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Intelligence shared by Trump with Russian Federation came from Israel, reports say

The revelations sent a White House accustomed to chaos reeling anew and drew rare serious criticism of the president from some Republicans. President Donald Trump's consequential meeting with two of Russia's top foreign operatives earlier this month has cast a pall over his administration, raising questions about the President's ability to handle classified information when meeting with sometimes adversarial foreign leaders. Read More »

The Upcoming Meeting Between Trump And Erdo an Will Probably Be Tense

Defense Secretary James Mattis in London at conference on Somalia. For weeks, policymakers in Ankara had been waiting for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's meeting with U.S. State-run news agency SANA quoted Damascus governor Beshr al-Sabban saying Monday that military units were combing the neighborhood to dismantle explosives and mines. Read More »

Oregon father tries to fathom why son allegedly decapitated mother

Well-wishing messages and flowers for an injured employee are shown outside a grocery store in Estacada, Ore., Monday, May 15, 2017. Mr Webb, from Clackamas County, in OR, allegedly wandered into Estacada Harvest Market Thriftway supermarket with his mother's head on Sunday morning - which was Mother's Day in the US. Read More »

Kasich: Ryan 'should be more aggressive'

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On Tuesday, the The New York Times published a bombshell report that Trump may have told former FBI director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Rajouri

After the Pakistani shelling, 1000 people were evacuated from various areas along the LoC in Rajouri district to safer places. The Indian Army is retaliating "strongly and effectively", PRO Ministry of Defence, Jammu , Lt Col Manish Mehta told PTI , adding that the firing was continuing when reports last came in. Read More »

Nikki Haley Tells Countries to Choose Between US, North Korea

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In late April, Trump told Reuters "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea". "We are willing to talk but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there", the USA envoy Nikki Haley told reporters ahead of a closed-door Security Council meeting. Read More »

Trump lashes out at critics, 'naysayers,' unfair treatment

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The onslaught of negative bombshells has led a growing number of Democrats to suggest impeachment proceedings could be called for. Trump's White House is besieged by bipartisan questions about his alleged request to former FBI Director James Comey to halt an investigation into his former top national security aide. Read More »

Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after

The request was made by Trump after Flynn resigned as the national security advisor following surfacing of reports that he had maintained links with the Russians. After noting that Trump is "deeply unfit" for office, Meyers appealed upon Republicans to stand up to a president whose scandals this week are best summed up by his own words: " Like Watergate, but worse ". Read More »

US, China sign trade agreement

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Beijing will open its borders to US beef , while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to landing on American supermarket shelves under a U.S. Being locked out of the world's largest market for 13 years, we welcome this announcement. China's 1.37 billion residents are projected to eat roughly 17.6 billion pounds of the meat this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. Read More »

Donald Trump is mulling moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Israel's Channel 2 reported that during a planning meeting between USA and Israeli officials, the Israelis were told that Trump's visit to the Western Wall, in annexed East Jerusalem , was private. His campaign platform made no mention of an independent Palestinian state. Earlier in the day, Conor Powell posted on Twitter, "Everyone I've spoken to in DC that has been briefed on #Jerusalem embassy move says #Netanyahu told #Trump not to move embassy at this time ". Read More »

West Bengal civic polls results 2017: Mamata's party ahead, BJP worries

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The moment of glory, however, for TMC remains to be the winning of Mirik municipality - a political party hailing from the plains, won in the hills, creating history. In Raiganj municipality of North Dinajpur district, TMC caputured 24 of the 27 wards while Congress won in two wards and BJP in one. "After so many decades we begin a new era in the hills", she tweeted. Read More »

Senate Russia investigators ask Comey to testify, seek documents

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In the other letter, the committee asked McCabe for "any notes or memorandum" Comey prepared about any communications he had with senior White House or Department of Justice officials about Russia-related investigations. The move sparked outrage from Democrats, who accused Grassley of using the committee to help Republicans in the 2016 elections. Mark Warner (D-Va.) are heading up an investigation for the Senate Intelligence Committtee. Read More »

After Weeks of Missteps, Nervous Trump Aides Hope for a Reboot

While some see the new structure as a power play by a weakened chief of staff - "He'd like to get a phone log too", cracked one senior White House adviser - others are more concerned about the unfettered ability of Trump's family-member advisers, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, to ply the president with whatever paperwork they want in the residence sight unseen. Read More »

I'm joining Macron, says former prime minister Valls

Last December, Valls was replaced as prime minister by Bernard Cazeneuve, who in his previous role as interior minister had overseen France's reaction to jihadist attacks. On Monday, the chief of Macron's movement, Richard Ferrand, said it would modify its name to "Republic on the Move" so as to structure itself more like a traditional party. Read More »

Macron's French 'revolution' faces first test

His newly renamed grassroots movement, "Republique en Marche " (Republic on the Move), which was founded only 13 months ago, will finally reveal the vast majority of the 577 candidates who will stand in parliamentary elections in June. And the Italian populist Five Star Movement - now topping the polls ahead of elections that will take place by spring 2018 - threatens to hold a referendum on Italy's use of the euro, a move that could rekindle Europe's financial crisis. Read More »

Burnaby kids embrace NDP sweep in Student Vote

The last time a previous governing party won even close to a majority of the popular vote was 1986, when Bill Vander Zalm's Social Credit party earned 49.32 per cent of voter support, virtually dead even with votes cast for the old Liberal and the NDP. Read More »

Bank of England holds rates in 7-1 vote

The Bank of England has chose to keep its main interest rate at a record low of 0.25 percent as the economy weakens ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union. Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.3 per cent down at €1.18. But if wage growth fails to rise, "there will be consequences", the governor warned. Read More »

Trump urged halt to Flynn probe, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's notes say

The meeting between Trump and Comey took place at the Oval Office in February, according to a memo Comey wrote shortly after the meeting. He is a good guy. "I have my subpoena pen ready", he tweeted . Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "shaken" by the reports on the president seeking to shut down the investigation into Flynn, and he warned his congressional colleagues that "history is watching". Read More »

Comey memo may prove to be a smoking gun for Trump

The White House, not surprisingly, is denying the accuracy of the report - interestingly, the written statement from the West Wing wasn't attributed to any one individual official - but given what remains of Trump World's shredded credibility, it's hard to take the denials seriously. Read More »

Trump and Erdogan sit down for first White House meeting

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The Trump administration expected the Turkish government to be upset by its recent decision to give arms to a Syrian Kurdish group called the YPG, a militia outfit the Turks view as part of the PKK. Blake Hounshell, US editor of Politico magazine, laid the blame for the "insane" incident at the door of President Erdogan. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Read More »

Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

Also on Tuesday, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said that what Trump did was "wholly appropriate" and "consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leader with whom he's engaged". Putin denied reports that Trump shared intelligence in the meeting, describing the media reports on the issue as "political Schizophrenia". Trump said that he had decided months ago to fire Comey, and the Rosenstein report had nothing to do with his decision. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence should be declared invalid

Harish Salve: Jadhav's trial process is "farcical". "The one comment I couldn't resist is that he (Jadhav) was an Indian spy, but the lawyer said that we have not proved that he was an Indian national". India also feared that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was over. The ICJ denying permission to Pakistan to play the "confessional" video of Jadhav during the public hearing was a setback for Islamabad, India's lead attorney ... Read More »