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Yates says alarm about Russian blackmail led to Flynn warning

Yates was sacked as acting attorney-general after she instructed government lawyers not to enforce Trump's initial order restricting travel to the United States by people from Muslim nations. She said she did not know how McGahn and others proceeded after she relayed the information since she was sacked soon thereafter. Yates called McGahn first thing that morning to tell him she had "a very... [Full Article...]

'Dangal' mints over Rs 80 crore in China in opening weekend

'Dangal' mints over Rs 80 crore in China in opening weekend And I would like to thank our distributors in China for giving our film such a nice release'. Well, it will be interesting to see if the film is able to break some records in China as well. Box office collections: The movie had grossed about United States dollars 2.2 million in the country. That's correct! Dangal, which set this record early this year, would be second in the list sooner than wh... [Full Article...]

Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them

Faparusi who is a governorship candidate in Ekiti state, also condemned the statement by the PDP criticising the process of the girls release. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportu. Captured as children, the Chibok girls, as they have come to be known, are being freed as young women. The Nigerian government had then approached Maulana Samiu... [Full Article...]

Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that among the candidates are individuals previously named on President Trump's list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Four more will be nominated to serve in federal district courts: Dabney Friedrich in the District of Columbia, Terry Moorer in Alabama , David Nye in Idaho and S... [Full Article...]

Hamas elects Haniyeh as political head

Hamas elects Haniyeh as political head New Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh pledged support for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners on Monday in his first comments since being elected as head of the terrorist group that runs the Gaza Strip. This shift is also seen as a symptom of rising financial pressure exerted by Hamas' main rival, Fatah, on the small territory with a population of two million. [Full Article...]

German polls: Merkel party leads in local vote

German polls: Merkel party leads in local vote Voters in the small northern state of Schleswig-Holstein handed her CDU party 32.3%, leaving the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) trailing with just 26.9%, partial results showed. The populist AfD (Alternative for Germany), which has railed against the migrant influx, scrapped through on Sunday with 5.5 percent support, winning its first seats in the state parliament in Kiel, despite a vi... [Full Article...]

Kremlin tweets closed-door Oval Office meeting with Lavrov

Trump's original national security adviser, Mike Flynn, resigned in February after it emerged he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of conversations with Lavrov during the transition. support for a Russian plan to create safe zones in Syria. Even the White House letter to Comey justifying his firing seemed to have been written with little thought for logic or clarity, confusi... [Full Article...]

The one thing we know about the Comey firing: Jennifer Rubin

The one thing we know about the Comey firing: Jennifer Rubin Top Democrats in Congress have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's alleged meddling of the 2016 USA presidential election following President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Think about this, the sitting president of the United States announcing that he is not a crook - well, in his telling , not a suspected crook - as he fires the man w... [Full Article...]

Trump to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel & Vatican in first overseas presidential trip

Leaders of the Muslim world will convene to meet with Trump, who warmed to Middle Eastern diplomacy after successful visits from King Abdullah of Jordan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sissi. Over the weekend the pope told reporters aboard the plane returning from a trip to Egypt that he wasn't aware of any request from Trump for a meeting. [Full Article...]

Nixon ex-counsel: Comey firing is like 'accelerated' Watergate

There was no immediate word on whether Comey, whom President Donald Trump dismissed from his position at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, would appear. Comey, who was sacked by President Trump on Tuesday, made the request in a meeting last week with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, and Senate Intelligence Committee members were briefed on the request on Monday. [Full Article...]

New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang

Moon also said he'll "sincerely negotiate" with the United States and China over the deployment of the US's THAAD missile-defense system that's unpopular with many South Koreans. As it is, Moon is unlikely to follow through on another controversial pledge, to reopen the Kaesong Industrial Complex, the landmark economic cooperation project between the two Koreas that closed in February 2016 after ... [Full Article...]

Now, Trump flips on NAFTA

Now, Trump flips on NAFTA Talk of the potential withdrawal from Nafta earlier drove the Mexican and Canadian currencies lower. At 9:42 a.m. ET, the Canadian dollar was trading at $1.3607 to the greenback, or 73.49 USA cents, stronger than the Bank of Canada's official Wednesday close of $1.3612, or 73.46 US cents. [Full Article...]

Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections

The Syrian Democratic Forces, a USA -backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, have seized territory from the jihadist group and advanced on Raqqa from the north, east and west. Mattis, speaking before the announcement to reporters in Denmark and after talks with coalition members, sounded upbeat about working through tensions with Ankara . [Full Article...]

S.Korea's new president says willing to visit rival N.Korea

Moon, the child of refugees who fled North Korea during the Korean War, will lead a nation shaken by a scandal that felled his conservative predecessor, Park Geun-hye, who sits in a jail cell awaiting a corruption trial later this month. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both congratulated Moon on Wednesday. Many older people are wary of Moon's less confrontationa... [Full Article...]

Teen free Wendy's nuggets tweet sets new record

Wilkerson tweeted at the fast-food chain asking how many retweets he would need for a year's worth of nuggets. Twitter also confirmed on its blog Tuesday morning that Wilkerson was the new record holder . Congratulations to Carter for achieving his dream of getting free chicken nuggets. Ellen filmed a short PSA with Bradley Cooper to help boost her numbers, but the publicity Wilkerson got f... [Full Article...]

Russia's top diplomat at White House

The Washington Post writes that Trump and Lavrov are expected to talk about the turmoil in Syria and the fight against global terrorism. "Was he fired?" he said, arching his eyebrows. NBC's Andera Mitchell asked, "Does the Comey firing cast a shadow over the talks, gentlemen?" and Lavrov replied, with feigned shock, "Was he fired?" A US official and a person knowledgeable of the plans are des... [Full Article...]

Trump adviser in conflict of interest controversy

Meyer wanted to make clear that her brother had stepped away from the company in January and has nothing to do with this project", the company continued. Kushner's sister Nicole Meyer spoke at the event in an effort to solicit $150 million in financing for an upcoming Kushner Companies Jersey City housing development, One Journal Square . [Full Article...]

Families Ask Why Arrest In Serial Shooter Case Took So Long

Aaron Saucedo, initially arrested on April 19 for a fatal shooting in 2015, was re-booked on Monday into a Maricopa county jail and is now facing 26 charges for a total of 12 shootings, reports USA Today. But in a unusual quirk, the Department of Public Safety said Saucedo's gun from the killing of his mother's friend had been test-fired as part of the freeway shooting probe. [Full Article...]

Murphy tweets photos of gun violence victims as Trump speaks to NRA

Murphy tweets photos of gun violence victims as Trump speaks to NRA Giffords, a Democrat, was shot in the head in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that left six people dead. And that on average, in one year, 2,647 kids die from gun violence. He's kicking it off with an invocation. Trump's close relationship with the NRA is alarming to advocates of gun control, who see it as leading to a unsafe era. [Full Article...]

BC election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance

The source, who is in the premier's office, says Lt. -Gov. In Chilliwack, 33.8 per cent of the 1,538 ballots cast in the mock election were for Tracey O'Hara of the NDP followed by 31.7 per cent for Wayne Froese of the Green Party and 28.7 per cent for BC Liberal John Martin. [Full Article...]


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