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James Comey sends farewell letter to agents, friends


However, she acknowledged that Trump did have a conversation with the deputy attorney general. Mr Trump's stated rationale raised eyebrows in Washington-the facts about Mr Comey's management of the Clinton e-mail case have been known since previous year, and Mr Trump could easily have fired him months ago. Read More »

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on N. Korea: Seoul

However, one area where they firmly not in agreement is over the deployment in South Korea of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. THAAD became partially operational earlier this month, but Moon expressed caution over deployment during the election campaign. His attack on the agreement came soon after his vice president, Mike Pence, had complained in Seoul that USA businesses in South Korea "face too many barriers to entry, which tilts the playing ... Read More »

Merriam-Webster corrects a typo in Trump's tweet about Sally Yates


The saga of General Michael Flynn, whom served briefly as President Trump's national security adviser before being dismissed for misleading Trump administration officials about his Russian contacts, was a recurrent theme of the hearing. Richard Blumenthal of CT deliberately raised the question of Flynn's possible guilt in an exchange with Yates. He recused himself in April from the investigation. Read More »

Shinzo Abe Congratulates New South Korean President

As president, Moon must find a way to coax an increasingly belligerent North Korea to ease its nuclear and missile threats. The president said he is prepared to fly immediately to Washington , Beijing or Tokyo if necessary, and that he would even visit Pyongyang "under the right circumstances". Read More »

Trump aide known as Russia blackmail risk

Yates, a longtime Justice Department official, was briefly the acting attorney general. "We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", Yates told a Senate judiciary subcommittee, in a high-profile hearing on Russian meddling into the USA elections. Read More »

Lib Dems to deliver £7 billion schools funding boost

The Lib Dems said the education spending pledge would be paid for by reversing cuts in corporation tax and getting rid of the married couples tax allowance. Tim Farron has predicted that the Conservatives are on course for a landslide victory and the only question to be settled in the election is which party can form a strong opposition. Read More »

Gold firm on euro strength after Macron wins French elections

Benjamin Boss, a 26-year-old bank worker, today contrasted Macron's win with Britain's vote last year to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as United States president. Macron founded his party, En Marche!, in just April of past year. Initial projections give Macron 65 percent of the vote in the second round of the election, compared with 35 percent for Le Pen. Read More »

Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force

U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura hailed the plan as a step in the right direction towards a real cessation of hostilities. Turkey, Russia and Iran signed a memorandum at the end of Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana yesterday, backing Russia's proposal to create four "de-escalation" zones in Syria. Read More »

Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

The would-be safe zones would not cover areas where the US -led coalition is fighting IS. The fighters, which are Kurdish-led but also include some Arab fighters, said they expelled the extremists from the Tabqa Dam and a nearby town, also called Tabqa. Read More »

Rajasthan minister's shocker! Says rape incidents can't be prevented


Rajasthan health minister and senior BJP leader Kalicharan Saraf on Wednesday made a controversial statement saying that police can not be deployed outside each house in the city to stop incidents of rape. "Did rape incidents never happen during the Congress government?" the minister said. "Should we deploy police at each and every house?" Reacting on Sarafs statement, Pilot said that it is an "irresponsible statement" coming from a minister. Read More »

Lavrov meets with Tillerson in Washington

In Moscow, the Kremlin said on Wednesday it hoped that Comey's firing would not affect Russia's ties with the United States, saying it believed his dismissal had nothing to do with Russian Federation. The diplomat says it's in Russia's interests for the United States to contribute, and that he believes the genuinely interested. On Syria, where Russian Federation has backed President Bashar Assad's forces and the US has supported anti-Assad rebels, the talks appeared to indicate a ... Read More »

French president-elect gears for transition - as do rivals

Macron also resigned as its president, as he takes on his new role as president of the republic. I want Emmanuel Macron, his government and his majority to succeed, for France. One proponent of euro bonds told Reuters on Monday that Macron's clear win in Sunday's election could mark a step toward creation of such instruments. Read More »

James Comey firing: Trump's first comments


Mr. Comey was sacked because he was leading an active investigation that could bring down a president. Mr. Comey had courted controversy during the 2016 presidential polls when he revealed a renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use, which the Democrat claimed had hurt her chances of becoming president. Read More »

Donald Trump was looking to fire Comey from day 1: White House

Trump's claim about what Comey supposedly told him seems to be a way of saying Trump himself is not implicated in the investigation of Russian campaign meddling, Price said . "And I think it was done correctly", Kallstrom said. The first leaders of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, known then as chief examiners, were appointed by the attorney-general. Read More »

Comey sought more Russian Federation resources before firing

Trump, in a letter to Comey dated Tuesday, contended that the director had told him "three times" that he was not personally under investigation. "The timing of this and the reasoning for it doesn't make sense to me", said Sen. "During this transition phase, we need to continue the comprehensive investigations being conducted by both the FBI and the Senate Intelligence Committee into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, and the possible illegal unmasking of private citizens by ... Read More »

Trump again insists South Korea pay for THAAD

Rex Tillerson says the US will seek to convince North Korea that they don't need nukes to survive US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the US could negotiate directly with Pyongyang in order to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue. Read More »

Answers from Yates, more questions for White House

Once it became publicly known that Flynn had discussed sanctions against Russian Federation with its ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak - contrary to the public statements of Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials - Trump fired Flynn. Read More »

AAP supporter tries to attack 'fasting' Kapil Mishra

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Wednesday refuted the claim made by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over Ankit Bharadwaj, the man who attacked ousted Delhi minister Kapil Mishra, of being a member of the organisation, saying it might be an act of the Kejriwal-led government activist to vouch for cheap publicity. Read More »

South Korea's new president Moon Jae In pledges unity


From the worldwide perspective, Moon, despite his campaign emphasis on economic and corporate reforms, will be judged for how he handles the crisis over North Korea's nuclear and missile program. Moon Jae-in of the liberal Minjoo Party waves during a celebration event in Seoul , South Korea, on May 9, 2017. "I will serve all Koreans, including those who voted and did not vote for me, to be a president of unity". Read More »

Tillerson: US Won't Insist Nations Adopt US Values, Rights

Last week, Tillerson chaired a special ministerial session of the U.N. Security Council and urged U.N. members to suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with the North and cut off trade ties supporting Pyongyang's illicit activities. In a joint statement, the ASEAN foreign ministers said they "discussed the issue of South China Sea and both sides underscored the importance of peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with the principle of global law, including the 1982 United Nations ... Read More »

Nuclear Waste Tunnel Collapses in Washington State

It said responders on the scene were reporting that soil had slid on top of the tunnel in an area 20 feet by 20 feet. No workers were injured as a result of Tuesday's cave-in, officials said. Its last reactor closed down in 1987 and since then some 8,000 people at the facility have been working to clean up millions of gallons of leftover waste stored in aging tanks. Read More »

Moon starts term as S.Korea leader after landslide win

Moon's softer stance on North Korea could create friction with Washington, which has swung from threats of military action to hints of dialogue as it seeks to formulate a policy under President Donald Trump. Many analysts say Moon likely won't pursue drastic rapprochement policies because North Korea's nuclear program has progressed significantly since he was in the Roh government a decade ago. Read More »

Gifts for Mom: 12 ideas based on her zodiac sign


Perhaps, now the timing is right . Oh, thanks for your permission to celebrate Mother's Day at home, especially after giving my child the message that Mother's Day is not okay. Going out for Mother's Day? Sorry. Can't be done. When you bring home that special girl on Mother's day , you're just asking for trouble, but when that special girl becomes your wife and you bring your first-born over to your mom's house, that is a truly special Mother's day . Read More »

US Service Member Dies During Somalia Operation

Two other SEALs were wounded during a raid on al-Qaida radio station near Mogadishu . It is believed the soldier was a US Navy SEAL while two other Americans were injured in the raid on an al-Shabaab compound. Navy SEAL killed during operations in Africa Friday has been identified. US and Somali forces were attacked at some point after arriving by helicopter to the target location, a compound that housed a group of al-Shabaab militants associated with an attack on facilities nearby used ... Read More »