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Nigeria's Buhari vows support for freed Chibok girls

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In exchange for their release , five detained and suspected commanders of Boko Haram were freed, according to the Nigerian government. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy at meeting Sunday with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed after being held captive for three years by Boko Haram Islamic extremists. Read More »

Darrell Berkheimer: Mom's Day stirs wealth of memories

Those who are fortunate enough to still have their mothers likely spent some time in the past week or so shopping for the flawless gift, planning a ideal meal or even searching for a flawless card to express appreciation for the person who brought them into this world. Read More »

Trump Wants To Negotiate Israel-Palestine Peace Deal

It will be Trump and Abbas' first face-to-face discussion. Most observers were quick to note that the president's prediction of success was not backed up by any plan of action or reason for his optimism. Abbas' meeting with Trump comes as the American president weighs the possible relocation of the U.S.'s Israel embassy from its current location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read More »

Syria: Rebels storm out as 'safe zones' plan signed

Fighting between Syrian rebel and government forces eased on Saturday as a Russian-led effort to shore up a ceasefire took effect, although battles continued on important frontlines near Hama and Damascus, rebels and a war monitor said. Jets from the US-led coalition are barred from proposed safe zones in Syria set to be created under a deal inked by Russia, Iran and Turkey, Moscow's envoy said on Friday. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency establishes unit focused on North Korea threat

The mission center would be run by "experienced officers from across the Agency" under the leadership of a veteran officer as the new Assistant Director for Korea, the agency said. The mission center's establishment came on the same day as the South's new president, Moon Jae-in, was declared president in a decisive election victory. Read More »

Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted

The Liberals only need one more seat for a majority. Horgan said he also looks forward to a final result by May 22, with thousands of votes still to be counted. "There's a range of issues we support each other on, but on this one we just disagree", he said. Meredith also said the Liberals underestimated Surrey, where the NDP took six of the nine ridings, and where bridge tolls and a lack of transportation were front-and-centre issues. Read More »

Trump gets roasted after Twitter blunder

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The Twitter header was removed sometime early Tuesday and replaced with a photo of Trump and House Republicans at the White House. Mr Graham had admitted that he had no evidence of Mr Trump conducting improper business dealings with Russian Federation but said he wanted to check whether any such deals had taken place. Read More »

BC election was close, but no cigar

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She says she has worked with Green Party leader Andrew Weaver in the past and called him a "smart, thoughtful and reasonable guy". Clark's campaign strategy marked a return to the Liberals' winning approach in 2013, when she promoted her party as the only one that could create and protect jobs while portraying the NDP as disastrous managers of the economy. Read More »

CIA Used 'Nano-poisonous' Radioactive Substance in Kim Assassination Attempt: North Korea

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North Korea charged that South Korea and the US had "corrupted and bribed" a North Korean logger in 2014 working in eastern Russian Federation, who had been infiltrated into North Korea to carry out the assassination attempt. "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organisations of the USA imperialists and the puppet clique", Pyongyang said. Read More »

Macron team announces candidates for June parliamentary election

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Many voters who had supported other candidates in the election's first round reluctantly cast run-off ballots for Mr Macron only to prevent Ms Le Pen from entering the Elysee Palace. "I will fight with all my strength against the divisions that are undermining us", Macron said in a solemn speech at his campaign headquarters on Sunday. Read More »

U.S. signs worldwide declaration on climate change despite Trump's past statements

Now that the United States has handed over chairmanship of the Arctic Council, at its biennial ministerial meeting held this year in Fairbanks, an Alaska organization that helped stage the ministerial is also undergoing a change. "In terms of being a reflection of a nation's priorities, it can only go so far since all eight have to agree to the same thing", said Nils Andreassen, executive director of the Anchorage-based Institute of the North , a non-partisan organisation focused on Arctic ... Read More »

Abe, Moon discuss North Korea, 'comfort women' issue

But challenging Washington over THAAD might be hard for Moon. Mr Moon was part of the South's last liberal government, which pursued a "Sunshine policy" of reconciliation and dialogue with the North, and is widely expected to shift away Ms Park's hardline approach. Read More »

Oil boosted by signs US crude glut is shrinking

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But oil slumped in recent weeks as rising US production undermined the OPEC-led efforts to reduce a global crude glut. Its price remained under pressure last week after key support near $48 failed to hold. Brent crude jumped back above US$50 on the news and stayed there, buoyed by the ministers' comments, while WTI, which last Friday slipped below US$45 a barrel, regained some ground, settling yesterday at US$47.91 a barrel. Read More »

Party for three: Weaver ready to lead next phase

And they reminded us tonight that we are far from ideal", Clark said. Meanwhile, political commentators say that Albertans should be watching the results in B.C., especially with the implications they would have on the future of pipeline projects there. Read More »

Korea launches another missile, reaching 435 miles

Outsiders will be especially interested in what kind of projectile was sacked. US President Donald Trump warned in an interview with Reuters in late April that a "major, major conflict" with the North was possible, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute over its nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

Trump congratulates South Korea's Moon on election win

During the presidential election campaign, the planned installation of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) system - an anti-ballistic missile system - on a golf course in Seongju, 300km southeast of Seoul , became a factor because the eventual victor, Moon Jae-in, said the decision was taken too hastily. Read More »

Presidents Moon, Trump reaffirm alliance in first phone talks

Images of Moon, without a jacket and holding a cup of coffee while cheerfully talking with his aides in the presidential garden, also generated a buzz. Moon won South Korea's presidency in an election held on Tuesday, campaigning on a more conciliatory approach toward Pyongyang and ending almost ten years of hardline conservative rule in the South that focused on pressuring the reclusive North. Read More »

Of course a guy named 'Wildman' caught a 17-foot Florida python

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The South Florida Water Management District pays hunters $8.10 an hour to catch and dispose of pythons in an effort to protect the Everglades. The female python weighed in at 130 pounds. After the snake was caught, officials extracted 78 eggs from it. "We're making a difference by taking the eggs out of the ecosystem", Crum said. Read More »

Suspect dead, K-9 recovering after shootout

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The K-9, named Kasper, was shot after a suspect exchanged fire with sheriff's deputies in Palm Beach County, Florida. A deputy suffered minor injuries during this incident and was treated at a local hospital and released. Bradshaw said deputies eventually tracked down O'Shea in the stolen auto and attempted to take him into custody in the parking lot of Florida Turbine Technologies. Read More »

North Korea ready to hold talks with Trump

Pyongyang has sought to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The projectile launch comes two weeks after a ballistic missile test that South Korean and United States officials said failed. In Norway, Choi met with former US officials and scholars for what are known as "track 2" talks. Trump didn't make clear what those circumstances would be, naturally, but did appear to reject the need for talks in the near term, bragging that he's handling North Korea "very well, very ... Read More »

Nirbhaya Case Awards Death Sentence To Four Convicts From Supreme Court

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According to media reports, a round of applause went up in court as the judgement was read out on Friday at the end of an appeal hearing that began previous year. The four other men - Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, and Akshay Thakur, all in their twenties - were sentenced to death by hanging in September 2013. Read More »

Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold but lowers growth forecast

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He said: "We maintain the view that the Bank is being too upbeat on the growth outlook with some pretty optimistic assumptions, particularly relating to the likely pick-up in wage growth. He added that the MPC "explicitly noted that, if the economy evolved as expected, interest rates would likely have to rise more sharply over the coming years than the markets were discounting". Read More »

Trump Suggests Ending Daily Press Briefing

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In an interview with Fox News's Jeanine Pirro on Friday, the president complained about hostility and unfair treatment at the hands of the media , suggesting for the second time in one day that he might just cancel the daily briefing - and adding that he might instead hold biweekly briefings himself. Read More »

India gifts 16000 handcrafted candles to Sri Lanka

He arrived on Thursday primarily to attend the International Vesak Day celebrations and his visit is aimed at reinforcing the traditional connect between India and Sri Lanka. Read Also: Narendra Modi makes veiled reference to terrorism from across the border at Vesak Day "Their journey may have been uphill and their struggles hard but they never gave up. Read More »

North Korea considers dialogue with US

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It's not unusual for Pyongyang to condemn moves to censure it by Washington, but a direct protest to Congress would be rare. Yonhap reported that North Korea experts said the meeting could provide both countries a chance to explore talks. Read More »

North Korea open to US dialogue under 'right conditions'

The U.S. government has stated that it will not attach any special meaning to the so-called "track two" dialogue in Oslo. In the meantime, it is safe to say that South Korea will take a more conciliatory approach to the North and that we can expect to see an effort to engage and interact on a more diplomatic level. Read More »

Trump's former NSA Michael Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

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But the chairman began signaling this week that if Trump surrogates did not turn over requested materials by Tuesday - a deadline that some missed - he and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., might begin issuing subpoenas . "No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution ", Kelner said. Read More »

New Orleans school warns parents of Confederate statue removal

Last month, the first structure, a 35-foot-tall obelisk known as the Liberty monument was removed by masked workers under cover of darkness. The statue is the second of four monuments relating to the Confederacy that's in the process of being removed by the city, after the protests and legal challenges . Read More »

Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea

South Korea has accepted a last-minute invitation from China to a conference on a new Silk Road, days after a new president took office on Seoul pledging to engage in discussions with Beijing to ease tension over a USA anti-missile system. Read More »

DR Congo: Ebola outbreak confirmed

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The outbreak is not linked to previous Ebola flare-ups in the Congo, or the one that tore through West Africa in 2014, killing more than 11,000 people, said Mr Tarik Jasarevic, a World Health Organization spokesman. This latest Ebola outbreak is Congo's eighth, the most of any country. Stock Photo: MAKUA, CONGO, AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 27: A sign warns visitors that area is an Ebola-infected. Read More »

Open trade no compromise to sovereignty, PM tells China forum

Sharif voiced gratitude for China's support for the launch of the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said: "The CPEC presents a great opportunity for strengthening regional economy". But India is not attending the high-profile B&R summit. He said composition of his delegation to China particularly the presence of four chief ministers was testimony to the broad-based Pak-China friendship. Read More »

Navy identifies SEAL killed in raid in Somalia

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Milliken, a chief special warfare officer, was killed during an operation against the terrorist group al-Shabaab in a remote area approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu , the country's capital. Last month, the USA said it was sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment there in about two decades. Al-Shabab via its Shahada News Agency said "an air landing operation by USA special forces was thwarted in Lower Shabelle province and a number of their soldiers ... Read More »