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Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

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Billy Horschel, the 2014 FedExCup champion , was alone in second on seven-under 133 after a 65, with Johnson joined at 134 by South Korean An Byeong-hun (66), Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela (68) and Americans Cameron Tringale (68), Bud Cauley (67) and James Hahn (70). Read More »

Turkey Protesters Say Erdogan Supporters Attacked Them in Washington

John McCain says that the Turkish ambassador should be expelled from the US after members of the Turkish presidential security detail beat up protesters outside of the Turkish embassy earlier this week. Turkey called Thursday for the removal of the U.S. diplomat coordinating the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militia. Read More »

Chaffetz Mum On His Post-Congress Plans

Chaffetz has been the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, a position he used to promote sinister theories about Hillary Clinton's emails, including a tweet days before the election that claimed the FBI's investigation had been "re-opened". Read More »

Hong Kong's Cathay lays off 600 as it faces rising pressure

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) also reported a net loss of Sg$138.3 million ($99.4 million) in the fourth quarter last Thursday, causing full-year net profit to drop by more than half from the previous year. In March, the airline said it would save 30% in employee costs at its head office after it posted its first annual loss in eight years. Cathay Pacific shares traded firmer early afternoon on Monday at around 11.52 Hong Kong dollars, up 1.8%. Read More »

Trump Administration Upholds Iran Sanctions Waiver, Keeping Nuclear Deal Alive

Iran said on Thursday that the new U.S sanctions targeting it's ballistic missile program show "ill will" and are likely to undermine the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Should the victorious candidate decide to prioritize issues which provoke its agreement partners or declare that the economic benefits of the JCPOA do not merit its continuation in the current format, there is a heightened risk that President Donald Trump will retreat from his side of the deal. Read More »

Erdogan says Turkey will act if Syrian Kurdish militia attacks

Erdogan had been in Washington to visit with Presidnet Donald Trump and protesters gathered outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. The Voice of America's Turkish service shared the video on its Twitter account. "It also alleged that the protesters were affiliated with the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party", or PKK, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by both the United States and Turkey, but a protest leader denied that claim. Read More »

Senators say James Comey will testify publicly before intelligence panel

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A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would not discuss information provided in classified briefings and said the House Oversight committee had already asked for documents related to Comey's firing. The Times said the document was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office. "He was insane, a real nut job", Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. Read More »

Rogue J&K cop who fled with rifles joins Hizbul Mujahideen

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According to a report in the Indian Express , Hizbul Mujahideen's operational spokesman Burhanuddin welcomed Syed Naveed Mushtaq Shah into their fold, and congratulated him for his act. "A manhunt has been launched to nab the constable", police said. He was reported to have joined militant ranks. Earlier in 2015, a policeman Naseer Ahmad Pandit who was posted at the house of the then J&K Roads and Building minister Altaf Bukhari decamped with two rifles and joined terror outfit Hizbul ... Read More »

House oversight panel chairman Chaffetz to depart Congress June 30

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Since Trump's election, Chaffetz has faced increasing pressure from constituents to more aggressively scrutinize President Trump's business dealings and his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation. But, Chaffetz said no one particular investigation is enough to keep him in office, though he did say there were several investigations he wishes he could have finished. Read More »

Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US Featured

In November, Duterte said that Manila meant to cooperate with Moscow and Beijing rather than with Washington. Duterte will receive the first honorary doctorate degree a month after he declined one offered by a state-run University of the Philippines after the proposal was marked with students' and militants' protest on Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs. Read More »

Trump administration gives notice on NAFTA renegotiations

Lighthizer told reporters he hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017, a further indication that the Trump administration's focus has shifted to updating and improving the agreement rather than scrapping it and starting over. The National Potato Council (NPC) applauded the Trump Administration's announcement to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Read More »

FBI investigation 'not' a witch hunt, GOP rep says

During the question period, a reporter asked Trump if he "urged" Comey to "close or to back down the investigation into Michael Flynn?". But Rosenstein came under intense pressure from Democratic lawmakers to step aside and name an independent prosecutor after he became embroiled in the political fight over why Comey was sacked on May 9, a battle that raised questions of whether Rosenstein was sufficiently independent of the White House. Read More »

North Korea's latest missile test called 'substantial advance'

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On Monday, Pyongyang made the extraordinary claim that its latest test proved the country had a rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead and that the U.S. Moon has advocated dialogue with North Korea to denuclearize. ABC News takes a look at what we know and don't know about the latest North Korean missile launch. Read More »

Trump Calls On Muslim Leaders To Help 'Drive Out' Terrorism

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It is the only country where they are not allowed to drive. "Anyone who can not condemn the hatred, oppression and violence of radical Islam lacks the moral clarity to serve as our president", he said. Trump also announced that representatives of the nations present at the summit would be signing an agreement to prevent the financing of terrorism called the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center . Read More »

Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

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Sergey Kislyak in a May 10 meeting in the Oval Office. One official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion, the paper said . The Post said its sources would not further identify the official, who was described as a person close to Mr Trump. White House officials have cited Rosenstein's memo as one of the main justifications for Trump's firing of Comey. Read More »

Trump scandals no issue for Saudi: minister

On the first day of Trump's visit, Washington and Riyadh agreed on an arms deal worth nearly $110 billion "to support Saudi Arabia's defense needs, according to the U.S. Sisi said that Trump was a "unique personality" and "capable of doing the impossible", to which Trump responded "I agree!" In a meeting with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, Trump declared that the two nations had a lot in common and that despite previous tensions, "there won't be strain with this administration". Read More »

North Korea Analysts say country takes leap with missile test

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Asked if North Korea's missile programme was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes". He added that the launch violates the Security Council resolution, and said that Guterres has called calls on North Korea to "ensure full compliance with its global obligations". Read More »

Saudi king slams Iran as 'spearhead of global terrorism'

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However, he said that countries in the Middle East must not wait for America to combat terrorists alone, and must instead take steps to "drive them out". He addressed to representatives of more than 60 nations. His speech was denounced by many Republicans and criticized by a number of America's Middle East allies as being a sort of apology. Read More »

Top newspaper calls on Brazil leader to quit

And in May, Temer was expected to send Congress a proposal to rein in the growing deficits of Brazil's pension system by, among other things, increasing the retirement age. "There is not another way out: Brazilians must organize, go to the streets and demand with strength the immediate resignation of Michel Temer", tweeted Barbosa. Read More »

'Too cold' to end winter fuel payments for Scots

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But you know, and I know, it won't be at this election. "It is why in this election - more than in any before - it is time to put the old, tribal politics behind us". With Labour forced to suspend all of its councillors on Aberdeen City Council after they formed a coalition with the Tories against party orders, she said: "This week the Scottish Labour Party - already weakened - has entered a state of civil war". Read More »

Trump Denies Asking Comey to Drop Investigation of Michael Flynn

Richard Burr, R-NC, the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Sen. "Director Comey. deserves an opportunity to tell his story ", said Sen. As for the conversation with the Russians about Comey, Spicer essentially put the onus on the ex-FBI director. President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives a thumbs-up as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House yesterday. Read More »