Author: 0 Putin says Russian Federation meddling furor is 'nonsense'

President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes Comey wrote after the meeting. "I was in the room, it didn't happen", McMaster had said. "I spoke to [Lavrov] today", said Putin with a smile. Putin said the anti-Russian sentiment in America is damaging the country and not allowing Trump to govern properly.

Global Nine injured in protest outside Turkish embassy in Washington DC
Author: 0 Nine injured in protest outside Turkish embassy in Washington DC

It was a delicate balance after Trump had signed off on a plan vehemently opposed by Turkey that authorizes directly arming Syrian Kurds known as the YPG in the fight to take back Raqqah, Islamic State's self-declared capital. The Turkish President is making it clear to U.S. President Donald Trump that he won't accept any U.S. support of Kurdish fighters. Of course, they couldn't get together without arguing over the recent USA decision to increase arms shipments to the Kurdish YPG, ...

Author: 0 USA officials warn Trump against moving United States embassy to Jerusalem

The comment is a walk-back from a campaign promise to move the embassy, a promise Trump made after he had gotten booed in 2015 at the Republican Jewish Coalition when he refused to call Jerusalem the "undivided capital" of Israel. The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as a capital of a future state. Summary⎙ Print Palestinian leadership hopes that US President Donald Trump's upcoming regional visit will advance the launching of a peace process based on the 2002 Arab Peace ...

Author: 0 Handover all James Comey documents on Trump: US Congress to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Trump disclosed classified information in that meeting. Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt U.S. President Donald Trump. Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of a judiciary subcommittee investigating Russian Federation, said that Comey should testify before his Senate panel about his discussions with Trump over Flynn, who resigned earlier this year.

Global Busy day for French president: Names PM, meets with Merkel
Author: 0 Busy day for French president: Names PM, meets with Merkel

Merkel said at the weekend she wanted close cooperation with Macron and that their two countries would do everything to shape European policy. "We each represent the interests of our own countries, but the interests of Germany are naturally closely tied to the interests of France", Mrs Merkel said.

Author: 0 Intel Community Will Not Conduct Damage Assessment of Trump's Disclosure

On Monday , National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said the Washington Post's report that Trump revealed highly classified with Russian officials, "as reported ", was "false". With no notice, Trump last week fired FBI director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the USA presidential election.

Global Donald Trump hits back over Russian information sharing
Author: 0 Donald Trump hits back over Russian information sharing

McMaster, in a White House briefing, said: "In the context of that discussion, what the president discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversation and is consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leaders with whom he is engaged".

Global White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers
Author: 0 White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott recognized the 22 officers that died and commended first responders and others who helped two officers in Guilford County survive after being attacked in recent months. These occurrences, and the possibility of danger, weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of each police officer's family. "I wouldn't mind coming back every year".

Global Kentucky Republican Reps Quiet On Trump's Intel Share With Russia
Author: 0 Kentucky Republican Reps Quiet On Trump's Intel Share With Russia

In a conversation with a small group of reporters who followed him out of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Blunt said that he still supports Trump's firing of Comey. Still, the day-after accounts prompted questions about McMaster's earlier comments on the story that was first reported by The Washington Post . CIA Director Mike Pompeo was to brief members of the House intelligence committee late Tuesday.

Author: 0 ICJ judgment may prove fruitful for India: Defence Expert

Jadhav, arrested in March past year, has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities. Qureshi also claimed that the Indian government has not provided the court with all the facts of the matter.

Global North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says
Author: 0 North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says

The North has made no secret of its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen". The test was reportedly a successful mid-to-long range launch. The statement also condemned an April 28 ballistic missile launch by Pyongyang. The test came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that broke up 21 miles into its flight, the fourth failed test in a row.

Global Protesters Bloodied Outside Turkish Embassy in DC After Trump-Erdogan Meeting
Author: 0 Protesters Bloodied Outside Turkish Embassy in DC After Trump-Erdogan Meeting

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 , in Washington . "We support Turkey in the first fight against terror and terror groups like Isis and the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party], and ensure they have no safe quarter, the terror groups", the president added.

Author: 0 Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas slain Monday

He founded RioDoce in 2003, which has won several awards . Mexico is one of the most unsafe places to be a journalist, with the vast majority of attacks on the media unpunished. The CPJ reported that, in the weeks before his murder, Valdez told the CPJ that he was concerned for his safety . Mr. Valdez is the fifth journalist to be murdered in Mexico this year.

Author: 0 Bad Hombre Crackdown: Sessions Ramps War on Drug Traffickers

The implementation of Sessions's memo will be overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who has come under criticism in recent days for the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. The new policy will no doubt increase both federal prosecutions and increase prison populations, a fact that will echo issues into the future. In doing so, Sessions and his team will be walking back years of progress made and will sentence generations to lower living standards.

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship

Si Woo Kim may have won one of golf's most prestigious tournaments on Sunday but he might be taken away from us just as he announced himself to the world. "I've been striking the ball really well for about two or three weeks", Kim said. "My father told me, 'If such a great player is using it, you should give it a try, '" said Kim, who's ranked 94th on the tour with 29.02 putts per round and tied for 155th with 1.795 putts per hole on average.

Global China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield
Author: 0 China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

The reclusive North, even from its lone major ally, China, said the missile test was a legitimate defence against USA hostility. Reclusive North Korea has carried out five nuclear tests and a series of missile tests in defiance of UN Security Council and unilateral resolutions.

Global Crude Oil Prices Hold Positive Tone, Weaker Dollar Supportive
Author: 0 Crude Oil Prices Hold Positive Tone, Weaker Dollar Supportive

The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude June contract ticked up 27 cents, or around 0.6%, to $49.12 a barrel by 8:55AM ET (12:55GMT). This is while global oil supply fell by 140,000 barrels per day in April as non-OPEC, and especially Canada, pumped less, according to the IEA estimates.

Author: 0 Cornyn withdraws from consideration for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

But there was also an underlying, and perhaps more pressing, question: Why would Cornyn want the job? Others being considered for the role include Alice Fisher , a white-collar defence lawyer who previously led the Justice Department's criminal division, and Michael Garcia, a judge on the New York State Court of Appeals who previously served as the USA attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Author: 0 White House pushes back against leak allegations to Russian Federation

The officials said the information had been supplied by a United States ally in the fight against the militant group. Trump took to Twitter claiming he had every right to share the intelligence, and thus confirming the story. Trump also identified the city in Islamic State's territory where the USA ally had been monitoring the plot through a valuable and ongoing stream of intelligence.

Global Man jailed for 'depraved' backpacker attacks in Australia
Author: 0 Man jailed for 'depraved' backpacker attacks in Australia

It emerged during the trial that Heinze had previously been convicted of indecently assaulting a women two years before the Salt Creek attack. The former chef was sentenced on Wednesday for attacking the women, both 24, and an assault on another backpacker in 2014.

Global Japan's Princess Mako to get married, report says
Author: 0 Japan's Princess Mako to get married, report says

Her fiance will be Kei Komuro, 25, a former classmate at International Christian University in Tokyo , sources said. The 25-year-old princess will become engaged to Kei Komuro, a 25-year-old graduate student at Tokyo's Hitotsubashi University who lives in Kohoku Ward in Yokohama, near Tokyo, and who also works at a law firm, agency chief Shinichiro Yamamoto said.

Author: 0 McMaster Doubles Down On Defending Trump's Conversation With Russians

WASHINGTON-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to say Tuesday whether Israel was the intelligence source that provided the USA with information that President Donald Trump then shared with Russian officials. And that's a shame, because the White House national security advisor had just admitted an important detail: Trump gave highly sensitive intelligence to Russians without fully understanding just how highly sensitive it was.

Global Peace Talks First. The US Embassy Can Wait
Author: 0 Peace Talks First. The US Embassy Can Wait

When President Trump visits Jerusalem's Western Wall, one of the holiest Jewish sites in the world, during his trip to Israel next week, he will be the first-ever sitting U.S. Netanyahu is far more interested in getting Trump to put pressure on the Palestinian Authority to stop inciting and paying for terrorism, and to understand its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has neither the will nor the ability to ever make peace.

Author: 0 Trump presses Turkey's Erdogan to release jailed USA pastor

Trump and Erdogan will next meet May 25 at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. The group's Chief Counsel, Jay Sekulow, said in a post on the ACLJ website that he met with President Trump last week at the White House about the issue.

Global Turkey PM criticises Trump's decision to arm PKK to fight Daesh
Author: 0 Turkey PM criticises Trump's decision to arm PKK to fight Daesh

Mr Erdogan said the "fight against terrorism should not be led with another terror organisation" and that "we want to know that our allies will side with us and not with terror organisations". Turkey views the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), a central part of SDF, as the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought the state in the south-east of Turkey since 1984 and is considered a "terrorist group" by the USA and EU.

Global TMC wins four out of seven civic bodies in West Bengal
Author: 0 TMC wins four out of seven civic bodies in West Bengal

For the first time in three decades, 9-seat Mirik municipality in the Hills has been won by a mainstream party as the TMC won six and three went to GJM. The Congress-Left Front alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party were decimated. Harka Bahadur Chhetri's Jan Andolan Party (JAP) gave a tough fight to GJM in all wards of Kalimpong, but could manage to win only two of the 23 wards.

Global Release videos in 15-year-old's slaying by police
Author: 0 Release videos in 15-year-old's slaying by police

Immediate onlookers became enraged, as Negron was left uncovered for several hours before anyone came to look at the supposedly deceased teen. As a state, CT must not make the mistake of believing that police excessive force and police accountability are simply Bridgeport problems, or pretend that racial disparities in policing do not exist.

Global North Korea missile detected by THAAD, programme progressing faster than expected
Author: 0 North Korea missile detected by THAAD, programme progressing faster than expected

US President Donald Trump's administration has called for an immediate halt to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes and has warned that the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea under previous presidents was at an end. But experts have long believed that manufacturing a compact warhead for a long-range missile capable of striking the United States is one of the last remaining technologies North Korea has yet to master.

Author: 0 EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

Duke will be joined at the meeting by the acting administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, Huban Gowadia, Lapan said. Airports Council International, which represents hubs around the world, said it has been discussing the issue with bodies including the International Air Transport Association, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the European Commission and TSA in anticipation of the ban being extended.

Author: 0 White House denies Trump caused 'lapse in national security'

Mr McMaster was singled out for frequently attempting to subtly correct the president in conversation. "I can say again that what was shared was wholly appropriate". "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism". Spicer made his debut at the podium January 21 by reading a five-minute statement about the size of Trump's inauguration crowd a day earlier.

Global Afghanistan: RTA compound attacked by armed assailants
Author: 0 Afghanistan: RTA compound attacked by armed assailants

Witnesses said one attacker detonated explosives to enable the others to gain access into the compound of Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA). "Who they are, and what their target is, is still not clear". The state media building is close to the governor's compound and a police station. He said there appeared to have been at least three attackers, two of whom had blown themselves up while at least one was still fighting.

Global IAS officer found dead under mysterious circumstances
Author: 0 IAS officer found dead under mysterious circumstances

Cause of death would be ascertained after receiving a postmortem report, he added. Passersby informed the police about the body on the road and the police took the body to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead by the hospital authorities.

Author: 0 Trump transition handling of classified info raised concern

In a shock twist, the intelligence reportedly came from a U.S. ally which did not authorise Washington to share it with Moscow, and this could shatter trust that is essential to intelligence and counter-terrorism cooperation. Trump tried to explain what he said in two crack-of-dawn tweets Tuesday, writing that he "wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H.

Global UK wage growth falls behind inflation even as jobless rate sinks
Author: 0 UK wage growth falls behind inflation even as jobless rate sinks

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 14,000 between January and March, the Office for National Statistics has said. "Nonetheless, with the United Kingdom economy entering a weaker period as inflation continues to bite, more must be done to support growth and investment, including addressing the mounting burden of up-front taxes and costs faced by firms".

Author: 0 Veteran Crime Reporter Javier Valdez Killed In Mexico

The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists this month said " Mexico's press is caught in a deadly cycle of violence and impunity ". We offer our condolences to Mr. Always upbeat, sporting thick glasses and a Panama hat, Valdez often assisted foreign correspondents reporting in Sinaloa . "The gunmen, who the paper say appeared to be drugged, roughed up some of the reporters then stole their cameras, cellphones, and other personal effects".

Author: 0 In Seattle, Trump's travel ban gets another day in court

But Judge Richard Paez noted that the order that interned Japanese-Americans during World War II was neutrally worded. Inside, The Trump administration tried to convince a three-judge panel the president's so-called travel ban is legal. A judge in Washington, D.C., for instance, indicated last week that she was ready to block the travel ban but delayed her decision pending rulings in the appeals courts.

Author: 0 Government pushes on with company tax cuts

That equates to $6.2 billion of new taxes from the banking sector over the next four years. $216.6 million over four years cut from funding for aged care - a cut of around $1670 per resident per year. In a clever political move, the Treasurer has exempted customer deposits of less than $250,000, as well as superannuation and insurance funds. "The ATO has already raised $2.9 billion in tax liabilities this year against a group of just seven large multinational companies, and expects to ...

Author: 0 Merkron? France's Macron seeks close ties with Germany to shore up EU

Right-wing voters are seen to be a barrier for Macron in getting enough representatives in the National Assembly to successfully implement his policy programme. France's place is in the European Union "which protects us and enables us to project our values in the world", Macron said on Sunday, but the club needed to be "reformed and relaunched".

Author: 0 Spurs' Leonard ruled out for Game 2

Leonard scored 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting in almost 24 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three assists. Golden State holds a 1-0 lead in the series after the 113-111 victory. As of posting Pachulia's X-ray results reportedly came out clear but he will undergo an MRI the next day. Davis Bertans dropped in 13 points, and Dewayne Dedmon had nine points to go with a team-high nine rebounds off the bench for the Spurs , whose reserves outscored their starters 53-47.

Author: 0 US admiral: North Korea's action 'recipe for disaster'

A jubilant leader Kim Jong Un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that North Korean weapons could strike the US mainland and Pacific holdings. The presidential official said that means public opinion should be reflected in handling controversial issues like the deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery from the US and a deal with Japan on the victims of wartime sex slavery, and the results made public.

Global Nanaimo MLA says election uncertainty means anything is possible
Author: 0 Nanaimo MLA says election uncertainty means anything is possible

Officially, Clark remains premier until the government loses a confidence vote in the legislature. Both Horgan and Clark said on Wednesday that they intend to sit down with Weaver to talk about working together. Forty-four seats are needed for a majority. Finance Minister Mike de Jong was the lone BC Liberal to claim the student vote. With recounts expected in some ridings and absentee ballots not counted for two weeks, there is still a possibility that the final outcome could change.

Author: 0 Kurdsish Forces to Battle IS in Raqqa

If Erdogan can accept that his expectations cannot be realized because of the constraints of US law and national security interests but that he will be treated as an equal and there will be no interference or even harsh commentary regarding his domestic policies, these two birds of a feather should flock together for the mutual benefit of their respective national security interests.

Author: 0 Experts See Possible North Korea Links to Global Cyberattack

Liberal President Moon Jae-in took office last week with pledges to seek a dual-track approach to push for North Korea's denuclearization and dialogue with it. The Trump administration is hoping the pressure will bring North Korea back to the negotiating table for a peaceful solution, and the president himself has expressed willingness to talk to North Korea's leader under the right conditions.

Author: 0 Another local election buoys Merkel's party ahead of German national vote

But suggesting his campaign's emphasis may be broadening, Schulz told public broadcaster ARD on Sunday evening that while "we have managed to mobilize many people with the topic of justice, people are also asking us, 'what else is coming?'" "We suffered a hard moment last night", said Schulz on Monday at the SPD's headquarters.

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