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Cornyn removes self from consideration for Federal Bureau of Investigation director role

Democrats are working behind the scenes to try to get wary and concerned GOP senators to join them in their push to block any selection unless Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein names a special counsel. Cornyn has been identified as one of about a dozen contenders for the nomination. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the first Republican senator on Wednesday to suggest a special prosecutor was needed to investigate the Russian Federation allegations. Lire la suite »

ICJ denies Pak request to play Jadhav's 'confessional' video


World renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Monday carved a larger-than-life sculpture of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at Puri beach in Odisha to seek justice for the former Navy officer. "He (Jadhav) acquired premature retirement from the Indian navy and since then the government has nothing to do with him", said Vikas Swarup, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, requesting Pakistan to grant counsellor access to the "arrested Indian citizen". Lire la suite »

Iran goes to polls to pick President


Raisi is widely seen as Khamenei's preferred candidate - indeed, he is often mentioned as his possible successor. Raisi has described voters' choice as one between "inefficiency" and "efficiency". Directly underneath him is the senior cadre of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). But Raisi has criticized this approach, arguing Iran should take a tougher stance internationally. Lire la suite »

Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange


Swedish prosecutors received a translation of the interrogation four months later, but "all materials were translated into Spanish then into English then back into Spanish then into Swedish", Ny said , making it hard for the investigation to move forward. Lire la suite »

Special Envoy Lee meets with China's Xi Jinping


On the other hand, the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in had sent his envoy to China. Ties soured following the deployment of the American THAAD missile defense system in South Korea. With signs of recovery in relations between South Korea and China after Korea's new government set sail, Lotte Mart website in China has reopened after two-month-long shutdown, and Chinese authority's restrictions on trips to Korea are also expected to be eased. Lire la suite »

Microsoft and NSA face off over cyber attack


Until Friday, Microsoft had not released a security update for Windows XP in over three years. While authorities can and do use security flaws to gather intelligence, companies such as Microsoft want to be told about vulnerabilities so they can patch the holes in their security and protect their users from attacks such as WannaCry. Lire la suite »

Emmanuel Macron Won the French Election, but Populism is Not Dead


Macron has stepped down as head of the movement now that he's president-elect to be replaced by Catherine Barbaroux, who has a management background in both business and government ministries. Whatever Le Pen's defeat means for populism's long-term future, Macron's victory can not disguise the fact that France remains a deeply-riven society on a number of issues and those divisions are not going to go away anytime soon. Lire la suite »

Trump Refuses To Re-litigate Flynn's Firing


Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, specifically about the doings of Michael Flynn. What was his role at the White House in those 18 days? "To state the obvious, you don't want the national security adviser compromised by the Russians". Lire la suite »

Macron et Philippe finalisent le gouvernement — France

Proche de François Hollande, ce social libéral assumé du Parti socialiste est le seul rescapé du gouvernement sortant, avec Annick Girardin , ministre de la fonction publique désormais au ministère de l'Outre-Mer. Jean-Yves Le Drian, 69 ans, ministre de la Défense a été nommé ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères. Le gouvernement comprend des personnalités de la société civile, comme l'ancien animateur de télévision et militant écologiste Nicolas Hulot, nommé à la transition ... Lire la suite »

Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

Despite the strikes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said the United States was "not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war, but we will defend our troops". It said four vehicles were also destroyed . It was unclear if they resulted in any deaths. US-led coalition aircraft bombed pro-Syrian regime forces Thursday that "were advancing well inside an established de-confliction zone", according to a statement issued by Operation Inherent Resolve, the official name for the coalition ... Lire la suite »

Corbyn: Labour won't hit £80000 earners with immediate income tax hike

The Conservatives still have a big lead but Labour were up two points on 32 per cent, with the Tories down one on 45, a YouGov poll for The Times found. "I believe that if Labour can hold on to 200 seats or so it will [have been] a successful campaign", McCluskey said. In a sign of the pressures within the Labour camp as it continues to trail in the polls, he told the Politico website: "I don't see Labour winning". Lire la suite »

April's Jobless Rate Drops, But The State Also Lost Jobs Last Month

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor said Colorado and OR reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. The national unemployment rate for April was 4.4 percent. This is all undeniably good news, as the state continues to add jobs as the economic recovery continues. Construction and mining and logging were unchanged. Lire la suite »

Netanyahu Claims Embassy Move To Jerusalem Would 'Advance' Peace Process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to join President Trump at the site during Trump's visit to Israel, but USA officials preparing the president's trip rebuffed the request, according to Channel 2 TV in Israel. president to do so. Trump will arrive in Israel on May 22, when he will visit the Western Wall and meet with President Reuven Rivlin and Netanyahu. Lire la suite »

Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism


Putin and Macron stressed the importance of further cooperation to end the three-year war in eastern Ukraine- Reuters picMOSCOW, May 18 - Russian President Vladimir Putin and new French leader Emmanuel Macron discussed boosting poor ties between Paris and Moscow in their first phone conversation, the Kremlin said today. Lire la suite »

Russian government promotes conspiracy surrounding murdered DNC staffer


The WikiLeaks dumps , released late previous year during the heated 2016 election, revealed high-level corruption in the DNC created to sabotage then-Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton. Yesterday Jones interviewed radio host Doug Hagmann, who also falsely claimed that Wheeler had evidence that Rich was in touch with WikiLeaks. "It was merely a transfer of data from, in my professional opinion from what I've seen, the DNC staffer, Seth Rich , he took that ... Lire la suite »

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director


Trump appears to be betting that senators will be uncomfortable grilling their former colleague too hard about his qualifications for the job. Sarah Isgur Flores, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions "has talked to all of" the remaining candidates about the position. Lire la suite »

Destiny 2 Adds More Story, Locations, and Multiplayer Features

Reddick plays the character called Commander Zavala . Bungie will maintain Destiny 2's servers; Blizzard's servers will be used for features related to the Blizzard platform, such as login and social functionality. All of them are going to be released in September this year around the same time that Destiny 2 is released. Clan Creation Feature - New integrated system that allows friends to bring their community and unique culture to the forefront of Destiny 2 . Lire la suite »

Android Go to be released around October in India

Although, it is expected that Android Go phones could come some time after final release of the Android O, which is expected to be around October when Google launches new Pixel phones. Android Go will arrive with the upcoming Android O in the fall. Google will soon be applying a layer of artificial intelligence to all of its products. Lire la suite »

FCC security manhandles a Washington reporter trying to ask a question


A journalist said he was pinned against the wall by security guards and forced to leave the Federal Communications Commission headquarters after he tried to question an FCC commissioner after a news conference. "Officials who are fielding the questions don't have to answer", he said. The FCC said the agency has apologized to Donnelly multiple times . On Wednesday, when Trump was presented with ceremonial sword at a U.S. Lire la suite »

USA launches NAFTA renegotiation countdown

U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are coming to fruition. However, there are certainly specific challenges within fresh produce that NAFTA modernisation can aggressively address, so we are pleased that this opportunity has been realized by the Administration. Lire la suite »

A look at Iran's presidential candidates


It will not have escaped Mr Rouhani, however, that Mr Trump is visiting Iran's closest rival Saudi Arabia shortly and that the US President has also ordered a review of the controversial nuclear deal. For many in Iran , especially in affluent areas of the capital, Tehran , Rouhani has provided a glimpse of what many have long desired - engagement with the outside world, without the types of banking and visa restrictions, as well as economic sanctions - that left them feeling so isolated. Lire la suite »

Fox News founder Roger Ailes dead at 77

O'Reilly has denied those accusations. But four years later, Ailes would become founder and CEO of the Fox News Channel. The cause of his death has not been made public but CNN said he suffered a fall last week before slipping in to a coma, citing a family friend. Lire la suite »