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German FM to Meet HNC Head, UN Syria Envoy to Discuss Proximity Talks

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he would meet on May 4 Riyad Hijab, the General Coordinator of the Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee delegation, and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to discuss Syria peace talks.

Military Plane Crash Kills Five Sudanese Servicemen - Armed Forces

Five Sudanese servicemen were killed when a military plane crashed in the country’s south, Sudan Armed Forces said.

Making Faces: UN Command Rejects North Korean Accusations Against US Troops

The American-led UN command dismissed accusations from North Korea that US troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting acts."

Almost 72% of Britons Believe Quality of Health Services to Drop

Almost three quarters of Britons believe that the UK National Health Service (NHS) will worsen in the coming years, local media reported citing a new poll.

Gang Stripped British Pensioners of Million Euros for Daesh

According to reports, a gang has been discovered that managed to fraud British pensioners and steal thousands of Euros for a Daesh supporter organization.

Floods Kill Five in US State of Texas

At least five people were killed as floods hit the US state of Texas, local media reported.

Attack on Aleppo Hospital Shows Disregard for Human Life - NGO

A recent airstrike on a hospital in Syria’s Aleppo shows disregard for human life and may constitute a war crime, a human rights watchdog said in a statement.

China Calls to Consider North Korean Proposal on Nuclear Program

The Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Liu Jieyi has called for consideration of the North Korean proposal to stop its nuclear testing program in exchange of cessation of joint military exercises by the US and South Korea.

Big Mop-Up: Afghan Troops Kill 80 Militants - Defense Ministry

Afghan servicemen killed at least 80 militants operating in the country Saturday, Afghan Defense Ministry said.

Finland, Sweden Should Make Decision on Joining NATO Separately

Finland and Sweden have to make a decision on joining NATO separately, Finland's President Sauli Niinisto said on Saturday.

Soviet Monuments Demolition in Poland 'Test for Relations' - Russian Envoy

The issue of the Polish demolition of Soviet-era monuments is a test for strength of the relations between Russia and Poland, the Russian Ambassador to the country said on Saturday.

Moscow Train Station Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Kursky railway terminal in Moscow has been evacuated after a phone call to emergency services reporting an explosive device.

From Self-Immolation to Abortion Restrictions: Is Australia a Migrant Hell?

A woman raped in Australia's offshore detention camp in Nauru has been refused to travel to Australia for an abortion, while an Iranian refugee has died two days after setting himself alight in protest at his treatment at the facili...

Russian Foreign Minister to Participate in Normandy Four Meeting on May 11

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will participate in a meeting of the Normandy Four group comprising Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany in Berlin on May 11, the ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on Saturday.

Iraqi PM: Situation in Baghdad Under Control in Spite of Protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said on Saturday the security situation in Baghdad is under control, following the protests near the parliament building.

Home Alone: 11-Year-Old Boy Shoots Intruder Who Cries 'Like a Little Baby'

An 11-year-old boy in Alabama stopped an intruder from fleeing his home with stolen goods after shooting him several times. Now, the boy is speaking out about the encounter.

Rubber Stamp Court Gave NSA, FBI Permission for all Electronic Surveillance

The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2015 granted all requests for electronic surveillance by the FBI and NSA. The court allowed these agencies to engage in various activities including intercepting phone calls and collecting emails in the pursuit of national security.

Russia, Zimbabwe to Start Building Platinum Production Complex in 2016

Russia and Zimbabwe plan to start construction of a joint platinum production complex from July 2016, Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said Saturday.

Neocons Make Trump Sound Like Peacenik on Foreign Policy

Donald Trump's long-awaited, much-discussed speech on foreign policy has been praised by some and slammed by others, but the more neocons recoil in horror over his ideas, the more those who are not otherwise inclined to support him might warm up to the Republican frontrunner's 'radical' ideas.

Merkel Derails Steinmeier's Bid for German Presidency

The German chancellor has refused to give her support to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in his bid to become Germany's next president, Der Spiegel reported.

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