Trump denies ever urging Comey to back off Flynn investigation

Trump blasted that decision, echoing his Thursday morning tweets and comments he made over lunch with network news anchors that the Russian Federation investigation is a "witch hunt" that "divides the country". introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago. "We have to get back to running this country really, really well". [Full Article...]

Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume

Israel considers all of Jerusalem as its indivisible capital, a claim that is not recognised internationally, and the Western Wall - the holiest prayer site for Jews - is part of territory it captured in the 1967 Middle East war. It later annexed East Jerusalem , and in 1980, Israel unilaterally declared "reunited" Jerusalem as its capital. An independent state is not only the aspiratio... [Full Article...]

Man charged with murder after NY vehicle carnage

Man charged with murder after NY vehicle carnage Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old resident of Portage, Michigan, who was visiting the city, was killed. Witnesses to the wreck in Times Square say they watched in horror as the vehicle plowed into a group of pedestrians, killing one and injuring 22 others. [Full Article...]

General Election 2017: Time running out to register to vote

General Election 2017: Time running out to register to vote You will need your National Insurance number and, if you're a British citizen living overseas, your passport as well. How does voting work in this election? To be able to register, residents must have their National Insurance number to hand. [Full Article...]

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

KEITH: Being ISIS. In Saudi Arabia, President Trump will give a speech to the leaders of some 50 Muslim-majority countries. Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Washington , DC. Trump, during the campaign, had said the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance was obsolete. "The Trump administration's views are fully inline with Saudi Arabia, particularly in regards to Syria and Yemen". [Full Article...]

Old tweets about classified info from GOP and Trump resurfaces

As commander in chief, Trump gets the final say on how sensitive information gets disseminated, no matter how classified. South Suburban Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is criticizing President Donald Trump, after numerous media reports that Trump gave classified information to Russian diplomats in the Oval Office. [Full Article...]

Time's latest cover depicts Kremlin takeover of White House

However, an American humour magazine "MAD" has accused TIME of copying the graphic on its cover. Mad Magazine tweeted, "Once More, With Stealing Dept". The meeting came a day after Trump fired the FBI Director James Comey. TIME magazine's latest cover has caught everyone's attention as it takes a dig at the Trump presidency. [Full Article...]

Merkel: British EU immigration cap would have price

Merkel: British EU immigration cap would have price Asked if she was anxious that Mr Macron's push for a "Buy European Act" could undermine the established order of free and open trade, Ms Merkel said: "In trade relations, for example, I see this element of reciprocity, this is something I can very well imagine". [Full Article...]

Utah's Chaffetz Expected To Leave Office By End Of June

Comey wrote a memo after one February meeting at the White House stating that President Donald Trump had asked him to shut down the FBI's investigation of sacked national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

French right torn apart as Macron, PM prepare to name government

French right torn apart as Macron, PM prepare to name government French President Emmanuel Macron hit the ground running Monday on his first full day in office by naming a prime minister from the center-right and then flying to Germany, where he and Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to work together to undertake European reforms. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning Released From Prison

Chelsea Manning Released From Prison Manning attempted suicide twice during her seven years in prison, and had to spend time in confinement after one of them. The Army is allowing her to live where she pleases - still on active duty but under a special, unpaid status. In appealing the 35-year sentence, Manning's lawyers argued that the former intelligence analyst was a troubled and naive soldier who was motivated by a desire to r... [Full Article...]

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases This later drew criticism from some quarters, notably the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], which criticised the release of Boko Haram commanders in exchange for the girls. While the 21 girls freed in October were able to see their families in Chibok over Christmas, they were not allowed to return to their family homes. [Full Article...]

ISIL Kills over 50 in Central Syria Attack

ISIL Kills over 50 in Central Syria Attack The attacks come as government forces are on the offensive against the extremists in other parts of Syria, mostly in the northern province of Aleppo and the central Homs region and to the east. SANA said 40 people were wounded. ISIS militants have executed dozens of women and children in a new round of Syrian village massacres. "Iran and its militias have kept (President Bashar-al) Assad ... [Full Article...]

Belt And Road Initiative Summit Wraps Up In Beijing

China also questioned India's statement on Saturday that called for "meaningful dialogue" with Beijing on the issue, saying that it was "always waiting" for talks. "India's objection to the B&R is partly a show for domestic politics, partly to pile pressure on China". Stressing the importance of a level playing field for trade and investment, Mr Xi said: "It is our hope that through the Belt and... [Full Article...]

Turkey blocks visit to German soldiers at air base

Turkey blocks visit to German soldiers at air base German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced Turkey's position as "unfortunate" and said Berlin would search for alternative bases, including in Jordan. The air base is being used in the worldwide fightback against so-called "Islamic State" (IS) militants. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday said Germany must decide between its friendship with Ankara and alleged coup plotters, after... [Full Article...]

Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide victory in French presidential polls

However, it is not clear if he will be able to do so. Jean-Paul Delevoye, head of the committee for selecting parliamentary candidates for Macron's party, said any would-be candidate must respect the party's rules and then the committee would review the application. [Full Article...]

Greece approves more austerity measures in bailout bid

Greece approves more austerity measures in bailout bid More than 10,000 Greeks tired of the nation's economic problems, including elderly pensioners facing more cuts, marched outside Parliament against the measures. As politicians argued about austerity, thousands of people protested outside Parliament. They were repulsed with tear gas, and police said one man was arrested and two more detained on suspicion of taking part in the violence. [Full Article...]

Twin bomb blasts rock university of Maiduguri in Nigeria, 1 dead

Twin bomb blasts rock university of Maiduguri in Nigeria, 1 dead Locals told Anadolu Agency that those injured included soldiers, members of the government-backed vigilante group and personnel of the varsity's security, without mentioning the specific number of people hurt in the incident. The other two bombers detonated theirs near a contruction site also within the proximity of the University premises, killing themselves alone. He revealed that the first ex... [Full Article...]

Iran: New US Sanctions on Missile Work Show 'Ill Will'

The Trump administration, dominated by fiercely anti-Iran sentiment, balanced sanction waivers with new measures against Iranian defense officials and a Chinese business tied to Tehran's ballistic missile program. [USA], May 18: The Trump administration has signaled that it would continue the Iran nuclear deal made under the Barack Obama administration for the meantime as the still forming ... [Full Article...]

McCain compares Trump crises to Watergate

McCain compares Trump crises to Watergate Watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the USA in the 1970s, which ended in resignation of the then president Richard Nixon. Republican Sen. Asked what Mr Trump should do at this point, Mr McCain, who has long had a hard and complicated relationship with Mr Trump, referred once again to the Nixon presidency and said, "get it all out" before the public, "no matter what it is". [Full Article...]

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