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Singapore shuts airport terminal after fire; flights delayed


Cebu Pacific said the situation may delay another two flights: 5J 547 (Cebu-Singapore); and 5J 803 (Manila-Singapore). Changi Airport said on its Facebook page on Tuesday night that T2 remains closed, and that all departing and arriving flights at T2 will be moved to T3 until further notice. Read More »

McMaster: Trump didn't know source of what he told Russians


A senior European intelligence official even told the Associated Press that that his country might stop sharing information with the United States if it confirms Trump shared classified details with Russian officials. election. He is is correct that a President has the authority to disclose classified information. McMaster said the information shared did not put the U.S.at risk but suggested that the leaks that lead to the story could ultimately pose a threat. Read More »

Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russia


Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office on Wednesday, the day after Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey triggered a furor. Some of the leaders Trump will meet come from countries the USA has intelligence-sharing agreements with. It's about time the mainstream media and congressional Democrats start focusing on the dangers of such leaks to our security and system of government instead of just using them to advance ... Read More »

Wood's what if? Labour's 'radical and responsible' government

There would also be the oft-promised crackdown on tax avoidance, VAT on school fees, an " Excessive Pay Levy " and sundry other measures meant to raise money but which will in truth stifle growth. On Brexit, a government led by Corbyn would end the free movement of people but seek to preserve the "benefits" of the single market and introduce a new bill to protect the workers' rights now guaranteed by European Union law. Read More »

Trump on Russian Federation allegations: 'There is no collusion'


Sergei Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister announced this after his meeting with Trump in Washington Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) waves to the media next to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their meeting at the State Department in Washington , May 10, 2017. Read More »

Expert believes China's Belt and Road initiative will enhance Russia's security


Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying responded to Baglay's remarks at a regular briefing on Tuesday: "I do not know what the Indian spokesperson was trying to say". Beijing also asked New Delhi to explain what it meant by "meaningful dialogue" on the Belt and Road project. Kayonga said the belt and road initiative the vision of Africa's Agenda 2063, which aims to integrate the continent and to develop sustainable economies. Read More »

Trump defends 'absolute right' to share 'facts' with Russia


Sen. Russia's foreign ministry spokesman has denied reports that President Donald Trump revealed classified information to senior officials during the Russian minister's visit to the Oval Office last week. The conversation will take place amid a report by The Washington Post that Trump revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials at a meeting last week , putting a source of intelligence about the Islamic State extremist group at risk. Read More »

Can Labour overcome unpopular Corbyn with popular policies?

The 50p income tax rate will be introduced at a threshold of £123,000, while those earning more than £80,000 will be subject to a 45p rate, raising an additional £6.4bn from high earners. British Chamber of Commerce director-general Adam Marshall said some of the pledges would give business communities "real cause for concern". Labour's manifesto for Britain's June 8 election was greeted by both supporters and opponents as a return to the party's democratic socialist roots after the ... Read More »

Trump Considering a Dozen Candidates for FBI Director


Sullivan, however, believes the news media's presence in Washington has become even more pivotal under a Trump presidency "because we are telling people things they need to know about an administration that is spinning and it's quite opaque". Read More »

Trump claims 'absolute right' to share info with Russian Federation


The White House called it "false", though on Tuesday morning, President Trump tweeted that he had the "absolute right" to share information with Russian Federation about "terrorism and airline safety". He then revealed that Trump was not briefed on the source of the information shared with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Moscow's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Putin Plays The Piano, With Perhaps Unintentional Undertones

On Sunday, while awaiting a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a state residence during the "Belt and Road" trade initiative , Putin was filmed sitting down to a piano to plunk out a couple of 1950s Soviet standards: "Evening Song ", by Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi, and "Moscow Windows ", by Tikhon Khrennikov . Read More »

Man Decapitated Mom On Mother's Day, sheriff's office says

He was evaluated at a hospital and then taken to Clackamas County Jail. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). Well-wishing messages and flowers for an injured employee are shown outside a grocery store in Estacada, Ore ., Monday, May 15, 2017. The father of a man who cut off his mother's head said he never saw an issue between the mother and son. They had recently bought their son a dog because he wanted one. Read More »

Obama: It Took 'Political Courage' Not to Bomb Syria

Not bombing Syria took "political courage" White House returns to court to fight for travel ban Trump to light White House blue to honor police MORE says it took "political courage" not to bomb Syria following the use of chemical weapons there. Read More »

Turkish Prez arrives in Washington to meet Trump


Erdogan stressed in statements before heading to Beijing to participate in "One Belt, One Road" forum, which was held on Sunday, that he was discussing with Trump the United States relations with Kurdish People Protection Units (YPG) in Syria . Read More »

Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements

On Monday, it was the turn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to explore the revised version of the Trump order - the same court that refused in February to let the president and his aides enforce the original version after ruling that it was likely to be struck down as an unconstitutional attack on the Muslim religion. Read More »

Liberty University gives Trump warm welcome during commencement ceremony

Trump, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree at the ceremony, encouraged the students to embrace being an outsider. Democrats, and some FBI officials, charge Trump got rid of Comey in order to impede an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation, which tried to influence the 2016 election by hacking prominent Democrats. Read More »

Sasse: Some Reports 'Overheated' on Trump Sharing Classified Info With Russians


The spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said she had received dozens of messages asking about the reports, which have been denied by the White House. "And by Tuesday morning, Trump was justifying his actions, writing on Twitter that he had an "absolute right" to share the information about "terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian Federation". Read More »

'Sensitive' India Needs to Look Beyond Rifts With China, Say Chinese Media


India has been expressing concern over the CPEC project which links China's Muslim dominated Xinjiang province to the Gwadar deep-sea port in Pakistan. He also pledged $8bn in aid to developing countries and worldwide organization along the belt and road for education and humanitarian work. "Maintaining friendly ties conforms to the two countries' fundamental interests". Read More »

Trump Intel Sharing Likely to Leave Allies Anxious


Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State's territory where the US intelligence partner detected the threat. This handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shows President Donald Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Read More »

Nuke emergency at Hanford


It said responders on the scene were reporting that soil had slid on top of the tunnel in an area 20 feet by 20 feet. Former Energy Department official Robert Alvarez said that rail cars carry spent fuel from a reactor area along the river to the chemical processing facility, which then extracts risky plutonium and uranium. Read More »