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Sources say Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has refused Congress' request to turn over the memos that sacked Director James Comey wrote in which he detailed his interactions with President Donald Trump. Comey's reasoning, according to the CNN report, was that he feared if the document became public, it would undermine the investigation. In that briefing, Comey did not even mention the other reason he gave in public testimony for acting independently of the Justice Department - that Lynch ... Read More »

Philippines forces make gains in southern city under siege


Officials say they remain confident that they'll take the city soon, however, saying they believe the militants are low on ammunition and food. Marawi City is the capital of Lanao del Sur, which has 39 towns, about three of them with a noticeable presence of the Maute terror group, also known as the Dawlah Islamiya Philippines . Read More »

On first day back, Trump lashes out at "fake news media"

Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" to address an issue that has begun to dominate his young presidency. Mr Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said . Read More »

Britain braced for possibility of another terrorist attack


Of the 15 arrests thus far, two men have been released without charges and 13 others remain in custody on suspicion of terror offenses. Armed police mingled with spectators as crowds gathered to watch the runners, including mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. Read More »

'Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia'

The latest furor was stirred up after The Washington Post reported late Friday that Jared Kushner - arguably Trump's closest White House aide, and husband to the president's eldest daughter Ivanka - made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof link with the Kremlin. Read More »

Manchester Bomber's Father Says Son Made Regular Visits to Libya


British police said Wednesday they had not yet found the bomb maker in the Manchester Arena attack, indicating Salman Abedi was part of a larger cell. Abedi's father was allegedly a member of the al-Qaida-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s - a claim he denies. Police have so far announced six arrests and Abedi's home was raided by special forces about 12 hours after the suicide attack. Read More »

Corbyn was not defending Manchester bomber, Nicola Sturgeon says

But Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader said it was unlikely Jeremy Corbyn would be in the position to be Prime Minister , arguing the "reality" was that the Conservatives would secure a majority. "One of the great myths of British politics is that the Tories are the party of law and order". Those same Labour activists trying to get our support have been able to reassure wavering voters that they need not fear, Mr Corbyn has no chance of becoming PM, so it is perfectly safe to ... Read More »

Andrew Scheer becomes Canada's Conservative leader

The Saskatchewan MP and now Opposition leader clinched a victory in the 13th ballot against Quebec MP Maxime Bernier on Saturday night. "It's great. "He's a very friendly and easy-going guy". "I guess they call them conservatives for a reason", he said. "We all know what it looks like when Conservatives are divided". Read More »

Gunfire rocks Ivory Coast cities as mutiny gathers pace


Loyalist troops began advancing towards Bouake, the epicenter of the revolt, on Sunday and sporadic gunfire was heard overnight there as well as at military camps in Abidjan . "All businesses are closed here in Daloa". They have said they are willing to fight if the army intervenes. Kone said: "We just want our money". Read More »

Korea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan


But US stocks nevertheless held onto gains won after a six-day rally - meaning the hair's-breadth rise was all that was necessary to see the Nasdaq and S&P 500 break Thursday's all-time highs. North Korea is still thought to be several years from its goal of being able to target USA mainland cities with a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile. Read More »

Montana Special Election Shows Outsized Impact of Money in Politics

When the votes were tallied Thursday night, Republican Greg Gianforte edged Democratic challenger Rob Quist by a seven point margin (189,473 Republican votes, 166,483 Democratic votes). Since the incident, Gianforte has declined to be interviewed by the media, putting out only a statement shortly after it happened. "Montana sent a strong message tonight that we want a congressman that will work with President Trump to make America and Montana great again", he said. Read More »

UK intelligence service MI5 reviewing practices after Manchester attack

While 2 people had been released, 14 men are still being held in custody as past of the massive operation to dismantle suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network of terror. Authorities say Abedi returned to Britain from Libya on May 18, and likely completed assembling his bomb at a rented apartment in central Manchester. Read More »

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

He was inquisitive, innovative, and a natural choice as my national security advisor when I became president", Carter said in the statement. Brzezinski's time in office between 1977 and 1981 under President Carter saw a US thaw with China and the severing of ties with Taiwan, and the brokering of Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel . Read More »

Macron comes clean on awkward Trump handshake


Last week, however, it appeared Trump may have met his handshake match in French President Macron. The two newly-minted leaders met in Brussels on May 25 on the sidelines for the NATO Summit and shook hands in full view of the press. Read More »

Police arrest 19-year-old over Manchester attack


Ms Rudd said "potentially" other members of Abedi's group could still be free and "we can't be entirely sure that it is closed". Police have released surveillance-camera images of Abedi on the night of the attack that show him dressed in sneakers, jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest 19-year-old over Manchester attack


An unidentified man, 25, was arrested in the southwest of Manchester "on suspicion of offenses contrary to the terrorism act", Greater Manchester Police posted on Twitter . The downgrade to "severe" means an attack still is considered highly likely. The CCTV images are of Salman Abedi on the night he was suspected to have detonated a bomb in Manchester Arena. Read More »

Trump says Jared Kushner is 'doing a great job'


And his Homeland Security head defended the idea of establishing that kind of communication as a "smart thing" and said he didn't see "any big issue here" for Kushner. may not be true, they might be working you, but that's the whole point". The Times published another of its long reports detailing intrigues within the White House , including alleged recent tensions between Trump and Kushner. Read More »

'We won't let hate win': Ariana Grande on Manchester Attack

On Friday, American singer Ariana Grande tweeted a lengthy open letter in which she announced that she will return to the city to meet fans and victims of the deadly bombing. It was a show meant to celebrate female power - part of Grande's " Dangerous Woman Tour" - and with an audience filled with women and girls, some saw the bombing as a clear act of misogynistic violence. Read More »

MI5 to review its handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber

The BBC said MI5 was alerted at least three times to his "extremist views". More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Britain's MI5 has begun an internal review of how it handled intelligence on Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi , who was known to the authorities but not under active investigation, a source told Reuters on Monday. Read More »