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Nigeria Fails to Protect Freed Chibok Schoolgirls' Privacy

The 82 Chibok schoolgirls released in a swap between terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have arrived in the capital city of Abuja, the government said Sunday. Staff from the UN Population Fund ( UNFPA ), which provides services health services to women, are helping the girls with psycho-social and "reproductive health" care, said Dujarric. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, not Iran, is the 'fountainhead' of terrorism: Fisk

However, the evil sorcerer aesthetic of the three men cast in shadows, their faces lit by the glowing orb in between them, was too much for the good people of Twitter to handle without comment. "I think there's a great deal that's misunderstood about the Muslim world", he said. David Harris, chief executive officer of the American Jewish Committee, said that " President Trump's refreshing honesty is welcome and needed in describing the Islamist extremist threat that developed in the ... Read More »

Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Eased 'Great Pressure'


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday appointed a special counsel to lead the FBI's Russian Federation investigation - one day after The Times reported that Trump had pressured James Comey, the FBI director whom Trump fired on May 9, to drop the bureau's probe into Flynn. Read More »

United States climber dies near summit of Mount Everest, per reports

The Nepalese Tourism Department has issued a record 371 permits this for people to scale the 8,848-meter (29,030-foot) mountain, while almost 200 climbers went from Tibet . A dozen other climbers had to be rescued in the past three days due to difficulties on the "Roof of the World", the rescuers told the Washington Post . Read More »

Trump Proclaims 'New Reason To Hope' After Landing In Israel


The US president has previously expressed confidence in facilitating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, stating during a meeting with Abbas earlier this month that "it is something that I think is frankly maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years ". Read More »

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

The payments reduce the deductibles and co-pays for more than half of enrollees on the Obamacare exchanges. It's not a big deal at all that the House passed a bill to repeal Obamacare and gut Medicaid and kick at least 24 million people off of health insurance without finding out what it might do to the budget or the economy. Read More »

Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

Trump arrived Wednesday morning at the Apostolic Palace for an audience with the pontiff. Journalists will clock the length of the meeting, comparing it to the 50 minutes Obama spent with Pope Francis in March 2011, though visits normally run 20 to 30 minutes. Read More »

Minority government thrusts BC Greens into centre of power

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, who now faces a hard choice in deciding whether to back the Liberals in a minority government, told reporters Wednesday that he is willing to negotiate with the other two parties. The loss of its majority is a big blow for the Liberals, which had campaigned on a track record of strong economic growth and balanced budgets, but had been hobbled by voter anger over unaffordable real estate and environmental concerns. Read More »

UK Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'

Military personnel may also be seen at other events over the coming weeks, such as concerts, Mrs May said, working under the command of police officers. Campbell's 15-year-old daughter, Olivia, had attended the show with a friend who was wounded and being treated in a hospital. It revived memories of the November 2015 attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in which armed men wearing explosive belts stormed in and killed 90 people . Read More »

All PAF front bases made fully operational amid Indian air chief's threats


Sohail Aman , Pakistan's Chief of Air Staff, visited the Skardu forward base along with other top leadership of the Pakistan Air Force. Air Chief Sohail Aman himself flew a Mirage jet on the occasion as well, the report also stated. "Training needs to be focused towards this", states the letter received by almost 12,000 officers of the IAF. Earlier on Tuesday, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that any aggression across the Line of Control (LoC) would be ... Read More »

U.S. remains committed to arctic climate change research

David Balton, a deputy assistant secretary of State, said other accomplishments included an agreement for scientific cooperation among Arctic nations, an assessment of improvements needed for better telecommunications, and implementation of a database of ships passing through the Arctic. Read More »

Trump threatens fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director with mention of "tapes"


Said Trump in the statement, "The FBI is one of our nation's most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement". -Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI's office in Richmond, Virginia. White House spokespeople did not immediately respond to questions about whether Trump had in fact taped his conversations with Comey . Read More »

Defiant Michael Flynn to snub Senate over Russian papers


A senior House of Representatives Democrat later cited new evidence he said appeared to show Mr Flynn lied on a security clearance background check. Yesterday Flynn's lawyers said that the committee's subpoena was overly broad and that complying with them would "feed the escalating public frenzy against him". Read More »

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


Chinese President Xi Jinping called for bilateral relations with Seoul to return to the "right track" during a meeting with South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, as other Chinese officials said they would take steps to "ease THAAD sanctions" against Seoul . Read More »

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground


The under-fire billionaire is due at the Vatican this morning for a meeting with the pope, with whom he has clashed on numerous issues ranging from the plight of migrants to unbridled capitalism and climate change. The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip overseas (all times local): 6:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. Read More »

Trump sends to Congress $4.1 trillion budget plan

Trump's budget proposes slashing the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a $31.4 billion change to the program that pays monthly benefits to over 10 million disabled individuals under the retirement age. The 62-page blueprint from the White House says that the latest budget would invest $2.6 billion in border security , which would include funding "to plan, design and construct a physical wall along the southern border" though it didn't specify exactly how much. Read More »

President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings

He will close his ambitious first foreign trip at a pair of summits in Brussels and Sicily, where his reception from European leaders may be less effusive than his welcome in Israel and Saudi Arabia, his opening stop on the trip. "The word "settlements" I didn't hear once during his visit, he did not talk about a two-state solution, even after he left Bethlehem, he did not talk about the '67 borders", Oren said. Read More »

Callers Threaten to Lynch Texas Congressman Who Called For Trump's Impeachment


Green - who is black - played recordings at a town hall on Saturday of explicit, racially-charged voicemails he received following his call to impeach Trump. Trump, a Republican, has dismissed criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey amid the agency's investigation of possible links between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates. Read More »

Democrats criticize Trump budget plan

The proposal is laced with cuts to domestic agencies, food stamps, Medicaid , highway funding and medical research . Trump's budget summary says the program is fully paid for but includes only $19 billion over the next decade. - $72.5 billion in various cuts and changes to the disability insurance program, which provides financial assistance to disabled Americans who can't work. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday left for Russian Federation with a vow to improve ties with the Eurasian country, in what is considered a blow to the Philippines' long-time ally, the United States. The move follows Duterte's war on illegal drugs, in which thousands of suspected narcotics users and dealers have been killed by vigilantes and the police during the last 12 months. Read More »

UN Security Council Scrambles to Address Latest N. Korean Missile Launch


The Security Council will hold a closed-door emergency meeting today at the request of Japan, South Korea and the United States to discuss further action in response to the latest missile test. It said South Korea was analyzing whether a North Korean drone had crossed the border. Total visitor numbers were down 27.2 percent from past year to 1.07 million, KTO said, blaming a "huge decline in Chinese visitors due to China's ban on tours to South Korea". Read More »