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Global Trump defends decision to fire Comey, denies Russian collusion
Author: 0 Trump defends decision to fire Comey, denies Russian collusion

But Sanders also said the Trump White House isn't trying to quash the investigation and they didn't plan to appoint a special prosecutor. I hope you won't either. "Moscow has a highly advanced offensive cyber program, and in recent years the Kremlin has assumed a more aggressive cyber posture", it said. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Wednesday the Russian Federation probe was one of the smallest things the FBI is dealing with, but McCabe testified, "We consider it to be ...

Author: 0 PM could win Commons majority of 48 based on local election analysis

The Conservatives made sweeping advances across the United Kingdom, gaining more than 500 councillors, winning tightly-fought battles for elected mayors in the West Midlands and Tees Valley and forcing Labour into third place in its former stronghold of Scotland.

Author: 0 'Garden Spicer' sign lets you put Sean Spicer cutout in your garden

Sean Spicer reportedly hid in the bushes to avoid reporters after FBI Director James Comey was sacked. Sanders said Trump had been considering letting Comey go from his role since the election, and that there had been "an erosion of confidence", but indicated that the final straw for Rosenstein and Trump was Comey's testimony last week before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Author: 0 China offers 100 billion yuan for new Silk Road initiative

Mr Xi said that it was time for the world to promote open development and encourage the building of systems of "fair, reasonable and transparent global trade and investment rules". He said China will launch Belt and Road cooperation initiative on trade connectivity together with some sixty countries and global organizations.

Author: 0 North Korea tests missile, raises new fears in Pacific

White House. South Korean military noted that the missile actually landed closer to Russian Federation than Japan. "If the missile reached a maximum altitude of 2,000 km, chances are high that it is a long-range missile", Chang Young-keun, a missile expert at Korea Aerospace University, told Yonhap News Agency.

Global Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter
Author: 0 Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

In her calm and self-controlled appearance, Ms. Yates recounted how she had informed White House counsel Donald McGahn that Mr. Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and expected the White House to take swift action to remove Mr.

Author: 0 With a few exceptions

Any other income would have been retained through third parties paying for services at his hotels and golf clubs, renting condominiums or purchasing Trump branded items, the letter says. His lawyers said he had bought the Florida property in 2005 for $41 million. Initially, the White House said the president acted on the recommendations of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions - who has recused himself from the federal Russia investigation after failing to disclose meetings with the Russian ...

Author: 0 Trump brings in hope for solving Israeli-Palestine conflict

Ushering in peace between the Israelis and Palestinians isn't the only thing Trump thinks is easier than people have said in the past. "We will get this done", Trump told Abbas during a joint appearance at the White House . The US president called on Palestinians to speak with one voice against incitement and hate speech. Abbas and Trump spoke by phone on March 11, and there are suggestions the USA president could visit the Middle East this month.

Global Election Commission assures to introduce VVPAT by 2019 Lok Sabha Elections
Author: 0 Election Commission assures to introduce VVPAT by 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

After 16 factions requested to look at EVM machines if those are authenticated, mentioning that confidence of people in EVMs had been damaged. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has been leading the opposition charge on this issue, claimed that its proposal of holding a "hackathon" has been "rejected" by the ECI.

Author: 0 North Korea's Missile in New Test Would Have 4500 km Range

In Beijing , Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that their countries are both playing an "important role as a balancing power" in world affairs by seeking a peaceful way out for of the crises in Syria and the Korean Peninsula.

Global China agrees to open market to United States beef, gas
Author: 0 China agrees to open market to United States beef, gas

China will also give permission to wholly foreign-owned financial services firms to provide credit-rating services in the Asian giant. The US will import cooked Chinese poultry and, more significantly, send delegates to attend Beijing's Belt and Road Forum starting tomorrow.

Author: 0 North Korea ballistic missile launch challenges new leader in Seoul

North Korea attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months. David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said that the missile could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles) if flown on a standard, instead of a lofted, trajectory - considerably longer than Pyongyang's current missiles.

Global Graham wants Federal Bureau of Investigation director without political ties
Author: 0 Graham wants Federal Bureau of Investigation director without political ties

Rogers briefly led President Donald Trump's national security transition team in 2016 before being let go just days after the election. To be fair, he was also critical of Trump's claim that Obama had his campaign wiretapped, saying that Trump had "put another quarter in the conspiracy parking meter" and that the accusation "makes no sense to me whatsoever".

Author: 0 U.S. says Donald Trump can't imagine Russian Federation pleased with North Korea missile

In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. The kind of projectile matters because while North Korea regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the US mainland.

Author: 0 North Korea carries out another ballistic missile test

According to the Japanese Defence Ministry , the projectile was in the air for 30 minutes and had reached an altitude of 2000 km or 1240 miles. Since the missile has failed several times earlier, the United States doesn't consider another launch to be a crisis at this point, the official said.

Author: 0 Donald Trump lampooned for Australian healthcare praise

It was apparently simple chit-chat, pleasantries spoken from one world leader to another when Mr Trump told Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in NY on Thursday night that "you have better health care than we do". It's tried to be a one size fits all and that's the opposite of what the plan is that we're putting in place right now. Donald Trump's approach to most issues is routinely incoherent, but Australia offers a special case.

Author: 0 Putin, Trump talk 'coordination' against terrorism in call

Trump and Putin discussed "safe, or de-escalation, zones to achieve lasting peace for humanitarian and many other reasons", according to the readout . The U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian air base, marking the first time America has directly targeted the Syrian government since the conflict there began.

Author: 0 Moon condemns N. Korean missile launch

Those are the missiles the U.S.is most anxious about, with the ability to reach the U.S. West Coast. He says Japan and the US also started discussing the sanctions on North Korea, but did not elaborate. A 30-minute flight time would instead require a missile that was highly lofted, reaching an apogee of about 2,000 km (1,240 miles) while splashing down at a range of 700 km.

Author: 0 New S.Korean leader sets course in stormy diplomacy

During his first speech as president, Moon said he would aim to sooth tensions between Beijing and Washington. Some of those goals would collide with those of the Trump administration , which is seeking to place more economic sanctions on North Korea to pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

Author: 0 Xi, Moon agree denuclearizing North Korea is 'common goal'

Yoon said that President Moon highly evaluated India's participation in worldwide sanctions against the North. Moon told Abe to "look straight at history" and not make the past "a barrier", South Korea's presidential office said. China vocally opposes the system because its defense mechanism reaches deep into Chinese territory. "It is important for South Korea to reassess its security dependence on the USA and on China for economic development", another added.

Author: 0 United States could leave Kim in place if Pyongyang scraps nukes

The latest attempt happened just one day after North Korea announced that it has detained another United States citizen on charges of acting against its sovereignty, making him the fourth American national to be detained by Pyongyang over the past weeks.

Author: 0 China pledges additional 100 billion yuan for Silk Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping opened today the Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation and called for unity to reach economic growth and balanced development of all nations. Japan has given billions of dollars in grants and low-priced loans to Southeast Asian nations to build ports and other facilities, and governments including South Korea have launched trade initiatives.

Author: 0 Russian Federation ready to work with Saudi Arabia, US on Syria

Germany's foreign ministry said it was anxious by reports of violations but that successfully implementing the deal could be the first step towards a real ceasefire in Syria . The chief problems facing these proposed "de-escalation zones" are the same ones that undermined past agreements on cessation of hostilities: the Syrian government and its allies have a very loose definition of what constitutes a terrorist group and the presence of extremist groups that have a vested interest in ...

Author: 0 PM Modi speaks to French President-Elect Macron

Macron's decision comes a day after the centrist candidate scored a decisive win over the far-right National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, to become France's 25th president. But it will be contesting its first ever election. That means many of them may be burdened by the handicap of being largely unknown to voters in constituencies they compete for.

Global Trump invites President of the Phillipines to the White House
Author: 0 Trump invites President of the Phillipines to the White House

Citing his "very friendly" relationship with the authoritarian Filipino ruler, President Trump claims he's invited Rodrigo Duterte to a tete-a-tete at the White House. Less than three weeks later, the top human rights official with the United Nations called for the Philippines leader to be investigated for murder . After all that drama, however, Duterte says he is busy.

Global Pablo Zabaleta to leave Manchester City
Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta to leave Manchester City

City, which has 72 points to Liverpool's 70 and Arsenal's 66, has its destiny firmly in its own hands although there were nerves aplenty against Leicester . "I've seen that happen before (but) a long time ago". Sanchez teed up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal's second goal and scored their third - his 50th Premier League goal - after Peter Crouch had brought Stoke back into the game with a controversial handball goal .

Global CIA Used 'Nano-poisonous' Radioactive Substance in Kim Assassination Attempt: North Korea
Author: 0 CIA Used 'Nano-poisonous' Radioactive Substance in Kim Assassination Attempt: North Korea

The hermit nation claimed that a North Korean citizen named "Kim" was bribed by the Central Intelligence Agency to carry out the assassination attempt on April 16, known as the Day of the Sun, the Telegraph reported . Mr Turnbull seized on the "bitter resentment" North Korea had recently expressed against China. The statement came hours after the US House of Representatives in Washington voted to broaden US sanctions against the North.

Global China welcomes ASEAN summit statement
Author: 0 China welcomes ASEAN summit statement

In the chairman's statement, issued Sunday after he hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila, Duterte merely took note of "concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments in the area". "In sum, although some ASEAN ministers feel progress is being made on managing maritime disputes in the South China Sea, the reality is that ASEAN is gradually accepting that the South China Sea has become China's lake", Thayer said.

Author: 0 British Columbia Energy at Stake With Vote Too Close to Call

Recounts and absentee ballots could still sway the final tally, such as with the Courtenay-Comox riding swinging to the NDP by a mere nine votes. British Columbia voters denied the B.C. and those people are from across the political spectrum", Weaver said. But premier Clark is the big loser. Clark says she believes there was a very strong message sent by British Columbians: "they want us to work together collaboratively and across party lines".

Author: 0 With You We Have Hope: Palestinian President Tells Trump

Hopes for a Middle East peace deal involving both Israel and Palestine shot up after the meeting between the US President Donald Trump and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Notably, no message was posted from President Trump's account to mark his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February. The president did not elaborate on any new policies or timetables to revive the long-stalled negotiations, and stopped short of explicitly endorsing a two-state solution.

Global Poll gives UK Conservatives big lead ahead of June election
Author: 0 Poll gives UK Conservatives big lead ahead of June election

Jeremy Corbyn threw Labour's commitment to the Trident into doubt by suggesting a multi-billion pound replacement of the nuclear weapons system could be reviewed if the party wins power next month. Here are five things we learned from the Labour leader's most comprehensive foreign policy speech since succeeding Ed Miliband in 2015. Throughout the speech, Corbyn made clear that a vote for Labour was a vote against foreign intervention.

Global Olivier Giroud brace boosts Arsenal's Champions League ambitions
Author: 0 Olivier Giroud brace boosts Arsenal's Champions League ambitions

He also caused a stir by "liking" a fan's Instagram comment after Arsenal's 2-0 win away at Southampton, which came from user marcelomarquezw that read 'I love you. City got two big breaks on its way to victory over the deposed champions. For example, should Hull finish on the same points, goal difference and goals scored as Swansea, the two will go head-to-head for Prem survival.

Author: 0 China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

He said that CPEC is at the core of China's One Belt, One Road initiative, which has fostered inclusion and tolerance in the region. A file photo of Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Director-General of the World Health Organization. "As we embark on a new chapter in our history, as we leave the European Union, we want to maintain a close and open trading partnership with our European neighbors, and at the same time pursue our ambition to secure free trade agreements around the world with new ...

Global Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran: state media
Author: 0 Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran: state media

Search and rescue teams, including Red Crescent relief workers, have been dispatched to the region and are now attending to the injured and searching for survivors. Local authorities say 12 villages have suffered more than 50 percent damage in the wake of the quake, noting that access to several villages has been blocked.

Global North Korea test-fires missile, challenging new South Korean leader
Author: 0 North Korea test-fires missile, challenging new South Korean leader

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the missile test-fired by North Korea flew 800 kilometers (500 miles) for about 30 minutes and landed in the Sea of Japan, but not inside Japan's exclusive economic zone. Abe said, "Japan is closely cooperating with the USA and South Korea and analyzing the situation as we firmly respond to the development". The launch will also complicate Moon's efforts to mend ties with China that have been strained by a decision by South Korea's former ...

Author: 0 Trump eyes 'fast decision' on Federal Bureau of Investigation director as interviews begin

They are among a dozen candidates being considered for the job. Among those also expected were acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, Michael Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and GOP Sen. He also sent out a tweet in which he appeared to threaten Comey by releasing recordings of their conversations. Mr Comey's farewell letter to the FBI seemed to indicate he felt the Russian Federation investigation should continue.

Global French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates
Author: 0 French centrists reach accord with Macron on parliament candidates

His inauguration will take take place later on Sunday. "There is a group among The Republicans (France's conservatives). saying "we want to be useful to the country, but we do not want to 'Macronise" ourselves, ' Macron's head of candidate selection Arnaud Leroy said on BFM TV, naming a number of leading figures among The Republicans".

Global Two militants killed in Handwara encounter
Author: 0 Two militants killed in Handwara encounter

The bodies of the dead were recovered along with their weapons, army spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said. Gunfight is over and the area is now being sanitised, according to officials. After the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani in 2016, there has been a rise in the militant attacks in the Valley. According to J&K police estimates there are more than 200 active militants in the Valley mostly of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and LeT.

Global Sumit enters gold medal round of Asian Wrestling Championship
Author: 0 Sumit enters gold medal round of Asian Wrestling Championship

Bajrang Punia won gold at Asian Wrestling Championship on Saturday in the 65kg freestyle category. "This is my first gold medal in a major global tournament and very happy to have achieved it", he added. Bajrang, who has a World Championship medal to show for his calibre, fought like a lion through the day, even though he had a shaky start against Sirojiddin Hasanov of Uzbekistan in the first bout, when he edged ahead 4-3.

Author: 0 North Korea launches ballistic missile — South Korean military

Delegations from the United States, South Korea and North Korea are in Beijing for a conference on a plan for a new Silk Road. "It tells China, 'I don't care what you think, I'm independent, '" he said. Abe says "Japan is closely cooperating with the USA and South Korea and analyzing the situation as we firmly respond to the development". "This is totally unacceptable and we strongly protest it".

Author: 0 Tillerson signs declaration stressing climate change threat

But in opening remarks, he cautioned that the USA was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken American commitments to the pact. Today US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Fairbanks, Alaska to attend the Arctic Council's tenth ministerial meeting.

Global Trump Signs Executive Order to Form Voter Fraud Commission
Author: 0 Trump Signs Executive Order to Form Voter Fraud Commission

The President first raised the issue of voter fraud in a tweet late November after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged with almost 3 million more popular votes. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the commission plans to have its work completed by 2018. Last November, Kobach met with President-elect Trump as part of the transition process.

Author: 0 Pope Nixes Medjugorje Visions But Says Shrine Has Benefits

There was no official crowd estimate, but the main square has a capacity of 600,000 and was overflowing. Wheelchair-bound Maria Emilia Santos said she regained the ability to walk on February 20, 1989, the anniversary of Jacinta's death, after praying to her.

Global Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani
Author: 0 Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani held a massive campaign rally in Tehran on Saturday ahead of an election which he said would be a "great historical decision" for Iran between "the path of peacefulness" and "constructive communication with the world" or tension and isolation.

Global 4 dead as explosions rock University of Maiduguri again
Author: 0 4 dead as explosions rock University of Maiduguri again

The third suicide bomber hid close to the vicinity of a church in the university, her explosive later detonated affecting the church structure but no other casualty except the bomber. " A male and female suicide bomber struck at the mechanical works department of the university ", a source revealed to Thecable . The group recently released 82 Chibok girls from captivity, over three years after they were kidnapped from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State.

Author: 0 Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N. Korea missile

The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February from the same region of Kusong, northwest of its capital, Pyongyang.

Author: 0 LA 2024 Venue Tour Part Two -- Photodesk

Baumann also expressed that his team was impressed by what LA 2024 had done to the city and to the Olympic movement. The Evaluation Commission will publish a report on the results of their reviews July 5 ahead of presentations to the International Olympic Committee membership later that month in Lausanne.

Author: 0 Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she wanted close cooperation with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and that their two countries would do everything to shape European policy. On Monday, he is expected to reveal the closely-guarded name of his prime minister, before flying to Berlin. His predecessor, François Hollande, welcomed him in the courtyard, shaking hands in front of hundreds of journalists.

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