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Rep. Gowdy on Trump "Spygate" claims: Informants used "all day, every day"


The New York Times reports that Trump "berated" the attorney general and urged him to remain in control of the investigation. Gowdy said, as quoted by Trump. Trump and Giuliani tried to label that informant a spy and invented the term "spygate" in hopes of discrediting Mueller's investigation, but those efforts appear not to have caught on. Read More »

Denmark passes burqa ban outlawing full-face veils across the country


The law does allow headscarves, turbans and Jewish skull caps to be worn. The new law says: "Anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine". Repeat offences could trigger fines of up to 10,000 kroner (£1,200) or a jail sentence of up to six months. Denmark has banned veils in public, insisting that covering the face was not compatible with social values. Read More »

Israel's Lieberman in Moscow for Syria talks


He said it was down to "the wisdom of the Russian leadership" that a confrontation did not happen. Martin Indyk, former United States ambassador to Israel and former special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, said on Twitter Assad appeared to be offering to "get the Iranians to pull back from Golan" Heights, if Israel accepts it as Syrian. Read More »

Senior North Korean reportedly heading to US


Pompeo is scheduled to make a two-day trip to NY through Thursday to meet with the right-hand man of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , according to U.S. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said he was to arrive in NY on Wednesday. Delegates from the U.S. and North Korea arrived in Singapore on Monday, May 28, to discuss logistics and security for the summit. Read More »

Afghan forces end ISIL attack on ministry in Kabul


However, the ministry said the Afghan forces reacted on time and quickly to suppress the attack and managed to eliminate all the militants involved in they manage to enter the compound of the ministry. A suicide vehicle bomb was set off at the gates before three gunmen in suicide vests stormed the compound. Twelve other people, including four police officers and eight civilians, were wounded in the attack, said provincial police chief Mohmmad Abdali. Read More »

Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri Resigns: Top Takeaways


Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner spoke to the media moments ago and says she will drop the felony computer tampering charge the Governor has been facing. On May 15, Gardner stunned observers by dismissing her office's invasion of privacy case against the governor after three days of jury selection . "I can not allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty for the people that I love". Read More »

North Korea Has No Plans to Denuclearize — CIA


Tokyo has conveyed its intention to arrange talks between Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, on the sidelines of an global security conference, they said. Sung Kim is now the U.S. ambassador to Manila. "They are meeting to see what needs to be done in the two weeks that remain", a senior United States official said. Read More »

Wildwood Police Release Body Cam Video Of Controversial Arrest On Beach


A bystander posted video online earlier in the week which quickly went viral, showing young mother Emily Weinman being apprehended by officers on Memorial Day weekend. According to the police statement, she is seen striking the officer on the torso, which also turns off the body camera , according to police. The beachgoer said she woke up to the altercation and began filming. Read More »

China Is Trying to Form an Anti-American Trade Alliance


Ahead of US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross's arrival in China on Saturday for talks, Zarit said companies hope Beijing can be persuaded to "level the playing field" by easing curbs on foreign investment and business activity in its state-dominated economy. Read More »

Freed missionary welcomed to White House


The video , posted on the Twitter account for Hatch's office, depicts Holt and his wife, Thamy, reuniting with family in the senator's Washington, D.C., office, with the caption "Reunited". Holt's release comes more than a week after he posted videos to Facebook during a prison riot , pleading for help from Americans and the U.S. government. Read More »

Sarah Sanders tears up when kid reporter asks about school shootings


The boy continued: "Specifically, can you tell me what the administration has done and will do to prevent these senseless tragedies?" "This administration takes it seriously", she said. "We are proud of our students, both current and former, who embody the school's values of respect, responsibility and compassion". This happened back in the fall, and at the time , both Trump and Sanders were vocally critical. Read More »

Western NC dam deemed safe; evacuation canceled


Several rivers across eastern North Carolina are near or forecast to be near minor flood stage over the coming days. He sent a special team of state inspectors to check on at least four of them. Atlanta station WAGA-TV reported that several roads near the downtown area were shut down because of the rising water, which is about knee high. About 200 people in the North Carolina mountains have evacuated to shelters as authorities watch a dam threatened by flooding from the remnants of ... Read More »

Syria assumes presidency of disarmament body, sparking protests


Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said in a statement. Syria took up the rotating presidency Monday. According to AFP , "Syria's presence here is a travesty". "During the next four weeks, we will be present in this hall to ensure that Syria is not able to advance initiatives that run counter to the interests of the United States, but we will fundamentally alter the nature of our presence‎ in the plenaries", he said. Read More »

A Top Republican Says Trump Is Wrong About 'Spygate'


Gowdy told CBS This Morning , "there are lots of really good lawyers in the country". Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told the New York Times Wednesday that he hasn't discussed Sessions' recusal with the president, but he argued that requesting Sessions to take control of the Russian Federation investigation is within Mr. Read More »

Syria army ready for battle in south: Pro-Assad commander


For its part, Russian Federation agreed with Israel's right to self-defense, according to a report broadcast Monday by Israel's Channel 13 television news. "These things, of course, reflect not only our position". He has also said that there should be no Iranian forces anywhere in the country. "This will be the main focus of my discussions", Netanyahu said. Read More »

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after staged assassination


Russian authorities denied any involvement in the murder, with Lavrov criticizing the Ukrainian prime minister for trying to blame Russian secret services. He was shot him in the back several times. Shortly after Babchenko's death was announced, Moscow and Kiev began blaming each other for the killing of the journalist, who is a vocal critic of the Kremlin and left Russian Federation in 2017, saying he no longer felt safe. Read More »

Four-year hunt for missing MH370 flight ends in mystery


The firm stood to make up to $70 million if successful but did not find any sign of the airliner, despite scouring the seabed with some of the world's most high-tech search equipment. Malaysia inked a deal with Ocean Infinity in January to continue the search for MH370. But it found nothing and the Malaysian government said it has no plans to begin any new searches after the deadline for the search expired on Tuesday. Read More »

Kilauea volcano update: 28 May lava flows map and thermal image


A lava flow advances down Leilani Street close to Nohea Street, in the Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii , U.S., May 27, 2018. The United States Geological Survey is very serious about updating the public on the activity and spreading danger of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, but it's not afraid to field some goofy questions, too. Read More »

Man crushed by Pompeii's volcano while fleeing discovered with his skeleton intact

The bottom of the skeleton was photographed protruding from beneath the large block, his head is yet to be recovered . To give you an idea of how gruesome this end was, the man's thorax was completely crushed. How did they come to the conclusion he was fleeing? Archeologists found his body on the first floor of a building, above a layer of " lapilli ", or small rock fragments from the volcano. Read More »

Spanish police arrest Bill Browder at Russian arrest warrant

Browder wrote: "Urgent: Just was arrested by Spanish police in Madrid on a Russian Interpol arrest warrant". Two months prior to his sentencing, Interpol blocked a Russian arrest warrant for Browder, saying it was found to be "non-compliant" after a review by the agency's General Secretariat. Read More »

Evangelist who wants $54M jet says "Jesus wouldn't be riding a donkey"


Louisiana-based televangelist Jesse Duplantis raised eyebrows Tuesday when he said God told him he needs a new jet. The most recent purchase was in 2006, he says. "I really believe that preachers ought to go on every available voice, every available outlet, to get this Gospel preached to the world". Despite the media attention, no official statement has been made regarding the jet or its funding. Read More »

Russian journalist critical of Kremlin shot dead in Ukraine


Mr Groysman added: "The killers should be punished". Relations between Russia and Ukraine remain tense following Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the seizure of parts of eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian forces. He later became a journalist and worked as a military correspondent for several Russian media outlets. Babchenko wrote he was, therefore, marking the day as his "second birthday". Read More »

Philippines could go to war over South China Sea: Duterte aide


China said it dispatched warships to identify and warn off a pair of U.S. Navy vessels sailing near one of its island claims in the South China Sea. "They're freedom of navigation operations". "Just the other night, the president said if my troops are hurt there, that could be my red line", Esperon told reporters. Before Singapore, Mattis is in Hawaii, where he will participate in a change of command ceremony at Pacific Command headquarters. Read More »

Financier Bill Browder Arrested In Spain On Russian Interpol Request

William Browder tweeted Wednesday that he was being arrested, posting a photo on his official profile saying that he was in the back of a Spanish police vehicle on the way to a police station. Interpol could not immediately confirm on Wednesday Browder was on its list. The Magnitsky Act became a sore point between the US and Russian Federation after it was signed into law by then President Barack Obama in 2012. Read More »

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 13 months for contempt of court


It was lifted after a judge heard submissions that the case was being widely discussed on social media. "That is the nature of the contempt". On Robinson he tweeted " He's a convicted fraudster who broke strict reporting laws, without which trials of alleged rapists would collapse and alleged rapists would walk free ". Read More »

Israel hits more Hamas sites, denies ceasefire claims


It accused Gaza's dominant Hamas movement and the pro-Iran Islamic Jihad group of launching the salvoes. An Islamic Jihad spokesman said "the blood of our people is not cheap". Meanwhile, Israel denies reports of ceasefire agreement with Palestinian factions Hamas and Islamic Jihad. "The Israeli occupation bears full responsibility for any upcoming escalation". Read More »

Trump hosting rally in Tennessee today


Trump traveled to Tennessee to raise campaign cash for the Republican representative Marsha Blackburn , who is running for a Senate seat. Trump said. President @realDonaldTrump : NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Trump continues to campaign for the GOP in a fight to hold onto a 51-49 majority in the US Senate. Read More »

Study hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll to 4,645

The study was released Tuesday. In the days after Maria slammed the island as a near Category 5 hurricane, the island has struggled to return to normalcy. "Many deaths were caused by poor management of the crisis". There is a wide margin for error in the study authored by Buckee. A third of the deaths were caused by delayed or interrupted access to healthcare, said the Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria study, which was compiled by Harvard University researchers. Read More »

Israel minister threatens occupation of besieged Gaza as tensions soar


The Israeli military is "operating in the Gaza Strip", an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said , adding that "explosions heard" in this area are directly related to the IDF's operations. Egypt also restricts movement in and out of Gaza on its border. But on Tuesday, the Palestinians came under criticism. The United States has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council over the firing of rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Read More »

Hawaii: Kilauea volcano erupts again, spews ash up to 12,000 feet


At more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, the lava oozing out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano will easily toast a marshmallow, but that doesn't mean you should go out and start making volcanic s'mores. The Israeli-owned 38-megawatt plant typically provides around 25pc of electricity on the Big Island. Wind was carrying volcanic glass, gases, pollution and ash particles to other parts of the island. Read More »