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Russia foreign minister denies talking to Trump about Comey

Russia foreign minister denies talking to Trump about Comey

Trump called his former Federal Bureau of Investigation director "crazy" and a "nut job," during the May 10 meeting with the Russians in the Oval Office, a day after he fired the Comey, according to a report by the New York Times . The 72-year-old attorney was a former FBI director before Comey and has a long history with investigations and public service. "Notwithstanding my personal affection for Director Comey, I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader", Rosenstein said in ... Read More

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Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

It will be in effect through Tuesday evening. This morning's rain will begin to break apart early this afternoon and give way to hit and miss showers and storms with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the 70s. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Rain chances end by late AM on Saturday. "Unfortunately, we're not sure of exactly timing, though". "Keep in mind that, just like this past weekend, it's not going to rain all-day long but instead periods of heavy rain and then periods ... Read More

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May to campaign in the north-east as she targets Labour's 'deserted' voters

Mr Corbyn, a long-standing critic of interventions in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, will say that the US-led "war on terror" which followed the 9/11 attacks of 2001 had failed to deliver security and that a new approach was needed. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses supporters and members of the media in front of the Conservative party's election campaign bus at an airfield north of Newcastle, May 12, 2017. Read More

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Syria, Russia condemn US-led coalition strike

Following Thursday's airstrike, US military officials announced that Assad regime-allied forces, which had "posed a threat to USA and partner forces" in Syria's southeastern city of Al-Tanf, had been targeted. Dunford said during Friday's press briefing. On September 17, 2016, a coalition aircraft carried out four airstrikes against positions of Syrian government troops near Deir ez-Zor, leaving 62 personnel killed and some 100 wounded. Read More

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China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus

China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus

It was Xi's latest high-profile appearance that seeks to cast him as a global leader and chief advocate for free trade. President Trump is meeting at Mar-a-Lago with President Xi Jinping of China. The summit was attended by leaders of 29 countries and delegation of over 100 countries. It is also President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy. Read More

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Dems, Media Bring Up Impeachment After Report on Comey Memo

Dems, Media Bring Up Impeachment After Report on Comey Memo

Comey memorialized the conversation in a memo; associates who had copies of the memo read parts of them aloud to the Times and other news outlets. But that doesn't necessarily make the tactic cynical. I also say that this can happen with a Republican-controlled House and Senate if the public weighs in by demanding that the Republican President be charged by way of impeachment. Read More

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Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

Details are still emerging, but it looks like China and ASEAN have taken another step toward an understanding on the South China Sea , agreeing to a framework on a maritime code of conduct. Abella defended Duterte and said his two-track approach to dealing with China focused on economic growth without compromising Philippine sovereignty. Read More

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American climber dies, Indian missing on Everest

American climber dies, Indian missing on Everest

On Saturday, Mazur tweeted and posted on the team's blog that one member and a Sherpa guide had reached the top of the Everest, with "more on the way". The deaths came a day after an Indian climber fell 200 metres (650 feet) to his death after scaling the peak a day earlier, a Tourism Department official said. Read More

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Trump Said Firing Comey Relieved 'Great Pressure'

Trump Said Firing Comey Relieved 'Great Pressure'

After learning about Trump's decision to fire Comey, Rosenstein said he wrote a "brief memorandum to the Attorney General" outlining his "longstanding concerns" about Comey's previous behavior. The idea, the official suggested, was to create a sense of obligation with Russian officials and to coax concessions out of Lavrov - on Syria, Ukraine and other issues - by saying that Russian meddling in last year's election had created enormous political problems for Trump. Read More

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Trump Admin Regrets Erasing Israeli Territory From US Maps

That is how it always was and how it always will be", wrote Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in a tweet Wednesday. But in doing so she reassured Mr. Eyebrows went up because those views don't reflect the longstanding policy of the USA government. "The error was unintentional, and when it was discovered it was immediately removed", according to one senior administration official who spoke to the Free Beacon about the situation. Read More

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UK threatens to quit Brexit talks if it faces massive bill

UK threatens to quit Brexit talks if it faces massive bill

On Sunday, Britain's "Brexit Minister" David Davis said the United Kingdom was prepared to walk away from the talks without a deal, but stressed he thought it was likely an agreement would be reached. "However, discussions on an overall understanding of that future relationship could start during a second phase of the negotiations". " We don't need to just look like we can walk away, we need to be able to walk away ", he told the Sunday Times newspaper. Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn says Labour's 'message is getting through' to voters

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour's 'message is getting through' to voters

The union leader told Politico that a Labour victory on 8 June would be "extraordinary" given the state of the party and criticism of it in the media. The survey was carried out before the publication of Labour's general election manifesto. Mrs May said that the Tory manifesto later this week will "set out in detail the five great challenges our country faces over the next few years and lay out how we will tackle them", compared to the "fantasy wish list of easy promises paid for with ... Read More

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Russian President Vladimir Putin warns West to 'stop intimidating North Korea'

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns West to 'stop intimidating North Korea'

The missile launched on Sunday appeared to be the most powerful one that the North has ever fired, prompting North Korea to move one step closer to the ICBM development. Russia, a onetime ally of North Korea, is a member of a six-nation consortium aimed at reining in the reclusive nation's nuclear program through diplomatic and financial incentives, but that forum has been inactive for almost a decade. Read More

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Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

Under the memorandum of understanding with the Gulf Cooperation Council announced in Saudi Arabia, participants are pledging to prosecute the financing of terrorism, including individuals. He praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, telling him, "You have done a tremendous job under trying circumstances". Many were wondering how Trump's first overseas speech as president would go. Read More

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China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track

China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track

Experts say the "medium long-range" Hwasong-12 missile the North fired on Sunday achieved a higher altitude and longer flight time than any other missile the country has tested. He said the missile went very high and came down, but he would not characterize it as demonstrating the controlled re-entry of a missile. However, Moon is now seeking a two-track policy of sanctions and dialogue. Read More

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Despite Promise, Trump Won't Be Moving US Embassy To Jerusalem

The next day, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the comments were " not the policy of the United States ". Since both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have expressed interest in returning to the negotiating table, "we don't think it's the right time to do it right now", the official said. Read More

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Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

But he mainly declined to go after Trump until this week. Chaffetz said, "No matter who is in the White House you can not have the type of leaking of information, sources, methods, classified information". After sleeping on a cot in his Washington , D.C. office for the duration of his time in Congress, Chaffetz said he decided it needed to end. With several investigations still ongoing, Chaffetz said he was not anxious about other Republican members of the committee continuing his work. Read More

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Scores injured in bomb blast at Bangkok hospital

Scores injured in bomb blast at Bangkok hospital

Thailand's military rulers have sought to stifle dissent since seizing power from the democratically elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra. While it was not immediately clear who was behind the blast, Thailand has a long history of bomb attacks on symbolic dates - carried out by militant political factions or separatists linked to an insurgency in the Muslim-majority south. Read More

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Vinales wins in France after Rossi crashes

Vinales wins in France after Rossi crashes

The 22-year-old Viñales finished with a time of 43:29.793, averaging 161.6 kph (about 100 mph). Bagnaia held firm, close behind Morbidelli in the lead, as a small gap appeared in the battle between Luthi and Marquez; with a handful of laps to go Luthi made it stick, leaving Marquez to bring it home fourth after an impressive display despite a small fracture in his foot sustained on Saturday. Read More

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General Election polls: Conservatives heading for landslide victory

General Election polls: Conservatives heading for landslide victory

She said: "This week's local government election has shown we are the only party in Scotland with the strength to fight back against the SNP - in every part of Scotland". Labour shed 112 councillors to trail in third on 262, losing control of three councils. Their vote share will rise from the 13% they got at these elections last time out, there'll be more Conservative councillors. Read More

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North Korea's latest missile warhead may have been developed long ago

North Korea's latest missile warhead may have been developed long ago

Should the North want talks with the U.S., Tillerson said that Pyongyang should refrain from conducting nuclear or missile tests for a certain period of time so as to create the right atmosphere for talks, according to the official. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday", U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was too early to know whether diplomatic and economic pressures being exerted on the North Korean government are having an impact in the wake of the latest missile test. Read More

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France will continue working alongside Africans - Macron

Newspaper editors protested yesterday after the Élysée Palace invited named journalists to accompany the president on his first overseas trip, to visit French forces in Mali. France has been particularly hard hit by Islamist militant violence, with more than 230 people killed over the past two years. Most of the West African extremist groups France is combating trace their origins to al-Qaida's North Africa branch. Read More

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Justin Trudeau surprises Vancouver prom students while out on a run

Justin Trudeau surprises Vancouver prom students while out on a run

Another student, Sofia Kalil, tells CTV that Mr Trudeau stopped to take another photo with the students, wished them a good evening and resumed his run. The prime minister's photographer, Adam Scotti , tweeted a photo of the encounter in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Oddly, he was seen shirtless in another photo that same month, after 13-year-old Alexander Godby and his family bumped into Mr Trudeau while hiking in Quebec's Gatineau Park. Read More

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Convoy hit by coalition likely Iran-directed

Syria said the strikes were a "blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism", while Russian Federation said it was "unacceptable" and a violation of Syrian sovereignty. US Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters on Friday that US President Donald Trump has authorized commanders in the field to conduct some strikes without direct Pentagon approval, a shift from the previous administration. Read More

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President Trump talks media accuracy, warns Comey on Twitter

President Trump talks media accuracy, warns Comey on Twitter

The firing of Comey already has left Trump with the dubious distinction of being the first president since Nixon to dismiss a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation tied to the White House. He also blamed the FBI's unfolding probe on Democrats who are still unhappy with the outcome of the 2016 election , then threatened an end to press briefings at the White House. Read More

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Labour's vote is actually increasing under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Labour's vote is actually increasing under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

The manifesto also confirms that were Jeremy Corbyn to prove victorious in June, Labour would legislate to ban letting agency fees charged to tenants. Mr McCluskey said it was hard for the party to challenge now only two years after losing an election and one year after Labour MPs attempted to replace Mr Corbyn as leader, a move he said gave the impression of a divided party in the minds of many voters. Read More

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