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Comey don't play that: ex-FBI director defies Trump


A source said they expect that at some point Comey will respond to Trump - but it is uncertain when that would be. Jim Pledger, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor of the Washington Metro field office, wondered whether the alleged conversations didn't happen in quite the way Trump described. Read More »

Corbyn sows confusion on Labour's commitment to Trident

So no more hand-holding with Donald Trump. "So far during this campaign, we have learned one thing about Jeremy Corbyn: proud and patriotic working class people in towns and cities across Britain have not deserted the Labour Party - Jeremy Corbyn has deserted them", she will say, according to extracts released in advance. Read More »

Korea Accuses CIA of Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong


Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea's National Intelligence Agency had bribed a North Korean citizen to "hurt the supreme leadership" using a biochemical substance. Pyongyang warned this week that USA hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war. Further contacts were made over subsequent years, and the assassination attempt was to have taken place at a military parade, KCNA said. Read More »

British Columbians voted for a change in government: NDP Leader John Horgan

As it stands now, the Liberals won 43 seats in the Legislature - one short of the 44 needed for a majority - while the NDP took 41. "People tend to vote along party lines and I get that... Party leader Andrew Weaver was re-elected in his Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding with more than half the votes, which led to a loud celebration at party headquarters in Victoria. Read More »

Three dead as gunman shoots and kills deputy before standoff with police


Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an OH village and two nursing home employees. Bowden released the hostage about 30 minutes before he gave himself up to law enforcement. Investigators are questioning the woman. Sadler says that deputy was fatally shot during the traffic stop. Mainhart served with the Yell County Sheriff's Department for five years and had previously retired from the West Memphis Police Department following a career of more than 20 years. Read More »

China tests new missile near Korea

The strategic missile forces of China's People's Liberation Army has conducted a new-type missile test in the waters of the Bohai Sea, the Ministry of National Defence (MOD) confirmed on Tuesday. China has said that the installation, which Washington and Seoul defend as a bid to counter rising missile threats from North Korea, would destabilize the region and lead to increased arms race. Read More »

In Nigeria, Dozens Of Kidnapped Girls Freed In Boko Haram Swap

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - 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. Addressing the mammoth crowd of celebrants on behalf of the army at the Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, Lt Col Adamu Usman, promised that the Nigerian military will do all within its powers to ensure that every Nigerian being held in captivity is released and allowed to ... Read More »

Korea reports on South's presidential election


South Korean internet users on Thursday shared photos of Moon waving off a presidential employee and taking off his own jacket at a luncheon. There was no elaboration in either the Xinhua report or the KCNA report on how many suspects North Korea was seeking, or of who or where they were, but Xinhua said North Korea had vowed to "hunt down to the last one of the suspects in every corner of the earth". Read More »

Forum on China's economic reach helps leader extend his own

Various sections of society including mainstream media in Nepal have welcomed the government's move to sign the MoU with China. China's bid to internationalise its Belt and Road connectivity initiative received a shot in the arm with the United States deciding to send a high-level delegation to an upcoming worldwide forum in the Chinese capital. Read More »

Russian photographer blasts U.S. media for 'hysteria' over photoshoot

Lavrov also said that during the visit, the dispatch of US observers to de-escalation zones in Syria was not discussed. The abrupt firing is consequential in many respects, but one issue was bound to dominate the public discussion: the FBI's unfinished investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible ties with Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, speaking to reporters in a White House briefing, said Trump's comments shouldn't be characterised as a contradiction because Trump and Rosenstein reached the same conclusion, and repeated her assertion that she had spoken to "countless people" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who said they were unhappy with Comey's leadership and supported Trump's decision. Read More »

Experts struggle to rectify UK National Health Service cyber hack

The hunt was on for the culprits behind the assault, which was being described as the biggest cyber ransom attack ever. The attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, with some cancelling all routine procedures. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible", a FedEx statement said. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. Read More »

Ransomware Attackers Threaten to Wipe Out Patient Files after 7 Days

It was believed to be the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded. Still, only a small number of US -headquartered organizations were hit because the hackers appear to have begun the campaign by targeting organizations in Europe, said Vikram Thakur, research manager with security software maker Symantec. Read More »

Kejriwal issues gag order on AAP leaders following Kumar Vishwas remarks


Khan has claimed that Vishwas was planning to quit APP and join BJP if he is notmade party chief and that he held meeting with AAP leaders and MLAs at his residence. If there is one person who is trying to spread hatred, action will be taken against him. This time in a different mode, he tweeted and said accepted that party made mistakes and the errors, loopholes, and mistake will be corrected. Read More »

Acting FBI Chief Contradicts White House on James Comey Firing

Here are some of the outstanding ones. The Trump administration has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation investigation. Assuming that is accurate, when were they? Sanders went on to read off a list of statements from Democrats who heavily criticized Comey prior to Trump terminating him. Read More »

'Not accurate': Acting FBI director flatly denies White House claim about Comey

Fewer than 48 hours after taking over, McCabe testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asserting that Comey's firing by President Donald Trump has had no impact on an ongoing Russian Federation investigation. "I hope you won't either", he said. "You know, it's going to be interesting". "Russian Federation tried to undermine our free election system; they tried to influence an election in America, that's a very serious issue", said Cardin. Read More »

PM Modi assures Sri Lanka of India's support amid Chinese concerns


Prime Minister Modi assured Tamils that the government and people of India are with them in their journey towards peace and greater prosperity. As Modi touched down in Colombo for a two-day visit on Thursday, a top Sri Lankan defence official confirmed Beijing had been denied permission for a port call by a Chinese submarine. Read More »

Combative Philippines environment chief ousted by lawmakers


Fr. Joel Tabora, president of the Ateneo de Davao University, said the CA betrayed the environment and the nation when it rejected Lopez's appointment. It's the government. And when you make decisions based on business interests, you have shirked your responsibility. Lopez has a rich record in activism and dedication to the poor in the Philippines. Read More »

75000 ransomware attacks hit 99 countries on Friday

Hospitals across England have been hit by a large-scale cyber-attack, the National Health Service (NHS) said, which has locked staff out of their computers and forced many trusts to divert emergency patients. As Dillon noted above, it's very likely the code was introduced into networks but didn't do anything until instructed to by whoever was behind it. Unfortunately however, computers already affected will not be helped by the solution. Read More »

North Korea open to US dialogue under 'right conditions', says Pyongyang

Choi Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for US affairs, spoke briefly with reporters on Saturday in Beijing on route to Pyongyang. Pyongyang has conducted five nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and USA sanctions. "Track-two meetings are routinely held on a variety of topics around the world and occur independent of US government involvement", a State Department official said, Yonhap reported. Read More »

'Mandatory' Aadhaar: Supreme Court reserves order, arguments conclude


This is a completely unreasonable restriction on the right to trade under, he said. "To crack the 12-digit number of Aadhaar will take thousands of years", he said. "You may want to be forgotten, but the State may not want to forget you", Rohatgi said. Biometric will not to be shared, unless per procedures laid down under the law. Read More »