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Global U.S. releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence
Author: 0 U.S. releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence

Ambassador Serdar Kılıç met with Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon on Wednesday, officials tell the BBC. On Wednesday, D.C. police announced that they will pursue additional charges against individuals who instigated the violence, dcist.com reported .

Author: 0 Comey to Testify in Open Session on Russia Investigation

The news of a potential cover-up investigation came just hours after the Washington Post reported that an official now working in the Trump administration who is close to the president is a "significant person of interest" in the investigation.

Author: 0 Joe Lieberman is front-runner for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr Trump said "soon" when asked how close he is to making an announcement. In 1998, Lieberman gave a scathing critique of President Bill Clinton over his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky on the floor of the Senate. Keating said that he and his colleagues in the Democratic Party want the right person for the FBI Director job. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. "He or she can not be perceived as a political appointee or someone representing the interests of the Trump administration".

Author: 0 Trump departs for first foreign trip as USA president

Criticized in the past for not turning around to wave before boarding, Trump and his wife made sure to smile and give big waves this time. But a political uproar in Washington over Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, allegations that he pressed Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and the subsequent appointment of a special counsel to look into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties with Trump's campaign ...

Author: 0 WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

An unrelated outbreak in West Africa killed over 11,300 people between 2014 and 2016. The last outbreak, in 2014, killed 49 people. World Health Organization says tests reflected the disease's presence in the body of the victim - one of nine people in the remote northern corner of the country to contract hemorrhagic fever since April 22.

Global Election success would give SNP mandate on Brexit talks - Nicola Sturgeon
Author: 0 Election success would give SNP mandate on Brexit talks - Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has already called for a second independence vote since the European Union referendum, despite the majority of Scots opposing it before Brexit, insisting Scotland has been taken out of the European Union "against its will". "My position is I want Scotland to be in the EU". However, Ms Sturgeon insisted: "The SNP has only reached the milestone of 10 years in government because we have worked hard - each and every day - to repay the trust of the people of Scotland and deliver ...

Global Hwasong-12: North Korea's new missile has a terrifying range
Author: 0 Hwasong-12: North Korea's new missile has a terrifying range

On Monday, Pyongyang made the extraordinary claim that its latest test proved the country had a rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead and that the U.S. Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in almost a decade, said as he took his oath of office last week that he'd be willing to visit North Korea if the circumstances were right.

Global Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism
Author: 0 Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism

At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new USA president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. The agreement, which is worth $350 billion over 10 years and $110 billion that will take effect immediately, was hailed by the White House as "a significant expansion of...[the] security relationship" between the two countries.

Global Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new US president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. Trump, who promised during his campaign to move the Tel Aviv-based U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, has so far not done so out of fears such a move would incite the Arab world.

Author: 0 Two Mexican journalists killed in separate attacks

The murder of renowned Mexican reporter Juan Valdez has sparked widespread outrage with protesters taking to the streets Tuesday to demand an end to the violence and impunity. Valdez also reported on organized crime, incidents involving state security forces such as a police attack on three women and alleged corruption during the term of Sinaloa state's previous governor.

Global Hasina likely to meet Trump in Riyadh
Author: 0 Hasina likely to meet Trump in Riyadh

The U.S. -Saudi partnership has been fraught with controversy since the September 11 attacks, which culminated a year ago in a Congressional vote to allow 9/11 families to sue the country for its suspected links to the attackers. The complex itinerary will take Trump to the capitals of three great world religions and introduce him to the grueling pace of presidential foreign travel.

Author: 0 I'm not picking a fight with the banks: Australia Treasurer tells CNBC

Morrison said the budget had a "fair and responsible path" back to balance, which is due to be reached in 2020-21, with a projected surplus of A$7.4 billion, somewhat higher than previously estimated. Australia's budget will impose a levy of 6 basis points on banks with liabilities in excess of $100 billion Australian dollars ($74 billion) in an attempt to raise more than A$6 billion over the next four years.

Author: 0 Russian Federation investigation just got a whole lot more real for Trump

Joining Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in a news conference Thursday, the president also misstated the record on jobs and a violent national gang as well as on the matter that prompted the Justice Department a day earlier to appoint a special counsel with wide-ranging powers to investigate the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Nigeria prisoner swap secures release of 82 Chibok girls

They were among a group of 270 schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 by the militant group Boko Haram, which has waged an eight-year insurgency to create an Islamist caliphate, killing thousands and forcing more than two million from their homes.

Global President Trump holds joint news conference with Colombia's president
Author: 0 President Trump holds joint news conference with Colombia's president

Trump then extensively addressed the growingly concerning drug problem plaguing Colombia, and also drew parallels to the implications of drug trade and trafficking to the United States. "This is the first time that this could be done because of the peace", Santos said, noting that previously the conflict had prevented building roads to the areas where coca is grown.

Global Tillerson urges North Korea to resume talks
Author: 0 Tillerson urges North Korea to resume talks

The country is banned from carrying out nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches, but has continued both activities despite increasing pressure from the worldwide community. The UN Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to the country's five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches.

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

The troops are part of Operation Barkhane, the counter-terror operation whose mission is to target jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region south of the Sahara. Macron said he hopes Germany will continue to support the French and United Nations mission in West Africa, even if they will not intervene directly.

Author: 0 Venezuela's opposition leader barred from leaving the country

During a press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in Washington, D.C., Trump said that the USA was working with Colombia and other allies to do what is necessary to resolve the situation in Venezuela. But he said that "as a gesture of good will" Brazil would send back its ambassador to Venezuela. Speaking alongside Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday, Trump expressed dismay at Venezuela's crisis, asking how a country holding the nation's largest oil reserves ...

Global North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, says South
Author: 0 North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, says South

Observers looks for signs in Chinese state media that Beijing might finally cut Pyongyang off financially and politically. North Korea's U.N. envoy on Friday warned that the United States should be prepared for "catastrophic consequences" if it presses for further sanctions against Pyongyang over its pursuit of what it considers nuclear deterrence for "self-defense" purposes.

Global Assange Will Not 'Forgive Or Forget' Rape Probe
Author: 0 Assange Will Not 'Forgive Or Forget' Rape Probe

It is not yet freedom for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange . Sky News quoted him as saying that 'I can not forgive bad injustice'. The 45-year-old gave a clenched-fist salute as he welcomed the Swedish decision, hailing it as "an important victory".

Global Notre Dame Fine With Students' Plan to Protest Mike Pence Speech
Author: 0 Notre Dame Fine With Students' Plan to Protest Mike Pence Speech

Student organizers told ThinkProgress that 50 to 100 people could walk out of Pence's remarks Sunday. "It is fitting that in the 175th year of our founding on in soil that Notre Dame recognize a native son who served our state and now the nation with quiet earnestness, moral conviction and a dedication to the common good characteristic of true statesmen", Notre Dame President Rev.

Author: 0 United States decries Washington, DC, brawl during Erdogan's visit

Nine people were hurt during the fight and two were arrested as a result - one for aggravated assault and the other for assault on a police officer, Fox News reported . Turkish supporters, however, claimed they were provoked by members of the Turkish Kurdish party YPG, which Erdogan's government considers a terrorist group for its links to the PKK.

Global Trump lands in Riyadh on first leg of foreign tour
Author: 0 Trump lands in Riyadh on first leg of foreign tour

Trump's account is delivering a diplomatic message. A red carpet was rolled out and staircase rolled up to Air Force One after it landed at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh shortly before 9:50 am (0650 GMT). mosques and warned that Muslim refugees represented a national security threat. The US President's visit comes as Iran's President Hassan Rouhani handily won re-election in what is a victory for the Shiite nation's reformist camp.

Author: 0 Trump Sibling-in-Law Plays Princeling in China

The company is seeking 300 aspiring USA residents to invest a total of $150 million, and it follows other Kushner family projects using the investment program known as EB-5, including a nearby Trump-licensed building promoted as "Trump Bay Street".

Global Korea on US missile defense system
Author: 0 Korea on US missile defense system

U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea's presidential envoy that Washington was willing to try to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement, but under the right conditions, South Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Author: 0 AAP's 'big revelation' in Assembly is about EVM tampering

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was among the AAP leaders present in the meeting, also tweeted that the Election Commission "refused to carry out a hackathon". "We ( AAP) have the expertise to prove whether those EVMs were tampered with or not", claimed Bhardwaj. The Election Commission today is convening an all-party meeting over the issue of EVM and other electoral reforms in the national capital.

Global Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway closed after landslide, 1000-1500 feared stranded
Author: 0 Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway closed after landslide, 1000-1500 feared stranded

It is pertinent to mention that the mountainside at Hathi Parvat is stated to have been unstable since it was hit by landslide following rains during 2015. A BRO official told TOI that least 150 vehicles were stranded on both sides of affected area. A large number of pilgrims throng Uttarakhand in summer for the Chardham Yatra - a holy tour of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.

Author: 0 Comey Agrees To Testify Before Senate Intel Committee

Comey has not spoken publicly since President Donald Trump abruptly fired him less than two weeks ago amid his agency's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. In another Twitter post Thursday, Trump said: "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed".

Global 54-year-old man bobbitised by girl
Author: 0 54-year-old man bobbitised by girl

A hospital release said on Saturday morning that he was admitted with 90% of his genitals cut off. According to the girl, the Swami was a frequent visitor to her home and used to conduct religious ceremonies. Local media reports said the woman's mother has also been detained as she knew about the crime but failed to report it. Her father suffered a paralysis attack a few years ago.

Global North Korea denies role in global cyberattack
Author: 0 North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

Kim said the North would not abide by United Nations resolutions, which "lost their legitimacy, legality and impartiality", until the worldwide community recognizes its right to "self-defensive measures" and the US ends its "provocative maneuvers".

Author: 0 Over 60 electoral 'violations' in run-up to Iran vote: judiciary

The report said Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf made the decision to boost the chances of hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi, believed to be close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "Vote for Rouhani because he is the man for hard situations..." It was Khamenei who previous year appointed Raisi, 56, to manage the Astan Quds Razavi, an Islamic charity that controls assets worth billions of dollars, as well as the Imam Reza shrine in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad.

Global South Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North
Author: 0 South Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

Haley also criticised Moscow, after Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to North Korea's latest missile launch by saying that while his country opposed Pyongyang's nuclear programme, it was unacceptable for countries to intimidate North Korea .

Global German leaders court migrants from Russia ahead of election
Author: 0 German leaders court migrants from Russia ahead of election

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a media conference in Berlin , Germany, Monday, May 15, 2017. Chancellor Merkel said she was open to Mr Macron's proposal to create a level playing field between European Union countries and other global trade partners.

Global Irish finance minister to step down when PM goes next month
Author: 0 Irish finance minister to step down when PM goes next month

But Minister Coveney says despite this the campaign isn't over yet. "He has much to contribute yet and I do hope that he will continue to play a role in Irish and European public life and in the Fine Gael party long into the future". The contest will be decided using a weighted voting system across three electoral colleges - the parliamentary party, councillors and party members.

Author: 0 Ousted FBI chief to brief senators in public hearing

Initially, the administration had claimed that the president had terminated Comey's employment based exclusively upon a recommendation from the Department of Justice (DOJ). "I don't think (Rosenstein) did a lot to bolster our confidence in him today". Trump on Thursday lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election, tweeting that it was "the single greatest witch hunt of a ...

Author: 0 Rouhani looks set to secure second term in Iran

For the presidential competition, the candidates are incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, the Custodian of Imam Reza (AS) Holy shrine Ebrahim Raeisi and former minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mostafa Aqa Mirsalim and former Minister of Physical Education Mostafa Hashemi Taba.

Global Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout
Author: 0 Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout

Officials plan to announce exact voter turnout later today. Raisi, however, appears to have done well enough to avoid humiliation, allowing him to pursue future opportunities at the ballot box or justify being promoted in unelected bodies. Iranians overseas also will vote in over 300 locations, including 55 in the USA, where more than 1 million Iranians live. The governor of the northern province of Gilan was quoted as saying the turnout there was 80%.

Global Fleury or Murray? Sullivan keeps quiet on goalie situation
Author: 0 Fleury or Murray? Sullivan keeps quiet on goalie situation

Matt Murray stopped 24 shots in his first start of the postseason as the Pittsburgh Penguins juggled their roster and beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in game four of their National Hockey League playoff series. The Senators were down 3-1 after the second after MacArthur's third of the playoffs with 1:38 left in the period allowed the club to get on the board.

Author: 0 Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe

He was insane, a real nut job, ” the Times reported that Trump said during the May 10 meeting. While the White House initially pointed to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, outlining Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, as the impetus for his termination, Trump later admitted that the Russian Federation investigation - which he has called a "hoax" - played a role.

Global Who Has France's President Emmanuel Macron Picked for his Government?
Author: 0 Who Has France's President Emmanuel Macron Picked for his Government?

The crucial Economy Ministry will be run by prominent conservative Bruno Le Maire, 48, an important gesture to the right-wing Republicans party ahead of parliamentary elections next month. Having backed Macron early, Le Drian takes over the foreign affairs portfolio after holding the defence post for five years under Hollande. Meanwhile the Republicans' deputy secretary general Éric Ciotti was quoted as calling the pro-Macron initiative "a slap" rather than an outstretched hand - suggesting ...

Global Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, official says
Author: 0 Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, official says

On Friday Iranians are voting in the first election since the. President Rouhani has sought to frame the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and extremism. But in an apparent reference to the 2009 disturbances, Khamenei has previously warned he would confront anyone trying to interfere in the election.

Global Dem senator: Trump disclosed more to the Russians than Americans
Author: 0 Dem senator: Trump disclosed more to the Russians than Americans

The Senate and House intelligence committees are also probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. The investigation is examining the extent of contact between the Trump campaign and Russian state officials, business connections to Russia and whether there is any connection to the hacking of emails between Hilary Clinton's campaign and senior Democrats.

Global Ex-FBI Director Comey to testify in public Senate hearing
Author: 0 Ex-FBI Director Comey to testify in public Senate hearing

The probe marks a third line of inquiry regarding Russian influence, adding to a more general investigation into Russian meddling in the investigation, and a more specific investigation into Trump campaign ties to the country. The White House repeated its assertion that a "thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".

Global NKorea missile programme progressing faster than expected, says South
Author: 0 NKorea missile programme progressing faster than expected, says South

A day before, North Korea fired off a missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation. A South Korean government minister has said North Korea's missile program is progressing faster than expected, just hours after the UN Security Council demanded the reclusive country to halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

Author: 0 Trump branded Comey 'nut job' as investigation points at White House

Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said in a statement . The Times cited a document summarizing the meeting which it said was provided by a government official. Separately, The Washington Post reported Friday that the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign was moving closer to the White House.

Global Trump lands in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

Trump waved as he stood atop stairs that had been rolled to the side of the official presidential aircraft as it landed at Riyadh's airport. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia on Sunday to attend an global Islamic conference, where he may also meet US President Donald Trump.

Global Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk
Author: 0 Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk

It conducted its latest ballistic missile launch, in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, on Sunday which it said was a test of its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead", drawing Security Council condemnation. For another, if Moon's expected "Sunshine II" policy is anything like Sunshine I, it may involve convincing the USA president to end North Korean sanctions on the strength of the U.S.

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