Freeland praises Tillerson's work on Arctic Council climate change statement

The Declaration, approved by the entire Council, included strong language on the impacts of climate change in the Arctic - acknowledging the Paris climate agreement and calling for global action. "But we're not going to rush", Tillerson said. "They... More..

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Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows

Sterling hit a one-week low against the dollar on Thursday after the Bank of England's inflation report showed interest rates were unlikely to rise within the next two years. The Bank of England made no chang...More..

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An embattled Maduro calls for constitutional change

President Nicolas Maduro gave no details on how members would be chosen for a planned citizen assembly to produce a new charter, though he hinted some would selected by voters. The opposition is rallying suppor...More..

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French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

Seeking to seize the moment after publicly backing Macron over nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen , Merkel said Germany's economy pulled ahead of France after a labor-market overhaul under former Chancell...More..

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England hospitals hit by coordinated ransomware attack

Speaking to CRN David Lannin, director of technology at security VAR Sapphire, said initial indications are that hackers exploited a vulnerability that Microsoft released a patch for in March. NHS Digital ha...More..

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Turkish army, Syrian Kurdish militia in new clashes: army

Erdoğan said if the USA ceases its cooperation with the terror groups in Syria and join forces with Turkey, the coalition forces can turn Daesh's de-facto capital of Raqqa into a "graveyard" for the militants. ...More..

Pakistani police: 15 killed in bombing that wounded lawmaker
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pakistani police: 15 killed in bombing that wounded lawmaker

Mr Haideri's political party, the pro-Taliban Jamiate-Ulema Islam (Assembly of Islamic Clerics), has hundreds of madrassas throughout Baluchistan. The area has been a hotbed of militant activity in the past, ...More..

Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

Mattis' remarks to reporters traveling with him followed an approximately 30-minute meeting in London with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, the highest-profile face-to-face conversation between USA and T...More..

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Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds

The development came a day after Pentagon's announcement that President Donald Trump has approved strengthening Kurdish militia fighting under SDF with more arms and equipment to expedite the anti-Isis campai...More..

Former national security adviser Flynn warned in 2014 against receiving foreign money
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Former national security adviser Flynn warned in 2014 against receiving foreign money

Warner also said Flynn was "very high on the list" of people the Senate intelligence committee would like to bring forward as part of its investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election. Later, he sta...More..

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British role sought in China's new Silk Road

Launched almost four years ago, the plan aims to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into railways, roads, ports and other projects across Asia, Africa and Europe. Ahead of his departure, President Erdoğan hel...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trump Doubles Down on Suggestion to Cancel WH Press Briefings

PIRRO: You don't mean that? "Even We in Senate follow those briefings", Grassley said Friday in a tweet addressed to " #POTUS "-short for president of the United States. WASHINGTON-Saying the decision arose out...More..

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Hamas elects Ismail Haniyeh to lead political office

Haniya is a onetime Palestinian prime minister based in Gaza - which the group has controlled for 10 years. In the decade since, Hamas has fired thousands of rockets at civilian centers in Israel , survive...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

It's instigating an infrastructure building boom across Central Asia up to Europe to help boost trade and improve transport logistics. "Historically, the Gulf region was connected to the Silk Road and the six...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force

The deal to create "de-escalation" zones in the major areas of conflict in western Syria took effect at midnight. Syrian state TV said rebels shelled the central government-held town of Mahrade but had no i...More..

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

Speaking a health conference in Washington D.C., former First Lady Michelle Obama took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump for gutting her program created to get kids to eat healthier. But Mrs Obama sai...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

South Korea's prez scraps state textbooks to 'normalise history education'

The two quickly got down to the major issues at hand, including the deployment of key components of the THAAD battery last month, as well as North Korea's nuclear weapons program. In his book, Stop North Korea...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Russia's Plan To End The Syrian Civil War Is Falling Apart

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. Defense Secretary James Matt...More..

Trump Launches $1.5M 'First 100 Days' TV Ad Promoting Accomplishments
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trump Launches $1.5M 'First 100 Days' TV Ad Promoting Accomplishments

This past weekend, the president said members of the media deserve a "very, very big, fat failing grade" in their first 100 days covering his administration. In a nod to Justice Gorsuch, Trump says, "A truly gr...More..

Spicer: Yates as 'Strong Supporter' of Clinton, 'Political Opponent' of Trump
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Spicer: Yates as 'Strong Supporter' of Clinton, 'Political Opponent' of Trump

Compromise meaning blackmail. She reported this directly to the White House, she said , so officials could "take action". Trump's administration was dubious when Yates approached the White House counsel in...More..

Despite warnings on Flynn, Trump dismisses Russian collusion
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Despite warnings on Flynn, Trump dismisses Russian collusion

President Barack Obama personally warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn to serve as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials said Monday, underscoring the depths o...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cyber strike on United Kingdom hospitals is 'international attack': PM

Affected hospitals and other NHS facilities from London to Liverpool cancelled routine patient appointments and diverted ambulances to other nearby facilities that weren't affected, according to the Guardi...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Britain among 11 countries targeted by 'large-scale' cyber-attack

Bart's Health, which runs several London hospitals, said it had activated its major incident plan, cancelling routine appointments and diverting ambulances to neighboring hospitals. A window appeared on s...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cyber strike on UK hospitals is 'international attack': PM

More than half of Scotland's health boards have been affected by a large-scale cyber attack on NHS computer systems. Hospitals reported phone systems, X-ray services and patient administration systems had b...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas hopeful after first talks with Donald Trump

That move would likely spark Palestinian fury and is privately seen by many in the Israel and USA security establishments as needlessly inflammatory. But he also conceded that a deal "cannot be imposed by the ...More..