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Isis Afghan leader Abdul Hasib killed in raid


A statement by U.S. Forces, Afghanistan confirmed that Sheikh Abdul Hasib, described as the Emir of ISIS in the Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), was killed in the April 27 raid in southern Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan. Hasib was appointed as Afghan's ISIS leader after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan was killed in a US drone strike. "The assault force was able to safely separate the women and children from the combatants and there were no civilian casualties", he said. Read More »

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Under the Spotlight

Reich went on to suggest that Flynn lied publicly (and to Vice President Mike Pence) about the call, but that USA intelligence knew of its' existence, and reported it to Yates . Ms Yates , appearing before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, described discussions with Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn in late January in which she warned that Mr Flynn apparently had misled the administration about his communications with Sergey Kislyak , ... Read More »

North Korea claims US plotted to biochemically kill Kim Jong Un


North Korea doesn't have a whole lot of longtime friends on the world stage. "China's position on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is consistent and clear and its stance on the friendly North Korea-China relationship is also coherent and unequivocal", China's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in a press briefing upon being asked about the North Korean commentary. Read More »

Mike Pence Uses Cinco de Mayo Party to Talk Immigration

It's Cinco de Mayo . Just give it the attention it deserves if you want to celebrate, and avoid tactless behavior as best you can. Celebrated every year on May 5, Cinco de Mayo is a day set aside to commemorate Mexico's victory over the French in the Battle for Puebla . Read More »

Philippines' incoming governor says wants efficient monetary, financial system


Espenilla's appointment was revealed by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol in his Facebook account. Duterte signed Cimatu's appointment papers before Monday's Cabinet meeting in Malacañang. In 1990, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund for two years. As the BSP's head of banking supervision, Espenilla has driven numerous country's recent banking reforms, including raising minimum capital requirements, improving financial transparency, and overhauling mismanaged banks. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide win


The French striving for independence of their decision making, even if within the framework of the European and Western alliance system, is also useful for us. Macron has no experience as an elected official. Before the election, Nature polled thousands of French scientists and, of the 173 respondents, most supported Macron with "with nearly no support for Le Pen", Nature reported April 20. Read More »

Journalist asked to leave 'Kushner family event' in China


Descriptions of the conference suggest that it was an event where Meyer was trying to persuade the room to get investor visas and provide a sizable amount of funding for two skyscraper projects in New Jersey. "The company aims to reward global investors and their families with green cards in return for investing in financially safe and secure development projects through the United States", the video said, which was produced by the U.S. Read More »

Parties in France unite to work to defeat nationalist


Le Pen and Macron will face off in a live televised debate on May 3. And she has no plausible major reservoir of votes to add to the 21.3 per cent she received in the first round of the ballot, although she is expected to gain some voters from defeated centre-right candidate Francois Fillon . Read More »

Bitch boy Chaffetz grows a backbone, says Flynn may have broken law

This raises concern whether Flynn violated a constitutional ban on foreign payments to retired military officers. The White House is refusing to provide lawmakers with information and documents related to Flynn's security clearance. Flynn received more than $45,000 for a speech he gave to RT-TV in Russian Federation. "He filled that form out prior to coming here, so it would be up to the committee and other authorities to look at that". Read More »

French-Israelis vote overwhelmingly for Macron


Defeated US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who like Macron had her campaign hacked, tweeted: "Victory for Macron, for France , the European Union, & the world". With the United States , Macron says he wants continued intelligence-sharing and cooperation at the United Nations and hopes to persuade Trump not to pull the USA out of a global emissions-cutting deal against climate change. Read More »

Filipino envoy hails Duterte human-rights record at UN body


He said there were 77,468 murder and homicide cases in the country from 2010 to 2015, and 79,417 cases from 2009 to 2015. People hold photos of their family members, who they say were killed due to their alleged involvement in illegal drugs, during a protest against extra-judicial killings (EJK) while marching in an open area of a Roman Catholic Church in Paranaque city, metro Manila, Philippines March 2, 2017. Read More »

Theresa May's party secures big gains in local elections

A number of high profile figures lost their seats, including Labour group leader June Tandy and chairman of the Labour group on the council, Phil Johnson. The Lib Dems have 118 councillors, a net loss of 13; Plaid Cymru in Wales is on 44, a net gain of six and the Greens are on 10, a net gain of four. Read More »

96% Of French Israelis Vote For Macron

Both the far left and the far right talk about national identity, a strong France, EU-skepticism. The prospect of a Le Pen presidency had unnerved some after polls had failed to accurately read the popular sentiment that led to Britain's vote a year ago to leave the European Union and the election of President Donald Trump. Read More »

White House warned over Flynn

The Jan. 26 conversation took place two days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Flynn about those contacts. "I also thought that it was inconsistent with the principles of the Department of Justice, and I said 'no.' And that's what I promised you I would do, and that's what I did". Read More »

NKorea to host Malaysia in soccer after diplomatic dispute

Kim Hak Song, who was detained on May 6, worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , the North's KCNA news agency said. According to Kim Mi-ok, Kim Hak-song had been teaching agricultural techniques at Pyongyang University for Science and Technology and did not engage in any missionary work. Read More »

Federal Appeals Court to Examine Trump Travel Ban

Trump's earliest efforts to implement his agenda were dramatically derailed by the courts, which pushed back against his proposed travel ban and his order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with immigration authorities. Read More »

North Korea accuses U.S. of elaborate plot to kill Kim Jong Un


June 2014: A North Korean working at a timber firm in the Khabarovsk territory of far-eastern Russian Federation is "corrupted and bribed" by CIA and South Korean intelligence agents. As of this writing, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul and South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) has not released any official statement against the aforementioned claims. Read More »

Woman says "The Mummy Returns" inspired her to fatally stab father


According to Allegheny County detectives, Christina had recently broken up with her boyfriend, and her parents called police to say Christina was suicidal and she had a knife. The University of Pittsburgh's sports website indicates Christina Nicassio playing soccer for the Panthers from 2007 through 2009, appearing in 46 games. Read More »

Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

Yates was speaking at a hearing led by Sen. "All arguments have to be based on truth", Yates said during testimony before a Senate panel. That wouldn't happen until February 13, several days after the Washington Post reported that Flynn lied to Pence about discussing US sanctions against Russian Federation with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

Russia-backed Syria de-escalation zones quaked by fighting

The new deal was penned by Turkey, which mainly backs Syrian rebels, as well as Russian Federation and Iran , which both support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A ceasefire was unsustainable in the presence of the Iranian-backed militias in Syria, he said, adding: "We can't imagine Iran playing a role of peace". Read More »

Euro hits 6-month high, Asia shares firm after French vote relief


However, the former economy minister is in favor of joint bond issuance which, according to Jörg Krämer, would sharply reduce each euro zone government's motivation to pursue sensible fiscal policies. Trudeau said he hopes he and Macron can work together on a "progressive agenda" to promote worldwide security, increase collaboration in science and technology, and create good, middle class jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. Read More »

France's Macron takes offensive against Le Pen


The claims could deal a blow to her hopes of winning Sunday's election run-off against Emmanuel Macron , the independent candidate who according to opinion polls is about 20 per cent ahead of her rival. The stolen words and casual reaction by Le Pen and her team marked the latest shocking development in a French presidential campaign like no other. Read More »