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Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director

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Trump and Comey's relationship was strained early on, in part because of the president's explosive and unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. "If Russia or anybody else is trying to interfere with our elections I think it's a disgusting thing, and I want to get to the bottom of it and I want to make sure it will never ever happen". Read More »

Trump Says He Considered FBI's Russia Probe Before Firing Comey

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The conversations were intercepted by USA intelligence agencies. Afterwards, Sergei Lavrov went to the White House, where his meeting with US President Donald Trump continued for about 40 minutes. acts as observer in these talks, the country supports worldwide efforts to end war in Syria and find political solution to the long-lasting bloody conflict. Read More »

Venezuela Opposition Takes to Streets after Maduro Orders New Constitution

Maduro's critics fear the new body will further sideline the current opposition-led legislature and pave the way for undemocratic changes to the constitution, furthering what they say has been a lurch into dictatorship. Opposition leaders are seeking to maintain momentum that brought over a million supporters into the streets in marches last month. National Assembly President Julio Borges on Monday evening called on Venezuelans to rebel. Read More »

Duterte: I called Xi at Trump's request

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The White House has said that Trump wants to establish a relationship with Duterte because he may need his help in dealing with North Korea's nuclear threats. Trump. "I'm tied up", he told media on Monday. After winning the election in the Philippines a year ago, Duterte reportedly visited a village in Manila where he instructed people to kill drug addicts. Read More »

North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a 'declaration of war'

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North Korea said US and South Korean agents bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining the plot which was foiled by its state security ministry. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defense detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defense Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on May 5. Read More »

France's Le Pen fights plagiarism charge, Macron camp frets

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Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a veteran rebel of French politics, called on supporters of hard-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon, who scored 19.6 percent in the first round, to put aside their "hate" of Macron. Le Pen came second on 23 May and polls predict her to be beaten by the Macron on Saturday, with the centrist candidate expected to win around 60% of the vote. Read More »

'As-Salaam Alaikum,' says Pope Francis at Cairo mass

Pope Francis sent a message of tolerance and co-existence as he celebrated Mass at a stadium in Egypt on Saturday. Helicopters flew over head while those attending the Mass had to pass through airport style security to enter the stadium. Already, attacks against Christians in northern Sinai, the epicenter of the insurgency, have forced hundreds of families to flee the region, seeking refuge elsewhere in Egypt. Read More »

Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds

The US has said the SDF, particularly its core component, the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), are its most effective ground partner in the fight against ISIL in Syria. We never have and never will". This is while Yildrim said, "There is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration". Read More »

Comey's farewell letter: 'It is done, and I will be fine'

Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. Much of the information is probably classified, and Justice Department policies prevent officials from discussing ongoing criminal probes. The president fired Comey the following day. Trump had been thinking about replacing Comey since Election Day, she said. White House and other US officials insisted on anonymity to disclose private conversations. Read More »

Most Americans say it was inappropriate for Trump to fire FBI's Comey

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It hasn't recovered from that". The president also said he asked Comey three times whether he was under investigation-once during a dinner and twice during phone calls. In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey. Read More »

Apple Adding iTunes To Windows Store

Timeline visually displays what a user was doing previously, allowing users to easily hop back into files, apps and websites as if it was real time. - A multi-device clipboard to let you copy text, images and other content on a laptop and paste it on a phone, as though the two devices were one. Read More »

New Hamas chief pledges support to hunger-striking prisoners

This shift is also seen as a symptom of rising financial pressure exerted by Hamas' main rival, Fatah, on the small territory with a population of two million. Israel has not yet commented on Haniyeh's appointment. The new Hamas leader has made his first public appearance, visiting people expressing solidarity for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. Read More »

US intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats

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Coats also says the deal has enhanced transparency of Iran's nuclear activities. But he said the US doesn't know if Iran will eventually decide to try to build nuclear weapons. "Kabul's political dysfunction and ineffectiveness will nearly certainly be the greatest vulnerability to stability in 2017", he wrote in a 26-page statement summarizing the yearly joint report to Congress by the nation's intelligence agencies delivered ahead of his committee appearance. Read More »

Official photos of Oval Office meet leave out Russian ambassador

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How dumb are you to let a Russian State photographer into the meeting under a spoken agreement that the photos they take will not be seen. "Congrats Kollegi (colleagues) at getting these photos!" The ambassador was also not mentioned in the official White House readout of the meeting. Read More »

Kremlin tweets during closed-door Oval Office meeting with Trump

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He's brushing off the questions as "noise" about Russians' contacts with people in Trump's campaign. Following Lavrov's comments, the Ministry tweeted a photo of a handshake with Mr. Tillerson, who worked extensively in Russian Federation in his former job as CEO of ExxonMobil, has made improving ties with Russian Federation a priority, launching a working group to address the issue. Read More »

Lavrov jokes he wasn't told about Comey firing

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Trump "emphasized his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russian Federation", the White House said. The meeting took place after Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House. The Russian diplomat had not visited Washington since 2013, a year before Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and two years before it intervened militarily in Syria to help President Bashar Assad remain in power. Read More »

Dog takes on bear twice his size

Captured on camera from a news helicopter, the bravehearted pup, Ba Bao, had a brief standoff with the wandering bear at the edge of the property, but then, like bears do, this not-so-little fella chose to encroach on man's best friend's territory. Read More »

Trump says meeting with Russia's Lavrov was "very, very good"

The ex-intelligence officials raised questions after photos of Trump's meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov were posted online by the Tass news agency. When a reporter asked whether the dismissal has "cast a shadow" over their talks, Lavrov stopped and seemed to look genuinely quizzical when he responded , "Was he fired?" - but then adopted a deadpan tone as he told the reporter, "You are kidding, you are kidding". Read More »

Putin says he's optimistic after Trump's meeting with Russian official

Speaking to reporters at the Russian Embassy after his White House talks with Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Lavrov did not hide his irritation with repeated questions about Moscow's alleged meddling in the USA presidential election to boost Trump's chances and damage Hillary Clinton's. Read More »

French voters in Slovakia elected Macron

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Mr Macron's newly renamed "Republique en Marche" (the Republic on the Move) movement reacted warily to the announcement. "Jim Comey didn't tell her not to campaign in Wisconsin after the convention", he said on CNN's New Day . Macron served as economy minister in a Socialist government under Valls, but left to make his successful bid for president at the head of his own start-up party. Read More »

Nigeria Chibok girls: 103 freed girls to go back to school

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Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said officials originally had been negotiating for the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain. The Nigeria Labour Congress President, Comrade Ayuba Waba has warned Nigerians to stop playing politics with the release of Chibok School girls that were abducted last three years ago. Read More »