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Over 70 escape in second Congo prison break this week

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Gunmen from a Christian sect have stormed a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, freeing their leader and about 50 other inmates, a government spokesman says. Gunfire could be heard in the morning, but the justice minister said the situation is now under control. Shots were fired and vehicles torched as Ne Muanda Nsemi was freed from the jail in Kinshasa , witnesses said. Read More »

Republicans Are Worried that Trump's Scandals May Hurt Their Legislative Agenda

But Chaffetz's threat to subpoena the records was too faint for his Democratic counterpart. Lawmakers from both political parties said they want to hear Comey testify in public, an idea that Comey associates have said he favors. And he directed a House oversight inquiry into Clinton's email practices and use of a private computer server. "Why is he not doing the same here?" he asked. Read More »

Plus de 50 morts dans une attaque de l'État islamique — Syrie

Un porte-parole militaire de la coalition antidjihadiste, le colonel Ryan Dillon, a évoqué jeudi un convoi de "forces pro-régime" et un autre responsable américain a dit qu'il s'agissait " probablement " de milices chiites, une des branches de l'islam, sans être plus précis. Read More »

USA sanctions Iran officials, Chinese network over missile program

The State Department said Iran would continue to enjoy relief from decades-old economic measures punishing Tehran for its nuclear program. Under the 2015 nuclear agreement, the USA lifted those sanctions. The dual track sanctions policy shows that the major review of U.S. Iranian policy ordered by the president is not complete, and for the foreseeable future, Iran will continue to enjoy the economic benefits of sanctions relief. Read More »

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe into WikiLeaks' Assange

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The Metropolitan Police says there is a British warrant for Assange's arrest after he jumped bail in 2012, and the force "is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the embassy". The maximum sentence for that offense is a year in prison. Juan Branco told The Associated Press in Paris that he wants Macron to help Assange leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Read More »

Policeman kills 5 colleagues in Afghanistan

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The Taliban instantly took credit for the violence, claiming it left several US soldiers dead, though the insurgent group often issues inflated tolls for such attacks. The explosion disabled an armoured vehicle but caused no injuries, High said. He added that after the shootings, the attacker, whose name was only given as Nasratullah, collected his victims' firearms and fled the scene. Read More »

Fox Fires Panelist Beckel For Racially Insensitive Remark

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He had been with Fox News since 2000, but he had a contentious split with the company in 2015. Douglas Wigdor, an attorney who represents several current and former employees who have alleged racial discrimination at Fox News in a lawsuit, said he is representing the employee who complained about Beckel. Read More »

United States veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash

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Alyssa Elsman died Thursday when a man drove his auto down the sidewalk for three blocks into the heart of New York City's theater district. Yesterday's incident sparked fear in the USA financial capital after deadly car-rammings in London, Berlin and the French city of Nice, but authorities said there was no evidence the crash was terror-related. Read More »

Theresa May defends winter fuel allowance protection for Scottish pensioners

Winter fuel payments are one of a number of benefits to be devolved to Scotland by April 2020. "Devolution allows you to make different decisions". The Conservative manifesto did not note how many people would be affected or how much would be saved after the extra administrative burden, but analysis by Labour found that only the two million poorest pensioners would still be eligible for the allowance. Read More »

China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track

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President Xi Jinping said China was open to efforts by South Korea's new president to improve relations strained over his predecessor's response to North Korea. China retaliated against the decision to allow the system by suspending Korean retail giant Lotte Mart's stores in its territory, banning package tours and imposing stricter rules for sales of Korean cosmetics products. Read More »

Orlando Magic will have sixth pick in NBA draft

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Collins didn't start a game a year ago for Gonzaga, but still averaged 10.0 points per game and won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, awarded to top center in men's college basketball. 1 seed in the East. "Tonight was a great night as we continue to build our team into a contender", Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said. Read More »

House oversight panel calls for May 24 hearing with Comey

The political avalanche that consumed President Richard Nixon and forced him to resign in August 1974 gained steam more than a year after it was revealed that one of Nixon's most loyal aides had recorded White House attempts to stop the FBI investigation into the Watergate break-in in a series of memoranda. Read More »

Melania Trump announces first overseas trip as first lady

As the bombshells multiply in Washington , Trump himself appears eager for a change in subject. So it's possible that this first leg of his trip could provide something of a reprieve. During his first stop in Saudi Arabia, the president will meet with Saudi officials, as well as members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. What those allies are most encouraged by, he said, was the Trump administration's approach to countering terrorism in all forms. Read More »

France's President Macron appoints cabinet with figures from the left and right

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François Baroin who is leading the Republicans' parliamentary elections campaign said: "They have gone, it's their choice, it belongs to them". The nomination is a direct challenge to The Republicans, who say they aim to be the biggest party in the lower house of parliament but are lagging behind REM in the first opinion polls ahead of that ballot. Read More »

USA planning to kill Kim Jong-un - North Korea claims

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The CIA declined to comment. The ministry's statement was carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. Allegedly, Kim had worked as a lumberjack in Russia's Khabarovsk region. Both Malaysia and South Korea have blamed the North for the assassination, which retorts that the accusations are an attempt to smear it. Tensions with North Korea have soared in recent weeks. Read More »

U.S. imposes sanctions in joint action with Saudi Arabia

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In a post on Twitter the State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism said Safieddine's designation marked the "first ever" joint designation by the State Department and another country. He also spent time in an Egyptian prison before escaping during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. The name sanctioned today was designated under the Saudi Law of Terrorism Crimes and Financing and the Royal Decree A/44, which targets terrorists and their supporters for acting for or on behalf. Read More »

France: passation de pouvoir Hollande-Macron

Si Emmanuel Macron a régulièrement été qualifié d'"héritier " pendant la campagne, il a pris soin lors de la cérémonie d'investiture de ne pas commettre les mêmes impairs que son prédécesseur. La présentation du collier de Grand maître de la Légion d'honneur à Emmanuel Macron . Très attendu, le nom du Premier ministre sera connu lundi, selon l'entourage du chef de l'Etat, et le gouvernement sera constitué mardi. Read More »

Warrants issued for 4 people at critical newspaper in Turkey

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Yilmaz confirmed Olgun was in custody but said that could be in connection with another investigation, Dogan reported. Turkey refers to the movement as the "Fethullah Terrorist Organisation" (FETO), but Gulen vehemently denies ordering the coup and the movement denies any terror charges. Read More »

Syria calls United States air strike 'terrorism', Russian Federation says 'unacceptable'

Russian Federation and Syria have condemned U.S. airstrikes targeting anti-Daesh forces, saying the "brazen" attacks violate the Arab country's sovereignty and show Washington's claims of fighting terrorism are false. A road between Iraq and Syria would facilitate the flow of assistance from Iran , which is a strong backer of Assad. "This action was taken after apparent Russian attempts to dissuade Syrian pro-regime movement south towards At Tanf were unsuccessful, a coalition aircraft ... Read More »

NCSC urges vigilance in wake of cyber attack

However, officials and security firms in China said the spread was starting to slow. In China, "hundreds of thousands" of computers at almost 30,000 institutions and organisations were infected by late Saturday, according to Qihoo 360, one of China's largest providers of antivirus software. Read More »