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Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russian Federation investigation


Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. What the White House tapes were to Richard Nixon, the Comey memos may be to Trump: the evidence that definitively exposes his culpability.It was at that point that the FBI, which investigates whether or not crimes or foreign espionage have taken place in the United States, opened its probe of the Russian operation.As a result, some of Mr. Read More »

Jared Kushner a 'focus' in Russia probe


Any deal involving immunity would require discussion with Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed last week to oversee the criminal investigation into Russia's meddling in last year's US presidential election. Later in December Flynn spoke to Kislyak over the phone about new Obama-led sanctions on Russian Federation, which led to Flynn later losing his job as national security adviser. Read More »

Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial

In her first public appearance since she was arrested in March , Park arrived at court in a blue correctional services van. In today's hearing, the court made a decision to merge Park's bribery trial with the case of her longtime confidante, Choi Soon-sil, as their charges largely overlap. Read More »

Jared Kushner now the focus in Russia, Trump investigation


This appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post . Meanwhile, the New York Times reported last week that Comey had described a conversation in February in which Trump asked him to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn , Trump's former national security advisor who was sacked for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador. Read More »

Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides — NY Times


The committee has already subpoenaed Flynn for documents regarding his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, also said investigators are seeking any audio recordings maintained by President Donald Trump of his private meetings in the White House and any memos maintained by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers about Trump's reported request that they deny ... Read More »

Rouhani: S.Arabia needs ballot boxes not arms

He remarked that Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia was necessary because it patched up relations that had been damaged during the Barack Obama presidency, while Obama was seeking the nuclear deal with Iran . "The Americans do not know our region, that's what the catch is", Rouhani said in response to a question from The Associated Press. Since then the Trump administration, despite grudgingly admitting that Iran was complying with its obligations under the agreement, has made repeated ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to visit Germany

It will be followed by more formal engagement on May 30 when the two leaders will hold the 4th India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC). The Prime Minister along with Merkel will also jointly address a trade event on May 30 where top CEOs from both the sides will be present. Read More »

'We told Maimane to reschedule his trip to Zambia'


Maimane, of the Democratic Alliance party, planned to attend the trial of Hakainde Hichilema , the leader of Zambia's United Party for National Development (UPND), on Friday. An update by the DA on Friday morning said Maimane had returned to South Africa at 8.30 pm on Thursday and would address the issue at a media briefing later in the day. Read More »

At NATO Headquarters, Trump Fails Another Leadership Test


Currently, only five of NATO's 28 members - the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Estonia, and Greece - meet the alliance's benchmark of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense. Trump also scored a hoped-for win from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which joined the 68-nation global coalition fighting the Islamic State. "We also chose to establish a terrorism intelligence cell within our new Intelligence Division. Read More »

Joe Lieberman Is Too 'Extreme' for Bernie Sanders

Several senior White House officials told reporters at both Politico and CNN that Lieberman, a former Democratic senator from CT who now identifies as an Independent, was the frontrunner for the job. Republicans, by contrast, praised Lieberman. Sen. While he is widely disliked by progressives, Lieberman also may not find much support from more centrist Democrats, his long-time allies who have defended him over the years as he faced attacks from the political left. Read More »

Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's 12th presidential election

This combination of two Friday, April 14, 2017 file photos shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , left, and Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raisi when they register their candidacies for the May 19 presidential elections at the Interior Ministry in Tehran. Read More »

Korea balloons prompted warning shots: Seoul


The data, according to Seoul , also indicated an increasingly solid weapons program in the rival country, Efe news reported . North Korea added a new twist to the odd saga of a flying object that crossed into South Korean airspace earlier this week, saying the rival military had opened fire on a "flock of birds". Read More »

FBI looks at Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought


The report noted that at one of Kushner's December meetings with Kislyak, Fynn was also in attendance. According to the Washington Post , Kushner held multiple meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December, as well as with Sergey Gorkov, who is the head of a state-owned bank that is now subject US sanctions, Vnesheconombank. Read More »

ICBM tests: N Korea accuses UN, US of 'double dealing'


Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Sunday's launch was of a "newly-developed mid/long-range strategic ballistic rocket, Hwasong-12", the official KCNA said , adding that leader Kim Jong-Un "personally oversaw the test-launch of the new type of rocket". Read More »

Grande suspends world tour until June 5 after Manchester attack

The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, a draw for tourists, was cancelled because it requires support from police officers, which authorities decided was not a good use of police resources given the threat level. A relative in Libya said Abedi was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain and was particularly upset by the killing previous year of a Muslim friend whose death he believed went unnoticed by "infidels" in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Montana GOP candidate allegedly 'body slams' reporter


We've also heard voters say they think Jacobs was a plant by the Democratic party to make Gianforte look bad. Jacobs (left) was taken to hospital after the incident. Others at the event corroborated the version of events - including a crew from Fox News , the most viewed USA cable news channel and a favorite of conservatives. Read More »

Former Greek PM hurt in Athens car bomb


The attack is reminiscent of the March detection of eight parcel bombs, which were sent to European Union finance officials, as well as to the Paris IMF office and the German Finance Ministry. Former prime ministers Costas Simitis and Costas Karamanlis also condemned the attack, the first since an attempt on the life of dictator Georgios Papadopoulos in 1968. Read More »

Trump's spiritual speech in Jerusalem short on substance, long on history

During his trip, Trump pitched the idea of a coalition of Sunni Arab states against Iran and "Islamic extremism" and said Israel could find a communality of interest with such a grouping. Yet the vast majority of white evangelical Christians, most of whom are staunch supporters of Israel , voted for him on Election Day and Trump has solicited the support and input of conservative evangelical leaders. Read More »

3 men arrested in connection to concert attack

The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday instead of police in high-profile sites in London and other locations. Prime Minister Theresa May said security officials had raised their assessment of the threat to Britain to " critical ", indicating an attack was imminent. Read More »

Evangelicals Give Hosannas to Trump Mideast Trip

Trump also discussed the attack during an appearance at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . But he did not mention what has always been the goal of USA diplomacy in the region - a two-state solution to the conflict: Israel and a Palestinian state . Read More »

Israeli Army Radio: Saudi persuaded Trump to postpone embassy move


Hours before the arrival of US President Donald Trump to Bethlehem, for a meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas , the families of some 1,500 hunger-striking Palestinian detainees sent a letter to Trump telling him that Palestinian prisoners are freedom fighters, according to worldwide law, and they do not want them to die inside Israeli prisons. Read More »