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China's Belt and Road forum ends, next in 2019 (Evening Lead)

President Xi Jinping of China has promised to invest a further $121.7 billion in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative - an worldwide infrastructure scheme that was launched by China in 2014 to revive the ancient east-west trade networks, collectively known as the Silk Road.



Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram reunited with families

Some of the kidnapped "Chibok Girls" are still missing. My daughter was abducted over three years and two months ago but since God has brought her out safely, I have nothing else to say than my gratitude. Mr. Nkeki expressed hopes that very soon the remaining girls still in captivity will be rescued. Adesanya said in the statement, "On 16th May 2017, the Nigerian Air Force Component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the ...


Goods and Service Tax rates: 83 services exempt, 13 in 5% slab

Goods and Service Tax rates: 83 services exempt, 13 in 5% slab

Bindi, vermilion, glass bangles, handlooms, hearing aids and handmade musical instruments have also been exempt under GST. The Manufacturers Association for Information Technology had earlier recommended a 12 percent tax rate for computers but the GST Council has raised it instead.


Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi

Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi

It also comes as he contends with a raft of problems back home, including a special counsel investigating whether his associates colluded with Russian Federation. He then went on to say that any peace deal would have to mean an end to the conflict once and for all and that "security would have to remain in Israel's hands".



Jeremy Corbyn vows to keep allotment if he becomes prime minister

In further bad news for the Labour leader, 42% said that the Conservatives are running the best General Election campaign so far, while only 20% think Corbyn's party has the edge. "I accept that military action, under global law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary", he will say. Delivering a keynote speech on the party's approach to security and foreign affairs, Mr Corbyn sought to silence critics who have accused the Labour leader of being weak on defence.



Trump Heads to Israel, Pursues 'Ultimate Deal' of Peace

At the insistence of the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was notably absent from President Trump's visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem - but Israelis seemed content to focus on the upside of the visit. But we can only get there by working together", he said. "I think that creates a different dynamic". But is the remark on the wall's being part of the West Bank contrary to Trump's policies? While Israeli officials cheered Mr Trump's election, some are now ...