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Turkey: Ankara slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian YPG

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The YPG has been in the lead as the SDF presses on Raqqa, the so-called capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in northeastern Syria, but Erdogan said , "We want to know that our allies will side with us and not with terror organizations". Read More »

Donald Trump 'may replace White House communications team with Fox News producers'

The changing rationales the White House offered added an element of chaos to the president's action. "The first thing I asked is whether he realized that, if he does have tapes of his conversations with Comey, they're evidence in any investigation of whether his firing of Comey amount to obstruction of justice", Hughes said during an interview with the Times . Read More »

With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time

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At an elaborate ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris , he said his presidency would "give the French back the confidence to believe in themselves". But not everyone was pleased with Philippe's announcement. Merkel welcomed Macron's election victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen, saying he carried "the hopes of millions of French people and also many in Germany and across Europe". Read More »

Election 2017: Tories promise to protect European Union migrants after Brexit

This follows the promise, made in the letter from Theresa May to Brussels which formally triggered the Brexit process, to maintain all workers' rights guaranteed by European Union law once the secession process is complete. Today, Labour say they've broken this promise and changed their commitment to increasing the national living wage only "in line with median incomes". Read More »

BBC's 'Happy Valley' wins big at BAFTA TV awards

Speaking about the programme to The Sun Online, the golden-haired beauty said: "For the first four weeks I kept telling them, I am wrong for this role". In previous years, because of how the programme is funded, the Netflix show would have only qualified for the global category. In her acceptance speech, Lancashire paid tribute to one of her fellow nominees, The Crown star Claire Foy. Read More »

WH highlights Clapper testimony on Trump-Russia collusion

The quoted tweet from Trump's account said: "Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russian Federation and Trump". Flynn's conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to United States was a primary focus of the Yates's testimony . She was sacked, or asked to step down after she told all Justice Department lawyers to not defend Trump's travel ban . Read More »

Philippine lawmakers kill impeachment case against Duterte

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Opposition lawmaker Rep. Gary Alejano filed last March 16 an impeachment case against Duterte in the House of Representatives. Philippine lawmakers on Monday rejected an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte that accused him of a crime against humanity over the deaths of thousands of people killed in his war on drugs. Read More »

Turkey Blocks German Lawmaker Visit to Soldiers at Air Base

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The lawmakers were denied a visit to the base as it was not deemed appropriate at this time, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said. He added the German government was now moving towards considering alternatives, after growing disagreements with Ankara over the strategic facility. Read More »

Students choose NDP in mock election

Looking at seats the NDP picked up where the Green vote - if it went entirely Liberal - could have turned the race, the NDP gained in all but two, Burnaby North and Courtenay-Comox. Bennett enlisted the support of the lone Labour MLA to take charge. With all non-absentee ballots counted, Liberals were elected in 43 of B.C.'s 87 electoral districts , one short of the 44 seats needed to form a majority. Read More »

The 11 candidates Trump is considering for FBI director

In a statement , Durbin said that what he characterised as Trump's admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe was "dangerously close to obstruction of justice". Ward said the timing rationale is another conspiracy theory meant to destabilize the Trump administration. While Democrats have charged that Mr. Trump potentially obstructed justice by firing Comey over the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the election, Republicans have largely avoided ... Read More »

France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office

Macron, France's youngest ever president, took over from Hollande at the Elysee Palace a week after his resounding win in an election that was closely followed worldwide. Macron said his first priority would be "to give back to the French people the confidence that for too long has been flagging". Just how tough she really is will only emerge in the course of the Brexit negotiations, which won't commence until after the British general election next month, assuming of course she is still ... Read More »

Russian Federation and USA agree to prevent mid-air incidents in Syria

Experts are skeptical about Thursday's deal because neither the Syrian government nor the rebels were direct signatories and the opposition offered only a lukewarm reaction. A source from the pro-government National Defence Forces said rebel fighters would be allowed to take their "personal weapons" with them. Keep it civilized, keep it relevant, keep it clear, keep it short. Read More »

Diplomat scoffs at 'noise' of Russian meddling

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Lavrov later on Wednesday said it was "humiliating" for the American people to hear that Russia is controlling the political situation in the USA, adding that American politicians raising questions about Russian interference in the 2016 election is damaging the United States political system. Read More »

Comey sacking: Trump urged to hand over any tapes

Almost two thirds did think the FBI was up to that task, but the future of the FBI investigation is now unclear following Trump's firing of Comey - which Trump has admitted was at least partially in response to Comey's handling of that investigation. Read More »

Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

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The U.S. considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters, known as the YPG, as the most effective group in the fight against Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. Uslu said he expected Erdogan to present Trump with a plan for a Turkish role in the Raqqa area once the fighting there was over, to prevent a re-emergence of IS and to keep the Kurds from expanding their territory to the west of the Euphrates River. Read More »

South Africa's ANC wants minister to reverse Eskom CEO decision - papers

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The Eskom board then withdrew Molefe's application for early retirement, prompting his return to work. CAPE TOWN May 14 South Africa's ruling African National Congress wants the public enterprises minister to reverse her decision to re-appoint Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe five months after he was implicated in a report into corruption allegations, two Sunday newspapers reported. Read More »

Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

Earlier on " Meet the Press ", Tillerson had said President Donald Trump would consider the move, but wanted to first understand the issue. The conventional wisdom about resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict goes something like this: "If Israel would just give the Palestinians land for their own state, there would be peace in the Middle East. Read More »

South Korea's Moon sworn in, vows to address North Korea

In his election campaign, Moon hinted that he wanted South Korea to rely less on the United States. Evans Revere, a former senior USA diplomat, said if Moon offers such concessions he will be at odds with Trump, potentially causing a worse rift than under Roh. Read More »

Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for Federal Bureau of Investigation job

Citing Russian influence in the US election, Clapper told CNN's Jake Tapper on " State of the Union " that outside forces were responsible for weakening the USA government. And I feel as though that's under assault and is eroding. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, continued to argue that the president should consider Merrick Garland, the federal judge nominated to the Supreme Court past year by President Barack Obama but who was denied a hearing by Republicans. Read More »

N Korea's holding U.S. citizen 'concerning'

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The latest attempt happened just one day after North Korea announced that it has detained another United States citizen on charges of acting against its sovereignty, making him the fourth American national to be detained by Pyongyang over the past weeks. Read More »

Donald Trump to nominate Callista Gingrich as Vatican envoy

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President Trump will choose Callista Gingrich as the next US ambassador to the Vatican, but that didn't nearly happen - because the president would rather have Newt defending him on TV. The two married in 2000, less than a year after Newt divorced his second wife, Marianne, who later told the Washington Post that her then-husband had asked for an open marriage . Read More »

North Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

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Tong Zhao, an analyst with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said if the missile does have the range to hit Guam, it could give North Korea "a regional nuclear deterrence", meaning it might not need to pursue an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which could reach the U.S. Read More »

First Australian business infected in global cyber attack

For many of them, the motivation to pay the ransom will be high, even if it is unclear whether the malware author will actually had over the encryption key. James Clapper told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that he expects similar attacks to become a growing problem in the future. Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn said its station display panels were affected. Read More »

Wenger: Top Four Failure Won't Affect Arsenal Transfer Plans

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A die-hard Chelsea Football Club (FC) of England fan in Abakaliki, has named his newly-delivered baby-boy Antonio Moses, in the wake's of the club's league title win on Friday. "I had endured years of EPL drought from Arsenal which made switch to Chelsea and I celebrated it this way because I don't have money to make merriment". Read More »

Learning Lessons From 2016 Election

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both complained about the 2016 Presidential Election . Comey said he had been in contact with Former Attorney General Sally Yates, who is expected testify about Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser pick, in Congress next week. Read More »

A rigged voter fraud panel

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The order will establish a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression throughout the American election system. "Perhaps we will be surprised and this Commission will ignore President Trump and Kris Kobach's corrosive conspiracy theories and instead devote serious attention to actual threats to our democracy - like restrictive voting laws motivated by racial animus, or hacking and propaganda campaigns waged by our foreign adversaries". Read More »

Will go to ACB over water tanker scam, says Kapil Mishra

Controversial AAP MLA Kapil Mishra has been attacked by an unknown assailant while he was addressing the media. "However, I will not file any complaint in this regard", Mishra said. Mishra was first removed as a Delhi minister and later suspended from the AAP after he levelled corruption allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Read More »

Fire seriously damages historic synagogue in Manhattan

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Greenbaum also told us he was scheduled to meet with representatives of the Landmarks Preservation Commission this week about a possible plan to restore the synagogue, which has been empty since 2007. This congregation was founded in 1852 and was said to be the oldest Russian Jewish orthodox one in the United States until it was abandoned ten years ago. Read More »