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by | May 13, 2017 | 01:02

Kobach is a noted crusader against voter fraud, which Trump claimed, without giving proof, resulted in "millions" of people casting illegal ballots in the 2016 presidential election he won. Carson said the commission was being filled with "political ideologues with risky agendas". "President Trump is trying to create a distraction from actual threats to our democracy, such as ongoing voter suppression and Russia's interference in the 2016 election", said Kristen Clarke of the Lawyers' ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:52

This is not the first the radio station of ISIS loyalists has been destroyed during the counter-terrorism operations in Nangarhar province. Defeating the group remains one of the top U.S. "This successful joint operation is another important step in our relentless campaign to defeat ISIS-K in 2017", Nicholson said in a statement on Sunday, referring to an abbreviation of the group's name in Afghanistan.

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:06

The final count for B.C.'s provincial election is most likely to preserve a minority government in which the Liberals hold the most seats, a UBC economist said Thursday. Milligan analyzed the absentee vote in these tight ridings from 2013, then plugged the numbers into a simulation that he ran one million times. Following final count, judicial recounts can be requested for ridings where the difference between the top two is less 1/500 of the total ballots considered.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:13

The Russian Foreign Ministry posted a photo of a smiling U.S. President shaking hands with Lavrov on Twitter while also posting a video of Lavrov joking about Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey's firing. "It is more than a little bit disturbing that a Russian state photographer gained access to the Oval Office, especially when the US press was barred from the event", Ohlin said, adding that "the whole point of having established security protocols is that you don't ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:41

The incident began about 6:20 a.m. the day before with U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force trying to arrest the convicted sex offender on a warrant. Bystander Robert Powell Jr., 56, of Trenton was shot and killed while crawling on the ground during a gun battle between Reese and cops, officials said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:51

An unpublished draft of the statement dated Friday included "land reclamation and militarization", with Reuters reporting that four Asean member states had objected to it being omitted. "What is at issue is the conduct of the parties in the use of the China Sea", Duterte remarked. In keeping with Duterte's position, a chairman's statement due to be released after the summit ended would ignore a UN-backed tribunal's ruling previous year rejecting China's sweeping claims, according to a draft ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:18

Nearly two hours after Trump's tweet , Merriam-Webster's official Twitter account posted that although they were reluctant, they had to establish the difference between "council" and "counsel". "This is a classic technique they would use going back to the Soviet era", said James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence, who testified alongside Yates.

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:04

The President also said that his surrogates can not be expected to have "perfect accuracy" in their communications with the press, as he hit out at the "fake media" coverage of his decision to fire Comey. In a Friday morning tweet , the president appeared to threaten Comey. Democrats, with little recourse in the minority, cast about for tactics to draw attention to their demand for a special prosecutor or keep up pressure on Republicans.

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:44

The delegation will also include two other ruling party lawmakers, Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam and a high-level official from the finance ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. "A Korean-style, anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the US and South Korea", mission said in a statement.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:40

He found the testimony last week infuriating and griped about it extensively for at least two days, several associates and advisers said. They had been at the White House on other business when Trump called them in to talk about Comey and asked, "So what do you think?" according to a senior White House official.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:11

President Donald Trump met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Shcherbak was initially identified as Lavrov's official photographer; however, it was later discovered that he is a photojournalist from Russia's state-owned news agency TASS .

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:25

That meeting, held Wednesday morning, was with Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister. "The goal of both President Trump and President (Vladimir) Putin is to have concrete results which will be tangible and which will allow (us) to alleviate problems, including on the global agenda", Lavrov told journalists.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:23

Flynn was forced to resign as Trump's national security advisor in February after failing to disclose the nature of phone discussions with Russia's ambassador in Washington , Sergey Kislyak. Spicer also addressed questions about Sen. "I think she's made some, you know, I think it was widely rumored to play a large role in the Justice Department if Hillary Clinton had won", Spicer said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:03

She says the House bill is hard to assess because it was passed without a fresh Congressional Budget Office analysis of coverage and cost. Mr Trump's American Health Care Act was passed by the House of Representatives last week with a majority of just four.

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:34

President Donald Trump vowed during his lengthy run for the White House to cancel USA involvement in the accord reached by 196 nations, but since assuming power has wavered. Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon are thought to be arguing for withdrawal. According to a senior administration official, Trump and his aides will kick-off discussions in earnest on Tuesday.

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:29

House of Representatives enacts more and more of these reckless hostile laws, the DPRK's efforts to strengthen nuclear deterrents will gather greater pace, beyond anyone's imagination", the committee said, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:07

ABC News reported earlier this week the FBI has reinvigorated a long-running investigation into whether the cyber firm "maintains any troubling relationships with the Russian government". The most used version of Kaspersky software is version But ABC News found that -- largely through outside vendors -- Kaspersky Lab software has also been procured by such federal agencies as the U.S.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:50

Ankara views the YPG as the Syrian extension of the PKK militant group, which is labeled a terrorist organization by both Ankara and Washington. Washington is eager to retake Raqqa, arguing that it is a haven for IS operatives looking to plan attacks on the West.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:45

Creating a searchable statewide database that allows property owners to see how each jurisdiction's proposed tax rates will directly affect their individual tax bill, along with detailed information about how they can make their voices heard in the local rate-setting process.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:23

Stone went on to call the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives a "scandal without evidence", before insisting he wants to testify and is "already thinking about what [he is] going to wear".

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:14

Moon's office said Thursday that the comment came in a phone call between the two leaders that also touched on a controversial 2015 agreement over compensating South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:56

Besides attending the Belt and Road Forum, the prime minister will hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. The Belt and Road (B&R) Forum for International Cooperation, likely to be attended by 28 world leaders, begins on Sunday and Beijing aims to project the summit as a global acceptance of its initiative.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:28

The council's chief executive, Paul Matthews, said: "We wholeheartedly support the Argus campaign, particularly when fake news misleads people and influences their behaviour". Joss Loader, former Worthing Herald news editor and assistant editor, and current Independent Adur district councillor for Shoreham Beach, said she "wholeheartedly" supported the Fighting Fake News campaign - underlining the importance of reliable, regulated journalism.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:43

Comey reportedly found out that he had been fired around the time the news broke on television. A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and former FBI Director James Comey. Andrew McCabe, testifying before Congress Tuesday in place of his fired boss, contradicted the administration's characterizations of an investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:58

Moon did not receive the traditional two-month transition period, being sworn in the next day following the resignation of acting president Hwang Kyo-Ahn. Geopolitically, South Korea is positioned at a clashing point between the national interests of the USA and China, often having to pick sides depending on the nature of the issue.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:54

Through the fraudulent charity, "One Door for Education - Amy Anderson Scholarship Fund", prosecutors said, Brown - along with Simmons, Wiley, and others - solicited more than $800,000 in charitable donations by telling donors their money would be used to fund college scholarships, school computers, and other causes.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:50

Australia's most wanted jihadist, Neil Prakash, is likely to be extradited from Turkey within months, PM Malcolm Turnbull has said. "We should be getting him back within months". He was reported killed in May previous year, after a drone strike on a meeting in Mosul that he had attended. Australia must also brace for providing financial aid to Afghanistan for many years to come.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:31

A senior Labour source said suggestions the manifesto was leaked by Mr Corbyn's team were "categorically and completely untrue". With some moderate Labour MPs reported to be in revolt over Mr Corbyn's radical programme of renationalisation and expanding public services, Mrs May will accusing him of a return to the "disastrous socialist policies of the 1970s".

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:06

The new president visited the National Cemetery in Seoul with his wife, Kim Jeong-sook. SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in told his Chinese counterpart that he plans to send a special delegation to Beijing for talks on North Korea and a contentious US missile-defense shield, raising the prospect of a thaw in relations between the Asian neighbors.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:56

But Mr. Trump pressed him on whether it would be "honest loyalty." So everybody was thinking, they should have won the election. May 10, 2017 - Trump tweets that Comey had lost everybody's confidence, adding that he aims to "bring back the spirit and prestige of the FBI".

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:29

While Abbas will be challenged on the payments, Trump will also use their meeting to recommit the United States to helping the Palestinians improve their economic conditions, said the USA officials, who weren't authorized to publicly preview the talks and demanded anonymity.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:59

But the bottom line is it took 18 days for the Trump White House to get rid of retired General Mike Flynn after they were told that he was being dishonest about his conversations with Russian officials. Yates was sacked for that decision. Spicer also said that the White House team took the subsequent 11 days to account for "an element of due process, reviewing the situation".

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:16

Suh Hoon, a career spy agency official who was instrumental in setting up two previous summits between the North and South, was named to head the National Intelligence Service. Moon said at his inauguration Wednesday he is prepared to lead a major global diplomatic effort to find a peaceful resolution to the tense security situation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:45

President Donald Trump had earleri said that he might release his tax returns once his tenure ends. The move came after Graham, who chairs a Senate panel investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, said he might want to look into Trump's business ties.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:58

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) announced on Tuesday that it has established an independent organization to monitor the "serious threats" posed by North Korea to the United States. It noted that the plotters infiltrated a "terrorist" into South Korea, who had satellite communications equipment. The creation of a CIA mission center dedicated specifically to North Korea also comes just days after Pyongyang threatened to launch an "anti-terrorist" attack against the US and South Korean ...