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US strike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria

In other developments, the US -led coalition against Daesh (ISIS) said it did not conduct strikes in the eastern Syrian town of Albu Kamal this week that report...


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

Kim Dong Chul , a Korean-American, is escorted to a courtroom in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 29, 2016. Choe Son-hui, a senior diplomat from Pyongyang's fore...


Trump Team Reportedly Knew Early On That Flynn Was Under Investigation

Representative Jason Chaffetz [official website], chairman of the House Oversight Committee [official website], sent a letter [text, PDF] to the Acting Di...


Trump aides knew Flynn was under investigation prior to inauguration

He has since been at the center of the furor from allegations that the Trump campaign had inappropriate ties and interactions with the Russian government before...


Sen. John Cornyn removes self from consideration for FBI director role

The Houston Republican issued a statement saying he believes he can best serve is fellow Texans and his country by remaining in the Senate. From a political...


Times Square driver once served at Mayport; Jacksonville man witnesses disaster aftermath

A report via the dailymail told of Rojas blowing a 0.0 when tested for alcohol along with initial testing coming back positive for drug substances. Officers...


McCain: Russia probe reaching the point 'of Watergate size'

Over the course of less than a week, the official reasoning for firing Comey evolved from "it was recommended by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and At...


Amateur hour at the White House

Later Tuesday, in a briefing with reporters on the President's upcoming foreign trip, McMaster stood by his Monday comments but seemingly nodded to the fact T...


Chelsea Manning released after seven years from military prison

In 2010, when she went by the name Bradley Manning, the soldier downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and t...


Sharper Point: Four takeaways from the WannaCry cyberattack

The software giant's statement is the most authoritative confirmation so far of the connection between the Friday attack and the code that appeared to be for ...


France announces new government

The 39-year old president, who set up his own party just over a year ago and wants to smash the left-right divide, had already made conservative Edouard Philipp...


US Senate panel demands Comey's memos and Trump's tapes as controversy escalates

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said the case "impairs the willingness of other allies to share intelligence with us". "I think it divides the country". But the presi...


Treasury chief says US can achieve 3 percent economic growth

Asked about the daily drama involving the White House and how it's affected Congress, Ryan said , "Sure, drama is not helpful in getting things done, but we're...


Corbyn: A proper debate has to include the Prime Minister

Guided by the strapline " For The Many: Not The Few ", Corbyn's manifesto seeks to impose £50 billion in annual tax rises for top United Kingdom earners (+ £80,...


Trump denies asking Comey to end Flynn investigation

During a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a reporter offered Trump "a chance to go on record" about some of this week's bombs...


Former First Minister Rhodri Morgan has died

The Welsh Labour leader said: "In very many ways Rhodri wasn't like other politicians, and that is why people warmed to him, trusted him and felt like they kn...


Senate panel wants James Comey to testify

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has demanded memos, recordings and other materials that Comey may have prepared, with a deadline of next wee...


Trump Calls Netanyahu Amid Intelligence Sharing Controversy

The call was not listed on the Prime Minister's schedule or on the White House schedule, but Haaretz reported it was Trump who called Netanyahu after the ...


Kershaw masterful as Dodgers finally solve Giants

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in San Fra...


Donald Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

Comey refused to do so, saying he could not provide such a pledge - those who work at the Federal Bureau of Investigation pledge their loyalty to the US Constit...


Japan, New Zealand to work together to revive TPP

TPP rules have to be changed so it can take effect without USA participation, but Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso last month said Tokyo would not rule out th...


On Jerusalem, as on Much Else, It's Trump vs. 'Deep State'

Donald Trump seemed to understand this during the campaign, but now he apparently is getting caught up in the "peace process" chimera that has ensnared so many ...


Chinese jets intercept American plane in East China Sea, US says

Col. Hodge. Hodge said the U.S. description of the incident as " unprofessional " was based on initial reports from the aircrew "due to the manoeuvres by the ...


Hashemitaba calls on Iranians to vote for Rouhani

He further expressed hope that Rouhani will win the election by a landslide so he could improve the country's future. A survey by the state-affiliated Iranian...


Hitting special counsel, Trump calls Russian Federation probe historic 'witch hunt'

The same pattern was in evidence when he fired FBI Director James Comey last week then used a television interview to suggest he acted out of frustration with t...


Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation

Comey did not share his memos with top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, despit...


Microsoft slams U.S. government for its part in 'WannaCrypt' worldwide cyberattack

Hospitals, major companies and government offices were among those that were badly affected. "The numbers are going up, I am anxious about how the numbers will ...


Iran's Khamenei rallies voters to bolster regime against 'enemies'

As a judge of the clerical court, you can even issue an arrest order. In a debate last week he accused Raisi of seeking to "abuse religion for power". The effec...


High Possibility of War with North Korea, Warns New South Korean President

Members of the United Nations Security Council meet at the UN headquarters in New York City on April 5, 2017. But he has said that North Korea must change its a...


GOP lawmaker raises option of impeaching Trump over Comey

We believe the issues raised by the Comey memos are so vital that the public should have access to them without delay. For that reason, members of Congress ar...


Jury gets case in Oklahoma officer's trial

Crutcher stopped his S.U.V.in the middle of a North Tulsa street and got out, behaving erratically and prompting 911 calls from other motorists. So black comm...


Security firms find evidence linking North Korea to WannaCry cyber attack

A blog post written by the group promised from June to release tools every month to anyone willing to pay for access to some of the tech world's biggest comme...


Visa program touted by Kushners has fraught political history

Over this past weekend, Nicole Kushner Meyer pitched a Jersey City housing development to more than 100 investors in Beijing, according to the New York Times ...


Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

Police then handcuffed him. The bollards are created to stop vehicles going about 30 miles an hour, he said. It isn't clear when Rojas might get a lawyer. Th...


Indian migrant worker dies after leaving Qatar World Cup venue

Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said: "The completion of our first stadium more than five years before ...