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Pentagon probes ex-Trump adviser Flynn over payments from foreign groups

The congressmen also raised new questions about fees Flynn received as part of $530,000 in consulting work his company performed for a businessman tied to Turkey's government. He was sacked from his position as national security advisor after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of conversations he shared with the Russian Federation ambassador to the US during the Presidential campaign. Read More »

Trump wants South Korea to pay for $1 billion missile system

The U.S. will urge the U.N. Security Council to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and to lean on China to turn the screws on its wayward ally. China is eager to see a resumption of negotiations. Providing insights into how he sees the Korean Peninsula, Trump told Reuters that he wants South Korea to pay for the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system the US recently sent to the country, and he said that he thinks China's President Xi ... Read More »

I thought being President would be easier: Donald Trump

Unlike many of his speeches, Trump was careful not to promise legislative success. (Graphic on how Americans rate Trump's performance: They showed a willingness to trust the president nearly implicitly, saw him as a tireless worker, and appreciated his efforts to secure the border and curb immigration. Read More »

Whitehall terror alert suspect named as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali

In both the Willesden and Parliament incidents, "due to these arrests that we have made, we have contained the threat that they posed", he said, and added that six people had been arrested in the Willesden operation, five at the house and another in Kent, in southeast England. Read More »

US Should Work With China to Prevent Nuclear War - Senator Sanders

The U.S. -South Korea free trade deal is not the only free trade pact that the Trump administration is reconsidering. South Korea contradicted statements Trump made in an interview Thursday with Reuters news agency in which he also said there is "a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea," as the North continues to develop nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Read More »

Macedonia protesters enter parliament

The political crisis in Macedonia was growing into an ethnic one, he said . The Social Democrats, led by Zaev, proved more flexible, but has this triggered mass protests on the streets of the Balkan nation. The violence in parliament "is not consistent with democracy and is not an acceptable way to resolve differences". PM and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic late on Thursday scheduled an emergency meeting of the Bureau for Coordination of Security Services for Friday. Read More »

Lawmakers Seeking Short-Term Deal to Keep Government Open


That meant that on both the budget and health care fronts, there would be no milestone victories for Trump before Saturday, his 100th day as president. The House is scheduled to vote on the one-week extension on Friday morning and the Senate could still vote ahead of the deadline. With Trump's 100-days marker hitting this Saturday, GOP lawmakers could try to move on the health care plan by the end of the week. Read More »

Trump declares chance of "major, major conflict with N. Korea" during interview

Moon's campaign. The two sides agreed to explore the "full range of available options, including strengthening the regular deployment of US strategic assets, to bolster the alliance's ability to deter and, where necessary, respond to North Korean nuclear, weapons of mass destruction, and ballistic missile use", they said in the press statement. Read More »

Keys for Joshua against Klitschko


It's nearly demanded. If this kid beats Klitschko it's like the only fight he can have is me, because it's been so demanded. Britain's Joshua, making his third defence of the IBF title he won against American Charles Martin last April, has 18 straight knockouts to his record. Read More »

'NAFTA's been a terrible deal for the United States,' says Trump


The White House said President Donald Trump plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement rather than immediately terminating it. The White House said earlier that Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico in separate calls on Wednesday that he would not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but would move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them. Read More »

France's unpredictable presidential race enters its final days


Sunday's vote is round one of two. Melenchon, a firebrand left-winger who has surged in recent weeks, was on 19 per cent, while Fillon, whose campaign has been hurt by a financial scandal, received 19.5 per cent of support. "We saw (President Donald) Trump, we saw I'm mistrustful", he said. Le Pen's main rival Emmanuel Macron came a distant second with 16.5 per cent of the Gendarmerie vote. Read More »

All night standoff with suspected cop killer


Delaware State Police say proceeds donated to the memorial fund will be donated to Cpl. He leaves behind a wife and a 5-year-old stepdaughter. As police closed in on his house with an armored bulldozer, the unnamed suspect burst out of the home around 9:17 a.m. Read More »

As BJP Leads in MCD Polls, AAP Loses Its Grip Over Delhi


With the Congress losing the municipal corporation elections in Delhi, Ajay Maken resigned as the Delhi Congress chief. "He also said, "(AAP's Punjab in-charges) Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak resgined but that was too late". There is no anti-defection law in municipal bodies. On Wednesday, Kejriwal had congratulated the BJP on Twitter and said that the Delhi government looked forward to working with the BJP in all three MCDs of Delhi. Read More »

Conflict with North Korea is 'biggest worry' of US: Donald Trump

Tillerson said Thursday that Beijing threatened Pyongyang with sanctions if it carried out another nuclear test. A North Korean official speaking on CNN said the country would not be influenced by outside events. I know he would like to be able to do something. Many things about Trump have not changed from the wheeler-dealer executive and former celebrity reality show host who ran his empire from the 26th floor of Trump Tower in NY and worked the phones incessantly. Read More »

Flynn lawyer says docs show he was forthcoming


He was sacked from his position as national security advisor after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of conversations he shared with the Russian Federation ambassador to the US during the Presidential campaign. Mr Flynn's links to Russian Federation are being scrutinised by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and two congressional committees. Consent is provided by Congress under 37 U.S.C. Read More »

USA to honor Australia refugee deal Trump called 'dumb'

Asylum-seeker advocates welcomed the U.S. commitment, although they remained concerned that "extreme vetting" could see fewer than 1,250 resettled in the United States. The policy has been condemned by human-rights groups. Meeting at the governor-general's residence with vistas of Sydney Harbor and the city's famous opera house, the two leaders set aside anxieties sparked by a January dispute between Turnbull and Trump over a refugee-resettlement deal that was struck by former President ... Read More »

China won't confirm U.S. claim of new pressure on North Korea

Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said on Thursday the USA policy was to exert maximum pressure on North Korea through sanctions and diplomatic activity "as frankly a last best way of seeing whether we can get a peaceful resolution to this problem". Read More »

Trump finds that CEO-as-president isn't always a natural fit

Forty-one percent think the US should be more involved because there's a humanitarian crisis in Syria and it's a strategically important country. This - I like to work. Trump has suffered stunning setbacks on immigration and health care, while winning confirmation of a young, conservative justice to America's top court. Read More »

Turkey suspends over 9000 police officers for alleged Gulen links

The official Anadolu news agency announced that 1,157 people have been detained . The suspects are allegedly Gulen operatives called " secret imams " who are accused of directing followers within the police force. Gulen has denied orchestrating the coup. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , delivers a speech at a dinner in Ankara, Turkey , Thursday, 27, 2017. Read More »

Trump praises China's Xi over handling of North Korea

Meanwhile, a top American admiral told lawmakers that the goal of the North Korea's leader is to have nuclear weapons. "But as for this deployment (brought on by the U.S.), there has already been an agreement (that the to pay for its deployment and operation)", Ji Sang-wuk, the party's campaign spokesman, said in a commentary. Read More »

USA submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

Pak Yong Sik said at a "national meeting" of thousands of senior military and civilian officials. A statement from the South Korean military said the live-fire exercises were underway in the Wonsan region in the east of the country Tuesday afternoon, but gave no details on what kinds of weapons and military units took part in the drill. Read More »

North Korea stages live-fire artillery drill for army anniversary


Pak Yong Sik said at a ceremony held on the eve of the army's foundation day. North Korea staged its largest artillery drill to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the isolated nation's military, South Korean officials said. There have been fears that North Korea will use the anniversary as an excuse to carry out another missile test at a time of heightened tensions between the USA and the secretive Communist state, which launched a failed test in April. Read More »

PKK terrorist seen briefing USA commander in Syria

It's a very complex battle field here. Dorrian said the USA had troops in Syria, within six miles of the Turkish air strikes, and "we let the Turks know that the amount of time that was being provided for the strikes was inadequate for us assure safety of our forces on the ground". Read More »

Trump vows to fight anti-Semitism in forceful speech at Holocaust museum ceremony

LIASSON: President Trump, who has an observant Jewish daughter and son-in-law, is sensitive to criticism that he hasn't said enough about anti-Semitism. Trump then spoke about the holocaust saying, "The Nazi's massacred six million Jews. I find it repulsive", Trump said. "I'm glad that the president did not mention any specific address' (in terms of who is being an aggressor toward Israel or accomplice to the Holocaust) and that he left it to people to think about what he had in mind and ... Read More »

How Trump's tax plan could affect you

At the same time , the plan would cut the corporate income tax rate to 15 per cent from 35 per cent, and it would also impose a one-time tax on overseas profits of USA companies, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said . It would also repeal the estate tax and the 3.8 percent tax on investment income from President Barack Obama's health care law. However, a 20% tax rate on net capital gain applies to the extent that a taxpayer's taxable income exceeds the thresholds set for the 39.6% ... Read More »

Tillerson: US willing to take military action against North Korea

In remarks to the U.N. Security Council, Tillerson called on the global community to fully implement U.N. sanctions and to suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with Pyongyang. has sent a group of American warships led by an aircraft carrier to the region. The U.S. spends about $600 billion a year on military, compared to North Korea's estimated $7 billion. Read More »

US Soldiers Killed While Fighting ISIS Militants in Afghanistan


Earlier this month, another USA soldier was killed while carrying out operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan. Navy Lt. Chris Donlon, a spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan confirmed that the incident happened close to Achin and near where USA aircraft dropped a massive 22,000-pound bomb, called a GBU-43, two weeks ago. Read More »

United Kingdom prepared to take part in new strikes against Assad: Foreign Secretary

Mr Johnson said there was "no question" that Assad's regime was responsible for the sarin gas attack earlier this month which prompted a United States retaliatory cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base. But this very personal attack on Corbyn, in a column for the UK's Sun tabloid newspaper, was the Conservative politician's first direct foray into campaigning for the June 8 snap general election and came after United Kingdom political commentators had noted his low profile. Read More »

Malegaon blasts: HC seeks NIA stand on Sadhvi's plea


Congress' Raju Waghmare quoted the government's counsel in the Malegaon Blast case, who alleged the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of putting pressure on her to go slow, saying that there was a scheme to let Pragya get bail. Investigating agencies appear to have made a mess of the case, but even then they maintain that the case stands. Sadhvi was in custody since 2008, for nearly nine years. Read More »

Lawyer's request to visit Marwan Barghouti in prison denied


The Israeli Prison Service simultaneously transferred the Palestinian prisoners who called for disagreement to other facilities, where they remain isolated, arguing, 'the call for a hunger strike is contrary to the prison regulations'. There are approximately 6,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, serving a variety of sentences. Several hundred are being detained without charges. Read More »

Four Congress MLAs join BJP in Manipur


Surchandra, N. Haokip, O. Lukhoi and S. Bira too joined the ruling party on Friday. In the past T. Shyamkumar and G. Insuanhao Zou from Congress joined BJP. Accordingly, its lone MLA, Robindro Singh, is now a BJP legislator, taking its strength in the 60-member house to 28. Former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the BJP along with Delhi Youth Congress president Amit Malik ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. Read More »