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by | May 13, 2017 | 10:38

The Pentagon on Tuesday said it was aware of concerns in Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that has given vital support to a US-led campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Washington has stepped up its support for the YPG in recent days, announcing it would arm the Kurdish fighters in a break with its previous policy of arming only the Arab groups in the alliance.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:36

But he said the USA doesn't know if Iran will eventually decide to try to build nuclear weapons. The Department of State warns American citizens against traveling to North Korea, explaining that Americans are "at serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforcement", which "imposes unduly harsh sentences for actions that would not be considered crimes in the United States and threatens USA citizen detainees with being treated in accordance with ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:34

The tweeted photos fashion a grinning Trump as peacemaker, a day after the Republican leader gave Lavrov a rare Oval Office welcome and Ukraine's Klimkin met with Vice President Mike Pence. But they apparently didn't realize this until after a photo session at the White House on Wednesday went public. On Wednesday, administration officials barred the American press from the oval office .

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:29

It was 18 days later that he was finally fired. There is a procedural argument to be had about when an attorney general should decline to make an argument in court that the president wants made. "This was a problem because" it "created a compromised situation" where the national security adviser "essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:25

A progressive leader, Moon favours dialogue and has strongly opposed Seoul's hawkish policies towards North Korea over the past decade. USA intelligence officials have in recent months pushed, among the proposals for President Trump to escalate in North Korea, the option of assassinating Kim and the rest of the nation's leadership, comments which are likely playing a role in North Korea making this matter from 2014 public.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:20

The administration downplayed the threat. An administration official told The Washington Post that the White House was misled about the true role of a Russian photographer at the event. " The officials cited the danger that a listening device or other surveillance equipment could have been brought into the Oval Office while hidden in cameras or other electronics ", writes the Post , referencing, among others, former deputy Central Intelligence Agency director David S.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:17

In her statement, recorded before a magistrate, she has said that she came to Pakistan to see her relatives and not to marry Ali. The Pakistani husband of 20-year-old Uzma, who has alleged that she was forced to marry at gunpoint, has pleaded the High Court in Islamabad for a meeting with his wife to clear all "misunderstandings".

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:17

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs today to attend the International Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka as the chief guest, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has requested him to talk on fisherman issue during his visit, ANI News reported.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:13

In an interview Friday, Condos said Trump's commission seems more focused on limiting ballot access in order to address Trump's claim , without evidence, that millions of fraudulent votes were cast for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Heading the commission are Vice President Mike Pence , alongside Kris Kobach , Kansas' Secretary of State. Trump's tweets came just days after the president reportedly told congressional leaders that he lost the popular vote due to undocumented immigrants ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:13

The Labour collapse is also expected to give COSLA the first non-Labour president in its 42-year history, though there too there are complications. However, if voting patterns are similar at the General Election on June 8, the surge in Conservative support could see Ruth Davidson's party oust some SNP MPs from Westminster.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:09

Moon named Suh Hoon, a career spy agency official and a veteran of inter-Korea ties, as the head of the National Intelligence Service. The new president is likely to have a tough diplomatic path to tread in his approach to North Korea, which has vast artillery forces trained on Seoul.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:08

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that a senior White House administration official revealed that the Russian "had to go through the same screening as a member of the US press going through the main gate to the [White House] briefing room".

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:08

The man who took over from ousted FBI Director James Comey declined to say on Thursday whether he ever heard Comey tell Donald Trump that the president was not a target of an investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:06

Who is signing up for it? "What they say is that we now sit down and agree, they will agree with our input on whom should be controlling security (and) the monitoring", he said . The U.S. State Department has expressed initial concerns about the agreement, largely about Iran's role as a guarantor for the Syrian government and its failure to hold the Syrian government accountable in the past.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:59

In those outings though, he's still managed nine goals and five assists with Los Blancos on course for a La Liga and Champions League double. Doubts also remain whether Simeone will stay on at Atletico, while the club are also waiting to see if they have a Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport [Cas].

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:58

The latest happenings of President Donald Trump . The White House and the president have provided conflicting rationales for the decision. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Trump had "charged a leading law firm" to send a letter to Graham showing that "he has no connections to Russian Federation".

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:56

With these measures, access to the HSE network will be only be possible from on-site HSE computers. Britain's National Health Service was a target of a "ransomware" cyberattack on Friday, officials said , which hijacked computer data and demanded $300 for its return.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:55

Sessions argued that a spike in violence in some big cities and the nation's opioid epidemic call for a return to harsher prison sentences. Sessions' memo rescinds the Obama-era policy, saying prosecutors must now disclose all information about a case to the courts and follow current sentencing rules.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:56

The North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the start of a year ago in its quest to develop a way to deliver a nuclear warhead to "imperialist enemy" the US. Washington says the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) system will play a vital role in curbing the missile threat from Pyongyang, but Beijing says that the system's radar affects its security.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:56

But just last week, the president tweeted that "FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!" Sources also told the website that the White House could replace administrative employees with oversight of counterintelligence operations, which could also stall the investigation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:55

The state of Oklahoma is desperately looking for ways to cut down on its almost $900 million budget problem, and one Republican state representative has suggested turning over non-English-speaking students to ICE and denying them an education in order to save money.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:41

Greece wants debt relief to be discussed at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on May 22. The former French finance minister added that the IMF's position had not changed in the long-running saga. The issue is particularly sensitive in Germany where the provision of debt relief to Athens is seen as a vote loser in the run-up to the September general election in the country.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:39

Abbas met Trump in Washington last week for their first face-to-face talks. A report by the Haaretz daily newspaper published Tuesday cites an official from Abbas' office as saying that the Palestinian delegation showed Trump documents and maps from the 2008 negotiations under Olmert during their recent visit to the White House.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:38

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis sought to allay Turkish concerns, saying at a news conference in Lithuania the U.S. would work very closely with Turkey over security on its border with Syria. Speaking to A Haber television, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli slammed any supply of arms to the YPG "unacceptable". It says the decision is a refutation of the "distortions" likening the YPG to a terror organization.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:36

A day in Pyongyang can easily be a day without sunshine, but up to 5,000 tourists arrive each year, and perhaps a thousand of them are intrepid Americans. Hak-song is the second USA professor at the university to have been detained. Kim Dong-chul, born a South Korean but believed to have USA citizenship, is serving 10 years of hard labor for subversion.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:29

Rod Blum, who represents a swing district that includes Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, is among the conservative House Republicans who campaigned angrily against then-President Barack Obama's signature health law for two years, only to accept a bill they say did not undo enough of the 2010 law.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:21

Decked in black, Kim Jong Un , silently watched the ceremonies to commemorate his grandfather in the nation's capital city, Pyongyang . After dispatching the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and an accompanying battle group to the Korean peninsula Trump told the Fox Business Network: "We are sending an armada".

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:19

Southeast Asia leaders gathered here on Saturday to exchange views on how to further strengthen and make the 50-year-old Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( Asean ) relevant amid challenges confronting the world. Duterte has preferred bilateral talks in solving the dispute, departing from his predecessor's hardline strategy in dealing with China's maritime expansion.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:19

Those players should have been out on the ice more than Ovechkin in a game that the Capitals needed to win. There's little doubt that Trotz came to that realization and that's why seven of the 11 forwards the Capitals dressed for Game 7 received more ice time than Ovechkin did.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:11

The Gunners beat Southampton 2-0 mid-week to overtake Manchester United and move into fifth-place. Former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha believes the career of Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi will not stagnate should manager Arsene Wenger depart in the summer, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:07

The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Wednesday for papers related to the panel's investigation into alleged meddling by Russian Federation in the 2016 election. The subpoena was announced a day after Mr Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey, who had been leading the bureau's investigation of Russian Federation and the election.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:05

The state-run Korean Central News Agency said Thursday that Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol briefed unspecified foreign envoys and representatives of worldwide bodies in Pyongyang, saying "heinous terrorists" had been detected in the North.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:03

John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the US Senate, is among the four people slated to be interviewed by the Justice Department to be the FBI's new director in the wake of James Comey's ouster, Politico and the Washington Post report.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:58

Tillerson and Lavrov made a brief appearance Wednesday morning for a photo-op, and as Tillerson began to lead his guest back behind closed doors, Lavrov responded to a question about Comey's firing. When a reporter asked whether the dismissal has "cast a shadow" over their talks, Lavrov stopped and seemed to look genuinely quizzical when he responded, "Was he fired?" - but then adopted a deadpan tone as he told the reporter, "You are kidding, you are kidding".

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:53

Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday. North Korea, as of Thursday morning, had yet to comment officially on Moon's election, but experts say there's no reason for it to dislike his win.