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Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast take over several cities

The Military Chief of Staff, General Sekou Toure, issued a statement announcing the new offensive as loyalist soldiers advanced on Bouake , Al Jazeera reported Sunday night. They said they wouldn't lay down their weapons. But it has struggled to keep a promise of a further payment of 7 million CFA francs amid a revenue crunch caused by a collapse in cocoa prices.


President Trump says White House moving rapidly to replace Comey

President Trump says White House moving rapidly to replace Comey

President Donald Trump has said that it is a "good idea" to abolish daily White House briefing, a viewpoint which has been opposed by the White House Correspondents' Association. It is unclear what "tapes" Trump is referring to. To say that this does not in itself rise to the level of "obstruction of justice" is to empty that concept of all meaning.


Fears Major Cyber Attack Could Spread

Fears Major Cyber Attack Could Spread

The widescale attack involved ransomware, in which infiltrated computers are held hostage until a ransom is paid, in conjunction with "a worm functionality" that automatically spread the virus across global networks. In a statement Saturday, Europol's European Cybercrime Center, known as EC3, said the attack "is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex global investigation to identify the culprits".


Cambodian official, scholar praise Chinese president's remarks at Belt and Road forum

Cambodian official, scholar praise Chinese president's remarks at Belt and Road forum

The two-day summit is expected to be attended by Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and 26 other leaders. Xi addressed nearly 30 leaders on the second day of a forum on his new Silk Road plan , a huge infrastructure project meant to revive ancient land and sea trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa.


Macron chooses Republican legislator Edouard Philippe as new French Prime Minister

Macron chooses Republican legislator Edouard Philippe as new French Prime Minister

While some in the Republicans fumed at Philippe's appointment, seeing it as a betrayal on his part, others welcomed it and urged the parties to accept Macron's "outstretched hand". Merkel said they had "a common understanding that we can't just focus on Britain leaving the EU but that, first and foremost, we have to think about how we can deepen and crisis-proof the European Union, and especially the eurozone".



Israel wants White House to explain USA official's Western Wall comment

Trump's controversial new ambassador also presented his credentials to the Israeli president at a ceremony in Jerusalem . Just days ahead of President Donald Trump's Middle East trip, the Palestinian envoy to the United States said any new Israeli-Palestinian peace push must be based on a two-state solution but that the USA administration had yet to present an actual plan for reviving negotiations.