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Senate demands Flynn documents

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Flynn also accepted United States dollars 11,250 from two Russian firms for speaking engagements in Washington. Flynn is also under investigation for business dealings he had with clients tied to foreign governments. intelligence as part of its broader, ongoing counter-intelligence investigation. The network paid Flynn for attending a December 2015 gala in Moscow during which Flynn was seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

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SDF ranks include the YPG, an organization Ankara considers the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, the us, and EU. The Trump administration has not specified the kinds of arms to be provided. "One terrorist organization can not be destroyed by another terror organization", premier Binali Yildirim told reporters about his brief meeting Thursday with U.S. Read More »

Turkish Prez Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet Trump on May 16

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While that might have helped put the two men on a good personal footing, it played into the narrative of Trump as an admirer of authoritarian-minded leaders and a less-than-enthusiastic defender of democracy and human rights, both of which were previously pillars of US foreign policy. Read More »

French Ex-PM Valls offers to back Macron in June polls

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People gather during a demonstration called by labour unions the day after the French presidential election, Monday, May 8, 2017, in Paris. He is building a party structure from the wreckage of the Socialists, whose candidate pooled only 6 percent of the presidential vote in the first round, and the badly-bruised moderate wing of The Republicans conservative party whose candidate was also eliminated early on. Read More »

Europol director sees 'escalating' cyber threat

It comes amid warnings that the crisis could spread to other sectors, with a wider "escalating threat" as millions of workers switch on their computers. Europol provides free decryption downloads for most ransomware already detected, though not yet for this particular attack. Seven hospitals remained on A&E divert on Sunday afternoon, with ambulances taking emergency patients elsewhere, NHS England said. Read More »

UNSC to hold urgent consultations on NKorea missile test

The launch is the first since South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, took office this week. The Security Council has adopted six increasingly tougher sanctions resolutions against North Korea. One source close to the Japanese government speculated Sunday that North Korea probably fired a modified version of the intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile. Read More »

French Constitutional Council Officially Approves Macron as President-Elect

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Macron's party chief, Richard Ferrand, told a news conference on Monday that his "En Marche!" movement will now change its name to "En Marche la République" or "Republic on the Move" to structure itself more like a traditional party. The socialists were resoundingly beaten in the first round of the French election on April 23 in which Hamon received only 6.36 percent of the vote. Read More »

Trump hopes for 'terrific' peace deal in Middle East

President Donald Trump offered a warm welcome to Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), on Wednesday at a joint White House appearance prior to their closed-door discussions. He promised Abbas that he would serve as a "mediator" in future talks with Israel but said it's ultimately up to the two sides to broker a deal. "The President of the United States , as we speak, is giving serious consideration into moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem", ... Read More »

Warsaw Condemns Latest North Korean Missile Test as Threat to Peace

South Korea's KOSPI climbed 0.15 percent. North Korea said Sunday's test-fire of a ground-to-ground ballistic missile proved the missile is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead, state news agency KCNA said in a report Monday. Wright said that if the missile had been flown on a standard trajectory instead of lofted, "it would have a maximum range of about 4,500 km". That would easily put the US territory of Guam within range. Read More »

Aguero, Bravo To Miss Palace Clash - Guardiola

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It was at White Hart Lane against Tottenham. The other ones: no chance. Speaking about the team, Guardiola expects a good response from Mourinho. "I didn't think the lads were comfortable playing in a back five so we went back to a four and we got better from that point of view going forward, playing some good counter-attacking football but our final-third play today let us down as well as our defending. Read More »

Donald Trump 'may replace White House communications team with Fox News producers'

Warner said it was "virtually unprecedented" to have a president fire an FBI director - it has happened just once before - and the fact it occurred as Comey led an investigation into the Trump campaign was particularly concerning. "Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey". Trump's dismissal of Comey raised suspicions it was an attempt to thwart the ongoing investigation. Read More »

Election Commission calls all-party meeting to clear air on EVMs

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Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi during the all-party meeting convened by the poll watchdog to discuss the reliability of the EVMs - an issue flagged by opposition parties - got underway in New Delhi on Friday. The party had used an EMV prototype to make the demonstration. The AAP is firm on its demand for VVPAT machines. The EC is likely to seek suggestions for its proposed "EVM challenge", which will provide a chance to those doubting Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to prove ... Read More »

Pope doesn't want to judge Trump ahead of meeting at Vatican

Begging Mary's assistance, the pope prayed that believers would "tear down all walls and overcome all boundaries, going to all peripheries, there revealing God's justice and peace". He won praise for having created the advisory commission and for promising "zero tolerance" for abuse. Pope Francis said that he had spoken to Collins, and that she had some justification for her frustration. Read More »

U.S. firms 'ready' to get on China's Silk Road project

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also spoke at the ceremony. "China is willing to share experience with other countries, as part of efforts to better meet the needs of projects and of economic development". The United States and other governments have said "Belt and Road" is a natural outgrowth of China's status as the biggest global trader, and US officials have said they want to work with ... Read More »

Tories on top in United Kingdom local polls

Labour has lost more than 200 council seats, UKIP suffered heavy losses losing all but one of its contested seats that have been declared so far, and the Lib Dems have not make the gains they had hoped for. The Labour leader described the results as "mixed" and insisted they were "closing the gap" on the Conservatives. Opinion polls give May a runaway lead in the national election next month of around 20 percentage points, which could hand her more than 100 more seats in parliament and ... Read More »

North Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

The US called for repercussions from the worldwide community. North Korea fired a ballistic missile yesterday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue. Read More »

A Texas University Just Canceled Its Conservative Commencement Speaker

Trump's pick will have to be confirmed by the Senate. Comey would also have an opportunity to go on the record and confirm or deny Trump's claim that the he told the president on three separate occasions he wasn't under investigation. Two Democratic members of Congress from Houston, U.S. Reps. Cornyn has in recent weeks become more of an outward defender of Trump. While never particularly in Trump's thrall, Cornyn has been a loyal partisan since Trump entered the White House. Read More »

Olympics 'Why wait for '28?' say LA bid chiefs as venues shine

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Meanwhile, it also presented the beauty and the spirit of the city. " Los Angeles is already a great Olympic city but after these three days we now realise that was an understatement", Baumann told reporters. The delegation just wrapped up their four-day visit to Los Angeles before arriving in Paris . Our (bid) committee will look at that at any given time if the rules change. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy's Sean 'Spicey' Spicer Takes To The Streets Of NYC

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After reports that Sean Spicer was spotted literally hiding in the bushes to avoid reporters on Tuesday evening, it was clear that this week's episode of Saturday Night Live would likely be pretty incredible. The actor is due to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and clearly has quite the sketch planned. Politico reported in February that McCarthy's spoof rattled the White House, with sources saying that Trump found it problematic that Spicer was being mocked by a woman. Read More »

Video Proves 8-Year-Old Was Bullied Before Killing Himself

Two days later, Taye hanged himself with a necktie in the bedroom of his Cincinnati apartment. Other students poked and touched Gabriel for as long as nearly five minutes until a school official appeared to care for the boy, according to a Cincinnati Police Department detective's written account of what he saw on school surveillance video. Read More »

Senator says AG shouldn't question Federal Bureau of Investigation aspirants

Regardless, Trump seems to be considering a sweeping shakeup of his West Wing staff in the wake of the media firestorm that followed his abrupt decision to fire Comey - the man who was overseeing an FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Ryan Blaney takes Kansas pole as 11 fail to pass inspection

Only this time, things worked out in the end. Loose handling, less-than-perfect re-starts and a strong Martin Truex, Jr ., prevented Blaney from notching his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win to go with his first pole. It's just incredible. Awesome day, awesome weekend. I don't know what it was. If we do that every week, everything will take care of itself. Along with Danica Patrick and Joey Logano , Almirola was involved in a fiery crash that saw all three drivers sustain ... Read More »

'We Cherish Nuclear Deterrents': North Korea Affirms Resolve Against US Threats

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The travel warning issued Tuesday updates long-standing advice that Americans "are at serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforcement". An official of the US State Department said the detentions underscored 'the risk associated with travel to North Korea'. North Korea has detained a US citizen - a self-described Christian missionary - raising the number of Americans held there to four. Read More »