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Author: 0 China's Belt and Road investments since 2013 total $60 billion - state planner

That would amount to $600 billion to $800 billion in total, Ning said, adding "this will be a big driving force for a steady recovery in the global economy and free trade and investment". Already, there is much discussion of Chinese foreign policy failures and economic losses in places such as North Korea, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, said Cheng, the Hong Kong scholar.

Author: 0 Hamas elects Ismail Haniya as new political chief

Haniyeh succeeds Khaled Mashaal, who had headed the terror group in exile since 2004. That prompted direct Israeli reaction in the form of lethal airstrikes on Gaza , and the assassination of political and military leaders of Hamas, including its founder Ahmad Yassin.

Global Media 'Abusive' Pak man seeks meet with wife
Author: 0 'Abusive' Pak man seeks meet with wife

However, the Indian diplomat clarified that he did not attempt to take any picture, and requested the officials to return his mobile phone. He said that he has Uzma's WhatsApp messages where she suggested him not to disclose about his first marriage while talking to her brother.

Author: 0 New Caucus Hoping Trump Announces Embassy Move on Israel Trip

In the 2008 proposal, Olmert offered a near-complete Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and also suggested placing Jerusalem's Old City under worldwide control. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has previously challenged the legitimacy of Palestinian demands for a state and dropped his country's commitment to a two-state solution.

Global Media Pakistani police: 15 killed in bombing that wounded lawmaker
Author: 0 Pakistani police: 15 killed in bombing that wounded lawmaker

At least 21 people were killed in the attack, The News daily quoted its sources as saying. Later, senior police officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed that 15 people were killed in the attack and another 35 were wounded. According to media reports, bodies were still lying and security forces were trying to ascertain whether the attack was a suicide bombing. Haider's extremist and pro-Taliban Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party is headed by Fazlur Rehman who is known for his anti-U.S.

Global Media USA expected to announce no charges in Louisiana black man's shooting
Author: 0 USA expected to announce no charges in Louisiana black man's shooting

Sterling's family said the father of five was minding his own business and did not deserve to die. Therefore, this matter now needs to be investigated for possible state criminal violations. "Once LSP and our assigned prosecutor have reviewed the materials generated by the federal governments civil rights investigations and have conducted any further investigation necessary - my office will meet with them to review their findings, evaluate the evidence, and make the appropriate prosecutorial ...

Global Media Trump calls Kim Jong Un a 'pretty smart cookie'
Author: 0 Trump calls Kim Jong Un a 'pretty smart cookie'

Asked about the failure of the recent missile tests, he said: 'Perhaps they're just not very good missiles. China's foreign minister wouldn't discuss further sanctions against North Korea Friday, urging the stop its military exercises in the region.

Global Media Philippines Says Trump Recognizes 'Great Job' Duterte Is Doing
Author: 0 Philippines Says Trump Recognizes 'Great Job' Duterte Is Doing

The North Korea crisis was also raised. Three Chinese warships concluded a three-day visit to the Philippine port city of Davao on Monday in an attempt to strengthen the bilateral defense relations despite both being embroiled in the territorial disputes over sovereignty issue in the South China Sea.

Global Media Syrian Opposition Captures Most of Tabqa from Daesh
Author: 0 Syrian Opposition Captures Most of Tabqa from Daesh

A USA official told Reuters that the United States was looking to boost intelligence cooperation with Turkey to support its fight against the PKK. The decision infuriated Turkey, a fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, which regards the YPG as the Syrian arm of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that has waged a deadly insurgency inside Turkey since 1984.

Global Media Paris police burned as May Day protests turn ugly
Author: 0 Paris police burned as May Day protests turn ugly

The bitterly contested election has polarized France, exposing some of the same sense of anger with globalization and political elites that brought Donald Trump to presidential power in the United States, and caused Britons to vote for a divorce from the EU.

Global Media Trump awaits highest level face-to-face contact with Russia
Author: 0 Trump awaits highest level face-to-face contact with Russia

Sessions had been asked directly during his confirmation if he'd had contacts with Russian officials during the election campaign and he had said no. Lavrov is stopping in Washington on his way to Alaska, where he and Tillerson will participate in a multinational Arctic Council meeting. -Russian relations in the wake of the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Global Media CAN Commends FG Over Chibok Girls' Release
Author: 0 CAN Commends FG Over Chibok Girls' Release

The UN's Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Peter Lundberg, disclosed this in a statement issued by the global organisation and made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday by Oxfam Nigeria . "The President has repeatedly expressed his total commitment towards ensuring the safe return of the #ChibokGirls, and all other Boko Haram captives", Buhari's office said in a statement.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Takes a Swipe at The Media in French Election Tweet

Macron, however, has strongly supported the EU. It was the first time the men had appeared in public together since Macron resigned in August previous year as the French minister for the economy and finance to run for president - a decision that was received coldly by the French leader at the time, according to French media.

Global Media Karnan seeks SC reprieve, stays clear of police radar
Author: 0 Karnan seeks SC reprieve, stays clear of police radar

Ideally, Justice Karnan may have been given an opportunity to argue on his sentence after receiving the detailed order. "Until such time the accused 1-8 shall not hold office and not be permitted to deal in any cases on the file of the Supreme Court besides any administrative orders", Karnan said, pronouncing the order from the "make-shift court" at his residence Rosedale Tower in New Town in Kolkata's North Eastern fringes.

Author: 0 Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

The issues of arming the YPG, which Turkey sees as a terrorist organization, and the extradition of Gulen, whom Ankara blames for last year's coup, are expected to be high on the agenda. "The SDF, fighting to liberate their own people and lands, have freed more than 8,000 square kilometers of Syria from ISIS since November". He earlier said that after Tabqa is secured, the forces will continue operations to "isolate and seize Raqqa".

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

It took the Trump administration 18 days to fire the national security adviser, and, on Tuesday, the White House pinned that on Yates herself. We now have our own kompromat scandal in the United States, the details of which became clearer yesterday after Sally Yates , the acting Attorney General for the first ten days of the Trump Administration, testified before a Senate judiciary subcommittee.

Author: 0 Global investors, top firms urge USA to stay in Paris deal

But an ongoing argument over the fate of the 2015 Paris climate accord has spilled into unusually public view as top advisers to the President near a decision on withdrawing from the landmark pact. Despite constant calls from activists and scientists, some powerful USA conservatives in Washington reaffirmed opposition to the Paris deal. However, leaving the agreement altogether, and abandoning more than 190 countries, could potentially leave the United States isolated.

Author: 0 All Blacks draw Springboks in 2019 Rugby World Cup pool

New Zealand's in Pool B along with traditional foes South Africa, Six Nations strugglers Italy, an African qualifier and a repechage victor. They then beat Scotland and Argentina in the playoffs before succumbing 34-17 to the All Blacks in the first-ever trans-Tasman World Cup final.

Global Media Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions
Author: 0 Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions

Checkpoints will be set up at the zones' peripheries to ensure security, safe passage of civilians and delivery of humanitarian aid. The declaration, made by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem at a news conference in Damascus, added to uncertainties over how to ensure compliance with the agreement, which theoretically halts hostilities in four regions throughout the country.

Global Media Herring Joins Colleagues In Calling For An Independent Special Counsel
Author: 0 Herring Joins Colleagues In Calling For An Independent Special Counsel

That could be interpreted to mean he pledged to stay out of affairs related to the Russian Federation probe, but also to other campaign-related investigations, including into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, agreed, telling reporters that Rosenstein was "put in a position and carried as sort of the executioner of Comey, which I've got to say surprised me".

Author: 0 Trump says he planned to fire James Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

Trump had thanked Comey in his letter dismissing him from his position for telling him he was not under investigation. "There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date", McCabe responded. Trump has enraged the FBI, and if he continues to try to squash the Russian Federation investigation, the FBI is going to fight back. According to this former adviser, Comey's Senate testimony on the Clinton emails likely reinforced in Trump's mind that "Comey was against him".

Global Media No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm
Author: 0 No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm

Last Saturday , reporters watched as Meyer told an audience of about 100 wealthy Chinese investors inside a Beijing ballroom about the benefits of the controversial EB-5 visa program, which grants big foreign investors U.S. Kushner Companies, in an apology, said mentioning Jared Jushner wasn't meant to lure investors but rather to note that her brother had left the company to move into government.

Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation at heels, Trump fires

Andrew McCabe , the FBI's deputy director who is now serving as acting director, is also in the running for the interim director post . Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores denied that Comey had asked Rosenstein for more resources for the Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 China pressures South Korea about missile system

At home, Mr Moon begins his term facing multiple challenges, including the aftermath of the huge corruption scandal that saw his conservative predecessor Park Geun Hye impeached . North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - Kim Jong Il's son - is closer than ever to having a credible nuclear deterrent to what it sees as an existential threat from Washington.

Author: 0 Macron quickly reminded of huge, urgent challenges

Marine Le Pen ousted her father from the National Front because of his extreme views. Mr Macron's campaign spokesperson Christophe Castaner said Mr Valls "had a good chance" of being accepted into the fold but that he had to submit an official application.

Author: 0 Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russian Federation investigation

Flynn quit after after news reports revealed that Yates had warned McGahn in late January that Flynn had misled White House officials about details of his conversations with the Kremlin's U.S. Yates said McGahn asked her, "Why does it matter to the DOJ if one White House official lies to another official?" Yates, a longtime federal prosecutor and Obama administration holdover, was sacked January 31 by Trump after refusing to defend the administration's travel ban.

Author: 0 Tillerson And Lavrov Meet, Discuss Ukraine And Syria

Also attending was Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US who is at the center of numerous Trump administration's early Russia-related woes. "I believe that politicians are damaging the political system of the United States, trying to pretend that someone is controlling America from the outside".

Global Media Prince Philip to retire from public duties
Author: 0 Prince Philip to retire from public duties

When Sir Michael, 88, said to him: "I'm sorry to hear you're standing down", the Duke replied: "Well I can't stand up much longer". "I have to say I have never been driven by a Duke of Edinburgh before, but I can report it was very smooth riding", Obama said.

Author: 0 AAP stages protest outside EC, demands VVPAT equipped EVMS for future polls

Taking on EC's claim that machine used to demontrate was dummy, the AAP has now demanded that the EC to give them their EVM to demonstrate how it can be hacked. Leaders of all National and State recognized Political Parties will participate and discuss the issues in the meeting. We will ask the EC to provide us the EVMs of such booths.

Author: 0 Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

One can not help but wonder if the real reason for today's executive order is simply to get the Trump-Russia investigation out of the news headlines. We found this guy this one time who perpetrated that kind of impersonation. "These laws have had a disproportionate effect on the voting rights of African-Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly and low- income Americans", she said.

Author: 0 White House meeting on Paris climate deal delayed

President Donald Trump has delayed a decision on withdrawing from the Paris climate accord until after the G-7 summit in Sicily, Italy, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. The Paris Agreement, forged by almost 200 countries in 2015, seeks to limit planetary warming by cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases from burning fossil fuels.

Author: 0 Putin Before Hockey Game: 'We Have Nothing to Do With' Comey Firing

You see I am going to play hockey, with the hockey fans, and I invite you to do the same". U.S. President-elect Donald Trump appears on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. "Russia's position has remained the same". On Tuesday, Trump fired Comey, who was heading an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump officials and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 England, France, Argentina in same pool for 2019 World Cup

England became the worst-performing hosts in World Cup history in 2015 by failing to qualify from their pool containing Wales and Australia. Conor O'Shea's Italy must face down back-to-back world champions New Zealand in Pool B , while Wales will meet Australia and Georgia in Pool D .

Author: 0 Ireland Handed Favourable World Cup 2019 Draw

Wales head coach Warren Gatland is "pretty happy" with the draw his side have been handed for the 2019 Rugby World Cup being held in Japan . Australia and England were the final two teams pulled out on Wednesday night, but Cheika said he wasn't crossing his fingers either way when it came to the final one.

Author: 0 Islamic body hails UNESCO resolution on status of East Jerusalem

He noted that the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands all voted no, and that India abstained. He singled out the United States for voting against the resolution; in December as one of the Obama administration's last acts, the USA abstained from a U.N.

Global Media ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I - The Phantom Menace of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Author: 0 ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I - The Phantom Menace of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Moreover, a Syrian YPG commander on Friday told Reuters that us forces would soon be monitoring the situation along the Syria-Turkey border. In a frame taken from video, US forces patrol Friday on a rural road in northern Syria. The report , a result of an investigation by the USA military's Combined Joint Task Force, stated that this number did not include ongoing investigations into recent attacks such as last month's airstrike in Mosul, Iraq, which is believed to have resulted in ...

Global Media Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee
Author: 0 Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee

Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn has been subpoenaed by the Senate Intel Committee for documents related to his involvement with Russian Federation. In March, Kelner said in a statement that Flynn had a "story to tell", but said no reasonable person would agree to be questioned by the committee without " assurances against unfair prosecution ".

Author: 0 London and Berlin Weigh Emmanuel Macron's Impact on Brexit Talks

Only 24 of those chosen are outgoing MPs from the current parliament, BBC reported. Jean Launay, a former lawmaker who was involved in the candidate selection process, said a dozen or so others who weren't selected also won't face an opponent from Macron's party.

Author: 0 Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says

Trump and Lavrov met in private, though both sides cast the session as a sign of ties having improved since the US leader's assessment of them last month as at an "all-time low". The White House failed in its official readout of the session to mention Kislyak's inclusion, and American journalists were not permitted to observe the meeting or even photograph the attendees before private talks, which is common.

Author: 0 Reports of Shaking and Convulsions During Kenneth Williams' Execution Must Be Investigated

Witnesses told the publication that inmate Kenneth Williams had jerked 20 times after the drug concoction was given to him, and he was moaning and breathing heavily during the 13 minutes of the process. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, but courts issued stays for four of the inmates. Arkansas rushed through four executions in eight days because the state's supply of midazolam was set to expire on April 30.

Global Media How Air Canada dumping Aeroplan will affect you
Author: 0 How Air Canada dumping Aeroplan will affect you

What about Star Alliance? " Aeroplan miles earned up to June 2020 will stay in Aeroplan members' accounts, and will continue to be subject to the conditions of their program", Air Canada said. Members may lose their ability to use Aeroplan miles on Air Canada and other Star Alliances when the contract ends, but that's not a sure thing. It was spun off as an independent business, now called Aimia Inc., which has expanded its customer base and evolved its services over the years.

Author: 0 New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang

One Japanese government source said about Moon: "He may have said "renegotiation" during the presidential campaign because he would have been hurt if he did not take a harsh stance against Japan". Park was the father of recently ousted conservative President Park Geun-hye. The nomination of Lee Nak-yon as prime minister was seen as an attempt to get more support from the southwestern liberal stronghold where Lee had served as governor and lawmaker.

Global Media 111 women ran in BC's election, just 34 were elected
Author: 0 111 women ran in BC's election, just 34 were elected

A total of 23,344 out of the roughly 37,458 registered voters in the riding cast a ballot, for a preliminary turnout of 62.3 per cent, slightly lower than the 63.2 per cent in 2013. "I think British Columbians heard the message about how important it is that we fight for jobs, especially in the face of rising USA protectionism in the United States and that we keep taxes low, stay competitive, leave more money in people's pockets and that we keep up the good work that we've been doing for four ...

Author: 0 Senate GOP discussing health overhaul's Medicaid provisions

But people at or near the poverty level often see their incomes fluctuate, making them temporarily ineligible for the health care program. ME created an "invisible" high-risk pool to provide support for individuals with pre-existing conditions (officials called it "invisible" because, unlike other states, it didn't remove individuals with pre-existing conditions from the traditional insurance market or even charge higher premiums ) and relaxed its premium rating rules.

Global Media Girls Refusing Rescue Should Be Forced Out - Chibok Leaders
Author: 0 Girls Refusing Rescue Should Be Forced Out - Chibok Leaders

Activists and parents of the girls say they have been frustrated by a lack of contact and clarity about their future. She said "I am happy where I am". Her father said if she is married, has a child or has converted to Islam it is "no problem". But according to lawyer Zannah Mustapha , who has acted as a mediator between the Nigerian government and the extremists, some of the girls rejected the opportunity to return home.

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