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by | May 26, 2017 | 15:31

Former CIA Director John Brennan testified Tuesday in a U.S. House hearing that Russian Federation "brazenly interfered" in the 2016 presidential election and publicly acknowledged for the first time his concern about their influence.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:14

Committee Chairman Richard Burr says senators will wait for Flynn's response to Tuesday's requests before they decide the next course of action, including the possibility of a contempt of Congress citation. While the group says it is pleased with the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the allegations against Trump , it said it would also like to see a select congressional committee involved in the investigation.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:06

Zarif's comments came hours after Trump, who is visiting Saudi Arabia , urged Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and defeat Islamist extremists. Iranian President Rouhani won a resounding reelection victory on Saturday with 23,549,616 votes or 57 percent of the total ballots.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:09

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a sharp rejection on Thursday of the pro-BDS positions advocated by Linda Sarsour - the. US President Donald Trump today said that he is committed "to do everything" to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal but made it clear that "peace can not take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded".

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:28

Kushner, who met at least one time past year with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak , as well as with Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, had previously said he'd be willing to speak before Congress on the matter, a sentiment he reiterated Thursday night.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:43

The groups have formed a loose alliance, reportedly led by Isnilon Hapilon , a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group. Washington has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Hapilon's capture, but he has proved elusive.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:39

Trump, however, often repeated the more controversial "radical Islamic terrorism" on the campaign trail in a deliberate and implicit criticism of Obama , implying that his preferred phrasing betrayed naivete or, worse, political correctness at the expense of realism about how to defeat the terrorist threat.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:33

He says the treason case against Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is politically motivated. "It is common knowledge that there is an explicit court order detailing who can visit the incarcerated Opposition leader and it would be rather unfortunate for Maimane to violate the prescripts of this order which will find him in conflict with the laws of our land", the PF said in a statement before he arrived.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:17

President Trump's comments come amid anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. "We are not playing cutesie with this". "He's fully committed", Spicer said. We have to make up for the many years lost. Oana Lungescu, a spokeswoman for the organization, reported through social networks that " NATO leaders have adopted plans to fight terrorism and improve ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:22

The position opened up after Trump last week fired FBI Director James Comey , who was overseeing an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. Trump interviewed Lieberman and three other candidates this week. Lieberman may be best remembered as former Vice President Al Gore's running mate during the 2000 presidential election and his time as a senator from CT.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:36

Like Larijani, the supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, thanked the massive influx of voters in the country and in diplomatic missions enabled to vote in 102 nations of the world. "I'm happy and a bit relieved after a month of stress", said 27-year-old Afshin as he joined a large crowd gathered in Vali Asr Square of central Tehran.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:34

To arm Saudi Arabia so it can resist the Iranian threats, Trump has signed an arms deal with the kingdom worth $110 billion dollars - but giving frenemy Saudi Arabia that much firepower leaves Israel uncomfortable. "The message was love, love" for Israel , but "it was what he didn't say that mattered", said Michael Oren, a parliamentarian and former Israeli ambassador to the U.S.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:52

This would represent a notable gain by Trump in his bid to restart peace talks, as Abbas until now has set preconditions for a return to peace talks, including an Israeli freeze on settlement building. The provocative parade of tens of thousands of flag-waving fanatic Israelis in occupied East Jerusalem , particularly its Old City, marking 50 years for its occupation was highlighted on the front page of the Thursday issue of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:15

In a letter to Republican committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, the FBI's assistant director for congressional affairs, Gregory Brower, on Thursday said the agency can not turn over the memo until it consults with Robert Mueller, the newly appointed special counsel heading the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, Efe news reported.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:43

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were caught in another awkward moment adding to speculations that they are facing marital issues. The Netanyahu's were happily walking hand in hand, as Trump attempted to reach out to the first lady in full view of cameras. The sentence itself sounded unusual, but the fact that Melania is actually Trump's third wife is what made it cringeworthy.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:46

MARAWI, PHILIPPINES Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a southern city that has been under siege since a raid to capture a militant on the USA list of most-wanted terrorists failed.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:09

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican's administration from temporarily suspending new visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In its response to Thursday's ruling, the White House said it was confident Trump's order will be ultimately upheld by the courts. "It can not go unchecked", the court said.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:11

Congressional aides have said they would like to question Kushner about that meeting, and Kushner has said he would voluntarily appear before the Senate intelligence committee as part of its Russian Federation investigation. Flynn initially mischaracterized the conversation, even to Vice President Mike Pence - ultimately prompting his ouster from the White House. Kushner met at least once in December with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and he also met previous year with Sergey ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:16

Samuel Monastery near the city of Minya which is 140 miles south of Cairo. It is the latest fatal attack on Copts in Egypt in the past few months, after more than 45 people were killed in a double suicide bombing in April, when terrorists attacked churches in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:00

Hong will spend the rest of his four-day trip to the USA meeting with senior government officials and North Korea experts to lay the groundwork for Moon and Trump's much anticipated one-on-one meeting next month. North Korea has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of previous year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:34

News media report that the FBI is investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. The Washington Post cited "people familiar with the investigation", who said the FBI investigation does not mean Mr Kushner is suspected of a crime.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:07

This is unlikely while Benjamin Netanyahu remains prime minister of Israel. The Foreign Ministry reportedly had originally said that attendance was optional. Days of Israeli outrage later, the White House hasn't changed their mind. "Relocating the USA embassy will end the peace process and the annexation of East Jerusalem is illegal as stipulated by all worldwide laws and resolutions", he warned, adding that East Jerusalem is an occupied territory.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:29

Neighbours said they were "frightened to death" and "terrified" as the controlled explosion took place at an address in Lindum Street at about 1.50am. The Times didn't say where it got the information. He said the priority for detectives was to establish whether Abedi was acting alone or working as part of a wider network when he set off his device after the concert by United States singer Ariana Grande, killing 22 people .

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:45

Twenty-two people, including several children, were killed on Monday when a bomb went off at a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester , northwest England. The move reflects fears that a "wider group of individuals" may have been involved in the attack, including the bomb-maker who provided Abedi with his deadly device.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:38

Gootkin said the nature of the injuries did not meet the statutory conditions for felony assault. But Alicia Acuna, a reporter from the usually conservative Fox News , was an eyewitness. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , a Democrat , called Gianforte "a wannabe Trump". Democrats tied the incident to Trump's anti-media rhetoric.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:45

The South Korean military discovered North Korean unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with digital cameras in several locations including Paju, Gyeonggi, and Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea in 2014. "We will fully implement our own sanctions against North Korea ". The North has made no secret of its plans to develop a missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored calls to halt its weapons programs, even from China .

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:47

Greek police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a vehicle in central. However, there were concerns for Mr Papademos's eyesight. Former prime ministers Costas Simitis and Costas Karamanlis also condemned the attack, the first since an attempt on the life of dictator Georgios Papadopoulos in 1968.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:24

Seoul's military broadcasted a warning in response to the incursion into South Korean airspace as falling rain obstructed a better view of the object, local news service MoneyToday reported Tuesday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday ordered mass production of a medium-range ballistic missile successfully tested a day earlier that is capable of reaching several USA bases in the region.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:29

On May 23, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said, "We believe that the roots and the ideological origin of the terrorist incidents in Iran's Mirjaveh and the UK's Manchester are one and the same", referring to a recent attack in the southeastern border district of Mirjaveh in which 10 Iranian soldiers were killed by the terrorist group Jeish al-Adl, which is allegedly funded by Saudi Arabia .

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:44

The Wednesday clash, caught on an audio recording , has mushroomed into a major headache for Trump's party as Montanans troop to the polls to replace a Republican who vacated the seat to join the president's cabinet. After Gianforte tells Jacobs to direct the question to his spokesman, Shane Scanlon, there is the sound of an altercation, and Gianforte begins to scream.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:47

The Manchester Evening News reported police believe the man responsible for making the bomb used in the attack is still at large. "These images leaked from inside the USA system will be distressing for victims, their families and the wider public", the Whitehall source added.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:17

President Donald Trump has faced a much cooler reception in Europe than the welcome he received in the Middle East. The effort to keep Trump onboard will focus on convincing his team that developing renewable energy forms and technology to facilitate cleaner fossil fuels can be drivers of the job-creating growth that he says is his priority.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:19

He said King Salman of Saudi Arabia is also hoping for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, hinting at bringing in a regional power to clinch an agreement that has eluded numerous American presidents in the past. "I think this trip was a big success because it was unexpected", the official said. "The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. He wants peace", he said.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:01

He also said that some of the decisions taken by the Prime Minister during his three years in office have been epoch making ones. "We demand, and we challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as they celebrate the looting of the treasury to build a personality cult around one man to publish tomorrow (Friday) GDP numbers for the last 10 years, both as per the old and the new methodology".

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:59

US President Donald Trump's warm support for Saudi Arabia and Israel and his harsh words against Tehran should be seen as signs that the United States and its allies are heading toward war with Iran , former CIA intelligence officer Phil Giraldi told Sputnik.