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US and Vietnam sign pact to allow Peace Corps in Vietnam

May 24, 2016

US and Vietnam sign pact to allow Peace Corps in Vietnam

The United States and Vietnam on Tuesday signed an agreement allowing the US Peace Corps to work in the country for the first time. #United States #Vietnam #Vietnam War #John Kerry #Peace Corps #US Peace Corps
Will Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton be a cliff-hanger?

May 24, 2016

Will Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton be a cliff-hanger?

Trump's abrasive, long shot campaign for the White House is now looking less unrealistic with polls showing a statistical dead heat between the billionaire businessman and Clinton. #United States #Barack Obama #Donald Trump #US #Democrats #ConnectTheDots #Hillary Clinton #Republican
Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strike inside its territory

May 24, 2016

Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strike inside its territory

Pakistan on Monday summoned US ambassador David Hale to express concern over the drone strike by American forces in Pakistani territory to kill Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour which it said was a "violation of its sovereignty". #United States #US #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #drone #David Hale #Akhtar Mansour
U.S. Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform | Reuters

May 24, 2016

U.S. Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform | Reuters

NEW YORK The Democratic Party said on Monday it will give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favouring rival Hillary Clinton. Sanders has remained steadfast in his long-shot battle with Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the November presidential election, even though he lags her in the delegate count with only a few state contests remaining. #Sports #United States #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
U.N. worried about Falluja civilians ahead of Iraqi offensive | Reuters

May 24, 2016

U.N. worried about Falluja civilians ahead of Iraqi offensive | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations expressed concern about some 50,000 people still in Falluja as Iraqi government forces clashed with Islamic State militants near the city, a U.N. spokesman said on Monday #United States #Islam #science #Iraq #crisis
Philippines' Duterte to allow burial of Marcos at heroes' cemetery | Reuters

May 24, 2016

Philippines' Duterte to allow burial of Marcos at heroes' cemetery | Reuters

MANILA President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would allow the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Philippines' heroes' cemetery, despite strong opposition. The southern mayor has yet to be declared winner of the May 9 election, but an official vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed him six million votes ahead of his closest rival. #Politics #United States #Economy #India #markets #Crime #article
World leaders meet in Istanbul to fix broken aid system | Reuters

May 24, 2016

World leaders meet in Istanbul to fix broken aid system | Reuters

ISTANBUL Global leaders met in Istanbul on Monday to tackle a "broken" humanitarian system that has left 130 million people in need of aid, a near insurmountable task for a two-day summit that critics say risks achieving little. Billed as the first of its kind, the United Nations summit aims to develop a better response to what has called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two, mobilise more funds and agree to better care for displaced civilians. #United States #Syria #Europe #Argentina #Turkey #Entertainment #article
Afghan Taliban meet on succession as Obama confirms leader's death | Reuters

May 23, 2016

Afghan Taliban meet on succession as Obama confirms leader's death | Reuters

KABUL/HANOI Senior Afghan Taliban figures met on Monday to agree on a successor to Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the leader of the militant movement who U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed had been killed in an American air strike at the weekend. #United States #India #Afghanistan #Iran #United Kingdom #graphics
Mullah Akhtar Mansour: All you need to know about the Taliban chief and the drone strike

May 23, 2016

Mullah Akhtar Mansour: All you need to know about the Taliban chief and the drone strike

Mullah Akhtar Mansour was elevated to the leadership of the Taliban in July 2015 following the revelation that the group's founder Mullah Omar had died two years earlier. #United States #Pakistan #Taliban #ISI #Inter-Services Intelligence #ConnectTheDots #Nato #Mullah Omar #drone #afghan #Mullah Akhtar Mansour #Sirajuddin Haqqani #Manan Akhund #Mullah Yakoub
UK's Cameron battles his own party as Brexit row focuses on Turkey | Reuters

May 23, 2016

UK's Cameron battles his own party as Brexit row focuses on Turkey | Reuters

LONDON Chief 'In' campaigner Prime Minister David Cameron clashed with members of his own party on Sunday over the impending referendum on Britain's European Union membership, dismissing claims that he would be powerless to stop Turkey joining the EU. #United States #Middle East #Europe #markets #United Kingdom