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Syria safe zones deal to come into force in hours — Russian military

This photo provided by Azaz Media Office, a Syrian anti-government activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens and civil defense workers gathering next of. Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said the next round of expanded Syria talks in Geneva is set for late May while the next Russia, Turkey and Iran-brokered Astana meeting is set for mid-July.



President Duterte, Belt & Road Forum, and a New World Order

Washington is being represented by a junior delegation led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to the president and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council. Many Chinese academics are of the view that India not joining BRI has little to do with its reservations about CPEC. One of the most controversial projects is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is building and upgrading roads, railways and pipelines linking Gwadar Port in Pakistan to Kashgar in ...



Xi's speech injects new impetus into Belt and Road Initiative — China Focus

The DFA also said the Philippines was pleased to hear XI's remark that the Belt and Road Initiative aims to complement other countries' development strategies. The U.S. embassy did not mention that in its statement on Sunday, but cited Pottinger as saying American firms were ready to participate in Belt and Road projects.



Ransomware attack hits 74 countries: Kaspersky Lab

Colchester General Hospital, for example, has shut down all computer systems as a precautionary measure, Sky News reports , and issued a statement saying it was "postponing all non-urgent activity for today and we are asking people not to come to A&E".


Trump says he will make 'fast decision' on Comey replacement

Trump says he will make 'fast decision' on Comey replacement

At least they got more of a heads up than Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who found out about Comey's firing the same way Comey himself did - watching the news. He insisted this week that he fired Comey over his performance, not because of the investigation, but the timing of the dismissal and his comments afterward have raised alarms with his critics.



Serena Williams, Biles join LA's 2024 Games bid

Baumann described the following three-day inspection work in the French capital "intense", which they also looked forward to. IOC Evaluation Commission is scheduled to have a meeting with the Paris bid on Sunday, then go to some proposed venues or iconic backdrops for the 2024 Games, including the Eiffel Tower, Roland Garros and the Stade de France , next Monday.