• Iran: Voting Hours Extended for the Third Time
Iran: Voting Hours Extended for the Third Time

Results are not expected until sometime Saturday. Echoing recent elections around the world, the campaign centred on populist claims that ordinary people were being left behind. Worldwide affairs researcher Foad Izadi, of Tehran University, said Rouhani may now have the leverage to push for more freedoms, despite opposition from the conservativ...

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  • UN Security Council threatens DPRK with new sanctions for missile tests
UN Security Council threatens DPRK with new sanctions for missile tests

Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood said on Tuesday that China's leverage was key and Beijing could do more. The latest test came just days after South Korea's new liberal leader Moon Jae-in, who has expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea, took office.

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  • Trump hit by twin Russian Federation bombshells as he departs for foreign trip
Trump hit by twin Russian Federation bombshells as he departs for foreign trip

He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to a document summarizing the meeting that a US official read to the Times . During the meeting - in which Trump allegedly revealed classified information provided by Israel - the president reportedly said Comey's firing a day earlier had had relieved him of "great pressure" over his ties to ...

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  • Russia Probe Names Current White House Official as 'Significant Person of Interest'
Russia Probe Names Current White House Official as 'Significant Person of Interest'

Former Trump associates including Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Roger Stone - all of whom the president has distanced himself from - have been named by reports as potential targets, and former nat sec adviser Michael Flynn admitted to having improper conversations with a Russian ambassador during the transition.

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  • Senators: Former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel
Senators: Former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

In a move aimed at restoring public faith in the Russian Federation investigation, Rosenstein this week appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to head the probe. At the time , the White House distributed the memo written by Rosenstein, which was dated May 9. White House press secretary Sean Spicer offered a statement...

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  • White House adviser is person of interest in Russia probe
White House adviser is person of interest in Russia probe

White House press secretary Sean Spicer offered a statement that did not dispute Trump's quotes and instead presented them as the president talking frankly about the "pressure" Comey had put on Trump's diplomatic responsibilities. "It's now considered a criminal investigation", said Sen. Rosenstein made it abundantly clear to the lawmakers that h...

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  • Dem senator: Trump disclosed more to the Russians than Americans
Dem senator: Trump disclosed more to the Russians than Americans

Two more major and potentially damaging reports about President Donald Trump's dealings with Russian Federation were published Friday, shortly after the president departed for his first overseas trip. The White House document that contained Trump's comments was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official...

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  • ED case against Karti
ED case against Karti

It is the ED which had provided information about the alleged illegal payments made by INX media, based on which the CBI had filed its FIR, they added. However Karti has denied all the charges and allegations levelled against him. But instead of Chess Management, an invoice of 10 lakh was raised in the name of Advantage Strategic private limited,...

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  • Farron denies Lib Dems are being squeezed in election campaign
Farron denies Lib Dems are being squeezed in election campaign

Britain's centrist Liberal Democrats launched their party manifesto with an European Union flag Wednesday (17 May) and a promise to hold a Brexit referendum, as they seek to win pro-Europe votes in next month's national election. "There was nothing on the ballot paper last June that said we were choosing to pull out of the single market", he will...

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  • Naming Special Counsel Is 'Very, Very Negative Thing' For National Unity
Naming Special Counsel Is 'Very, Very Negative Thing' For National Unity

But Rosenstein's own professional standing could start to recover as well. "I expect Mr. Mueller's pursuit of truth to be conducted in a manner that gives the American people confidence in the findings, regardless of the outcome". Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is mocking US news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive ...

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  • Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on condition
Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on condition

Hong Seok-hyun, South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special emissary to the US, traveled to the White House on Wednesday to meet with President Trump, where they held a discussion lasting for around ten minutes. Moon is a liberal who advocates a more conciliatory approach to North Korea compared with his conservative predecessor. He added, "We...

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  • Team Trump lands in Saudi, minus headscarves
Team Trump lands in Saudi, minus headscarves

But Donald Trump is making it his first stop on his first presidential foreign journey. Donald Trump has touched down in Saudi Arabia on the first stop on his first global trip since taking office in January. Trump's first official foreign trip since taking office will coincide with three key summits on Saturday and Sunday, as well as several b...

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  • DHS declines to confirm Clarke appointment
DHS declines to confirm Clarke appointment

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep concern over reports that Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke , Jr.is likely being considered for an appointment as an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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  • North Korea: US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks
North Korea: US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

Trump later said he would be "honored" to meet the North's leader, Kim Jong Un , under the right conditions. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged North Korea to help foster an atmosphere conducive to talks by putting an end to its ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons tests.

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  • Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Rosenstein threatened to resign from the Justice Department because of the explanation that White House officials were giving reporters about the firing, said the person close to the White House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Mueller's appointment was not expected to affect the FBI or congressional investigations. His appointment rai...

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  • Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate intel committee
Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate intel committee

Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday. But he added: "I haven't lost my confidence in the president to be our president, I just haven't". The meeting ignited controversy this week when it was revealed that Trump had disclosed intelligence from an Israeli counterterrorism operation. Many Dem...

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  • USA to announce Dollars 110 billion Saudi arms sale as Trump visits
USA to announce Dollars 110 billion Saudi arms sale as Trump visits

First lady Melania Trump walks out of the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 12, 2017, after speaking to military mothers during a Mother's Day celebration. The summit will bring together more than 50 leaders from Muslim and Arab countries. The avalanche of revelations in the run-up to his departure have eroded Trump's standi...

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  • Trump will convey opposition to 'settlements' during Israel trip
Trump will convey opposition to 'settlements' during Israel trip

But for Trump, under siege at home over questions about his administration's links to Russian Federation and his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, it is a particularly demanding itinerary, especially for a first overseas venture.

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  • Sen. Burr says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena
Sen. Burr says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina broke the news of Flynn's failure to comply with the probe. ABC News has reached out to Flynn's legal team for comment. The Oversight Committee had asked the White House to provide it with Flynn's security clearance paperwork, receipts from payments he received from foreign governments, and other documents r...

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  • President Trump Meets With Turkish President Amid Tensions
President Trump Meets With Turkish President Amid Tensions

The airport is located in the hardline militants' remaining enclave in the eastern Aleppo countryside, a region where they have mostly lost control to competing forces ranging from the Syrian army, US-backed Kurdish-led forces to Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels.

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  • Chinese rappers rap South Korea over THAAD
Chinese rappers rap South Korea over THAAD

Mr Xi told Mr Moon's representative, Mr Lee Hae Chan, yesterday that his visit showed the importance the new South Korean leader attached to relations with Beijing . No doubt, considering the threatening nature of North Korea, which is certainly rising day by day, it is more important for the US and South Korea to improve their ties as quick as po...

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  • Trump Tells Russians That Comey Firing Relieved Pressure
Trump Tells Russians That Comey Firing Relieved Pressure

The news of a potential cover-up investigation came just hours after the Washington Post reported that an official now working in the Trump administration who is close to the president is a "significant person of interest" in the investigation.

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  • Syria airstrike: United States military bombs pro-Assad forces
Syria airstrike: United States military bombs pro-Assad forces

Although one of CNN's sources said it remained unknown whether the American planes only fired warning shots, a second US defense official said an airstrike "did hit the convoy after the vehicles continued toward the base". The strike was near a base in An Tanf used by the US-led coalition to train "Vetted Syrian Opposition" to aid the fight against...

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  • Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'
Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

But Trump himself has already said that he was going to fire Comey regardless - and the revelation from McCaskill appeared to bolster that version of events. That appointment will impede congressional committees' ability to conduct their own investigations, said Graham. Mueller will have almost unfettered access to witnesses and information, and ...

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  • Trump to dive into Mideast conflict on first presidential trip
Trump to dive into Mideast conflict on first presidential trip

While Israelis call Jerusalem their "indivisible capital", Palestinians want the capital of any future state in the east of the city. That was an odd statement because if Tillerson means the elected Israeli government, its view has been consistent and unequivocal in support of putting the U.S.

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  • Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings
Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

In a pair of tweets on Friday morning he said the reason his surrogates are having a hard time is that he is a "very active President with lots of things happening". White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's tweet about the tapes "speaks for itself", when pressed for details. The tweet came a day after The New York Times reported t...

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  • Iranians Flock To Polling Stations In Presidential Elections
Iranians Flock To Polling Stations In Presidential Elections

On Thursday, the interior ministry officially announced the names of incumbent Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi , Mostafa Agha-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi Taba as the four hopefuls for the presidential election. This election is important for the internal political balance of power leading up to the inevitable day when Iran must choose its next Supr...

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  • Domestic uproar threatens to overshadow first foreign trip for Donald Trump
Domestic uproar threatens to overshadow first foreign trip for Donald Trump

Thus, the first leg of his trip, at least, Trump is less likely to hear about these things from his hosts. Trump's every word, action and tweet will be under the microscope. The president is scheduled to meet privately with the leaders in Jerusalem and Bethlehem respectively, with Trump's National Security Adviser General H.R.

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  • Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 per cent turnout
Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 per cent turnout

After long hours of waiting, Spokesman of Elections Headquarters finally appeared among reporters and officially announced confirmed results of almost 26 million votes counted so far. Rouhani remains the favorite of analysts as every Iranian president since Khamenei himself took the presidency in 1981 has won re-election. Officials say more than 40...

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  • President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA
President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA

President Donald Trump has frequently denounced the North American Free Trade Agreement, promising either to renegotiate it with extreme prejudice or terminate it altogether. "NAFTA, along with other US trading relationships, has facilitated the USA position as the world's largest importer of fresh produce, importing more than 17 million tons in ...

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  • Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0
Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

The Cleveland Cavaliers get ready to do battle again against the Boston Celtics in Game 2 as the teams continue their Eastern Conference Finals NBA playoff series. Thomas finished with just a pair of free throws, missing all six shots from the field. The ball club should find a way to slow down LeBron James without getting eaten up by other Cav...

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  • White House adviser is person of interest in Russian Federation probe
White House adviser is person of interest in Russian Federation probe

The person in question is a senior advisor in the White House and is close to the president, the Post reported , citing people familiar with the matter. That'd have been way juicier than the ISIS intelligence nugget that blew up into a controversy that barely lasted a day and now feels like ancient history because of the Comey memo story.

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  • Trump tells Russians Comey was a 'nut job'
Trump tells Russians Comey was a 'nut job'

The Trump administration is exploring whether it can use an obscure ethics rule to undermine the special counsel investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian Federation, two people familiar with White House thinking said on Friday.

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  • ICE arrests rose 37% since Donald Trump took office
ICE arrests rose 37% since Donald Trump took office

On Jan. 25, five days after he took office, Trump signed an executive order that ended the "catch and release" policy that ICE agents followed for undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes. "The refreshing new reality under the Trump administration is that all illegal immigrants are deportable". A sweep last month at a Chester County mushroom...

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  • John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US
John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US

It's not clear to what extent President Erdogan's full security team was involved. Nine were hurt and two Kurdish protesters were arrested , police said on Wednesday. Turkey considers the People's Protection Units or YPG in Syria a terror organization an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has waged a three-decade long insurg...

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