Ranking US diplomat in China resigns

Ranking US diplomat in China resigns The acting ambassador of the U.S. to Beijing resigned from his position on the White House's decision to abandon the Paris Agreement on climate change, media reports said. Most people thought he was going to announce a visit by President Trump, but instead he announced his resignation, citing the decision to leave the Paris agreement as the reason. [Full Article...]

South Africa begin ICC Champions Trophy campaign with comfortable victory

South Africa begin ICC Champions Trophy campaign with comfortable victory Earlier, the Proteas' total of 299/6 had been built on the back of Hashim Amla's 25th one-day worldwide ton, a brilliant 75 from Faf du Plessis and a quickfire 38 at the end of the innings by JP Duminy . Initially, he hovered in the crease, dabbing and squeezing his way into the innings. Meanwhile, the next over bowled by Pradep was bowled brilliantly as only two runs came of it. [Full Article...]

In Response To Trump's Tweets, Some US Envoys Push Back - Diplomatically

President Donald Trump's Monday morning tweets criticizing the Justice Department for submitting a "watered down", revised version of his travel ban to the U.S. The speech comes as the White House tries to push past a series of distractions and focus on Trump's legislative agenda. In the 9th Circuit Court opinion upholding the stay on the travel ban, the judges cited Trump's comments - via T... [Full Article...]

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150 The bloodshed continued on Saturday when suicide bombers struck a funeral for one of the victims of the protests, killing at least six people and prompting calls for National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and other security chiefs to step down. [Full Article...]

Oil eases on oversupply, but Mideast tension and falling US stocks support

Oil eases on oversupply, but Mideast tension and falling US stocks support Focus is likely to shift to U.S. inventories ahead of government data Wednesday. Oil has traded below $50 a barrel amid speculation that rising USA supply will counter an extension of production curbs by Opec and its partners, including non-Opec member Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

AG Sessions Offered To Resign Amid Trump Anger At Recusal

AG Sessions Offered To Resign Amid Trump Anger At Recusal Sessions was unhappy in March when Trump chose New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead a task force on opioids without consulting with him, a source told the Times . CNN has previously reported that Trump was frustrated with Sessions' decision to recuse himself. Comey is not expected to comment on whether he believes Trump obstructed justice. [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif to attend SCO summit in Kazakhstan

Strengthening mutual trust and neighbourliness, promoting cooperation in politics, trade, economy, research, technology and culture and other areas are the main goals of SCO. The meeting is expected to take place on Friday. The regional pact comprises of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. He will also attend the 17th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State and... [Full Article...]

Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar

Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar While the US military has said it wouldn't change its posture at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base, Mr. Trump posted a series of tweets calling into question his commitment to the peninsular nation. Some Saudi Arabian and UAE commercial banks were also shunning Qatari banks, holding off on letters of credit, banking sources told Reuters on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Kuwait offers to mediate in Qatar crisis

The move came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with the leaders of Qatar, Russia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on decreasing tensions, Turkey's presidential sources said. This was to give the Kuwait Emir the time to make contacts with the parties of the conflict and try to contain the damage, a Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry statement said. [Full Article...]

Putin denies having compromising info on Trump

Do you think I have the time to talk to our ambassadors all over the world every day? Trump has denied he'd ever met Putin, even though he had bragged for a number of years about his relationship with the Russian leader. "If it had been important, the minister would have reported it to me. That's the extent of my acquaintance with Mr. Flynn", he said. "There weren't even any reports". [Full Article...]

London police confirm eighth victim in deadly terrorist attack

Last night around 7:45pm, the body of another man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit. He has not been formally identified, but Xavier Thomas' next of kin have been told about the development. [Full Article...]

Moroccan national arrested in Limerick with terrorist's ID

The 30-year-old Moroccan pastry chef is said to have "imprisoned" his partner Charisse O'Leary and demanded she wore a hijab after the pair married in the Irish capital. An Garda Siochana is also responsible for national security in Ireland, which does not have a separate intelligence service. Mr. Kenny, according to the report, said that lecturing one another and engaging in "megaphone diplom... [Full Article...]

Mathews declared fit for must-win game against India

The only thing that Virat Kohli would want now is Mahendra Singh Dhoni getting some batting time before the big game against South Africa. Therefore, India should not be complacent but should concentrate on playing good cricket. "Even in the last game, it was tough to let go because there was fair bit of risk involved and then the team management made a decision to not to risk". [Full Article...]

Myanmar military plane with 104 on board goes missing

The military launched the search soon after the plane went missing, mobilizing six navy ships and three military planes. Myeik, also known as Mergui, is a city in south-eastern Burma on the Andaman coast. Earlier, a source told AFP: "We think it was a technical failure". A military helicopter crashed in June a year ago in central Myanmar, killing three military personnel on board. [Full Article...]

Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions Both versions have been blocked by federal courts. He did this in a series of Tweets that are making headlines today. Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders filled in for Spicer, fielding tough questions from reporters about the litany of controversies surrounding tweets President Trump sent out earlier in the day. [Full Article...]

China's Expanding Military Will Seek To Locate Base In Pakistan, Pentagon Says

China's Expanding Military Will Seek To Locate Base In Pakistan, Pentagon Says In February 2016, China began construction of a military base in Djibouti, a country located in the Horn of Africa, and is expected to inaugurate the facility within the next year. Three regiments of fighter aircraft can be housed in the facilities. The report mentioned that in September 2016, an Indian patrol observed that more than 40 Chinese troops had set up a temporary shelter within the In... [Full Article...]

"No one would survive Russia-US war", says Putin

But hey, at least he's never had a bad day! "There are certain natural cycles", Putin said. "The situation becomes more tense", Putin said. The " JFK " and " Wall Street " director had access to Putin for over two years to create a Showtime series that will air starting June 12, Bloomberg reported . [Full Article...]

Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility

Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility Two of the four national security executives scheduled to testify before the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday were reportedly asked by Trump to publicly state that there was no evidence of collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12

IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12 State news agency IRNA quoted an official at the mausoleum as saying that the attacker had blown himself up after shooting at people. A photo posted by Fars showed people inside the parliament building lowering a child out of a first-floor window to people waiting below. [Full Article...]

British PM pledges tough action on terrorism

British PM pledges tough action on terrorism She added that she would be willing to investigate bringing the time limit for questioning terror suspects back up to 28 days. "And it's very easy to say, 'We need more police on the street because that might have stopped some of these things, ' but - really - would it?" 'And if our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change the laws so we can do it. [Full Article...]

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