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Flynn reportedly told Trump team he was under investigation before inauguration


Flynn was sacked in February after it was revealed that he allegedly misled Pence about the nature of his conversations with Russia's ambassador. As stock markets across the world fell in response to the latest crisis to engulf the leader of the world's largest economy, the White House struggled to contain the fallout from a New York Times report that Mr Trump tried to sway an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn. Read More »

Saudi looks to assert regional role with Trump summit

Moreover, the president's oft-stated opposition to the 2015 Iran deal - and his sweeping aside Obama administration concerns about Saudi airstrikes on civilian targets in Yemen - has the Saudis willing to overlook Trump's strident language about Muslims during the presidential campaign. Read More »

UK's May promises voters immigration curbs, fairer society


Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative party leader Theresa May arrives at the Conservative Party manifesto launch in Halifax , England, Thursday May 18, 2017 . The value of the pound has tumbled since Britons voted to leave the bloc, pushing costs up and driving inflation higher than wage growth. May's economic vision outlined in the manifesto includes ideas more reminiscent of the center-left Labour Party than traditional Conservative policies. Read More »

Moon's special envoy arrives in China for talks on summit, N


South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoy, Lee Hae-chan (L), shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before having a meeting at China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on May 18, 2017. To some this has raised anticipation of how close the positions of Presidents Moon and Trump will be when they hold their first summit next month. North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy the United States in a sea of flames, has accused Washington of pushing the Korean ... Read More »

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is praising the Trump administration for imposing sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court. Those decisions have since been partially reversed. Opposition supporters temporarily block trucks during a blockade in an avenue while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela , May 15, 2017. Read More »

Senate investigators: Flynn won't honor subpoena

Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had to retract a statement made hours earlier that Flynn's lawyer had told the committee he would not comply with the subpoena . Following the election, Flynn had reportedly discussed with Kislyak the potential of establishing a back channel communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that would circumvent the USA national security community, Reuters reports . Read More »

BUDGET 2017: Government to introduce levy for foreign workers


The Federal Government has announced a $2 billion expansion of the Snowy Mountains hydro scheme, increasing the 4,000 megawatt output by 50 per cent - a plan that will power up to 500,000 homes. "If they do, take your money somewhere else, take your money to a regional or smaller bank", he said. Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced first home buyers and older Australians will be able to use their superannuation to get tax breaks under a new housing affordability package. Read More »

Russia Responds to Trump Impeachment Question in the Most Russian Way Possible

Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina, the panel's chairman, and Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat, said the committee will continue its own investigation and "engage with Director Mueller" on any potential conflicts. Mr. Trump said he thinks "it's a very, very negative thing". He said that he thinks the appointment of a special counsel "divides the country". "We want to bring this great country of ours together", he continued . Read More »

US Defense Chief 'Not Worried' About Trump's Disclosures To Russia


Trump has previously spoken out about the sharing of classified information and even lashed out at his rival Hillary Clinton during the race for the White House. Rosenstein. "'I have a brief statement for the record". And instead of addressing the furore the disclosure caused, the president asked his aides to figure out who leaked the information to the media. Read More »

With waiver, US lets Iran keep getting benefits of nuke deal

The new sanctions came at a sensitive time for Iran, with presidential elections just two days away. Additionally, the Treasury Department said the sanctions waiver "does not diminish the United States's resolve to continue countering Iran's destabilizing activity in the region..." Should the victorious candidate decide to prioritize issues which provoke its agreement partners or declare that the economic benefits of the JCPOA do not merit its continuation in the current format, there is a ... Read More »

Saudi to sign trade, political deals with US

Saudi Arabia's Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) arranged the trip, Schock said. But the kingdom has recently loosened the reins on entertainment, including allowing musical concerts that had been banned for the past two decades. In a kingdom where alcohol is banned, he is unlikely to entertain the all-male crowd with his song "Beer for My Horses". A website for the visit was launched in English, Arabic and French, featuring a countdown clock under the banner: "Together We Prevail". Read More »

Presidential Hopeful Raisi Hails Iranian Ethnic, Religious Groups as 'Assets'


Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has withdrawn in favor of Hassan Rouhani with pro-conservative nominee Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in favor of conservative-backed cleric Ebrahim Raeisi. Nevertheless, elections are fiercely contested and can bring about change within the system of rule overseen by Shi'a Muslim clerics. Rouhani's supporters used Telegram to bypass the country's censorship, because Iran's media has been banned for over two years from publishing the name or images ... Read More »

1 dead, 12 injured after vehicle crashes into Times Square crowd

They reportedly said the driver " lost control " and the collision appeared to be an accident. An NYPD source confirmed to Fox News that an unnamed individual had been taken into custody in the incident. The driver, who has not yet been identified , attempted to flee from the scene. What's happening in Times Square?? Photos show pedestrians lying in the street, and one person covered with a bloodstained blanket on the sidewalk. Read More »

US aircraft strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria

US officials said earlier Thursday the strike had hit a tank and a bulldozer and forces there. "Iran and its militias have kept (President Bashar-al) Assad in power". The Syrian Observervatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said eight fighters non-Syrian fighters were killed in the U.S. attack. The the time said it was a mistake, as it was targeting IS positions. Read More »

Explaining the mechanics of the Trump-Russia special counsel

If past is prologue, Mueller's investigation will be a huge distraction for the White House as everybody "lawyers up" and attention shifts from what remains of Trump's agenda to the latest twists and turns that can be discerned. A Republican political analyst, Evan Siegfried, told VOA that until Mueller's appointment, "there was zero integrity in this investigation". "And I think if you even look at what Acting Director [Andrew] McCabe said last week, he made it very clear that they had ... Read More »

Tennessee teacher indicted on sex, obstruction charges


The 50 -year-old was indicted on one charge of illegally transporting a minor across various states for the objective of engaging in sexual activities which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. He also faces charges in Tennessee of kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor after he allegedly kissed Thomas while at school. Cummins faces a sentence of 10 years to life in prison if convicted. Read More »

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Trump also spoke about the Salvadoran gang MS-13, which he said was being "decimated" by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and would be "gone very quickly". The Obama administration backed the peace accord between the government of Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which Colombia's Congress passed in November. Read More »

Kapil seeks CM's blessing to win battle against 'Guru'

Till some time ago, Mishra had been accusing the BJP of shielding Dikshit and yesterday he alleged that the AAP government tried to protect her. I learned to fight for honesty and against corruption. He was removed as Delhi water minister hours before he made his allegations public. 'He has lost his mental balance. 'Despite serious allegations, he is still holding the post of finance minister. Read More »

Ninth Circuit hears oral argument on Trump travel ban

The Justice Department maintains that the travel ban was animated by bona fide national security concerns, but US District Court Judge Derrick Watson disagreed in March, concluding that the executive order was likely motivated by a discriminatory objective. Read More »

Greece voted reforms, it's time for debt relief: Greek PM


The leftist-led government hopes that legislating the measures, four days before Euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels, will convince its lenders to release a €7.5 billion bailout tranche and grant it further debt relief. "This is the only road map that guarantees. the country's exit from the great Greek recession", Houliarakis told lawmakers. They are protesting new austerity measures to be imposed beyond the end of Greece's third bailout next year. Read More »

What Happens if Flynn Ignores the Senate's Subpoena?


The Senate subpoenaed the former National Security Adviser last week as part of an investigation of President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation. Things are then passed over to the USA attorney for the District of Columbia, who would be the one to pursue a case. On Feb. 13, Trump ordered Flynn to resign amid media reports that the national security adviser had lied to Pence about discussing USA sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016. Read More »

Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77

There was no immediate information on a cause of death. Roger Ailes understood the worlds of media and politics as did few others, and mastered both; his passing surely marks the end of an era. "Fox News has given voice to those who were ignored by the traditional networks and has been one of the great commercial success stories of modern media". Read More »

Trump's Commencement Speech at Christian Liberty University

As part of the controversy, The New York Times reported that Trump demanded Comey pledge his loyalty during a dinner earlier this year. President Trump disparaged critics as "pathetic" in a Liberty University commencement speech. "When the founders wrote the Declaration of Independence, they invoked our creator four times , because in America we don't worship government; we worship God", the President pointed out. Read More »

Lieberman Among Candidates To Head FBI

Spicer spoke aboard Air Force One following Trump's remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in CT. Former Sen. Joe Lieberman testifies on behalf of David Friedman in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 16. John McCain, and did not seek re-election in 2012. He has served as co-chairman of No Labels, a centrist group that promotes bipartisanship. The president's nominee must be confirmed in the Senate, where Democrats and some Republicans have fiercely criticized ... Read More »

10 injured after car mows down pedestrians in Times Square


Famous across the world for its bright lights and advertising billboards, Times Square is typically packed with tourists and office workers. The auto crashed into a pole at 45th Street and Broadway. The official told The Associated Press that the driver was taken into custody after the Thursday lunchtime crash and is being tested for alcohol. That said eyewitness said they saw the suspect strike pedestrians 'deliberately' near W. Read More »

White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation

Ledeen told ABC News that Flynn is "a very talented man" who made major contributions to military intelligence. But Flynn accepted, and many believe his new post as the senior national security adviser to President Trump, made him a target. Read More »

Fresh questions over Flynn add to White House turmoil


Trump brought Flynn onto his team. According to people who have talked to Flynn about the case, he sees the Justice Department's investigation as part of an effort by the Obama administration and its holdovers in the government to keep him out of the White House. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison

The 29-year-old, who underwent a gender transition in prison, has taken to Twitter to celebrate, saying "First Steps of Freedom, #ChelseaISFree ". Manning, who came out as transgender on the first day of her sentence, has faced challenges in federal prison and is confirmed to have attempted suicide at least twice, once in July and again as she was sentenced to solitary confinement in November for that initial attempt. Read More »

Congressman to call for impeachment of Donald Trump this afternoon

House of Representatives. The White House gave conflicting reasons for the firing, although Trump said during an interview with NBC News that Comey was a "show boat" who continued the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to influence the election, despite it being a non-issue. Read More »