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France's Macron to unveil list of candidates for new party

The new president has said he wants to break with the traditional left-right political axis in France and Valls is inextricably linked to unpopular outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande. "If some (people) want to leave and go apart, they can do so and let us work", he said. Macron, who defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a runoff on Sunday, campaigned on a pledge to defend the Paris climate deal on combating global warming. Read More »

USA looks at sanctions, military action to counter North Korea

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North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they are seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit the USA mainland. The Japanese destroyer Izumo, a helicopter carrier, departed from Yokosuka port south of Tokyo in the morning. America's Central Intelligence Agency director is making an unannounced visit to South Korea, the U.S. Read More »

Prakash could face court in Australia

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Known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, Prakash was reportedly on a list of high-value IS recruiters targeted by the USA in drone attacks in Iraq. It is understood he will face charges including "membership of a terrorist organisation", "advocating terrorism", "providing support to a terrorist organisation" and "incursions into foreign countries with the intention of engaging in hostile activities". Read More »

'I Know That I'm Not Under Investigation'

McCabe also declined to say whether he ever heard Comey tell Trump that the president was not a target of the investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday , "the president will be meeting with Acting Director [Andrew] McCabe later today to discuss that very thing - the morale at the Federal Bureau of Investigation - as well as make an offer to go directly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation ... Read More »

Russia-backed safe zones deal restores relative calm to Syria

Regime backers Russian Federation and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey on Thursday signed a deal at talks in Kazakhstan to set up four safe zones in the war-torn country. Such zones, also referred to as non-conflict or safe zones, are meant to be areas where civilians can live without being targeted by any party in Syria's war. Read More »

North Korea Accuses U.S. Of Attempting To Assassinate Kim Jong

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North Korea was among the hot button issues the prime minister discussed with US President Donald Trump during bilateral talks in NY on Friday (US time). "I think that is actually a good sign because it shows that China is bringing influence to bear on North Korea", he said. North Korea's Ministry of State Security claimed the substances employed in the alleged attack could be used remotely and with a delayed effect. Read More »

Duterte might be too 'tied up' to visit Trump's White House

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President Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a Saturday phone call , and that's led to a flurry of condemnations, with top Democrats in Congress demanding that he immediately rescind the invitation as contrary to USA interests. Read More »

Lindsey Graham Has Questions About Trump's Business Ties

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When Sally Yates and James Clapper testified to the Senate subcommittee investigating Russia's alleged interference in last year's election, another president might have chosen that moment to unveil a major policy initiative-or, if he didn't have any initiatives handy, to hold a photo op with some girl scouts. Read More »

ISIS agreed to a forced withdrawal in Tabqa, Coalition

A Pentagon spokesperson says both leaders affirmed their support for peace and stability in Iraq and Syria. Turkey wants the arms agreement reversed, and Yildirim on Wednesday said the USA can not use one terrorist group to fight another. Read More »

Le Pen Accused of Plagiarism for Lifting Parts of Fillon Speech

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That is a narrative Ms Le Pen will continue to push in the final days of the campaign, trying to convince voters Mr Macron is not just "same old" but is a puppet of the world of finance whose pro-business policies would not create jobs in France but send them overseas and leave French workers struggling. Read More »

Trump, Who Has A Golden Apartment, Called FBI Director Comey A 'Showboat'

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Waving signs and chanting outside the White House and at Senate constituency offices in other states, demonstrators said Mr Trump's move had compromised the FBI's probe. "I went off of the information I had when I answered your question". Rosenstein's brief said the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief had been "wrong" in his handling of the Clinton email case. Read More »

Security questions over Russian photographer allowed into Oval Office

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Next must come special counsel to run the Russian Federation investigation, who could be appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Trump said that Comey wasn't performing his duties well enough, but the move has sparked controversy among United States politicians, primarily because Comey was heading up an investigation into Russia's ties to his presidential campaign. Read More »

Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

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In the run-up to the presidential election, many feared that a victory for Mr. Macron's far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, would result in anti-immigration laws being tightened and quashing the aspirations of Indian students. Only Ms. Le Pen seemed to be on the rise. "She also didn't seem to have a plan for the economy", she added. While expressing "relief" at the defeat of National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday, the PCF called for resistance to Mr Macron's pledge to cut €60 billion ... Read More »

ANEEJ lauds FG over release of 82 Chibok girls

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In a statement by its executive director, Rev. David Ugolor, ANEEJ said that the unrelenting effort of the Buhari government to secure the release of the girls is worthy of commendation, especially at a time when all hope for the safe return of the girls seemed lost. Read More »

Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation

Trump's reasoning for firing the director is purportedly Comey's mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email case, but the timing of the FBI investigation into Russian Federation makes that a little suspect. "When I did this now I said, 'I probably, maybe will confuse people, maybe I'll expand that, you know, lengthen the time , ' because it should be over with, in my opinion, should have been over with a long time ago, 'cause all it is, is an excuse, " he said. Read More »

Deposed Yemen president Saleh says 'no choice but dialogue' with Saudi Arabia

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The Labour Party has also stated it would end trading weapons with Saudi Arabia, but Sir Michael refused to make similar assurances, adding that it was a crucial partner to the UK. Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud (R) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 5, 2017. This is the first time that Saudi Arabia has released budget figures on a quarterly basis, a measure it says is aimed at boosting transparency. Read More »

Former Trump security aide Flynn's papers subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

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LifeZette likewise argued that Yates' testimony-and that of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who also appeared at the hearing-was " not so harmful to President Donald Trump ". "If there was every any doubt about the need for a special independent prosecutor, which I've been advocating for months, there is no question now". Read More »

White House Postpones Another Climate Change Meeting

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Patricia Espinosa, head of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change that is hosting the Bonn talks, said it was important to make progress on the nuts and bolts of the agreement before November's annual climate summit. Trump has resolved to announce his intentions by this month's Group of 7 meeting in Sicily, meaning a decision to withdraw could isolate him at his first gathering of world leaders. Read More »

Ireland to face hosts Japan and Scotland

Two years ago, England became the first World Cup hosts not to reach the knock-out stage after they were grouped with Wales, Australia, Fiji and Uruguay . The favourable draw is a far cry from the last edition of rugby's global showpiece, when Australia battled through the group of death , knocking out co-hosts England during their charge to the title match. Read More »

United States imposes new sanctions on Syria over suspected chemical attack

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The attack left 87 people dead, including many children, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, provoking outrage in the West, which accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of responsibility for the atrocity. President Assad denied responsibility for the attack on Khan Sheikhoun, claiming the allegations were "fabricated". He has said repeatedly that his forces turned over all chemical weapons stockpiles in 2013, under a deal brokered by Russian Federation to avoid threatened United States military ... Read More »

AG Sessions avoids talks of FBI director in West Virginia

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The fact that Sessions is conducting the interviews also raises an ethical question regarding his pledge to recuse himself from investigations dealing with the Trump campaign. Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign because his actions in FBI Director James Comey's firing "calls into question his objectivity" in the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Syrian FM says no foreign troops on the ground

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Al-Moallem, Syria's foreign minister, said he hopes the agreement will, as a start, achieve a separation between Syrian armed opposition groups and extremist groups such as al-Qaida, saying the former must force the latter to leave the de-escalation zones. Read More »

New South Korea president vows to address North Korea, broader tensions 'urgently'

The problem is, they pretty much never are. South Korea's newly elected president says he is open to visiting North Korea under the right conditions. Pundits said while there was still room for Moon to manoeuvre on THAAD, it was nearly impossible to withdraw the anti-missile system given fears Pyongyang may be preparing for a sixth nuclear weapons test and the fact its deployment was deliberately rushed before Moon was elected. Read More »

Former Acting US AG Yates Testifies on Michael Flynn Saga

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Flynn quit after after news reports revealed that Yates had warned McGahn in late January that Flynn had misled White House officials about details of his conversations with the Kremlin's U.S. intelligence agencies are barred by law from probes involving United States persons. That the Russians also had proof of the lie "created a situation where the national security adviser could be blackmailed" by the Russians. Read More »

Post termination, Comey writes farewell letter to friends, agents

Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. In case there's any doubt that the FBI is going through a particularly rough time these days, the new acting head of the agency, Andrew McCabe , told current and past colleagues today: "I didn't think I would ever reach a point in my life where I'd look back on the Benghazi investigation as the good ol' days". Read More »

First Red Cross visit for Palestinian hunger strike leader

Today at noon, bells of churches will ring and Muslim takbir call (Allah Akbar - God Is the Greatest) will be held in mosques across the occupied Palestinian West Bank, to express support for the hunger striking Palestinian prisoners. Israel maintains that they are treated properly, in compliance with global standards, and has refused to enter negotiations over the demands. Palestinian prisoners have mounted repeated hunger strikes, but rarely on such a scale. Read More »

Madigan Calls for Special Counsel in Russia Probe

The notion that President Trump fired Comey after he requested more resources for the investigation fueled Democrats' narrative that he was trying to squelch the investigation. Some of Trump's fellow Republicans called his dismissal of Comey troubling. "My decision", Trump said. "I was going to fire him regardless of recommendations", said the president. Read More »

McConnell: GOP Healthcare Bill Will Be Simple Majority Vote in Senate

Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical to getting a bill to Trump's desk and who voiced similar concerns, said the Senate would not take up the House bill. Each one of Michigan's Republican representatives voted in favor of the replacement bill, while no Democrats (in MI or any other state) gave the bill their support. Read More »

Sacked Delhi minister on hunger strike attacked outside his home

Hitting out at AAP leaders for terming Mishra 'BJP's agent', she wondered why CM Kejriwal is "silent' on the issue". The anti corruption crusader also raised questions about the timing of former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra's corruption expose on Kejriwal.He asked why Mishra had made revelations only after being sacked. Read More »