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Global Trump calls himself victim of 'single greatest witch hunt'
Author: 0 Trump calls himself victim of 'single greatest witch hunt'

President Trump strongly disagreed. He said he respected the special counsel appointment but also said it "hurts our country terribly". Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat running the Senate investigation said of the special counsel news: "I think it means our investigation is more important than ever".

Author: 0 Iran Elections: Conservative Candidate and Tehran Mayor Ghalibaf Withdraws from Race

Referring to the nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by its Persian acronym, BARJAM, Rouhani said, "We established a bridge between Iran and the world with BARJAM". There are five candidates remaining following Qalibaf's withdrawal, including Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri, who supports Rouhani and whose candidacy has been aimed at uniting forces behind him, and fellow reformer Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, a former industry minister.

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan and Trump: Kindred spirits, divergent agendas

Last month, he called to congratulate Erdogan on winning a referendum, widely criticized by other USA allies, that vastly increased presidential power in Turkey. The president, on the other hand, rightly considers the YPG the most effective boots on the ground in Syria against Islamic State, and is preparing it for the coming battles to eradicate Islamic State control of Syrian territory.

Global Trump asked Comey when he would dispel investigation rumors
Author: 0 Trump asked Comey when he would dispel investigation rumors

When asked during a press conference whether he had ever urged Comey to end the probe into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Trump swiftly interrupted the reporter, saying, "No, no". On Wednesday, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel for the investigation into links between Trump's campaign and Russian election hacking.

Author: 0 Extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

The Islamic Republic underlined that will not stop its missile program amid a new round of sanctions imposed by U.S. on Iranian and Chinese figures for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program. The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday imposed sanctions on nine U.S. firms and individuals in retaliation for new sanctions on the Islamic republic over its missile programme.

Global US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices
Author: 0 US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices

More than 2,000 people have been detained and hundreds injured during nearly daily protests. The military operation comes as President Nicolas Maduro faces mounting worldwide pressure to hold elections and refrain from using tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters.

Global Boko Haram bombers attack University of Maiduguri again
Author: 0 Boko Haram bombers attack University of Maiduguri again

Another student, Yusuf Ibrahim also told Punch that a soldier was killed when the second bomb was detonated at the female hostel. "In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted by security operatives". "The other two bombers detonated their near a construction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone". The latest attack comes just five days after a security personnel was killed when suicide bomber detonated his vest in the school.

Author: 0 Trump Denies Asking Ex-FBI Director Comey to Drop Flynn Inquiry

The FBI is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including looking into any possible links between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin. Afterwards, Republican senator Lindsey Graham told reporters that "everything he said was that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation".

Global Politicians welcome Labour's clear election commitment to Gib
Author: 0 Politicians welcome Labour's clear election commitment to Gib

Mr Corbyn appears to have benefited from publicity over his far Left manifesto at the expense of the Lib Dems who have seen support collapse by 6 points to just 7 per cent. Jeremy Corbyn and his team will take comfort in the poll, which suggests that the Labour vote is solidifying as the campaign advances. The actor, producer and director - who shot to fame with his role in TV's Taxi and classic drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - said the United Kingdom has "got the guy".

Author: 0 Trump shouldn't rush Israel embassy decision

And after meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas this month, he said of a peace deal: "It is something that I think is frankly, maybe, not as hard as people have thought over the years". These comments led to vociferous protests by the Israelis, with the discussion descending into shouting, and the Israelis reminding the USA team that the Western Wall and adjacent area "is territory holy to Israel".

Author: 0 Trump Administration Formally Launches Bid to Renegotiate NAFTA

Renegotiating NAFTA, which was enacted in 1994 to create a free-trade zone between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, was a central tenant of Trump's campaign. It's going to be 90 days before anybody sits down at any negotiating tables to start hashing this thing out. "Trade across the NAFTA countries serves both consumers and deeply connected supply chains , providing significant jobs not only in agriculture but in processing and distribution", Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public ...

Author: 0 NHS cyber attack: A&Es 'fully open' again

Basildon Hospital was not affected by the malware , but as a precaution has taken steps to protect its internal IT systems. Bossert acknowledged that "attribution is difficult" at this point. An investigation is under way to identify the cause of the attack and ministers are to convene an extraordinary meeting of the National Cyber Resilience leaders' board on Tuesday to review the response to the breach.

Global European Union ban will not stop our London flights, says Medview Airline
Author: 0 European Union ban will not stop our London flights, says Medview Airline

As a result of an assessment by the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Commission said all airlines certified in Benin and Mozambique are now cleared from the list, following further improvements in aviation safety. The airline said on May 17, 2017 it operated normal schedule flight to London "amid the misinformation about the restriction". "We at Medview Airline are committed to safety, and now working with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority ...

Global President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation
Author: 0 President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation

Comey, who is 6 feet 8 inches tall, was wearing a dark blue suit and stood near the similarly colored curtains in the back of the room, hoping that Trump would not spot him. President Trump, however, described the investigation as " the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "There is a new story and a new headline every day", said Rep.

Global Enda Kenny resigns as Irish Fine Gael party chief
Author: 0 Enda Kenny resigns as Irish Fine Gael party chief

He is the first Fine Gael leader to win re-election to office. A new Taoiseach will have to negotiate with the independent politicians who are supporting the government and with Fianna Fáil in relation to its support in opposition. "That landed us as local councillors in the local elections in 2014 with a hill to climb.It was tough campaign but I wouldn't blame that on Enda", he said.

Author: 0 McCaskill: Rosenstein said he knew Comey would be fired before memo

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, including potential links between Moscow and Trump campaign associates.

Author: 0 Iran decries new U.S. sanctions on ballistic missile program

The notification of the retention of the waivers follows an April finding by Washington that Iran is complying with its side of the November 2015 nuclear deal - described by Donald Trump as "the worst deal ever" during his election campaign previous year - which eased sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for a curbing of activities which the major powers claimed could lead to the development of nuclear weapons.

Author: 0 Trump's NAFTA "Re-Do" Threatens People and the Planet

The four letters sent to House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Pro Tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer noted that the goal of renegotiation is to improve opportunities under NAFTA in order to grow the USA economy.

Global Trump denies asking Comey to end Flynn investigation
Author: 0 Trump denies asking Comey to end Flynn investigation

Press leaks, including to Fox News, later established that Comey had written a memo to himself detailing at least one encounter with Trump where the president had suggested he would like to see any investigation of Flynn ended. One of the attendees, speaking on condition of anonymity, described Rosenstein as anxious and nervous and said he drank multiple glasses of water "and spilled one".

Author: 0 Trump claims 'witch hunt'; GOP puts hope in special counsel

By afternoon, however, Graham uttered an interesting shift in thinking to the press, as evidenced at the end of the above CNN clip: "It seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation". The focus now turns to how Mueller will pick up the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and what it means for the White House .

Global Speeding vehicle strikes pedestrians in New York City's Times Square
Author: 0 Speeding vehicle strikes pedestrians in New York City's Times Square

Amid the havoc, there was at least one affirming moment, as recounted by a pregnant 38-year-old teacher from Baltimore who would only give her last name, Martin. The man who appeared to be intoxicated steered his auto onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square on Thursday and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks, before he was tackled by bystanders, authorities said.

Author: 0 Trump says special counsel appointment "hurts our country terribly"

Trump was meeting with FBI director candidates when the White House was formally told that a special prosecutor had been named in the Russian Federation investigation. Afterward, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters that "everything he said was that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation".

Global Dead, 19 Injured When Car Plows Through Crowded Times Square
Author: 0 Dead, 19 Injured When Car Plows Through Crowded Times Square

Nobody in the group was harmed, he added. Elsman graduated from high school in 2016, her former principal said. Thursday was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching a record of 91 degrees. Initial reports of the incident revived memories of July previous year when a man driving a truck killed at least 84 people, 10 of them children, and injured 202 in the French city of Nice.

Author: 0 NHS cyber attack: Hospitals no longer diverting patients

Victims were asked for payment of $300 (275 euros) in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Anne Rainsberry, NHS incident director, said that the most seriously affected sections were pathology services and imaging services. That said, a hacker could remove the domain and try the ransomware attack again, reports CNN . Symantec said the majority of organizations affected were in Europe.

Global CHETEK TORNADO: Victim identified as Eric Gavin, 45
Author: 0 CHETEK TORNADO: Victim identified as Eric Gavin, 45

One person was confirmed dead and two dozen injured. Pictured is an image of the Tornado damage in Oklahoma . NSW's Smith said another round of severe storms is forecast Thursday and Friday. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said a large number of emergency crews were on hand where a tornado touched down in a trailer park north of Chetek.

Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron angers French right by appointing 11 women in 'balanced' cabinet

In 2014, Le Drian wrote in a statement that France "requests that Israel" minimize any harm to civilians in its attacks on Hamas. Ahead of his visit, Macron's ideas on reforming the eurozone - including giving it a separate budget and minister, moves that would require treaty change - had sparked scepticism in Berlin.

Global Trump talks of engagement to resolve North Korea crisis
Author: 0 Trump talks of engagement to resolve North Korea crisis

The Musudan is one of the most advanced missiles that Pyongyang has tested successfully. The Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions previous year to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang and deny leader Kim Jong-Un the hard currency needed to fund his military programs.

Global President Trump Is Interviewing These Four People for FBI Director
Author: 0 President Trump Is Interviewing These Four People for FBI Director

The president claimed he was the target of the "greatest witch hunt" in U.S. political history and complained that the campaign against him was dividing the country. He likened the concern to the same type of worry he had when former President Bill Clinton met with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch nearly a year ago on an airport tarmac while the Justice Department was investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.

Author: 0 Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

According to Lawfare , Comey stated that he was investigating "the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts".

Global Video Shows Turkish President Erdogan Watching Brutal Fight Outside Embassy In Washington
Author: 0 Video Shows Turkish President Erdogan Watching Brutal Fight Outside Embassy In Washington

Sen. John McCain said Thursday that Turkey's ambassador to the United States should be removed after a clash between Turkish security and protesters in Washington D.C. "Groups affiliated with the PKK, which the USA and Turkey have designated as a terrorist organization, gathered yesterday without permit in Sheridan Circle in the immediate vicinity of the Ambassador's Residence, while the President of Turkey was visiting the Residence", the embassy said in a statement.

Global Former US Attorney reacts to Sessions' call for tougher sentences
Author: 0 Former US Attorney reacts to Sessions' call for tougher sentences

The two-page memo , which was publicly released Friday, lays out a policy of strict enforcement that rolls back the comparatively lenient stance established by Eric Holder, one of Sessions' predecessors under President Barack Obama. Holder, who served under the Obama administration, implemented the "Smart on Crime " drug sentencing policy that focused on not incarcerating people who committed low level non-violent crimes.

Global United States special counsel named to investigate Trump-Russia ties
Author: 0 United States special counsel named to investigate Trump-Russia ties

The top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Sen. "Comey was very unpopular", Trump said. Mr. Comey - who is 6 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue suit that day - told Mr. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, tweeted he has his "subpoena pen ready". The White House denied the report, saying it was 'not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey'.

Global Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds
Author: 0 Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

Nine protesters were taken to the hospital after the attack. US officials have criticized the Turkish government over violence outside its ambassador's residence in Washington. Washington and Ankara are bitterly at odds over USA support for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria , which Turkey considers a front for banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatists.

Global Trump willing to 'make peace' with Pyongyang
Author: 0 Trump willing to 'make peace' with Pyongyang

Communications were severed a year ago, Lee said , in the wake of new sanctions following a fifth nuclear test and Pyongyang's decision to shut down a joint industrial zone operated inside the North. Among the possible measures could be an oil embargo, trade bans and targeted sanctions on North Korean individuals and companies, but these hinge on China's willingness to apply such measures.

Author: 0 Million With Pre-Existing Conditions Could Be Hit Hard Under GOP Plan

It will be extremely important for the AHCA to ensure that high-risk pools are adequately funded moving forward as underfunding them would be setting the AHCA up for failure. The administration is continuing to examine legal issues surrounding whether the cost-sharing reduction subsidies, which help low-income people pay out-of-pocket costs in Affordable Care Act exchange plans, can be paid, Brian Blase, special assistant to President Donald Trump in the National Economic Council and a ...

Global Video Appears To Show Erdogan's Guards Clashing With DC Protesters
Author: 0 Video Appears To Show Erdogan's Guards Clashing With DC Protesters

Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were recorded repeatedly kicking one woman as she lay curled on a sidewalk. stand in contrast to the First Amendment rights and principles we work tirelessly to protect each and every day", the statement said. According to the International Crisis Group, at least 2,798 people, including state security personnel and Kurdish militants, have been killed in Turkey .

Author: 0 World Court Orders Pakistan Temporarily Not To Execute Alleged Indian Spy

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday unanimouslystayed Pakistan's execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav until it rules on the merits of the case. "In the view of the Court, this is sufficient to establish that it has prima facie jurisdiction under article I of the Optional Protocol". The ICJ verdict has sparked criticism in Pakistan over the government's handling of the case, with retired judge Shaiq Usmani telling Dawn newspaper that: "It's Pakistan's mistake to ...

Global Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe into WikiLeaks' Assange
Author: 0 Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe into WikiLeaks' Assange

A statement from the prosecutor said: "Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today chose to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange ". She accuses him of having sex with her as she slept without using a condom despite repeatedly having denied him unprotected sex. After the news was announced, Wikileaks tweeted that the "focus now moves to the UK", saying the United Kingdom had "refused to confirm or deny whether it has ...

Global Will go to ACB over water tanker scam, says Kapil Mishra
Author: 0 Will go to ACB over water tanker scam, says Kapil Mishra

Ankit claimed he was an AAP member and said he attacked Mishra for harming the party. New Delhi , May 10 Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra today started an indefinite hunger strike, demanding that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) divulge details of foreign tours undertaken by five leaders of the party which, in turn, accused him of following a script penned by the BJP.

Global Trump willing to use engagement on N.Korea crisis -S.Korea envoy
Author: 0 Trump willing to use engagement on N.Korea crisis -S.Korea envoy

Harris also cautioned that the missile launch indicated a major advancement in the North's technological capabilities and called for further coordination among Japan, South Korea and the USA to deal with the increasing North Korean threat. Wood said they were looking at a number of measures - political, economic, and security-related - to deal with North Korea's "dangerous acts". Face-to-face talks between Japan and South Korea leaders began in 2004 based on an agreement reached between ...

Global North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
Author: 0 North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

Ahead of an emergency meeting by the UN Security Council in NY on Tuesday, U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hinted that the U.S. would be pushing for new sanctions against North Korea, and that the U.S. Pyongyang has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.

Author: 0 Trump administration notifies Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration is informing Congress that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. USA trade with the two countries has more than tripled since Nafta went into effect in 1994, with more than $1tr goods and services exchanged each year.

Author: 0 ICJ's Jadhav verdict just a beginning, not victory: Soli Sorabjee

In a press release posted on the ICJ's website, the court provided its reasoning for the order it had issued. The UN Court virtually snubbed Pakistan by pronouncing that no execution will take place before the final decision. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that India will seek consular access to Jadhav again. Moreover, Judge Bhandari emphasszes that Pakistan's denial of consular access has determined a situation in which India has no direct knowledge of ...

Author: 0 Trump slams Comey, once more dismisses Russia probe as "witch hunt"

Donald Trump said the appointment of a special prosecutor to take over the Justice Department's probe into alleged ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign "hurts our country terribly". "(Rosenstein) did acknowledge that he learned Comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo", McCaskill said. "We look forward to getting this whole situation behind us", the President said.

Global Trump denies asking Comey to stop Flynn probe
Author: 0 Trump denies asking Comey to stop Flynn probe

Chaffetz, who has been criticized by committee Democrats for not taking an aggressive investigative stance toward the Trump administration, wrote the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday seeking copies of 'any and all documentation the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey kept of his communications with President Donald Trump'.

Global Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence
Author: 0 Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

Trump made no mention on Tuesday of Erdogan's record on dissent and free speech. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angrily told Washington at the time to choose between Ankara and "terrorists". Witnesses described what happened at the scene. "Somebody told them to go out there and beat up on these peaceful demonstrators", McCain said. "I was able to grab my 4-year-old son, tucked him under my arm and ran away", Isik said.

Global Bush Photobombs Reporter at Texas Rangers Game
Author: 0 Bush Photobombs Reporter at Texas Rangers Game

Jones was reporting on the Texas Rangers-Philadelphia Phillies baseball game in Arlington, Texas , when the former President slid onscreen to casually say "Hey". In an interview with Time , Jones said she approached Bush following the incident and asked if he had photobombed her. At 70-years-old and now almost a decade removed from the White House, Bush is clearly enjoying retirement, especially on Wednesday with a 9-3 Rangers win over the Phillies.

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