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Syria: Rebels storm out as 'safe zones' plan signed

The rebel commander said the general level of violence was reduced, but added: "Regime attempts (to advance) in the Hama countryside continue". The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has activists on the ground across the country, said the government's helicopter gunships dropped at least 10 barrel bombs on the rebel-held Latamneh area and its surroundings in central Syria where fighting was reported between rebels and troops.


Benzema's great escape puts Madrid in Champions League final

Benzema's great escape puts Madrid in Champions League final

For Griezmann, who missed a penalty in the Champions League final vs. Coach Zinedine Zidane and his coaching staff will have two weeks to prepare for the Champions League Final, as the match against Malaga is scheduled for Sunday, May 21st and the match in Cardiff will be played on June 3rd.


'Wages won't keep up:' UK central bank says inflation biting

'Wages won't keep up:' UK central bank says inflation biting

The central bank said that "the projected overshoot entirely reflects" the GBP depreciation and that "although domestically generated inflation had been rising, it was now below the level broadly consistent with the inflation target". Together with the Bank's trimmed United Kingdom growth forecast and a release of weak industrial output data, that helped pull the pound below $1.28.


Some TV stations ejected from sports doctor's court hearing

Some TV stations ejected from sports doctor's court hearing

Nassar, who was sacked by Michigan State University past year, was also the team doctor for us gymnastics, and treated Olympic athletes. After hearing testimony from at least seven women, including a few minors, a judge will decide whether or not there's enough evidence to move forward to trial.


North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new United States sanctions

North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new United States sanctions

Mr. Moon is closer in outlook to his late friend and ideological ally Roh Moo-hyun, who as president from 2003 to 2008 pursued a " sunshine policy " of seeking to engage North Korea through dialogue, aid and joint projects. Allowing North Korea to participate in China's infrastructure projects would be a significant incentive for the isolated, impoverished country. "Military action on the Korean peninsula can not happen without Korea's consent", Moon wrote in April.