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Trump say it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week

Chief strategist Steve Bannon learned on television, according to three White House officials, though a person close to Bannon disputed that characterization. His dismissal of a special prosecutor, Archibald Cox, who subpoenaed the White House for the president's tapes marked the beginning of the end of his presidency. Read More »

Palestinian Authority SaysTrump is "Insane" For Request to Stop Paying Terrorists

Most observers were quick to note that the president's prediction of success was not backed up by any plan of action or reason for his optimism. In their first face-to-face meeting, Trump pressed Palestinian leaders to "speak in a unified voice against incitement" to violence against Israelis but he stopped short of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a longstanding bedrock of USA policy. Read More »

Clapper: U.S. government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Clapper and Schumer made their comments on CNN's "State of the Union"; Graham spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press"; Haley and Warner appeared on ABC's "This Week" and Warner also spoke on "Fox News Sunday" along with Lee and Holmes. Why it matters: We've seen what happens when Trump decides to go it alone - his narrative challenges everything the WH had said about the matter, particularly with his reasoning for firing Comey , and it looks as if Trump is going rogue or, as David Axelrod ... Read More »

Macron To Meet Merkel In His First Day As President

When Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, France will be the EU's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Mr. Before the ceremony, Macron met for an hour with his predecessor, Francois Hollande. The bad weather often associated with the former Socialist president has become a joke for the French. Read More »

Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

James Comey, left, and Donald Trump. "I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally - and that's the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system", said James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence. Read More »

PM Modi Congratulated South Korea's New President On His Election. In Korean

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Moon's Democratic Party said he was briefed on the status of the North Korean military and South Korea's military readiness. The election took place amid heightened tensions around the Korean Peninsula, including new nuclear and missile tests by North Korea and protests against the Terminal-High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployed by the United States to South Korea. Read More »

Immigrants, Workers Rally for May Day Across NYC

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In the Washington state capital of Olympia, police ordered protesters to disperse, calling them "members of a mob" as some threw bottles, used pepper spray and fired marbles from slingshots at officers. Activist Joey Gibson said he and other conservatives will travel to Seattle to defend against what he described as communist and anti-fascist groups who have in the past faced off with police in the evening, after the conclusion of the usually peaceful daytime marches. Read More »

United States committed to Turkey's security, Mattis tells Turkish PM Yildirim

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Speaking on a joint press conference with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma in Ankara, Erdogan said " A terrorist group can not be defeated with another one,"quoted by local private broadcaster NTV. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, have been battling IS for control of Tabqa for weeks and recently have received heavier weaponry from the United States to bolster their campaign in a move that alienated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally ... Read More »

Senate Blocks Repeal of an Obama-Administration Environmental Regulation

The drilling industry, however, supported Republicans' efforts to overturn the rule , saying it would undo the costly regulation, which is viewed as a threat to jobs and operations. " I believe that the public interest is best served if the Interior Department issues a new rule to revise and improve the BLM methane rule ". His administration said the rule could avoid wasting up to 41 billion cubic feet of natural gas per year and produce as much as $ 330 million a year in additional ... Read More »

Trump tweets 'best thing' would be to cancel future press briefings

After Comey was dismissed on Tuesday, the White House first attributed the decision to recommendations from the justice department, a version of events duly recounted by surrogates, including Vice President Mike Pence. Reports published Thursday , citing unnamed sources close to Comey , said Trump invited Comey to dinner and then asked Comey to promise he'd be loyal to him. Read More »

Trump slams ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump's description of his unilateral decision to jettison Comey, whom he described during an NBC News interview as "a showboat" and "a grandstander", contradicted previous explanations this week by Vice President Mike Pence and the president's communications team. Read More »

Germany vote tests public opinion before election

Merkel said in front of supporters in Aachen on Saturday, that new debt in Germany's most populous state was higher than in all other German states combined. The nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) won 7.5 percent. Another option for Laschet is a tie-up with his party's traditional allies, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), a coalition which would have a thin parliamentary majority. Read More »

Duterte may be too "tied up" to accept Trump's invite

Police say they have killed only in self-defence, and the deaths of other drug dealers and users was down to vigilantes or narcotics gangs silencing potential witnesses. Not only were US lawmakers left scratching their heads at the Duterte invite, but The New York Times reported that officials at the State Department and the National Security Council were caught off guard and that it's likely to spur internal objections. Read More »

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

Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission announced the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday afternoon. The Japanese Mission to the United Nations told CBS News that the request for an urgent meeting was a trilateral request by Japan, the USA and South Korea. Read More »

UK Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour - Comres poll

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. He said Labour was committed to nuclear disarmament and was opposed to a first-strike policy on the use of nuclear weapons. But I am not a pacifist. "I accept that military action, under global law, as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary". "But that is very far from the kind of unilateral wars and interventions that have almost become routine in recent times". Read More »

North Korea fires missile that lands in sea near Russia

A pool photograph of the opening ceremony at which Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech, showed Kim arriving together with White House adviser Matt Pottinger, the USA representative to the talks. The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile tests since the beginning of previous year at an unprecedented pace. Read More »

S Korea's new Prez sworn in, to work for peace

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The phone call marked the first contact between the two men. Mr Moon's choice as head of the National Intelligence Service, Suh Hoon, backed a return to talks. Office workers and passersby lined the streets as Moon's motorcade passed through central Seoul en route to the presidential Blue House. Moon first spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and later to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Read More »

N Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

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No details were given in the ministry statement of how the supposed plot was uncovered, or of Kim's fate. "They hatched a plot of letting human scum Kim commit bomb terrorism targeting the supreme leadership during events at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and at military parade and public procession after his return home", KCNA said. Read More »

Syrian regime close to seizing rebel-held Qaboun

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After a almost three-month-long bombing campaign, which included air strikes and artillery shelling, much of the area has been reduced to rubble. But rebels said they still held a small pocket within the neighbourhood of Qaboun, which lies on the northeastern edge of the city, on Saturday. Read More »

North Korea missile test a 'threat to worldwide peace'

President Donald Trump. Since the missile has failed several times earlier, the United States doesn't consider another launch to be a crisis at this point, the official said. "The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation ... occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea", senior presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan said. Read More »