• US Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Turkey
US Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Turkey

The media office of the Syrian Democratic Forces said Thursday a special operation was underway to de-mine the dam and the surrounding area. The Syrian Kurdish group labeled a terror organization by Turkey is hailing the USA decision to arm it with heavy weapons to fight the Islamic State group.

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  • South Korea, CIA accused of plot to assassinate Kim Jong
South Korea, CIA accused of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

Now, with the detention of the second Korean-American working at Pyongyang University in barely two weeks, a tearful Kim Mi-ok had a message for the North Korean government. And on Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impose new sanctions. The North detained Kim on Saturday for "hostile acts", the official KCNA news agency said ...

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  • Only 21 Percent of American Voters Approve of American Health Care Act
Only 21 Percent of American Voters Approve of American Health Care Act

It's time to turn a page and rescue our health care system from this disastrous law. The poll, released Thursday by Quinnipiac University, found that just 21% of American voters approve of House Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, while 56% oppose it.

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  • Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement
Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement

Earlier, the host country's President, Rodrigo Duterte had also expressed his concern saying that Asean was anxious over the North Korean issue. "We read the chairman's statement from the 30th ASEAN summit concerning the South China Sea issue".

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  • Shkodran Mustafi remains hopeful over Arsenal's top-four chances
Shkodran Mustafi remains hopeful over Arsenal's top-four chances

Arsenal moved above Manchester United into fifth on 66 points, three adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City with both having played 35 games. Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal against Southampton during an EPL match on Wednesday.

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  • Russian cyberthreats on the rise, says U.S. intelligence director
Russian cyberthreats on the rise, says U.S. intelligence director

The director of national intelligence says Russian Federation and other countries, including China, North Korea and Iran, are using cyberspace to target US and its allies, and will do so in future. The prosecutors called for the arrests and extraditions of those they say led or were involved with "the disgusting state-sponsored crime". In the...

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  • Russian Federation investigation issues subpoena for Flynn
Russian Federation investigation issues subpoena for Flynn

The committee's chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner said they had first asked for the documents on 28 April but Flynn's lawyer had not produced them. Sources say investigators have been looking into Flynn's past dealings with clients tied to foreign governments, including Russia's and Turkey's. Flynn has become a major focus of se...

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  • Ransomware takes down hospitals, businesses in at least 2 countries
Ransomware takes down hospitals, businesses in at least 2 countries

A hacking group called Shadow Brokers released the malware in April claiming to have discovered the flaw from the NSA, Kaspersky said. However, a new variant dubbed WannaCry was created that makes use of a vulnerability in the Windows operating system that was patched by Microsoft on March 14.

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  • McCabe, Sen. Cornyn Among 4 to Be Interviewed in FBI Search
McCabe, Sen. Cornyn Among 4 to Be Interviewed in FBI Search

The petition , which took issue with Cornyn's support of DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions as evidence the senator supports "discriminatory policies and politicians", received more than 800 signatures. We, along with Sen. "We, along with Senator Cornyn, agree that the primary focus of commencement should be a celebration of academic achie...

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  • US, China reach deals on access for beef, financial services
US, China reach deals on access for beef, financial services

For U.S. gas drillers, China provides a potential customer base beyond countries such as Japan and South Korea, where the long-term demand outlook is bleak due to mature economies, rising energy efficiency and falling populations. "This should lead to full and prompt market access", according to a Commerce fact sheet describing the initial commitme...

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  • Trump, top Russian Federation envoy to meet at White House
Trump, top Russian Federation envoy to meet at White House

On Tuesday Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official amid the FBI's investigation into Trump's ties with Russian Federation. Relations between USA and Russian leaders had been noticeably deteriorating in recent years. An agitated Lavrov said, "Was he fired?" The attempt at a reset didn't work...

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  • White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings
White House defends its reaction to Yates' warnings

Yates former principal deputy, Matt Axelrod, who is now in private practice, disputed Spicer's characterization of Yates as a partisan, pointing out that she was confirmed as deputy attorney general on an 84-12 bipartisan vote. Earlier in the day, Graham said in an interview with CNN that he wanted to learn more about Trump's business relationships...

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  • South Korea's new president Moon Jae In pledges unity
South Korea's new president Moon Jae In pledges unity

North Korea, as of Thursday morning, had yet to comment officially on Moon's election, but experts say there's no reason for it to dislike his win. Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday.

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  • Former US Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted Of Stealing From Phony Charity
Former US Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted Of Stealing From Phony Charity

Justice Department officials said. Federal prosecutors at the time said Brown used the charity she founded, One Door for Education Foundation Inc., as a "personal slush fund". She's been convicted of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, obstruction of IRS laws, tax fraud and scheming to hide material facts. To convict Brown of concealing facts -...

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  • Mexican activist who searched for disappeared is slain
Mexican activist who searched for disappeared is slain

She sought protection from Mexican authorities this year after a prison break that she feared may have resulted in the escape of suspects in her daughter's killing. Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) condemned the murder, saying it underscored the government's failure to keep the public safe and prevent rights violations of people wor...

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  • Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges
Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges

Federal investigators found that Brown used her One Door for Education Foundation for "lavish parties, trips and shopping excursions" according to CBS News . Simmons. " Former Congresswoman Brown chose greed and personal gain over the sacred trust given to her by the community that she served for many years", said Acting U.S.

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  • Ex-officer to plead guilty in fleeing black motorist's death
Ex-officer to plead guilty in fleeing black motorist's death

His sentence will be decided later by a federal judge. According to the plea deal , the prosecution and defense agree that "the defendant used deadly force even though it was objectively unreasonable under the circumstances". His first trial on the murder charge ended in December with a hung jury. Scott's family later reached a $6.5 million ...

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  • North Korea to seek extraditions over alleged Kim Jong-un assassination plot
North Korea to seek extraditions over alleged Kim Jong-un assassination plot

Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held their first phone call on Thursday afternoon, according to the Blue House, agreeing to work together to pressure North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs.

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  • FBI's Comey defends Clinton email probe announcement, but feels 'nauseous'
FBI's Comey defends Clinton email probe announcement, but feels 'nauseous'

Given that he told Congress the Federal Bureau of Investigation was done investigating Clinton's use of a private email server , Comey said he felt not saying something "would require an act of concealment". "I've got to tell Congress that we're restarting this, not in some frivolous way, in a hugely significant way". "So, a cloud of doubt hangs...

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  • Corbyn says he is not a pacifist
Corbyn says he is not a pacifist

And in a speech in North Shields, she aimed her barbs directly at the Labour leader . Mr Corbyn, a former chairman of the Stop the War coalition, said: "The best defence for Britain is a government actively engaged in seeking peaceful solutions to the world's problems".

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  • Trump delays decision on withdrawing from Paris climate accord
Trump delays decision on withdrawing from Paris climate accord

Trump had earlier vowed during his presidential campaign to "cancel" US participation in the accord. A senior administration official said the president's inclination has been to leave the pact, but Ivanka Trump set up a review process to make sure he received information from experts in the public and private sector before a making a decision.

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  • Grimes Slams Trump's Voter Fraud Commission
Grimes Slams Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

In a statement before Trump signed his order, NY state attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman (D) said that "no matter how many times President Trump claims otherwise, voter fraud is an imaginary problem". Other participants include Democrats and Republicans involved in election administration at the state level, including the secretaries of sta...

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  • Boko Haram releases video of purported Chibok girl
Boko Haram releases video of purported Chibok girl

The released girls are now in the care of the government's women's affairs ministry. Minister for women affairs, Aisha Alhassan , has also said parents of the freed girls are free to phone-in or pay their daughters visits in Abuja , the country's capital.

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  • Tillerson Signs Arctic Climate Change Declaration
Tillerson Signs Arctic Climate Change Declaration

It turns out, as Tillerson said in his opening comments at the meeting, the administration has not made up its mind, but pledged to at least listen to the Arctic nations and regional organizations as the administration weighs its options. The United States, an Arctic country because of the state of Alaska, is joined on the council by Canada, Russia...

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  • Central Intelligence Agency forms special unit on North Korea threat
Central Intelligence Agency forms special unit on North Korea threat

The North Koreans have conducted static ground tests of ICBM engines and at least one ground-test of a re-entry vehicle that could carry a warhead, missile analyst Jeffrey Lewis said . Out of 10 United States citizens detained by North Korea since 2009, two others remain under arrest - Korean-American Christian pastor Kim Tong Chul and college stu...

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  • Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director

In a letter to Comey on Tuesday , Trump said the decision was made based on recommendations from Sessions and Rosenstein. Mr Trump said Mr Comey also reassured him during that meeting that he was not under investigation by the FBI. Trump's advisers have repeatedly tried to downplay the Russia-election matter, with Sanders saying Wednesday th...

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  • Trump to work as 'mediator' for Middle East peace
Trump to work as 'mediator' for Middle East peace

There's such hatred, but hopefully, there won't be such hatred for very long . "We must be taught to value and respect human life and condemn all of those who target the innocent", he said. The President, Mr. President, you signed your name to the first Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. Israel has been skeptical of a UN-promoted solution that ...

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  • China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system
China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system

But Moon also has to navigate a complex web of regional issues. South Korea has accepted a last-minute invitation from China to a conference on a new Silk Road, days after a new president took office on Seoul pledging to engage in discussions with Beijing to ease tension over a USA anti-missile system.

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  • US intel chiefs are reviewing use of Kaspersky software
US intel chiefs are reviewing use of Kaspersky software

Reuters said that ABC News and Buzzfeed News had already reported this week that United States officials were increasingly concerned that Russian spies might seek to use Kaspersky software to spy on Americans or sabotage key usa systems.

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  • After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers US invite
After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers US invite

President Donald Trump. South Korea's new leader says he is willing to visit the North amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Moon's election comes in the aftermath of a major corruption and influence peddling scandal that had rocked South Korea and led to the impeachment of the previous president, Park Geun-hye.

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  • Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Booed During Commencement at HBCU
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Booed During Commencement at HBCU

We support you and will continue to support you", DeVos added. The school encouraged students to embrace differences on its Facebook page, but that wasn't enough for Pantore, her classmates and coworkers, she said . Upon her arrival at the venue, the large crowd welcomed her by turning their backs to the podium. "One of the lasting hallmar...

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  • Russian Federation downplays President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey
Russian Federation downplays President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey

The ex-intelligence officials raised questions after photos of Trump's meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov were posted online by the Tass news agency. In addition, Kislyak was brought into the Trump Tower in New York in December out of the sight of reporters for a meeting with Flynn and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and now ...

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  • Trump says Comey better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks
Trump says Comey better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

The New York Times said Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration. The President has been unable to prove that claim. Oh, I was gonna fire [James Comey] regardless of recommendation. The lawyers did...

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  • Roman Abramovich's bonus to Chelsea players for winning the league
Roman Abramovich's bonus to Chelsea players for winning the league

It looked as though Antonio Conte's side might be forced to delay their celebrations as they were frustrated for long periods by the resilience and organisation of their hosts. Conte's future at Stamford Bridge remains far from certain, though, with Inter Milan reportedly coveting the 47-year-old. "Also the draw at Liverpool in January, when we mis...

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  • Hamas elects Haniyeh as political head
Hamas elects Haniyeh as political head

Haniyeh, a former Hamas prime minister in Gaza , could be hampered in his new leadership role by movement restrictions. Hamas is under increasing pressure in Gaza as it struggles under a blockade by Israel and what it says is a campaign by Palestinian leaders in the West Bank to undermine its authority.

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