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by | May 14, 2017 | 13:03

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, adding it could be done by the end of next week. Mr Comey's farewell letter to the FBI seemed to indicate he felt the Russian Federation investigation should continue. Trump has repeatedly denied that he or his campaign had any ties to Russia, and this week even tweeted that the "Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax".

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:27

Beat West Ham and Middlesbrough on successive Sundays and a top four finish is theirs. Liverpool will hand a late fitness test to Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian global has been nursing a muscle problem this week. "We have 7 first team players out injured, but we can still field a strong enough team to get something out of the game against Liverpool ", he added .

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:32

But Vettel ran the Englishman close on Saturday. I've been coming here a long time and done so many laps but still the last chicane is the tricky one for me. Red Bull Racing were "best of the rest", with Max Verstappen fifth, around half a second off pole and nearly the same amount up on team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in P6.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:58

We would like to begin with congratulating Nissan India for this attractive short film that salutes the spirit of motherhood. Showing someone you care is never the wrong thing. "I can see you sitting on the sofa from my bedroom". You were as tender as a flower when I was happy! Finally, "persistence paid off in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day ".

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:16

At the bigger demonstration Monday in Paris, unions marched for workers' rights and against Marine Le Pen , without calling for support for Macron. This is where Jean-Marie Le Pen traditionally held his May Day rallies but this year's event was attended by only a couple of hundred of the party's old guard, BBC Paris correspondent Hugh Schofield reports.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:09

The next day, Nicole Meyer stood in a ballroom in Beijing and encouraged Chinese investors to put money into a troubled New Jersey luxury apartment complex in exchange for the chance to get one of those coveted visas. The lot that the Kushner Companies bought in December 2014 has been vacant for more than a decade, and Kushner's sister was soliciting $150 million in funding for the project, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:38

Chinese officials had earlier said they expected India to send an official delegation to the summit. "What actually gets built will depend on what deals Chinese companies make with other countries overseas or on the deals that Chinese government makes with other governments overseas, and no one knows exactly what those are going to be", Miller said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:49

He added Japan would stay in close touch with the US and South Korea. " North Korea's repeated missile launches are a grave threat to our country and a clear violation of United Nations resolutions", said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. New provocative actions of North Korea are possible. "The president said while Soutgh Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea , it is only possible when the North shows a change in attitude", a government spokesperson said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:02

Francesco Gabbani from Italy performs the song "Occidentali's Karma" during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, May 12, 2017". Ireland have won most often - seven times in all - following by Sweden. Other hopefuls this year include Jacques Houdek, known as "Mr Voice" in Croatia, who blends pop and operatic singing styles in the song "My Friend".

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:35

Popular Video House Republicans just voted to destroy Obama's signature achievement. Just days after the inauguration, moreover, Yates used those same NSA transcripts to try to get Flynn fired, by warning the White House that he was "vulnerable" to Russian extortion.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:51

The source said they had been misled, and thought the man was the official photographer of Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov - they were therefore surprised to see the photos on Russian news agency Tass a short time later. Given the alleged subterfuge, various former officials and experts chimed in with questions on the wisdom of letting the photographer and his equipment into the Oval Office.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:31

Women's Affairs Minister Aisha Alhassan said the girls will be ready psychologically. The mass abduction of almost 300 schoolgirls from a boarding school three years ago brought world attention to Boko Haram's deadly rampage in northern Nigeria.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:07

The SDF is led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara views as a terrorist organization over its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The broadcaster said that the fighting between the SDF and the Islamic State in Tabqa had been happening for weeks. The president said he would express his concerns in this regard at the meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump on May 16, adding the same issue would also be brought up at the North Atlantic ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:37

Richard Ferrand, the secretary-general of Macron's Republic on the Move party, attends a press conference for the upcoming National Assembly elections, at the party headquarters in Paris , Thursday, May 11, 2017. The average age of the list is 46 "compared to 60 years for the average of outgoing MPs", Ferrand said. Macron, a former economy minister in Hollande's government, has so far failed to attract centrist members of the rightwing Republicans party, but still believes some will cross ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:56

South Korean and USA military officials said the February launch was a significant development as it successfully tested a solid-fuel engine from a mobile launcher. "The type of missile is being assessed and the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile", command spokesman Marine Maj.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:52

Trump, who has expressed hopes of repairing relations with Moscow, said last month that the USA was "not getting along with Russian Federation at all" and the relations between the two countries "may be at an all-time low". Despite the lack of clarity, the possibility of a meeting between Trump and Lavrov would in itself be a sign of some progress. No specific agenda is seen in relations between Russian Federation and the United States, he stated.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:06

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an worldwide declaration highlighting the importance of the Paris Agreement in tackling climate change Thursday, even as the Trump administration considers withdrawing from the agreement. The council also signed an agreement on sharing science and data on the Arctic, an effort led by Russian Federation and the United States, and addressed Arctic search and rescue and communications.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:34

Results from the 2017 B.C. election are still coming in and according to the latest data from Elections BC, the Liberals and NDP are now locked in a dead heat. Many Green supporters and voters who found they had simply returned the BC Liberals to power would feel betrayed. Horgan promised a new hospital for the Cowichan Valley during the election campaign in an effort to shore up support for his candidate.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:41

Like most countries, the United States maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv because Israelis and Palestinians have competing claims to Jerusalem . According to Israeli diplomatic officials, when Sweden made clear that it would vote for the measure, other European Union countries who were not comfortable with it - led by Italy, the Netherlands, Greece and Lithuania - chose to vote against.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:10

But it's not clear if he will be able to do so. Mr Hamon, who gained popularity in recent years by leading a group of rebel Socialist lawmakers who opposed Mr Valls, was a distant fifth in the first round of the presidential election after garnering just over 6% of the votes, the Socialist Party's worst result since 1969.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:49

The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively. An official said two civilians including a girl were killed in Pakistani troops day-long firing and shelling in village Sarya, Khamba, Bhawani, Kalsian, Mahanpur, Dhanaka, Ganya and Khori in Nowhsera sector of Rajouri district.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:47

They gained entry to targeted computer systems by exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft computer operating systems that was discovered and developed by the U.S. While the domain registration put a stop to the ransomware's spread, it did not solve the problem for any system that had already been hit by the attack.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:12

The local election results saw the SNP lose just seven seats, while the Tories gained 164, mainly at the expense of Labour who lost 133. Ms Davidson said: "I think you have seen in both language and design, the SNP attempt to assimilate the party for Scotland and Scotland for the party".

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:08

What is the virus that puts computers into hostage? Europol, the European Union's police agency , said the onslaught was at "an unprecedented level and will require a complex worldwide investigation to identify the culprits". A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on laptop in Beijing, Saturday, May 13 , 2017.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:15

USA officials have said the decision in March to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some worldwide flights, mostly from the Middle East, wasn't based on any specific threat but on longstanding concerns about extremists targeting jetliners.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:58

Crude prices were modestly higher during the course of the session on Thursday in Asian trading, building an overnight gains, following a much better-than-expected reports on USA inventories. The Energy Information Administration reported that US commercial crude inventories fell by 5.2 million barrels to a total of 522.5 in the week through May 5.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:09

Tintori, who has traveled to other countries to highlight the fate of her husband and her country, called for women to dress in white - a traditional color of defiance in Venezuela - for Saturday's march. Opposition leaders claim that the government will handpick a group of supporters to get away with rewriting the Constitution and to instate their dictatorship publicly.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:51

The requests sent to Mr Stone and Mr Page covered documents and information from June 2015 to January 20 this year. During that period, Flynn accepted tens of thousands of dollars from a Russian state-sponsored television network. Mr Flynn's Russian Federation ties are also being scrutinised by the FBI as it conducts a similar investigation. They say Flynn's lawyer declined to cooperate with the request.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:07

The North conducted two nuclear tests a year ago alone and is speculated to carry out its sixth underground blast test in the near future. Japanese media earlier on Monday reported that Choe Son Hui, the director general of the North Korean Foreign Ministry's North America section, was traveling to Europe for unofficial talks with former US government officials.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:47

Some people captured McCarthy as Spicer on their phones. For Spicer, it also doesn't help that stories had him and his staff cloaked in darkness behind a hedge on the White House lawn the night Comey was sacked. Twitter users on the street and in nearby office buildings got multiple angles on McCarthy's journey; in one, she flips a wave to the fans before getting into character, scowling and shouting.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:42

A presidential adviser says Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is promising to do all that is needed to reintegrate the 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls back into society. At the time, Nigeria's government said another group of 83 girls would be released "very soon". "Welcome our girls, welcome our sisters", Kyari said to the girls, who sat quietly in chairs.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:07

The prosecutors called for the arrests and extraditions of those they say led or were involved with "the disgusting state-sponsored crime". China says the system does little to curb the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, which it has been pressing ahead with in defiance of US pressure and United Nations sanctions.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:33

At those same meetings at IOC headquarters the IOC evaluation commission will brief the IOC on Los Angeles and Paris' bids for the 2024 Games. The IOC officials wrapped up four days of evaluating Los Angele. Says AP: "But anyone familiar with the airport knows it inflicts daily misery on travelers, including knotted traffic in and out of terminals. We have virtual-reality so they can see what the build out of the track and field would look like in the new Coliseum in addition to the ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:49

Britain was not alone in being subject to this so-called ransomware attack in which those perpetrating it demanded a ransom of $300 (£233), payable in bitcoin, for releasing the files on each computer. Researchers at the Avast Protection Programmaker said they noticed 75,000 cases in 99 countries, with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan being the top targets of the attack.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:49

The bill also states that the right to self-determination in Israel "is unique to the Jewish people", despite the country's sizeable non-Jewish minority. Abbas said he briefed his German counterpart "on all that are doing to bring freedom and independence to our Palestinian people, particularly our meeting last week with President Trump, who answered our invitation and whom we look forward to meeting in Bethlehem".