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President Trump's Firing of FBI Director Comey Sparks Bay Area Protest

Comey, caught unawares, found out he was sacked from TV screens carrying the news while he was addressing FBI staffers in the bureau's Los Angeles office. "And the reason they should have won it is the electoral college is nearly impossible for a Republican to win". Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right , and Ranking Member Mark Warner, D-Va., conduct a Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing in Hart Building titled "World Wide Threats" on May 11, 2017. Read More »

Video Of Crazy Cyclist Climbing Over Level Crossing Goes Viral

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Broadcaster and cycling campaign Jeremy Vine shared the video with his 600,000 followers on Twitter, saying: "The barrier is there for a reason". British Transport Police said they are now investigating the "totally outrageous and unsafe behaviour", adding that the cyclist could have been killed. Read More »

President Moon conducts first phone-call with Chinese President Xi Jin Ping

Beijing opposes the system, arguing that its radar systems allow the US and South Korea to spy on nearby Chinese military, and has imposed unofficial sanctions on South Korean companies operating in China. Both leaders agreed to maintain contact and meet at an early date. Conservative critics have anxious Moon's rise to power might cause a friction with Trump, who wants to increase pressure on North Korea with the help of China, the North's largest trading partner and aid benefactor. Read More »

Let all-party panel check EVMs, AAP tells poll panel

Welcoming the demand of implementing Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday said it has received the finances for buying the device and will have them activated by 2019 General Elections. Read More »

Local elections: Full list of Scottish results published

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Ms Davidson said the results showed "only the Scottish Conservatives have the strength to fight back against the SNP". LABOUR believes it can defeat the SNP in seats it lost in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Although it marked the first time that the SNP had managed to outpoll Labour in local elections, the outcome of those elections was, in truth, widely regarded as something as a disappointment for the nationalists. Read More »

N. Korea reports on South's presidential election

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted a congratulatory message to Korea's new president in Korean. Putin said Russian Federation is ready to strengthen its bilateral ties with South Korea and coordinate closely to resolve global issues. Read More »

Ismail Haniya elected new political chief of Hamas

Trump said the Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement that allows both peoples to live, worship, thrive and prosper in peace. Addressing the change, Meshal said "we are all certain that the new leadership will lead the organization wisely for the benefit of the Palestinian people". Read More »

Korean leader scraps plan for state history books

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South Korea has accepted a last-minute invitation from China to a conference on a new Silk Road, days after a new president took office on Seoul pledging to engage in discussions with Beijing to ease tension over a USA anti-missile system. President Donald Trump congratulated Moon on his victory in Tuesday's snap election and invited South Korea's new leader to visit the White House. First freeze North Korea's nuclear development, then engage with them economically before before working ... Read More »

White House paints Yates as a 'political opponent'

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Ms Yates' comments came after former Obama officials revealed that the outgoing president himself firmly warned Mr Trump against naming Mr Flynn as national security adviser, just two days after the Nov 8 election. He described that 11-day period between the White House seeing the materials and Flynn being fired as a time dedicated to "an element of due process" during which they reviewed "the situation". Read More »

Putin reacts to Comey's firing: 'We have nothing to do with that'

Your question looks very amusing for me. Don't be angry with me. Mr Comey was investigating possible ties between US President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, looks to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as he speak to media at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Read More »

Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

Turkey warned the United States on Wednesday that a decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in Syria could end up hurting Washington, and accused its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally of siding with terrorists. Otherwise, the outcome won't only affect Turkey. Khalil dismissed the label, saying the USA would not supply arms to terrorists. In Ankara, the deception vis-a-vis the US decision which came as high ranking Turkish officials such as the chief of the intelligence ... Read More »

USA military pressure on North Korea provokes Pyongyang's retaliation - Russian ambassador

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When discussing North Korea, Trump said Pyongyang can't be allowed to possess more capable ballistic missiles, with the regime continuing its push to acquire a nuclear-tipped ICBM that can hit the USA mainland. That means, McMaster said, working to enforce current United Nations sanctions and perhaps ratcheting them up. "He has been very unreliable as far as making commitments and then making uncommitments, and that goes for war and peace", Petras said. Read More »

Xi, Moon agree denuclearising North Korea 'common goal': Seoul

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Moon visited the national cemetery where he honored the country's former presidents, independence fighters and war heroes as he began his presidential duties. Mr Moon told Mr Abe to "look straight at history" and not make the past "a barrier". North Korea, as of Wednesday afternoon, had yet to comment officially on the election of Moon, a liberal who was deeply involved in Seoul's "sunshine policy" of increased engagement and cooperation with the North back in the 2000s. Read More »

White House fumes after Kremlin releases Trump meeting photos

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The Russians used the photos to troll the White House in its social media posts Wednesday. While the administration downplayed the threat, a senior administration official acknowledged that the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer, who was actually employed by a state-run news agency. Read More »

UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump

Mrs May will say that in the final weeks before polling day she will be campaigning "in all corners of the United Kingdom" in a drive to "earn the trust of all our people". Mr Corbyn predicted the policies would prove "very popular" and said they amounted to "an offer that will transform the lives of many people in our society and ensure that we have a government in Britain on June 8 that will work for the many , not the few, and give everyone in our society a decent opportunity and a ... Read More »

China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also asked for Britain's support in dismantling his country's aged nuclear reactors, according to Moon's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae. Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. "Also noting Britain was South Korea's second-largest partner among all European countries in terms of trade and investment, the president said he hoped the countries' close ... Read More »

North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

North Korea on Friday sent a rare letter to U.S. Congress in protest of a new round of sanctions against the hermit nation - a day after it threatened to "ruthlessly punish" detained Americans. The U.S. Senate would need to approve the new sanctions next, before they could be implemented. The North's committee said it would fail. It has been in high-indignation mode for the past two months because of military exercises between the US and South Korea that it sees as a prelude to invasion. Read More »

Russian fighter jet comes within 20 feet of US Navy Craft

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The latest Russian incident in the Black Sea comes a month before the USA military kicks off a series of military exercises in the region. "The Su-30 fighter jet safely returned to the airfield where it is based", the statement said. and Russian planes is, and similar events are a regular occurrence. "For aviation interactions, distance, speed, altitude, rate of closure, visibility and other factors impact whether an event is characterized as safe or unsafe, professional or not professional". Read More »

Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool Draw announced

Drawing world number four side Ireland means the Scots have avoided the top three sides holders New Zealand, England and Australia. And Italy face the toughest task of all the Championship sides, as they are drawn in a pool with New Zealand and South Africa . Read More »

Is China Provoking North Korea, US? New Missile Tested Near Peninsula

Conservative critics have anxious Moon's rise to power might cause a friction with Trump, who wants to increase pressure on North Korea with the help of China, the North's largest trading partner and aid benefactor. Moon also called for "dialogue along with sanctions and pressure" on the North to push Pyongyang to talks, Yoon said. In his inaugural address Wednesday, South Korea's president said he would consider visiting Pyongyang under the right conditions. Read More »

The Spurs cruise past the Rockets, 114-75

Harden finished with 10 points on two-of-11 shooting with seven assists and six turnovers. Already without veteran Tony Parker, who suffered a season-ending quadriceps injury in Game 2 , the Spurs looked to be the underdog entering this one without Leonard's scoring and defence. Read More »

Raptors' Kyle Lowry calls himself "doubtful" for Game 4

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Things fell apart in the fourth as the Cavaliers found another gear and the Raptors struggled to contain their offence after doing a solid job through the first three quarters. Demar DeRozan picked up the scoring load in his absence. "We would love to have him", said coach Dwane Casey. "There was no back down". The all-star point guard said it's "doubtful" he'll play Sunday. Read More »

General election 2017: Scotland's political leaders step up their campaigns

Gordon Brown's former Fife constituency has been identified by Labour as one of its top target seats in next month's general election. She is expected to say: " Theresa May's extraordinary attacks on our European partners demonstrate that an unchecked Tory government is prepared to pursue a chaotic hard Brexit if it is in the interests of the Tory Party, whatever the cost to Scotland". Read More »