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Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents


In a joint statement from the committee's chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner said they issued the legal demand after Flynn was asked to produce the documents on 28 April but his lawyer did not hand them over. The Flynn subpoena also comes one day before the committee is scheduled to hold an annual hearing with the heads of the various government intelligence agencies to discuss worldwide threats. Read More »

UK Labour's election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

Allies of Corbyn accused Labour HQ of deliberately leaking the document to undermine him. Prime Minister Theresa May said the leaked draft suggested Labour wanted to take Britain "back to the past". More than half (56 per cent) of people aged 18 to 24 said they meant to vote Labour , while 57 per cent of those aged 65 and over said they planned to vote for the Conservatives. Read More »

S. Korea's New President Heading for Friction with the US?

Taking the oath of office in Seoul on Wednesday, Moon said he will further bolster the alliance and "immediately fly to Washington if necessary" for the sake of peace on the Korean Peninsula. Moon had also visited a statue symbolizing those women, which Japan wants removed, and urged the public to remain interested in the issue. The hurried deployment of the THAAD batteries last month, literally in the middle of the night, "lacked democratic procedure", Moon complained in an interview last ... Read More »

China gathers world leaders including PM Nawaz for Silk Road project

Beijing will host the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14-15. The Belt and Road Initiative, which comprises the Silk Road Economical Belt and the 21st century Maritime Silk Road, was brought up by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 with an aim to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road routes. Read More »

New South Korea president says he is willing to visit Pyongyang

But while North Korea may welcome a controlled boost in economic ties and maybe a bilateral summit in its capital, its primary concern is always national security, or more precisely the assurance of regime survival. In the telegram, Xi wrote that he hoped to "continue consistently placing great value on relations between South Korea and China and that China will guard the hard achievements it has made with South Korea in China-South Korea relations", the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

Giant air tanker to attack vast Georgia wildfire


Forest Service to provide the planes. Two small communities outside the swamp's southeast border remain under a mandatory evacuation. "The potential is really high today for fire growth". A west coast sea breeze is expected to push across the fire zone in the late afternoon which will cause variable wind directions. It was taking off and landing at Chattanooga, Tennessee, almost 400 miles (645 kilometers) northwest of the fire. Read More »

Things to know about Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey

And in the days before his firing, he had told lawmakers that he needed more resources to pursue the investigation, according to three US officials. Soon after receiving the letter , Trump dismissed Comey. Vice President Mike Pence said at the Capitol that Trump had made "the right decision at the right time". Read More »

Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows

The Bank said that above target inflation was nearly entirely due to the higher cost of imports, which have themselves risen because of the fall of the pound after the European Union referendum. 'Since the start of 2013, inflation had drifted consistently away from the ECB's target rate of below but close to 2% over the medium term, reaching levels below 1%. Read More »

Alton Sterling state investgation to start


Video footage of the struggle between the two white officers and the black man triggered days of protests and almost 200 arrests in Baton Rouge . U.S. "The [U.S. Department of Justice's] review of this matter was to determine violations of federal law: specifically, federal civil rights laws". Amundson explains the situation lasted 27 seconds. Read More »

Wayne Rooney focused on fighting for Manchester United place

Nolito, now playing for Manchester City, wants his former club to get in the faces of the Manchester United players and show more intensity in their play at Old Trafford . He added: "The situation is simple". "When we lost these players in a period of seven matches in seven weeks it was the impossible job". Celta's Europa League commitments have had a striking impact on their league form, largely due to coach Eduardo Berizzo's determination to rest players. Read More »

US Intel Chief: Situation in Afghanistan Will 'Almost Certainly Deteriorate'


Last week, a U.S. government watchdog urged the Trump administration to effectively counter pernicious Afghan corruption and identify the factors that have prevented Kabul from building a strong security force for fighting insurgency. The approximate number of men and women now serving as part of an worldwide coalition to combat the Taliban in Afghanistan. The NATO-led Resolute Support mission has been operating in Afghanistan since January 2015. Read More »

Turkey threatens military action against US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters


The capture of Tabqa came a day after the Trump administration announced it will supply the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces with heavier weapons, a decision that infuriated Turkey, which views the main Kurdish militia in the group as an extension of an outlawed rebel movement fighting an insurgency in its southeast. Read More »

Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

The plan was discussed Thursday during a 40-minute phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Moon's office said in a statement . Japanese officials have described the first telephone call between new South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe as "positive and meaningful", with the two agreeing to cooperate closely to deal with North Korea. Read More »

Governor, law professors support MI judicial nominee

Gage Skidmore / Flickr.comPresident Donald Trump has announced the names of 10 nominees he is putting forward to fill vacancies on federal courts around the country. Though he admires this wave of judicial nominees, he cautioned that conservatives should not expect an immediate windfall. And it was Justice Kennedy who meticulously constructed a framework of equality in the years that followed, culminating in the Court's recognition just two years ago that gays and lesbians have the right to ... Read More »

Comey Sends Farewell Letter To Friends And Agents

Trump did not seek a wide range of viewpoints on Comey, several people familiar with the matter told CNN , unlike his approach on many hard choices. On NBC's "Today", Sanders said she would defer to the president himself for any additional details. USA intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and leaking them , with the aim of helping ... Read More »

Here's everything you need to know about the local election results

The emphatic victories, fuelled by a collapse in the Ukip vote as anti-EU supporters flocked back to the Tories, set the scene for a substantial increase in Theresa May's House of Commons majority if repeated in June. The Tories also performed well in the mayoral elections, winning tightly-fought battles for elected mayors in the West Midlands and significantly Tees Valley, where Conservative Ben Houchen became the first elected mayor in Labour's north-eastern heartland, beating Labour's Sue ... Read More »

Russia's Top Diplomat Meets With Trump at White House

The U.S. has been wary of Iran's involvement and the past failures at a cease-fire in Syria. -Russian relations have deteriorated. Lavrov, who last set foot in Washington in August 2013, would be the highest ranking Russian official to meet with Trump since he took office. Read More »

Labour loses out as SNP and Tories snap up seats

Whatever its relative merits, the opposition parties in Holyrood clearly think that the anti-SNP phrase "Sturgeon Slump" clearly has legs. SNP group leader David Stocks was adamant there would be no coalition with the new Conservative group, but Labour leader Jim Logue refused to rule anything out at this stage. Read More »

Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101

Two minutes later, the Celtics went up 5-4 and that was as close as the Wizards would get in Game 5. "We had no answers for those guys". Not to mention the TD Garden is going to be rocking for this key game five, which usually helps the role players play better. Read More »

An embattled Maduro calls for constitutional change

Don't fail me now. "Don't fail Chavez and don't fail your motherland". A grave-faced National Assembly President Julio Borges on Monday evening called on Venezuelans to rebel, potentially portending bigger protests. He called for a series of street actions, including a symbolic pot-banging protest Monday night and a major demonstration Wednesday. Demonstrators clash with riot police in an armoured auto during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Monday. Read More »

Venezuela: Trump administration calls for quick, peaceful conclusion to unrest

It is noted that the women, led by conservative opposition leader Maria Machado threw flowers at the soldiers and the government urged them not to fire at innocent protesters. Opposition leaders say the constituent assembly is a biased mechanism created to keep an unpopular leader in power. Finally, he said that tomorrow, representatives of the coalition Mesa de la Unidad Democratica and other groups of the opposition will be welcomed by the Presidential Commission at the Salon Ayacucho in ... Read More »

Trump praised Australia's universal healthcare system - Bernie Sanders had a hilarious reaction


The White House on Saturday downplayed recent comments by Trump praising Australia's healthcare system, with a spokesperson saying there is no desire to implement a similar system in America. The World Health Organization ranked the 37th out of 191 countries on a study of overall national health system performance in 2016 - behind Australia, at 32, but well ahead of bottom-tier countries like Sierra Leone, Myanmar and Central African Republic. Read More »

Teachers federation slams government's Gonski 2.0


Tony Abbott and Kevin Andrews are understood to have been the only MPs to speak against the plan, which has attracted criticism from Catholic school authorities. Executive officer of the Queensland Catholic schools Federation of Parents' and Friends' Associations Carmel Nash said any school fees increase would impact on families deciding where to educate their children. Read More »

North Korea defies US, China in new missile test


Japan has become increasingly concerned in recent weeks about the possibility of a North Korean missile attack targeting Japan or US forces stationed in Japan. But the country has so far refrained from conducting a nuclear test or launching one of its intercontinental ballistic missiles under development to mark major anniversaries in April. Read More »

Eleven Syrian Kurds reported killed in clash with Turks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has banned Kurdish political parties, imprisoned thousands of activists and said he will "never allow" the creation of a Kurdish state like Rojava on his borders. "I said yesterday: "We can come unexpectedly in the night". It said the YPG "is indispensable" to defeat IS but there is also "no avoiding the fact" that the U.S. Read More »

Hamas elects Ismail Haniyeh to lead political office

Following his release , Israel deported Haniya to southern Lebanon along with other senior Hamas leaders, where he spent a year. Most of them, however, resisted the temptation, the official said. Hamas' separation from the Brotherhood, Al-Oraby said, is "a positive step" to melt the ice in ties with Egypt, whose Rafah border crossing is Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip's main gateway to the outside world. Read More »

Explosions reported in Damascus, damage caused to Syrian airbase

Syrian President Bashar Assad has accused Israel of lending support to terrorist factions operating in the war-plagued country, saying Israelis provide armed groups with weapons, logistic support and medical assistance. The Sana news agency said a fuel tank and warehouse were destroyed as Hezbollah's media channel Al-Manar pointed the finger at Israeli warplanes. Read More »

China welcomes ASEAN summit statement

China can execute their military exercises in Philippines . Despite the existence of territorial conflicts in the South China Sea, ASEAN's business council said that the Southeast Asian countries and China should work together toward a "win-win solution" in order to preserve economic partnerships. Read More »

Rolling Back Michelle Obama's Rules to 'Make School Meals Great Again'


Department of Agriculture said newly-appointed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has moved to "make school meals great again ". When the rules were originally created, the intent was that they should be regularly reviewed to see how they are implemented, Perdue said as he announced the changes at Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va. Read More »

Judge Throws Out Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction


A MA judge agreed Tuesday to toss out Aaron Hernandez's 2015 murder conviction after the former National Football League player killed himself in April. Since the former National Football League star was appealing that conviction at the time he committed suicide on April 19, his death essentially wiped out all proceedings allowing him to technically die innocent according to the abatement ab inito doctrine, as reported by TMZ Sports . Read More »

Two US Special Ops Troops Killed During Anti-ISIS Raid In Afghanistan

It is also where the MOAB bomb was dropped. The military personnel died in combat in Nangarhar province, said Pentagon spokesman Capt Jeff Davis. According to Taliban spokesperson Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi, this year's Spring Offensive has been named after their slain chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. Read More »