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Trump Defends Decision to Fire FBI Director

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Trump concluded his tweetstorm by saying that he'll replace Comey with, "someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the Federal Bureau of Investigation", adding , "When things calm down, they will be thanking me!" Following an outcry from politicians from both major parties, the President moved to justify his decision by insisting that Mr Comey had "lost the confidence of nearly everyone in Washington ". Read More »

5.5-magnitude quake hits China, 8 dead

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The people who sustained injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. The catastrophic quake struck just 124 miles (200km) from Kashgar, a city with a population of half a million people, at 9:58 BST (5:58 local time). Xinjiang is frequently jolted by earthquakes, most of which cause little damage. The China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) registered multiple earthquakes in the area Thursday morning, with the biggest being a magnitude 5.5 quake. Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation investigation

The scope of the committee's investigation includes looking into whether any members of the 2016 presidential campaigns had ties to Russian Federation. The development comes a day after United States President Donald Trump, in a bid to sweep away the man who is responsible for an investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russian Federation in its interference in last year's elections, fired FBI director James Comey. Read More »

Jose Mourinho says 'impossible' situation led to Manchester United's Europa League focus

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Was this part of Mourinho's mind games? or a sign that the Germany global of Turkish origin could be on his way to United next season? "We've got to go with the attitude that in football, everything is possible". "How do we win?" The Europa League has been the little sibling of the Champions League for some time now. The United manager has called out United's fans previously this season, saying after a dour 2-0 win over Hull City in the EFL Cup semi-finals: "I need to be better, the ... Read More »

US could distribute equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly' - spokesman

During a visit to Montenegro on Wednesday, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said there was no difference between the Syrian Kurdish fighters and the outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting Turkey. "We want to reassure the people and government of Turkey that the U.S.is committed to preventing additional security risks and protecting our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally", White said. Read More »

Trump praises Australian universal health care system at meeting with prime minister

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The pair were originally meant to meet in midtown Manhattan, but the introduction was delayed after Trump made a decision to remain in Washington to celebrate Republicans' House vote on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare . "Thank you, Mr. President", Sanders said when he was shown video of the president's remarks while appearing on MSNBC . Earlier, Mr Trump admitted his infamous first phone call with Mr Turnbull in January "got a little testy", shortly after he insisted to the ... Read More »

Trump meets with Russian officials in wake of Comey firing

The two diplomats made a brief appearance this morning for a photo-op - and as Tillerson began to lead his guest back behind closed doors, Lavrov responded to a question about Comey's firing. Mr Lavrov said Russian Federation wants to "play a decisive role" with the United States in Afghanistan, with Mr Trump's administration recently signalling that the President was thinking about sending an additional 1,500 to 5,000 U.S. Read More »

US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions

It also claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency had paid $40,000 to a North Korean national to kill their leader. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that Xi and Trump agreed to increase cooperation on curbing North Korea's nuclear program, which the Chinese leader said had reached a serious stage. Read More »

Public Lands Ex. Order Could Have Big OR Impact

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The first 45 days of the review will focus on the 1.35-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument - which Trump's Democratic predecessor created four months ago. David Filfred, a Navajo Nation Council Delegate from San Juan County, said, "The designation of Bears Ears National Monument has been a celebratory moment in our history, where our voice was finally heard and our cultural and spiritual heritage was respected". Read More »

'Party divisions' as far-right Marechal-Le Pen says she's quiting politics

After she lost the French presidential election on Sunday, many thought that her niece, who became the youngest person to serve in French Parliament back in 2012, would replace her as head of the National Front. But all this only took her so far in this election. Ms Maréchal-Le Pen, 27, who is an MP for the National Front (FN), had been seen by some as a future leader of the party. Read More »

Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte Get Chummy

The Philippine president's declaration of war on drugs since his appointment previous year has caused thousands of deaths and drawn the criticism of many local and worldwide human rights groups. Human rights groups say that since Duterte took office, at least 4,800 people have been killed in conjunction with Duterte's campaign. "Just the opposite. Read More »

Experts see instability in the legislature after BC election

The premier's office said Lt. -Gov. "What a historic day for British Columbia", he said. But for tonight, the election results look like a rebuke for Clark and a challenge for Weaver and the Greens. Don't expect negotiations on the possible framework of a minority government to start until after the dust settles, said Richard Johnston, a political scientist at the University of British Columbia. Read More »

Trump set to nominate 10 federal court judges

Larsen, a former professor at the University of Michigan law school, has served on the Michigan Supreme Court bench since November 2015 and has written majority opinions in four cases. A Michigan Supreme Court justice in line for a big promotion didn't make a public appearance in suburban Detroit. Two of the district court nominees will be formally nominated in the near future. Read More »

Chinese Military Conducts Live-Fire Drills, Weapons Tests

While no other country has claims in the busy Bohai Sea, the drills come amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, including Chinese anger at the deployment of the USA anti-missile defence system Thaad in South Korea last month. Additional hardware will augment the anti-missile system's capabilities later this year, at which point THAAD will be fully operational. North Korea is expected to press China to tone down its economic sanctions when its delegation attends an infrastructure ... Read More »

Trump delays decision on Paris climate pact

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Ivanka Trump, who serves as an adviser to her father, was supposed to meet separately Tuesday with Pruitt Tuesday, but that meeting was also postponed , according to a White House official who requested anonymity to discuss private talks. Read More »

Trump Praises Aussie Medicare After Repealing Obamacare

Trump's own staff tried to clean up the comment on Friday, arguing that he meant it only as a compliment to Turnbull and not as praise for the system itself. It is thought the two leaders may have discussed North Korea as part of their talks on national security. "We have a very intense engagement with the United States on these matters", Mr Turnbull said. Read More »

Netanyahu Slams CNN, NYT Reporting on Hamas as 'Fake News'

Haniyeh, who also served as Mashaal's deputy for four years, is seen as a pragmatist within Hamas who will likely seek to improve the group's global standing. Since then, he remained the Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip. The bitter split between Fatah and Hamas has taken a new turn in recent days. He was the private secretary of Hamas' founder and spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin. Read More »

Crushing loss for Labour points to big Tory majority in Commons

The Tories secured more than 550 council seats and seized control of 11 additional councils in this week's contests. He insisted that Labor could still win the general election, though admitted it was a "challenge on an historic scale". "The future of Ukip is very bright indeed". As Davidson champions her opposition to Sturgeon's plan for a second independence ballot, the nationalists talk of Tory spending cuts and the dark days for Scotland under former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Read More »

Colbert Is Assembling a 'Daily Show' Reunion on 'The Laste Show'

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President Donald Trump that led to a #FireColbert campaign on Twitter . Featuring bandleader Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human, the show is broadcast from the historic and newly renovated Ed Sullivan Theater. And for that brief shiny moment, The Late Show was hilarious, though not in the least as Colbert intended. "There are guys, big guys in hoods saying to me, 'Comedy, what?" Ever since Colbert was handed the reigns of the Late Show from David Letterman in 2015, Stewart has ... Read More »

Wall collapse kills 24 at Indian wedding

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However, they could not save the lives of 24 people including children and women. The Press Trust of India news agency said there were food stalls set up along the wall for the wedding. Bharatpur province is around 200km (124 miles) south of Delhi. Mr Gupta said one of the managers of the banquet hall had been taken into custody. Read More »

Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russia probe

She said Monday she did not - and that she had revealed no classified information herself. Then in late December or early January, someone working under Obama's own national security adviser, Susan Rice, unmasked routine NSA intercepts of the Russian ambassador. Read More »

UNESCO plans anti-Israel vote on Israel's Independence Day

Twenty-two states voted in favor of the decision, which refers to Israel as an occupying power and declares all its legislative and administrative measures in Jerusalem "null and void". In March, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that the country, which was expected by UN Secretariat to pay $11 million this year, would reduce payments to UN institutions by $ 2 million following a recent wave of anti-Israel resolutions adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Read More »

Chibok Community Tells FG - Force Our Unwilling Girls Home, Stop Giving Excuses

The young women have been handed over to government officials who will supervise their re-entry into society, Adesina said. Hosea Abana, Chibok community leader in Abuja, speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria . The minister recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had stated that the defeat of Boko Haram would not be complete without the rescue of the Chibok girls. Read More »

Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

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The White House says Trump emphasized his desire for better relations with Russian Federation. Lavrov, who has been Russia's top diplomat for more than a decade, was already due to be in town for the meeting with Tillerson before the Trump meeting was announced. Read More »

Kurdish fighters welcome U.S. aid

Turkey has lashed out at Washington's plan to send arms to Kurdish rebels fighting ISIS in Syria, calling for an end to the United States strategy that has long rattled Ankara. 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 would not be provided. Read More »

Here's What Ivanka Trump Needs To Do To Comply With Ethics Laws

Many people quoted in Ivanka's new book have been outspoken critics of her father, US President Donald Trump. As Trump's success continues to climb, though, it's important to take note of how the first daughter is handling these conflicts of interest, and what exactly she's doing as a self-proclaimed advocate for women. Read More »

China says it has successfully tested new type of missile

In a brief statement late on Tuesday, the ministry said the tests of new missiles and weapons were carried out by the People's Liberation Army's Rocket Force "in recent days" and were created to raise operational capability so as to effectively deal with national security threats. Read More »

Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into bin

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Ismail Haniya's election as Hamas chief is another sign that the Islamist movement is seeking to soften its image and show it can offer a viable alternative to Mahmud Abbas, analysts said. Yahya Sinwar, a top commander in Hamas's armed wing, was named the movement's leader in the Gaza Strip in February. Reports about the Palestinian group Hamas accepting a Palestinian state are " fake news ", according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a ... Read More »

Russian Federation says Syria safe zones will go into effect

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The first and the largest safe zone in northern Syria will include the Idlib province and adjoining districts of Latakia, Aleppo and Hama with a total population of over 1 million, the ministry said. After past failures, this deal provides for the first time a mechanism to observe the cease-fire: Russian, Iranian and Turkish troops are to monitor compliance on the ground. Read More »

Catholic leaders decry fourth Arkansas execution in eight days

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His execution however, has prompted calls for investigations after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney. The sedative is supposed to render death penalty inmates unconscious and unable to feel pain during their executions, but in cases in Oklahoma, Alabama , Arizona and OH in recent years, inmates were reportedly conscious and showed signs of extreme pain. Read More »