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by | May 15, 2017 | 04:41

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian Kurdish-led forces were clearing mines at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa on Thursday, a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. Ms White also stressed the Pentagon was "keenly aware" of Turkey's concerns. "I will personally express our worries in a detailed way when we talk with President Trump on May 16", he added, saying the issue would also be discussed at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on May 25.

by | May 15, 2017 | 04:30

The President hailed the agreement Friday, tweeting, " China just agreed that the USA will be allowed to sell beef , and other major products, into China once again". While Trump made the revival of America's coal industry a hallmark of his campaign, his administration seems to be acknowledging the potential jobs bonanza offered by the two dozen applications to build LNG export terminals now under review.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:48

Officials expect around 1 million people to attend the ceremony. After nightfall, the crowds remained as compact as they had been since early morning. The pilgrims traditionally walk there as an expression of thanks to Our Lady of Fatima for helping them, or to pray to her for help. However the Pope was more circumspect about the original 1981 apparitions, which he didn't immediately reject.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:25

He was addressing the inaugural session of One Belt and One Road Forum for International Cooperation this morning. No Indian delegation was seen at the opening ceremony addressed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bejing who said the project should be an open one that will achieve both economic growth and balanced development.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:59

Violence is going on in Caracas , which is the capital of Venezuela, with security forces fired tear gas at youths hurling stones and petrol bombs after opposition marches were blocked during a mass rally against President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:49

The White House highlights a flurry of executive orders on trade, the environment and gutting regulations, but much of Trump's penmanship would not last a few days of a future Democratic presidency. And yes, it's also time to put America first", Trump said, drawing chants of "USA! Trump will be tussling with another familiar foe on Saturday night, the media.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:15

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility via its Amaq news agency. However, IS a year ago carried out a brutal attack against lawyers in Quetta killing almost 70 people, a lot of them young lawyers as well as at a shrine in the remote Kuzdar area.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:39

Coalition spokesman Col. John Dorrian said the capture of Tabqa is "yet another victory" for the Kurdish-led forces, the U.S.'s most effective partner on the ground in Syria fighting IS. They told us there was a requirement. #Turkey considers the PYD and its armed wing, the YPG, the Syrian offshoots of the PKK, a banned terrorist organization in the U.S., Turkey, and the EU.

by | May 15, 2017 | 04:34

The plan is Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign and economic policy espousing billions of dollars of infrastructure investment linking Asia, Europe, Africa and beyond. "It is about whether India would like to help China to build a new world order and regional order", Hu Shisheng, a South Asia expert at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:34

The IOC has four vice presidents looking into the prospect of awarding the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time in September, when the winning bidder for 2024 is to be announced. A privately funded Los Angeles project also differs from a more European model in Paris that looks to some taxpayer money toward projected spending of 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) on new venues and buildings.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:35

She told the committee that she sought to meet with White House officials as "a matter of some urgency" after seeing the intelligence intercepts. So, Yates reached out to the White House Counsel Don McGahn, and told him that Flynn had apparently lied to Vice President Pence and others.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:00

The two were meeting in the president's office before Hollande's departure, taking a last few minutes to discuss the most sensitive issues facing France, including the country's nuclear codes . In his first words after taking office, he pledged to restore France's standing on the world stage, strengthen national self-confidence and heal divisions that the bitterly-fought campaign had opened up.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:34

Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in almost a decade, said as he took his oath of office last week that he'd be willing to visit the North if the circumstances were right. The statement said Washington maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. The launch served as a call for all nations to implement stronger sanctions against North Korea, it added.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:45

Two people coming from the direction of the Western Wall tried to help the policeman repel the stabber. Amman in response called the incident "a heinous crime", and demanded details about the incident from the Israeli government. Trump plans, in talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to "reaffirm America's unshakeable bond to the Jewish state" and in a meeting with Abbas to "express his desire for dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians", said McMaster, a decorated ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:15

Two Israeli passers-by tried to help the policeman, police added. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said Jordan holds Israel responsible for the killing of its citizen and denounced the "crime". A wave of Palestinian stabbing, shooting, and car-ramming attacks claimed the lives of 41 Israelis, two U.S. nationals, and a British tourist since mid-September 2015.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:41

Hamish Telford, a political scientist at the University of the Fraser Valley, says even if the Liberals take control of the legislature by picking up an extra seat once absentee ballots are tallied, that would still leave the party with a razor-thin majority at 44 seats in the 87-seat legislature.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:04

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras , President Trump's expected pick for a vacancy on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, is described by his peers as a scholarly jurist comfortable with building bridges on the bench. Using similar language, Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Snyder-who in 2015 appointed Larsen to the state's high court-has expressed his disappointment at the possibility of losing Larsen on the state Supreme Court.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:57

Macron's inauguration ceremony was steeped in French ritual and tradition. With opinion polls showing honesty is among the top qualities desired in a president by French voters fed up with such scandals, Macron's choice of clothing also seemed to send a signal that he would be different from his predecessors.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:40

Arsene Wenger says he never questioned Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and his defensive attitude. "We were dynamic, quick going forward, well organised. Alexis has now become the 8th player to score 50 Premier League goals for Arsenal and he is the first Premier League player to record double figures for both goals (20) and assists (10) this season.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:42

At press time, Christy Clark's governing Liberals were clinging to 42 seats, two seats short of a majority in the B.C. legislature. British Columbia is home to numerous pending LNG export terminals whose fates have now become uncertain, such as one $27 billion project of Malaysia's Petronas for which NDP leader John Horgan has expressed reservations.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:50

Last week South Koreans elected a new president, Moon Jae-in, who favors a much softer approach to the North than his conservative predecessors, Park Geun-hye, who is in jail awaiting a corruption trial. The U.S. Pacific Command said Sunday's launch did not appear to be an ICBM. North Korea's state media reiterated its position to enhance its self-defense capabilities Sunday as it test-fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile in defiance of the global community's repeated warnings to ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:02

West Coast. He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". The summit, in Sicily, is May 26-27. Associated Press writers Mari Yamaguchi in Tokyo and Frances D'Emilio in Rome contributed to this report.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:30

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be a new type. Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said countries "should not do things that further escalate tensions in the region". On Saturday, a senior North Korean diplomat said Pyongyang was prepared to negotiate with Washington "if the conditions are set". "This missile launch posed no danger for the Russian Federation".

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:55

Xi insisted his government has "no desire to impose our will on others". "As we embark on a new chapter in our history, as we leave the European Union, we want to maintain a close and open trading partnership with our European neighbours, and at the same time pursue our ambition to secure free trade agreements around the world with new partners and old allies alike", Hammond said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:01

The missile flew a distance of 700 kilometres over half an hour before it fell into the sea between the eastern coast of North Korea and Japan. The THAAD missile defence system deployed by the US in South Korea earlier this year - which has caused frictions with China - became operational this month.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:14

Her comments came hours after North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew around 430 miles before crashing into the sea, USA and South Korean military officials said, in what appeared to be the latest missile test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:54

Nicolson also highlighted the SNP's record as Scottish Government, he said; "The SNP Government at Holyrood has consistently delivered for Scotland". She then added, "So it underlines the point that over these next couple of years we really need to have people in their arguing Scotland's corner".

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:48

Norway will in June host a reconciliation conference between the South Sudanese government and armed opposition leaders.The Norwegian government envoy Erlen Skogonsberg said on Saturday that to this end he had met President Salva Kiir . Malong was not immediately available for comment. In a press statement on Friday, Malong said he poses no threat to Kiir and his Government adding that he wants to go home.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:14

In statements from the Roosevelt room at the White House flanked by both the American and the Palestinian flags, Trump gave a much-needed boost to Abbas ahead of a working lunch with the delegation. President Trump promised he might be able to do what eluded his predecessors for decades - brokering peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:52

Despite the organization recognizing that the city is holy to adherents of the three Abrahamaic religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, the resolution slammed Israel for conducting archaeological projects in east Jerusalem and in the Old City, saying that "it is illegal under worldwide law".

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:51

North Korea relies heavily on trade with China for its economic survival, and US President Donald Trump has urged Xi to use that leverage to put pressure on Pyongyang. He was due to meet Monday with Chinese officials and representatives of USA companies looking at potential " Belt and Road " opportunities, said embassy spokeswoman Mary Beth Polley.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:37

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Tiruchi Siva said his party joined the EVM debate "to find out the truth". There has been some controversy about the use of EVMs in India, especially after the BJP's landslide victory in the politically crucial state Uttar Pradesh.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:20

Mr. Mishra said he had been getting calls since Tuesday from an worldwide number, where the caller threatened to shoot him and attack his family. They were bundled into a bus and taken away even as they were shouting "inquilab zindabad" and carrying banners saying "Kapil Mishra jis thali mein khata hai, usi main chhed karta hai".

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:38

North Korea on Sunday launched a ballistic missile which flew around 700 km, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff (JCS) said . The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile tests since the beginning of previous year at an unprecedented pace.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:11

A malware tracking map showed "WannaCry" infections popping up around the world. Train systems were hit in Germany and Russian Federation, and phone companies in Madrid and Moscow. With ransomware attacks on the rise and now crescendoing with this most recent attack, we can only hope that IT departments will soon get the resources they need to keep their systems and networks secure from future attacks.