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Global Comey not anxious about possible Trump tapes
Author: 0 Comey not anxious about possible Trump tapes

He also specifically brought up the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of IL, who serves on the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn on Friday afternoon asking for copies of any tapes involving conversations with Comey that might exist, according to a report by NPR .

Global Putin condemns North Korea missile test
Author: 0 Putin condemns North Korea missile test

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is condemning the latest North Korean ballistic missile test as a violation of Security Council resolutions and a threat to peace and security in the region. The United Nations Security Council is due to meet Tuesday to discuss North Korea's latest missile launch , diplomats said on Sunday, which was requested by the United States and allies South Korea and Japan.

Global Sydney bus strike hits commuters as drivers walk off the job
Author: 0 Sydney bus strike hits commuters as drivers walk off the job

Bus drivers are furious at the decision and their union has called it an " outrageous action ". "Members of the public should make alternative arrangements to travel to work and get their children to school." Transport Minister Andrew Constance said he was unhappy about the move.

Author: 0 North Korea is intimidating the entire world

The South Korean, Japanese and US militaries say the missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan. Haley previously indicated that new sanctions could target oil, a critical import for North Korea mainly from China, and she said Tuesday the US also wants sanctions on organizations and businesses in third countries that are helping Pyongyang.

Author: 0 Merkel Ally Says Macron's Brexit Stance to Strengthen Her Hand

On Tuesday, he and Philippe were finalising a government which Macron says will supersede France's entrenched left-right divide and breathe new life into the country's jaded political landscape. Picking him would send a clear signal that Macron hopes to attract other young modernisers from the Republicans to his new centrist party, La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM), which will contest parliamentary elections in June.

Author: 0 Trump to work as 'mediator' between Israel, Palestine

Despite the decades of failed efforts to achieve a lasting peace in the region, Trump said his administration has a "very, very good chance" to get it done. That has sparked speculation about a meeting of the three. It said USA and Israeli officials have declined to confirm the trip. Abbas and a small entourage arrived outside the West Wing in a black limousine shortly before noon and were greeted by Trump.

Global 3 years on, Modi remains people's PM but key issues remain unaddressed
Author: 0 3 years on, Modi remains people's PM but key issues remain unaddressed

Unfazed by criticism of the demonetisation move, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said replacing 86% of the currency in circulation with new bank notes. "And 60% citizens believe that crime against women and children has not come down, this is up from 38% a year ago, a substantial rise". They believe that though demonetisation may not have reduced corruption, it helped in fighting black money.

Author: 0 Putin Accuses U.S. Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump And Secrets

Putin sent a defiant statement to those casting suspicion over Trump's attitude to Russia Wednesday, accusing them of being detrimental to the US itself. In Washington, Republican and Democratic lawmakers said they wanted to see the Comey memo. "It may cause small damage - or local damage - but not a disaster", Sofrin said.

Global Mike Brown nearly arrested heading to Game 2 thanks to Gregg Popovich
Author: 0 Mike Brown nearly arrested heading to Game 2 thanks to Gregg Popovich

You heard him! Stop!' So I go, okay, I own a motorcycle, so if I scoot a little closer to them, they're going to get scared, because I would get scared. "And a cop out of nowhere pulls in front of me and goes, "Hey, you!" Apparently, no one told the police he was now in charge. 'Hey, you! You heard him! So I start scooting forward.

Global UN court to rule on Indian 'spy' facing execution
Author: 0 UN court to rule on Indian 'spy' facing execution

This is important because it sends out a signal that India is no less than other developed nations. Noted lawyer Harish Salve had told the court that India couldn't arrange for Jadhav's defence due to denial of consular access by Pakistan.

Author: 0 Putin Offers Congress Record of Trump's Meeting With Lavrov

His response to a reporter's question came at the end of a brief appearance with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra at the State Department, and after Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to provide us lawmakers with "a record" of the Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russian officials.

Author: 0 United Nations chief seeks early meeting with new French president

Helen Lhuillier, a 73-year-old French Canadian who has lived in France for 40 years and attended his supporters' victory rally outside the Louvre museum, said she liked Macron's "policies and his personality, his enthusiasm". The president of European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, said in a statement: "We remain extremely concerned by the still large support for parties of the far right, not only in France but across Europe".

Author: 0 A Member Of Congress Is Officially Calling For Trump's Impeachment, Here's Why

Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who has been known to blow off reporters before. But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the U.S. According to the Times , the White House has declined to comment on whether transition officials were aware of the Flynn investigation before Trump's inauguration.

Author: 0 More US Republicans back independent probe of Trump-Russia ties

The White House said the president has never asked Comey or anyone else to end any investigation. The threat related to laptops carried on airplanes, according to a senior US official. Russian Federation has repeatedly denied interfering in the USA election. USA intelligence-sharing agreements include the Five Eyes program with Canada, Australia, Britain and New Zealand.

Global Deal to establish Syrian
Author: 0 Deal to establish Syrian "de-escalation zones" comes into effect

According to the text of the document published by the Russian Foreign Ministry on May 6, Russia , Turkey, and Iran agreed to establish four separate de-escalation zones in Syria for at least six months. Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow and other countries-guarantors of memorandum have provided the United States with all the information on the document.

Author: 0 Third Confederate monument taken down by New Orleans

The group claimed the City Park Improvement Association owns the statue, not the city. More recently, lawmakers in the Louisiana House backed a proposal aimed at keeping cities from removing Confederate monuments in a vote Monday that black lawmakers derided as "divisive" and "offensive".

Author: 0 Sen. Angus King on Impeaching Trump: 'Slow Down'

Betfair was also offering odds of 12/5 percent that Trump would leave office this year, implying a 27 percent chance that he would depart. The Democratic firm found that 48 percent of respondents want Trump impeached while 41 percent are opposed to removing the president from office.

Global Wage growth set to stall at all-time low
Author: 0 Wage growth set to stall at all-time low

The WPI data are widely in line with market expectations and imply that wage growth is stabilizing, although at low levels. SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian wages were rising at their slowest pace on record, official data released on Wednesday showed, subduing both inflation and spending at a point when household debt has climbed to an all-time peak.

Author: 0 Israel calls for embassy move to Jerusalem

The question was raised after a USA consular official reportedly told an Israeli official that the wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, "is not your territory, it's part of the West Bank". The White House said the comment did not represent the president's position. The administration has yet to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem , a move that would validate the religious and political significance of the city.

Global Pvt. Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in prison
Author: 0 Pvt. Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in prison

The Army said that while Manning is being assigned to Oklahoma's Fort Sill, she doesn't need to report for duty there, meaning she has discretion about where she lives. Manning's attorneys Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward agreed. "Chelsea is still subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice", said Combs. Manning, who twice attempted to commit suicide during her incarceration at Fort Leavenworth , was the unlikely source of disclosures that rocked the U.S.

Global New York craft brewers invited to compete head-to-head
Author: 0 New York craft brewers invited to compete head-to-head

In keeping with the trend, the local craft beer scene continues to expand with more than a dozen breweries now operating in Santa Cruz, a handful of taprooms and more of both on the horizon. "I'm not sure the General Assembly is the best avenue to ensure the success of the micro-brewery industry in North Carolina", he said at the time. That would absolutely not include Blue Moon Brewing Co., which never existed as an independent brewing company but appears first in the "Craft ...

Global West Brom will pull out of Taylor deal rather than face tribunal
Author: 0 West Brom will pull out of Taylor deal rather than face tribunal

Taylor is highly unlikely to sign the new contract and the club have only offered the new contract to him to protect their interest so that a fee can be awarded by a tribunal when he leaves Elland Road in the summer. "It's a risk that's not worth taking". The post West Brom Boss Tony Pulis Could Drop Interest In Leeds Defender Charlie Taylor appeared first on 360Nobs.com.

Global Trump's own version of Comey drama raises more questions than it answers
Author: 0 Trump's own version of Comey drama raises more questions than it answers

Trump's behavior raises "the specter of possible intimidation and obstruction of justice", wrote Reps. - Mike Rogers, former House Intelligence Committee chairman. Yet Trump's letter terminating Comey alluded to the questions surrounding his own administration ("While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation") and made no mention of the FBI director's much-criticised decisions involving Clinton.

Author: 0 United Kingdom local elections: Labour woe looks ominous for bigger fight

The General Election on 8 June shows early signs that May will inflict a heavy defeat on her Labour counterpart, Jeremy Corbyn. As expected The Conservatives have made gains while nearly all the other parties have lost ground. However, within Scotland, the Conservatives had the biggest gains, up 164 seats to 276. Crucially, Labour held all of their seven county seats in Gedling - which the Conservatives had targeted as key to securing a majority.

Global Iranian opposition figure Karoubi to vote for Rouhani in election
Author: 0 Iranian opposition figure Karoubi to vote for Rouhani in election

The two candidates were the top conservative challengers to President Hassan Rouhani , a pragmatist whose government negotiated a 2015 deal with world powers to rein in Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting worldwide sanctions. The talks to reach agreement on a deal required bilateral negotiations between Iran and the United States, at the foreign ministerial level, breaking a three-decade taboo on direct negotiations between the two countries.

Author: 0 Mishra Begins Hunger Strike, Demands Details of Travel Funding

Mishra's letter comes a day after he was suspended from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following his allegation that Jain had also settled a Rs 50 crore land deal in favour of Kejriwal's brother-in-law. Till some time back, Mishra had been accusing the BJP of shielding Dikshit in the case and later he alleged that the AAP government tried to shield her.

Author: 0 Kim Jong-Un UN Security Council weighs tightening sanctions on North Korea

Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Washington next month, with North Korea expected to be high on the agenda, the South's presidential Blue House said . The US said on Tuesday it believed it could persuade China to impose new sanctions on North Korea and warned that it would also target and "call out" countries supporting Pyongyang.

Global Mexicans protest for justice after reporter murdered
Author: 0 Mexicans protest for justice after reporter murdered

Jan-Albert Hootson, Mexico representative for the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, said Valdez and Riodoce were known as a rare source of independent, investigative journalism in Sinaloa. Valdez was due to be cremated at 2300 GMT on Tuesday, his family said. Dozens of journalists gathered around the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City on Tuesday (May 16) to protest after a Mexican journalist, renowned for coverage of organised crime, was killed in the state of ...

Global More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja
Author: 0 More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja

The group representing the families of the girls said they were awaiting confirmation on how many had been released. Meanwhile, speaking on the overall well-being of the 21 girls who had been rescued earlier, Yesufu stated that although the government had denied them access to the girls, they have continued to push for their proper rehabilitation and most importantly, their return to school.

Author: 0 Lawyer 'very surprised' if Ian Brady knew where Keith Bennett's body was

Mosnter Brady, who imfamously tortured and murderer five children in Greater Manchester during the 1960s, died aged 79 on Monday. Four of Brady and Hindley's victims were buried on Saddleworth Moor. When it was rumoured Brady was dying last December, Mr Ainley said: "It is hard to know, without Ian Brady releasing a qualified medical report, the true prognosis bearing in mind previous stories concerning his poor state of health".

Global 'India's longing for great power status a challenge for China'
Author: 0 'India's longing for great power status a challenge for China'

On the issue that India boycotted One Belt One Road summit, Zhanwu said "One Belt One Road forum was opened to all and its India who decided not to be a part of it". "China's position is clear that this (Kashmir issue) is a dispute between India and Pakistan left from the past and it is for them to resolve the dispute through negotiations", Zhanwu said.

Author: 0 British Columbia's LNG Dreams May Be Over

The Clark-led Liberals have championed huge development projects, a $10 billion dam on the Peace River, a bridge over the Fraser River larger than what Washington's highway department once wanted to build across Lake Washington. But the Liberal win spells the likely death knell of thermal coal exports through British Columbia. Forty-four seats are needed for a majority. Morgane Oger, a New Democrat, lead most of the evening, but incument Liberal Sean Sullivan, a former Vancouver major, pulled ...

Author: 0 Israel Dismisses US Concern Over Jerusalem Embassy Move

Despite those warnings, some of Trump's top advisers are urging him to make good on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announce plans to move the embassy there during his visit next week, and Trump has yet to reach a decision, two White House officials confirmed.

Global Backgrounder: Iran's presidential elections in a glance
Author: 0 Backgrounder: Iran's presidential elections in a glance

In announcing his decision, Qalibaf asked his supporters "to contribute their full capacity and support for the success of my brother, Ebrahim Raisi". In recent weeks, Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric, has lashed out at the conservatives over issues from freedom of speech to corruption and wealthy institutions that don't pay tax.

Global Top New York identity vanishes over Bermuda Triangle
Author: 0 Top New York identity vanishes over Bermuda Triangle

Blumin is the CEO of the Skylight Group, a celebrated event venue development and management firm that's scored write-ups in The Observer and the NY Times . The search for the missing aircraft had been concentrated in this area , according to NBC . "There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", said Coast Guard spokesperson Lieutenant Commander Ryan Kelly said.

Author: 0 NDP and Liberals running neck and neck in tight BC election

Olsen has 42.91 percent of the vote with 49 of 113 ballot boxes counted. New Democrat Leader John Horgan voted at an advance poll. Projections showed Liberal candidates elected in 40 ridings and leading in two, the NDP elected in 38 seats and leading in four and the Greens elected in two and leading in one.

Global Nicola Sturgeon sets out agenda for Scotland's future
Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon sets out agenda for Scotland's future

She said: "What I am saying in this election is that we have an opportunity, by how we vote, to give those proposals democratic legitimacy". She also aped the Prime Minister's language of appealing for personal votes that would be "strengthening my hand" in her effort to be heard in Brexit negotiations.

Author: 0 Conservatives win Lancashire County Council elections

Labour and the Liberal Democrats made small gains, with 17 and 11 seats respectively. Conservatives also achieved shock victories in elections for regional mayors in the West Midlands and Teesside, as well as in the West of England. The Conservatives will win a healthy - but not an overwhelming - majority in the general election, an analysis of the results found. The Tories gained five seats for a total of 36, while Labour won six seats which was a loss of three.

Global Labour's Corbyn denies pacificism, but says military force has not worked
Author: 0 Labour's Corbyn denies pacificism, but says military force has not worked

JEREMY Corbyn and Theresa May have clashed over foreign and defence policy as the General Election campaign focused on leadership. (Yui Mok/PA via AP). Mr Corbyn began by criticising Western interference in countries such as Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen, describing "regime change wars" in Iraq, Libya, and Syria as a failure that have "made the world a more unsafe place".

Global Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russian Federation

Counterintelligence investigations like this one that examine the operations of foreign intelligence services on USA soil are heavily classified, historically time-consuming and rarely result in criminal charges. The Associated Press reported last week that one sign taken as a warning by Obama officials about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak was a request by a member of Trump's own transition team made to national security officials in the Obama White House for the classified Central Intelligence ...

Author: 0 U.S. risks rupture by supporting Kurdish group

First, enhanced and increased US assistance against the PKK, without any public expressions of concern about the tactics the Turkish military uses in civilian areas of southeastern Turkey. Considering the presence of a strong independent judicial system in the US that even suspended one of the first decrees of newly-elected US President Donald Trump about migrants from seven Muslim countries, a positive solution on Gulen's extradition purely for political reasons looks absolutely futile.

Global French president pushes Paris Olympic bid, forms government
Author: 0 French president pushes Paris Olympic bid, forms government

Paris and Los Angeles will have another opportunity to present their bids to International Olympic Committee members in Lausanne in July after they receive the evaluation commission report. On Monday, he told Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo the bid stimulated the kind of national optimism he hopes to generate during his mandate. Hidalgo simply said "we are at the top, and we are going to stay there".

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Author: 0 "Political schizophrenia": Putin offers Congress 'record' of Trump's disclosures

At a meeting with the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Putin joked that Lavrov needs to be reprimanded because "he has not shared these secrets with us", Russian news agency Interfax reported Wednesday. Making the sharing of intelligence with Russian Federation particularly tricky is the Kremlin's close relationship with Syria and Iran - adversaries of Israel.

Author: 0 PM Calls Up French President-Elect to Congratulate Him

Emmanuel Macron steps into his new role as France's President-elect. 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.

Global GOP chairman of the House oversight committee seeks Comey-Trump documents
Author: 0 GOP chairman of the House oversight committee seeks Comey-Trump documents

The New York Times was the first on Tuesday to report the discussion and subsequent memo. Meanwhile, the Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, Jason Chaffetz, wrote a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation requesting that it turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between Comey and Trump.

Global Theresa May announces sweeping promises on workers rights
Author: 0 Theresa May announces sweeping promises on workers rights

The manifesto will include the continuation of all workers' rights now guaranteed under European Union law, as set out in the Prime Minister's Article 50 letter to the bloc at the end of March. "A Labour government will never consider these rights a burden or accept the weakening of workers' rights, consumer rights or environmental protections".

Author: 0 Kremlin Not Commenting on Trump Allegedly Sharing Secret Information With Lavrov

Putin dismissed the USA politicians, whom he did not identify, as either being "stupid" or "dangerous and unscrupulous" who are wittingly "causing the damage to their own country". Two U.S. officials said on Monday that Trump had disclosed highly classified information to Lavrov about a planned Islamic State operation, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump's short tenure in office.

Global Ransomware attack: Odisha's govt hospital falls prey to WannaCry virus
Author: 0 Ransomware attack: Odisha's govt hospital falls prey to WannaCry virus

Ganjam Assistant District Medical Officer (ADMO) lodged a complaint in this regard with Berhampur Town police following which Berhampur SDPO launched a probe into the incident. The alleged hacker had demanded payment of a ransom of Dollars 300 to restore the old files of the system, he said adding that the message threatened that the data in the system would be destroyed if there was undue delay in payment.

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