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Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

One of the US officials said the strikes near the town of At Tanf destroyed at least one tank and a bulldozer, and another said it followed warning shots by USA aircraft meant to dissuade the fighters from advancing further. But the pro-Assad convoy of 20 vehicles was deemed to " pose a threat to USA partner forces", and continued to advance across the desert following Russian attempts to stop ... [Full Article...]

Comey agrees to testify before Senate intel committee

The report comes hot on the heels of a Washington Post report, published earlier on Friday, alleging that the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation has now named current senior White House adviser as a "person of interest". After days of political tumult in Washington, the Justice Department announced the appointment on Thursday of a special counsel to look into Russian interference in the... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

Air Force One touched down at the King Khalid airport in Riyadh at 2:45 a.m. ET (9:45 a.m. local time), where Trump was greeted on the tarmac by King Salman and other high-level Saudi officials. The president was already under attack for firing Comey in the midst of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump campaign membe... [Full Article...]

United States first lady ignores Trump criticism and shuns headscarf

A few hours later, Trump tweeted for the first time on global soil as president, writing "Great to be in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia". Top Saudi economic policy makers, including the finance minister and head of the kingdom's main sovereign wealth fund, described investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia to a conference attended by dozens of USA executives on Saturday. [Full Article...]

New French President Visits Mali in First Trip Outside Europe

New French President Visits Mali in First Trip Outside Europe Macron, who took office as France's President on Sunday, went to Mali on his second foreign trip, after first visiting Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin , a traditional first trip for every new French leader in the past few decades. [Full Article...]

Minister McHugh is backing Varadkar for leadership

Minister McHugh is backing Varadkar for leadership He did not disclose the reason for his resignation, but it had been expected. Votes by parliamentary party members (TDs, Senators and MEPs) have more weight than the other colleges. Mr Donohoe stated his intention to vote for Mr Varadkar in an interview on RTÉ's Morning Ireland. He said that Minister Varadkar has a "vision of a resilient and competitive economy" that can support a fairer Irela... [Full Article...]

Trump welcomed to Saudi Arabia as trouble swirls at home

Trump's visit is aimed at building stronger partnerships to combat terrorism in the region. At the royal al-Yamama palace, the king decorated Trump with the King Abdulaziz medal, the country's top civilian honour. They exchanged a handshake and Trump said it was "a great honor" to be there. In addition to the summit in Saudi Arabia, Trump's tour will take him to Israel, where he'll meet with P... [Full Article...]

High society: Pippa Middleton to marry at almost-royal event

Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire. See more in the video below. Donna Air (L) attends the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017. Pippa's wedding, lavish by British standards if not by royal standards (the 2011 nuptials in Westminster Abbey featured almost 2,000 guests and cost millions), displayed the taste and... [Full Article...]

Comey Testimony Before Lawmakers in Doubt After Special Counsel Named

The president's anger contrasted with a more measured written statement released by the White House on Wednesday evening, when he declared that a thorough investigation would find "no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity". [Full Article...]

Joe Lieberman Is Too 'Extreme' for Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders is officially against the appointment of career politician Joe Lieberman to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. Joe Lieberman was one of his top picks after meeting with the latter Thursday. Others say even though they respect Lieberman, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director job shouldn't go to a former politician. Brown and other Democrats have also cited Liebe... [Full Article...]

RJD Leader Convicted in 22-year Old Murder Case

RJD Leader Convicted in 22-year Old Murder Case The verdict will be pronounced by the court on May 23. Soon after his conviction, Singh was taken into custody and sent to jail. "I hope the court will give him the harshest punishment for the brutal murder of my husband who was extremely popular in his constituency", said Chandni Devi, widow of Ashok Singh. [Full Article...]

NHS works to curtail cyber attack damage

The minister assisting the prime minister for cyber security, Dan Tehan, said that government agencies and the nation's critical infrastructure have not been affected by the malware campaign. The internet connection was back up yesterday and the hospital said patients, who were still able to text or phone, weren't affected over the weekend. [Full Article...]

Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism Pope Francis has sent a personal message to French President Emmanuel Macron, congratulating him on his inauguration to his new office and urging him to support the country's Christian traditions. Macron emphasised the need for closer European cooperation in the fight against jihadists, especially with fellow EU heavyweight Germany. Visiting French troops fighting jihadists in West Africa, Macro... [Full Article...]

Comey agrees to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee

For an embattled White House communications team, facing the flood of negative stories and criticisms from the president, the stories were an exclamation point at the end of a disastrous week and will further cast a shadow over Trump's high-stakes foreign trip. [Full Article...]

Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide victory in French presidential polls

Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide victory in French presidential polls Although every recent French presidential election has been followed by the winner's party going on to take control of parliament, the outcome this time around has been made murky by Macron's lack of an established base. But once he has moved into the Elysee Palace next week, Macron faces the task of securing a second election victory in June for his startup party, now renamed "La Republique en Ma... [Full Article...]

Kate and Pippa Middleton Are Total Sister Goals at Each Other's Weddings

Kate and Pippa Middleton Are Total Sister Goals at Each Other's Weddings The eyes of the country turned to the small village as Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law to Prince William, Wednesday hedge fund manager James Matthews. Her father Michael took his youngest daughter by the hand as he escorted her into the church. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho hints towards his Manchester United team selection against Crystal Palace

Jose Mourinho hints towards his Manchester United team selection against Crystal Palace It will not just be kids playing against Palace as Mourinho confirmed Paul Pogba will start after missing the past two matches following the death of his father. I hope you don't kill me when you see my team. "I think the Europa League competition is for teams that go to the Europa League in the beginning, like us". [Full Article...]

Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people Special forces spokesman Sabah al-Numan said his troops had completed their initial mission, but stood ready "to support any other forces if we are ordered to by the Prime Minister". Iraq military and volunteer militia forces have nearly liberated the city, with some 98 percent of the city retaken so far. The attacks come as Iraqi forces, backed by the USA -led coalition, are slowly moving in on... [Full Article...]

No Macron party candidates in French Pacific

No Macron party candidates in French Pacific Tusk was one of the first prominent European voices to congratulate Macron on his May 7 presidential election runoff victory over far-right and anti-EU politician Marine Le Pen. President Macron has said that he supports the French principle of secularism (laicite). That adds to the emphasis Macron has put on his role as commander-in-chief of the armed forces by his drive down the Champs Elysees... [Full Article...]

President Trump told Russians Comey is 'a real nut job'

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (2nd R) and her family, husband Jared Kushner (from L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrived aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to board Air Force One for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, March 3, 2017. [Full Article...]


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