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Author: 0 US strikes Syria militia threatening US-backed forces, officials say

A DoD official told Voice of America that the strikes were "not a change in policy but [an] instance of [a] commander on the ground's decision for force protection". The area has been a source of tensions as both government forces and US -backed rebels advance there. The US-backed Maghaweer al-Thawra rebel faction said the convoy was 27km (17 miles) away and contained four tanks.

Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry is 'greatest witch hunt' in history, says Trump

Later in the day, he told ABC News' David Muir it "hurts our country terribly" while at a press conference with the Colombian president, he said "I respect the move". In a statement, Rosenstein said he had made a decision to hand off the high-profile inquiry to a figure outside the normal government chain of command, including the White House, "in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome".

Global News Macron Spent His First Full Day As President In Germany
Author: 0 Macron Spent His First Full Day As President In Germany

Now there is an opening. "This isn't malicious, but I can't have all the good sides and then say there's a cap of 100,000 or 200,000 European Union citizens, more aren't allowed into Britain - perhaps researchers as well, but no others, please", Merkel said.

Global News Tad Cummins indicted on 2 charges by federal grand jury
Author: 0 Tad Cummins indicted on 2 charges by federal grand jury

Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her. Tad Cummins, the former teacher accused of abducting a teenage student from Tennessee and taking her to California, was indicted Thursday on two federal charges.

Author: 0 Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Two decades and $10 billion after Plan Colombia was launched, the country is growing record quantities of coca, and remains the world's biggest producer of cocaine, according to USA government data. Pastrana's account, however, breaks with the White House's own. While Trump faces controversy on the home front, his meeting with the Colombian president also brought with it another set of challenges.

Author: 0 Appeals Court Reviews Decision Blocking Trump's Travel Ban

It's also possible that other judges could step in to block the revised order. February 9 - A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Judge Robart's injunction. The legal hold on President Trump's so-called travel ban seems unlikely to be lifted anytime soon, based on the tenor of oral arguments before a federal appellate court in Seattle on Monday.

Global News More protests ahead of Greece austerity vote
Author: 0 More protests ahead of Greece austerity vote

The leftist-led government hopes that legislating the multi-bill, four days before eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels, will convince its lenders to release a 7.5bn euro ($8.3bn) bailout tranche ahead of looming debt repayments in July.

Author: 0 Roger Ailes died of bleeding on the brain

His five-decade career ended in a blaze of sexual harassment allegations and lawsuit from former Fox News host Gretchen Carlon, which forced him to stand down in July a year ago. We worked not for Fox News but for Roger Ailes and he was with us in the bunker fighting for respect and fighting for viewers. Smith, 52, is the former host of Fox Report with Shepard Smith and Studio B weekdays on Fox News Channel.

Author: 0 Preident Trump Delivers Strong Religious Liberty Message to Christian Students

On "America's Newsroom" today, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and a Liberty graduate, said Trump wasn't just addressing the graduates and their families, but all evangelicals across the country. Falwell, Jr., praised Trump's first few months in office, pointing to Trump's selection of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch , his decision to stack his Cabinet with religious conservatives and what Falwell described as bombing "those in the Middle East who are ...

Author: 0 Russian foreign minister mocks U.S. media over reports of Trump intelligence gaffe

The White House has denied the allegations, stressing that Trump has never asked Comey or any other official to halt the investigation. "Asked to comment on the controversy surrounding the reported intelligence-sharing, he said media have reported that "the secret" Trump told him was that "'terrorists' are capable of stuffing laptops, all kinds of electronic devices, with untraceable explosive materials".

Author: 0 White House: Trump interviewing 4 FBI candidates

President Donald Trump is meeting Wednesday afternoon with four candidates to be the next director of the FBI, Spicer announced in a gaggle aboard Air Force One. Lieberman's selection could be controversial and while he was for a time a Democrat, his exit from the party and eventual support for McCain in 2008 has caused many Democrats to sour on their party's 2000 vice presidential nominee.

Author: 0 Trump lashes out: abused by 'greatest witch hunt'

Trump is clearly upset about the appointment of a special counsel - but what even is a special counsel, and what power does Mueller have as he takes over the Trump-Russia investigation? In another tweet Thursday morning, he claims, "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed!".

Author: 0 Car slams into pedestrians in New York's Times Square, killing 1

Four of the victims were said to be in critical condition and the 13-year-old sister of the dead woman was said to be among the injured. "Everyone thought it was a terrorist attack and ran into buildings screaming". Photographers snapped pictures of Rojas after he climbed from the wrecked vehicle and ran through the street before he was tackled by a group that included a ticket seller and a muscular door supervisor at a nearby Planet Hollywood restaurant.

Author: 0 Trump decries Russia probe as 'greatest witch hunt' in US history

The President's comments come after he angrily denounced the appointment of former FBI boss Robert Mueller to head the Russian Federation investigation in a series of angry tweets as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician" in United States history.

Author: 0 Ruth Davidson in fresh pitch for Labour voters

During First Minister's Questions at Holyrood, Ms Dugdale said: "Mr Campbell has written to me, via his lawyer, to demand £10,000 for "damage to reputation". Before their suspension was announced, the Aberdeen Labour group defended its decision on Twitter to do a deal with the Tories, insisting its manifesto pledges to protect jobs and spending were upheld under the coalition deal.

Author: 0 Top House Democrat Pelosi says independent Russia probe still needed

Flynn, through his lawyer, had earlier asked for immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for agreeing to cooperate with the committee. According to The Times , top White House staffers were particularly anxious over news that Comey had kept detailed notes and memos regarding several meetings with Trump during which Trump asked the former agency chief to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 How the Trump-Russia special counsel works: Questions and answers

By several senators' accounts, he contradicted Trump's statements that Rosenstein's written criticism of FBI Director James Comey had been a factor in Comey's recent firing by the president. "I respect the decision, but it's going to really limit what Congress can do, and it's going to really limit what the public will know about this". Flynn's work on Turkey's behalf at the same time that he was Trump's principal foreign policy adviser was not publicly known until March, when he ...

Author: 0 White House pushes back on story Flynn notified transition about probe

At the time , Flynn had not yet registered as a foreign agent and disclosed that he had been paid to lobby on behalf of the Turkish government. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq, rising swiftly up the ranks. Failing to register as a foreign agent can be a crime in some circumstances. Yates, a career prosecutor until Barack Obama tapped her to be the No.

Author: 0 Labour spending plans to create £58bn hole in public finances, claim Tories

Ms Dugdale, the party's leader in Scotland, said she defined success as "winning the election". "I see leadership as not dictating but leadership is also about listening". The Prime Minister has refused to take part in televised debates, while Labour leader Mr Corbyn has said he will only join in if his main rival for Number 10 is also present.

Author: 0 Author: Trump Pressured Flynn to Be National Security Adviser

Flynn had been paid more than $500,000 to advocate for Turkey's interests. Former US President Barack Obama's national security team asked for Trump's approval on a plan to retake the IS's de facto capital of Raqqa, because it was more than likely to be carried out under his presidency.

Author: 0 Putin willing to turn over transcript of Trump meeting with Russians

Senate and Congress, if, of course, the U.S. administration would want this", Putin said during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Sochi. The White House has adamantly defended Trump's conversations in that Oval Office meeting, saying what he discussed was "wholly appropriate". "As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison

In a statement to ABC News, Manning said she appreciated the support she had received from people all over the world. "I'm figuring things out right now - which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me". Among the most notable of the records Manning provided to WikiLeaks was a video taken in 2007 that showed an American helicopter attack carried out in the Amin District of Baghdad, Iraq.

Author: 0 Donald Trump ready to make 'fast decision' on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

After Trump tweeted that his fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director should hope such recordings do not come to light, Spicer pointedly refused to rule out the existence of such tapes. Kelly was commissioner of the New York City Police Department for more than a decade, serving two mayors. But Kelly also came under fire for his use of aggressive police tactics, including a program that spied on Muslims and a dramatic spike in the use of stop-and-frisk, which disproportionately ...

Global News Boko Haram releases 82 Chibok girls
Author: 0 Boko Haram releases 82 Chibok girls

Presidential aide Bashir Ahmad tweeted a photograph of the girls, most of whom were sitting on the floor of his official residence, as Buhari sat in an armchair, dressed in white traditional robes. Security sources in the town of Banki, in Borno state, said that the girls had been brought there for medical checks before being airlifted on Sunday to Maiduguri.

Author: 0 Trump waives nuclear sanctions on Iran

Iran's foreign ministry issued a statement saying that the country will continue its missile program in line with its "inalienable and legal right" to upgrade the country's defensive capabilities, the ministry's spokesman Bahram Ghasemi wrote on his Telegram channel May 18.

Author: 0 Almost half of US voters support Trump impeachment, poll shows

The move has stirred impeachment calls over possible obstruction of justice . On Tuesday, he was dealt a fresh blow by reports that Comey had written down a conversation with Trump during which he pressured him to end the investigation into ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan case today

Jadhav was in defiance of rights defined by the Vienna Convention and in violation of basic human rights. It said Pakistan should ensure that no execution takes place until the final hearing by the court and that Pakistan shall inform the court of all measures taken in implementation of the final order.

Author: 0 USA extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

The Trump administration said Wednesday it will continue granting nuclear sanctions relief to Iran , keeping the Obama-era nuclear deal intact for now. Last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson admitted Iran was complying with its own commitments under the deal - placing its nuclear sites under global scrutiny and halting most enrichment.

Author: 0 Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman

U.S. Navy records show Rojas enlisted in September 2011 and was based in IL and Florida , working as an electrician's mate fireman apprentice. He was based in Charleston for two months during that time. "We were just touring, seeing how attractive Times Square was", Prasad said. Video posted online showed steam or smoke pouring from the auto for a few moments after it stopped moving.

Author: 0 US Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Supreme Court

That action, which was later reversed in the face of worldwide criticism and street protests , was one of a half-dozen rulings by the court that USA officials say "interfere with or limit the National Assembly's authority". He said Venezuela prefers the regional approach, noting that Pope Francis has offered help and the former presidents of the Dominican Republic, Spain and Panama are talking to both sides.

Global News US Falls to Finland, 2-0, in MWC Quarterfinals
Author: 0 US Falls to Finland, 2-0, in MWC Quarterfinals

Team USA was seeking to secure a place in the semifinals for the third consecutive World Championship, though this was a young team that coach Jeff Blashill brought to the 2017 tournament. Rantanen, 20, beat US goalie Jimmy Howard on a power play at 1:01 of the second period to open the scoring, and Joonas Kemppainen had the other goal as the Finns advanced and the Americans were eliminated from the tournament.

Author: 0 J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) Downgraded by Buckingham Research

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc initiated coverage on shares of J C Penney Company in a report on Friday, February 10th. Stock is now moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -40.97%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -43.8% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

Global News Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence
Author: 0 Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

While it's understandable that his security detail might over-react if it perceived a serious threat to Mr. Erdogan's safety that doesn't excuse criminal acts. Turkey insists that these YPG militants and their PYD political party are tied to the Kurdish insurgency in Turkey known as the PKK, which the United States of America, the European Union and Turkey all consider a terrorist organization.

Global News Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections
Author: 0 Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections

An explosion on Wednesday at the Azad-Shahr coal mine in northeastern Golestan province left 35 people dead. In a rare sign of public dissent, a group of coal miners attacked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's vehicle on May 7 as he visited the site of an explosion that killed at least 35 miners.

Author: 0 North Korea vows revenge over failed attempt to poison Kim

Rice, who has been making the rounds on cable news to promote her new book, said Tuesday that the Trump administration is putting pressure on the Chinese to help combat North Korean's nuclear ambitions. Speaking to the VOA Korean Service on Sunday, Kim Mi Ok said her husband was arrested as he tried to return to the couple's home in Dandong, China.

Global News US strike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria
Author: 0 US strike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria

The U.S. officials said the American airstrike hit the pro-Syrian government forces as they were setting up fighting positions in a protected area near Tanf. The UN Syria envoy announced Thursday that the Syrian government, major opposition delegations, and the UN had agreed to kick off a series of expert meetings to discuss constitutional issues, one of the main points of the latest round of Syria peace talks.

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