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Inspector General Debunks Trump's Political Bias Claims Against Comey

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The report also notes that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch repeatedly raised concerns about leaks from NY. President Donald Trump has repeatedly asserted that the FBI botched the Clinton email investigation. Another Democrat, Sen. Chris Coons of DE, tweeted that the report is not proof of a conspiracy and that Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the election should be allowed to proceed without interference. Read More »

Pompeo: US Hopes for Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula Within 2.5 Years

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Democrats raised concerns about the lack of specifics on the U.S. They also are a means of showing allied solidarity, which is part of the psychology of deterring enemy attack. He said to the North Korean leader in televised footage: "Come to Russian Federation". For Kim, talk of disarmament is the tribute that vice pays to virtue - no different than President Obama's commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons, an aspiration expressed even as Obama committed to modernizing US nuclear ... Read More »

Trump Says Kim Will Move Immediately on Denuclearization

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Although Trump was quick to declare success for the unprecedented summit with Kim Jong Un marked by handshakes and smiles, experts said a joint statement signed in Singapore seemed mostly to rehash old broken promises made by Pyongyang to successive U.S. Read More »

Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever US is ready

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Putin's comments that he was ready to meet Trump came just a day after the US President rattled G7 leaders at a summit in Canada, where he repeated his appeal to the group to allow Russian Federation back in. Putin's remarks followed a report that White House officials were working toward setting up a meeting. Tensions mounted between the Trump administration and fellow G7 members Canada, Germany and France when the U.S. Read More »

Who is Paul Manafort’s New Co-Defendant?

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Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik were slammed with one count each of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice for "knowingly and intentionally" trying to secure false testimony from two potential witnesses in the investigation into Russian election meddling, according to Mueller's federal Washington court filing. Read More »

Merkel finds Trump's action sobering, depressing

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In a flurry of tweets from Air Force One, en route to Singapore for a historic nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un , Trump accused the summit host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being "very dishonest". Some countries have retaliated with their own levies on US imports. Bizarrely, Trump admitted that he levied the tariffs in response to Canadian dairy protections - not for security reasons - and yet he called Trudeau a liar. Read More »

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival

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But critics charge that the meeting risks being largely a triumph of style over substance. People crowded around poster stands at subway stations around the capital to read the news and gathered at noon in front of the city's main train station to watch a big screen display of images of Kim getting off the special Air China flight that took him to Singapore . Read More »

Somalia conflict: One US soldier killed, four wounded in firefight

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The U.S. special operations forces were fighting alongside about 800 troops from the Somali National Security Forces and Kenyan Defence Forces when they were targeted around 2.45pm local time . Embassy medical team in neighboring Kenya. The US had pulled out of the country after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu and bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets. Read More »

State Department: Medical screenings 'ongoing' after mysterious incidents overseas

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Numerous incidents had been accompanied by weird, unexplained sounds that originally led US investigators to suspect a sonic assault. The incidents have raised fears the unexplained issues that started in Cuba in 2016 have expanded. The latest American employee evacuated from a US consulate in China after suffering from mysterious neurological symptoms is accusing State Department officials of failing to inform him and others about another employee's similar health concerns until a month ... Read More »

China hosts Russia, Iran for summit as U.S. tensions rise

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Xi's visit will be preceded by a flurry of high-level meetings this year, including meetings between the foreign, defence and home ministers and the national security advisers. The meeting took place ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit and covered key aspects of the bilateral engagement, reflecting the resolve by the two countries to reset relations and bring back trust in their ties which was hit by the Doka La standoff and several other thorny issues. Read More »

Amid tensions, all G-7 members sign statement

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Trudeau said he would not cave to Trump's trade demands, even if it meant a full-blown trade war . Although Mr. Trump signed onto the communique for the G-7 summit, he tweeted afterward that he had instructed representatives "not to endorse" it after Trudeau's statements. Read More »

Trump to skip G7 climate sessions following spat with Macron, Trudeau

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The remarks are likely to create more cross-border economic uncertainty with the USA after Trump imposed stinging steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada , Mexico and Europe. However, the Mexican economy relies more on trade than does the US economy, with about 80 percent of its exports sold to America. Mr Macron said: "A trade war doesn't spare anyone". Read More »

Latest top Pruitt aide to depart is EPA legal counsel

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Hupp recently testified to the House Oversight Committee about being at the center of some of Pruitt's biggest scandals and weird missions, most recently the pursuit of a used Trump Hotel mattress and a Chick-Fil-A gig for Pruitt's wife. Read More »

Toll in Guatemala Volcano Eruption Rises to 62

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The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said Sunday that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the Volcan del Fuego and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. Read More »

Giuliani: Trump forced North Korea's Kim to beg for summit:The Asahi Shimbun

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In another tweet he called Mueller's appointment "totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL". "If presidents had the power to pardon themselves, we'd no longer be a democracy", Schumer said. Giuliani said Kim quickly changed his position, expressed willingness to discuss denuclearization and asked to have the meeting again. Much was made in the last week of May when meetings took place between DOJ officials and members of Congress about the "informant" the Federal Bureau of Investigation had inside the ... Read More »

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys hundreds more homes

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County Managing Director Wil Okabe says his vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots is also threatened. Authorities began evacuating the greater Kapoho area last week and ushered most of the last remaining residents to safety early on Saturday, hours before the lava flow severed all road access to the region. Read More »

Supreme Court Sides With Baker In LGBT Rights Case

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But the court stayed out of the thornier issue of whether people can avoid providing services to same-sex weddings because of religious beliefs. In those cases, the commission had upheld the bakers' right to refuse their services. Despite the outcome, the couple said it doesn't consider the case "a lost cause". The Peace House, an Oklahoma City civil rights group, said Monday's ruling "opens the door" to such discrimination. Read More »

NO Tsunami Threat After 5.5 Quake at Kilauea Summit

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There have been 500 quakes in the summit area of Kilauea in the last 24 hours, the highest rate ever measured at the summit area, according to Brian Shiro, supervisory geophysicist at the USCG Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Another 2,000 people have been evacuated from the Leilani Estates subdivision, an area further west, where dozens of homes have been devoured or cut off by rivers of red-hot molten rock streaming over the landscape since May 3. Read More »

Iran to support Russian efforts to bring south Syria under army control

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The attack triggered US, French and British missile strikes against what they called chemical weapons targets, the first coordinated Western strikes against Mr Assad's government of the war. "Contrary to the unlawful presence of the USA and some regional countries in Syria, Iran's presence is not imposed and is not the result of an illegal military aggression", he told the Shargh newspaper , according to state-run Press TV. Read More »

Guatemala volcano erupts suddenly, multiple deaths

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A volcano southwest of Guatemala's capital has erupted for the second time this year, setting off loud explosions and spewing ash almost four miles into the sky. "Not everyone escaped, I think they were buried ", Consuelo Hernandez told local news outlet Diario de Centroamerica . People flee El Rodeo village , about 35 km south of Guatemala City , after the eruption. Read More »

Twitter Explodes With Memes as Trump Confirms Melania's Good Health

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Participants at the White House event will include "The Incredible Hulk" actor Lou Ferrigno, who befriended Trump while appearing on "Celebrity Apprentice"; former New York Yankees' baseball players Johnny Damon and Mariano Rivera; former football star Herschel Walker; beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor; and professional golfer Natalie Gulbis. Read More »

30-year-old New York man evicted by parents leaves their home

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CNY Central tracked down a Michael Rotondo from the Albany area who now lives in California, but is the same age as the one in Camillus (who goes by "Mike") and shows up in searches because they're both from Upstate New York. "I want to get out of my parents' house", the millennial replied. "It's great not to have to be here anymore", he said told Syracuse.com outside his parents' garage Thursday . Read More »

North Korea nuclear talks get underway

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Kim is the highest-ranking North Korean official to visit the USA in 18 years. Mr. Pompeo began his discussions with Gen. Kim by hosting a dinner on Wednesday night. North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a source of tension for decades, has made advances in missile technology in recent years and its nuclear arsenal now threatens the United States. Read More »

People have died this week since Alberto made landfall

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Shelters were set up at two churches and a YMCA. Spokesperson for McDowell County Emergency Management Karyn Yaussy said Wednesday as rain continues to move into the area, their biggest concern is now Lake James. Alberto, the first named storm of a hurricane season that won't officially start until Friday , made landfall Monday west of Panama City on Florida's Gulf Coast, delivering heavy rains, surging seas and winds of 45 miles per hour. Read More »

McKinney’s Karthik Nemmani Wins National Spelling Bee

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It also now has the distinction of being the word that cost a local boy a shot at being the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. Aisha, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Auburndale Intermediate School in Corona, misspelled perduellion , using just one l. Read More »

Trump Will Pardon Conservative Commentator Dinesh D’Souza

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He was convicted in 2011 for misusing his powers as governor, including an attempt to sell former President Barack Obama's Senate seat before he was caught by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Last August, he pardoned former Arizona lawman and political ally Joe Arpaio less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving racial profiling of Hispanics. Read More »

Trump and aides: We're meeting to re-schedule Kim Jong Un summit

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Since then, Trump has voiced optimism that the face-to-face could still take place. Kim Yong Chol coordinated the North Korean president's two meetings with U.S. According to Mr. Moon, the North Korean leader said he's willing to cooperate to end confrontation and work toward peace for the sake of a successful North Korea-U.S. Read More »

Ukrainian diplomat trolls Russia's Foreign Ministry for reaction to 'murder' of Babchenko

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He in turn had hired a gunman. Ukrainian authorities had released a drawing of the man they suspect is Babchenko's assassin, around 40-45 years old, with a grey beard and wearing a cap. Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he was appalled by the murder of "another vocal Russian journalist" and it was vital that those responsible were brought to justice. Read More »

On cam: New Jersey cops punch woman on a beach

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Two officers from Wildwood Police Department were filmed trying to restrain her, with one male officer striking the woman twice in the head as she is forced into the sand before she is placed in handcuffs. "She assaults them, she spits at them, she kicks them, but right away the police officer at that point did what he had to do", said Troiano. "I can not breathe!" she cries out. Read More »

High-ranking North Korean emissary heads to NYC

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High-ranking officials of the US and North Korea have met in NY in the first of two days of talks about the future of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme and a possible summit between US President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jung Un. North Korea and the United States are still technically at war and have no diplomatic ties because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. Read More »