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Post Comey's dismissal, Trump seeks to mend ties with Russian Federation

Clapper also said he was unaware there was an FBI investigation into Russian collusion until FBI Director James Comey announced it in March. Flynn resigned from the his position in February of 2017. All Cruz's aggressive line of questioning did was show how right Yates had been about everything. Known as a tough and independent prosecutor, Yates has been a target of Trump's ire since her refusal in January to support his controversial immigration ban on nationals from several ... Read More »

After Yates, more questions for the Trump White House

Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates said on Monday she warned the White House in January that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had been compromised and could have been vulnerable to blackmail by Russian Federation. Read More »

China adds to naval force with domestic aircraft carrier

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The launch followed the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy on Sunday. China launched its second aircraft carrier-and the first one entirely home-built-taking another stride in its quest for a world-class navy that can protect Chinese economic and security interests far from its shores. Read More »

Despite deconfliction efforts, fighting rages in Syria

Mohammed Rasheed, a spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel group, said Russian Federation was "merely playing political games" and "making declarations". But the Pentagon said the de-escalation agreement will not affect the US -led air campaign against the Islamic State group. The deal also calls for a continued fight against the ISIL and former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, which could pose challenges. Read More »

Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them

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A statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Adebisi Olumide-Ajayi, said the President's wife visited the girls at a location in Abuja. Tsambido said the community would never accept such a claim because the government could use it as an excuse to give up on the rescue of the other girls. Read More »

UK Labour leader Corbyn: I won't quit if I lose election

In a speech Tuesday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the economy is "still rigged in favor of the rich and powerful" and vowed to target "the tax cheats, the rip-off bosses, the greedy bankers". By contrast, May's Tories cut that tax rate to 19 percent this year from 20 percent last year, and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has promised to bring it down to 17 percent by 2020. Read More »

Syrian Kurdish official praises US decision to provide arms

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking while on a visit to Montenegro, said weapons supplied to the YPG had in the past fallen into PKK hands. Turkey hopes the United States will end its policy of supporting the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Wednesday, May 10, adding that Ankara could not accept its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally backing the group, Reuters reports. Read More »

Deja vu as softer South Korean leader could alienate ally US

Moon also said Wednesday he'll "sincerely negotiate" with the United States and China over the deployment of a USA missile-defense system. Beijing says the system threatens China's own security because its radar system is able to peer deep into the country's northeast and monitor its flights and missile launches. Read More »

Sturgeon: Tories plan to "sacrifice" of Scottish economy to win Ukip vote

They came second in the election and the SNP came first. She continued: "Last week's election result provides a great springboard for the general election here in Angus". "Growing up where I grew up was a really tough upbringing but it gave me something and now I want to give something back", he said. Today's elections could tell us if the Euroskeptics will continue to fade into the background or if they can reinvent themselves now that their original goal - leaving the European Union - is ... Read More »

Republican Sen. Graham curious on Trump business deals

If the FBI investigators isn't already looking for financial ties between Trump (as well as his campaign and transition officials) and Russians, they aren't doing a very thorough job. The House probe has been riven with discord. Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn was interviewed at the White House by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He recused himself in April from the investigation. Read More »

Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn

That person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the details of the committee's investigation. "During my tenure as DNI, it was my practice to defer to the FBI director - both (former FBI) Director (Robert) Mueller and Director Comey - on whether, when, and to what extent they would inform me about such investigations", Clapper said . Read More »

Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release

The minister also assured the girls that in a matter of days, they would be reunited with their families. #BBOG in a statement read by leader of the group, Aisha Yesufu, urged the government to quickly liase with parents of the girls and cimmunity leaders as was done last time . Read More »

Administration names likely judge nominees

Bush appointee. WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce 10 nominees to federal courts Monday, an adviser to the President confirmed to CNN. district judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. -U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry Moorer , nominated to the federal court in the Middle District of Alabama . Read More »

Trump meets Russian foreign minister amid Washington turmoil

Kislyak has been a central figure in the controversy, as then-national security adviser Michael Flynn was sacked after it emerged that he had misrepresented conversations with Kislyak to others in the White House. Those sanctions were not discussed Wednesday, Lavrov said in a press conference at the Russian embassy after the meeting. The US was not part of a deal by Damascus backers Russian Federation and Iran, and rebel supporter Turkey, signed last Thursday in the Kazakh capital Astana on ... Read More »

Pence says Comey's firing wasn't due to Russian Federation probe

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., called for a special prosecutor to be appointed to take over the Russian Federation probe. Trump, who received recommendations to do so from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , wrote in a letter that he wants to "find new leadership for the Federal Bureau of Investigation that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission". Read More »

Turkey hopes US will end support of Syrian Kurds

Yildirim said "there is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration". But Ankara regards it as a terror group and the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK ), which since 1984 has waged an insurgency inside Turkey leaving tens of thousands dead. Read More »

Sen. Hirono Questions Trump Administration Ties to Russia

He went on to say that Yates was not excited about Trump taking office before getting interrupted by a reporter. In a second tweet , Trump said Yates should be asked under oath "if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers" soon after she raised concerns about Flynn with McGahn. Read More »

Comey asked for more resources for Russia probe before firing

Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a statement. In a memo to Sessions on Tuesday, Rosenstein outlined his case for why Comey made "serious mistakes" in his handling of Clinton's email investigation a year ago, but according to the Justice official, Comey's testimony to Congress last week sealed the deal. Read More »

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

Trump's talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov would occur after the Russian's meetings earlier in the day with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the official and the other person told The Associated Press. When asked if Comey's firing "cast a shadow" over the meeting, Lavrov looked surprised and answered, "Was he fired?" before telling the reporter in a deadpan voice, "You are kidding". Read More »

Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time'

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The Trump administration last month submitted a vague set of guidelines to Congress for renegotiating NAFTA, disappointing those who were expecting Trump to demand a major overhaul. As for what parts of the trade agreement should be renegotiated, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, "Part of this is to look at not just the existing agreement, but areas and sectors and industries that have fallen outside, or because over the last couple decades have not kept up with the promises and ... Read More »

Trump to arm Syrian Kurds despite Turkey's opposition

President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russian Federation of the American leader's young presidency. The Trump administration has announced it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary" to recapture the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey . Read More »

WWE Smackdown: Jinder Mahal pins Randy Orton during 6-Man Tag Match

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In what was supposed to be a one-on-one match, Natalya was joined by Carmella, James Ellsworth and Tamina at the ringside while Smackdown Live Women's Champion Noami and Charlotte were at Becky's corner. It starts off very slow but once it gets going, it's a good show. Right after the strongest segment of the show was the weakest possibly in SmackDown history. Read More »

Student gets free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year after viral tweet

This post has left behind the world record of famous talk show host Ellen Degeneres' Oscar Selfie tweet from 2014, which had 3.4 million retweets, and was believed to be worth $1 billion. But here's a trick: ask for free chicken nuggets for life and you'll be all drowning in retweets, apparently. Teens free Wendy's nuggets tweet sets new record. Read More »

Pres. Moon vows to do everything to build peace on Korean peninsula

I am willing to go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula - if needed, I will fly immediately to Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed in a phone call Wednesday to closely cooperate in dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons development program. Read More »

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

Reporters have pointed out that the photos of Trump and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Amb. In Moscow, meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin met Wednesday with his security council to discuss US-Russian relations in the context of Lavrov's meeting with Trump, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the RIA Novosti news agency. Read More »

Jared Kushner's sister highlights family ties in pitch to Chinese investors

Meyer wanted to make clear that her brother had stepped away from the company in January and has nothing to do with this project". And she's using the case of the Kushner family business to bolster her argument. Kushner stepped down as chief executive of Kushner Companies in January. Blake Roberts, Mr Kushner's attorney, said on Saturday that he has divested his interests in the One Journal Square project. Read More »

Phoenix Police Announce A Break In The 'Serial Street Shooter' Case

Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, was charged with the deaths of the people and numerous other felony charges, said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams . Merritt spent more than 200 days in jail before prosecutors dismissed the case, following a report by an independent ballistics expert that challenged the supposed match between the gun and bullets. Read More »

Gun Stocks Rise as Trump Makes Speech to the NRA

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But his appearance isn't just a big deal because of how long it's been since a sitting president has addressed the convention - it's also significant because it's the first time it's happened since mass shooting tragedies such as Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook occurred. Read More »

Kabul envoy slams Pakistani media's reaction to clash

Officials from the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Sunday said they are anxious that once again border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan will be closed to traders amid rising tension among border guards on both sides of the Durand Line. Read More »