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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 14.0.0.4651. 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 ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:41

Force tested the new missile in the Bohai based on annual training programme, the defence ministry said in a brief statement. There is no more information on the type of missile. At a regular news briefing last month, China's defense ministry responded to questions about the THAAD deployment by foreshadowing the weapons tests, saying they were necessary to safeguard its national security.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:53

She said already, the recently released 82 girls are now undergoing rehabilitation and reintegration processes in various medical facilities across the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. We urge the government to sustain the momentum that ensured the latest release. She added that parents "are free to come and see them anytime" and that the girls are at the rehab centre "of their own free will, nobody is compelling them to be here".

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:20

Charamba, in a statement he made while speaking to the state-run Herald newspaper , said that when Mugabe's eyes seem closed for long periods in public events, he is not sleeping as perceived but is resting his eyes from bright lights. He said it was a world-class medical destination that other leaders, including those from the First World, visit regularly. He said: "You were not allowed to even use flashes whenever (Mandela) was in the room".

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:47

How long will the Chinese exert this type of pressure while also pressuring North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile program? Whereas preferences on North Korea policy fall largely on generational lines with younger voters favoring Moon, this election centered more squarely around the twin domestic challenges of the economy and corruption (see here and here), including how to address reining in powerful business interests ("chaebols").

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:04

The United Nations Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to its five nuclear tests and two long-range rocket launches. "Mun Jae-In... was elected to be the 19th-term "president" with 41 percent voting rate", it said, using the McCune-Reischauer transliteration system that is standard in North Korea.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:37

Puerto Ricans protest looming austerity measures in San Juan on Monday, two days before the island's governor announced it was seeking bankruptcy protection. Creditors, meanwhile, are likely to dispute whether Puerto Rico has met the legal requirements to invoke Title III when the board spent less than a month negotiating to restructure a complex pile of competing bond claims, people familiar with the matter said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:20

This was revealed by the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan. "The release of 82 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls by the armed group Boko Haram is a big relief", reads the Amnesty International statement . Thousands of people have been killed and about 1.6 million driven from their homes during the eight-year insurgency by Boko Haram . Some must undergo surgery, she added.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:30

Navy Reserve duty. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, testifying in place of Mr Comey at the Senate Intelligence Committee, contradicted Mr Trump's appraisal of turmoil at the FBI, saying that Mr Comey had " broad support " from the rank and file "and still does to this day".

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:47

The statement says Xi relayed China's opposition to the missile-defense system being installed in South Korea that it says threatens its own security. Tensions in Korean Peninsula escalated in recent months after Pyongyang conducted a number of nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. The previous Park Geun Hye administration had introduced state-authored history textbooks at middle and high schools, arguing that some existing tomes reflected left-leaning and pro-North Korea ideologies.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:37

Netanyahu previously ordered $6 million to be cut from the funds in tranfers to the United Nations after the passing of Security Council Resolution 2334 against settlements in the West Bank. UNESCO - the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation - passed a resolution called "Occupied Palestine" by a vote of 22-10, with 26 countries abstaining or absent, on Tuesday.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:52

The security ministry has vowed to "ferret out" anyone involved in the alleged plot, which it called "state-sponsored terrorism". The creation of the center focusing on specific threats from the Korean peninsula will allow the CIA to "harness the full resources, capabilities, and authorities of the Agency" to deal with North Korea, according to the agency's statement.