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Trump branded Comey 'nut job' as investigation points at White House

Trump now enters a new phase in which the focus of press coverage will sharpen. Trump on Friday took off for a nine-day trip overseas, his first as president. While the White House initially pointed to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, outlining Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, as the impetus... [Full Article...]

Senators Urge Turkish President To Hold His Bodyguards Accountable For DC Violence

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. McCain and California Sen. Such actions may be the norm under Erdogan's repressive regime, but they must not be tolerated in the U.S. Royce detailed his request for an inquiry in a lette... [Full Article...]

Senior White House Aide 'Person of Interest' in Russia Probe

Two members of the Trump campaign and transition team with reported ties to Russian Federation - former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chair Paul Manafort - are not current White House officials, meaning the Post reporting has identified a new connection. [Full Article...]

Rouhani looks set to secure second term in Iran

Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani has emphatingly won the country's presidential election, according to official results, fending off a challenge by principlist rival, Ebrahim Raisi . The crowning achievement of Mr Rouhani's first term was a deal with global powers to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of most financial sanctions. [Full Article...]

Venezuelans again shut down capital to protest government

And the US has expressed grave concern about the erosion of democratic norms in the South American country. The protests were the latest in more than a month of unrest sparked by the country's deepening political and economic crisis. The nationwide anti-government demonstrations launched 45 days ago have turned violent in some cases, with the toll now standing at 39 dead, hundreds injured and... [Full Article...]

Last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas

She wanted people to express love for their mother through handwritten letters instead of buying ready made gifts. "It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved". President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day a national holiday in 1914. For this moment maybe we are making our dreams come true and facing our adult life and grow, but they are also getting old every day. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out: abused by 'greatest witch hunt'

Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, at least for now. Trump fired back ahead of a briefing Thursday afternoon for all USA senators being held by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar responded, "This is a truth hunt". But the disclosure could increase the pressure on Trump and his aides to provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Congress wit... [Full Article...]

Iran state TV declares Rouhani victor of presidential election

Rouhani's closest rival, Ebrahim Raisi, has garnered more than 15.4 million, 38.55 percent, of votes tallied. The chief of the electoral committee, Ali Asghar Ahmadi, said that the former Minister of Physical Education Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, a moderate reformist, ranked fourth with 139,331 votes (0.53 percent). [Full Article...]

President Trump, King Salman meet in Riyadh

There are other reasons leaders in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have an affinity for Trump. Trumpets played and soldiers stood at attention as the president walked in. Saudi Arabia is taking new steps to counter the messages of Islamic State and other Islamist militant groups online, a senior Saudi official said on Saturday, as U.S. [Full Article...]

Bring it on, Salmond tells Tory election challengers

Bring it on, Salmond tells Tory election challengers Nicola Sturgeon has already called for a second independence vote since the European Union referendum, despite the majority of Scots opposing it before Brexit, insisting Scotland has been taken out of the European Union "against its will". "Our renewable electricity generation is way ahead of the United Kingdom, and we met our world-leading climate change target of a 42% reduction in carbon emissi... [Full Article...]

Became known, many Russian artists are denied entry to Ukraine

Became known, many Russian artists are denied entry to Ukraine This was recently illustrated in Ukraine, where, the Ukrainian Institute of Mass Information (IMI) reported, sanctions were imposed on several Russian media outlets considered to be working against Ukraine's national interests. Currently, only a court can order internet service providers to take action against a website. In an online poll of 11,000 people on Tuesday afternoon, 66 percent said... [Full Article...]

New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister Right-winger Bruno Le Maire becomes economy minister and is one of three members of the conservative Republicans party in the government along with prime minister Edouard Philippe, who was appointed on Monday. He is eyeing parliamentary elections in June when he hopes his new Republique En Marche (REM) party will win a majority, giving him the freedom to enact his ambitious reform programme. [Full Article...]

Texas university cancels GOP senator's speech on student petition

Texas university cancels GOP senator's speech on student petition But the rancor in Washington since the dramatic Comey firing escalated over the last week, to the point that even a congenial figure like Cornyn was considered problematic because he is a partisan Republican. Cornyn is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice, and he was also Attorney General of the state. And a number of current and former senators, including Marco Rubio of Florida and former Tex... [Full Article...]

Under fire at home, Trump lands in Saudi for first foreign trip

Under fire at home, Trump lands in Saudi for first foreign trip Soon after, Trump tweeted for the first time on global soil as president. The two leaders exchanged pleasantries and Trump said it was "a great honor" to be there. On Friday, a report by The Washington Post that the probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties had identified a "significant person of interest" in the White House undercut Trump's insistence his election bid had nothing to do ... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn rejects claims he is a pacifist

Jeremy Corbyn rejects claims he is a pacifist The launch ended a hard week for the veteran socialist, after a muddle on his Brexit position and the leaking of Labour's draft manifesto for the June 8 vote. "The "bomb first, talk later" approach to security has failed". In an impassioned speech at Chatham House in London, Mr Corbyn said he isn't a pacifist, but cautioned against military action overseas. [Full Article...]

Erdogan visits Trump, amid friction between US, Turkey

His forces would receive "special weapons and armoured vehicles" to enter the city, Hassan said, after President Donald Trump changed USA policy to allow arms deliveries to the SDF's Kurdish component. "Oftentimes, it can be untidy", Mattis said of keeping allies focused on that goal. Turkish air strikes carried out against Kurds in Syria and Iraq last week displayed Erdogan's seriousness of goa... [Full Article...]

Syria war: US-led coalition 'strikes pro-Assad convoy'

A USA defense official said the convoy did not respond to numerous warnings and was "getting too close to coalition forces". The region around Tanf, where the borders of Jordan, Syria and Iraq meet, has been considered a de-conflicted zone, under an agreement between the USA and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Trump to head overseas without announcing new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Former Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the frontrunner to lead the FBI, Politico and CNN reported on Thursday , citing unnamed sources, following the firing of James Comey. Earlier at a White House appearance with Santos, Trump was asked if Lieberman was one of the finalists, he answered with an emphatic "Yes". Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No 2 Republica... [Full Article...]

ICJ verdict matter of great relief: Congress

According to Radio Pakistan, Aziz maintained that the ICJ did not order Pakistan to provide consular access to Jadhav, but has merely put forward an opinion. "Pakistan will present solid evidence against Jadhav". India has maintained that Jadhav was abducted from Iran, where he was pursuing his business, and passed off as a spy. [Full Article...]

Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and US President Donald Trump are expected to have their first meeting in Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit, according to a Foreign Ministry source. Obama, writing on Twitter that she'd "insulted" Saudi citizens. Billboards featuring images of Mr Trump and the king and emblazoned with the motto Together We prevail, dotted Riyadh's hi... [Full Article...]


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