Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue.Democrats and Trump's fellow Republica... More..

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Speeding Vehicle Strikes Pedestrians in New York City's Times Square

Witnesses said the motorist mounted the sidewalk in a burgundy Honda sedan and sped along for more than three city blocks, knocking people over before the vehicle hit a pole and came to rest at 45th Street an...More..

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Labour officials veto councillors' extraordinary coalition deal with the Tories

He said the nine suspended councillors in Aberdeen "broke those rules". She claimed that while "a few" SNP politicians had called out Mr Campbell for his remarks over the years, 44 per cent of the party's MSP...More..

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Former FBI official: Mueller's exactly who should be leading this investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March after acknowledging undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador during the campaign, leaving the matter in Rosenstein's hands. First reactions from C...More..

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Author: Trump Pressured Flynn to Be National Security Adviser

Michael Flynn reportedly told Donald Trump and his transition team he was under investigation weeks before the president moved into the White House. In December, before Trump assumed office, Flynn talked to R...More..

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Corbyn sets out radical manifesto for United Kingdom polls

In a sign of the pressures within the Labour camp as it continues to trail in the polls, he told the Politico website: "I don't see Labour winning". The governing Conservatives, which have a runaway lead in o...More..

White House pushes back on story Flynn notified transition about probe
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White House pushes back on story Flynn notified transition about probe

This latest twist in the Flynn saga follows his very dramatic firing just 24 days into working for Team Trump. The revelation, which emerged after Trump fired Comey on May 9, has thrown the White House into...More..

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WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from jail

Ms Manning was convicted in 2013 of 20 charges, after leaking diplomatic cables and military files she gained access to as an Army intelligence analyst. She has detailed mistreatment in prison, which has includ...More..

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Donald Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations

President Trump is escalating his public feud with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. On the campaign trail, Trump often declared that Clinton should have been prosecuted - despite t...More..

More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

More than 80 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja

A spokesman said there was "no cause for worry" and that he was travelling for a "follow-up" consultation. The vice president will be in charge. Mr Buhari said he was joyous that they were free. The President...More..

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Trump claims 'witch hunt' as special counsel takes lead

The President issued a statement saying "A thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity". "There is mounting evidence of obstruc...More..

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Trump reaction to special counsel measured, says White House

On the Hill, a number of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle praised the selection of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who also served as a US attorney. His boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , was for...More..

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United States renews hold on Iran nuclear sanctions, implements missile sanctions

Remaining, unilateral USA sanctions imposed over Iran's record on human rights, terrorism and ballistic missiles development has scared many would-be foreign investors seen as indispensable to reviving an econo...More..

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It's Time To Impeach Donald Trump, Democrat Says On The House Floor

A supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Green said Wednesday that his call to impeach Trump was not being done for political purposes. " I rise today with a heavy heart ", Green bega...More..

ICJ orders Pakistan to stay Jadhav execution
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ICJ orders Pakistan to stay Jadhav execution

Pakistani authorities arrested Jhadav allegedly from the Iran border, in March, and a Pakistani military court last month awarded him death sentence for espionage and subversive activities. External Affairs Min...More..

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US extends Iran nuke sanctions relief, adds other sanctions

The Iranian government and some Iranian citizens have been disappointed that US, EU and United Nations sanctions relief provided so far under the nuclear deal has failed to spark an economic renaissance. But co...More..

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Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

An 18-year-old girl has been killed and 22 other people injured after a speeding vehicle ploughed into pedestrians in New York's Time Square. A vehicle crashed onto a busy sidewalk in New York's Times Sq...More..

Trump, Dogged by Questions at Home, Makes 1st Trip Abroad
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump, Dogged by Questions at Home, Makes 1st Trip Abroad

The AP reported that in addition to the performance, Saudi Arabia had arranged for a packed schedule of events for Trump's two-day trip, which included inviting figures as varied as Sudanese President Omar al-B...More..

Federal budget 2017: Scott Morrison makes promise of better days for government
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Federal budget 2017: Scott Morrison makes promise of better days for government

That measure alone is expected to raise an additional $8.2 billion of taxes in its first two and a half years in operation. She also warned that despite assurances from Mr Morrison, banks would find a way to ...More..

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Rubio praises Trump for new Venezuela sanctions

But sanctions so far have stopped short of hitting the oil sector in Venezuela, which is a major U.S. oil supplier. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said he hoped the passport r...More..

US shut out by Finland at Hockey World Championship
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

US shut out by Finland at Hockey World Championship

Howard, who was the USA player of the game, said the Finns "made it tough on us all night long". The Germans did give themselves a chance when Yannic Seidenberg scored a shorthanded goal with 6:39 remaining i...More..

U.S. summoned Turkish ambassador after protester violence
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

U.S. summoned Turkish ambassador after protester violence

A man with a bullhorn is repeatedly kicked in the face. At least 11 people were injured in the violence. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said McGurk has "the full support and backing" of Trump...More..

Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Iran TV censors Rouhani documentary ahead of elections

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered his condolences to families of the victims on Thursday, Tasnim reported, and that the incident "has grieved the entire Iranian nation". Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah A...More..

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Detention of American Christian in North Korea 'concerning' - White House

Another American was held by North Korea in the weekend. Gardner made the comments last week on MSNBC's Morning Joe , when he said "most people agree" that Kim is a "whack job". In a superheated global excha...More..

IS fighters attack government-held areas in central Syria
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

IS fighters attack government-held areas in central Syria

One official says the pro-regime forces had entered a so-called "de-confliction" zone without authorization and were perceived as a threat to US -allied troops there. There is little hope of a breakthrough, wit...More..