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Objectives To Watch For During Trump's First Overseas Trip

To date, Trump has left foreign travel to his top aides and Cabinet members, including Vice President Mike Pence, who has twice traveled overseas, national security adviser H.R. The Trumps will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium, and the trip includes an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. And in Sicily, the president will meet with the other leaders of the G7, a gathering of Western economic powers. Read More »

President Trump Is Interviewing These Four People for FBI Director

In addition Mr Trump is facing pointed questions about his discussions with Russian diplomats during which he is reported to have disclosed classified information. Lieberman ran as Al Gore's vice presidential nominee in 2000, before he left the Democratic Party and was re-elected to the Senate as an independent. Read More »

Macron Spent His First Full Day As President In Germany


If Macron's En Marche! party receives "anything less than a decisive majority" in next month's legislative elections, "he could be forced to make individual changes or even completely reshuffle his cabinet to better reflect the makeup of the National Assembly", the newspaper says. Read More »

Gunfire heard in two I.Coast cities in grip of mutiny


The revolt began in Bouake early on Friday before spreading quickly, following a similar pattern to a mutiny by the same group in January that paralysed parts of Ivory Coast and marred its image as a post-war success story. On Sunday, he had called on them to disarm, and said those who continue to threaten civilians and defy authorities will face disciplinary action. The uprising by the soldiers, a lot of them ex-rebel fighters who fought to bring President Alassane Ouattara to power, began ... Read More »

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

May reiterated that Britain would be leaving the European single market and the customs union and warned of tricky battles over the next two years as the country negotiates its departure from the European Union. May a year ago praised free markets and free trade in a speech to party activists, but also said that she would be prepared to intervene where markets were deemed dysfunctional or where companies were exploiting the failures of the market. Read More »

Comey Testimony Before Lawmakers in Doubt After Special Counsel Named

Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin echoed McCaskill, saying Rosenstein told lawmakers that he knew of Trump's intent the day before he wrote a document that the White House initially said was the main reason Comey was dismissed. Read More »

'Most hounded leader ever' - Donald Trump claims witch hunt over Russian Federation investigation

A special counsel, by contrast, is an official appointed by the Justice Department and subject, like many other federal criminal investigators and prosecutors, to the Justice Department's supervision and control. "This was a very good first step". And Senator John Cornyn, who had been considered a contender for FBI director but removed himself from the running, said he believes senators are taking the investigation "enormously seriously". Read More »

Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

He will not confront the leader (Khamenei) if elected. "Rouhani has turned our foreign policies into a mess and damaged our religion", said Sedigheh Davoodabadi, a 59-year-old housewife in Iran's holy city of Qom who voted for Raisi. Despite the removal of nuclear-related sanctions in 2016, lingering unilateral U.S. sanctions that target Iran's record on human rights and terrorism have kept many foreign companies wary of putting stakes in the Iranian market. Read More »

China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track


Lee arrived Thursday for a three-day visit to China following Moon and Xi's first phone conversation since Moon's inauguration earlier this month. The deployment of the THAAD system, which is created to intercept short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles at the terminal incoming stage, has been criticized by Beijing as undermining China's security interests. Read More »

Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of new South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed Thursday to resume "shuttle diplomacy" between the two leaders, according to the envoy. Should the North want talks with the US, Tillerson said that Pyongyang should refrain from conducting nuclear or missile tests for a certain period of time so as to create the right atmosphere for talks, the official said. Read More »

United States releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence


He added that some members of the pro-Erdogan group were carrying firearms, which made it more hard for police to contain the scene. They could see the protestors and their placards- and chose to "disperse them". "We just celebrated our President". Turkey launched its Euphrates Shield operation inside Syria previous year, backing Syrian rebels with tanks, air strikes and special forces to sweep Islamic State from its southern border and stop the advance of the Syrian Kurdish YPG , which ... Read More »

Trinamool MP granted bail by Orissa High Court


Das granted the bail on a personal bond of rupees 25 lakh, slapping few conditions on Sudip Bandyopadhyay, which includes the surrender of his passport before the CBI. Earlier on May 8, the Orissa High Court had reserved its verdict on the bail plea of Bandyopadhyay. Bandyopadhyay had moved the High Court on February 9 seeking bail after his bail plea was rejected by the Khordha district and sessions court on February 4. Read More »

Iranians vote in hard-fought presidential election

Iranians have begun voting in a closely-fought presidential election that could determine Iran's pace of social and economic reform and its re-engagement with the world. After the 1979 revolution, he was selected for special training by the clerical establishment and studied under Ali Khamenei, who would later become supreme leader. Read More »

Polls open in first Iranian presidential vote since nuclear deal

Although not much has been done to improve women's rights in the past four years, I will vote for him as I respect Khatami, " said 35-year-old Mirzayi. For the average Iranian, the results have been lackluster. Raisi has made a name for allegedly being involved in the execution of political prisoners in the 1980s. Read More »

China, Cambodia vow to implement cooperation plans under Belt and Road Initiative

The two-day meeting, the major event on the Belt and Road Initiative Forum since Xi proposed it first in 2013, is also considered the largest and highest-level global meeting held in China. Jonathan Hillman, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told me that China may be seriously over-extending itself - it may be financing transportation projects with no economic viability. Read More »

Trump promises quick nomination of new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

The White House denies that account. US President Donald Trump looks towards First Lady Melania Trump at a "celebration of military mothers" event at the White House. "The president takes pride in being the ultimate decision-maker, for matters large and small". Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of a House oversight panel, vows to get copies of any memos Comey wrote about meetings with Trump, tweeting: "I have my subpoena pen ready". Read More »

Pakistan to form new team of lawyers in Jadhav case: Aziz

He said he has always tried to spread messages through his sand sculpture around the world. According to law, Jadhav can challenge till the end of Saturday his death sentence in an appellate court. Islamabad also asked the court to reject India's plea for provisional measure in the case. The top Court told Pakistan to take all possible measures to ensure that Jadhav is not executed before the International Court gives its final verdict. Read More »

Israeli group to appeal Facebook Palestinian violence case

The leader of the strike, Marwan Barghouti, also threatened to stop drinking water unless the prisoners' demands for improved prison conditions were met. Israel maintains that conditions meet all global standards, and has so far has refused to negotiate with prisoners. A video of another settler handing out chocolates to "celebrate" the death of a young Palestinian man only served to exacerbate anger. Read More »

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyber attack

The Sony Pictures hack in 2014 and another attack on a Bangladesh bank in 2016 have both been attributed to the Lazarus. In a blog post detailing how the attack started and spread , Avast explains that the ransomware spread by replicating itself rapidly from one computer to the next on a network, especially in organisations. Read More »

No Announcement Friday On Laptop Ban Expansion


IATA and other industry players have criticised the ban, questioning its effectiveness and calling the rule unacceptable. Earlier this year on March 21, the USA had prohibited travelers from carrying electronic devices bigger than the smartphone into the cabins of flights taking-off from eight countries . Read More »

NHS cyber attack - fallout continues

The organisation told trusts: "Our Data Security Centre continues to work around the clock alongside the National Cyber Security Centre, to support NHS organisations that have reported any issues related to this cyber-attack". The attack plunged dozens of hospitals and doctors surgeries in England and Wales into chaos, with operations cancelled, ambulances diverted and patients moved. Read More »

North Korea threatens South after firing missile


China might support a new round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang launched another missile test just hours before Beijing held its biggest diplomatic event of the year, the belt and road forum, observers said. If discussions could be arranged, it would mark the first significant development in diplomacy with North Korea since the nation pulled out of six-party talks in 2009. Read More »

Saying he's treated 'unfairly,' Trump gears up to fight

Trump says he's proud of his administration's accomplishments, including the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and proposed regulation rollbacks, and all but taunted his critics in his declaration that he has no plans to give up anytime soon. Read More »

Beyer Responds to Furor Over Reported Comey Memo

But said he respects the decision Wednesday (May 17) by his Justice Department to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel for a probe that has enveloped the White House in a political storm. Then-Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Read More »