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Senators: Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

On Friday, The Washington Post reported that a senior White House official was now under investigation as part of a probe over Russian efforts to tilt the elections in Trump's favor. "The Judiciary Committee has primary responsibility for Federal Bureau of Investigation oversight", Graham said. Investigators have launched a probe into whether White House officials engaged in a cover-up of Russian meddling in the U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Speaking to reporters today, Trump said the longtime Connecticut Senator is the "frontrunner" to replace James Comey, who was sacked last week by the President. The Department of Justice has since appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to head the Russian Federation investigation. Trump met with Lieberman Wednesday and found him "agreeable", a source said. Read More »

Trump makes maiden foreign trip - first stop, Saudi Arabia

What is the history of U.S. -Saudi relations? Trump's criticism of the nuclear deal Iran reached with the US and five other world powers in 2015 pleases both Saudi Arabia and Israel, who accused Obama on "going soft" on Tehran. The scandals have revived questions about his ability to strike a presidential tone with his foreign counterparts. The kingdom has arranged a dizzying schedule of events for the two days Trump will be in town - inviting figures as varied as Sudanese President Omar ... Read More »

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths

The outbreak could test a recently developed experimental Ebola vaccine that World Health Organization says could be used in emergencies. World Health Organization spokesman Christian Lindmeier has told Sky News that work is under way to find people who may have been in contact with the Ebola sufferer. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon sets out agenda for Scotland's future


The first minister was speaking to the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme ahead of the 8 June election. That would be achieved if Scotland joined Efta instead, allowing Scotland to also remain outside the CFP. Ms Sturgeon added that it was vital Scotland's fishing industry could continue to have access to an global export market. Speaking to activists in South Queensferry, outside Edinburgh, Ms Sturgeon said: "I know we are not flawless". Read More »

What to know about North Korea's missile test


North Korean state media KCNA claimed that the apparently new Hwasong-12 missile reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,312 miles). Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said North Korea might have launched a "new type of missile", given the altitude and duration of its flight. Read More »

Mexican Journalist Who Covered Drug Trade Gunned Down In Sinaloa

Javier Valdez was killed when assailants opened fire on his auto in state capital Culiacan, according to Rio- Doce , the media outlet he co-founded. He compiled much of his reporting into several books, the most recent of which, Narcoperiodismo , was published late previous year. Prosecutors announced they were investigating whether the killing may have been due to Valdez's work or a carjacking turned deadly. Read More »

Trump starts foreign tour in Saudi as scandals mount at home


Trump's first foreign visit presents a major diplomatic test for the president as a scandal around his office's alleged links to Russian Federation heats up back home. To be sure, the Saudi monarchs have ample reasons to give Trump a fair amount of latitude even he says things they do not like. Photos of Melania in Saudi Arabia are also being uploaded to the Getty Images gallery of photos tagged with Melania's name. Read More »

More Chibok Schoolgirls Freed In Militant Exchange

The presidency had announced late Saturday that months of talks with the jihadists had "yielded results" some six months after 21 other Chibok girls were freed with the help of the ICRC and the Swiss government. ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian newspapers published the names Monday of 82 Chibok schoolgirls set free three years after being kidnapped by Islamic extremists, but they remained behind closed doors and their parents awaited word on whether they could see them. Read More »

President Trump Holds Press Conference With Colombia's President Before Overseas Trip


Washington reporters were more interested in getting answers from Trump on the various investigations and the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the Trump-Russia probe. and Colombia's long relationship, their joined efforts in fighting drug cartels in South America, as well as their continued cooperation in diplomatic relations in the region. Read More »

North Korea threatens U.S. of 'catastrophic consequences'


The paper cited an example of Russian Federation, which it said has endorsed the United Nations sanctions on the North following Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests but has also engaged in joint economic projects with the North. Last week, Pompeo had announced the creation of a Korea Mission Center at the CIA in order to improve intelligence on North Korea's weapons program, a move that may have angered the Kim regime. Read More »

Trump decries Russian Federation probe as 'greatest witch hunt' in USA history

Trump said , according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. Mr. Trump later acknowledged that he planned to fire Mr. Many members left saying Mr. Rosenstein was withholding information they deemed critical. "Congress's ability to conduct investigations of all things Russian Federation has been severely limited, probably in an inappropriate fashion", said Graham, CNN reported . Read More »

Trump Calls Venezuela `Horrible' as Treasury Expands Sanctions

Trump's sanctions and comments against Venezuelan officials played to the government's longstanding accusations of USA imperialism in Latin American affairs. Even though they no longer sit in congress, the court said parliamentary leaders had not handled their case legally. In March, the court stripped parliamentary immunity from members of the National Assembly and moved to assume legislative powers for itself. Read More »

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks


They were believed to have held talks on prospects for containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities as well as the economic fallout over the deployment in South Korea of the US missile defense system called THAAD. This has generated fear of an attack among United States citizens - not helped by President Donald Trump's comments - and drummed up risky calls for the U.S. Read More »

In support of marginalized students, Notre Dame seniors will protest Mike Pence


There are a number of other protests of Pence being organized for Sunday. "During his time as governor of the state of IN and now as a Vice-President, Pence has targeted the civil rights protections of members of LBGT+ community, rejected the Syrian refugee resettlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban of religious minorities, and fought against sanctuary cities", said the student activist group organizing the protest, We StaND For, IN a statement explaining its decision to stage ... Read More »

Erdogan watched his bodyguards beat up protesters in Washington

Nine people were hurt during the fight and two were arrested as a result - one for aggravated assault and the other for assault on a police officer, Fox News reported . In April, the US had criticized Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq. U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and John McCain (R-Arizona) penned a joint a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urging him "to hold accountable those members of your staff who ... Read More »

Sharif to attend 'Arab Nato' in Riyadh


There are other reasons leaders in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have an affinity for Trump. Mr Trump's FEC filings list him as president and owner of THC Jeddah Hotel Advisor and another seven firms that also bear the name of Saudi Arabia's second-largest city, though four of them have since been dissolved. Read More »

Kushner Sister Invokes Jared, In Appeal to Chinese Investors

The EB-5 visa programme, often used by wealthy Chinese nationals, allows foreign investors a path to a green card if they invest more than $500,000 in a project that creates jobs in the US. Journalists from the Times and Washington Post were removed from yesterday's Beijing event, the newspapers reported . Now led by Kushner's relatives, the Kushner Companies had earlier been negotiating with China's Anbang Insurance Group to provide what could be hundreds of millions of dollars in ... Read More »

What pushes North Korea to develop nuclear weapons?


The U.N. Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to the country's five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches. Before an emergency meeting of the council Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley declared: "You either support North Korea or you don't, but you have to choose". Read More »

AAP knocks EC's door over EVM tampering

The EC subsequently pointed out that the hacking of any device that looks like an EVM does not mean that an EVM is hackable or has been hacked. Asserting that Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray had urged to abandon EVMs, party leader Anil Desai hoped that the Election Commission will consider the matter seriously and take a fair decision in the regard. Read More »

ICJ order great vindication of India's stand: Jaitley

Sehwag advised Pakistan not to thrive on misunderstanding. On its part, Pakistan had told the ICJ that Vienna Convention provisions on consular access were not intended for a "spy" involved in terror activities and charged India with using the world body as a stage for "political theatre" in the Jadhav case. Read More »

Trump Approval Numbers Dive To Lowest Levels Of His Presidency

Unnamed U.S. officials said the details Trump divulged could allow the Russians to identify and disrupt the source of the intelligence inside Syria, where Russia has been providing military support to President Bashar al-Assad . Trump explicitly denies that there has been intrigue with Russian Federation and characterizes the ongoing research at the heart of the witch hunt research. Read More »

Comey not anxious about possible Trump tapes


When President Trump ultimately makes a decision and nominates a new FBI Director, that person will head to the Senate for confirmation. The tweet was widely interpreted as a threat to Comey. "I think as well our institutions are under assault internally". In citing their conversations, Trump is nearly certainly referring to the three occasions on which he says he and Comey spoke and Comey, according to the president, told him he was not under investigation. Read More »

North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile U.S. policy


However, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declined to accept the claim. A United Nations report earlier this year detailing the North's sanctions evasion tactics suggested designating the company for "its involvement in the sales of arms and related materiel". Read More »

Election Commission's demonstration of the working of EVMs


Senior Commission officials, including Deputy Election Commissioners Umesh Sinha and Vijay Dev, had appeared before the committee today to speak on EVMs, paper trail machines and electoral reforms. The Election Commission will announce the schedule, venue and modalities of its EVM challenge on Saturday afternoon. The move comes after allegations of hacking in the EVM machine used in recent assembly elections and demands to revert to ballot paper voting methods by several Opposition parties. Read More »

Iran presidential elections: Tehran mayor drops out to back hardliner

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. Qalibaf had been under pressure from fellow hard-liners to fall in behind Raisi. If no candidate win more than 50 percent of the votes in the election on May 19, a run-off will be held a week later. Read More »

U.S. admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'


When first revealed in last month's military parade in Pyongyang, the Hwasong-12 appeared to be a shortened version of the KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile. Had the missile been flown on a normal trajectory, it could have traveled 2,500 miles, putting US bases in Guam at risk. "But they're definitely getting there". Read More »

Macron's new centrist party stretches lead, survey shows


Merkel said they had "a common understanding that we can't just focus on Britain leaving the European Union". French President Emmanuel Macron is set to unveil his cabinet on Tuesday, a delicate balancing act for the centrist who has promised to include faces from the left and right as well as political newcomers. Read More »

Former FBI Chief James Comey to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee


The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey. "By grandstanding and politicising the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Spicer said. Read More »