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French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France's Socialist party "is dead" and that he wants to run under the banner of President-elect Emmanuel Macron's political movement in June's parliamentary elections. Valls' overture received a non-committal response from Macron's party. As a pro-business prime minister under outgoing President Francois Hollande, Valls is a kindred spirit of Macron who worked in his government as economy minister.



Belt & Road Initiative 'project of century' to benefit people worldwide: Chinese President

Petersburg on the piano during his visit to China on Sunday. "We will not interfere in other countries' internal affairs", he said. Referring to improved state of Pakistan's economy, the Prime Minister said macroeconomic indicators are stable, growth rate is rising; and the Pakistan Stock Exchange has become one of the five best performing stock exchanges in the world.


Belt and Road should be road of opening up: Xi

Belt and Road should be road of opening up: Xi

Its stated objective is to develop infrastructure in Eurasia in order to reinforce ties between various countries. Speaking to an audience that included Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders of 29 other countries, Xi outlined the most ambitious political vision yet for the "Belt and Road Initiative", a multibillion-dollar project to build ports, railways and other facilities.


Senate intelligence panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

Senate intelligence panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

That Wednesday meeting was already being seen as a major diplomatic coup for the Kremlin, a red carpet welcome just months after being hit with United States sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election . In March, Mr Kelner requested immunity for Mr Flynn to testify in Congress, saying the media was filled with "unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him".



Nine security officials killed in vehicle bomb attacks in Mosul

Coalition spokesman Col John Dorrian told reporters on Wednesday that the Iraqi troops advancing into the remaining IS-held districts were facing "very risky, hard fighting", but that they were making progress every day. Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, a spokesman for the joint operations command, told Reuters the militants "didn't have time to make barriers, the advance since yesterday has been good".



Countries race to halt ransomware

Researchers with Czech Republic-based security software maker Avast said 60 per cent of infected computers were located in Russian Federation, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan. Russia's central bank said Saturday that no incidents had "compromising the data resources" of Russian banks, state news agency Tass reported . After chairing an emergency meeting of the COBRA committee, Rudd said that all but 6 trusts were now back to normal.