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State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl

A police officer chases a protester, in this still image captured from a video footage, during a violent clash outside the Turkish ambassador's residence between protesters and Turkish security personnel, May 16, 2017. Asked what happened, one man bleeding profusely from a cut to his forehead said, "The Turks, the Turks, the Turks attacked us". Newsham added that nine people were hospitalized following the skirmish, and two men were arrested . Read More »

Saudi King presents Trump with top civilian honour

The result was a speech clearly directed at two audiences - leaders from 50 Muslim countries assembled in Riyadh for the summit, and Americans back home. Trump began his nine-day foreign trip Saturday with a warm welcome in the Saudi capital . Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif reaches Saudi Arabia on a three-day visit tomorrow to participate in the first trilateral US-Arab-Islamic Summit in Riyadh , reported Radio Pakistan . Read More »

Singapore conduct joint naval exercises, China voices concern

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We don't want to quarrel with you... "But if you force the issue, we will go to war, '" Duterte said . "We intend to drill oil there, if it's yours, well, that's your view, but my view is, I can drill the oil, if there is some inside the bowels of the earth because it is ours", Duterte said in a speech, recalling his conversation with Xi. Read More »

North Korea fires midrange missile in its latest test

The North claims the Hwasong-12 could carry a nuclear warhead. It was the second missile test by North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office 11 days ago. In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the launch a "challenge to the world" that tramples worldwide efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear and missile problems peacefully, and vowed to bring up the issue as the "main agenda" of this week's G-7 summit in Italy. Read More »

Trump in Saudi Arabia: US President makes First Foreign Trip

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Within minutes of the US President's departure for Saudi Arabia over the weekend, news emerged that a current senior White House adviser is being investigated. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser. On Sunday, he'll hold meetings with more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders converging on Riyadh for a regional summit focused largely on combating the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Read More »

Comey Agrees To Testify In Public Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Trump has said he plans to nominate a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon, and that had been expected before his departure. A senior White House adviser is a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation of possible ties between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation, the Washington Post said on Friday (May 19), citing people familiar with the matter. Read More »

S. Korea, US say N. Korea fires midrange missile

London [U.K.], May 21::North Korea on Sunday tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Sunday from a location near Pukchang. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch and said it was "obviously" violating the United Nations resolution and the "repeated provocative acts by North Korea are totally unacceptable". Read More »

James Comey reportedly believes Trump was trying to influence him

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As for the separate report of a "person of interest" under investigation, the Post said the senior White House adviser "under scrutiny" is someone close to the president but did not name the person. The appointment of Mueller as special counsel has drawn generally favourable comments from Democrats and from some Republicans as well. "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration". Read More »

UN Security Council slams latest ballistic missile launches

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The UN Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to its five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches. North Korea is under multiple sets of United Nations sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes, which have triggered global alarm. Klingner also noted the missile landed very near Russian Federation and said that the display of disrespect might have been meant to include President Vladimir Putin as well. Read More »

Nigeria presidency releases names of freed Chibok girls

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The mass abduction by the militant Islamist group drew worldwide outcry that adopted the rally cry "Bring Back Our Girls", focusing attention on the conflict with Boko Haram . "We are concerned that the same treatment awaits the recently released 82 girls as well", she continued. May 2015: New President Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in, pledging to tackle Boko Haram "head-on". Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince, Trump discuss measures on combating terrorism

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Trump will also travel to Israel, have an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, and attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and the Group of 7 meeting in Sicily. The New York Times reported Trump called Comey a "nut job" in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week. This oil-rich and conflict-ridden region is essential to United States national security interests, and Mr Trump reportedly spent most of the 12-hour flight from the U.S. Read More »

North Korea tests another missile; Seoul says dashes hopes for peace

It didn't immediately provide more details. On May 14, North Korea successfully launched what was believed to be a new type of missile that flew for about 700 kilometers before plunging into the Sea of Japan close to Russian Federation. The two sides remain technically at war despite a truce ending their 1950-1953 conflict. President Donald Trump has vowed that an ICBM launch by the North "won't happen". Read More »

Regal welcome for Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

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The two leaders then signed a series of agreements, including a $US15 billion projects for United States company General Electric and a $US110 billion deal for the U.S. "That was a tremendous day, tremendous investments in the United States", Trump said during a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Trump has criticized Obama's remarks as too apologetic for USA actions in the region. Read More »

Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

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The White House did not comment on the report , and it is unclear how, exactly, Trump gave Flynn the alleged message. Read: Was Michael Flynn FBI Investigation Influenced By Trump? . "We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will be no evidence to support any collusion between the campaign and Russian Federation", a White House official said in a statement. Read More »

'Single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history'

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Senators said Mr Rosenstein steered clear of specifics while making clear Mr Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges. Trump reacted swiftly, without directly commenting on Mueller's appointment. Faso, R-Kinderhook, who represents New York's 19th Congressional District, said Thursday that the Justice Department's selection of Mueller, a former FBI director, ensures a credible investigation. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan re-elected as party leader

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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he arrives for a congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara , Turkey, May 21, 2017. The father-of-four affectionately describes the most effective Islamic rooted political force in the history of modern Turkey as his fifth child. The move comes with Turkey at a critical juncture after the July failed coup - which was followed by an unprecedented crackdown - and at a time of growing tensions with the West. Read More »

Trump wants Flynn back in the White House

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Advisers to President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign were in contact at least 18 different times with Russian officials or other people with ties to the Russian government during the election race, according to Reuters . This is not the magazine's first time it featured Trump on their cover. Later, Flynn emerged as a sharp critic of Obama's handling of national security matters, while supporting Trump's long-shot run for the presidency. Read More »

Survation poll finds UK Conservatives' lead narrows after policy launch

The opposition will be particularly encouraged by YouGov's latest figures on voting intention, which have Labour cutting the Tories lead to nine points. Their policies on social care for the elderly proved to be unpopular. BuzzFeed news understands Labour has bought Facebook adverts to boost links to the manifesto . Read More »

Corbyn can't be trusted to lead Brexit talks, says Johnson

But in addition to attacks from Labour and the Liberal Democrats , the proposals have also come in for criticism from some within the Conservative ranks. An Opinium/Observer poll, taken after Labour's manifesto launch but before the Tories', put May's party down one point in a week at 46 percent, and Labour up one point at 33 percent. Read More »

Gorgeous Ivanka Trump makes BIG impression on Saudi king during visit

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Those listening to the President's speech on Sunday will also have to contend with the rhetoric of Trump's campaign, which experts say has exacerbated anti-Muslim sentiment. He urged Muslim countries to ensure that "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil" and announced an agreement with Gulf countries to fight financing for extremists. Read More »

Israel Was Source of Information Trump Reported to Have Shared

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These reports of President Trump sharing classified information with Russian Federation may impact American allies overseas and the US intelligence community here at home. Putin tried to make light of the claims that Trump had shared sensitive information with Russian Federation, blaming Lavrov for not informing him that any secrets had been handed over "either to me or to our intelligence services". Read More »

CIA Director Mike Pompeo will brief the House intelligence committee tonight

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This official said the disclosure did harm USA intelligence collection efforts and that Trump may have tipped the Russians off to other sensitive sources and methods for collecting information. "Current administration officials who have acknowledged contacts with Russian officials include Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Cabinet members Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson", the Post writes. Read More »

Arsene Wenger not giving up on top-four finish

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The goal came after a boring first half where Southampton had the better chances to score first, but Arsenal controlled the game after going ahead. "We were focused and I felt that when we suffered, we stuck together", Arsenal manager Wenger told the BBC. "We can not find a win". "We didn't know when Danny Welbeck would come back and in the end there was a congestion there but that doesn't take anything away from his quality". Read More »

Probe will prove no conspiracy with Russian Federation

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Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, May 18, 2017, to attend a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein amid controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Read More »