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Former Trump campaign chairman provides Russia-related documents to intel panels

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A day earlier, former CIA director John Brennan told a House committee that he had seen intelligence that " revealed contacts and interactions" between Russian officials and Americans "involved" in the Trump campaign. "If all of this is part of a pattern of interference by the White House or worse, we have to find out", Schiff said at The Christian Science Monitor Breakfast in Washington . Read More »

Minus Ryan Johansen, Predators find a way to beat Ducks

LINE HISTORY: Oddsmakers opened the Predators as -140 favorites to advance to their first Stanley Cup Finals in team history and they have been bet up slightly to -145. games 3 and five have something in common. In February, he scored back-to-back hat tricks as part of a stretch with 10 goals in five games. Colin Wilson tied the game with just 41 seconds remaining in the second frame. Read More »

Trump son-in-law a focus in Russian Federation probe: U.S. media

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The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has issued two new subpoenas targeting businesses operated by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn . I found out about the survey, which found contacts and interaction between Russian officials and the Americans related to the campaign headquarters of trump, which was concerned, given previous Russian attempts to bribe people. Read More »

Trans-Pacific Partnership moving ahead without US

On the sidelines of the APEC meeting, the 11 remaining countries of the TPP agreed to explore how they could move ahead with the deal without the USA, partly in the hope that Washington would reconsider leaving. The RCEP has been seen as a priority for the regional partners, especially after the United States pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive pact that includes numerous same partners as RCEP, but not China. Read More »

The internet is losing its mind over Trump's Saudi 'orb' photo

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A White House official blamed Trump's fatigue for the switch. It was important that the president made it clear the fight against terrorism was not a battle between different faiths, sects or civilizations. In his remarks, Trump called on Arab leaders to purge their countries of religious extremists, offering a more conciliatory tone to the Muslim world than he'd had on the campaign trail. Read More »

Melania Trump pulled away from yet another Donald Trump hand-hold

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Melania executed a move that I myself have done on terrible first dates: snatch her hand away and pretend to fix her hair in order to avoid the unwanted hand-holding. Trump immediately started correcting his tie, probably to masquerade the failed attempt. So yeah, several television cameras and press members gathered to document the president's arrival in Rome just caught him putting his hand on his wife's ass. Read More »

South Korean President Moon To Meet Trump in USA in June

China, however, is vociferously opposed, saying the system threatens its own national security. "The conversations that I have had ... in dealing with Beijing is that if (North Korea) did something else and if it looked to be long-range, which this does, and if it looks like it is proactively leaning toward an ICBM, which it does, then we would take action", Haley said. Read More »

Outcome of Trump's Middle East trip remains a mystery

Capitol. The Saudi deal, to be phased over 10 years, was announced on Saturday as US President Donald Trump began a two-day visit to the Gulf state before travelling on to Israel. Mr Trump is in Israel on the second stop in his nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe. Trump's two-day visit came immediately before the Israeli holiday of Jerusalem Day, which this year marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's reunification of the holy city during the Six Day War. Read More »

Geffen: Trump Raises Hopes for a Peaceful Future

Abbas told Trump that the Palestinians "are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel". Israel's control over that part of the city has not been internationally recognized since it was captured by Israel during the 1967 war. Read More »

Trump Makes Stop in Israel and Palestine, Criticized Iran

Trump also expressed optimism that he can help facilitate peace between Israel and Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech during the state memorial ceremony marking the 50 anniversary of the Six Day War and stressed the importance of the defense aid that Israel receives from America. Read More »

Rouhani: Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue

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Mr Rouhani , who defeated challenger Ebrahim Raisi in Friday's presidential election , responded by ridiculing decades of USA strategy in the Middle East. Suzanne Maloney, a State Department policy planning official under President George W. Bush, said there was always going to be "a correction" after Obama toward traditional US allies and away from Iran, even if Hillary Clinton had won. Read More »

Melania Trump covers head at some events, not others

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Trump is in Italy for a two day visit, including a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, ahead of his participation in a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on Thursday. A Vatican statement said the meeting was "cordial", and that the Vatican hoped there could be "serene collaboration" between the U.S. government and the American Catholic Church, including "assistance to immigrants". Read More »

NYT says Russia hoped to sway Trump via advisers

Mr Brennan's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee gave a much clearer view of how seriously U.S. intelligence took the Russian threat, and why the Federal Bureau of Investigation began investigating it in July past year, well before the country was aware of the allegations. Read More »

Manchester police not sharing intelligence with United States after leaks

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In a statement released by the White House , the US President said that it was deeply troubling that these alleged leaks were coming out of government agencies. The BBC first reported that a decision was made to temporarily freeze disclosing details about the case with USA authorities. A British official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly, told the AP that Manchester police will cease sharing information with the US until they ... Read More »

AT&T workers begin three-day strike

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Richardson said he expects about 100 to 200 workers to walk a picket line outside 1 Powell St., AT&T's flagship retail store in the city, Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. "Americans are fed up with giant corporations like AT&T that make record profits but ask workers to do more with less and choose to offshore and outsource jobs", said Nicole Popis, an AT&T wireless call center worker in IL. Read More »

China tightens border controls with North Korea

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WASHINGTON , D.C.: United States lawmakers submitted a bill Thursday (Friday in Manila) to tightly restrict travel and ban tourism to North Korea , citing the risk that Pyongyang will arrest Americans for use as diplomatic "bargaining chips". Read More »

Trump chastises North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, vows to crackdown on leaks

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Israel made unspecified tweaks after - and, presumably, because - U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly shared classified intelligence obtained from Israel with Russian officials during their visit to the White House earlier this month. The Washington Post said last week the preisdent had relayed information to the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, which had been provided by a USA partner through a highly sensitive intelligence-sharing ... Read More »

Is Fox News About to Fire Sean Hannity After Advertisers Pull Out?

Hannity peddled a theory that DNC staffer Seth Rich's murder was ordered by the Clintons in retaliation for leaking DNC emails to WikiLeaks . Hannity said Wednesday that despite Fox News's decision to retract the Seth Rich story, he operates independently and has "retracted nothing". Read More »

China's credit downgrade could 'reawaken risk'

CHINA'S Ministry of Finance dismissed yesterday's decision by Moody's Investors Service to downgrade the country's credit rating for the first time in almost 30 years, saying the ratings agency was exaggerating economic difficulties and underestimating reform efforts. Read More »

Greece falls short in efforts to secure deal with creditors

Greece's debt stands at a towering 180 percent of annual output, the legacy of the Greek debt crisis that brought panic to the markets and almost forced the country out of the eurozone. Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said: "It would be preferable to postpone a decision for a few days, which would give us time to work harder and prepare a better solution, than to take decisions that just move the problem on and do not offer a clear way out". Read More »

Manchester attack: Police arrests three suspects

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The performance comes a day after a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the British city killed 22 people and wounded dozens more. Hopkins said that the investigation into the attack, carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi, is continuing at pace. Read More »

Trump denounces Manchester attack as work of 'evil losers'

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So Trump is, in those remarks, kind of putting Israeli-Palestinian peace kind of in the center of the agenda". We all know that. Husam Zumlot, a former adviser to Abbas who is now the Palestinian ambassador in Washington, said the contours of any deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians were well known to both sides. Read More »