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Kosovo's president calls parliamentary election for June 11


The Kosovo opposition has been demanding elections for two years, mainly because of the controversial agreements that the government signed in Brussels in 2015 on border demarcation with Montenegro - that is still to be voted on in parliament - and on establishing an autonomous Association of Serb-majority Municipalities. Read More »

Germany arrests second soldier in alleged far-right plot


Nevertheless, the authorities looked away. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen vowed to reform the German military Wednesday to reverse a rising trend of extremism in the ranks. Prosecutors allege that Albrecht and Maximilian T. had drawn up a kill list of multiple high-profile German politicians, including the pro-refugee former President Joachim Gauck and current Justice Minister Heiko Maas. Read More »

President Trump Is Confident That Israel And Palestine Will Find Peace


President Donald Trump meets with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. Trump a visit, followed a May 3 visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. "It's time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and of our land", he said. Abbas called for a two-state solution based on 1967 borders with the Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem. Read More »

Russia Must Rein in Assad, Iran-Backed Forces in Syria

Photos after the jump. U.S. President Donald Trump held a meeting on Wednesday with two Russian government representatives, just a day after he fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lavrov did speak during brief photo op with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday morning. In the aftermath of Comey's termination at the FBI both President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have distanced Russia and the bureau's investigation into Russian meddling in ... Read More »

Turkey calls on USA to not arm Kurdish 'terrorists'

Ankara views the Kurdish YPG militia, fighting within a larger USA -backed coalition, as the Syrian extension of the Kurdish PKK militant group, which has fought an insurgency in southeastern Turkey since 1984. Their half-hour conversation took place before an worldwide conference on Somalia, and Mattis said he had no doubt the USA and Turkey would "work this out with due consideration and significant attention paid to Turkey's security, to NATO's security and the continuing campaign against ... Read More »

Another Confederate monument being removed in New Orleans

It was a reference to state and federal court battles that delayed removal of the Beauregard monument and three others for more than a year. A statue of Confederate Gen. flag and the state flag in mourning for the victims - those pictures sparked a contentious debate that led then-Governor Nikki Haley to make a strong appeal to legislators that resulted in the flag being removed from the statehouse grounds altogether. Read More »

Latest on Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week


After Spicer tersely replied, "Yes", when NPR's Mara Liasson asked him if Trump wants to win the war in Afghanistan, she asked what winning would look like to the president. Allied leaders will consider their own contributions so that Afghan security forces have sufficient support, the official said. Afghan forces, backed by about 8,400 American troops, have continued to lose ground to Taliban militants and a small but growing presence of Islamic State terrorists.The U.S. Read More »

Video shows kangaroo grab, bite little girl


It grabs the screaming child by her hair, and appears to bite her head. Her mother says her little girl now has fourteen stitches. Jennifer White was recording with her cellphone as the kangaroo reaches its head and arms through the fence. Read More »

Niece of France's Le Pen quits politics for now

Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in Sunday's presidential vote, and now must pull together a majority for his year-old political movement by mid-June legislative elections. Ms Marechal-Le Pen was tipped to replace her aunt as the leader of the Front National after the presidential hopeful stepped down to focus on her campaign. Read More »

Condoleezza Rice on Trump: I feel bad for him

Rice, national security adviser and secretary of state under Republican former President George W. Bush, is now a professor at Stanford University . "'At a time of our choosing, we will find a way to punish you for that behavior.'" She said that Putin is an eye-for-an-eye type of person and because Secretary Hillary Clinton questioned the legitimacy of his election in 2012 he has chose to cause enough problems that others question the legitimacy of the American election. Read More »

China welcomes ASEAN summit declaration on South China Sea

A draft of the chairman statement before the start of pre-summit meetings on Wednesday also showed ASEAN leaders affirming the importance of "full respect to legal and diplomatic processes" in solving disputes in South China Sea. A retired Philippine diplomat expressed disappointment with the adjustment, calling it a "big difference" that "dilutes the statement on the South China Sea". Read More »

Trump's daughter Tiffany to attend Georgetown Law School


Located in the nation's capital, Georgetown University is far nearer to the White House than Trump is now living - in a New York City apartment that her father gifted her after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in spring 2016. She did make a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention in which she emphasized her father's more sensitive side that the media never sees. That does not mean she will not ultimately join the Trump organization however in a legal capacity. Read More »

SKorean conservative describes election as 'war'


South Korea is set to hold a presidential by-election Tuesday amid escalated hopes for a new society following the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations. The strong favourite is the opposition leader Moon Jae-in. In their eyes, Moon is unfit to lead South Korea because he is weak on security and is accused of being pro-North or even a "North Korean sympathiser". Read More »

In France 3 police officers hurt in May 1 clashes with youths

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen appears to have had a Melania moment Monday while speaking in Villepinte, France, a northeastern suburb of Paris . The former leader of the Front National told the rally: " Emmanuel Macron is just Francois Hollande who wants to stay and who is hanging on to power like a barnacle". Read More »

Hamas militant group picks new leader


Haniyeh's election comes shortly after Hamas unveiled a new, allegedly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's worldwide isolation. An Israeli-Egyptian border blockade has largely sealed Gaza since 2007. He is now expected to leave the Gaza Strip and reside overseas. The New York Times - as mentioned by Netanyahu - ran an article with a headline that read, " In Palestinian Power Struggle, Hamas Moderates Talk On Israel ". Read More »

North Korea claims Central Intelligence Agency plotted to kill Kim Jong

They were planning to use "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance" to assassinate Kim Jong-un. North Korea's Ministry of State Security claimed agents paid an overseas North Korean laborer in the eastern Russian Federation to detonate a bomb with "radioactive" and "nano poisonous" substances when he attended a military parade in Pyongyang. Read More »

Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest


Authorities announced Friday that Hecder Lugo, 20, had died a day after being shot in the industrial city of Valencia, which has been the scene of ongoing protests and massive looting. Although the court retracted the ruling, there is still widespread anger against the government. A video shows the Venezuela National Guard using the heavy duty armoured vehicles against the protesters in the Altamira neighbourhood of the capital, Caracas , according to RT. Read More »