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Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'

Anxious to avert defections, the Republicans said they would abandon key austerity proposals that their unsuccessful presidential candidate, Francois Fillon, had stood for. Macron, 39, has promised to rejuvenate France's jaded governing class by bringing more people into parliament who, like him, have never held elected office. [Full Article...]

Sen. Mike Lee Says Trump Is 'Fully Cooperating' With Russia Investigation

Sen. Mike Lee Says Trump Is 'Fully Cooperating' With Russia Investigation Meanwhile, U.S. media, citing unnamed Federal Bureau of Investigation sources, reported that Trump pressured Comey to pledge his personal loyalty to the U.S. "I want to find out if there was a problem in the election having to do with Russian Federation", he said. The White House disputes this, but this White House is also known to lie. [Full Article...]

White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation

Mr. Flynn hired a lawyer a few weeks later. But his position was consistent with the wishes of Turkey, which had long opposed the United States partnering with the Kurdish forces - and which was his undeclared client. Flynn was told of the Pentagon's plan to use Syrian Kurdish forces to retake Raqqa by Susan Rice , former President Barack Obama's national security adviser, 10 days before Presiden... [Full Article...]

White House Reeling From New Bombshell Allegation

A White House official told CBS News that if Comey "had those concerns, why weren't they shared with the deputy Director, why weren't they shared with Congress , why weren't they shared with DOJ?" Comey "was doing what we tell people to do", said the former official. [Full Article...]

Merkel: British EU immigration cap would have price

While some in the Republicans fumed at Philippe's appointment, seeing it as a betrayal on his part, others welcomed it and urged the parties to accept Macron's "outstretched hand". Taking over from outgoing prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve during a short ceremony, Philippe described himself as "a man of the right" who was driven by "the greater good". [Full Article...]

Australian conservative government to raise taxes on five biggest banks

Mr Turnbull and Mr Morrison will hope Tuesday night's Budget proves to be a turning point for a government that has struggled in the polls since last year's election. "This new tax is not a well thought-out policy response to a public interest issue, it is a political tax grab to cover a budget black hole". Bank executives will be subject to a new accountability regime in which the Australian Pr... [Full Article...]

Flynn reportedly told Trump's transition team about investigation before inauguration

Claims Mr Trump passed on secret intelligence to senior Russian envoys last week took a new twist yesterday when President Vladimir Putin made an extraordinary offer to provide a transcript of the Oval Office meeting. He has since been at the center of the furor from allegations that the Trump campaign had inappropriate ties and interactions with the Russian government before the election. [Full Article...]

Polish Left supports Labour in upcoming United Kingdom election

Polish Left supports Labour in upcoming United Kingdom election Corbyn also criticized the Conservative Party for their hawkish approach to security issues. The Tories said Mr Corbyn, long an opponent of nuclear weapons, had "spent a lifetime trying to disarm Britain". "It's an extraordinary question when you think about it; would you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people?" However just 30% agreed that Mr. [Full Article...]

Labour manifesto: 27 key things you need to know

It also argues that Labour's plans to borrow to invest in the country's infrastructure - with a national transformation fund investing £250 billion over 10 years - should be included in the overall borrowing figures. including for members of the media", and reminded the hecklers that he himself was also a member of the National Union of Journalists. Labour's manifesto pledges also included... [Full Article...]

White House offers muted response on Comey memo

I wonder, in fact, if even Comey doubted whether Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice under the law when they first had this alleged conversation about Flynn in February. Trump traveled to CT earlier in the day to give the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He responded: "I think it's pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey". [Full Article...]

British PM says up to Trump who he shares intelligence with

British PM says up to Trump who he shares intelligence with Senate and Congress", Putin told reporters during a news conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. In his remarks in Sochi, Putin dismissed outrage over Trump's reported disclosures as an effort by US politicians to whip up "anti-Russian sentiment". [Full Article...]

Supporters, opponents of Turkey's Erdogan clash in Washington

Supporters, opponents of Turkey's Erdogan clash in Washington The altercation was captured on camera, and resulted in nine people being hurt. The two men arrested by D.C. police were identified as Ayten Necmi, 49, of Woodside, New York, charged with aggravated assault for allegedly punching someone in the face, and Jalal Kheirabaoi, 42, charged with assault on a police officer. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council weighs tightening sanctions on North Korea

UN Security Council weighs tightening sanctions on North Korea The council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea's latest missile test and warned of new sanctions. North Korea says the medium long-range strategic missile it tested over the weekend can carry a nuclear warhead. Ji also repeated an assertion by North Korean officials that Pyongyang has successfully foiled a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong Un last month with a biochemical poison. [Full Article...]

Top Trump aide won't say if Western Wall is part of Israel

Top Trump aide won't say if Western Wall is part of Israel According to Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster, "the president will declare an irrevocable alliance with Israel and strengthen ties with the closest US ally in the Middle East". An official in Netanyahu's office said on Monday that Israel has contacted Washington about the matter. Also during the campaign, Trump said he supported Israel building settlements in the occupied West Ban... [Full Article...]

Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA For one thing, said IBM Security's Caleb Barlow, researchers are still unsure exactly how the malware spread in the first place. Kaspersky Lab confirmed that the company's protection subsystems detected at least 45,000 infection attempts in 74 countries, mostly in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Iran Elections: Conservative Candidate and Tehran Mayor Ghalibaf Withdraws from Race

Jahangiri, the incumbent vice president, announced his withdrawal in a statement, saying, "Now, the campaign period is nearly over and thankfully Dr. Rouhani has been able to successfully endure all cruelties and inequities directed at him". [Full Article...]

Putin: US pols may have 'political schizophrenia,' or be 'stupid' or 'dangerous'

Putin: US pols may have 'political schizophrenia,' or be 'stupid' or 'dangerous' Israel's top-selling newspaper Yediot Aharonot reported in January that Israeli intelligence officials had been told in a meeting with U.S. colleagues that "Israeli intelligence information, methods of operation and sources" could leak from a Trump administration seen as having close ties to the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her

Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her As an active duty soldier, Manning will continue to receive health care and have access to commissaries and military exchanges, but she will not be paid. British filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins is directing the movie, executive produced by Citizenfour filmmaker Laura Poitras. September 1, 2010: Manning's civilian attorney, David E. [Full Article...]

PCB bans all-rounder Nawaz in spot-fixing probe

PCB bans all-rounder Nawaz in spot-fixing probe His ban is for two months, but one month will be suspended if he fulfils anti-corruption criteria set by the PCB. That there is no further/additional breach of the PCB Code by Nawaz after commencement of the period of Ineligibility; and no previous breach of the PCB Code by MN comes to light. [Full Article...]

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Short Interest Down 19.4% in April

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Short Interest Down 19.4% in April Shares of Staples, Inc .'s stock were trading down 5 percent Tuesday morning after the company announced a 5-percent drop in sales and net income growth of $45 million. Tracking ROA value which gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has a Return on Investment (ROI) of -0.60% and a gross margin of 33.70%. [Full Article...]


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