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Former CIA director says 'Russia brazenly interfered' in election


Tuesday's public hearing represented an effort by the House Intelligence Committee to get its Russian Federation investigation back on track after political squabbling and concerns about information-sharing between its chairman, Rep. He said any information that is shared also needs to be cleared by the agency where the intelligence information originated. Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russia has a history of trying to "suborn individuals" and he anxious last summer about the number ... Read More »

Trump Becomes First US President to Visit Jerusalem's Western Wall

Trump arrived at the presidential palace in the West Bank city, located only about a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem but across Israel's controversial separation wall. In planning for Trump's visit to Israel, the US delegation rejected a request that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall, telling the Israelis it is "not your territory". Read More »

No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

Trump's proposed budget would save $191 billion over 10 years by shifting some of the cost to states, targeting the benefits to the poorest people, increasing work requirements and limiting some eligibility. Citing proposed cuts to Medicaid specifically, Senator Kaine says the budget reflects many "broken promises". The proposal projects that this year's federal deficit will rise to $603 billion, up from the actual deficit of $585 billion last year. Read More »

Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

Fired FBI director James Comey has agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an "open session" to answer questions on the investigation into links between the Trump team and Russian Federation. In addition to the Times report, a Washington Post report published around the same time this afternoon revealed that the ongoing Russian Federation probe has labeled a senior White House official as a "significant person of interest". Read More »

North Korea accused of breaching South Korean border


South Korea responded with warning shots until the vehicle flew back to North Korea . It said the military also bolstered its air surveillance. South Korea has repeatedly accused the North of flying suspected spy drones across the tense border. Read More »

Trump vows peace push after meeting with pope

Trump and Pope Francis appeared to put aside their differences Wednesday during their meeting at the Vatican, the third leg of a five-country overseas trip that had the president traveling to Brussels later in the afternoon. "We had a fantastic meeting". The discussuion was described as "cordial" in a statement by the Vatican, which said "satisfaction was expressed" for the good USA relationship with the Vatican and their "joint commitment in favour of life, and freedom of worship and ... Read More »

New subpoenas issued to Flynn's companies


Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner , the top Republican and Democrat on the panel, told reporters on Capitol Hill they were considering "all options" available to compel Flynn's cooperation with their investigation. And asked whether the committee is considering granting Flynn immunity, Burr ruled out the idea. At the far end that scale is holding Flynn in contempt of Congress - the first step in seeking Justice Department support to enforce the orders. Read More »

Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support


A recent failed underwater missile launch by Iran had the USA again looking at the military cooperation between Iran and North Korea. Moon assured Trump that the Korean-American alliance would continue to be at the heart of South Korea's diplomacy and security, and Trump complimented South Korea as "not just a good ally but a great ally". Read More »

Donald Trump flight from Saudi to Israel thought to be first ever


President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after making a joint statement in Jerusalem , Monday, May 22, 2017. Security in Jerusalem was on high alert with more than 10,000 patrol units involved in securing the two-day visit, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. Read More »

Guardian Reporter Says He Was 'Body Slammed' By GOP House Candidate


The NRCC, when asked for comment, referred reporters to Gianforte's statement . Gianforte ran for governor past year and lost to incumbent Steve Bullock, a Democrat. "Yes, and you just broke my glasses", Jacobs replies amid more shouting by Gianforte . Gianforte's campaign denied he was the aggressor. Quist refused to comment on the news after his first Missoula event of the evening, then didn't address at his second, a quick rally to thank his supporters at a brewery. Read More »

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from jail

Manning was convicted of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud - and some don't appear to agree with her actions. But as the former intelligence officer adjusts to life after prison, right-wing Twitter users and media outlets alike, many of which are angered over her freedom, continue to misgender her. Read More »

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

The analysis said the House bill, the American Health Care Act , would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the next decade. The future of the bill hinged upon this report , as House Republicans passed their most recent version of the bill without waiting for the CBO to report its estimated price tag. Read More »

Iranian president calls USA relations 'a curvy road'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France is convinced that Iran under Rouhani will have "an important role in the pacification" of the region. "We produce our own weapons". If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Trump also attended a summit with leaders of the 6-nation Gulf Cooperation Council on Sunday. Read More »

Donald Trump tells Netanyahu: Iran must never have nuclear weapons


However, news accounts have not accused Mr Trump of naming Israel as a source of the information. Mr Netanyahu added that US-Israeli intelligence co-operation is "terrific". Donald Trump was the guest of honour at a summit in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh last week attended by the kings, clerics and other representatives of 50 Muslim nations. Read More »

Ariana Grande Suspends Tour Following Manchester Attack

The senior Abedi fled Tripoli in 1993 after Moammar Gadhafi's security authorities issued an arrest warrant for him and eventually sought political asylum in Britain. "Wherever he got that, he didn't get it from this mosque", he said. Mahmoud said the imam regularly preached against radicalization. "I've prayed there Fridays, and that's his message". Read More »

Ariana Grande Cancels Upcoming Shows After Manchester Attack

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, Salman Abedi , " likely " did not act alone when he killed 22 people and wounded almost 120 at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. After arresting a 23-year-old man on Tuesday, the officers said they had taken three more men into custody on Wednesday from south Manchester where Abedi lived. Read More »

No knowledge of collusion in Trump campaign: Former CIA chief


The White House statement came after the former CIA Director John Brennan told lawmakers that he is aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. Comey to ease off investigating Mr. Flynn. "It raised questions in my mind about whether Russian Federation was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals", Brennan said. Read More »

Ex-CIA boss warned Russian Federation

John Brennan says that when he was Central Intelligence Agency director he shared classified information with Russian Federation and other nations about threats related to terrorism. White House national security adviser, and Carter Page, who served briefly in the Trump campaign as a foreign policy adviser had also received similar letters. Read More »

Dems warn of any pre-emptive attack on North Korea


South Korean activists regularly send propaganda balloons into North Korea , carrying leaflets or videos. The incursion came with tensions already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test-launch of a ballistic missile on Sunday which Pyongyang said proved advances in its pursuit of building a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit United States targets. Read More »

Arsene Wenger unsure of Arsenal future

And, according to all-time top goalscorer Thierry Henry, the lack of Champions League football in the red half of North London next season could see the club's key man depart this summer. Klopp admits it was not the aim they had in mind from the outset but was satisfying nonetheless. He added that "everything is good in this club at the moment" but that they "have to deliver results" because "feeling on a good way is one thing" while "showing you're on a good way is another". Read More »

After Viral Video, Experts Say Don't Feed Sea Lions


Further, he said the parents should not have allowed the girl to sit on the dock anywhere near the large, male sea lion who had already snapped at her once. They are not pets, they are wild animals. "When we see performing animals, like at the circus, we get false information about whether animals like to be around people". Read More »

Ivanka Trump: I am excited to continue our trip in Israel


He described the battle against terrorist groups as a "battle between good and evil" as he told Muslim-majority countries to redouble their counterterrorism efforts. The first daughter possesses freedoms-such as the right to drive and to travel independently-that are still off-limits to them. "Drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this earth", he said. Read More »

Cavs coach doesn't blame LeBron after loss to Celtics


They said it couldn't be done. "Like, we didn't know what they were going to run". His absence allowed the Kyrie Irving Show to take the stage. Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. "He was able to get by us and make tough shots in the paint". But he is the player who hit the championship-winning shot past year, and he seizes and savors his opportunities to singularly shine. Read More »

Trump honoured in Saudi Arabia as Comey agrees to testify

Flynn was sacked from the White House in February after misleading Vice President Mike Pence over conversations he had during the transition with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak , on the heels of President Obama announcing new sanctions against Russia over election meddling. Read More »

US, Russia military increase communication in skies over Syria


In 2015, the Russian and US militaries agreed to create a communication link and outline steps their pilots could take to avoid an inadvertent clash over Syria . In a recent example of communications, Harrigian said a Russian jet carried out an "unprofessional" intercept of a USA military aircraft but the Russian military later apologized after it was brought up by the United States. Read More »

Majority Of Voters Believe Trump Is Abusing His Power As President

Meanwhile, 37 percent approve of Mr. Trump's job as president and 55 percent disapprove. An additional 16 percent said they either don't know or have no opinion. In fact, 53% of voters 65 and over said they disapprove of the president's job so far, versus 42% approving. Trump says Comey was sacked because he no longer had confidence in him to lead the agency, a claim that only 36% of Americans say they believe. Read More »

Manchester terror attack: British police arrests a women


The UK government has expressed its anger after a US newspaper published photos apparently showing the scene of the Manchester Arena attack that left 22 dead and several others injured. In addition, hundreds of troops have been deployed to guard key landmarks and possible targets, including Downing Street and Parliament, in order to reduce pressure on the police. Read More »

Erdogan Bodyguards Fight Protesters Outside Embassy

In the video Mr Erdogan can be seen watching the clash before turning around and then walking away. Earlier on Tuesday, Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House, where the two leaders vowed to fix their countries' relationship and re-establish an economic and military partnership. Read More »

Tensions in their past, Trump and Pope Francis meet

Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration, and it shows with every new skit they produce. RICCARDO CRISTIANO: I think that it was a opportunity to meet, but also the impression is that they understood they have different perspectives. Read More »

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents


The House Oversight Committee has accused Mr Flynn of misleading the Pentagon about his contacts with and payments from foreign governments when he applied for renewed security clearance previous year. The president's comments were in stark contrast to his harsh words during the 2016 campaign for people who received immunity or invoked the Fifth Amendment in the probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Read More »

Mueller cleared by U.S. ethics experts to head Russian Federation probe


The Washington Post reported that in March, "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats , and to Adm. Michael S. The Wall Street Journal reported this month that the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) would share records with the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation. Read More »

#ManchesterBlast: Ariana Grande offers to pay for funerals

The BBC , citing unidentified intelligence sources, reported Wednesday that officials believed Abedi had been a "mule", carrying a bomb made by someone else. Authorities were working to determine whether Abedi possibly received training there from the Islamic State when he traveled to Libya. Speaking on BFM television tonight, Gerard Collomb did not provide details and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers. Read More »