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China cripples CIA operations, kills informants

One was shot and killed in front of a government building in China, three officials told the Times, saying that was designed as a message to others about working with Washington. The report comes as the US government struggles to deal with documents published by WikiLeaks previous year and investigates ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, which the USA intelligence community has said tried to infer in the election.

N.Korea fetes scientists behind latest missile launch

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech USA missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats.

Assad vows to continue working with Iran after Rouhani win

The Guards hope that a win for Raisi will give them an opportunity to claw back economic and political power lost in Shi'ite Iran's complex theocratic and republican governing structure since 2015, when Iran struck a nuclear deal with world powers that brought it out of global isolation.

Melania, Ivanka Skip Headscarves in Saudi Arabia-Despite Trump Criticism in 2015

He wasn't able to completely escape the storm in Riyadh: at an evening news conference, his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was forced to answer a question about the matter. National oil firm Saudi Aramco said it signed $50 billion of agreements with U.S. firms. While Mrs. Trump dressed conservatively Saturday in a long-sleeved, black pantsuit accented with a wide, gold-colored belt, her below-the-shoulder brown hair blew in the breeze at King Khalid International Airport in the capital ...

USA embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

The reunification of Jerusalem was, of course, accomplished in the context of the Six-Day War, and the presidential visit comes in that context as well. As reporters huddled off the House floor questioning GOP lawmakers about the Comey memos, another staunch Trump loyalist, Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, walked by and entered the elevator as he quipped: "Almost sounds like fake news".

Trump welcomed to Saudi Arabia as trouble swirls at home

USA defense company Raytheon will also establish a branch in Saudi Arabia and General Dynamics agreed "to localize design, engineering, manufacturing, and support of armored combat vehicles", the government announced in a press release. President Donald Trump is preparing for a busy day of meetings in Saudi Arabia. Saudi's ruling family grew deeply frustrated with Obama's detente with Iran and his restrained approach on Syria.

What's next for Iran after President Hassan Rouhani's win?

He said Rouhani garnered 23.5 million votes out of 41.2 million ballots cast. Rouhani won a resounding victory in the polls on Saturday. Raisi, 56, and Rouhani, 68, traded charges of graft and brutality on live television with an open vehemence unseen since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Comey to Testify Publicly Before US Senate Intel Committee on Russia Probe

Friday's report quotes Trump calling ousted FBI Director James Comey "crazy" and "a real nut job". US law enforcement uses the term "a person of interest" to mean someone who is part of a criminal investigation but not arrested or formally accused of a crime.

Vladimir Putin congratulates Iran's Hassan Rouhani on re-election

President Rouhani's opposing rival Ebrahim Raeisi garnered 15,452,194 votes, while Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, the other two candidates, have so far received 455,211 and 210,597 votes respectively. "Dr Rouhani will more aggressively pursue his economic agenda - investing in factories, production and absorbing foreign capital", said Dehdilani. "Rouhani will apply his ever-increasing efforts for the dignity of Iran" in his next term, the reformist said.

How the Greens could wield power in a minority government

The Liberals only need one more seat for a majority. "Substantively, it's easier to imagine a deal between the Greens and the NDP - not personality wise, but on substance". Asked about reports of bad blood between the two men, Weaver said that he and Horgan are both "passionate" people. The Green Party won three seats, but is now poised to have disproportionate sway.

Preakness Stakes Morning Betting Odds: Always Dreaming 5/7 to Win 5/20/17

Triple Crown Winners (Official List): Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978) and American Pharoah (2015).

Trump Spins Yet Another Narrative Onto Comey Firing

In particular, Mr Trump referenced Mr Comey's "poor performance" at a Senate committee hearing the previous week, noting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been forced to adjust the record. Instead of being a popular decision, the firing was met by a tsunami of criticism by Democrats because as FBI director, Comey oversaw the investigation of Russian meddling in the US election and potential ties to Trump's campaign.

Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:DAL) 2016 Q4 Sentiment Report

In other Delta Air Lines news, CFO Paul A. Jacobson sold 20,100 shares of Delta Air Lines stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 3rd. About 457,840 shares traded. (NYSE:DAL) or 7,000 shares. Synovus Fin holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) for 1.23 million shares. Peddock Cap Advsr Limited Liability Corporation owns 455 shares.

General Electric signs $15 bn of Saudi deals, MoUs during Trump visit

On Mr Trump's first trip overseas as president, he will also visit Israel, the Vatican, Italy and Belgium. For a president who campaigned on an "America First" platform, the trip is a crucial moment for US allies to size up Trump's commitment to decades-long partnerships while trying to move behind his previous controversial statements.

Development should not be politicised: PM Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Sharif also pitched "Pakistan's Vision 2025", saying, "It maps Pakistan joining the top 25 economies of the world, leading to upper-middle income country status by 2025". Recognising the importance of social upheaval, the PM said, "Our government realises that focusing only on growth is not enough". He said that not only power supply is priority of the government but it is providing affordable power supply for consumers.

Race for top four: Paul Merson predicts Arsenal and Liverpool fixtures

I want to absolutely make sure that we are in there but after that let's get to 75 points and see what happens". Despite winning six of their last seven games, Arsenal are in fifth place, one point behind fourth placed Liverpool and three adrift of third placed City.

Trump receives Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honor during ceremony

The deal will bring American-made ships, planes and bombs to Saudi Arabia, which is seeking to bolster its regional military prowess. Trump has agreed to a defense cooperation deal with the Saudis, pledging $110 billion effective immediately and up to $350 billion over 10 years.

Saudi King presents Trump with top civilian honour

The itinerary will take Trump to the capitals of three of the great world religions and introduce him to the grueling pace of presidential foreign travel. Although they chose to forgo the headwear, both women were dressed conservatively in long trousers and dresses. She followed the example of her predecessor Michelle Obama, who during a visit to the country in 2015, attended several public events without a headscarf, ABC News reported .

Kate Middleton Wears Blush Dress to Celebrate Sister Pippa Middleton's Wedding

The Duchess of Cambridge let her sister shine on her big day, opting to avoid the crowds and press prior to the ceremony. The gown looked as seamless as the wedding, which featured Prince William and Kate's children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, in the party.

Rosenstein: Special Counsel Will Ensure Thorough Russia Investigation

Trump possibly revealed classified information to Russian diplomats, and that fired FBI Director James Comey said in a memo that Mr. Trump asked him to drop the FBI investigation into Flynn. "Believe me, there's no collusion". "I wish the president would stop tweeting", said Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) told The Hill , potentially voicing the concerns of other members.

2 future British kings attend Pippa's wedding

Once at the picturesque St. Mark's Church, father and daughter enjoyed a quiet moment before walking in. With the Middleton family home just a few miles away in the village of Bucklebury, the couple and their guests will not have far to travel for the reception, which is reportedly being staged in the grounds of the property.

Senior White House adviser under scrutiny in Russian Federation investigation, Washington Post says

The newspaper cited unnamed sources familiar with the probe as saying a current top White House official has been identified as a "significant person of interest", without disclosing the name of the person. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the Armed Services Committee. "It renewed my confidence that we should have no confidence in this Administration".

Russian Tweet Asks Who Killed DNC Staffer Seth Rich

On Friday , the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom tweeted that "Wikileaks informer Seth Rich murdered in USA but [British mainstream media] was so busy accusing Russian hackers to take notice". Wheeler's contract with the Rich family prohibited him from speaking to the media without authorization, the letter said. The right-wing One America News Network has also fueled the conspiracy, even offering $100,000 for information about Rich's death during a conspiracy-fueled report.

Donald Trump gets warm welcome in Saudi Arabia during first foreign trip

Trump is expected to pledge his respect and support to Saudi leaders, respect to the region, after months of harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric. The global trip is Trump's first since taking office in January. Trump's decision to make his first official trip overseas to Saudi Arabia, followed by Israel, countries which both share his antagonism towards Iran, marks a contrast with Obama's approach.

Massive Fire broke out at GV Mall in Patna

Soon after the fire broke out, the fire department was informed and two fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire. "The spread of fire to the petrol pump in the neighbourhood could have wreaked havoc in the area", he added. Mr Modi said, it was a matter of investigation why there was no arrangement for fire fighting and why fire tenders took so much time to reach the spot.

GE announces S$20.7billion of business deals with Saudi Arabia

Most Western leaders and dignitaries tend to ignore the custom when arriving in the Kingdom, but Trump tweeted that the Obamas had "insulted" the Saudis by doing so and said that America had made "enuf" enemies without the apparent snub. While Trump campaigned as a strident opponent of the nuclear deal, his administration is still reviewing whether or not to scrap the accord. He's also hoping to move past the controversies engulfing his administration.

Trump seeks to move past US troubles on first trip abroad

A $110 billion deal in which Saudi Arabia will buy US arms to help it counter Iran, with options for as much as $350 billion over 10 years, was the central achievement of Trump's first day in Riyadh, first stop on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe.

Donald Trump lands in Saudi Arabia as controversies swirl at home

The White House said this is not a final draft and it could change leading up to Sunday's speech. Saudi King Salman was on the tarmac to greet the president and First Lady Melania Trump, who, like former First Lady Michelle Obama, did not cover her hair in the traditional Saudi style.

Tillerson: Trump Concerned About Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Netanyahu's office released quotes from summaries of the prime minister's meetings with Trump to back up its side. Republican Party mega-donor Sheldon Adelson was "furious" about comments Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made concerning the USA embassy in Israel, sources close to the casino magnate told Axios .

Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip

Immediately after landing in Tel Aviv, Friedman traveled to Jerusalem and visited the Western Wall, praying for the health of his family and for the success of President Trump. Speaking of Trump, he said: "His love for and commitment to the state of Israel is rock solid and it enjoys his highest priority". His campaign platform made no mention of an independent Palestinian state.

Firing of FBI Director Comey

The hearing will take place after the May 29 Memorial Day holiday. Many Democrats believe that the real reason Mr. Trump pushed Comey out was because of the probe into Russian election interference, and any possible ties to associates of the President.

Battle stations ahead on CFA split plan

The total funding allocated to the overhaul will include $2.5 million for "diversity and cultural change" and $5 million for leadership programs. He said there was no need for the change. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria says its unlawful to make changes to Victoria's fire services without consulting the public and CFA volunteers. "This is a political fix to solve a political problem with the United Firefighters Union that will leave country communities and regional cities with a weaker ...

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open hearing

Meanwhile, the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation has tagged a current White House official as a "significant person of interest", the Washington Post reported on Friday. "I just fired the head of the FBI", Trump said, according to the Times account. He was insane, a real nut job, ” the Times reported that Trump said during the May 10 meeting.

Nawaz Sharif to leave for Saudi Arabia tomorrow, could meet Trump

Trump made no substantial remarks on his first day overseas and spent most of his time shuttling between opulent palace ballrooms with the king. A president's first foreign visit is often read as a sign of the administration's policy priorities and no other US leader has chosen the kingdom for their initial global foray.

McCaskill among the more vocal Senators on investigation of Trump

He appeared to change his justification for the decision, pointing to a critical memo on Comey's performance by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. More credible, they say, is news from prominent conservative media outlets, from the Trump- friendly airwaves of Fox News to websites such as Breitbart .

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