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DOJ press conference for Alton Sterling investigation set for 1 p.m.

DOJ press conference for Alton Sterling investigation set for 1 p.m. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said his office will begin a state investigation into the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling on July 5 in Baton Rouge . Sterling then continued to move, prompting Salamoni to fire again, into Sterling's back. Once LSP and our assigned prosecutor have reviewed the materials generated by the federal government's civil rights investigation and have conducted any ... [Full Article...]

North Korea's Latest Missile Never Even Made It Out of Korea

North Korea's Latest Missile Never Even Made It Out of Korea Trump hosted Chinese president Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in early April and commended him for "trying very hard" with North Korea. The test comes with tensions high on the Korean peninsula, with this the latest in a series of missile launches by the North and warnings from US President Donald Trump's administration that it was running out of patience. [Full Article...]

PM Modi speaks to French President-Elect Macron

At 39, Macron will be France's youngest president and the first leader in modern French history who doesn't belong to a major political party. But the party has yet to pick dozens of other candidates for the 577 seats at stake in the June elections, hoping more politicians from other parties will switch sides. [Full Article...]

Trump Invites Controversial Philippines Leader To White House

Trump Invites Controversial Philippines Leader To White House A US -based human rights group says President Donald Trump should seek accountability and not offer to roll out the White House red carpet for Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, who the group accuses of being a mass murder "mastermind" amid the thousands of deaths in his anti-drug crackdown. [Full Article...]

United States committed to Turkey's security, Mattis tells Turkish PM Yildirim

United States committed to Turkey's security, Mattis tells Turkish PM Yildirim The capture of Tabqa, a key step in the advance on Raqqa , the extremist group's de-facto capital, came seven weeks after the launch of the Kurdish-led offensive, backed by the us -led global coalition. "I will personally express our worries in a detailed way when we talk with President Trump on May 16", he added, saying the issue would also be discussed at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ... [Full Article...]

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen accused of plagiarism

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen accused of plagiarism CGT leader Philippe Martinez said he "deeply disagreed" with that approach, arguing that Le Pen and Macron "are not the same thing". She also sought to puncture Macron's argument that he represents change, calling him Mr Hollande's lapdog, the candidate of "the caviar left". [Full Article...]

Most Americans say it was inappropriate for Trump to fire FBI's Comey

Most Americans say it was inappropriate for Trump to fire FBI's Comey The White House would not say whether Trump knew. Trump has lived an incredibly decadent life and consistently made a point of letting people know how wealthy he is. Undermining the prior rationale laid out by the White House, President Trump said he chose to fire James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director without regard to the Justice Department's recommendation. [Full Article...]

Henry Kissinger visits White House, surprises media with Oval Office photo-op

Henry Kissinger visits White House, surprises media with Oval Office photo-op Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Tillerson at the State Department before he was to head to the White House for talks with Trump. "And I would hope that among the important issues that get raised with Foreign Minister Lavrov are what should be deep concerns about Russia's continued interference in our democratic processes, and those of other countries". [Full Article...]

Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern

Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern However the euro's strength was tempered by the fact that experts had factored in Macron's expected victory for some time - when he was perceived to have come out on top in debates, the Euro had gained in strength - and the currency's rise was relatively modest on 8 May as a result. [Full Article...]

Karnan moves SC seeking suspension of 6-month sentence

Karnan moves SC seeking suspension of 6-month sentence Justice Karnan's lawyer MJ Nedumpara mentioned the plea before a bench, the media reported. Police teams from AP and Tamil Nadu too joined in the search at Srikalahasti. "In the instant case, the petitioner is found guilty of contempt of court without even a charge being framed". "He is a learned person and he will always respect the law of the land", Arivudai Nambi, Justice Karnan's brother, said... [Full Article...]

82 released Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigerian capital

82 released Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigerian capital But there has been mounting concern about the 74-year-old's health after he spent almost two months undergoing treatment in London and made few public appearances since March. "And we held a series of meetings, the International Red Cross, the Embassy of Switzerland; we took these representatives of the Boko Haram to the international Red Cross, and to the Ambassador of Switzerland, they gave us... [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation investigation

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation investigation Like an episode from "House of Cards", she described rushing on January 26 to warn the new White House counsel that Flynn could be compromised because Moscow knew he was lying, publicly and privately, about his contacts with Russian officials. [Full Article...]

Eddie Jones welcomes England's World Cup 'group of death'

Australia have never previously played Georgia, who are renowned for their abrasive forward play. In Pool C , which has been dubbed this World Cup's "pool of death ", England, France and Argentina are drawn against each other. "My experience of the World Cup is that having two tough games is the best preparation". He continued: "That's why I think he will definitely get to the 2019 World... [Full Article...]

White House Postpones Meeting to Decide on Participation in Paris Climate Pact

The United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off Monday in the western German city of Bonn. Whether the U.S. will back out of the Paris climate accord or cut its emission reduction pledge is a topic much discussed in recent days ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit in Italy. [Full Article...]

White House welcomes Pentagon probe of Flynn

White House welcomes Pentagon probe of Flynn A third letter released shows the Pentagon's inspector general announcement of yet another investigation of Flynn's actions. "Please, sir: don't do this", Simone Ledeen, who had worked with him in Afghanistan, said in an email at the time, according to The New Yorker . [Full Article...]

Syrian army advances at edge of cease-fire zone

Syrian army advances at edge of cease-fire zone The level of violence in Syria has fallen since the "de-escalation" deal forged by Russia , Iran and Turkey came into force at midnight on Friday, despite clashes between government forces and insurgents, and bombings in several areas. [Full Article...]

20 attorneys general call for independent probe into Russia

20 attorneys general call for independent probe into Russia Little and others have praised Rosenstein, a 52-year-old career prosecutor, for impartiality and independence. The attorney general decides what the special counsel is to investigate, and what the jurisdiction of the special counsel will be - meaning what authority they have to investigate and prosecute a crime. [Full Article...]

No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm

No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner firm Last Saturday , reporters watched as Meyer told an audience of about 100 wealthy Chinese investors inside a Beijing ballroom about the benefits of the controversial EB-5 visa program, which grants big foreign investors USA visas and a path to residence for the cost of just a half-million dollars. [Full Article...]

President Trump meets with Russian officials amid Comey scandal

Such comments largely comport with the White House's messaging on the issue. "That was a [Justice Department] decision". "This is nothing to do with the firing of Jim Comey ", she said. Rosenstein's friends don't doubt that he believed Comey made huge mistakes; that's a widespread view among Washington lawyers in both parties. Trump's base remains committed to him, and here in San Diego, many... [Full Article...]

S. Korea's New President Heading for Friction with the US?

The weapon, which was not identified, was sacked into the Bohai Sea and "achieved the intended result", a Ministry of National Defense spokesman said, adding that the test was carried out to "raise the operational capability of the armed forces and effectively respond to threats to national security". [Full Article...]


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