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Spicer Pressed on Clapper's New Comments on Trump-Russia Collusion

On Friday (Saturday NZT), Trump tweeted: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Fewer than 48 hours after taking over, McCabe testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, asserting that Comey's firing by President Donald Trump has had no impact on an ongoing Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Corrine Brown Convicted in Corruption Trial

Corrine Brown Convicted in Corruption Trial Following about 11 hours of deliberations after the jury was reconfigured Wednesday morning, Judge Timothy Corrigan announced that the jury had reached verdicts in the case. Corrine Brown was one of the first African-American women to be elected to public office at a time where the idea of black politicians was still relatively unheard of. [Full Article...]

WWII bombs force mass evacuation in Hanover

WWII bombs force mass evacuation in Hanover Seven retirement and nursing homes were affected and some rail traffic through the city was disrupted because of the operation, which was expected to last all day. The Dpa news agency reported that the operator, Harzadrenalin, opened the 1,500-foot bridge to visitors. The city has set up a programme of museum tours, children's films, and sporting events to help those being evacuated spend the ... [Full Article...]

Transportation groups weigh in on GOP plan

Transportation groups weigh in on GOP plan Kooyenga argued another provision he proposed to scale back Wisconsin's minimum markup law would offset higher gas taxes, although Walker said there was no way to guarantee that. "Common sense would suggest if you cut the price floor by six percent, that you will see a significant decrease in the price of gas", Healy said. It's a question states across the country are struggling with, including in... [Full Article...]

President Trump Threatens Fmr. FBI Dir. James Comey

In this image provided by NBC News, President Donald Trump is interviewed by NBC's Lester Holt, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Speaking in Boston, Comey was confident he would serve his full 10-year term. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!", the president tweeted. [Full Article...]

Corbyn targets 'tax-dodging wealth extractors' in election campaign

While many specific policy positions have yet to be filled out, both May and her finance minister, Philip Hammond, gave the first indications on how the party's spending plans on key voter issues like foreign aid, pensions and tax will look. [Full Article...]

Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

In calling for the need for state-issued history textbooks, Park Geun-hye had argued it was important for history education to inspire patriotism in students and that existing textbooks were too left-leaning and encouraged views sympathetic to North Korea. [Full Article...]

Rebel soldiers block access to I.Coast's second-largest city

And it came despite government warnings of harsh punishments. In a ceremony that was broadcast on state television from the presidency, the representative whose name was only given as Sergeant Fofana, apologized to Ouattara on behalf of the 8,400 soldiers who led the mutiny. [Full Article...]

Eighty-Two Captive Schoolgirls Exchanged for 5 Boko Haram Commanders

Shehu Sani, a Nigerian senator who had been involved in previous negotiations with Boko Haram , said the girls were mostly "in good condition" and that talks to secure their release had lasted for "almost three to four months". The ICRC said it had acted as a neutral intermediary to transport the freed girls into Nigerian government custody. "Apart from the Chibok group there are so many other ... [Full Article...]

Plot to kill Kim Jong Un: N Korea seeks extraditions

The CIA announced the creation of the Korean Mission Center with special emphasis on specific threats from the Korean Peninsula. KEDO was set up to implement a 1994 deal with North Korea under which Pyongyang said it would freeze and ultimately dismantle its nuclear program in exchange for energy-producing light water reactors and other concessions from the US and other partners. [Full Article...]

Cyber extortion attack hits countries across the world

The British prime minister, Theresa May, and NHS Digital said they were not aware of any evidence patient records had been compromised in Friday's attack, which is thought to have affected computers in almost 100 countries. But many companies and individuals haven't installed the fixes yet or are using older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports and didn't fix. [Full Article...]

HSE Goes Offline To Prevent Cyber Attack

Prime Minister Theresa May said the Government is not aware of any evidence patient records had been compromised. The malware used in the attack is called WannaCry and attacks Windows operating systems. As expected, the attack has been having a knock-on effect on services on Saturday. "Unlike most other attacks, this malware is spreading primarily by direct infection from machine to machine ... [Full Article...]

Trump warns ex-FBI director Comey about 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

Comey made small talk about the election and the crowd sizes at Mr. Trump's rallies", the Times reports. "President Trump doesn't understand Watergate, he hasn't learned anything from it", he said. The president's tweets, they write , "raise the specter of possible intimidation and obstruction of justice". On Thursday Trump said he would have fired Comey regardless of any such recommendations. [Full Article...]

Earthquake hits central Alaska, third to hit during weekend

Earthquake hits central Alaska, third to hit during weekend Central Alaska has been hit by a 3.8 magnitude natural disaster - the fourth quake to hit the state this weekend. "We have felt reports from as far away as Talkeetna and Valdez so far", the Earthquake Center said. "In 2008, we actually had magnitude-6.4 and -6.6 earthquakes in the same location, just a day apart". On Saturday, an natural disaster measuring 5.2 magnitude struck in the Kenai Pen... [Full Article...]

North Korea Holding 4th US Citizen in Detention

Song Byeok's warnings come after a fourth USA citizen was detained by North Korean authorities last week, and following predictions by evangelist Greg Laurie that the isolated dictatorship may play a role in the End Times , connected with the possible destruction of America. [Full Article...]

Triple talaq ban will 'not benefit' Muslim women: AIMPLB leader Umari

And hearing the case will be five judges from five different communities - CJI J S Khehar (Sikh) and Justices Kurian Joseph (Christian), R F Nariman (Parsi), U U Lalit (Hindu) and Abdul Nazeer (Muslim). What we have gathered is that each school recognises triple talaq as valid and legal but says it is undesirable.... I personally cannot imagine any religion which can validate a sin. [Full Article...]

North Korea open to US talks under 'conditions'

Choe Son-hui, deputy director general of the Department of US Affairs at the North Korean Foreign Ministry, made the remarks in the Chinese capital, Beijing , on her way back home from Norway, according to the South's Yonhap news agency. [Full Article...]

Majority French voters favour Macron's legislative candidates

Majority French voters favour Macron's legislative candidates Among them is Jean-Michel Fauvergue, the commander of the elite RAID police unit that took down the Islamic State cell that carried out the November 13, 2015, Paris attacks, including its ring leader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was killed in the operation. [Full Article...]

Ransomware cyberattack cripples hospitals in the UK

The attack infected computers with what is known as "ransomware" - software that locks up the user's data and flashes a message demanding payment to release it. UK Prime Minister Theresa May told UK media: "This is not targeted at the NHS, it's an worldwide attack". Up-to-date backups make it possible to restore files without paying a ransom. [Full Article...]

British Labour lawmaker says her party is not trying to win election

That poll gave Mrs May a 21 point lead with the Conservatives on 44 per cent and Jeremy Corbyn's party trailing far behind on just 23 per cent. Polls suggest the party could lose dozens of their current 229 seats in Parliament. They're quite right, I don't. The choice of Croydon Central for an early visit is likely to be seen as an indication that Labour wants to show it is fighting to add to ... [Full Article...]


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