India cool on Beijing summit as

India cool on Beijing summit as "Silk Road" stirs unease

Leaders of 29 countries plus senior delegates from other nations gather in Beijing for a two-day summit starting on Sunday to map out a project that is seen as broad on ambition but short on specifics. "Cumulative investment into these zones reach 17.9 billion USA dollars, which made it possible for the host countries to create 163,000 new jobs and receive 960 million US dollars in taxes", he said.

Russia says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight

Russia says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight

The latest round of Syrian peace talks in Astana was sponsored by opposition supporter Turkey and Syrian government backers Russian Federation and Iran. The agreement says that the de-escalation areas and security zones are a temporary measure, that could be in place for six months. A previous cease-fire agreement that went into effect on December 30 helped reduce overall violence in Syria for several weeks but eventually collapsed.

Yorkshire Coast Hospitals Hit By Cyber Attack

The cyber attacks prompted other Spanish firms such as power company Iberdrola and utility Gas Natural to take preventive measures. An NHS Digital spokesman said: "At this stage we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed".

No Time for Friction With South Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping tacitly asked new South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Thursday to reconsider the deployment of a USA anti-missile system. An alternative approach, he wrote , would be for the United States, South Korea, China, Japan and Russian Federation to join in a new "five-party" talks aimed at developing a "coordinated policy of "containment" to prevent wild actions by North Korea".

Flooding expected to be 'unlike anything ever seen' warns Kelowna mayor

Flooding expected to be 'unlike anything ever seen' warns Kelowna mayor

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran posted a Facebook statement late Wednesday describing expected water levels as "unlike anything we have ever seen in our community". Environment Canada warns storms packing up to 70 millimetres of rain will arrive by Friday and drop a further 20 to 30 millimetres by Saturday. Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for parts of the central and southern Interior, with the potential for strong winds, large hail and heavy rain.

Defense Secretary Mattis: The 'Devil's in the details' on Syria 'de-escalation zones'

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on May 8 his country would reject any United Nations role in monitoring the implementation of four "de-escalation" zones . U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would closely examine proposed de-escalation zones aimed at easing Syria's civil war but warned "the devil's in the details" and that much needed to be worked out.