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White House denies Trump revealed classified info to Russians

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It's possible he gave the Russians enough classified information that they could have worked backward and figured out those sources and methods. - New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 16, 2017The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump revealed highly classified intelligence information to Lavrov and Kislyak while meeting them at the White House last week. Read More »

President Trump defends 'absolute right' to share intel with Russian officials

Leon Panetta, a former secretary of defense and Central Intelligence Agency director, said Trump had a responsibility to be more careful with sensitive information. CNN has previously reported that the United States government was concerned that even revealing some specific details about efforts to counter the ISIS plot would endanger sources and methods, even if sources and methods were not specifically described. Read More »

Delhi High Court transfers missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad's case to CBI

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The court directed that further investigation be carried out by the CBI under the supervision of an officer not lower than the rank of DIG. Najeeb went missing on October 15 past year allegedly following a scuffle with RSS backed Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members at his hostel in the South Delhi campus. Read More »

China says Africa benefits from Belt and Road vision

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The 270-item list covers memorandums and cooperation agreements on close policy communication, infrastructure projects, trade openness, financing connectivity and improvement of people's livelihood, ifeng news reported. "China welcomes the participation of India to the BRI, the answer is clear", she said. "I think our position has been clear and we are always waiting". Read More »

PIA crew briefly detained, plane searched at Heathrow

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PIA spokesperson says 14 crew members were released after being detained for almost 2 hours. It was also reported that the members were "thoroughly searched" afterwards. The agents were equipped with cameras, and conducted live filming to secure evidence, assisted by sniffing dogs who were also brought on the plane. More than a dozen crew members were released after being detained for almost two hours by the British authorities, PIA spokesman Mashood Tajwar said. Read More »

Opinion on Trump Stable Despite Turmoil Over Comey Firing, Poll Finds

The news media criticized the White House for the evolving description of the decision-making process that preceded Mr. Trump's decision to fire Mr. Comey. On Monday [May 8, 2017], the President met with the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General and they discussed reasons for removing the Director. Read More »

Turkish opposition urges Trump to prod Erdogan on rights

The Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) militia applauded a "historic" move that would speed up the defeat of Islamic State extremists but the issue risks stoking tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies ahead of Erdogan's critical visit to Washington . Read More »

'I wanted to share with Russia'

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Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 .to terrorism and airline flight safety. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters outside the White House that the "story that came out tonight, as reported , is false". "After an unprecedented week in which many thought it would be impossible for President Trump to be any more irresponsible, he now may have sunk to a risky new low", the two Democrats concluded. Read More »

Macron pick for French premier about to be named

Following the tradition of his country, and after dismissing the former president François Hollande from the courtyard of the Elysee Palace, Emmanuel Macron heard his proclamation as head of state and the army of the voice of the president of the Constitutional Council, Lauren Fabius. Read More »

Ex-intel chief: founders' system under assault

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Russian Federation has denied the claims and the White House says there was no collusion. "The president has a chance to clean up the mess he mostly created", Mr Graham said , adding: "I have no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians at all. Read More »

President Trump clarifies on Washington Post allegations

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The bombshell Washington Post report came as Moscow's alleged interference in last year's United States presidential election was back in the spotlight following Trump's shock firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, whose agency was investigating Russia's possible collusion with aides to the Republican billionaire. Read More »

Donald Trump revealed intelligence secret about ISIS to Russians

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Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the senior Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is investigating Russian Federation meddling in last year's election, flayed Trump over the report on Twitter. President Donald Trump is defending his actions in a closed-press meeting with Russia's top diplomats last week after reports that Trump revealed to them highly classified information, obtained by a USA partner and shared with Washington , about an ISIS plot. Read More »

Defiant Trump says he had 'right' to share information with Russian Federation

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He tweeted that he wanted to share with Russian Federation "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety". Mr Trump's response came after the Washington Post reported that he revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week, putting a source of intelligence on the Islamic State group at risk. Read More »

Trump, Putin had 'good' talk about ending Syria war: White House

The White House said in a statement that Trump and Putin discussed the need to "end the violence" in Syria and discussed Trump's proposal to create safe zones. After the USA strike, Syrian state TV called the assault an "aggression" and both Russian Federation and Syria had denied that the Syrian government launched the chemical weapons attack. Read More »

Kim gleeful as North Korea fires longest-range missile

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The Russian Defense Ministry, however, dismissed the report , stressing that the missile did not pose a threat to Russia, and actually landed in "the central part of the Sea of Japan, some 500km from Russian territory". In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council yesterday stressed the importance of North Korea immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action. Read More »

Chinese media warn India over Belt and Road project

We have to generate economic activity in the country to yield the maximum results from CPEC. Nobody, it should be conceded, does it bigger or more spectacularly than China. It is unclear whether the Ambassador was authorised to make that offer or he was simply testing the mood in New Delhi. In addition to the Kashmir dispute, India has also complained about the lack of consultation by China prior to the launch of the ambitious initiative. Read More »

Donald Trump is mulling moving the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Palestinians also claim Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state and past peace proposals have proposed splitting the city between East and West Jerusalem , or creating an internationally governed city. In 1980, Israel declared "reunited" Jerusalem its capital in a move unrecognized by major states. The US president is due to visit Israel on May 22nd on his first foreign trip, which will also take him to Saudi Arabia and the Vatican. Read More »

Mayor says city will 'continue mission' after removal of Jefferson Davis monument

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Workers who showed up to work on the removal were again shrouded with masks and dark clothing as the city has said there have been threats made against those participating in the removal. Landrieu was elected twice while campaigning to remove the Civil War symbols that many say represent racism and white supremacy in the city that's predominantly African-American. Read More »

Iran reformist drops out of election, supports Rouhani

Opposition and reformist figures are backing Rouhani, and his recent fiery campaign speeches have led to a surge of public interest. While western rights groups reacted positively to Rouhani's calls for the realisation of greater rights for all Iranians during his 2013 election campaign they have also bemoaned a lack of significant progress on the issue over the past four years. Read More »

Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

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Trump shared the threat in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister and USA ambassador in the Oval Office last week, according to the official, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. Trump's deal-making skills will be put to the test as he works to assure Erdogan that the decision to arm Kurdish fighters will not result in weapons falling into the wrong hands. Read More »

Erdogan visits Trump amid much friction between US, Turkey

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Past administrations have sought a delicate balance. Ankara, a crucial partner in the US -led coalition against Islamic State, considers the YPG an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast for three decades and is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the European Union and United States. Read More »

Netanyahu Claims Embassy Move To Jerusalem Would 'Advance' Peace Process

The Western Wall is revered as the holiest site where Jews can pray. "The statement that the Western Wall is in an area in the West Bank was received with shock", an Israel official said, according to Reuters . president to do so. "President Abbas has received support from President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation, for resumption of peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians". Read More »

3 arrested at gathering denouncing Confederate torch protest

That was the night the council voted 3-2 to remove the Robert E. Lee statue from the park where it's been since 1924. Protesters against the removal of the Charlottesville's Robert E. "I don't want to attribute anything to their motives", he said. The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer called Spencer's protest a "glorious torchlight procession" and the day of hard-right activism "an impressive showing for our side!" Tom Perriello, a Virginia gubernatorial candidate, lashed out at ... Read More »

Pope blesses child in the womb on way to Portugal

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The siblings died within three years of the 1917 apparitions at the ages of 10 and 9 years old. Her canonization process was opened in 2008, with Pope Benedict XVI lifting the five-year waiting period often required for this. Despite his personal doubts, the pope said that the "spiritual and pastoral facts can not be denied: People go there and convert, people who find God, who change their lives". Read More »

ICJ denies Pak request to play Jadhav's 'confessional' video

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began hearing in case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the alleged Indian spy sentenced to death by a Pakistani Military Court, this afternoon. "The execution of the death sentence can not be done while this court is hearing the appeal. He has not been informed of his right to seek consular access", Mittal said, adding that the conviction and death sentence appeared to be based on a confession made while "in captivity without proper legal representation". Read More »

Athens farmer concerned over China beef trade deal

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The U.S. and China agreed to take action before mid-July that will increase access for financial companies from the U.S.to expand trade in chicken and beef amongst other steps as Washington continues its push to cut the trade deficit with China . Read More »

Two adults, two boys missing after plane vanishes off Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a search for a plane that was supposed to land in Florida on Monday. Jennifer Blumin, Nathan Ulrich, both of NY, and Blumin's 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons were on board. A number of ships and aircraft have disappeared in the region over recent decades, but most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any genuine danger or mystery in the area. Read More »

UNESCO Adopts Resolution Denying Israel's Rights to J'slm

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Some Israeli opposition parliament members on Tuesday said that the UNESCO resolution was grounded in anti-Semitism. The UN resolution on "Occupied Palestine" was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan. As a result, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Swedish Ambassador to Israel Carl Magnus Nesser. "For the first time at UNESCO more countries opposed and abstained than supported, and that is of course important". Read More »

New Approval Polls Show Bad News for Trump

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Donald Trump's latest poll numbers find him in a very hard territory as his approval ratings have dropped under 40 percent in just 115 days. The president was at 38 percent May 10, but then surged to 41 percent the following day. His signature health-care bill has putrid ratings (only 23 percent in the NBC-WSJ poll like it, while just 21 percent in Quinnipiac do). So the daily or weekly job approval reports are exercises in futility, all sound and fury signifying nothing. Read More »