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Melania Trump doesn't follow local custom

Melania Trump doesn't follow local custom Michelle Obama wore loose, head-to-toe clothing, but did not cover her head. She and President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on the opening leg of his first worldwide tour since taking office. Neither did President Trump's daughter, Ivanka, or any of the other women in Trump's delegation. In the capital of Riyadh , Saudi King Salman greeted Trump warmly and later presented him w... [Full Article...]

Senators get pressure on Obamacare replacement effort from seniors and doctors

Senators get pressure on Obamacare replacement effort from seniors and doctors The bill would get rid of the individual mandate and Medicaid expansion. The two senators have discussed proposals to significantly alter the Medicaid provisions of the House's Obamacare repeal bill, which capped the program's funding and phased out its expansion. [Full Article...]

2 suspected Islamic State extremists killed in Turkey raid

2 suspected Islamic State extremists killed in Turkey raid A third man arrested by police in Istanbul confessed to also being a member of ISIS and driving the other two members to their location in Ankara as well as planning for the potential attack. On New Year's Eve, a gunman killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub. The shootout took place as Ankara was hosting a special congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that was set to ... [Full Article...]

Who Is Robert Mueller? Donald Trump-Russia Probe Special Counsel

Who Is Robert Mueller? Donald Trump-Russia Probe Special Counsel But, in a Twitter rampage the day after, Mr. Trump said it was the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history. President Donald Trump, followed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos arrives for their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May, 18, 2017. [Full Article...]

Mueller's Background Brings Potential Conflicts Of Interest Into Russia Probe

President Trump and James Comey. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller. "The story included a statement from White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who said: 'As the president has stated before, a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity". [Full Article...]

Trump tells Sisi he hopes to visit Egypt

Trump tells Sisi he hopes to visit Egypt In response to Sisi's invitation, Trump also said he would visit Egypt soon. The Trump-Sisi meeting was held on the sidelines of the Arab-Islamic-U.S. US President Donald Trump (R) and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi take part in a bilateral meeting at a hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh on May 21, 2017. [Full Article...]

Joe Lieberman is front-runner to be next Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Joe Lieberman is front-runner to be next Federal Bureau of Investigation director Lieberman is perhaps most famous for joining the ticket with Gore in his unsuccessful run for president in the 2000 election. "But "Trump bonded with Lieberman" at their meeting on Wednesday, according to Politico , and though personal rapport between the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director has not traditionally been considered necessary or even desirable, Trump enjoys brea... [Full Article...]

Rouhani re-elected as Iran's 12th President with thumping majority

In the overnight count President Rouhani opened a sizeable lead and as the day began it grew even wider. Iran's moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a "path of coexistence and interaction with the world". [Full Article...]

Trump tells Russians Comey was 'nut job,' firing took pressure off

Officials speaking to ABC News would not identify the staffer, and it is unclear exactly why authorities are interested in this individual. Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has also landed on investigators' radar for meeting privately with Sergey Gorkov, the CEO of a Russian state-owned bank, during the transition. [Full Article...]

S&P lifts Indonesia's credit rating to investment grade

S&P lifts Indonesia's credit rating to investment grade Both Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings have a positive outlook on their assessments of the nation's debt. Indonesian stocks surged on the announcement, which came roughly 30 minutes before trading ended for the week. "Obviously, this is about six years ago overdue". The move is a boost for President Joko Widodo, who has been seeking to attract more foreign investment and strength... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Congo

Bas-Uele province, with a population of 900,000 in 2007, is mostly inhabited by the Boa tribe, which subsists through farming and hunting and conducts some trade by way of the Uele River. The province is thousands of kilometers northeast of capital, Kinshasa. It said the teams of experts, including epidemiologists, biologists and hygiene specialists had been dispatched to the region. [Full Article...]

Australia Sets Deadline for Immigrants to Seek Refugee Status

Australia Sets Deadline for Immigrants to Seek Refugee Status About 50,000 asylum seekers arrived in five years under the previous Labor administration, according to the statement. "The expectation is, if people can't make their claim for protection then they need to depart our country as quickly as possible", Dutton told reporters in Brisbane, according to a transcript. [Full Article...]

Trump strikes arms deal with Saudis worth $350bn

Trump and King Salman seemed at ease with each other, chatting through an interpreter. Earlier in the day Trump met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and signed an arms deal between the two countries valued at $110 billion. The president was already under attack for firing Comey in the midst of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collus... [Full Article...]

New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Donald Trump's foreign trip

The possibility of a cover-up is the third branch of an investigation that began as a look at Russian meddling in the election and broadened into whether members of the Trump campaign had cooperated in that efforts, according to the briefing, members of Congress said. [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Appointment 'Shows We're a Divided Country'

Special Counsel Appointment 'Shows We're a Divided Country' Donald Trump said the appointment of a special prosecutor to take over the Justice Department's probe into alleged ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign "hurts our country terribly". Comey succeeded him, appointed by Obama. In naming Robert Mueller, the USA deputy attorney general said it was in the public interest to pick an outsider. [Full Article...]

Iranian President Rouhani leading in election

Foreign banks are still hesitant to work in Iran out of fear that sanctions may be imposed again and other business are equally reluctant to make an investment in Iran. As night fell, tens of thousands of Rouhani backers celebrated by pouring into the streets of downtown Tehran , setting off fireworks and chanting in support of Mousavi. [Full Article...]

Cassie Sainsbury Claims She Was 'Forced' To Act As Drug Mule

Cassie Sainsbury Claims She Was 'Forced' To Act As Drug Mule Sainsbury reportedly advertised her services under the name "Claudia" and promoted herself as '19 years old. classy, fun and ready to please. and in Sydney for a short time'. So the highs and lows are very extreme, and I talked to her mother Lisa about that, I said "What do you think?" Sainsbury's unusual travel itinerary, along with a last-minute plane ticket purchased by a third party in Hong Ko... [Full Article...]

Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

The deal's letter of intent will "support Saudi Arabia's defense needs" with naval ships, tanks and other vehicles that were part of agreements with former administrations. The gold medallion previously had been bestowed on Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama. [Full Article...]

PM Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

PM Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit It is the president's first foreign trip while in office, and he and his delegation are being closely scrutinized for any missteps. After an overnight flight, the president was greeted at the airport by King Salman. Trump has some explaining to do as he had accused his predecessor, Barack Obama of "bowing" to the monarchy during the latter's state visit. "Many people are saying it was wonderfu... [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director Comey will testify before Senate intel committee

USA law enforcement uses the term "a person of interest " to mean someone who is part of a criminal investigation but not arrested or formally accused of a crime. Democrats and Republicans alike praised the appointment of Mueller, although Trump said that Rosenstein's decision to do so " hurts our country terribly ". [Full Article...]


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