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Trump Contradicts White House Statements, Says He Planned to Fire Comey Anyway

Trump Contradicts White House Statements, Says He Planned to Fire Comey Anyway We don't even know if Trump himself is the focus on any Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry. Trump called Comey "outside the realm of normal" and "crazy" and over the next few weeks began saying Comey should be fired, the newspaper reported . [Full Article...]

North Korea Accuses CIA, South Korea of 'Bio-Chemical' Assassination Plot

North Korea Accuses CIA, South Korea of 'Bio-Chemical' Assassination Plot North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's president announces vote to create popular assembly at May Day rally

In response to explosive anti-government protests, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised Sunday to raise the minimum wage by 60%. Opposition leaders earlier denounced Maduro's call for a new constitution as a "giant fraud" created to keep the president in power and deny Venezuelans the right to express their views through elections. [Full Article...]

Dem senator calls on Trump to 'immediately rescind' Duterte invite

Dem senator calls on Trump to 'immediately rescind' Duterte invite Mr Trump's gesture was widely condemned over concerns about human rights abuses in the Philippines carried out under Mr Duterte's auspices. He added: "Things have changed". The call came two days after Duterte toured a visiting Chinese warship on the southern Philippine port of Davao in a display of warming ties with Beijing. [Full Article...]

North Korea seeks extraditions of Kim Jong Un assassination plotters

North Korea claims the primary suspect is a man identified only by the ubiquitous surname "Kim". "Heinous terrorists were recently detected in the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea]", Han said , according to North Korea's state news agency KCNA . [Full Article...]

Pope warns of broad destruction if tensions with North Korea escalate

Pope warns of broad destruction if tensions with North Korea escalate During the brief trip, the Pope made his way to Egypt's prestigious al-Azhar University and adjunct mosque, considered one of the highest authorities in Sunni Islam, where he met with Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb and addressed participants in the International Peace Conference. [Full Article...]

Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

The Kurdish-led forces were clearing the town and the dam Thursday of land mines, the militants' favorite weapon. The coalition said Thursday that Islamic State had moved its external attack planning operations to Tabqa after their defeat in Manbij in order to avoid coalition airstrikes in Raqqa. [Full Article...]

Protesters call for investigation following FBI director firing

Senior Republicans rallied to Trump's defense. "He was basically defending Hillary Clinton", said one adviser, explaining Trump's interpretation of Comey's testimony. "Predecessors of yours in both parties, Democrat and Republican, when faced with serious charges of abuse of power for partisan gain", Cruz said, "have made the right decision and appointed special prosecutors". [Full Article...]

Microsoft wants Windows to play nice with iPhones, Android

Microsoft conducted the 2nd day of its Build 2017 keynote, and it was filled with announcements that directly impact the consumer and Windows fans. "Getting things done across all the devices you use should be easy". Both those companies have helped undercut the popularity of PCs running on Windows. The features, which will be part of an upgrade for the computer operating system this fall, wi... [Full Article...]

The White House's Big Comey Lie Is Collapsing

The White House's Big Comey Lie Is Collapsing Why axe Comey on a Tuesday evening in May, without any warning or windup, when he was thousands of miles away in California, months after the offending incident? The stories, published before Trump's interview , said Trump had already chose to fire Comey before he directed Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain the case against Federal Bureau of Investigation director in wri... [Full Article...]

New Hamas chief pledges support to hunger-striking prisoners

The Israeli Government Press Office stated that "this fraud was carried out in collusion with the senior ranks of Hamas in Gaza, headed by Ismail Haniyeh". "Your freedom is a national duty and your dignity is our dignity", Hamiyeh said. Israeli authorities say there are 860 hunger strikers, while Palestinian officials claim there might be nearly twice as many. [Full Article...]

Russia's Foreign Minister Just Mocked a Reporter's Question About James Comey's Firing

Russia's Foreign Minister Just Mocked a Reporter's Question About James Comey's Firing President Donald Trump had but one meeting on his official schedule for Wednesday, the day after he fired FBI chief James Comey, the man overseeing the investigation into his campaign's potential ties to Russian Federation. The US was not part of a deal by Damascus backers Russian Federation and Iran, and rebel supporter Turkey, signed last Thursday in the Kazakh capital Astana on establishing s... [Full Article...]

BBC cameraman's foot run over by car carrying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour leader - coping with the fallout from the leak of his draft election manifesto - was rushing to a meeting of senior party figures in central London when his vehicle was mobbed by a waiting press pack. A Labour Party spokesman declined immediate comment. And certainly the leak of a complete version of a draft manifesto before it has been formally discussed is unprecedented. [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Leaders Defend Comey From Trump's Attacks

He also said he would not inform the White House about developments in the probe. Mark Warner said he had prepared "a series of hard questions having to do with Trump associates" and relating to the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian influence over the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Trump Allows Russian Media To White House, Keeps US Press Out

Trump Allows Russian Media To White House, Keeps US Press Out NBC's Andrea Mitchell first noticed that the White House's Flicker did not include photos of Kislyak. A number of USA news outlets became outraged by the fact that the photos taken during the White House meeting between Lavrov and Trump had been distributed by Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Did A Russian Photographer Smuggle A Surveillance Device Into The White House?

Trump welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplomat to the White House in his highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since he took office in January. Democrats accused Trump of trying to slow down the investigation by firing the FBI chief. On Tuesday night, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in what sources told CNN was partly a direct response to the investigation. [Full Article...]

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos

White House furious after Russian media posted Oval Office photos Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 10, 2017 . Meanwhile, speaking to reporters at the Russian embassy after his talks with Trump and USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson , Lavrov did not hide his irritation with questions about Moscow's alleged meddling in the U.S. [Full Article...]

The Russian government embarrassed the White House

The Russian government embarrassed the White House Lee says over Twitter that Garland could restore trust to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after President Donald Trump fired Director James Comey . NBC's Chuck Todd even claiming that Obama "set a new precedent" by limiting press access. President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday. [Full Article...]

France's Macron will fight global warming, and wants U.S. experts to help

One of the president-elect's immediate priorities is crucial parliamentary elections next month, in which he will look to secure a working majority. Macron, whose political movement was created just a year ago, is putting together his list of candidates for the legislative elections - a task he has complicated by pledging absolute gender parity and promising that half his candidates will come fr... [Full Article...]

French Presidential Hopeful Macron Has 2 Candidates for Prime Minister's Office

French Presidential Hopeful Macron Has 2 Candidates for Prime Minister's Office Although they were against Le Pen but did not claim an explicit support for Macron and his socio-economic policies, or his intention to reform the labour market. Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a veteran rebel of French politics, called on supporters of hard-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon, who scored 19.6 percent in the first round, to put aside their "hate" of Macron. [Full Article...]


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