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Donald Trump on Comey dismissal


But the revelation intensified the pressure on the White House from both political parties to explain the motives behind Comey's stunning ouster. Trump's decision to fire Comey comes at a time when the FBI is investigating ties between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign. Read More »

Auto Auction Crash: 3 Dead After Jeep Plows Into Crowd


Investigators say a man in his 70s was driving the SUV that killed at least three people and injured nine others when it sped through a crowded indoor auto auction in MA. Multiple victims reported. We are assisting Billerica Police, who are primary. The Lynnway Auto Auction , which is a dealer consignment auction, has been in business since 1997, but moved from Lynn to its current address in Billerica in 2011. Read More »

Moon Jae-in (64) has become the new president of South Korea

Trump reaffirmed the US-South Korea alliance was strong and said North Korea's nuclear issue was a hard problem but one that could be resolved, the Blue House said in a statement. "I will build a new nation". It was the first such "track two" dialogue between the US and North Korea since Trump took office. Moon's North Korea approach is also a contrast. Read More »

Comey Sought More Funds for Russia Probe Days Before Firing — NY Times

Donald Trump said he was going to be the jobs president and keeps saying that every chance he gets. "Blamed by many on the left for contributing to United States president Donald Trump's election with his insistence on investigating-and publicly discussing-Hillary Clinton's emails, and criticized by Republicans and the White House for his probe into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia, Comey stood a lonely, 6'8" figure, apparently " mildly nauseous " over it all. Read More »

Gen. Michael Hayden: Trump White House Unable to Admit Basic Facts

Flynn had been an adviser to Trump and an outspoken supporter of his presidential candidacy in the 2016 campaign. Democrats criticize Trump for not firing Flynn until February 13 - the day the Washington Post published a story that reported that, contrary to Pence's assertion, Flynn discussed sanctions with Kislyak. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Responds to James Comey Firing in Full Hockey Gear

Comey reportedly asked the Justice Department for more resources for the probe into Russia's involvement with the Trump campaign days before he was sacked. The president told Comey in the letter that he accepted the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he could no longer provide effective leadership. Read More »

Comey's firing: Trump frustration finally boiled into action

The move drew skepticism from lawmakers in both parties, as they suspected the move was due in part to the FBI's "accelerating" investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation, during the election. The New York Times reported that Comey's firing came days after the former FBI director asked the Justice Department for more money and personnel for the Russian investigation. Read More »

Released Chibok girls, a promise fulfilled by President Buhari: Niger CAN

Numerous captive girls, majority Christians, were forced to marry their captors and give birth to children in remote forest hideouts without ever knowing if they would see their parents again. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau had vowed to sell the girls as sex slaves or force them into marriage with his fighters. In October, the ICRC helped broker a deal for the release of more than 20 Chibok schoolgirls. Read More »

Duterte: South China Sea ruling not an issue for ASEAN summit

Duterte also revealed that he would be talking to US President Donald Trump on the phone and he would convey Asean's fear on war potentially breaking out. Asean members the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the waterway, but China insists it has sovereign rights over almost all of it. Read More »

Race Against Time: South Korea President Forms Panel to Set Policy Priorities

If Mr Moon does becomes the first liberal president in South Korea in nine years, it is thought that he could take a softer stance on North Korea. His election could complicate the deployment of a U.S. North Korea recently tested a ballistic missile and claims it is close to perfecting an intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear warhead that could attack the USA mainland. Read More »

Trump reportedly asked Sessions, Rosenstein to write Comey memos

Mr Flynn is said to have discussed United States sanctions against Russian Federation with Mr Kislyak before Mr Trump took office. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said that while he couldn't be certain the request triggered Comey's dismissal, he said he believed the FBI "was breathing down the neck of the Trump campaign and their operatives and this was an effort to slow down the investigation". Read More »

Ryan: Claims House rushed to replace Obamacare a 'bogus attack'

In rural areas that do not favor federal control, lawmakers say the Republican plan is just what the voters wanted. In Ohio, Democrats targeted Rep. A half-dozen or more Republican senators have spoken against the measure's cuts to Medicaid. "The notion that you would proceed without any score, [without knowing] the number of people who would lose insurance!" "The House bill is not going to come before us", she said. Read More »

Syrian Kurds welcome US arms, Turkey objects

Ankara says the Kurdish militia, which forms the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, is an extension of the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK, which has been waging a decades-old insurgency in Turkey and is considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the USA and other Western countries. Read More »

When the Russian foreign minister jokes about former FBI director Comey's firing


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited the U.S. State Department Wednesday and received some news that he seemed to indicate was a surprise to him. Trump repeatedly said during his presidential campaign that he would seek closer ties with Russian Federation. On Syria, where Russian Federation has backed President Bashar Assad's forces and the USA has supported anti-Assad rebels, the talks appeared to indicate a slight narrowing of differences. Read More »

Moon Jae-in sworn in as South Korea's President

I will go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula. "I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and under the right circumstances go to Pyongyang as well". North Korean leader Kim Jung-un in an image supplied by Korean Central News Agency in 2016. Moon, who was a close aide to Roh Moo-hyun, South Korea's last leader to adopt a "sunshine" policy of diplomatic and economic outreach toward the North, has called for a balance of pressure and engagement . Read More »

Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra begins hunger strike; attacked by AAP supporter

Mishra had yesterday alleged getting threat calls and launched a hunger strike this morning, demanding that AAP leaders disclose the details of funding for their foreign tours. The decision was taken by the AAP's political affairs committee (PAC) chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal . Mishra, who was sacked as minister on Saturday, also demanded a lie detector on his allegations that he was an eyewitness to the Rs2 crore exchanging hands between Kejriwal and Jain. Read More »

Pope Francis to meet Trump at Vatican May 24


Senior administration officials told reporters the goal of the trip, especially the Saudi Arabia leg, is to unite the region against intolerance and help devise a long-term fix to stem radicalization, as well as better coordinating efforts to stop ISIS and isolate Iran. Read More »

Moon's rise to power in S Korea causes worries, hopes abroad


Throughout the two-month campaign that followed, nearly all the candidates pledged to end or combat decades of cozy relations between the government and big business. "We look forward to working with president-elect Moon to continue to strengthen the alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea and to deepen the enduring friendship and partnership between our two countries", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement. Read More »

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 »