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Trump meets wary NATO and EU in ‘hellhole’ Brussels

May. 25, 2017  Agence France Presse BRUSSELS: Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders Thursday in the city he once derided as a “hellhole”, with nervous allies hoping for a strong show of commitment from the U.S. president. The billionaire leader, on his first foreign tour, is getting a red-carpet welcome from the same organisations

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Russia Calls for Int’l Cybersecurity Document – Foreign Ministry

22.05.2017 s calling for a document that would create a framework for an effective international struggle against cybercrime, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said Monday.  VIENNA (Sputnik) – Oleg Syromolotov said at the session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in the Austrian capital, that the threat of cybersecurity had increased in recent years and

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US COMPARES VENEZUELA CRISIS TO SYRIA, SOUTH SUDAN, N KOREA

 By Associated Press May 18, 2017  UNITED NATIONS — The United States called Wednesday’s first-ever U.N. Security Council consultations on Venezuela because the crisis is getting worse and the Trump administration wants to prevent another conflict like Syria, North Korea or South Sudan, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said. Venezuelan Ambassador Rafael Ramirez strongly rejected the U.S.

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Saudi Arabia is Key to Regional Stability: Kelly

 (Agencies) May 16, 2017 By Faheem Al-Hamid Okaz/Saudi Gazette Jeddah — The reason US President Donald Trump has chosen Saudi Arabia as the first country to visit as president is because of the long-drawn ties between the two countries and in view of the Kingdom’s regional and global stature, according to US Secretary of Homeland

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New Work Week Brings Fears Global Cyberattack Could Spread

(Agencies) May 15, 2017 A cyberattack that has already taken over computers in 150 countries could spread further Monday, as people return for the start of a new work week and use computers that may not have been updated with a security patch. Europe’s police agency Europol said Sunday the attack had already affected more

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Macron takes reins of divided France as youngest president

 (Agencies) May 15, 2017  PARIS —  Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, saying the country had chosen “hope” and promising to re-launch the flagging European Union. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, took the reins of power from Francois Hollande a week after he won a resounding victory over far-right leader Marine

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Erdogan seeks to sway Trump in crunch US talks

  (Agencies)  May 15, 2017  Istanbul – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Donald Trump on Tuesday in Washington for the first time as president, hoping to entice the American leader into major policy shifts to solidify a crucial but increasingly strained relationship. Ties became poisoned in the last months by venomous disputes over Kurdish fighters

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China pledges $124bn for its global investment push

May 15, 2017 BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. Xi used a summit on the initiative, attended by

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US-backed force seizes Syria’s Tabqa city, dam from IS

11 May, 2017 US-backed forces have seized the strategic city of Tabqa and its adjacent dam from the Islamic State militant group after weeks of fierce fighting. A US-backed alliance on Wednesday captured Syria’s Tabqa and its nearby dam from the Islamic State group, a day after Washington said it would arm the force’s Kurdish fighters. The

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Trump fires FBI Director Comey for ‘mishandling Clinton probe’

 10 May, 2017 President Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the nation’s top law enforcement agency following several tumultuous months. President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, saying it was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in

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