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Donald Trump's fear of the Russian Federation scandal becomes more obvious

They had proof - nearly certainly from routine surveillance of Kislyak's calls, though Yates wouldn't confirm this - that Flynn and Kislyak had spoken about sanctions back in December. This answer from Spicer, repeated multiple times, pretty much summed up the White House's position for the day: "I'm just going to let the tweet speak for itself". Read More »

Kushner Emerged As Conduit For Canada On NAFTA Talks

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Alarm was first raised in Canada after reports emerged in late April that Trump was preparing an executive order that would launch the process of withdrawing the United States from NAFTA, the massive agreement that governs trade between Mexico , the USA and Canada. Read More »

Landslide win for Moon in South Korea election

A decisive win for Moon would end months of political turmoil that led to parliament's impeachment of conservative former President Park Geun-hye over an extensive corruption scandal. "It can't be done by one individual just because he wants to", Kim said. According to the National Election Commission, more than 33.8 million people voted - a turnout of 77.2% - the highest since 1997 when liberal President Kim Dae-jung was elected. Read More »

Jared Kushner's sister highlights family ties in pitch to Chinese investors

Kushner divested his interests in the One Journal Square project by selling them to a family trust that he is not a beneficiary of, a mechanism suggested by the Office of Government Ethics". To do so, they're promoting a program that allows people to pay big money to emigrate to the U.S. Trump's son-in-law Kushner, who headed his family's real estate company until he agreed to serve in the White House, helped oversee the New Jersey luxury apartment project while managing the family's ... Read More »

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

Yates told lawmakers she first called White House Counsel Don McGahn to express concerns about Flynn on January 25, then went to the White House on January 26 and 27 to give him a detailed account - 18 days before Flynn was asked to resign from his post. Read More »

Emma Watson wins first gender-neutral acting award

MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone, but for me, it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself into someone else's shoes. "Furthermore, if the categories of "actor" and "actress" are meant to denote assigned sex I ask, respectfully, why is that necessary?" Anyone could be nominated under the new " Best Actor" categories for television and film. Read More »

After bruising month-long campaign, voters decide in British Columbia

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He will be accompanied by his family, including his 19-year-old son who will vote for the first time. - Green party Leader Andrew Weaver refused to say which party he would work with in case of a minority government. On Monday, Horgan made a final pitch to anyone who is undecided to back the NDP . In a final day campaigning, British Columbia premier and Liberal leader Christy Clark crisscrossed the south of the province urging voters to "choose hope, not despair" as she focused on her ... Read More »

Deal to establish Syrian "de-escalation zones" comes into effect

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A rebel commander said the general level of violence was reduced, but added: "Regime attempts (to advance) in the Hama countryside continue". Such zones, also referred to as non-conflict or safe zones, are meant to be areas where civilians can live without being targeted by any party in Syria's war. Read More »

Liberal Candidate Moon Jae-in Wins South Korean Election

If Moon plans a " Sunshine Policy 2 .0" - a revival of dialogue and economic aid to North Korea - he'll need to convince critics that resuming economic cooperation will not fund Kim Jong-un's nuclear program. The National Election Commission's measurements on Tuesday included the 11 million who participated in last week's early voting, which was used for the first time in a presidential election. Read More »

Australia's Big Four banks look to cut costs as challenges rise

Basically, that means that only the five banks above will be subject to the bank tax on their liabilities. The bank said the result was supported by income growth, cost discipline and sound credit quality. Federal Reserve strengthen and enable the dollar to get back to Yen115, the Nikkei could get to 20,500, said Hisao Matsuura, chief strategist at Nomura in Tokyo. Read More »

World leaders react to Macron's win

Macron knows that the France he inherits is divided, not just between his supporters and those of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen but between voters, non-voters, and the record number who cast blank votes in protest. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Macron on Twitter . The new President's critics, including the defeated Ms Le Pen, have already raised fears that he will be too subservient when it comes to dealing with Brussels and German leader Angela Merkel. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn vows to STAY Labour leader even if he LOSES election

During his 15 minute address the Labour leader highlighted key points that would feature in his upcoming manifesto . Andrew Percy, the Northern Powerhouse Minister, told The Telegraph: "Jeremy Corbyn's closest allies are trying to take voters for fools by airbrushing their nonsensical and embarrassing leader out of election leaflets - but voters won't fall for it". Read More »

Pentagon chief Mattis questions Syria 'Safe Zones'

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Syria planned to abide by the agreement signed in Kazakhstan last week, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told reporters in the Syrian capital, but he cautioned it was "premature" to say whether the deal would succeed. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Monday his country would closely examine the "de-escalation zones" proposal, warning that "the devil is always in the details". Read More »

Iran test fires high-speed torpedo in Strait of Hormuz

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None of the officials could say whether the test was successful or not. Last week, Iran attempted a submarine-launched cruise missile test east of the Strait of Hormuz, but US officials said the test had failed. Both torpedoes use supercavitation - the use of rocket fuel to vaporize the liquid around the torpedo as it moves underwater. Though the waterway is narrow and is a congested worldwide shipping lane, Iran will test new military technologies in territorial waters hugging its ... Read More »

Axelrod Slams Hillary: Stop Making Excuses for Election Loss, 'Move On'

But I sat there that morning and could not see a door labeled 'no action here'". He said he made the decision even though a deputy said that might help elect Trump. David Axelrod, who ran Mr Obama's 2008 campaign and later served as his senior adviser, said Ms Clinton was wrong to not put campaign resources into key states such as Wisconsin and MI that were eventually won by Donald Trump. Read More »

Yates: Alarm led to warning

Less than 48 hours after the November election, Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn, whom the former President had fired in 2014 for temperament issues (and let's face it, because everyone knew he was off). She said she was not. But Mr Trump stunned Obama advisers with his March 4 tweets accusing Mr Obama of wiretapping his NY skyscraper during the election, an explosive allegation that has been denied by Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and other national security ... Read More »

Kapil Mishra files complaint against Arvind Kejriwal with CBI

Mishra had made shocking allegations against Kejriwal on Sunday, May 7, accusing him of taking Rs. 2 crore from Jain. AAP sources hinted that the revelations which are being planned by the party tomorrow will be targeted at the BJP. A decision to appoint Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann as the chief of the party's Punjab unit was also taken at the meeting. Trouble began when AAP, citing poor performance, sacked Mishra as Cabinet minister. Read More »

Rangers v Celtic: Chris Sutton slames Pedro Caixinha's team

These guys are probably on the most they will ever earn in their careers so they are not going to leave. We seemed to get carried away as a football club by where we've been in the past. Miller argues: "The summer is going to be crucial for us". "At the moment, it's about how we react when we play Partick next week". The win was Celtic's fifth in the six games between the sides this season - only a 1-1 draw at Parkhead last month preventing a clean sweep - and manager Rodgers was full of ... Read More »

Man and young girl missing in Quebec flooding

Police pulled the man's body out of the water late on Monday. A two-year-old girl who was also in the auto has not yet been found. The woman hung onto a branch and escaped; the man and child were swept away and missing as of Monday morning, police said. Read More »

Man and young girl missing in Quebec flooding

Police pulled the man's body out of the water late on Monday. A two-year-old girl who was also in the auto has not yet been found. The woman hung onto a branch and escaped; the man and child were swept away and missing as of Monday morning, police said. Read More »

Kushner's family sorry for naming him to investors

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The EB-5 program awards green cards to foreign investors who invest $500,000 in the US and create or preserve 10 jobs. In 2014, Kushner Companies, under the leadership of Jared Kushner , teamed up with The Trump Organization, then led by Donald Trump, and KABR Group of New Jersey to work on their first big project known as Trump Bay Street, a 50-story luxury rental apartment building in Jersey City. Read More »

N. Korea Says Has Detained Another American

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North Korean officials said that they were conducting a "detailed investigation" of Kim Hak-song's alleged crimes and gave no further details, though Reuters cited online posts from the professor, who identified himself as a Christian missionary. Read More »

Surprise tax increase in Australian budget

Mr Morrison last night argued "quite a top up" was needed to sustain the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which could have a $55.7 billion funding shortfall over the next 10 years. "The ACCC will monitor them and consumers can move their money to a regional and smaller bank". "This isn't a tax. on pensioner's bank accounts". Read More »