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U.S. defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

U.S. defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security The capture of Tabqa sets the stage for an advance on Raqqa, some 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east. The media office of the Syrian Democratic Forces said Thursday a special operation was underway to de-mine the dam and the surrounding area. [Full Article...]

Huge Cyber Attack Hits British Hospitals, Spanish Firms and 72 Other Countries

In the United Kingdom, hospitals in London , northwest England and other parts of the country reported problems and asked patients not to come to the hospitals unless it was an emergency. Britain's National Health Service said hospitals were hit by an apparent "ransomware" attack, but there was no immediate evidence that patient data had been accessed. [Full Article...]

China evades question on submarine being denied docking in Sri Lanka

China evades question on submarine being denied docking in Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan opposition and the Dragon definitely would not have liked Srisena's presence everywhere wherever Modi went on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Sri Lanka of Indias support in its nation-building efforts, saying New Delhi will be a friend and a partner, amid Chinas forays into the important Indian Ocean country. [Full Article...]

Kapil Mishra should be hospitalised, say doctors

Kapil Mishra should be hospitalised, say doctors This morning he began the hunger strike demanding that AAP reveal details of foreign trips made by five of its top leaders. As Mishra's fast progressed, a man from among the crowd slapped him in the evening, shouting: "He (Mishra) has betrayed the party". [Full Article...]

British PM boosted by local elections ahead of key vote

Local elections, she says, are not necessarily indicative of general ones, and therefore her party will continue to do all they can to rally support and improve their campaign in the next four weeks. Allies of Jeremy Corbyn tried to deflect blame for the
result from the party leadership. This is the full statement published by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tonight on the party's local elections p... [Full Article...]

Turkey blocks Wikipedia for 'not removing content'

Turkey blocks Wikipedia for 'not removing content' The website suggests that Turkey is "at the same level and in cooperation with terror groups", the report said. Ankara had asked Wikipedia to remove the content, but according to the Ministry, the site refused; if the site meets Turkey's demands, the ban will be lifted. [Full Article...]

Trump Fires James Comey & Sally Yates Testifies

Trump Fires James Comey & Sally Yates Testifies In contrast to those 18 days, the President said that he didn't think about how his meeting with Russian officials appeared to the public, after firing former FBI Director James Comey, whose bureau was investigating whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow during the campaign. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis delivers message of peace in Egypt

Pope Francis delivers message of peace in Egypt Francis entered the stadium to applause as a fleet of balloons of yellow and white - the Vatican colors - was released and a choir sang. "I wasn't afraid to come to the Mass". Cellphones were not allowed inside. Pope Francis arrived in Egypt on Friday, only the second visit by a Catholic Pope to the country after Pope John Paul II travelled there in 2000. [Full Article...]

President Moon 'Can Do Very Little' About THAAD Deployment in South Korea

When pressed on what he meant by that, President Trump said the North Korean situation is very risky for South Korea, Japan, China and the rest of the world. President Moon's election also shows that the majority of South Koreans want to reconcile with their nuclear armed neighbour. He is strongly opposed to its deployment as are China and North Korea. [Full Article...]

Cuban president discusses peace process with leaders of Colombian rebel groups

Cuban president discusses peace process with leaders of Colombian rebel groups With this event, a continuous process of certifications begins to the members of the FARC-EP who are giving their transit to the civil life after the laydown of arms. Gabino told the media that the resurgence of paramilitarism in his country is the main obstacle for the peace efforts that the ELN will resume with the Colombian Government on May 16th in Quito, Ecuador. [Full Article...]

Poster of pope and 'devilish' Trump kissing appears in Rome

The mural was pasted on a wall on a street named "Way of the Bank of Holy Spirit" across the Tiber River from the Vatican. " The Good Forgives the Evil ", that was the statement written on the belt of the pope's custom. Sudan is one of the seven countries on the United States travel ban list. 'A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not C... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan envoy Omar Zakhilwal says Pakistani forces killed 2 soldiers, not 50

The fresh negotiations followed two flag meetings on Friday and Saturday that remained inconclusive. The survey of the areas has already started and will be completed in two to three days. Since then, the Pakistani authorities have closed the Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan. The incident happened after a Nicaraguan commander cited Google's version of the border map in an interview wi... [Full Article...]

Syrian FM: No international force for Syria safe zones

Last week, Russia, Turkey and Iran signed during the Astana talks on a Syrian settlement a memorandum to establish four safe zones in the country. " We'll look at the proposal, see if it can work ", Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Copenhagen , where he will attend a meeting of the USA -led coalition battling the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers want answers from the White House after Trump's 'tapes' tweet

In an interview with U.S. news network NBC on Thursday, Trump revealed that he had asked Comey on three occasions whether he was under investigation as part of the FBI's probe into Russia's meddling in last year's presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign team. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation director defends decision to announce Clinton e-mail probe

He said: "It makes me mildly nauseous to think we might have had an impact on the election but honestly it wouldn't change the decision". Comey said the intelligence community with high confidence concluded it was Russian Federation that hacked into the Democratic party servers. [Full Article...]

Russian photographer on White House outrage: 'This is nonsense'

The embarrassment was compounded by the presence of Kislyak, who is at the center of a series of questions about contacts between Trump's inner circle and the Russian government. Trump noted that he held meetings with both pols "on the same day" and added the hashtag #LetsMakePeace! President Barack Obama's staff frequently adopted a similar policy. [Full Article...]

Trump on Comey 'tapes': 'I can't talk about that'

Comey had been leading the federal counterintelligence investigation into whether advisers to the President had sought to collude with Russian officials in their efforts to swing the 2016 election. Comey declined, instead offering honesty. There's been great speculation over why Comey was sacked, with many linking it to Trump's investigation of Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

Turkey has continually asserted , not unreasonably, that Kurdish forces within SDF have connections to the Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the PKK. Erdogan is making himself a lot less indispensable these days, and giving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation some reasons to rethink their partnership with Turkey. [Full Article...]

Israel rebukes Sweden for supporting UNESCO resolution

The resolution calls on Israel to rescind any "legislative and administrative measures and actions" it has taken to "alter the character and status" of Jerusalem. But Netanyahu claimed the vote was a victory for Israel. Citing ongoing Israeli settlement expansion in East Jerusalem , Qanou called on the Muslim world and the global community to recognize and practice the terms of the resolution. [Full Article...]

Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Friday, referring to the African Union mission there. On Friday, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said that a U.S soldier died and two others injured in the operation where the American Special Forces were assisting in what seems to be a high profile Al-Shabab target. [Full Article...]


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