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Trump Suggests Canceling Press Briefings 'For The Sake Of Accuracy'

President Donald Trump on Friday issued a tweet that explained the reason his press office keeps throwing up completely contradictory reasons for the firing of former FBI Director James Comey is that they are simply too busy to get accurate information.

Xi says China involved in major Belt and Road connectivity projects

Wang also met with Peter Thomson, president of the UN General Assembly, and Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, high representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations.Thomson said the Belt and Road Initiative demonstrates China's determination and capability to push forward mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation.

China pledges additional 100 billion yuan for Silk Road

Sitting at the crossroad of Asia and Europe, Turkey wishes to bring its unique geographical location into full play, Erdogan said at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum. Meanwhile, on May 2, the Chinese media had said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be Beijing's road to Kashmir, thus proving India's fears of China meddling in the Kashmir dispute true.

Top Italian court upholds conviction of Costa Concordia captain

He said "I trust in the justice system, the verdict must be respected". The sentence included 10 years for manslaughter, five for causing the shipwreck, one for abandoning the ship before passengers and crew were clear, and one month for lying to the authorities afterwards.

Xi Pledges Billions for New Silk Road Infrastructure

Chinese officials have said previously " Belt and Road " is purely commercial, though Xi's comments indicated Beijing sees that as including a broad array of regulatory and other coordination with potentially far-reaching consequences. He said Beijing plans to announce dozens of new investment and other agreements during the two-day event. There are also several European leaders attending, including the prime ministers of Spain, Italy, Greece and Hungary.

WH: Trump Only 'Complimentary' To Australian PM On Universal Health Care

The remarks were quickly seized upon by progressive critics of the president, including Sen. That's because Australia's health care system offers publicly funded universal health coverage for all Australians. "We talked about the relationship, the alliance - we talked about its history and its strength", Mr Turnbull said . "It got a little bit testy", Trump then admitted.

Does Turkey Think Trump's Resolve in Syria is Weakening?

The Turkish airstrikes also wounded 18 members of the US -backed People's Protection Units, or Y.P.G., were criticized by both the USA and Russian Federation. The Kurdish outlet Rudaw published a video Friday of military vehicles with American flags traveling through Darbasiyah, northeast Syria, by the Turkish border.

These Are the Candidates President Trump Is Considering to Replace James Comey

The tweet appeared to refer to a series of three conversations in which, Trump claims, Comey assured him he was not under FBI investigation as part of the bureau's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Comey and was tapped by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing. At the beginning, Trump's aides said Comey's firing came at the suggestion of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy ...

Russia Seeks UN Security Council Backing for Syrian Peace Deal

Some 2.7 million civilians live in these areas. The agreement signed in the Kazakh capital Astana on May 4 calls for the creation of four " de-escalation zones " to shore up a ceasefire, ban flights and allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid.

Trump labels sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director a 'showboat'

But McCabe said the claim was not accurate. Waters added, "If [Clinton] had won the White House, I believe that, given what he did to her and what he tried to do, she should have fired him". McCabe said he was not aware of any such request and said the Russian Federation investigation is adequately resourced. "The financial and political links between Mr.

Trump to 'Quickly' Replace FBI Director Comey

When asked about his Friday morning tweet that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of their conversations, Trump said, "Well, that I can't talk about". He spoke while sitting next to Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's former national security adviser, which made for a weird optic given that some comparisons were already being made to the Watergate scandal.

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

Pointing out that the success of the project "depends on the route countries' facilitating trade, co-operating in the customs field, removing non-tariffs barriers and promoting investments", Erdogan said that allowing the usage of national funds of the route countries along with the Silk Road fund would deepen the financial integration of the project.

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of 'unsustainable' debt

Proposed in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative is a grand plan to connect Asia with Europe and Africa along, and beyond, ancient trade routes by putting in place an unparalleled trade and infrastructure network. In his speech, Xi said Belt and Road initiative focuses on the Asian, European and African countries, but is also open to all other countries. Mr Xi did not give a timeframe for the distribution of funds pledged for the projects outlined on Sunday.

America's 'emotional obsession' with Russia 'will end soon,' Kremlin says

A Kremlin spokesman said that Moscow regrets America's "emotional obsession" with Russian Federation but will be patient because they believe "the obsession will end soon". The Kremlin said Thursday it was too early to speak of a thaw in ties with Washington, a day after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met US President Donald Trump.

U.S. to Arm Syrian Kurds

Concerns were raised earlier this year that the dam could be damaged in the fighting or degraded by lack of maintenance, or that the extremists might sabotage it to flood the surrounding areas. USA military officers from the so-called US-led coalition, which is purportedly fighting Daesh, at a YPG headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria April 25, 2017.

More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja

The exact nature of his illness remains unclear. "UNICEF calls on Boko Haram to end all grave violations against children, especially the abduction of children and the sexual abuse and forced marriage of girls". "Once we are able to do so, we shall communicate our findings to the public", the group said.‎. The mass kidnapping horrified the world and brought Boko Haram worldwide attention.

Iran's missing reformists are the real heroes at Rouhani rally

Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday night, Rouhani expounded on his administration's performance over the past four years and said the country has managed to overcome economic problems created after drops in oil prices thanks to Resistance Economy.

Acting FBI head disputes White House claim Comey had lost staff support

Karl obviously smelled blood in the water when deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had to answer for President Trump completely contradicting the White House's cover story regarding the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. The series of tweets come as the White House scrambles to deny that it intentionally misled Americans over the series of events that led to Comey's termination on Tuesday.

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

Trump tweeted before Yates testified Monday that he wanted her grilled "under oath" on who leaked the story to the Post. Yates, who was sacked on January 30 after defying Trump over his contested travel ban, did not say what Flynn discussed with ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a number of December 2016 phone calls, which were secretly monitored by U.S.

Trump Highlights Rosie O'Donnell's Support for Firing Comey

After all, do even those who support President Trump honestly believe that, as between acting on evidence of criminal activity by Trump campaign officials vis-a-vis Russian Federation and a directive from the White House to direct their efforts elsewhere, any of these three would actually choose the former? Trump says Comey had told him three times he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe.

Fresh horses await Derby victor Always Dreaming in Preakness

Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday morning in preparation for the May 20 Preakness Stakes, and the colt's early arrival is an unconventional approach for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Brother and sister from Portugal won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal took 53 years to win the contest and 27-year-ld bar singer Sobral has achieved success in 2017 contest. Unlike the 25 other competitors who performed on a wide stage backed by flashing lights, bursts of flames and other effects, Sobral sang from a small elevated circle in the middle of the crowd, an intimate contrast to others' bombast.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

The missile flew about 700 kilometres (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said . The successful launch of a ballistic missile test on February 11, the first since Trump took office, and claims by North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un that his country was close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile, has put the USA on edge.

Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

Comey had come under intense scrutiny for his role in the FBI's investigation into the email practices of Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the reopening of the investigation just days before the election. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Director James Comey on Tuesday.

United States firms 'ready' to get on China's Silk Road project

The plan is Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign and economic policy espousing billions of dollars of infrastructure investment linking Asia, Europe, Africa and beyond. "We will not interfere in other countries' internal affairs", he said. "We will not export our system of society and development model, and even more will not impose our views on others", Xi said.

More cyber attacks coming

Governments and private security firms on Saturday said that they expected hackers to tweak the malicious code used in Friday's attack, restoring the ability to self-replicate. But while FedEx Corp. reported that its Windows computers were "experiencing interference" from malware - it wouldn't say if it had been hit by the ransomware - other impacts in the USA were not readily apparent on Saturday.

Trump for stronger sanctions against North Korea after its missile launching

A Kremlin spokesman said earlier that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is visiting Beijing , was concerned about the missile test by North Korea. has mistaken even ordinary restaurants run by the DPRK overseas for nuke or ballistic rocket manufacturers", the statement from the North Korean UN mission carried by KCNA said, ridiculing Washington's push for further sanctions.

N.Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. looked forward to continuing to "strengthen the alliance" and "deepen the enduring friendship and partnership". In their telephone call on Thursday, Moon told Xi he "understands China's interest in the THAAD deployment and its concerns", Yoon said earlier. During the 40-minute call, Xi stressed the importance of working together to achieve the common goal of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula - an aim dependent on resolving the thorny ...

Haryana gang rape has shocked nation's conscience: Sonia

Just after 4 days of judgement by Supreme Court about Nirbhaya Case which occurred in Delhi, another 23-year-old-woman was gang-raped by at least 7 people and mutilated. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had allegedly refused a marriage proposal. The woman then took her daughter to the women's police station.

Trump admits his White House spokespeople can't be trusted

Trump also slammed the "fake media" Friday morning and once again denied any collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, amid speculation that he fired Comey for reasons related to the FBI's investigation into the matter.

White House: Removing Comey will help bring Russian Federation investigation to end

President Trump released a statement Tuesday saying James Comey is no longer able to effectively lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. - As commentators on cable TV called President Trump firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey an abuse of power, the president was startled and infuriated by how his action was being received, according to a person with knowledge of his reaction.

Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

Independent centrist Macron won a run-off vote against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen a week ago with 66 percent of the vote. In a ceremony at the Élysée Palace, Mr. His En Marche political movement was formed just previous year and as a new party - La Republique En Marche - will be fielding candidates for nearly all of France's 577 seats in June's parliamentary elections.

India won't accept OBOR, it ignores core concerns on sovereignty: MEA

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says he makes no apologies for wanting to build world-class infrastructure for Malaysia despite criticism from the opposition politicians. "In advancing the Belt and Road , we will not re-tread the old path of games between foes". Playing down India s absence at the meeting, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the media on Friday that the Indian scholars would be attending the meeting.

ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I - The Phantom Menace of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

After U.S. military officials visited the site of the Turkish airstrikes in Syria, photos surfaced online that appeared to show a U.S. military official standing alongside a commander from the PKK. It is also unclear what a conflict between the USA and Turkey would mean for the rest of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: it certainly would set a precedent, as never before has fighting broken out between two alliance members.

Syria FM rejects United Nations monitors for 'de-escalation' deal

But regional experts, as well as current and former Turkish government officials warn that Mr. Assad would be the biggest beneficiary of any new no-fly or "safe zones", arguing the Assad regime could use the zones as a haven and incubator for the YPG or other Kurdish elements deemed an enemy of Turkey - a haven protected by USA and coalition air power.

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