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House Intel Committee Escalates Effort To Get Flynn Documents And Testimony

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Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and Trump denies any collusion. One of those memos reportedly details Trump pressuring Comey to shut down the bureau's investigation into former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. The chairman of a House oversight committee says the FBI will not be turning over memos and other materials that detail discussions between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump. Read More »

Israeli police question US casino mogul Adelson in Netanyahu probe

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His wife, Miriam, also was expected to be questioned. Moshe Negbi, Israel Radio's legal affairs expert, said police would be trying to ascertain from Adelson whether Netanyahu had influence on Israel Hayom . Israel Hayom is widely seen in Israel as being a Netanyahu mouthpiece. They reportedly had agreed to speak with police before arriving after being assured they were not suspected of wrongdoing. Read More »

The many layers of Trump-Russian investigation by Congress, Mueller

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Chaffetz responded to FBI Thursday, saying his committee has a "Constitutionally-based prerogative to conduct investigations" and does not want to interfere with the Special Counsel's probe. As the probe into Russia's suspected influence in the 2016 presidential election deepens, one thing has become abundantly clear: If President Donald Trump did not actually work with foreign powers to sway the results, he - at the very least - is actively invested in blocking the investigation's success. Read More »

Trump wraps up Israel trip without announcement on USA embassy move

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The President reinforced the message when he went on to have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Peace is a choice we must make each day", President Trump said during a visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem, where he reiterated his resolve to help mediate a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians and sounded upbeat about its prospects. Read More »

Maine Democrat to take part in Trump's voter fraud probe

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Trump signed an executive order Wednesday establishing a commission tasked with reviewing Trump's allegations that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 elections. The commission will dissolve 30 days after it submits the report. Voter suppression will be examined by the commission as well, in an effort to motivate Democrats to join the effort. Read More »

Pope urges Trump to work for peace as smiles replace spats

Francis and Trump's past spats include the pope describing plans for a border wall with Mexico as not Christian and Trump evoking a possible Islamist attack on the Vatican which would make the pontiff glad to have him as president. A Vatican statement said the meeting was "cordial" and that the Vatican hoped there could be "serene collaboration" between the United States government and the American Catholic Church, including "assistance to immigrants". Read More »

General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn doubles down on defence

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was at the opposite extreme with a score of 2.23, marginally further left than his party with 3.03. The right-wing party chose not to stand in a number of key seats to lend support to Conservative candidates who the leadership believe will ensure a hard Brexit. Read More »

Brazilian president accused of corruption and obstructing justice

Temer, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and said he can guarantee the tapes provide no proof of guilt. The investigation raised the possibility Brazil could see a second president fall in less than a year and sent Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts Congress would pass Temer's ambitious austerity agenda. Read More »

ICJ has given no order on 'consular access' for Jadhav: Aziz

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This means Jadhav can challenge till the end of Saturday his death sentence in an appellate court. Effectively its military courts can try civilians, including foreigners, and sentence them to death without affording them any due process. "The ICJ gave no verdict regarding consular access", he added. Talking about the visit of Indian tycoon Sajjan Jindal, Aziz said that it was a private visit and there was no need for Foreign Office to issue a statement on the issue. Read More »

China sends further olive branch to Trump on trade

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Beijing seems to be responding to President Donald Trump's calls to reduce America's trade deficit with China. As part of the initiative, the Asian economic giant is expected to resume imports of USA beef by mid-July. The ministry also said the USA trade deficit with China in goods has been exaggerated, in part by complications of statistical methodologies such as calculations of reshipping. Read More »

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye stands trial over corruption scandal

Police officers escorted Park into the courtroom in handcuffs on Tuesday in her first public appearance since she was jailed on March 31 on the same corruption allegations that brought about the president's downfall earlier this year. The hearing also took pleas from Choi Soon-sil, Park's longtime friend and alleged co-conspirator, whose separate but related bribery trial was merged with Park's, and Lotte Chairman Shin Dong-bin, indicted on charges in the same alleged bribes. Read More »

Toronto Dominion Bank (The) (NYSE:TD) Broker Views On Wall Street

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In my opinion, Toronto-Dominion remains a great investment opportunity for those investors looking to add a bank stock that has plenty of potential over the long term. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $1.28 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.26. Read More »

USA slaps new sanctions on Venezuela's Supreme Court amid unrest

Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro took control of the country's National Assembly in March with the help of a ruling by the nation's Supreme Court that nullified the legislative branch. "The worldwide community needs to say "respect the human rights of your people" or this is going to go in the direction we've seen so many others go", Haley said. Read More »

American arms deal with Saudis is under fire in Israel

Also on Monday, Trump became the first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem , land that was seized from the Palestinians by the Israeli military during the Six-Day War in 1967. However, critically, he failed to announce the resumption of bilateral peace negotiations or a regional summit and there was no mention of a Palestinian state nor the two-state solution. Read More »

Former FBI director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

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Last week, Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey , in part because, "this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story". "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it", Spicer said, adding that the real story was the leaks of " private and highly classified conversations". Read More »

Manchester Arena bombing: Seventh arrest made 100 miles from Manchester

Investigators also are looking into the Abedi family's ties in Libya . Liberman, speaking on Army Radio, said that while "this is not an issue we should discuss on the radio; there are some things that are discussed in closed rooms", Israel has since made a "small change" to its intelligence-sharing apparatus. Read More »

Trump full of praise for Duterte's brutal drugs crackdown, leaked call reveals

A police chief has been beheaded and at least 20 other people have been killed by Islamic militants who rampaged through a city in the southern Philippines . The Phillippines endured 14 years of martial law under former dictator Ferdinand Marcos , who was ousted in a peaceful revolution in 1986. Yes, unbelievable that 9,000 people are so carelessly killed without regard to human rights. Read More »

Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides

House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. The intelligence-which didn't reveal direct attempts by Russians to influence either Flynn or Manafort-was passed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as was intelligence showing communication between Russian officials and Trump advisers, sources say. Read More »

I'll Put a Stop to Germany Selling Cars in the US

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At a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels with top European Union leaders, president Trump scolded Germany, and vowed to put an end to the country's hefty vehicle exports to the US, multiple German and now English-language news outlets report . Read More »

Rouhani: 'Trump Anti Terrorism Summit 'Only A Show'

Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear program to gain relief from economic sanctions imposed by the US, United Nations and the European Union. Rouhani was asked about a recent arms deal between the USA and Saudi Arabia worth nearly $110 billion, which is set to reach $350 billion over 10 years, plus a series of other deals. Read More »

Manchester Attack: UK Halts Sharing Bombing Intel With US After Leaks

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In his statement, Trump - who was already struggling domestically to stem a tide of damaging leaks from law enforcement agencies - said the information coming out in the USA media was "deeply troubling". Abedi had recently returned from Libya, where his father and younger brother were arrested by a militia on Wednesday. Officials in Britain are incensed over details of the Manchester bombing investigation finding their way into the news. Read More »

United Kingdom police make seventh arrest in Manchester terror probe

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Greater Manchester Police said three suspects were arrested after authorities searched a number of homes in the area, while one additional suspect was arrested in Lybia. A woman was arrested late Wednesday but was later released without charge. Witnesses say they heard explosions as police raided a block of flats in central Manchester. Read More »