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Trump Denies Poll Campaign Collusion With Russia

Comey - who President Trump reportedly called "crazy" and a "nut job" during a closed-door Oval Office meeting with Russian officials earlier this month - will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel announced yesterday.

Former CIA Chief Answering Questions About Russian Meddling

Prior says the form was filled out in late November. A new report says US intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campaign advisers.

Congressmen Call On Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As The Israeli Capital

In planning for Trump's visit to Israel , the USA delegation rejected a request that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall , telling the Israelis it is "not your territory". "If peace means Israel can no longer retain their nature as a Jewish state or give up control of Jerusalem , if that's peace - that's not peace, that's not going to happen", Rubio said.

Evangelicals Give Hosannas to Trump Mideast Trip

Adding to those issues, disarray in the White House over Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and swirling controversy over his aides' contacts with Russian Federation appear to have distracted from efforts to prepare the new president for what could be the most complex leg of his first worldwide tour.

Philippines using helicopters to clear militants

MANILA-Ongoing clearing operations has so far resulted in the death of 13 Maute Group members, allied with Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon , who clashed with military units in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur on Tuesday. "I believe almost half of the people there already left". "We can no longer take it and we need to save our children". "As part of our newly given mandate at the DILG to look after our police and military, we exert extra efforts to know how our men are doing, especially ...

Korea opened fire on N. Korean propaganda balloons crossing MDL: MND

The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 310 miles and reached a height of 350 miles Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. The 15-member council, based in NY, said it will continue to "closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures including sanctions", as it has previously expressed, until the North ceases all nuclear and missile tests.

NATO to lend support to coalition against ISIS

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that joining the USA -led anti-Islamic State coalition "will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and also improve our coordination within the coalition".

U.S. increases military aid to Israel in the wake of Trump's visit

On Palestinians' view on Trump's visit to the Western Wall, Pollock said they don't like it but accept it. The White House late Tuesday released a readout of Trump's meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem from earlier that day.

Woman released after being arrested in Ariana Grande Manchester Arena bombing

Mark Rowley, head of national Counter Terrorism Policing, made the announcement on Wednesday, just days after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people as fans left an Ariana Grande gig. The plans came as part of a nationwide anti-terrorism operation aimed at thwarting further attacks as the UK's terror threat was raised to "critical" on Tuesday, meaning another incident could be imminent.

Toronto police to provide update on shooting death of Hamilton man

Security video released by police shows two gunmen run up to Pinnock's parked auto and immediately open fire. "He was simply giving a friend a ride to the area as a favour", said Detective Sgt. Police previously asked property owners in the area of the shooting to check their backyards for evidence after witnesses reported seeing a number of males fleeing the scene through rear yards.

A list of some proposed changes to Alberta's workplace rules

The changes will provide access to leave for workers to care for family members, align maternity and parental leave with federal guidelines, introduce new mandatory leaves for bereavement, personal and family responsibility and provide job protection for parents of critically ill children, children who disappear or children who die as a result of a crime.

Girl caught searching porn reveals sexual abuse by father

After the interview, police arrested Garay, 31. When they asked what she was doing, the little girl replied she was searching for "what her dad does to her at night". Reports indicate CPS investigated the San Antonio man previously for "sexual abuse of two relatives", the Express-News reported . San Antonio: Child sexual abuse is a grave issue all over the world with shocking incidents of children being assaulted by their own family member being increasingly reported from various parts ...

The double count: Trump budget includes $2 trillion accounting gimmick

In testimony to the House panel, Mulvaney said the rosy 3 percent scenario is critical to the success of Trump's agenda, which includes balancing the federal budget. "They need to have it", he said. The austerity measures "are astonishing and frankly immoral", Congresswoman Pramilla Jayapal told Mr Mulvaney as he testified to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

Protestors out in force as Donald Trump arrives in Belgium

Yet NATO leaders are keen to show that the alliance born in the Cold War is responding to today's security threats. Trump will also urge the allies to increase defence spending to the target of two percent of annual Gross Domestic Product they agreed in 2014.

Trump to Abbas: No rewarding violence

He wouldn't go as far as calling the perpetrators "monsters", he said , because they would probably "think that's a great name". However, to achieve peace, the main obstacle is the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands, the settlements and the failure of Tel Aviv to recognize the Palestinian state the same way we recognize Israel , the Palestinian leader said after a meeting in Bethlehem with Trump .

Leaked info 'undermines' Manchester attack probe

U.S. president Donald Trump has said the USA will investigate intelligence leaks that revealed sensitive information about the Manchester bombing before a meeting with British prime minister Theresa May , who planned to raise the issue with him.

Duterte: China's Xi threatened war over sea dispute

A Supreme Court judge called on Saturday for Manila to file an worldwide arbitration case and a complaint with the United Nations over what the country's leader said was a threat of war made by Chinese President Xi Jinping . "Although this CoC for the South China Sea is not legally binding, it will be a guideline for the security and peace of all those involved", he said after launching the Toastmasters International seventh annual conference here yesterday.

USA leaks on the Manchester bombing that angered the British Government

Greater Manchester Police released a statement condemning the leaks on behalf of the National Counter-Terrorism Policing units that suggested a severe rupture in trust between Britain and the United States, who have traditionally shared intelligence at the highest levels.

Abbas, Modi discuss Middle East peace process

Abbas made these remarks during a press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad. "India hopes for an early resumption of talks between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides, for finding a comprehensive resolution", Mr.

Manchester Terror Attack: UK Officials 'Furious' Over Investigation Leaks from US

The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, a draw for tourists, was canceled because it requires support from police officers, which authorities decided was not a good use of police resources given the threat level. The imam of the mosque, Mohammed Saeed told ABC, that Abedi became angry with him after he gave a sermon in 2015 in which he criticised Islamic State.

Ariana Grande suspends her European tour after Manchester attack

USA channel ABC News reported that police had found a kind of bomb-making workshop in Abedi's home and he had apparently stockpiled enough chemicals to make additional bombs. He denied having ties to any of Libya's militant groups, including the Libya Islamic Fighting Group, which was linked to al-Qaeda. May, a former home secretary, will use a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels on Thursday to speak with Trump about her concerns, according to a United Kingdom ...

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

Stoltenberg said the allies would also meet Tusk's demands to share more of the security burden and reaffirm a commitment to spend 2.0 percent of annual GDP on defence. Also joining the talks will be the bloc's chief executive, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Trump's first foreign tour, which has so far taken him to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome and will end this weekend at a G7 summit in Sicily, has been presented by aides as reassuring allies that Washington remains a ...

Melania Trump smacks away the president's hand at an Israeli airport

Major new outlets across the globe have reported on the apparent "swatting" away of US-President Donald Trump's hand by none other than his wife, Melania . Melania ― who probably didn't see her husband's gesture ― swipes her hair behind her ear instead. A gif of the first lady's facial expression after he turned towards her is still very much fresh in everbody's mind.

Trump and European Union not in complete alignment — European Union leader

The president appears likely to go his entire nine-day trip without holding a full news conference, a break from presidential foreign travel precedent. A spokeswoman for Juncker, the president of the European Commission which had been negotiating an ambitious free trade deal with Washington known as TTIP before Trump's upset election victory, said the two sides would work to increase trade.

Senate Intel Committee Announces Two New Subpoenas Issued to Flynn Businesses

Mr Brennan said that while he was Central Intelligence Agency director he shared classified information with Russian Federation and other nations about threats related to terrorism. Schiff said the House Intelligence Committee's investigation was back on track after the committee's chairman, Republican Devin Nunes of California, stepped aside as a result of an ethics investigation.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will join anti-IS coalition at Trump summit: Stoltenberg

Nonetheless, European Council President Donald Tusk indicated, there was something less than a meeting of minds on trade and other issues - despite the cordiality of Trump's welcome at the new EU building which the former Polish premier informed him was popularly known as "Tusk Tower" in a nod to the former real estate developer's signature NY headquarters.

Trump, Abbas Discuss Ways to Make Progress in Israeli-Palestinian Talks

He has spoken of reviving long-stalled peace efforts between the Israelis and Palestinians, but few specifics have emerged of how he intends to do so. Abbas said he was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbours". "I had a meeting this morning with [Palestinian] President Abbas".

NYT says Russian Federation hoped to sway Trump via advisers

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says in an interview on CNN that the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent his committee's staff a two-sentence email saying it would not be turning over the materials now that the Justice Department has appointed a special counsel.

Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate

On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya. Britain's interior minister said earlier that he had recently returned from Libya and had likely not acted alone. Her French counterpart Gerard Collomb said he had links with ISIL and had probably visited Syria as well.

Macron appoints new French defense minister, reassigning former chief

France's new Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was a respected defence minister in the outgoing Socialist government, praised for his pragmatism and the flurry of orders he chalked up for the arms industry. In a sign of that concern, LR senior lawmaker Francois Baroin disowned party colleague Edouard Philippe for accepting Macron's offer of the job of prime minister on Monday.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to join anti-Daesh coalition

Also joining the talks will be the bloc's chief executive, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg , right, greets US President Donald Trump during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Russian Federation probe: Subpoenas to get Flynn to talk

Tuesday's letter narrowed the scope of the documents the panel is seeking. Burr said if there is no response from Flynn his committee may consider a contempt-of-Congress charge. Flynn earlier this week invoked the Fifth Amendment and rejected the committee's subpoena for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Strong quake jolts Metro Manila 10pm Thursday

Magnitude 5.5 quake rattled Zambales Province in the Philippine main Luzon Island, north of Manila, on Thursday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. Phivolcs said aftershocks were expected but damage to property and tsunamis were not. Intensity II (slightly felt) in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija; Bacoor, Cavite and San Jacinto, Pangasinan.

Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides — NY Times

Scott Applewhite). The House Ethics Committee is probing claims that Nunes, a California Republican, disclosed classified information about its Russian Federation investigation to the White House without authorization. The House Intelligence Committee is one of four congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

EU, Trump at odds on Russia, trade, climate -EU's Tusk

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that "of course" the United States supports Article 5, though Trump still wants other nations to meet their obligation to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. The steel-and-glass complex will feature pieces of the Berlin Wall, whose fall in 1989 marked the West's victory in the Cold War against Russian Federation, and of the World Trade Center, whose collapse in the 2001 terrorist attacks prompted the only occasion when ...

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