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Ferry between Russian Federation, N.Korea starts regular service


The trip marked the beginning of a once-weekly regular cargo-passenger service, according to TASS. The Man Gyong Bong ferry left the Rason port on Wednesday's evening and arrived in Vladivostok at 8.00 a.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that while Moscow was opposed to any new countries acquiring nuclear weapons, the world should talk to North Korea rather than threaten it. Read More »

France's Macron picks PM from the right, blowing apart old boundaries


He is also a member of the mainstream-right Republicans party that was badly beaten by Mr Macron's victory in the presidential campaign. "We have a 39-year-old guy [as French president] with, however, good work experiences, and, above all, with a handsome mum who has taken him by the arm ever since he was a boy", Berlusconi said late Monday during a campaign event in Monza, near Milan. Read More »

Erdogan urges USA to 'immediately' reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

The problem is that Turkey considers the YPG to be a mortal enemy, allied with the PKK, a Kurdish group that the USA and Turkey have named a terrorist organization. After a national referendum last month that strengthened Erdogan's presidential powers, European leaders and rights advocates criticized Turkey for moving closer toward autocratic rule. Read More »

Comey may have been using memos to build a case against Trump

The Comey memo caused alarm on Capitol as well as Wall Street. Comey also kept memos from his phone conversations with Trump on at least two separate occasions, a source told CNN. Former President Bill Clinton was impeached on grounds of perjury and obstruction of justice while he was in the White House, but the Senate acquitted him in 1999, which is what happened to then-President Andrew Johnson in 1868. Read More »

Ryan backs Trump, cautions against 'rush to judgment'

Sergey Kislyak an Islamic State group terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft. When that ended, Trump asked everyone to leave except Comey, and he eventually turned the conversation to Flynn. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said late Tuesday that the developments had reached "a point where it's of Watergate size and scale". Read More »

WikiLeaks Offering $100000 For Donald Trump's 'Comey Tapes'

The White House has claimed Mr. Trump fired Comey because he lost the confidence of rank-and-file FBI employees and because of a Tuesday recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Comey over his handling of the Clinton email investigation. Read More »

General Election: Jeremy Corbyn rejects claims he is a pacifist


Despite his long record as an anti-war campaigner, the Labour leader says there are circumstances when military intervention is justified as a "genuine last resort". "The approach to global security we have been using since the 1990s simply has not worked", he said. The Conservative government in the United Kingdom, led by Theresa May, "is leading the country towards a disastrous hard Brexit from the European Union", the statement said, adding that the party's aim is "to make Britain a ... Read More »

Labour manifesto: Teacher pay bargaining pledge dropped

People want a country run for the benefit of the many, not the few. He described it as a "Britain for the rich and the elite and the vested interests" while millions have struggled. "In the long-term, spending on health and social care will need to increase as a share of GDP to meet rising demand for services and bring us into line with spending in other countries such as France and Germany". Read More »

Macron to meet European Union's Donald Tusk in Paris


French President Emmanuel Macron on 15 May 2017 named Edouard Philippe as the Prime Minister of the country. Philippe told a Reuters photographer: "I have a lot of courage". "I will always be a frank, direct and constructive partner, because I think the success of our two countries is deeply linked, and that the whole success of Europe depends on that", Macron said. Read More »

GOP lawmaker says Trump allegations, if true, are grounds for impeachment

While the Comey memo has been shared with certain Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, according to reports , the full contents of the memo have not been made public , though some portions have been read to national reporters. The president spoke out about the firestorm swirling around him at commencement for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut Wednesday morning. "There are a lot of people heavily invested in bringing Donald Trump down", Cramer told Hennen. Read More »

Row over Trump's Israel policy ahead of visit

Friedman headed straight to the Western Wall to pray from the airport, calling it "the holiest place in the entire Jewish world". There are ongoing rumors and undertones that it is the Israeli administration, and not the White House, which is delaying the move. Read More »

Democratic Alabama Congresswoman wants 'full account' of Comey's meeting with President Trump

A senior law enforcement source tells CBS News that President Trump pressured former FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Comey to speak to the Congress and demanding that any memos or recordings of his conversations with the President be presented to them. Mr. Comey, appointed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director in 2013 by President Barack Obama, spoke often about his desire to be as transparent as possible about ... Read More »

Storms pummel central US, as tornadoes kill at least 2

The storm struck a subdivision Tuesday just south of Elk City, Okla., about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. He thinks the park had about 50 homes. " I thought we were done ", said Tyson. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to arrive in Barron County Wednesday afternoon to meet with victims and inspect the widespread damage that also included a turkey barn across the street from the mobile home park that had just been rebuilt two years ago after a bird flu outbreak. Read More »

Britain's Bernie Sanders wants huge tax hike to make college free

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has hailed the party's United Kingdom manifesto , including a promise to safeguard the North Sea oil industry, as "a radical vision for the country". However, let's be clear - what we will be putting over is the type of leader Jeremy will be, and people will respect him, I think. There are Labour moderates who never envisaged that the party would take such a path again, but numerous promises in this manifesto do hark back to a different political era. Read More »

U.S. condemns Erdoğan's bodyguards for attacking Turkish protesters in Washington DC


Washington Police Chief Peter Newsham told a news conference on Wednesday police had a good idea of most of the assailants' identities and were investigating with the Secret Service and State Department. If true, this is not the first time Erdogan's security forces have roughed up protesters on U.S. soil, says Quartz . Video shows demonstrators, men in suits, and local police jumping into the fray. Read More »

S. Korea's Moon: 'High Possibility' of Clashes with North


Defense Minister Han Min-koo likewise told the National Assembly's defense committee that the ministry determines that "North Korea has not been able to acquire re-entry technology" following North Korea's announcement that it had succeeded in an atmospheric re-entry simulation test in March. Read More »

White House offers muted response on Comey memo

Tom McClintock, R-Calif., one of three California Republicans who have called for an independent probe. A trickle of Republicans are joining Democrats as they look to their political futures and their agenda. In the face of unfairness, "you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Things will work out just fine", he said. Moscow has denied USA intelligence agencies' conclusion it meddled in the campaign to try to tilt the election in Trump's favor. Read More »

South Korea's Moon says 'high possibility' of conflict with North


You see, Kim Jong Un's latest missile proved that North Korea now has the capacity to annihilate its US -allied neighbors. "North Korea's latest successful missile test represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile", according to John Schilling, an aerospace engineer who wrote his assessment for the U.S. Read More »

More Republicans back independent probe of Trump-Russia ties

That suggests Comey feared agents would be intimidated if they learned that the president wanted the Flynn probe ended and might go soft on Flynn because of it. But at the DOJ itself? If Barack Obama had done such a thing - well, just imagine. Now it's February and suddenly he has to derail the Trump presidency by running to the DOJ to report something Trump had said to him that may or may not have amounted to a crime? I think "spotlight fatigue" may have encouraged Comey to give Trump the ... Read More »

Chelsea Manning takes 'first steps of freedom', is 'figuring things out'


Chelsea Manning has been released from a Kansas military prison after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence for leaking classified government materials to WikiLeaks. The Army said that while Manning is being assigned to Oklahoma's Fort Sill, she doesn't need to report for duty there, meaning she has discretion about where she lives. Read More »

Trump tells Coast Guard cadets to 'put your head down and fight'

Supporters wanted the president to know that they were there for him and supported him, while protestors argued against the Commander in Chief's policies. "But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight". Donald Trump said the inquiry will show there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and a foreign power. Read More »

New US ambassador to Israel prays at Western Wall


And while Trump would be the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall, the administration has taken pains to point out that the president is making the pilgrimage as a private person. McMaster's brief comment appeared to be consistent with long-standing US policy that the status of Jerusalem is an issue to be decided in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More »

Chelsea Manning to be released Wednesday


It was a humiliating and degrading experience - one that altered my mind, body and spirit. March 13, 2011: Manning is held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day, stripped naked each night and given a suicide-proof smock to wear to bed. Ward noted that Manning "took responsibility for disclosing classified information, a fact many people forget". Army regulations require that any book or other publishable writings by Manning involving military matters, national security issues or subjects of ... Read More »