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Comey infuriated Trump with refusal to preview Senate testimony: Aides


Trump had asserted that he acted based on Rosenstein's and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recommendations. Mr Flynn, a retired army lieutenant-general, misled the White House about discussing USA sanctions against Russian Federation with the country's envoy, Sergei Kislyak, before Donald Trump's inauguration in January. Lire la suite »

Central Intelligence Agency establishes mission center focused on North Korea

In a press statement attached to its letter, North Korea's U.N. mission accused the United States of trying to intimidate countries into fully implementing U.N. He added that the announcement of the center, coinciding with the election of a less-hardline South Korean President who is likely to pursue at least some form of diplomacy with Seoul's belligerent neighbor to the north, was "interesting". Lire la suite »

Killed In Tornadoes And Storms In US South


Multiple ambulances were at the site of the tornadoes while the search and rescue of victims continues, Berkley said. Canton, in Van Zandt County, appeared to be hardest hit by a confirmed tornado. A woman died when a tree fell on a mobile home in Arkansas and a two-year-old girl died in Tennessee after being struck by a soccer goalpost launched by heavy winds. Lire la suite »

Comey had asked for more money for FBI's Russian Federation investigation


White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday that Mr Rosenstein drafted the memo raising concerns about Mr Comey on his own accord. Instead, we have Trump, gripping and grinning Lavrov and Kislyak like they're his two new besties. The decision, a justice department official said, is expected to come this week. Russian President Vladimir Putin requested during a recent phone conversation that Trump meet with Lavrov, the official said. Lire la suite »

Donald Trump intime le silence à l'ex-directeur du FBI

Le tweet matinal de Donald Trump a réveillé le souvenir de son prédécesseur Richard Nixon qui enregistrait ses conversations téléphoniques et dans le Bureau ovale à l'insu de ses interlocuteurs, une habitude qui se retourna contre lui dans le scandale du Watergate qui mena à sa chute. Lire la suite »

Officer who fatally shot boy, 15, in Texas is fired

At the same time, the family of the victim, Jordan Edwards , is calling for criminal charges against in a case that has added to what seems like a grim fraternity of Black males killed at the hands of police. "Firing the officer who killed #JordanEdwards is a good start but if I murdered someone at work, firing would be the least of my concerns", family lawyer Lee Merritt said on Twitter . Lire la suite »

Indian PM arrives in Sri Lanka to attend Vesak celebrations

Upon his arrival in Sri Lanka yesterday, PM Modi met President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, who had earlier visited India in April. Modi said the health and well being of the people of Sri Lanka "is a shared priority". Famous for tea plantation, Dickoya is home to Tamil speaking Indian-origin population. Lire la suite »

German president says Israel ties solid despite recent spat

But once the election had been won, the combination of promises unfulfilled and an unexpectedly warm embrace of the Palestinian leadership sent cautions through the pro-Israel world. "Autocrats are not.For that reason, I believe that civil-society organizations that are part of the social debate deserve our respect as democrats, even when they take a critical view of a government, in Germany but also here in Israel". Lire la suite »

South Korea's Progressive New President Is Open to Visiting Pyongyang

Furthermore, tensions with North Korea will only rise since citizens believe that the United States missile defense system in South Korea could provoke Kim Jong-Un to initialize a nuclear strike. "I would think that the [U.S.] administration would like to hear out what he has in mind, how viable that might be, and how it might fit into their policy, which is maximum pressure and engagement", he said. Lire la suite »

Pope in Fatima to honor simple children who changed church


Francis has riled the more doctrinaire wing of the church with his mercy-over-morals priorities, particularly after the last two doctrine-minded papacies. At Fatima, "Our Lady of the Rosary appeared not to the rich or powerful, nor to people who were influential, but to children", he said. A guard of honor has lined up on the runway next to the plane. Lire la suite »

North Korea sends protest letter to US Congress over sanctions

Moon furthermore enjoyed an election boost from President Trump's "off-hand remark" on North Korea. President Donald Trump is extending an invitation to the new president of South Korea. North Korea's heightened threat could change Moon's calculus once in power. But former US officials held two days of informal talks in Oslo, Norway, this week with a Pyongyang delegation led by Choe Son Hui, a senior diplomat for North America. Lire la suite »

African Americans and the Affordable Care Act

This is a question I and others have been asking since the passage of the Republican "repeal" and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. "Yes", said Sen. "There's folks out there that really do rely on that exchange right now, and when you start seeing those kinds of increases, there's families out there that are paying more for their premium on health insurance for their family than they pay on their home mortgage or on a auto loan", Rounds said. Lire la suite »

European Union must reform or face Frexit, says Macron


The far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of plagiarism after a speech to her supporters used phrases lifted from the conservative candidate François Fillon. Something similar has happened during France's presidential election season. "She is the only one with convictions", he said, adding that Macron, in trying to please everybody, "says yes to everything". Lire la suite »

Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov Jokes About Comey Firing


But with that cat out of the bag, the administration -  "furious" about the Russian photos - is still pretending like Kislyak wasn't there. Hours after his meeting with Mr Trump, Mr Lavrov insisted that no evidence exists that Moscow attempted to influence last year's election or hack the Democratic Party's email system. Lire la suite »

UK's health service hit by ransomware attack

The NHS said 16 of its organizations reported they were victims. NHS Digital, the body which oversees cybersecurity for the health service, acknowledged an increase in attacks but said that no ransom was paid in any of the "rare" serious ransomware incidents reported to it and that no data was lost. Lire la suite »

Pope to canonise Portuguese shepherd children for Madonna visions

Proceeding directly to the Fatima shrine after his flight from Rome, the Holy Father prayed in the Chapel of the Apparitions, laying a golden rose before the image of the Virgin. Three young shepherds, Jacinta Marto (L), Francisco Marto (C) and Lucia dos Santos. When the Fatima children first spoke of the apparition a century ago, they were not believed. Lire la suite »

Trump and Moon Jae-in pledge cooperation on North Korea

The new South Korean president is the son of refugees who escaped from North Korea. Instead, he was sworn in today, just a couple of hours after the country's election commission confirmed his victory. With Moon's election as the first liberal president in a decade, there is interest to see how he will approach foreign affairs and security policy, especially during a period of heightened provocations from North Korea. Lire la suite »

Bottas: Hamilton relationship could take a turn

Lewis Hamilton has said he is at a loss to explain why he was so far off the pace at the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton and former team-mate Nico Rosberg had a fractious relationship during their four years together at Mercedes, with the last three of those spent engaged in a private duel for the title. Lire la suite »

Afghan, Pakistani officials agree to defuse tension


The meeting also deliberated a suggestion for usage of google maps. He said Kabul did not positively respond to efforts made by Islamabad to improve relations with Afghanistan in recent months. Even trucks carrying goods are not being allowed to cross the border. Villages straddling the frontier have mosques and houses with one door in Pakistan and another in Afghanistan. Lire la suite »

Mormon church pulling high-school-age boys from Boy Scouts

The Varsity and Venturing programs, which stress outdoor pursuits or challenging sports activities, were not meeting the needs of LDS boys and were hard to implement, the church said. Most of the summer camps run by the Grand Teton Council should be unaffected, Farrer said, because they primarily serve younger Scouts who will still be participating in the program. Lire la suite »