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Lavrov says media reported that Trump told him "terrorists are capable of stuffing laptops, all kinds of electronic devices, with untraceable explosive materials", information he says the administration revealed with the laptop ban. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! " added Trump, who said in a speech on Wednesday that "no politician in history" had been treated worse or more unfairly than he has.

Global Trump scandals no issue for Saudi: minister
Author: 0 Trump scandals no issue for Saudi: minister

He repeatedly demanded that the Saudis compensate the United States for its long-standing alliance. The U.S. president and the Saudi king, or their designees, will meet at least once a year to discuss new strategies, alternating between the two countries, the White House also said.

Global Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in DC
Author: 0 Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in DC

Trump's criticism of the nuclear deal Iran reached with the US and five other world powers in 2015 pleases both Saudi Arabia and Israel, who accused Obama on "going soft" on Tehran. The White House hopes the Riyadh talks will be seen as a victory for Mr Trump's diplomacy and provide a respite from the growing crisis for his administration in Washington, where daily revelations have added to the furore and FBI investigation over his campaign's alleged ties to Moscow.

Author: 0 Comey to testify before Senate committee on Russian Federation probe

Two days later, with Mr Trump on board Air Force One heading to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip as President, confirmation came that Mr Comey had taken up their offer to appear in a public hearing. Across town, Rosenstein was briefing the Senate about his decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the independent Trump-Russia probe.

Global Trump begins first foreign tour in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Trump begins first foreign tour in Saudi Arabia

Trump and the USA delegation, which includes virtually his entire senior White House staff and some of his Cabinet, were treated like royalty in a series of welcoming ceremonies. Melania Trump wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt and did not cover her head for the arrival, consistent with custom for foreign dignitaries visiting Saudi Arabia.

Global Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties
Author: 0 Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Lee was dispatched by South Korea's newly elected president, Moon Jae-in, to China in an attempt to keep communications open between the two countries "at a critical time ". Kim will take a leading role in Moon's cabinet as it seeks to move the nation forward following the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye. Mr Xi called the South Korean leader to congratulate him shortly after his election victory last week, and the pair spoke of the common goal of a denuclearised Korean ...

Author: 0 Senators search for compromise over House's drastic Medicaid changes

Collins and Cassidy said they expected the bipartisan lawmakers to meet again. Depends on who you ask. Should congress pass this bill, If you're an insurance company you can look forward to fewer restrictions; if you're in the top 10 percentile of earnings you can breathe a sigh of relief; and if you're healthy and can remain healthy, it'll be business as usual.

Author: 0 Six financial policies from the election manifestos so far

The triple whammy is a direct reference to the famous Conservative 1997 election campaign attack posters which warned of a Labour "double whammy" of higher taxes and higher prices. Labour views the Tory plans as an opportunity to woo the so-called "grey vote" ahead of the June 8 General Election, an important group as older people are more likely to turn out on polling day.

Author: 0 France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women

Collomb has been a prominent Socialist politician in France since becoming mayor of Lyon in 200. Le Drian vowed to promote the country's "key role" in the global community, noting continuity between his previous position and his new diplomatic job.

Global The Russia-Trump Campaign Investigation May Now Be
Author: 0 The Russia-Trump Campaign Investigation May Now Be "Considered a Criminal Investigation"

One day earlier, Sanders told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week", "I don't think we're there yet" for potentially appointing a special prosecutor. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on Thursday that Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired before writing the recommendation. "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination", he said.

Author: 0 Brazil's president accused of taking 1.5m dollars in bribes

In another, Mr Temer is accused of pocketing about 350,000 USA dollars of 4.5 million dollars in illegal campaign finance channelled by the Workers' Party for the 2014 presidential ticket that included Mr Temer as vice presidential candidate.

Author: 0 Investigation into Russian Federation scandal reaches inside the White House

The news comes after Trump was hit by embarrassing leaks suggesting that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign, and that Trump had boasted to Russian officials of firing the man heading the investigation.

Global Times Square killer driver is US Navy vet with drinking problem
Author: 0 Times Square killer driver is US Navy vet with drinking problem

He didn't enter a plea and is due back in court next week. Rojas is next scheduled to appear in court on 24 May. Richard Rojas, 26, knocked pedestrians into the air as he sped for three blocks in his burgundy Honda sedan through one of the city's busiest areas on Thursday before crashing into a metal stanchion, the New York Police Department said.

Global Cloud Computing Makes Late Sprint To Win The Preakness
Author: 0 Cloud Computing Makes Late Sprint To Win The Preakness

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez knew the Kentucky Derby victor was up against it early in the race. Meanwhile, Cloud Computing was back in third as Castellano watched the duel unfold in front of him. "If anything, I have a greater respect for Always Dreaming ", said Mark Casse, who trains Classic Empire . You just dream. We've won some big races, but these are different.

Author: 0 Under fire at home, Donald Trump wins warm welcome in Saudi Arabia

The US president spent the day meeting King Salman and holding talks with senior US and Saudi officials, as deals in excess of $380 billion (Dh1.4 trillion) were signed, Saudi foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir said. The two men are at odds on everything from climate change to refugee policy, although the pontiff says he will give the United States leader an open-minded hearing.

Author: 0 Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

Trump was scheduled to meet with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and participate in signing ceremonies for several agreements that "further solidify U.S. The deal includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs".

Author: 0 President Trump Meets With Turkish President Amid Tensions

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based observatory group reported on Monday clashes between advancing SDF ground forces and ISIS fighters on multiple axes around Raqqa. "Every development in Syria and Iraq is a matter of national security for us". More important, it's the only way the US-led anti-ISIS coalition has a prayer of taking Raqqa.

Global Despite Promise, Trump Won't Be Moving US Embassy To Jerusalem
Author: 0 Despite Promise, Trump Won't Be Moving US Embassy To Jerusalem

The Israeli prime minister loathed the Obama administration. Nevertheless, the Palestinian Authority claims the Temple Mount, where the Western Wall is located, and that Jerusalem is the capital of the nascent Palestinian state. Those who deemed the administration to be neutral doubled to 21 percent, compared to 10 percent in January. Respondents that did not know what his position was rose from 8 to 19 percent.

Author: 0 Three things to watch on Donald Trump's foreign trip

President Donald Trump holds a sword and sways with traditional dancers during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace, Saturday, May 20, 2017 , in Riyadh . Trump bent down so the king could place the gold medal around his neck. The medallion has been bestowed on several other foreign heads of state, including British Prime Minister Teresa May, Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Presidents George W.

Global Ny: Assange still vulnerable if he enters Sweden
Author: 0 Ny: Assange still vulnerable if he enters Sweden

The controversial WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadoraan embassy since June 2012 when he sought refuge there in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted for questioning over alleged sex crimes. British officials said they do not comment on individual extradition cases. US and British officials Friday declined to say if the United States has requested Assange's extradition.

Author: 0 Gulf states, US to ink agreement against terror financing

Speaking in Riyadh at a joint briefing with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Saturday, Tillerson said he has no plans to talk to Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Sunni-led, USA ally Saudi Arabia and mainly Shi'ite Muslim Iran are bitter rivals for influence in the region. There have also been no direct US-Iranian talks since Trump took office.

Author: 0 Anxious about fallout, Democrats poised to poll-test impeachment

Senate to decide. We are now talking about impeachment. President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the White House South Lawn before departing for Groton, Connecticut, on Wednesday. And he is a member of the Democratic minority, which has little power to move ahead on investigations or to begin proceedings to remove the president from office.

Global Concerns persist over China's 'Silk Road' initiative
Author: 0 Concerns persist over China's 'Silk Road' initiative

In the communique, China and other nations underlined the importance of expanding trade and investment based on a level playing field. In 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping had unveiled the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", representing a modern trade route built on the traditional Silk Route and calling for changes to foreign policy and trade from China.

Author: 0 Trump labels Russian Federation inquiry 'witch hunt'

Mr Trump appointed Mr Flynn as his national security adviser weeks later despite the warning, but he was sacked after just 24 days. Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on Mueller's appointment, calling it an "internal matter" for the United States.Rosenstein was due to brief US senators later on Thursday.

Global Trip to bring Macron face-to-face with troops
Author: 0 Trip to bring Macron face-to-face with troops

Pledging more investments in infrastructure and health for Mali's development, Macron expressed his willingness "to take further quick action at the political and military level". Macron's presidency. Macron was expected to emphasize the need for closer European cooperation in the fight against jihadists, especially with fellow EU heavyweight Germany, French officials said.

Author: 0 Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president

Voter turnout was strong; over 40 million-roughly 70 percent of those eligible-turned up at the polls. Iranian state television congratulated Rouhani on his victory. 7 in 2015. "This hope with which you've entrusted me, I do feel the weight of this responsibility", Rouhani said in a televised address Saturday, "and I do pray to God to be a worthy carrier of your hopes and your dreams".

Author: 0 White House Explores Ways to Weaken Special Investigation

White House hopes that Trump could leave scandalous allegations at home were crushed in a one-two punch of revelations that landed shortly after his departure. Comey, who had been in charge of the investigation, was sacked by Trump on May 9. According to the mainstream media, while speaking with Lavrov, Trump reportedly said: "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".

Author: 0 Former FBI chief James Comey to testify in Russian probe

President Donald Trump last week triggered an uproar, will testify about his experiences with Trump and the FBI's investigation into Russia-Trump ties, lawmakers said on May 19. Bush White House, said that transcripts of meetings with foreign leaders usually "are treated like the crown jewels". He says he hopes Comey's testimony will answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was suddenly dismissed last week by Trump.

Author: 0 Royal welcome for Trump in Saudi Arabia as troubles mount at home

The Trumps were greeted by a lavish red-carpet welcome ceremony, and received by King Salman himself and other top Saudi officials. The king of Saudi Arabia told President Donald Trump on Saturday that he's optimistic about the USA leader's ability to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians, according to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir.

Global GE signs United States dollars 15 bn of Saudi deals, MoUs during Trump visit
Author: 0 GE signs United States dollars 15 bn of Saudi deals, MoUs during Trump visit

King Salman gave Trump a remarkably warm greeting, meeting him at the steps of Air Force One on arrival, shaking the hand of Trump's wife, Melania, riding with Trump in his limousine and spending most of the day with him. After he leaves Saudi Arabia, Trump will travel to Israel, the Vatican and the 28th North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium. The president will then travel to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, and a meeting of the G-7 industrial nations in ...

Author: 0 Afghan officials: 3 killed after gunmen storm bank

TOLOnews journalist, Anisa Shahid, who is at the scene, says National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces are at the house and carrying investigations. The sources further added that preliminary reports indicate the woman was from Germany and was killed along with her security guard. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and the attackers' motives were not immediately clear.

Author: 0 PM leaves for Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

After Air Force One touched down in Riyadh shortly before 10 a.m. local time , Trump was received as a royal guest by a kingdom eager to rekindle its relationship with the United States and shower the president with praise. National oil giant Saudi Aramco was also expected to sign $ 50 billion of deals with us companies on Saturday, part of a drive to diversify the kingdom's economy beyond oil exports, Aramco's chief executive Amin Nasser said.

Author: 0 3 takeaways from the re-election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

The U.S. placed new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic-missile program last week, on the same day that it agreed to continue waiving broader sanctions that were lifted by the 2015 nuclear agreement. "Some are already in the process of booking their tickets", said Farid Dehdilani, global adviser for the Iranian Privatisation Organization. Rouhani is promising to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms for its people.

Global Pressure mounts on Trump as Comey agrees to testify
Author: 0 Pressure mounts on Trump as Comey agrees to testify

Senator Mark Warner, ranking member of the Committee, hoped that Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since he was sacked by Trump last week. Before President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for the first leg of his nine-day tour in the Middle East and Europe, two breaking news stories pertaining to the investigations into Russia's election interference hit the wire, appropriately bookending a tumultuous week for the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Pippa Middleton wedding dress photos: £40K Giles Deacon gown details

After turning heads at her sister Kate's wedding to Prince William, Ms Pippa Middleton graduated from bridesmaid to bride yesterday at a star-studded wedding in an English country church. The dress had a high neckline and a corseted bodice, with draping to the front and a heart-shaped detail in the back. The ceremony is at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, to be followed later by a private reception at the bride's parents' estate in nearby Bucklebury.

Author: 0 In nod to Comey story, aide shares video of Clinton avoiding hug

Philippe Reines , a longtime operative for Hillary Clinton , seems to have seen the news about how the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director felt put-off during his meetings with the president before he was sacked. Sound familiar? Just last night, the New York Times published a story with remarkable details about former FBI Director James B. Comey's interactions with President Trump.

Author: 0 US, Saudi Arabia agree arms deal worth $110 billion

The king of Saudi Arabia told President Donald Trump on Saturday that he's optimistic about the US leader's ability to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians, according to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir. He also expressed an openness to talks with Iran. The the largest oil investor in Saudi Arabia, al-Jubier said in his remarks at the briefing with Tillerson .

Global North Korea's United Nations envoy slams 'hostile' U.S. policy
Author: 0 North Korea's United Nations envoy slams 'hostile' U.S. policy

The Hwasong-12 ballistic rocket successfully reached an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles) and traveled a distance of 489 miles before breaching Japan's Air Defense Identification Zone and splashing down in the Sea of Japan. North Korea's deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago or the hacking of a UN expert monitoring sanctions violations.

Author: 0 PDP Disowns Fayose, Says Boko Haram's Abduction Of Chibok Girls Was Real

FILE- In this Monday, May 8, 2017 file photo, Chibok schoolgirls, recently freed from Nigeria extremist captivity, are photographed in Abuja, Nigeria. "Nobody would be unhappy to hear that the Chibok girls have been released". The eight-year Boko Haram insurgency has killed some 20,000 people and forced at least 2.6 million others to flee their homes.

Author: 0 ICJ snubs Pak, stays Jadhav execution till final verdict

The UN's top court on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a victory for New Delhi over its bitter rival. Prima facie, the ICJ has jurisdiction on the Jadhav case, Abraham said, rejecting one of the Islamabad's main arguments against the Indian case. London-based Barrister Rashid Aslam said Pakistan was ill-prepared and did not utilise the 90 minutes it had to make its argument.

Global Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest
Author: 0 Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest

Turkish police carried out searches at the homes of the owner and the three employees of Sozcu newspaper, which is fiercely critical of Erdogan and his AK Party, and also detained the paper's internet editor and its correspondent for the Aegean province of Izmir, the police source and the paper said.

Author: 0 Ex-US congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

Weiner , 52, was released on bail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for September 8, the release said. In 2016, a series of alleged explicit social media exchanges surfaced with a 15-year-old girl. The FBI began investigating Weiner last September after the Daily Mail reported that he had exchanged lewd messages with the North Carolina teenager.

Author: 0 Macron, Merkel vow new momentum for Europe

Macron, who swept into Berlin with his newly-appointed German-speaking prime minister, Édouard Philippe, reached for historic rhetoric in his speech, announcing that he would seek not just short-term results in tackling French unemployment, but nothing less than the "historic reconstruction of Europe and the eurozone ".

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani vows to deliver campaign promises

Rouhani won almost 23 million votes, a strong improvement over his election victory in 2013, when he won 18.6 million votes, or 50.1% of the votes cast in a six-man race. The re-elected president will also have to navigate a tricky relationship with Washington, which appears at best ambivalent about the nuclear accord reached by former us president Barack Obama.

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