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Ex-FBI director to lead Russian Federation probe

The White House has said the firing was unrelated to the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, although a date has not yet been set, according to the committee's chairman, Senator Richard Burr. [Full Article...]

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks Ambassador Kim In Ryong told reporters on Friday. North Korea, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter US aggression. [Full Article...]

Trump to head overseas without announcing new FBI director

Spicer spoke aboard Air Force One following Trump's remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in CT. Joe Lieberman, a career politician from CT and long-time Democrat, is U.S. Swan Song: Joe Lieberman prepares for his final speech in Senate. In January, he was the target of liberal scorn when he testified in favor of Trump's choice for Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, in her Senate confirmation ... [Full Article...]

Top Saudi cleric 'blesses' Trump-Muslim summit

Criticized in the past for not turning around to wave before boarding, Trump and his wife made sure to smile and give big waves this time. "We look forward to getting this whole situation behind us", the Republican president told a news conference at the White House on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, UN says

A spokesperson of the WHO, Eric Kabambi, has assured there is no cause for alarm since "the case is in a very remote zone, very forested". The new case suggests that Ebola is back in the Democratic Republic of Congo-raising the specter not just of the 2014 outbreak that sickened 66 and killed 49, but the much larger (unrelated) outbreak that swept through West Africa between 2014 and 2016. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon admits SNP is 'not perfect' after 10 years in power

Nicola Sturgeon admits SNP is 'not perfect' after 10 years in power The Scottish Government put forward proposals at the end of previous year in an attempt to create a bespoke Brexit deal for Scotland - where the vote to remain was 62% - but Ms Sturgeon said they were "dismissed out of hand by the Prime Minister". [Full Article...]

Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism

Trump to call for unity in fight vs. radicalism The draft of the speech includes no mention of "radical Islamic terrorism" - a phrase that candidate Trump regularly criticized opponent Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama for shying away from. Trump intends to condemn Syria's President Bashar Assad for committing "unspeakable crimes against humanity" and Iran for contributing to spiraling violence in Syria. [Full Article...]

Sharif to leave for S Arabia tomorrow, could meet Trump

Sharif to leave for S Arabia tomorrow, could meet Trump Large billboards with pictures of Mr Trump and King Salman carry the slogan given to the visit, "Together we prevail". The host of the event declared that Trump was being honored for "his quest to enhance security and stability in the region and around the world". [Full Article...]

Noted journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

Valdez, who had made a name for himself covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was in his auto on a busy street in Sinaloa when attackers shot and killed him on Monday, according to The Atlantic . He was a correspondent for a national newspaper, La Jornada , and also co-founded the respected Riodoce publication and authored several books delving into narcotrafficking and organized crim... [Full Article...]

Senators: Rosenstein knew of Comey firing before memo

Republicans have largely stood behind Trump in the first months of his presidency as the FBI and congressional investigations into Russia's election meddling intensified. By Wednesday, White House officials had backed off blaming Rosenstein for the firing and the next day Trump contradicted his own officials and told NBC News that the decision to fire Comey was his alone and he was thinking of "th... [Full Article...]

President Buhari describes the releases of 82 Chibok girls as democracy gift

The girls were released via negotiations between the Nigerian government and the terrorist group, reports Reuters . The statement credits the Government of Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross, among other N.G.Os, with helping negotiate the girls' release. [Full Article...]

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House He reiterated his earlier comments that the investigation is a "witch hunt". "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" The newspaper cites the White House's official written account of the Oval Office meeting. [Full Article...]

President Trump warns Comey about 'leaking', implies talks were recorded

President Trump warns Comey about 'leaking', implies talks were recorded Comey found the allegations confounding, according to his associate, and wondered what to make of what he described as unusual thoughts coming from his new boss.The president was no kinder to Comey on Thursday, calling him names and saying he'd left the Federal Bureau of Investigation in "virtual turmoil". [Full Article...]

Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North Under the leadership of Kim, North Korea has been speeding up its pursuit of a decades-long goal of developing nuclear-armed missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland. Harris is visiting Tokyo to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who he met Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Macron seeks more German support in Mali

Macron seeks more German support in Mali Mali's president expressed his gratitude toward France for its military intervention that began in 2013 after extremist groups overran the country's vast northern region. Africa is struggling more and more with terrorism. Speaking alongside Malian President Keita, Macron promised that France would be "uncompromising" in its fight against militant Islamists in Mali and the Sahel. [Full Article...]

8 judges on Venezuela's Supreme Court hit with U.S. sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement . In February , the administration ordered sanctions against Vice President Tareck El Aissami, accusing him of playing a major role in global drug trafficking. Maduro also said in comments to a televised cabinet meeting late on Tuesday that planned opposition rallies in Caracas on Wednesday evening were reminiscent of rallies during the ris... [Full Article...]

S. Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

S. Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North Saturday marked another breakthrough in North Korea's broad array of missile programs. The Trump administration is also indicating a shift in the possibility of dialogue with Pyongyang, leaving room for cooperation with the Moon administration on engagement of North Korea in the future. [Full Article...]

Nigerian University Rocked by Blasts, 1 Person Dead

Nigerian University Rocked by Blasts, 1 Person Dead No casualty was recorded and the suicide bomber's corps has been deposited at Borno Specialist hospital. A second explosion rocked a women's hostel, killing a campus security guard, according to another student, Mohammed Ibrahim. The source told Xinhua that one of the three suicide bombers carried AK 47 gun and at least two bomb exploded during the attack. The attacks occurred at a time the ne... [Full Article...]

US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

Particular scrutiny needs to be paid to the actions of Mr. Erdogan's security guards, who, a state-owned Turkish news service confirmed, were involved in the fighting because - can you believe the gall? - they didn't think police were doing enough to quiet the protest. [Full Article...]

US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia On Wednesday he heads to Rome where he will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican before flying to Belgium on Thursday to meet King Philippe and Prime Minister Charles Michel. She still owns the brand, which could be boosted by her high-profile stint at the White House . "The problem, of course, is that once you plunge into the world of the three Abrahamic faiths, what you soon begin to understand ... [Full Article...]


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