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Trump wants to remove security clearance of ex-intel chiefs


White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that the president is "exploring the mechanisms" to strip clearance from former CIA director John Brennan , along with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Jim Comey, former national intelligence director James Clapper and others. Read More »

Trump calls Russian election meddling claims "big hoax"


President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us "and you will suffer" Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia NYT's Haberman: Trump "often tells the truth" MORE early Monday blasted the "Fake Dirty Dossier " used in part to obtain surveillance warrants on former campaign aide Carter Page . Read More »

Trump says he 'gave up nothing' at meeting with Putin


In an interview on "This Week", ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Rep. Adam Schiff , D-Calif., "Just bluntly, do you believe he is compromised by Vladimir Putin? ". "I think he's said it about 1,000 times". The protests started Monday when protesters described their actions as "greeting" Trump on his return from Helsinki, where he met with Vladimir Putin behind closed doors. Read More »

Trump attacks Michael Cohen over 'Playboy model payment tape'


On the tape, Trump can be heard urging Cohen to make sure he properly documents the agreement to buy the rights and urges him to use a check - rather than cash - to keep a record of the transaction, the person said. The special master in the case against Cohen allowed only a portion of the documents seized to be withheld from investigators under that privilege. Davis said "any attempt at spin can not change what is on the tape". Read More »

UK to set out more details of Brexit plans on Tuesday-minister


The White Paper seeks to keep the United Kingdom in a single market for goods, with a separate trade deal on services and a new treaty on security and defence co-operation. She added: "I want to see the Assembly and the Executive back, taking decisions on behalf of all of the people of Northern Ireland". While May is trying to convince Brussels to make concessions on Northern Ireland, she is also trying to shore up support in her Conservative Party after her white paper proposals sparked ... Read More »

The Atlantic: Against the US, Putin's Russian Federation has an advantage - weakness


Barletta also has said he expects Trump will campaign for him in Pennsylvania and marshal "a lot" of money from donors to help him. That's why I'm glad he came back the next day and sort of walked that back. Asked whether Barletta thinks Trump went too soft on Putin or whether Barletta agrees with Trump that Mueller's probe of Russian interference is a "witch hunt", Barletta's campaign didn't answer. Read More »

1.7 million displaced Syrians to return to their country soon


We do everything possible to prevent it. Iran and Russian Federation have formed a strong alliance in recent years, with both supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's legitimate government against foreign-backed militancy. Alexander Lavrentiev, for his part, said "Russian government will continue to cooperate in the fight against terrorism until stability and security is reached in the whole Syria". Read More »

Record Heat Broils Japan. Beware Of "Cruelly Hot Weather", Officials Warn


The previous record was set on August 12, 2013, when the temperature reached 41 C in Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture. In Tokyo, the temperature reached a high of 40.8 degrees Celsius in Ome, said the weather agency. Millions were forced to evacuate due to floods and landslides, with most of the 200 people who have died coming from the Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures. Read More »

Trader Joe's shooting suspect was feuding with grandma


Some inside the supermarket climbed out windows as scores of police and firefighters and 18 ambulances converged on the scene and prepared for mass casualties. The suspect barricaded himself inside the supermarket with an unknown number of people, but was taken into custody "without incident", according to police. Read More »

Gunmen ambush and kill 11 taxi drivers in South Africa


Taxis are the most popular form of transport in South Africa and violence between rival associations over lucrative routes has plagued the country for years. Two others escaped without injury. Ten people were reportedly killed in deadly clashes between taxi groups in western city of Cape Town in May. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. Read More »

Memorial service held for victims of deadly duck boat accident


Somehow I managed to get to the boat. The Coleman family before the duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri, that left nine of them dead. A grieving mother whose nine relatives died in the Missouri duck boat disaster heard her sister-in-law shout "grab the baby!" before a huge wave struck the vessel. Read More »

Weather: Stormy Saturday night on tap with heavy rain, winds


Fri: High: 88 Low: 68 Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Winds will be out of the west to southwest. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. TONIGHT | Passing showers, otherwise mainly cloudy with areas of fog. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s. This upper-level disturbance will keep rain chances in our forecast on Sunday and Monday , however, development will be most likely over our eastern counties. Read More »

Threaten America again and you'll pay, Trump tells Iran


President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran's president, warning him of dire consequences as the USA intensifies its campaign against the Islamic republic. The move was harshly criticized by Iran . The already tense relationship was further strained earlier this year when Trump announced the USA would be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. Read More »

Top intelligence official says he meant no disrespect to Trump


Speaking to Howard Kurtz on Fox News' "Media Buzz" on Sunday, Spicer said that Trump had admitted to fumbling his words when he appeared to side with Putin and cast doubts on USA intelligence conclusions about Russian meddling, but added that Trump in the past had spoken very clearly about Russian hacking. Read More »

At least 9 injured after shooting in busy Toronto neighbourhood


Multiple people have reportedly been shot in the Canadian city of Toronto. Witnesses say they heard more than a dozen shots ring out in what is a busy restaurant strip about 10pm local time (12.30pm AEST). Witnesses in the area reported hearing shots fired near the Brass Taps Pizza Pub. Toronto police said a shooting took place along Danforth Avenue near Logan Avenue. Read More »

Police name gunman charged with murder in Trader Joe's siege


CNN quoted police as saying there was a possible hostage situation at the store after a suspect who was being pursued by law enforcement crashed his vehicle and ran inside. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to LAPD officials, who said the woman had been " struck by gunfire ". Heavily armed officers in riot gear stood along the side of the store and used mirrors to look inside as hostage negotiators tried to coax the man into freeing his 40 to 50 hostages and surrendering. Read More »

Top Intel Official Says He Meant No Disrespect to Trump

Coats issued a rare statement yesterday rebutting the president's Monday comments during a press conference with Putin doubting the findings of the intelligence community on Russian election interference. Both sides claim to be in compliance with these limits, though Russian Federation has contested claims with respect to some specifics on the United States side, saying they have no way to verify how some USA submarines are being used. Read More »

'It's not too late to save Brexit', Johnson tells United Kingdom parliament


British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to stick to her plan to negotiate the closest possible trade ties with the EU. With a little more than eight months to go before Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, May's government, parliament, the public and businesses remain deeply divided over what form Brexit should take. Read More »

UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal


Last month, Rees-Mogg said: "The payment of money has to be conditional on a free-trade deal and the agreement must say that". The Sinn Féin leader said that the British government is attempting to use the border issue as its "Trojan horse" to advance its own negotiating position on the single market. Read More »

FBI Releases Carter Page FISA Warrant Applications


The October, 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court named Carter Page , a former foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, according to the documents published late Saturday by The New York Times . Last week, a federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016 , in the most detailed U.S. Read More »

Hungary's Orban pledges 'zero tolerance' for anti-Semitism in Israel visit


The two men greeted each other warmly in Jerusalem, but Orban faced a somewhat tougher audience later when he met Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who warned against "neo-fascism". During Orban's visit, his deputy Zsolt Semjen will visit Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, under Palestinian Authority control in the occupied West Bank. Read More »

Rouhani warns Trump ‘war with Iran is the mother of all wars’

In May, Trump announced that the United States is pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and reimposing tough sanctions. demands all countries end imports of Iranian oil by November 4 as part of its new policy towards Tehran after Washington unilaterally pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known colloquially as the Iran nuclear deal . Read More »

Iran's president warns Trump of 'mother of all wars' if provoked


Iran's power is deterrent and we have no fight or war with anybody but the enemies must understand well that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace. Europe is opposed to the move and has vowed to find ways of maintaining its trade ties with Iran , which under the deal curbed its nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of sanctions. Read More »

Macron's aide put on compulsory leave for hitting protester


While he faces questions over the assault, prosecutors said on Friday that he is also facing charges of impersonating a police officer. The Elysee Palace said that Alexandre Benalla, 26, would be dismissed after "new elements" emerged in the case, namely that he is suspected of unlawfully receiving police surveillance footage in a bid to clear his name. Read More »

Jersey photographer's image marks Prince George's birthday

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has released an official birthday picture to mark Prince George's fifth birthday. The future king is likely to spend the weekend celebrating his big day, which falls on Sunday, with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . Read More »

The Latest Gun Violence Victim Was a Father of Two Parkland Survivors


He was taken by paramedics to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. A 19-year-old man identified as Tyrone Fields Jr. was arrested on Friday, a day after the sheriff's office released the surveillance video.A statement from the sheriff's office says Fields "faces one count of murder and a robbery with firearm charge". Read More »