China pledges $124 bln for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

Also China will encourage financial institutions to conduct overseas RMB fund business with an estimated amount of 300 billion yuan (about Dollars 43.5 billion), Xi said. The US-based organisation said Chinese authorities have "heightened surveillance and repression to prevent potential unrest that could impede" Belt and Road plans in the western Xinjiang region.

Theresa May says not taking local election triumph for granted

The ruling Conservative Party seems to be gaining local council seats according to preliminary resul. Monday's survey for the Guardian newspaper put support for the Conservatives at 49 percent, up two points from the previous ICM/Guardian poll last week, with Labour down one point at 27 percent.

Trump hopes for 'terrific' peace deal in Middle East

Hosting Abbas at the White House, Trump said he would do " whatever is necessary " to bring together the Palestinians and Israelis, who have been warring over the same small patch of land for generations. H.R. McMaster said the president's novel style coupled with the threat posed by the Islamic State and Iran could bring about Israeli-Arab peace. The payments, established in the 1990s by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and continued by the Palestinian Authority, have prompted ...

Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care

It brings long overdue reform to Medicaid, whose spiraling costs threaten to bankrupt states and the federal government. "The Republican health plan provides families with more choices, better coverage, and lower premiums", the spot says, describing the plan as one that eliminates "expensive mandates" and protects people with pre-existing conditions - a sticking point of the health care debate.

Trump threatens Comey in Twitter outburst

The other main path is through Congress. Lawmakers are obviously unprepared just yet to initiate impeachment proceedings, but they may be coming closer to creating a bipartisan select committee to carry out the investigation Trump was evidently determined to keep the FBI from conducting.

Austria's chancellor says he expects early election in fall

It comes after months of disagreements between Mr Kern's Social Democrats and the People's Party on policy reform. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, who is widely expected to take over as leader of the conservative People's Party, has said he wants to hold a snap election, which Kern opposes.

Telefonica, other Spanish firms caught in ransomware attack

The operator said it had not impacted clients or services. A "massive" ransomware attack has paralysed work at various Spanish firms. "Seeing a large telco like Telefonica get hit is going to get everybody anxious". "And some of them may not be well prepared for such attacks", Camacho said. Allan Liska, senior solutions architect at security company Recorded Future said this ransomware first appeared on 31 March but the version that is rapidly spreading has some significant changes, ...

Worldwide concern after latest North Korea missile test

At the same time, the US Pacific Command said that it had detected and tracked the North Korean missile launch, but there was no confirmation that it was an intercontinental ballistic missile. China's foreign ministry has expressed opposition to North Korea's test-launch of a ballistic missile and called on all sides to exercise restraint.

'Cannot Imagine That Russia is Pleased': President Trump on DPRK's Missile Test

Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told reporters there is a possibility that it was a new type of ballistic missile, saying it flew Sunday for about 30 minutes and an altitude exceeding 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). Moon, unlike his conservative predecessors, advocates reconciliation with Pyongyang but warned Sunday that dialogue would be possible "only if the North changes its attitude".

N.Korea tests S.Korean leader's resolve with missile

The latest test was the North's first launch since a controversial U.S. missile defence system deployed in the South became operational on May 2. Yoon Young-chan, a spokesperson for Moon Jae-in, said that the South Korean president described it as a violation of the UN Security Council resolutions and said that it was "a severe challenge to the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the world".

CORRECTED: Venezuela hopes no country hinders China's 'fantastic' Silk Road initiative

Germany warned on Sunday it will not sign a joint statement at China's Belt and Road initiative if a pact doesn't include guarantees on free trade and fair competition, the nation's minister of economic affairs and energy said. "But today, these places are often associated with conflict, turbulence, crisis and have many challenges." said Xi. "I know the United States has been among those countries apparently most skeptical", said Paulson, who was in office in 2006-09.

North Korea reports on South`s Presidential Election

Chinese President Xi Jinping extended the invitation to the Belt and Road conference in Beijing during a telephone call on Thursday with new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's spokesman, Yoon Young-chan, told a briefing on Friday. During the 40-minute conversation, he also proposed sending a special delegation to Beijing that will "exclusively discuss the THAAD and the North's nuclear issues", Yoon said.

U.S. defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

Turkey considers the YPG an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "This is yet another victory by the SAC and the SDF, our most committed and capable ground force partners in the fight against ISIS", coalition spokesman U.S.

North Korea conducts its seventh ballistic missile test-launch of the year

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch in a quick doorstep interview with reporters. 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 U.S.

Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea

While South Korea, China and Japan all share worry about North Korea, ties between South Korea and China have been strained by South Korea's decision to install a US anti-missile system in defence against the North. Seoul and Beijing would discuss the timing of talks between high-level delegations, and Mr Xi has also invited Mr Moon on an official visit to China.

Bernie Sanders Laughs at Trump's Comment to Australian PM

The two leaders would also participate in an event held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of the Coral Sea, a major battle in which Americans and Australians fought together against Japanese naval forces. The measure has yet to come before the Senate. "But I have been delighted and honored to meet with each of them", said Turnbull. "We get along great".

Baton Rouge quarterback gunned down in 2nd shooting in 6 months

It was the second time in six months that Lee was shot, and also the second time he was an innocent bystander, according to reports. Lee was shot once in the head, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Sgt. "He led by example". Of course the McKinley family also. McKinley High School head coach Ken Hilton expressed that Bryant was a good kid. One of the characteristics coaches loved about him is that he was coachable.

Kremlin says America has emotional obsession with Russian Federation

The remarks were significant as the Trump presidency is battling accusations that his 2016 presidential campaign had links with Russia and that the Russians tried to influence the November polls that brought Trump to the White House. "The Russian Journalists' Union expresses solidarity with a colleague, photographer Aleksandr Shcherbak, who has become another target of attacks by CNN journalists and their charges of deceit and allegedly illegal publication of photographs of US President Donald ...

100 militants active in south Kashmir, ops on to neutralise

However no was injured in the attack. Locals said that helicopter were used to track down the militants. A cordon and search operation was launched soon after the attack. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable sustained bullet injury in his right hand while the other militant, who was carrying a weapon, escaped.

UK spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system -Fallon

In a statement Saturday, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, known as EC3, said the attack "is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex worldwide investigation to identify the culprits". Some experts said the threat had receded for now, in part because a British-based researcher, who declined to give his name, registered a domain that he noticed the malware was trying to connect to, and so limited the worm's spread.

BC election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance

Of course, the wild card in all of this is the riding of Courtenay-Comox. Horgan said he also looks forward to a final result by May 22, with 176,000 votes still to be counted. politics", Weaver told reporters Wednesday. Negative ads and attacks between the NDP and the Liberals over political fundraising laws that place no limits on corporate and union donations have also been a prime part of the political debate.

Trump and Putin discuss Syria and North Korea

The White House readout of the call said Trump and Putin agreed "suffering in Syria has gone on for far too long". US involvement escalated last month with missile strikes on an Assad regime airfield in retaliation for the government's deadly chemical weapon attack on Syrian civilians.

North Korea detains another USA citizen amid rising tensions, state media reports

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song, an employee of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained Saturday. A year later, another former U.S. president Jimmy Carter visited the North and won the release of American national Aijalon Mahli Gomes, sentenced to eight years of hard labour for illegally crossing into the North from China.

President Trump Jokes That He & Rosie O'Donnell 'Finally' Agree, Rosie Responds

Trump hosted Russia's US ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House on Wednesday. President Donald Trump issued a thinly veiled threat Friday to fired FBI Director James Comey, apparently suggesting there are possibly recorded conversations between the two men that could be leaked to counter the former FBI director if necessary.

New Silk Road initiative to defeat global terrorism, Erdoğan says

A clear indication of India's boycott came last night in an official statement that said India can not accept a project that violates its sovereignty and territorial integrity. A USA delegation was attending the meeting, led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to Trump and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council.

Many French voters yet to be convinced by Macron despite overwhelming victory

Mr Macron has said he is aiming to secure an absolute majority in the lower chamber through the June 11 and 18 elections. New members are flocking to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's party as it prepares for the elections to the National Assembly next month - starting with a change in its name.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in India on four-day visit

Abbas arrived with a delegation for his third state visit to India, where he will hold key talks on bilateral, regional and global issues, including the peace process in the restive Middle East, according to India s foreign ministry. Rashtrapatiji (the President) will host a banquet in honour of H.E. Mahmoud Abbas. Vice President Hamid Ansari and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also call on him.

Homicidal madman turns down invitation to White House

And so that set aside, I think the president recognizes the threat that he posed and is doing everything he can to isolate that threat and to make sure we bring stability to the region". Mr Trump's gesture was widely condemned over concerns about human rights abuses in the Philippines carried out under Mr Duterte's auspices. "It was not a distancing (of relations) but it was rather a rift between me and the (US) State Department and Mr Obama, who spoke openly against me", he said .

Global cyber attack slows but risk of more

The hackers used leaked tools from the National Security Agency to exploit the hole. The agency has not responded to requests for comment. Researchers with Czech Republic-based security software maker Avast said they had observed more than 126,000 ransomware infections, with 60 percent of infected computers located in Russian Federation, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan.

May Gets Election Boost As Tories Gain In Local Votes

By 1pm they had secured 30 council seats, just four short of gaining overall control, while the Labour group lagged behind on 15. As the counts began in Wales, the shadow Welsh secretary, Christina Rees, thanked Welsh Labour candidates and hinted at a hard night ahead, saying: "It always inspires me that even when times seem tough for Labour, they never fail to rise to the challenge with a passion and energy that no other party can match".

Global 'ransomware' attack slows; hackers hit hospitals for cash

Cyber security minister Dan Tehan has told Sky News there are reports of two other instances where this software may have been used. NHS systems were infected with a ransomware virus, which locked down machines and access to patient records, and demanded money to release them.

China pledges $124bn for new Silk Road

China has formalised the status of the controversial China Pakistan Economic Corridor as the "flagship programme" of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative even as President Xi Jinping on Sunday opened the first Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in Beijing pledging respect for territorial sovereignty.

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyber attack

Europol, the European Union's police agency, said the onslaught was at "an unprecedented level and will require a complex global investigation to identify the culprits". Shortly after that disclosure, Microsoft announced that it had already issued software "patches" for those holes. British media had reported previous year that most public health organizations were using an outdated version of Microsoft Windows that was not equipped with security updates.

Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Michael Flynn Documents

Committee chairman Republican Richard Burr had previously warned he would issue subpoenas for those who did not cooperate with the investigation. Page has already replied to the committee numerous times, saying he will not cooperate with their request until Senate investigators ask former President Barack Obama's administration for his communications, an allusion to Page's accusation that he was targeted by the Obama administration.

Moon warns North Korea over missile launch

The missile was sacked from the Kusong area north-west of the capital Pyongyang early on Sunday and flew about 700 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean military said. "All sides should exercise restraint and refrain from taking actions that would further escalate tensions in the region", a statement from China's Foreign Ministry.