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Kushner sought secret back channel with Russian Federation

He said back-channel talks, even by an incoming administration with a foreign adversary, are good. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is on the defensive amid reports that the president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. [Full Article...]

Arsene Wenger's future to be decided by Thursday

Arsene Wenger's future to be decided by Thursday Ramsey said: "Of course, I want him to stay at club". He said: "The board has to decide who will lead the club in the future". "I am committed to giving everything to stay". Chelsea need additions to cope with the added games next season. The names that had tripped off his tongue that afternoon were David Villa and Franck Ribéry, "the kind of players we want to attract, the best out there",... [Full Article...]

Death toll in southern Philippines clashes rises to 44

Death toll in southern Philippines clashes rises to 44 Duterte last Tuesday placed all of Mindanao under martial law after local terrorist groups Maute and Abu Sayyaf laid siege to Marawi City . " We're confronting maybe 30 to 40 remaining from the local terrorist group ", said Herrera. "The military is conducting precise, surgical operations to flush them out". Sultan Haji Ismael Demasala said he was staying and would leave his fate in God's... [Full Article...]

North Korea Launches Unidentified Object

China has a significant influence over North Korea whose economy heavily depends on the former. Pyongyang maintains nuclear weapons are necessary to counter USA aggression, but America denies it has any intention to attack the North. The sanctions cut off nearly all exchange between the rival states that had been set up since 2000, when South Korea's "sunshine policy" brought a period of caut... [Full Article...]

Trump hits out at fake news following Kushner reports

Lawyers for Kushner said he was willing to talk with federal and congressional investigators about his foreign contacts and his work on the Trump campaign. Mr Kelly told Fox News Sunday there was nothing wrong with the Trump transition team trying to build relationships with the Russians as they prepared to take over the White House. [Full Article...]

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria The news agency anonymously cited current and former United States officials. The discussion of a secret channel is the latest in a series of controversial reports and leaks regarding the Trump team's contacts with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump 'to pull U.S. out of Paris climate change agreement'

The Group of Seven leading democracies began the concluding day of their annual summit in discussions with leaders from Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, and Tunisia. The pledge, which was accepted a year ago by then-US President Barack Obama , commits signatories to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Lauds Trump for 'Reassertion of American Leadership in the Middle East'

Netanyahu Lauds Trump for 'Reassertion of American Leadership in the Middle East' He'll tour a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh on Sunday, and participate in a "Tweeps Forum" meant to combat extremism on social media. Before Trump spoke, Salman said his nation is committed to combating terrorism regardless of religion or sect. He reiterated the Palestinians' demands, including establishing a capital in East Jerusalem, territory Israel claims as wel... [Full Article...]

Trump dismisses 'fabricated, fake news' report of son-in-law Kushner's outreach to Russia

Donald Trump claims his first foreign trip has been a success. But he said that in general, "We have backchannel communication with a number of countries". Kelly - echoing a position taken a day before by national security advisor H.R. McMaster - said there was nothing inherently wrong with an incoming presidential administration establishing "back channel" communications with a foreign power ... [Full Article...]

US patrol through South China sea draws protest from Beijing

The USS Dewey sailed within 12 miles (20 kilometers) of Mischief Reef, in the Spratly Island chain, on Wednesday, in a " freedom of navigation operation", according to a US official. It says it does not take sides in territorial disputes, but has sent military ships and planes near disputed islands in the past, calling them " freedom of navigation " operations to ensure access to key shipping a... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide Comey memos to House panel - for now

Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide Comey memos to House panel - for now The newspaper cited anonymous United States officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. But Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Kushner should not be in possession of security clearance while the investigation was underway. [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to be full member of global coalition against IS: Chief

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to be full member of global coalition against IS: Chief US President Donald Trump was walking with NATO leaders during his visit to the organisation's headquarters on Thursday when he appeared to push aside Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic to get in front of the pack. Markovic appears surprised by the shove but then smiles graciously and pats the USA president on the back. "It is quite simply a harmless situation". [Full Article...]

United States accuses Syria of mass executions and burning the bodies in crematorium

To support the claim today, Jones cited reports from global monitoring groups, the press and USA intelligence - including new satellite photos the State Department distributed to the press. The official Syrian government response to the February report was to declare the allegations as "baseless". And he added a warning to President Vladimir Putin's government: "Russia must now, with great... [Full Article...]

Trump attacks news reports on son-in-law, Russia

He added that it is "very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers". Officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call. [Full Article...]

Oversight Dem calls for suspension of Kushner's security clearance

Oversight Dem calls for suspension of Kushner's security clearance Raddatz said Kislyak must know "he's being monitored all the time" and asked Schiff if it was possible the Russians wanted USA intelligence to hear what the Russian ambassador said about Kushner. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", Kelly said. But he said that in general, "We have backchannel communication with a number of countries". [Full Article...]

G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive

Trump returns to Washington as the lead Senate committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election has requested information and documents from his campaign. "It was implicit in the speech", McMaster said of Trump's address to the alliance, in which he recalled that Article 5 had only once been invoked, following the September 2001 terrorist attack in the United States. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro vows to push ahead with new congress despite unrest

Addressing his supporters Maduro detailed how the new assembly will be partially elected by votes at a municipal level and partially by different groups, including workers, farmers students and indigenous people. Opposition lawmakers called a session for yesterday to discuss the violence. "The Opposition funded by foreign aid and with media support have created matrix of hatred, persecution and ... [Full Article...]

Philippines at a grave risk of "contamination" by Isis

Philippines at a grave risk of Government soldiers guard checkpoints on the main street of Marawi city in a conflict with insurgents in the Philippines , May 27, 2017. The Maute have emerged from the glut of bandit and separatist groups in the southern Philippines and are a tactically smart, social media savvy group eager to align with Islamic State militants. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to make final decision on Paris climate deal next week

Donald Trump's intentions regarding USA participation in the Paris climate deal remained unknown on Sunday, as one report cited "confidants" saying the president had made up his mind to pull out while a senior cabinet minister said he was "quite certain the president is wide open on this issue". [Full Article...]

World leaders felicitate Rouhani on reelection

Rouhani decisively won a presidential election on Friday, securing another four-year term. "Unfortunately, some regional states are looking for the support of the superpowers instead of relying on their own nation and the potentials of regional cooperation", he said , adding that such an approach will result in the destruction of the infrastructures of the regional countries, including Syria... [Full Article...]


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