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Global Jury resumes work in former congresswoman's fraud trial
Author: 0 Jury resumes work in former congresswoman's fraud trial

The organizations' director also said that Brown directed him to withdraw money from One Door's accounts and direct it into her personal accounts. When U.S. The former Congresswoman also failed to report any additional income on her taxes beyond her salary. It is speculated it will be in 90 days. "Corrupt public officials undermine the integrity of our government and violate the public's trust, and that is why investigating public corruption remains the FBI's top criminal priority", ...

Global Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash could be extradited within months: PM
Author: 0 Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash could be extradited within months: PM

Prakash, who previously plotted several terrorist attacks in Australia, including a foiled Anzac Day attack, was thought to have died in an airstrike last May, but was later discovered to have only been injured. Prakash, 23, was captured by Turkish officials in October past year when he attempted to enter the country with forged documents and has been housed in a maximum security prison near the Syrian border since.

Global Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation

He's a grandstander", Trump told NBC News. Call me insane, but I wouldn't have thought that a top law enforcement official telling a president something like, "Well, I mean, I'm not a stooge , if that's what you're asking", would be a particularly controversial take, but apparently I would not be correct.

Global S Korea's new president 'would visit Pyongyang'
Author: 0 S Korea's new president 'would visit Pyongyang'

PM Modi tweeted Mr Moon, saying he looks forward to a special strategic partnership with South Korea and and to meet him soon and work closely with him. Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in a decade, faces a number of foreign policy challenges, including the threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and frayed ties with China , its biggest trading partner.

Author: 0 Trump vows to work as 'mediator' for Israeli-Palestinian peace

In his first face-to-face meeting with Mahmoud Abbas , the president said it has proven to be a very hard situation between Israel and the Palestinians, calling it "the toughest deal". Trump urged Palestinian leaders to condemn violence and terrorism against innocent people throughout the Middle East. Those parameters will likely not sit well with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who visited the White House back in February.

Global Gen. Michael Hayden: Trump White House Unable to Admit Basic Facts
Author: 0 Gen. Michael Hayden: Trump White House Unable to Admit Basic Facts

Yates testified Monday to the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that she told the White House that Flynn could be "blackmailed by the Russians" because he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Kremlin diplomats. "This was a problem because" it "created a compromised situation" where the national security adviser "essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".

Author: 0 Trump invites new South Korean leader to US

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office said Thursday he plans to send a delegation to Beijing to discuss North Korea's nuclear program and China's concerns about a US missile defense system being deployed in South Korea. Moon's swearing-in brought to an end a months-long power vacuum after previous president Park Geun-hye was ousted in a corruption scandal in March.

Global Trump tax returns show little income from Russian sources -president's lawyers
Author: 0 Trump tax returns show little income from Russian sources -president's lawyers

The letter , written by longtime Trump lawyers Sheri Dillon and William Nelson and addressed to Trump, reports no equity investments by Russians in businesses controlled by Trump nor any debt to Russian interests. The firm celebrated the "prestigious honor" in a press release on its website , noting that the award is "the latest honor for the high-profile work performed by the lawyers in Morgan Lewis' Moscow office".

Author: 0 North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns

Speaking at his confirmation hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Pompeo said in mid-January that Pyongyang remained one of the most significant global threats to the United States and that the DPRK has "dangerously accelerated its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities".

Global Mugabe not asleep in meetings, he's protecting eyes
Author: 0 Mugabe not asleep in meetings, he's protecting eyes

In a debate with Zimpapers' CapiTalk Radio , Mr Charamba emphasised that Mugabe is sensitive to light and that he is receiving a treatment in Singapore. The president's foreign trips are often criticised in Zimbabwe, where healthcare has collapsed due to financial instability. Mugabe, who has trouble walking unaided, is in Singapore on one of his regular medical trips.

Global Chibok Girls A long road to recovery from Boko Haram's camp
Author: 0 Chibok Girls A long road to recovery from Boko Haram's camp

One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the spokesman for Nigeria's president said Tuesday, May 9. The girls who were freed on Saturday are undergoing rehabilitation similar to that of their peers who were released in October. "I am still hopeful that the rest of the abducted girls will also return safe and sound", she said.

Author: 0 Donald Trump speaks with new South Korean president

How long will the Chinese exert this type of pressure while also pressuring North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile program? Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from its 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean Peninsula and could fray ties at a time when cooperation over North Korea is vital.

Author: 0 In global appeal, North Korea urges states not to enforce UN sanctions

North Korea's state radio station on Friday carried out its broadcast of mysterious numbers for the first time since liberal politician Moon Jae-in won South Korea's presidential election earlier this week. In the letter to 192 United Nations members and two observer states - dated Thursday - North Korea urged them to "reconsider any of their implementation activities until the legality of those "sanctions resolutions" are to be clarified".

Global Puerto Rico turns to courts for debt protection
Author: 0 Puerto Rico turns to courts for debt protection

By comparison, the USA city of Detroit had $9.3 billion of obligations when it filed for bankruptcy in 2013 in the biggest US municipal bankruptcy ever. Many also have struggled to find jobs on an island of 3.4 million people with an unemployment rate that has hovered around 12 percent. Detroit's finances were taken over by a financial manager who negotiated several hair cuts for city employee pensions and health care costs.The city is slowly recovering, although it's still something of an ...

Author: 0 Stop playing politics with Chibok girls - NLC

President Buhari did not disclose the number of Boko Haram suspects swapped for the 82 Chibok schoolgirls. Speaking while presenting a peace flag to the Nigerian army, at the Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, Princess Lillian Cosmos, FCT Coordinator, Africa Arise for Change Network commended President Buhari for keeping to his promise and facilitating the freedom of the girls after three years.

Global Moon Seeks to Mend China Ties Over Thaad in Call With Xi
Author: 0 Moon Seeks to Mend China Ties Over Thaad in Call With Xi

In the first conversation in eight months between the leaders of the two countries, Mr Xi reiterated China's opposition to the controversial deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system in South Korea. In a 40-minute conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the two agreed denuclearising Pyongyang was a "common goal" between them, Moon's office said.

Author: 0 Isreali Ambassador Blasts UNESCO Over Jerusalem Vote

The measure described the Jewish state as an "occupying power" in Jerusalem , and said that any Israeli efforts to assert sovereignty over the holy city are "null and must be rescinded forthwith". In total, Israel remembers 23,544 servicemen and civilians killed since 1860, the year it considers to be the start of the conflict with the Palestinians, when Jews founded the first neighbourhood outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City.

Author: 0 China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system

Chinese leaders don't often make congratulatory telephone calls to new foreign leaders right after they take office, normally sending envoys days or weeks later carrying personal letters instead. After exit polls indicated to his victory Tuesday night, Moon smiled and waved his hands above his head as supporters chanted his name at Gwanghwamun square in central Seoul , where millions of Koreans had gathered for months starting late previous year in the peaceful protests that eventually ...

Author: 0 South Korea's Moon to send envoys to Beijing to ease tensions

Moon has taken a more conciliatory line with North Korea than his conservative predecessors and advocates engagement. The report also said North Korea is using military provocations to bolster the authority of supreme leader Kim Jong-un and perpetuate his rule.

Author: 0 McCabe Claims Broad Support for Comey Among FBI Employees

When Mr Comey refused, Mr Trump and his aides considered that an act of insubordination and it was one of the catalysts to Mr Trump's decision this week to fire him, the officials said. "I know that I'm not under investigation". Burr said that he and Warner told Rosenstein that their investigation "could not go forward without an understanding of the rules of the road".

Author: 0 Trump Firing Comey Shrouds Russia Probe in Doubt, Turmoil

In an exclusive interview with NBC News aired on Thursday, Trump said he had decided on his own to fire Comey before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended he do it. "There is little reason to think that Mr. Rosenstein's reason is the true reason that President Trump fired Director Comey ", Schumer said Wednesday, responding to McConnell in the Senate chamber.

Author: 0 Pakistan army kills 50 Afghan troops in Chaman: IGFC

Major-General Nadeem Anjum, commander of the provincial paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) shared the details Sunday in Quetta , the capital of the southwestern border province of Baluchistan where Thursday's skirmishes occurred. Pakistan said Sunday that it killed at least 50 Afghan border troops, wounded 100, and destroyed five of their posts in sporadic clashes since Friday near a major border crossing.

Global United Nations urges Nigerians not to shun Chibok girls
Author: 0 United Nations urges Nigerians not to shun Chibok girls

Recall that the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the main opposition party had criticised the swap deal that led to Boko Haram's release of 82 Chibok girls while some imprisoned members of the sect were released by the Nigerian government. The United States Government on Thursday announced that it had in the last two years spent $500million (about N152billion) on humanitarian assistance to communities in North-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Author: 0 Labour manifesto 'an offer that will transform lives', says Jeremy Corbyn

The cameraman coworkers at the BBC including Laura Kuenssberg, a political editor, stood by him until the paramedics arrived. A paramedic tends to BBC cameraman Giles Wooltorton, flanked by BBC political reporter Laura Kuenssberg. The leaked draft contains policies on nationalizing railways, renewing Trident weapons, abolishing university tuition fees and scrapping the public sector pay cap.

Global Iran's president faces a tough fight for reelection
Author: 0 Iran's president faces a tough fight for reelection

On Friday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that the IRGC had unveiled Iran's underground depots of missiles, and written anti-slogan slogans on the testing missiles recently to abort the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers reached in July 2015.

Global Mormon Church Pulling Older Teens From Boy Scouts
Author: 0 Mormon Church Pulling Older Teens From Boy Scouts

The Mormon church has chose to pull its older teenage boys out of the Boy Scouts Of America, opting instead to have them participate in a faith-based, church-sanctioned activity program. An 11-year-old boy looked over a Boy Scout-themed Norman Rockwell exhibition at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City , Utah in July 2013. The new Mormon program will concentrate on "spiritual, social, physical and intellectual" goals for the teenagers, the church said.

Author: 0 'More Crazy Than Nixon': Critics Shocked by Trump Admission on Comey

Turns out, it was Trump's idea. Trump told Holt he asked Comey. In the NBC interview , Trump repeated his assertion that Comey three times assured him he was not under investigation. The investigation will proceed as planned, according to the FBI director. But current acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was Comey's second-in-command, painted a very different picture while testifying Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Author: 0 President Moon conducts first phone-call with Chinese President Xi Jin Ping

During the administrations of Lee Myung-bak (2008-13) and Park Geun-hye (2013-2016), inter-Korean relations were completely severed and North Korea significantly improved its nuclear and missile capabilities. A statement Thursday from the mission said a "Korean-style anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the USA and South Korea".

Global Malaysia deports 3 Turks believed to be in militant group
Author: 0 Malaysia deports 3 Turks believed to be in militant group

Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia had previously urged Malaysia not to deport the Turks over fears the men could face torture or an unfair trial in Turkey. Gulen has denied involvement or prior knowledge of the alleged coup attempt. HRW Asia deputy director Phil Robertson said in a statement Ozcelik's deportation was "a clear violation of global human rights law".

Author: 0 North Korea detains another American, 3 days after latest arrest

The last time that Han appeared to brief foreign diplomats in Pyongyang was last December, to present North Korea's response to the latest round of United Nations sanctions after the September 2016 nuclear test. The school - founded by evangelical Christians from overseas and opened in 2010 - is known to have a number of American faculty members. One of the American detainees, Otto Warmbier, was detained for removing a North Korean political banner.

Global US intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats
Author: 0 US intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un applauds during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of the country's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang in April. The security situation in Afghanistan will continue to deteriorate and the Taliban will make ongoing gains, especially in rural areas. The Trump administration is considering sending 3,000 to 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to help train Afghan security forces.

Author: 0 International court stays Pakistan's order to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav

Sharif can begin to explore the possibilities of a negotiated settlement to the Jadhav case, starting with ensuring the death sentence is not carried out and moving to providing consular access to India. "India claims that "linking assistance to the investigation process to the grant (ing) of consular access was by itself a serious violation of the Vienna Convention", the International Court of Justice release said.

Global Census resumes in Chaman after Pakistani, Afghan troops exchange fire
Author: 0 Census resumes in Chaman after Pakistani, Afghan troops exchange fire

Three persons were killed and 21 injured, as Afghan forces fired at Frontier Corps (FC) personnel detailed for the security of a census team, early on Friday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The border is not the only area of dispute between the neighbours: Afghanistan has long accused Pakistan of sponsoring the Afghan Taliban, though Islamabad says it provides the militants with safe haven as a "lever" to bring them to peace talks.

Author: 0 Trump 'outside the realm of normal,' even 'crazy': Comey

McCabe told senators he could not comment on conversations between Comey and the president. Team Trump said the exact opposite as recently as last week. Trump advisers said the president met with Rosenstein, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on Monday after learning that they were at the White House for other meetings.

Author: 0 US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions

The center would gather experienced officers from across the Central Intelligence Agency in one entity "to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target", it said. The new office will "work closely with the intelligence community and the entire U.S. national security community", the CIA statement said. "Now is about the time to put pressure on North Korea to force them to give up nuclear weapons", a South Korean diplomat said on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump will not rush U.S. climate policy review

High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic natio. But she made clear it was important for all Arctic Council countries, including the USA, to acknowledge the Paris accord and the importance of fighting climate change. "We got to a very good place on climate change in this agreement", she said Thursday in a conference call to reporters. Tillerson's words and actions averted a scenario that many observers feared might emerge from the Arctic Council meeting - the US announcing its ...

Global Coalition: Capture of IS-held town undermines militant group
Author: 0 Coalition: Capture of IS-held town undermines militant group

The U.S-backed Kurdish-led operation to seize Tabqa began in late March. A spokesman for the USA -led coalition against IS, Col. John Dorrian, said Wednesday that the weapons would be delivered to the Kurds soon. But Ankara regards the YPG as a terror group and the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which since 1984 has waged an insurgency inside Turkey leaving tens of thousands dead.

Author: 0 Modi speaks to new South Korean President

She lived in the Blue House twice, first as the daughter of military strongman Park Chung-hee, who moved into the palace in 1963, two years after he staged a coup and took control of the country. Of course, most Korean liberals recognize that North Korea is not East Germany, which never threatened West Germany or the United States with nuclear weapons.

Author: 0 Syria rejects international forces in safe zones

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russian Federation will visit with his USA counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Washington on Wednesday to discuss Syria and other issues. " We'll look at the proposal, see if it can work ", said Mattis, who will attend a meeting of the anti-Islamic State coalition in Copenhagen and will also travel to Lithuania and to a conference in London this week.

Author: 0 Nepal signs up to China's new Silk Road plan

China will seek to build on its hosting of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in September 2016, its "One-Belt, One-Road" initiative, and progress on launching the Asia infrastructure investment Bank to increase its global presence on worldwide economic issues, he told the lawmakers.

Author: 0 Russian interference in elections is a made up story, says Trump

Throughout his career, Trump has made loyalty from the people who work for him a key priority, often discharging employees he considers insufficiently reliable. The reasoning the White House officially gave then - in writing - was Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation, based on a review by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.

Author: 0 Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP

The 27-year-old, one of only two National Front (FN) lawmakers in the outgoing parliament and a popular figure among the party faithful, said in a letter to the Le Dauphine Libere newspaper that she would be leaving political life for a while for personal and political reasons.

Author: 0 Donald Trump threatens shutdown in September after Democrats win deal

He added, "We "either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51 (percent)". Mulvaney also defended the president's tweeted prescription for a shutdown in the next round of spending negotiations in September, saying "I think the president's tweet was that we might need a shutdown at some point to drive home that this place, that Washington needs to be fixed.

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