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Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

There is no indication that issues that have strained ties will be resolved with this visit. After Erdogan's victory, Mr. Trump called him to congratulate him...


Israel Reproaches Swedish Envoy, Cuts UN Funding Over UNESCO Vote

A UNESCO executive board committee passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem "null and void" and criticised excavation proje...


Trump to host Turkish president at White House on May 16

The composition of this team already points to the issues at stake. It's not as though Turkey was unaware that US weaponry was ending up with Kurdish Democrat...


Trump urges peace between Russian Federation and Ukraine

The White House was told an official Russian photographer would be present, implying the images would be for the historical record and not necessarily made publ...


Boko Haram frees 82 Chibok schoolgirls in exchange for prisoners, Buhari says

One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday. Alhassan said there was need to help t...


North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new U.S. sanctions

Moon furthermore enjoyed an election boost from President Trump's "off-hand remark" on North Korea. As North Korea continues to progress in its quest to weapo...


United States reaches deal to allow exports of natural gas, beef to China

Trump made America's wide trade deficits and especially the gap with China a major issue in his campaign and during the early days of his administration. As sho...


North Korea wants South's spy chief extradited over alleged Kim plot

Last week's KCNA report claimed that members of the Central Intelligence Agency and NIS worked with a North Korean citizen in a plot to "commit bomb terrorism t...


Europe fears expansion of inflight laptop ban

Some US and European airlines have been planning for a wider ban, industry officials have told Reuters. Lufthansa group made a statement yesterday relating to...


EU, US to Hold Talks on Airline Laptop Ban

At that time, the United States and Britain barred passengers traveling through airports in 10 Muslim majority countries from carrying laptop computers, tablets...


President Trump: I Was Going to Fire James Comey 'Regardless of Recommendations'

The administration paired the letter with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's scathing review of how Comey handled the investigation into Clinton's email p...


Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that "millions" voted illegally

According to a person familiar with the commission, other participants will include Democrats and Republicans involved in election administration at the state ...


White House connects Comey firing, 'conclusion' of Russian Federation probe

He's a grandstander". The president's account of his decision-making process conflicted with that previously provided by his officials. A day later - which ...


Nanaimo MLA says election uncertainty means anything is possible

The Liberals will now form the Western Canadian province's first minority government in 65 years, and uncertainty over whether the parties will form coalitions ...


Senate Intel Committee Issues Subpoena To Trump's Ousted NatSec Adviser Flynn

Recently, the Pentagon has opened an investigation to see if Flynn violated the law by accepting cash payments from foreign governments. Richard Burr said tha...


Islamic State Defeated at Tabqa Dam

A Pentagon spokesperson says both leaders affirmed their support for peace and stability in Iraq and Syria. "It is conducting an active insurgency in Turkey, ...


US intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats

The protest was lodged by the recently revived Foreign Affairs Committee of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, which said the US House of Representative...


Trump's Comey firing came after Federal Bureau of Investigation subpoenaed Flynn associates

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said Yates "is not exactly someone that was excited about President Trump taking office or his agenda". The n...


Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges

Brown's sentencing date has yet to be set, WTLV-TV reported . She lost re-election last fall after her indictment. She agreed when she testified that parts of ...


US complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit

The accusations came amid tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programmes and with Washington considering whether to re-designate Pyongyang as a state ...


Trump Allows Russian Media To White House, Keeps US Press Out

US President Donald Trump speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in the White House DC, USA, 10 May 2017. The security sl...


Local election results in Scotland likely to heal COSLA rift

The Scottish Conservatives made significant gains over Scottish Labour , beating them into third place. Ms Davidson, meanwhile, will paint the Conservatives ...


Moon, Trump agree to maintain close cooperation over NK nuke threats

Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam extended his warmest congratulations to Moon Jae-in in a letter on Wednesday, according to MFA's statement. Moon is a ...


Trump contradicts his own White House team on Comey firing

McCabe made the commitment under questioning Thursday at a Senate hearing. Donald Trump stopped by " NBC Nightly News " for an interview with Lester Holt on M...


Sohn: What? Trump 'tricked' by Russian state media?

After the Russian foreign minister met with his US counterpart, "I was taken by a USA representative to the White House". He further asked United States media...


Syria will abide by Russia's de-escalation plan: Foreign minister

The plan, details of which will still be worked out over the next several weeks, went into effect at midnight Friday. For his part, al-Moallem said the gove...


Real face Sevilla eyeing first European Cup-Liga double in 59 years

Yesterday's win was inspired by a phenomenal atmosphere for Atletico's last ever European game at the Vicente Calderon. "I'm happy as the coach as it means th...


Trump's lawyers say his tax returns show few Russia dealings

The letter was signed by two lawyers at the Washington, D.C., law firm Morgan Lewis, which detailed back in January how the president planned to disengage from ...


How Jeff Sessions' Mandatory Minimums Benefit Private Prisons

Retired Massachusetts federal judge Nancy Gertner said she was disappointed with the new policy. Yet Sessions, in a memo to federal prosecutors , defended ...


Lawmakers want answers from the White House after Trump's 'tapes' tweet

In a striking reversal one day earlier, Trump told NBC News that he planned to fire Comey even before meeting with top-ranking Justice Department officials ...


"Ransomware" cyberattack cripples hospitals across England

Tom Donnelly, a spokesman for NHS Digital, the arm of the health service that handles cybersecurity, said in a phone interview that 16 organisations, including ...


United Nations official calls for more work with disabled in North Korea

In addition to touching on the comments that were viewed as "very disturbing" by USA lawmakers, Rice also discussed Trump's openness to hold talks with the Nort...


ASEAN makes concession to China

Southeast Asian leaders concluded a summit here on Saturday by dropping references to the China's massive island-building in the South China Sea and to a land...


Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

Sanchez broke the deadlock in the 60th minute at St Mary's, gathering Mesut Ozil's pass and leaving two defenders sprawling, before firing home his 20th goal ...


Senate committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation documents

Flynn's Russian Federation ties are also being scrutinized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as it investigates whether Trump's campaign was involved in Ru...


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