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Syria prison crematory is hiding mass executions, US says

The assistant secretary of state, who didn't specify how many American hostages are believed to be in the country, was referring to the State Department's belief that the Russian-backed regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has installed a crematorium at Sednaya prison, which is one of the largest military prison complexes in the country and located about a 45-minute drive north of Damascus. [Full Article...]

Putin undecided on what melody to play for Trump

Putin undecided on what melody to play for Trump Putin, speaking during a conference in Beijing this week (15 May), said malware strains created by security services "could backfire on those who developed and created them" and that the ransomware - dubbed WannaCry - failed to impact his country's critical infrastructure. [Full Article...]

Chinese media warn India over Belt and Road project

According to Chinese government officials, at least 28 Heads of State and Government from around the world, including the presidents of Ethiopia and Kenya, are expected to attend the two-day forum in Beijing . The two countries also plan to launch a satellite to improve Pakistan's capabilities in land surveying, Mahmood said. The Philippines is keen to work with Chinese firms on more infrastruc... [Full Article...]

JNU missing student: Charge sheet filed against man who made ransom call

JNU missing student: Charge sheet filed against man who made ransom call A division bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice Rekha Palli handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with immediate effect, after the Delhi Police said it has no objection if the court transfers the case to another probe agency. [Full Article...]

Miss USA 2017 Crowned: Find Out Who Won

Miss Minnesota Meredith Gould was the second runner-up, while Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg was runner-up. The final question to McCullough asked if she considers herself a feminist. Terrence: What do you consider feminism to be, and do you consider yourself a feminist? Oh boy. Another controversy over conservative comments at Miss USA . [Full Article...]

Kapil Mishra to move CBI today against Kejriwal

Kapil Mishra to move CBI today against Kejriwal Mishra, who fainted in between a press conference while making allegations of corruption against Arvind Kejriwal was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and admitted in ICU. Soon after being discharged, Mr Mishra said he would go to the offices of the CBI and the Central Board of Direct Taxes to lodge complaints against Mr Kejriwal. [Full Article...]

USA accuses Syria of mass executions, cremating bodies

The Syrian government has installed a crematorium in a military prison in order to destroy the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners, the United States alleged on Monday. "We are appalled by the atrocities carried out by the Assad regime", he said. But he said the US has "an ongoing conversation with the Russians, talking about the problem that their failure to condemn Syrian atrocities and... [Full Article...]

Syria safe zones hit by clashes on first day

The walkout and the comments underline the huge difficulties of implementing such a deal. Lt. Gen. Fomin gave reporters an idea of the work that went into reaching this agreement, whose aim, in his words, is to "practically put an end to the civil war in Syria ". [Full Article...]

White House: Cyberattack has not affected US government

The virus attacks a loophole in the widely-used Microsoft Windows operating system that runs computers. The attack used a technique purportedly stolen from the NSA. Universities and other educational institutions appeared to be the hardest hit in China. The malware affected private individuals, businesses, government organizations in countries including Russian Federation and China, and many hos... [Full Article...]

Sturgeon: Scotland wants to be European Union member, but doesn't want the euro

Sturgeon: Scotland wants to be European Union member, but doesn't want the euro Despite the constitution continuing to dominate Scottish politics, she said: "I don't believe Scotland is divided". In her reference to Scotland "regaining" membership, Sturgeon confirmed previous hints she accepts she may have to retreat from her preferred timescale of staging a referendum between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, before Brexit takes place. [Full Article...]

Syrian Regime Built Crematorium Outside Damascus

More than 400,000 people have been killed since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, according to an estimate released past year by Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria. Washington's information came from credible humanitarian agencies and from the U.S. "intelligence community" and that as many as 50 people per day are thought to be hanged at Saydnaya. [Full Article...]

North Korea may bid to co-host World Cup

North Korea claims the missile is a new type of rocket, capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. "North Korea is rapidly improving its capabilities", Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said Monday. It flew for 30 minutes - longer than any previous North Korean test. Kim personally oversaw Sunday's test, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showe... [Full Article...]

New French president names PM, sees Merkel

Edouard Philippe, 46, a lawmaker and mayor of the port city of Le Havre, is from the moderate wing of the main centre-right party, The Republicans, and will provide a counterweight to former Socialist members of parliament who have joined Mr Macron's cause. [Full Article...]

Key state election kicks off in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia

The western state, which includes Cologne, Duesseldorf and the Ruhr industrial region, is a traditional stronghold of Schulz's Social Democrats. Sunday's results mark the third victory in recent state elections for Merkel's party, giving the German Chancellor another shot of momentum heading into the nationwide vote. [Full Article...]

Ivory Coast defense minister says deal reached with soldiers

Ivory Coast defense minister says deal reached with soldiers The current round of trouble began late Thursday when a soldier presented as a spokesman for the former rebels said they wished to apologise to Ouattara for the January mutiny and were renouncing their demand for huge payouts. Most of the large column of troops spotted on the road on Sunday evening appeared to have withdrawn. Early on Monday heavy gunfire was heard at two military camps in Akouedo... [Full Article...]

South Korea: Bishops urge new president to work for peace and reconciliation

The conversations were dominated by how to respond to North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which are in violation of U.N. Trump has called on Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea, while China is angry over THAAD, which it be-lieves could pose a threat to its military. [Full Article...]

Election 2017: Theresa May promises to advance workers' rights

He said: "This new "right" to a year's unpaid leave will not help people in an age of already squeezed living standards and rising costs". May is also expected to declare that the national living wage for workers aged 25 and over, now £7.50 an hour, would rise in line with average earnings until 2022. [Full Article...]

Israel wants White House to explain US official's Western Wall comment

Shortly after Trump's visit to the region, he will have to make a decision whether to not to waive a congressional mandate - passed in a 1995 law - to relocate the embassy, but allowing the president to exercise a six-month delay on national security grounds. [Full Article...]

White House refuses to say if Comey tapes exist

He also added that "our institutions are under assault internally". "Internally from the president?" he was asked. He also took the opportunity to repeat his many calls for a special prosecutor to lead the Trump-Russia probe, saying the Democratic Party would not support Trump's new Federal Bureau of Investigation director if his administration turns down the request. [Full Article...]

Kuwait oil minister says supports output cut extension to March 2018

Energy ministers from the two countries said on Monday that they had come to the conclusion that the supply cuts agreement needs to be extended. West Texas Intermediate climbed as much as 3.4 percent to $49.45 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while global benchmark Brent increased as much as 3.3 percent to $52.52 on ICE Futures Europe. [Full Article...]


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