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No major Western leaders attended, though Britain, France and Germany were represented by top finance officials. India on Saturday decided not to send a high-level representative for the Belt and Road Forum in its protest against the inclusion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
  • Israel criticizes United Nations cultural agency resolution on Jerusalem

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    In December, after the Security Council passed Resolution 2334, Netanyahu ordered $6 million cut from Israel's payment to the UN. March 31 - The White House officially approves Netanyahu's request to build the first new settlement in the Jewish homeland in over 20 years, with the caveat that Israel hold back on additional settlement construction.
  • Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern

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    Macron's En Marche party now has no seats in parliament, though an opinion poll last week predicted it would emerge as the largest in the parliamentary elections next month. Numerous more than 57,000 French nationals in Canada cast ballots Saturday in the run-off election. Mr Valls, a centre-leaning politician in favour of relaxing labour protections, had already thrown his support behind Mr Macron before the presidential election after losing to Benoit Hamon in the Socialist primary.
  • Olbia, incendio su traghetto: passeggeri soccorsi in mare

    Olbia, incendio su traghetto: passeggeri soccorsi in mare

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    L'allarme è stato lanciato nella notte, all'1.30, dallo stesso comando di bordo alla sala operativa della Direzione marittima di Olbia , quando la nave, nelle acque di giurisdizione della Capitaneria di Porto di La Maddalena, si trovava a 50 miglia circa dall'imboccatura del porto di Olbia .
  • Kushners sorry for namedropping to lure Chinese investors

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    Nicole Kushner Meyer, sister of Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, promoted the USD500,000 visas - which grant USA permanent residency - at one of the events in a Beijing hotel ballroom this past weekend, reports the Washington Post . "Of course they're going to want to invest". Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's family is soliciting wealthy Chinese clients to buy stakes in real estate through a controversial government program that offers USA residency in exchange for investment.
  • French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

    French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

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    The choice of Macron, at 39 the youngest president in modern French history, stood in contrast to America's choice in November between 69-year-old and 70-year-old candidates. Unless Macron delivers, he may simply pave the way for a Le Pen victory in 2022. Emmanuel Macron's centre-right ally Francois Bayrou signalled he was not happy with the list of candidates.
  • Primarie, tocca alla Lega. Fava sfida Salvini

    Primarie, tocca alla Lega. Fava sfida Salvini

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    Va detto che non sono stati molti i volti noti del partito che ci hanno messo la faccia per Fava; se Maroni non ha voluto manifestare apertamente il suo sostegno, ci ha però pensato il presidente del Copasir Giacomo Stucchi e ancor più il vicecapogruppo alla Camera Gianluca Pini , tra i più agguerriti in difesa dell'assessore lombardo e durissimo in alcune critiche a Salvini (l'ha paragonato a Erdogan per i suoi modi di fare, facendolo piuttosto innervosire).
  • North Korea's latest missile test 'could have struck United States island', expert claims

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    Japan said the latest missile reached an altitude of more than 2,000km and flew for 30 minutes before dropping into the sea between North Korea's east coast and Japan. This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korea appointed Moon Jae-in as the country's new President on Wednesday. Moon told Chinese President Xi Jinping last week that while he understood China's concern, it would be hard to resolve the issue unless North Korea stopped being provocative.
  • Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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    Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Instead, Mr. Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense. He said the probe "was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election", rather than one launched by the bureau's career law enforcement professionals.
  • Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data

    Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data

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    Britain canceled or delayed treatments for thousands of patients, even people with cancer. People walk past a Megafon mobile phones shop in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals , companies and government agencies.