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Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia probe

After the firestorm caused by Comey's firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, Comey's predecessor as FBI director, to take over the DOJ Russia investigation. officials. The memo sent Thursday asks for records related to foreign travel, contacts with Russian "officials, agents or nationals" and background investigations into the top Trump associates now targeted by Mueller's probe. Read More »

Trump transition team orders former aides to preserve Russia-related materials

According to the reports , the preservation order applies to documents about Russian Federation or Ukraine, as well records about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn; former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates; former foreign policy advisor Carter Page; and Trump advisor Roger Stone . Read More »

Pentagon set to send 4000 more troops to Afghanistan

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There have definitely, however, been talks about "changes in strategy" with regards to Afghanistan in United States political discourse. This is hardly ever remarked upon in the media: the fact that Trump, who ran on a platform that was often quite critical of conventional wisdom and wasteful wars, has little latitude to act on this platform (assuming he'd want to) when he's constantly under attack in the media as a Putin stooge, or worse. Read More »

Who is Otto Warmbier?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the U.S.is considering a ban on American travel to the isolated authoritarian state headed by dictator Kim Jong Un. PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP ) - North Korea on Friday lashed out at global sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, saying they are being used to block everything from frozen chicken to swimming flippers. Read More »

United Kingdom govt a minority on eve of Brexit talks

Assuming the talks go well and the DUP agrees to back the Conservatives (this isn't too big of a stretch), a government will be formed and May will remain PM. May said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day the British parliament is due to reconvene. At that point, polls predicted she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from Cameron. Read More »

Knight Street bridge closed due to massive fire on Mitchell Island

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A massive fire is burning on Mitchell Island, a small island on the Fraser River, between Richmond and Vancouver. Thick, black smoke can be seen from across the region. It's the second large fire this year in the industrial area. We've talked to two companies that have businesses near the fire who say they have not been told to evacuate. Read More »

Russia probe: Deputy AG wouldn't fire Mueller if unlawful

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Trump caused an uproar when he fired Comey on 9 May. Spicer told reporters Monday that it "depends on the scope of the questions" and said it was "premature" to say. Those questions were prompted after a friend of President Donald Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller . Some senators like Lindsay Graham, R-SC, say Trump should lay off the tweets. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is ready to serve the country

She said of the Sanders approach: "The right can throw money at elections ". Johnson, one of the Conservatives' most popular politicians, tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe". Read More »

Iran vows measures against new US sanctions

The Senate this week approved legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities that US legislators say are not related to the nuclear agreement. JCPOA stands for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official title of the 2015 nuclear agreement with major powers, under which Iran accepted temporary restrictions on its nuclear program in return for relief from intrnational sanctions. Read More »

White House Previews Trump's Overhaul Of Cuba Policies

Successive presidents have eased and tightened that prohibition, and Obama significantly loosened it by allowing individuals to "self-declare" the objective of their travel in one of a dozen allowed categories, including for educational, commercial, or "support for the Cuban people" purposes. Read More »

Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'

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But Senate investigators continue to press other top officials of the U.S. Intelligence Community for details about their own recent contacts with President Trump, which have been reported to include appeals to help end the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Russian election meddling. Read More »

Brexit talks will begin on Monday despite Britain's political chaos

A Conservative source said this meant the party was "confident" it had enough votes for the programme to be approved, after May suffered a disastrous setback in snap elections a week ago that saw her lose her majority in the 650-seat House of Commons , just ahead of crucial Brexit negotiations with Brussels . Read More »

Hammond: Pragmatic approach needed for Brexit talks

The Conservatives will enter the negotiations significantly weaker than they had expected, following last week's general election in which the party lost its absolute majority in the House of Commons. She also said: "I am equally clear that no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain". His comments Friday come a day after Hammond cancelled a keynote address to London financiers in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Read More »

London blaze death toll reaches 30 as queen visits survivors

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Six victims had been provisionally identified. Dozens of people remain missing after the fire engulfed the 24-story building early Wednesday, CNN reported . A mass vigil is planned to take place on Friday at the scene of the fire. "They spent £8.6million, where is the rest of the money?" Even more, May was there apparently speaking with firefighters without the presence of the media, members of the public, or survivors, before she quickly left. Read More »

Donald Trump tweets surprising suggestion about firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

It came just a few hours after The Washington Post reported that Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to president Donald Trump , was under investigation over his business dealings. A spokesman for Mr Mueller's team declined to comment on Wednesday. "We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all they love our country", Trump said at the White House. Read More »

USA court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

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The 9th Circuit cited tweets from Trump , including one following a terrorist attack in London this month in which he said: "we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries" - not nationalities. The administration said the travel ban was needed to allow time to implement stronger vetting measures, although it has already rolled out some new requirements not blocked by courts, including additional questions for visa applicants. Read More »

Pres. Trump changes country's policy on Cuba

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While Trump's new policy avoids the worst-case scenario of cancelling all commercial flights or severing diplomatic relations, it will still be a blow to a travel sector betting on Cuba as a new high-growth market. It recently entered a joint venture with GAESA to run the "Four Points by Sheraton" in Havana, investing "significant resources" to establish a foothold. Read More »

Conservatives and DUP on brink of coalition deal

After touring the wrecked and fire-blackened apartment block and ordering an inquiry, May returned to talks to try to seal a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) to secure the backing of their 10 lawmakers in parliament to help her pass laws and govern as Britain starts talks to leave the EU. Read More »

Gillespie, Northam Win GOP and Democratic Primaries in Virginia Governor's Race

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Frank Wagner , R-Virginia Beach. It's tough to unseat an incumbent. New Jersey had its gubernatorial primary last week, and establishment candidates in both parties won easily. Gillespie will face Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the general election. Although the Democratic contest garnered the most pre-election attention, Gillespie's narrow victory against Stewart, the former state campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, provided the night's biggest surprise. Read More »

Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader

The Prime Minister will meet separately with representatives of Sinn Fein , the Ulster Unionists, the SDLP and the Alliance Party - as well as the DUP - in Downing Street in an attempt to allay growing concerns. "It's a unity of objective, having voted to leave the European Union , that their Government gets on with that and makes a success of it, and we are committed to developing a deep and special partnership with the EU". Read More »