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Global Sean Spicer Claims Delay in Firing Followed Protocol
Author: 0 Sean Spicer Claims Delay in Firing Followed Protocol

In dramatic testimony Monday, Obama holdover Attorney General Sally Yates testified that she warned the incoming White House its newly installed national security adviser, Michael Flynn , was "compromised" by a lie and therefore a potential "blackmail target" of the Russians.

Author: 0 Donald Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine in tweet

While the administration downplayed the threat, a senior administration official acknowledged that the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer, who was actually employed by a state-run news agency. Barack Obama's staff frequently adopted a similar policy. Normally, such White House meetings are reserved for heads of state. Kislyak was also absent from the original scheduling of the meeting and went similarly unmentioned in the White House's readout of the meeting.

Global Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls in Abuja
Author: 0 Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls in Abuja

Mrs. Alhassan, the Women's Affairs minister, said that the girls would be reintegrated back to the society after they had undergone psycho-therapy. The mass abduction of almost 300 schoolgirls from a boarding school three years ago brought world attention to Boko Haram's deadly rampage in northern Nigeria.

Author: 0 ISIS agreed to a forced withdrawal in Tabqa, Coalition

The U.S. will supply the Kurdish elements of the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces "as necessary", Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement Tuesday. They pushed into the town almost two weeks ago, capturing most of its districts and encircling Islamic State in the dam. The city is largely surrounded and it is only a matter of time before YPG and other forces in a Kurdish-Syrian Arab alliance launch an offensive against the city.

Global Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris
Author: 0 Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

As secretary-general of the president-elect's Republic on the Move party, Ferrand is working to secure the parliamentary majority in June legislative elections that Macron will need to govern effectively. Thursday's publication of Macron's partial candidate list produced the first sign of tension within his camp since he was elected. "There was no set agreement", he said on BFM TV, adding that there was still room for manoeuver given there are more constituencies to be assigned.

Author: 0 North Korea fires unidentified projectile, reports say

The launch came just days after South Koreans went to the polls to elect a new president. Choe was asked whether Pyongyang is preparing to hold dialogue with South Korea's new Moon Jae-in government. Japan's Kyodo News said the missile may be capable of covering a range as far as 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) if launched at a normal trajectory, citing unidentified sources.

Author: 0 Russian Journalists Appeal to US Media's Professionalism

Lavrov expressed irritation when asked several times whether Trump during their meeting had raised concerns about alleged Russian election interference. The Kremlin has hidden bugs in sensitive US facilities. At a news conference at the Russian Embassy after the Oval Office meeting, Lavrov fielded a number of questions about claims of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, and alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Author: 0 Tillerson says United States won't be rushed on Paris climate pact

Tillerson, a former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, is one of Trump's advisers who supports staying in the agreement. Moving forward, Finland has vowed to keep fueling the fight against climate change and hopes the USA will choose to keep its commitment.

Author: 0 B.C. kids vote Green party the official opposition to NDP majority

As of 9 p.m. the ballrom is almost full now and cheers go up as the television incdicates a lead for Saanich North and the Islands Green Party candidate Adam Olsen draws cheers from the crowd. "British Columbians voted today for proportional representation". Silence greeted news that the NDP had taken the lead in several swing ridings in Burnaby and Surrey in the Vancouver area.

Global With new president, new faces for French parliament
Author: 0 With new president, new faces for French parliament

New members are flocking to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's party as it prepares for the elections to the National Assembly next month - starting with a change in its name. North Korea on Tuesday joined the chorus of congratulations for Macron, with ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-Nam wishing him "success in his responsible work for the development and prosperity of France".

Author: 0 A 'kill switch' is slowing the spread of WannaCry ransomware

Hospitals, with their often outdated IT systems and trove of confidential patient data, are a particularly tempting target. Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest.

Author: 0 Airlines, DHS officials discuss laptop & tablet ban on flights from Europe ‒ report

Britain followed with a similar ban applying to incoming flights from six Middle East and North African countries . Passengers on those flights are now required to carry anything bigger than a smartphone in checked baggage. A Capitol Hill source said it would be hard to institute the ban in Europe without expanding it to flights leaving the United States. If expanded, it could potentially impact all of the 60 European airports with direct flights to the U.S.

Author: 0 EIA Forecasts Rising Production, Moderating Pump Prices

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members made a decision to reduce output by 1.8 million barrels per day to rebalance the oil market for the first six months of this year. Crude prices had hovered near five-months lows earlier this week, but surged yesterday after the Energy Information Administration released data showing a 5.2 million barrel drop in USA crude stockpiles for the week ended May 5, far exceeding market expectations.

Global Relatives of jailed Venezuelan dissident seek global action
Author: 0 Relatives of jailed Venezuelan dissident seek global action

The demonstration convened by the UCV was dispersed by the National Guard (GNB) with tear gas and, according to Requesens, also with rubber bullets and marbles. "We are deeply concerned about the Maduro government's violent crackdown on protesters in Venezuela ", the statement said. While the opposition was keeping up momentum, it was unclear how the protests could achieve their aims after demonstrations in 2014 failed to dislodge Maduro.

Global Senate intel committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation info
Author: 0 Senate intel committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation info

According to the senators' joint statement , the committee sought the documents from Flynn last month, but Flynn's lawyer denied the request. By all accounts, Flynn was an especially terrible choice for the role. Michael Flynn was subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into links between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's campaign team.

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Rage-Rolls Through NYC Streets

McCarthy was spotted rolling through New York City traffic on Friday morning on a mock White House press room podium. From there, McCarthy touched on Spicer's gum-chewing habit, fondness for alternative facts, and combative style. Turning serious, she added, "I don't have any advice for Sean Spicer ". With the brouhaha over Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's firing, her Spicer impression this week should be comedy gold.

Global At least 10 injured as Greek passenger train derails
Author: 0 At least 10 injured as Greek passenger train derails

The train came off the rails and crashed through a house near the village of Adendro, which is about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city. "I saw a flash and, immediately, heard a awful explosion", Giorgos Mylonas, 78, told The Associated Press". At least 12 fire trucks were deployed to the area, the fire brigade said, and a rescue operation was underway.

Global President Buhari describes the releases of 82 Chibok girls as democracy gift
Author: 0 President Buhari describes the releases of 82 Chibok girls as democracy gift

According to her, however, the United Nations children's agency remained deeply concerned for the thousands of women and children still held in captivity by Boko Haram . Enoch Mark, a Christian pastor whose two daughters were among the kidnapped, said of the latest releases: "This is good news to us". A military source said the girls were now in Banki near the Cameroon border for medical checks before being airlifted to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

Author: 0 Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination

Paris and Los Angeles in the United States are the two remaining candidate cities for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The final decision will be taken after 4 months on 13th September in Lima with a voting system. According to a government-funded report related to the Boston's since-abandoned 2024 bid, since 1960, the Olympic Games experienced average cost overruns of almost 180 percent.

Author: 0 Indian-origin doc warned against UK health service cyber-hack

We should be prepared: "more hospitals will nearly certainly be shut down by ransomware this year", Chinthapalli wrote. Russia's Interior Ministry released a statement acknowledging a ransomware attack on its computers, adding that less than 1% of computers were affected, and that the virus is now "localized".

Author: 0 Israeli Cabinet Moves to Downgrade Status of Arabic Language

Hebrew is defined as the "national language" in the bill, which would become part of the country's so-called basic law, which is similar to a constitution, it said . Referring to his conversation with President Donald Trump last week in Washington, Abbas said he informed Trump "of our readiness to work with him and to meet the Israeli prime minister under his supervision for the sake of making peace".

Author: 0 Israel's cabinet submits bill to declare 'Jewish nation state'

Critics have described the proposed legislation, which also declares that the "right to self-determination" in Israel is "unique to the Jewish people" as impinging on the rights of its Arab minority. and his meeting with the President Donald Trump. Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said he supports Likud MK Bennie Begin's version of the bill, which simply states that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people in their homeland, and nothing else.

Global Mnuchin: US partners more comfortable with Trump on trade
Author: 0 Mnuchin: US partners more comfortable with Trump on trade

De Galhau echoed the sentiments of Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, who said, "We must not backpedal on free trade, as it has contributed to economic prosperity". -Canada trade relationship is to both economies. Trump has proposed slashing the USA corporate income tax rate and offer multinational businesses a steep tax break on overseas profits brought back home.

Global Sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra Goes on Fast, Attacked at Site
Author: 0 Sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra Goes on Fast, Attacked at Site

In a late night development, a team of doctors from RML hospital examined Mishra and said his vitals, including blood sugar level, pulse, blood pressure, is normal. Mishra was suspended from the AAP after his startling allegation that he witnessed Kejriwal accepting Rs 2 crore from fellow minister Satyendra Jain.

Author: 0 What Trump says Comey told him about being cleared

CNN cited an unnamed source as saying Mr Comey was "not anxious about any tapes" Mr Trump may have of their conversations. President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office.

Author: 0 Official photos of Oval Office meet leave out Russian ambassador

A Trump-Klimkin meeting had not been on the USA president's public agenda. The New York Times reported Wednesday's covert meeting and called it a "public relations coup". "Deadly serious (question): Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?" asked Colin Kahl, a former Obama White House staffer and National Security adviser to former Vice-President Joe Biden.

Author: 0 Trump seeks steps from Abbas to promote peace with Israel

The daily said the United States media were more focused on the Hamas charter than Abbas' visit, with the Palestinian Authority president "alone in the wrestling ring" with Trump and completely powerless. Nearly 24 years ago, it was on these grounds that President Abbas stood with a courageous peacemaker, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He also expressed that his preferred solution was to return to the borders of 1967 between Israel and Palestine .

Author: 0 White House advisers postpone Paris climate deal meeting

Trump vowed during his presidential campaign to "cancel" USA participation in the accord, which obliges countries to slash their greenhouse gas emissions to keep global temperatures from rising to catastrophic levels. Despite Trump's public utterances, the USA did however send a delegation to the talks, led by Obama-era negotiator Trigg Talley, who declined to comment on their brief.

Author: 0 Joe Schmidt excited to draw host nation Japan

Champions New Zealand drawn in Pool B with South Africa, Italy, Africa 1 and the victor of the Repechage. The Rugby World Cup draw took place in Kyoto today, as the 12 teams that have already qualified learned who their pool opponents would be when the tournament kicks off on September 20, 2019.

Global South Korea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile
Author: 0 South Korea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile

North Korea fired on Sunday an unidentified projectile from a region near its west coast, South Korea's military said . North Korea's latest missile test-firing might be "an attempt to start dialogue" with South Korea and the United States, author Gordon Chang said Saturday, but "now is not the time to start negotiations with North Korea".

Global Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russian Federation ties
Author: 0 Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russian Federation ties

President Donald Trump would welcome a congressional inquiry into his business ties with Russian Federation, the top White House spokesman said on Tuesday, after Republican Sen. "The only thing we said was we saw no evidence of influencing voter tallies in any of the 50 states, but we were not in a position to judge whether - what actual outcome on the election", added Clapper.

Author: 0 Ahead of EVM hacking challenge, EC to meet 55 parties on Friday

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said no government in power other than the AAP has shown the courage to question the authenticity of EVMs. Questioning the "reliability" of EVMs, activists Tehseen Poonawalla and V.V. Rao on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to prove in front of experts that the machines can not be tampered with.

Global AAP hacked 'look-alike' gadget, not our EVM
Author: 0 AAP hacked 'look-alike' gadget, not our EVM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday dared the Election Commission to give EVMs to the AAP which he said will change their motherboards in 90 seconds. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken said: "The issues expected to be discussed in the Assembly were the CM taking a bribe, dengue, water and power shortage and metro fare hike, but none of these issues was discussed, as Mr.

Global Somalia and its backers sign security pact to beef up army
Author: 0 Somalia and its backers sign security pact to beef up army

The meeting was attended by US Defence Secretary James Mattis, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, the presidents of Kenya and Uganda, the prime ministers of Ethiopia and Turkey, and the foreign ministers of Egypt, Germany, the Netherlands and Qatar.

Author: 0 Israeli ministers back proposed law demoting Arabic language

The provocative bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday and now waits to pass a number of rounds of legislation in the Israeli parliament, Knesset, for further readings before becoming law. Palestinians are most anxious that the pending legislation could diminish any hope of Palestinian refugees being able to return to the occupied territory.

Global Senate Panel Told Flynn 'Could be Blackmailed by the Russians'
Author: 0 Senate Panel Told Flynn 'Could be Blackmailed by the Russians'

Yates was the Obama administration holdover who was the acting attorney general for just 10 days of the Trump administration before she was sacked for refusing to uphold his first executive order on immigration. The warning, first reported by NBC News, came up during a discussion of White House personnel. The subcommittee meeting Monday is one of three congressional probes into the Russian Federation interference, along with House and Senate intelligence panels.

Author: 0 SK envoys to hold talks in China

But given South Korea's reliance on the USA as a security ally, it is "unlikely for Moon to deviate from the path" and get closer to China at the expense of the United States, said Dr Go Myong Hyun of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies think-tank in Seoul .

Author: 0 Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new FBI director

In a surprising turn of events, Andrew actually contradicted the White House's assertion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation lost faith in James and that's why they let him go. They can make recommendations, but the President will ultimately make the hiring decision. Comey instead told Trump he could count on his honesty, the Times said.

Author: 0 Chinese media told not to mention Belt and Road investments by country

At a time when the foundation for global economic recovery is not solid, trade investment remains weak, and growth impetus unstable, this Forum, with "Strengthening International Cooperation and Co-building the "Belt and Road" for Win-win Development" as its central theme, will offer an excellent opportunity to take stock of what has been achieved and most importantly to consolidate closer and stronger partnership, and draw strengths to upgrade infrastructure construction and connectivity to ...

Author: 0 Hamas picks new Gaza leader amid bid for more influence

The group claimed to approve 19676 Palestinian borders with Israel , its continued support of terrorism demonstrates a lack of interest in peace with the Jewish state. Hamas stopped short of recognizing Israel in its policy document, stating there would be no "compromising its rejection of the Zionist entity and (no) relinquishing (of) any Palestinian rights".

Global Not Correct To Hang Nirbhaya Rapists?
Author: 0 Not Correct To Hang Nirbhaya Rapists?

Sentencing the four in 2013, Judge Yogesh Khanna said the case fell into the "rarest of rare category" which justifies capital punishment in India. The four had challenged a 2013 court ruling that they should be hanged, which was later upheld by an appeals court.

Global Kapil Mishra to visit ACB office today
Author: 0 Kapil Mishra to visit ACB office today

Since Wednesday sacked AAP member Kapil Mishra is sitting on hunger strike outside his residence in Civil Lines to seek details of expenses made by top five leaders of AAP. A day after the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) registered three FIRs in the Public Works Department (PWD) scam involving Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's late brother-in-law Surender Bansal, the agency carried out raids at the PWD office.

Author: 0 Thousands demonstrate against new French president Macron

We congratulate Macron on his victory for it signifies a win over an onslaught on liberal, progressive and secular values for which France has stood for and which has set the basic standards of a democratic world. A former investment banker, Macron served as top adviser on economic issues to outgoing President Francois Hollande between 2012 and 2014. The pro-European centrist leader was elected President last week.

Global Strategic CRPF command shifted back to Chhattisgarh
Author: 0 Strategic CRPF command shifted back to Chhattisgarh

The team of security force personnel had been conducting operations in the area. At the meeting chaired by Rajnath Singh, "operational issues, infrastructure and logistics requirement to combat the Maoists will be taken up", said a Home Ministry official.

Global NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings
Author: 0 NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings

Christy Clark and the BC Liberals now hold 43 seats, one off the amount needed to have a majority government. For Vancouver-False Creek, Liberal incumbent Sam Sullivan was elected by 560 votes ahead of New Democrat Morgane Oger. "Recount requests were not accepted if they did not meet the requirements of the Election Act ". All votes cast in this manner will be tallied between May 22 and 24.