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SNL's Spicer Rides Podium to Trump Tower, Begs to Keep Job

She then proceeds to berate reporters asking about Trump's decision to fire Comey and whether it was related to the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between his campaign associates and Russian Federation. We wonder if Kimberly Guilfoyle ...

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

The popularity of the names, as determined by Social Security Administration data, is based on approximately 4 million births in the USA for 2016. For boys, the top picks are Noah (which is the top boy's name four years running), Liam, William, Mas...

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

A Lehigh professor urged the university to rescind Trump's degree too, but the school took no action. "The future belongs to the people who follow their heart, no matter what the critics say, because they truly believe in their vision". "It is so d...

US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

Gen. Vincent Stewart and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo at Thursday's Senate hearing. Coats appeared before the committee along with other intelligence agency leaders, including Central Intelligence Agency Director...

IS Head in Afghanistan Abdul Hasib Reported Dead in a Raid

As part of a growing effort against the terror group, the Afghan Air Force has also recently geared strikes toward ISIS hideouts in Nazyan and Achin districts. "This successful joint operation is another important step in our relentless campaign to d...

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

Mr Comey, an Obama administration appointee, was leading the FBI's Russian Federation probe. "Regardless of [the] recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. Members of the administration, including Vice President Mike Pence, had argued ...

Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

Even as Trump boldly predicted he would achieve peace where other presidents had failed, he stopped short of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of USA policy.

Growth picking up in EBRD regions despite political uncertainty

After strong momentum in 2016, when economic growth rose to 2.8 percent, Serbia will have growth of 2.9 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2018, and the driver of growth will be domestic demand, the bank said. "The economic outlook for the region remai...

Risks on Belt & Road loans controllable: Bank officials

A decision to sign the framework agreement on President Xi's flagship initiative, which will invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects including railways, ports and power grids across Asia, Africa and Europe, was taken by the Cabinet on M...

China's Silk Road forum latest effort to boost Xi's stature

China has jointly set up 56 overseas economic cooperation zones in 20 Belt and Road countries, covering processing and manufacturing, resource utilization, agriculture, commercial logistics and R&D. On May 13th (Saturday), leaders from various countr...

Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting

Earlier at the State Department, Lavrov made a joke when a reporter asked if Comey's firing would "cast a shadow on your talks". White House officials told the publication that they were not expecting to see the photos of the meeting posted ...

White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos

US intelligence agencies concluded in a January report that Putin had ordered an effort to disrupt the 2016 election that included hacking into Democratic Party emails and leaking them, with the aim of helping Trump. Lavrov said the allegations didn'...

UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

The missing man: Jeremy Corbyn was not mentioned by Gordon Brown. Mr Brown said: "Ask yourself, is the National Health Service safe with the Conservative candidates, or the Ukip candidates, or the Liberal candidates in Coventry?" It was yet to be...

Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows

A Reuters poll last month showed only seven out of 38 economists expected a rate cut this year, down from 21 out of 36 earlier. The steady outlook for growth contrasts with a sharp slowdown in the official measure of growth seen at the start of thi...

French voters in Slovakia elected Macron

Mr Valls said that "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". "President Trump emphasized his desire to work closely with president -elect Macron in confronting shared cha...

United States does not see Moon win in S.Korea significantly changing ties

The ballot was called to choose a new president after Park Geun-hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, and took place against a backdrop of high tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea. Park sympathizers later staged their own rallies. Thoug...

Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

Duterte ordered these changes after US President Barack Obama criticised the death toll incurred from the Philippine's War on Drugs, with Duterte saying that he planned to eventually end the drills as he saw little benefit for his country's troops.

UConn: Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was 2001 grad, athlete

The U.S. Navy SEAL killed during operations in Africa Friday has been identified. The attackers were "neutralized" and the wounded service members were taken to neighboring Djibouti, said an official. The death was the first in combat of a US milit...

Army kills 50 Afghan forces in border fight

According to a United States watchdog, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR): "Casualties suffered by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in the fight against the Taliban and other insurgents continu...

Coast Guard securing Manila Bay for ASEAN Summit

Eduardo Ano flew to the island of Pag-asa in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a protest from China, which also claims the remote territory. "I think bigger than the so-called problem of the South China Sea is the North Korea threat-and also...

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Palestinians strike in support of prisoners in Israel

The transfer of the prisoners comes just after 220 additional prisoners joined the hunger strike Sunday, 35 days into the strike. The United Nations has urged Israel to abide by ...

Irish PM to step down, succession contest begins

Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe, who stood alongside Mr Varadkar on Leo Street in north-inner Dublin city centre, said he expects the doctor to be leader for "many, man...

Macron And Merkel Pledge Cooperation On EU Reforms

In another nod to the importance of Europe for Mr Macron, Sylvie Goulard, a centrist lawmaker in the European Parliament who speaks four languages and is better known in Brussels t...

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn loom large in ITV leaders' debate

The reaction in the press this morning is nearly unanimous: the two-hour broadcast was spectacularly boring - and irrelevant. "If the British government ends the free movement ...

Chinese jets intercept US aircraft over East China Sea, US says

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane over the East China Sea, the US Air Force said Friday. "Each interaction is different, and in this case, we are not ...

Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to cooperate on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated South Korea's new president on his election victory, and the two agreed to work closely in dealing with North Korea . China maintained a...

Japan cabinet approves bill to allow emperor to abdicate

Akihito, who is 83, gave strong hints last August that he was thinking of stepping down because health and age were making it hard to perform his official duties. Akihito's abdica...

'Shock' As Tories Gain In Glasgow From Labour

The leader of the Labour group, Frank McAveety, held his seat, also in Shettelston, after 26 years but his role as council leader looks uncertain as the SNP still hopes to seize ...

Henderson Land Buys Car Park Site in Hong Kong's Central for $3B

Benjamin Hung, CEO for Greater China & North Asia at Standard Chartered, said the "Bond Connect" would boost Hong Kong's role as a gateway between foreign investors and the Chinese...

Merkel's party snatches state from rivals in crushing election win

But the results marked a huge blow to Martin Schulz, who had generated a strong surge in support for the SPD when he took over the party in February. The state leader of the SDP ...

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Sudan's President Invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump Meeting

The fact that Trump chose Saudi Arabia and Israel for his first overseas trip shows the importance of the region to him. Beyond the meeting with Saudi government officials, Trump...

Comey claimed Trump asked him to SHUT DOWN Flynn probe

According to the Times , Comey wrote in the February memo that Trump told him Flynn had done nothing wrong. "He is a good guy". Trump and Pence were in a briefing with "other se...

Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements

On Monday, the Trump administration went back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the revised executive order on immigration. Judge Ronald Gould asked Wall. For the ...

Potentially Severe Storms Forecasted For Minnesota

Potentially Severe Storms Forecasted For Minnesota

Tuesday will be another warm and humid day with highs again in the upper 80s. The severe weather through midweek will be the start of another active weather pattern across the C...

China Pledges $124 Billion For New Silk Road As Champion Of Globalization

Since 1999, that figure has surpassed US$7.5 billion. The United States sent a diplomatic note warning to China on Friday that North Korea's attendance at the summit could affect...