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by | May 13, 2017 | 08:42

Infrastructure and other key projects in belt and road countries had "strong demand for financing", and support from the global market was "desperately needed", Yi said in an interview with People's Daily yesterday. He shared his belief that this, of course, was a mistake, since the project is about globalization and is China's gift to the world. The deal will see China plough money into Nepal for a series of projects including boosting its road network, power grid and a new railway ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:38

Gaza-born Haniyeh, 54, served as Palestinian prime minister after Hamas won a 2006 parliamentary election and he continued to claim the title, despite being officially sacked by Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:42

Moon says that the security benefits of THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, would be curtailed by worsened relations with China, whose help Washington and Seoul are trying to enlist to pressure Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear ambitions.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:13

Those include connections between China and Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Other Western nations, including the United States, will be represented by junior officials. Of the 29 visiting leaders attending what is formally called the Belt and Road Forum, only one - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni - is from a G7 nation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:13

The presumption is that Russian Federation and Iran will ensure compliance of their ally, the government of President Bashar Assad, and opposition-backer Turkey will bring rebel factions on board. Russian Federation suspended the communications channel last month after the United States fired a barrage of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base in response to the Syrian military allegedly using chemical weapons in an attack.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:14

During the rally Trump also launched a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organised to coincide with the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. He said he would be making a decision on the "one-sided Paris climate accord" in the next two weeks. A majority of White House reporters believe President Trump has already established himself as the most openly anti-media president in USA history, according to a report from Politico.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:59

The so-called ransomware attack appears to exploit a weakness that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency and leaked to the internet. As over a dozen of NHS England hospitals were rendered in chaos after being hit by a large scale cyber attack, the hackers have demanded ransom in exchange of giving back access of PCs to the hospital.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:15

At the joint press conference with Abbas, Trump said he wants Israel and the Palestinians to achieve a "historic agreement", without elaborating on the parameters of such a deal. US Vice President Mike Pence contended ahead of the meeting that the White House is "seriously considering" moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:16

The UK's National Health Service said that dozens of organizations have been affected by the ransomware attack, causing major disruptions to IT systems. "Currently, we have recorded more than 45,000 attacks of the WannaCry ransomware in 74 countries around the world, mostly in Russian Federation".

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:36

Hamas maintains a sizeable armed wing in the Gaza strip since seizing the coastal territory in 2007 from the rival Fatah party based in the West Bank and has fought three wars with Israel . Haniyeh, 54, was Hamas' previous leader in Gaza . His modest home in the narrow alleys of Gaza City's Shati refugee camp next to the Mediterranean Sea is under constant guard.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:11

Park, the member of parliament heading the delegation, has been mentioned in South Korean media as a strong candidate to be Moon's special envoy to China. Moon expressed, despite the disagreements of THAAD, the alliance with the US would remain strong. Then suddenly it arrived in the country in March, and was "operational" (at least in theory) by last month.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:37

Lavrov has noted that he and the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would consider issues to be discussed by the two countries' presidents at their meeting scheduled for July. Restrictions placed on the press since Trump came to office are an ongoing source of controversy. Concern about the possibility of Russian-planted surveillance devices is not unwarranted, given that in 1990 the State Department discovered a Russian listening device in a conference room where then Secretary of ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:46

A controversial "comfort women" deal struck between South Korea and Japan took centrestage in the first phone call between new President Moon Jae In and Japan's Premier Shinzo Abe. South Korea's president-elect Moon Jae-in speaks to supporters at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, on May 9. Much of it comes from the Korean diaspora in the United States, along with churches in South Korea and private foundations and philanthropists.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:28

Despite having the largest number of councillors, this doesn't guarantee the Tory party a controlling interest - unless Labour and the SNP can not reach an agreement on a coalition deal. Labour also had a higher percentage of first preference votes than the SNP in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, up 1.65% percentage points, and was 0.91 percentage points higher in Lanark and Hamilton East.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:01

Lavrov first holds talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then goes on to the White House to meet Trump. The White House called reporters into the Oval Office around the time of the meeting, but Lavrov and Kislyak had already left.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:59

Former Republican congressman Mike Rogers is being considered as a candidate to replace Comey, a senior White House official said. In an " NBC Nightly News " interview that aired Thursday, Trump said the decision to fire Comey was his alone and that the status of the Russian Federation investigation had weighed on his mind.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:38

Later, Trump told the White House press pool that the meeting with Lavrov went well. "That is why there is no need for him to tell us anything, or to give us assurance behind closed doors", Lavrov said, asked if he received any assurances from Trump about his belief that Russians had meddled in the 2016 election.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:04

It's the first meeting of the officials since the Pentagon announced the U.S. would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold in Raqqa . The YPG said the U.S. s "historic" decision to begin providing it with weapons and other equipment would speed up its assault on IS positions. The move also reinforces the idea that the entire Syrian Democratic Force, Syrian Kurds (YPG) and the Syrian Arab Coalition, has the backing of the US, NBC News ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:41

His delegation is expected to meet key Chinese government officials on the sidelines of the forum to discuss ways to fix their bilateral ties strained over the deployment of a USA missile defense system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD.in South Korea, the official said .

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:08

In a secure room, she revealed that Vice President Pence and other White House officials were making false statements to the public regarding Flynn's conversations in December with Sergey Kislyak. The Obama-Trump discussion was first reported Monday by NBC-TV. According to multiple news reports , Yates warned the White House that Flynn's phone calls with Moscow envoy Sergey Kislyak, which U.S.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:25

The White House on Sunday defended Trump's invitation to Duterte, saying the Philippine leader's cooperation was needed to counter North Korea. But Mr Trump has been criticised for going beyond the phone call to Mr Duterte and inviting him to the White House.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:30

Under the current draft of the bill, $347 million is earmarked for constructing 40 miles of replacement barriers along the border. In interview with Bloomberg News on Monday, Trump said: "Our system is archaic". He said Democrats were thwarted by Republicans in their attempt to add bailout money for Puerto Rico."We've got a lot to do between now and September".

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:44

President Trump had warned the isolated regime to avoid nuclear or missile tests or face unspecified consequences. Missiles are paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un .

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:39

From May 22 to 24, the 176,104 absentee ballots cast prior to the election will be counted, and the results of the Courtenay-Comox riding - where only nine votes separate the NDP victor from her Liberal rival - will also be double-checked. The SFU prof noted with a minority government, Weaver (or Horgan) could "make a big production" on the Kinder Morgan file, and ask for more studies to be conducted, looking at such things like the Water Act or Haida Gwaii issues.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:54

Flynn was sacked by Trump after less than a month on the job. Sen. James Lankford, a Republican on the Senate intelligence committee, told Fox News Wednesday evening that the panel had "subpoenaed a large number of documents". The subpoena issued on Wednesday night is the first the committee has announced in the course of its Russian Federation investigation, The Washington Post reported.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:35

Ransomware attacks are on the rise around the world. Quite simply, ransomware locks or encrypts files or documents and demands payment to regain access. The committee, the nation's top investigative agency, has rejected the claim. Once a victim has been successfully attacked, their choices are limited.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:33

That's because many of those who are sceptical about his leadership say there is no obvious mechanism to remove him - and he would use any evidence of a plot to excuse a bad general election result. The Liberal Democrats were having a mixed election, failing to breakthrough against the Tories in the south-west England battleground. The local elections may not be an exact guide to the general election result but for Labour politicians they have provided either proof of an electoral defeat ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:30

The danger posed by North Korea is likely to be a key topic at an annual Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday on "Worldwide Threats". "The risks remain", explained Pompeo, adding that in addition to ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons, there is also the threat that regional flash points could trigger a major conflict.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:46

Sworn in earlier today, South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in has promised to "urgently" tackle his nation's serious foreign policy problems, with an eye on trying to defuse soaring tensions with neighboring North Korea, while also trying to come to some sort of agreement with the USA and China over the THAAD missile defense system.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:44

One official said Trump asked Rosenstein and Sessions for their views on Comey, then asked the deputy attorney general to synthesize his thoughts in a memo . But McCabe says the claim is not accurate. "The president is not correct", the former official said. But Trump acknowledged during the interview that he'd considered the potential ramification of his decision on the inquiry.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:58

Supporters say Leopoldo Lopez, the jailed head of the opposition Popular Will party, and others are political prisoners whose arrests symbolise Maduro's drift into dictatorship. Opposition protesters have been out on the streets since the beginning of April, calling for elections. Officers launched tear gas and chased people away from main thoroughfares as the peaceful march dissolved into chaos.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:43

The campaign is barely a week old and if the SNP message is already looking shop-soiled that's because it is. Despite having the largest number of councillors, this doesn't guarantee the Tory party a controlling interest - unless Labour and the SNP can not reach an agreement on a coalition deal.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:01

Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford, reporting from Gaziantep along the Syria-Turkey border, called the capture a "significant development", particularly following Washington's recently-announced decision to arm the Kurdish fighters battling ISIL in Syria.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:26

Tensions surrounding Russia's involvement in the USA election remain high. Trump's move came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended that Comey be fired due to his conduct in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:22

He was taken in to custody on April 19 on suspicion of killing his mother's boyfriend in 2015. Saucedo was also initially suspected in a 2015 Phoenix-area freeway shooting spree before investigators in that case ultimately arrested another man whose case was eventually thrown out, CBS reported .