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by | May 11, 2017 | 08:29

Some of the Chibok schoolgirls held captive for three years by Boko Haram refused to be part of the group of 82 girls freed over the weekend, a mediator involved in the release said on Monday (May 8). It said three states in the region were highly affected by the deepening humanitarian crisis, but pledged to continue supporting the Federal Government through the provision of the needed relief items.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:28

Lavrov, who started off a news conference at the Russian Embassy by remarking that "relations between our countries. are not in the best condition", also fielded several questions about Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 race to obvious irritation.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:28

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu asserted on Wednesday that "Every weapon seized by [the YPG] is a threat to Turkey" because the YPG often shares weapons with the YPG, according to the Turkish government. "The supply of arms to the YPG is unacceptable", Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli told A Haber television. "We want to know that our allies will side with us and not with terror organizations", he said.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:30

When Access Hollywood released audio tapes which showed Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women, the presidential candidate offered a lackluster apology to those who were offended by his words. She writes: "Long term, we aren't remembered for how late we stayed at the office, how many buildings we developed or deals we closed". Ivanka Trump's multitasking is fantastic, President's daughter knows how to find time not only for official foreign visits, interviews , work in ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:27

China's defense ministry said Wednesday that the military successfully test-fired a new type of missile into waters near the Korean Peninsula, an announcement that comes amid Chinese anger over the deployment in South Korea of a sophisticated USA missile defense system.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:23

The six-page outline supports the creation of the Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip within the 1967 borders. Some analysts say the recent steps could eventually help smooth the way for Hamas's entry into the Palestine Liberation Organisation, which it has never joined, and open a path for dialogue internationally.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:17

There were limited reports of bombing in northern Homs and Hama, two areas expected to be part of the 'de-escalation zones, ' activists said. There were no immediate reports of casualties after the plan - sponsored by Russia , Turkey, and Iran - went into effect at midnight.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:21

The first 30, 35 minutes we played will remain in the fans' memory for a long time . "You never know what's going to happen in soccer, just ask Paris Saint-Germain". "It's very hard to overturn this result but we will keep believing until the end because that's our mentality and we will be playing with our fans behind us", Atletico defender Stefan Savic said.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:21

Arkansas wrapped up an accelerated executions schedule with a lethal injection that left the condemned inmate lurching and convulsing before he died, prompting calls for investigations and renewed scrutiny of the state's efforts to put multiple inmates to death on a compressed timeline.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:15

So who does Trump meet with today at the White House? The answer to that question may not come for a long time yet - not at least until the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian interference in last year's election and possible links to the Trump campaign wraps up.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:13

Tillerson delivered the message - aimed at China, which has reclaimed thousands of acres of land in the South China Sea in recent years - during a lunch Thursday with ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Washington .

by | May 11, 2017 | 07:50

The hearing on Monday is one of multiple congressional probes into the Russian Federation interference, along with House and Senate intelligence panels. Initially, Clapper testified that before he retired from his post on January 20, he knew of no evidence of collusion between the Trump camp and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

by | May 11, 2017 | 07:39

Looting broke out this week in cities such as Valencia, which looked like a disaster zone with bars on shop windows bent and windows broken. A crowd of thousands, led by opposition leaders and the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, marched through Caracas singing the national anthem and shouting slogans like "We want elections!" With Maduro's approval ratings at around 24 percent - less than half the level at the time of his narrow election victory in 2013 - and ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 07:36

The new carrier aims to carry 36 Shenyang J-15 multi-role fighter jets, which is 12 more than what the Liaoning can carry. China claims nearly all the South China Sea, believed to have huge deposits of oil and gas, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, and has been building up military facilities like runways on the islands it controls.

by | May 11, 2017 | 07:22

Current and former officials said that in November, President Barack Obama warned the president-elect not to hire Flynn. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the department does not comment on the existence of ongoing investigations. He retroactively registered as a foreign lobbyist and failed to disclose Russian contacts, resurrecting questions about the administration's close ties to Russia.

by | May 11, 2017 | 07:16

It said the agreement "lacks the minimal elements of legitimacy" and also rejected any role for government ally Iran as a guarantor of the deal. He said confidence measures and further agreements will be needed to back up the agreement. A ceasefire was unsustainable in the presence of the Iranian-backed militias in Syria, he said, adding: "We can't imagine Iran playing a role of peace".

by | May 11, 2017 | 07:09

The women and girls, who were among the 276 mostly Christian schoolgirls seized from their dormitories in April 2014, causing an worldwide outcry, were released last Sunday in exchange for five militant leaders, following months of negotiation by participants across two continents.

by | May 11, 2017 | 07:06

Russia's foreign minister has laughed off the firing of the man heading the investigation into Russian hacking of the U.S. election - joking: "Was he fired?" Rogers also said that the NSA is working with European allies Germany and Britain who fear that Russian hackers are targeting their upcoming elections.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:55

After the Supreme Court's decision to rlier order of death sentence to the four 2012 Delhi gang-rape convicts, Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi while speaking to NewsX said that she will continue her fight. The driver and five other men on the bus assaulted their victim so viciously that she died of her injuries two weeks later. "We hope that the government will take note and take deterrent action", Mr Surjewala said.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:49

Mr Moon, from the liberal Democratic Party of Korea , won 41.08% of the vote in the election, according to the NEC. At the time, the US declared that the South had " lost its nerve " and was clearing the way for North Korea to emerge as a nuclear weapons state.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:43

France votes for a new president on Sunday in a ballot being watched closely by financial markets and France's neighbours as a test of the global populist wave. Said, now a chauffeur who supports Mr Macron, said his father was targeted "because he was a foreigner, an Arab". Her stance is at odds with former president Jacques Chirac and current premier Francois Hollande, who have both apologized for the role played by French police in the rounding up of 13,000 Jews at the Vel d'Hiv cycling ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:41

Even North Korea indicated that Moon was its favoured candidate, with state media recently calling on South Korean voters to "punish the puppet group of conservatives' associated with Park". He has chosen South Jeolla Province Gov. "I gave all my body and soul (to the election) to the very end", Moon, 64, told reporters Tuesday after casting his ballot in Seoul .

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:39

Ilham Ahmed, a top official in the Syrian Democratic Forces' political office, said the decision to provide heavier arms carries "political meaning" and "legitimises the YPG and the Syrian Democratic Forces". In a surprise announcement, the Pentagon had said Trump had authorised the arming of Kurdish fighters within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) "to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqa ".

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:37

The Trump administration has also been dismayed by Moon's questioning of deployment of a USA missile defence system in South Korea and expects some friction in ties, although US officials say the new president may moderate his stances in office and the effect on the alliance will be limited.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:34

Last September, Duterte said, "Even if I wanted to, I can not kill them all", of his campaign promise to eradicate illegal drugs within six months. "I'm tied up I can not make any definite promise.I'm supposed to go to Russia, Israel.", said Duterte during a visit to the Chinese fleet in Davao on Monday, broadcast by local television.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:29

Wednesday's Forsa Institute poll, conducted for Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL before Sunday's regional election, showed support for the CDU unchanged at 36 per cent, while the Social Democrats (SPD), now the junior partner in Merkel's "grand coalition", gained one percentage point to 29 per cent.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:28

US President Donald Trump seems to have softened his tone on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by calling him a "pretty smart cookie" and skirting questions on the threat posed by the hermit regime's missile tests with a cryptic "We'll see what happens" comment.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:30

On Tuesday, UNESCO passed a resolution that criticises Israel over its continuing archaeological excavations in East Jerusalem's Old City. "Israel will not sit by while the organization calls for the denial of our sovereignty in Jerusalem ".

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:26

Authorities investigated him more closely and connected him to the serial killing case, which had largely stalled as leads and tips dried up. But police say that Saucedo had no personal connection to the people he killed following this incident, and that they appeared to be picked at random, killed while entering their homes or lounging in their yards.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:26

April 29 will mark Trump's 100th day in office. But the bad news wasn't Trump's alone. But his orders have had little impact and he's failed to deliver on many campaign promises. According to analysts, President Trump will start his 101st day in office at a relatively low point, compared to many of America's past leaders. It puts Trump's approval rating at 45 percent, well below the marks attained by Barack Obama (62 percent) and George W.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:23

Nah, come on. There's nobody left in America who believes that Donald Trump fired James Comey in order to try - because James Comey was mean to Hillary Clinton. At his confirmation hearing, he declined to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe and offered legislators a patriotic reassurance. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:21

In truth, the two figures are not directly comparable. Over one in ten votes on Thursday were cast for independent candidates - in the Highlands and the Islands in particular, council elections are often still genuinely local rather than partisan battles.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:25

Testimony from former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed many publicly known aspects of Flynn's short tenure in the Trump administration and the Russian Federation investigation broadly, but did not reveal classified information or elements that are still under investigation.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:17

James Comey was speaking publicly for the first time about his decision to reveal that the bureau was re-opening the investigation into Hillary Clinton over her private email server. But he said he decided it would have been "catastrophic" to keep silent, especially when he had testified under oath that the investigation had concluded and had promised to advise lawmakers if the probe needed to be reopened.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:14

The Obama administration had been leaning toward arming the Syrian Kurds but struggled with how that could be done without torpedoing relations with Turkey , which is a US ally in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and a key political actor in the greater Middle East.