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Author: 0 Boko Haram leaders released in exchange for 82 Nigerian schoolgirls

Last month President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement that the government was "in constant touch through negotiations, through local intelligence to secure the release of the remaining girls and other abducted persons unharmed". The presidential spokesman stated that the President was pleased over the successful negotiations leading to the release of the affected girls. Before Saturday, more than 80, including 21 whose release was negotiated in October 2016, had been freed.

Author: 0 Congressman Calls For Trump's Impeachment; Says 'Democracy At Risk'

Texas congressman Al Green called for the impeachment of Cheeto Jesus on the House floor. He said he hopes Comey will "in all dispatch" speak to congressional committees investigation Russian meddling in the election. Covers , an online forum for sports betting, noted that multiple gambling boards have asked the questions: "Will Donald Trump be Impeached in his First Term as President of United States of America?" and "Will Donald Trump Serve a Full Term as President of US?" Once the ...

Global News Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk
Author: 0 Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk

South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng told reporters the government's most basic stance was that communication lines between North and South should reopen. South Korea has complained that some of its companies doing business in China have faced discrimination in retaliation for the THAAD deployment. Pyongyang also said the South Korean government made their complaint "blindly" and that their "disgraceful behavior is ridiculous and a pity".

Author: 0 Utah Rep. Chaffetz to Resign from Congress

But once Donald Trump took office, he became somewhat more muted. It now presents partisan awkwardness for its relationship to the Trump White House; just Wednesday, he threatened to subpoena a memo from former FBI director James Comey that alleged Trump tried to dissuade him from continuing an investigation into Michael Flynn.

Global News Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties
Author: 0 Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties

Officially, Clark remains premier until the government loses a confidence vote in the legislature. However a minority scenario would likely mean negotiations between Green leader Andrew Weaver and both the NDP and Liberals. A dialogue about how we do things, what we should do, how we want to shape the future of our province. Along with Weaver's Oak Bay-Gordon Head seat, the Greens picked up Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and Islands.

Global News Iran re-elects President Hassan Rouhani
Author: 0 Iran re-elects President Hassan Rouhani

To the global community, he said that while the people wanted "engagement with the world away from extremism and violence", they weren't "prepared to live with threats and sanctions". The main concern for Iranians is the economy and Rouhani has worked hard to attract foreign investment by overseeing deals for badly needed commercial airliners with the likes of Airbus.

Global News North Korea ferry service launched between Rajin, Vladivostok
Author: 0 North Korea ferry service launched between Rajin, Vladivostok

The new South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, also condemned North Korea's latest tests, stating that there was a " high possibility " of military conflict between the countries. China has no ports on the Sea of Japan, so travelling to North Korea and on to Vladivostok is the quickest way of reaching Vladivostok by sea. According to the schedule, the vessel Mangyongbong sails once a week to the port city and will also carry cargo.

Author: 0 Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

On Wednesday, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in charge of the Russian Federation probe. Poll results showed on Saturday that Iranians had emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's still-fragile detente with the West.

Author: 0 Netanyahu pushes back against claim he asked Trump not to move embassy

A source close to the preparations team in Israel told Channel 2 that the statements made by the White House official were received with utter shock by Netanyahu's team. Palestinians say moving the embassy would be a de facto recognition of Israel's control of all Jerusalem . He said Trump's decision would be informed by feedback from all sides, including "whether Israel views it as helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction".

Author: 0 Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

Mr Trump has insisted at times the decision was his alone, but he also has pointed to a "very strong" recommendation from Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein. Trump denies having made this request . Comey will certainly be asked about encounters that precipitated his firing, including a January dinner in which, Comey has told associates, Trump asked for his loyalty.

Author: 0 Israeli spies upset by Trump intel-sharing with Russian Federation

Trump is expected to visit Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, even though some in the Israeli government had hoped Trump would snub the Palestinian leader during the trip. Since the nuclear deal, formally the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was agreed in July 2015, Iran has repeatedly tested ballistic missiles - some, Netanyahu has said, inscribed with "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew - arguing that conventional weapons aren't covered by the pact.

Author: 0 Turkey will act if Syria Kurds attack

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 everything up. "I'd throw the Turkish ambassador out", the Arizona Republican told MSNBC's " Morning Joe ", the Hill reported . This is the United States of America, this isn't Turkey, this isn't a third-world country.

Author: 0 Justice finally served to Kulbhushan Jadhav: BJP on ICJ's verdict

He said the ICJ verdict on Jadhav proves that the somewhere the global court believes that there is substance in India's allegations. Prima facie, the ICJ has jurisdiction on the Jadhav case, Abraham said, rejecting one of the Islamabad's main arguments against the Indian case.

Author: 0 India hints at approaching UN Security Council if Pakistan defies ICJ verdict

Reading the court's decision, presiding judge Ronny Abraham said, 'the Government of Pakistan shall inform it of all measures taken in implementation of that Order'. India's case had no substance, the Pakistani government said. Mr. Salve also said, India's fight for Jadhav rested on the argument of restitution which basically meant that the verdict of the Pakistani military court which found Jadhav guilty needed to be annulled and the trial started afresh.

Global News Quebec floods: man and young girl missing after vehicle drifts into river
Author: 0 Quebec floods: man and young girl missing after vehicle drifts into river

National Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said 450 troops are on the ground across the province and that number is increasing. "Those resources will not include military personnel в" like those deployed in Quebec's flood zone. It may be a while before the water levels subside, with Environment Canada calling for heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday in several regions of Quebec.

Author: 0 Comey set to testify publicly about why Trump fired him

The Times' report cited a document summarizing the meeting. "I faced great pressure because of Russia", Trump told Russian officials who visited him in the Oval Office the day after he fired Comey, according to a Friday New York Times report .

Author: 0 White House doesn't dispute Trump called Comey a 'nut job' to Russians

President Donald Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey, had relieved "great pressure" on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. Mr Comey is due to testify to an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee after being fired from his position as head of the intelligence agency.

Author: 0 High society: Pippa Middleton marries at almost-royal event

Also among the congregation of the 12th century church in Englefield, Berkshire, was Pippa's controversial uncle Gary Goldsmith and Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Micheal of Kent, but missing was Harry's USA actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.

Author: 0 Palestinian Youth Shot Dead By Israeli Settler In West Bank

Jewish Israelis do not think Trump has turned against them, however. The backtracking on an embassy move has shaken the resolve of Trump's pro-Israel allies, who hoped that this move would signal the president's unwavering commitment to the Jewish state.

Author: 0 Trump branded Comey 'nut job' as investigation points at White House

Both current and former government insiders told CNN that conversations between Russian officials had been picked up by United States intelligence agencies which revealed they regarded Mr Flynn as an ally. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

Author: 0 Mueller Probe Reportedly Will Investigate Possible White House Cover-Up

The Washington Post story reported that the probe into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation had identified a senior White House adviser who is close to the president as a "significant person of interest ". In his briefings with lawmakers, Rosenstein said that he knew Trump was going to fire Comey prior to writing the memo in question, according to McClatchy .

Author: 0 EU's Mogherini applauds Iran's Rouhani on re-election

Trump's administration is likely to keep putting pressure on Iran over its weapons programs, as well as what it sees as Tehran's efforts to destabilize the Middle East, former USA officials and analysts said. The two other candidates left in the race, Mostafa Mirsalim, a former culture minister, and Mostafa Hashemitaba, a pro-reform figure who previously ran for president in 2001, respectively have 297,000 and 139,000 votes each.

Global News Iraq's special forces declare their Mosul mission complete
Author: 0 Iraq's special forces declare their Mosul mission complete

IS now only holds a handful of neighborhoods in that key city, including the Old City where the most intense battles of the operation are expected to play out. Basra Provincial Parliament Security Committee head Jabbar al-Saidi told Anadolu Agency that there was a suicide vehicle-borne explosive device attack in Ar-Ramilah area near a checkpoint.

Author: 0 U.S. air strike killed several soldiers near Jordan, says Syrian military

The official said that the aerial "aggression" near the border with Jordan killed several soldiers and caused material damage. "They were building a fighting position" about 55 kilometers from a US -coalition base close to At Tanf, where advisers train members of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian Arab Coalition, the second official said.

Author: 0 Mother's Day: What your mum really wants (and doesn't want)

Mothers deserve to be loved back; they need to be constantly thanked for all the determination and endurance they have when it comes to their children. It seems to me that being a mother is something you are even after you take your last breath. So don't get upset that you and the Ground Hog only get one day.

Author: 0 Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein stands by critical memo on Comey

In a written statement, Mr Trump insisted again that there were no nefarious ties between his presidential election campaign and Russian Federation. US President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats that firing the "nut job" Federal Bureau of Investigation director had relieved "great pressure" on him, according to The New York Times .

Author: 0 What's next for Iran after President Hassan Rouhani's win?

Rouhani secured 57% of ballots cast in the first round of voting, well above the 50% required to avoid a run-off, Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli confirmed at a news conference in Tehran . On Saturday, Rouhani said that Iran will continue interaction with the global community and is ready to expand the cooperation with other countries.

Author: 0 PM won't hold bilateral meetings in Saudi Arabia

Trumpets played and soldiers stood at attention as the president walked in. After arriving with an escort of soldiers on horseback, Trump was welcomed to the court to the strains of the American national anthem. Despite his domestic troubles, Trump was expected to get a warm reception in Saudi Arabia . Hasina will leave for Riyadh Saturday evening. This is also his first foreign tour.

Global News Sturgeon: Independent Scotland may start out the EU
Author: 0 Sturgeon: Independent Scotland may start out the EU

The First Minister's proposals to keep Scotland in the single market after Brexit were rejected out of hand by the UK Government in December but Ms Sturgeon believes victory at the polls will give a mandate to her plans. It is, she said, "to demand a place for Scotland at the Brexit negotiating table and the inclusion of the case for our place in the single market in the negotiating remit".

Global News Ukraine takes its fight with Russian Federation to social media
Author: 0 Ukraine takes its fight with Russian Federation to social media

More than 25 million Ukrainians, in a country of about 43 million people, use the Russian sites to connect with friends, join groups and use the online messaging systems. Personally announced by President Petro Poroshenko, the order affects individuals and organizations operating in Ukraine - cracking down on 468 companies and 1,228 people now living in the country.

Author: 0 GOP senators question whether Cornyn should get Federal Bureau of Investigation job

If Cornyn were selected to lead the FBI, Texas politics would immediately be overtaken with speculation about a replacement in the Senate. Another Republican whose name had been mentioned as a possible candidate, Rep. President Trump said the search to succeed Comey was "moving rapidly" on Monday. "He gets it. The only reason he was open-minded to do it [is because] he thought he could help the country", he said, calling Cornyn a "really good man".

Global News Former FBI director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee
Author: 0 Former FBI director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

Although the date of the hearing has not yet been set, it will be scheduled after the 29 May Memorial Day holiday, the committee said. "This new report that President Trump openly admitted to the Russians that he "faced great pressure" from the FBI's criminal investigation that was "taken off" when he fired Director Comey is astonishing - and extremely troubling", Cummings said in a statement.

Author: 0 Labour and Tory focus 'squeezing rivals out'

However, responding to the speech, Mr Farron said Mr Corbyn "has shown beyond all doubt that he would put Britain's security at risk". He added: "Britain deserves better than simply outsourcing our country's security and prosperity to the whims of the Trump White House".