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White House doesn't deny Trump recording conversations

Mr Spicer agreed, noting that all Americans are entitled to their First Amendment rights, but said Mr Comey should not divulge classified information. Additionally, the New York Times reported Thursday that during that dinner, Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty. He declined to do so at least twice during the dinner, The Times reported, citing two people close to Comey who had knowledge of the conversation. Read More »

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits Iran presidential election race, backs conservative Reisi

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Iran's ultra-conservative political faction is beginning to consolidate itself behind Ebrahim Raisi , a prodigy of the country's supreme leader, in an attempt to retake the presidency in the upcoming election. And, of course, we must be honest, it wasn't President Rouhani who created this nuclear deal in Iran. The other is the present mayor of Tehran - a former head of police and a commander of the IRGC - who boasted about personally beating Green Movement demonstrators. Read More »

USA says Trump did not discuss intel sources, methods with Russians

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The meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak took place in the Oval Office just one day after Trump's erratic firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "This kind of disclosure could harm national security by jeopardizing important sources of information needed to disrupt terrorist attacks". Read More »

Ford Motor to slash global workforce by about 10%

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The shake up is part of a plan announced earlier to slash costs by $3 billion, Reuters said. Ford , which has about 200,000 employees, did not confirm the report Monday night. Ford's shares have lost more than a third of their value since Fields became CEO in 2014, the AP said. Ford's profits sank 35% during the first quarter to $1.6 billion as higher costs for warranties, recalls and materials eroded profits. Read More »

Know All About How Mother's Day Was Founded

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We all can't afford to buy our moms a fancy dinner but if you try to recreate one of her favorite foods it won't go unnoticed. Happy Mother's Day-you're a gift from above! I write this Ode to Mother's , All Mother's and Mothers to be on behalf of all children, young and old.... Read More »

Australia is looking at introducing laptop computer bans on some flights

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At the time, the Australian Government said it had no intention of imposing a similar ban, but Mr Turnbull has suggested the issue is still under consideration. "In due course, any announcements will be made formally though the Transport Minister". His comments follow reports that US President Donald Trump shared highly classified information about an Islamic State terror threat related to the use of laptops on aircraft with Russian officials during a White House meeting last week. Read More »

North Korea Proves Nuclear Threat

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North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches "any time, any place", defying UN Security Council resolutions and warnings from the United States. The statement says the USA maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. After successful missile tests, North Korea releases photos through its state media - usually showing a beaming Kim overseeing ... Read More »

Immediate threat to Kulbhushan Jadhav's life, it's urgent to suspend death sentence

India has stated its case in the morning. India moved the ICJ against the death penalty on May 8, alleging the violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Pakistan had denied India its 16 requests for consular access, Salve said. Jadhav "has been denied the right to be defended by a legal counsel of his choice", Mittal said at the start of day-long hearing. Read More »

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile test, vows sanctions

Sunday's missile test "points to a new threshold of capability potentially crossed", said Euan Graham, an expert on North Korea at Australia's Lowy Institute. Though tensions between the United States and North Korea have been higher than usual over the past few months, a senior North Korean diplomat told South Korea's Yonhap news agency on Saturday that Pyongyang is open to talks with Washington "under the right conditions". Read More »

Police find male escort 'cooking' transgender wife on stove

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In her opening address, counsel assisting Emily Cooper said neighbours had noticed a foul smell coming from the couple's apartment on October 3, a day after they were heard arguing. "It was a bad smell, it was something I hadn't smelt before - I can't really describe it". "I'm thinking it could well be a murder that's happened". Detective Sergeant Joshua Walsh, in charge of the investigation into Volke's death, told the court the couple had met while working as escorts, according to Volke's ... Read More »

Trump tapes? If they exist, they could spell trouble

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The president has also revealed that he had three conversations with Comey, including one in which he directly asked whether he was under investigation . Mr. Comey hasn't ruled out testifying, but the Tuesday appearance won't happen. It is time to figure out exactly what Donald Trump is hiding. Read More »

Vladimir Putin blames U.S. for global cyber attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday the main source of the cyberattacks that hit organizations around the world over the weekend lay with the US intelligence services. Sputnik posted a video of Putin's piano performance on Twitter. "I can't say that I played". I merely touched the piano keys with my fingers", he quipped, adding that he though the video "would be for private use", adding, "But that's okay. Read More »

Robert Lighthizer sworn in as US Trade Representative

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Donald Trump will go down as one of the great presidents in American history, says his new trade czar. "We welcome Mr. Lighthizer' s confirmation because of his grasp of global trade rules and understanding of the importance of balanced trade agreements to the USA dairy sector", said Jim Mulhern, National Milk Producers Federation president and CEO. Read More »

Moon Jae-in: A new hope for China?

Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in a decade, faces a number of foreign policy challenges, including the threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and frayed ties with China, its biggest trading partner. Relations between Beijing and Seoul have deteriorated over the issue. Just a day after taking office, there was already a different tone from Moon towards Japan compared with his impeached predecessor Park Geun-hye. Read More »

Tillerson says he tries daily to earn Trump's confidence

The casino mogul forked over $80 million to elect Trump - and took him at his word that he would move the embassy on Day One. "The president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process", Rex Tillerson told NBC just days ahead of Trump's visit to the Middle East. Read More »

Wayne Rooney Wants to Stay at Manchester United

Champions League rules state that if the competition holders do not qualify through their league finish then the winners of the Europa League will go into the play-offs but that will not happen this campaign. But it was nervy for them thereafter, with Celta equalising through Roncaglia in the 85th minute - three minutes before he and Bailly were dismissed. Read More »

Deputy AG to brief Senate on Trump's firing of FBI's Comey

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Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, of NY, had called on McConnell to arrange the meeting, and signaled Democrats plan to push for a special prosecutor to take over the probe. On Sunday, Schumer told CNN he would support calls to block the nomination of a new FBI Director until a special prosecutor is appointed. Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles SchumerComey's gone, now how do we replace him at the Federal Bureau of Investigation? "In the days since the firing of ... Read More »

Nurses in Wales to join 'summer of protest activity'

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The RCN has warned the government that it will launch a formal ballot on strike action this year unless the 1% pay cap is lifted. Former business secretary Sir Vince Cable, who is standing in Twickenham, said: "Public sector workers are facing a double blow at the hands of this Conservative government, with years of pitiful increases to pay combined with a Brexit squeeze caused by soaring inflation". Read More »

The 11 candidates Trump is considering for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr Trump, in an interview, raised new questions about the motivations behind his decision to fire Mr Comey. The FBI has never had a female director. The first candidate to arrive was Alice Fisher, a top Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration. The president said he never pressured Comey into dropping the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, and added that there was no "collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians."U.S. Read More »

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race to back cleric Raisi

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Iran's ultra-conservative political faction is beginning to consolidate itself behind Ebrahim Raisi , a prodigy of the country's supreme leader, in an attempt to retake the presidency in the upcoming election. But since the nuclear deal came into force in January 2016, lifting some sanctions in exchange for curbs to Iran's atomic programme, only $1-2 billion worth of deals have actually been finalised, his deputy Eshaq Jahangiri admitted to AFP this week. Read More »