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Erdogan Bodyguards Accused of Attacking DC Protesters Released

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The calls came as the administration conceded it had released two members of Erdogan's detail after holding them briefly after the incident, which took place outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in the US capital on Tuesday. Members from both parties and D.C. authorities have sharply criticized Erdogan's guards for their role in the confrontation. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose name Donald Trump doesn't know how to pronounce, met with POTUS in Washington on Tuesday, ... Lire la suite »

'Hero's welcome' for missile developers in North Korea

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President Donald Trump is looking to both China and Russian Federation, the two permanent members on the Security Council that have historically been most sympathetic to North Korea, to join the US -backed campaign of diplomatic and economic pressure on the North to get it to denuclearize. Lire la suite »

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney only contenders for position of taoiseach

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Athlone Senator Gabrielle McFadden has come out in support of Simon Coveney in the Fine Gael leadership battle, but her party colleage in Westmeath, Deputy Peter Burke, is backing Leo Varadkar. "He also was part of reducing the Value-Added Tax rate for the hospitality sector, if you talk to any hotelier or anyone in the hospitality sector and they'll say that's one of the major reasons they can attract overseas visitors to Ireland". Lire la suite »

White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

White House press secretary Sean Spicer didn't dispute the details in the New York Times article but offered a different interpretation of the president's intended meaning. Late on Friday, the Senate intelligence committee announced that Mr Comey had agreed to testify at an open hearing at an undetermined date after Memorial Day. Lire la suite »

Britain relieved no 'second spike' in cyber worm attacks

Although virtually all of the NHS is back to normal, a handful of hospitals and health service providers are still working to resolve issues caused by the cyber attack . In a statement on Twitter the trust said: " We are in a period of recovery, having come out of a major incident following the ransomware attack on Friday. Lire la suite »

North Korea says linking cyber attacks to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

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The ambassador praised the latest successful North Korean missile launch, stating that the country would not give in to USA pressure. "The most impressive thing that I heard [from Tillerson] was that sanctions and pressure are not by themselves aimed at harassing North Korea, but are designed to create an opportunity for North Korea's development through opening its doors and scrapping its nuclear program", Hong said, Yonhap reported . Lire la suite »

South Sudan government forces killed 114 civilians, UN says

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The report by the Human Rights Division of the UN Mission in South Sudan ( UNMISS ) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ( OHCHR ) exposes violations and abuses by both sides of the conflict, based on ethnicity or their presumed association with the other side, including 114 killings by pro-Government forces. Lire la suite »

Spicer Not Expected to Continue On-Camera Briefings After Trump's Trip

He may hand over Spicer's press briefing duties entirely to deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (whose " basic atrocities " may be the new "alternative facts"), reported the " Times ", " Politico " and "BuzzFeed News". Trump's behavior and concerns. "Well, he's been there from the beginning", Trump said without answering the question. She gave two of the most important briefings of the months-old Trump administration, addressing reporters when FBI Director James Comey was ... Lire la suite »

Iranian presidential election pits liberal reformer against hardliner

Voting has begun in Iran's presidential election. President Hassan Rouhani, 68, who is seeking a second term, faces three challengers, including hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, 56. Raisi, a law professor and former prosecutor who heads an influential religious charitable foundation with vast business holdings, is seen by many as close to Khamenei. Lire la suite »

Says Who? WaPo, NYT Blast Trump on Comey, Russia Through Anonymous Reports

The leak to the Times was particularly damaging since only a select group of people could have had access to the information about the May 10 Oval Office meeting with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. The White House counsel's office was alerted only after the order appointing Mueller was signed, said a senior White House official, who was not authorized to speak publicly by name and commented only on condition of anonymity. Lire la suite »

Rouhani leads in Iran's Presidential election

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That puts turnout above 70 percent. People from 102 countries including Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan casted their votes to elect new Iranian president. Results from urban areas - much more likely to support Mr Rouhani - have not yet come in. Also, no incumbent president has failed to win reelection since 1981. Lire la suite »

Flynn Delayed Move Against IS That Turkey Opposed

The White House denied that Trump asked Comey to end the inquiry into Flynn. The people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russian Federation in the communications reviewed so far. Lire la suite »

Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of Eastern final

And for 35 days, Fleury was rock solid, putting his name into the Conn Smythe Trophy discussion thanks to stellar numbers and a trip to the Eastern Conference final. He has two shots in the past three games combined. Crosby scored his sixth goal of the postseason and assisted on an another. After drawing a roughing penalty on Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Crosby made his presence felt yet again midway through the second on the ensuing power play. Lire la suite »

Key ministers in new French government

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Center-right Republicans in the new government include Édouard Philippe as prime minister and Bruno Le Maire as finance minister. It has some appointments from the left and some from the right; it is evenly divided between career politicians and those who come from the private sector or non-profit organisations. Lire la suite »

New Orleans takes down Robert E. Lee statue

Beauregard and former Confederate president Jefferson Davis . "The cultural, economic, and spiritual loss to the city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city". The city expects the process to be finished and to reopen the streets around Lee Circle by 5 p.m. They gained new momentum in June 2015, when Dylann Roof, a professed white supremacist who idolized the Confederacy's racist legacy, murdered nine black churchgoers at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South ... Lire la suite »

Torch-Bearing White Supremacists Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

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Signer issued a statement about the protests to the Daily Progress saying the protest was "either profoundly ignorant, or created to instill fear in our minority community". Another white nationalist, Richard Spencer , a University of Virginia graduate who has popularized the term "alt-right" and advocated for a so-called white "ethno-state", also was in attendance at the demonstrations. Lire la suite »

Iran's President Rouhani Reelected in Friday Vote

Iranians have begun voting in a closely-fought presidential contest between pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani and hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi that could determine the pace of social and economic reform and Iran's re-engagement with the world. Lire la suite »

Comey to testify before Senate committee on Russian Federation probe

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Mr Comey had been running an inquiry into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's election campaign. And in the meeting with the Russians, he said , "I faced great pressure because of Russia". Separately, a Washington Post report, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser was now considered a " person of interest " in the law enforcement investigation into whether Mr Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian ... Lire la suite »

Mueller Probe Reportedly Will Investigate Possible White House Cover-Up

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The White House didn't confirm or deny either report, in a pair of statements sent together from Air Force One. In a statement Friday evening, the Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Comey has agreed to publicly testify in front of the panel about his role in the Russian Federation investigation. Lire la suite »

Putin Doesn't See Eye-To-Eye With Trump On North Korea

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The ballistic missile tested by North Korea this weekend reached a high altitude not seen in prior missile tests raising concerns about the progress North Korea is making with its missile program. China is the linchpin of Trump's strategy for halting North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the US mainland. Some analysts believe the missile, if proven in further tests, could reach Alaska and Hawaii if fired on a normal, instead of a lofted, trajectory. Lire la suite »

Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee

That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump had tried to dissuade him from pressing an investigation into the actions of Trump's first national security adviser, retired Army Lt General Michael Flynn, members of Congress said, though it was not clear whom that part of the probe might target. Lire la suite »

Trump Gloated To Russian Officials About Relief Of Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

Pelosi tells The Associated Press in an interview Friday that "every day the president gives us more reason to believe that he does not respect the office that he holds". In a written statement, Trump insisted anew there were no nefarious ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. While we've known for some time that the FBI's investigation into Russiagate has been ongoing since last July, all of the specific subjects of that investigation have yet to be confirmed. Lire la suite »

Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before an open meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee, CNBC reports . "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it", wrote Warner in a statement . The news comes after Trump was hit by embarrassing leaks suggesting that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign, and that Trump had boasted to Russian officials of firing the man ... Lire la suite »