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Trump campaign removes Muslim ban language from website

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There are additional cases on the executive order pending throughout the country, but these two cases are the first to be heard on appeal. "This is not a Muslim ban", Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, arguing for the government, told the judges during the hearing that lasted two hours, twice as long as scheduled. Read More »

'I warned White House about Michael Flynn'

The hearing on Monday is one of multiple congressional probes into the Russian Federation interference, along with House and Senate intelligence panels. Flynn was paid more than $30,000 for a Moscow trip in 2015, where he sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kremlin-sponsored Russia Today television network. Read More »

Federal prosecutors issue grand jury subpoenas to Flynn associates

The subpoenas appear to focus on Flynn's business contacts after he was sacked by the Obama administration in 2014, and before he joined Trump's campaign team, CNN said. FBI Director James Comey was canned on Tuesday. . The network, attributing its report to sources, said Flynn and the Justice Department declined to comment. Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2017: Kyle Lowry 'probably doubtful' for Game 4 against Cavs

The team said a timeline for Parker's return will be determined later. Historically he has always bounced back after laying an egg in a playoff game, and Game 3 was no different. The two Canadian musicians met on the court at halftime for a warm embrace. "Sunday's game is about pride", Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "I don't really think about the sweep, I don't think of anything but how can I as leader of the ballclub put our guys in a position to be successful". Read More »

Canelo announces September fight with Triple G after defeating Chavez Jr

The fight will take place on September 16 but the location has yet to be confirmed. In the buildup to their bout, Chavez had chided Alvarez for failing to make a deal to fight Golovkin . I really don't know right now. Alvarez had to relinquish his WBC belt to Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) past year when he declined a mandatory challenge. Read More »

Moon's comments that colored South Korean presidential race

The elected president will have no 70-day transition period as it is the first by-election caused by the removal of former President Park Geun-hye from office over corruption allegations. Once official results confirm his win, Moon is expected to make a victory speech in a central district of Seoul that has been the makeshift base for protesters calling for Park's ouster. Read More »

China hopes Pakistan, Afghanistan to properly address border issue

According to sources, Saturday's meeting continued for over an hour. Pakistani government and military officials said the artillery rounds that hit in the border town of Chaman in southwestern Baluchistan province were unprovoked but Afghan provincial officials claimed that the Pakistanis fired first. Read More »

Despite Hubbub Over Michael Flynn, Clapper Says No Collusion with Russian Federation

And it differed sharply from White House spokesman Sean Spicer's characterization of her warning as a simple "heads up". When Cruz asked if Yates agreed on the term's definition, Yates made it clear that Cruz had wasted his breath. The person was not authorized to discuss the testimony by name and requested anonymity. A bipartisan inquiry is also well underway in the House and Senate. Read More »

Venezuela: Trump administration calls for quick, peaceful conclusion to unrest

The opposition, which has majority support in Venezuela after years of being in the shadow of the ruling Socialist Party, is demanding that delayed state elections be held and the 2018 presidential vote be brought forward. While standing near the Venezuelan National Guard officers in riot gear, witnesses said they shouted in Spanish: "We don't have rifles, our weapons are our boobs". Read More »

FBI corrects Comey testimony on Clinton aide

Democrats, however, immediately cast the decision as an effort by Trump to thwart an investigation by the FBI into any ties between Trump officials and Russian Federation, which the intelligence community says meddled in the US election to hurt Clinton and help Trump . Read More »

Trump's Holocaust remembrance remarks similar to Holocaust Museum website

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In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing. "Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this frightful evil and we'll never be silent". "From being defenceless people, we have become a state with a defensive capacity that is among the strongest in the world", he said. Speaking to Holocaust survivors, lawmakers and Israeli officials, Trump said the USA has a duty to "confront anti-Semitism... Read More »

Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties

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Or an NBC News' First Read team put it, "Whoa". "Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Donald Trump not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Michael Flynn who was eventually fired in a controversy about ties to Russian Federation, a former Obama aide said". Read More »

Donald Trump says looking forward to working with Emmanuel Macron

Euro demand was also limited as any major election which results in a change in leadership always creates a certain level of market uncertainty over how the new leader will perform and what changes they may enact, which allowed sterling to push ahead of the single currency by the start of the European session. Read More »

Citizen by North Korea 'concerning': White House

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The exchange came as United States President Donald Trump was pressing China to increase the enforcement of sanctions against its neighbour to contain its nuclear and long-range missile programmes. It's anyone's guess what a "Korean-style" attack might entail. "Because it's not a choice between a nuclear North Korea and the collapse of the regime". Read More »

Court sentences Jakarta governor Ahok to two years jail for blasphemy

Ahok was appointed Jakarta's governor in 2014 by Joko Widodo, his predecessor who was elected Indonesia's president. Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (C), popularly known as Ahok, speaks to his lawyers after judges delivered their sentence during the verdict in his blasphemy trial in Jakarta on May 9, 2017. Read More »

Here's everything you need to know about the local election results

As YouGov have pointed out, we have to back to 1983 and 1987 to find occasions when local elections took place around a month before a general election. The Scottish National Party (SNP), which campaigned for remaining in the European Union and is committed to independence from the United Kingdom, took a majority of votes north of the English border to remain the biggest party in the council elections with a total of 431 seats. Read More »

Trump plays favorites with 'open door' policy for unions

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The database shows Trump has met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson more than any other Cabinet member - some 22 times as of May 9 -, hosted former Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera as part of an opioid epidemic meeting and has made a point of bringing in CEO's and small business leaders to promote his "drawn the swamp" campaign platform while also building bridges between his administration and the private sector. Read More »

French presidential race revs up with rival rallies

The traditional union-led marches underlined the conspicuous absence of the united front shown in 2002 when Le Pen's father Jean-Marie shocked the country by reaching the run-off. Some urged French workers to vote for Macron. The vote in the world's fifth largest economy, a key member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense alliance, will be the first to elect a president who is from neither of the main political groupings: the candidates of the Socialists and conservative party ... Read More »

South Korea's Moon says to push for reform and unity

Yoo Seong-min of the conservative Righteous Party gained 7.1 percent support, and Sim Sang-jung of the liberal Justice Party had 5.9 percent. Moon's likeness also flew on a dragon and rode a horse as SBS showed vote counts. The broadcasters, therefore, made a decision to calibrate the exit poll with an estimated outcome for the early voting based on demographic information of the early voters offered by the National Election Commission. Read More »

Everybody has better healthcare than the USA, says Trump

As of now, because the GOP pushed to vote before a new CBO score was released, it is unclear how much the new health care legislation would cost or how many people might lose their coverage. "These problems need to be solved on the ground in our states , not from some one-size-fits-all dictate from Washington D.C., which is really what got us to Obamacare in the first place", unusual said. Read More »