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Iran says dialogue, peaceful means key to solving Syria issue

Following Iran's decision to hold on to diplomacy in the recent presidential election , President Donald Trump vowed to work with Saudi Arabia to undermine the nation. Suzanne Maloney, a State Department policy planning official under President Ge...

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discussions with Mr Trump had been "intensive". The top issues of the two-day meeting Friday and Saturday are climate change, security, trade and immigration - and the differences between the leaders are sub...

23-year-old man arrested in relation to Manchester concert attack

Within half an hour of the incident unfolding reports from the scene showed staff returning to the shopping centre. Police gave the news moments after confirming another man had been arrested in connection to the concert attack . Great Manchest...

Ariana Grande "offers to pay for victims' funerals" after Manchester Arena attack

In addition to those killed in the concert attack, Manchester officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack, including those who traveled to hospitals on their own. United Kingdom has raised the threat lev...

Trump meets pope: 'Honor of lifetime'

The two feuded publicly over Trump's immigration policy during the campaign. While President Trump flashed a wide grin, the Pope offered only a modest smile - his demeanor, business-like. Part of Mr Trump's motivation for meeting the pope was t...

ICJ snubs Pak, stays Jadhav execution till final verdict

Baglay said Jadhav's mother had sent a petition and appeal through Indian courts against a Pakistan military court's order to hang Jadhav and hoped Islamabad to give him consular access anytime now. Jadhav was arrested in the restive southweste...

Pakistan presses ICJ for early hearing of Kulbhushan Jadhav case

The ICJ has asked Pakistan not execute Jadhav pending final proceedings after India approached it demanding immediate suspension of the death sentence given to Jadhav. Responding to reports of Pakistan's alleged move to seek redressal on the Kashmir ...

Mishra accuses AAP of spreading lies over attack

Kapil Mishra had also alleged that Arvind Kejriwal and his advisors are trying to protect Sheila Dikshit in tanker scam. "Ankit Bharadwaj is the executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha". He also wrote an open letter to Kejriwal. Mish...

Big game hunter crushed by elephant

The world renowned hunting guide was leading a group of hunters in Zimbabwe when they came across a herd of elephants, News 24 reported. A fellow hunter shot her and she collapsed on top of Mr Botha, killing him, South African website News24 ...

Andre Dirrell's uncle Leon Lawson Jr punches opponent Jose Uzcategui after win

Match referee Bill Clancy had apparently already warned Uzcategui for late punches, though, leaving him no choice but to give the title to Dirrell by disqualification. "But he loves me". It is understood police in the area are still looking for Law...

U.S. launches NAFTA 90-day renegotiation countdown

We have been from day one", Freeland said . Trump late in April had considered a full withdrawal from NAFTA , but was persuaded by senior officials in his administration to pursue negotiations instead. -Canada trade tensions have escalated. Trump...

President Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Low in Yet Another Poll

Reuters reports that the rise in disapproval among the president's base seems to be the reason his numbers are now at their lowest point. Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration, and it shows with every new skit they produce.

Election Commission's EVM challenge on June 3

The event will see the Election Commission exhibiting a four-minute short film on the features of its EVMs. The Election Commission of India ECI will hold a live demonstration of EVMs and VVPATs in Delhi today. In 2009, the Commission had held ...

Trump pick for FBI director coming 'soon,' president says

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday , May 18, 2017. Jason Chaffetz declared on Twitter that he had trouble finding Com...

US makes proposal to Russia for managing Syria battlefield

A campaign to seize Mosul in Iraq has been mired in street-by-street fighting and a long-promised push to take Raqqa in Syria has yet to begin. This directive essentially gives battlefield commanders more authority to make decisions in the field wi...

Why North Korea's latest missile test is a huge step forward

A "large-size heavy nuclear warhead" can fit on the Hwasong-12 missile launched near the city of Kusong in western North Korea , the state-run KCNA new service said . According to previous Security Council resolutions, the DPRK is banned from cond...

Merkel's party wins election in rivals' German heartland

Schulz saw his center-left Social Democrats slump to its third state election defeat this year in North Rhine-Westphalia - his home state and a traditional stronghold. But defeats in two other state elections since then had already punctured the part...

Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

In a statement, the White House denied the version of events in the memo saying Mr Trump has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn. When he was still FBI director, Comey conf...

DA in Vegas to air probe of man's death in police restraint

Tashii Brown, 40, approached police in the The Venetian hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip claiming that people were chasing him before starting to act "erratic", according to the official police account. Police used a stun gun to subdue a man ...

A commencement speech by a Republican senator from Texas has been canceled

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham , also a member of the Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that selecting an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to lead the agency would allow the nation to reset, and dismissed Cornyn and another candidate, former Rep...

Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

The Pentagon "grew tired of denying reports it was already arming the YPG", former Obama administration official Fred Hof recently told Alex Ward at Vox in an interview. Washington is trying to provide Turkey assurances. "We have sent a del...

Willing to turn OBOR into path for peace: Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping said the Belt and Road should be built into a road for peace, as the pursuit of the initiative requires a peaceful and stable environment. Other leaders at the gathering included Premier Paolo Gentiloni of Italy and President Mic...

Donald Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: 'We will get it done'

President Donald Trump confidently predicted that a lasting Middle East peace agreement was within grasp Wednesday, as he hosted Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at the White House . As Abbas and Trump met, several thousand Palestinians attended a ...

Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says

The American media, however, never caught a glimpse of either Russian inside the White House. The administration said Trump made clear the need for Russian Federation to "rein in" the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, an ally of Russian Fe...

SNP win the Scottish council elections

Miss Davidson's party scooped 276 council seats and pushed Labour, with 14 fewer, into third place overall, while the SNP remained Scotland's largest party, taking home 431 seats. Sturgeon has explicitly ruled out doing any deals with the Tories, eve...

Mayawati demanded Rs 50 crore, alleges Naseemuddin Siddiqui after expulsion

Mr Siddiqui, she added, would later threaten them with expulsion and blackmail them. IE quoted him as saying: "When Mayawati was contesting the assembly election from Bilsi of Badaun in 1996, she made me her election in-charge". Speaking at a press c...

Death toll in Pakistan bomb attack at 25

The town of Mastung where Haideri was targeted is a stronghold of the violent radical Sunni group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which has openly supported the Islamic State group. President Mamnoon Hussain also condemned the attack and expressed the state's re...

European Commission lifts Eurozone growth forecast

President Donald Trump. But the commission warned in its statement that the "uncertainty surrounding the economic outlook remains elevated". Italy's economy is set to continue expanding by 0.9% in 2017 and 1.1% in 2018, driven by stronger exter...

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Seeks To Join Emmanuel Macron's Revolution

Valls told RTL radio that France's Socialist party "is dead and behind us" and said he wants to join up with President-elect Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move. Mr Macron has said the defectors can keep their existing party membership and sti...

North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

The four American citizens held in the North also include college student Otto Warmbier and Korean-American pastor Kim Dong-Chul, who received lengthy jail terms for "crimes against the state" and spying, respectively. Kim Hak Song worked at Pyongyan...

How exit poll works in South Korean president election

Daniel Pinkston, an worldwide relations expert at Seoul's Troy University, said Moon's policy toward the North reflected "a strong public desire for a reduction in tensions and animosity between the two Koreas". Mr Hong said the election was a "w...

Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

The changes were made at the behest of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been at odds with the USA and Europe over his extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users, as well as reluctance to provoke China over disputed terri...

Celebration galore in Chibok, Maidugiri over release of 82 girls

For more than two years after the kidnapping there was no sign of the missing girls but the discovery of one of them with a baby in May last year fuelled hope. The presidency announced late on Saturday that months of talks with the jihadists had "yie...

Oil Investors Cut Their Bets on Higher Oil Prices

The price for July futures of Brent crude oil has increased by 0.81 percent to $49.50 per barrel as of 06:23 (GMT +4). While U.S. shale output growth and the shutdown of refineries for maintenance have slowed the impact of cuts by OPEC and its pa...

Modi alone can pull Kashmir out of quagmire: Mehbooba Mufti

Whatever he decides, the nation will support him. "The Modi government has already clarified before the Supreme Court that it would not hold any talks unless the violence stops in Jammu and Kashmir", he told reporters, adding that the government ...

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S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with United States before April

The simple Sino-Russian proposal, firmly rejected by Washington, seeks a simultaneous suspension of both nuclear tests by Pyongyang and the large-scale military exercises by Wa...

McConnell: Trump Should Back Romney for Senate

Those close to Romney say as senator he is less interested in direct combat with President Donald Trump than he once was and more interested in promoting Utah - though the ma...

Political experts rate Donald Trump worst president in United States history

He has a ways to go to catch Abe Lincoln, however, who finished at No. 1. In the ranking of the most successful American leaders, U.S. President Donald trump took the last plac...

Israeli Army Fires at Gaza Target After Device Explodes Near Border

These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Saturday's incident comes...

Auburn vs SC basketball

Auburn sophomore forward Anfernee McLemore will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious injury to his left leg during Saturday's loss against SC . Freshman forward...

'Oxfam's next actions will be critical' says MP

Oxfam has said it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled ove...

Ramaphosa to outline anti-corruption plans in SONA

FILE: Ramaphosa is congratulated by members of opposition parties. Ramaphosa thanked South Africans for their "patience and forbearance" in allowing the governing African Nat...

Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Run

Romney is the former governor of MA and was the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. Orrin Hatch considered retirement, speculation grew that Romney - who re...

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

He said he was confident the sides would eventually get to the negotiating table, but if Kim wanted to talk "he's got to tell me he wants to talk". His administration's 2019 bu...

USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

Non-governmental organisations on Monday pledged $330mn but the main commitments are expected to be made by about 70 countries on the final day of the conference today. Araji said ...

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NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

In addition to the bombs in Manhattan, Rahimi was accused of planting a bomb on the route of a charity running race in New Jersey, which exploded without injuring anyone, and shoot...

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

NEC will finalise Zuma transition on Monday- Ramaphosa

On Sunday, the ANC marked the commemoration of Mandela from prison in Cape Town. It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of ...

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has paid tribute to Barlow on Twitter, writing: "This life is fleeting, as we all know - the Muse we serve is not". "With a broken heart I have to...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Will Pay for Funeral of Edwin Jackson

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Under Congress' arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending "caps" - which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies ess...