In his first official visit to the top U.S. spy agency, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed Saturday that “radical Islamic terrorism” has to be eradicated “right now”.

Trump told hundreds of staff of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia, that the United States has to get rid of the Islamic State (IS), the terror group based in the Middle East that has launched terror attacks against Western countries in the past years. (US-Trump-Counterterrorism)

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LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May called Saturday for an early meeting with the new president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani to discuss Britain’s exit from the European Union.

An official Downing Street spokesperson for May said the prime minister spoke by telephone to Tajani to congratulate him on his election to the presidency of the European Parliament. (Britain-EU-Brexit)

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NEW DELHI — At least 12 people have been killed and several others injured after a passenger train derailed in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh late Saturday night, a senior railway official said.

“The mishap happened near Kuneru station in the state’s Vizianagaram district near the border with the neighboring state of Odisha around 11 p.m. local time (1730 GMT) Saturday when seven coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express went off tracks,” he said.

(India-Train)

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DAMASCUS — At least 11 people were killed Saturday when an explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians near the Syrian-Jordanian borders, a monitor group reported.

The blast rocked the Rukban camp near the Jordanian borders when a car bomb went off at the outskirts of the camp, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Explosion) Endi

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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