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Pakistan Signs Nearly $500 Million in China Deals at Silk Road Summit

Pakistan Signs Nearly $500 Million in China Deals at Silk Road Summit

But China's push to plug that gap and its rising political clout has generated concern among other powers, including the US, Russia and India, that the initiative could erode their influence in the ...

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Captain of shipwrecked Costa cruise liner heads to jail

Captain of shipwrecked Costa cruise liner heads to jail

Captain Francesco Schettino was found guilty in 2015 of manslaughter for causing the shipwreck and abandoning his passengers. He said "I trust in the justice system, the verdict must be respected. I...

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U.S. troops patrolling Turkish-Syrian border

U.S. troops patrolling Turkish-Syrian border

The U.S. moved troops and armored vehicles through several Syrian cities and towns on Friday and Saturday in a show of force apparently meant to dissuade Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces from attackin...

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China's Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

Leaders from 29 countries are attending the Belt and Road forum, which ends on Monday, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayep Erdogan. "This is an event that ha...

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Mattis: Questions unanswered on Syria cease-fire plan

Dunford and General Valery Gerasimov chatted on the phone hours after a new Syria ceasefire plan creating "de-escalation" zones went into effect with the backing of Russia, Iran and Turkey. It added...

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Osama's son 'bent on avenging his father's death':Ex-FBI agent

Osama's son 'bent on avenging his father's death':Ex-FBI agent

Among the messages, which have now been declassified, his son Hamza, now believed to be around 28, wrote to his father and committed himself to the terrorist's cause. "We shall continue to target you ...

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Turkey calls on USA to not arm Kurdish 'terrorists'

Turkey calls on USA to not arm Kurdish 'terrorists'

The US "may have begun" dispersing weapons to Kurdish YPG fighters in #Syria "very quickly", in support of the operation to retake Raqqa from the so-called Islamic State . Turkey views the Kurdish P...

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Trump's broadside at 'showboating' Comey

Critics have assailed Trump for dismissing the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible Moscow ties to ...

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Nigeria Chibok Girls: 82 Freed by Boko Haram

Nigeria Chibok Girls: 82 Freed by Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday afternoon in Abuja , it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details. The girls ar...

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Trump says possible to pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

He's a grandstander ", Trump said. "The FBI is one of our Nation's most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement", Preside...

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White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

Obama himself told one of his closest advisers that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which by then had been investigating Trump associates' possible ties to Russian Federation for about six months...

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Nadal ends his Djokovic losing streak to make final

Nadal ends his Djokovic losing streak to make final

But Halep, who is also into the semi-finals of the women's doubles with compatriot Irina-Camelia Begu, showed no signs of lacking in energy as she bounced back in emphatic fashion to win the last six ...

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Salvador Sobral Of Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Salvador Sobral Of Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest

KIEV , Ukraine (AP) - A gentle romantic ballad challenged the Eurovision Song Contest's decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery, unbridled excess - and won easily. In response, Russia's state-...

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President Trump Speaks at Liberty University

President Trump Speaks at Liberty University

Trump. According to Reuters , Trump's speech was co-authored by Jerry Falwell Jr., the school's president, who was a key figure in drumming up evangelical support during Trump's campaign. "Be t...

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South Sudan's Sacked Head of Army Returns to Nation's Capital

South Sudan's Sacked Head of Army Returns to Nation's Capital

The ousted army chief of South Sudan returned to the capital, Juba, on Saturday evening three days after being dismissed, raising speculations about his next move, according to a presidential spokesma...

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Worldwide Ransomware Attack Cripples Computers in 100 Countries

The ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Cyber security experts are still scrambling to contain a...

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New FBI boss could be revealed next week

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, adding it could be done by the end of next week. She left after about an h...

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Substitute press briefer Sarah Huckabee Sanders struggles with impossible job

She added he had "politicized" his role, contending that even the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acknowledged Comey had given inaccurate information to Congress recently. Sanders then tried to,...

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Iraqi forces attack Islamic State in Mosul as battle approaches endgame

Iraqi forces attack Islamic State in Mosul as battle approaches endgame

The operation came as the Iraqi security forces, backed by anti-IS global coalition, are carrying out a major offensive to dislodge IS militants from their major stronghold in the western side of Mosu...

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Ransomware attack hit 200000 in at least 150 countries

In each case, a pop-up window demanded payments of $300, or about 2,000 yuan, in order to free the files. Several European countries, including Russian Federation, were among the worst hit in the at...

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BC Greens face stickhandling act in deciding which party it would back

This election was Clark's second as premier. "Under the leadership of Andrew Weaver, the B.C. Greens have become a legitimate political force, one which can lead British Columbia towards a progressi...

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile, South Korean military says

Russian President Vladimir Putin is now in Beijing for a two-day "Belt and Road" conference hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping. China, which has been under growing pressure from Washington to he...

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Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

Presidents' taxes are always audited, yet presidents have released their tax returns for several decades. However, the letter did show his income from the Miss Universe pageant back in 2013, which w...

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China hosts summit on new Silk Road

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

India has been opposed to the inclusion of the CPEC under the OBOR initiative, as part of corridor passes through PoK. It is the key artery of China's Belt and Road project , which connects Kashg...

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Russian Federation wants quick United Nations vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'

Russian Federation wants quick United Nations vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'

US and allied aircraft will be banned from flying over much of Syria as part of a deal struck by Iran, Russia and Turkey to foster a cease-fire in the Syrian war, a senior Russian diplomat said on Fri...

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France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

But to push through his ambitious and controversial reform agenda, Macron will have to run another campaign for two-round vote June parliamentary elections that French media is dubbing a "third round ...

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Turkey Kills 11 Syrian Kurds as Cross-Border Clashes Continue

Turkey Kills 11 Syrian Kurds as Cross-Border Clashes Continue

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Gaziantep along the Turkey-Syria border, said U.S. troops have patrolled the area in what appears to be an attempt to de-escalate the situation between t...

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Pakistan, China have more potential to strengthen bilateral cooperation: President Xi

Other countries welcome the investment but governments including the United States, Russia and India have expressed unease Beijing also might be using the effort to increase its political stature....

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Macron team to announce candidates for June parliamentary election

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Macron's victory was also a "clear rejection" of a "dangerous retreat plan for Europe". Mr Macron has said he is aiming to secure an absolute majority in t...

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China pledges $124 bn for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

By all means, the forum, which also features a round-table summit of global leaders on Monday, is one of the premium gatherings in today's world, and the most prestigious worldwide assembly China has ...

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