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Author: 0 Songs for going on a Donald Trump witch hunt

The White House pointed to this recommendation as the reason that Mr. Trump chose to fire Mr. Comey, although Mr. Trump later said in an interview that he had already made a decision to fire Mr. He has already put a hold on Trump's nomination of Sigal Mandelker to the position of under secretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence until Treasury hands over all documents related to financial dealings between Russia, Trump and Trump associates.

Global Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case
Author: 0 Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case

Weiner will plead guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, according to The Times . The official wasn't authorized to speak about the plea bargain because the criminal charges had yet to be filed publicly with the court, and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Kushner called Lockheed CEO about $100B Saudi arms deal

Bannon, was vital for the well-being of the presidency, and, by extension, the free world - they shouldn't have been absent from the greatest day in Dad's life. Trump is set to use his Saudi Arabia trip this weekend to announce one of the largest arms sales deals in USA history, estimated to be upwards of $100 billion.

Global Who is French President-elect Emmanuel Macron?
Author: 0 Who is French President-elect Emmanuel Macron?

Macron becomes not only France's youngest-ever president but also one of its most unlikely. Trump declined to explicitly endorse a candidate in the French election, as USA presidents typically refrain from doing so, but said in an April interview with the Associated Press that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was "the strongest on borders".

Global Roadside bomb kills 11 Afghans headed to wedding
Author: 0 Roadside bomb kills 11 Afghans headed to wedding

Those among the killed were five women and five children. A roadside landmine claimed 11 lives of a family in southeastern Afghanistan on Friday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency. Roadside bombs have been the Taliban's weapon of choice in their war against foreign and Afghan security forces. In Nangarhar province, in a so-called green-on-blue insider attack, a policeman turned his rifle on his sleeping colleagues at an outpost during the night, killing five of them in the district of ...

Global Motorist Crashes into Times Square Crowd, One Killed
Author: 0 Motorist Crashes into Times Square Crowd, One Killed

Police identify the driver of the auto as Richard Rojas, a Navy veteran from the Bronx . A man who drove a vehicle along three blocks of pavement in New York's Times Square, killing a teenager and injuring 22 people, said he had "heard voices", according to law enforcement sources.

Global Tories retain control of Leicestershire County Council
Author: 0 Tories retain control of Leicestershire County Council

Despite notable Tory success in the Scottish council elections, the huge SNP leads in parliamentary seats protect Nicola Sturgeon against losses, the analysis said. It was a triumphant election for the Conservatives, pointing to a landslide victory for Theresa May in next month's general election. By the time Britain woke up on Friday morning, only a fraction of its local election results had been counted but the outcome for each of the political parties was already clear.

Author: 0 India gets a boost as ICJ stays Jadhav's execution

Judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in a unanimous and binding decision that Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav must not be executed by Islamabad until they have had time to pass final judgement in the case. Zakaria also said that Pakistan will provide solid evidence related to Jadhav's involvement in espionage activities. ICJ's verdict today is being seen as the biggest diplomatic victory India has ever had at an worldwide forum.

Author: 0 Kushner family apologises for mentioning Jared at China pitch

The program offers foreign nationals permanent residency - commonly known as a green card - in exchange for investments of at least US$500,000 in a U.S. Bloomberg reported a year ago that Kusher Companies raised $50 million for the Jersey City project from the controversial EB-5 program. Kushner Companies said in a statement that Meyer was trying to make clear that her brother had separated himself from the company and the project.

Global Michigan DNR offers tips for safe boating
Author: 0 Michigan DNR offers tips for safe boating

Although 2016 U.S. Coast Guard statistics have not been released yet, in 2015 drowning was the reported cause of death in three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities, and 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced today its support of "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work" Day on Friday, May 19, 2017. Always carry a first-aid kit, nautical charts, anchor, and marine radio or cellphone.

Global French Jews 'relieved' Macron won, anxious over Le Pen's gains
Author: 0 French Jews 'relieved' Macron won, anxious over Le Pen's gains

Similar cables of congratulations were sent by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, and Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense. Trump did not endorse any candidate in the election, though many believed he supported Le Pen after comments he made in April in apparent praise of the far-right candidate's tough stance on immigration.

Global Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures
Author: 0 Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures

President Trump's revelation of classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week has Israel " boiling mad ", after other United States officials confirmed that the intelligence originally came from an Israeli spy placed within the ISIS movement.

Global Not yet freedom for Assange, faces arrest in Britain
Author: 0 Not yet freedom for Assange, faces arrest in Britain

He has been there ever since, fearing that if he was in custody he might ultimately be extradited to the United States for his role at the helm of WikiLeaks, which has enraged governments around the world by publishing tens of thousands of leaked classified USA documents.

Global Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Author: 0 Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

The development could mean that Assange is free to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been hiding for nearly five years to avoid extradition. In documents filed to the Stockholm District Court, Prosecutor Ny said legal obstacles had prevented the case from moving forward. Foreign Minister Guillaume Long said Assange was welcome to stay in the embassy if this was not granted.

Author: 0 India appeals to United Nations court to halt execution of 'spy'

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today denied permission to Pakistan to play a purported "confessional" video of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav at a public hearing here. Salve also informed the court that even Jadhav's chargesheet was not made available to India. The ICJ last Tuesday stayed the execution order against Jadhav, passed by a Pakistani military court.

Global Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle is openly gunning for Sean Spicer's job
Author: 0 Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle is openly gunning for Sean Spicer's job

Kimberly Guilfoyle said she had been approached by a number of people in the Trump administration about replacing Mr Spicer who did not run his daily press briefings last week. " Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot; he's dedicated himself to this public service", Guilfoyle said. "I think I enjoy a very straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that's built on trust and integrity, and I think that's imperative for success in that position".

Global Sweden drops Assange investigation, but UK police say he still faces arrest
Author: 0 Sweden drops Assange investigation, but UK police say he still faces arrest

Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny filed a request to the Stockholm District Court to revoke his arrest warrant, apparently ending a seven-year stand-off, the BBC reported. However, Assange has maintained he is "entirely innocent". Sweden's top prosecutor says "costs were not a reason for putting down the investigation" of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Global Valls offers to back Macron in general elections
Author: 0 Valls offers to back Macron in general elections

He'll be replaced by Catherine Barbaron. The movement will be renamed as "La R?publique En Marche " on July 15. Macron's " En Marche " party now has no seats in Parliament, though an opinion poll last week predicted it would emerge as the largest in the parliamentary elections next month.

Global Spicer on Flynn Dismissal: 'The Process Worked'
Author: 0 Spicer on Flynn Dismissal: 'The Process Worked'

But Yates told the subcommittee that she called White House counsel Don McGahn on January 30 - four days after first warning him and hours before Trump fired her for refusing to enforce his first executive order on immigration - to tell him he could come to the Justice Department to review the details of Flynn's communications with Kislyak.

Author: 0 Moscow slams US-led coalition airstrikes on Syrian forces as 'unacceptable'

A Pentagon official said USA military jets targeted a pro-regime Shia militia armed and equipped by the Assad government and "deemed a threat to us partners near Jordan ", Stars and Stripes reports . Coalition forces have operated in the al Tanf area for many months training and advising vetted partner forces who are fighting ISIS. "Such actions that were carried out against the Syrian armed forces.

Global Feds say 83 gang leaders, members arrested in 5-state raid
Author: 0 Feds say 83 gang leaders, members arrested in 5-state raid

Seventy-three of those named in the indictments were in North Carolina, with smaller groups rounded up in South Carolina, New York and Florida. Three more people were arrested in part of a gang take-down operation that spanned across the east coast.

Author: 0 Trump to dive into Mideast conflict on first presidential trip

Israel's right-wing had placed high hopes in Trump's presidency following his pledges of ardent support for Israel and a commitment to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem . Israel angrily demanded an explanation from the White House, casting a cloud over the highly anticipated visit by the new president, which is being greeted with a mixture of excitement and nervousness by Israeli officials.

Author: 0 Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

South Carolina's jobless rate is at its lowest point since early 2001, but it's been flat through the start of 2017. Across the country, employers added 211,000 jobs in March. "Through the first four months of 2017, MA has added over 20,000 jobs, with much of those gains coming from key sectors of the economy like professional, business and scientific services", Ronald L.

Author: 0 McCain: Trump Should Pick Lieberman for Federal Bureau of Investigation

The former CT senator flashed a thumbs-up as he left the White House after the interview Wednesday, saying he and Trump had a "good meeting". Trump also talked to Oklahoma Gov. In reality, Lieberman's critics really mean they want a Democrat who will give backroom promises that he'll devote most of attention to contrived conspiracies and scandals against the Trump administration.

Global FCC security manhandles a Washington reporter trying to ask a question
Author: 0 FCC security manhandles a Washington reporter trying to ask a question

One guard, identified as FREDERICK BUCHER, asked DONNELLY why he didn't ask his question during the formal press conference, then "proceeded to force DONNELLY to leave the building entirely under implied threat of force". The FCC commissioners were speaking after a meeting during which they voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules created to keep broadband providers from interfering with the internet.

Author: 0 Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip overseas

His inaugural overseas visit will be no different. For Saudi Arabia , the most significant event is the planned Arab-Islamic-US summit, where it plans to showcase the kingdom's reach and drawing power, the Associated Press reported on the eve of Trump's departure.

Author: 0 Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dies At 77

Ailes died at 77, his wife said in a statement Thursday morning. Former President George H.W. Bush tweeted: "He wasn't flawless, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him. Ailes leaves behind his wife, along with their son, Zachary Ailes. They were followed by numerous public accounts of Ailes's unwanted advances and comments from Megyn Kelly and others.

Author: 0 US extends Iran nuclear sanctions relief

The Obama administration did so in mid January, forcing the Trump administration to decide by Wednesday whether to renew them or to put the wider Iran deal at risk. Mark Dubowitz, an Iran expert and head of the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which advocates for a tough USA position on Iran, said the latest steps were part of a "much more comprehensive strategy to use all instruments of American power to roll back Iranian regional aggression" and to "rectify what the ...

Global Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear
Author: 0 Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear

Although Sweden has dropped its investigation of rape allegations against Assange, British police say they still intend to arrest him on a charge of jumping bail if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy. Recent public declarations such as this constitute an "obvious risk" for Mr Assange, said the letter. A lawyer for one of the Swedish women who accused Assange of sexual assault said the prosecution decision to drop the investigation was a "scandal".

Global Change to European Union treaties 'not taboo' - Macron
Author: 0 Change to European Union treaties 'not taboo' - Macron

Merkel cited the urgency to act at a "critical moment" as the European Union confronts a series of crises in addition to Britain's exit. During his campaign, Mr Macron had thrown up ideas on reforming the euro zone, noting that the currency bloc can not go on as it is if it wanted to avoid falling prey to protest and populism.

Global Macron emphasizes EU by naming Le Drian to French foreign ministry
Author: 0 Macron emphasizes EU by naming Le Drian to French foreign ministry

François Fillon, former prime minister of France and a practicing Catholic, shocked pundits and political commentators throughout the country when he pulled ahead in the Republican party and beat out the moderate former Prime Minister Alain Juppé (himself a self-described "agnostic Catholic") by a wide margin.

Author: 0 Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

On Thursday, the US sent aircraft to strike Syrian regime vehicles that violated a "deconfliction" zone set up around al-Tanf, an army base where USA and allied special forces are training Syrian militias, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reported.

Author: 0 McCain Questions Rationality of Calls to Impeach US President

Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", it said. On Wednesday, a special counsel was appointed by the Department of Justice to oversee the investigation. The US president is facing enormous scrutiny amid growing concerns in Washington regarding the relationship between Trump's team and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Spurs will adapt to playing at Wembley, says Pochettino

Marouane Fellaini, whose goal helped United secure a 2-1 aggregate win over Celta Vigo that set up a meeting with Ajax in the 24 May final, is unavailable due to a domestic suspension. But we are going into bigger and better things and the new stadium is going to be unbelievable. Levy views the move into a new state of the art stadium as a key factor in Tottenham becoming more competitive with the top side's in the Premier League in the transfer market, attracting the biggest names in ...

Author: 0 Republicans starting to turn as committee asks to see Comey documents

The president's comments come as he deals with backlash from firing Comey last week and subsequent reports that raised questions about whether he might have tried to interfere with an investigation. "I thought it [Comey firing] would be a bipartisan decision", Trump said, citing Democrats who had called for his ousting. Trump said later, however, that he had been thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey, whom he called a "showboat" and a "grandstander" in an ...

Author: 0 Julian Assange: Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Into WikiLeaks Founder

She told a press conference in Stockholm that the investigation could be reopened if Mr Assange returns to Sweden before the allegation against him elapses under Swedish law in August 2020. Swedish officials withdrew a Europe-wide arrest warrant for Assange after coming to the conclusion that it would be impossible to bring him to Sweden, prosecutor Ny said.

Global Act II for France's Macron: getting the majority to govern
Author: 0 Act II for France's Macron: getting the majority to govern

Emmanuel Macron spent the first day after his presidential election victory at a ceremony of commemoration marking the end of World War II on 8 May. Macron, a former economy minister who had never previously stood for elected office, beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen by 66 percent to 34 - a gap well above the 20 or so percentage points that surveys had predicted.

Global State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl
Author: 0 State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl

Another person wrenches a woman's neck and throws her to the ground. Eleven people were injured, including one police officer. Initial reports described the fight, which left several people visibly bloodied, as a "clash" between supporters of Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Erdogan's security detail, and people protesting Erdogan's meeting with U.S.

Global Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election
Author: 0 Labour to guarantee European Union citizens' rights if wins election

Broadcasters are facing calls for the Prime Minister to be "empty chaired", after she made clear she will not participate in televised debates in the run-up to the June 8 General Election. We need to recognise that we have 44% of our trade with the EU. Answering questions during a campaign visit to Bridgend in South Wales, Theresa May dismissed Labour's Brexit proposals as "nonsensical".

Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

French newspapers saw the choice of Philippe as PM and the handing of important economic portfolios to rightwingers Bruno Le Maire and Gerald Darmanin as a clear indication of Macron's priorities. Macron named a mix of prominent and un. The 48-year-old served as agriculture minister from 2009 to 2012 under former President Nicolas Sarkozy. The government appointments are part of a delicate balancing act that Macron has to perform ahead of the mid-June legislative elections.

Global Melee erupts at Tennessee high school graduation - in church
Author: 0 Melee erupts at Tennessee high school graduation - in church

The interruption of the ceremony led to police involvement, removing the adults from the ceremony. In the video you can clearly see two women go at it, as a woman in a brown dress hits a man, and then shoves a young lady. "This is all I'm required to do". The woman appears to still be unsatisfied with the way her friend is being treated. Her sister told security she was not leaving her sister.

Author: 0 Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

The Senate subpoenaed the former National Security Adviser last week as part of an investigation of President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation. US stocks rose as upbeat economic data emboldened investors to return to the market on Thursday, a day after Wall Street saw its worst selloff in eight months on worries that the political turmoil could sideline Trump initiatives such as tax cuts that investors see as favoring economic growth.

Author: 0 Flynn lawyers say will not honor subpoena for Russia-related documents

The report , which cited two people familiar with the case, said Flynn informed the transition team's chief lawyer about the probe on January 4, much earlier than previously reported. The Senate committee reportedly is after documents in the retired lieutenant general's possession relating to Russian Federation. Earlier on Thursday, the committee's Republican chairman, Sen.

Author: 0 U.S. airstrike hits pro-regime forces in Syria — Military official

Prior to the airstrike, the US-led coalition had conducted "a show of force" and fired warning shots, coalition spokesperson confirmed to Sputnik. The official said an earlier communication agreement between the United States and Russian Federation in Syria had included ways to avoid mishaps between ground forces, such as establishing a 55-kilometer border around known areas of operation.

Author: 0 US aircraft strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria

Coalition forces even reached out to Russian counterparts, via the standing deconfliction channel between the two militaries, in order to halt the Syrian troops advancing into the zone, command officials say. The Syrian-allied forces were threatening US troops and allied rebel forces operating near the town of Al-Tanf on Syria's border with Jordan, and were hit with air strikes after Russian intervention and warning shots failed to deter them, the Pentagon said on May 18.

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