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Chinese president Xi calls for boosting CPEC construction

India will skip China's high-profile Belt and Road summit beginning here today (Sunday) in view of sovereignty concerns related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the initiative that is expected to play a dominant role in the two-day meet. Read More »

Forum sur l'économie numérique, les dépenses faramineuses et inutiles du gouvernement — Cameroun

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Comment la réussir au Cameroun? ", le forum sur l'économie numérique est conçue comme une vitrine de l'engagement des pouvoirs publics et la scène d'expression des acteurs pour susciter l'investissement dans ce secteur". L'objectif est d'améliorer la contribution de l'économie numérique au PIB, de 5% en 2016 à 10% en 2020. Il faut en effet relever que le numérique a un fort impact sur la croissance et la compétitivité des entreprises. Read More »

Microsoft to offer 3 flavors of Linux in the Windows Store

Doing so enables devs to run command-line tools while building apps as well as allows power users to run limited instances of Linux directly on top of Windows without installing a virtual machine. Microsoft wants to be a key asset in your digital toolbox - regardless of whether you're using Windows, iOS or Android. Users will get an experience that's similar to what they get from the existing iTunes for Windows app. Read More »

Trump denies any links to Russia: 'No loans, no nothing'

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According to the President, he sent a letter to Senator Lindsey Graham , which states that "he had nothing to do with Russian Federation". At one point during the hearing featuring Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Graham asked Clapper if he ever encountered a situation where "a Trump business interest in Russian Federation gave you concern". Read More »

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, South Korea Says

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Some of those missiles reached the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea. "The president said while South Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when the North shows a change in attitude", his spokesman said. Read More »

AAP used prototyope, EVMs are with us: Election Commission

Tehseen Poonawalla, who calls himself a Congress supporter, and Election Watch convenor VV Rao sought answers to 21 questions from the Election Commission, in a bid to ensure a transparent poll process. "The Election Commission, through media, has learnt about a so-called demonstration of tampering of a "look-alike" EVM". The party had used an EMV prototype to make the demonstration. Read More »

EC rejects AAP's EVM tampering claim

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati had raised apprehensions about tampering of EVMs the day Uttar Pradesh assembly election results were out. The Commission also noted it has an all-party meeting, convened to discuss EVM issues and other electoral reforms, scheduled for May 12. Read More »

On 'fast' track: Kapil Mishra faces counter-protest from AAP MLA

Mishra, however, declined their advise. Sacked Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra, who has been on an indefinite hunger-strike, had a medical check up on Saturday. She was asked to reply to 18 written questions. Annapoorna Mishra was the first mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) after Delhi's civic body was trifurcated in 2012. Read More »

U.N. chief says seeking further $900 million for Somalia crisis response

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In a conference on Somalia help in London yesterday, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said the Somali army are fighting Al-Shabaab with "AK-47s" and "light weapons" which are inadequate. Kenyatta says before the African troops exit Somalia, the country should have restored its peace and stability and be able to defeat the terror group creating menace in Somalia. Read More »

AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj demonstrates EVM 'hacking' in Delhi Assembly

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Aam Aadmi Party today said put a full stop on all the speculations revolving around the same and gave a full demonstration on how the machine can be rigged. As per the votes, the maximum votes should have gone to the AAP, but the results said a different story. The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal asked him to clarify the assembly about how the EVM gets tempered. Read More »

Trump Fires James Comey as FBI Chief

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Indeed, the White House has released its own photos of the meeting, but none of them include Kislyak, even though he was clearly present according to the photos published by TASS , Russia's state-owned media agency. Ambassadors often accompany visiting dignitaries to the White House. Do the Washington Post reporters somehow not think that the Oval Office as well as the rest of the White House is regularly subject to electronic sweeping to detect surveillance devices? But ... Read More »

Lewis Hamilton pips Sebastian Vettel to pole position in Spanish Grand Prix

He said: "I am very pleased and it is always a good starting point when you start from the second row and the guys did a great job to get the auto back on track". After such a dismal start to the day, Vettel finished brilliantly, and will start on the front row. "We are working so hard that the conversation about a contract is not a priority. Read More »

Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

James Comey has agreed to testify in a public Senate hearing regarding the investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign team. President Donald Trump admitted the FBI's probe of then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server helped him during the 2016 election, and added that he never would have let his opponent walk free. Read More »

8 things that actually happened after Donald Trump fired James Comey

Mr Trump has insisted Mr Comey told him that he was not under investigation. White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly refused on Friday to deny that Donald Trump is secretly taping visitors. "I think we ought to get to the bottom line here: President Trump is risky", Durbin told MSNBC, the cable news channel. Trump took to Twitter on Friday to blame his "active" presidency for any inaccuracies that his surrogates make at the podium. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs/Houston Rockets Game 6 Analysis, Series Recap

When Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals comes around, Leonard is expected to play, especially since he has a few days to rest up, be cleared and prepare for the upcoming game against the Warriors . "They did a really good job of crowding and showing bodies, their bigs at the rim", Harden said of his lack of verve. He hugged Harden on the floor when it was all over, a sign of respect if ever there was one. Read More »

With China deal, United States poised for new LNG boom

USA trade experts offered a more muted assessment, calling the agreement a modest fulfillment of past assurances made by China. USA business groups had wanted the Trump administration to act against Beijing on market imbalances, but not push the two countries toward a trade war. Read More »

Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2

With sleep still in their eyes after a 17-inning win that ended at 12:43 Saturday morning, the Giants beat the Reds 3-1 in the afternoon for their second back-to-back wins of the season. "Both teams had an very bad lot of opportunities to win that game, and no one could come up with the big hit until Posey did". "I'm just glad we pulled out the victory and the bullpen's been throwing fantastic". Read More »

Pakistan signs nearly $500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

During his tour of Central and Southeast Asian countries in September and October 2013, respectively, President Xi Jinping proposed the strategy to develop that project with the States of the region. Until now, Indian objections to China's OBOR project have emphasised its "unilateral" nature and its effect on Indian sovereignty. Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Chinese Ambassador Yu Hong on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the framework agreement on China's One Belt ... Read More »

New FBI boss could be revealed next week

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In an impromptu interview with a CBS News reporter on Thursday, Putin - who was in a padded hockey uniform - said the Comey firing would not affect relations between the US and Russian Federation, he also appeared very uninterested. "It is my opinion and belief that the FBI will continue to pursue this investigation vigorously and completely", McCabe told the senators. US intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference ... Read More »

Nets Hype Testimony of Sally Yates

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Spicer characterized Yates as "a political opponent" of Trump's and "a strong supporter" of Hillary Clinton who the White House was hesitant to trust. "I wouldn't say I've been exactly great to him, either", Trump acknowledged in a recent interview with The Washington Times. Strikingly, Yates warned that not only was Flynn not telling the truth about the calls, the Russians knew and could probably prove he was lying - therefore opening him up to blackmail. Read More »

India likely to skip OBOR event in China

Beijing is hosting the global conference on its One Belt One Road (OBOR) infrastructure initiative on May 14-15. He reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment for the completion of early results under the CPEC. As far as Afghanistan is concerned, news reports confirmed that a high-level Afghan delegation is due to attend the forum. Ushakov said that the Russian leader would meet Czech President Milos Zeman and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik that conversation between Putin and Greek ... Read More »

Chinese President Xi congratulates President Moon, discusses Pyongyang

Moon is widely expected to seek engagement with North Korea to improve long-strained ties though Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs are limiting his leeway for reconciliatory policies. Korea Economic Institute analyst Troy Stangarone told VOA that Moon has stated he would only negotiate with North Korea after consulting with the United States. Read More »

Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

Abdulatif al-Qanou, Hamas spokesman in Gaza , said in an emailed press statement that Haniya replaced Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader that has been the chief of the movement for eight years. Haniya climbed the ranks within the movement as a close aide and assistant of Hamas' cofounder, the late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, in 1997. Haniya served several sentences in Israeli jails in the 1980s and '90s, and briefly served as prime minister of a Palestinian unity government after the 2006 elections. Read More »