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Comey friend: Trump repeatedly tried to compromise former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Justice Department officials warn Comey against sending the letter, saying that doing so would be inconsistent with department policy meant to avoid the appearance of prosecutorial interference or meddling in elections. The president's tweets drew little reaction from fellow Republicans, who instead joined Democrats in heaping praise on Mueller, a longtime respected lawman who served under George W. Read More »

US Extends Iran Nuke Deal Sanctions Relief, Imposes New Ballistic Missile Sanctions

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Those officials are Morteza Farasatpour, a senior Iranian defense official, and Rahim Ahmadi, a senior official with Iran's Shahid Bakeri Industries Group (SBIG). China has long expressed its dissatisfaction with the U.S.' use of the sanctions weapon, which frequently affects Chinese individuals and companies allegedly linked to weapons or nuclear development in Iran or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Read More »

Senate Democrats Reeeeeally Don't Want Joe Lieberman As FBI Director

Trump is under fire for his firing of Comey, who was leading an investigation of possible Russian ties to the president's campaign. Other candidates included acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , former Oklahoma Gov. He said he respected the special counsel appointment but also said it "hurts our country terribly". Trump also criticized Comey for his performance during a recent appearance before Congress, and said Comey's replacement is "going to be outstanding". Read More »

2 men convicted of hate crimes in Sikh man's assault

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Khalsa was alone in his auto, dressed in traditional Sikh clothes on his way to a religious ceremony when occupants of a pickup truck began to throw beer cans at his vehicle while stopped at a red light on Hilltop Road in Richmond CA. In a statement he gave in court before sentencing was pronounced, Khalsa said: "The actions of Mr". After losing his finger, Khalsa said, he struggles to type - an important part of his job. Read More »

South Sudan Government Forces Killed 114 Civilians, UN Says

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Soldiers cheer at a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), attended by President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Until recently, Yei was largely a peaceful town, with between 200,000 and 300,000 residents of many different ethnicities. The report finds that these violations and abuses may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity and that they warrant further investigation. Read More »

Inflation rate stays at 1.6 per cent for 2nd straight month: StatsCan

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That is likely to prompt the central bank to hold rates where they are for some time, despite Canada's strong housing market and rate hikes from the U.S. On the opposite end of the spectrum, food prices have declined by 1.1 per cent over the same period. Prices were 1.6 per cent higher than a year earlier. Read More »

Comey prepped responses ahead of Trump discussions

There is a broader probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, as well as a separate investigation into Mr Flynn. Sen. Lindsay Graham, chairman of the committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism and subcommittee Ranking Member Sheldon Whitehouse to the White House also signed the letter. Read More »

China's top diplomat says hopes South Korea can resolve THAAD issue

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with a special envoy sent by new South Korean President Moon Jae-in as the two countries attempt to fix relations damaged by China's strong objections to the deployment of a high-tech American missile defense system in South Korea meant to guard against North Korean threats. Read More »

Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation

They included media reports that Trump discussed sensitive intelligence on the Islamic State militant group with Russia's foreign minister. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, said . President Donald Trump lashed out again Thursday at the ongoing inquiries into his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, counteracting an earlier, more measured response from the White House. Read More »

1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

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But the fire required responders to evacuate. The two injured firefighters were transported to area hospitals in unknown conditions, KENS reported. "But we had the risk of losing an additional 15 or 20 firefighters if we did not go defensive on the fire". Robert Guerra, general manager at Computer Repair Shop, watched the chaotic battle between firefighters and the blaze in front of his storefront. Read More »

Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert

An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the U.S. The agency is regarded as having among the world's most advanced cyber intrusion capabilities. "We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world", wrote Smith. Read More »

Tottenham "family" will stick together next season, Kane says

Even so, Kane is convinced it will be Tottenham's turn to hoist the silverware sooner rather than later because Pochettino has built a gifted group that revels in the team-first ethos preached by their manager. Pochettino's Spurs have the makings of a Premier League champion. "That's got to be our next step". "We said before the game that we'd secured second place and we wanted to go out there and enjoy it". Read More »

White House declares intent to renegotiate NAFTA

The United States has officially indicated its desire to renegotiate the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement , triggering a 90-day consultation window before formal talks begin. Congress. "Since NAFTA was implemented, US agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico have tripled and quintupled, respectively". Freeland said modernizing global trade agreements is good practice, and Canada will take a "very thoughtful and very strategic approach" in NAFTA talks. Read More »

Afghan-US forces kill top IS leader during raid in eastern province

Since the operation began, USA and Afghan forces have taken over half of the districts that ISIS-K controlled back from the group, according to Gen. John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan. Around 50 people were killed and many others injured in that attack. Salvin added that "more than 500" IS fighters have been killed since an offensive began against them in March, though he could not immediately provide an estimate on how many remain. Read More »

Probe will prove no conspiracy with Russia: Donald Trump

Matthew Miller told The Washington Post it's possible Comey decided not to resign in the opening weeks of Trump's presidency because he wanted to keep the president talking so he could record what was said between the two men in writing after the fact. Read More »

DC protester says choked by Erdogan's guard who said: You're dead, bitch!

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U.S. officials told Ankara that the YPG would not constitute a threat for Turkey and that arms supplied by Washington would be used in Raqa and in the south, not against Turkey, Cavusoglu said . "Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest", the statement read. Read More »

Comey says Donald Trump asked him to end Flynn probe

Former FBI director James Comey was apparently unsettled by Donald Trump's unwanted attention and concerned about contacts made to him by the president's aides. Learning the news less than a half hour before it was publicly announced, Trump dictated the statement that was soon released. "We've tried tonight to get Republicans to come out and talk" about the Comey memo, but Fox could not find even one Republican lawmaker "willing to go on camera tonight", Fox host Bret Baier said Tuesday. Read More »

Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit

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The Turkish Embassy in the US blamed the violence on the protesters, who included Kurds, a minority group with tensions with the Turkish government. The State Department also said that acting Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon spoke with Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic about the fighting that left at least nine injured, including a DC police officer. Read More »

Iran: Supreme Leader's Choice Faces Test of Ballot Boxes

A cut-throat competition is expected between Rouhani and 56-year-old hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and calls for a much tougher line with the West. Iranians overseas also will vote in over 300 locations, including 55 in the US, where more than 1 million Iranians live. But authorities worry about tempers rising too high, especially after the 2009 disputed re-election of former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that saw unrest, mass ... Read More »

A complete breakdown of how the complex NASCAR All-Star Race works

The 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate is now 19 in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings after 11 events of the 36-race schedule . "It's a little bit of a throwback event in many ways, and I think fans enjoy it because there's no holds barred", NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip told For The Win . Read More »

Kushner Hands-on Broker of $110B Saudi Arms Deal

Trump is set to use his Saudi Arabia trip this weekend to announce one of the largest arms sales deals in US history, estimated to be upwards of $100 billion. Officials said Hewson responded by saying she would look in to it, the report also said. The incident recalled a frequent boast by President Trump that he had personally pressured Lockheed to lower costs on an order of F-35 fighter jets. Read More »

Police seek mom and 11-month-old hiding since Thursdsay

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He was last seen wearing blue-and-white pinstripe overall shorts and blue Converse running shoes. St. Louis resides downtown and police say she has been using social media to communicate with people since she and her son were last seen. She is described as five-foot-two, with blue and grey eyes, and red tinted hair. She was last seen wearing a navy jean jacket and dark trousers. Late Thursday, police issued an alert for the child and his mother. Read More »

Community health service operating normally after concerns over NHS cyber attack

Major companies that includes sixteen National Health Service organsisations in the U.K. FedEx, telecom companies Telefonica of Spain and Megafon of Russian Federation were also hit. "The global attack did affect some of our PCs at Plymouth Hospitals but we can confirm that no clinical systems were infected by the ransomeware and there has been no loss of data". Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav's right to appeal against execution ends today

Dawn reports that the ICJ order has "caused shock and disappointment in Pakistan". Mehmood attacked the government for selecting a lawyer at the ICJ "who had not a single worldwide law case reported from the UK Supreme Court". Former additional attorney general Tariq Khokhar, an expert in global law, regretted that Pakistan had accepted ICJ jurisdiction through a declaration, which should have been withdrawn once Pakistan knew that India would invoke the ICJ's jurisdiction against it. Read More »

Higher inflation blamed on air fares

Employment figures were more positive rising 122,000 in the three months to March taking unemployment to 4.6 per cent - the lowest level since 1975. The NBS stated in "Consumer Price Index April 2017" report released in Abuja that the inflation was 0.02 per cent lower than the rate recorded in March. Read More »