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Kurdish-Led SDF Closing In On IS-Held Raqqa, Groups Report

Turkey insists that the YPG is the Syrian branch of the PKK, which has waged war against the Turkish state since 1984. A decision to directly arm the YPG was made by President Barack Obama before he left office, according to Colin Kahl, a former top national security aide to Vice President Joe Biden. Read More »

North Korea hails 'defence science warriors' in grand parade


U.S. President Donald Trump said he supports peaceful engagement on the Korean peninsula but dialogue with North Korea would only take place under certain conditions. But he did not shy away from the potential consequences of the continued escalation of rhetoric and testing emanating from North Korea. China's foreign ministry didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

President Trump calls for unity against terrorism


Trump spoke about the devastation that violent extremists have unleashed across the Middle East, but made clear that he believes it's up to leaders of those countries to act to contain the problem. Introducing Mr Trump, Saudi King Salman described their mutual foe Iran as the source of terrorism they must confront together. "Terrorism has spread all across the world". Read More »

Trump administration launches NAFTA renegotiation process


Trump's newly confirmed trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, told reporters on a conference call that NAFTA has been successful for USA agriculture, investment services and the energy sector, but not for manufacturing. Exports and imports between the three countries have boomed since NAFTA became law in 1994. Nowhere is the importance of trade stronger than right here in North America. Read More »

Security Experts Are Ready For Second Wave Of Ransomware Attack


It seized the computers of a lot of countries and took the systems as a hostage. The hackers behind WannaCry only accept ransom paid via BitCoin, a digital currency that ensures that the transaction can not be traced. "McAfee has subsequently provided DAT (that contain data in text or binary format) updates to all its customers and provided them and the public further analysis on the attacks", Ian Yip, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, McAfee, told IANS. Read More »

Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

In his speech attended by dozens of Arab and Islamic leaders, he toned down the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric he had employed during the presidential campaign a year ago in favor of trying to gain cooperation against Islamist militants. He said "Crooked Hillary" should return a $25 million donation to her foundation from the Saudis, but accepted a $100 million donation to his daughter's foundation from the very same donors. Read More »

This WannaCry fix may save you if you haven't restarted your computer


He adds the tool takes advantage of the shortcoming in Windows XP. Note: This fix only works for Windows XP users, it won't work if you're using a different version of Windows. Rumor has it that Microsoft had a patch ready but held it back because it wanted customers to pay up for technical support. These emails contained an encrypted, compressed file that penetrated target systems upon loading. Read More »

Trump to test waters for achieving Middle East peace

President Trump also said that on his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, King Salman, the nation's leader, would "love to see peace between Israel and the Palestinians". Trump's presidency has received widespread negative coverage in the USA and global media, not least over his firing of FBI director James Comey and amid an investigation into ties between his administration and Russian Federation. Read More »

Protesters briefly block a Tulsa road

Shelby maintained Crutcher did not listen to her commands to get on his knees; she said she shot him out of fear for her safety. Crutcher's father says he believes that Officer Shelby got away with murder. Crutcher's family and supporters complained after the defense rested that their relative and his past transgressions were being put on trial, not Shelby. Read More »

Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia


Trump says alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that people have had "enough of the bloodshed and the killing". "The holiest site is at the top of Temple Mount, not at the Wailing Wall". A Palestinian tried to stab Israeli police in the occupied West Bank today and was shot dead, Israeli authorities said as US President Donald Trump visited Jerusalem . Read More »

White House: Trump interviewing 4 Federal Bureau of Investigation candidates


The newspaper cites the White House's official written account of the Oval Office meeting. Democrats said Trump should pick someone form the law enforcement community, not someone who has spent his life running for political office. Supreme Court seat. But if he doesn't, it's the ideal coda to Lieberman's political career that he proved so eager and successful at sucking up to Trump. Read More »

Spurs list Kawhi, Lee as doubtful for Game 4 on Monday night


Durant was able to be so dominant in the third quarter because he was playing with teammates - including a two-time MVP - who repeatedly went out of their way to put the ball in his hands. Manu Ginobili performed valiantly in defeat, turning back the clock once again for 21 points in 18 minutes off the bench, but that was as good as it got for the Spurs . Read More »

Tight security for Trump's visit to Israel, Palestine

He said: "Never before has the first foreign trip of a president of the United States included a visit to Israel". Israel also has expressed concern about the $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia that Trump announced Saturday in Riyadh. Read More »

WannaCry's Victims Were Overwhelmingly Using Windows 7

WannaCry locks the data on a computer system and leaves the user with two files: instructions on what to do and the Wanna Decryptor program. The ransomware is very infectious, with more than 300,000 computers worldwide in 150 countries believed to have been hit - about half of which are in Russian Federation or China. Read More »

White House to hold off on naming FBI director

Mr McCabe was tapped to become acting director after Mr Trump dismissed Mr Comey on May 9. On May 10, we have since learned, Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials in a meeting at the White House. Clarification: This story has been updated to clarify the question Trump was asked about Lieberman. The real Joe Lieberman may get another chance to stand up. Read More »

President Xi: China to Host 2nd Belt & Road Forum in 2019


The Russian president also said the proposal was timely and important because the plan looks to create "a zone for economic development and mutually beneficial trade between Asia and Europe". Kayonga said the belt and road initiative the vision of Africa's Agenda 2063, which aims to integrate the continent and to develop sustainable economies. Read More »

BC Greens gain two more seats in 2017 provincial election


It's the first time since the early 1950s that B.C. has voted in a minority government. "Tonight is the beginning of something very different". "Voters really hate having the plug pulled very soon after an election and have to go back to the polls", she said. Read More »

Johann Zarco a pris une nouvelle dimension


Malgré tout, Valentino Rossi reste en tête mais avec deux petits points d'avance sur son coéquipier ( Maverick Vinales ), Marc Marquez pointe lui à 4 points et Dani Pedrosa à 10 points. "C'était génial. J'ai eu dans l'esprit un salto, mais je voulais vraiment le réserver à la victoire, donc ça m'obligera à continuer de pousser à la limite pour continuer de grandir", sourit Johann Zarco . Read More »

Avec Trump, premier vol direct entre l'Arabie et Israël


Car lui qui était craint par les Palestiniens est désormais aussi de moins en moins apprécié par les Israéliens, souligne notre correspondant à Jérusalem, Guilhem Delteil. Il s'est ensuite adressé directement au président américain: " Monsieur le président, le monde a besoin d'Etats-Unis forts, le Moyen-Orient a besoin d'Etats-Unis forts, Israël a besoin d'Etats-Unis forts, mais sachez aussi que les Etats-Unis ont besoin d'un Israël fort! "Je pense que cela crée une dynamique différente". Read More »

China pledges $122 billion for OBOR


India, however, was conspicuous by its absence. "Our position is clear that we have always welcomed India to participate in the Belt and Road initiative". Xi said China will work with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the BRICS New Development Bank, the World Bank and other multilateral institutions to support Belt and Road projects . Read More »

Chances of Trump impeachment are low, says Nomura

Green was one of a handful of Democrats who have mulled over officially invoking the "i" word. But most Democrats are exercising what appears to be genuine caution around something so momentous. Since Republicans control both chambers, impeachment could only proceed if a large number of Republicans conclude that the continuation of the Trump presidency would be ruinous for the party. Read More »

Top Philippine judge calls for fresh arbitration case over China 'threat'

The Chinese foreign ministry first made the announcement that a framework agreement had been reached by consensus following a meeting between then eleven parties in the Chinese city of Guiyang. China claims ownership of almost all of the South China Sea , believed to be the source of vast oil and gas deposits, despite partial counterclaims from Taiwan and several ASEAN members. Read More »

President Trump Prepares to Visit Israel

Kushner and Greenblatt were to accompany Trump on his two-day visit, set to begin Monday and include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. White House advisers have downplayed the prospects of a breakthrough on the jumpstarting the Middle East peace process during the president's trip. Former US President Jimmy Carter has some words of advice for President Donald Trump as the incumbent embarks on his first overseas ... Read More »

Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions - Seoul


North Korea claims the missile is a new medium-long range ballistic rocket capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead. Haley said the worldwide community wants to be able to support North Korea , but as long as it continues trying to grow its nuclear programme with missile tests, North Korea would remain an "island". Read More »

Battle lines drawn in Israel embassy move

Palestinian officials believe Trump's visit will do little to resolve the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict because Tel Aviv "is more radical than ever before and will not be responsive to any initiative". Reuters photographers then took pictures of the same sites as they are today. Nevertheless, the Palestinian Authority claims the Temple Mount, where the Western Wall is located, and that Jerusalem is the capital of the nascent Palestinian state. Read More »

Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press


He told the leaders of Muslim-majority countries in Riyadh: "Every nation has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no quarter on their soil". Many were wondering how Trump's first overseas speech as president would go. In March, Saudi Arabia's King Salman toured Asia and his delegation signed similar agreements worth tens of billions of dollars there, including deals worth as much as $65 billion in China. Read More »

Rep. Al Green Officially Calls on Congress to Impeach President Trump

For that reason, members of Congress are impatiently waiting for Comey to accept their invitation to testify before them , and give his version of events for the first time . we are talking about a president who fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was investigating the president for his connections to Russian involvement in the president's election". Read More »

Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift


Both the Liberal Democrats (6.8%) and the Greens (4.1%) were even further behind. The party has a list of seven Scottish seats in hoped to win based on council results. Following the local elections which saw the SNP come out as the largest party across Scotland's local authorities, the SNP leader warned Prime Minister Theresa May that her flirtation with Ukip voters in England to pursue a hard negotiating stance with the European Union will result in the "sacrifice of thousands of ... Read More »

"They might not have a team for the Ashes": Warner


This summer's Ashes series could see Australia without their top players after vice-captain David Warner declared that the team is prepared to forego the same and turn to domestic Twenty20 tournaments to make up financial losses if pushed out of contract after June 30 - when Cricket Australia has threatened to stop payments. Read More »

I Didn't Want To Know Arsenal Score Before Half-Time - Jurgen Klopp


If the club to miss out were Liverpool , whose Champions League campaigns have been few and far between in recent years, it would have made the battle to sign top players this summer all the more hard. "That showed what we can do". When he was in full flow, Anfield felt like it did 20 years ago and that's what I want to feel again. "It has been a hard season and the bottom line is that we have not scored enough goals or won enough games". Read More »

Kurdish-led forces say will advance on Raqqa


The important thing, he said, is that they present a "united front" against terrorism. On Tuesday, May 9, the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman Dana White said that yesterday, US President Donald Trump had authorized the Pentagon to equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces as necessary to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqqa. Read More »