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Sessions Rejects Calls For Second Special Counsel To Investigate FBI Abuses

Sessions Rejects Calls For Second Special Counsel To Investigate FBI Abuses

Photo Attorney General Jeff Sessions said an existing Justice Department inquiry already included an examination of the surveillance of a former Trump aide, obviating the need for a special counsel. They have been urging his office to review whether Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials abused their surveillance powers in using information compiled by a former British spy and paid for by Democrats as part of the basis to justify monitoring a former campaign ... Read More

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Family killed in cliff plunge

Family killed in cliff plunge

California Highway Patrol officials said they are investigating why the vehicle may have driven off the overlook. The crashed auto was spotted upside down by a passerby on Monday, but police say they're still unsure when or how the vehicle plunged 75 feet into the Pacific Ocean. Read More

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Sarkozy to face trial for alleged spying on probe into campaign corruption

Sarkozy to face trial for alleged spying on probe into campaign corruption

According to prosecutors, Sarkozy's lawyer tried to get information from Azibert over the status of a campaign financing investigation. Former French president accused of misusing his influence. In January, a French businessman suspected of playing a role in the financing scheme, Alexandre Djouhri, was arrested in London on a French warrant 'for offenses of fraud and money laundering .' Le Monde said French investigators also possess several documents seized at his home in Switzerland. Read More

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Karnataka poll date leak: Election Commission sets up probe panel

Karnataka poll date leak: Election Commission sets up probe panel

Around 40 MIM candidates are likely to contest the Karnataka Assembly Elections . While the polling date coincided with what Malviya tweeted, the date for counting of votes was different. He had also shared a screenshot of a similar tweet by Congress" Srivatsa B, who is mentioned in the Commission's "terms of reference'. The Commission said it has immediately directed that the matter be probed and necessary and effective action be taken. Read More

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Putin, Erdogan discuss plans for next week's summit on Syria

Putin, Erdogan discuss plans for next week's summit on Syria

The EU also stands ready to assist", Mr Tusk said. "We are dedicated to continue our dialogue in hard circumstances". Juncker said it had been a meeting with "mixed feelings but not mixed messages". He added that Turkey meant to continue with its operations as long as necessary. "On sensitive issues such as the struggle against terrorism, we don't expect unnecessary criticism but strong support". Read More

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Korean Leaders Meeting Set for April 27

Korean Leaders Meeting Set for April 27

Trump and Kim had exchanged insults and veiled threats of war in recent months but the US leader made the surprising announcement this month that he was prepared to meet Kim to discuss the crisis over the North's development of weapons. Even more surprising was Kim's pledge to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. "It has been less than three months since we met on January 9 and many things have happened between the Koreas", South Korea's Cho said during the morning session. Read More

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AfriForum Reacts Angrily To Vicki Momberg's Sentence

AfriForum Reacts Angrily To Vicki Momberg's Sentence

State police said she called 911 early on September 23 reporting that she had shot herself and her husband. The Nelson Mandela Foundation has taken note of the prison sentence as well. This is the first time someone asking for assistance was abusive to everybody. In a video clip that went viral, Momberg could be heard complaining about the "calibre of blacks" in Johannesburg. Read More

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Nice Spring weather for this Wednesday

There is a chance of rain turning over to snow or freezing drizzle across the Northwoods, which could lead icing on the roads. Wednesday morning should bring a continuation of Tuesday night's rain, but this rain will continue to be scattered leaving some areas dry. Read More

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Man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a woman with a sword

Man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a woman with a sword

They say the alleged assault took place at BSA Diagnostics in the city's east end. Amid widespread anger, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday that authorities have arrested the alleged perpetrator, a 21-year-old from southern Morocco. Police said they have recorded statements of about five to seven youths, who also have confessed of them being subjected to vulgar activities and sexual harassment in the name of deeksha and later engaging them with vulgar mobile chats. Read More

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Erdogan insists Turkey wants European Union membership as tense summit looms

Erdogan insists Turkey wants European Union membership as tense summit looms

At that meeting in Brussels, leaders condemned what they said were Turkey's illegal actions in a standoff over eastern Mediterranean gas reserves with bloc members Greece and Cyprus. With the bloc critical of what it considers to be Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's growing authoritarianism at home and his intervention in Syria's war, Brussels had hesitated to agree to the summit. Read More

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Here's How Markets Are Reacting to US-China Trade-Tariff Plans

Here's How Markets Are Reacting to US-China Trade-Tariff Plans

The Spokesman termed the memorandum signed by US Presidnet Donald Trump meant for imposing tariffs on Chinese goods and restrictions on Chinese investment in the US as a typical unilateral and protectionist practice. Boeing , which China has previously said could be targeted for reprisals in a trade war , was down 5.3 percent. " Most impacted will be the US, [South] Korea and Taiwan, as companies domiciled in these markets make up a significant portion of the global production chain ... Read More

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Attorney Who Pleaded Guilty in Special Counsel Probe Asks for Leniency

Attorney Who Pleaded Guilty in Special Counsel Probe Asks for Leniency

Van Der Zwaan, 33, says "his days are empty and lonely". Alex van der Zwaan leaves Federal District Court in Washington, Feb. 20, 2018. "The defendant was expressly warned by the government that it is a crime to lie to the Special Counsel's Office, that lying could constitute a federal crime, and that such conduct would carry with it the possibility of going to jail if he were convicted. Read More

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Narendra Modi congratulates new Myanmar President U Win Myint

Narendra Modi congratulates new Myanmar President U Win Myint

Win Myint, the vice-president selected as presidential candidate by the lower house and backed by Suu Kyi's ruling party, received 403 votes from the combined houses. His tenure was marked by "exerting strict control over the MPs", said Khin Zaw Win, director of Yangon think tank The Tampadipa Institute. To get around this, she took the specially created post of State Counsellor, which is supported by its own ministry. Read More

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Pair accused of stealing teddy bears, plaques from Parkland shooting memorial site

Pair accused of stealing teddy bears, plaques from Parkland shooting memorial site

Newly released court documents offer differing accounts of what lead a Fulton woman and another man to allegedly steal from the memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The two "appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and were being belligerent", the incident report added. Both were charged with removing or disfiguring a tomb or monument, a felony. Read More

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Trump Pushes for Military to Pay for US-Mexico Border Wall

Trump Pushes for Military to Pay for US-Mexico Border Wall

Trump raised the funding plan with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting at the White House last Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity. Ryan offered little reaction to the idea, these people said, but senior Capitol Hill officials later said it was an unlikely prospect. President Donald Trump reportedly has a message for the troops: I want you on that wall. Read More

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Rock, Paper, Shooter: US School Arms Children With Rocks to Counter Attack

Rock, Paper, Shooter: US School Arms Children With Rocks to Counter Attack

Blue Mountain School District put a five-gallon bucket of river stones - which are smooth and used for landscaping - in the closet of every elementary, middle and high school classroom on Friday. Efforts both made public and kept secret "greatly decrease the likelihood an armed intruder could access into one of our classrooms", he said. "We wanted to provide some type of last response to an intruder rather than crawling under a desk and getting shot", Helsel said. Read More

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Orange snow blankets parts of Europe in Mars-like glow

Orange snow blankets parts of Europe in Mars-like glow

People in eastern Europe are baffled at the appearance of orange-tinted snow that has turned the mountainous regions of Ukraine, Russia , Bulgaria and Romania into a Martian surface. The Athens Observatory called it one of the largest migrations of desert sand from the Sahara to Greece they've ever witnessed, with measured concentrations the highest recorded in the last 10 years. Read More

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Yemen's Houthi rebels stage mass rally to mark 3rd year of war

Yemen's Houthi rebels stage mass rally to mark 3rd year of war

It wasn't immediately clear how the coalition would react to Sunday's attack, though the barrage marks some 90 Houthi ballistic missile launches targeting Saudi Arabia. "These aggressive actions are in blatant violation to the UN Security Resolution 2216 and 2231". The Yemen war was triggered when the Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa, in September 2014 and later advanced south, taking large swathes of the country. Read More

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Germany announces it will expel four Russian diplomats

Germany announces it will expel four Russian diplomats

Updating MPs in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said: "President Putin's regime is carrying out acts of aggression against our shared values and interests within our continent and beyond". It complained that it had received no information on the "attempted assassination of Russian citizens". British officials identified the chemical as Novichok , a nerve agent developed by Russian Federation during the Cold War . Read More

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China begins anti-dumping probe into U.S. phenol imports

China begins anti-dumping probe into U.S. phenol imports

On March 23, China unveiled a list of $3 billion worth of US goods, including pork, fruits and wine, that could be targeted with tariffs in retaliation for steel and aluminum tariffs - if negotiations fail. Last week U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans for tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese goods, in addition to import taxes on steel and aluminium. Read More

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Shopping mall blaze in Siberia kills 37

Shopping mall blaze in Siberia kills 37

Sunday was the first day of a week-long school holiday in Russian Federation. Eight kids from a school outside Kemerovo were visiting the city on an excursion with a teacher, who led them to watch a cartoon show at the shopping mall. Photo A makeshift memorial in tribute to the victims of the fire. The fire and toxic smoke forced some people to jump out of the windows to try and save their lives. Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn Personally Joined Another Antisemitic Facebook Group

Jeremy Corbyn Personally Joined Another Antisemitic Facebook Group

He officially campaigned in favour of remaining in the European Union, but the lack of enthusiasm he displayed during the 2016 referendum was unmistakable and was widely believed to be a key factor in the decision by many ordinary Labour supporters to sway towards the leave side which ultimately won a narrow victory in England and Wales but lost by a clear margin in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Read More

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N.Korea's Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China

N.Korea's Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China

Cameras from Japan's Nippon News Network showed a green train - similar to one that was used by Kim's father on his foreign trips - arriving in the Chinese capital of Beijing on Monday. "We don't know if they're necessarily true", White House deputy spokesman Raj Shah said during a regular news briefing. On the other end of the spectrum, and what North Korea might accept following a summit, is a simple temporary suspension of nuclear and missile flight testing, as Russian Federation has ... Read More

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Stars affected by violence join students' gun-reform rallies

Stars affected by violence join students' gun-reform rallies

More than 5,000 people marched in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach on Saturday, joining thousands of others across Southern California and the country , to demand stricter gun control measures. The march in Rehoboth was organized by Elyse Moore, Kathleen Schell and Sarah Healy, three moms who also grew sick and exhausted of seeing gun violence in their kids' schools after the Parkland shooting. Read More

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