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by | May 20, 2017 | 00:41

Benjamin Boss, a 26-year-old bank worker, on Monday contrasted Macron's win with Britain's vote last year to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as US president. Unions held protests Monday in Paris' Place de la Republique against Macron, a pro-business centrist and former Socialist economy minister who they consider as a traitor for allegedly threatening worker protections with economic reforms.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:34

Police called the violence a "brutal attack on peaceful protesters". The US state department said Turkish security guards had been involved in the clash but Turkey blamed the protesters for the disturbance. Lawsuits can also be sought, said McCain, as "we can identify these people", but the first step should be to throw the ambassador out of the United States.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:51

And there were signs that his strategy launch was being snubbed by the Labour leadership when a list of election priorities sent to Labour MPs was leaked, revealing that Brexit did not appear anywhere in the top "lines to take". "Every vote for him is a vote for a chaotic Brexit, every vote for me is to strengthen our hand in getting the best deal for Britain", May told lawmakers.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:45

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., told reporters on Capitol Hill that the committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, is evaluating its next steps. Flynn, who had worked as Trump's national security adviser during the campaign and served in the White House for less than a month, has been at the center of the controversy.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:53

The Senate committee is one of several on Capitol Hill investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. A lawyer for Flynn did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It is also unclear whether, given the subject matter, there is any reason the Senate could not determine that Mueller is the appropriate U.S.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:46

A USA aircraft conducted an airstrike Thursday on a pro-Assad regime militia convoy that appeared to be moving on a US coalition training base in southeastern Syria , according to a US official. The safe zones agreement in Syria came into effect this month. A second defense official said the strike also hit a bulldozer. The SOHR statement appeared to confirm a statement by an official from a US-backed Syrian rebel group who told a news agency that the convoy comprised Syrian and ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 00:23

As the Wall Street Journal's Yaroslav Trofimov notes , Thursday's strike is significant not because the US has once again struck Assad's forces, but because it did so in defense of Syrian rebels. CENTCOM told the media that the strike destroyed "construction equipment and a tank". Syria said the strikes were a "blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism", while Russian Federation said they breached the country's sovereignty.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:47

The April test was a failure but showed signs of progress, while Sunday's launch was viewed with alarm as the missile flew for 30 minutes and was touted by the Korean Central News Agency as a new type of ground-to-ground intermediate-range ballistic missile.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:35

Brussels was quick to dismiss the claims, with European Union president Donald Tusk on Thursday cautioning against letting "emotions get out of hand" before formal negotiations are due to begin after Britain's June vote. The European press took exception to British Prime Minister Theresa May's call to arms against the EU on Wednesday, believing the "tone is rising dangerously" between Whitehall and Brussels.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:42

Others close to Comey told reporters Trump used a dinner meeting to demand Comey's loyalty . Mike Huckabee's daughter - the sweet-and-sour Trump spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders - told the smug vipers in the White House press corps that Comey's firing should have been no shock; her boss had been ready to dismiss the director back in January.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:31

The counsel is not required to consult with or keep informed the attorney general or deputy attorney generals on the course of the probe. The president then claimed to be part of the "single greatest witch hunt " in his country's political history.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:10

The investigation infamously intersected past year with the 2016 presidential campaign, when agents seized devices and found emails between Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, Weiner's estranged wife and a top Clinton adviser. The controversy centered on Clinton's use of a private email server while she was US secretary of state. Trump fired Comey days later amid the FBI's probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to defeat Clinton, an allegation the president has ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:13

In the world of American politics, high-level operators have a concern you may have never even considered: a hug from Donald Trump. He attached a low-quality video of Clinton and him practicing introductions for the debate, where he walked up to her and tried to hug her while she jokingly ran away.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:44

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office denied a reporter's tweet asserting that the Israeli leader asked President Donald Trump not to move the U.S. When President Trump visits Jerusalem's Western Wall, one of the holiest Jewish sites in the world, during his trip to Israel next week, he will be the first-ever sitting USA president to do so.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:16

Voters are signing up in their droves to have their say in the general election next month. Blackpool Council has also seen a 400 per cent rise in people visiting its elections website in the time. Blackpool Council is warning anyone who has moved house in the last two years may have "fallen off" the register. Due to the short time available between now and election day, the Electoral Commission has advised that Britons living overseas who are registered to vote should apply for a proxy ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:52

He said later that all security agencies were on high alert to deal with militants. The effect of their actions is that besides security personnel, local citizens are also losing their lives. Jaitley said it is clear that terrorism and militancy is aimed against the Indian state, its sovereignty and the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Our Armed Forces will not allow this sacrifice to go waste.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:00

Time magazine on Thursday published a stunning illustration on its cover for the May 29th issue, depicting the White House mutating into a Kremlin-like building, featuring the distinctive onion domes and red brick of Russia's Saint Basil's Cathedral.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:45

The information Trump shared is said to have carried the highest degree of classification and was tightly guarded, even within the USA government. "You may remember, candidate Trump repeatedly bashed Hillary Clinton during the campaign while accusing her of leaking classified information".

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:37

Macron's victory in France's presidential election could breathe new life into the Franco-German relationship, which has always been the motor for deepening the binds of European Union member states. "I am not a promoter of the mutualisation of old debt" within the eurozone , said Macron after meeting Merkel, adding however that the joint financing of future projects should be considered.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:19

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is expected to step down from Congress June 30. State legislators, who say they should set such terms, want party delegates to select general election candidates.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:29

The Army said that while Manning is being assigned to Oklahoma's Fort Sill, she doesn't need to report for duty there, meaning she has discretion about where she lives. Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is friends with Manning and also played a role in publishing leaks from famous whistleblower Edward Snowden, tells the BBC that Manning will likely face a number of challenges now that she's out of prison.

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:03

John McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called for the Turkish ambassador to be kicked out of the U.S. "Groups affiliated with the PKK, which the US and Turkey have designated as a terrorist organization, gathered yesterday without permit in Sheridan Circle in the immediate vicinity of the Ambassador's Residence, while the President of Turkey was visiting the Residence", the embassy said in a statement .

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:54

Wife of the President, who was speaking during a visit to the girls in Abuja, urged them to be strong and to forget their ordeal so that they can continue their education as she charged the girls to take their studies seriously. Ms Alhassan said Nigeria's government has no regrets about exchanging Boko Haram commanders for the schoolgirls' release. "Persons doubting that 82 Chibok girls are not Chibok Girls-we're happy to pay for you to travel to Chibok to confirm from families".

by | May 19, 2017 | 23:28

President Maduro has reiterated that elections will be held on schedule in 2018, but the opposition has demanded his immediate removal, seeking foreign intervention in its destabilization campaign. "When you look at the oil reserves that they have, when you look at the potential wealth that Venezuela has, you sort of have to wonder, why is that happening?" It said the National Assembly was in contempt.

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:47

The launch comes the day after the UK Tories unveiled their General Election prospectus, which included a commitment to deliver a "strong and stable Union, with no divisive Scottish referendum at this time". "It is policies like this, and other attacks on the most vulnerable in society - including pensioners, the disabled, vulnerable young adults and the bereaved - which would be pursued by a Tory Government with a bigger majority".

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:07

In turn, Ahmadi is Director of the Iranian group Shahid Bakeri Industries Group. "The inter-agency actions today demonstrate that the Trump administration is developing a comprehensive strategy to counter the threat from Iran", the official said .

by | May 19, 2017 | 22:04

The CBI had also filed an FIR that named Karti Chidamabaram. The ECIR has been registered under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the ED stated. Specifically, INX Media crossed the approved limit of foreign direct investment (FDI) by several hundred crores and "made a downstream investment to the tune of 26% of its capital", according to Vineet Vinayak, joint director of CBI.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:55

Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he had shared secrets with the Russians. Comey associates this week revealed the existence of a memo Comey wrote after his February 14 meeting with Trump in which he says the president asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:54

The Trump administration on Thursday formally notified Congress of its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement , a step forward on a campaign promise that was widely popular among voters but has unsettled the American companies that have built their industries around the trade deal's provisions.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:36

State Department said the episode was "deeply disturbing" and promised that an investigation would hold those responsible to account. And new video revealed Thursday shows Erdogan - who hours earlier had met with President Donald Trump - watching the fracas from his vehicle outside the Turkish embassy.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:34

McCain had earlier tweeted about the incident calling the attack " thuggish behavior". The embassy alleged, without evidence, that the demonstrators were associated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade-long insurgency against Turkey and is considered a terrorist group by the United States.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:02

The attack involved a malware called Wanna Decryptor, which encrypts files on a user's computer, blocking them from view and demanding a payment to release them. Nevertheless, the attack hit 48 NHS Trusts, and a number are still affected, including London's Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs The Royal London Hospital, Newham Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital, Mile End Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:47

The Justice Department has appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential campaign, including potential links between Moscow and Trump campaign associates.

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:23

Will you be checked at security for devices in correlation to your ticket - as many passengers will pass through the same security area who are not travelling to the US? "We understand that there's a meeting in Washington with airlines on this topic today, so we should know more after that".

by | May 19, 2017 | 21:06

Across the United Kingdom average earnings increased by 2.4% in the year to March, just 0.1% up on the previous month and below the latest CPI inflation rate of 2.7%. The jobless total fell by 53,000 to 1.54 million in the first three months of the year while the number in work rose by 122,000 to nearly 32 million, the highest total on record.