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Journalist killed in Mexican state of Sinaloa

The CPJ's Mexico representative Jan-Albert Hootsen said Valdez's killing was "an attack on journalism, all journalists throughout Mexico ". "Anyone who wants to silence the press can do it and have the confidence nothing will happen to them". Read More »

More killed, hundreds injured in Venezuela protests

The government and the opposition have blamed each other of sending armed groups to sow violence in the protests . More than three dozen people have been killed, including a national guardsman and a police officer, hundreds injured and as many as 2,000 detained in almost seven weeks of protests . Read More »

Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

Separately, Comey has declined to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he was asked to appear next week as part its attempt to find the circumstances in which he was sacked by Trump. Meanwhile top Democratic lawmakers led by Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi urged the White House to turn such a tape. "If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over", Graham told NBC's Meet the Press program. Read More »

White House's repeated falsehoods lead to credibility gaps

The information was classified and reportedly came from an ally in the Middle East. "I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. However, the only "current and former US officials" they actually name in their report is H.R. Republican lawmaker Mike Gallagher, a former U.S. Marine who served in Iraq, asked to see the transcript of Trump's conversation with the Russians. Read More »

North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, Seoul says

The missile flew 787 kilometres on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres, the North's KCNA news agency said. Pyongyang has regularly threatened to destroy the United States, which it accuses of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war by conducting recent military drills with South Korea and Japan. Read More »

These are the secret White House recordings you should be listening to


Days after President Trump suggested that he taped private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, the White House is still refusing to say whether or not that's true. A dozen different names are being mentioned in United States media as candidates to replace Comey. Spicer also said the process of finding a replacement is running "completely as it should", and being headed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - whose memo on Comey's ... Read More »

NYT report: Trump asked Comey to end Flynn investigation

The president's denial that he put the arm on Comey, though, is unconvincing, in part because he has lied about other matters too often. Here's the sick puppy in action: "He had grown enraged by the Russian Federation investigation, two advisers said , frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russian Federation". Read More »

Our British friends want to leave, which is a tragedy, Juncker says


Prime Minister Theresa May has hit back at reports that European Union officials consider Britain ill-prepared for Brexit talks, accusing EU officials of trying to influence the outcome of Britain's national election. Juncker opened his remarks by saying that he had made a decision to speak in French. The two sides have clashed over the costs of leaving, prompting May to accuse the European Union of toughening its stance in statements " deliberately timed to affect the result of the general ... Read More »

Oversharing? President Trump Didn't Violate Any Laws, But


Ron Dermer told the Times . President Trump shared intelligence from Israel in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a report says. Mr. President, this isn't about your "rights", but your responsibilities. Current and former USA officials told the Post that the disclosure jeopardized a valuable source of intelligence on ISIS. Read More »

US NSA OKs Trump to share info with Russia


McMaster told a White House briefing. Different news reports said the original information came from Israeli intelligence. McMaster repeatedly said that the information shared by the president to the Kremlin officials was "wholly appropriate given the objective of that conversation". Read More »

Pope to canonise two Portuguese children


Jacinta and Francesco Marto, who were both illiterate, are to be canonized on Saturday, May 13 and Lucia is well on her way to being beatified. "The pope asked me when the baby would be born". While the Fatima apparitions have always been approved by the Vatican and local bishops, debate continues to cloud discussion over the authenticity of the alleged appearances in Medjugorje. Read More »

Ransomware attacks: What makes healthcare most vulnerable


Microsoft's related security bulletin is right here, but you probably don't even need to bother reading it. WannaCry takes advantage of a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. It said computers running on the desktop and server editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system are most impacted. It's unclear who is behind the massive attack, but researchers have found clues in the code linking the ransomware to North Korea. Read More »

Gowdy, Cornyn on Shortlist to Replace Comey as FBI Director


As reported by CNN , inviting Russians into the Oval Office at this juncture might seem politically suicidal. "White House officials say the list includes Texas Sen". "I'm moving on", Spicer said. On the other hand, the loyal opposition is convinced this is Watergate all over again, and is prepared to fight the war on numerous fronts: ensuring that Comey's replacement won't be a Trump puppet; vigorous investigations by the Senate and House Intelligence Committees; continued aggressive ... Read More »

Hamilton Bounces Back with Sensational Spanish GP Win

Vettel had kept his lead, but Hamilton waited for a straightaway to blow past him on his faster tires and never looked back. Alonso managed to keep control after they tangled early, but his rookie partner Stoffel Vandoorne abandoned midway through when his suspension was bent after the knock with Massa's Williams. Read More »

EU urges member nations to share more refugees


The EU plan to distribute 160,000 refugees "among EU partners" by September is "likely to result in less than 40,000 people finding new homes". The latest resettlement and relocation figures for asylum seekers from the Department of Justice show that to date, 779 programme refugees have arrived under the resettlement aspect of the programme and 459 people from Greece under relocation. Read More »

Labour loses power in Glasgow after nearly 40 years

The SNP remain in the lead with nine seats after three more ward results were declared, with Labour now on seven, the Greens equalling their previous tally of four and the Tories' formerly sole councillor David Meikle retaining his seat to take their total to three so far. Read More »

Israel fuming at US's concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

The drama unfolded when a senior White House official said that the Western Wall was part of the West Bank and not part of Israel's territory, as Channel 2 reported on Monday. While the majority of ministers in the Israeli government are opposed to the very idea of a Palestinian state, the Palestinian rift between Abbas in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip is as deep as ever. Read More »

Trump told Comey to end Flynn inquiry

The associate was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Utah Republican said he has his "subpoena pen ready". Trump's disclosure of the information threatened to fray that partnership and piled pressure on the White House to explain the apparently on-the-spot decision to reveal the information to Russian diplomats in the Oval Office. Read More »

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs hardliner Raisi

FILE - In this July 31, 2002 file photo, former Industry and Mines Minister, Eshaq Jahangiri, speaks with media after a cabinet meeting, in Tehran , Iran. Rouhani billed the nuclear deal as one that would thrust open the gates of economic opportunity, bring the country out of its isolation and create millions of jobs for Iranians. Read More »

Buffett Says Money Spent on Plumbers Better Than on Hedge Funds

Apple's (AAPL) brand loyalty and reasonable valuation is what convinced billionaire investor and Bershire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett to invest in the company, Buffett told CNBC Monday. "It may not be good for a given business". Buffett also talked about artificial intelligence. Buffett said there's no change in Berkshire's plan to eventually replace him. Read More »

Cyber attack shuts down Aussie businesses

NHS England said that, as of 3pm on Monday, two hospitals remained on divert following the attack, down from seven on Sunday. The Scottish Government confirmed there have been no further reported problems following the debilitating cyber attack which hit the NHS on Friday afternoon. Read More »