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Global News Italy expresses enormous interest in Belt & Road Initiative
Author: 0 Italy expresses enormous interest in Belt & Road Initiative

Rather, China is building these projects as a way of extending and entrenching its political influence. Najib will tour China e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's headquarters on the invitation of its founder Jack Ma, as well as witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding before departing for Beijing later today.

Author: 0 Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

Sessions reportedly said Wednesday that his recommendation to fire Comey didn't violate his pledge to recuse himself from any Justice Department decision that involved the Russian Federation investigation. On Tuesday, Trump dismissed FBI Director James Comey, who was leading a probe into whether the Republican billionaire's campaign aides colluded with Russian officials to sway the November presidential election.

Author: 0 Trump Won't Make Decision on Paris Climate Accord Until Later This Month

World leaders gathered to sign the Paris climate agreement in December 2015, but new U.S. President Donald Trump wants out. Meanwhile, at a summit in Milan, Italy, focused on climate change and food availability, President Barack Obama defended the Paris agreement earlier Tuesday, saying the USA must show leadership and not "sit on the sidelines".

Global News US Servicemember Killed Fighting Al-Qaeda Affiliate in Somalia
Author: 0 US Servicemember Killed Fighting Al-Qaeda Affiliate in Somalia

Before the partnered force reached its target, it came under heavy fire from al-Shabab fighters, a second USA military official in the region told NBC News. The death of a U.S. Navy SEAL in Somalia this week highlights the little-known mission that U.S. military advisers have been carrying out in that country: to advise the Somali military in its fight against the al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab.

Author: 0 Kenya Simbas could face champs New Zealand, SA

Scotland were grouped with Ireland and Japan in Pool A for the 2019 tournament along with a European qualifier - Romania now top the rankings - and a cross-continental play-off victor. "It's very hard and we will try to match our rivals and to get out of the pool". Pool C will be rounded out by the United States or Canada as well as Fiji, Tonga or Samoa with only the top two teams qualifying for the knockout stages.

Author: 0 Israel trims United Nations budget again over Jerusalem resolution

The resolution, passed Tuesday, while Israel was celebrating its Independence Day, calls on Israel to rescind any "legislative and administrative measures and actions" it has taken to "alter the character and status" of Jerusalem . Israel recalled its ambassador to UNESCO over the issue. Israel claims Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians claim the city's east as the capital of their future state.

Author: 0 Ireland drawn with Scotland and hosts Japan at 2019 finals

The ninth Rugby World Cup takes place from September 20, 2019, with the final being played on November 2, 2019. "We've got two very big games in our pool against France and Argentina, so it's great preparation for the final stages". New Zealand is established as the No1 side ut there is very little to choose between the other top sides in the world. Ireland's bumper draw of Scotland and Japan in Pool A was summed up perfectly by the snap reaction of Jamie Heaslip , the Leinster ...

Global News ISIS leader in Afghanistan was killed in raid
Author: 0 ISIS leader in Afghanistan was killed in raid

The raid came weeks after the U.S. military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb in its arsenal on an IS cave complex in Nangarhar. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. "The Afghan government is committed to continuing its operations against Daesh and other terrorist groups until they are annihilated", it said in a statement, using another name for ISIL.

Global News Donald Trump sends military to Syria-Turkey border
Author: 0 Donald Trump sends military to Syria-Turkey border

In his speech, Erdoğan once again noted that an effective fight against Daesh terrorists can not be carried out using another terrorist group, urging the US and its partners in the anti-Daesh coalition to reconsider their support to the YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Global News No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm
Author: 0 No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm

The proposed changes would address long-standing criticism of the program and potentially hamper the Kushner family's fundraising efforts for their New Jersey project. Kushner also was not involved in his sister's China presentations last week, officials said. Grassley this year introduced bipartisan legislation to end the EB-5 program.

Author: 0 Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News . It was later alleged that he paid $500 million to make it happen. "Moon spoke of the strength of the Korean people in overcoming these hurdles. It's highly unlikely that Moon will pursue the same level of rapprochement that past liberal governments took. In a sign of Washington's growing concern about the North, the Central Intelligence Agency announced Wednesday its establishment of an integrated 'Korea Mission Center'.

Author: 0 Relative Calm Reported In Syria Safe Zones After Deal Comes Into Force

The main Syrian opposition grouping said, it has little faith in the deal. "Despite these violations, we can still say that hostilities have dropped ", said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Germany's foreign ministry said it was anxious by reports of violations but that successfully implementing the deal could be the first step towards a real ceasefire in Syria.

Global News Texas House agrees to slash carry permit fees
Author: 0 Texas House agrees to slash carry permit fees

It also provides civil penalties for entities in violation of the provision that begin at $1,000 for a first offense and climb to as high as $25,500 for each subsequent infraction. On Thursday, Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez said in a statement that it was "unfortunate that fear and misinformation enabled" the bill to pass.

Author: 0 Donald Trump to meet senior Russian diplomat at the White House

The U.S. State Department cut the brief exchange between Lavrov and the news media from the video posted on the official State Department Twitter page. When a reporter asked if President Trump's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director Tuesday "cast a shadow on your talks", Lavrov responded with a joke.

Global News Air Canada ditches Aeroplan reward miles to pilot own rewards program
Author: 0 Air Canada ditches Aeroplan reward miles to pilot own rewards program

They can book air travel on Air Canada, and all airlines in the Star Alliance. Until Air Canada's contract with Aimia expires in June 2020, miles earned for travel on Air Canada flights will be credited to travellers' Aeroplan accounts. Aeroplan members can continue to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles for Aeroplan Rewards, including flights with Air Canada and their Star Alliance Partners until June 2020.

Author: 0 Russia: 'Cautious Optimism' After Trump-Lavrov Meeting

At the press conference, Abbas said he welcomed Putin's proposal to hold a meeting in Moscow between the leaders of Palestine and Israel. "For years, we have been trying to solve one of the key issues of the modern world, that is, the Middle East issue, so we always have things to discuss".

Author: 0 Trump's First Foreign Trip To Include Saudi Arabia And Israel

Trump's first stop came as a surprise to Ibrahim Hooper, communications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. President Trump, accompanied by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas , speaks in the Roosevelt Room on May 3. On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence told celebrators at a commemoration for Israeli Independence Day at the White House that " as we speak ", Trump " is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ".

Author: 0 Putin congratulates new South Korean president

The South's president additionally dove straight into Beijing's disapproval of Seoul and Washington's move to deploy an American anti-missile system, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), on South Korean soil. Al Jazeera's Rob McBride, reporting from Seoul, said Moon laid out the priorities of his presidency as he was sworn in. Trump told Reuters in an interview last month major conflict with North Korea was possible though he would prefer a diplomatic outcome.

Global News ASEAN opts for a soft stand on South China Sea
Author: 0 ASEAN opts for a soft stand on South China Sea

China called the ruling a farce and at the time President Xi Jinping said he would not accept any proposition or action based on the ruling issued unilaterally, and initiated by the former Philippine government. Najib said Malaysia had also committed to continue assisting in the process to conclude the "Comprehensive Peace Plan" involving the Bangsa Moro. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will urge his US counterpart Donald Trump not to go to war with North Korea in a phone call ...

Author: 0 Official photos of Oval Office meet leave out Russian ambassador

Sergei Kislyak during their meeting in the White House in Washington , DC, USA, 10 May 2017. "A lot of progress was made in the last administration, but not almost enough", Bossert told reporters during a White House briefing. He said the probability of changing the Russian Ambassador to the United States was not connected with the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey .

Global News Kremlin Expresses 'Cautious Optimism' After Lavrov's Talks With Trump, Tillerson
Author: 0 Kremlin Expresses 'Cautious Optimism' After Lavrov's Talks With Trump, Tillerson

Those simmering frustrations, described by people with knowledge of the president's conversations, culminated with Trump's surprise announcement late Tuesday that he was firing Comey. The White House posted photos online of the meeting a full day later, but they did not include any images of Lavrov. Aides said Trump moved quickly after receiving a recommendation on Monday to terminate Comey from Rosenstein, who began reviewing the situation at the Federal Bureau of Investigation shortly ...

Author: 0 Deputy US Attorney General Reportedly Threatens to Resign Over Comey Dismissal

Rod Rosenstein reportedly considered resigning when he was cast as the person behind the recommendation to fire former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . Senator Marco Rubio , who lost to Mr Trump in the race to be the Republican presidential candidate past year, said: "I do have questions about why he was dismissed at this time given his service and performance".

Author: 0 Ismail Haniya elected new political chief of Hamas

The current order did not receive such approval and is therefore invalid. "The prisoners' cause is - and will remain - a top priority for Hamas and all Palestinian leaders", Haniyeh said. Instead, Hamas remains committed to the violent destruction of Israel, stating that "resistance and jihad for the liberation of Palestine will remain a legitimate right, a duty and an honor for all the sons and daughters of our people".

Global News New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang
Author: 0 New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang

The system has angered Beijing, which says its powerful radars allow Washington to spy on its own military operations. "I will quickly move to solve the crisis in national security. After returning from North Korea, Suh was involved in making secret contact with North Korea for summit talks in 2000 between then-President Kim Dae-jung and the North's Kim Jong-il.

Global News Ex-French PM seeks to join Macron revolution
Author: 0 Ex-French PM seeks to join Macron revolution

Mr Macron's newly renamed "Republique en Marche" (the Republic on the Move) movement reacted warily to the announcement. Asked about the impact of Mr Macron's victory on Brexit, the Prime Minister said: "He has been elected with a very strong mandate, we must make sure that in the United Kingdom we also have a strong mandate to take a strong position into the negotiating table".

Global News EU Chief Juncker Says He Will stop 'Speaking English'
Author: 0 EU Chief Juncker Says He Will stop 'Speaking English'

And if, as the polls predict, Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidential election on Sunday, Britain is also likely to face a tough and newly mandated opponent in the Elysee after Macron warned on Thursday that Brexit would "not be walk in the park".

Global News Ravens and WR Victor Cruz have mutual interest
Author: 0 Ravens and WR Victor Cruz have mutual interest

Cruz, a career Giant out of Paterson, N.J., broke into the National Football League as an undrafted free agent and caught 303 passes for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns in four-and-a-half healthy seasons as a starter and a fan favorite, factoring as a catalyst in the Giants' 2011 Super Bowl run.

Author: 0 New South Korea president says he is willing to visit Pyongyang

Indicating an area of rapprochement with North Korea, Moon said, "I will do my best to bring peace on the Korean peninsula". Beijing sees the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) system, newly installed in the South meant to guard against threats from the North, as a threat to its own military capabilities and has slapped a series of measures against South Korean businesses seen as economic retaliation.

Author: 0 Trump was looking to fire Comey from day one: White House

The people recounting the behind-the-scenes activity spoke only on condition of anonymity to disclose private discussions. I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. "I can tell you also that Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does to this day". Next Tuesday, the Senate intelligence committee investigating Russian meddling in the US election wants to hear from James Comey the private citizen during a ...

Global News Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows
Author: 0 Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows

The images of Trump putting his arm genially on Lavrov's back-and a later White House official readout of the meeting that said Trump "emphasized his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russia"-couldn't have come at a more fraught political moment for Trump, amid a barrage of bipartisan criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey ".

Author: 0 Texas Lawmakers Push Changes to STAAR Testing for Students

That was far from the only drama this week under the Pink Dome. Abbott is likely to sign the bill even before the Legislature adjourns later this month. Law enforcement officers, while they may work for the city, are still obligated to follow state law - and certainly federal law. The chiefs, as have we, question the constitutionality of local jurisdictions being compelled to enforce federal immigration law.

Global News West Indies beat Pakistan by 106 runs
Author: 0 West Indies beat Pakistan by 106 runs

Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed top-scored in Pakistan's second innings with 23. With a 106-run win in Barbados levelling the series, the home side named an unchanged eleven in pursuit of a first Test series win for five years against a team ranked higher than themselves.

Author: 0 China gathers world leaders for Silk Road summit

Several highly rated Chinese films and TV dramas, including "Love is not Blind", "Beijing Youth" and "To the Elderly with Love", were introduced to other countries as national gift carried by President Xi Jinping during his overseas visits.

Global News Focus of deadly opioid epidemic shifts to fentanyl
Author: 0 Focus of deadly opioid epidemic shifts to fentanyl

Health officials say deaths from the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl and fentanyl-related drugs appear to be on the rise in Washington state. - Fentanyl was present in 69 percent of opioid-related deaths in 2016. Caleb Banta-Green, senior drug abuse researcher at UW. Two-thirds of the fatal fentanyl overdoses in Washington previous year killed men. At times, a user who overdoses can die so quickly the needle remains in the person's arm.Because of the threat, Berks detectives a year ago ...

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