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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan re-elected as ruling party leader

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan re-elected as ruling party leader Such sweeping political changes, Mr Erdogan says, are vital to ensure stability in Turkey as it battles Kurdish and Islamist militants and after an attempted coup a year ago that Ankara attributed to supporters of United States-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. [Full Article...]

Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure

Former FBI Director James Comey has however agreed to testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee sometime after Memorial Day, which is on May 29, committee leaders announced in a statement Friday. That's increased the appetite on Capitol Hill to hear directly from Comey himself. The latest report from the Post, citing unnamed sources familiar with the investigation, undercuts ... [Full Article...]

French troops will remain in Sahel until militants eradicated - Macron

French troops will remain in Sahel until militants eradicated - Macron Here's a look at Emmanuel Macron's trip on Friday to France's largest overseas military operation - in a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region. To that end, France promised "constant" military, diplomatic and political support with the help of the French Development Agency (AFD ), he said. [Full Article...]

Hahn leads, Garcia sixth at Byron Nelson golf

Hahn leads, Garcia sixth at Byron Nelson golf The fourth-ranked player in the world was tied for third with Jason Kokrak, who shot a 72 after setting a Nelson 36-hole record with a five-stroke lead. Thompson was also bogey free and finished the tournament with just two bogeys, both on the par-3 17th hole. "Pretty solid, just was all over the lips today on the greens", " Thompson said. [Full Article...]

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson 'flattered' by fan support for presidency

Johnson is the latest celebrity that has mentioned they would like to run for president following Oprah Winfrey and Kanye West. "And of course, I would get the minority vote, because everyone just assumes that I'm, well , whatever they are", Johnson said . [Full Article...]

Chaffetz to resign from Congress in June

Chaffetz acknowledged the speculation but insisted to reporters that "the overwhelming driving force" of his resignation was a desire to spend more time with family as he realized he was in a mid-life crisis. It's a probe that could have allowed Chaffetz to prove he was honest when he promised constituents at a raucous February town hall that his job was "not to be a cheerleader for the president"... [Full Article...]

Big game hunter killed after shot elephant falls on him

Big game hunter killed after shot elephant falls on him As the hunters began to shoot at the elephants they became alarmed causing them to charge at the hunters. Three elephants stormed the hunters, and Botha shot at them - prompting a fourth elephant to storm from the side and lift him with her trunk. [Full Article...]

Palestinians Taking Trump Efforts Seriously, Says Minister

Palestinians Taking Trump Efforts Seriously, Says Minister Trump is coming to Israel Monday after visiting Saudi Arabia , where he signed multi-billion dollar deals in defense, energy and infrastructure, and urged Muslim leaders to combat terrorism. Trump's White House has spoken of reviving the idea of a regional peace process, pulling in other Arab countries. Trump was scheduled to give his keynote address at Masada, a desert fortress on a mountain... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump claims White House has 'secret tapes'

Donald Trump claims White House has 'secret tapes' White House spokesman Sean Spicer didn't comment when asked whether Trump recorded Comey or if recording equipment exists in the Oval Office. Trump said on Thursday, in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, that he spoke three separate times with Comey about whether he was the subject of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election - once ov... [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov mocks U.S. media over Trump disclosures

Russia's Lavrov mocks U.S. media over Trump disclosures No intelligence service can survive - much less succeed - by operating alone, and making connections with the USA, in particular, is vital. The Washington Post first reported on the private talk this week. "As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety... [Full Article...]

Iran's first VP drops out of presidential race to back President Rouhani

So far, two presidential nominees have dropped out of the country's presidential election. Jahangiri's decision comes one day after Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf withdrew from the race , paving the way for a head-to-head battle between Rouhani and conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi. [Full Article...]

Curtain falls on 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

Clarissa Williams, a 38-year-old stay-at-home mom from West Hempstead, N.Y., took her 8-year-old daughter, Nylah. From left are Cheryl Goldstein, Dawn Mirowitz, Gene Goldstein and Heather Greenberg. In May 2016, Ringling Brothers announced that it would no longer use elephants during its performances. Nock is a daredevil clown who holds 16 Guinness records, including a high wire walk across the ... [Full Article...]

Toddler subject of Amber Alert in Ontario found safe, provincial police say

Toddler subject of Amber Alert in Ontario found safe, provincial police say The child is identified as Eva Kaminski. "Officers received information about where the suspect was, made an arrest and found the girl safe and sound", the OPP said in a statement. Police were called to reports of a domestic dispute in the township of Chapple, Ont., in the Rainy River District near the Manitoba border, on Saturday just before 7 p.m. [Full Article...]

How the Greens could wield power in a minority government

An unlikely but still possible scenario could see a coalition government of the NDP and Greens, the combination of which would have won in a dozen more ridings if not for vote splitting. There is now a clear urban-rural divide across the province electoral slate, according to B.C. pollsters. Horgan responded by saying his anger comes from government inaction on a range of issues, including under... [Full Article...]

Isaiah Thomas Will Miss Remainder of Playoffs

The Boston Celtics' rough Eastern Conference Series just got worse. The Celtics made the announcement Saturday, a day after Thomas left Game 2 at halftime. Boston is down 0-2 to Cleveland, via two blowouts, with Game 3 Sunday in Cleveland. He was pretty despondent not to be able to play. "He's a tough guy, and for him to have to sit is really hard". [Full Article...]

White House legal team said to be researching impeachment

On Friday, The Washington Post reported that a senior White House official was now under investigation as part of a probe over Russian efforts to tilt the elections in Mr. "As the president has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity", said Spicer. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle attended Pippa Middleton's reception alongside Prince Harry

Meghan Markle attended Pippa Middleton's reception alongside Prince Harry Pippa Middleton dazzled in a lace gown by Giles Deacon as she married financier 41-year-old James Mathew in a fairy-tale wedding. Pippa Middleton said "I do" to fiance and hedge fund manager James Matthews on Saturday during a attractive wedding ceremony at St. [Full Article...]

North Korea launches another ballistic missile test, says South's military

A White House official said the projectile was a medium-range ballistic missile, a system that North Korea tested in February. That missile traveled about 500 kilometers before crashing into the sea, according to South Korean and USA officials. [Full Article...]

Former FBI director Comey to testify publicly

Former FBI director Comey to testify publicly Before the latest reports , the White House had hoped to shift attention away from the political firestorm in Washington to foreign policy as well as the president's ambitious pro-business economic agenda in Congress. "As the president has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity", said spokesman Sean Spicer. [Full Article...]

Turkish FM arrives in Saudi for US-Islamic summit

The latest arms deal will also improve Saudi Arabia's ability to fight terrorism, the White House said, reducing the burden on the USA military to conduct counter-terrorism operations in the Gulf region. The use of that terminology appears to be something of a compromise: During the presidential campaign, Trump criticized President Obama for refusing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism" ... [Full Article...]


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