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Comey 'broke norms but not biased' - agency watchdog report

Comey 'broke norms but not biased' - agency watchdog report

The report will contain additional text messages between the two that have not yet been released to the public. "Strzok told Page in a text message that "we'll stop it", after he was asked, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? The report characterized the politically-charged text messages as "antithetical to the core values of the FBI", but investigators "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly ... Read More

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Trump ‘can’t jump ahead’ in North Korea negotiations: Leon Panetta

Trump appeared to sidestep a question about him calling Kim "talented" given North Korea's humanitarian record and human rights violations by crediting Warmbier's death for bringing the two world leaders together. Trump said , however, that he was willing to stop joint US-South Korea military drills, a key demand from Pyongyang. Well, obviously, that's where we started and where we ended. Read More

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United Kingdom government wins key Brexit parliamentary battle

In a painful blow the the PM, Remain-supporting MP Philip Lee quit as justice minister this morning, saying he could not support "how our country's exit from the European Union looks set to be delivered". Details of the government's commitment will have to be formalised next week in a new amendment to the bill. After the vote, Grieve told the Guardian: "I am very pleased that the government has listened to the concerns of many colleagues and has responded positively to the need to amend ... Read More

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Europe will implement counter measures against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium

Europe will implement counter measures against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium

Canada's Justin Trudeau and other leaders had given closing press conferences and announced a US-backed joint statement. Asked whether she could imagine the idea of a complete abolition of tariffs proposed at some point with Trump, Merkel said that in an ideal case this could be achieved, but cautioned that the issue of subsidies should also be taken into account. Read More

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Liveblog: President Trump Meets North Korean Leader Kim Jong

Liveblog: President Trump Meets North Korean Leader Kim Jong

The historic handshake of the two leaders before a row of U.S. and North Korean flags took place at 9:04. Trump briefly called off the summit a few weeks ago before agreeing again to the meeting. "We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!" Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the preparatory talks were moving quite rapidly and "and we anticipate that they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we anticipated". Read More

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Trump and Kim Lookalikes Hold 'Summit' in Singapore

Trump and Kim Lookalikes Hold 'Summit' in Singapore

Trump hopes to persuade Kim to completely abandon the arsenal of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that the North Koreans have spent more than a generation amassing. A US official cited by Bloomberg said Trump intends to meet one-on-one with Kim at the start of the meeting. "From our point of view it's important that the meeting take place , and that the meeting sets developments on a new trajectory - one that will be conducive to the security and stability of the region", he said. Read More

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US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force was wounded as the result of an enemy attack", according to an Africom statement. But U.S. military officials said this week that no decision had been made. Earlier this month, al-Shabab claimed it blew up a US military vehicle and also downed a USA surveillance drone near Bosaso in the country's northeast. Read More

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Justice Department Offers Lawmakers Another Briefing on Confidential Informant

Justice Department Offers Lawmakers Another Briefing on Confidential Informant

The Justice Department had no comment. "The briefing is expected on Monday or Tuesday, depending on members' schedules", the Justice official said . "Today for the first time I was hearing colleagues say, 'Well, Speaker Ryan won't stand with us in this fight over the essentials of our democracy, not weaponizing the intelligence community against the presidential campaign". Read More

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Putin says Russia must not use blanket bans to make internet safer

Putin says Russia must not use blanket bans to make internet safer

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday there were no plans to shut down social media sites or limit internet freedoms in Russia, and that a "civilized" solution was needed to make the internet safer. Speaking in an interview with the Austrian ORF television broadcaster late Monday, Putin said he wouldn't comment on allegations that a referendum could keep him in power after his current term ends. Read More

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I have right to pardon myself, declares Donald Trump

I have right to pardon myself, declares Donald Trump

The lawyer also once again suggested the president has the right to pardon himself , although he suggested this would not happen because Trump was is innocent and therefore has no need to do so. Trump's lawyers sent the letter as part of a broader argument that the President should not have to sit down with the special counsel. "If he shot James Comey , he'd be impeached the next day", Giuliani was quoted by HuffPost as saying. Read More

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Trump said when he hopes to meet with Kim Jong Inom

Trump said when he hopes to meet with Kim Jong Inom

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, center, escorts North Korean Kim Yong Chol , left, to the White House, June 1, 2018, for a meeting with President Donald Trump . I don't say and I've never said it happens in one meeting. "We talked about sanctions", Trump added. I think we're going to have a relationship, and it'll start on June 12. Read More

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NBC News’ ‘Today’ Show Grills Bill Clinton About Monica Lewinsky Affair

NBC News’ ‘Today’ Show Grills Bill Clinton About Monica Lewinsky Affair

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , who holds Hillary Clinton's former Senate seat, said in November that President Clinton should have resigned in light of the Lewinsky affair. Clinton also attempted to steer the criticism he is now facing to U.S. President Donald Trump . "If he wants to go out and campaign in 2018, which he should, do you own up to the fact that Monica Lewinski's life has been ruined, that you still have Juanita Broaddrick suffering what she went through", ... Read More

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Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes

Authorities are planning to airlift people out if the lava spreads farther and endangers the dozen or so holdouts. There is a possibility that some residents could have died in the disaster, officials said. "Period", county spokeswoman Janet Snyder told reporters. County Managing Director Wil Okabe said his own vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots was also threatened. Read More

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Israeli military to probe killing of Gaza nurse

Israeli military to probe killing of Gaza nurse

A Palestinian woman - reportedly a medical volunteer - was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Friday, Gaza's health ministry has reported , as protests continued on the border with Israel. The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwait-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians, criticizing it as a "grossly one-sided view" that failed to blame Hamas for the recent violence. Read More

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Black unemployment hits lowest point since 1972, overall rate drops again

Black unemployment hits lowest point since 1972, overall rate drops again

ET. The unemployment rate in the USA has fallen to its lowest in half a century, additionally shrinking the gap between black unemployment and white unemployment, the Labor Department reported Friday. Chris Lu, the former deputy Labor secretary during the Obama administration, explained the outrage. Jason Furman , who served as CEA chairman during the Obama administration, said that if President Obama had done this, "I would go in and tell him how serious it was and that he was ... Read More

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All trade deals could be off, China warns US

All trade deals could be off, China warns US

Reuters reported last Sunday that Qualcomm was expecting to meet this week in Beijing with China's antitrust regulators in a final push to secure clearance for the deal, but the meeting never materialized and the San Diego-based firm is now waiting to see the outcome of the Ross talks before executives travel to China, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday. Read More

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Trump says he 'wouldn't mind' replacing NAFTA with bilateral deals

Trump says he 'wouldn't mind' replacing NAFTA with bilateral deals

The Trump administration announced last Thursday it was putting a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum from Canada , Mexico and countries in the European Union. He also warned the United States in an interview with NBC News that American workers are going to be hurt by the measures as well as the huge retaliatory trade action Canada is taking against American goods starting July 1. Read More

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Police bodycam shows U.S. woman's dramatic beach arrest

Police bodycam shows U.S. woman's dramatic beach arrest

She told officers the bottles belonged to her aunt. At the end of the video released by Wildwood police , the officer tells a supervisor the woman had Twisted Teas and had refused to give her name. "Once the officer says "you're under arrest", he has to continue with that arrest". The video went viral, prompting a police investigation and a response from New Jersey Gov. Read More

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The summit's back on: Trump meets NKorea at White House

The summit's back on: Trump meets NKorea at White House

The official, Kim Yong Chol , was greeted by White House chief of staff John Kelly, who led him to the Oval Office for talks with Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , according to press secretary Sarah Sanders. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un - a timeline of eventsTrump said his meeting with the most senior North Korean to visit the White House in 18 years lasted longer than expected. Read More

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DFA: 100 protests filed vs China; Philippines keen on United Nations ruling

DFA: 100 protests filed vs China; Philippines keen on United Nations ruling

But if deemed necessary, Esperon said , the Philippines will look into the option of fighting back if China will coerce or hurt Filipino troops and civilians based on the islands located in disputed areas. Five lighthouses on five islands in the Spratlys - Pag-asa Island, Likas (West York) Island, Parola (Northeast Cay) Island, Kota (Loaita) Island and Patag (Flat) Island - will be built, Esperon said. Read More

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