Global U.S. defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security
Author: 0 U.S. defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces have defeated Islamic State fighters in the city of Tabqa and have seized Tabqa Dam, a key objective for the militias before a planned attack on the terror group's de-facto capital, Raqqa. Talal Sillo, a commander with SDF, said no weapons have been delivered yet but noted the USA -led coalition said a delivery was expected from weapons already in Syria with the worldwide coalition.

Global France pledges renewed support for Mali in fight against terrorism
Author: 0 France pledges renewed support for Mali in fight against terrorism

After sending troops to Mali, France has since spread some 4,000 soldiers across the region to hunt down Islamists, while UN' peacekeepers have been deployed to ensure Mali's stability. The Sahel, a politically volatile, mainly desert expanse stretching from Mauritania in the west to Sudan in the east, hosts a variety of jihadist groups and is seen as a springboard for attacks on European targets.

Author: 0 UN Security Council to consult on N Korea missile: diplomats

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the rocket was sacked Sunday from an area near the North Korean county of Pukchang and flew eastward about 500 kilometers, or 310 miles. Trump is visiting Saudi Arabia and Israel, and will attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and a Group of Seven summit to open Friday in Italy.

Author: 0 Convoy hit by coalition likely Iran-directed

A pro-regime convoy struck by the USA -led anti-Daesh coalition in Syria was likely directed by Iran, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday. The defense ministry urged the coalition to focus on fighting terrorists instead of carrying out attacks on the government forces.

Global Trump Calls For Unified Arab World, West Against Radical Islamic Terror
Author: 0 Trump Calls For Unified Arab World, West Against Radical Islamic Terror

Still, Trump was welcomed warmly in Saudi Arabia, where he and first lady Melania Trump were given an extravagant reception by King Salman and the rest of the Saudi royal family. In the past, American presidents, diplomats, and foreign policy experts have argued that it hurts the US' goals overseas and undermines Muslim allies.

Global Belt And Road Initiative Summit Wraps Up In Beijing
Author: 0 Belt And Road Initiative Summit Wraps Up In Beijing

The Belt and Road Initiative, put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping , is aimed at promoting cooperation among countries, primarily between China and the rest of Eurasia. The external ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay had said on Saturday, "Guided by our principled position in the matter, we have been urging China to engage in a meaningful dialogue on its connectivity initiative, "One Belt, One Road', which was later renamed as 'Belt and Road Initiative".

Global Here's Why Democrats Are Not Storming The Gates, Demanding Impeachment
Author: 0 Here's Why Democrats Are Not Storming The Gates, Demanding Impeachment

Instead, Douthat says Trump's biggest crime is not understanding the rules of the presidency and the importance of keeping them , which is why using the 25th amendment is the best way to get rid of him. Referencing the dismissal of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and Mr Trump's subsequent remarks and threats, he said: 'These acts, when combined, amount to intimidation and obstruction.

Global Sweden Drops Charges Against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Author: 0 Sweden Drops Charges Against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Although Sweden has dropped the probe, United Kingdom police said Assange would be arrested if he leaves the embassy, saying a warrant for the 45-year-old's arrest was issued when he failed to surrender to the court in 2012 and that the Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant.

Global Restrictions lifted in downtown Srinagar after two days
Author: 0 Restrictions lifted in downtown Srinagar after two days

Authorities on Saturday imposed restrictions on the assembly of people in three police station areas of Srinagar as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order. The National Conference (NC) today paid tributes to Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq, the father of moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on his 27th death anniversary.

Author: 0 Justice Carpio calls for fresh arbitration case over China war 'threat'

The parties agreed to "manage and properly control maritime disputes, not take any actions to complicate the situation or expand the dispute, and maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea ". China's foreign ministry said the document had been agreed upon, but gave no details of its contents, according to a report by Reuters . Under the Philippines' chairmanship of ASEAN, China's relative bargaining position has clearly improved with the Southeast Asian grouping.

Global The Upcoming Meeting Between Trump And Erdo an Will Probably Be Tense
Author: 0 The Upcoming Meeting Between Trump And Erdo an Will Probably Be Tense

Turkey believes the Kurds in Syria are linked to a Turkish Kurdish group, known as the PKK, which the USA, the European Union and Turkey all consider a terrorist organization. His willingness to partner with authoritarian rulers and overlook their shortcomings on democracy and human rights have alarmed US lawmakers of both parties.

Author: 0 Erdogan watched attack on protesters in DC

A police officer chases a protester, in this still image captured from a video footage, during a violent clash outside the Turkish ambassador's residence between protesters and Turkish security personnel, May 16, 2017. Roughly two dozen protesters had gathered outside of the embassy in a peaceful protest of the Turkish leader's policies on a range of issues such as his government's stance toward the Kurds and Armenians to his perceived assault on the country's democratic institutions.

Author: 0 Game Digital PLC's (GMD) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital

Most recently GlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR) (NYSE:GSK)'s price target was revised on 05/16/17. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.05 on May 18, reaching $19.5. Among 11 analysts covering GlaxoSmithKline ( NYSE:GSK ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. The company has market cap of 798.35 million GBP. The bank reduced its rating to "hold" from "buy" and bumped down its target price to 1,550p from 1,670p.

Author: 0 Deadly weekend on Mount Everest as three climbers killed and one missing

The climb is extremely risky, with the risk of high-altitude related sicknesses. Ravi Kumar remains missing and his condition and whereabouts are unknown. "He fell sick and died while being brought down to a lower camp", he told Reuters in Kathmandu. Slovak climber Vladimir Strba, 50, also died on Everest on Sunday, Tourism Ministry official Gyanendra Shrestha said.

Global Witcover says Donald Trump went from buffoon to menace
Author: 0 Witcover says Donald Trump went from buffoon to menace

At 3:30PM ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 129.7 points, or 0.63 percent, to 20,792.72, the S&P 500 had gained 14.88 points, or 0.63 percent, to 2,380.6 and the Nasdaq Composite had added 30.06 points, or 0.50 percent, to 6,085.19.

Author: 0 Trump to stay in 'armored suite' in Israel

US President Donald Trump said he may reconsider whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could join him when he visits the Western Wall on Monday. Israel reportedly gave the intelligence information to the United States that President Trump shared with Russian Federation officials at the White House last week.

Author: 0 University students walk out of Pence speech

Pence is the former governor of IN, where Notre Dame is located. WeStaNDFor put out a release last week explaining that they are primarily protesting Pence's opposition to gay rights, his attempts as governor to prevent Syrian refugees from resettling in IN, his support of President Donald Trump's immigration travel ban, and his opposition to sanctuary cities that do not enforce federal immigration laws.

Author: 0 President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

There has been no movement thus far on the pledge, which would break with decades of United States policy on the city, as Trump has seemingly backed off the controversial move early in his presidency. "Right now there are no plans to do anything in that regard", the official said. Israel claims the undivided city of Jerusalem as its capital while the Palestinians would like to see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Author: 0 Former FBI director James Comey to testify publicly in Russian Federation probe

The hearing will be scheduled after Memorial Day, Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), chairman and vice chairman of the committee, said in a joint statement . "I'm nearly speechless, because I don't know why someone would say something like that", McCain said during an interview on " Fox News Sunday ". However, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Comey declined their invitation to testify before the panel over the circumstances surrounding his abrupt removal.

Global Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP
Author: 0 Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP

Lighthizer and Japan's economy, trade and industry minister, Hiroshige Seko, agreed on strengthening bilateral trade and removing barriers, a statement from the United States trade representative said. The U.S. has never been party to those discussions. With his tough rhetoric on winning back American jobs, President Trump's elevation to the White House has raised serious fears over a new protectionist era.

Global North Korea developing nuclear warheads faster than expected
Author: 0 North Korea developing nuclear warheads faster than expected

Haley was asked about comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on Monday who called North Korea's nuclear and missile tests "unacceptable" but also said the United States should stop intimidating Pyongyang. South Korea has complained that some of is companies doing business in China have faced discrimination in retaliation for the system's deployment. North Korea's state-run Korean Central TV also disclosed a design drawing of the warhead, that resembles the warhead of the ...

Global Pleased to meet Nawaz Sharif: Donald Trump
Author: 0 Pleased to meet Nawaz Sharif: Donald Trump

In a sunlit ballroom Sunday morning at the Tuwaiq Palace in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka Trump's proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund - a concept she first shared during her own inaugural global trip as first daughter last month to Berlin, Germany - was promised a combined $100 million by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates specifically to help women in the Middle East.

Global UN Condemns North Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch
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The agency said the launch tested its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead". South Korea said on Monday it will send special envoys to the United States, China, Japan, Russia, and Germany to establish firmer ties as tensions mount on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of a missile launch by North Korea over the weekend, according to Reuters.

Global 12 states, including Romania, discuss economic cooperation in Black Sea
Author: 0 12 states, including Romania, discuss economic cooperation in Black Sea

BSEC was launched as a regional initiative, with Turkey's lead, in 1992 at the Istanbul Summit. "More importantly, the BSEC has come a long way in contributing to peace, democracy, and stability", he added. "The declaration will convey a strong and loud message that the BSEC is here, it is adapting to changing circumstances, and it is reacting positively and in a timely way to new challenges", BSEC Secretary-General Michael Christides said at a preliminary meeting.

Global Iran keen to deepen ties with South Korea under new president
Author: 0 Iran keen to deepen ties with South Korea under new president

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the projectile was sacked Sunday from an area around Pukchang. People living in Seoul would essentially have zero to 6 minutes - from the moment a missile is launched to the time it hits the target - to take cover in the event of a strike, Schiller and Wright said .

Author: 0 Deputy AG Rosenstein 'frustratingly cautious' in House briefing

The White House has denied that President Trump asked for Comey's loyalty. Comey was standing in the room during the event and tried to camouflage himself, Wittes said, so that Mr. "If there was any question as to why Comey was really fired, @realDonaldTrump just answered it". Democrats said the new stories underscore their belief that Trump fired Comey in order to shut down the Russian Federation probe.

Author: 0 Erdogan criticises United States plan to arm YPG in Syria

Khalil dismissed the label, saying the USA would not supply arms to terrorists. The U.S. will arm members of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG), who are fighting with the SDF, wrote the BBC News. But from Turkey's perspective, the USA decision amounted to a "very serious crisis" in the relationship, said Ufuk Ulutas, the foreign policy director at the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research, a government-friendly think tank in Ankara.

Author: 0 Netanyahu vows Israel 'will continue to build in our capital' Jerusalem

Embassy to Israel's eternal and indivisible capital city of Jerusalem ". "We were not elected to keep chairs warm", Shaked was quoted as saying, "but rather to implement clear policy, ensure that no Palestinian state is established, and ensure that the [U.S.] embassy is moved [to Jerusalem ]".

Author: 0 Rep. Chaffetz says he plans to speak with James Comey Monday

Chaffetz, a Utah congressman since 2009, said last week that he'll leave office on June 30. The congressman, recovering from a recent foot surgery, used a scooter to make his way to the stage, where the crowed greeted him with a standing ovation.

Global Vinales wins in France after Rossi crashes
Author: 0 Vinales wins in France after Rossi crashes

Morbidelli's victory in France maintained his team's 100 percent win rate in 2017, despite another awesome ride from rookie Bagnaia - only 1.7s behind at the line - with Swiss veteran and multiple Le Mans victor Luthi third. Rossi used all his experience to pull up to Zarco and pass him with six laps left. Vinales is now on top of the riders' standings with 85 points and a 17-point lead over Pedrosa who mounted a furious comeback at Le Mans but fell short.

Global Bomb at hospital in Thai capital, Bangkok, wounds 24
Author: 0 Bomb at hospital in Thai capital, Bangkok, wounds 24

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast but the country has a long history of small bombs being used by various political and militant groups, especially during significant anniversaries. Public demonstrations and political gatherings are banned while dissidents and critics are often arrested on charges of sedition, breaching junta orders or under the draconian royal defamation legislation.

Author: 0 Al Green Becomes First Congressman to Call for Trump's Impeachment

A second Democrat and longtime environmental activist - Robert Massie - has also formally entered the race. Which is looking immediately likely, as this week Pence filed paperwork to launch his own political action committee (commonly known as PACs in the States), the first time a sitting Vice President has ever established an independent political arm.

Global Adani defers Australian coal project investment decision
Author: 0 Adani defers Australian coal project investment decision

Reacting to that, Adani has cancelled its own plans to make its final decision on the project this afternoon. The Queensland government is considering ways to extend royalty payments to promote jobs and investment in a state that has been hammered by the commodities slump over the past five years.

Global 5 members of local committee killed in blast in Pakistan
Author: 0 5 members of local committee killed in blast in Pakistan

He said the deceased committee members have been identified as Noor Khan, Hameed Khan and Amir Nawaz. The vehicle was damaged as a result of the blast. The operation seeks to eliminate the "residual threat of terrorism", consolidating the gains made in other military operations and further ensuring the security of Pakistan's borders.

Global Fringe Tamil outfit opposes Rajinikanth entry into politics
Author: 0 Fringe Tamil outfit opposes Rajinikanth entry into politics

Naidu's observation came in light of the 67-year-old megastar's hints of entering politics soon at a meeting with his ardent fans in Chennai on Friday. In Bengaluru , Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said he was unaware of any proposed meeting between Rajinikanth and the Prime Minister.

Global Syrian regime confirms US-led coalition airstrike
Author: 0 Syrian regime confirms US-led coalition airstrike

While officials stressed the defensive strike did not signal deepening USA involvement in Syria's civil war, it nonetheless raises questions about the ongoing feasibility for the coalition to maintain its singular focus on the Islamic State group.

Global Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon
Author: 0 Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon

The Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian Arab Coalition liberated Tabqa, which is southwest of Raqqa, Syria, as well as the Tabqa Dam and a nearby airfield May 10, Navy Capt. The Arab-Kurdish alliance accepted IS's surrender to protect civilians and the dam, it said, adding "the coalition tracked fleeing fighters and targeted those that could be safely hit".

Author: 0 'There is nothing to discuss' - Sturridge happy at Liverpool

When asked if he was going to be a Liverpool player next season, Sturridge was quoted by the Daily Express as saying: "That is for the club to decide. The England global was limited to just 27 appearances in all competitions this season, including only seven starts in the Premier League. Sturridge also praised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, despite his lack of first-team football this season.

Author: 0 Syria 'categorically' denies USA accusations of mass killings

France said yesterday that it had received with "concern and horror" USA accusations against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad of burning the bodies of detainees in Sednaya prison, demanding the worldwide community to "open an global investigation as soon as possible" into the allegations.

Author: 0 Trump calls for global coalition against terrorism, 'isolation' of Iran

Trump's afternoon speech at an Arab Islamic American Summit (4:20 p.m. local/9:20 a.m. EDT) will include appeals for Muslims to unite against the threat of Islamist militants. The Iranian regime represents the tip of the spear of global terrorism". The groups that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the September 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims and enemies of Iran.

Global Korean Leader Celebrates Successful Missile Launch On Sunday
Author: 0 Korean Leader Celebrates Successful Missile Launch On Sunday

North Korea has boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. The missile flew 787 km and fell into the Sea of Japan, and its altitude reached 2,111 km. Council members demanded that North Korea "conduct no further nuclear and ballistic missiles tests", in what appeared to be a final warning to North Korea before a new wave of sanctions could be adopted.

Author: 0 Israeli spies upset by Trump intel-sharing with Russian Federation

Meeting Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to Washington in the Oval Office on May 10, Trump shared intelligence about an Islamic State threat involving laptops carried on airplanes, according to a senior U.S. -Russian economic relations strained by sanctions imposed on Moscow, cooperating in fighting Islamic State in Syria and containing a more assertive China, the sources said.

Global Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Donate To Ivanka Trump-Backed Fund
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Donate To Ivanka Trump-Backed Fund

Trump arrived as Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won re-election by a wide margin, giving the moderate cleric a second, four-year term to continue pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. Trump did offer a new phrase to describe the stakes. President Trump's first overseas trip since taking office started with a visit to Saudi Arabia.

Global Passport of Venezuela's opposition leader 'seized'
Author: 0 Passport of Venezuela's opposition leader 'seized'

The new body will have the power to rewrite the constitution. The protests marked 50 days of protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, with unrest gaining momentum despite a rising death toll and chaotic scenes of night-time looting.

Author: 0 North Korea hails 'defence science warriors' in grand parade

The missile travelled nearly 800 kilometres and may have exceeded 4000 km if it had been launched at a more perpendicular angle, according to experts. Countries must decide whether they support North Korea or those opposed to its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. Ambassador the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, vowing to "call out" states backing Pyongyang.

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