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With waiver, US lets Iran keep getting benefits of nuke deal

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after delivering a statement on Iran in the Treaty Room of the State Department in Washington on April 19. Some of those sanctions waivers come up for review this week for the first time since Trump was elected - after warning during his presidential campaign that he might rip up the agreement. Read More »

Un scrutin crucial (partie 1) — Présidentielle en Iran

La grande inconnue du scrutin est le taux de participation, et nombre de dirigeants ont appelé à un vote massif. 'La participation enthousiaste des Iraniens à l'élection renforce la puissance et la sécurité nationales', a déclaré M. Rohani, il votait quand même pour lui 'pour les relations avec le reste du monde et rien d'autre'. Or, estime-t-il, 'le gouvernement de Rohani a mis fin à la recherche dans de nombreux domaines comme le nucléaire, les missiles et l'espace à cause des ... Read More »

United Nations Security Council turns eye to Venezuela crisis

Meanwhile, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro extended for the seventh time a nationwide state of economic emergency for 60 more days "in order to guarantee the population access to basic services", Telesur reported. Maduro on Tuesday likened that harassment to the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust under the Nazis. "For the sake of the Venezuelan people, and the security of the region, we must work together to ensure (President Nicolas) Maduro ends this violence and oppression and ... Read More »

Syrian Kurds Take Largest Dam, Town From IS

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Reuters reported it was told by a USA official that the United States was looking to boost intelligence cooperation with Turkey to support its fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ). Curiously, the Turkish government seemed to lack a "red line" against ISIS as the terror group gained momentum - and Turkey appeared to stand by as minorities were massacred along their border, from Kobani to Sinjar. Read More »

Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation

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The memo emerged in press accounts this week after being revealed by Comey associates, in the wake of Trump's decision to fire Comey last week. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "I have not seen any evidence of actual collusion". Read More »

Putin can prove Trump did not pass Russian Federation secrets

The contents of the memo have subsequently been confirmed by other news organizations, including Bloomberg, although the memo itself has not yet surfaced publicly. The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. Comey had written memos to document every meeting and phone call he had with the president, the sources told the Times . Read More »

Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

A reporter asked Pelosi whether America's allies should be "nervous" about sharing sensitive information with the U.S. Rosenstein's order came a week after he played a key role in Trump's firing of Comey, who had overseen the FBI investigation into Russia's election interference since last July. Read More »

Rap: Jul au commissariat pour avoir cité un policier dans une chanson

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Un policier a porté plainte contre lui pour "atteinte à la vie privée" . Dans sa chanson " l'hiver au quartier ", disponible gratuitement sur internet depuis quelques semaines, Jul cite ouvertement le nom de ce fonctionnaire: " Fuck les banals (autrement dit les policiers en voiture et tenue banalisée) et ********** (le fonctionnaire en question)" chante-il. Read More »

Republicans Fear Trump Backlash Will Halt Tax Cuts, Obamacare Rollback

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If Trump acknowledged throughout that it's Comey's call but wanted to nonetheless make the request on Flynn's behalf, that's nowhere near the same thing as pulling rank to kill an investigation. "I'm a person who wants to get the facts". And it all comes down to the question of what exactly is inside of those Comey memos and the suggestion that the alleged contents may mean that Trump broke the law . Read More »

Putin offers to hand over records of Trump-Lavrov meeting

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CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett reports that administration officials feel the leaks in recent days have been "coordinated and timed". While Comey himself has been silent, his associates have been exposing intriguing details of his encounters with Trump. "Reluctantly, I have to say yes", Sen. Read More »

Justice Department appoints special counsel in Russian Federation investigation

It followed the revelation Tuesday that fired FBI Director James Comey had written in a memo that Trump, in a February meeting in the Oval Office, had asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. A discordant note was sounded by Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairperson of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, who praised Mueller's credentials, but said: "I don't think they should have appointed someone". Read More »

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

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The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, told officers he was hearing voices and expected to die, two law enforcement officials said. "Based on the information that we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism", Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference at the scene. Read More »

Brazilian president under fire over bribery allegations

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The Federal Police have been investigating a major corruption scheme in the government and in contracts with private companies for the past three years, and last year President Dilma Rousseff was impeached, in large part thanks to Temer and Cunha's combined efforts. Read More »

Ousted Trump National Security Adviser at Center of Russia Probe

President Donald Trump was about to get the question - the one he'd avoided for almost 48 hours but could no longer. In 2015, when Trump began his presidential run, Flynn was paid more than $30,000 to attend Moscow events, including one where he sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner celebrating the Kremlin-controlled RT television network. Read More »

Déraillement d'un train de marchandises entre Virton et Aubange, pas de blessé

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Le camion est un véhicule de la Défense. Le véhicule, un camion Unimog, participait à un exercice. Il s'agirait d'un camion militaire, d'après les premières informations d'Infrabel et de la SNCB. Les trois derniers wagons d'un train de marchandises, ne transportant pas de matériel dangereux, ont déraillé entre Aubange et Athus, avant 04h00 vendredi. Read More »

Senators want answers from deputy attorney general on Comey firing

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But even if Democrats had called for Comey's head, such hypothetical demands would still have no bearing on the appropriateness of President Trump deciding to fire the FBI director while his agency was in the middle of overseeing the potentially explosive Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Federal government releasing details of new carbon tax

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McKenna's plan establishes a "floor price" of $10 a tonne on carbon pollution in 2018, with the price rising to $50 by 2022, and mimics Alberta's hybrid carbon tax plan. Officials from McKenna's department said a carbon price is not a tax in the official sense of the word because it is not meant to raise revenue for the federal government, rather it is an environmental manoeuvre meant to change behaviour. Read More »

Trump claims he did not interfere in FBI investigation

In his first substantive comments about the appointment of a special counsel to probe Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections, President Donald Trump denied that his campaign had been involved in any collusion with Moscow, as he declared that the probe "divides the country". Read More »

Trump assails naming of counsel as 'witch hunt'

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House investigators said they were plowing full speed ahead with their own inquiry - one source noted that the appointment of a special counsel didn't matter much because Comey had not been providing House investigators much access to begin with. Read More »

Israeli President: Christians Are Our brothers

President Donald Trump revealed above-top-secret classified information to Russia during a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week. "Even if Israel was harmed by Trump's behavior, it won't rush to make this public". Haley's comments in an interview that aired Wednesday attracted particular attention because they came in the wake of a diplomatic dust-up between American and Israeli officials over planning for President Donald Trump's trip next week to ... Read More »

France: Emmanuel Macron présente sa méthode aux ministres

Pour Emmanuel Macron , a poursuivi le porte-parole qui s'exprimait pour la première fois devant la presse à l'issue du Conseil des ministre, le rôle du président de la République est de " fixer la stratégie ", de " donner un cap, un sens " et de préserver " les équilibres de nos institutions ". Read More »

Toby Keith to hold rare Saudi gig during Trump visit

While in Saudi Arabia , Trump is scheduled to give a speech in support of moderate Islam. Jubeir said Riyadh and Washington were discussing several "initiatives" related to arms sales, economic and security cooperation and tackling terrorism. Read More »