• Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe
Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

Despite calls for Trump's impeachment from some corners, Republicans are believed to still back the president, while the majority of Democrats have not yet joined calls for the U.S. Richard Burr said in a statement. "Again it's elevating the Russians as his confidante at the expense of our justice system in our country". Former FBI director James...

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  • Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe
Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

The hearing will be scheduled after Memorial Day. Mark Warner said in a joint statement Friday. While the White House initially pointed to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, outlining Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, as the impetus for his term...

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  • Tim Farron urges voters to back rejection of 'cold' Brexit
Tim Farron urges voters to back rejection of 'cold' Brexit

The party plans to bring in a diesel scrappage scheme and ban the sale of diesel cars and small vans by 2025, while motorists will also face new levies in ultra-low emission zones in 10 towns and cities. Liberal Democrats support pressing ahead with the HS2 high speed rail line, and say they will "continue to champion the Northern Powerhouse and M...

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  • President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave
President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

The funds would serve as an incentive for at least $800 billion of infrastructure investment by the private sector and state and local governments, the official said. The proposed budget is still expected to contain major spending cuts for housing, anti-poverty and education programs. It would cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives,...

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  • 82 captive Nigerian schoolgirls released after more than 3 years
82 captive Nigerian schoolgirls released after more than 3 years

They hadn't seen each other since 14 April 2014, when Boko Haram militants snatched 270 schoolgirls from their dormitories in northeast Nigeria. The 276 Chibok schoolgirls were abducted in the dead of night from their dorms by Boko Haram militants in April 2014, prompting worldwide outrage and the Bring Back Our Girls campaign - backed by forme...

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  • A special counselor for the Russian Federation investigation 'hurts this country terribly'
A special counselor for the Russian Federation investigation 'hurts this country terribly'

Trump continues to barrage questions about Comey controversy amidst talks with Colombian President Santos regarding drug wars and the amelioration of stability in South America . Opponents felt Santos had gone too far and given up too much to the rebel group that that was responsible for the deaths of thousands and displacement of millions.

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  • White House lawyers research impeachment
White House lawyers research impeachment

As White House lawyers begin researching impeachment procedures, former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Friday night the GOP is nowhere near supporting such a move, but warned President Donald Trump that "this can't continue for a whole lot longer".

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  • Japan scrambles jets over China drone flight near disputed islets
Japan scrambles jets over China drone flight near disputed islets

The US aircraft, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a "routine mission" in global airspace on May 17 when it was intercepted by two Chinese Sukhoi SU-30 fighter aircraft, the Air Force said in a statement. Inada said two F-15 fighter jets, one E-2C early warning aircraft and an AWACS surveillance plane were sent to the scene. The Chinese shi...

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  • Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria
Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria

An image uploaded to the internet on February 25, 2017, purports to show air strikes in the rebel-held al-Waer area of Homs, Syria. On March 13, Syrian authorities and militant groups in Homs reached an agreement under Russian mediation, implying that militants and their families would leave Homs in stages with guaranteed safe passage, courtesy o...

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  • China's Xi Jinping decries protectionism, touts Silk Road
China's Xi Jinping decries protectionism, touts Silk Road

Xi pledged a massive funding boost to the new Silk Road, including an extra 100 billion Yuan (US$14.50 billion) into the existing Silk Road Fund, 380 billion in loans from two policy banks and 60 billion Yuan in aid to developing countries and worldwide institutions in new Silk Road countries.

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  • Modi congratulates Rouhani on re-election as Iran President
Modi congratulates Rouhani on re-election as Iran President

Rouhani's first comment on the win highlighted the limits on expression that still exist in Iran despite his promises for greater openness. Failure to do so risks disenchanting a generation of Iranians from the belief that their voice can make a difference, potentially ceding Iran's future to the hardline voices who would take the country bac...

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  • Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as envoy to the Vatican
Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as envoy to the Vatican

Newt Gingrich is one of President Trump's strongest supporters, and Callista Gingrich may well be seen by Vatican authorities as carrying her husband's political clout. A Catholic of Swiss-Polish ancestry, Gingrich was influential in her husband's reception into the Catholic Church in 2009, and sings in the choir of the Basilica of the National ...

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  • Senate Intel Chair Burr: Comey Would Have Shared Memo
Senate Intel Chair Burr: Comey Would Have Shared Memo

Jason Chaffetz has requested that former FBI Director James Comey testify next Wednesday morning. Earlier this week, NPR confirmed that Trump had asked Comey to scuttle the investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to a memo of the account written by Comey.

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  • Trump Admin Regrets Erasing Israeli Territory From US Maps
Trump Admin Regrets Erasing Israeli Territory From US Maps

The president's decision to share Israeli intelligence with Russian Federation has added a level of distrust, as has the apparent backtracking on a campaign promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem . If Trump demands a settlement freeze to pursue peace, it could break up the government, the politician added. Donald Trump will be making hist...

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  • Erdogan says Turkey will act if Syrian Kurdish militia attacks
Erdogan says Turkey will act if Syrian Kurdish militia attacks

The U.S. State Department said the episode was "deeply disturbing" and promised that an investigation would hold those responsible to account. After meetings and a joint press statement , Erdogan rode to the Turkish ambassador's residence, where anti-Erdogan demonstrators were protesting, until a violent attack by Turkish security forces broke eve...

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  • GST won't affect financial autonomy of local bodies
GST won't affect financial autonomy of local bodies

Much to the relief of the ruling BJP, its ally Shiv Sena backed the government's compensation proposal. "You may as well call it the Matoshree Bill", said NCP's leader in the Assembly Jayant Patil, a former Maharashtra finance minister. "Further it is an added advantage to the traders who can take input tax credit on supply of services also, alon...

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  • Trump strikes $350 bn worth arms deal with Saudi Arabia
Trump strikes $350 bn worth arms deal with Saudi Arabia

He later was given a tour of one of Riyadh's most opulent palaces and sat through an elaborate signing ceremony in which, one by one, the Saudis agreed to military deals with the US government and private businesses. The deal includes tanks, combat ships, missile defence systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. His firing ...

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  • Saudi King presents Trump with top civilian honour
Saudi King presents Trump with top civilian honour

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania arrive for a welcome. Saudi Arabia is the first stop on Trump's first foreign trip as president. Trump has fueled the Russian Federation controversy by firing the man who was originally leading the Russian Federation probe, FBI Director James Comey, in an apparent bid to stop the investigation.

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  • In Saudi Arabia, Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles
In Saudi Arabia, Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles

Despite those troubles, Trump was warmly received in Saudi Arabia in contrast to his predecessor. Trump and King Salman seemed at ease with each other, chatting through an interpreter. The king did not greet Obama at the airport when he visited previous year. On the drive to the Ritz hotel where Trump is staying, King Salman rode with the presi...

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  • A look at Pippa Middleton's high-society wedding
A look at Pippa Middleton's high-society wedding

The pageboys were Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire, William Ward and Prince George. Actress Meghan Markle , Prince Harry's girlfriend, is also reportedly in the United Kingdom but was not seen among the guests at the church. It is believed that she did not attend the ceremony due to royal protocol, as members of the Royal Family should never upstag...

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  • Soldiers Die As Army Stops Infiltration Attempt. 2 Terrorists Shot Dead
Soldiers Die As Army Stops Infiltration Attempt. 2 Terrorists Shot Dead

Sources said that a newly infiltrated terrorists group fired upon the forces who retaliated by firing towards the terrorists. This comes days after the army had spotted some militants in the Uri sector. The report said that an infiltration bid was foiled in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir. In the first encounter, two soldiers of the army were kill...

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  • Deadline for Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal against death sentence ending today
Deadline for Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal against death sentence ending today

She also said that the union government is grateful to Harish Salve for presenting India's case so effectively before ICJ. Terming the ICJ decision [temporarily staying Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution] a "setback", Shah said the government's negligence is evident.

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  • Kulbhushan Jadhav has been killed by Pakistan ?
Kulbhushan Jadhav has been killed by Pakistan ?

Senior Advocate Harish Salve said India's case on Kulbhushan Jadhav has been emboldened and invigorated with the first round of victory at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Jadhav had been apprehended by Pakistani security forces on March 3, 2016 in Balochistan on charges of terrorism and spying. He said the ICJ had given its point of vie...

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  • Lawyer 'very surprised' if Ian Brady knew where Keith Bennett's body was
Lawyer 'very surprised' if Ian Brady knew where Keith Bennett's body was

It's closure for our family. The Mersey Care Trust was unable to confirm the cause of Brady's death, but said he had been given oxygen for a while. After suffering a suspected heart attack, Hindley died in prison in 2002. He was turned down at the mental health tribunal on the grounds that he was insane. Ahead of a second hearing in June, S...

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  • Nation lauds India U-17 football team after conquering Italy
Nation lauds India U-17 football team after conquering Italy

Although we do hope that Indian football team achieves this feat in the future, and this time for real! Majority play in the Lega Pro and Lega Pro 2 and not for the national team. For age-group teams, we sign a tier two form. In the leadup to India hosting the U17 World Cup this fall, it is exciting to see the home country's team enjoy success.

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  • US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia
US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

A red carpet was rolled out and staircase rolled up to Air Force One after it landed at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh shortly before 10:00 am local time. President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington.

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  • UP govt's crop loan waiver an eyewash: Surjewala
UP govt's crop loan waiver an eyewash: Surjewala

Denouncing the Adityanath-led Government over the law and order in the state and other issues, the slogan-shouting Opposition members trooped into the well, despite speaker Hridaya Narain Dixit's appeal for an all-party meeting to ensure smooth proceedings.

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  • Trump's Kurdish gamble in Syria
Trump's Kurdish gamble in Syria

Turkey had hoped that Trump's inauguration would mark a new chapter in ties with Washington after long-running tensions with the Obama administration over Syria policy and Ankara's demands for the extradition of US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

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  • Comey declines to testify before Senate committee
Comey declines to testify before Senate committee

The search for Comey's successor will begin in earnest on Saturday, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plan to interview four candidates for a nominee that Trump will send to the Senate. The lawyers did not release copies of Mr Trump's tax returns, so they can not be independently verified. Sens. Richar...

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  • Floods force 1900 people from homes in Quebec
Floods force 1900 people from homes in Quebec

Environment Canada has also posted severe thunderstorm watches for a large section of British Columbia's central and southern Interior, an area that is already contending with spring flooding. We don't control the weather, so it's conditional on that. "A group of residents and volunteers shouldn't have had to make that kind of decision". "I under...

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  • Rod Rosenstein: Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump wanted James Comey gone
Rod Rosenstein: Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump wanted James Comey gone

But he added, "I wrote it". That day, Comey's attempt to make like a leaf mantis or Hamlet failed, and probably turned out worse than he expected: Trump spotted him, blew him a kiss and beckoned him over for a handshake. "It explicitly usurped the role of the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and the entire Department of Justice", Ros...

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  • Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation
Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation

The memo harshly criticized Comey's handling of an investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails. Trump himself had already contradicted that explanation, telling interviewers earlier that he had already chose to dismiss Comey. "And then on top of that, after the Wednesday performance by Director Comey, you had a person come and have to readjust the re...

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  • Sabarmati Blast case: Court acquits former AMU scholar
Sabarmati Blast case: Court acquits former AMU scholar

Charges against them were under sections 302 (Murder), 307 (Attempt to murder), 338 (Grievous hurt), 120 (b) (Criminal conspiracy), 121 (Waging war against government), 122 (Collecting arms), 123 (Concealment of crime), 124a (Incite hatred) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 3 of the explosive act and provisions of railway act.

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  • Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'
Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'

Donald Trump embarks on his first trip overseas as president today amid growing controversy at home over his firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey and the special counsel probe of Russian interference and potential connections to Trump aides.

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  • Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him
Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him

The White House has struggled to explain the chain of events that led to Mr Comey's firing and exactly who made the decision. But the conversation between Moscow officials is believed to have taken place months beforehand, casting further doubt on the Trump aide's relationship with Russian Federation.

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