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Swedes drop rape case against WikiLeaks' Assange

Swedes drop rape case against WikiLeaks' Assange While Assange may still not be able to leave Ecuador's embassy in the swanky Knightsbridge area of London, the prosecutor's decision to stop the investigation into allegations of rape brings to an end a 7-year stand-off with Sweden. The long-running case against Mr. Assange had suffered several setbacks. "Focus now moves to the UK", WikiLeaks tweeted. As reporters thronged outside the embassy Fr... [Full Article...]

RNC chair: Comey 'would have reported it' if Trump 'crossed a line'

Vladimir Putin has waded into the growing row surrounding US President Donald Trump and his links to Russian Federation. Colombia is a key US ally in the war on drugs. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". "He was concerned", said the associate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation Earlier on Friday Swedish Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny said the rape investigation could not proceed due to legal obstacles. Sweden is dropping its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on rape allegations, according to a prosecution statement released Friday. [Full Article...]

ICJ begins hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Pakistan was to respond later Monday. "India has been unable or perhaps more accurately unwilling to provide an explanation for this passport which is the most obvious indication of covert and illegal activity", he said. The legal teams of India and Pakistan have arrived at Hague. In its submission, Salve had earlier pointed out that the consular pact between India and Pakistan was not relevan... [Full Article...]

John Cornyn Withdraws From Consideration as FBI Director

Since firing Comey, Trump has raged at Democrats and other critics who have blasted him for firing the man who was spearheading an investigation centered around him. Asked about the White House's shifting explanations for Comey's firing, Cornyn said he still backed the President's decision and supported the initial reasoning behind the firing - that Comey mishandled the Clinton email investigation... [Full Article...]

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls wants to be Macron candidate

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls wants to be Macron candidate As well as deciding on the crucial figure of his first prime minister - which will send a powerful signal about his intentions - Macron has also had to grapple this week with the case of a problematic former colleague. Hamon went on to make a disastrous showing in the presidential election, being eliminated in the first round in fifth place. In 2014, Macron became minister of economy, industry a... [Full Article...]

Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Samuelsson, the lawyer in Sweden, told Swedish Radio he had been in touch with Assange via text message and the Australian had written, "Serious, Oh My God". It does not clear Assange's name, however, and some experts say it puts him into an even more precarious legal situation if the USA has - as some suspect - a sealed indictment for his arrest. [Full Article...]

Mike Flynn's lawyers will not honor subpoena, Senate Intel chair says

Though Flynn has left the Trump administration, the controversy surrounding him has not subsided as newly announced special counsel Robert Mueller, Congress and the FBI investigate potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government. [Full Article...]

Mike Flynn's lawyers will not honor subpoena, Senate Intel chair says

Though Flynn has left the Trump administration, the controversy surrounding him has not subsided as newly announced special counsel Robert Mueller, Congress and the FBI investigate potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government. [Full Article...]

Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Assad forces in Syria

Earlier on Thursday the US-led coalition announced it had bombed "pro-Syrian regime forces" near Tanf, a remote base in southern Syria near the Syria-Jordan-Iraq border. There were USA advisers operating at the base at the time of the airstrikes. This "flagrant aggression launched by the worldwide coalition exposes the falsity of its allegation about fighting terrorism and undoubtedly demonstr... [Full Article...]

USA airstrikes target pro-Assad forces in Syria

The incident took place as pro-government forces reportedly entered one of the recently implemented de-escalation zones in Homs province, where they allegedly clashed with the US-backed Maghawir Al-Thawra militant group (formerly known as "New Syrian Army"). [Full Article...]

European Union rejects British PM's claim of election meddling

European Union rejects British PM's claim of election meddling Speaking in the I talian city of Florence, Mr Juncker joked: "I will express myself in French because, slowly but surely, English is losing importance in Europe". The two sides have clashed over the costs of the exit, prompting May to accuse the European Union of toughening its stance in statements " deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election" next month. [Full Article...]

UN Condemns North Korea Missile Test, Vows Sanctions

UN Condemns North Korea Missile Test, Vows Sanctions The missile flew four minutes longer than any previous ballistic missile test in the history of the communist regime, USA officials told Fox News, though North Korea had conducted space launches in the past that have flown longer than KN-17 - including a mission in February 2016 that sent a satellite into orbit on Super Bowl Sunday. [Full Article...]

4 candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director are in line for interviews

Many criticized the President for firing Comey amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. May 16, 2017: A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Comey wrote a memo after the February 14 meeting with the president that said Trump had asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn. [Full Article...]

Was Mueller the right choice for special counsel in Russian Federation investigation?

Pressed for the first time by White House reporters on why he fired Comey, the President rejected reports that he had leaned on the FBI Director during a White House meeting to drop a probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

Schaefer would not confirm if the plea was part of a deal. Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers online ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl. [Full Article...]

Trump decries 'witch hunt' after special counsel appointed in Russian Federation investigation

Trump was to hold a joint news conference with the president of Colombia later Thursday, before leaving Friday for his first foreign trip, to the Mideast and beyond, which aides hope can have the effect of refocusing a White House in disarray. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton Practiced Resisting Trump Hugs During Debate Prep

In the world of American politics, high-level operators have a concern you may have never even considered: a hug from Donald Trump . "Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice", tweeted Reines on Friday, accompanied by a video. [Full Article...]

Albanian politicians postpone parliamentary vote to June 25

Albanian politicians postpone parliamentary vote to June 25 The president was then asked to issue a decree to postpone the election date by a week. The agreement included that senior opposition officials can monitor the election process. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee gave them a proposal Monday from European lawmakers and another from Rama as a basis for negotiations. [Full Article...]

Registration deadline looms for June 8 election

Registration deadline looms for June 8 election Of the 89,838 adults in Wyre, 86,657 are registered to vote - and 2,950 signed up since the general election was called. The deadline to vote is 22 May and everyone is keen to do their bit to encourage the young voters to head to the polling stations on June 8th, when the snap General Election will be held. [Full Article...]


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