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Author: 0 Draft a sign of progress on South China Sea code of conduct

Sta. All parties "uphold using the framework of regional rules to manage and control disputes, to deepen practical maritime cooperation, to promote consultation on the code and jointly maintain the peace and stability of the South China Sea ", the official Chinese statement released on Thursday noted.

Author: 0 Backed force seizes key Syria city, dam from IS

The U.N.'s Syria envoy says a plan crafted by world powers to establish safe zones in the war-battered country should only be seen as an "interim" arrangement and not a precursor to partition. The U.S. on Tuesday announced that U.S. President Donald Trump authorised the Department of Defense to provide small arms, machine guns, ammunition, armoured vehicles and other equipment to the Syrian Kurds.

Author: 0 Trump tweets criticize naming of special counsel Mueller

Despite agreeing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey declined to testify before the Judiciary Committee. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the accuracy of the Times' account. The central question at that blockbuster hearing will be whether Comey believed the President was trying to interfere with his investigation. McGahn had been told by then-acting attorney general Sally Yates that Flynn had been compromised as a result of his discussions with the Russian ...

Global Media Army destroys several Pakistani posts along LoC
Author: 0 Army destroys several Pakistani posts along LoC

The video showed what looked like a forested area being bombed and smoke and fire billowing up after the explosion. " Pakistan Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators", Maj General Ashok Narula said. In the video, Pakistan posts can be seen being destroyed in Nowshera sector. In September 2016, Indian troops crossed the Line of Control and targeted launch pads used by terrorists in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir .

Author: 0 Comey to testify before Senate committee

While the White House initially pointed to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , outlining Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, as the impetus for his termination, Trump later admitted that the Russian Federation investigation - which he has called a "hoax" - played a role.

Author: 0 Trump likely to keep pressure on Iran after Rouhani election win

The election is important "for Iran's future role in the region and the world", said Mr. Rouhani, who struck a deal with world powers two years ago to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of most economic sanctions. His closest contender, conservative candidate, former Prosecutor General Embrahim Raisi, received 15.786 votes (38.5%). Iranians clearly and explicitly sent their message to the world through the Friday elections, he said, adding, "Our nation wants to live in ...

Global Media Police block march of elderly Venezuelans
Author: 0 Police block march of elderly Venezuelans

Describing Maduro as a dictator who has wrecked the OPEC nation's economy, they are seeking fresh elections, foreign humanitarian aid, freedom for hundreds of jailed activists and autonomy for the opposition-controlled legislature. Drawing rail-thin teenagers, elderly grandmothers and all ages in between, Venezuela's protests have taken on an nearly ritual-like progression: Demonstrators begin marching toward their chosen destination and are blocked by police or national guardsmen in ...

Author: 0 Oil producers to extend output curbs at OPEC meeting

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , Russia and other producers originally agreed to cut production by 1.8 million barrels per day for six months from January 1. Brent for July settlement fell 52 cents to $53.35 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. "A 9-month extension would normalize OECD inventories by early 2018, in our view, but we see risks for a renewed surplus later next year if OPEC and Russia's production rises to their expanding capacity ...

Global Media Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP
Author: 0 Pacific Rim ministers meet in Hanoi, seek to revive TPP

The Pacific Rim trade ministers have started their two-day meeting in Hanoi focusing on free trade and regional economic integration amid fears of growing trade protectionism. After an early morning huddle in Hanoi , New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay told reporters that the TPP 11 "are committed to finding a way forward to deliver" the pact.

Global Media Trump slams Iran in first foreign speech
Author: 0 Trump slams Iran in first foreign speech

According to the memorandum, the centre is dedicated to cut funding for terrorist groups such as the Islamic State (IS), Al Qaeda, the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, the Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Afghan Taliban and its Haqqani network, among other groups.

Global Media UN Security Council vows sanctions over N. Korea missile test
Author: 0 UN Security Council vows sanctions over N. Korea missile test

He added that that launch violates Security Council resolution, and said Mr Guterres calls on the DPRK to "ensure full compliance with its worldwide obligations". Council diplomats said the language was significant because China, North Korea's strongest ally, signed on. Each new nuclear and longer-range missile test is part of the North's attempt to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile.

Author: 0 Erdogan says Turkey can not lift state of emergency until fully calm

But by Wednesday, senior figures were demanding to know how Turkish-style political violence had been allowed to spread to the leafy streets of Washington's plush diplomatic neighborhood. The attack that sent nine to the hospital appeared to be unprovoked, Peter Newsham, the D.C. police chief, said. US Senator John McCain condemned the attack and called on Trump to react.

Author: 0 Autopsy being conducted on body of Chris Cornell

In 2001 he went on to front Audioslave with former Rage Against the Machine members Tim Commerford , Tom Morello, and Brad Wilk . " Chris Cornell , a friend of mine, a friend of all of us from Soundgarden , died today and we have lost one of the most handsome voices in rock and in history".

Author: 0 Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee

The date hasn't been set yet; it may come after Memorial Day. The president's move came days after Comey testified in Capitol Hill about the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling into the U.S. Trump also set a goal to use the visits as a way to signal that the USA is re-establishing its global leadership role while emphasising its allies' responsibility to share more of the burden of their own defense and to increase investment and partnerships that can create United States jobs, the ...

Author: 0 Backed Syria fighters clear ISIL mines from Tabqa town and dam

Tabqa had served as a base for IS's foreign fighters and for planning operations in other countries since the militants lost other territories in northern Syria. Concerns were raised earlier this year that the dam could be damaged in the fighting or degraded by lack of maintenance, or that the extremists might sabotage it to flood the surrounding areas.

Author: 0 Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Trump has retreated from a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , bending to the same diplomatic and security concerns as other presidents who have made similar promises. " The president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process ", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Meet the Press , according to Reuters .

Author: 0 Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

Sitting on his couch with his wife Julie and petting their dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruby, Chaffetz said he had been stunned by two of his children's upcoming moves from Utah and the realization he and his wife would be empty-nesters soon.

Author: 0 United States launches NAFTA renegotiation countdown

Formal talks between the three countries are now expected to take place in August, with a 90-day notification period required from the first announcement to the US Congress. "You're struggling to understand what exactly he wants to negotiate and what the intent is". The Mexican government also says that NAFTA "has been of vast benefit to all parties".

Global Media Police say bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 people
Author: 0 Police say bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 people

There were no reports of fatalities. Deputy police chief Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul (centre) talk to reporters, confirming the explosion at Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok on Monday morning was a bomb. Since the coup, the junta, known as the National Council for Peace and Order, has clamped down on dissent and ramped up prosecutions under sedition and royal defamation laws .

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