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Author: 0 Senate Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn in Russia investigation

The timing surrounding Flynn's firing continues to haunt the White House. We were concerned that the American people had been misled about the underlying conduct and what General Flynn had done, and additionally, that we weren't the only ones that knew all of this, that the Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done.

Author: 0 Israel summons Swedish ambassador over support of UNESCO resolution

Tweeting on his official account following the decision, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said Jordan highly valued such a decision. "For the first time in UNESCO", Netanyahu said, "more countries voted to oppose or abstained than voted in favor, and of course this is important".

Author: 0 Frederica Wilson to visit 82 girls released by Boko Haram

Parents of the missing girls carefully scanned an unofficial list with names and photos to see if their child was among those freed . President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday in the capital Abuja, it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details.

Global News Kremlin tweets during closed-door Oval Office meeting with Trump
Author: 0 Kremlin tweets during closed-door Oval Office meeting with Trump

Lavrov, who earlier met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said his discussions with members of the Trump administration had convinced him they were people who wanted to cut deals and solve problems. Lavrov notes that Trump dismisses the matter as "false news". The would-be safe zones would not cover areas where the USA -led coalition is fighting IS.

Author: 0 Turkey threatens military action against US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu , who is on a visit to Montenegro, said in a televised news conference that every weapon supplied to the Kurdish militia constituted a threat to Turkey. "The supply of arms to the YPG is unacceptable", Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli told A Haber television. "We want to reassure the people and government of Turkey that the United States is committed to preventing additional security risks and to protecting our North Atlantic Treaty ...

Author: 0 A Guide To Ivanka Trump's Manual For 'Women Who Work'

Ivanka Trump is a White House adviser and an unpaid federal employee with a West Wing office. In her new book , appropriately titled Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success , she discusses how she attempts to balances it all . But Trump's book attracted ridicule for highlighting what AFP described as "the gulf between the gilded world of a 35-year-old woman thought - with her husband - to still hold investments worth up to $740 million and the struggles facing middle-class or ...

Author: 0 China says it has successfully tested new type of missile

The announcement came as South Koreans elected left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In in a presidential election held after a scandal led to the impeachment of the country's previous leader. THAAD became operational last week, achieving "initial intercept capability", according to NBC News. Talks between North Korean and Chinese officials on the sidelines of the "Belt and Road Initiative" forum would mainly focus on economic matters, but Beijing was likely to call on ...

Author: 0 Hamas elects Haniya as new chief of Islamic movement

Haniyeh used to be active within the "Islamic bloc, the student arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, where from Hamas has emerged". The group first gained prominence for its terrorist acts, mostly deadly suicide bombings in buses and cafes in Israeli cities during the second Palestinian uprising in the early 2000s.

Global News Despite deconfliction efforts, fighting rages in Syria
Author: 0 Despite deconfliction efforts, fighting rages in Syria

The claims of various Arabic media outlets came after the Astana meeting this week where Turkey, Russia and Iran agreed to establish de-escalation zones covering the city of Idlib and certain parts of Latakia, Homs, Aleppo and Hama as well as Damascus, Eastern Ghouta, Daraa and Quneitra.

Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane warns Real Madrid will not sit on lead against Atletico

Theo is now on loan at Alaves from Atletico Madrid. "Hopefully that will be repeated", Atletico captain Gabi Fernandez said on Tuesday. Real join Juve in the Final on June 3 at the Milennium Stadium in Cardiff after the Serie A giants beats Monaco 4-1 on aggregate to seal their spot in Wales.

Author: 0 Arkansas governor dismisses calls for investigation…

A moratorium on executions has been in place in Oklahoma since October 2015 while the state develops new execution protocols. The eight Arkansas inmates - like many before them across the country - initially fought their executions on the grounds that midazolam does not reliably prevent a painful death and helped contribute to botched executions in other states.

Author: 0 Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russia probe

Flynn was sacked by President Donald Trump in February, after news reports revealed that the former Army Lieutenant general lied to administration officials about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the inauguration.

Author: 0 A timeline of Yates' warnings to the White House about Mike Flynn

Flynn's forced February resignation followed media reports that he had discussed US-imposed sanctions on Russian Federation with Ambassador Kislyak, which was contrary to the public representations of the Trump White House. He said he had often left it to the FBI director, James B. Comey, to decide when to tell him about open criminal investigations. CNN's Manu Raju reported Monday that a mountain of evidence and partisan disagreement mean it could be 2018 before the job is wrapped up.

Author: 0 Duke of Edinburgh to stop all public engagements by autumn

Queen Elizabeth II's secretary released a statement reported by E!, saying that Prince Philip is certainly not dead, he has simply "decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year". The Duke is considered one of the hardest-working royals and conducted 110 days of appearances past year - outnumbering several young family members, including Prince William .

Global News China launches second aircraft carrier, first domestically-made
Author: 0 China launches second aircraft carrier, first domestically-made

China had no aircraft carriers until 2012 when its first one, the Liaoning, was commissioned, adding to the evidence that China's pursuit of military development has been in synch with its overall economic expansion. The Type 001A vessel, yet to be named, is China's second aircraft carrier. It has been seen by some analysts as a kind of training vessel in preparation for the new carrier, our correspondent says.

Author: 0 CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

He was also accused of relaying untruthful information to vice president Mike Pence. Sally Yates, who was briefly the acting US attorney general earlier this year, told White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26 that Flynn had not been telling the truth about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington .

Global News Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them
Author: 0 Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them

The government agreed to free an undisclosed number of Boko Haram prisoners in exchange. Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government announced yesterday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save almost 300 girls whose mass abduction exposed the mounting threat posed by the Islamic State-linked fighters.

Author: 0 New South Korea President Moon Jae-in reaffirms US alliance

He was followed by Hong Joon-pyo of the conservative Liberty Korea Party, who had almost 7.3 million votes, accounting for 25.04 per cent of votes counted so far. While the South Korean right-wing politicians, who are mostly conservative, say he is unfit to rule because he lacks the will and strength to bear South Korea's national security.

Global News France presidential election campaign heats up with rallies on May Day
Author: 0 France presidential election campaign heats up with rallies on May Day

Le Pen's anti-EU stance could unravel post-war unity, while Macron wants greater European cooperation and trade. In an opinion piece in Le Monde published Tuesday, Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed " erratic Marxist ", took a swipe at the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon who has not endorsed a candidate since his defeat in the first round of the French election on April 23.

Author: 0 South Korea has new president

Many of Mr. Moon's supporters, including a large percentage of younger South Koreans, see the more aggressive American stance - as well as Mr. Trump's criticism of the free trade deal with South Korea signed under President Obama - as an equal threat to stability on the peninsula, said Duyeon Kim, a visiting fellow at the Korean Peninsula Future Forum.

Author: 0 Turkey slams USA decision to arm Syrian Kurds

Ilham Ahmed, a top official in the Syrian Democratic Forces' political office, said the decision to provide heavier arms carries "political meaning" and "legitimises the YPG and the Syrian Democratic Forces". "We can not accept the presence of terrorist organisations that would threaten the future of the Turkish state", Canikli said in an interview with Turkish broadcaster Haber.

Author: 0 Moon, Trump agree to maintain close cooperation over N.K. nuke threats

Though there's a concern that THAAD could up the ante in an arms race, Beijing's concerns largely have to do with the missile defense system's powerful radar, which could be used to monitor activity inside China, experts say. Trump wants to tighten an economic vise and has raised the possibility of military force as the North approaches the capability to threaten America with a nuclear-tipped missile.

Global News Angela Merkel's bid for fourth term boosted by local election result
Author: 0 Angela Merkel's bid for fourth term boosted by local election result

SPD secretary general Katarina Barley said the Schleswig-Holstein vote was a "bitter result" for the Social Democrats, but hoped her party would fare better next Sunday in NRW, traditionally an SPD stronghold. No such government has ever ruled Germany nationally, but the grouping did take control of Berlin's city government in 2016 - and Thuringia's state government in 2014 - although the appetite for such a coalition across wider Germany is likely to be somewhat limited.

Global News Another Impotent North Korea Missile Test by a Defiant Kim Jong
Author: 0 Another Impotent North Korea Missile Test by a Defiant Kim Jong

The drills began hours after South Korean and United States officials said they detected what they presumed was a failed missile launch from an area near the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. What we prefer to do his work with others, China included, to resolve this situation short of military action, he said in response to a question. It also successfully tested ballistic missiles on March 6.

Author: 0 Islamic body hails UNESCO resolution on status of East Jerusalem

Elias Wadih Sanbar, the Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO, saw the resolution as part of efforts to "stop giving a kind of blank check to an occupier that is acting with total illegality and impunity". Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki welcomed the result of the vote , saying that the world had chosen to "stand on the side of what is right in the face of [Israel's] injustice, occupation and its illegitimate policies".

Author: 0 Trump 100 days, ridiculous landmark or bad start?

Americans are losing faith in US President Donald Trump's ability to accomplish his campaign promises as he approaches 100 days in office, according to a new poll. Younger voters were more likely to disapprove of his tweets. Only 11 percent say they think Trump's use of Twitter is "mostly appropriate", versus 68 percent who say it's "mostly inappropriate".

Author: 0 5 things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

In an interview with CNN , Graham said he was intrigued by former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's testimony Monday when he declined to comment over whether he had any concerns with Trump business ties and Russian Federation, saying it could influence an ongoing investigation.

Global News Clinton: FBI director's letter, Russian hackers cost me presidency
Author: 0 Clinton: FBI director's letter, Russian hackers cost me presidency

Hillary Clinton continues to re-litigate her 2016 presidential election loss and congressional Democrats continue to pillory FBI Director James Comey . Weiner was being investigated separately for possible inappropriate communications with a minor. Comey during questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed that Russian Federation provides safe haven for cyber criminals.

Global News Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections
Author: 0 Trump OKs arms for Syrian Kurds, despite Turkish objections

Turkey says the Syrian Kurdish group known as the YPG, which forms the backbone of the force, is the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK, which is waging an insurgency in Turkey . White said they're "the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future". Pentagon chief Jim Mattis had on Tuesday taken part in a summit in Copenhagen for senior leaders from the top 15 countries in the anti-IS coalition, including Turkey .

Global News Why Have Michelle Obama's Healthy School Meals Been Junked?
Author: 0 Why Have Michelle Obama's Healthy School Meals Been Junked?

US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue , in one of his first acts after his Senate confirmation last week, signed a proclamation that postpones sodium reductions, makes it easier to serve foods without whole grains, and allows the return of chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk with fat.

Author: 0 HC: Triple talaq violates Indian Constitution

The petitioners' contention was that the proceedings initiated by the CJM's court at Agra were "null and void" since the complaint was registered by Jamil's wife a few days after he had divorced her "by saying thrice that I divorce you Sumaila Afgani".

Global News Aamir Didn't, but Dangal Director Commented on BB2
Author: 0 Aamir Didn't, but Dangal Director Commented on BB2

Aamir Khan's film PK was the first Indian movie to collect Rs 100 crore in China. So far Baahubali 2 has collected Rs 105 crore in North America. The film, that's based on Haryana wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, has shattered large number of records in India previous year (23rd December release) and it's Chinese version is now creating history- as it raked in an astounding 100 Crore INR in just 4 days.

Author: 0 Yates Defends Stance On Immigration Ban That Got Her Fired

Investigators on the House oversight committee raised the possibility last month that Flynn may have broken the law by not disclosing payments from RT-TV, widely considered by United States officials to be a propaganda arm of the Russian government, on his 2016 national security clearance form.

Author: 0 Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release

After their release the girls were lifted by military helicopters and flown to the capital Abuja to meet with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the statehouse. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the latest release and urged the worldwide community to support Nigeria's government to work toward getting all Boko Haram victims home.

Author: 0 Trump to announce federal court nominees

Spicer was asked if, aside from the nomination of the 10 judges to fill federal vacancies, the president has any plans to increase the pace of political appointments. Trump also tapped Magistrate Judge Terry Moorer of the Middle District of Alabama to become a judge on that same court. The president also told the The Washington Examiner on April 26 that he has "absolutely" considered breaking up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where the left-leaning judges have already blocked his ...