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Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey

GOP leaders in Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have resisted appointing their own special counsel or commission to investigate, saying ongoing investigations within the FBI and House and Senate committees into Russia's attempt to influence the 2016 election were enough. [Full Article...]

Trump to dive into Mideast conflict on first presidential trip

In another sign the White House is proceeding cautiously, Trump's ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, plans to work out of the current embassy in Tel Aviv rather than out of the U.S. The Palestinians know that Trump works closely with his son-in-law Jared Kushner, global negotiations envoy Jason Greenblatt, national security adviser H.R. [Full Article...]

After S. Korean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers United States invite

After S. Korean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers United States invite South Korea's newly elected President Moon Jae-in has vowed to tackle pending and pressing diplomatic issues upon inauguration. Analyst Sven Schwersensky tells DW that Moon has to deliver on hard issues, both domestically and regionally. How hard will it be for the new president to regain public confidence in the government? In his first public appearance as president, Moon visited the National ... [Full Article...]

Clapper: 'Our institutions are under assault' by Trump

Comey. I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally-and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system. And on the question of Russian interference in the US election, today on "Meet the Press" Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he has no doubt it happened. [Full Article...]

N Korea's holding United States citizen 'concerning'

N Korea's holding United States citizen 'concerning' Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shared her thoughts on the latest North Korean provocations and President Donald Trump's controversial remarks toward the regime's leader, Kim Jong Un. "The volunteer faculty of PUST, many of whom are evangelical Christians, has a curriculum that includes subjects once considered taboo in North Korea, such as capitalism", Reuters reports. [Full Article...]

Trump to nominate Callista Gingrich as Vatican ambassador

Trump to nominate Callista Gingrich as Vatican ambassador The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, is going to be announced as the next ambassador to the Vatican, potentially this week, according to CNN . He was talked about for a cabinet position in the days after the election, yet swatted the prospect down. The White House declined comment on Monday (May 15). [Full Article...]

IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul

IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul At the same time, the army's ninth division and the Interior Ministry's elite Emergency Response Division attacked the IS bastion of 17 Tammouz. The paramilitary units fought sporadic clashes against IS militants and killed 23 of them, including five suicide bombers and two snipers, along with destroying four vehicle bombs, while the helicopter gunships destroyed a fifth booby-trapped auto and t... [Full Article...]

UK's Leeds Bradford airport closed due to suspicious package

UK's Leeds Bradford airport closed due to suspicious package Bradfiord Airport reopened after a security scare yesterday evening resulted in passengers being evacuated and flights redirected. A passenger tweeted a photo of the scene and the message: "Bicom UK team held up due to suspected engine fire". [Full Article...]

Trump declares James Comey 'should have never exonerated' Hillary Clinton

Trump declares James Comey 'should have never exonerated' Hillary Clinton CNN said Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. "What he needs are more folks with more defined roles. Mr Trump has said he removed Mr Comey because he was not doing a good job and that Mr Comey had lost the support of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees - something rejected by the acting head of the agency. [Full Article...]

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was said to have witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA . North Korea's latest missile test did not fail. The North could be testing ICBM subsystems in a "low-key manner" to "hedge" against the possibility of United States military action, he added. [Full Article...]

Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted

The difference between the Liberals and NDP in the popular vote on Tuesday was about 17,800 votes in favour of Clark's party. And he could insist on cabinet seats in the new government. The murmer of media preparing for election fury is the only sound at Green Party headquarters at 7:30 p.m. on election night. Conversely, the NDP teaming up with the Greens would give them a fragile minority gove... [Full Article...]

Arsenal's top-scorer Sanchez doubtful for Sunderland game

Arsenal's top-scorer Sanchez doubtful for Sunderland game And N'Golo Kante could return after missing out on a Premier League appearance for a third time this season. It's all down to Conte. Chelsea enhanced its title credentials with a 3-1 win at City, before 1-0 victories over West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, and Crystal Palace. [Full Article...]

Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries -Europol

He warned that more people may be hit by the virus Monday when they return to work and switch on their computers. Though there are undoubtedly professionals who share data unconditionally - as MalwareTech himself did - yesterday's events make it clear that the efforts of the information security community need greater alignment, and that the world can not rely on a combination of serendipity a... [Full Article...]

North Korea fires missile days after new South Korea leader pledges dialogue

The test was "aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications of the newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead", KCNA said. The Trump administration has called North Korean ballistic and nuclear efforts unacceptable and has swung between threats of military action and offers to talk as it formulates a policy. [Full Article...]

'Kapil Mishra's attacker not linked to BJYM, likely to be AAP activist'

Meanwhile, Mishra said he would not name anyone, though he indicated that "two to three people who would be affected" by his actions could be behind it. The 36-year-old, who was sacked for mismanagement in water supply across Delhi, had levelled corruption allegations against the Delhi chief minister, claiming he saw Kejriwal accepting a bribe of 20 million Indian rupees (300,000 USA dollars) from... [Full Article...]

Trump signs executive order launching voter fraud commission

Despite the fact that there are more cases of people getting struck by lightning twice than committing in-person voter fraud, Trump believes this is a critical issue that must be addressed immediately - possibly because he refuses to accept that he lost the popular vote. [Full Article...]

Firefighters put out massive blaze at historic NY synagogue

Firefighters put out massive blaze at historic NY synagogue It took firefighters nearly two hours to get it under control. The congregation closed the synagogue in 2007 after determining it did not have the $3 million to $4 million needed for repairs. The building was built in 1850. The building was slated to be demolished in the 1960s, but was saved by a historic preservation landmark designation, the Times reported. [Full Article...]

China's dealmakers edge out Trump in first round

China's dealmakers edge out Trump in first round China had conditionally lifted its longstanding import ban on American beef a year ago, but few purchases have been made. "I look forward to the day when we can serve President Trump and President Xi a dry-aged, American-made NY strip in Beijing ( China )". [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Is Reversing Obama's Work With This Terrible New Policy

FILE - President Barack Obama, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, Sept. 25, 2014. "By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory-minimum sentences". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight

Russian Federation says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight Washington has given the deal an extremely cautious welcome, citing concerns about Iran's role as a guarantor, even as it expressed hope the agreement could set the stage for a later settlement. The deal also calls for a continued fight against the Islamic State group and former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, which could pose challenges. [Full Article...]


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