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White House was warned about Flynn


Yates appeared once again in the face of the Trump administration when she testified at a Monday hearing created to explore any collusion between the Trump administration and Russian Federation. The testimony by Yates, who was sacked on January 30 after defying Trump over his contested travel ban, confirmed reports that she had informed the White House early on of the justice department's concerns about Flynn. Read More »

Clark to continue governing B.C.

That includes the Courtenay-Comox riding, which was won by NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard by an astonishing nine votes. At 11:30 P.M., the Liberals held 43 seats and the NDP 41. Weaver said he called both leaders to congratulate them. One University of B.C. political science professor says there are places where the Green vote helped the NDP at the expense of the Liberals. Read More »

Turkey blocks German lawmaker visit to soldiers at air base


Both Germany and Turkey are North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, with the alliance making much use of Turkish assets for its Middle East operations - particularly the airbase at Incirlik in southern Turkey. A spokesman for the German foreign minister said it was "completely unacceptable" for Turkey to keep German lawmakers from visiting their own soldiers. Read More »

Laurence Tribe: Trump must be impeached. Here's why


But even that question, Tribe says, goes too far, since Trump was Comey's boss. In the wake of Comey's firing and Trump's subsequent explanation last week, Rep. Tribe added that Trump's conduct "strongly suggests that he poses a danger to our system of government". The White House press team spent the next few days pushing that narrative, with Press Secretary Sean Spicer infamously doing so while hiding among the bushes with the lights out. Read More »

Syrian FM stresses commitment to de-escalation zones' deal

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a news conference in Damascus , Syria May 8, 2017. And the details are many, including who is going to monitor commitment to the deal and which party is going to enforce it, especially when Damascus seems to reject any United Nations role. Read More »

South African opposition wants secret ballot on Zuma vote


Opposition parties in South Africa marched to the Constitutional Court on Monday where the top court heard arguments seeking to have a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma taken by secret ballot, as pressure mounts on him to resign after a controversial cabinet reshuffle. Read More »

Labour promises to give NHS £37bn in 'new deal' for healthcare

Mrs May also reiterated her commitment, outlined in the letter she sent to the European Union formally triggering Brexit talks, to fully maintain all workers' rights guaranteed by European Union law after Britain quits the club. Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb said: "You can not solve the crisis in our NHS and social care services by simply imposing more top-down targets on staff and plucking numbers out of thin air". Read More »

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

Also, it is telling that two of Mr Trump's most vocal critics within the Republican Party, Senator Susan Collins of ME and Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, both embraced Mr Comey's termination. When asked to clarify if the internal assault came from the president directly, the former spy chief added: "Exactly". On the flip side, almost two-thirds of Republicans say the firing had to do with how the former FBI director handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Read More »

Syrian Kurdish force 'planning to capture Islamic State capital this summer'


Erdogan portrays US support for the Kurdish militia - instead of Syrian Arab rebels - as a leftover policy from the Obama administration, which he said had wrongly accused Turkey of doing too little in the fight against Islamic State. Turkey had hoped that Trump's inauguration would mark a new chapter in ties with Washington after long-running tensions with the Obama administration over Syria policy and Ankara's demands for the extradition of US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen . Read More »

Unarmed man dies after cops use stun gun in Las Vegas arrest


They followed, spotted him trying to get into someone's pickup, and used a stun gun on him, but the officers say the man continued to fight them. Just before midnight, the 43-year-old drove his Dodge Caliber westbound on Flamingo Road near Linq Lane and likely suffered from a medical episode, causing him to strike the fire hydrant, the Metropolitan Police Department said. Read More »

South Africa's ANC wants minister to reverse Eskom CEO decision - papers


The Eskom board rescinded its approval of his early retirement application and reached an agreement with Molefe that he had to repay by the end of this year about R7-million of the pension already paid to him. "Eskom put out adverts for the position of CEO. They did interview people, and people were shortlisted, so the whole process has just been null and void, and this isn't good governance". Read More »

Trump, Tillerson meet Russia's top diplomat at White House


It was a significant meeting - one granted at the personal request of Putin - particularly given concerns about the probe into Russian meddling in the US election and the intelligence community's concern about similar meddling in the elections of USA allies. Read More »

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road plan

In the speech made by President Xi Jinping on the morning of May 14 at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for worldwide cooperation, he elaborated on the progress and achievements of the initiative over these years in terms of policy, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity. Read More »

Indira Gandhi most acceptable prime minister till today: Prez


Mukherjee's remarks came as the Congress leadership is in the process of revamping the grand old party after a string of electoral defeats from 2014 onwards. "Indiraji waged throughout her life a relentless war against communal and sectarian violence", he said. "It was in Indiraji's time that India became the third largest reservoir of skilled scientific and technical manpower, the fifth military power, the sixth member of the nuclear club, the seventh in the race for space and the tenth ... Read More »

Israel Prime Minister Responds to Secretary Tillerson on US Embassy Move


Trump was right the first time: the USA embassy in Israel should be located in that country's capital, as it is, to my knowledge, in every other country in the world. It was the first time a senior Trump administration officials acknowledged that moving the embassy may deteriorate the situation. In his opening remarks at his Washington press conference with Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump praised the Palestinian president for courageously signing the Declaration of Principles (DoP) - the ... Read More »

Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume

But there has been no concrete movement on that pledge so far. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who gave President Donald Trump's inauguration its single largest donation at $5 million, is furious about comments Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made on Sunday regarding Trump's campaign promise to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Axios reported. Read More »

Trump invites S. Korean president Moon to Washington

President Moon Jae-in's predecessors, Kim Dae-Jung and Roh Moo-hyun, favored forward-leaning engagement policies which ushered in the "Sunshine Era" in South Korea's policy towards North Korea. It's highly unlikely that Moon will pursue the same level of rapprochement that past liberal governments took. "I will act fast to solve the security crisis and work hard for peace on the peninsula", said the new president in a speech before an audience of about 400 during a brief inauguration ... Read More »

North Korea vows revenge over failed attempt to poison Kim


He also backed U.S. President Donald Trump, who has warned of a " major conflict " with North Korea, and said that he would support Kim's government being toppled by force. Song said people who live in North Korea have realized, via the internet, that Kim's rule is oppressive. "At a time when we are going eyeball to eyeball with the United States, the current grave situation on the peninsula calls for ceaselessly marching toward implementing tasks unveiled at the party congress", said the ... Read More »

Gingrich's wife to be named Vatican Ambassador


The New York Times and CNN reported that Gingrich's nomination could come as soon as this week, ahead of the president's global trip that will include a meeting with Pope Francis. House of Representatives. Callista Gingrich, 51, is a lifelong Catholic who with her husband runs the multimedia company Gingrich Productions, which produces historical documentaries including one about the canonization of Pope John Paul II. Read More »

North Korea's 'new missile' has unprecedented range


The Trump administration has not ruled out the use of military force to stop North Korea from developing a nuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US mainland. Experts have said the sanctions have been largely ineffective because North Korea still has trade and investment with China and Russian Federation. Read More »

House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'


Comey. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" There are 11 candidates Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey. "I was going to fire Comey", he told Holt. But Daskal also said Trump's comments could still cause him trouble. Cornyn is the second-ranking Senate Republican and a strong defender of Trump, a president who often places a premium on loyalty. Read More »

101-year-old D-Day veteran breaks skydiving world record


After completing the enthralling stunt, the former lance corporal exclaimed "hooray" as he touched down, adding that he was feeling "absolutely over the moon". While in the Forces he was caught up in an explosion that killed his friend, Sgt Edgar Robertson, and sustained shrapnel injuries to his ribs and hands. Read More »

Chelsea look to keep momentum ahead of FA Cup final with Arsenal


My last prediction is in sync with my previous betting tip. Chelsea's title-winning boss Antonio Conte has upstaged Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to become "the cream of the super-managers", says Stan Collymore. The midfielder was a priority signing for Chelsea this season. "Victor Moses should also replicate his all-season splendid form for the Super Eagles especially in the crucial AFCON 2019 qualifier against South Africa and World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon", he said. Read More »