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Obama spokesman says Trump's wire-tapping claims "simply false"

Obama spokesman says Trump's wire-tapping claims White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called for a congressional investigation of allegations that the former Obama administration ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower during the last presidential campaign. Citizen", he said in a tweet on Saturday. White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon had been Breitbart CEO before joining Trump's campaign team in general elections a year ago. [Full Article...]

White House asks congress to investigate Obama phone tapping claim

In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump likened the alleged wiretaps to the Watergate political scandal that eventually led to the resignation of former president Richard Nixon in 1974. Meanwhile, demands are increasing from across the USA political spectrum to examine Russian interference in the presidential election and contacts between Russian officials and senior members of Trump's team. [Full Article...]

US Strategic Commands confirms N. Korean missile launch

US Strategic Commands confirms N. Korean missile launch Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters the government lodged a "strong protest" against North Korea. South Korean lawmakers are preparing to consider legislation awarding almost $900,000 (1 billion won) to North Korean defectors with classified information about the reclusive Pyongyang government. [Full Article...]

Malaysian police nab seven terror suspects

Malaysian police nab seven terror suspects In a statement, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar said two of the suspects were arrested on Feb 21 over links to a Daesh cell, referring to Islamic State (IS) by its Arabic name. Several worldwide passports, as well as cash from various countries worth RM270,000 (US$60,650) - believed to have been sent as funds for the rebel group - were seized during the operation. [Full Article...]

Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Reportedly Leads in Snap Parliament Vote

Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Reportedly Leads in Snap Parliament Vote The UUP were the worst performers with regard to the model's expectations, and the five seats that they lost where the model put them as favoured to win were all lost to nationalist parties ( Sinn Féin won four in addition to the SDLP's surprise win in Lagan Valley). [Full Article...]

Chants, shouts, scuffles as pro-Trump Capitol rally draws counterprotesters in Minnesota

Chants, shouts, scuffles as pro-Trump Capitol rally draws counterprotesters in Minnesota Though some supporters, like Milo Morris who sung the National Anthem, say he's not jumping to any conclusions on that or any other accusations just yet. Asked whether or not the rally accomplished anything, Melanie Lawrence of Berkeley said the East Bay city "will continue having a reputation for being full of insane people who love politics ". [Full Article...]

Peshawar skipper Sammy wins hearts in Lahore

Peshawar skipper Sammy wins hearts in Lahore Peshawar will be led by Sammy, who is joined by three other foreigners in England's Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan along with fellow West Indies player Marlon Samuels. "So I hope you have enjoyed whatever I gave in PSL, because whatever the cricket left in me is for you only", Afridi said in a video message. Pakistan has not hosted a major test playing nation since 2009 when terrorists attacked... [Full Article...]

N. Korea fires projectile off eastern coast

N. Korea fires projectile off eastern coast South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff said in a statement that Monday's launches were made from the Tongchang-ri area in North Pyongan province. Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn presides over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Security Council at the presidential office in this photo released by the presidential office on March 6, 2017. [Full Article...]

Obama spokesman denies Trump's wiretap allegations

But so far, the Justice Department has not done so. Trump ran the presidential transition largely out of Trump Tower in NY. In addition to the crack at Obama , Trump criticized the investigation into the hacking of Democratic National Committee officials involved in the 2016 election . [Full Article...]

Defiant Fillon urges supporters to fight on at Paris rally

A new poll released Sunday confirmed he was losing support fast and would be eliminated in the first round of the election on April 23. Opinion polls now show that far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron would go through to the second round of the presidential contest on the 7th of May, with Mr Fillon eliminated in the first round. [Full Article...]

Congressional panel will investigate Trump wiretap claim

The former intelligence chief's remarks followed Trump's accusation, made without producing any evidence, that Obama personally ordered wiretap surveillance of Trump Tower before the presidential election. This is insane! President Donald Trump accused his predecessor President Obama of wiretapping him before his election win. " No President can order a wiretap ", Rhodes wrote on Twit... [Full Article...]

Chemical weapons injure 12 as thousands flee from Mosul

Chemical weapons injure 12 as thousands flee from Mosul Iraqi troops have already taken control of Mosul airport, giving them a strategic edge in the ongoing battle in the western part. "We call on everyone to act responsibly and to grant and ensure immediate access for appropriate parties to investigate the circumstances of the alleged attack", she said. [Full Article...]

Dlamini misses opportunity to clarify SASSA debacle: OUTA

Dlamini misses opportunity to clarify SASSA debacle: OUTA The move to contact the Post Office is yet another signal that the social security agency has not yet ironed out a plan to pay grants. "More than half of all households in SA benefit from social assistance, and for 22% of these households, social grants are their main source of income", she says. [Full Article...]

Senator Stabenow responds to proposed cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Senator Stabenow responds to proposed cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Bipartisan congressional supporters of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative could block the president's attempt to cut its funding. Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowMich. Freshman Republican Congressman Paul Mitchell also opposes any cuts, saying the "program is critical to preserving our lovely Great Lakes". "And, some of the most critical programs and regulations targeted by President Trump's pro... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces initiate new progress toward city center of western Mosul

Iraqi forces initiate new progress toward city center of western Mosul The International Committee of the Red Cross says seven people have been admitted to a hospital near Mosul and are being treated for suspected exposure to chemical agents. On Sunday, Iraqi forces took over several government buildings in Dawasah district as they moved closer to the central parts of western Mosul, a police official said. [Full Article...]

7 treated for exposure to toxic agents near Mosul — Red Cross

7 treated for exposure to toxic agents near Mosul — Red Cross Al Jazeera's Dekker, reporting from eastern Mosul on Sunday, said that the stream of people is continuing. But "make no mistake about it, as we get closer to the center of the city, it just gets tougher and tougher because of the terrain that the Iraqi security forces are about to enter", Uribe said. [Full Article...]

North Korea launches unidentified missile into Sea of Japan

North Korea launches unidentified missile into Sea of Japan Seoul time on Monday. This year's Foal Eagle is to last until the end of next month, and is said by the South Korean military to be one of the largest drills ever conducted by the two countries. South Korean and US Marines participate in joint military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. Seoul and Washington launched annual joint military exercises last week that regularly infuriate Pyongy... [Full Article...]

Trump tries to reverse 'Russia ties' claims on 'hypocrite' Schumer

Schumer and Putin can be seen in the photo smiling and eating snacks. The photo is not exactly a smoking gun. Trump posted a photo of Schumer and Russian President Vladimir Putin eating doughnuts during Putin's visit to NY back in 2003. [Full Article...]

Iraqi troops in 'heaviest clashes yet with Isis' since Mosul push began

Iraqi troops in 'heaviest clashes yet with Isis' since Mosul push began Mr Mardini condemned the use of such weapons and said they were banned under worldwide law. The ICRC teams are working closely with the relevant medical authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be prepared for any more such cases. [Full Article...]

China cuts GDP target as leaders seek stability in economy

China cuts GDP target as leaders seek stability in economy China's defense budget is expected to grow to $233 billion (219 million euros) by 2020, while the U.S. defense budget topped $600 billion in 2016. Details about the military budget remain slim, however, despite Saturday's announcement. The 7% hike was announced by National People's Congress spokesperson Fu Ying. "I think it's very high", he said. The country wants to create 11 million new ... [Full Article...]


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