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Trump says he did not record conversations with former FBI Director Comey

On May 12, a day after details of a one-on-one dinner he had with Comey were reported by the New York Times , Trump issued an apparent threat to the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, whom he had recently fired. The House intelligence committee had given the White House until June 23 to release any tapes of those conversations, especially as the president has continuously refused to give a straight answer about the tapes until now. Read More »

Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

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The government push against IS began after a cease-fire deal brokered in May by Russian Federation and Iran that designated four "de-escalation zones" in northern, central and southern Syria. and pro-regime forces; between the USA and the Russians; and more broadly between Washington and Tehran. American forces and American allies are not only taking territory from ISIS , they're holding that territory against regime forces. Read More »

U.S. jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' in southern Syria

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The two latest shoot downs, in addition to the one on June 8, has raised questions over whether the U.S.is getting drawn into a war with Russian Federation or Syria , rather than just with ISIS . "[You have] the two great powers, the USA and Russian Federation, but you've also got Iran, you've got Saudi Arabia, you've got various non-state actors". Read More »

Brexit: what kind of deal can Theresa May arrange now?

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A senior EU diplomat said the bloc was ready to listen to what May had to say: "The EU 27 position is clear in terms of what conditions we'd like to see for our citizens there and what we can offer for United Kingdom citizens here", the diplomat said. Read More »

Theresa May to Woo EU Leaders With Rights for Citizens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel , left, walks by as British Prime Minister Theresa May , center left, speaks with Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, right, during a round table meeting at an European Union summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Read More »

Philippine troops evict Muslim rebel raiders from village

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Let us fight". " But as they (BIFF fighters) were escaping, they took some civilians hostage and [used them as] human shields ", Capt. Arvin Encinas , told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Streets are littered with crushed cement, twisted steel, abandoned vehicles and decomposing bodies, according to fleeing civilians. Abella added that the number of terrorists killed is at 268 from 258, or an increase by 10; recovered firearms by government troops from terrorists now at 271 from 255, ... Read More »

UK Loses First Round In Brexit Negotiations

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She should, Soros said, seek to keep Britain in the EU's single market as Britain tried to extract itself. These include the thorny issues of Britain's estimated 100-billion-euro ($112 billion) exit bill, the rights of European Union citizens living in Britain, and the fate of the border in Northern Ireland . Read More »

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defence ties, migration

European Council president Donald Tusk tweeted on Thursday while hosting an EU summit in Brussels: "Agreed". "One of the things that I will be calling on with other European leaders today is that we do more working together to ensure that we stop the spread of extremism on line, that we prevent terrorists from having a safe space online and we keep our citizens safe", she said. Read More »

GOP Medicaid cuts could hit states fighting opioid epidemic

While most GOP governors refused to accept federal dollars to provide healthcare for the poor, he put the health of New Jerseyans - especially single adults who weren't eligible for treatment - ahead of politics. "If we make it harder for people to get health care coverage, it's going to make this crisis worse". John Thune, R-S.D., said Tuesday that senators are considering stretching the phaseout by three years, to 2023. Read More »

PM Nawaz felicitates Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince

He is regarded as a bold and ambitious risk taker. But the abrupt shift comes as the Saudi kingdom faces hard economic and foreign policy challenges. The Saudi stock market surged, now that there is clarity on who will be the next king. However the Gulf Kingdom did not participate in any of the Arab-Israeli Wars. Domestically, MBS expanded his reach by turning to outside consulting firms to launch a plan to overhaul the kingdom's economy. Read More »

Democratic Losses in Special Elections

The former representative in the Georgia district, Tom Price , resigned to become the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Democrats came close but still lost two other contested special elections earlier this year for Republican-held seats in conservative Kansas and Montana, and the outcomes in Georgia and SC could put a crimp in the party's fundraising and candidate recruitment. Read More »

Russian fighter jet flies just 5 feet from U.S. spy plane

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The drone shoot down comes amid heightened tensions in Syria following the shoot down on Sunday of a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs on local forces backed by the U.S.in the fight against ISIS . The U.S. military says it has shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that was bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast. The official said that coalition aircraft made a show of force and conducted a warning maneuver, and the Syrian fighter jet then aborted its ... Read More »

US lawmakers to probe Rex Tillerson on Russia, diplomacy budget cuts

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Agency for International Development in fiscal year 2018 - cuts which Tillerson has enthusiastically backed. Asked whether the United States wanted to see an Iran-style global embargo to deny exports of petroleum and other products to North Korea, Tillerson said that this would only work if Russian Federation and China, the North's main suppliers, cooperated. Read More »

'I did not make, and do not have' Comey tapes

In response, the President said Mr Comey had " better hope " there weren't any tapes of the conversations before he started "leaking to the press". The tapes - and the 18-minute gap that existed in the recordings - led to the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974, which requires tapes like Nixon's to be preserved as presidential records . Read More »

BJP President Amit Shah declines to comment on Presidential candidates

After our support, I do not think it will be hard for the BJP to get him elected", Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray told the media at his residence Matoshree here. The source said, "Shah said the name of the candidate would be announced by Narendra Modi". If Sena's verbal support for Kovind materialises into action, then it would be a departure from its previous stand wherein it had supported UPA nominees in presidential polls elections on at least two occasions after ditching ... Read More »

Senate Health Bill Gives Huge Tax Cuts to Businesses, High-Income Households

Like the House bill, the Senate would repeal a penalty associated with the individual mandate to have health insurance or else pay a fine. Montana's U.S Senators released statements about the bill on Thursday morning. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. But it would be more gradual than the House bill, which cuts off the extra funds for new Medicaid beneficiaries in 2020. Read More »

London fire: Local administrator resigns amid criticism

Local authorities have been ordered to provide the government with details of the insulation used in tower blocks following the fatal fire in Kensington that left 79 people dead or missing. Cladding panels are often added to the exterior of buildings to insulate them and, particularly in the case of ageing tower blocks, to improve their external appearance. Read More »

Huge GOP Turnout Doomed Democrat in Georgia

Indeed the string of special election wins, especially in Georgia, sent a powerful message to Republicans that they must be doing something right, even though Trump's approval ratings are low by historical standards and the GOP has yet to notch a single major legislative accomplishment on Capitol Hill. Read More »

United States jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition

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Australia Thursday lifted a suspension on military air missions over Syria imposed after the shooting down of a Syrian jet by U.S. forces. That's a big problem, and Russian Federation felt obliged, the day after that incident, to warn that USA warplanes operating in much of Syria would be treated as hostile military targets by their substantial air defense units inside Syria. Read More »

The good, bad, and ugly of Trump's new Cuba policy

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Mexico " s media outlets are addressing today Cuba " s response to the announcement by US President Donald Trump of going back in relations with the island. But Trump did not completely rescind Obama's policies toward Cuba . The new policy is only a partial reversal from that of the Obama administration. Read More »

Feds offered cybersecurity help in 2016 election, but states resisted

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Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy asked Johnson pointedly whether he knew of any evidence of possible collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign. "If they have (before), I am not aware of that", he said. The FBI found evidence by August that Russian-backed hackers had targeted electoral systems in 21 states, officials confirmed Wednesday, but the Obama administration did not publicly disclose the meddling until October 7. Read More »

How Many J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500. The latest broker reports which are now outstanding on Thursday 22nd of June state 2 analysts have a rating of "strong buy", 0 analysts "buy", 0 analysts "neutral", 0 analysts "sell" and 0 analysts "strong sell". Read More »

Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit

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European Council President Donald Tusk hinted on Thursday during a press conference in Brussels that the door to EU membership is still open to Britain. At a summit in Brussels , the 28 European Union leaders - 22 of them from nations that also are members of the USA -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance - agreed to jointly develop or purchase military equipment such as drones. Read More »