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Beijing pledges $124B for modern 'Silk Road'

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other delegates attending the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation pose for a group photo in Beijing , capital of China, May 14, 2017. The CPEC effort consists of rail, road, and energy infrastructure and is part of the wider Chinese project known as the "Belt and Road" initiative. Read More

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Venezuelan protester crushed by police truck in Caracas clashes

Venezuelan protester crushed by police truck in Caracas clashes

Earlier, authorities said a 38-year-old police officer in the central state of Carabobo died of his injuries after being shot during a protest on Wednesday that saw hundreds of thousands of people on the street nationwide. The latest protest movement in Venezuela has drawn masses of people into the street almost every day since March. The protest movement has drawn masses of people into the street almost every day since March, and shows no sign of slowing. Read More

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Sean Spicer Claims Delay in Firing Followed Protocol

Sean Spicer Claims Delay in Firing Followed Protocol

White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, had insisted that Flynn had not discussed USA -imposed sanctions with Kislyak during the presidential transition period. The president also called ongoing FBI, House and Senate probes of Russia's election meddling and possible ties to his campaign associates a collective "taxpayer funded charade". Read More

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Korea challenges South Korea's new president

Sunday Seoul time (4:27 p.m. Saturday ET), off Kusong north of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, a South Korean military official told NBC News. "Even if dialogue is possible, we should show the North that it's possible only if Pyongyang change (sic) its course and attitude". "The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating". Read More

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Israeli Occupation Forces Kills Palestinian in Jerusalem after Stabbing Attack

Israeli Occupation Forces Kills Palestinian in Jerusalem after Stabbing Attack

There has been sporadic violence in Israel and the Palestinian Territories since October 2015, although it has not often involved Jordanians. The minister made the remarks at a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, where he stressed on Jordan's rejection of any plan to relocate the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read More

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Clapper: US institutions 'under assault' from Trump

When CNN's Jake Tapper asked, "Internally, from the president?" "The founding fathers, in their genius, created a system of three co-equal branches of government and a built-in system of checks and balances", Clapper said. Less than a week after Trump fired Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and Trump has said a decision could come before Friday when he leaves on his first overseas trip as president. Read More

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Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer, shot dead

In response, the wounded policeman shot the stabber and "neutralized" him, Samri said. The Jordanian Government condmened the killing of their citizen. Since October of 2015, more than 275 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli police during - or immediately after - alleged attacks on Israelis or in clashes with Israeli security forces, according to Palestinian figures. Read More

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Mattis: US reviewing Syria de-escalation zones plan, 'devil is in the details'

There was a reported drop in fighting in the four areas designated by the de-escalation agreement: Idlib province, north Homs province, the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus and parts of Syria's southern provinces. They discussed developments in Syria, including a Russian-proposed plan for "safe zones" that went into effect on Saturday. It began coming into effect at midnight, according to Russian Federation, but cosponsors have until June 4 to finalise the zones' borders. Read More

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Erdogan threatens more strikes against US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

Erdogan threatens more strikes against US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

Despite historical ethnic tensions, the Kurdish-led SDF was able to recruit so many Sunni Arabs that a top US commander estimates that 60% of the fighters are Arab and 40% are Kurds . Other Kurdish parties accuse the group's political arm, the Democratic Union Party, of squelching dissent and embracing authoritarianism. Since Turkey's attack on Kurdish targets in both Syria and Iraq earlier this week, cross-border fire between the Turkish military and Syria's Kurdish YPG has been a ... Read More

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France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech

France polls: Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon's speech

Varoufakis wrote, referring to Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was kicked out of the Front National Party by Marine for his anti-Semitic statements. During her address she also mentioned France's "three maritime borders" with the English Channel, North Sea and the Atlantic and how the "French way" could serve as a beacon of hope for the world in the 21st century. Read More

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Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

The Arab-Kurdish alliance accepted ISIL's surrender to protect civilians and the dam, it said , adding "the coalition tracked fleeing fighters and targeted those that could be safely hit". Turkey yesterday urged the United States to reverse a decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Syria, saying that every weapon supplied to the People's Protection Units (YPG) constituted "a threat to Turkey". Read More

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Freed Chibok girls arrive in Abuja

Freed Chibok girls arrive in Abuja

According to the Nigerian President's office, 82 schoolgirls were released after negotiations with the Boko Haram terrorist organization. The President made this known in Abuja on Sunday at a reception organised in honour of the rescued girls who were brought to Abuja after their release on Saturday. Read More

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Acting FBI Director Disputes Claims Comey Sought More Resources for Russia Probe

Lester Holt's full interview with Trump will air on the NBC Nightly News on Thursday. McCabe told senators it is not standard FBI practice to tell someone he or she is or isn't under investigation. Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. Trump argued on Twitter Friday that it's unreasonable to expect "perfect accuracy" from his White House press office because he's "a very active president with lots of things happening". Read More

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Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1

Ottawa clinched a berth in the conference final by once again defying the oddsmakers with a six-game series win over the New York Rangers in the second round as +130 underdogs on the National Hockey League series prices, but now enters Saturday night's matchup at PPG Paints Arena set at long +250 odds to reach the Stanley Cup final for the second time in the modern era. Read More

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Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

He arrived at the Elysee palace Sunday morning and walked down a long red carpet, where he was greeted by outgoing President Francois Hollande. He then made a speech in the Elysee reception hall in front of about 300 guests, officials and family members, including his wife Brigitte Macron, who was wearing a lavender blue dress by French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton. Read More

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Trump Says in Speech in America We Don't Worship the Government

Trump Says in Speech in America We Don't Worship the Government

In his speech , Trump jokingly nodded to the hard odds he'd once faced. The president of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr., was an avid Trump supporter and worked in evangelical outreach for Trump during the campaign. has been among Trump's most ardent allies throughout the mogul's path to the White House. He alluded to his recent executive order billed as protecting religious freedom, though some critics said the language actually changes very little. Read More

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Syrian army will respond to violations of de-escalation plan, deputy PM

Syrian army will respond to violations of de-escalation plan, deputy PM

The operation of the detente zones will depend on the guarantees given by Turkey, Russia and Iran, the nations responsible for establishing conditions to form the detente zones, the Russian expert noted. The alternative would be "another 10 Aleppos", he said, referring to Syria's second city which fell to forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in December after years of fighting. Read More

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Workers at US Nuclear Site Take Cover after Tunnel Collapse

Workers at US Nuclear Site Take Cover after Tunnel Collapse

The Energy Department said on Twitter that Secretary Rick Perry had been briefed on the incident, everyone was accounted for and there was no initial indication of worker exposure or airborne radiological release. "There is evidence of a small sunken area of soil that covers the tunnel, but no collapse", the spokeswoman said. The cause of the collapse has not been determined. Read More

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Chinese president: Poland's Amber Road a 'success'

Chinese president: Poland's Amber Road a 'success'

Ten Pakistani labourers were gunned down on Saturday while working on link roads to connect outlying towns to the Belt and Road initiative . "Regarding the so-called "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor", which is being projected as the flagship project of the OBOR, the global community is well aware of India's position". Read More

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Turkey to take further anti-Kurdish military action in Iraq, Syria

Turkey to take further anti-Kurdish military action in Iraq, Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said that Turkey could again bomb positions of the Syrian Kurdish forces of People's Protection Units (YPG) any time it wanted. Turkey has also been carrying out operations against Kurdish militants inside its borders. The US backed the formation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by the YPG but also including Arab fighters, yet Ankara contends it is merely a front from the Kurdish group. Read More

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Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N. Korea missile

Whatever the type of missile, the launch forces the new South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, to put dealing with Pyongyang, at least for now, above the domestic economic agenda he'd made a priority during his early days in office. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was sacked early Sunday morning from near Kusong, in North Phyongan province. Read More

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