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Author: 0 United States won't be rushed on climate change policies - Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, seated right, and U.S. Sen. Top diplomats from the US, Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will meet in Fairbanks in the far-northern US state of Alaska as the US hands over the group's rotating presidency to Finland.

Author: 0 Trump invites South Korean president Moon to Washington

The Prime Minister called Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his election victory and to discuss the crisis around North Korea's nuclear weapons test programme. But differing viewpoints may soon surface between the two leaders. "Washington will also demand that other countries sever diplomatic relations with North Korea", the Chinese expert added.

Author: 0 Chinese banks provide $400bn credit to OBOR projects

For Duterte, the Belt and Road Initiative , which calls for infrastructure connectivity, complements the Philippine government's development plan for 2017 to 2022. During the meeting, more than 50 memorandums of understanding, plans, cooperation letters and cooperation projects in transportation, energy and communications will be signed, Chinese government officials say.

Global News Russia-brokered Syria no-fly zone deal bans United States aircraft, too
Author: 0 Russia-brokered Syria no-fly zone deal bans United States aircraft, too

The agreement - supported by Turkey and Iran - is the first worldwide attempt to reduce violence in the war-torn country that includes the implementation of armed foreign monitors on the ground. The Britain-based group said that this is the first ceasefire in 2017, but the fourth ceasefire since 2016 in Syria . Osama Abo Zayd, a spokesman for the Syrian military factions at the Kazakhstan talks, said it was "incomprehensible" for Iran to act as a guarantor of the deal.

Global News Michelle Obama Criticizes Trump School Lunch Decision
Author: 0 Michelle Obama Criticizes Trump School Lunch Decision

She told an annual health conference in Washington that more nutritious school lunches are important since millions of American children eat federally subsidised school breakfasts and lunches. After explaining the growing obesity problem with children, Obama blamed confusing nutritional labels and unmarked calorie counts at fast-food restaurants as one reason why kids were increasingly overweight these days.

Author: 0 United Nations still has 'a million questions' on Syria after Astana deal

The Syrian foreign minister also pointed to the U.S. administration's apparent change of approach towards Syria, saying, "It seems the United States, where (President Donald) Trump has said the Syrian crisis has dragged on too long, might have come to the conclusion that there must be an understanding with Russian Federation on a solution".

Global News President Trump launches first campaign ad for 2020 election -- 1282 days away
Author: 0 President Trump launches first campaign ad for 2020 election -- 1282 days away

A Donald Trump campaign advert allegedly removed a clip after it potentially violated federal laws which prohibit active members of the military engaging in political acts. During the rally Trump also launched a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organised to coincide with the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia Says Trump Visit Is a Step to Halt Iran

AFP | Pope Francis will receive US President Donald Trump at the Vatican on May 24, the Holy See said Thursday, ahead of a G7 summit meeting in Sicily. -Saudi relations. He announced his first foreign trip as president to ISrael, Saudi Arabia and the Vatican. In addition to high-stakes meetings at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Europe later this month, he'll meet the Pope at the Vatican and travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Author: 0 Abbas Meeting Reportedly Short on Specifics to "Get the Job Done"

In a joint news briefing with Abbas on Wednesday evening after their first meeting , Trump said he will "do whatever is necessary to negotiate a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians". Meanwhile Wednesday, a senior official in Abbas' West Bank-based government said it would stop paying for electricity in the power-starved Gaza Strip and "dry up" the flow of funds to the territory's Hamas rulers.

Author: 0 English hospitals divert ambulances after 'ransomware' cyber attack

The UK's National Health Service said that dozens of organizations have been affected by the ransomware attack, causing major disruptions to IT systems. "Currently, we have recorded more than 45,000 attacks of the WannaCry ransomware in 74 countries around the world, mostly in Russian Federation".

Author: 0 "Ransomware" cyberattack cripples hospitals across England

NHS Digital said the ransomware attack was not "specifically targeted at the NHS" and was affecting other organisations. Sixteen U.K. organizations have been affected by the ongoing attack, according to the latest update from the NHS, which added that there is no evidence patient data has been accessed.

Author: 0 New Hamas chief backs hunger-striking prisoners

Haniyeh succeeds Hamas' longtime exiled leader Khaled Meshaal, and the move comes shortly after Gaza's rulers unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's worldwide isolation. Mkhaimar Abusada, a professor of political science at Gaza's al-Azhar University, said Haniyeh was a natural successor to Mashaal and represented "a continuation for the moderate line in Hamas".

Global News James Clapper doesn't know if there was collusion between Trump and Russian Federation
Author: 0 James Clapper doesn't know if there was collusion between Trump and Russian Federation

The statement claimed that Russian Federation had attempted to interfere in the election and that the effort was meant to aid Trump in assuming the presidency and hinder Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign. "When the possibility was there that it could devolve into a criminal investigation, it was the practice that I followed here and it was consistent with what I did for 6 1/2 years".

Global News Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'
Author: 0 Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

But it made no mention of the latest and largest news items of Trump's fledgling presidency: Revelations that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 election; the fact that members of Trump's campaign and transition teams are under federal investigation for possibly aiding in that meddling; and that Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, possibly for leading one such investigation.

Global News North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits
Author: 0 North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

The U.S. legislation was meant to cut off supplies of cash that help fund North Korea's nuclear program, and increase pressure to stop human rights abuses such as the use of slave labor, the bill's sponsor said. Moon came to power with a promise to review the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, which is opposed by China but is being deployed as a show of strength against continued provocation by the North.

Author: 0 Kapil Mishra slapped during fast; AAP, BJP clash over attacker's affiliation

Mishra said: "The man suddenly attacked me and hit me on my neck before he was caught by the people here" and appealed to his supporters to remain calm. 2 crores from a cabinet colleague to which the Deputy CM Manish Sisodia refused. Yesterday, in another letter, Mishra challenged the AAP chief to contest elections against him.

Author: 0 Russia tables draft UN resolution on Syria safe zones

In a phone call between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, the two leaders discussed the agreed upon "safe-zones" in Syria between Russia with Iran and Turkey. "We shall implement [the memorandum], but if there will be a violation by any group, the response will be resolute", Muallem told a press conference, RIA Novosti reported .

Author: 0 China says it tested new missile in north-eastern Bohai Sea

China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a north-eastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday (May 9), hours after South Korean elections and amid regional tensions. The defense ministry said last month it would respond by continuing to test new types of weapons under conditions simulating actual combat. However, the statement did not specify when the missile was tested.

Author: 0 Approached ICJ to save Kulbhushan Jadhav's life, ensure justice: MEA

He offered no comments on the ICJ decision and said the Foreign Office would respond to the worldwide court's missive. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter that she spoke with the mother of Jadhav and told her about the ICJ president's order.

Author: 0 Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said the selection of Mr McDougall shows that her party is "fighting hard to deliver a Labour government on the side of working people". Ruth Davidson has confidently, perhaps over-confidently, set Mr Robertson in her sights, but next month's election will be fought under first past the post rather than the single transferable vote, and that works against the Conservatives even with large swings.

Global News PM Modi to begin his two-day Sri Lanka visit today
Author: 0 PM Modi to begin his two-day Sri Lanka visit today

It is operated by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) which has a subsidiary in Sri Lanka, Lanka IOC. "Sri Lanka is ideally placed to take advantage of this new trend as the globally reputed supplier of quality orthodox black tea", according to the statement quoted by Asia Siyaka Commodities in its weekly tea market report.

Author: 0 UK hospitals turn away patients after ransomware attack

The statement said: "A number of NHS organisations have reported to NHS Digital that they have been affected by a ransomware attack which is affecting a number of different organisations". "Scottish Government health officials are now working closely with affected boards to assess the extent of the problem, and take steps to isolate affected systems, which have been affected by a Ransomware cyber-attack of the kind which has also affected health trusts in NHS England".

Global News Acting FBI director undercuts White House on Comey firing
Author: 0 Acting FBI director undercuts White House on Comey firing

On Thursday, he practically bragged about his authority to do so, presenting Congress and the judicial system with its first true test-pushing the bounds of his authoritarianism into unchartered, and potentially impeachable, territory. During the transition, Trump's advisers floated the idea of moving the media from the White House to the nearby Executive Office Building to accommodate media interest.

Global News Putin and Trump to meet in Hamburg in July
Author: 0 Putin and Trump to meet in Hamburg in July

But many question whether the dismissal had anything to do with Comey being in charge of the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. The President further emphasized his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russian Federation. "Regarding this noise about our contacts, that fake information by which we are allegedly in control of the domestic policy of the United States - yes, it [has become] the normal background for our ...

Global News Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds
Author: 0 Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Trump has authorized equipping "Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as necessary to ensure a clear victory over ISIS" in Raqqa. But Ankara regards the YPG as a terror group and the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which since 1984 has waged an insurgency inside Turkey leaving tens of thousands dead.

Author: 0 CIA forms special unit focused on North Korea threat

The conversations were dominated by how to respond to North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, which are in violation of U.N. "A Korean-style, anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organisations of the US and South Korea", mission said in a statement.

Author: 0 After the new president, new faces for France's parliament

As many as 147 additional candidates are still being finalised. Despite her defeat, Le Pen achieved the highest-ever score for her National Front party, which has a history of anti-Semitism and racism. The euro fell from six-month highs against the United States dollar on Monday after Emmanuel Macron's victory in France's presidential election, as investors took profit on a roughly 3 per cent gain for the currency since he won the first round two weeks ago.

Author: 0 Macron tells Trump he will defend Paris Agreement

Spicer said Trump has been meeting with his team "extensively" to discuss the issue, which has divided his top advisers as they weigh the ramifications of withdrawing from the carbon reduction agreement. Tiffany & Co. repeated the message on the company's Facebook page, where some customers praised them, and others said it was "not going to make me want to buy me a Tiffany key or heart necklace".

Author: 0 China's Xi phones Duterte to discuss North Korea

Trump's invitation to the Philippine leader to visit him at the White House unleashed a storm of criticism in Washington due to the scale of the bloodshed of Duterte's anti-drugs campaign, which has killed thousands of people over the past 10 months.

Author: 0 Trump, Moon to Meet 'as Soon as Possible'

South Korea has worked with the United States to develop THAAD to help protect it in case of a North Korean missile attack. What is key is that there is no quick fix to this situation, nor is there any immediate danger from North Korea if it is left alone.

Global News Army zeroes in on J&K officer's killers
Author: 0 Army zeroes in on J&K officer's killers

As per a statement to news agency CNS, Hizbul Mujahideen Chief, Syed Salahuddin while addressing a special meeting said that India has planned to launch terrorist organization ISIS to sabotage the ongoing Kashmir Freedom Struggle. With many reported cases of militants moving around freely, displaying sophisticated weapons, the counter-insurgency grid is also being rearranged.

Global News RSS man killed by 'CPI(M) workers' in Kerala, BJP seeks AFSPA
Author: 0 RSS man killed by 'CPI(M) workers' in Kerala, BJP seeks AFSPA

The RSS worker, Biju, in his early 30s, is the 12th accused in the murder of CPI-M worker Dhanaraj, that took place near Payyanur here in July previous year. Dhanaraj had died on the way to hospital. Tension was prevailing in and around Payyannur following the murder. On October 12th 2016, Ramith (29), was also attacked and killed by a group of assailants near his house.

Global News Trump Contradicts White House Statements, Says He Planned to Fire Comey Anyway
Author: 0 Trump Contradicts White House Statements, Says He Planned to Fire Comey Anyway

Trump said he had dinner with the director. Comey, he said, told him he is not. "I have the highest respect for his abilities and his integrity". McCabe added that it had been a great honor and privilege to work with Comey. The whole elaborate ruse, now in the final stages of collapsing, seemed created to head off accusations that the president may have been attempting to obstruct justice-an impeachable offense-by firing the man leading the investigation into allegations of collusion with ...