• Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russia probe
Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russia probe

Mike Flynn's tenure as President Donald Trump's national security adviser. Flynn resigned February 13 after being asked to step down. "To state the obvious", she added later, "you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians".

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  • Trump awaits highest level face-to-face contact with Russia
Trump awaits highest level face-to-face contact with Russia

As NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports, the firing of Comey with more than six years left on his term in office has prompted a flurry of questions about the president's motives - and about what's next. "Lavrov already scheduled to meet with Tillerson". Lavrov held his own press conference after the meeting and told reporters of his hopes for good ...

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  • UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory
UK: May Plays Down Talk Of Possible Landslide General Election Victory

The party has representatives in all of the country's local authorities except Orkney. But matters could be complicated by the lack of overall majorities, and complex talks are now getting under way across Scotland to try to stitch together either formal coalitions or informal deals to give councils workable administrations.

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  • Senators on defensive over all-male healthcare panel
Senators on defensive over all-male healthcare panel

When America's representative government did the best they could, we got the Affordable Care Act. Other concerns raised at the meeting - some to applause - were the fears that lifetime coverage limits would be resurrected, pre-existing conditions wouldn't be covered and health care would get too expensive for older people who could be charg...

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  • Pyongyang alleges Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim
Pyongyang alleges Central Intelligence Agency plot to kill Kim

Notwithstanding the truth of the allegations, they came at a time of high tension in the region. It comes after reclusive North Korea warned this week that USA hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war. "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organi...

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  • Leaked Labour manifesto shows plans to renationalise rail, mail and energy
Leaked Labour manifesto shows plans to renationalise rail, mail and energy

If approved it would commit the party to a heavy emphasis on public ownership and universal benefits such as free higher education . A draft of the Labour manifesto has been leaked to The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror newspapers. "The commitments in this dossier will rack up tens of billions of extra borrowing for our families and will pu...

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  • Jazz swept by Warriors
Jazz swept by Warriors

It is the second time that two teams have been undefeated entering the conference finals under the current playoff format (since 1983-84). Durant sat out for stretches of their first-round series with Portland as a precautionary measure, and the Warriors rolled anyway.

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  • South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea
South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

He had promised during his campaign to renegotiate it. "It is crucial that Trump and the next South Korean president strike up instant, positive chemistry in their first meeting to help work through any bilateral differences and together deal with the North Korean challenge", she said.

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  • Scotland Yard vehicle runs over BBC cameraman's foot
Scotland Yard vehicle runs over BBC cameraman's foot

He made his first big intervention of the general election campaign as John McDonnell - the man who tried and failed to win a place against him in the leadership ballot in 2007 - defended the draft manifesto as a "transformational" vision. In the commotion, BBC camera operator Giles Wooltorton's left foot was run over by the front left wheel of the...

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  • Trump, Putin to meet in July, Russians announce
Trump, Putin to meet in July, Russians announce

Lavrov also said that Putin and Trump, who haven't yet met in person, will see each other in July. Senior Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the Oval Office encounter was a photo opportunity for Russian Federation. Michael Flynn's failure to disclose meetings with Kislyak eventually led to his departure as national security advisor and made the ...

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  • Auto carrying Corbyn runs over BBC cameraman's foot
Auto carrying Corbyn runs over BBC cameraman's foot

The party had planned to publish the document next week before the June 8 election. The cameraman was hurt as Mr Corbyn's vehicle drove in through a side entrance to the building in Savoy Place while much of the media was waiting on the street outside the front entrance.

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  • US Media Complain About Russian 'Access' to Trump-Lavrov Meeting
US Media Complain About Russian 'Access' to Trump-Lavrov Meeting

In a later statement, the White House said Trump "further emphasized his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russian Federation". Jordan Fabian, a White House pool reporter from The Hill, reported that the White House told him on background: "our official photographer and their official photographer were present, t...

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  • US Commerce's Ross says 3% GDP growth not achievable this year
US Commerce's Ross says 3% GDP growth not achievable this year

Nafta is "at best out of date and at worst did not accomplish some of its most important goals", Mr Ross said of the trade pact that President Donald Trump calls a disaster for the United States. Ross told reporters the agency's permit requirements for portable toilets on oil and gas drilling is as an example of too much regulation . "The realit...

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  • Kremlin 'cautiously optimistic' about results of Trump-Lavrov meeting
Kremlin 'cautiously optimistic' about results of Trump-Lavrov meeting

In addition to photos of the Oval Office meeting, the Russian MFA also flaunted video footage of the awkward exchange that saw Lavrov go out of his way to troll reporters asking about the firing of Comey. A Russian plan to stabilise Syria after more than six years of civil war is the most urgent foreign policy topic on the agenda. Mr Lavrov was c...

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  • Akhilesh stirs controversy, says no martyrs from Gujarat
Akhilesh stirs controversy, says no martyrs from Gujarat

The state BJP spokesman reminded Yadav of the contributions of Gujaratis like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to the freedom struggle. Without naming BJP, Yadav said, "They play politics in the name of martyrs, Vande Mataram, and nationalism".

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  • McDonnell: Labour Will
McDonnell: Labour Will "Come Out Fighting" From Historic Council Election Loss

This week's results were "disastrous" for Labour, backbencher Stephen Kinnock told the BBC yesterday, and suggested doubts over Corbyn were coming up regularly on the doorstep. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, a Tory MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, said people who previously would have baulked at backing her party had been won round by Theresa May.

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  • James Comey stresses 'independence' of Federal Bureau of Investigation in goodbye letter
James Comey stresses 'independence' of Federal Bureau of Investigation in goodbye letter

Comey never gave Mr. Trump any such guidance, which would violate longstanding policies on criminal investigations". And Trump was displeased that the FBI seemed uninterested in pursuing investigations into the leaks he believes are weakening his administration.

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  • Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron
Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron

While the Brexit vote and Presidential election were neck-and-neck in the polls in the lead-up to the vote, polls in France - which called the first round very well - have Macron way ahead for the second round and it really does look like his race to lose.

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  • Suspicious Timing And Convenient Reasoning For Trump's Firing Of Comey
Suspicious Timing And Convenient Reasoning For Trump's Firing Of Comey

The officials say Comey told lawmakers he had made the request to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general. The White House also did not appear to be prepared for the firestorm. Russia's ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, a key figure in the FBI's investigation, also attended the meeting. Ousted FBI Director James Comey has been invited by...

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  • Emma Watson wins Best Actor at MTV Awards
Emma Watson wins Best Actor at MTV Awards

He added that "women will now win a lot less awards because they've made them gender neutral and there are more male actors so actually in trying to get equality you end up with more inequality", before adding, "it's a masterpiece". Other winners included " Moonlight " for Best Kiss and " Hidden Figures " for Fight Against the System. For the...

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  • Galway forest fires brought under control
Galway forest fires brought under control

Coillte has a comprehensive fire and emergency plan in operation for every forest, which includes the construction of fire breaks, operation of fire patrols, communication with fire brigade services and provision of specialised equipment in high risk areas.

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  • In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence
In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

Parts of the stadium stands were draped with the Pope's photo as well as Egyptian and Vatican flags. The country is predominately Muslim, with Christianity, including Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, and Catholics, making up only 10 percent of the population.

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  • White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos
White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos

The White House did not post photos of the meeting although an official White House photographer was also in the room, the White House said. In a statement after the meeting, the White House said Trump had "emphasised the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria", particularly urging Russian Federation to "rein in" the government of S...

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  • Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections
Former French Prime Minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

On Monday, the chief of Macron's movement, Richard Ferrand, said it would modify its name to "Republic on the Move" so as to structure itself more like a traditional party. The two-stage legislative elections on June 11 and 18 will decide whether a new party created by 39-year-old Macron, who is due formally to take power on Sunday, will win enough...

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  • Comey's firing plunges Trump presidency into turmoil
Comey's firing plunges Trump presidency into turmoil

But on Tuesday, Mr Trump followed the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a letter saying he could not defend the director's handling of the investigation into Secretary Clinton. Not so fast, just 11 days before the election, their joy turned to blind fury when Comey reopened the FBI investigation because...

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  • Germany to clamp down on North Korea's Berlin operations
Germany to clamp down on North Korea's Berlin operations

The hostel's website and social media accounts do not mention that the building is owned by the repressive regime. It's not far from iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, and while online reviews complain of dodgy WiFi and broken windows, the hostel offers "good value for your money", as one traveler recently remarked.

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  • Manchin Calling on President to Appoint Special Prosecutor in Russia Probe
Manchin Calling on President to Appoint Special Prosecutor in Russia Probe

The people recounting the behind-the-scenes activity spoke only on condition of anonymity to disclose private discussions . And since the firing, more and more reporting is corroborating that theory - a theory that of course would mean the president was trying to obstruct an investigation that could implicate him or people close to him.

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  • Trump denounces 'dangerous anti-Semitism' in Holocaust Remembrance Day remarks
Trump denounces 'dangerous anti-Semitism' in Holocaust Remembrance Day remarks

Trump said Holocaust denial is one form of "dangerous anti-Semitism that continues all around the world" and that can be seen on university campuses, in attacks on Jewish communities "or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction".

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  • China 'putting pressure' on North Korea, says Donald Trump
China 'putting pressure' on North Korea, says Donald Trump

North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they are seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile which can strike the USA mainland. The latest test came as US officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N.in an effort to address what may be Washington's most pressing foreign policy ch...

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  • Watch the moment Jeremy Corbyn's car ran over a BBC cameraman
Watch the moment Jeremy Corbyn's car ran over a BBC cameraman

It was also claimed that Corbyn policy chief Andrew Fisher - who has played a key role in drawing up the manifesto - left a copy of the draft document lying on his desk in Labour's open plan office yesterday. He added: "I am confident people will come out and support us when they see the manifesto on Monday". Although shadow chancellor John McDon...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn's vehicle runs over BBC cameraman following manifesto leak
Jeremy Corbyn's vehicle runs over BBC cameraman following manifesto leak

I think we need to build a new relationship. "The details will be published in the next few days". The draft manifesto, which runs to 43 pages, also contains promises of £6bn-a-year extra for the NHS and £1.6bn-a-year for social care. He predicted voters would welcome a higher minimum wage, the abolition of zero-hour contracts and the nationali...

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  • Israel fires down incoming
Israel fires down incoming "target" from Syria

The incident came after Syria accused Israel of striking a military installation near the airport, setting off a series of pre-dawn explosions. The Trump administration ordered the cruise missile attack on the air base and issued sanctions on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency said to be responsible for producing non-conventional weapons.

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  • U.S. sanctions Syria officials over sarin gas attack
U.S. sanctions Syria officials over sarin gas attack

French intelligence has blamed the Assad regime for the chemical attack which killed more than 70 people in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun earlier this month. Assad has claimed that Syria has no chemical weapons and that reports that his forces used sarin gas in Khan Sheikhoun were "100% fabricated", the BBC reported.

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  • Trump on Twitter: 'Everybody' Has Better Healthcare Than US
Trump on Twitter: 'Everybody' Has Better Healthcare Than US

David Blumenthal . The pair met in-person for the first time before attending a dinner celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea in World War II aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. On the occasion of Trump's return to NY, at least three protests were held in the city, including in the vicinity of Trump Tower where...

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  • Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them
Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them

A kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl who recently had the chance to be freed made a decision to remain with her militant fighter husband, it has emerged. "The location of the girls kept changing since yesterday when the operation to rescue them commenced", said a Nigerian military official to NBC News with knowledge of the rescue operation but wante...

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