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NATO chief welcomes increased US defense spending in Europe

In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos. As one European official told BuzzFeed, "You've got to remember that Trump still hasn't explicitly stated his support for Article 5 ". [Full Article...]

Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russian Federation

Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russian Federation The chair of that committee, Richard Burr of North Carolina, said if there is no response from Flynn, the committee may consider pursuing a contempt of Congress charge. He says that last summer he was increasingly concerned that Russian officials were perhaps trying to enlist the cooperation of people in the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte mulls imposing martial law nationwide

Philippines' Duterte mulls imposing martial law nationwide The militants who triggered the martial law are also threatening to kill a priest and other hostages, the Catholic Church said Wednesday. President Donald Trump told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he was "doing an fantastic job" with his brutal drug war crackdown and informed him that the USA had two submarines off the Korean peninsula, according to a recently-release... [Full Article...]

Comey believes Trump tried to influence handling of investigation, report claims

A near simultaneous report from The Washington Post indicates the probe has reached a current White House official-one described as "a senior White House adviser" and "close to the president". That includes "telling Comey to back off on the Flynn investigation, firing him when he wouldn't, and then admitting on national television that he dismissed Comey because of the Russian Federation inves... [Full Article...]

Iran President Hassan Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'

Iran President Hassan Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary' In a news conference in Tehran on Monday, Rouhani said Trump's first visit overseas was a "theatrical gathering with no practical or political value". "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive". In related news, The Washington Post quoted Rouhani as saying that Iranians are "waiting for this government to become stable intellectually" and that "hopefully, thin... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump flight from Saudi to Israel thought to be first ever

After greeting Trump with a firm handshake, Hazan whipped out his phone and said: "I wish I could do a selfie with you". "To the extent the Israelis have any questions, or clarification, I'm sure we're happy to provide that", Tillerson said. [Full Article...]

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

Donald Trump , who infamously wrote off the alliance as " obsolete " during his election campaign, reversed gear in April, praising it as a "bulwark of worldwide peace and security". The alliance is so anxious about pleasing the United States president that it tailored its first major meeting with him around topics that touch on his longstanding criticisms of the 28-member organization rather ... [Full Article...]

Sen. Kaine on says proposed budget speaks of "broken promises"

The president ignored pleas from McConnell allies who wanted Zinke to run for Senate against one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats , Jon Tester of Montana. citizens to go overseas and brings foreign students to study in the United States. Military aid to Israel and Egypt, two close United States allies in the Middle East and the biggest recipients of USA military assistance, will remain... [Full Article...]

China sees 'no reason' not to talk with North Korea

China sees 'no reason' not to talk with North Korea Security Council resolutions. Most officials say such South Korea-U.S. South Korean activists regularly send propaganda balloons into North Korea , carrying leaflets or videos. After North Korea conducted a nuclear test in September past year, the government widened the criteria for those who are targeted with re-entry bans and asset freezes in December. [Full Article...]

Maryland student accused of murder denied house arrest request

Maryland student accused of murder denied house arrest request Collins is black and suspect Sean Christopher Urbanski is white but because the perpetrator has been linked to a racist Facebook group, "Alt-Reich Nation". The stab wound proved fatal; Collins was pronounced dead at the hospital on Saturday, ABC 7 News reports . Collins' friends had identified the UM student as the attacker. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump tells Netanyahu: Iran must never have nuclear weapons

Donald Trump tells Netanyahu: Iran must never have nuclear weapons As for follow-up, "The one thing that it probably will be is quiet and discreet", the official said . Security will be tight for Trump's journey to Bethlehem, a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem but located across Israel's controversial separation wall. [Full Article...]

South Korean military fires warning shots at objects flown from North

South Korean military fires warning shots at objects flown from North According to local media reports , the South Korean military estimated that the flying object may have been an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the DPRK. The Koreas face off across the world's most heavily armed border, and their militaries occasionally clash. Ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng said during a briefing on Wednesday that seeking a UNSC resolution to punish Pyongyang for its provocat... [Full Article...]

'There's a lot of questions': Ariana Grande comforted by family

Two of his brothers have been arrested along with their father. Rudd said she had complained to US officials to make sure the flow of information is staunched. No one has yet been charged in the case and police have not identified the suspects. Neighbor Adam Prince said the raided apartment had been used as an Airbnb. [Full Article...]

India will help achieve Sri Lanka's efforts towards peace, prosperity: PM Modi

India will help achieve Sri Lanka's efforts towards peace, prosperity: PM Modi Modi is on two-day state visit to Sri Lanka. He hailed the spirit of Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka and announced the construction of additional 10,000 houses in upcountry areas and the extension of the emergency ambulance service. China has invested heavily in the infrastructure projects like roads, railways and ports in Sri Lanka. India has been raising concerns about Chinese military i... [Full Article...]

'Too cold' to end winter fuel payments for Scots

The First Minister announced plans for a second referendum after her efforts to secure a special deal for Scotland were rejected by the UK Government. May has said a second Scottish independence referendum can not take place until the Brexit process has played out and only then if there is public consent for it. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops

Other Manchester connections under investigation, the officials said, include a 50-year-old former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ronald Fiddler, also known as Jamal al-Harith. A relative told AFP that Abedi had travelled to Manchester from Libya four days before the bombing. Police are examining a package he had with him as he was arrested. [Full Article...]

Flynn Not to Honor US Senate Intel Committee Subpoena for Docs - Senator

Flynn Not to Honor US Senate Intel Committee Subpoena for Docs - Senator Senator Richard Burr told reporters Flynn's refusal came from his lawyer, and that lawmakers would figure out "what the next step, if any, is", according to AP. One of the purposes of the call, according to the report , was to establish a "back channel" between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin . On March 30, Flynn offered to testify before both the House and Senate Intelligence Com... [Full Article...]

TOP ADMIRAL: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

TOP ADMIRAL: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster' North Korea has been under unrelenting pressure to rein in its nuclear programme, with the U.S. threatening to step up military force, the United Nations raising the possibility of tougher sanctions and even the country's sole ally China expressing growing frustration. [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Committee Announces Two New Subpoenas Issued to Flynn Businesses

Brennan also recalled an August 4, 2016, conversation with Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia's FSB security agency, about reports of possible active measures against the USA elections. But corporations are not subject to Fifth Amendment protections, providing committee leaders with an alternative avenue to obtain the information they want. [Full Article...]

White supremacists, including Richard Spencer, protest removal of Confederate statues

White supremacists, including Richard Spencer, protest removal of Confederate statues Lee , BBC reported . The group - which comprised of several dozen people - chanted slogans such as "you will not replace us!" and " Russia is our friend ". The fate of the Lee statue remains up in the air. "Charlottesville is not yet the great beacon of equity and welcome that we aspire to be", said Szakos. [Full Article...]


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