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Russia's Putin meets top brass to discuss security in Crimea

The Federal Security Service said that it had conducted "operational search activities" on Saturday night in the town of Armyansk, which is located in Crimea, leading to the discovery of a " group of saboteurs". "The attempts to break through were a...

Taliban closing in on key city in the south

Meanwhile, the Taliban advance has also compounded fears that the troubled provincial capital city is on the brink of falling into the militants' hands. With Nawa, the Taliban control 11 of 14 districts in the province. The main road connecting the...

NATO says Turkey's membership not in question after failed coup

Putin also announced a mid-term cooperation program that spans the year 2016 to 2019, and also intergovernmental commissions of the two countries would resume contacts. Turkey has demanded the US extradite Islamic leader Fethullah Gulen, now living i...

Froome chasing time trial gold in Rio after Tour triumph

It comes just weeks after he won the Tour de France for a third time. "I was really chuffed to get bronze four years ago", Froome said. Thomas believes that he falls into a group of riders who can also challenge for a medal, including Rohan D...

Turkish admiral seeks asylum in U.S. after 'recall' to Ankara

Turkey is pressing the United States to extradite US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom it accuses of orchestrating the coup attempt, and has expressed frustration at its slow response. An article on NATO's website listed Ugurlu as the ass...

Lawyers in Pakistan boycott courts after bombing

Schools and markets are also closed in Quetta in protest over the attack, which was claimed by a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militant group. Survivors described scenes of panic as the blast ripped through the e...

Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands

Latest satellite images show that China appears to be building reinforced aircraft hangars on its reclaimed islands in the South China Sea, a United States think tank report showed. On Sunday Tokyo separately protested to Beijing after two Chin...

Japan marks 71 {+s} {+t} anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

At the same ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also said he was determined to work toward a world without nuclear weapons. The mayor quoted part of President Obama's speech in his May visit to Hiroshima in which he said that nations, ...

Iran executes nuclear scientist who was convicted of spying

Amiri's disappearance came amid a concerted Western effort to thwart Iran's nuclear program under the government of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A judiciary spokesman was quoted as telling the Mizan Online news site that the scientist, Sh...

Entire Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics

The move to ban the entire Russian Paralympics team stands in stark contrast to the International Olympic Committee's ruling to allow each sport to make a decision over whether to allow Russians to compete. The complete corruption of the anti-doping ...

India's Modi Picks New Leader to Stabilize Home State

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that she had set an example for many across the country. She turns 75 this November. Post meeting, while Nitin Patel tried hard not to appear visibly upset, the outgoing CM Anandiben Patel seemed miffe...

Pence breaks position with Trump to endorse Paul Ryan

Instead, he turned to familiar themes, faulting USA trade deals, the news media, and opposition to water-boarding terror suspects, a policy change he said disadvantages the United States in its fight against terrorists. He didn't mention the spat wit...

Terrorist for one nation can't be martyr for another: Rajnath

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan , criticising India and Indian minister's stance in Saarc ministerial meet, has said that fight for freedom and terrorism are two different ideologies, reported Thursday. Also, New Delhi urged all SAARC na...

Olympics: Russian weightlifters banned

The IOC has taken fierce criticism for not ordering a blanket ban on Russian Federation after an independent report said there was state-organised doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. "I can see that every morning doping agents come and take the...

Nitish Kumar Phones Finance Minister Jaitley With Special Offer For GST

Once the bill comes into force it would drastically transform the $2tn (£1.5tn) economy by reducing costs for shipping goods from one state to another. While the opposition is demanding for capping the interest rate at 18 per cent. Talking to repor...

Packers' Aaron Rodgers looking forward to watching Favre

I mean, it was fun. I don't think I've ever had that many at an actual game. Not only did Favre play until he was 41 years old, but he put together some superb numbers, including a 186-112 career record, while completely 45 game-winning drives and ...

CT officials monitoring Zika situation in Florida

Governor Rick Scott asked for help Friday after announcing four people in Florida are infected with the Zika virus after being bitten by mosquitoes in their area. In Puerto Rico, over 4,500 cases of the virus, virtually all contracted through mosqu...

South China Sea: Beijing to prosecute 'trespassers'

China says it is well within its rights to build the islands, complete with airstrips and harbours, and rejected an global arbitration panel's ruling last month that invalidated Beijing's claim to virtually the entire strategic water body.

Trump Says He Is Taking The Gloves Off Against Clinton

He was asked by Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren about the historic nature of the Clinton candidacy on Wednesday night, and he declined to give her any credit. Critics have said the ever-present "lock her up" chant at Trump rallies and the Republic...

Hot air balloon crash kills at least 16 people in Texas

People who buy plane tickets have their names on record, while people can just walk up, buy a ticket to ride on a hot air balloon, and not have their names recorded. It is not clear whether anyone was injured or killed when the balloon came down in ...

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Henderson Land Buys Car Park Site in Hong Kong's Central for $3B

Benjamin Hung, CEO for Greater China & North Asia at Standard Chartered, said the "Bond Connect" would boost Hong Kong's role as a gateway between foreign investors and the Chinese...

Merkel's party snatches state from rivals in crushing election win

But the results marked a huge blow to Martin Schulz, who had generated a strong surge in support for the SPD when he took over the party in February. The state leader of the SDP ...

Sudan's President Invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump Meeting

The fact that Trump chose Saudi Arabia and Israel for his first overseas trip shows the importance of the region to him. Beyond the meeting with Saudi government officials, Trump...

Comey claimed Trump asked him to SHUT DOWN Flynn probe

According to the Times , Comey wrote in the February memo that Trump told him Flynn had done nothing wrong. "He is a good guy". Trump and Pence were in a briefing with "other se...

Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements

On Monday, the Trump administration went back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the revised executive order on immigration. Judge Ronald Gould asked Wall. For the ...

Potentially Severe Storms Forecasted For Minnesota

Tuesday will be another warm and humid day with highs again in the upper 80s. The severe weather through midweek will be the start of another active weather pattern across the C...

SNL's Spicer Rides Podium to Trump Tower, Begs to Keep Job

She then proceeds to berate reporters asking about Trump's decision to fire Comey and whether it was related to the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between his campai...

China Pledges $124 Billion For New Silk Road As Champion Of Globalization

Since 1999, that figure has surpassed US$7.5 billion. The United States sent a diplomatic note warning to China on Friday that North Korea's attendance at the summit could affect...

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

A Lehigh professor urged the university to rescind Trump's degree too, but the school took no action. "The future belongs to the people who follow their heart, no matter what the...

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

The popularity of the names, as determined by Social Security Administration data, is based on approximately 4 million births in the USA for 2016. For boys, the top picks are No...

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US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

Gen. Vincent Stewart and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo at Thursday's Senate hearing. Coats appeared before the committee along with other intel...

IS Head in Afghanistan Abdul Hasib Reported Dead in a Raid

As part of a growing effort against the terror group, the Afghan Air Force has also recently geared strikes toward ISIS hideouts in Nazyan and Achin districts. "This successful joi...

President Trump: I Was Going to Fire James Comey 'Regardless of Recommendations'

Mr Comey, an Obama administration appointee, was leading the FBI's Russian Federation probe. "Regardless of [the] recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. Members ...

Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

Even as Trump boldly predicted he would achieve peace where other presidents had failed, he stopped short of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to t...

Growth picking up in EBRD regions despite political uncertainty

Growth picking up in EBRD regions despite political uncertainty

After strong momentum in 2016, when economic growth rose to 2.8 percent, Serbia will have growth of 2.9 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2018, and the driver of growth will be dome...