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Turkey's Erdogan re-elected as party leader

Turkey's Erdogan re-elected as party leader In a precisely choreographed special congress in Ankara, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) elected Erdogan - the only candidate - to replace Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as chairman. Some of Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and the European Union, which it aspires to join, have also expressed concern. Erdogan's meeting with U.S. [Full Article...]

Julian Assange still faces arrest warrant - United Kingdom police

Julian Assange still faces arrest warrant - United Kingdom police Assange has won his battle against extradition to Sweden, which wanted to question him about a rape allegation. According to the BBC News , if Assange would return to Sweden before the statute of limitation on this case expires in August 2020, the preliminary investigation could resume. [Full Article...]

Turk's supporters, security team attack DC protesters

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon expressed his concerns over the incident to the Turkish Ambassador. The video emerged after US President Donald Trump had welcomed Erdogan to the White House and praised him as an ally in the battle against Islamic extremism in the middle-east. [Full Article...]

Trump reportedly bragged to Russian officials about squashing the FBI's Russia investigation

Trump reportedly bragged to Russian officials about squashing the FBI's Russia investigation The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest , showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter. [Full Article...]

These are the real 'greatest witch hunts' in political history

Wittes said Mr. Comey told him. In his earlier twitter posts , Trump decried the naming of Robert Mueller, a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, as a special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, an official he himself appointed. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner identified as 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia probe

Jared Kushner identified as 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia probe On the heels of a special counsel being named to oversee the Russian Federation probe, the Post report late Friday said law enforcement officials looking into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign have identified a senior White House adviser as a significant person of interest. [Full Article...]

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians, sources say

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians, sources say Obama, shortly after last November's presidential election, reportedly warned Trump not to hire Flynn for the national security post, according to news reports - advice the billionaire businessman failed to heed. The next day, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said he wouldn't retaliate. "Trump feels really, really, really bad about firing him, and he genuinely thinks if the investigation ... [Full Article...]

Nigeria prisoner swap secures release of 82 Chibok girls

Nigeria prisoner swap secures release of 82 Chibok girls Mr. Buhari stated this Sunday when he hosted the girls in his official residence at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja . Nigeria's presidency released the names of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists which parents anxiously scoured to see if their daughters were released three years after their capture. [Full Article...]

USA media: N. Korea missile reentered Earth's atmosphere

USA media: N. Korea missile reentered Earth's atmosphere North Korea Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile which travelled some 500 km, just a week after a previous launch sparked global condemnation and threats of tougher United Nations sanctions. In a separate statement, a Central Intelligence Agency analyst said this week Iran and North Korea are working together to improve their respective missile programs, according to CNBC . [Full Article...]

S. Korea, US say N. Korea fires midrange missile

Sunday's missile was launched at 0759 GMT from a location near Pukchang, 60 km (36 miles) northeast of the capital Pyongyang, an area where North Korea attempted to test-launch another missile last month but failed, South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. [Full Article...]

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test Council diplomats say the US and China, the North's closest ally, have been working on a new sanctions resolution. The 15-member Council warned that that the launches contributed to the development of nuclear weapons delivery systems and were greatly increasing tensions. [Full Article...]

Nigeria Chibok girls: 103 freed girls to go back to school

Allen Manasseh, Chibok parents' spokesperson, speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The program extends to all kidnapped girls, and it is created to give them the education and freedom that Boko Haram sought to take from them. [Full Article...]

Escaping troubles in DC, Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome

Indeed, back in 2015 Trump was aghast that Michelle Obama didn't wear a head covering on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, and tweeted his criticism of Obama and his concern about the United States making enemies, six months before he entered the presidential race. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires ballistic missile

North Korea fired off an "unidentified projectile" Sunday according to South Korean defense officials, a week after its latest missile launch. The missile resembled North Korea's Pukguksong-2 type, an upgraded, extended-range version of its submarine-launched ballistic missile, the official said by telephone. [Full Article...]

Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

White House aides appeared to be in good spirits, with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner giving National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster a high-five between meetings. This oil-rich and conflict-ridden region is essential to USA national security interests, and Mr Trump reportedly spent most of the 12-hour flight from the USA in meetings with staff and working on his speech. [Full Article...]

Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn as national security advisor

The Russian officials believed that they could use Flynn to influence President Donald Trump and his team, sources told CNN . In Moscow, a Russian foreign ministry official declined to comment on the contacts and referred Reuters to the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Trump Seemingly Applies Carrot and Stick over Sanctions for Iran

Trump Seemingly Applies Carrot and Stick over Sanctions for Iran Stuart Jones , the top us diplomat in charge of the Middle East, said the U.S.is still forming a "comprehensive Iran policy" that includes Iran's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and militant groups in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen. [Full Article...]

Corbyn says May's manifesto aims to 'pitch young against old'

The star went on to claim the "mainstream media" had negatively portrayed Mr Corbyn by claiming "he wasn't a leader". He has also been criticised over his activities with the Troops Out movement, which campaigned to end British military involvement in Northern Ireland in the 1980s. [Full Article...]

Labour Party gains ground ahead of United Kingdom general election

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Sunday it would not ditch proposals to reduce support for elderly voters, as opinion polls showing their lead ahead of the June 8 national election falling. For pensioners they offer a triple whammy of misery, ending the triple lock which protects pensioner incomes, means-testing the winter fuel allowance and slapping a " dementia tax... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump says Saudi progress on women 'encouraging'

Trump's signature phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" was not included in the speech, according to excerpts released in advance by the White House. Trump's speech came amid a renewed courtship of the United States' Arab allies. "The unique piece of it is that every single one of them are signatories on how they're responsible and will actually prosecute the financing of terrorism, including indiv... [Full Article...]


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