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Israel was source for some of information shared with the Russians

One: "President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre", Conway said February 3 on MSNBC. The White House said the real national security threat is the leaks coming out of this administration. The White House fiercely denied the allegations, saying that Trum... [Full Article...]

Australian Court awards 22 years in jail for assaulting women tourists

Australian Court awards 22 years in jail for assaulting women tourists Heinze was also jailed for an indecent assault against a backpacker in 2014, whom he had similarly offered a ride interstate, and for breaching a bond in relation to a 2014 assault against a fourth women. "In committing these crimes you've undermined yet again the reputation of this country as a safe, attractive and friendly destination for young backpackers from all over the world". [Full Article...]

Videos show Dylann Roof, family in jail visits

Videos show Dylann Roof, family in jail visits Federal officials showed the videos to reporters in Charleston on Tuesday. "Do you know how that sounds?" she asks him. Federal officials are for the first time showing videos of convicted SC church shooter Dylann Roof's jailhouse visits with his family. [Full Article...]

Battle over belugas heats up at Vancouver Aquarium

Battle over belugas heats up at Vancouver Aquarium The board voted 6-1 to amend its bylaws to ban new dolphins, whales or porpoises - including sick or injured ones - at the aquarium, which drew a record 1.2 million visitors past year. However, he says any future whales, dolphins or porpoises that are deemed unreleasable would be banned. Nightingale did stress that the aquarium would continue to apply pressure to reverse the decision made by the... [Full Article...]

Japanese Princess Mako set to marry 'Prince of the Sea'

Japanese Princess Mako set to marry 'Prince of the Sea' Japan Times noted that the last royal wedding took place in October 2014, when Princess Noriko, the daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin Prince Takamado, married Kunimaro Senge, the eldest son of the chief priest of Izumo Taisha, a Shinto shrine in the Shimane Prefecture. [Full Article...]

White House Denies Reports Trump Asked Comey To Drop Flynn Probe

NPR's Scott Horsley joins us now from the White House. This apparently happened in February. What can you tell us about it? " "Close it down" is an instruction to stop investigating President Trump's campaign". He insists the president did nothing wrong. The White House said tonight it has tremendous respect for law enforcement and would never meddle in that way. [Full Article...]

Former officials call Trump's disclosure "serious"

The White House's botched handling of Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey , who was overseeing the bureau's Russian Federation probe, and the president's own volatile statements about his actions are also likely to raise questions among allies about the USA leader's standing. [Full Article...]

Trump, Erdogan seek to strengthen ties: White House

Turkey has been pressuring the drop support for the militants and doesn't want them spearheading an operation to retake the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa . Mr Trump also "reiterated the commitment of the United States to the security of our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey and the need to work together to confront terrorism in all its forms", the White House ... [Full Article...]

Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip

It's worth paying attention to the fact that neither the citizens of Israel nor its government seem to have any standing in this deal, as if we're not talking about the Israeli capital or a move that, if made, could harm the peace process. During a joint press conference following the meeting, in which the officials reiterated the principles they agreed on in their meeting, the foreign minister hi... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu against Abbas: "He didn't speak the truth"

According to a Palestinian news agency the Palestinian delegation saw great importance in the White House meeting, both in terms of stabilizing Abbas's status as president and as the representative of the Palestinian people vis-à-vis the global community. [Full Article...]

Trump Urges Erdogan to Immediately Release Imprisoned American Pastor

Trump and Erdogan will next meet May 25 at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Trump stated that the U.S. would "offer our support to Turkey" in fighting "terrorism" and that they also meant to "reinvigorate our trade and commercial ties". [Full Article...]

PM Modi, Palestine Prez Mahmoud Abbas hold talks

The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and discussed regional and global issues. This will be his third state visit to India after his visits in 2008 and 2012. The visiting President will also call on Mukherjee and meet Vice President Hamid Ansari. The Indian foreign ministry informed that the Palestinian president will visit the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in No... [Full Article...]

Spicer: Trump's threatening Comey tweet was 'not a threat'

Spicer: Trump's threatening Comey tweet was 'not a threat' In an interview with NBC News , President Trump mentioned the White House dinner with Comey, but he cited the dinner as one of three occasions when Comey had told him "you are not under investigation". "After watching Director Comey's testimony last Wednesday, the president was strongly inclined to remove him", she said. Earlier on Friday, Trump said that no one should expect his White House to... [Full Article...]

Afghan Leader of Islamic State Group Declared Dead

The statement also confirmed that Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron Thomas, 23, were killed in the April 27 operation in a remote area in Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan. US forces last month dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on the group's caves in the same province, which Afghan authorities said killed more than 90 militants. [Full Article...]

UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

The Security Council has approved six increasingly tougher sanctions resolutions following its nuclear and missile tests. The United States is in talks with China - Pyongyang's main trading partner - on a possible new sanctions resolution and the Security Council is expected to hold a closed-door emergency meeting starting on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). [Full Article...]

West Bengal civic polls: Mamata's TMC wins four out of seven seats

West Bengal civic polls: Mamata's TMC wins four out of seven seats One year before, TMC had won 211 out of 294 seats in the assembly election and the opposition - CPM and Congress did a very poor performance. TMC today virtually swept the civic bodies elections by winning 4 out of 7 municipalities across the state. [Full Article...]

United States may have dispersed equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly'

United States may have dispersed equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly' BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian Kurdish-led forces were clearing mines at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa on Thursday, a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. We'll work out any of the concerns. Spokesman Redur Khalil called on Ankara to let go of its "unjustified" fears of the group. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, have ... [Full Article...]

Comey's firing gets low approval; Trump's support unmoved

He confirmed the validity a statement he made in March, when said that he hadn't seen any evidence of Russia-Trump campaign collusion in the 2016 election. The FBI has never had a female director. Also interviewed Saturday were Michael J. Garcia, a former prosecutor and associate judge on New York's highest court; GOP Sen. [Full Article...]

'You either support North Korea or you support us,' U.S. envoy says

'You either support North Korea or you support us,' U.S. envoy says Haley's comments at the United Nations, alongside ambassadors from Japan and South Korea, came days after North Korea tested another ballistic missile. The agreement for the leaders to meet in late June followed a meeting in Seoul between Chung Eui-yong, Moon's foreign policy adviser, and Matt Pottinger, the Asia director on Trump's National Security Council, said Moon's spokesman Yoon Young-chan. [Full Article...]

South Korean media: New president will visit US next month

South Korean media: New president will visit US next month Ambassador Nikki Haley made the comments Tuesday, two days after Kim Jong Un's regime launched a rocket it said could carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead". US President Donald Trump has said he wants South Korea to pay for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system which detected Sunday's test launch. [Full Article...]

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