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Taliban reject calls for truce in Afghanistan

Taliban reject calls for truce in Afghanistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he was "prepared to implement the fair and legitimate demand" for a ceasefire but stressed it "cannot be one-sided". It wasn't immediately clear whether that referred to wars that pre-dated the 2001 USA -led invasion that toppled the Taliban regime. The participants, divided into dozens of committees, discussed several issues, including a cease-fire in the 17-y... [Full Article...]

Young Jews march in Poland to remember Holocaust victims

Young Jews march in Poland to remember Holocaust victims Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hosted leaders from Hungary, Lithuania, and Poland - all of whom visited Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, but whose right-wing governments have been accused of downplaying their countries' roles in the mass murder of Jews during World War II. [Full Article...]

LA trial opens Kutcher ex accused killer

LA trial opens Kutcher ex accused killer Get push notifications with news, features and more. Kutcher's former girlfriend, Ashely Ellerin, was found murdered in her apartment in 2001 and now the alleged murderer is about to have his day in court. Kutcher reportedly went to Ellerin's home at around 10:45 p.m. PST on February 21, 2001, 48 Hours reported in 2012. He arrived at her home around 10:45pm and when she didn't answer the door,... [Full Article...]

EU and Britain condemn US oil and nuclear sanctions on Iran

EU and Britain condemn US oil and nuclear sanctions on Iran However, the waivers will be reduced from 180 days to 90, and State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement that "assistance to expand Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant beyond the existing reactor unit could be sanctionable". [Full Article...]

Sudan’s former leader Bashir faces interrogation

Sudan’s former leader Bashir faces interrogation Protesters gathered in even greater numbers than recent days, packing all the roads and bridges leading to the central Khartoum complex, AFP correspondents there said, as talks between protest leaders and the country's military rulers remained deadlocked. [Full Article...]

Newspaper: Ramazan moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia

Newspaper: Ramazan moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia The meeting will be led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Salmi, Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs. However, an official announcement by Saudi Arabia Supreme Coourt regarding the start of Ramadan is still awaited. The Islamic calendar consists of 12 months and the ninth month is known as Ramadan. If the new moon, Crescent, is sighted, the next day is counted as first day of the new month. [Full Article...]

U.N.: 10 million N. Koreans suffering severe food shortages

U.N.: 10 million N. Koreans suffering severe food shortages That's amplified when it comes to families with young children, or pregnant and breastfeeding women, who are the most vulnerable to malnutrition . The report expressed concern with a lack. Expanding nutrition and risk-reduction programmes could help communities better cope with future shocks, the report said. The assessment also recommends a series of measures to bolster agricultural produ... [Full Article...]

Modi will remain PM; will not let India down - Vivek Oberoi

Modi will remain PM; will not let India down - Vivek Oberoi Mr. Modi's remarks will not sit well with an alliance that has put aside almost three decades of bitterness to come together. " Congress party has demolished Narendra Modi ji, it is a hollow structure and in 10- 20 days, it will come crumbling down", Congress chief expressed confidence. [Full Article...]

Lanka President Vows To "Eradicate Terrorism" Before Presidential Polls

Lanka President Vows To Some 257 people were killed in a string of suicide bombings against three churches and three luxury hotels on April 21. He said the decision was changed based on "information received", but did not elaborate. 'We will ensure that IS terrorism will be eradicated from our land'. Mr Sirisena said intelligence services from eight countries were helping Sri Lanka with its investigations. [Full Article...]

Vietnamese women accused in murder of Kim Jong-nam freed

Vietnamese women accused in murder of Kim Jong-nam freed Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik representing the 30-year-old woman said she would be taken to the Immigration Department in Putrajaya before being deported to her country of origin later today. "I love you all", she scribbled in the letter shown to reporters. The four North Koreans fled Malaysia the day Kim was killed. Vietnam has been pushing for Huong's release, with her saying she was tricke... [Full Article...]

2nd accused in Kim Jong-nam murder freed

2nd accused in Kim Jong-nam murder freed The 30-year-old was charged along with an Indonesian woman with poisoning Jong-nam by smearing his face with liquid VX at the Kuala Lumpur International airport in February 2017. Hisyam said he and two other defense lawyers would be on the same flight as Huong because they will give a final briefing on the case to the Vietnam Bar Federation, which had hired them. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump: tremendous potential for USA relationship with Russian Federation

Putin has echoed some of Trump's talking points in ridiculing the Mueller probe. The report concluded that "the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts". [Full Article...]

Trump Praises NYT For Taking Note of The Spying on His Campaign

Trump Praises NYT For Taking Note of The Spying on His Campaign Trump tweeted . At the time , Trump based his theory, which he labeled "SPYGATE", on reports that Halper met with Papadopoulos to glean information about his campaign's Russian Federation contacts. His review also will examine whether a dossier that included salacious accusations against Trump was fabricated by the Russian government to dupe USA intelligence agencies and the FBI, Barr told the... [Full Article...]

United Nations group seeks Assanges release from UK jail

United Nations group seeks Assanges release from UK jail The judge set a procedural hearing for May 30, with a substantive hearing to follow on June 12 once a full United States extradition request has been received and studied by Assange's lawyers. He said in early 2010, former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had downloaded 90,000 activity reports relating to the Afghan war, 400,000 relating to the conflict in Iraq, 800 Guantanamo Bay ... [Full Article...]

Dozens killed as Cyclone Fani hits Bangladesh and India

Dozens killed as Cyclone Fani hits Bangladesh and India Having been uprooted by gusts, a tree crushed a auto on Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Dhamrai on the outskirts of the capital leaving four people injured, including one "critically". Unprepared for the scale of the disaster, authorities struggled to evacuate the stricken population and some 10,000 people were killed. "Our relief work is ongoing", he said. [Full Article...]

Peace Brigades International marks World Press Freedom Day

Peace Brigades International marks World Press Freedom Day Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day . It must continue. In some countries, citizens are seeing for the first time the importance of a free press in coverage of stories that have previously been kept quiet. [Full Article...]

Can’t Please ‘Em All: Trump Bolsters Far-Right Pundits After Facebook Ban

Can’t Please ‘Em All: Trump Bolsters Far-Right Pundits After Facebook Ban A Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business the company goes through a lengthy process and takes into consideration a number of factors before determining an individual to be "dangerous". The president is showing particular support for Watson, an InfoWars personality notorious for spreading misinformation. On Friday, Trump said he was "surprised" at Twitter's decision to lock the account o... [Full Article...]

3 believed dead, 4 hurt in Illinois silicone plant explosion

3 believed dead, 4 hurt in Illinois silicone plant explosion At least four people were sent to the hospital after what police are calling a "catastrophic" explosion at a factory in Waukegan, Ill. The Lake County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter it was aware of "a very loud explosion sound" and "ground shaking". [Full Article...]

Senate Upholds Veto of Yemen Resolution in Victory for Trump Saudi Policy

Senate Upholds Veto of Yemen Resolution in Victory for Trump Saudi Policy Overshadowing the debate is lingering anger at the Saudi government and particularly Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, whom US officials implicate in the government's killing of a dissident journalist past year. Washington provides logistic support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen - assistance that experts say is vital to the kingdom's military campaign there. [Full Article...]

Maduro instructs military to prepare to repel U.S. attack on Venezuela

Maduro instructs military to prepare to repel U.S. attack on Venezuela On Tuesday, Guaido posted a video on social media showing him standing alongside a small contingent of uniformed military personnel and armored vehicles in which he called for an uprising to end Maduro's rule. We want to get some humanitarian aid. Venezuela has suffered five years of recession marked by shortages of basic necessities as well as failing public services, including water, electrici... [Full Article...]


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