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Nine injured in altercation at Turkish Embassy in Washington

Another man launched a megaphone at fellow protesters. "Those people were professionals", she said . "We are protesting [Erdogan's] policies in Turkey, in Syria, and in Iraq ", demonstrator Flint Arthur told CNN . Ergodan has a history of coming down hard on critics of his government. And at the same time, of course, he is somebody who survived a coup attempt a year ago. Read More »

Canada: flooding in Quebec forces hundreds to evacuate

Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel warned on Friday that the rain was forecast to reach unprecedented levels, " beyond the worst scenarios that have occurred in the last 55 years ". "I would feel the same, even some anger, if it were my home being affected the way I've seen certain homes being affected". After three weeks of flooding, "our people no longer have the physical capacity or the morale, so I took the initiative to evacuate them", he told the LCN network. Read More »

Liberals, NDP short of majority, three Greens elected

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On election night she said she is confident the party's standing may improve, with a narrow decision in Courtenay-Comox that could give the B.C. Liberals a bare majority if absentee ballots favour her candidate. Greens hoped to gain another seat in Esquimalt-Metchosin - another vacant seat with NDP's Maurine Karagianis choosing not run for a fourth term. That happened even though Clark spent $15 million in taxpayer dollars on partisan government advertising wrongly promoting the B.C. Read More »

President Trump expects 'fast decision' on Federal Bureau of Investigation director replacement

Comey's allies also quickly made clear they would defend him against attacks from Trump, including disputing the president's assertion that Comey told Trump he was not personally under investigation. They include Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the FBI's Acting Director Andrew McCabe, former Justice Department official Alice Fisher and New York Court of Appeals judge and former U.S. Read More »

Top Republican senator criticizes Trump for disclosing secrets to Russians

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Earlier this week, Trump came under fire after it was revealed he shared the sensitive intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U.S. "He wasn't briefed on the source of this information". Or will you recount how you stood up to the president of the United States, a man who repeatedly showed no understanding of the separation of powers set out in our Constitution, fired the FBI director investigating his campaign's possible collusion with Russian ... Read More »

Trump, Netanyahu speak by phone amid intel uproar

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The relocation is strongly opposed by many US allies as Palestinians also claim the city as their capital. The deal could lead to purchases of $300 billion over 10 years and could reach $350 billion to help Riyadh counter Iran in the region, the official said. Read More »

Israel Lauds US Security Ties Following President Trump Disclosures

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The officials said they were not aware of any Israeli agents in the field operating in the Islamic State , and thus the likelihood that Israel supplied the information was low, they told Al-Jazeera Thursday. likely came in part from a Jordanian spy, noting that Jordan has developed human intelligence assets on the ground in Iraq and Syria, including some who have infiltrated the Islamic State group. Read More »

Man and young girl missing in Quebec flooding

The flooding was caused by torrential rain that has hit the region since early on Friday (5 May). The flooding is not limited to Quebec, and unusually high rainfall has also caused flooding in the province of Ontario, reports the BBC. Almost 1,900 homes are flooded in 126 municipalities in the province. "We had to choose what houses to save and which ones to let flood. There will be a special agglomeration council to make the decision", said Coderre, who expressed interest in the extension ... Read More »

US House Intelligence Cmte. Unaware of FBI Memos Relating to Trump - Member

However, he has been accused of acting unwisely and jeopardising long-standing intelligence-sharing agreements by sharing information without consulting the ally that provided it. In remarks to reporters, Ryan, R-Wis., endorsed ongoing investigations by House committees, and declined to call for a special prosecutor or select committee, as Democrats and some fellow Republicans have demanded. Read More »

South Korea warns on North's tests

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State media paraphrased Kim as saying that "the most ideal weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the US,. strongly warning the USA should not. Designated the "Mars-12", the missile was launched from a nuclear facility located along the western coast of North Korea at roughly 05:30am on May 14. Read More »

Maine's US Senators Speak Out in Wake of Comey Memo

When Andrew Jackson, Nixon, and Bill Clinton faced impeachment, it was because the opposing party - Republicans in Jackson's and Clinton's cases and Democrats in Nixon's - had the majority in both houses. The White House denied the report, and released a statement saying "the president has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn". Read More »

West Shore remains an NDP stronghold

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver easily won his seat again in Oak Bay-Gordon Head but unlike previous sessions of the legislature, he won't be the sole MLA for the party. Political newcomer Mitzi Dean, while clearly helped by the electoral track record of NDP predecessor Maurine Karagianis, has to be given full credit for handily defeating well-known Liberal candidate Barb Desjardins for the Esquimalt-Metchosin seat. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy does best Sean Spicer impression yet

The Post initially described the scenario as Spicer standing "in the bushes" but later issued a clarification stating he was "among the bushes". The Washington Post captured the weird Tuesday night scene , in which "Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the darkness and among the bushes" before he emerged and agreed to take questions from reporters, so long as the cameras were off. Read More »

Pak Will be Exposed at ICJ Today, Says Ujjwal Nikam

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Justice Abraham said that Pakistan shall take all measures to assure that Jadhav is not executed until the final decision in the case is announced by the ICJ. Harish Salve had told the court that India couldn't arrange for Jadhav's defence due to denial of consular access by Pakistan. The court also found that there exists a lien between the rights India seeks to assert and the provisional measures the court can deploy. Read More »

Documentary about Chelsea Manning in works

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She posted a photograph on her social media accounts of two feet in black Converse sneakers. Manning was convicted in 2013 of stealing nearly a million pages of documents and videos before leaking them to Wikileaks. "She has been incarcerated for more than seven years and held in conditions that the United Nations considers to be torture". London-based Pulse Films made the announcement at the opening of the Cannes film festival, on the day of Manning's planned release from a ... Read More »

Japan princess's betrothal highlights male royal succession woes

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According to Japanese law, princesses must leave the royal family if they marry a commoner. Local media reported early this week that Japan's Princess Mako will be engaged to Kei Komuro , her former classmate at International Christian University who now works as a legal assistant. Read More »

Conservatives warn of '£58bn black hole' in Labour spending plans

This morning my wife and I received letters from the Tories (Theresa May) urging us to use our postal votes for her. Following the launch of its General Election manifesto setting out plans to take the utilities into public ownership, the party said the move would enable it to put money back into the pockets of consumers. Read More »

Will Rouhani lose elections?

Ghalibaf called on his supporters to back hardline cleric and jurist Ebrahim Raisi in Friday's election, saying it was vital for the "preservation of the interests of the people, the revolution and the country". Mr. Rouhani's popularity has gone down, with 74% of Iranians feeling their living standards have not improved following the nuclear deal two years ago. Read More »

France's Macron mixes political shades in ministerial appointments

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The visit aims at highlighting the importance of the French relationship with Germany in relaunching the European project. One of Macron s aides welcomed his appointment as "a good move", telling AFP it would help him "break the right". If he falls short, the new Parliament could vote down Mr Macron's Cabinet and choose its own government , sidelining the president. Macron is especially looking for more potential support from the moderate wing of the right - a fact that the mainstream ... Read More »

French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks

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Macron was inaugurated as the French president on Sunday. Mr Macron was to meet UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday evening to discuss issues including Syria and climate change, and he is set to visit French troops in Africa on Friday, sources said. Read More »

Tillerson: Trump weighs impact of embassy move on Middle East peace

Speaking to NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Trump was still seeking to assess whether relocating the embassy would help or harm chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace. US top officials warned US President Donald Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on his upcoming visit to the region, for fear that it could ruin the peace process, CNN reported on Tuesday. Read More »

Senate Judiciary leaders invite Comey to testify

But "the regulations are created to give the special counsel a great degree of independence - decisions can be overridden but if they are, to make sure that Congress knows about them", Levitt said. SHAPIRO: That's NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson on news that the Justice Department has named a special counsel to handle the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Oil Prices Are Soaring After Saudi Arabia and Russia Reach a Deal

World oil prices jumped on Monday, with USA crude futures trading 3% firmer at more than $49 a barrel. The ministers pledged "to do whatever it takes" to reduce global inventories to their five-year average and expressed optimism they will secure support from producers beyond those in the current deal, the statement said. Read More »

PM Modi congratulates South Korean President Moon Jae

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Unless North Korea stops the development of its nuclear weapons and starts the process of denuclearization, there's little room for Moon to lift existing economic sanctions and initiate engagement with its neighbor in the north, including reopening the Kaesong Industrial Complex that the previous administration said was funneling hard currency to the regime in Pyongyang. Read More »

Who is Sally Yates?

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In several responses , Spicer painted Yates, also fired by Trump, as an enemy of the president who was made deputy attorney general by Barack Obama. Reviewing the situation. They informed the president right away after they were informed of her giving us a heads up. The appointment of Flynn and his eventual sacking has become central to a congressional probe into allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 United States election and of possible collusion between President ... Read More »

Icon signs biography of French president-elect Macron

Benoit Hamon, the unsuccessful Socialist Party candidate in the presidential contest, said he would set up a new movement after several of his hallmark proposals during that campaign were abandoned by his own party. "(Vall's) voice is not insignificant, but his candidacy will be treated like anyone else's". "I'm not living with regrets". Republic on the Move is expected on Thursday to announce its list of candidates for contesting the elections. Read More »

Flynn blocked military move Turkey opposed

That conversation, and another one two days later between Mr. Flynn's lawyer and transition lawyers, shows that the Trump team knew about the investigation of Mr. "So this is not about a policy implication, this is about the national security adviser being vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians". Weeks after his firing, Flynn retroactively registered with the Justice Department. Read More »

Comey memo says Trump asked him to drop Flynn probe

In a statement, the White House denied the version of events in the memo. Republican Senator John McCain compared the controversies enveloping Trump to the Watergate scandal that forced Republican President Richard Nixon to resign in 1974. Read More »

Turley: Comey Memo Is Not Proof Needed to Impeach Trump

Schmidt's revelations also follow the Washington Post separately reporting that part of the reason Trump abruptly fired Comey last week was that he believed the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not doing enough to investigate the leaks coming out of his administration. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn Criticizes Trump for Escalating International Conflicts

Mr Corbyn, who has been accused by the Tories of being weak on defence and security, hit out at the way the issue was characterised. Jeremy Corbyn will be outlining the Labour Party's defence and foreign policy priorities in the lead up to the 2017 general election at 11:30 today in a Chatham House speech. Read More »