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Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

And whatever the commitments allegedly made by the United States to Turkey that the Kurds would withdraw following a victory in Raqqa it is also not clear that this will be reflected by reality on the ground. The SDF's war on Raqqa has already seen the mainly Kurdish group capture large swathes of the surrounding province with help from the US-led coalition bombing ISIL in Iraq and Syria .



Pyongyang claims successful missile launch

State media paraphrased North Korea's leader as saying that "the most flawless weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the US", warning that "the USA should not. Haley said on ABC that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "in a state of paranoia". The meeting is set for May 16, according to preliminary information.



India skips Beijing's Belt and Road Forum

In his opening address to the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Xi sought to position himself as a champion for a benevolent new world order based on "a new model of win-win and cooperation", rather than on gunboat diplomacy or a zero-sum mindset.


North Korea accuses United States of plotting to assassinate president

North Korea accuses United States of plotting to assassinate president

North Korea has accused the United States of America, USA, and neighbours, South Korean of a joint plot to kill its President, Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang criticized South Korea in 2012, alleging that Seoul had sent a North Korean defector back to blow up statues of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung with remote-controlled explosives.



Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governements

He said it was too early to say who is behind the onslaught and what their motivation was. "And this most recent attack represents a completely unintended but disconcerting link between the two most serious forms of cyber security threats in the world today - nation-state action and organised criminal action".


Mural of saintly pope kissing devilish Trump appears in Rome

Mural of saintly pope kissing devilish Trump appears in Rome

The mural is clearly intended as a commentary on the meeting between the Pope and Trump, which will take place later this month. The pope's halo is the same bright yellow colour as Trump's hair. Francis and Trump are supposed to encounter at the Vatican on May 24 during Trump's tour; US President's tour starts in Saudi Arabia, to Israel, passing by Italy and ending in Belgium.