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Good chance for Middle East peace deal

The deal would not just be about a peaceful, two-state solution, but also about solving the issue of refugees and prisoners "according to worldwide law". Trump noted that he and Abbas have spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as other Israeli and Palestinian leaders about moving forward with the peace process, " which hopefully will lead to peace over the course of my life... [Full Article...]

Putin and Trump to meet in Hamburg in July

American President Donald trump is very positively described the meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House. All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russian Federation and the USA election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare Oval Office meeting with Vladi... [Full Article...]

Turkish official: US arming Kurds 'unacceptable'

Turkish official: US arming Kurds 'unacceptable' However, the Syrian Kurdish group labelled a terror organisation by Turkey hailed the U.S. decision to arm it with heavy weapons to fight IS. Turkish media are quoting Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli as saying the USA decision to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters viewed as terrorists by Turkey is " unacceptable ". [Full Article...]

Removal of 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans to begin

City officials had refused to give advance public notice of the work because of threats of violence against contractors and workers involved in the effort. Critics of the monuments say they foster racism by celebrating leaders of the pro-slavery South during the US Civil War. As the statue was lifted shortly after 5 a.m. [Full Article...]

Pentagon wants more troops for Afghanistan

Pentagon wants more troops for Afghanistan President Donald Trump's top military advisors have put forth a plan to boost USA troop numbers in Afghanistan by 3,000 to 5,000, the Washington Post reported late Monday. The plan, which includes an increase in USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops, would be part of an effort to bring the Taliban back to the negotiating table with the Afghan government. [Full Article...]

Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics

Niece of France's Le Pen held as rising star quits politics Marion was quoted by Le Parisien as saying she made a "personal choice" to "change her life" and live privately. " The National Front. must deeply renew itself in order to rise to the historic opportunity and meet the French people's expectations ", Le Pen said in a brief address to her supporters shortly after the first projections of the presidential elections' results were released. [Full Article...]

Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park

Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park The mother, Jennifer White, caught the incident on camera . Her mother says her little girl now has fourteen stitches. The younger one reaches through the fence, and then the kangaroo reaches its head and arms through the fence, grabs Cheyenne by her hair, and appears to bite her head. [Full Article...]

Rice: Trump Admin 'Doing as Well as Anybody Could' on North Korea

RICE: I think it was personal. Rice also weighed in on warnings that Obama administration officials, including from the former president himself, gave Trump about his former advisor, Michael Flynn, and Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. "He is the president of the United States and every American should respect the decision of our democracy ", Rice said. She praised H.R. McMaster, Flynn's repl... [Full Article...]

China April exports, imports rise less than expected

China April exports, imports rise less than expected But economists question how much further Chinese exports can expand given evidence of weaker demand in developed countries. While the April trade growth fell short of expectations, customs data reflected improved trade structure. Buying by China, which overtook the US during the first quarter as the world's biggest importer, averaged 8.4 million barrels a day in April, down 8.8 percent from a re... [Full Article...]

Refugee family name baby after Justin Trudeau in thanks to Canada

Refugee family name baby after Justin Trudeau in thanks to Canada Afraa and Muhammad Bilan arrived in Canada in February past year, they were starting a new life in a completely new country. "My husband says 'How about if we name the boy Justin-Trudeau, like him, '" Hammoud told CBC . Speaking about what it is like resettling in Canada, Afraa told the BBC : "Canada is much more safe - there's no war, nothing". Justin Trudeau now has an adorable miniature n... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Syrian rebels start evacuating Damascus district

Hundreds of Syrian rebels start evacuating Damascus district The evacuation from Barzeh will be carried out in batches and will be completed on Thursday. Over the past months, tens of thousands of people living in besieged areas around Damascus , Homs, and Aleppo — Syria's largest city — have surrendered after prolonged sieges in exchange for safe relocation to opposition-held areas elsewhere in the country. [Full Article...]

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in U.S. special forces raid

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in U.S. special forces raid USA and Afghan special forces, backed by drone strikes and other air support, have waged a series of operations against IS-K since March, killing dozens of their fighters, mainly in Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan, according to the newswire. [Full Article...]

DMRC likely to hike ticket fares for Delhi Metro from Wednesday

DMRC likely to hike ticket fares for Delhi Metro from Wednesday Last year, the Fare Fixation Committee of Delhi Metro submitted its report and recommended the lowest fares to be increased to Rs 10 from Rs 8 now, and the maximum fare to Rs 50 from Rs 30 at present. "This discount will be given to those who exit from Metro system during off-peak hours - (6 am to 8 am, 12 pm to 5 pm, and from 9 pm to closing of service) to avoid overcrowding during peak hours", D... [Full Article...]

French campaign revs up with rival rallies, May Day marches

French campaign revs up with rival rallies, May Day marches Le Pen, who hopes to mimic President Donald Trump's populist electoral victory, compared Macron to Hillary Clinton. Mr Macron said, despite Marine Le Pen's efforts to distance herself from her father's anti-Semitism, "the roots are there, and they are very much alive". [Full Article...]

Le Pen tries to court French environmentalists

He visited Paris's Holocaust memorial. Her stance is at odds with former president Jacques Chirac and current premier Francois Hollande, who have both apologized for the role played by French police in the rounding up of 13,000 Jews at the Vel d'Hiv cycling track in Paris , ordered by the Nazis in July 1942. [Full Article...]

US Commerce chief says Canadian trade threats 'inappropriate'

US Commerce chief says Canadian trade threats 'inappropriate' US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross yesterday said that threats of retaliatory trade actions from Canadian officials "are inappropriate" and will not influence final US import duty determinations on Canadian softwood lumber. In a statement today, Clark says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to seriously review her request, which she made after the United States slapped new duties on softwoo... [Full Article...]

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day World Press Freedom Day is also set aside to encourage journalists to have the right to work free from threat of violence and to contribute to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights. Journalists are not only a symbol of freedom of expression but also a symbol of the extent to which a society tolerates or promotes freedom of expression. [Full Article...]

Killed as Turkey Targets Kurdish Fighters in Iraq, Syria

Killed as Turkey Targets Kurdish Fighters in Iraq, Syria US-backed Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria have condemned Turkish strikes on allied forces, calling for a no-fly zone to be established. The YPG meanwhile asked the USA -led coalition battling IS to provide air cover over northern Syria , to protect them from Turkish and Syrian government air raids. [Full Article...]

Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37

Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP ) - Students battled tear gas-throwing police officers in demonstrations across Venezuela's capital Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives. According to reports, at least one person who was stuck under the armored truck is critically injured . The opposition won the last election, for the National Assembly, by a l... [Full Article...]

Trump urges United Nations to 'solve the problem' of North Korea's weapons program

Trump urges United Nations to 'solve the problem' of North Korea's weapons program It's also moving military assets to the region - including the USS Carl Vinson Navy strike group, though there was some confusion about the timetable, and one of its most powerful submarines - in what analysts say is a show of force. The government also states it will be impossible to determine what type of missile the rogue state has launched until it has struck, with the threat of nuclear or c... [Full Article...]


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