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Top prosecutor accuses president of corruption

The scandal has sparked protests and prompted eight impeachment filings, raising serious doubts whether Temer , 76, can remain as president. That could halt congressional passage of measures needed to pull Brazil from its worst-ever recession, including moves to ease labor regulations and raise the pension age. [Full Article...]

Tories still have questions to answer on election expenses, says Nicola Sturgeon

Tories still have questions to answer on election expenses, says Nicola Sturgeon Scotland's First Minister made it clear that the general election would be the main focus for her party (SNP) and that she hopes it will give Scotland a "stronger voice" in formulating Brexit terms, and eventually, demanding another independence referendum. [Full Article...]

Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government France's new foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian (John-Eve Le DREE-on), has vowed to promote the country's "key role" in the worldwide community. Pro-EU and centrist politician Sylvie Goulard was named defense minister. While France's place was in the European Union "which protects us and enables us to project our values in the world", the 28-member bloc needed to be "reformed and relaunched... [Full Article...]

Klopp issues positive assessment of Liverpool's power in the transfer market

Klopp issues positive assessment of Liverpool's power in the transfer market Firmino was forced to miss last weekend's 4-0 win at West Ham United due to a muscle injury. It is not the name we bring on the pitch, it is the player, the human being, in this specific shape. Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita are among the Reds' priority targets for the summer, and both would boost Klopp's starting lineup considerably-as he aims for silverware next season. [Full Article...]

Wildfire reported in Shamong, Burlington County

Wildfire reported in Shamong, Burlington County State Police and state Forest Fire Service, Park Police and Department of Transportation officials had devised a plan for managing traffic if smoke from the fire became an issue, Considine said. Smoke Saturday was visible to people in the surrounding area of Burlington County, especially to motorists traveling on U.S. Route 206 in the area of Willow Grove Road. [Full Article...]

Mueller, Comey have had long, close relationship

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made something of a surprise announcement in appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate any connections between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Sen. John Cornyn on short list to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation after Comey's firing

Sen. John Cornyn on short list to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation after Comey's firing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, on Sunday said he was uneasy about picking Cornyn - or anyone else with a political background - to succeed James Comey, who Trump last week ousted as FBI director amid the agency's investigation into whether members of Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

The Liberal Democrats want legalised cannabis and another Brexit vote

The Liberal Democrats want legalised cannabis and another Brexit vote The Liberal Democrats have said they will ban sales of diesel cars by 2025 if they get into power at Westminster. Liberal Democrats support pressing ahead with the HS2 high speed rail line, and say they will "continue to champion the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine initiatives and invest significant capital resources in infrastructure projects across the north of England and the Midlan... [Full Article...]

In Saudi Arabia, Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles

In Saudi Arabia, Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles A red carpet was rolled out and staircase rolled up to Air Force One after it landed at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh shortly before 9:50 am (0650 GMT). The avalanche of revelations in the run-up to his departure have eroded Trump's standing at home - where the parallels with Richard Nixon's ill-fated presidency are now being openly drawn. [Full Article...]

Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as envoy to the Vatican

Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as envoy to the Vatican Speaker Gingrich had two wives before Callista, who is Catholic. She has been an accomplished pianist since childhood and also plays the French horn. Callista Gingrich , a lifelong Catholic, ultimately convinced Newt Gingrich to convert to Catholicism in 2009, almost a decade after the two married. [Full Article...]

President Trump talks media accuracy, warns Comey on Twitter

President Trump talks media accuracy, warns Comey on Twitter Trump also hit back on Friday at media reports questioning the credibility of White House accounts of why Comey was sacked, which have changed over the course of the week, and threatened an end to regular White House press briefings. Trump said those discussions occurred once during dinner and twice over the phone. In an interview with NBC on Thursday, Trump also revealed that he had asked Comey... [Full Article...]

Erdogan criticises United States plan to arm YPG in Syria

Washington is trying to provide Turkey assurances. The SDF, which also includes Arab fighters, has captured large swathes of land in northern Syria from IS with the help of US -led airstrikes. Photo Credit: Thomas Watkins/AFP via Getty Images The Trump administration has not specified the kinds of arms to be provided. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Wednesday that it be reversed,... [Full Article...]

UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour - Opinium poll

UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour - Opinium poll By comparison, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron featured in 6.4% of news items, shadow chancellor John McDonnell in 6.1%, European Council president Donald Tusk in 2.9% and Ukip leader Paul Nuttall and the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon each in 2.6%. He said he supported military action "as a genuine last resort" but accused recent British and USA governments of "bomb first, talk later" policies. [Full Article...]

Turkey Painting Itself Into a Corner in Syria

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by airstrikes from the US -led coalition, are on a multi-pronged offensive, clashing with militants northeast and northwest of Raqqa. [Full Article...]

Apt to get PM to launch Kochi metro: Kerala CM

Apt to get PM to launch Kochi metro: Kerala CM Earlier, at a press conference, Mr Kadakampally Surendran said that the government had chose to inaugurate the Kochi Metro on May 30. He said that PM Narendra Modi is expected to attend the event. He went on to state that the Surface Transport Minister was also not involved in the planning, making it clear that the government was not honest in its claim that it was keen to involve the PM. [Full Article...]

Iran President Rouhani Wins Second Term

Rouhani highlighted his desire for further outreach - and with it, the prospect of creating jobs through outside investment - in his victory speech. He is seen by many as a favorite of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, although the ayatollah did not endorsed him. [Full Article...]

Trump lands in Riyadh on first leg of foreign tour

The White House says the agreements include military sales of about $100 billion, effective immediately, plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years. In his meeting, Trump expects to discuss a range of issues of mutual concern, McMaster said. The Trump administration separately informed Congress on Friday that it will sell some $500m in precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Trump told Russians pressure off after firing 'nutjob' Comey

He said Trump's Oval Office comments amounted to "pretty clear evidence" that his "motive in firing Comey was to obstruct justice". The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said that the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey, although the White House has given different versions of the reasons for the dism... [Full Article...]

ICJ's Jadhav verdict just a beginning, not victory: Soli Sorabjee

Reacting to the order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Thursday, Pakistan said it will not accept the United Nations court's jurisdiction in matters related to national security. India said Thursday, there was no ambiguity in ICJ's judgment, which it said created a legally binding worldwide obligation on Pakistan. India has appealed to the world cour... [Full Article...]

These are the real 'greatest witch hunts' in political history

Flynn and other advisers to Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the presidential race, Reuters reported on Thursday. What the country really needs is a full accounting of how the Russians tried to influence the election and whether any Americans assisted them. Investigators into Russi... [Full Article...]


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