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Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked US news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. As of Thursday morning, none of the White House officials had replied. Another report, in The Washington Post , that Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats in a meeting in the Oval Office last week has amplified concerns about the president's ... Read More »

Man charged with stabbing pet Labrador in Mirrabooka park

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The offence of animal cruelty carries a maximum term of five years in jail. Police arrested the Mirrabooka man on Friday and charged him with animal cruelty, and he will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on June 15, according to police. "I picked her up and laid her on top of me to feel for her heart but I couldn't feel anything". Bridgette put her other dog in her vehicle and went looking for Luna, expecting to find her sniffing around a tree. Read More »

Graham: I Believe Clinton Operatives Emailed Justice Dept During Email Probe

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on May 18 said the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Russian Federation and President Trump's associates is a "good first step". In another tweet Thursday morning, he claims, "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed!" The president calls it "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in ... Read More »

A Basic Guide to Iran's 2017 Presidential Election

Rouhani won the 2013 presidential election with almost 51 percent of the vote. Failure to secure a majority today would send the two top vote-getters into a runoff a week later, reported AP. "We are far better off, as we were when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was president, when there are no illusions about Iran's regime and the men who lead it". Read More »

South Korea Says Communication Channels With the North Must Reopen

However, North Korea does not seem willing to stop its missile launches, including nuclear ones. Trump on Wednesday said during his meeting with South Korean President's Special Envoy Moon Jaei that he looked forward to working closely with Mon Jie-nen to resolve North Korea's nuclear issue and wants to achieve peace by North Korea. Read More »

Trump rails against special counsel appointment in morning tweetstorm

Pelosi herself has always been a target of Republican criticism. The goal of the special counsel probe, he said, was to determine whether there was collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to do so. If this cycle is broken, perhaps the special counsel's presence will at least stabilize the environment and allow Republicans in Congress to restore some semblance of governance and once again focus on the legislative accomplishments needed to stave off disaster in the 2018 ... Read More »

Buried in Comey Memo Report: Trump Asked FBI Chief to Jail Journalists

The New York Times , citing a current and a former USA official, reported Tuesday that the information Trump divulged came from an Israeli intelligence asset based in Daesh-held territory in Syria. Also on Tuesday, a new poll showed that 48 percent of USA voters said they would support Trump's impeachment, while only 41 percent would oppose such charges. Read More »

Family: Acquitted cop should not return to work

The case fueled tensions over race relations, as Shelby is white and Crutcher was black. Shortly after the initial reaction set in, it appeared that Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies and a crowd of protesters tensely squared off on the west side of the courthouse, but the moment was brief. Read More »

Global Cyber Attacks Linked to North Korean Hacks

In countries such as Malaysia, many North Korea hackers are believed to work undercover at technology companies and other jobs. The strategy amounts to war contingency planning in case the homeland is attacked. Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Read More »

Hackers Just Stole $66000 in Bitcoin. Now What?

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The ransomware epidemic is fueled by multiple factors, most notably the presence of both online criminal communities enabling specialization and Bitcoin. However, bitcoin's growing adoption and popularity in the mainstream has forced the Indian government to act in recent months. The fact remains, however, that ransomware hackers have in some cases been known to actually provide decryption keys once a victim has paid. Read More »

Car drives into crowd in Times Square, injuring several

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TheBBC reports that one person may have been killed . But investigators quickly turned their focus to the sobriety and mental health of the driver, identified as Bronx resident Richard Rojas. "I felt so bad. standing there", not being able to do anything more to help, she said. She continued: "I wouldn't be here now if I hadn't crossed the street. Read More »

Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

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With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament's first completed venue Friday. It said Qatar's recent partnering with a university to improve workers' nutrition showed a commitment to the well-being of World Cup workers.Qatar's government has denied claims there are higher instances of heart attacks among construction workers and does not publish independently verified statistics on ... Read More »

Wider laptops ban to cost passengers $1 billion, IATA warns

According to the Times report, during the meeting homeland security officials shared insights into a developing aviation security threat, including that terrorist groups were pursuing various new strategies that included putting explosives into consumer devices. Read More »

Trump lambasts 'witch hunt' after ex-FBI boss named Russian Federation probe chief

His broad mandate gives him not only oversight of the Russian Federation probe, but also "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation" - potentially including the removal of Mr Comey. "No. No. Next question", Trump told a news conference when asked if he "in any way, shape or form" ever urged Comey, whom he fired on May 9, to close down the investigation into Michael Flynn . Read More »

Alberta PCs, Wildrose to form new entity called United Conservative Party

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Any deal to merge would need to be approved by members of both parties. If the deal goes ahead, the new party will set up a leadership committee with an eye to electing a new leader by October 28. It doesn't really matter". "I'm confidence that our choice to stand with Albertans is the right one". Representatives from the Wildrose and PCs had been meeting since late March to hammer out an agreement. Read More »

EPA Labels Clare Beaches As 'Excellent'

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Six of Ireland's top bathing spots failed to meet the minimum European Union standards for quality a year ago. Speaking at the launch of the report, Dr Matt Crowe, Director of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Evidence and Assessment said: "All bathers are entitled to feel that they and their loved ones are safe from harm from the water they swim in when they spend a day at the beach". Read More »

Remaining 82 Nigerian Girls Abducted by Boko Haram Now Free

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Men and boys have also been forcibly recruited to fight in its insurgency, which since 2009 has killed at least 20,000 in Nigeria alone. "One of the girls refused to join the released girls", Shehu told The Associated Press. There have been repeated calls for more to be done to support those released, particularly with many women treated as social outcasts due to their time with the rebels. Read More »

Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Have Been Released

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The source said that the girls were released following negotiations between the extremist group and the Nigerian government. Neither the Nigerian president nor Boko Haram, which has links to the Islamic State group, gave details on the exchange. Read More »

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Santos said his government has launched a new strategy to combat the increased coca cultivation. Trump also changed his story once again about the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing, returning again to the White House's original rationale that he based his decision on Rosenstein's recommendation. Read More »

Macron unveils his cabinet

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Having backed Macron early, Le Drian takes over the foreign affairs portfolio after holding the defence post for five years under Hollande. At a meeting recorded in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary about Macron's campaign, 65-year-old Bayrou struck a paternal tone with the 39-year-old, saying: "It's a unusual thing, the presidency". Read More »

Minor Metro-North derailment in Westchester County

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The New Haven stop arrived about 13 minutes later than expected. "One person was treated for chest pain, which she said is believed to be the most serious injury". By 6:30 p.m., Metro-North had transferred all of the passengers to another train. Delays for CT stops on the Metro-North New Haven line range anywhere between a few minutes to almost half an hour, according to the MTA "Train Time" website. Read More »

Irish PM announces resignation as party leader

He had previously said he wouldn't lead the party into the. In a statement, Enda Kenny revealed he will "retire as leader from midnight tonight 17th May 2017". Aside from the economics, his achievements will include gay marriage rights, an apparent determination to stand up to the Vatican and legislating for abortion in limited circumstances. Read More »