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Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The only in-person instance Trump described was a conversation at a "nice dinner" in which the president's status was discussed. The White House rejected the suggestion that the exchange was inappropriate. And White House statements absurdly attributed the decision to fire the director to his handling of the email controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton fully half a year ago, during the 2016 pre... [Full Article...]

Putin Discusses Crisis on Korean Peninsula With New S Korea's President

Pyongyang normally expresses its displeasure with Washington through statements by the Foreign Ministry or other institutions, or through representatives at its United Nations' mission in NY. "This has generated a lot of concern", the source said. There are several sessions happening on Sunday afternoon, including on trade, finance and people-to-people exchanges. [Full Article...]

Officials say Russian Federation may use Kaspersky to spy on Americans

Gen. Vincent Stewart, told the Senate panel on Thursday. Reports from earlier in the week suggested that the U.S. agencies were becoming increasingly concerned that Moscow could exploit Kaspersky, which was founded in Russian Federation in 1997, to spy on Americans or launch attacks against United States networks. [Full Article...]

Comey better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks, Trump warns

The White House said Mr Trump asked his lawyers for the letter following a request from Senator Lindsey Graham for information on any ties Mr Trump might have to Russian Federation. "These White House tapes could accelerate current investigations as previous tapes have aided past inquiries", Mr. Krishnamoorthi wrote. The Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and parallel congressional investigat... [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon

Mr Xi officially invited Mr Moon to visit Beijing, Mr Yoon added. Both leaders agreed to meet as soon as possible, as well as hold a summit involving Japan, South Korea and China. In a sign of Washington's growing concern about the North, the Central Intelligence Agency announced Wednesday its establishment of an integrated "Korea Mission Center". [Full Article...]

White House Takes Flak for Letting Russian State Media Into Oval Office

White House Takes Flak for Letting Russian State Media Into Oval Office According to the Washington Post , the White House did not know the photographer was also a member of the Russian state news agency when he was admitted, and former USA intelligence officials are criticizing the move on the grounds that it opened the White House up to espionage. [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos Delivers Commencement Speech To Bethune-Cookman

Betsy DeVos Delivers Commencement Speech To Bethune-Cookman DeVos has continued since then to cite historically black colleges as examples of alternative options for quality education, her stated goal for promoting the diversion of tax money from public schools to private companies and charters. Ultimately, the petition was unsuccessful, and despite the outrage and boos from students at the commencement on Wednesday, DeVos completed her speech, which foc... [Full Article...]

Afghan-US forces kill top IS leader during raid in eastern province

Abdul Hasib directed the March 8 attack against Kabul National Military Hospital, which resulted in the deaths and injury of over one-hundred innocent Afghans. IS fighters disguised as doctors stormed the building, killing dozens of medical staff and patients. USA officials estimate that there are now 600 to 800 ISIS-K militants in Afghanistan, down from 3,000 in 2015. [Full Article...]

US, China Trade Agreement Includes More Beef, LNG

US, China Trade Agreement Includes More Beef, LNG The governments will release a joint diplomatic communiqué sometime this month aimed at rebalancing and increasing trade between the two countries, the people said. China and the USA will also invest jointly in the development of infrastructure that will be needed for the processing of the gas. For the US, the agreement will support the transformation into a net gas exporter, which, according to t... [Full Article...]

Chelsea Players To Receive £5m Title Bonus

Roman Abramovich can afford to open the treasure chest to reward his players if they do lift the trophy as this year's champions are guaranteed to earn more than ever before. The English Premier League Title the team clinched on Friday was the sixth in club history. "And, as well, teams who were not involved in Europe, at all, won the league". [Full Article...]

Palestinians held in Israeli jails are top of Hamas priorities, insists Haniyeh

The election of Ismail Haniyeh as a new chief of Hamas's political bureau ushers in a new era for the Palestinian resistance group, analysts believe. Nakhala said the new Hamas policy formally accepting the idea of a state in the territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War would "lead to deadlock and can only produce half-solutions". [Full Article...]

Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

Since the inception of the Players Championship in 1974 no player has successfully defended the title, with only six managing to win the prestigious event a few times. "Who knows what would have happened?" Responsible for some awesome wins as well as a few disastrous endings, just ask Sean O'Hair and Sergio Garcia! Also looking to get his season going is Adam Scott, whose lacklustre results have... [Full Article...]

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy The court case against Basuki involves a speech to constituents last September, when he was heard referring to a verse in the Quran while telling them that they should not be misled by opponents urging Muslims to reject a non-Muslim leader. [Full Article...]

Trump, Putin will meet in July, Russian state media reports

Trump, Putin will meet in July, Russian state media reports It's worth noting that Trump very easily could've said , "No, I'm not gonna see him ". Does CNN think that anyone will believe that the channel has reliable "sources in the White House"? After the jaw-dropping developments of the past week, critics of President Donald Trump may be reluctant to engage in any introspection. [Full Article...]

A United Nations birthday slap at Israel

The measure also slams Israel's excavations in eastern Jerusalem (al-Quds) and the Old City. The text denounced actions taken by "Israel, the occupying power.to alter the character and status of the holy city of Jerusalem " and criticized the country's annexation of Jerusalem in 1967 - a move never internationally recognized. [Full Article...]

Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone

Moon won a landslide victory Tuesday in a special election to chose Park's replacement, who was removed from office through impeachment following revelations that she had shared sensitive information with a close friend with ties to a local cult. [Full Article...]

Trump's own version of Comey drama raises more questions than it answers

Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question, it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be unthinkably unethical and unprofessional in this situation". Trump's interview was released on the same day the interim head of the FBI told the US Congress that Comey's sacking would not derail the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Cyber security teams 'work around clock' after NHS forced to cancel treatments

Earlier, Kaspersky researcher Costin Raiu cited 45,000 attacks in 74 countries , saying that the malware, a self-replicating "worm", was spreading quickly. Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of 300 United States dollars worth of the online currency Bitcoin, threatening to delete files within seven days. [Full Article...]

Pope: Humanity couldn't bear war with North Korea

Pope: Humanity couldn't bear war with North Korea Francis was asked as he traveled back to Rome from Egypt about North Korean ballistic missile tests and US warnings of "catastrophic" consequences if the world fails to stop them. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is hunting for votes in rural areas of France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, has made inroads among people who feel left behind France's cities. [Full Article...]

German president says Israel ties solid despite recent spat

In February, Israel reprimanded the Belgian ambassador after his country's premier, Charles Michel, met members of both B'Tselem and Breaking The Silence during a visit to the Jewish state. Although the bill has undergone some changes in the drafting process - not least removing language that would have seen Israel's democracy subordinated in importance to its Jewish identity - it remains highly c... [Full Article...]


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