Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Another congressional investigation is by a small subcommittee and its leader, Sen. American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Trump and Russian Federation, the former US intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dis... More..

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British Columbia Liberals hang on to win minority government

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark apparently lost her majority in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in Tuesday's provincial election, an incredibly tight contest that has left no party owning a ...More..

Support for same-sex marriage edges to new high
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Support for same-sex marriage edges to new high

Almost two years after Obergefell v. Hodges made marriage equality legal in all 50 states, 64% of respondents in from Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs poll said they support the freedom to marry. But ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Abbas in India to boost ties ahead of Modi's Israel trip

Israel's Channel 2 TV says the Americans rebuffed a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join Trump and told him the site is part of the West Bank and not Israeli territory. But since taking office...More..

Pizza delivery man takes pie to stalled Amtrak train
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pizza delivery man takes pie to stalled Amtrak train

A passenger posted a video of the delivery man walking up to the train Sunday as it sat on the tracks. The train was delayed almost three hours. A veteran pizza deliveryman in DE got an order from an unus...More..

PM Calls Up French President-Elect to Congratulate Him
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PM Calls Up French President-Elect to Congratulate Him

The announcement comes a day after Mr Macron was inaugurated as France's youngest ever president in a ceremony in Paris . Reacting to Mr Philippe's appointment, Mr Juppe called the new prime minister "a ...More..

Led airstrike against Isis kills 23 civilians, says Syrian monitor
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Led airstrike against Isis kills 23 civilians, says Syrian monitor

The monitor said some of those killed in the strike were civilians displaced from other areas controlled by the terrorist group, including Deir Ezzor and Raqqa provinces, and neighbouring Iraq. The IS-run Aamaq...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Moon condemns N. Korean missile launch

The ballistic missile traveled from Kusong in western North Korea, over the country, and landed about 60 miles off the coast of Russian Federation. While Sunday's missile was far from that, Tsinghua's Zhao sa...More..

Korean leader scraps plan for state history books
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Korean leader scraps plan for state history books

The North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the start of past year in its quest to develop a way to deliver a nuclear warhead to "imperialist enemy" the US. Moon has also raised s...More..

Modi speaks to new South Korean President
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Modi speaks to new South Korean President

In their telephone call on Thursday, Moon told Xi he "understands China's interest in the THAAD deployment and its concerns", Yoon said earlier. Hello. With two conservative regimes, South Korea has been fa...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'

He told reporters three times that "The president has nothing further to add on that" when asked if the president was recording conversations in the White House. On Thursday, Trump said he had made the decision...More..

Ricketts: Nebraska will benefit from exporting beef to China
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Ricketts: Nebraska will benefit from exporting beef to China

The announcement marks the first tangible results of trade talks that began last month. Analysts said that the agreements, which are part of a "100-day action plan" announced by Trump and Xi last month, se...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Korea Challenges South's New Leader

The US military's Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile that was sacked on Sunday but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile" and the threat assessment has not cha...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick - Schumer

Back to the firing and the timing; President Trump was probably ready to fire Comey as soon as he was inaugurated but he chose to; maybe had to wait until he had the Attorney General situation in place and with...More..

Defense Secretary Mattis: The 'Devil's in the details' on Syria 'de-escalation zones'
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Defense Secretary Mattis: The 'Devil's in the details' on Syria 'de-escalation zones'

It does not include territory where clashes are raging against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria's center, north and east. ISIL is coming under simultaneous attack by Syrian government tr...More..

Happy Mother's Day: 10 facts
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Mother's Day: 10 facts

There are numerous wonderful women who I can call and wish Happy Mother's Day and I think I will this weekend. Mothers lead the next generation of leaders of business, communities and nations. So what am ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

AAP seeks all-party probe in the alleged tampering of EVMs

Activist V.V. Rao asked why the Election Commission had not invited technical experts and those who had moved the Supreme Court to challenge the reliability of EVMs to an all-party meeting convened on May 12 by...More..

North Korea blights China's One Belt, One Road party with missile launch
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

North Korea blights China's One Belt, One Road party with missile launch

All countries, from either Asia, Europe, Africa or the Americas, can be worldwide cooperation partners of the Belt and Road Initiative, he said. The B&R initiative also includes supplementary projects like Ba...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

UK's Hammond talks Brexit at G7 meeting

The Group of 7 is also having the opportunity to hear more about the Trump administration's economic proposals from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. A confrontation at G20 meetings of financial officia...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

North Korea keeps low profile after United States complaint at China summit appearance

Kishida says the worldwide community should prioritize efforts to implement the existing U.N. Security Council resolutions barring North Korea's missile and nuclear technology more thoroughly. Japanese Defense ...More..

Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists

About 70 ISIS fighters conceded to SDF terms for Tabqa , which included dismantling improvised explosive devices around the dam, surrendering all heavy weapons and forcing the withdraw of all remaining fighter...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also congratulated the new French president. The probe will be carried out by a Paris police unit specialising in computer crimes. And numerous issues that politicians like L...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

President Donald Trump expressed confidence during a meeting at the White House on Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he can help the Israelis and the Palestinians negotiate a peace agreeme...More..

U.S. adds sanctions on North Korea
by | Monday, May 15, 2017

U.S. adds sanctions on North Korea

Kim Hak-song, who was taken into custody Saturday (May 6), taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Trump also said in a US media interview that he does not rule out a meeting with the North ...More..