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Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

The prime minister will also attend leaders roundtable sessions scheduled to be held on the second day of the forum. "Yes it is the kind of infrastructure that sounds attractive for parts of Europe, but we all know this is about China gaining influence", said a senior European Union diplomat. Read More »

Comey firing: 'The sense of chaos will continue'

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Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question, it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be unthinkably unethical and unprofessional in this situation". "As far as I'm concerned, I want that thing to be absolutely done properly", the President said. She said Trump became concerned about Comey's efforts to work outside the Justice Department's chain of command during the Clinton investigation, citing congressional testimony from ... Read More »

Trump, Putin to meet in July, Russians announce

The meeting came amid tensions between the US and Russian Federation as the two countries hold differences on a slew of issues, including the Syrian conflict, the Ukrainian crisis and the expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "Of course, the fact that the talks are held is rather positive", he said. The White House defended the decision not to allow any independent press into the meeting. Read More »

Xi, Moon agree denuclearising N.Korea 'common goal': Seoul

The problem is, they pretty much never are. Moon told Abe that most Koreans could not accept the agreement, according to the Blue House, while Japan's top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Abe told him it was "extremely important" to implement it. Read More »

South Korea's Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address North

Hong Joon-pyo, the runner-up conservative candidate who lost to Moon Jae-in in the May 9 presidential election, will not bid for his party's chairmanship, according to in-party officials. The real irony of the situation lies in the fact that South Koreans perceive Trump as more of a "wildcard" threat than North Korea does, Lee pointed out. Read More »

Candidates confirmed for General Election

A auto carrying Jeremy Corbyn ran over the foot of a BBC cameraman this afternoon, on a tumultuous day for the Labour leader after the leak of his general election policies. And in this "Brexit election" Mrs May will be mindful that out of the seven north east council areas, only one voted to stay in the European Union. Read More »

Marine Le Pen Upstages Emmanuel Macron With French Factory Visit

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European Union leaders are relieved at the prospect of a victory for Macron, a pro-European centrist, in a run-off on May 7 against eurosceptic far-right leader Le Pen. By avoiding even to mention the name of Le Pen, he presented himself as the leader who could serve his country's national interest avoiding risky choices such as isolationism. Read More »

Democrats question Trump's dismissal of Comey

In an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News , Trump contradicted a statement released by the White House on Tuesday that said he had fired Comey "based on the clear recommendations" of Rosenstein and Atty. A handful of names began circulating in the news media while GOP lawmakers and Trump supporters privately suggested potential picks. "It hasn't recovered from that". Read More »

Trump weighing visit to Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters

Proponents say it is the only way the public will have faith that the investigation is being conducted independent of White House political influence. In March, it was Mr. Trump's tweets about being "wiretapped" by President Obama. The president called Pence and several other senior aides - Reince Priebus, Stephen K. Read More »

Microsoft planning more versatile Windows 10

One big part of everyday computing life could be about get significantly more fluid thanks to what Microsoft calls a "cloud-powered clipboard ". There will also be more connectivity between platforms, the central announcement for this point came when Microsoft announced that iTunes would finally be launching on the Windows Store. Read More »

Republican Senators Unsure Whether CSRs Will Be Included In Health Bill

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Sen. Dean Heller (Nev .): "We can not pull the rug out from under states like Nevada that expanded Medicaid, and we need assurances that people with preexisting conditions will be protected". "Democrats can continue running on Obamacare , but they'll continue being rejected by voters crying out for relief from Obamacare's crushing effects", said NRCC Spokesman Jack Pandol in an email. Read More »

Trump says he was always going to fire FBI director

Senator Mark Warner, the senior Democrat on the committee, said: "It's hard to avoid the conclusion that the President's decision to remove Director Comey was related to this investigation and that is truly unacceptable". Circuit Court of Appeals which Trump could then fill. The sacking of Comey sparked a political firestorm in Washington and plunged the presidency into turmoil. Read More »

The American Health Care Act

All those claims are half-true at best. Republicans incorrectly call their plan a "replacement" for Obamacare. Baloney. Sick people could be charged premiums so high as to make insurance unaffordable. There's one thing to never lose sight of in the swirling debate over Trumpcare: it's all about the massive tax cuts for the wealthy. "I would ask them to tell us what they think ought to be done, if anything", McConnell told reporters on Tuesday. Read More »

NK appears to be closely watching Moon's new govt.: Seoul

The call from Xi to congratulate Moon on his inauguration the day before was the first of its kind from a Chinese leader to his new South Korean counterpart, the statement said. Moon succeeded Park Geun-hye, who was removed by a Constitutional Court ruling on March 10, that upheld her parliamentary impeachment over a series of corruption allegations. Read More »

Trump 'screaming at TV over Russian investigation'

The morning after the president made history and broke U.S. political norms by firing his Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the meeting with Lavrov was the only event in Trump's official schedule (though he later had an unannounced visit from Richard Nixon's secretary of state Henry Kissinger , as if the echoes of Watergate were not loud enough). Read More »

Federal Liberals to reinforce Trans Mountain pipeline support with BC

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The defeat of B.C. Liberal party candidates in a swath of Metro Vancouver ridings this week contributed significantly to its total loss of six ridings compared with the 2013 provincial election. His years as chief of staff to highly successful former Manitoba NDP premier Gary Doer will help Horgan find a way to end the Clark government's reign. Read More »

Comey's Farewell Letter to the FBI

Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. Such an official would not be subject to day-to-day supervision by the attorney general or anyone else at the Justice Department, Senator Schumer said. U.S. stocks wavered and Treasury yields were little changed on Wednesday as Comey's firing spurred some concern among investors that the fallout could hinder the president's economic agenda. Read More »

Comey's farewell letter: 'It is done, and I will be fine'

White House and other USA officials insisted on anonymity to disclose private conversations. "I believe that's why he let Comey go". Mr Sessions had claimed to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation in March after it was revealed he met with the Kremlin's ambassador to the USA on at least two occasions and did not disclose those encounters while testifying before a Senate committee at his confirmation hearing. Read More »

European Union summit leaders unanimously agree negotiating stance

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He said the 27 leaders would unanimously have to say there was " sufficient progress " to allow the talks to go to the next phase. Negotiations will begin after Britain's general election, German chancellor says. "For a country that is a member of the eurozone, there is no more single currency". The comments are likely to further antagonise British Prime Minister Theresa May, who accused the bloc of "lining up against" the United Kingdom ahead of the talks. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation won't confirm Trump-Comey talks

Former justice department official Eric Columbus is among those noting that Mr Rosenstein stopped short of specifically recommending that Mr Comey be fired. Now more than ever, the thinking went, we need people in the administration who know what they're doing and who are capable of righting the wheel when the impulsive and inexperienced president inevitably steers off the road. Read More »

ITunes to make its way to the Windows Store

Combining lots of depth and transparency, the style distances Windows 10 from the maligned "Metro" design, while also readying software for use in augmented and virtual reality. The Fall Creators Update will be available later this year, we would assume in the Fall but already learned its November 2017. At the end of April, Windows 10's share of all Windows stood at 28.7%, which represented approximately 430 million systems. Read More »

Trump, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syrian civil war

Comey's reported meeting for more resources was with Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who wrote a memo to justify Trump's firing of Comey on May 9. The White House communications team was kept nearly entirely out of the loop until Tuesday afternoon. Russia, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has taken a central role in ongoing Syria peace talks, while the United States - which continues to target ISIS in Syria and Iraq as part of an global coalition - has not ... Read More »

China tests new missile in waters near North Korea

Xi officially invited Moon to visit Beijing , Yoon added. As well as the smoldering tensions with North Korea, Moon has inherited a heavy load of economic problems. Mr Moon, the child of refugees who fled North Korea during the Korean War, will lead a nation shaken by the scandal that felled Ms Park, whose criminal trial is scheduled to start later this month. Read More »

2nd of 4 Confederate monuments removed

State government offices in those states will be closed in observance of the holiday. The move came as part of a national response to the shooting of nine black parishioners at a church in SC by racist Dylann Roof earlier that year. But New Orleans was also America's largest slave market: a port where hundreds of thousands of souls were brought, sold and shipped up the Mississippi River to lives of misery and torture. Read More »

Trump let only Russian photographers cover his meeting with a Russian leader

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Since he fired Comey, Trump has faced comparisons to Kissinger's boss, whose dismissal of a special prosecutor in 1973 was a precursor to the Watergate scandal. He also played down questions as "noise" Russia's alleged contacts with people in Trump's campaign. Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , who now serves as a top White House adviser, also held secret meetings with Kislyak in Trump Tower during the transition period between the November election and Trump's inauguration on January 20. Read More »

Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Take a look at the video below which showcases the new design system. Would you do us a favor? " Microsoft focused more on how its solutions make people more productive - without making it all about Windows". If you were impacted by this on Build 16188, that means you won't be able to open Windows Update to check for updates. The result is that this instance of Windows 10 has no access to memory, local storage, other apps that are installed, corporate network endpoints or the ... Read More »

Labour grandees unanimously agree to Jeremy Corbyn's election manifesto after leak

Theresa May has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for abandoning "patriotic working class people" while the Labour leader has hit back with an accusation that she is "pandering" to Donald Trump. And we'll present this manifesto to the British people in the next few days. Nathan Long, Senior pensions analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "We already know the planned increases were due to save the government £30bn, so unwinding these will be very expensive". Read More »

Hamas Elects Former Deputy Haniyeh to Head Political Office

Although both Egypt and Israel have operated against these tunnels the Israeli army says Hamas continues to build new tunnels as well as to stockpile weapons for a future clash with Israel. In the last two months, it opened Rafah once, but only in the direction of Gaza . "They want to use their state to destroy our state". His rise was the latest sign of a power shift in Hamas from the diaspora to Gaza , which has been under Hamas rule since the takeover a decade ago. Read More »

Microsoft Says Windows 10 On 500 Million Devices

Those two tools allow developers and administrators to get more work done, even if they're not at their personal computer. At the same time, Microsoft is pushing out a bevy of new tools for developers. There has been a lot of chatter about Project Neon being debuted with the next major update and that's actually true. A year later, after Microsoft sold off its Nokia subsidiary and threw in the towel on its Windows 10 ambitions, Myerson was forced to admit that getting to a billion ... Read More »

Niskayuna grad charged in Penn State hazing death

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For the past several weeks, grand jury testimony was being heard and details emerged of Piazza's death. Piazza was carried upstairs after his fall, appearing unconscious. Eight fraternity members were charged with involuntary manslaughter. "He was the unfortunate road kill in this adventure by these young men who thought that they were above the law", he said. Read More »

S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

While taking the oath of office Wednesday, Moon said he's open to visiting North Korea under the right conditions. "If needed I will fly directly to Washington ". But while North Korea may welcome a controlled boost in economic ties and maybe a bilateral summit in its capital, its primary concern is always national security, or more precisely the assurance of regime survival. Read More »

Those already sick still face coverage problems

After the bill was passed, President Donald Trump , who had promised that pre-existing conditions would be covered by the bill, called it a "great plan." If we lost our insurance now - insurance that we thankfully receive through my job - we would have to come up with somewhere in the neighborhood of $10-20k a month to cover not just his drugs, but also his other medical-related expenses. Read More »

Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe

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If you're finding it hard to keep track of all the latest developments, here's a timeline to help you. Trump, facing Democratic accusations that he fired Comey on Tuesday to hinder the FBI investigation into alleged meddling by Russian Federation in the 2016 USA presidential election, said he would have taken the action even without a recommendation to do so by the two top Justice Department officials. Read More »

Won't dwell on sacking, will be fine: FBI's Comey in farewell letter

Pearson reported from NY. Trump took great delight throughout the campaign, but especially in its closing days, in attacking Clinton over the email scandal. For weeks, President Donald Trump had been seething. "That is not accurate, " McCabe said in a response to a senator's question about the White House assertions. Read More »