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Trump defends absolute right to share facts with Russian Federation

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However, McMaster did confirm that Trump's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, reached out to both intelligence agencies after Friday's Oval Office meeting. Trump later was informed that he had broken protocol and White House officials placed calls to the National Security Agency and the CIA looking to minimize any damage. Read More »

US Accuses Syria of Mass Killings, Use of Crematorium to Burn Bodies

The killings were often authorised by senior Syrian officials, including Assad's deputies. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said: "The US administration's accusations against the Syrian government of a so-called crematorium in Saydnaya prison, in addition to the broken record about the use of barrel bombs and chemical weapons, are categorically false". Read More »

Irving police identify gunman, victim in deadly community college shooting

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Campus security eventually came to the room and told them to leave. When the shooting happened student Valeria Sanchez said, "I left my laptop and everything, but I didn't look back because I didn't care". "We didn't know what was going on or anything", student Sabina Gonzalez said. The victim's brother tweeted a photo of her saying, "You took our angel today, my sister my best friend, she never did anything to anyone or hurt nobody we love you mija rip Janeera Gonzalez". Read More »

League football star on drugs charges

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Police allege they found three bags of a white powder, believed to be cocaine, on a 28-year-old when they raided a nightclub with sniffer dogs on Saturday evening. It caps off a hard week for Nichols, who was told his contract with the Wanderers would not be renewed for next season. The FFA has the option of suspending him immediately under its code of conduct for "bringing the game into disrepute". Read More »

Duterte attends Belt and Road Forum in China

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as an important part of the Belt and Road, is not directed at any third parties not relevant to disputes over territorial sovereignty and does not affect China's position on the Kashmir issue, ? Flanked by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, the Chinese leader called for other countries to reject protectionism and establish mechanisms to improve policy coordination and cooperation, Efe news reported . Read More »

Donald Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican

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The stops were added to the front of a previously scheduled trip to Brussels and Sicily for back-to-back summit meetings held by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Group of 7 economic powers. The trip itinerary breaks a tradition going back to Ronald Reagan for US presidents to make their first foreign visit to a neighboring country, either Canada or Mexico. Read More »

Researchers say global cyber attack similar to North Korean hacks

The similarities between WannaCry and previous Lazarus Group attacks were first uncovered by Google security researcher Neel Mehta , according to NPR . "We have already installed the necessary security in batches as far as the government key networks are concerned", said Information Technology Secretary Aruna Sundararajan in New Delhi. Read More »

Macron names Edouard Philippe as French prime minister

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Conservatives whose names are being floated include LR lawmaker Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, as well as Thierry Breton, who was economy minister under conservative President Jacques Chirac. France, he said, "is today the only big country in the European Union that, for more than 30 years, has not succeeded in beating the problem of mass unemployment ". Read More »

Kurds Not Attending Geneva Talks Amid Turkey's Stance - PYD Party Co-Chair

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After a month of fighting, on Thursday the SDF pushed ISIS out of the strategically significant town of Tabqa, positioning themselves to begin the assault on the militants' Syrian stronghold Raqqa. Not even one per million. Fed up with what he saw as the Obama administration's wishy-washy Syria policy, its unwise alliance with Kurdish "terrorists" and its failure to understand the need for some of his authoritarian policies, Erdogan envisioned a new dawn in U.S. Read More »

Poll finds British Columbians oppose coalition, want NDP in driver's seat

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In the past, the NDP and Greens have had a tumultuous relationship, with NDP surrogates attacking Weaver and his party during the election, and Weaver describing the NDP as a exhausted party out of ideas. "I don't know where that will end up", she said. "British Columbians had two cracks at it and it failed both times". "We look forward to productive, respectful conversations with the other two parties in the days and weeks ahead". Read More »

Pope acknowledges 2000-case backlog in sexual abuse cases

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In Rome an artist painted a portrait of Donald Trump with a set of devil horns kissing Pope Francis on the mouth. Speaking to reporters while flying home Saturday from Portugal , Francis called Collins "a great woman" and said she was "a bit right" to complain about the slow pace in processing cases. Read More »

McMaster pivots blame from Trump to White House leakers

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The same official publicly had refuted The Washington Post report on Monday evening, describing the claims as false. National Security Adviser H.R. A former intelligence official told CBS News that Mr. Trump discussed "something inappropriate" in the meeting with Russian officials last week. Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, called the reports "an utter shame", and later posted on her Facebook page that it's "more fake news". Read More »

UN Security Council vows sanctions over N. Korea missile test

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The council is expected to discuss the next steps during its meeting late evening today. Sunday's missile launch also tested the North's capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead", the state news agency said. But outside experts said Pyongyang seems to be still years away from doing so. "As South Korea's diplomatic situation matures, North Korea should also show a more mature attitude, not a childish one, and contribute to (establishing a better) diplomatic relationship", ... Read More »

Rancher recalls encounter that led to rescue of missing kids

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Dundon and the girls' mother have been in a dispute over custody of the kids, according to documents filed in court. On May 11, in Eureka County, Nevada, a couple called police to report they had heard a gunshot and come across a man near a burning auto while out on a walk. Read More »

James Clapper: US institutions 'under assault' by President Trump

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says fired FBI Director James Comey was uneasy about being invited to dinner with President Donald Trump Jan. Option No. 2 is the best one for Trump because, well, it's the only one in which he isn't secretly taping phone calls in the White House. Democrats also are accusing Trump of attempting to thwart the FBI's investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the USA election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe

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Blowing away everything on - just about, I think, everything, on daytime television. "We'll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move". In addition to any potential tapes, Graham said Trump should turn over his tax returns. "He should do that now". Democrats are working behind the scenes to try to get wary and concerned GOP senators to join them in their push to block any selection unless Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein names a special counsel. Read More »

China pledges $122 billion for OBOR

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickramasinge, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among the world leaders who attended the high-profile meeting. Countries like India and the USA are sceptical of the project and view it as a geostrategic design. Xi acknowledged the initiative is in its early stages and faces daunting obstacles. Read More »

PSNI treating death of woman in Co Fermanagh as murder

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Ms Leonard sustained fatal stab injuries, while Conor suffered stab wounds to his abdomen, and is now in hospital in a stable condition. The body of a 55-year-old man was also found. "Concepta's father Dinny is a very accomplished musician as is Conor, they are a very musical and well known and respected family". It's certainly something we're not used to in this part of the world, it's a peaceful, quiet area. Read More »

Exit polls showed the success of her party in the elections

He said that "we will sharpen our profile further - we have to as well". But the Social Democrat leader urged the party to concentrate now on the national election. Martin Schulz, the SPD's chancellor candidate looking to unseat Merkel in the national election in September, weighed in on his party's defeat. For Merkel, it's a vindication of her two-prong approach in North Rhine Westphalia. Read More »

USA democracy 'under assault' from Donald Trump, former intelligence chief warns

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Mr Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Mr Trump as president, that was now "eroding". He noted the intelligence community's joint assessment declaring Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 election did not contain any reporting about political collusion. Read More »

Police search garages for body of schoolgirl murdered 16 years ago

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Officers have now pledged to try and "identify once and for all" whether Danielle's body was hidden at a garage block in Stifford Clays, Thurrock, as they entered the second day of a fresh search at the site following a tip off that came "completely out of the blue" in February this year. Read More »

Amid FBI fallout, Trump escalates war against media and Comey

The White House said Trump declined to comment further on the suggestion of recordings of the conversations, and Spicer denied that the tweet was a threat to Comey. McCabe also pointed out the remarkable nature of Trump's version of his conversations with Comey. The president tweeted, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy". Read More »

Nationals agree to terms with Harper for 2018 season

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Matt Albers worked the ninth for his second save after Shawn Kelley blew a save in Game 1. This new contract does not push back Bryce Harper's timeline for free agency, however. Cameron Rupp followed him with a two-run single. In fact, he struck out the side on nine pitches the next inning. The Washington Nationals made sure they wouldn't be in for an expensive arbitration hearing with star outfielder Bryce Harper next winter. Read More »