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Senators Push Special Prosecutor After James Comey Fired

Emerging from a closed-door strategy meeting following President Donald Trump's unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey, Democratic senators on Wednesday appeared to be working out their next steps to address what some of them described as a constitutional crisis. Read More »

Le Pen vows to revamp party after huge loss

Congratulations to new President, Emmanuel Macron on his decisive victory over the hard right", she said on Twitter. The 54-year-old centrist on the pro-business wing of the Socialists quit his premiership under outgoing President Francois Hollande last December but failed in his bid to clinch the Socialist nomination for president. Read More »

Putin says Comey's firing will not impact U.S.-Russia relations

According to Putin, more than 500 Palestinians are now receiving medical, technical and humanitarian education in Russian Federation. "Your question looks very amusing for me; don't be angry with me", Putin said through an interpreter. president, the Palestinian leader and Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu. The two leaders were both in Sochi, where they were meeting to discuss the Israeli Palestinian peace process and bilateral ties. Read More »

United Nations urges Nigerians not to shun Chibok girls

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President Buhari did not disclose the number of Boko Haram suspects swapped for the 82 Chibok schoolgirls. The Nigerian government on Sunday released the names of the freed girls but the list did not include the name, Sarah Yaga. Nigerian officials say they believe the girls were captured to intimidate civilians against resisting the Islamic extremists. The Nigerian government announced the release of the girls, who were among the 300 abducted from the high school in Chibok in April ... Read More »

Hezbollah presence in southern Syria a big threat to Israel

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The visit was Dunford's third trip to Israel in his current position and the latest in a series of high profile tours of Israel by U.S. military officials under the administration of President Donald Trump. The threat includes the Iranian Revolutionary Guard al-Quds Force and the support it provides for Hezbollah in Lebanon. He added that he shares Israel's concerns about Hezbollah obtaining highly advanced weapons. Read More »

Tillerson arrives in Alaska for Arctic meeting

The eight-nation Arctic Council was founded in 1996 as a high-level forum to promote cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic states, particularly on sustainable development and environmental protection. It's not clear whether Canada and the Nordic countries are likely to issue a joint informal statement on Paris if Tillerson and Trump insist on dropping it from the formal declaration. Read More »

'Director Comey was compromised': Paul Ryan speaks on former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. He said Lynch's meeting with Clinton had created "ripples within the FBI " and that Comey "finally did what was right" by announcing the reopening. "I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from the office, effective immediately", Trump said in his letter to Comey . Read More »

S. Korea's next leader will engage North, reconsider THAAD

Reports state that Moon has already made a decision to appoint provincial governor Lee Nak-yon as prime minister. His appointment requires parliamentary approval. Seoul has raised suspicions that Beijing is retaliating against plans for THAAD by limited Chinese tour group visits to South Korea. Liberal politician Moon Jae-in won South Korea's presidential election on Tuesday, exit polls showed, an expected victory that would end almost a decade of conservative rule and bring a more ... Read More »

Paris to redouble efforts to attract Brexit banks after Macron win

British eurosceptics reacted angrily on Monday to Emmanuel Macron's victory in France saying the election of a pro-EU president was bad news for the Brexit negotiations but experts said a stronger Europe could ease the talks. He told a rally the same day: "The best trade deal for Britain .is membership of the European Union ". "I don't think anybody has an interest in a hard Brexit ", Jean Pisani-Ferry told the BBC . Read More »

Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, and Mark Warner, the Democratic vice chairman, issued a joint statement saying the panel chose to issue the subpoena after Mr Flynn, through his lawyer, declined to co-operate with an April 28 request to turn over the documents. Read More »

UK opposition's election manifesto leaked

He was taken away in an ambulance with a swollen and bruised foot as about 80 senior Labour figures met to agree the final manifesto. On defence the manifesto says: "Any Prime Minister should be extremely cautious about ordering the use of weapons of mass destruction which would result in the indiscriminate killing of millions of innocent civilians". Read More »

Buhari promises support for freed Chibok girls

Dozens of Nigerian school girls who were released by Boko Haram this weekend years after they were kidnapped met with the country's president on Sunday. Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Currently, there are 113 girls who still remain missing. Human-rights advocates also fear some of the girls kidnapped from the Chibok boarding school were used by Boko Haram to carry out suicide bombings. Read More »

On social media, Trump wonders "what changed" for Democrats regarding Comey

Speaking to Fox News, the Speaker of the House said Donald Trump ultimately made the right call. Trump said in a letter that he let Comey go over his handling of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Vice President Mike Pence is also defending that decision. Trump also addressed the firing Wednesday during a press conference, where he said Comey was simply "not doing a good job." There are three separate but parallel inquiries into Russian interference in the 2016 ... Read More »

Emmanuel Macron's win welcomed by European leaders

Macron acknowledged the anger of many voters and pledged to protect the weakest members of the society. The election offered a stark choice between Le Pen's plan to ditch the euro and break up the European Union, and the centrist Emmanuel Macron's pledge to deepen European Union integration. Read More »

PM Nawaz to leave for China on Friday

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In Europe, anti-globalization sentiment has grown among voters and the continent has been rattled by Britain's looming exit from the European Union. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently compared the forum to a "circle of friends" open to all countries that share the same goals, rather than an exclusive club. Read More »

Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

In this context, an important footnote is that Trump has yet to name a new ambassador to South Korea. While Moon may try to soothe Chinese anger over the missile-defense system, many observers say it appears too late to call for its withdrawal, which would greatly undermine South Korea's relationship with Washington. Read More »

Fierce wildfire near Georgia-Florida line won't be out soon

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The so-called West Mims Fire has burned 220 square miles since it was started by lightning strike April 6 inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. But Heisey says the dry, hot weather remains ideal for flames to spread. Conditions are favorable for extreme fire behavior, characterized by rapid development and intense fire growth in any areas of available fuel. Read More »

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

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On Sunday, the government confirmed the girls had been freed in exchange for the release of some detained Boko Haram suspects. "However, it is vital now that they receive adequate physical and psychosocial counseling and support so that they can fully reintegrate in their communities". Read More »

Trump, Putin to meet in July, Russians announce

Donald Trump's White House takeover has not brought the former Cold War adversaries closer to seeing eye to eye - and in early April the U.S. even launched direct military action against the Syrian regime in retaliation for a chemical attack attributed to it. Read More »