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by | May 20, 2017 | 21:59

It is a sign of the new French president's determination to shore up European unity. "This shows Europe is the priority", a French diplomatic source said of the rare inclusion of Europe in the foreign ministry portfolio, although also sounding a warning note on his suitability for the role.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:47

Also Friday, The Washington Post dropped its own bombshell , revealed that a current White House official who is "close to the president" has been identified as a significant person of interest in the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:09

Cornell was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden on a United States tour that kicked off last month. Soundgarden's current tour kicked off in late April and was planned to run through May 27. "I can tell you that he was a attractive, caring, generous and sweet friend, and he always acted like a big brother to me", The Promise producer Eric Esrailian told PEOPLE exclusively.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:14

The White House has responded to a NY Times report that President Donald Trump fired Comey, saying that it had relieved the "great pressure" that had developed due to the Russian Federation probe. "Notwithstanding my personal affection for Director Comey, I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader", Rosenstein said. He did not provide examples or evidence of any alleged "illegal acts".

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:44

Earlier Friday, the AP reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has told members of Congress he stands by a memo he wrote that preceded the president's firing Comey. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it". The investigation is examining the extent of contact between the Trump campaign and Russian state officials, business connections to Russia and whether there is any connection to the hacking of emails ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:50

His challenger, conservative former prosecutor Ebrahim Raisi, received 10 million votes, while the other two candidates did not break through the 1 million mark. In Iran, where political speech is severely curtailed, newspapers and even social media channels are government regulated and protest comes with great personal risk, the quadrennial presidential election is an opportunity to blow off emotional steam, to act politically in the most public, and loud, of ways.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:52

In their vigorous but so far faltering attempts to shift USA policy, Turkish officials have increasingly taken to blaming disagreements with the Trump administration over Syria on President Barack Obama and, specifically, holdovers from the Obama administration, including McGurk.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:31

Interior Ministry deputy minister Ali Asghar Ahmadi told journalists in a televised news conference that over 40 million Iranians voted in Friday's election. The two figures, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi, both endorsed Raisi, as did Mohammad Khatami, another reformist who served as Iran's president from 1997 to 2005.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:10

Kaspersky Lab stated that it is important for researchers around the world to investigate the similarities of the code to find the origin of the WannaCry cyberattack. He found that computer code used in an early version of WannaCry matched code used by the Lazarus group, which has been tied to the North Korean government .

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:24

Those who design these systems know their market, and it's a profitable one. WannaCry ransomware had spread using a loophole in Microsoft windows operating systems that were initially found by the U.S. In the past few days, thousands of computers across the world have been locked up and users" files have been held at ransom due to a malware called "Ransomware' that takes over a computer's operating system.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:21

Spencer Matthews (centre), the brother of groom James Matthews, walks towards the entrance of St Mark's Church. Middleton in her Giles Deacon dress. Kate arranges the train of her sister of her sister Pippa Middleton as she arrives at the church. Pippa Middleton , the bridesmaid who almost stole the show at her sister's wedding to Prince William six years ago, is now a bride of her own.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:35

Bradford , beaten by Millwall in the semi-finals last season, had looked the more likely to break the deadlock, but Harris' side were rewarded for another never-say-die performance. Bradford possible starting XI: Doyle; McMahon, McArdle, Knight-Percival, Meredith; Marshall, Vincelot, Cullen, Law; Clarke, Wyke. Millwall - appearing at Wembley for the fifth time in the past eight years - settled into the occasion quickly and began the match on the front foot, but the first shot of the ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:42

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak ( pic ) will make a three-day working visit to Saudi Arabia beginning May 20 to participate in the Arab-Islamic-US Summit at the invitation of King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud. courts. The scheduling choice is designed in part to show respect to the region after months of harsh anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric. National security adviser HR McMaster, who is helping draft the Riyadh speech, has described it as "an inspiring, but direct speech on the need to ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:06

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Saudi capital Riyadh Saturday on a two-day visit to participate in the Arab Islamic American Summit with US President Donald Trump Sunday. "Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted", he wrote on Twitter. Most women in Saudi Arabia also cover their hair and face with a veil known as the niqab.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:06

He called on the prime minister to disclose the names of business partners of his children in India. The PTI chief said Pakistan was full of natural resources and with the current potential it can become the richest country in the world. Jehangir Tareen, in his address with participants, said the rulers have only filled their pockets to this date. "The rulers of Balochistan also played politics in the name of province", Tareen said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:15

He said: "On the biggest question facing all of us, Brexit, which has such huge implications for our young people and our future, Corbyn ordered his MPs to stand down against Theresa May's government". And in an appeal to voters to support the Lib Dems , he said: "Theresa May and Nigel Farage's cold, mean-spirited Britain is not the Britain I love".

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:41

A US ally provided the information, the official said, meaning it wasn't necessarily Trump's to share with anyone else. Trump tweeted that he shared the information with the Russians for "h$3 umanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism".

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:41

The US Navy veteran, who police say was driving under the influence, is accused of making a sharp U-turn on busy 7th Avenue and proceeded three blocks against the flow of traffic. He's a USA citizen and a Naval veteran. After he was arrested, he told officers he was hearing voices and expected to die. After hitting the barricade, Rojas jumped out and began running, yelling and jumping before police and bystanders wrestled him to the ground.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:20

Earlier this week, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to take over the federal investigation in an effort to re-establish independence from the White House. "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" Asked if Mueller's appointment would preempt his own request for Comey information, the Iowa Republican replied, "I don't know".

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:05

Mr Hong said South Korea had not yet received official word from Washington on whether Seoul should pay for an anti-missile USA radar system that has been deployed outside Seoul . President Donald Trump's administration has called for an immediate halt to North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, and Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood said on Tuesday that China's leverage was key and Beijing could do more.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:23

A man with bullhorn is repeatedly kicked in the face. The footage shows local police shoving not only demonstrators but several men in suits . In all, nine people were hurt. Two arrests were made and Washington, D.C. police said other suspects were being sought. District of Columbia police announced in a statement it was working with US Secret Service and State Department personnel "to identify and hold all subjects accountable for their involvement in the altercation".

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:48

Committee leaders said on Friday he would appear sometime after the U.S. Memorial Day holiday on May 29. Trump told NBC's Lester Holt in an interview that he was thinking "of the Russian Federation thing" when he dismissed Comey. "I think the Flynn thing is where the president is very vulnerable personally", Pelosi told The Associated Press in an interview in her office. By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:26

Two members of the Trump campaign and transition team with reported ties to Russian Federation - former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chair Paul Manafort - are not current White House officials, meaning the Post reporting has identified a new connection.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:15

Trump also confirmed that former Democratic Connecticut Sen. Press Secretary Sean Spicer informed reporters about the meetings as Trump flew to Washington after addressing U.S. Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, educated at Yale and Yale Law school, and served in the Connecticut state senate and as attorney general of the state before being elected as the state's Senator in Washington .

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:53

After a royal banquet, Trump and the king were to have private talks and participate in a signing ceremony for a number of U.S. -Saudi agreements, including a $100 billion deal for Saudi Arabia to buy American arms. Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka will travel with the President to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Italy. He will also attend a summit of Gulf leaders of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:56

It comes just a year after an Ebola epidemic in West Africa killed more than 11,300 people, majority in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. However, Congo, whose dense forests contain the River Ebola near where the disease was first detected in 1976, has experienced many outbreaks and has mostly succeeded in containing them without large-scale loss of life.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:39

The 105-page document, which included a foreword from Ms Sturgeon, warned that members are obliged to pay the EU if they want access to the single market and follow a "substantial amount" of European law over which they have no say. "To simply say a separate Scotland would blithely use the pound until something better came along is flimsy, insincere and further damages the SNP's reputation on the economy".

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:05

But Melissa Hanham, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in California, said the test could just as easily be a stepping stone to a longer-range weapon. That followed pledges of more than $100 billion in financing during a gathering of leaders from 29 countries to promote the "Belt and Road Initiative" of developing ports, railways and other facilities in a vast arc of 65 countries.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:00

Rouhani defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi on Friday in a victory for the reformist camp in the predominantly Shiite nation. "The wide mobilisation of the hardline groups and the real prospect of Raisi winning scared many people into coming out to vote", said Nasser, a 52-year-old journalist.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:50

At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new USA president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. The White House badly bungled the president's stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the federal investigation into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:13

A key GOP leader reportedly alleged at a party meeting during the 2016 campaign that Trump was on Russian leader Putin's payroll. Regarding the naming of Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead the investigation, Blumenthal said Mueller "has not only the expertise and experience, he has the grit and backbone to stand up to potential political influence ".

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:57

The Post didn't name the official. "The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said in a statement released Friday evening.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:12

Journalists show pictures of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez , murdered on the eve, during a protest by journalists in Mexico City on May 16, 2017. Valdez also contributed dispatches to the national daily La Jornada and published a book past year about the dangers facing journalists who report honestly on the rampant crime and corruption gripping Mexico.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:54

The Supreme Court reversed parts of that decision amid mounting protests . In the process, one person was killed and over 300 people got injured as a flaming police riot van ran over many. "In terms of specific movement or engagement that we have at this point, I can't comment any further on that right now", she said. The conference of Catholic bishops issued a statement quoting Pope Francis as expressing concern about the "dead, wounded and detained" in the protests and asking both ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:09

It is also meant to bolster the kingdom's ability to contribute to counterterrorism operations across the region, "reducing the burden on the US military to conduct those operations". But fresh news reports about the Russian Federation investigation surfaced shortly after Trump departed and threatened to overshadow the nine-day trip.