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Russian photographer's visit to Oval Office raises security concerns

Sergey Kislyak. The Times reported that the White House did not tell reporters that Kislyak was to be in attendance at the meeting. On May 9, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director was sacked because, according to the administration of US President Donald Trump, he mishandled the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her term as Secretary of State. Read More »

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Stiff headwinds for GOP on health care, tax reform

We ask our Congress and President to please work together to deliver a law that at a minimum will fix the problems of the issue of high costs for so many of us with pre-existing conditions . The AHCA states that pre-existing conditions must be covered. That aspect of the law provides a level of protection that many people did not previously enjoy. Read More »

Russian Federation probe to be 'absolutely done properly', Comey's exit won't affect it

She added: "That White House podium used to mean something and now they send him out to say whatever". That was just before 7:30 a.m. ET. According to the Times , the first time Comey had met Trump was during the transition when he was given the delicate task of briefing the president-elect on the details of an explosive, unverified dossier compiled by former British intelligence operative, Christopher Steele, which included allegations ranging from collusion to "perverted sex acts". Read More »

Moon, Abe discuss 'comfort women' deal struck in 2015

Moon responded that he's aware of China's concerns and he hopes the two countries can have a greater understanding of each other's positions on the system, it said. During their conversation, both agreed to pursue the goal of denuclearization of Korean peninsula. To carry out a backlog of diplomatic and security issues and to form close ties with the leaders, Moon should hurry to meet with them, beginning with Trump. Read More »

Why we are investigating Emir Sanusi - Kano Assembly

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As at the last count, the commission had invited top officials of the council for questioning. The legislator argued that the Emir allegedly spent monies belonging to the emirate council without appropriation, criticized government's policies and lowered the prestige and estimation of the emirate in the eyes of public. Read More »

Australian top IS recruiter Neil Prakash 'to be extradited'

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday he expects IS operative Neil Prakash, Australia's most wanted terrorist, to be extradited within the next few months. The Australian government has been seeking an agreement for him to be extradited by the Turkish government. Prakash, 23, was captured by Turkish officials in October a year ago when he attempted to enter the country with forged documents and has been housed in a maximum security prison near the Syrian border since. Read More »

Polish left-wingers urge support for Labour in United Kingdom election

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Mr Brown, who was defeated at the 2010 General Election by David Cameron, called for Mr Corbyn to resign as Labour leader past year during a mass revolt by Labour MPs. Pressed on whether Mr Clarke had been wrong, she replied: "No, what I want to do, he talked about the single market, what I want to do in relation to the single market is ensure that we get the best possible deal in terms of access through a comprehensive free trade agreement". Read More »

ACB records Kapil Mishra's statement in tanker scam

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The party, meanwhile, is trying to keep the focus on the EVM "tampering" issue. She said Kejriwal had pursued her to convince Mishra to join politics despite the latter not being interested. Mishra, suspended from the AAP, promised "another revelation" on May 14. However, the AAP claimed that Bhardwaj was BJP's Yuva Morcha Delhi executive committee member and retweeted a series of tweets in this regard. Read More »

'Devil' Trump mural appears in Rome, shows him kissing Pope Francis

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The image shows the pair in an embrace, with devil horns sprouting from Trump's yellow hair and a halo floating above the pope's head. The two are locked in a mouth-to-mouth kiss. Sudan is one of the seven countries on the U.S. travel ban list. A Christian would never say "You will pay for that". It is signed " TVBoy ", who is believed to be Italian street artist Salvatore Benintende. Read More »

Korea's new president to White House; N. Korea calls for 'new chapter'

Despite this, Moon and Abe also reportedly agreed to cooperate on measures to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The call from Xi to congratulate Moon on his inauguration the day before was the first of its kind from a Chinese leader to his new South Korean counterpart, the statement said. Read More »

Trump's comments on Comey 'detestable — Former FBI agent

Mr Trump, in his interview, also gave further details of his account that Mr Comey had told him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation matter. But I have to do the right thing for the American people. The position is now held by Andrew McCabe, who was the senior deputy to Mr Comey. Mr Trump said he had asked Mr Comey once over dinner and twice by telephone. Read More »

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn says 'I'm not a pacifist'

But the Labour leader will say that is "very far" from the "almost routine" military interventions of recent times. "And pandering to an erratic Trump administration will not deliver stability", he will say. "If elected Prime Minister, I will do everything necessary to protect the safety and security of our people and our country ", he will say. "We are not "Remoaners", and we do not underestimate the challenge of connecting with the many Labour voters who supported Brexit", the group, lead ... Read More »

Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

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But second, and most importantly, she said that "the Russians also knew that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others", exposing Flynn to blackmail. President Donald Trump defended the delay in firing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in exclusive interview on Thursday with NBC News' Lester Holt . Read More »

Donald Trump On Middle East Peace: 'We Will Get It Done'

Palestinian officials have seen their cause overshadowed by worry over global concerns such as the war in Syria and Islamic State group jihadists, and want Trump's White House to bring it back to the forefront. "What's he going to do if people pressure him?" Abbas praised Trump as a "deal maker" who could make it happen. The Palestinian Authority president also took the opportunity to highlight the plight of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, apartheid and settler colonial ... Read More »

Moon to Xi: Let's Talk

It said Moon told Abe that it was emotionally hard for South Koreans to accept the agreement. Moon said in his first speech as president on Wednesday he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security fears on the Korean peninsula and would negotiate with Washington and Beijing to ease tensions over the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system in the South. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif leads high-level delegation to China

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He would be among 29 heads of state and governments taking part in the meeting from May 14-15. China has dismissed those concerns, saying CPEC had nothing to do with the dispute and India was welcome to participate in the New Silk Road. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat were present during the signing ceremony. Read More »

Nawaz leaves for China to attend Belt and Road Forum

Twenty-eight heads of state and government, over fifty leaders of worldwide organizations, over one hundred ministerial-level officials and over 1,200 delegates from various countries and regions will participate in the forum. Still, at a time of uncertainty about the United States place in the world following President Donald Trump's pledges to put America first, China sees an opportunity to become more of a global leader and has found a receptive audience for its New Silk Road. Read More »

Fog lifting over Federal Bureau of Investigation firing?

As they ate, the president and Comey made small talk about the election and the crowd sizes at Trump's rallies. Look, let me tell you, as far as I'm concerned I want that thing [the Russian Federation investigation] to be absolutely done properly. Read More »

Chinese defence ministry confirms new missile test

Since March 15, Chinese travel agencies have been forbidden to sell South Korea-related tour programs to locals in a move considered to be a retaliation against the former Seoul government's decision to host United States missile defense system here. Read More »

Puerto Rico files for biggest United States municipal bankruptcy

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Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced the proceedings Wednesday after his government failed to persuade creditors to accept less than what they are owed. The U.S. territory's restructuring could ultimately set a precedent for the U.S. municipal bond market, although it's unclear whether it will regain immediate access, said Matt Freund, co-CIO and head of fixed income strategies at asset manager Calamos Investments. Read More »

Senate GOP examining ways to repeal ObamaCare insurance rules

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According to the American Network of Community Options and Resources, an association that represents places like New Hope, the version of the AHCA that passed the House 217-213 will not only pull back on protections and provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but it will move Medicaid to a per-capita cap program, reduce federal money to states to provide for the program and have direct impact on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read More »

Donald Trump speaks with new South Korean president

Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. Judging from what he's said, Moon would still be disposed to concessions ― reopening the Gaeseong Industrial Complex, authorizing more visits to North Korea by South Koreans, even resuming the shipments of rice and fertilizer that South Korea bestowed on the North during the decade of Sunshine. Read More »