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China, EU push message of free trade, engagement

Mogherini said in a joint press conference with Yang that the European Union valued China as a permanent member of the Security Council and as a "key security and foreign policy partner". The EU has agreed to hold the twice-annual human rights dialogue behind closed doors and Mogherini did not mention any specific cases, although diplomats from EU countries have publicly advocated for lawyers and legal activists detained in a sweeping crackdown on civil-rights groups.


Boko Haram: Niger forces kill 57 members- Defence ministry

Boko Haram: Niger forces kill 57 members- Defence ministry

Authorities arrested five more suspected Islamist militants in Benue state, in the country's middle belt, and Abuja between March 25 and 26, the security agency said. "Girls have been used in the vast majority of these attacks", the organization noted. Ijumba said that the children are victims, not perpetrators, forcing or deceiving them into committing such horrific acts is reprehensible.


Timeline of Aaron Hernandez's legal problems

Timeline of Aaron Hernandez's legal problems

Lifesaving techniques were administered to the former New England Patriots tight end and he was rushed to a hospital, where a physician pronounced him dead at approximately 4:07 am (0807 GMT). He said officials had no reason to believe Hernandez might take his life , and if they had had any such worries, he would have been transferred to a mental health unit.



Trump Directing Interagency Review on Iran Nuclear Deal

Obama argued the deal was narrowly tailored to prevent what he said was the imminent emergence of a nuclear-armed Iran. The then-candidate declined to give details about his plans to improve the deal, and Trump has not clarified how he would approach a new agreement since becoming President.


Indonesia prosecutors seek 2 years probation for Jakarta gov

Indonesia prosecutors seek 2 years probation for Jakarta gov

Indonesian social media users likened the election outcome to the shock results of the US presidential vote and the Brexit vote of previous year. "We are ready to continue". The bitter campaign evolved into a test of ethnic and religious tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim nation, long seen as a bastion of moderate Islam.



O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel, still denies allegations

The New York Times revealed in April that five women had received payouts from parent company 21st Century Fox for not pursuing legal proceedings over alleged harassment. O'Reilly was Fox News' top revenue producer, according to research firm Kantar Media. A Vatican photograph showed O'Reilly shaking hands with Pope Francis after a general audience on Wednesday, but it was not clear if the Pope knew who the television host was.