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France will continue working alongside Africans - Macron

He is also asking Germany to provide more support to French-led efforts to eradicate them. As president, he is expected to continue his predecessor's policy regarding military presence in West Africa. Macron also promised French troops: "I won't risk your lives for nothing. but my determination when in action will be total". Macron said he had discussed stepping up cooperation in Mali with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday and she had been supportive. Read More »

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

Before departing, Trump tweeted he would be "strongly protecting American interests" on his trip. "This package of defence equipment and services support the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats", a White House official said in announcing the deal. Read More »

Ireland's political veteran Enda Kenny stepping down as party leader

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Front runners to replace Mr Kenny as Fine Gael leader and subsequently become Prime Minister include social protection minister Leo Varadkar and housing minister Simon Coveney. "I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with Simon Coveney, we're very lucky in Fine Gael to have two excellent candidates, it's a decision I've thought about and I will be supporting Leo". Read More »

Democrats Oppose Lieberman as FBI Director

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions from the media as he meets with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (not pictured) in the Oval Office in Washington , DC, U.S., May 18, 2017. The Department of Justice has since appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to head the Russian Federation investigation. After interviewing each candidate, it appears Lieberman may be the nominee the Trump administration will put forth. Read More »

Was Mueller the right choice for special counsel in Russian Federation investigation?

But before the reporter had the chance to finish his question, Trump interrupted him with an assertive "no" and said "next question". Absent from Trump's reasoning was the FBI's investigation of his campaign's contacts with Russian Federation - something Trump told NBC was on his mind when he made the decision - as a new, more independent Russian Federation investigation gets underway. Read More »

Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Graham acknowledged that Rosenstein did not explicitly confirm that the department was now looking into possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign as a criminal matter. 'Director Comey was very unpopular with most people. Representative Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, said on CNN that Trump's dismissal of the investigation as a "witch hunt" was "unfortunate". Read More »

Former RJD MP Prabhunath Singh convicted in 1995 Ashok Singh murder case

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Since Prabhu Nath Singh was very powerful hence the case was transferred to Hazaribagh.Today District Judge Surendra Sharma pronounced Prabhunath Singh guilty. Along with Prabhunath, his brother Deenanath Singh is also an accused. "We had complete trust in the judicial system and were confident that one day the long arm of law will catch up with Prabhunath Singh who masterminded the murder of my husband. Read More »

Pelosi: Trump 'vulnerable personally' amid Russia probe

Pelosi and other Democrats praised the move as a sign the investigation would be led by an independent actor. "But it does raise suspicions", Pelosi said. At least 24 Republicans would have to cross party lines and endorse the discharge petition with all Democrats in order to move it forward. Pelosi says House Democrats also plan to introduce a bill to create an independent counsel. Read More »

NHS cyber attack: Hospitals no longer diverting patients

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is to chair a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee at the Cabinet Office on Whitehall on Monday to assess progress on dealing with the attack. At Broomfield Hospital, part of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (Midlands & East), trauma patients were being diverted to Southend University Hospital. Read More »

Trump's media firewall is collapsing as the Russian Federation probe gets closer

House members leaving a briefing by the deputy attorney general on the probe of connections between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's presidential campaign say they're frustrated at not getting answers. This was obviously a sham, which Trump revealed the next day when he told Lester Holt he would've fired Comey regardless of what Rosenstein had to say. Read More »

Trump to announce Saudi arms deal

Trump's decision to make his first official trip overseas to Saudi Arabia, followed by Israel, countries which both share his antagonism towards Iran, marks a contrast with Obama's approach. Executives from dozens of top United States companies as well as leaders and representatives from 54 Arab and Muslim countries will be present during his two-day stay in the kingdom, a close U.S. Read More »

Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

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The bride also wore a bespoke veil designed by Stephen Jones and made from fine tulle with a dégradé of embroidered pearls. Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, and his wife Mirka attended as well, as did Princess Eugenie, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Duchess of York, who arrived with her long-time partner, Jack Brooksbank. Read More »

Manchester United record lowest Premier League wins in season

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Amid mounting media speculation that De Gea could join Real Madrid next season, Mourinho also expressed hope the Spaniard would stay at Old Trafford when asked when United fans would see him in action again. I never saw that with Chelsea, with United, with Man City a year ago. So I think it's just a lost battle [asking to move the game]. "So I think after the moment Crystal Palace beat Hull City and Hull City is relegated, and Swansea is safe, I think in that moment, the match has to be ... Read More »

Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

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Al-Numan said his forces are ready "to support any other forces if we are ordered to by the Prime Minister". IS now only holds a handful of neighborhoods in Mosul, including the Old City where the most intense battles of the operation are expected to play out. Read More »

Leading faces in France's new government

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Macron, who became the youngest President in the French history, appointed Edouard Philippe, center-right politician of the Republicans, as his Prime Minister. The first cabinet meeting takes place Thursday at 10 am London time. He backed Macron early on, and had been tipped to retain the defence portfolio. Read More »

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

The FBI's investigation into Trump's Russia ties has been going on for a while now, but McClatchy reported on Friday that now, the Trump-Russia investigation involves a possible cover-up by White House officials as well. White House response to Comey's agreement to testify wasn't immediately available. But Rosenstein, who has only recently been confirmed to be the Justice Department's second-highest ranking official, left no doubt that it was voluntary. Read More »

Chris Cornell's friends share stories about the singer after his death

A spokesman for the Detroit Police Department told the Detroit Free Press that the star was on the floor with a band around his neck. The friend apparently forced open the hotel room's door and found the singer unconscious. The band - also comprised of Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd - were due to continue their North American tour and travel to Columbus, Ohio on Friday (19.05.17), with the run ending in Oklahoma on May 27. Read More »

President Trump, King Salman meet in Riyadh

As Hamid stood up in silent protest, the supporters around her began to jeer and chant for her to "get out", until Trump campaign officials and police officers interceded to eject her from the arena. But Trump's outreach to the Muslim world comes as he is pursuing a policy that many have labeled as inherently anti-Muslim. "You can not reconcile it". Read More »

French researchers find last-ditch cure to unlock WannaCry files

A development in the WannaCry ransomware scene that is nothing short of astonishing as security researchers have found a way to decrypt the files encrypted by the ransomware without paying a single penny. Working independently, Adrien Guinet , Matthieu Suiche and Benjamin Delpy came up with a software patch that works on Windows XP machines, and has since been tested on many others successfully. Read More »

Santorum warns Trump on impeachment: This can't continue

Is impeachment on the horizon? As White House lawyers begin researching impeachment procedures, former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Friday night the GOP is nowhere near supporting such a move, but warned President Donald Trump that "this can't continue for a whole lot longer". Read More »

UK Labour's main union backer can't see party winning election

We know that the majority of right-wing Blairite MPs, who also control the party machine, would rather Corbyn lose this election . Setting out Labour plans to abolish university tuition fees and build homes for young people, Mr Corbyn said his vision was "not a war between generations, it's a unity between generations to create a better society for all". Read More »

United States summons Turkey envoy for embassy brawl

State Department official Heather Nauert said in a statement the USA concerns would be communicated to the Turkish government "in the strongest possible" way. The guards surrounded a middle-aged man who had been kicked to the ground and was kicked repeatedly in the face. The Turkish embassy claimed that the protesters were "affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)" - a banned separatist group in Turkey - and had assembled without permission. Read More »

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack

Ransomware encrypts important files, locking people out of their computers unless they pay up to prevent their entire system from being deleted. "This type of ransomware/jailbreak attack is not at all part of the M.O. If the isolated and impoverished communist country is in fact responsible for the latest global cyberattack, the world should work together to determine new ways to respond to cyber threats such as encouraging China to pull the plug on North Korea's internet. Read More »

High society: Pippa Middleton to marry at almost-royal event

Pippa Middleton may not officially be a royal, but her wedding Saturday turned out to be the high society event of the year. And here's the Duchess of Cambridge with flower boys and girls. Royal watchers were cheered by the sight of Prince George and Princess Charlotte with the other pageboys and bridesmaids who arrived in classic cars. Read More »

Rosenstein gave briefing for full Senate

Fighting back has consumed much of the political oxygen inside the White House, leaving Trump's agenda in doubt. President Donald Trump's own actions made the appointment of a special counsel all but inevitable. Even if Trump's voters dislike him, he will have the power to compel testimony and demand documents as long as he remains on the job. Mueller's appointment was not expected to affect the FBI or congressional investigations. Read More »

Person Killed, 22 Injured After Car Plows Into Crowd In Times Square

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Sources said he punched a police officer as he was being taken into custody. He was discharged in 2014 after a special court martial, a Navy officer said. He was arrested last week and charged with pointing a knife at a notary, whom he accused of stealing his identity. Rojas has a history of DWI arrests, including one where he was driving faster than 99 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone. Read More »

North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster': US admiral

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Haley said , "We urge all UN agencies to be transparent and apply the utmost scrutiny when dealing with these types of requests from North Korea and other rogue nations". North Korea has called on South Korea to honour previous inter-Korean agreements on co-operation and reconciliation, which Seoul's unification ministry described as "not logical" given Pyongyang was testing weapons. Read More »