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New S.Korean leader sets course in stormy diplomacy

South Korea's newly elected President Moon Jae-in expressed his desire to make joint efforts with China to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula by resuming the six-party talks. Asked in an interview with NBC News conducted on Thursday whether Moon's approach would mean a change in USA strategy, Trump replied: "He's more open to discussion". [Full Article...]

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths Health officials in the province of Bas Uele said that samples taken from victims in the village of Likati confirmed the outbreak. Congolese authorities have reported nine suspected cases of Ebola infection in the past three weeks; the World Health Organization has confirmed one, and tests are pending on others. [Full Article...]

China Calls for Further Cooperation with Spain

India's primary objection to the OBOR that it sees as a "unilateral" or "national" initiative of China is that one of its subsets - China-Pakistan Economic Corridor traverse through Gilgit-Baltistan that India considers to be its territory. [Full Article...]

South Korea's Moon to send envoys to Beijing to ease tensions

USA officials have said they see no value in resuming global talks with North Korea until Pyongyang has made clear it is committed to denuclearization. "However, in order to resolve the Korean crisis, it will be necessary to simultaneously exert pressure and maintain sanctions, and, on the other hand, to reach certain compromises", he added. [Full Article...]

Not just a new president, new faces for France's parliament

Not just a new president, new faces for France's parliament Macron won France's presidential elections on May 7 with 65 percent of the run-off vote, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Richard Ferrand, who works closely with Macron as secretary-general of his Republic on the Move party, said Friday on BFM television that even he doesn't know who will be prime minister, expected to be named on Monday, the first full day of the new presidency, at ... [Full Article...]

Mattis Seeks to Allay Turkey on US Arming of Syrian Kurds

Mattis Seeks to Allay Turkey on US Arming of Syrian Kurds In this undated photo released Thursday, May 11, 2017, by Hawar News, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows fighters from the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, patrolling on a street in Tabqa, northern Syria. [Full Article...]

French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

The Republicans, the main center-right party whose candidate like that of the Socialists was eliminated in a first vote for president on April 23, were preparing on Wednesday to unveil a policy platform that softens some of the hardline measures it was proposing during the presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Somalia: Al-Shabab Commander Killed in Lower Shabelle Region, Minister Says

Somalia: Al-Shabab Commander Killed in Lower Shabelle Region, Minister Says Milliken's enlisted in the Navy in 2002 and quickly entered the SEALs. A USA military official confirmed that this is the first United States service member killed in action in Somalia since 1993, when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 American soldiers were killed in the Battle for Mogadishu . [Full Article...]

Judge orders Arkansas to conduct autopsy on executed inmate

Judge orders Arkansas to conduct autopsy on executed inmate Also part of the lethal injection drugs used on Lee was the controversial sedative midazolam. This state lawsuit is different, Williams' lawyers argue, because it "raises as-applied challenges unique to Plaintiff in light of his personal medical conditions and in light of the disturbing events at this week's executions". [Full Article...]

China supports dialogue between Pak, India to resolve Kashmir

Chinese companies have brought benefits to all countries involved in the Belt and Road, which improves local infrastructure, increases productivity and creates jobs, Ning said. The US and South Korea announced only on Friday that they will be attending the summit. It is about expanding China's strategic and political influence at the US' expense, say analysts. [Full Article...]

Traffic accident in Turkey kills at least 20 local people

Traffic accident in Turkey kills at least 20 local people Speaking about the accident, Muğla Governor Amir Çiçek said that those killed were mostly women and children, adding that the bus was carrying local tourists. The vehicle was reportedly heading towards Marmaris for a mother's day event on Sunday. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, now on a visit to China, said he was "extremely pained" by the tragedy and asked local authorities to take meas... [Full Article...]

James Clapper destroys Trump's favorite talking point about the Russian Federation investigation

James Clapper destroys Trump's favorite talking point about the Russian Federation investigation Trump's advisers have repeatedly tried to downplay the Russia-election matter, with Sanders saying Wednesday the FBI was "doing a whole lot more than the Russian Federation investigation". Mr Comey had been due to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee to speak on Russian Federation on Thursday - its chairman, Richard Burr, said he was "troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Com... [Full Article...]

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area Archaeologists in Egypt have found 17 mummies in catacombs in Minya province, south of Cairo, the antiquities ministry announced on Saturday. An ancient burial was at a depth of about eight meters under the ground. "2017 has been a historic year for archaeological discoveries". "I believe and trust that the most interesting things, which will bring the entire world's attention to Egypt and i... [Full Article...]

BC election results are 'beginning of something different,' Clark says

While preliminary results are now available, the final ballot count won't become official until between May 22 and 24. A recount is ensured in the riding of Courtney-Comox on Vancouver Island because the NDP is hanging on by only nine votes. [Full Article...]

We'll reunite released Chibok girls with parents next week - FG

They were flown to the capital Abuja. "Let me reassure Nigerians, especially relatives and friends of the remaining girls, that the federal government will spare no effort to see that they and all other Nigerians who have been abducted safely regain their freedom". [Full Article...]

Three shot dead, including deputy in Arkansas

Bowden released the hostage about 30 minutes before he gave himself up to law enforcement. Mainhart was on his way to a domestic disturbance call on Gum Springs Road, not far from the traffic stop. His "bravery and dedication to duty was clear and did not falter even at the risk of death", the proclamation reads. Earlier Thursday, Mainhart received a police escort through Little Rock as his bo... [Full Article...]

China tests new missile near Korean peninsula amid heightened tensions

The tests of new missiles and weapons were carried out by the People's Liberation Army's Rocket Force in recent days and were created to "raise operational capability" of the armed forces to "effectively respond to threats" to national security, the statement said. [Full Article...]

World licks cyber wounds from ransomware attack

World licks cyber wounds from ransomware attack Portugal Telecom, delivery company FedEx, a Swedish local authority and Megafon, the second largest mobile phone network in Russian Federation, also said they had been affected. "We need to quickly establish what went wrong to prevent this happening again and questions must also asked about whether inadequate investment in NHS information systems has left it vulnerable to such an attack". [Full Article...]

Moon's rise to power in S Korea causes worries, hopes overseas

That was after Mr Trump sent an aircraft carrier battle group to warn Pyongyang against further nuclear weapon or ballistic missile tests. He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right ". He also expressed the hope that the new South Korean government would be mindful of China's major concerns, and take concrete actions to secure a steady and healthy development... [Full Article...]

Senate asks Page for documents on his contacts with Russia

Senate asks Page for documents on his contacts with Russia The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked a number of high-profile Trump campaign associates to hand over e-mails and other records of communications and dealings with Russian officials and businesspeople. Page, referred to in the filing as "Male-1", is not accused of wrongdoing and said in a statement that he shared "basic immaterial information and publicly available research documents". [Full Article...]


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