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Global News guide for Trump-Russia probe focusing on ousted Flynn
Author: 0 News guide for Trump-Russia probe focusing on ousted Flynn

Mr Flynn , a retired army lieutenant-general, misled the White House about discussing USA sanctions against Russian Federation with the country's envoy, Sergei Kislyak, before Donald Trump's inauguration in January. Especially considering the fact that he gave Pence inaccurate information, which was then being used to unknowingly mislead the country. However, it took 18 days from the second meeting - and only after the news was leaked and published by the Washington Post - for the ...

Global WH again postpones Paris climate pact meeting as Macron jabs Trump
Author: 0 WH again postpones Paris climate pact meeting as Macron jabs Trump

Trump and his top climate and economic aids will kick-off discussions in earnest on Tuesday in the U.S., a senior administration official said, adding that "they are meeting tomorrow at 1.30 pm". While the White House appears to not have yet to decide where they stand on the agreement, envoys convened talks on Monday in Germany discussing the implementation of the deal to combat the effects of global warming.

Global Flynn under defense investigation over foreign payment
Author: 0 Flynn under defense investigation over foreign payment

General Flynn was warned on October 8, 2014 by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) that he was prohibited by the Constitution from receiving payments from foreign sources without advance permission. Flynn was pushed out of that job in 2014 and the DIA explicitly told Flynn that he could not to accept any compensation from a foreign state without prior permission from the federal government.

Author: 0 Ireland drawn with Scotland and hosts Japan at 2019 finals

New Zealand will face archrivals South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup pool stage in Japan and Six Nations champions England were again drawn in the toughest pool of the tournament on Wednesday. Eddie Jones's men were drawn in pool C , alongside Argentina , France and two play-off winners: "Oceania 2", which will be one of Samoa, Tonga or Fiji, and "Americas 2".

Global US Announces Sanctions On Syrian Scientists Over Chemical Attack
Author: 0 US Announces Sanctions On Syrian Scientists Over Chemical Attack

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Wednesday said that samples taken from scene in Khan Sheikhoun town bore the "signature" of sarin produced by Syria's government, BBC reported. Since then, the government has repeatedly been found to use bombs laden with chlorine, and worldwide inspectors have discovered traces of sarin and other chemical weapons in some locations.

Global United Nations starts talks on control over proposed safe zones in Syria
Author: 0 United Nations starts talks on control over proposed safe zones in Syria

He added that basic details were still unclear, including who specifically would ensure the zones were "safe" and exactly which groups would be kept out of them. Al Thani's remarks came as the office of Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations special envoy to Syria , announced that talks between the Syrian government and the opposition on ending the war will reconvene in Geneva on May 16.

Author: 0 NK broadcasts encrypted numbers even after S. Korea's election

The new President has so far proved hard to pin down on issues like the controversial US -made THAAD missile defense system deployment in South Korea, and has said he would like like to sign a peace treaty with the North. Moon faces a divided parliament in which his Democratic Party lacks a majority. Historical issues should be overcome "wisely" and not hamper the countries' relationship or efforts to deal with the North, the Blue House quoted Moon as saying.

Author: 0 Paul Ryan: Speaker says 'people had lost confidence' in Comey

Who President Trump selects to run the FBI, and how much that person is perceived to be independent from the White House, especially on the high-profile investigation into Russian influence in the election, will be a source of enormous scrutiny in the coming weeks.

Global Trump says no collusion; GOP and Dem members say case isn't closed
Author: 0 Trump says no collusion; GOP and Dem members say case isn't closed

Hours before Monday's Senate hearing, Trump insinuated that Yates, an Obama administration appointment, had leaked information on Flynn to the media. Washington Post: Yates says she warned White House Flynn could be "blackmailed" - "Former acting attorney general Sally Yates said Monday she warned the top lawyer in the White House that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russian Federation, and gave the White House a private warning 'so that they could ...

Global France Elects a Pro-European Union President
Author: 0 France Elects a Pro-European Union President

The broader movement also has more opportunities to make gains with elections coming later this year in Germany, Norway, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Portugal, among others. Russian Federation is also accused of launching hacking attacks on Macron's campaign in an effort to support Le Pen's candidacy. But that was the National Front's best ever showing, exposing deep divisions in the country.

Author: 0 McCabe: You Cannot Stop 'The FBI From Doing The Right Thing'

Trump's sudden firing of Comey shocked Washington and plunged Trump deeper into a controversy over his campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation that has dogged the early days of his presidency. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's antagonistic tweeting at US intelligence agencies over evidence of Russian hacking.

Author: 0 Trump Tweets 'Let's Make Peace' After Meeting Russian, Ukrainian Envoys

In brief remarks to journalists after the meeting, Mr Trump said his decision to abruptly fire Mr Comey the day before meeting Mr Lavrov did not affect the meeting "at all". "He was not doing a good job", Trump said. Congress is already carrying out probes over reports that Trump campaign associates were in contact with the Kremlin prior to the U.S election.

Author: 0 Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra goes on hunger strike

AAP has called Mr Mishra's allegations "wild and baseless". 'Show us papers (of land deal) or proof if it's true? he said. Singh claimed that Mishra was repeating what the BJP had been trying to allege in connection with the water tanker scam.

Author: 0 President Trump to Meet Turkish President on 16 May

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his visit to the United States next week would herald a new beginning in relations between the two countries. Relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have been strained by differences over Syria policy. "We want to know that our allies will side with us, and not with terror organizations", Erdoğan added.

Author: 0 AAP takes EVM protest to Election Commission

To bolster its claim, Bhardwaj, a former engineer, claimed to have "proved" the "tamperability" of EVMs in the Delhi Assembly this week. Disqualifying candidates named in a charge sheet for bribing voters, making electoral graft a non-bailable offence and easing of rules to order counting of votes through paper trail are some of the other issues Election Commission will discuss with political parties today.

Global Britain's Prince Philip, 95, to retire from public duties
Author: 0 Britain's Prince Philip, 95, to retire from public duties

Realising the mistake the article was then given a new headline reading "Queen's companion: Who is Prince Philip, what was the Duke of Edinburgh's military rank and when did he marry Queen Elizabeth?" but by that stage social media users had already posted screenshots of the gaff and it was still showing in Google search.

Author: 0 Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

As per the executive order , the "Commission on Election Integrity" will study vulnerabilities in voting systems used for federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations, improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations, and fraudulent voting.

Global Syria safe zones hit by clashes on first day
Author: 0 Syria safe zones hit by clashes on first day

The new deal was penned by Turkey, which backs the opposition, as well as Russian Federation and Iran, who are supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The proposal calls for taking measures to reduce fighting in four designated areas of Syria where rebels not associated with Islamic State terrorists control significant territory.

Author: 0 China's One Belt, One Road Financing Welcomes Local Currencies, Says PBOC Chief

On May 13th (Saturday), leaders from various countries across Asia and Europe ( including North Korea ) will arrive in Beijing for the much-anticipated Belt and Road Forum where they will discuss China's grand plans of establishing a new Silk Road of highways and high-speed trains through the "One Belt, One Road" initiative.

Author: 0 Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

The White House, for its part, has tried to spin Trump's past praise of Comey's decisions regarding the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. About Comey's sacking, Trump said the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief "was not doing a good job". According to a White House readout, the two discussed Syria, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Iran and its proxies, Ukraine, and the Middle East.

Author: 0 United Nations climate talks kick off in Bonn

Under former President Barack Obama , the U.S. and China issued several joint statements on climate change, even announcing together they would sign the Paris agreement . The White House said the search for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director was beginning immediately. She added that climate change "is a very important and sensitive issue for the French" and Macron said "he will protect what was made in Paris".

Author: 0 U.S. to arm Syrian Kurds in big blow to Turkey

Their half-hour conversation took place before an global conference on Somalia, and Mattis said he had no doubt the US and Turkey would "work this out with due consideration and significant attention paid to Turkey's security, to NATO's security and the continuing campaign against ISIS".

Global US Navy SEAL Killed, Two Others Wounded in Somalia
Author: 0 US Navy SEAL Killed, Two Others Wounded in Somalia

The US pulled out of Somalia after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets. Somali security forces killed a senior Al-Shabaab leader heading the group in Lower Shabelle region on Friday in southern Somalia, a government official confirmed on Sunday.

Author: 0 Australia's dream World Cup draw

Japan , the first Asian country to host the tournament, are in Pool A with Ireland and Scotland , while two-time victor Australia will take on Wales and Georgia in Pool D . "I'm excited by the draw". "Our pool is very balanced and will allow us to have tough matches from the start of the tournament". There were gasps from the Japanese in the audience at the draw when the hosts were paired with Scotland .

Global Russia wants quick UN vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'
Author: 0 Russia wants quick UN vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'

It is also unclear whether ISIS and other terrorists would comply with so-called safe zones in Syria. U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said he was convening what he called "rather business-like, rather short" peace talks in Geneva from May 16-19 to take advantage of the momentum.

Author: 0 England face France and Argentina in tough 2019 World Cup draw

Beating Italy would nearly guarantee them a place in the last eight regardless of the result against the reigning world champions and give South Africa a quarterfinal against Ireland , Scotland or Japan from Pool A . the European Cup or all those things, you don't forecast, you don't predict what's going to happen, you don't gamble on things." Australia's other two Pool D opponents are likely to be either Fiji or Samoa from Oceania and either the U.S.

Global Turk threatens to hit US-allied Kurds
Author: 0 Turk threatens to hit US-allied Kurds

Erdogan is due in Washington on May 16 for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. In a frame taken from video, USA forces patrol Friday on a rural road in northern Syria. However, the USA has called the PYD a key ally in the fight against Daesh in Syria. The bombings reportedly killed 40 Kurdish fighters in Iraq and 30 in Syria.

Global No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm
Author: 0 No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm

Last weekend, Nicole Kushner Meyer, Jared's sister, pitched a group of wealthy Chinese investors on a luxury-apartment-building project in New Jersey. The White House and Jared Kushner did not respond to requests for comment Thursday. "Kushner Companies apologizes if that mention of her brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors".

Author: 0 South Korea's President Is Firm on Denuclearization

This in turn could set off alarms in a more conservative Washington. I will also go to Beijing and Tokyo. "It hasn't much to do with THAAD directly, but it is a kind of warning" to South Korea and the U.S., Song Zhongping, a Chinese military affairs expert and commentator for Hong Kong's Phoenix TV, told the Associated Press.

Author: 0 Macron's party to get largest share of vote in parliamentary election

Earlier this week, Mr Valls rashly declared his intention to stand on the En Marche! ticket, without first making sure that Mr Macron's party wanted him. They included an ex-fighter pilot and a taekwondo blackbelt. The movement received more than 19,000 applications, Mr Ferrand said at a news conference, with 1700 telephone interviews conducted with candidates.

Author: 0 House Introduces Bill That Could Change Public Education

Police chiefs and sheriffs could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor - which carries possible jail time - if they fail to honor a jail detainer request from federal immigration agents. Once signed, the law will go into effect on September 1, but opponents plan to fight the measure in court. Republicans believe it is a huge win for Texas .

Author: 0 Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows

At Wednesday's meeting, Trump emphasized the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria, underscoring the need for Russian Federation to "rein in the Assad regime, Iran, and Iranian proxies". It also is true that any such attitude is not a good starting point for constructing prudent and effective policy toward Russian Federation and toward other foreign policy problems on which Russian Federation is a major player.

Global Aeroplan no more? Air Canada to launch own loyalty program
Author: 0 Aeroplan no more? Air Canada to launch own loyalty program

Duchesne, who has retired following a medical leave of absence, worked for Air Canada and led frequent flyer program Aeroplan from the time it separated from the airline in 2002, until it became Aimia. Aeroplan was originally Air Canada's in-house loyalty program but it was spun off as an independent business, now called Aimia Inc., which has expanded its customer base and evolved its services over the years.

Author: 0 Russian Federation to fully support resumption of direct dialogue b/w Palestine, Israel

So it's the flawless place to ask the president of the Russian Federation about a significant situation in American politics, right? " ... You see I am going to play hockey, with the hockey fans, and I invite you to do the same". Russian Federation will continue to give full support to the resumption of direct dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis, he added. Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a joint press conference at the Bocharov ...

Author: 0 Slum pope/billionaire: Francis to meet with President Trump

Francis hasn't commented on Trump's presidency other than to say, on the day of his inauguration, that he'd take a wait-and-see approach. "President Trump has said a lot of things that a lot of those leaders agree with", said an aide. A former USA principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, Jerry Feierstein, said the Trump visit "makes ideal sense". One of the people with knowledge of the sales said that as planning for Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia intensified ...

Global Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents
Author: 0 Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

In an email, his lawyer Robert Kelner said they had no comment at this time on the subpoena. The subpoena comes a day after President Trump removed James Comey as FBI director during an ongoing investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Author: 0 New South Korea president says he is willing to visit Pyongyang

In a speech at the National Assembly, Moon pledged to work for peace on the Korean Peninsula amid growing worry over the North's expanding nuclear weapons and missiles program. Speaking to the Washington Post before the election, Mr Moon said himself that THAAD's deployment was undemocratic and that the timing "is not desirable".

Global Energy projects hazy as British Columbia Liberals lose majority
Author: 0 Energy projects hazy as British Columbia Liberals lose majority

The Green Party and NDP share similar ideas in some areas - such as opposition to Kinder Morgan's pipeline, raising carbon taxes, and taxing housing speculators. In this case, a spokesperson for Christy Clark tells CKNW Judith Guichon had that conversation with her Wednesday morning. Lore noted two factors that she sees as key to unlocking the youth vote: the tools of the trade and representation.

Author: 0 GOP leader defends all-male senators' health bill group

Then he charged back into the fraught topic. The plan allows states to apply for waivers from the federal government that gets them out of numerous regulations put in place under the Affordable Care Act - including one that bans insurance companies from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for a health plan.

Global Philippines Offer Sulu Sea for China's Military Exercise
Author: 0 Philippines Offer Sulu Sea for China's Military Exercise

Meanwhile, Patron said efforts ASEAN and China continued to craft the framework of a binding code of conduct among claimant parties in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, Russia, which has also slowly becoming a nation with close tie with Philippines, has also expressed interest in holding joint military exercise in Philippines.

Author: 0 Security mishap may have opened W.H. up to Russian spying

A handout photo made available by the Russian Foreign Ministry shows US President Donald J. Trump (C) speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. "Our official photographer and their official photographer were present, that's it", said a White House official. The New York Times reported Thursday about a private White House dinner, presumably the same one, in which Trump demanded Comey's loyalty .

Author: 0 UK's Theresa May Maintains Strong Lead in Weekend Opinion Polls

In the West Midlands and Tees Valley, both previously solid Labour areas, Corbyn's party lost out to the Tories in the metro mayor election. In reponse to the local election results the PM said she was still "taking nothing for granted" in the upcoming general election.

Global Press to Trump-Lavrov meeting, Russian media covers it
Author: 0 Press to Trump-Lavrov meeting, Russian media covers it

Trump, who has expressed hopes of repairing relations with Moscow, said last month that the USA was "not getting along with Russian Federation at all" and the relations between the two countries "may be at an all-time low". presidential election. Vice President Mike Pence backed Mr Trump's decision to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation boss, saying the "president made the right decision at the right time".

Author: 0 Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Former FBI agents said such a statement by the director would be all but unthinkable. And while the Republicans have a majority in the Senate to allow the President's pick to be easily passed through, any candidate deemed by the Democrats to be too closely aligned to Mr Trump will likely face heavy scrutiny.

Author: 0 Ismail Haniyeh elected as new Hamas leader, replacing Meshaal

Abdulatif al-Qanou, Hamas spokesman in Gaza , said in an emailed press statement that Haniya replaced Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader that has been the chief of the movement for eight years. Hamas, which was founded in 1987, is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood - the banned Egyptian Islamist movement. Gaza resident Rani Abu Samra said he hoped Haniyeh's election could bridge gaps with Fatah and mark "a new beginning for a real reconciliation on the internal Palestinian level".

Global Icon signs biography of French president-elect Macron
Author: 0 Icon signs biography of French president-elect Macron

The 39-year old former investment banker, who has never held elected office, became the youngest President and occupant of the Élysee Palace. "The old parties are dying, or are already dead", Valls said. An IFOP poll for Pèlerin/La Croix found 62 per cent of Catholics voted for the independent candidate, with 71 per cent of regular Mass-goers choosing him over right-wing populist Marine Le Pen .

Author: 0 Moon Jae In sworn in as S. Korea's new president

Facing the challenge of uniting ideological and generational divisions in the country after the bitterly fought election, he called on all people to work to achieve national unity. Mr. Moon was jailed while a student in the 1970s for leading protests against military ruler Park Chung-hee, Ms Park's father. He said North Korea was "fully ready to respond" to any attempt at a pre-emptive strike on the hermit state.

Global Victor Cruz: 'Mutual interest' between Ravens, Victor Cruz
Author: 0 Victor Cruz: 'Mutual interest' between Ravens, Victor Cruz

The Record's Art Stapleton reports there is "mutual interest" between the Ravens and free agent Victor Cruz . The former Pro Bowler was once Eli Manning's favorite target. After missing the entire 2015 season with an injury, Cruz played in 15 games last season, recording 39 catches for 586 yards and a touchdown. Cruz had been a Giants fixture since August of 2010, when the undrafted rookie from UMass who grew up in the shadow of the Meadowlands stunned everyone with a breakthrough ...

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