Trump says to decide position on Paris climate deal next week

Trump says to decide position on Paris climate deal next week
TAORMINA, Italy, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he will make a decision next week on whether the United States will abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions. "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" Trump tweeted from the G7 summit in Sicily, where he had been...

25 people including 18 soldiers killed in attack on army base in Afghanistan

25 people including 18 soldiers killed in attack on army base in Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 26: (Xinhua) -- Up to 25 people including 18 soldiers and seven Taliban fighters were confirmed dead as the anti-government militant group attacked an army in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday, a local official said on the condition of anonymity. "A Taliban terrorist group launched a coordinated attack on the arm...

Asian markets gain after Fed minutes, OPEC meeting in focus

Asian markets gain after Fed minutes, OPEC meeting in focus
HONG KONG, May 25 : (AFP) - Asian markets rose Thursday as traders welcomed indications from the Federal Reserve that interest rates could rise next month, while oil prices rallied ahead of an expected extension to output cuts. Minutes from the Fed's May policy meeting showed board members thought that if jobs growth remains healthy with a rebound...

‘Too early’ to say if N. Korea behind cyberattacks: Europol

‘Too early’ to say if N. Korea behind cyberattacks: Europol
THE HAGUE, May 16:(AFP) - The European police agency said Tuesday it was still too early to say whether North Korea was linked to a massive cyberattack which has caused global computer chaos. "We are open to investigate in all directions, but we don't speculate and we cannot confirm this. It's still too early to say anything," said senior spokesman...

N. Korea demands extradition of South’s spy chief

N. Korea demands extradition of South’s spy chief
SEOUL, May 12: (AFP) - North Korea on Friday demanded the extradition of the South's spy chief, a Chinese businessman, and unnamed US CIA agents over a supposed conspiracy to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un. Last week Pyongyang's powerful ministry of state security said it had foiled a plot by the US and South Korean spy agencies to kill Kim using a...

8 dead, 23 injured , 5.5-magnitude earthquake

8 dead, 23 injured , 5.5-magnitude earthquake
TAXKORGAN, Xinjiang, May 11 : (Xinhua) -- Eight people have been confirmed dead and 23 others were injured after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Taxkorgan County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 5:58 a.m. Thursday. So far, the quake has left lives of more than 12,000 people affected. A total of 9,200 people have been reloc...

Iran Election Pushing Boundaries

Iran Election Pushing Boundaries
FILE -- In this Aug. 1, 2007 file photo, Iranian police officers and others view the scene as five convicted criminals are hanged in a neighborhood of Mashad, 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) northwest of Tehran, Iran. From a former president disobeying the supreme leader to open discussion of a 1980s mass execution, Iran's presidential election ...

South Sudan child refugees top one million: UN

South Sudan child refugees top one million: UN
NAIROBI, May 8, (AFP) - War has now forced more than one million children to flee South Sudan and uprooted 1.4 million others within the country, the United Nations said on Monday. Children make up 62 percent of the 1.8 million people who have fled South Sudan for refugee camps in neighbouring Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda since civil war began in ...

50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs
BERLIN, May 7: (AFP) - German police on Sunday evacuated some 50,000 people from the northern city of Hanover in one of the largest post-war operations to defuse World War II era bombs. Residents in a densely populated part of the city were ordered to leave their homes for the operation, planned since mid-April, to extract five recently discover...

Nine dead in violence across Indian Kashmir

Nine dead in violence across Indian Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India, May 2, 2017 (AFP) - India's security forces suffered a double blow Monday in disputed Kashmir, with five policemen shot dead in a bank raid and two soldiers killed in an attack along the border with Pakistan. Suspected militants opened fire on a bank van carrying cash around 70 kilometres (43 miles) south of Kashmir's main city of ...