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Schiff calls Trump's loyalty conversation with Comey "highly unethical"

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When asked about the possibility of Trump obstructing justice, Schiff questioned whether someone can prove obstruction based on the president's own words, "when when we don't know whether we can believe this president". Department of Justice officials were holding interviews all weekend to fill Comey's spot. Among those also expected were acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, Michael J. Read More »

Ismail Haniyeh elected as new Hamas leader, replacing Meshaal

Haniyeh is a former deputy chief, and will replace Qatar-based veteran Khaled Meshaal, who steps down at the end of his term limit, as Hamas appeared to have softened its stance toward Israel in a new policy document last week. Meanwhile Fatah congratulated Haniyeh on his election as the Hamas chief but said it expected him to hand over the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian government. Read More »

Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

Former President Barack Obama also reportedly favored stepping up Kurdish arms shipments and had his aides present the incoming Trump administration with a plan to do so. But Washington has pushed back, instead utilizing the group's partners in the fight against Daesh in northern Syria, according to Anadolu Agency. The onus, therefore, is on Trump to come up with face-saving formulas for Erdogan while maintaining USA policies that are unlikely to change. Read More »

ICJ president seeks Pak's cooperation in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Salve will be representing India at the ICJ in The Hague. As the case developed, it was revealed by the Ministry of External Affairs that India was forced to seek the help of the International Court of Justice to save Jadhav's life as Pakistan had turned completely uncooperative. Read More »

Russia is a made up story: US President Donald Trump

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The White House said Trump is weighing options for replacing Comey, a decision that could have broad implications for the future of the Russian Federation investigation. "We'll see what happens", Trump said. Previous presidents have made a public show of staying out of legal matters, so as not to appear to be injecting politics. Read More »

Iraq forces launch new push on IS in west Mosul

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Nevertheless, that footprint has since expanded, given the Iraqi forces' need for support. "I know that the Iraqi security forces are confident of their ability to finish the enemy in place in Mosul very soon", he said . Iraqi forces pushed further into Mosul from the north on the second day of a new push to speed up the almost seven-month attempt to dislodge Islamic State, commanders said yesterday. Read More »

Police Identify Kirkersville Shooter And Victims

Authorities say they've searched two cars belonging to the man suspected of fatally shooting an OH police chief and two nursing home employees. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said during a second press conference that the shooter was from Utica and warrants have been obtained for his home and a pair of vehicles. Read More »

Pope canonizes 2 children who claimed to see Virgin of Fatima

Ms Collins quit because of what she said was the "unacceptable" level of resistance within the Vatican to implementing the group's proposals to better care for victims and protect children from priests who rape and molest them. Mary is said to have appeared in the central Portuguese town of Fatima on six different occasions to three shepherd children, starting from May 13, 1917. Read More »

Two killed in Pakistan shelling in J&K

A woman was killed in the shelling on Thursday. The move came as two schools were hit by shelling in Jhanjar village of Nowshehra while mortars landed in a school in Manjakote area. Around 120 officers from various departments have been deployed to organise facilities at relief camps. Rescue teams comprising of civil and police officials, besides doctors and para medical staff, have rushed to the affected areas in Nowshera sector to access the damage and provide medical care. Read More »

France's Macron confirms backing for Paris Olympic bid

Baumann, however, was careful not to put Paris ahead or behind its only rival, Los Angeles , which was visited by the evaluation commission earlier this week. Hollywood flexed its celebrity muscle at the party with an A-list lineup that included Sylvester Stallone , Kobe Bryant and billionaire Steve Ballmer , owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and former Microsoft CEO. Read More »

French bonds add to election gains as markets say "Au revoir, Marine"

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In a speech she made to supporters following the first round, she called Macron "Hollande's extension", saying he was guaranteed to continue the president's policy of "mass immigration". Chirac to defeat the far-right, Holocaust-denying Mr. Le Pen . "The voters who voted for Mr. Melenchon are angry voters". He backs the European Union and promotes tolerance toward minorities while acting against radicalization. Read More »

Afghan ISIS chief Abdul Hasib killed in raid

According to Fox News , on April 27, over 50 U.S. Army Rangers and dozens of partnered Afghan forces conducted a raid in the southern Nangarhar province - the same place where the MOAB was dropped. Hasib's regiment is also known as the Islamic State in the Khorasan (ISIS-K), which is a name for both Afghanistan and Pakistan that dates back to ancient times. Read More »

Captain Kuyt leads Feyenoord to Dutch league title

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Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip, transfers and goals on our page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary. In this September 15m 2016 file photo Feyenoord's team captain Dirk Kuyt applauds the supporters at the end of the Group A Europa League match between Feyenoord and Manchester United at the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Read More »

Conte to stay and improve Chelsea next season

Chelsea's players have gone from being champions in 2015, to finishing in 10th place in 2016 following the worst-ever Premier League title defense, to being champions again. "Of course, these players are giving me a lot of satisfaction - they are giving everything and trying their best". "I rang John Terry and he said, 'that's all I need at 36!'" Wing backs Victor Moses (right) and Marcos Alonso (left) have been revelations, Azpilicueta has made up for his lack of height with his ... Read More »

Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

May's office said she and Tajani agreed "on the importance of giving early certainty about the status of British citizens living elsewhere in the European Union and citizens of other member states in the U.K". "It's the beginning, there's a long way but it's important to start well", he said. Her "third way" between nationalism and globalism, with its emphasis on making globalisation work for those who feel left behind, gives her more of an appeal to these voters than any Tory leader this ... Read More »

Kim Jong Un's first test for South Korea new leader

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was sacked early yesterday morning from near Kusong, in North Phyongan province. "It is definitely concerning". Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, meanwhile, voiced concern about rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula following the test, Putin's spokesman said. Read More »

United Nations hopes Trump will preach human rights to Duterte Featured

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls Barack Obama a " son of a whore " as he vows not to be lectured by the United States leader on human rights when they meet in Laos.Have some thoughts to share? Kine said Trump may be taking actions that damage human rights by making overly friendly overtures to Duterte, who is facing a complaint for alleged mass murder before the International Criminal Court. Read More »

China: Xi invites all to benefit from new Silk Road schemes

The opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is held in the National Convention Center in Beijing . 'The Silk Road spirit has become a great heritage of human civilization, ' he said. The Belt and Road project is created to facilitate the development of major trade routes across multiple continents, with all roads leading back to China. Read More »

Comey declines to testify before Senate committee

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Trump said in his brief statement about firing Comey on Tuesday that the FBI chief had told him three times that he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. Trump said an agreement struck with China will allow the U.S.to sell its beef and other major products to that country once again. Many suspected that Mr Comey would be able to disclose more information as a private citizen than as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Palestinian hunger strike leader says 'snacking video' fake

Hunger strikers have issued a list of demands including better medical services, family visits and more dignified detention conditions. "Barghouti, if you are going to break your (hunger) strike, isn't pizza the better choice?" a screenshot of the post said , with a pizza box seemingly photoshopped into the picture. Read More »

Trump to Implement Commission on "Election Integrity"

The officials say Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be announced as Chair and Vice Chair of the "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" in a press release today. The commission, which will have as many as 15 members, will provide a report on voter irregularities by next year. New Hampshire officials have said there was no evidence of major voter fraud. Read More »