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Trump says he considered 'this Russian Federation thing' before firing FBI Director Comey

President Donald Trump threatened Friday to "cancel all future "press briefings", saying it was impossible for his representatives to be perfectly accurate. Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division. When the White House's defense of the move failed to meet his ever-changing expectations, Trump tried to take over himself. [Full Article...]

China's Xi Jinping decries protectionism, touts Silk Road

China's Xi Jinping decries protectionism, touts Silk Road These funds will be invested in infrastructure projects of the Silk Road Fund established in 2014. "It is our hope through the Belt and Road development, we will unleash new economic forces for global growth, build new platforms for global development, and rebalance economic globalisation so mankind will move closer to a community of common destiny", Xi said at the close of the event. [Full Article...]

The Case for and Against Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI)

It has a 14.79 P/E ratio. As of April 30, 2016, the Company held for investment 99 multifamily properties containing 12,950 apartment units and 47 commercial properties, consisting of healthcare, industrial, office and retail, containing approximately 2.9 million square feet of leasable space. [Full Article...]

Ivory Coast launches military campaign to stem mutiny

The army chief of staff said on Sunday a military operation was in progress to combat the mutinous soldiers, calling on them to disarm. The latest confrontation began on Friday after demands that the government pay soldiers the second instalment of a bonus they had been promised. [Full Article...]

'I was a little bit surprised' over backlash against Comey's firing

'I was a little bit surprised' over backlash against Comey's firing A main one was the notion peddled by the White House that the firing was a response to a suggestion from the deputy attorney general - which Trump has said isn't true. All FBI directors serve at the pleasure of the president, but tradition and custom have erected a firewall between them. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe also interviewed for the permanent post despite his repeated willingness ... [Full Article...]

'200000 users, 150 countries hit by ransomware'

'200000 users, 150 countries hit by ransomware' Symantec, a cybersecurity company, forecast infections so far would cost tens of millions of dollars, mostly from cleaning corporate networks. 'We are running around 200 global operations against cyber crime each year but we've never seen anything like this, ' he told Britain's ITV television. [Full Article...]

PM Sharif, Trump to meet in Saudi Arabia

PM Sharif, Trump to meet in Saudi Arabia Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is highly attractive destination for investment that no global player can afford to miss. Nawaz Sharif said that both countries are cooperating n different fields, besides enjoying brotherly relations. [Full Article...]

French president meeting EU chief, to reveal minister picks

French president meeting EU chief, to reveal minister picks One of them, the party leader's niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, a rising star representing the party's conservative flank in the south, announced last week that she was leaving politics, at least temporarily. On his second full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron has met with the United Nations secretary-general for talks on global issues such as peace and security. [Full Article...]

Israel Tensions Rise After Trump Official Says Western Wall in West Bank

Israel Tensions Rise After Trump Official Says Western Wall in West Bank Israel angrily demanded an explanation from the White House, casting a cloud over the highly anticipated visit by the new president, which is being greeted with a mixture of excitement and nervousness by Israeli officials. Speaking to NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Trump was still seeking to assess whether relocating the embassy would help or harm... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Deletes Tweet Calling Mahmoud Abbas Visit an 'Honor'

President Trump says he's eager to facilitate, mediate and arbitrate a deal, but ultimately the solution must come from the Israeli and Palestinian people. Prime Minister Netanyahu has said that PA payments to terrorists is a major obstacle to a peace agreement, but it seems unlikely the Palestinians will change this policy. [Full Article...]

SC Constitutional Bench to start hearing on triple talaq from today

The apex court further observed that it would not hear polygamy issue along with the Triple Talaq case. Opposing sides in the hearings have been given three days for their arguments. Jaising argued that triple talaq was an extra-judicial act and thus unconstitutional and said the fact that a woman's status could be changed unilaterally was a "civil death". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Polls: Plurality Want to Impeach President

Donald Trump Polls: Plurality Want to Impeach President The poll , administered May 12-14 among 2,001 registered voters, is one of the first major surveys since Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week - and it found that the controversial termination was deeply unpopular. The new poll finds that 38 percent of voters now "strongly disapprove" of Trump's job performance and just 19 percent strongly approve. Independent voters tilt against Trum... [Full Article...]

Obama Warned Trump about Michael Flynn's Russia Ties, Ex Officials Claim

Obama Warned Trump about Michael Flynn's Russia Ties, Ex Officials Claim She added: "To state the obvious, you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians". Trump fired Flynn, a retired general, for failing to disclose discussions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak about United States sanctions against Moscow and for not telling the truth about them to Vice President Pence. [Full Article...]

Tehran mayor Ghalibaf withdraws candidacy in Iran's presidential candidacy

Tehran's hardline mayor, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, has withdrawn from Iran's presidential election. "A two-way race between Rouhani and Raisi will polarize society and mobilize the electorate", Ali Vaez, a senior Iran analyst at the International Crisis Group, said by phone. [Full Article...]

North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says

The statement also condemned an earlier ballistic missile launch by Pyongyang on April 28 - following that launch, Washington began talks with China on possible new United Nations sanctions. The radar of an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea detected the launch of a North Korean ballistic missile two days ago, South Korea's defense minister told lawmakers on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon sets out agenda for Scotland's future

Nicola Sturgeon sets out agenda for Scotland's future She said: "My position is I want Scotland to be in the EU". "My position is I want Scotland to be in the EU". "For me this is a question of, at the end of the Brexit process, does Scotland get a choice about our future", Sturgeon said. Ms Dugdale will visit Better World Books in Dunfermline where she will say Scotland has 4,000 fewer teachers and 1,000 fewer school support staff since the SNP ... [Full Article...]

No collusion with Russians claims Donald Trump as Federal Bureau of Investigation row rumbles on

CGTN's Nathan King reports on the scandal. In his testimony he defended his former boss, contradicting assertions by administration officials and Trump that Comey had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file. President's own making. To talk more on the Trump administration and the firing of James Comey , CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with Atiba Madyun, founder of The Madyun Group, a governm... [Full Article...]

Putin says Russia sees no need to arm Syrian Kurds

Putin says Russia sees no need to arm Syrian Kurds Shortly after Erdogan arrived in Washington, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told his party members that us cooperation with Syrian Kurds "is not something acceptable" for Turkey. At the same time, his justice minister brought new evidence to support Turkey's long-standing extradition request for Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric Erdogan holds responsible for a failed... [Full Article...]

Korea Missile could carry nuclear warhead

Korea Missile could carry nuclear warhead Mr Moon's comments came hours after the South, which hosts 28,500 U.S. troops, said it wanted to reopen a channel of dialogue with North Korea as the South Korean president seeks a two-track policy involving sanctions and dialogue to try to rein in its neighbour. [Full Article...]

Sharif to attend US-Arab and Islamic Summit in Riyadh

Sharif to attend US-Arab and Islamic Summit in Riyadh Women are barred from driving in Saudi Arabia. Dina Ali Lasloom, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, was returned to Saudi Arabia against her will in April while in transit in the Philippines. "We warn them against doing anything ignorant, but if they do something ignorant, we will leave nowhere untouched apart from Mecca and Medina", Dehghan told Al-Manar TV. [Full Article...]


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