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Trump decries "single greatest witch hunt" in US history

The White House initially said that letter prompted Trump to fire Comey, but Trump later said he had already chose to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing". The deputy attorney general penned a memo criticizing Comey's handling of the probe into Trump's defeated rival Hillary Clinton's emails, which provided the White House with the rationale for firing him - and raised questions about Rosenstein's ability to remain politically independent. Read More »

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

The 18 interactions are considered to be part of the larger body of information that is now comprising investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election by both the FBI and investigators in Congress. Trump and his aides have repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation. Phone calls between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak are at the centre of the reports , with an acceleration of contacts after the vote as the two allegedly sought to ... Read More »

Michigan Basketball: Five-Star Mohamed Bamba Pledges To Texas

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From Smart to the McCombs School of Business - the "big rocks" - to "stones" like the strength and conditioning program and skill development to "pebbles" like the weather in Austin, Bamba's pledge was the result of a number of factors. Now, the tables have turned, and I'm the one interviewing with him, hoping to show I can play a major role in his team's success next season. The 7-footer was viewed as the last piece of John Calipari's 2017 recruiting class, which is already a lock for ... Read More »

After presidency, Parliament: Macron faces new battle

The euro currency, hit a six-month high against the dollar while Asian shares gained and US stocks briefly touched a record high. After winning the first round two weeks ago, Macron had been accused of behaving as if he was already president. Read More »

United Nations informed of Ebola virus outbreak in northern DR Congo

The affected zone is in a forested area of Lower Uele province, and it is close to the border with the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization said. The current outbreak in West Africa , with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone worst hit, is the largest in history. The Ebola virus disease is a viral hemorrhagic fever that was first discovered in Africa in the 1970s. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs 2017: James Neal's goal gives Predators OT win over Ducks

The Nashville Predators have broken new ground in franchise history. Pekka Rinne and company have annihilated the competition, sweeping the heavily favored Chicago Blackhawks and making nearly equally as quick work of the St. We were good to go". Eaves' ability to drive the net will be missed. It was that kind of start for the Ducks and their fans. At times , Anaheim's players looked like they were skating in slush. Read More »

Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

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Heitkamp touched on how fully liberalized sugar trade between the USA and Mexico has hurt North Dakota farmers and workers in the sugar industry. The letter sent to congressional leaders provided formal notification of the administration's intent to redo the 1990s trade deal. Read More »

Cummings accuses GOP of stalling Trump probe

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For reference, the letter compares the Oversight Committee's response to Trump's termination of Comey - which POTUS and his deputy press secretary have admitted was motivated by a desire to stop the FBI's investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation - to the committee's conduct regarding its investigation into Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Real Madrid's Benzema dropped again from France national squad

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Benzema is facing charges relating to an extortion scam over a sex tape featuring France teammate Mathieu Valbuena . Benzema and former global team-mate Valbuena exchanged barbs this week and Benzema also " liked " an Instagram photo ridiculing Deschamps and striker Olivier Giroud . Read More »

Palestinians concerned over Trump's Mideast peace vision

He warned that Trump's vision of resolving the conflict might be close to the Israeli vision "which might drop the option of the two-state solution". "We'll start a process which hopefully will lead to peace", Trump said , standing alongside the Palestinian leader. Read More »

New French President Announces His 1st Government

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Philippe praised Cazeneuve's "quite exceptional" ministerial career and his "constant elegance". The new prime minister is also a keen amateur boxer, has written two crime thrillers, and has a strong interest in war-time British prime minister Winston Churchill. Read More »

A push for Rouhani Following Jahangiri's Withdrawal, Mousavi's Support

In the early 2000s , during George W. Bush's presidency, Zarif, as Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, and the highest-ranking Iranian official in the United States given the absence of an embassy there, was reportedly involved in behind-the-scenes exchanges that sought to resolve a number of issues with Washington. Read More »

Iran to continue missile program despite United States sanctions

This may be meant to "undercut the impression that Trump is softening on Iran ", The Associated Press wrote. Trump threatened to tear up the nuclear deal during his campaign and has launched a review of its terms, but until then he is required to decide on renewing sanctions relief at regular intervals. Read More »

Passengers brawl after Spirit Airlines cancels flights in Ft. Lauderdale

Police claim in the arrest report that the trio "challenged [airline employees] to step outside to fight", causing the 500 people-deep crowd to become "became enraged, fearful or visually upset". That's what Spirit Airlines is facing as a labor clash with unhappy pilots and their union led to canceled flights and a wild fisticuffs among passengers at a Florida airport Monday. Read More »

Macron won - now comes the hard part: EJ Dionne

The centrist's victory over far-rightist Marine Le Pen in Sunday's election came as a huge relief to European Union allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump's election as US president. Read More »

'Situation grave', Pakistan may hang Jadhav soon: India at ICJ

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Indian on Monday sought an immediate suspension of the death sentence awarded to alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav in Pakistan saying there was a fear that he may be executed even before the decision of the worldwide court. Jadhav was arrested in the restive southwestern province of Balochistan in March 2016, where a separatist insurgency has raged for years. Third is that no consular access, no proper intimation, no access of Jadhav to his council and others have been given. Read More »

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy

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A recent failed underwater missile launch by Iran had the US again looking at the military cooperation between Iran and North Korea. "It appears to have not only demonstrated an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) [range] that might enable them to reliably strike the USA base at Guam but more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)". Read More »

Oil Drops On Rising US Crude Inventory, Defies Expected Supply Cut Extension

Total U.S. inventories now sit at 520.8 million barrels, a 3 percent decline.U.S. crude imports rose 577,000 bpd last week, while exports rose 400,000 bpd.Some analysts viewed the drawdown in gasoline stocks disappointing, as they fell by just 413,000 barrels, compared with expectations in a Reuters poll for a 731,000-barrel drop . Read More »

French president's Cabinet mixes old and new, left and right

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In the list appeared Sylvie Goulard, a centrist European Union lawmaker, in charge of defense affairs, Agnes Buzyn, solidarity and health minister and Muriel Penicaud, a minister in charge of employment issue. The party added, "The large number of ministers from the ranks of the Republicans, in addition to the Prime Minister himself, also confirms that the Republicans will not be able to claim to be a force opposed to the power in place". Read More »

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

In his new role as special counsel, Mueller will have wide latitude to take the investigation wherever he thinks it should go and can use the full range of Justice Department investigative tools, said Jack Sharman, an attorney who served as special counsel during a probe into the Whitewater real-estate investments of President Bill Clinton in 1995. Read More »

Indian Army Modernization - How 22000 Crores Plan is working for India

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On November 30, India signed the Letter of Agreement and Acceptance (LOA) with the United States to purchase 145 M777 ultra-light artillery guns, through the foreign military sale (FMS) route. The government said that after firing tables will get ready, three more guns will be received in the second stage in September 2018 for training. "Five guns will then be delivered every month till all 145 are inducted by June 2021". Read More »

"No Politician in History" Has Been Treated Worse

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The White House categorically denies the paper's account of events, which could amount to obstruction of justice. Regular committees: The Senate and House regular committees on intelligence, oversight, and judiciary - which are controlled by the majority part of each chamber - can dig into potential wrongdoing, subpoena records, and call witnesses to testify. Read More »

Ferry between North Korea and Russian Federation starts weekly service

The trip marked the beginning of a once-weekly regular cargo-passenger service. Vladimir Baranov , director of the company that operates the Man Gyong Bong boat serving the route, said potential passengers included "North Koreans coming to work in Russian Federation and tourists from northern China who miss the sea because they don't have their own. Read More »

Korean diplomat to meet ex-US officials in Europe

The state-run KCNA news agency said Kim Hak-song was detained on May 6, becoming the second US citizen arrested from the evangelical-funded PUST , and the fourth American to now be held. The State Department comments on Wednesday on the new sanctions against North Korea. The other is Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who was detained for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda sign from a Pyongyang hotel on New Year's Day last year while on a group tour. Read More »

Cat vies for purr-fection in quest to become world's longest feline

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Omar first gained his fame after his owner Stephy Hirst from Melbourne, Australia created him an Instagram account two weeks ago. Ms Hirst and partner Rowan Lawrence got Omar when he was a kitten. A shockingly big cat is making the rounds on social media after his Instagram account attracted the users' eyes who have shared his picture for 270,000 times thus far. Read More »

EU Parliament demands action into Hungary's rule of law

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The Council of the European Union can trigger Article 7 if 55 per cent of member states approve the parliament's resolution. The EPP has been divided over how to deal with Hungary, ruled by one of the group's member parties, Fidesz, which is led by prime minister Vitkor Orban. Read More »

Jimmy Fallon says he was "devastated" by reaction to Trump interview

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Now, over 100 days into Trump's presidency, Fallon spoke with The New York Times about that infamous bout of hair-tousling. "I nearly did it to minimise him". Since then, "The Late Show " has regularly surpassed " The Tonight Show " in ratings, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The joke was quickly met with outrage in articles and social media posts that accused Fallon of "normalizing" the controversial candidate. Read More »

Warriors Become Just The 5th Team To Start NBA Playoffs 10-0

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The availability of Leonard is obviously a huge issue as he is San Antonio's best player. "The requested damage amount, an estimate of Plaintiffs' combined financial losses, is composed of the sum of the jersey numbers for Spurs legends David Robinson (51), Tim Duncan (21), and that of injured current star Kawhi Leonard (2)". Read More »

68 countries, global organisations inked OBOR pacts with China: Xi Jinping

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Stressing the importance of a level playing field for trade and investment, Mr Xi said: "It is our hope that through the Belt and Road development, we will unleash new economic forces for global growth". The US and Japan have expressed doubts about the belt and road scheme, but they sent representatives to the summit. "It is regrettable but not a problem that India still maintains its strong opposition, even though China has repeatedly said its position on the Kashmir dispute would not ... Read More »

UK's Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote if elected

The manifesto also includes plans to legalise cannabis and raise £1 billion in duty from controlled sales of the drug, a pledge to welcome 50,000 Syrian refugees, and a scrappage scheme for diesel cars. The party also pledged a 1p increase on income tax and promised to spend the cash on 300,000 new homes and the education budget. The have previously pledged to boost education spending by £6.9bn over five years, double the number of businesses that take apprenticeships, and extend free ... Read More »

Man Stabs Clerk While Holding Decapitated Human Head

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Joshua Webb's only criminal history was a conviction on the charge of unlawful use of metal objects on tires in 2000, according to court records. A man has been charged with murder after allegedly decapitating his mother and bringing her severed head into a grocery store before stabbing an employee. Read More »

THAAD radar detected N. Korea's missile launch: defense chief

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Newly elected President Moon Jae-in said the South had to "learn to say 'no, '" to the US and to exhaust diplomatic ways of resolving issues with the North. Following the launch, a statement from the White House called North Korea a "flagrant menace" and urged "far stronger sanctions" against the reclusive nation. Read More »

No politician treated 'more unfairly,' Trump says

President Donald Trump headed to New London, Connecticut, Wednesday to headline the United States Coast Guard Academy amid swirling controversy in Washington over his presidency. He says they will help secure US borders, partner with allies, pursue terrorists, stop drug smugglers and keep out "all who seek to do harm to our country". Read More »