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Serbia´s first openly gay prime minister prepares to take office


Born in Belgrade in 1975, according to her CV published on the web portal of the Ministry of Public Administration, she obtained a master's degree in marketing from Hull University, in the United Kingdom, and has more than ten years of experience in working with global organisations, foreign investors, local governments and the public sector in Serbia . Read More »

Former PM Major: May's DUP deal is risk to Northern Ireland peace


Conservative former Prime Minister Sir John, who was crucial in bringing peace to Northern Ireland , raised concerns about the impact of a Tory deal with the DUP. Foster said one of her main aims at Tuesday's talks with May was to get "a good deal on Brexit" for Northern Ireland. ISSUES AROUND GAY marriage and abortion will not form part of the negotiations between the DUP and the Conservatives to support a Tory government in Westminster according to a former MLA for North Belfast. Read More »

About 4000 More US Troops to Go to Afghanistan

Trump has inherited America's longest conflict with no clear endpoint or a defined strategy for American success, though US troop levels are far lower than they were under Presidents Barack Obama and George W. The Times article referred to the exchange between Mattis and Trump during the committee hearing that day, noting that Mattis sought to ease McCain's concerns "by hinting that some troops might be sent as an interim step before the administration's new strategy is finalized". Read More »

Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military


Cuban Americans at the Tabanero Cigar company in Ybor City are anxiously waiting to learn what changes President Donald Trump will make to the island nation. "While the news comes as a step back for travel to Cuba, it is business as usual for Intrepid Travel", said Leigh Barnes, director of Intrepid Group North America. Read More »

Portland white supremacist describes stabbings to court: 'I call it patriotism'


Christian was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on three felony murder charges, one felony assault charge, three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of intimidation. The report said when Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Micah Fletcher , 21, intervened, with the latter pushing Christian, he took out a knife and concealed it in his hand. Read More »

Global renewables rise from the ashes of coal's collapse


Worldwide coal consumption fell for the second consecutive year, to its lowest level since 2004, according to Big Oil company BP's June 2017 Statistical Review of World Energy . Thus, in the years 2005 - 2015 coal consumption had grown by an average annual rate of 1.9%. The period was the lowest three-year average for emissions growth since 1981 to 1983, BP said . Read More »

What will United Kingdom election result mean for Brexit?


According to a forecast from BBC , the Conservatives stand to win 322 seats, short of the 326 needed to secure a majority. Theresa May returned to Downing Street and will govern with support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party after a disastrous election night for the PM saw her party lose its Commons majority. Read More »

Ex-NBA player Rodman expected to arrive in North Korea Tuesday


Rodman has said he is trying to "accomplish" something both he and President Trump need through this visit. "Multiple people involved in unofficial talks with North Korea say that the Trump administration has been making overtures toward the Kim regime, including trying to set up a secret back channel to the North Korean leader using "an associate of Trump's" rather than the usual line-up of North Korea experts and former officials who talk to Pyongyang's representatives". Read More »

Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China


Panama is opening diplomatic relations with China, the latest blow to Taiwan as Beijing's leaders seek to isolate the self-governing island. Taiwan Foreign Minister David Lee speaks at the Foreign Ministry in Taipei on June 13, 2017. Panama's termination of bilateral relations with Taiwan means there are only 20 countries that recognise Taiwan. The past year has seen China ratcheting up the diplomatic pressure on Taiwan, barring its representatives from attending the World Health ... Read More »

Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal

However devolved delivery means there is likely to be little conflict with any health and social care reform in England that the Conservatives choose to progress following the election campaign's embarrassing U-turn on capping social care costs. Read More »

Snap Italian elections in 2018 unlikely following weekend vote


But the failure to advance to the second round in any of Italy's major cities will be a disappointment for Grillo's party, which has been shown as neck-and-neck with the Democratic Party in nationwide opinion polls. Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia and the far-right Northern League - long-time allies but with increasingly diverging political agendas - trail with less than 15 percent each. Read More »

UAE president offers condolences to Iran after deadly attacks


Abe said he strongly condemned the attacks and described them as a despicable act of terrorism against the people of Iran. A total of 17 people were killed in the double attack, according to local officials, while all the assailants were reportedly killed by security forces. Read More »

Merkel Congratulates Macron On 'Great Success' In Parliamentary Polls

There are 7,782 candidates vying for the 577 seats in the lower house of France's Parliament - so Macron's party needs 289 for a minimum majority. "The huge rate of abstention shows that there isn't a majority in this country wanting the destruction of the labor code and the reduction of public freedoms, nor a mandate for ecological irresponsibility, nor to court the rich: all the things that are on the president's party's program", Melenchon said. Read More »

SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup


A referee from Singapore, assisted by another Singaporean and two officials from Malaysia, will replace the Qatari official. Just this past week, the UAE was one of four nations - including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt - that cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar, after accusing the nation of backing terrorist organizations. Read More »

Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held city

United States special forces have joined the battle in southern Philippines town Marawi in efforts to end the siege against Islamist militants holed up there. The Filipino president did not comment on allegations that Philippines military officials bypassed his authority to request assistance from US Special Forces, instead remarking that, "our soldiers are pro-American, that I can not deny". Read More »

3 key takeaways from Wednesday's Senate hearing with U.S. intelligence officials

McCabe said the FBI, under special counsel Robert Mueller, is continuing its Russian Federation investigation "in an appropriate and unimpeded way" in the wake of Comey's firing . "I am willing to come before the committee and tell you what I know and what I don't know". Comey is scheduled to testify before the committee on Thursday morning, and his prepared statement was posted on the committee's website. Read More »

England hope to get third Group B win against Australia


The final game of Group A will be held tomorrow at the Edgbaston in Birmingham . It's been a weird campaign for Australia so far, with both of their group matches rained out. Needing a victory to qualify for the semifinals, Australia was motoring along at 239-4 in the 43rd over when middle-order dangerman Glenn Maxwell (20) swiped a hard, flat shot off paceman Mark Wood that was heading for a six until Roy reached above his head for a brilliant catch. Read More »

Germany, Argentina And Mexico Leaders To Hold Talks On Trade, Climate

Angela Merkel has said she assumes Britain will stick to its Brexit negotiation plan after the shock election result. Merkel, accompanied by a delegation of German business executives, welcomed Argentina's current more open policies and said Germany could be a good partner for Argentina as it sought to rebuild its infrastructure and modernize. Read More »