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President Trump Cites 'Made Up' Russia Story in Interview on Comey Firing

The reasoning the White House officially gave then - in writing - was Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation, based on a review by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. This has become a tiring and distressing pattern that the Trump administration follows too often. In Trump's telling, Comey reassured him that he was not. Read More »

CE to attend Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

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To increase the appeal of the initiative, Beijing should explain its intentions, publish a list of belt and road projects and introduce some profitable pilot schemes to lure initial investors to get onboard, Zhao Xijun, a finance professor at Renmin University in Beijing, said. Read More »

Le Pen's niece says will not seek re-election as French MP

In challenging my article about Marine Le Pen's election loss, Michael van der Galien accuses me of "overlooking one rather important detail: the Front National is simply a horrendous party" with a dark past. Nor am I unaware of the party's essentially socialist platform, its unfortunate support for what Galien quite rightly calls "France's untenable and unaffordable welfare state". Read More »

Trump endorses government shutdown

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Trump, Mulvaney and others in the administration spoke out as Capitol Hill lawmakers prepared to vote on a $1 trillion bipartisan spending package that would avert a government shutdown until at least October 1, the start of the next budget year. Read More »

Patriots extend center David Andrews

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He would have been a restricted free agent after this season (so they effectively kept Buffalo from trying to even the score by signing him then). Andrews signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia in 2015. Now the future of Tom Brady's (and Jimmy Garoppolo's) protection looks bright. Andrews went undrafted coming out of college because he was considered undersized for the National Football League, despite his technique and skillset. Read More »

Duterte may not accept Trump invitation

Kine said separately in an emailed response to questions from The Associated Press that Trump may be undertaking action inimical to human rights by adopting an overly friendly overture to Duterte, who is facing a complaint for alleged mass murder before the International Criminal Court. Read More »

Towards Engagement with North Korea: Implications of the South Korean Presidential Election

The Thaad deployment was agreed by Mr Moon's predecessor, conservative leader Park Guen-hye. China was willing to keep working hard with all parties, including South Korea, for the peace and prosperity of the Korean peninsula, Xi said. The two sides agreed on the importance of denuclearizing the peninsula. The deployment is also unpopular among South Koreans who live near the site that hosts the system because they believe it makes them a target. Read More »

'Jindal, Nawaz meet part of back-channel diplomacy'

According to Geo News, some important official sources informed that Prime Minister Nawaz, during one of his recent meetings with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. It may be recalled that Jadhav was sentenced to death by Pakistan on the ground that he was an Indian spy. It had triggered intense speculation with some analysts suggesting it could be the precursor to a possible meeting between prime ministers of the two countries in the near future. Read More »

Removal of Jefferson Davis statue sparks pre-dawn protests in New Orleans

He attributed the strong police presence at the site to "consistent threats, harassments and intimidation tactics" that have greeted the plans to remove the monuments. I believe we must remember all of our history, but we need not revere it. "I am here to witness this debacle, taking down this 106-year-old lovely monument", said Pierre McGraw, president of the Monumental Task Committee, which restored the statue as one of its first projects 29 years ago. Read More »

USA to expand intelligence cooperation with Turkey

Shortly after, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Washington to immediately overturn its decision to arm Kurdish fighters that Ankara regards as members of a terrorist group. The move also reinforces the idea that the entire Syrian Democratic Force, Syrian Kurds (YPG) and the Syrian Arab Coalition, has the backing of the US, NBC News reported. Read More »

Maxine Waters: Firing Comey Was Wrong for Trump, But Right for Hillary

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In January, Waters was visibly irate with then-FBI Director James Comey . He had confidence in him. That's outrageous. And that's why we're having so much of a conversation about it today. Everybody is talking about it because this is highly unusual. I told you that I thought there was a Kremlin clan and these were his allies. "I had a resolution back in February that said it should be investigated for collusion", Waters said, Breitbart reported . Read More »

Red Cross On Chibok Girls Release: 'We Acted As Intermediary'

A military source said the girls were now in Banki near the Cameroon border for medical checks before being airlifted to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. He announced that President Buhari also commended the nation's security agencies for their efforts in ensuring the release of the girls. Twenty-one were 21 freed in previous negotiations in October and three were rescued by the military. Read More »

North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a 'declaration of war'

Since June, North Korea has broadcast such numbers on 36 occasions including 16 this year. Besides a split in the conservative vote between the Liberty Korea Party (the repackaged Saenuri Party) and the Bareun Party (former Saenuri Party members that bolted in December based on the Park scandal), the entrance of the centrist People's Party candidate Ahn Cheol-Soo further lowered the threshold for Moon. Read More »

Trump Launches $1.5M 'First 100 Days' TV Ad Promoting Accomplishments

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A New York Times editorial titled "100 Days of Noise From Donald Trump" excoriated his ignorance of policy and politics and warned about his danger to American institutions. economic growth. However, Mr. Trump has failed to achieve numerous goals he set out during the campaign. To mark the first 100 days in office, Trump is set to fly to Pennsylvania to address a massive rally to celebrate the landmark occasion. Read More »

China says it successfully tests new type of missile

Asked about the report in a regular news briefing on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that China has noted remarks from the US on the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, as well as the positive message that the issue will be peacefully resolved through dialogue and consultation. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh Board 10th, 12th Results 2017 Declared @ mpbse

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Hence students can stay checking the MP board official website regularly to know the updates. The board will announce the results at 10am on the board's official website ."Last year, results were good but merit holders were less". Both 10th and 12th of Madhya Pradesh are eagerly waiting for the result. We request to follow the procedure provided below. Candidates have to simply send an SMS to the given SMS number to get their results on to their mobiles. Read More »

Pak claims 50 Afghan soldiers killed in border clashes

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Ghafoor said Afghan forces have been creating hurdles for census workers since April 30 in the villages of Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir, which are divided between Pakistan and Afghanistan. In a statement, Pakistan's military said that Afghan authorities had been informed in advance about the census work. The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday strongly condemned #Pakistan border forces' attack on Afghanistan's soil and appreciated the retaliation of Afghan forces. Read More »

Election day ahead: Labour manifesto meeting and May on the doorstep

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Britain's opposition Labour party on Thursday sought to shrug off the apparent leak of its manifesto for the next month's election, which includes its view on Brexit talks. "Waiting to see which way the wind blows in Washington isn't strong leadership". I accept that military action, under global law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary. Read More »

'Donald Trump will stop you': man tells Muslim family in US

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As another holidaymaker attempts to quell the confrontational man, he can be heard screaming " Sharia law don't mean s-- to me". Like other religions, various religious authorities interpret scriptures differently and come up with varying versions of sharia; some of them are extreme. Read More »

Trump to delay decision on Paris climate agreement until after summit

Top White House advisers are expected to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark worldwide climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. "S. should therefore not be a party to it". As uncertainty mounted over the hard-fought pact's future under US President Donald Trump , China's leader Xi Jinping came to its defence. Read More »

Fore or timber? Vandals cut trees at Trump-run golf course

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Tuesday, officials said. The suspects left behind the chainsaw, according to sources, who said it's unclear if the 18-hole course was targeted because of its connection to President Trump. Speechley said a Trump employee found four fallen trees, each about 30 feet tall, toward the back of the golf course. Advocates have objected to a proposal to extend the course into a 19½ acre waterfront area that had been earmarked for future public park land. Read More »

White House advisers struggle to keep Comey story straight

Importantly, it was Rod Rosenstein , the nation's longest-serving US attorney who was confirmed as deputy attorney-general on April 25 by the Senate on a 94-6 vote, not a partisan political operative, who recommended Comey's firing. Comey also requested significantly more resources for the Russian Federation investigation from Rosenstein and briefed key senators on that request Monday, the same day another congressional hearing on the Russian Federation investigation took place at which ... Read More »

Nepal joins China's OBOR initiative

Nepal on Friday signed up to China's new Silk Road drive, a massive infrastructure project spanning some 65 countries at the centre of the Asian giant's push to expand its global influence. "Nepal is aspiring to benefit from the rise of China which is our close neighbor", he said. Najib's visit to China, his seventh since 2009, is at the invitation of China " s top leaders to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14 and 15. Read More »

PM to attend Belt and Road Forum in China

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One diplomatic source familiar with discussions on the forum's communique said: "The forum is downright glorification of Xi Jinping and One Belt, One Road", using the straight Chinese translation of the project's title. Jean-Pierre Lehmann argues today in the South China Morning Post that the USA and Japan are missing an opportunity by not participating in China's grand One Belt, One Road investment push. Read More »

Before the axe, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

I am not a fan of FBI Director James Comey, but just as he seems to be getting close to proving the Russian problem, Trump fires him. I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. "I still don't have any love for Comey", said Cody Davis, 29, among a small group of protesters near Chicago's 96-story Trump International Hotel and Tower. Read More »

Osinbajo: Buhari Treats Me Like a Son

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Kyari. In fact, the president has taken me as a son in the way he treats me . Lamenting over the state of hospitals in Nigeria, Kuti said, "If one of the biggest legacies the President leaves behind is making General Hospital one of global repute, it would make a lot of sense, but why should we pay for them to have treatment outside the country and then, we can not have the same privilege?" 'But we condole a lot rubbish in this country and that says a lot about us to the rest of the ... Read More »

Senate at bat in dealing with health care law

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The pro-Democratic group Save Our Care is running ads in 24 districts whose GOP House members backed the bill asking, "How could you do this to us?" The party that controls the White House traditionally loses seats in Congress in the election that follows a presidential inauguration. Read More »

Insight into Pres. Moon Jae-in's pledges on ICT growth

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The Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system, aimed at intercepting attacks from North Korea, was made operational in South Korea last week. Xi congratulated Moon on his election and the leaders agreed to exchange special envoys as soon as possible, Yoon said. Moon has said he wants to review that decision. Read More »

AAP hacks EVM, but it is not a real EVM

Using an EVM prototype, Saurabh Bhardwaj, the AAP MLA, had claimed that anyone aware of a "secret code" could tamper with the machine by feeding the code into it at the time of casting vote."EVMs can be tampered with in several ways". The Election Commission of India (ECI) had already called an all-party meet on May 12 on the EVM issue. "In addition to the EVM/VVPAT, the agenda will also cover making bribery in elections a cognisable offence, disqualification on framing of charges for the ... Read More »

Live demonstration of EVM 'tampering' by AAP; BJP says 'drama'

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AAP had denied any links with the attacker. Responding to Kapil Mishra's allegations, AAP has said that it was BJP which is trying to defame the Delhi government, Arvind Kejriwal and AAP through Mishra. "Not even one screw can be opened in 90 seconds on an actual EVM, let alone swapping a full mother-board", said one of the engineering experts of the poll panel on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Coats warns of more Russian cyberthreats

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And on the Iran deal, the director of national intelligence said the implementation of the nuclear deal struck by the Obama administration had extended the amount of time Iran would need to produce the fissile material for a nuclear weapon from a few months to about a year. Read More »

Not just a new president, new faces for France's parliament

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President-elect Emmanuel Macron expressed readiness to develop the bilateral cooperation on various aspects, including the regulation of the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. Read More »

Chibok girls released in Boko Haram swap

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Peter Joseph, a family member of one of 21 girls released by Boko Haram in October 2016, agrees. They are among the more than 200 girls abducted by the insurgents on April 14, 2014. "As a lay person, not as a medical doctor, I feel that medically too they are not too bad", she added. The girls who were freed on Saturday are undergoing rehabilitation similar to that of their peers who were released in October. Read More »