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Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

Checked baggage is screened more heavily than carry-ons and a bomb in the cargo hold would have less impact than one in the cabin, according to United States of America officials. "Beyond the immediate operational impact, we are concerned about the consequences that such a ban would have on demand for transatlantic air travel and ultimately connectivity between Europe and the U.S.", Jankovec a... [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

Minutes later, he added, "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! ". On the Hill, a number of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle praised the selection of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who also served as a US attorney. [Full Article...]

Senate intel chair: Michael Flynn won't honor subpoena for private documents

Trump also boasted of what he saw as the "tremendous success" of his presidency. Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress have expressed alarm. On hearing of Mueller's appointment from White House Counsel Don McGahn, Trump assembled his senior aides in the Oval Office and gave them a pep talk, casting the probe as an opportunity to refocus on his agenda, a senior White House official said.... [Full Article...]

Another 82 Boko Haram abductees freed, but scores still missing

The government has published a list of the girls' names, and parents in Chibok, some 900 kilometers northeast of the capital, are slowly learning if their daughters were among those freed . She also said that the government made provision for skill acquisition for the girls to enable them earn a decent living and thanked President Buhari for his serious commitment towards the recovery of the girl... [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens Comey With Possibility of Secret "Tapes"

In an interview with Fox News Channel's Jeannine Pirro set to air Saturday, Trump suggested eliminating the daily briefings and instead having one every two weeks - conducted by him. Trump himself said in an interview with NBC News Thursday that he had chose to fire Comey "regardless of the recommendation" from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, which administration spokespersons initially sa... [Full Article...]

Putin: 'Stupid' Trump critics are creating 'anti-Russian sentiment'

Putin: 'Stupid' Trump critics are creating 'anti-Russian sentiment' Even Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee who has been reluctant to investigate anything related to Trump, said Tuesday night that he is prepared to subpoena the Comey memo for investigation. "We need the facts". The release of Comey memos and other materials to Congress would immediately change the nature of congressional investigations into the preside... [Full Article...]

S. Korea's Moon: 'High Possibility' of Clashes with North

Speaking ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council following North Korea's latest missile test at the weekend, Haley said she believed the United States and others would agree with North Korea's neighbor and ally China on how to respond to the launch. [Full Article...]

Senate investigators: Flynn won't honor subpoena

Senate investigators: Flynn won't honor subpoena Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had said hours earlier Flynn's lawyer had informed the panel he would not comply with the subpoena. The Senate subpoenaed the former National Security Adviser last week as part of an investigation of President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to speak at 2017 Durham Miners' Gala

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. [Full Article...]

BC has first minority government in 65 years

We saw that in our polling where Green and NDP supporters were excited about their party's outlook and the Liberal supporters didn't share the same level of enthusiasm for their party. According to Elections BC, there were more than 50,000 valid absentee ballots in the last provincial and it's unclear how many there are this time around. [Full Article...]

Turkey calls for ouster of United States envoy in charge of countering IS

Turkey calls for ouster of United States envoy in charge of countering IS Nauert said in her statement that the United States respects Turkey's concerns about its approach, and will continue regular consultations on the issue. Erdogan met US President Donald Trump at the White House for a visit that aimed to improve strained ties. Video shows people pushing past police to confront a small group of protesters across the street in Sheridan Circle. [Full Article...]

Trump defends intelligence sharing, but Russian media call report 'fake' news

Trump defends intelligence sharing, but Russian media call report 'fake' news While Israeli officials have not confirmed they were the source of intelligence, Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer told the Times in an emailed statement that "Israel has full confidence in our intelligence- sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump". [Full Article...]

Doors open for India to join OBOR: China

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated the Chinese president for visionary initiative of "One Belt -One Road" (OBOR) and commended the efforts of the government and people of China for making this forum a historic global event of the region and the world at large. [Full Article...]

IATA warns European Union and United States authorities on electronics ban expansion

De Juniac wrote to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Tuesday expressing "serious concern" regarding an expanded ban and detailing the estimated passenger costs, according to a copy of the letter seen by Bloomberg . [Full Article...]

US Airstrike Hits Pro-Assad Militia Forces In Syria

US Airstrike Hits Pro-Assad Militia Forces In Syria The number of USA forces in Syria has steadily increased in recent months. The airstrikes occurred near the Syrian town of al-Tanf, where Syrian opposition forces backed by the U.S. The agency says women and children were among the dead, and that some were beheaded. The attack in the central Hama province targeted villages where most residents belong to the Ismaili branch of Shiite Islam, ra... [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani congratulates France Macron on presidential victory

Hollande accepted the resignation and asked Cazeneuve in a letter to handle affairs until the formation of a new government team, according to an Elysee statement. France's highest-circulation Catholic newspaper, La Croix, declared support for Macron and accused church leaders in a May 5 editorial of lacking will "to put an end to extremism". [Full Article...]

'Very good' chance for Israel-Palestine peace

'Very good' chance for Israel-Palestine peace Israel's Prime Minister restated Israel's commitment to peace with the Palestinians following President Donald Trump's meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington on Wednesday. He did not address - at least in the public portion of the meeting - a demand by Netanyahu that Abbas stop Palestinian Authority payments to families of terrorists killed or jailed by Israel. [Full Article...]

Government downplays criticism of Kenny's Saudi Arabia remarks

Government downplays criticism of Kenny's Saudi Arabia remarks Emmerson also called specifically for the release of 10 named Saudis who he said had been arbitrarily arrested, largely because they had expressed criticism of aspects of the kingdom . Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has instructed the kingdom's relevant authorities not to demand the consent of female citizens' guardians when providing certain public services, the Saudi Human Rights Commissi... [Full Article...]

Civil rights lawyer poised to become Philadelphia's next DA

Civil rights lawyer poised to become Philadelphia's next DA They're the problems that the police officers have every day throughout Center City. "But they don't control what the police do". He pointed out that the union isn't in command of the police, and instead, Krasner said he's already had conversations with the man who is: Police Commissioner Richard Ross. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron names conservative Edouard Philippe as new French prime minister

Emmanuel Macron names conservative Edouard Philippe as new French prime minister Macron and his centre-right prime minister Edouard Philippe faced a tricky balancing act in choosing their first government, with 39-year-old Macron needing to keep his allies happy while opening up positions to Philippe's rightwing Republicans party. [Full Article...]


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