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Kabul bombing: Afghans blame Haqqani network and Pakistan

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, with the Taliban saying it had "nothing to do" with the explosion . A spokesperson for the U.S. NAIJ.com had reported a few weeks ago, that 30 people were killed, following a deadly terrorist attack against a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul . Read More »

House Intel Committee Approves Subpoenas For Flynn, Cohen

Cohen told CNN , if subpoenaed, he'd comply. Flynn refused earlier subpoenas by congressional committees on Fifth Amendment grounds, protecting his right not to incriminate himself. A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment. "He now lives within himself, which is a risky place for Donald Trump to be", a source told CNN. Among the payments was more than $33,000 Flynn received from RT, the Russian state-sponsored television network that USA intelligence officials have branded as a ... Read More »

Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House

Over the weekend, White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn - who was the second-in-command at Goldman Sachs before joining the White House - declared the president's economic development deal with Saudi Arabia to be unlike anything he had seen in his 30 years in business. Read More »

Clinton slams New York Times, DNC, Comey for her loss

Too bad about that - was the use of my emails. "The way that it was used was very damaging". "The Russians in my opinion . could not have known how best to weaponize that information unless they had been guided" by Americans, she said . Read More »

Trump 'very forceful' with Abbas, Netanyahu on restarting peace talks

It is tempting to believe that a new mediator with a fresh perspective, unwearied by previous foreign-policy experience, might succeed where previous USA presidents have failed. I'd strongly advise you never to put money on anyone being able to convince the Palestinians that peace is worthwhile (Arafat had a great deal and walked away, Olmert gave Abbas a similar deal and he said no). Read More »

White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns

Other potential staff changes could be in the works, according to Axios News, which first reported Dubke's departure , including fewer on-camera news briefings by Spicer, the White House press secretary. Dubke oversaw the White House communications office, which ran press and other outreach efforts. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added, along with crisis communication experts. Read More »

Jared Kushner tries to pretend everything's normal

In this photo taken April 20, 2017, White House Communications Director Mike Dubke arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington . A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul amid intensifying inquiries into his campaign's dealings with Russian Federation. Read More »

Cyclone Mora: INS Sumitra Rescues 18 People In Bangladesh

About 20,000 houses in refugee camps for Rohingya were damaged, community leader Abdus Salam told AFP . Hundreds of thousands of people had been evacuated to cyclone shelters, schools and government offices as of late Monday. In predominantly Buddhist Myanmar , where Rohingyas are officially denied citizenship and classified as illegal immigrants, about 120,000 of them have been internally displaced by communal violence over recent years and are living in camps. Read More »

9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul

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The French, Turkish and Chinese embassies were among those damaged, the three countries said , adding there were no immediate signs of injuries among their diplomats. The Foreign Ministry in Berlin said it had no immediate information on possible casualties or damage to the German Embassy but was working on trying to get more details from Afghanistan. Read More »

Kathy Griffin sacked by CNN over Trump beheading stunt

Griffin had co-hosted the live special every year with Anderson Cooper since 2007. "I went too far", she says in a second video . "There was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his. "I went way too far". Griffin apologized on Instagram on Tuesday for the photo that some say encouraged violence against the President. "It wasn't amusing - I get it", she said in her Tuesday night apology. Read More »

A White House press release hopes for 'peach' between Palestine and Israel

During Trump's May 22-23 visit to Israel , he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . Shapiro believes that USA policy decisions will have to be made within the next six months and then, he said, "we will know who is right". "Israelis have experienced firsthand the hatred and terror of radical violence", Trump said during a speech on Tuesday. Read More »

Labour neck-and-neck with Tories in Scotland, new poll shows

The SNP argues that Brexit is a game-changer. The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has said voters are "spitting mad" about the SNP's push for a second independence campaign . Sturgeon argues that since leaving the European Union means losing access to the Single Market, they would rather secede from the United Kingdom to rejoin the bloc down the road. Read More »

Labour leader challenges under-pressure UK PM to TV debate

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With May deciding not to take part, the Conservatives' home secretary Amber Rudd will represent her party at the televised debate in Cambridge instead. Ms. May's manifesto was branded the "most disastrous manifesto in recent history", by the editorial of the Evening Standard , a London weekday newspaper edited by former Chancellor George Osborne. Read More »

UK Labour's Corbyn to join TV debate as gap with Conservatives narrows

Challenging Mrs May to join him at the event, Mr Corbyn told a rally: "I invite her to go to Cambridge and debate her policies, debate their record , debate their plans, debate their proposals and let the public make up their mind". She said budgets were now being protected for both counter-terrorism forces and overall policing. "I think it's actually about getting out and about, meeting voters and hearing directly from voters ". Read More »

Sea Lion drags little girl into water at Vancouver area wharf

The dramatic video was captured by university student Michael Fujiwara , who uploaded the footage to YouTube. Fujiwara told CBC news that the family left the dock immediately after the incident. Andrew Trites , the director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, said the sea lion is not to blame for the event. Fujiwara says in his description of the video that no one was injured in the incident. Read More »

Goldman under Fire for Buying Venezuela "hunger Bonds"

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Two Venezuelan opposition leaders were wounded on Monday by security forces dispersing protests in the capital Caracas against President Nicolas Maduro , according to one of the leaders and an opposition legislator. Goldman recently bought $2.8 billion worth of PDVSA bonds maturing in 2022, at a 70 percent discount to the market price. In a statement, Goldman confirmed the purchase but not how much it paid. Read More »

"I invite Spanish firms to participate in our development", he added

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , left and Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoy walk in the gardens of the Moncloa Palace in Madrid , Spain , Wednesday May 31, 2017. "India and Spain should work together in all spheres". He said that there are already a large number of Spanish companies in India and his government wants more firms to come, invest and do business in the country. Read More »

OPEC cuts not enough for investors

Opec's aim is to counter the growth of U.S. oil production, in particular shale oil , which is produced through "fracking", when fluid is pumped into oil-bearing shale rock. Crude prices plunged 5 percent after the decision as some market participants had priced in more aggressive output cuts from the OPEC-led group. U.S. Read More »

President Trump's First Trip Abroad

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During his presidential campaign, Trump cast doubt on NATO , calling it "obsolete" and calling out 23 out of 28 NATO members who are not meeting their pledge to pay 2% of their GDP to fund NATO . This came in contrast to other speakers throughout the day. "Now we see tensions are going up, and we have to invest more in our shared security". First and foremost, on counterterrorism and I am sure I don't have to explain why. Read More »

Canadian economy shows promising growth in Q1 2017, say economists

That's the biggest gain since the first quarter of 2012. Despite the increase in the pace of growth, it was below expectations. In a note to investors, he said, "We expect the bank to maintain a very cautious tone in the near term, reflecting uncertainties about the USA and the lack of evidence that consumer price inflation is strengthening, but assume that further economic growth will eventually prompt the central bank to begin hiking rates at a gradual pace by mid-2018". Read More »

McCain weighs in on Kushner's reported request for Russian Federation back channel

He said the question is if it was a crime for Kushner to speak to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as a representative of then-President-elect Trump, and the answer is no. Two Republican U.S. senators played down the Kushner reports on Sunday, while the former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, took a darker view of such contacts with representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin . Read More »

United Kingdom police stop sharing info on Manchester attack with USA after leaks

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May's statement came a day after UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the leaks were "irritating", and that she had made it clear to the United States that it "should not happen again". The investigation is continuing and at the time of this writing, 10 men have been arrested and are being held in custody. Her family said their "darling Eilidh" was "vivacious and full of fun". Read More »