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Clashes erupt at Palestinian protest to support hunger strikers

It said Israel's incarceration of Palestinians in Israel, rather than the West Bank, was a violation of global law. The protest was called in support of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike in Israeli jails since April 17. [Full Article...]

Acting FBI Head Undercuts White House Claims on Comey, Probe

In a letter to committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteBob GoodlatteHouse Judiciary Dems call for hearings on Comey ouster Congress should beat the courts when it comes to taxing online retailers GOP looks to heal from healthcare divisions MORE (R-Va.), the panel's 17 Democratic members cast Comey's ouster as a hastily made decision that threatens the Justice Department's integrity and puts at risk the ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said he wasn't looking to take on more work when his counterpart in Kansas, Kris Kobach , contacted him earlier this year to ask if he'd be interested in working with the vice president's office on an examination of USA voter systems. [Full Article...]

Liberals win tight poll in Canada's British Columbia, lose majority

B.C. election 2017: Voters had their say - what happens next? . "I think British Columbians heard the message about how important it is that we fight for jobs, especially in the face of rising USA protectionism in the United States and that we keep taxes low, stay competitive, leave more money in people's pockets and that we keep up the good work that we've been doing for four years", she said... [Full Article...]

France's new president proving a keeper of secrets

Richard Ferrand, the secretary-general of Macron's Republic on the Move party, attends a press conference for the upcoming National Assembly elections, at the party headquarters in Paris , Thursday, May 11, 2017. Macron formed his own party only last year, and his election victory over the National Front's Marine Le Pen on Sunday has destroyed the dominance of the centre-left and centre-right par... [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn In March, the committee rejected Flynn's request for immunity if he testified before the committee. Congressional investigators have also accused Flynn of possibly breaking the law by not properly disclosing a $45,000 payment for an appearance he made at an event in Moscow to celebrate Russia Today. [Full Article...]

North Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

North Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot It is possible that some or all of the staff could be permanently situated at other locations at home and overseas, including within the CIA's stations throughout Northeast Asia. North Korea arrests another Christian professor from the US over charges of allegedly being hostile to state. The Trump administration has consistently refused to rule out using military action against Pyongyang, with ... [Full Article...]

US To Arm Kurds In Syria, Despite Turkish Opposition

US To Arm Kurds In Syria, Despite Turkish Opposition It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the USA would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold in Raqqa . The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement that the decision was "historic" and a "sign of confidence" in the group, allowing it to expand its operation... [Full Article...]

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe Yates had two in-person meetings and a phone call with White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26 and January 27, respectively. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said Yates "is not exactly someone that was excited about President Trump taking office or his agenda". [Full Article...]

Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud

A former member of Congress was found guilty Thursday on federal charges related to a fake education charity. Brown, 70, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1993 and 2013, will reportedly be sentenced after 90 days. Brown pleaded not guilty to all 22 counts in August 2016 after she was indicted, but lost her re-election bid later that month when she was defeated in the Demo... [Full Article...]

White House Angry With Russia Over Oval Office Photos

White House Angry With Russia Over Oval Office Photos She pointed out that United States photographers had also been present at the meeting while the photos were available for free on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website so that both Russian and foreign media could have access to them. How dumb are you to let a Russian State photographer into the meeting under a spoken agreement that the photos they take will not be seen. It was only after the ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation ready to play constructive role in resolving North Korea's nuclear threat

The country returned to a transparent and a good governance after an upheavals that jolted the country for several months. China has given few details about attendees. South Korea's new president says he is scrapping government-authored history textbooks ordered by his predecessor. South Korea has accepted a last-minute invitation from China to a conference on a new Silk Road, days after a new p... [Full Article...]

Labour eyeing seven Scottish seats after analysing vote in council elections

Nicola Sturgeon has said Scottish voters face a "straightforward choice" in the General Election between the SNP or Conservative MPs who will "rubber-stamp" the Prime Minster's hard Brexit and austerity policies. Ms Hair also increased the party's share of the vote by 15% in Angus South in the Scottish Parliament election previous year. It would be nice to believe that Thursday's election was a se... [Full Article...]

Comey Asked for More Prosecutor Resources for Russia Probe

Trump's assertions are slightly different than those made by the White House during Wednesday's press briefing. "This was an excuse for having lost an election". In an extraordinarily personal and scathing assessment of the man he has just fired , the president described Mr Comey as a "showboat" and a "grandstander" who had left the Federal Bureau of Investigation in turmoil. [Full Article...]

My Sri Lanka visit a sign of strong relationship, says PM Modi

During his two-day visit, PM Modi will participate in the International Vesak Day celebrations, inaugurate a hospital built with Indian assistance and address the Indian-origin Tamil community, besides attending some other programmes. - In Pallekelle, Modi will unveil a plaque commemorating the foundation laying of the Faculty of Kandyan Dance at the Sri Lankan International Buddhist Academy that ... [Full Article...]

Champions League: Dream final for for ex-Juventus, Real Madrid player Zidane

Champions League: Dream final for for ex-Juventus, Real Madrid player Zidane Real, knowing an away goal would effectively kill the tie, got this ahead of the interval when Isco followed up, a 61st game in a row in which Los Blancos has scored, in all competitions. "We conceded two goals but in the end we were superior". But Real grabbed a vital away goal when Isco poked in a rebound after Toni Kroos' fierce shot - following a brilliant run by Karim Benzema - ... [Full Article...]

Trump still in denial Russian ambassador attended White House meeting

Trump still in denial Russian ambassador attended White House meeting The photos of the U.S. president's meeting with the Russian foreign minister presented by TASS photographer Aleksandr Shcherbak triggered an unexpectedly harsh response from some United States mass media. Responding to a Twitter question as to whether or not it was a "sound" decision to allow the Russian photographer into the Oval Office, former Deputy CIA Director David S. [Full Article...]

Trump warns ex-FBI director Comey about 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

Mr. Spicer said Friday that any problems of accuracy were due to Mr. Trump's "busy and robust schedule". There could also be suspicion he is suggesting the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Comey himself recorded their conversations. [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani faces renewed charges as election looms

Iran's Rouhani faces renewed charges as election looms Rouhani's allies say the hardliners oppose deeper change and exposure to global competition in part because of the economic interests of the Guards, which gained control of swathes of Iran's industry during its years of isolation. "There is no evidence that the U.S. and the Western countries are abiding by their commitments", Raisi told an Iranian-backed news agency in Lebanon in a report releas... [Full Article...]

Russia Seeks UN Security Council Backing for Syrian Peace Deal

The United Nations still has a million questions about a Syria deal struck last week by Russia, Turkey and Iran, with aid convoys nearly totally stalled despite a reported reduction in the fighting, a U.N. One of the four areas mentioned in the agreement, near the capital Damascus , has already seen bitter infighting between al-Qaeda's former branch in the country and other, more moderate rebel... [Full Article...]


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