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Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate

Emperor Akihito announced his desire to abdicate a year ago, now, the government of Japan has approved a special bill which will allow Emperor to do it. The b...


Comey Must Testify Before US Senate Committee ASAP - Senator Graham

Lavrov's recounting of the White House talk skipped over the part that raised the most alarm - that Trump allegedly not only discussed the terror threat, but al...


White House: Trump interviewing 4 FBI candidates

Joe Lieberman for the position of Federal Bureau of Investigation director, which opened with the firing of James Comey. Former Assistant Attorney General Ali...


Robert Mueller gets sweeping powers, authority to prosecute crimes

President Donald Trump said Thursday he did not ask FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "I ...


India Calls for Early Resumption of Israel-Palestine Talks

Contrary to initial perception, the Modi-led government has had a sustained engagement with Palestine, including a visit by President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015, ...


White House Silent After James Comey Memo Rocks Washington, DC

The White House was already on the defensive over the president's firing of Comey a week ago and over a report Monday that Trump disclosed sensitive intelli...


Trump lashes out: abused by 'greatest witch hunt'

The reporting indicates that Trump was driven to do this out of grievance-laden rage at Comey for failing to make the Russian Federation probe disappear (Comey ...


Out-of-control car ploughs into pedestrians in New York's Times Square

Over 131 million people pass through Times Square each year. The vehicle came to a rest at 45th Street and Broadway. Rojas had been arrested at least twice pr...


Labour suspends Aberdeen councillors over coalition with Tories

North-east Labour frontbench MSP, Lewis MacDonald remains a member of the party, while his wife Sandra, who was elected as a councillor for the George Street/Ha...


'GREATEST WITCH HUNT IN US HISTORY' | Trump slams Russian Federation ties probe

A self-described friend of Comey's wrote in a public blog post on Thursday that Comey had told him that he had rebuffed a Trump request for loyalty by promising...


Labour manifesto commits to public spending and single market

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". She also ...


White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation

Vice President Mike Pence may have been "intentionally" kept out of the dark about Michael Flynn's lobbying work for Turkey, a source claims. He served in Afg...


How to impeach a president

Just like how a grand jury votes to indict someone on criminal charges, the Constitution gives the House the power to file charges against the president, kn...


WH Pushes Back On Report Flynn Told Transition He Was Under Investigation

The job gave Flynn access to the president and almost every secret held by US intelligence agencies. "Trump feels really, really, really, bad about firing him...


Chelsea Manning Documentary to Focus on Whistleblower's Life

The 29-year-old, who underwent a gender transition in prison, has taken to Twitter to celebrate, saying "First Steps of Freedom, #ChelseaISFree ". Manning pl...


China's Xi Says 'Belt And Road' Needs To Reject Protectionism

President Donald Trump promotes "America First" and questions existing global free trade deals. Xi said in contrast that China's Belt and Road plan would be i...


Putin names those responsible for WannaCry virus attacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin played a piano impromptu at a Chinese state residence, playing a few chords of two popular Soviet Union-era musical tunes whi...


Ex-FBI director to lead Russian Federation probe

By several senators' accounts, he contradicted Trump's statements that Rosenstein's written criticism of FBI Director James Comey had been a factor in Comey's r...


Trump meets with lawyers after special counsel appointed

The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. The Twitter messages and Coast Guard Academy r...


Iran condemns new US missile sanctions: spokesman

As president, he has altered his position, insisting that he is still studying the accord and hasn't made a final decision. China has close economic and diplo...


Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation

He said that he thinks the appointment of a special counsel "divides the country". His comments contrasted starkly with the brief, measured remarks that he di...


Trexit? Online bettors play early end to Trump presidency

United Kingdom political betting markets have exploded in recent years, with millions wagered last year ahead of surprising results of Britain's referendum on E...


Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner are determining how to proceed after Flynn has not agreed to comply with their...


Iran condemns new US missile sanctions

Raisi has sought to portray the nuclear deal as an empty promise perpetrated by Iran's adversaries, calling it "a check the government has been unable to cash...


ICJ stays execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav - Read the full judgement copy here

She said Pakistan hired the best legal counsels in this case and any speculations in this regard are baseless. An apparently relieved Swaraj took to twitter t...


Trump visit draws country singer Toby Keith to Saudi Arabia

Keith was among the musicians who played at a January 19 inaugural event for Trump a day before the president took the oath of office. "Several agreements wil...


Times Square crash victim identified as 18-year-old tourist Alyssa Elsman

A former U.S. Navy sailor slammed his auto into pedestrians in New York City's packed Times Square on Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding 22 peo...


Toby Keith to hold rare Saudi gig during Trump visit

The concert will take place in the country's capital of Riyadh on Saturday, May 20. The trip will be the first stop on Trump's maiden worldwide trip since tak...


Finland shuts out USA in quarterfinals of hockey worlds

Finland, meanwhile, emerged from round-robin play as the fourth seed in Group B. Team USA outshot their opponents 26-20, but an impressive shutout from Finnis...


Trump administration sanctions Venezuela Supreme Court

The court dissolved the democratically elected National Assembly, allowing Maduro to rule by executive authority. All of those targeted will have their assets f...


IS kills more than 50 in central Syria attack: monitor

Under siege in other parts of Syria , Islamic State forces staged a surprise attack Thursday on two government-held villages in central Syria's Hama province t...


Jason Chaffetz Needs James Comey's Phone Number

Trump made the surprise move of firing Comey, head of an investigation into Trump and his campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation, early last week. The ...


US Service Member Killed During Somalia Operation

The Pentagon called it the first US combat death in Somalia since 1993. The statement by Somalia's information minister said Lower Shabelle regional leader ...


Turkey demands US replace envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

This is not the first time that Erdogan's entourage has been embroiled in a physical fight with protesters on US soil. But due to their diplomatic immunity, the...


UK May's Conservatives aim to end budget deficit by mid-2020s

Theresa May has ditched David Cameron's pledges not to raise income tax or national insurance in a Conservative manifesto she said laid out a vision for dealing...


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