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North Korea says U.S. has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

North Korea says U.S. has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and the North's threats are expected to be high on the agenda when Moon meets US President Donald Trump in June. China has strongly opposed the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system deployed in South Korea to counter the threat from North Korea , saying it can spy into its territory, and South Korean companies have been hit in China by a nationalist b... [Full Article...]

Canada backs sanctions legislation targeting rights abusers

Canada backs sanctions legislation targeting rights abusers Magnitsky died in pre-trial detention in a Moscow jail in 2009 after accusing high-ranking officials of a $230-million tax fraud. Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, April 13, 2017. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison

Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison Manning will be on "excess leave" - meaning she is considered to be off-duty - while her court-martial conviction is under appellate review, an Army spokeswoman, Lt. Pvt. Chelsea Manning was released from a military prison in Kansas Wednesday after serving seven years for providing classified government information to WikiLeaks. [Full Article...]

Russia Probe is Greatest Witch Hunt of a Politician in US History

His decision to appoint Mueller as a special counsel - notifying the White House only after the order was signed - is a not-so subtle message from Rosenstein that he's serious about defending his integrity and is in nobody's pocket. Leaders of the Senate judiciary and intelligence committees have requested Federal Bureau of Investigation and White House records regarding the conversation between ... [Full Article...]

Fired FBI chief James Comey to testify publicly in Congress

He had been in contact with former Trump adviser Carter Page, though Page has said he shared only "basic immaterial information and publicly available research documents" with the Russian. Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration who has been a vocal critic of Trump, said Mueller has good grounds to receive such a waiver. [Full Article...]

Comments by Trump & Rosenstein Further Confuse Decision to Fire Comey

In addition to complaining he was being abused in unprecedented ways, he took aim anew at his presidential rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, saying she never faced a special counsel despite "all the illegal acts that took place" in her campaign. [Full Article...]

Burr: No evidence so far of Trump campaign-Russia collusion

Burr: No evidence so far of Trump campaign-Russia collusion Mr Comey had said he was "uneasy" before the dinner, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. When asked whether he could announce a nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Middle East and Europe on his first trip overseas as president, Trump responded, "Even that is possible". [Full Article...]

'Greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history'

The six-foot-eight-inch Comey, who was wearing a blue suit that day, told Wittes that he tried to blend into the blue curtains in the back of the room so that Trump would not call on him. Mueller's appointment was not expected to affect the FBI or congressional investigations. Mueller is the man Rosenstein tapped Wednesday to head the U.S. [Full Article...]

US, Israeli spies upset that Trump shared intel with Russia

US, Israeli spies upset that Trump shared intel with Russia US presidential trips are an opportunity to project power and burnish statesmanship. Just four months after taking office, Donald Trump will make the earliest foray into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking by any USA president next week. According to the Times , the unnamed official also called on Netanyahu and his administration to stop putting pressure on Trump for the move, as it could slow the ... [Full Article...]

Rubio praises Trump for new Venezuela sanctions

Rubio praises Trump for new Venezuela sanctions Today's actions freeze any assets they may have in the US, bar any American citizens from doing business with them, bar them from entering the USA and add their names to an official Office of Foreign Assets Control list that discourages foreign banks from doing business with them as well. [Full Article...]

Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran Hard-line cleric and former judge Ebrahim Raisi appears to be Rouhani's main challenger. They are due to close at 18:00 (13:30 GMT), however it is very likely that voting be extended as the turnout seems to be high. "Everyone should vote in this important election". "I am standing in line and I may cast a blank vote ". Iranians poured into polling stations yesterday to deliver their verdict o... [Full Article...]

Senators: Comey To Testify Publicly Before Intelligence Panel

Senators: Comey To Testify Publicly Before Intelligence Panel President Donald Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey, had relieved "great pressure" on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "ho... [Full Article...]

McCaskill among the more vocal Senators on investigation of Trump

One striking piece of news emerged from Rosenstein's briefing: He told senators that he had already known Comey was getting fired even as he wrote the memo that Trump cited as a significant justification for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's dismissal. [Full Article...]

White House could use ethics rule to hamper special counsel on Russian Federation

The New York Times reported Friday that Trump told the Russians that recently fired FBI Director James Comey was a "nut job" whose ouster relieved "great pressure" on him. Asked about the Times report, Spicer said of the former FBI chief, "by grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiat... [Full Article...]

Trump tells Russians Comey was a 'nut job'

But it was still an open question whether Comey would appear publicly, and many lawmakers began to doubt he would testify after the Justice Department named Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate allegations of collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign aides in Moscow's efforts to influence the election. [Full Article...]

Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

The Associated Press and CNN are reporting that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has agreed to testify in an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, said Comey's testimony would help "answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President". [Full Article...]

Statue of General Lee coming down in New Orleans

P.G.T. Beauregard as the statue was prepared for removal fr. The monument to Lee was erected on 22 February 1884 - almost 20 years after the Civil War ended. New Orleans officials say the rest of the monuments are locked up until a permanent location is found. Other than that scuffle, the scene has been fairly tame. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron visits French troops posted to Mali on anti-jihad mission

Emmanuel Macron visits French troops posted to Mali on anti-jihad mission The French President, Emmanuel Macron, is due to travels today to Mali to meet with some France´s military officers who are serving overseas, a trip that has sparked off lots of criticism by the number of journalists who were covering such an event. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan: 'I do' have confidence in Trump

Paul Ryan: 'I do' have confidence in Trump Democrats, meanwhile, pushed for a special prosecutor in the Russian Federation investigation - something they have wanted ever since Mr Trump fired his FBI director last Tuesday. Look, this is what I call the white noise of Washington-Beltway media. Putin even suggested that Russian Federation share the records of last week's talks between Trump and Lavrov with the U.S. [Full Article...]

'Bobby Three Sticks' Mueller to probe Russia-Trump imbroglio

Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov said he didn't understand what the "secret" was since the USA introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago. Trump often speaks in hyperbolic language, however, which means he may not have necessarily expected Comey to ever imprison members of the press, despite what sounds like a ra... [Full Article...]


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