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Liberal Democrats manifesto: What it says and what it means

For Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, this pledge is a "staircase" to buying a property and as one Lib Dem MP told us, it's all about providing a "new opportunity". The Liberal Democrats said a system is needed that supports farmers, ensures food production, and protects the environment. Corporation tax cuts will be reversed from 17 per cent back to 20 per cent and the national insurance threshold will be raised to the income tax threshold. Read More »

U.S. security adviser says Trump did not cause lapse in national security


McMaster, Trump's national security adviser. Trump shared information about a threat from the Islamic State group while hosting Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to Washington . Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was sacked after he misled Vice-President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Kisylak. Read More »

Colorado inmate who turned life around after mistaken release freed again


On Tuesday, Judge Carlos A. Samour ordered that Rene Lima-Marin be released from the Colorado Department of Corrections. He was a toddler when he came to South Florida from the Communist island during the 1980 Mariel boat lift. Based on the paperwork, an attorney, who met with Lima-Marin in prison to discuss an appeal, told him that his sentence had been reduced to 16 years. Read More »

Man Who Drove Into Times Square Crowd Charged With Murder


Pedestrians had little time to react as the auto went the wrong way up the pavement before smashing into a row of steel security barriers installed in recent years to prevent vehicle attacks on the square. Photographers snapped pictures of a wild-eyed Rojas on Thursday after he climbed from the wrecked auto and ran through the streets. Ken Bradix, who oversees security at the nearby Planet Hollywood, was one of the good Samaritans who stopped Rojas. Read More »

Trump claims 'witch hunt'; GOP puts hope in special counsel

Mr. Trump's dismissal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director in the middle of a politically charged probe over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election has roiled his young administration. The bipartisan U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is also now investigating any potential Russian intervention into our election. As for the deputy attorney general, we're encouraged by his show of independence this week, especially reports that the president was notified of ... Read More »

Blame the 'WannaCry' ransomware attack on our own NSA

But the best protection measure is to NEVER OPEN DODGY EMAILS, OR CLICK ON SUSPICIOUS DOWNLOAD LINKS. First, disconnect your computer from the internet to prevent additional infections. Two law enforcement officials likewise said USA investigators suspect North Korea based on code similarities; the officials called that finding preliminary. Read More »

Trump willing to use engagement on N.Korea crisis -S.Korea envoy


While KCNA claims are not given much credence, nuclear expert Mira Rapp-Hooper of the Center for a New American Security, told Alex Ward of Vox that "this new missile suggests that [North Korea's] programs are advancing quickly" and a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the US mainland "may be only a year or so away ". Read More »

Trump to head overseas without announcing new FBI director

On Thursday, Trump touted Lieberman, a longtime Democratic senator from CT and Al Gore's vice presidential nominee during the 2000 presidential election, as his top choice. Lieberman served in the Senate from 1989 to 2013. Joe Lieberman made the wisecracks while doing stand-up comedy during a "Funniest Celebrity in D.C." contest in 1999 . Read More »

Trump's Saudi speech to urge unity against radical Islam


It noticeably refrains from mentioning democracy and human rights - topics Arab leaders often view as US moralizing - in favor of the more limited goals of peace and stability. Posters celebrating the decades-old alliance, many of them featuring Mr. Trump and King Salman, are prominently displayed all over Riyadh, as are the stars and stripes. Read More »

14 injured in five grenade attacks in Pakistan


At least 13 people including 7 seven children were injured when five hand grenade blasts hit Shabqadar , a district of Charsadda Saturday morning. A schoolboy and watchman of the school sustained injuries in the attack on private school, police said. Read More »

Die as WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in Republic of Congo

Health officials are investigating 17 other suspected cases, Dr. Ernest Dabire, WHO's health cluster coordinator, said Sunday in Kinshasa. It's clear why: The Ebola epidemic that hit West Africa in 2014 killed more than 11,300 people before World Health Organization finally declared the region Ebola-free past year. Read More »

Independent Scotland may need phased return to EU: Nicola Sturgeon


The 105-page document, which included a foreword from Ms Sturgeon, warned that members are obliged to pay the EU if they want access to the single market and follow a "substantial amount" of European law over which they have no say. Mr Heappey's comment will be unhelpful to Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, who has been leading a revival of the party's fortunes there and whose MPs have become the main threat to Sturgeon's dominant SNP. Read More »

Hassan Rouhani re-elected as Iran president


More than a third of Iran's 80 million population is under age 30 and yearns for reform. Female voters queue at a polling station. Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri, who briefly contested the presidency before dropping out and supporting Rouhani, tweeted congratulations to Rouhani and all Iranians for the "gigantic victory". Read More »

Melania Trump forgoes headscarf in Saudi Arabia


Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday. The women who accompanied President Trump on his trip to Saudi Arabia appeared to insult the host country - according to one of Trump's old tweets. Read More »

N. Korea claims missile could carry nuclear warhead


Some experts, including officials in Tokyo, estimate that Sunday's launch successfully tested a new type of missile, potentially the longest in North Korea's arsenal. The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of previous year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen". Read More »

Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism


Now, the president will embark on his big trip carrying the baggage of dire troubles at home - fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey, and the appointment of a special counsel to probe the president's campaign ties with Russian Federation. Read More »

Russian Federation probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told


FBI director James Comey had publicly confirmed the existence of the investigation in March. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by a US official. The Times reported Trump noted the Russia investigation as he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak of his decision to fire Comey. Read More »

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

Former FBI director James Comey has agreed to publicly testify about the probe, piling pressure on the White House as fresh allegations emerged about Trump calling him a "nut job" in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week and saying his sacking had relieved "great pressure". Read More »

'A new page' as Trump makes historic visit to Saudi Arabia


The normally austere kingdom has put on a major display for the visit, with the streets of Riyadh lined with USA and Saudi flags and billboards featuring Trump and King Salman. He is the only American president to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas - a choice designed in part to show respect to the region after more than a year of Trump's harsh anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric. Read More »

Journalist Javier Valdez shot to death in Mexico drug state

Javier Valdez , 50, was shot near the premises of one of the Mexican news outlets he worked for in the city of Culiacan in the northwestern state, the source said. why didn't you say what was going on?'" Eleven journalists were murdered and 426 attacks on the media were registered in Mexico in 2016, the press rights group Article 19 said. Read More »

Trump seeks to move past controversies as he lands in Riyadh


In a tweet , King Salman praised Mr Trump, adding that he hoped his visit would "strengthen our strategic co-operation". The U.S. -Saudi partnership has been fraught with controversy since the September 11 attacks, which culminated a year ago in a Congressional vote to allow 9/11 families to sue the country for its suspected links to the attackers. Read More »

Yemen's Houthis say fire ballistic missile toward Saudi capital

The Iran-allied Houthis launched a Burkan-1 missile toward Riyadh, a statement by their official news agency said. This comes just hours before US President Donald Trump is about to begin his global trip to Saudi Arabia where he is going to meet with more than 37 Arab and Muslim leaders, seeking to form a new alliance to fight what they [Gulf Arab leaders] call “Iranian expansion in the region”, and also struggle against terrorism. Read More »

Rosenstein: Comey Routinely 'Usurped' the DOJ

The Washington Post first reported the news . And The New York Times reported that the president had told Russian officials he felt the dismissal of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director had relieved "great pressure" on him. Calls for a special counsel to investigate escalated after Trump fired Comey. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Spicer ... Read More »