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Former Greek PM's condition stable after letter bomb

Police didn't immediately confirm news media reports that the blast was caused by a parcel bomb. However, there was no immediate claim of responsibility. He was Greek central bank governor from 1994-2002 and vice-president of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010. The former prime minister's auto was parked by the side of the road, in front of its escort vehicle.



North Korea fires 'ballistic missile' into Japanese waters

According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missile was sacked at around 5:40 a.m.in central North Korea and traveled an estimated 500 km. Trump has taken a hard-line on North Korea since taking office in response to a string of missile launches this spring. Kim has been pushing ahead with his weapons program at a rate that has alarmed analysts and policymakers, ordering the launches of a variety of rockets that appear to be part of his ambition to obtain an intercontinental ...


McMaster: We are not worried about 'back channel'

McMaster: We are not worried about 'back channel'

But if the report is true, he said , why would Kushner try to keep his communications with the Russians secret. The Washington Post and the New York Times have reported that Kushner has become a focal point for investigators because of his clandestine entreaties to Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak in December.



Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing

In this photo taken on Saturday, May 27, 2017, shows an aerial view of inundated area of Kalawana, in Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka. "It is very very serious", said Borjan Kolundzija, Sri Lanka director for charity Oxfam's Sri Lanka. Officials said hope is fading that any of the 112 people still missing will be found alive, as they pleaded for help from the global community. Sri Lankan military and rescue teams have used boats and helicopters, but officials said access to some areas was ...


Day war begets 50 years of strife for Israel

Day war begets 50 years of strife for Israel

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ended a hunger strike late on Friday after 40 days, as their health was deteriorating and after, news media reports said, the authorities agreed to at least one of the prisoners' demands. The terrorists finally understood that there was no point in the strike, Erdan said. According to WAFA correspondence, the Hamas energy authority in Gaza and the Electricity Distribution Company said in a joint statement, on Monday, that they have "complied with the ...


Fears grow of increasing IS foothold in southern Philippines

Fears grow of increasing IS foothold in southern Philippines

The eight dead, majority shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, were laborers who were stopped by ISIS-linked militants on the outskirts of Marawi City while trying to flee clashes, according to police. Some of those trapped in Marawi had called and text-messaged a hotline pleading with the military to stop the air strikes, according to Zia Alonto Adiong, a local politician coordinating complex efforts to evacuate civilians, dead and alive.