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Author: 0 Syrian Kurdish forces say they will push on to IS capital

SDF deputy head Qahraman Hassan said his forces would receive " special weapons and armoured vehicles " to enter the city, after USA president Donald Trump changed United States policy to allow arms deliveries to the Syrian Kurdish component of the alliance - the People Protection Units, or YPG.

World Nepalese vote in first local elections in 20 years
Author: 0 Nepalese vote in first local elections in 20 years

Yadav thanked government, neighbouring countries, donor agencies, development agencies and media organisations for their continuous support and cooperation for the election. Local-level elections could not be held after 1997 largely as a result of the decade-long Maoist insurgency that claimed more than 16,000 lives. Local bodies remained ignored during the long transitional period even after the signing of a peace deal between the government and the Maoists in November 2006.

World Trump asks Russia to rein in Syrias Assad, Iran
Author: 0 Trump asks Russia to rein in Syrias Assad, Iran

The meetings were nevertheless somewhat overshadowed by the uproar in Washington over Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey - the man who was leading a probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. McMaster said Friday. Russian monitors reported eight ceasefire violations in Syria in the past day, while Turkish officers reported three violations during the day, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily news ...

Author: 0 Netanyahu: 'Palestinians Name Their Schools After Mass Murderers'

PA President Mahmoud Abbas's senior foreign policy adviser, Nabil Shaath, reportedly referred to the US request as "absurd" during an interview with Israel Radio . Mr. Abbas insisted that Palestinians were not preaching hatred. He told reporters that "so far we didn't talk about a mechanism, but the contacts between us and the Americans began and will continue".

Author: 0 Olympics: Emmanuel Macron vows full backing for Paris 2024 bid

The IOC will then hold a vote in Lima on September 13 to decide which city gets the games. "With financial and political stability and support, ready right now". The visit began on the day Emmanuel Macron, who has given his firm backing to the city's candidacy, was inaugurated as French president, succeeding Francois Hollande.

World Despite warnings on Flynn, Trump dismisses Russian collusion
Author: 0 Despite warnings on Flynn, Trump dismisses Russian collusion

On the morning of January 26, acting Attorney General Sally Yates called White House counsel Don McGahn with a matter so sensitive it couldn't be discussed by phone. She declined to discuss the nature of that conduct, but press reports indicated that Flynn and the ambassador talked about US sanctions against Russian Federation.

World Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president
Author: 0 Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

Macron arrived at the Elysee palace on Sunday and walked down a red carpet. The couple will now live at the Elysee palace. Further underscoring a commitment to France's military and peacekeeping role in the Middle East and Africa, he visited wounded service personnel in the military hospital.

Author: 0 North Korea Missile Launch A Challenge To South's New Leader

Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be a new type. North Korea's past satellite rocket launches have been called clandestine tests of ICBM technology, but it is not believed to have tested a true intercontinental ballistic missile yet.

Author: 0 US institutions "under assault': Ex National Intelligence head"

When asked to clarify if the internal assault came from the president directly, the former spy chief added: "Exactly". Trump was also reportedly upset with the length and scope of the FBI's investigation into his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation - which in Trump's estimation is a "made-up story".

Author: 0 Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer

They added that the Palestinian was gunned down and left to bleed to death, adding that Israeli paramedics only provided medical assistance to the policeman. Jordan and Egypt are the only two Arab countries to have peace agreements with the Jewish state. A wave of Palestinian stabbing, shooting, and car-ramming attacks claimed the lives of 41 Israelis, two USA nationals, and a British tourist since mid-September 2015.

Author: 0 Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer, shot dead

Two people coming from the direction of the Western Wall tried to help the policeman repel the stabber. The officer, said to be in his 30s, was walking inside the Old City near Lions' Gate on Saturday (13 May) when the man attacked. "Most certainly Israel's view on whether Israel views it as being helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction", Tillerson added. The Egyptian minister said there was momentum at this stage to push the peace process forward and revive peace talks in ...

Author: 0 Israeli police: Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

On Friday, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian youth and wounded more than 10 others during clashes in the occupied West Bank. Momani also confirmed the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs is following-up on the murderous incident via the Jordanian Embassy in Tel Aviv, to uncover the details and circumstances of the murder.

Author: 0 Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin 'agree to work together on North Korea'

President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, chatted Tuesday, discussing some of the biggest challenges facing the world in 2017-including the Syrian civil war and the ongoing crisis with North Korea's weapons program, according to the White House.

World Vote splitting fears not realized in election
Author: 0 Vote splitting fears not realized in election

Horgan sought to portray Clark as out of touch with regular British Columbians who feel the economy is not working for them, while Weaver cast the Greens as political outsiders. "We are waiting for the outcome of the results from the British Columbia election, and we will work with whatever - whichever - whoever forms government, and our priority is getting it right when it comes to the environment and the economy".

World Central Intelligence Agency plotted to kill Kim Jong-un, claims North Korea
Author: 0 Central Intelligence Agency plotted to kill Kim Jong-un, claims North Korea

The Kim regime has been testing ballistic missiles in recent days, while the USA began installing a defense system in South Korea that would ideally destroy missiles launched from the North before they hit their intended target. The U.S. military has said Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo visited South Korea this week and met the NIS chief for discussions. " They told him that assassination by use of biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous ...

World French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead
Author: 0 French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

On Wednesday, Macron turned down former socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls, saying he did not fit the "criteria" as his plans were not to "recycle" politicians. The rest will be defectors from the Socialists and right-wing Republicans and members of Mr Macron's movement and the allied centrist Modem party. En Marche will announce its candidates for the legislative elections on Thursday.

Author: 0 Tillerson arrives in Alaska for Arctic meeting

Adding pressure on Mr Trump, scientists from the U.S. and other Arctic nations issued a report ahead of the meeting warning that the warming could lead to trillions of dollars worth of damage to buildings, roads and other infrastructure this century.

Author: 0 Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

China has vigorously opposed the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it threatens Chinese security and will do nothing to resolve tensions with North Korea. The US is the South's security guarantor and has 28,500 troops stationed in the country, but Seoul was startled when Trump suggested it should pay for the $1 billion THAAD system.

Author: 0 US Crude Oil Stockpiles Post Big Drawdown

Brent was 69 cents higher, or 1.4 percent, at $50.91 a barrel by 12:07 p.m. EDT (1607 GMT) after hitting a high of $51.16. In a report on Thursday OPEC announced group production was down in April. US light crude oil was $1.81 higher at $47.69 a barrel. Production from outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will increase by 950,000 barrels a day this year, OPEC said in a report, revising its forecast up by about 370,000.

Author: 0 BC has first minority government in 65 years

Lindsay Meredith, part of SFU's Beedie School of Business and an expert in political strategy and marketing, called Green party leader Andrew Weaver the "king maker" should the current 43-41-3 seat ratio stand, between the Liberals, NDP and Greens, respectively.

Author: 0 Moon rises: New South Korean president raises hopes of regional peace

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the early morning launch but had few other details, including what type of ballistic missile was sacked. US officials have confirmed the launch and stated that they are still assessing whether the missile launch by Kim Jong-un was successful or not. Kim's regime has sought to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Author: 0 Iraq, US in talks to keep American troop presence after IS

The spokesperson for the US-led Global Coalition Colonel Dorrian told Rudaw on Friday that "this new avenue of advance is the beginning of the end of ISIS in Mosul", as he made reference to the frontline opened northwest of Mosul by Iraqi forces a day before.

World Trump invites new South Korean leader to US
Author: 0 Trump invites new South Korean leader to US

Moon, whose victory capped one of the most turbulent political stretches in the nation's recent history and set up its first liberal rule in a decade, assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the National Election Commission finished counting and declared him victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye.

Author: 0 North Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

USA officials have expressed concern that Moon's advocacy of engagement with North Korea could undercut US efforts to increase pressure through further isolation and sanctions. Security Council resolutions. For example, Moon has indicated his interest in reopening the now shuttered Kaesong Industrial Complex, but Terry said Trump is likely to press his South Korean counterpart to keep it closed.