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Ivanka in tears after Trump refused to apologise for THOSE tapes

The scrutiny will no doubt heighten with the release this week of her new advice book for career women, " Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success ". Her father's election as President has propelled 35-year-old Ivanka from reality TV star to the President's right-hand-woman, hobnobbing with world leaders including Angela Merkel and Justin Trudeau. Read More »

Hamas elects Haniyeh to lead terror group

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Haniyeh, who served as an assistant to Hamas' founding spiritual leader, Sheikh Amed Yassin, and whose home is in a Gaza City refugee camp, is consistently ranked by Palestinian opinion polls as one as the most popular politicians. Since then, Mashaal has mostly lived in lavish hotel suites in oil-rich Qatar, but without the political and military freedom Hamas enjoyed in Damascus. Read More »

Executions In 8 Days: What's Next For Death Row In Arkansas?

Kenneth Williams was sentenced to death for killing former deputy warden Cecil Boren after escaping from the Cummins Unit prison in a 500-gallon barrel of hog slop in 1999. The inmates' lawyers have said there are still flaws, and that there is no certainty that the inmates aren't suffering while they die. "His face was calm". Read More »

UCL: Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid - 5 players to watch out for

Real Madrid's Isco celebrates after scoring a goal during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid , Wednesday, May 10, 2017 . Navas made amends for the penalty with a great double save to deny first Yannick Carrasco and Kevin Gameiro to preserve Real's aggregate lead. Expect a closer affair than the first leg, but Real Madrid to still progress to the final in Cardiff. Read More »

Lavrov on Comey: Was he fired? You're kidding

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Trump met today with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russian Federation, following on the visit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow last month. "Please don't be angry with me". While photos of the meeting were attributed to a state owned Russian "news" agency TSSS, which prompted questions about why Russian reporters were let in and USA press kept out, keep in mind there is no such thing as an independent press with the Kremlin. Read More »

Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

The White House claimed that Flynn was sacked for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about phone calls he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December. The dual testimony by Yates and Clapper returned the spotlight to the simmering controversy over Russia's meddling in last year's USA election. Ms Yates said she could not disclose whether her knowledge derived from intercepted U.S. Read More »

Samsung registers record profits in Q1 2017 despite decreased flagship mobile sales

Samsung previewed the year ahead in a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter of the year, saying that it plans to "successfully" launch "a new flagship smartphone in the second half". The attention soon turned to the next generation of its best-selling smartphone, Galaxy S8, which has just been released to strong reviews online. Samsung is still facing some acute headaches. Read More »

Subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation

They targeted people who worked with Flynn on contracts after he was pushed out of his job as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, it reported. "That created a compromised situation, a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians". CNN legal commentator Jeffrey Toobin also said in an interview on the network that the Comey firing was, in his view, clearly connected to the FBI's Trump Russia investigation, calling it "a ... Read More »

Betsy DeVos was booed today as she gave a commencement address

Though the protest at the graduation may be the first most of us have heard about this event, it turns out that students and alumni at Bethune University had been trying to keep DeVos away from graduates' big day for quite some time . "She understood, however, the great value of education, and she understood the nuances of how to balance delicate and hard relationships in order to achieve her ultimate goal of building an institution of higher learning, of which we are the beneficiaries ... Read More »

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

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Improved relations and the war in Syria apparently dominated the agenda. When asked whether the Comey dismissal had affected his meeting, Trump said, "not at all". The Americans have been more circumspect. "Isn't that why you'd talk to them?" was the response of a White House staffer. Several ceasefires have been agreed on since Syria's conflict broke out in 2011, but they have failed to permanently stem the fighting. Read More »

Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

Those freed were part of a group of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from the Chibok village, in the restive Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, in April 2014. "This is a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria". "For their own wellbeing, we are advocating the girls should be given privacy". Read More »

Who will Trump name as the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director?

Pallone posted the following statement on Facebook after Comey was sacked: "The firing of James Comey is the latest, and perhaps most clear, example of the Trump administration's actions to impede accountability and transparency.‎ We now need not only a fully independent investigation into President Trump's ties with Russian Federation, but an inquiry into his unprecedented decision to replace the director of the FBI". Read More »

'I'm not going to talk about that,' Rosenstein says of Comey letter

Schumer said such briefings should address why Sessions, who previously recused himself from involvement in the Russian Federation investigation after misstating his own contacts in 2016 with Russia's ambassador to Washington , was able to influence the firing of the man conducting the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Nirbhaya rapists

In the same vein, Prof Sadhna Singh of DG Girls' College stated that this decision of the Supreme Court would desist people of perverted mindset from committing such crimes. Her father says the death sentences are a victory for "each and every woman" in India. He vowed to file a review petition to the chief justice of the Supreme Court. Read More »

DOJ cites 'insufficient evidence' in Alton Sterling police shooting

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He said the state's investigation was stalled until the federal investigation was completed. I suffered. What I heard today... the suffering still continues. No questions were taken after the conference. "The U.S. DOJ's review of this matter was to determine violations of federal law, specifically, federal civil rights laws". Read More »

In surprise move, Trump fires Federal Bureau of Investigation director

But Rosenstein's own role in Comey's firing became increasingly murky on Wednesday. The Justice Department strongly denied multiple reports Wednesday that just last week Comey sought additional resources for the probe. Ted Lieu (D-CA) pointed out, his ignorance about the FBI investigation might've actually been a cause for concern. "Richie" devised one of the greatest military frauds in US history", Trump wrote . Read More »

Moon rises: New South Korean president raises hopes of regional peace

Moon Jae-in was elected as South Korea's 19th president, winning a sweeping victory over his conservative and centrist rivals by a wide margin. "I think Gov. Beijing is strident in its opposition to THAAD on the grounds that it could spy on Chinese bases, and has economically retaliated against South Korea over its deployment. Read More »

Russia, US agree to air safety measures for Syria

But there are also worrisome flaws that could doom the deal to the same fate as its predecessors. Yet troops from the three countries are now expected to secure four safe zones. - Zone 2: The Rastan and Talbiseh enclave in northern Homs province. Syrian government warplanes could be heard from Eastern Ghouta around midday, according to an AFP correspondent in the rebel-held town of Douma. Read More »

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

President Donald Trump said today that North Korea had "disrespected" China by attempting to launch another ballistic missile. The US has already sent the USS Vinson, an aircraft carrier, and the USS Michigan, one of the world's largest submarines, to the waters surrounding North Korea in a show of stealth. Read More »

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on N. Korea: Seoul

A written certificate confirming Moon's election was presented to the new President. Moon visited the national cemetery where he honored the country's for. North Korea has yet to officially comment on Mr Moon's victory and remarks. The NIS nomination does not require lawmakers' approval, although Suh must first go through a National Assembly hearing. Read More »

Trump voters have positive opinion of president

Forty-nine percent of North Carolina voters polled said Trump is doing a worse job as president than President Obama, while 39 percent say he is doing better. After laying out an ambitious plan for the start of his term shortly after the election, Trump has recently gone about lowering expectations for the period and been ridiculed for it. Read More »

Voters face straightforward choice between SNP and Tories - Nicola Sturgeon

The SNP nearly swept the board in the 2015 general election when it took 56 of the 59 Scottish seats up for grabs. At first glance the SNP scored another remarkable success in the Scottish local elections on May 4. Unfortunately for the Labour party, their reading of the results last week was overtly simplistic at best, and wishful thinking at worst. They are in East Lothian, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, Lanark and Hamilton East, Midlothian, Airdrie and Shotts, and Kirkcaldy and ... Read More »

Federal gov't relaxes nutrition standards for school lunches

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The Trump administration said Monday that it would allow schools flexibility when it came to rules about the inclusion of whole grains, flavored milk , and salt in the National School Lunch Program, which is administered by USDA. The disease raises the risks of chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, several types of cancers, and mental health issues related to being bullied and having low self-esteem. Read More »

Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

Before that she was a University of MI law professor, a Justice Department lawyer during President George W. Bush's administration, and a clerk for the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He says Larsen, Stras, and Barrett each led "outstanding careers" in the academy, while characterizing Newsom and Bush as accomplished practitioners who enjoy strong reputations in legal circles. Read More »

Warriors close out sweep of Jazz in dominant fashion

In the Western Conference finals , Golden State will face the victor of the Spurs and Rockets, who are tied 2-2. And keeping an eye on the Warriors. Rudy Gobert posted 12 points and 13 rebounds. Curry entered the game averaging 26.7 points in the playoffs, but Thompson had struggled against the Jazz . Read More »

Le Pen's copied speech: 'Wink' to rightwing vote

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One photographer reported seeing a riot officer engulfed in flames. Macron, the pro-EU centrist made the comments as he and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen entered the last week of campaigning. "I think the euro is dead", Le Pen was quoted as saying in Sunday's Le Parisien. "Don't boo her, fight her!" They are now set to face each other in the run-off on Sunday. Read More »

Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still waiting to see them

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They have been in government care for medical attention, trauma counseling and rehabilitation. "The process of negotiation with groups like Boko Haram is very complex and stressful and requires a varied number of actors working together and playing different, but key roles to realise the desired outcome", security analyst and counter-terrorism expert, David Otto, told IBTimes UK. Read More »

Trump meets Russia foreign minister amid Comey controversy

Lavrov responded by inquiring "was he fired?" Lavrov also said he wants the United States to give back to Russian Federation two vacation properties it seized outside NY and Washington past year after the Obama administration said they were linked to spying. Read More »

Senator: Hire Comey to lead Senate panel's probe into Russia ties

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself because of his close ties to the Trump campaign and his undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador. President Trump has been critical of Comey, suggesting that his actions during the Clinton email investigation helped his former rival. "But he didn't fire Director Comey then". Read More »

Yates 'bluntly' warned Trump that Russians could blackmail Flynn

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates (R) and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testify on May 8, 2017 , before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC . Within 11 days, Trump asked for Flynn's resignation, which, Spicer said, showed "the president acted decisively". Yates was sacked for that decision. Read More »