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Donald Trump's long history of secretly recording calls, according to former associates

Adam Lee, a special agent in charge of the FBI's office in Richmond, Virginia, was interviewed as well. Mr Comey reportedly said he hopes there are tapes of his various conversations with Mr Trump. "But even if Republicans are in lockstep, there's another challenge here, which is, how do they continue pushing legislation, now that they have to face this distraction this week and the distraction that seems nearly certain to come in the future?" Comey has not publicly discussed any ... Read More »

5th victim of auto auction crash in Billerica dies

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The district attorney's office is investigating why the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was being moved by an auction employee, suddenly accelerated and plowed through a concrete wall into a warehouse where hundreds of bidders gathered. Thirty-six-year-old Leezandra Aponte of Lowell died from her injuries later that day. Espaillat's death comes four days after Elliott Rowlands Jr., 50, of Buzzards Bay, died at the same hospital. Read More »

White House says missile should worry Russia

The South Korean military says the launch took place early Sunday from near Kusong, close to the country's west coast. The missile flew about 700 kilometers (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said . Read More »

Trump's Warning to Comey Could Chill White House Conversations

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During the March 20 House hearing where he confirmed the Trump campaign is the subject of a counterintelligence investigation, Comey said, "I've been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI , as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election". Read More »

Troops arrest suspected Boko Haram terrorists, kidnappers

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According to investigations by the troops, it was revealed that the 30-year-old suspect is an indigene of Bulabulin village in Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State, North-East Nigeria. The suspects - Yahaya Auta, 25; Salisu Lawal, 20; Umar Mohammed, 18; and Samaila Abubakar - were found to be in possession of one locally made six loader single barrel gun, one empty cartridge, two machetes, a knife, two mobile telephone handsets, two packets of Tramol tablets and N360, while on their way to ... Read More »

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N. Korea missile

A statement said that the missile was sacked from near Kusong City, in North Phyongan province, and that the South Korean and USA militaries are analyzing the details. The North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the start of previous year in its quest to develop a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the US. Read More »

France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

Hollande noted his accomplishments in getting the Paris Agreement on climate change, legalizing gay marriage and doing "everything possible to ensure that Greece stays in Europe". A former economy minister with pro-business, pro-European views, Macron quit Hollande's Socialist government past year to launch his independent bid. Read More »

LA Fighting the 2024 Olympics Battle

Los Angeles 2024 officials also point to the $88 billion of expanded subway, light rail, bus and express lane projects that will be operational by 2024, an investment Wasserman described as "the largest ongoing transportation and infrastructure project in American history". Read More »

Deal signals Washington's beef with China is over

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On other matters beyond trade, Washington appears to be taking a softer stance than Trump promised on the campaign trail. But it remains to be seen just how far China will go to allow in more American exports following previous disappointments. Read More »

Quel programme pour la passation de pouvoirs?

Avec la polémique provoquée par la célébration de sa qualification au premier tour dans la brasserie cossue de La Rotonde en présence de plusieurs personnalités, le président élu avait choisi la sobriété et la discrétion pour ce second tour. Read More »

Trump makes veiled threat against Comey, warns him not to 'leak' conversations

Trump didn't provide further details Friday on whether he was taping conversations. When Trump pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey reportedly told him, "You will have that". Earlier on Thursday, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told a Senate committee that Comey had always "enjoyed broad support" within the bureau. "All I can tell you is, well I know what, I know that I'm not under investigation. Read More »

Top 10 Best Dressed Stars EVER At The Met Gala

Kate was joined by her husband Michael Polish as well as designer Tory Burch and actress Zoey Deutch. Rih amazed on the red carpet, modeling a floral sculpture dress designed by Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme Des Garcons and Dover Street Market. Read More »

Trump says forging peace in Middle East may not be so tough

Recently, the Hamas unveiled a new policy document that nominally softens its official position on Israel, while still calling for the complete liberation of Palestine. Israel has rejected the 1967 lines as a possible border, saying it would impose security risks. In March, in a reversal, Trump asked Israel to "hold off" on Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank, and in an interview with Reuters over the weekend, Trump again expressed warm optimism. Read More »

AG Sessions Urges More Mandatory Minimums, Rand Paul Slams Back

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This rolls back the 2013 directive from former AG Eric Holder, known as the Holder Memo , which advised federal prosecutors to use their discretion when building a case against non-violent drug offenders, as a way to reserve harsh mandatory minimum sentences only for violent or high-level drug crimes. Read More »

Donald Trump Deletes Tweet Calling Mahmoud Abbas Visit an 'Honor'

Abbas, meanwhile, highlighted specific demands that the Palestinians will stick to in talks with Israel: a two-state solution with Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state and Israel returning to its 1967 borders and ending its 50-year occupation of the Palestinian territories. Read More »

Israel moves to downgrade status of Arabic language

It says that "every resident of Israel, without distinction of religion or national origin, is entitled to work to preserve his culture, heritage, language and identity", and that "the state may allow a community, including members of the same religion or national origin, to have separate communal settlements". Read More »

Trump for stronger sanctions against North Korea after its missile launching

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet on Mu Islet in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017. "We will continue to closely coordinate with the United States and South Korea to respond to theNorth Korea situation", Abe told reporters. The US has an "ironclad commitment" to face the North Korean threat alongside its allies, the White House statement said. Read More »

'Cannot Imagine That Russia is Pleased': President Trump on DPRK's Missile Test

The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan. It wasn't immediately clear what type of ballistic missile was launched, although the U.S. Moon Jae-in has said dialogue and pressure must be used to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and stop the North's weapons pursuit. Haley said that Kim "can sit there and say all the conditions he wants". Read More »

Trump warns Comey over leaks to media — Federal Bureau of Investigation row

The president stressed that Comey had told him each time that he was not targeted in the investigation; however, the remarks quickly raised allegations of presidential interference in the investigation. "I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. Trump and Comey's relationship was strained early on, in part because of the president's explosive and unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Read More »

Microsoft Azure finally has an Android app

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Electronic signature technology provider DocuSign announced on Wednesday at the Microsoft Build 2017 conference in Seattle that it has selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud vendor to help it scale and extend its reach to Canada. Read More »

Présidentielle française: Les premiers pas d'Emmanuel Macron

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Le nouveau président a démissionné lundi de la tête son mouvement En Marche!, rebaptisé " La République en marche " en vue des élections législatives des 11 et 18 juin qui s'annoncent cruciales. Macron. Mercredi, c'est à la Journée nationale des mémoires de l'esclavage qu'il se rendra, toujours avec François Hollande, juste après le dernier Conseil des ministres du quinquennat. Read More »

Vidéo. Suivez en direct la passation de pouvoir à l'Élysée

C'est là que le sortant devait livrer à l'entrant quelques secrets d'Etat, à commencer par les codes de l'arme nucléaire. " Lorsque j'ai suivi François Hollande pour la première fois, lors d'un déplacement au Moyen-Orient, en 2016, j'ai été surprise de découvrir un personnage très différent de ce que je m'imaginais". Read More »