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Pope Francis prays at Fatima basilica

The high point of the pontiff's visit Saturday is the canonization Mass for two Fatima shepherd children who reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago. And the parents of a Brazilian boy say he healed at lightning speed after falling more than six meters from a window in 2013, after they prayed to the late Jacinta and Francisco for help. [Full Article...]

Chinese President Inaugurates Belt and Road Summit

Highlighting the importance of the CPEC, Chinese President Xi Jinping said "we should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy and should not be held hostage to old rivalries and power games". "What we hope to create is a big family of harmonious co-existence", Mr. Xi said, adding pursuit of the initiative will not resort to outdated geopolitical maneuvering. [Full Article...]

Women March Saturday in Ongoing Protests Against Venezuela's Maduro

Women March Saturday in Ongoing Protests Against Venezuela's Maduro Crowds of students clashed with riot police firing tear gas in the mounting crisis in this oil-rich country saddled with shortages of food, medicine and other basics. His wife, Lilian Tintori, as well as his mother have sought to maintain their pressure on authorities, maintaining a vigil outside his prison and actively recording the protest on social media. [Full Article...]

Trump in new TV ad declares 100 days as President a success

Trump in new TV ad declares 100 days as President a success They have noted embarrassing setbacks for Trump on health care and a travel ban, and reversals on China and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, while also recognizing campaign pledges he has met, such as appointing a conservative Supreme Court judge and pulling the country out of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan bomb attack

But Pakistani officials have generally been skeptical, saying that local militant cells who swear allegiance to the Islamic State but have little or no operational link to the main group have been behind most of the attacks. Ghazanfar Ali Shah, a police official, said that the convoy appeared to have been hit by a suicide bomber. Friday's attack underscored the militants' continued ability to ca... [Full Article...]

Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

Monitors from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a third straight day of fighting between the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and IS fighters seeking to defend their stronghold city. "They are going to be small arms and up to heavy machine guns - all those things that are going to be required to defeat a lot of the things that ISIS has been seen to use in the previous ... [Full Article...]

USA supports China's infrastructure connectivity plan: White House adviser

President Donald Trump and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for East Asia, and Kim Yong Jae, right, North Korea's minister of external economic relations, arrive for the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing, Sunday, May 14, 2017. [Full Article...]

Macron fully supports Paris Olympic bid in talk with Bach

But most of all, the incredible backdrop provided by some of the city's most iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower will be highlighted. Paris and Los Angeles in the United States are the two remaining candidate cities for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. [Full Article...]

5 new things we learnt from Sally Yates Testimony about Michael Flynn

5 new things we learnt from Sally Yates Testimony about Michael Flynn President Donald Trump removed Flynn in February after it was revealed in news reports that he had lied about the nature of his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States. President Trump later fired Yates for refusing to enforce his travel ban. Instead, he chose to play up former director of national intelligence James Clapper's acknowledgement during the sa... [Full Article...]

Macron Takes Office As French President

Macron Takes Office As French President The two met in the president's office earlier to discuss the most sensitive issues facing France. His En Marche political movement was formed just a year ago and as a new party - La Republique En Marche - will be fielding candidates for nearly all of France's 577 seats in June's parliamentary elections. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile test 'due to Kim Jong-un paranoia'

North Korea missile test 'due to Kim Jong-un paranoia' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed the latest launch as "totally unacceptable" and a "grave threat" to Tokyo. North Korea launched a missile from north-western Kusong late on Saturday night, reaching an altitude of 2,000km, according to Japanese officials. [Full Article...]

Jordanian Terrorist Attacks Police at Jerusalem's Lion's Gate on Shabbos

Two Israeli passers-by tried to help the policeman, police added. "The Israeli government as the occupying power bears responsibility over the shooting of a Jordanian citizen in occupied eastern Jerusalem today that caused his martyrdom", al Momani told Jordanian state news agency Petra . [Full Article...]

Jordan Decries Shooting of Terrorist Killed While Stabbing Cop in Jerusalem

Jordan Decries Shooting of Terrorist Killed While Stabbing Cop in Jerusalem Two Israeli passers-by tried to help the policeman, police added. Jordan called yesterday's killing a crime. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office responded to Tillerson's statement saying: "Not only will the transfer of the embassy not harm the peace process, but quite the opposite". [Full Article...]

President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week

Mr Trump said it was "possible" he could name someone by Friday, before he leaves for his first foreign trip . "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well known, highly respected, really talented people". Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division. All along, his spokesmen have maintained that Trump's decision ha... [Full Article...]

Experts see instability in the legislature after B.C. election

The results aren't 100% official, however, as the final count, which includes absentee votes, are tallied between May 22nd and May 24th. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. [Full Article...]

Trump tabs Minnesota Justice Stras for federal appeals court

As Katie reported yesterday, President Trump has nominated ten conservatives to fill federal judicial vacancies - another important step in fulfilling a key election pledge that helped woo many skeptical conservative voters into his column last November. [Full Article...]

Pope confers sainthood on Virgin Mary-viewing Portuguese siblings

Third, he emphasized the need to also look at the pastoral and spiritual dimensions of Medjugorje, because "people go there and convert". But the pope also told reporters aboard a plane returning from Portugal that he would keep an open mind and not pass judgement on Trump until first listening to his views at their meeting on May 24. [Full Article...]

France Honors New President, Emmanuel Macron

France Honors New President, Emmanuel Macron New French President Emmanuel Macron , in his inaugural address, has pledged to work to overcome divisions in society which had been shown by the presidential election campaign and to seek to build a strong France that is sure of itself in the world. [Full Article...]

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails 'invention' of Alexis Sanchez

We have 69 points - let's make it 72 on Tuesday (when Arsenal host Sunderland) and after that I will give my best as long as I am here for the values of this club. Gazidis does not see the role as taking power away from Wenger or another manager, but the 67-year-old made it clear that he will not work under a more traditional director of football. [Full Article...]

North Korea Tests Moon Jae-in's Resolve With Missile Test

Moon told Chinese President Xi Jinping last week that while he understood Chinas concern, it would be hard to resolve the issue unless North Korea stopped being provocative. The kind of projectile matters because while North Korea regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the USA mainland. [Full Article...]


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