled Bermuda Triangle, the pocket of airspace which stretches from Florida to Bermuda in the north-east and Puerto Rico in the south-east.

Global Rep. Al Green calls for impeachment of President Trump
Author: 0 Rep. Al Green calls for impeachment of President Trump

In addition, a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released a day before had Trump's job performance at 39% approval. This followed revelations that the president also personally pressed Comey to be loyal to Team Trump - during Comey's counter-espionage investigation into Team Trump.

Global Trump shared secret info about ISIS with Russians
Author: 0 Trump shared secret info about ISIS with Russians

He refused to describe what Trump told the Russian diplomats, or acknowledge that classified information was shared with them. The statements undercut his own aides' statements in the wake of The Washington Post report that revealed Trump shared details about a plot related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.

Author: 0 Can't vilify EVMs by hacking a look-alike machine — EC to AAP

Rao also asked the EC why was it not using VVPATs in every election in spite of a 2013 Supreme Court direction to that effect. Apart from demanding that VVPAT-equipped EVMs be used, the party plans to approach the Election Commission with the request that votes registered in EVMs and paper trails of 25 per cent randomly chosen booths be tallied.

Author: 0 Germany: Merkel challenger predicts 'long, stony road' ahead

The result was the Social Democrats' worst in the region since World War Two, with CDU deputy chairman Armin Laschet set to become the new governor of North Rhine-Westphalia. "I hail from the state where we just suffered a crushing election defeat", Schulz stated. Her party's election victory in Germany's most populous state on Sunday (May 14) highlights her backing among voters as Merkel stands up for free trade, vows to hold the European Union together and fends off Trump's attacks in a ...

Author: 0 US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit

Earlier this month , marking Israel's Independence Day, Vice President Mike Pence said that the Trump administration was continuing to give "serious consideration" to moving the embassy to Jerusalem, The Times of Israel reported . The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of any future Palestinian state. The official reportedly told Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall is "not your territory".

Global Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings
Author: 0 Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Monday accused the Syrian government of carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners and burning the bodies in a large crematorium outside the capital. However, there hasn't been any substantiated allegation so far of the use of a crematorium. "The continued brutality of the Assad regime, including its use of chemical weapons, presents a clear threat to regional stability and security as well as to the national security interests of the ...

Global Iraq Says IS Near Defeat in Mosul
Author: 0 Iraq Says IS Near Defeat in Mosul

Iraqi forces launched the massive operation to retake Mosul from ISIL almost seven months ago, fighting their way to the extremist-held city, retaking its eastern side and then attacking the west. Tanks and other armored vehicles can not access the historic center and this forced the troops loyal to the government of Haider Al-Abadi to move on foot, taking into account that about 250,000 civilians are trapped on the west side of the city, according to estimates of the United Nations and the ...

Author: 0 Merkel says she won't tell France what to do

Christophe Castaner, Mr Macron's campaign spokesman, said on Sunday this was the kind of tough choice that would have to be made in Mr Macron's inner circle now that the battle for the presidential Elysee Palace was won. But Macron has repeatedly said that he belongs neither to the left nor the right and that the divide between them - historically the main fault line of French politics - is outdated.

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani says upcoming election 'historical decision'

Conservatives finally came round after a massive defeat in urban areas at last year's parliamentary elections, in which reformists scored a clean sweep of Tehran's 30 seats. Iranians head to the polls Friday in a presidential election that could have serious implications for the future of the country and its relationship with the West.

Global 'Baloney': Dianne Feinstein Rips 'Sanctimonious' Comey for Actions in Clinton Probe
Author: 0 'Baloney': Dianne Feinstein Rips 'Sanctimonious' Comey for Actions in Clinton Probe

Director Comey tried to convince Senators he made the right choice. He was grilled by both sides for almost four hours. "I can't consider for a second whose political fortunes will be affected". "I think this theory does not hold up when you look at other investigations". "I said, 'Thank you for raising that". He also denied that he had treated disclosures about investigations into Clinton's emails differently than potential connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Syria Is Burning Bodies To Hide Proof Of Mass Killings

The Syrian government has constructed and is using a crematorium inside its Saydnaya military prison outside Damascus to clandestinely dispose of thousands of prisoners it continues to execute inside the facility, a State Department official said Monday.

Author: 0 Salmond and Sturgeon deny Scotland is divided after 10 years of SNP

With the Scottish National Party still committed to seeking a second independence vote for Scotland, Sturgeon has said the party would seek a "phased" approach to European Union membership. "We don't want to go into the euro and no member of the European Union can be forced into the euro, and Sweden is one of the examples of that". NICOLA Sturgeon and Alex Salmond have both denied Scotland has become a more divided nation after ten years of SNP government.

Global Interim Conservative leader Ambrose begins farewell to political life
Author: 0 Interim Conservative leader Ambrose begins farewell to political life

Ambrose's office is not confirming that, but did advise people to listen to what they are calling her final public speech as Leader of the Official Opposition. Previous fellows at the institute include Gary Doer, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States, who now co-chairs the institute's advisory board, and Jim Prentice, a former Conservative environment minister.

Global China is well aware of corruption in CPEC: Asif Ali Zardari
Author: 0 China is well aware of corruption in CPEC: Asif Ali Zardari

Mismanagement marred the convention as a scuffle took place when workers, trying to reach the stage, were stopped. Luckily, no one was seriously injured and the issue was resolved. In a bid to strengthen his party in Fata, Zardari announced to set up a PPP Secretariat there. Criticising his political opponents, Zardari said that time for "shows of Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif" was over and the future belonged to PPP.

Global Now Bengali made compulsory till class X in West Bengal schools
Author: 0 Now Bengali made compulsory till class X in West Bengal schools

On Monday, the West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee announced that all the students from Class 1 to Class 10 in all West Bengal schools regardless of boards or mother tongue will now have to learn three languages i.e. Other than Bengali, English and Hindi there are provisions for opting for Urdu, Gurumukhi , Nepali and Ol-chiki among other languages as the medium of instruction in schools of the State.

Global New French president names prime minister, sees Merkel
Author: 0 New French president names prime minister, sees Merkel

His choice of prime minister will be crucial in building confidence , with the 46-year-old centre-right Edouard Philippe from the Republicans party seen as the favourite for the job. French newly elected President Emmanuel Macron (R) poses with his wife Brigitte Trogneux at the Elysee presidential Palace after the handover and prior to the inauguration ceremony on May 14, 2017 in Paris .

Global Trump leaked classified info to Russians, sources confirm
Author: 0 Trump leaked classified info to Russians, sources confirm

It wasn't our own information to disseminate. "I have people brief me on great intel every day". "Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States learned only through the espionage capabilities of a key partner". Obviously, the problem is not internal to the USA government. We don't want to have anything do to with this nonsense. He's set to depart on Friday, traveling to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, then attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting ...

Global Lawmakers Agree Trump Must Turn Over Comey Tapes if He Has Them
Author: 0 Lawmakers Agree Trump Must Turn Over Comey Tapes if He Has Them

Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding". Department of Justice officials were holding interviews all weekend to fill Comey's spot. Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

Global Army Chief hints at retaliation at soldiers mutilation
Author: 0 Army Chief hints at retaliation at soldiers mutilation

Pressed further, he said "When this kind of action takes place, we also carry out retaliatory action". "Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act". The external affairs ministry informed that Basit was called in by foreign secretary S Jaishankar to convey India's strong views on the incident. "I condemn the mutilation of Indian soldiers by Pakistan; it is certainly very tragic not just for the jawans family but country too".

Global Two Civilians Killed, Three Injured In Pak Shelling Along LoC
Author: 0 Two Civilians Killed, Three Injured In Pak Shelling Along LoC

Col. Manish Mehta said Pakistani soldiers attacked Indian military posts on Wednesday night with automatic weapons and mortars in Nowshera sector along the highly militarized Line of Control dividing Kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals, ABC News reported.

Global North Korea threatens South after firing missile
Author: 0 North Korea threatens South after firing missile

While North Korean's arsenal of missiles is becoming clearer, there is less certainty about how developed its nuclear program is. But Tong Zhao, an analyst with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said Sunday's test may give Pyongyang "a regional nuclear deterrence" option, meaning it might no longer need to pursue a weapon to reach as far as the United States mainland.

Global 6000 people rescued in the Mediterranean in 48 hours
Author: 0 6000 people rescued in the Mediterranean in 48 hours

The Libyan Navy said on Saturday that a dinghy carrying 129 migrants to Europe was robbed by a group of gunmen off the Libyan coast on Friday. More than 6,600 people were rescued there between Friday and Sunday. "They said 120 people were aboard the dinghy", he told Adnkronos. According to the UN Migration Agency, 44,209 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through May 3, with the vast majority arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece, Cyprus and Spain.