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Comey expected to refute Trump

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The White House and its allies are scrambling for ways to offset potential damage from fired FBI Director James Comey's highly anticipated congressional testimony, an appearance that could expose new details about his discussions with President Donald Trump about the federal investigation into Russia's election meddling. Read More »

Omran Daqneesh, Aleppo's symbolic boy, shown in new images

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It isn't clear if Daqneesh was forced to give these interviews , but experts say that the Syrian government has been known to punish anyone who speaks against Assad's regime. Mr Daqneesh said he had been sitting with his then five-year-old son when their home was hit on 17 August and that he had not heard a plane overhead. Read More »

No one would survive US-Russia nuclear war to claim victory: Putin

It comes after Megyn Kelly, a former Fox News host who came to blows with Donald Trump past year, interviewed Putin for her NBC debut . Putin, who once banned a Photoshopped image of himself wearing lipstick, was telling Stone how he held the country with aplomb and used the most sexist means to do so. Read More »

Kelly Says Hold on Trump's Travel Ban Imperiling US Safety

Evidence for this impulse comes from the third tweet , which says the Department of Justice should ask for expedited review before the court - and "seek a much tougher version ". The revised order, issued on March 6 after the first version was blocked by the courts, removed Iraq from the list of targeted countries and eliminated the distinction between Syrians and other refugees. Read More »

US mayors back Sadiq Khan in Trump Twitter row

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Trump accused Khan of making a "pathetic excuse" over his statement urging Londoners not to be alarmed by the presence of additional police on the streets in response to the attack. "If he does a good job and frankly if he does a great job, that would be a terrific thing". "I don't wish to enter into a row between those two individuals who are I think are probably perfectly able to stick up for themselves", Johnson said of Trump and Khan. Read More »

Manuel Noriega Cause Of Death: Former Panamanian Dictator Dies At 83

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Noriega was Panama's de facto ruler from 1983 to 1989. Manuel Noriega has been in prison for more than two decades in the United States for drug trafficking and two years in France for money laundering . Throughout his six years as leader of Panama, he spied for the CIA - the agency considered him a "valued asset" against leftist insurgencies in Central America, says The Guardian . Read More »

Trump Angers Tel Aviv by Postponing Decision to Move US Embassy

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Palestinian leaders were relieved by a decision that they said "gives peace a chance", and a spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he hoped the "wise decision" would help revive the peace process. However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that Israel has been "disappointed" with Trump's decision to postpone the moving of the U.S. Read More »

Kremlin denies report of voting software hacking

She has been assigned to a US government facility in Augusta, Georgia, since about February 13 and had top-secret security clearance, prosecutors said. According to the affidavit, after examining the document shared by The Intercept , government officials determined that it was creased or folded - suggesting that it had been printed. Read More »

'I wish him luck', says Donald Trump ahead of James Comey testimony

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As Trump embarked on the second-half of his first foreign trip, senior White House officials began crafting plans to create a war room-like structure to get a grip on the incessant salvo of Russia-related blockbusters. Hosko, now president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, said he doesn't expect Comey to bring to the hearing detailed memos he wrote after his meetings with Trump. Read More »

Offensive against IS-held Raqqa has been long in coming

The US-led coalition is carrying out air strikes on Raqqa to support the SDF offensive. They have joined with Arab militia under the umbrella of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Lt. Gen. Steve Townsend, who commands the US -led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, said the battle for Raqqa will be long and hard, but the coalition will "deliver a decisive blow " in Raqqa, according to a coalition statement. Read More »

Paris Climate Agreement: Companies, Universities, States Sign 'We Are Still In' Statement

Trump said on Thursday that he was formally withdrawing the United States from the deal, fulfilling a pledge from his controversy laden presidential campaign. Led by former NY mayor Mike Bloomberg, almost 1,000 business and government leaders declared Monday their intent to honor the Paris climate accord , days after US President Donald Trump announced a US exit from the 190-plus nation pact. Read More »

South Korea Calls For a Halt to the Deployment of US Missiles

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South Korea will suspend any further deployment of a controversial U.S. missile defence system until an environmental impact assessment ordered by new President Moon Jae-In is finished, his office said Wednesday. "We will create a new environmental impact plan after exchanging views with the Blue House", the official said. According to the agreement, Seoul provides a total of 690,000 square meters (170.5 acres) of land for the system in two stages, while Washington pays for the installation ... Read More »

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

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Wyden said he has little reason to think Senate Republicans will abandon the House bill's general framework. The American Health Care Act as passed by House Republicans complies with the Senate parliamentarian's rules for reconciliation, Senate Budget Chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) announced Tuesday (June 6). Read More »

Pro-Trump group will play ad critical of Comey during his testimony

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Any confirmation that Mr Trump tried to press Mr Comey would open the President to damaging allegations that he attempted to obstruct an ongoing FBI investigation. That's in line with Trump's previous frustrations with his own press team, who just don't seem capable of projecting the same "Fuck you, I'm great" cult leader bluster that somehow landed Trump the presidency. Read More »

Afghan President Ghani gives Taliban ultimatum

Ghani told diplomats from two dozen countries, the EU, UN and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation that he was prepared to give the Taliban one "last chance" to participate in negotiations. Past attempts at peace talks have failed. Pakistan's military earlier had blamed Afghanistan of harboring militants it said were responsible for a spate of deadly bombings across Various regions of Pakistan in February. Read More »

Death Toll In Kabul Blast Surpasses 150, Afghan President Says

That was followed by three blasts on Saturday at a funeral attended by politicians, including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who shares power with Ghani and escaped unharmed. "Afghanistan is now doing badly both in the fighting and in its civilian politics, governance, and poverty", Anthony Cordesman, a defence analyst with the Washington-based Center For Strategic and International Studies, said in a report on Monday. Read More »

Second man arrested in Wexford in connection to London attacks

Irish police said they arrested two men in their 30s under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act. It is understood the documents, including a PPSN, were located during searches of the man's apartment following his arrest. It hopes to maintain the bilateral system, which predates its European Union membership, after Britain leaves the bloc.Britain's Home Office and Irish police declined to comment on the report. Read More »

Trump's sons stand by father's criticism of London mayor

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MSM refers to mainstream media. Trump first tweeted over the weekend about Khan's comments to Londoners telling them there was "no need to be alarmed" by an increase in police presence in the streets. "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people", Trump tweeted. "I've got better and more important things to focus on". Read More »

Trump's decision will impact PNG: Polye

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When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris accord on climate change last week, he attempted to justify the move with false information about the deal , dubious concerns about "other countries and other leaders [laughing] at us", and a mischaracterization of the people of Pittsburgh. Read More »

Man opens fire in Iranian parliament, injures guard

Two of them are armed with AK-47 assault rifles, and the third one has a handgun. The incident has left several people injured, Fars news agency tweeted. The identity and the motivation of the shooter was still unclear, Tasnim said. Two civilian visitors, one security officer were injured in the shooting, news agency Mehr quoting MP Elias Hazrati reported on Wednesday. Read More »

Cautious Comey expected in US hearing on Trump-Russia probes

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Though he has scheduled a midday public appearance, Trump may live-tweet his reactions if he feels prompted to respond to Comey's testimony, according to two White House officials who were not authorized to speak publicly. The 6-foot, 8-inch Comey told his friend he tried to blend in with the curtains so that Trump wouldn't notice him but the president spotted him and beckoned him over. Read More »

SDF enter east Raqqa in 'Great Battle' for ISIS stronghold

Bridges over the Euphrates were bombed and destroyed by the anti-ISIS US-led coalition over the past few months. The attack on the northern city at the heart of ISIL's Syrian territory has been seven months in the making and is backed by air support, military advisers and weapons deliveries from the US-led coalition. Read More »

Pro-Trump group labels Comey political 'showboat' in new ad

The nation's top intelligence official told associates in March that President Donald Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials. Read More »

Ex-minister in Temer gov arrested hours before key trial

According to the G1 news portal, Temer's defence team was surprised to receive the questions , after the Supreme Court authorised the procedure last week. If that ruling were to go against Mr Temer, he could be forced to step down. Mr Janot is also rumoured to be in possession of more secret audio recordings and other evidence compromising the president. Read More »

Ariana Grande Offers To Pay The Manchester Arena Bombing Victims' Funeral Expenses

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Mourning for Manchester: The world pays tribute Thu, May 25, 2017 Makeshift memorials and tributes to victims of the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert. In one online campaign, to which Grande shared a link , more than $2 million has been raised so far for victims and their families. Following the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena at an Ariana Grande's concert earlier this week, the singer has announced a benefit concert in the United Kingdom city to raise money for the ... Read More »

London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

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WASHINGTON (AP ) - President Donald Trump's sons are defending their father's attack against London's mayor over his handling of the recent extremist attack. A second tweet from the president on Monday created more disagreement between the US and the United Kingdom, prompting Prime Minister Theresa May to come to the mayor's defense. Read More »

Trump UK state visit to go ahead- Foreign Secretary

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Trump had first criticized Khan Sunday, tweeting , "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!" Trump's comments caused outrage among British officials, many of whom call London home. Read More »

Man attacks Paris police with tool at Notre Dame 'for Syria'

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It also comes over a month after 39-year-old French citizen Karim Cheurfi was shot and killed by police near Paris' Avenue des Champs-élysées in an attack that left an officer dead and two injured. "One sees that we have gone from a very sophisticated terrorism to a terrorism where, in the end, any tool can be used to carry out attacks", said Collomb , the Interior Minister. Read More »

Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's new prime minister

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Varadkar, 38, will officially take over as Taoiseach , as the Irish prime ministerial title is known in Ireland, in Parliament later this month after he was declared the victor in the leadership race for the Fine Gael party. "If my election as leader of Fine Gael today has shown anything, it is that prejudice has no hold on this republic", he said to loud applause after his victory was announced in Dublin . Read More »

London mayor calls to cancel Trump's planned United Kingdom visit

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In a Sunday tweet, Trump mischaracterized Khan's remarks by suggesting the mayor had said there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the attack itself. "This was in reference to Khan's statement that there was no cause for alarm". Khan says that London residents should expect to see an intensified police presence in the wake of the attacks. Read More »

Obama says Paris climate agreement still as a chance

Undoing most existing USA programs that curb vehicle pollution and other climate-changing emissions would probably take years and court battles if Trump tries, climate experts say. He said that's because a lasting USA withdrawal "could give rise to the return of old spheres of influence whose dire consequences we are already familiar with". Read More »