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Author: 0 Grassley, Feinstein ask for Comey memos

The foreign minister smiled back, chuckling at the brief exchange the same way he did when he stood next to his American counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as he was asked about Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey just days after the head of the federal agency reportedly requested additional resources for the Russian Federation investigation.

Global News Theresa May labelled 'scared' by fellow leaders for skipping TV debate
Author: 0 Theresa May labelled 'scared' by fellow leaders for skipping TV debate

Mr Nuttall appeared to struggle throughout the debate in Salford as he mistakenly referred to the Plaid Cymru leader as Natalie. It was the first of several election specials scheduled to take place ahead of the 8 June general election. Mr Farron said he is determined to stop the return of a "heartless Conservative government". ITV News' Daniel Hewitt polled people on who was winning the debate with a clear bias in Natalie's favour.

Global News Out Of 6 Newlyweds Have Spouse Of Different Race Or Ethnicity
Author: 0 Out Of 6 Newlyweds Have Spouse Of Different Race Or Ethnicity

Honolulu had, by far, the biggest share of newlyweds - 42 percent - marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity, trailed by Las Vegas at 31 percent. The rate for black newlyweds has more than tripled since 1980 - from 5 percent to 18 percent. "Until this ruling, interracial marriages were forbidden in many states".

Author: 0 At least one dead as driver hits crowd in Times Square

Police say a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran with two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated has been taken in custody after his vehicle plowed into 23 pedestrians in Times Square, killing one of them. Friends of a man suspected of plowing his auto into pedestrians in Times Square say he'd been going through a rough time. Police do not suspect a link to terrorism.

Global News Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures
Author: 0 Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

U.S. media reports allege Trump passed ultra-sensitive classified information about the Islamic State group - gleaned by a foreign intelligence partner - to Russian diplomats during a meeting in the Oval Office. "No compromise with national security". "As you know", he said, "it is wholly appropriate for the president to share whatever information he thinks is necessary to advance the security of the American people".

Author: 0 Trump mulling over Jerusalem embassy move: Tillerson

The comment was in response to an Israeli request for Prime Minister Netanyahu to join President Trump when he visits the Western Wall. It was the latest sign of the Israeli right's growing disenchantment with Trump after having rejoiced in his election.

Global News Macron to unveil first French government
Author: 0 Macron to unveil first French government

Earlier Monday in Paris , Macron named centre-right lawmaker Edouard Philippe as prime minister in a further effort to splinter the country's traditional parties and redraw the political map. The announcement of the government was delayed by 24-hours on Tuesday, officially due to the need to carry out more extensive screening of candidates, but which might also have been down to last-minute negotiations.

Global News Corbyn targets 'tax-dodging wealth extractors' in election campaign
Author: 0 Corbyn targets 'tax-dodging wealth extractors' in election campaign

In Brussels , the belief is that if Prime Minister Theresa May wins a large majority as expected on June 8, she will no longer have to worry so much about upsetting hardliners in her Conservative Party. "If they truly trusted the British people - and wanted to give them a real say over the future direction of this country - then they would have committed to a democratic vote on any final deal", she said.

Global News Teen girl held as sex slave in Sydney
Author: 0 Teen girl held as sex slave in Sydney

United States prosecutors allege Price met the girl on the Snapchat app in October a year ago and transferred $US1500 ($A2011) to her in Australia. Police have issued a call-out for a "Good Samaritan" who picked up the girl last month and took the 17-year-old to an Asylum Seeker Centre in Newtown.

Author: 0 Ex-Fox News Honcho Roger Ailes Dead At 77

For decades, Ailes worked as a media consultant for Republican politicians, serving as an adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. The story of Fox News was the story of Ailes. Last July, Gretchen Carlson , a former Miss America who appeared on the popular Fox and Friends morning programme before being given her own show, sued him.

Global News Kim gleeful as North Korea fires longest-range missile
Author: 0 Kim gleeful as North Korea fires longest-range missile

In April Pyongyang put dozens of missiles on show at a giant military parade through the capital, including one that appeared to be the type launched on Sunday . Dialogue would be possible "only if the North changes its attitude", he said. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday the North's latest missile test was unsafe, but warned against attempts to "intimidate" Pyongyang.

Global News Macron names Close Supporters in Key Ministries for Debut Cabinet
Author: 0 Macron names Close Supporters in Key Ministries for Debut Cabinet

In picking Macron, Tusk said the French people had chosen "liberty, equality and fraternity" and "said no to the tyranny of fake news". "I pray that God support you so that your country, faithful to the rich diversity of its moral traditions and its spiritual heritage marked also by the Christian tradition, may always endeavor to build a more just and fraternal society", Pope Francis said in the May 16 message.

Author: 0 Politicians welcome Labour's clear election commitment to Gib

The party also plans a levy on businesses with staff earning large salaries over £330,000. McCluskey's analysis , made in an interview with the Politico website , was widely seen as an attempt to lower expectations, in order to prepare to make an argument for Corbyn to remain as Labour leader even if he suffers a heavy election defeat.

Global News Canada warns it may cancel US jet buy over Bombardier probe
Author: 0 Canada warns it may cancel US jet buy over Bombardier probe

A US aeronautics powerhouse is at a hearing arguing for duties on Bombardier aircraft. The next potential Canada-U.S. trade dispute was unfolding in a Washington courtroom Thursday as aerospace actors clashed over details that could hold implications for the global trade in mid-sized airplanes.

Global News Portugal wins Eurovision 2017 Song Contest for the first time
Author: 0 Portugal wins Eurovision 2017 Song Contest for the first time

This year's contest was hosted by Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and it was not without controversy. Bulgaria's contestant in this year's Eurovision Song Contet, the youngest participant, 17-year old Kristian Kostov came second with his song Beautiful Mess , Bulgaria's best achievement ever, reported BNR.

Global News Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit
Author: 0 Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit

A USA official said the information, about an IS threat related to the use of laptops on aircraft, came from Israel and there were concerns that a valuable Israeli asset could be in danger. Trump is to visit the site by himself. "He's arriving as Israel prepares to celebrate Israel's victory and a reunited Jerusalem following the Six-Day War".

Global News Trump Warns Comey, Blasts Media, Asks 'When Does It End' on Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump Warns Comey, Blasts Media, Asks 'When Does It End' on Russian Federation

In that same NBC interview , the president said he had chose to fire Comey because he was a "showboat" and a "grandstander" and also because "this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story", a reference to the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Russian government's campaign of cyberattacks directed at last year's presidential election as well as into possible ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin.

Global News Police Officer Who Shot Dallas Suburban Teen Free On Bond
Author: 0 Police Officer Who Shot Dallas Suburban Teen Free On Bond

Supporters light candles during a vigil for 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs, Texas, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Video footage from Oliver's body cam revealed the vehicle full of five teens was actually driving away from Oliver, who spent two tours in Iraq, before fatally shot Edwards in the side of the head though the passenger side window.

Global News Bill English bids to seal TPP deal
Author: 0 Bill English bids to seal TPP deal

Japan and New Zealand pledged on Wednesday to carry forward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact despite the withdrawal of the United States. RCEP is a parallel free trade agreement led by China. Mr McClay says in its present form whether the U.S. is a partner to the agreement or not they will find some benefit from changes around Pharmac sharing information.

Author: 0 The four men vying for Iran's presidency

He noted that the administration has managed to halve the value of smuggled goods and reduce it to $12 billion a year, and has also established suitable systems at customs. If the then six-candidate field was reduced to the pair, 48 percent of respondents would vote for Rouhani and 39 percent for Raisi, according to the survey released on May 10.

Global News Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony
Author: 0 Black leaders to Tulsa: Act on pledges of racial harmony

Last September, Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after she feared that the unarmed black man was reaching into his auto to grab a weapon. After she was found not guilty of murdering Terence Crutcher , Shelby received a brief hug from her defense attorney, Shannon McMurray. Shelby testified Monday that she feared for her life and thought Crutcher was reaching inside his stalled SUV for a gun.

Author: 0 Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Ahead of discussions with President Donald Trump, Former FBI Director James Comey prepped with his team on ways to respond to anticipated questions so that he would not come across as confrontational during the ongoing Russian Federation probe, according to an official close to Comey.

Author: 0 Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote

A poll conducted May 7-8 by the Iranian Students Polling Agency gave Rouhani 42 percent of likely voters' support, followed by conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi with 27 percent. Citing instructions by the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Rouhani asked the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Basij to not get involved in party politics and stay in their place.

Global News Bombshell memo on Trump
Author: 0 Bombshell memo on Trump

Interfering with a federal investigation might constitute obstruction of justice and could potentially be invoked in any attempt to impeach Trump. The Comey memo was part of a paper trail Comey created documenting what he perceived as the President's improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation.

Global News 1 killed, 13 hurt after auto hits pedestrians, crashes in Times Square
Author: 0 1 killed, 13 hurt after auto hits pedestrians, crashes in Times Square

In one of his two previous DWI arrests, Rojas was driving faster than 99 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone, sources familiar with his record say. Rojas attempted to flee the scene, but was apprehended first by outraged citizens and then by NYPD officers. Police said the incident did not appear to be an act of terrorism.

Author: 0 U.S. might ban laptops from European flights after all

The airline industry opposes the proposal. The BBC reported Wednesday that officials from the USA and European Union "decided against" the ban following yesterday's meeting, though "other measures" are still under consideration. Banning laptops from the cabin of flights from Europe is bound to have huge consequences. Any extension of the ban could affect USA and European airlines such as United UAL.N , Delta DAL.N , American Airlines AAL.O , Lufthansa LHAG.DE , British Airways ICAG.L ...

Author: 0 Congressman Al Green calls for Trump impeachment

Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and reports that Trump may have tried to pressure him into dropping an ongoing criminal investigation of former NSA Director Michael Flynn have some calling his action an attempt at obstruction of justice.

Author: 0 WH Pushes Back On Report Flynn Told Transition He Was Under Investigation

One former Federal Bureau of Investigation official and a second government official said Trump thought he owed Flynn for how things ended up and was determined to clear Flynn's name and bring him back to the White House. The military plan against the Islamic State stronghold was eventually approved, but not until after Flynn had been fired. Some members of Congress have used the word "treason" to describe Flynn's intervention and exchange with Rice.

Global News Why The 82 Freed Chibokgirls Are Chubby - Femi Adesina
Author: 0 Why The 82 Freed Chibokgirls Are Chubby - Femi Adesina

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari speaks as he welcomes a group of Chibok girls freed from Boko Haram in Abuja, Nigeria , on May 7. Those girls are still in government care in Abuja for medical attention, trauma counseling and rehabilitation, according to the government.

Author: 0 President Trump slams special counsel appointment in Russian Federation investigation as 'witch hunt'

At a press conference later on Thursday, Trump said , "I respect the move but the entire thing is a witch hunt". Rosenstein said he had taken the decision "to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election", including "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump".

Author: 0 Republicans starting to turn as committee asks to see Comey documents

Trump also boasted of what he saw as the "tremendous success" of his presidency. Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress expressed concern bordering on alarm. As the showdown with Bush was going on, Comey, riding with Mueller to the White House, reflected on the impending fight that could be bearing down on the men.

Author: 0 Chibok girl 'refused to be released'

Assuring the girls, Lai Mohammed said: "What is paramount to us is the release of the remaining girls. I have a husband'". "These girls went through captivity for more than two years". Thousands of women and young girls have been abducted in the eight-year insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 people dead and displaced more than 2.6 million.

Author: 0 Top House Republican criticizes McMaster's remarks on Western Wall location

DeSantis serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security for the House Oversight Committee. A diplomatic spat on Monday erupted between US and Israeli officials, just days before a planned visit by President Donald Trump, after an American representative questioned Israel's claim to one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

Global News UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea
Author: 0 UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

That suggests a range of 4500km or more, analysts said. North Korea yesterday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the United States mainland within reach. North Korea's ambassador to China says that Pyongyang's test-firing of a ballistic missile over the weekend is part of the country's efforts to develop ways to defend itself against hostile aggression overseas.

Author: 0 French government resigns in post-election formality

Other indexes across Europe also dipped, while the euro, which briefly hit a six-month high above $1.10 overnight, was down 0.7 percent at $1.0924. "Macron: Not even started, already hated", it read. Macron, the youngest French leader since the Emperor Napoleon, will take office on May 14, 2017. "France is one of our closest allies and we look forward to working with the new President on a wide range of shared priorities".

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