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President Trump Had The Legal Power To Oust James Comey

Several lawmakers questioned the timing of Comey's removal because the FBI is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, including any possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. "I want that to be so strong and so good and I want it to happen", he said. "The DOJ lost confidence in Director Mr Comey". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was reportedly on the verge of resigning after the White House cast him as the prime catalyst for firing Mr ... Read More »

Israel strikes arms depot in Damascus

The Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar news network reported that damage was caused to weapons and fuel depots belonging to Assad regime forces and Iranian-linked militia. The explosion occurred at a military installation near the Damascus airport, according to both SANA state TV and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a United Kingdom -based monitoring organization with on the ground contacts in Syria. Read More »

Infantino hits out at 'FIFA bashing' and 'fake news'

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Asked if he could give any examples of fake news regarding FIFA, Infantino said: "No". "It is not clear why the FIFA Council needs more than two years to decide whether or not to follow its own rules", Sari Bashi, Israel and Palestine advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, said in a statement. Read More »

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

We were not informed by the Russians that their official photographer was dual-hatted and would be releasing the photographs on the state news agency. Putin asked Trump to meet with Lavrov when the two leaders spoke by phone last week, according to a person with knowledge of the call. The meeting hadn't been listed on the president's official schedule. Read More »

Defecting French ex-PM Valls is told he must join Macron's party

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All that's missing, it seems, are a butcher, a baker and a candlestick-maker. French President-elect Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony commemorating the abolition of slavery, in Paris , Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The 34% that Le Pen won is double the support her father attracted when he campaigned on an ultraright National Front ticket in 2002. No timetable was given for a possible meeting with Macron, who will take the oath of office on Sunday. Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia-Related Documents

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Spicer noted that Yates, who was sacked January 30 for failing to enforce the travel ban , was appointed by the Obama administration and was a strong supporter of Trump's rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Yates did not directly say whether Flynn had broken any laws, or whether he would or should face any criminal charges as a result. The White House could have easily put Flynn on administrative leave and temporarily revoked his security clearance, pending investigation. Read More »

Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises questions

He did not answer two critical questions about Comey's dismissal: Why and why now? Those sparse words were all the President had to say about why he fired Comey, aside from several messages on Twitter. He said there was no "crisis of confidence within the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Trump, in his interview, also gave further details of his account that Comey had told him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation matter. Read More »

BBC cameraman's foot run over by car carrying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour leader was arriving at a meeting to finalize the party's election manifesto. In a further mishap, a auto carrying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn struck a television cameraman outside a party meeting. The Labour leader was driven to the meeting, the subject of intense media interest after a draft of the manifesto was leaked, by officers from the Metropolitan Police's royalty and specialist protection unit when his vehicle was mobbed by journalists. Read More »

New Hamas Chief Makes First Public Appearance in Gaza

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His tenure was short-lived as clashes between Hamas and Fatah soon-after saw the collapsed of the national unity government which led to two separate administrations that exist until now - the Fatah-led West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Read More »

Nirbhaya verdict reminder to provide safe environment to women: Sonia

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Lalji Singh, the grandfather of Nirbhaya , hoped the verdict of SC will act as deterrent and women will feel more secure now. "This is not the fight of just one nirbhaya , it is the fight of all nirbhayas and we are glad that the Supreme court has given strength to all those victims who are seeking justice". Read More »

China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas

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Much of the change in tone has come about as Mr Trump has sought China's help in trying to rein in its ally in North Korea as the regime in Pyongyang continues to develop long-range missiles and threaten new nuclear tests. He has initiated reviews of China's support of its steel and aluminum industries and its impact on US trade, but the outcome of those reviews is unclear. Read More »

James Comey: How Not To Run The FBI

Democrats quickly accused him of using Mr Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe as a pretext and called for an investigation. The Trump White House sent out an official timeline of the Comey firing Wednesday evening, to clarify the timeline of the President's decision. Read More »

Derek Jeter gives epic salute to NY in moving video

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He debuted as a 20-year-old in 1995 and made his final Yankee Stadium appearance on September 25, 2014, recording a walk-off single in his last at-bat. As if getting through this weekend's historic event isn't going to be hard enough for Yankee fans that grew up watching the majestic play of DJ2K, the five-time World Series Champion spoke from the heart in an online letter that can only be described as the man himself so often is - classy. Read More »

Why Sessions' deputy threatened to quit over Comey firing

And unless the administration appoints an independent special prosecutor to probe the Russian meddling, Mr Schumer added, "every American will rightly suspect that the decision to fire director Comey was part of a cover-up". During a daily press briefing Wednesday, Sanders specifically pointed to Comey's decision, ahead of his July 5, 2016 press conference announcing that he would not recommend charges against Clinton, not to tell the Justice Department what he would say in the press conference. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Kapil Dev says India not only dependant on Virat Kohli

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Yes he is an important member of the team, he is a big player and he knows how to play and when to play. On India still struggling to produce an all-rounder like him, he said, "It is impossible. Kapil Dev met with Madame Tussauds' team for the sitting process. But there will be better Kapils, 100s more. If you look at R Ashwin or Ravindra Jadeja, they have became good all-rounders for India. Read More »

Bid to revoke Obama-era methane rules fails in US Senate

Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of SC and John McCain of Arizona joining Democrats in voting against the measure. The close vote to refuse repealing the rule is the first failed attempt at using the Congressional Review Act to overturn Obama era rules since Trump's took office. Read More »

Iwobi Benched As Arsenal Boost EPL Top Four Chances

ARSENAL'S hopes of securing a top-four finish are alive and kicking after second-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud earned a 2-0 victory at Southampton last night (Wednesday). we saw our games since the beginning of the season, many games where we've had the same feeling. "It seems we had all the good situations in the first half, but second half for them just one situation is enough to score and this is hard to accept". Read More »

At Least James Comey Seems to Be Holding It Together

Asked whether he would inform the committee of any external efforts to disrupt the FBI investigation into Russia's tampering and possible collusion with Trump associates, McCabe said he "absolutely" would. "That is simply not allowed", Sanders said. So as senators convene on Thursday morning, what originally was scheduled as a routine check-in by the heads of America's big spy agencies has become center stage for the next act in the biggest melodrama in Washington. Read More »

North Korea claims USA tried to assassinate Kim Jong

The ministry of state security statement , carried by state news agency KCNA, said the CIA and South Korean intelligence services had "hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK". Vincent Brooks, the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, and other USA and South Korea officials. Further contacts were made over subsequent years, and the assassination attempt was to have taken place at a military parade, KCNA said. Read More »

Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

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According to a person familiar with the commission, other participants will include Democrats and Republicans involved in election administration at the state level. But in a lunch meeting with senators in February, Trump said he and former Republican Sen. Robinson said she found no error in a magistrate's April 17 ruling requiring Kobach to produce the redacted documents as part of a lawsuit challenging the state's voter registration requirements. Read More »

South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North Korea

Moon said Wednesday he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about Pyongyang's aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles. Moon, 64, also pledged to sever what he described as the collusive ties between business and government that have plagued many of South Korea's family-run conglomerates, known as chaebol, and vowed to be an incorruptible leader. Read More »

Syria safe zones closed to US-coalition jets: Russian Federation

According to the text of the document published by the Russian Foreign Ministry on May 6, Russia , Turkey, and Iran agreed to establish four separate de-escalation zones in Syria for at least six months. "We can't imagine Iran playing a role of peace", Abo Zayd said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime planes bombarded the rebel-held village of al-Zalakiyat and adjacent positions in the Hama countryside. Read More »

The Best Trump Burns From Last Night's Roasts

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The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj delivered the keynote comedy routine under conditions that couldn't be worse for lightly teasing the America empire, given that Trump and his administration, aside from not being there, have made it clear that they have nothing but disdain for a free press. Read More »