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Cloud Computing pulls upset in Preakness; Always Dreaming eighth

Cloud Computing pulls upset in Preakness; Always Dreaming eighth Through the brief, three-race campaign of Cloud Computing , a colt out of Maclean's Music with Distorted Humor and A.P. Indy as grandsires, Brown had managed his way to his first triumph in a Triple Crown race after seven in Breeders' Cup races and the 2016 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer. [Full Article...]

President Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

USA private equity firm Blackstone and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) said on Saturday they planned to create a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects, mainly in the United States. There he, First Lady Melania and leading U.S. officials met Saudi King Salman , ministers, and leading royals. For Riyadh the visit is an opportunity to rebuild ties with a key ally, st... [Full Article...]

Syrian militants start leaving Damascus district

Syrian militants start leaving Damascus district Russian Federation and Iran, which support the government, and Turkey, which backs the rebels, may deploy armed forces to secure the four so-called "de-escalation zones", in what would amount to unprecedented coordination between the three countries. [Full Article...]

Cloud Computing pulls off upset in Preakness Stakes

Cloud Computing pulls off upset in Preakness Stakes Notes: After winning the Kentucky Derby as a 50-1 long shot, Mine That Bird finished a length behind Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness. He'd won his first four by a combined 23 1/4 lengths. 4 post position; Classic Empire at No. 5. In his fourth lifetime start, a horse that had never won a stakes race and was coming off a modest performance in the Wood Memorial beat a Kentucky Derby victor an... [Full Article...]

Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

Trump to Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks On Twitter, Trump appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version of contacts between them, the administration might produce tapes of conversations, although it was not clear if such tapes exist. In a striking reversal one day earlier, President Trump told NBC News that he planned to fire Comey even before meeting with top-ranking Justice Department officials and soliciting their recommendati... [Full Article...]

Erdoğan to meet Trump amid disagreements on YPG

The U.S. Justice Department thanked him and sent him away with no news of progress. But Erdogan may not be amenable to accepting the USA military support for the Kurds in a quid pro quo. national security, in part because the PKK does not seek to impose its ideology globally but seeks a unified independent homeland for all Kurds. Former President Barack Obama also reportedly favored stepping... [Full Article...]

Fact check: Haley remark on Western Wall in Israel

Throwing diplomatic salt on an open wound, Haley continued her Brody File remarks saying "Obviously, I believe that the capital should be Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem because if you look at all their government it's in Jerusalem ". [Full Article...]

Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

The U.S. president will also go to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis who has said he will not make any judgments about Trump before meeting him. "I think it divides the country and I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things", Trump said. [Full Article...]

WikiLeaks' Assange calls end of rape case important victory

WikiLeaks' Assange calls end of rape case important victory Appearing on a balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London on Friday, Assange told supporters and a large media throng he had been detained and slandered as his children grew up without him. Although he's no longer facing threats of prosecution from Sweden, he will still be arrested by the British police should he step out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. [Full Article...]

All This Impeachment Talk Is Pure Trump Derangement Syndrome

All This Impeachment Talk Is Pure Trump Derangement Syndrome Here is a look at the rarely used tool to oust a sitting USA president from power. Some Democrats in the US Congress have suggested filing an impeachment motion against Donald Trump over his alleged links to Russian Federation. The White House is scrambling to contain the fallout from Trump's unexpected firing of Comey last week. They find themselves walking a fine line between legitimate f... [Full Article...]

International Monetary Fund can offer policy advice, financial support for Belt and Road Initiative

International Monetary Fund can offer policy advice, financial support for Belt and Road Initiative She said China always followed the principle of extensive consultation with other countries on the project over which India has sovereignty concerns. "It is nearly impossible that two big countries can reach agreements on all things. The India's external affairs ministry spokesperson claimed on Saturday that India can not accept a project that violates its sovereignty and territorial integrity. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron visits French troops posted to Mali on anti-jihad mission

Emmanuel Macron visits French troops posted to Mali on anti-jihad mission He has already visited German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Pledging more investments in infrastructure and health for Mali's development, Macron expressed his willingness "to take further quick action at the political and military level". [Full Article...]

Why France's new president is visiting Mali

Why France's new president is visiting Mali In his first visit after his inauguration, Macron acknowledged the toll on the operation's French forces when he went to a military hospital in a Paris suburb and met with two soldiers injured in Mali past year. Macron's party announced a list of 428 candidates, majority political unknowns, last Thursday to fight the parliamentary elections. Pope Francis has sent new French President Emmanuel Ma... [Full Article...]

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas gave an impassioned speech on the House Floor supporting impeaching the President. Every day Donald Trump remains president puts our democracy at risk. Comey agreed Flynn, "is a good guy". The memo hasn't been released. Comey was subsequently fired by Trump himself over his handling of Hillary Clinton's email investigation, or so the White House says. [Full Article...]

Russia, China congratulate Rouhani on re-election as Iran's president

In his first speech after the vote, Rouhani thanked reformist figurehead Mohammad Khatami. More than 40 million people, out of the 56 million eligible to vote, cast their ballots in the Iranian presidential election on Friday, according to Ahmadi, who praised the high turnout, and safe and upbeat atmosphere that prevailed during the polls. [Full Article...]

New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Trump's foreign trip

A Washington Post report, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Mr Trump's campaign associates co-ordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Trump tour begins with $110 billion Saudi arms deal

Trump tour begins with $110 billion Saudi arms deal Trump's official trip is scheduled to include visits to Israel, the Vatican, Italy and Belgium. But then many of these same outlets ignored what looked like a clear bow when, later in the day, King Salman presented Tump with the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar, the kingdom's highest civilian honor. [Full Article...]

Floods drive almost 1900 from homes in Canada's Quebec

Police were searching for Clayton Cassidy, 59, the fire chief of the village of Cache Creek, who went missing Friday as he was checking creek water levels. He said the situation is under control with only minor flooding. Residents are being told to stay off water-covered streets, and to be ready to evacuate. [Full Article...]

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad He reportedly asked his staff if he can cut back the trip to five days. The centerpiece of the president's visit to Brussels is now a tour of the new North Atlantic Treaty Organisation building, which will open in about a year. Trump's next stop will be Israel. The speech will attempt to paint Iran as the source of all conflict in the region, lumping the Shia Persian state in with the Sunni Arab... [Full Article...]

First lady not wearing scarf in Saudi Arabia -- and it's no insult

First lady not wearing scarf in Saudi Arabia -- and it's no insult Trump called the day "tremendous" and said it would result in "hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs". The Saudi government is eager to start fresh with the US after several major disagreements marred its relationship with Obama. GE also reached a $15 billion deal to work with the Saudi kingdom on a range of projects aimed at improving the cou... [Full Article...]


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