News Headlines - 31 March 2018

Notice to stakeholders: withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on .eu domain names | European Commission

As of the withdrawal date, undertakings and organisations that are established in the United Kingdom but not in the EU, and natural persons who reside in the United Kingdom will no longer be eligible to register .eu domain names or, if they are .eu registrants, to renew .eu domain names registered before the withdrawal date.

Trump tells advisers he wants U.S. out of Syria: senior officials

President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants an early exit of U.S. troops from Syria, two senior administration officials said on Friday, a stance that may put him at odds with U.S. military officials who see the fight against Islamic State as nowhere near complete.

Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull rises again in London

An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State (IS) fighters in 2015 and subsequently recast in recycled Middle Eastern food packaging went on display in London’s Trafalgar Square on Wednesday... Rakowitz’s project, made of 10,000 empty Iraqi date syrup cans, mimics the original winged bull known as the Lamassu which stood from about 700 BC on the outskirts of modern-day Mosul, Iraq, until it was destroyed by IS.

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Help Reboot Peace Talks With Taliban - WSJ

Saudi Arabia has agreed to play a leading role in starting a new peace process in Afghanistan, part of the latest U.S.-led strategy to find a political solution to America’s longest war.
The U.S. and Afganistan hope that Saudi Arabia can bring the Talban to the negotating tabel and act as guarantors for a possible peace deal, according to officials involved in the process.

North Korea to take part in Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief says | The Guardian

The International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, says Kim Jong-un is committed to having North Korea participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Bach said he had a 30-minute formal meeting with the North Korean leader followed by 45 minutes of casual discussions while watching a football match on Friday at Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium.








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