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Pressure mounts on Trump as Comey agrees to testify

Former FBI director James Comey will testify publicly about his role in the investigation into Russian meddling in the election and any possible connections to the campaign of President Donald Trump, the Senate Intelligence Committee has announced. Read More »

New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Trump's foreign trip

Earlier this week, investors dumped stocks in response to reports that Trump in February had asked Comey to stop investigating his former national security adviser, prompting accusations the president may have tried to hamper the probe. The details of his comments to the Russians would seem to bolster theories Mr Trump fired Mr Comey in an effort to choke off the Russia investigation. Read More »

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Trump called the day "tremendous" and said it would result in "hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs". A military brass band played, cannons boomed and seven Saudi jets flew over in V-formation, trailing red, white and blue smoke. The Saudis announced they had reached preliminary agreements with USA defense companies, industrial manufacturers and oil and gas companies following a Saudi-US CEO Forum in Riyadh that will help Saudis make ... Read More »

President Trump meets with the Saudi King

Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted". On Friday, a report by The Washington Post that the probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties had identified a "significant person of interest" in the White House undercut Trump's insistence his election bid had nothing to do with the Kremlin. Read More »

Two killed, one foreigner kidnapped in Afghan capital Kabul

This is not the first time a Kabul Bank branch has come under attack. Officials said security forces were still working to clear the area, and witnesses reported that fighting was ongoing. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban insurgents have recently increased their attacks against Afghan security forces across the country. Read More »

Rouhani Wins Re-election in Iran

His election is a huge endorsement for a nuclear deal that his government reached with world powers, which led to the lifting of the crippling sanctions against Iran and saved the country from the threat of a war. Ahmadi said more than 40 million Iranians voted in the May 19 election - a turnout of more than 70 percent, roughly similar to the showing in the 2013 elections. Read More »

Rosenstein Contradicts Trump On Comey Memo Timeline

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Mr Trump cited displeasure with the FBI's Russian Federation probe as a factor in dismissing Mr Comey. One striking piece of news emerged from Rosenstein's briefing: He told senators that he had already known Comey was getting fired even as he wrote the memo that Trump cited as a significant justification for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's dismissal. Read More »

Is Jared Kushner a person of interest in the Trump-Russia investigation?

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The former FBI director has confirmed that he will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into links between Mr Trump's administration and Russian Federation. In a separate news report on Friday, the Washington Post claimed that a senior White House adviser was a person of significant interest in the investigation into possible ties between Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Kate Middleton Wore Millennial Pink To Pippa's Wedding

Prince George acted as one of the page boys along with Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire, and William Ward. The bride arrived with her father Michael in a Jaguar Mark V open-top auto, wearing a high-necked, capped-sleeved dress with a corseted bodice and sweeping skirt, worn with a veil by milliner Stephen Jones. Read More »

Dem renews call to kill visa program after Kushner controversy

The deal offers visas in exchange for $500,000 of investment. Kushner Companies has already used EB-5 money for a project called Trump Bay Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, which raised $50 million, or one-quarter of its funding, from EB-5 investments, a company representative confirmed to CNN . Read More »

Saudi Arabia sign more than $110B arms deal amid Trump visit

Trump's prepared address also notably refrains from mentioning democracy and human rights - topics Arab leaders often view as USA moralizing - in favor of the more limited goals of peace and stability. The two men are at odds on everything from climate change to refugee policy, although the pontiff says he will give the U.S. leader an open-minded hearing. Read More »

Video shows Hillary Clinton practicing to avoid Trump hug

Philippe Reines , a Democratic strategist who worked with Clinton's campaign during the 2016 election, posted the video on Twitter, which was filmed September 24, 2016, two days before the first presidential debate. "Going overboard was just to make a point, and have some fun", Reines said. "I said, 'If it's possible, would you let me know am I under investigation?' He said you are not under investigation", Trump told NBC. Read More »

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest in Russian Federation investigation'

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White House officials have previously acknowledged contacts between Russian officials and Mr Kushner, as well as with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. This week, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named a special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation, which came after growing bipartisan pressure for a special counsel to lead the investigation. Read More »

US, Saudi Agree Arms Deals Worth Almost $110 Billion: White House

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The scandals have revived questions about his ability to strike a presidential tone with his foreign counterparts, with Trump declaring himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history. "We have not had an agreement signed by a king of Saudi Arabia and USA president to codify this strategic relationship". Hillary Clinton also did not cover her head on visits to Saudi Arabia. Read More »

US, Saudi agree arms deals worth almost $110 bn: White House

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She and President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on the opening leg of his first worldwide tour since taking office. After two days of meetings in Saudi Arabia, Trump was scheduled to travel to Israel, meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, and attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and join the world's major industrial nations at a Group of Seven gathering in Sicily. Read More »

North and South Korea Met at the Beijing Belt and Road Forum

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Asked about Beijing and Moscow's support for the six previous rounds of United Nations sanctions, Kim said both countries are "close neighbors" who "understand our nuclear projection occurred through the US continued nuclear threat and its hostile policy" toward North Korea. Read More »

Aisha Buhari, Dolapo Osinbajo, governors' wives visit rescued 82 Chibok girls

The national president of Christian Association of Nigeria Youth wing (YOWICAN), Engr Daniel David Kadzai, yesterday, commended the federal government for their efforts in the release of about 82 abducted Chibok schoolgirls. But it was the mass kidnapping of 276 girls in April 2014 that horrified the world and brought the extremist group global attention. It was unclear if numerous parents in the remote northeastern town of Chibok had seen the list of names or if any would travel the almost ... Read More »

Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting Charge

Weiner is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's top aide. He stepped down in 2011 after admitting to sending sexually explicit social media messages and texts to women. District Judge Loretta Preska on Friday morning but offered no further details. Weiner first came under FBI investigation for creeping on the high school student last September after she shared screen grabs and photos with the Daily Mail . Read More »

ICJ decision today in Jadhav case

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday unanimouslystayed Pakistan's execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav until it rules on the merits of the case. Naidu complimented External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the initiative to go into the matter. Read More »

Warrants issued for 4 people at critical newspaper in Turkey

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The newspaper's owner Burak Akbay could not be arrested as he is now overseas, the source said, adding the suspects are accused of committing crimes on behalf of the group even though they are not members of the movement. Sabah , a newspaper friendly to the Erdogan government, reported that the reason for the crackdown on Sozcu is an article by Ulu in which the paper alleged to know Erdogan's secret location during the July coup attempt. Read More »

Macron met Merkel to plan how to make the European Union great again

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The German leader also said that she and Macron have an interest in moving forward with the establishment of a common asylum system within the EU and on the Defence Union. She added that she hoped for a " new dynamism " in German-French relations, saying that " Europe will only do well if there is a strong France, and I am committed to that ". Read More »

Rouhani says Iran to live in peace with world

She said she spent more than three hours outside waiting to vote, "but it was worth it". He promised to heal the wounds of the previous presidential vote in 2009, when mass reformist protests were violently crushed after the disputed the re-election of hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Read More »

Toomey says GOP striving for middle ground on Medicare expansion

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But starting in 2020, federal funding would scale back from 90 percent to 57 percent for new recipients. The AHCA would let states apply for certain waivers from Obamacare mandates that are driving the enormous increase in health insurance costs and let states more appropriately define those benefits for their people. Read More »

China Rejects US Allegations of Aircraft Intercept Over Yellow Sea: Ministry

Air Force. One of the Chinese jets flew inverted , or upside down, above the us plane - similar to a maneuver in the movie Top Gun - in worldwide airspace over the East China Sea . "Distances always have a bearing on how we characterize interactions", Hodge said. Reuters reported at the time that the aircraft came within 1,000 feet (305 meters) of each other in the vicinity of the Scarborough Shoal, between the Philippines and the Chinese mainland. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'Lot of politics being played' over Trump accusations

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He said the House will pursue its investigation "regardless of which party is in the White House". "That is what Congress does in conducting oversight of the executive branch". The White House has denied reports that Trump pressed Comey to drop an investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. During recess, Ryan made some public appearances and did an interview last Wednesday with Fox News, in which he largely defended Trump's decision to let go of Comey. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'We need the facts' on Russia Investigation

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Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister on Wednesday, Putin said he had "no other explanation" as to why Trump came under attack other than "political schizophrenia". "Those are the things that I got elected to do", Ryan added. "That's what's in my control, and that's what I'm focused on". Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister, Putin said on Wednesday Moscow initially found debates about Russia's meddling in US ... Read More »

Julian Assange's Swedish Rape Charges Have Been Dropped

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Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. "So we don't make any statements on the issue of guilt", she said via a translator. He said British authorities had also refused to confirm or deny if the United States had issued a warrant for his extradition from the UK. Read More »

Russia Probe Looking at Official in Trump White House

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It says one official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion. During the meeting - in which Trump allegedly revealed classified information provided by Israel - the president reportedly said Comey's firing a day earlier had had relieved him of "great pressure" over his ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track

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During the call, the presidents discussed the deployment of the THAAD missile defence system in South Korea, which has always been criticized by China, as well as Moon's concerns about China's perceived economic retaliation against South Korea, according to Yonhap news agency. Read More »

Tension rises over United States airstrikes on pro-Assad regime convoy

The army in a statement said the US-led anti-terror coalition attacked one of the military positions near the Tanf area on Thursday, leaving many personnel dead and causing some material losses, Xinhua news agency reported. control and deal with the puppet management of future opposition groups, the senator concluded. The area where the convoy was struck is strategically important to the United States, which wants to stabilize Iraq - where it has a long-term military and political ... Read More »

LaMarcus Aldridge pours in 34 points to lead Spurs to series win

But this? It was as bad as season-ending exits get. James Harden during the Game 6 NBA Conference Semi-Final loss to the San Antonio Spurs . "It's a totally different animal", Popovich said. "Similar to us, I feel like, where a guy goes down, somebody steps in". Following the clincher in Houston , as celebrations echoed throughout the Alamo City, the focus shifted to the Warriors for Spurs sharpshooter Danny Green . Read More »

This painting just sold for $110.5 million

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When Lindemann asked whether he believed this skull work would double the record set by the one he sold past year, he said, "No, never, it's impossible!" For more than 30 years since then, the picture depicting a skull-like head has remained stashed away in a private collection. Read More »