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Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation - aides

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Separately, another Times report said Trump had told Russian officials in a closed-door meeting at the Oval Office that firing Comey "had relieved great pressure on him". The public will soon hear from recently fired FBI Director James Comey. "The really objective of the conversation was to confront Russian Federation on areas, as I mentioned, like Ukraine and Syria, their support for Assad, and their support for the Iranians". Read More »

Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

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We're expecting a front to stall somewhere near Columbus today , and as minor waves move along the front we should see several waves of rain and thunderstorms. The flooding of roads, low lying areas and areas with poor drainage will be possible. The western Florida Panhandle also was under a flash-flood watch. Read More »

UK Labour launches defence policy with Trump blast

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Jeremy Corbyn is "simply not up to the job" of being prime minister and a Labour government would result in economic chaos, Theresa May has said. Polish left-wing groups have called on Poles in the United Kingdom to support the Labour Party in the upcoming British parliamentary election, a statement by the Polish branch of Labour International has said. Read More »

'Blatant' US strike in western Syria's al-Tanf was deadly, state

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Reports also said the US-led coalition purportedly fighting militants in Syria unsuccessfully tried to contact Russian Federation to ask the pro-government convoy to stop advancing further south. "But it looks like the Russians tried to dissuade them", Mattis said. The Syrian military official said attempts to justify the attack by claiming the toops did not respond to a warning not to advance are "categorically rejected". Read More »

Korea fires missile in latest test, United States and S. Korea say

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The closed discussion will take place Tuesday. The missile, which was sacked from Pukchang, North Korea, traveled about 500 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan, according to the South Korean and U.S. In Tokyo, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe called the launch a "challenge to the world" that tramples worldwide efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear and missile problems peacefully, and vowed to bring up the issue at this week's G7 summit. Read More »

China releases list of achievements from Belt and Road Forum

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The inclusive tone of China's Belt and Road push stands in stark contrast to US President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, a regional trade pact involving Pacific Rim countries but excluding China. Read More »

Dem Congressman Al Green Just Called for the Impeachment of Donald Trump

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Green accused Trump of firing Comey for his investigation into the president's potential political ties to Russian Federation and trying to cover up the firing by blaming Comey for botching Clinton's investigation. A congressman in the USA has called for the impeachment of Donald Trump in Congress. Certain members of the House of Representatives would act as the prosecutors, and a Supreme Court justice would act as judge. Read More »

Kushner's kin woo investors in China, offer green card in return

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The EB-5 program, known as the " golden visa " in China, gives people investing more than $500,000 in a project that creates jobs in the USA a path to a green card. Ms Meyer mentioned her brother on Saturday and Sunday while urging investors to put $500,000 (£386,500) into a New Jersey real estate project in exchange for investor visas and residency cards in the USA through the so-called EB-5 programme. Read More »

China and Philippines meet on South China Sea disputes

It shows the Philippines' agreement on adherence to the China-championed "dual-track" approach, which calls for disputes to be resolved peacefully through negotiation between directly concerned parties, and for China and ASEAN members to work together to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea , said Wu Shicun, president of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies. Read More »

Donald Trump claims White House has 'secret tapes'

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Spicer said he wasn't aware of any audio recording of the January 27 dinner where Comey reportedly expressed interest in keeping his job and Trump said he asked and was assured he's not under FBI investigation. The President insists Mr Comey told him repeatedly that he was in the clear before he sacked him on Tuesday. Comey would also have an opportunity to go on the record and confirm or deny Trump's claim that the he told the president on three separate occasions he wasn't under ... Read More »

How Many J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY)'s Analysts Are Bullish?

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The company has market cap of $584.53 million. 93 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. Panmure Gordon upped their price target on RSA Insurance Group plc from GBX 575 ($7.42) to GBX 600 ($7.74) and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, February 8th. Read More »

4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend

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A spokesman for Nepal's Tourism Department said the circumstances leading to Strba's death were not clear. According to the Himalayan Times , Yearwood was one of the survivors on the mountain in 2015 when a devastating natural disaster struck Nepal killing almost 9, 000 people. Read More »

Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure'

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McMaster said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" program. "So I think the point he was making is, 'I'm not going to be distracted by those things here at home or let them get in the way of important work of engaging Russian Federation to see what can be done to improve this relationship, '" Tillerson told host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday". Read More »

White House Announces US Embassy Will Not Move to Jerusalem - For Now

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Earlier, Trump's team told Israeli officials that he did not want Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join him on his visit to the Western Wall. Jerusalem is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians as their capital. In the meantime, Trump has appointed as his envoy to Israel David Friedman, a devout Jew who insists the embassy must be moved and plans to work out of Jerusalem some days of the week. Read More »

Trump's trade rep brings 'America First' policy to Asia-Pacific summit

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US President Donald Trump abandoned the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in January calling it a "job killer" and throwing the pact's future into doubt. They also underlined their vision for the TPP to expand to include other economies, saying these efforts would address concerns about protectionism, contribute to maintaining open markets, strengthening the rules-based worldwide trading system, increasing world trade and raising living standards. Read More »

Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

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The king has lavished praise and all the trappings of a royal welcome on the new American president, welcoming in particular Mr Trump's pledge to be tougher on Iran than Mr Obama was. "Everyone is saying that the Saudis are changing, but when a reporter for an Israeli outlet wants to join the US president's press corps, he is not allowed on the plane", he said. Read More »

UN Condemns North Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch

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Council members expressed "utmost concern" about the country's "flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council by conducting these ballistic missile launches in violation of its worldwide obligations". The official North Korean news agency KCNA said the launch aimed at showing the technical capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". His remarks are seen as hinting at another nuclear explosion or a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) under ... Read More »

Remembering Chris Cornell and his most notable songs

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In a statement, family spokesman Brian Bumbery says the vocalist, renowned for his distinctive style and multi-octave range, died on Wednesday night in his Detroit hotel room after a sell-out show at the city's famous Fox Theatre. The Wayne County Medical Examiner released autopsy results in the death of rockstar Chris Cornell . He said in a statement: "I was asleep and my phone was jumping and one of our mutual friends - they were crying and bawling - and said "Nile you won't believe ... Read More »

USA envoy vows to call out countries backing North Korea

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The two countries are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. The North has ignored calls to curb its weapons programs, defending them as necessary to counter United States hostility, Aljazeera reported . Read More »

Justice official says he stands by critical memo on Comey

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Folks, the hits just keep coming from James Comey, who it appears kept a whole bunch of incredibly detailed notes about his relationship with Donald Trump, all of which are slowly coming to light in the aftermath of his firing. In 2005, when Mr. Comey was Deputy Attorney General, he participated in selecting me to serve as a U.S. Attorney. COMEY: If there was a challenge with any investigation that I couldn't resolve at the working level, I would elevate it to the Deputy Attorney General ... Read More »

United States committed to protecting Turkey's security: USA defense secretary to Turkish PM

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Turkey yesterday slammed as unacceptable a U.S. plan to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers terrorists, but the militia applauded a "historic" move that would hasten the extremists' defeat. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the matter, said artillery or surface-to-air missiles will not be provided. Read More »

House GOP Want Chaffetz to Give Up Chairmanship Before He Resigns

The Utah Republican, who had just started his fifth term in Congress, used his post as chair of the oversight committee to doggedly investigate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election and raise his political profile. Chaffetz breezed through his re-election battles and ascended to chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2015, a position that set him on a fast track to national prominence. Read More »

Bomb wounds 20 at Bangkok military hospital

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Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said the blast happened at Phramongkutklao Hospital, a military-owned hospital that is also open to civilians. Most of the wounded were hit by flying glass. "All of this was conducted with the goal of creating disorder to the administrative work of the government and NCPO", he said, referring to the National Council for Peace and Order, the official name of the ruling junta. Read More »

Democratic candidate for governor urges impeachment of Trump

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A second Democrat and longtime environmental activist - Robert Massie - has also formally entered the race. The "obstruction of congressional or administrative proceedings" law targets "whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law (pending) before any department or agency of the United States". Read More »

Syria, Russia condemn US-led coalition strike

While officials stressed the defensive strike did not signal deepening USA involvement in Syria's civil war, it nonetheless raises questions about the ongoing feasibility for the coalition to maintain its singular focus on the Islamic State group. Read More »

Residents of Pyongyang, Seoul comment on test of new missile

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North Korea on Sunday tested what appears to be its longest-range ballistic missile to date, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". "This could also be an opportunity for China to show that it can initiate some plausible plans to handle the North Korea issue within the framework of the global community", Su said. Read More »

North Korea Missile Tests: US Warns Against Supporting Pyongyang

U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with South Korea's presidential envoy Hong Seok-hyun, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Advisor H.R. The paper also falsely claimed South Korean protesters were calling for the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye during their weekly "candlelight vigils" because of Park's conservative North Korea policy. Read More »

141 men arrested at sauna in Jakarta

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Officers on late Sunday raided a building in the capital Jakarta called Atlantis that houses a sauna and a gym, and halted the event they said was called "The Wild One". However, the LGBT community has increasingly come under pressure over the months following controversial anti-gay comments by government officials and some religious organizations. Read More »

Macron says intel-sharing with United States to continue

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Aside, Mali, the 3,000-strong force is fighting insurgents in the entire Sahel region comprising Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania. France has suffered multiple attacks by Islamist militants in the past two years losing 230 civilians and remains in a state of emergency. Read More »

Canadian PM Trudeau 'photobombs' students' Prom pictures

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Yet another photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has gone viral after he inadvertently "photobombed" a bunch of students while out for a jog. The boss runs. This is part of a little side project to document the places we go and the runs we go on. Back in August 2016 he was snapped on holiday in Tofino, British Colombia , standing by as a bride-to-be prepared for her beach wedding. Read More »

U.S. air strike killed several soldiers near Jordan, says Syrian military

A Pentagon official said the Syrian forces, were close to the Jordanian border and posed a threat to coalition partners on the ground. "The new USA strike on government troops in Syria is a continuation of Washington's non-constructive policy", said Leonid Slutsky, the head of the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament. Read More »

Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist

During his campaign for president, Trump also tweeted about what he claimed was a "pay-for-play" agreement with countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation. "Yet in every country, including United States, women and girls face unique challenges that hold them back from full and meaningful participation in all parts of society", added Trump, who wore a powder blue designer suit; the rest of the women in attendance at the roundtable wore traditional Muslim garb, their hair covered in abayas ... Read More »