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Trump said firing 'nut job' Comey relieved 'great pressure'

Dictionary lookups for the term on Merriam-Webster's website spiked 173,750% Friday after The New York Times reported President Trump used it to describe James Comey , the recently fired director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This was obviously a sham, which Trump revealed the next day when he told Lester Holt he would've fired Comey regardless of what Rosenstein had to say. [Full Article...]

N. Korea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure

N. Korea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure This appeared a bit short of an outright precondition, though Kim insisted that North Korea views U.S. hostility as "the root cause of all problems" in the region. hack. "But what is important is not words, but actions ". Leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw the launch and warned of "the worst-ever disaster" if the U.S. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump lands in Saudi Arabia as controversies swirl at home

Donald Trump lands in Saudi Arabia as controversies swirl at home It came as dozens of senior USA business executives met Saudi counterparts at a conference coinciding with the visit of President Donald Trump to Riyadh. It is normal for visiting Western dignitaries not to wear headscarves in Saudi Arabia. Trump arrived in Riyadh besieged by the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey and more revelations about the federal investigations into his ... [Full Article...]

Trump, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Russian Federation

Trump, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Russian Federation President Donald Trump has offered additional insight into his thinking about former FBI Director James Comey. Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "under assault and is eroding". [Full Article...]

Rajnath chairs security review meeting of five CMs

Rajnath chairs security review meeting of five CMs He blamed perceptional differences for transgression by the Chinese PLA along the border. "The Centre is focussing on consolidated development of model villages in border districts". Earlier, Secretary, Department of Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Smt Sanjeevanee Kutty presented the broad agenda of the meeting and apprised about the various programs and initiatives being taken for ... [Full Article...]

Republicans must impeach Trump - for their own good

Bettors on both sides of the Atlantic are ramping up wagers in niche online markets over whether Donald Trump will serve out a full term as US president in the wake of controversies surrounding the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey . A short-term focus on impeachment would divert the focus of many activists away from less glamorous, but more important, grassroots organizing, coalition buildin... [Full Article...]

South Korea: 'High possibility' of conflict with North Korea

South Korea: 'High possibility' of conflict with North Korea Communications were severed by North Korea a year ago, Lee said, after new global sanctions were imposed in response to its fifth nuclear test and Pyongyang shut down a joint industrial zone.North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. [Full Article...]

'Zero' Russia collusion; 'whole thing has been a witch hunt'

'Zero' Russia collusion; 'whole thing has been a witch hunt' Rosenstein briefed senators Thursday afternoon in a classified, closed-door meeting. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., as she emerged from the briefing. This was apparently typical of Trump's relationship with the Justice Department: they work for him, so of course they should provide him with anything he needs. [Full Article...]

After Years in Captivity, Nigeria Welcomes Back Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls

After Years in Captivity, Nigeria Welcomes Back Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls The girls, who wore headscarves, were driven through Abuja to the hospital in a military convoy. Also its vehicles were used to transport the freed girls to Nigerian officials at Baki, in Borno state. The girls, ages 16 to 18, are believed to be among 276 forced from their beds by Boko Haram militants in the middle of the night in April 2014. In Chibok, the remote town in northeastern Nigeri... [Full Article...]

Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

After Donald Trump won the election, Mr. Chaffetz became a lightning rod for criticism that Republicans were not aggressively policing President Trump. Department of Justice if documents exist to verify allegations of Trump's tampering with the FBI review of his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

BC elects a minority Liberal government

They picked up some key ridings across the province, including Surrey-Fleetwood where Jagrup Brar defeated cabinet minister Peter Fassbender . A few other close races could also hinge on the still-to-come count of absentee ballots. Explore our interactive results tracker above to navigate to results for individual ridings . RELATED: Could B.C. get a third official party? Poll workers ha... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn: Conservatives creating a 'war between generations'

Jeremy Corbyn has taken aim at Theresa May and the Conservatives saying they are trying to "pitch young against old" with plans to scrap the pension triple lock and universal winter fuel allowance. The ORB survey conducted for the Telegraph asked voters over the past week whether "Labour should formerly split and a group should breakaway and form a new party if it does not win power at this elec... [Full Article...]

NHS ransomware attack raises concerns about online security

NHS ransomware attack raises concerns about online security The Telegraph reports that although it was initially expected that the widespread attack originated from phishing emails, this has since been disputed by security experts looking into the matter. "We haven't seen many organisations fall over and that's because they did some of the security basics", he said. That's when criminals hide malware inside the code of a legitimate website that is then dow... [Full Article...]

Sheldon Whitehouse: Rod Rosenstein's memo could be part of criminal investigation

The briefing came a day after Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation in that country's attempts to improperly influence the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

James Comey reportedly rebuffed Trump's attempts to get chummy

James Comey reportedly rebuffed Trump's attempts to get chummy Mueller was granted broad investigatory powers, which could encompass looking into whether Trump obstructed justice by asking Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. "Zero", Trump said during the press conference. Comey walked up to Trump and preemptively reached out for a handshake to avoid a hug, Wittes said. [Full Article...]

Palestinians taking Trump efforts to resolve Israel-Palestinian conflict 'seriously'

Despite the talk about Trump not following through with his plans for the move, it is contended that his upcoming trip would be the flawless setting to push it forward - just a few months after Obama refused to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital ... [Full Article...]

USA calls on Iran to halt support for 'destabilising forces'

USA calls on Iran to halt support for 'destabilising forces' Pre-election polls showed the Rouhani, 68, enjoying widespread backing in urban centers, where Iranians supported his efforts to deliver more social freedoms and trade a pared-back nuclear program for an easing of crippling economic sanctions. [Full Article...]

Graham 'surprised' Comey will testify publicly

Trump's comments come after a brutal week-plus for the White House triggered by his firing of Comey, and near-daily bombshells about Flynn's shady activities, Trump's own continuing defense of his former top aide, and the evolving story from the White House about why Trump fired Comey. [Full Article...]

North Korea Launching Ferry Service to Russia

North Korea Launching Ferry Service to Russia According to Russian state news agency TASS, the Mangyongbong, with about 40 Chinese tourists and Russians aboard, arrived at the Vladivostok port 10 hours after it left the Rajin port in the special economic zone of Rason in the northeastern part of North Korea . [Full Article...]

What's In The US' New Deals With Saudi Arabia?

First Lady Melania Trump, who accompanied her husband at the arrival ceremony, raised some eyebrows for her appearance. Their choice of dress during the first stop on President Donald Trump's inaugural trip overseas is notable because Trump criticized first lady Michelle Obama for making the same decision two years earlier. [Full Article...]


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