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Do Americans trust James Comey more than Trump?


While Comey has generally had a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of Justice, I was disappointed to hear that at the moment of truth with our new President, Mr. Trump lashed out at Comey, dubbing him a "leaker" for indirectly providing reporters with the contents of his memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked. Read More »

Some UK ministers want Hammond as caretaker PM

Reports are swirling of Conservative MPs promoting both Mr Davis and Philip Hammond as potential Prime Ministers in a bid to keep Boris Johnson out of Number 10. He went on: "Don't be so self indulgent, is my message to those [plotters].the more you do of that, the more self indulgent nonsense you go in for, the more hard you make it to do our proper job". Read More »

Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally


The rally attracted hundreds of protesters and a heavy police presence kept the opposing groups separated, local media reported. Members of far-right group True Blue Crew, waving Australian flags and holding a banner saying 'Aussie Pride Nation Wide, ' clashed with left-wing activists holding an anti-racist rally in opposition. Read More »

London Eye Evacuated After Suspected WW2 Bomb Spotted in Thames


A woman named Kade, who was on the London Eye when people were told it would be evacuated, tweeted: "The whole area around the London Eye was evacuated by police while we were at the top and they had to speed it up to get everyone off". The evacuation order and security cordon were lifted soon after the device was assessed by police. London eye evacuated. Police everywhere. The London Eye is the country's most popular paid tourist attraction, visited by 3.75million people every year. Read More »

Why Democrats can't quit Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House past year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. "I think she's the most capable leader that we have and I can't imagine anyone else who could do such an important job and do it so well". Rice said. Read More »

China, US kick off inaugural diplomatic, security dialogue


Territorial disputes in the South China Sea will also figure in the talks, with the U.S. wanting a freeze on all building activity in the area. -China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue kicks off in Washington Wednesday. China will be represented by senior foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi and the chief of staff of the military, Fang Fenghui. Teng Jianqun, director of American Studies at the China Institute of International Studies, said such talks show that both sides are inclined to be ... Read More »

Thunderbirds will not fly Sunday after jet accident at Dayton Air Show

Lt. Col. Jason Heard, who leads the Air Force's aerial acrobatics team, said the jet skidded about 300 feet off the end of the runway, and that he could not recall another incident quite like it in the Thunderbirds' 64-year history. The Dayton Air Show is no stranger to tragedy: In 2013, a pilot and stunt walker were killed when their bi-plane crashed onto the runway and burst into flames as spectators looked on. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to 'fair' condition after shooting


He's now expected to recover. Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. Nonetheless, said Sava, "we fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said. Read More »

Rebels say Syrian army, Iranian-backed militias launch offensive in eastern desert

The announcement came days after UNICEF appointed its newest Goodwill Ambassador, Syrian Muzoon Almellehan, 19, the first person with official refugee status to become an Ambassador for UNICEF. The IRGC statement said that the attack "was a message" and a " warning " to "Takfiri terrorists, their regional supporters and their supporters outside of the region". Read More »

Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICU


Steve Scalise , the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a USA congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated and remains in fair condition , the hospital said on Friday. Read More »

Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police


The Taliban militants stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province. However, no one immediately claimed the responsibility for the attack. Earlier in the day, President Ashraf Ghani reiterated his call for the Taliban to return to peace talks, a request came on the major Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr. Read More »

Authorities investigate possible hate crimes against California mosques


The Sacramento Bee reports ( that in a separate incident someone driving by in a auto threw pages torn out of a Quran into the Islamic Center of Davis Friday night, during evening prayer. In January, police said 30-year-old Lauren Kirk-Coehlo broke windows, damaged property and placed bacon on door handles at the Davis center. She was sentenced to five years' probation on June 15 after pleading guilty to a felony hate crime, CNN affiliate KVOR reported. Read More »

ND sailor aboard USS Fitzgerald when it was struck

According to data from the Marine Traffic website, the ACX Crystal , made an 180-degree turn shortly before the accident. The incident has sparked as many as three investigations by the U.S. that the container ship informed the Japanese coastguard of the accident, said coastguard spokesman Takeshi Aikawa told Reuters . The sailors' remains are expected to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in DE on Tuesday. Read More »

Sultan of Sokoto Declares Sunday Eid-El-Fitr

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad, has congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of the fast and urged them to sustain the virtues of Ramadan by maintaining the love, togetherness and peaceful co-existence that characterized the month. Read More »

Fugitives Wanted for Attempted Murder On the Run in NY


Police in Tennessee say they are armed and unsafe. According to the TBI, New York State Police also issued a news release about this encounter. The vehicle they had reportedly stolen after their crime in Tennessee was located in the Pine Bush area on Friday, police sources said. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing American detainee

Through statements on KCNA , North Korea said it dealt with him according to its domestic laws and global standards. The spokesman also said that "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to the North to examine Warmbier before his release and allegedly acknowledged that North Korean doctors had "brought him back alive" after his heart almost stopped. Read More »

Turkish FM: Qatar Wants An End to Crisis

It was part of the $21.1-billion deal signed in November, a US State Department official told Sputnik Thursday. It comes days after US President Donald Trump accused Qatar - a major US ally - of funding terrorism "at a very high level" - a charge Qatar denies. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi does politics for picnic: BJP


Rahul Gandhi is in Italy to meet his grandmother and spend time with family and will once again miss a key event. Many senior leaders who spoke at the meeting mentioned about "differences" within the party but said that they will work for the party overlooking all the differences. Read More »

Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd

Additionally in order to enhance the investigation procedure, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to look into the case. Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid said the officer was for the protection of people who later lynched him to death. Read More »