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Trump lawyers push back against Russian Federation ties in letter

The White House said Trump asked his lawyers for the letter to outline information on any ties Trump might have to Russian Federation. The returns do show $12.2 million Trump received from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow. [Full Article...]

Syria violence kills 4 despite safe zones

Syria violence kills 4 despite safe zones One of the four areas mentioned in the agreement, near the capital Damascus , has already seen bitter infighting between al-Qaeda's former branch in the country and other, more moderate rebels. Moualem said a separate peace talks process under United Nations auspices in Geneva was not progressing. Al Thani's remarks came as the office of Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations special envoy to S... [Full Article...]

Inauguration Day: Macron to Become France's New President

Inauguration Day: Macron to Become France's New President After ascending the red carpet at the Elysee Palace in central Paris , Macron and Hollande will have a private meeting in the president's office where Macron will be given the codes to launch France's nuclear weapons. Mr Macron will name a prime minister on Monday and the new government will be announced on Tuesday, a source said. His En Marche political movement was formed just previous year... [Full Article...]

Led coalition patrols Turkey-Syria border

Led coalition patrols Turkey-Syria border USA troops were seen Saturday in armored vehicles in Kurdish areas in Syria in a show of force apparently meant to dissuade Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces from attacking one another. Should Erdogan happen to launch a strike against a zone containing USA troops, he can simply say he was aiming elsewhere, although the retaliation by his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally would be prompt. [Full Article...]

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of 'unsustainable' debt

Defence experts on Sunday said the Chinese flagship programme 'One Belt, One Road, ' a network of trade route that seeks to connect Asia, Africa, the West Asia and Europe, poses a major security threat to India as Beijing is trying to encircle New Delhi by undertaking construction projects in the neighbouring countries under the guise of connectivity purposes. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile test: USA calls for stronger sanction

The missile was sacked at 4.27am HK time, flew for about 30 minutes and reached an altitude of more than 2,000km before it landed in the Sea of Japan. President Donald Trump has also said he'd be "honoured" to talk with leader Kim Jong Un under favourable conditions. The signs read: "A missile was sacked from near Kusong in North Phyongan province". [Full Article...]

China's Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

He called for stepped-up action against terrorism and what he called its root causes of poverty and social injustice. No major Western leaders attended, though Britain, France and Germany were represented by top finance officials. Governments from Washington to New Delhi worry that Beijing is using the initiative to build its own political influence and erode theirs, or that China might undermin... [Full Article...]

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Seeks To Join Emmanuel Macron's Revolution

In order to govern properly, Macron's fledgling political movement "En Marche" must now gather a majority in June's parliamentary elections. "I have heard the anger, the anxiety and the doubts that a large number of you have expressed", Macron told thousands of cheering and flag-waving supporters at a victory party in the courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris . [Full Article...]

EU, US to hold talks on airline laptop ban next week

In March, Washington banned passengers on direct flights to the United States from eight countries from carrying on board laptop computers, tablets and other electronic devices larger than cellphones. Discussion of expanding the ban to flights from Europe comes as the summer travel season approaches, and at a time when the travel industry has reported strong demand for worldwide travel. [Full Article...]

ELECTION: 43 Liberals to rule as minority vs NDP's 41, three Greens

Preliminary results show Premier Christy Clark and her B.C. Liberals securing 43 seats, one count short of the required majority of 44. The legislative minority means the tiny Green party will hold the balance of power as Premier Christy Clark tries to push forward with pipeline expansion plans and a promise to apply a levy to thermal coal exports to the USA in retaliation for United States duti... [Full Article...]

After UNESCO vote, Israel cuts another $1m from UN budget

Israel exerted heavy pressure on several European Union nations to abandon the deal and vote against the resolution. In December, after the Security Council passed Resolution 2334, Netanyahu ordered $6 million cut from Israel's payment to the UN. [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif asks not to politicise China-Pakistan Economic Corridor issue

It has no geographical boundaries. Three agreements were signed pertaining to economic and technical cooperation worth 3.4 billion yuan (about Dollars 490 million) for the strategic Gwadar port in southern Pakistan and East Bay expressway, a 19 kilometre controlled access road under construction in Gwadar. [Full Article...]

United Nations chief seeks early meeting with new French president

With a view to widening its centrist base the name of his En Marche movement has morphed into La Republic En Marche or Republic on the Move. Mr Macron has said he is aiming to secure an absolute majority in the lower chamber through the June 11 and 18 elections. [Full Article...]

Australia crashes out of Paris rugby sevens

Australia crashes out of Paris rugby sevens Action began in Pool D today with Olympic champions Fiji suffering a 17-19 defeat to Samoa after Tila Meoloi scored a late try before the resulting conversion sealed the win. Should South Africa reach the final or win the event in Paris , then they would secure a second series crown and first since 2009. "We're out of the Cup Quarter Finals which is disappointing so the focus and target now is ... [Full Article...]

New Chinese missile can attack aircraft carriers, THAAD

The statement said the test was conducted in accordance with the annual training plan to "raise the operational capability of the armed forces and effectively respond to threats to national security". This proposal is supported by Russian Federation, which has urged Washington and Seoul to reconsider their decision to station THAAD on the peninsula, saying it serves as a "destabilizing factor" tha... [Full Article...]

Nissan plant in Sunderland hit by cyber attack which crippled NHS

Nissan plant in Sunderland hit by cyber attack which crippled NHS It's not uncommon for them to use aliases, either to protect themselves from retaliatory attacks or for privacy. The malware used in the NHS attack is called WannaCry and attacks Windows operating systems. Ciaran Martin, who leads the UK's National Cyber Security Centre, said his team was doing everything in their power to get "vital services" back up and running. [Full Article...]

Chinese Investment in exchange of EB-5 Visas

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday Congress should end a contentious "citizenship-for-sale" visa program in order to eliminate a potential conflict of interest for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a White House adviser. [Full Article...]

Moon condemns NK missile test, urges it to halt provocations for dialogue

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary said North Korea launched the ballistic missile which flew for about 30 minutes before crashing into to the Sea of Japan. The missile flew some 700 kilometers for half an hour and dropped in the East Sea. "We strongly protest against North Korea", he said. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the "unidentified missile" was sacked shortly after 5 a.m. [Full Article...]

Trump labels sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director a 'showboat'

Until Trump's remarks Thursday, White House aides pointed to that memo, as well as one from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as the catalysts for Comey's firing. "And I said, 'You know, consider, we'll see what happens.' But we had a very nice dinner, and at that time, he told me, 'You are not under investigation, ' which I knew anyway". [Full Article...]

North Korea test-fires missile, challenging new South Korean leader

Before the missile test, the US Treasury said it was considering "every tool in our arsenal" to cut off sources of worldwide financing for illegal activities in the North. the United Nations resolution". The Japanese government said the North's missile flew for half an hour. He added that the missile didn't come down in Japan's exclusive economic zone, waters within 322 kilometers (200 miles) of... [Full Article...]


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