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Turkey, Pakistan ink deals on warships, trainer aircraft

Turkey, Pakistan ink deals on warships, trainer aircraft This would be the first time a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation country has used Super Mushshak planes, the statement added.Two warships built under the MILGEM project so far, named TCG Heybeliada and TCG Buyukada, were delivered to the Turkish navy in 2011 and 2013. Continua a leggere...

Russia's Defense ministry denies fighting of Syrian government and opposition units

The deal marks the latest diplomatic effort to quell the fighting, though questions have been raised about Russia's seriousness in real diplomacy. The de-escalation zones are the latest global attempt to reduce violence in the war-ravaged country, and represent the first effort to envisage armed foreign monitors on the ground in Syria, reports The Guardian. Continua a leggere...

I was going to fire Comey even without recommendation

She said Trump had lost confidence in Comey over the past several months (despite all the positive statements he had made about Comey), and she claimed members of Congress had also soured on Comey. Trump's spokeswoman has suggested it could speed things up: "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity", Sanders said of the probe on foreign influ... Continua a leggere...

North Korea has a long history of odd accusations

North Korea has a long history of odd accusations Upon returning home, the spies allegedly had repeated contact with the man, and last month informed him he would use a biochemical weapon to carry out the assassination. North Korea issued a rare direct criticism of China May 3, through a commentary saying its "reckless remarks" on the North's nuclear program are testing its patience and could trigger unspecified "grave" consequences. Continua a leggere...

Philippines President Duterte says he may turn down Trump's White House invitation

Philippines President Duterte says he may turn down Trump's White House invitation The US military has moved an aircraft carrier strike group into the region, docked a powerful nuclear submarine in South Korea and staged large military drills with South Korea and Japan. Ben Cardin, a ranking member of the foreign relations committee of the US Senate, said he was "deeply disturbed" by the invitation, and said he would this week introduce bipartisan legislation to send a warning t... Continua a leggere...

Venezuelan president, amid demands to resign, calls for a new constitution

As a result of a ruling in March - hailed by Maduro as " historic " and decried by the opposition as " a coup d'état " - the Supreme Court, which is loyal to the president, assumed the duties of the National Assembly. The Venezuelan leader invoked article 347 of the Bolivarian Constitution, which allows for the convening of a national constituent assembly with the goal of "transforming the state". Continua a leggere...

Tillerson: US won't insist nations adopt US values, rights

Tillerson: US won't insist nations adopt US values, rights It was Tillerson's first meeting with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and he is expected to seek their support for taking the necessary steps to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program. "We had a very good meeting: short, sharp and to the point", Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told reporters. His remark highlighted growing concern in Asia that Tr... Continua a leggere...

Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russian Federation ties

Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russian Federation ties Lindsey Graham said Tuesday he wants to explore whether there were any ties between President Donald Trump's businesses and Russian Federation, adding that the President's tax returns could be helpful to such an inquiry. He also hinted that he might be willing to subpoena the records, according to CNN . "I'm not a prosecutor". Then he plastered a message onto his Twitter banner declaring that... Continua a leggere...

Backed Syria fighters clear ISIL mines from Tabqa town and dam

It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the US would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State militants from the group's stronghold in Raqqa , The Washington Post reports. Continua a leggere...

Partisanship a Strong Factor in Voters' Stance on Comey Firing

Partisanship a Strong Factor in Voters' Stance on Comey Firing In an open letter to Rosenstein Thursday, the New York Times said his spotless record had been tarnished by Trump's decision, and the fate of the explosive probe now rested on his shoulders. "President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions ", Spicer said in a statement. Continua a leggere...

White House Official Says Administration Was 'Tricked' by Russian News Agency

White House Official Says Administration Was 'Tricked' by Russian News Agency In the report, Konstantin Kosyachev, a senior Russian legislator, said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director was let go "because he's not supposed to act like he's the president". Bugs have been discovered at a number of USA agencies, Lewis said, and have originated from a number of nations, not just Russian Federation. The White House told the White House press corps who'd asked whe... Continua a leggere...

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing The Russian foreign minister, making his first trip to Washington in four years, will also meet his counterpart Rex Tillerson as he seeks United States support for Moscow's plan to establish safe zones in Syria. Even former Attorney General Sally Yates said she had alerted the White House that Ex- national security adviser Michael Flynn could be "essentially blackmailed by the Russians". Continua a leggere...

Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election

Macron's "Republique en Marche" (Republic on the Move) movement, which has been keeping its distance from the political old guard, reacted warily to the announcement. Indeed, at very senior levels, the United Kingdom government wanted the more pragmatic Francois Fillon to win the French presidency. Macron said his task was to rebuild European unity, fix the French economy and ensure security aga... Continua a leggere...

Justice Karnan moves apex court seeking recall of conviction order

Justice Karnan moves apex court seeking recall of conviction order Justice Karnan travelled to Chennai from Kolkata hours before the SC order, stayed in a guesthouse, but has not been seen after that. In its plea, Justice Karnan said that the Contempt of Courts Act was a cathartic jurisprudence which belonged to the Dark Ages, the era of inquisition and torture, distinct from the classical Roman Law which constitutes the foundation of the modern jurisprudence. Continua a leggere...

Paris police burned as May Day protests turn ugly

Paris police burned as May Day protests turn ugly While violence from fringe groups is a standard presence in French demonstrations, at least some of those who mixed in the union-organized march came with an angry message against both candidates. He told a crowd of several thousand supporters that Ms Le Pen would reduce workers' rights and the ability of French farmers and businesses to trade and export effectively. Continua a leggere...

I wanted to fire 'showboat' James Comey anyway

I wanted to fire 'showboat' James Comey anyway Hillary Clinton reportedly had a mixed reaction when she learned that President Trump chose to fire FBI Director James Comey. Four associates who worked with Mr Trump's campaign were said to be under investigation for alleged links to Russian Federation. Continua a leggere...

President Trump Cites 'Made Up' Russia Story in Interview on Comey Firing

Andrew McCabe, the man who stepped into FBI Director James Comey's shoes when he was sacked by Donald Trump, will get a public baptism of fire Thursday. Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., noted that Comey's absence was atop his mind and that he had plenty of questions for McCabe and the other intelligence leaders about the Russian Federation probe. Continua a leggere...

Return of 82 Chibok schoolgirls

The release came nearly seven months after the terrorist group handed over 21 abducted girls to the government after rounds of secret negotiations. "Welcome our girls, welcome our sisters", Kyari said to the girls, who sat quietly in chairs. Continua a leggere...

Sanders Says 'Trump Is Right' About Australia's Health Care

The meeting was the first face-to-face encounter between President Trump and Prime Minister Turnbull. Trump and Turnbull were set to mark the anniversary of that battle with speeches at a dinner aboard the USS Intrepid. Press Secretary Sean Spicer was fulfilling naval reserve duty at the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, according to Huckabee Sanders. Continua a leggere...

This week's lesson is Sally Yates was right about everything

This week's lesson is Sally Yates was right about everything Washington Post: Yates says she warned White House Flynn could be "blackmailed" - "Former acting attorney general Sally Yates said Monday she warned the top lawyer in the White House that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russian Federation, and gave the White House a private warning 'so that they could take action'". Continua a leggere...


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