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Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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Rosenstein assumed that job two weeks ago. "I don't think it's inappropriate, number one", Trump told Fox News's Jeanine Pirro in an interview airing Saturday before denying he made such a request of Comey. Trump said there was no "collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians", but that "the Russians did not affect the vote". And though the White House has asserted Comey lost the backing of rank-and-file agents, McCabe flatly said, "that is not accurate". Read More »

Here's what's still unknown about James Comey's firing

Trump had also cited both memos in the letter of termination he issued to Comey on Tuesday, writing, "I have accepted their recommendations and you are hereby terminated". The president added that he asked Comey three times - once in person, twice on the phone - if he was under investigation. The Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat, Mark Warner, said in light of Comey's firing, "It is important to restate the critical importance of protecting the independence and integrity of ... Read More »

Trump calls for stronger sanctions after North Korea missile test

That missile, launched on April 29, blew up over land in North Korean territory, according to a spokesman for the US Pacific Command. Hua says countries "should not do things that further escalate tensions in the region". McMaster, had phone conversations with his counterparts in Japan and South Korea to discuss the situation. The US has an "ironclad commitment" to face the North Korean threat alongside its allies, the White House statement said. Read More »

N. Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

The Pentagon confirmed that North Korea launched some type of ballistic missile at around 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time. The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan. This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korea appointed Moon Jae-in as the country's new President on Wednesday. Moon asked for a review of a missile system that is being developed to protect South Korea. Read More »

Trump's shifting reason for firing Comey could cost him with Hill leaders

Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed Comey . John Conyers, D-Michigan, and Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, asked for the materials following Mr. Mr Trump said the candidates were "outstanding people" and "very well known". Comey declined to make that promise but told the president he could count on his honesty, the paper said. Read More »

India won't accept OBOR, it ignores core concerns on sovereignty: MEA

The new financing that he promised on Sunday includes 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) for the Silk Road Fund and lending schemes worth 380 billion yuan. Pakistani and Chinese officials sign agreements. The event is expected to be attended by members from various countries Including a top official from the US. Read More »

Trump lawyers: Documents show no undisclosed Russian income

As I was finishing this animation, the Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the US presidential election subpoenaed Michael Flynn . Asked about the same issue again, Lavrov said, "I thought we were all grow-ups here". "His public statements are sufficient for me". Lavrov said no-one had uncovered "a single shred of evidence" of the supposed interference. "Put on the table just one single fact, then we'll react to it". Read More »

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

Security Council resolutions barring North Korea's missile and nuclear technology more thoroughly. A Japanese government spokesperson said that Japan "strongly protests" North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch. A United States defense official confirmed that it flew that far, but said the U.S. is still assessing what type of missile it was. "The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent ... Read More »

French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls

I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, namely the "Republic on the Move". The centrist's emphatic victory brought comfort to investors and European allies alike, who had been nervous about the risk of another populist upheaval, following Britain's vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump's election as US president - neither of which had been predicted by pollsters or bookmakers. Read More »

Trump may pick a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

Such a request would undermine the standing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as an independent law enforcer and further fuelled charges that Trump has overstepped the norms of his office. Rosenstein in the president's decision. The first candidate has already been interviewed. Much of Trump's ire has been focused on the communications team, all of whom were caught off guard by Comey's ouster. Read More »

Profile: Ismail Haniya, Hamas' political chief

Haniyeh succeeds Hamas' longtime exiled leader Khaled Meshaal, and the move comes shortly after Gaza's rulers unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's global isolation. Though he served as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) for a short period of time, the refusal of the worldwide community to work with Hamas, and the deadlock and violence between the two parties eventually led to the dismantling of the unity government in 2007, after ... Read More »

People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill

Dr. Darrell Gaskin, a professor in health policy and Director of the Baltimore-based Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solution, stated that he does not agree with the AHCA for at least three reasons. One of her staffers recently informed me, "We don't all have pre-existing conditions". This is a question I and others have been asking since the passage of the Republican "repeal" and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

South Korea: Rival North Korea launches possible ballistic missile

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The news agency Kyodo, which said the rocket reached a height of 1000km, reported that the Japanese government was seeking to confirm whether the test involved a new type of missile. Moon Jae-in, South Korea's new president, said in Seoul this week that he also would be willing to travel to North Korea for talks if conditions permitted. Read More »

Tough Anti-Sanctuary Bill Clears Texas Senate, Governor Eager To Sign

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Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) challenged one of the bill's leading advocates, State Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land), regarding the House's recent passage of the "Sanctuary Cities" bill. The county also agreed to provide training for officers to understand the limits of their authority regarding civil immigration law enforcement. Perry noted the bill includes protections for victims and witnesses to come forward without declaring their migratory status and said it is on police ... Read More »

N. Korea Says Will Have Dialogue With US 'Under Right Conditions'

There was no immediate reaction from China. The new president Moon has said he is willing to engage in dialogue with his northern neighbor. China, the main ally and economic lifeline of North Korea, has urged Pyongyang to stop the tests in line with UN Security Council resolutions, as have Japan and the United States. Read More »

South Korea Needs to Avoid Daylight With US

Analysts say Moon will need to act quickly in naming key security and foreign policy aides and ministers in order to ease geopolitical tensions. "I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and under the right circumstances go to Pyongyang as well", Moon said in his inaugural address on Wednesday. Read More »

Tories make gains as Labour crumbles

Of the 2,006 adults interviewed by ORB, nearly six in 10, or 59 per cent, said Mr Corbyn should stand down immediately if he loses the general election. The Tories put in a strong showing in the elections, making gains in Scotland and Labour heartlands. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron claimed only his party could prevent a Conservative "coronation", despite its failure to make a hoped-for breakthrough in its former South West stronghold. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard Will Play in Game 1 vs. Warriors Despite Ankle Injury

Key Matchup: Leonard vs. Durant, Curry or Thompson. The Defensive Player of the Year candidate "absolutely" fully participated in Saturday's practice in San Antonio, Popovich said. Popovich went with a small lineup-and it worked-towards the end of the last series (going with only one big man-either Aldridge or Pau Gasol-at a time), but he prefers to keep two "bigs" on the floor as often as possible. Read More »

Moon condemns N. Korean missile launch

The missile was sacked from the region of Kusong, northwest of Pyongyang, where the North in February successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile that it is believed to be developing. China's foreign ministry has expressed opposition to North Korea's test-launch of a ballistic missile and called on all sides to exercise restraint. Read More »

Trump Lawyers Push Back Against Russia Ties in Letter

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The subpoena follows a written request to Flynn for documents in late April, which Flynn declined. Flynn's call with Russian Envoy was monitored by USA intelligence agencies. Michael Flynn was subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into links between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's campaign team. Read More »

Million pilgrims hail Pope Francis as he canonises children at 'EMOTIONAL' service

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In February, Pope Francis appointed Polish Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warsaw-Praga to study the pastoral needs of the townspeople and the thousands of pilgrims who flock to Medjugorje each year. Under her mantle, we are not lost, he said, and "from her embrace will come the hope and the peace" that we require. Francisco and Jacinta "into the huge ocean of God's light and taught to adore him" and that this was "the source of their strength in overcoming opposition and suffering". Read More »

White House says missile should worry Russia

The White House said President Donald Trump "cannot imagine Russia is pleased" because the missile landed not far from Russian territory. North Korea "has been a flagrant menace for far too long", the statement read. "North Korea fired an unidentified missile at around 5.27 a.m. today (Sunday) from an area in the vicinity of Kusong, North Pyongan province", Yonhap News Agency quoted the JCS as saying in a statement. Read More »