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U.S. to Arm Syrian Kurds

Concerns were raised earlier this year that the dam could be damaged in the fighting or degraded by lack of maintenance, or that the extremists might sabotage it to flood the surrounding areas. USA military officers from the so-called US-led coalition, which is purportedly fighting Daesh, at a YPG headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria April 25, 2017.

More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja

The exact nature of his illness remains unclear. "UNICEF calls on Boko Haram to end all grave violations against children, especially the abduction of children and the sexual abuse and forced marriage of girls". "Once we are able to do so, we shall communicate our findings to the public", the group said.‎. The mass kidnapping horrified the world and brought Boko Haram worldwide attention.

Iran's missing reformists are the real heroes at Rouhani rally

Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday night, Rouhani expounded on his administration's performance over the past four years and said the country has managed to overcome economic problems created after drops in oil prices thanks to Resistance Economy.

Acting FBI head disputes White House claim Comey had lost staff support

Karl obviously smelled blood in the water when deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had to answer for President Trump completely contradicting the White House's cover story regarding the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. The series of tweets come as the White House scrambles to deny that it intentionally misled Americans over the series of events that led to Comey's termination on Tuesday.

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

Trump tweeted before Yates testified Monday that he wanted her grilled "under oath" on who leaked the story to the Post. Yates, who was sacked on January 30 after defying Trump over his contested travel ban, did not say what Flynn discussed with ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a number of December 2016 phone calls, which were secretly monitored by U.S.

Trump Highlights Rosie O'Donnell's Support for Firing Comey

After all, do even those who support President Trump honestly believe that, as between acting on evidence of criminal activity by Trump campaign officials vis-a-vis Russian Federation and a directive from the White House to direct their efforts elsewhere, any of these three would actually choose the former? Trump says Comey had told him three times he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe.

Fresh horses await Derby victor Always Dreaming in Preakness

Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday morning in preparation for the May 20 Preakness Stakes, and the colt's early arrival is an unconventional approach for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Brother and sister from Portugal won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal took 53 years to win the contest and 27-year-ld bar singer Sobral has achieved success in 2017 contest. Unlike the 25 other competitors who performed on a wide stage backed by flashing lights, bursts of flames and other effects, Sobral sang from a small elevated circle in the middle of the crowd, an intimate contrast to others' bombast.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

The missile flew about 700 kilometres (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said . The successful launch of a ballistic missile test on February 11, the first since Trump took office, and claims by North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un that his country was close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile, has put the USA on edge.

Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

Comey had come under intense scrutiny for his role in the FBI's investigation into the email practices of Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the reopening of the investigation just days before the election. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Director James Comey on Tuesday.

United States firms 'ready' to get on China's Silk Road project

The plan is Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign and economic policy espousing billions of dollars of infrastructure investment linking Asia, Europe, Africa and beyond. "We will not interfere in other countries' internal affairs", he said. "We will not export our system of society and development model, and even more will not impose our views on others", Xi said.

More cyber attacks coming

Governments and private security firms on Saturday said that they expected hackers to tweak the malicious code used in Friday's attack, restoring the ability to self-replicate. But while FedEx Corp. reported that its Windows computers were "experiencing interference" from malware - it wouldn't say if it had been hit by the ransomware - other impacts in the USA were not readily apparent on Saturday.

Trump for stronger sanctions against North Korea after its missile launching

A Kremlin spokesman said earlier that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is visiting Beijing , was concerned about the missile test by North Korea. has mistaken even ordinary restaurants run by the DPRK overseas for nuke or ballistic rocket manufacturers", the statement from the North Korean UN mission carried by KCNA said, ridiculing Washington's push for further sanctions.

N.Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. looked forward to continuing to "strengthen the alliance" and "deepen the enduring friendship and partnership". In their telephone call on Thursday, Moon told Xi he "understands China's interest in the THAAD deployment and its concerns", Yoon said earlier. During the 40-minute call, Xi stressed the importance of working together to achieve the common goal of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula - an aim dependent on resolving the thorny ...

Haryana gang rape has shocked nation's conscience: Sonia

Just after 4 days of judgement by Supreme Court about Nirbhaya Case which occurred in Delhi, another 23-year-old-woman was gang-raped by at least 7 people and mutilated. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had allegedly refused a marriage proposal. The woman then took her daughter to the women's police station.

Trump admits his White House spokespeople can't be trusted

Trump also slammed the "fake media" Friday morning and once again denied any collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, amid speculation that he fired Comey for reasons related to the FBI's investigation into the matter.

White House: Removing Comey will help bring Russian Federation investigation to end

President Trump released a statement Tuesday saying James Comey is no longer able to effectively lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. - As commentators on cable TV called President Trump firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey an abuse of power, the president was startled and infuriated by how his action was being received, according to a person with knowledge of his reaction.

Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

Independent centrist Macron won a run-off vote against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen a week ago with 66 percent of the vote. In a ceremony at the Élysée Palace, Mr. His En Marche political movement was formed just previous year 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.

India won't accept OBOR, it ignores core concerns on sovereignty: MEA

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says he makes no apologies for wanting to build world-class infrastructure for Malaysia despite criticism from the opposition politicians. "In advancing the Belt and Road , we will not re-tread the old path of games between foes". Playing down India s absence at the meeting, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the media on Friday that the Indian scholars would be attending the meeting.

ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I - The Phantom Menace of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

After U.S. military officials visited the site of the Turkish airstrikes in Syria, photos surfaced online that appeared to show a U.S. military official standing alongside a commander from the PKK. It is also unclear what a conflict between the USA and Turkey would mean for the rest of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: it certainly would set a precedent, as never before has fighting broken out between two alliance members.

Syria FM rejects United Nations monitors for 'de-escalation' deal

But regional experts, as well as current and former Turkish government officials warn that Mr. Assad would be the biggest beneficiary of any new no-fly or "safe zones", arguing the Assad regime could use the zones as a haven and incubator for the YPG or other Kurdish elements deemed an enemy of Turkey - a haven protected by USA and coalition air power.

Macron's victory overshadowed by possible crisis, European Union challenges

Macron's willingness to placate Germany has led critics at home to portray him as the puppet of Chancellor Angela Merkel . Mr Macron has said the defectors can keep their existing party membership and still run on his parliamentary ticket.

The US wants to ban electronics on Board the aircraft

Some European terminals may soon be added to the list of 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa from which the USA has prohibited passengers to board with laptops and tablets, according to " three sources briefed on the meeting ", Reuters reported .

Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted

Officially, Clark remains premier until the government loses a confidence vote in the legislature. In Maple Ridge-Mission, there was a difference of 120 votes between the NDP's Bob D'Eith and incumbent BC Liberal Marc Dalton, with D'Eith now ahead.

Security situation in Afghanistan likely to get worse: US intel chief

Stoltenberg meanwhile said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "We are now reviewing our training mission in Afghanistan and we will take decisions on its future scope, including on troop numbers within weeks ".

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Sign Strong Anti-Sanctuary Bill

What were the reactions to the bill's passage? Senate Bill 4 , which was approved by a House vote Wednesday, would void the kind of policies San Antonio and most big-city police departments have on the books barring officers from inquiring about immigration status in routine police encounters.

Israel rebukes Sweden for supporting UNESCO resolution

The draft resolution is also expected to condemn the work of the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem and call for the deployment of global observes to the city. Security Council resolution which condemned Israeli settlements. In April 2016, 24 countries voted for a similar UNESCO resolution, with six opposing and 26 abstaining.

Republican voters don't seem to care about Comey's firing

Any such request - which was denied by Mr Comey, who said that he could only pledge honesty - could can be interpreted to mean that Mr Trump was asking the then-FBI director to promise that investigations into Russia's election interference would not target the Oval Office.

Xi, Putin and others meet for Belt and Road Forum

China will set up 50 joint laboratories with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to enhance cooperation on innovation, President Xi Jinping said Sunday. "China is our strategic partner, and China has made investment of 56 billion dollars in CPEC". He and other critics have pointed to restrictions on and obstacles to foreign firms doing business in China as evident of the hypocrisy behind Beijing's grand unifying vision.

Chinese military conducts live-fire drills, weapons tests

In a brief statement, the Chinese defence ministry did not specify when the missile was tested. 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 .

Labour to end tax breaks for landlords

Andrew Little promises a crackdown on property speculators. It allows them to avoid paying tax. "This loophole is effectively a hand-out from taxpayers to speculators". Home buyers and families aren't being closed out of the market by Investors - they're being closed out by Loan-to-value restrictions that require them to have a 20% deposit at a time when house prices are at historically high levels".

Negotiations ongoing to exchange more Chibok girls with detained insurgents

Alhassan who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on the present state of the recently released 82 girls said they are now undergoing rehabilitation and reintegration processes in various medical facilities across the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Trump's frustrations boiling over after Comey dismissal

Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed Comey. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well-known, highly respected, really talented people". Senator John Cornyn, a former Texas attorney general, was also interviewed. Also interviewed Saturday were Michael J. Garcia, a former prosecutor and associate judge on New York's highest court; GOP Sen.

Global cyber attack dying down, 104 countries affected

Almost hundred countries, including India, were hit by what is believed to be the biggest-ever recorded cyberattack that used "cyber weapons" stolen from the US' National Security Agency to lock up computers and hold users' files for ransom.

Manchu lakshmi reacts on nirbhaya verdict

Speaking after the court's call, Nirbhaya's parents expressed their happiness and said, 'although justice was late, we are happy with court's decision. Singh recalling his strong bond with her said, "I used to treat her like a boy". In the note, PeeCee continued, "Unfortunately, the past can never be undone".