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President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Virginia in December. There is no evidence that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a "spy" on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, a senior House Republican said today, directly contradicting Trump's repeated insistence that the agency inserted a "spy for political reasons and to help Crooked Hillary win".
  • Key Republican Trey Gowdy defends Federal Bureau of Investigation against Trump attacks

    Key Republican Trey Gowdy defends Federal Bureau of Investigation against Trump attacks

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    He said the president should feel "heartened" that senior officials at the Department of Justice, including FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , "now are all Trump appointees". "The folks who have seen the information have the same perspective", Gowdy said. In the same interview on Fox , Gowdy said the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly when it used an informant to talk to Trump campaign officials about possible Russian meddling in the ...
  • Trump slams Democrats, 'MS-13-lover' Nancy Pelosi in Nashville campaign rally

    Trump slams Democrats, 'MS-13-lover' Nancy Pelosi in Nashville campaign rally

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    Corker has a mixed relationship with the president, despite being rumored as a possible Vice Presidential candidate in 2016 and golfing with the president and Tennessee football legend Peyton Manning. Marsha Blackburn, who's running for a Senate seat. The two continued to trade insults previous year, with Trump giving the senator the nickname "Liddle Bob Corker" and insisting he wouldn't even be able to get elected "dog catcher" if he tried running for re-election.
  • USGS: Don’t roast marshmallows over volcanic vents

    USGS: Don’t roast marshmallows over volcanic vents

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    Leilani Estates resident Steve Gebbie said he lost his home to lava Sunday night. 'If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste BAD. The plugs protect against the release of gas that could turn toxic when mixed with lava. NASA said the image couldn't be acquired until clouds cleared from the area just enough to see the lava.
  • Stocks tumble as Italian crisis knocks global sentiment

    Stocks tumble as Italian crisis knocks global sentiment

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    Stocks in the United States were also down, with the S&P 500 index dropping 31.47 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,689.86 and the Dow Jones industrial average losing 391.64 points, or 1.6 percent, to 24,361.45. Short-dated Italian bond yields IT2YT=RR - a sensitive gauge of political risk - soared 1.5 percentage points from Monday to their highest since 2013 in their biggest move in almost 26 years.
  • Defense official: Mortar fire on Israel stopped by extensive IDF strikes

    Defense official: Mortar fire on Israel stopped by extensive IDF strikes

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    Later on Tuesday, Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the massive mortar fire, which was meant to hit Israeli citizens while on their way to work and schools. Israel said its strikes Wednesday hit drone storage facilities, military compounds, and rocket and munition workshops across the Gaza Strip . The Gaza Strip has also been under an inhumane Israeli siege since 2007.
  • U.S. Tariff Threat Could Scuttle Planned Trade Talks With China

    U.S. Tariff Threat Could Scuttle Planned Trade Talks With China

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    Tensions between the US and China may have been reduced somewhat by Trump's action last week to ease sanctions that threatened the viability of Chinese telecom giant ZTE , in response to a personal request from President Xi Jinping. USA officials have long accused China of stealing American intellectual property. The White House repeated it will slap a hefty 25 per cent tariff on as much as $50bn worth of imports.
  • Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders

    Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders

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    The secret agreement was hashed out over the phone between the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman. The United States, Russia , and Jordan agreed past year to include Daraa in a "de-escalation zone" and freeze the lines of conflict there.
  • U.S. to Impose 25% Tariff on Tech Goods From China - White House

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    Tariffs of 25 per cent will be applied to Chinese imports containing important technologies, including those related to Beijing's Made-in-China 2025 development program, the White House said. "For instance the United States charges a 2.5 percent tariff on Chinese cars, while China now maintains a 25 percent tariff on cars from the United States", the White House said.
  • Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations

    Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations

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    President Donald Trump is mounting an increasingly aggressive attack on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, charging that the Obama Administration actively spied on his campaign . Sean Hannity ripped former FBI Director James Comey over a tweet that itself took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump. Experts who have studied autocrats around the world for the past 30 years have identified four common tactics used by autocrats to attack the societal structure in which ...
  • Top North Korean general on way to US ahead of summit

    Top North Korean general on way to US ahead of summit

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    The Kim-Trump summit is expected to take place in Singapore on June 12. Solid response to my letter, thank you!' Trump wrote in a tweet . Choe Kang Il, a North Korean foreign ministry official involved with North America issues, was also spotted at Beijing Capital International Airport, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency .
  • Malian immigrant praised for heroic rescue in Paris

    Malian immigrant praised for heroic rescue in Paris

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    As well as being made a French citizen, Mr Gassama will be offered a place in the fire brigade for his bravery. He told Mr Gassama: "You saved a child". He simply chose to go up... he climbed all the way to the 4th floor and when he reached the kid he grabbed the kid and placed the little one with him on the balcony .
  • Donald Trump says summit with Kim Jong Un still on the cards

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    So we're looking at June 12th in Singapore. "That hasn't changed . So, we'll see what happens". Plans for a landmark summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un are moving "very nicely", US President Donald Trump said on Sunday, as the South's leader said Kim told him the talks would be a historic opportunity to end decades of confrontation.
  • Israeli Air Force strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

    Israeli Air Force strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

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    Israel has blunted the military capabilities of Hamas with a series of counter-measures: the Iron Dome air defense system against short-range rockets and a system for detecting and destroying cross-border guerrilla tunnels. It added that the strike was also in retaliation for repeated Palestinian attempts to damage the border fence and "security infrastructure" during ongoing border protests.
  • North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting

    North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting

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    What were Mr Trump's latest comments? "Today's summit is aimed at resolving the misunderstanding caused by communication glitches between Washington and Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for the US-North Korea summit", he told AFP. The delegation was to include White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joseph Hagin and deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, US officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Ireland vote strikes down abortion ban

    Ireland vote strikes down abortion ban

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    Mr Varadkar said: "The public have spoken, the result appears to be resounding in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment , possibly to carry every constituency in the country". Ireland votes in a historic referendum on abortion on Friday (May 25). In practice, it meant Irish women had to travel overseas for terminations.
  • North and South Korean leaders embrace at surprise summit

    North and South Korean leaders embrace at surprise summit

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    Vladimir Putin says finding a solution to the North Korea nuclear tensions is of great importance to Russian Federation and says North Korea's sovereignty should be guaranteed. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said North Korean leader remains committed to denuclearization and an end to the Korean War after a surprise meeting between the two leaders Saturday.