• Liveblog: Senate Intel Committee's Section 702 Hearing
Liveblog: Senate Intel Committee's Section 702 Hearing

In what amounted to a dress rehearsal for Thursday's highly anticipated hearing with fired FBI Director James Comey , current officials - Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe - repeatedly declined to talk at...

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  • Theresa May to carry on as British PM
Theresa May to carry on as British PM

Donald Tusk , the former Polish premier who will oversee the process as chair of European Union national leaders' summits, also stressed there was "no time to lose" and a need for London and Brussels to cooperate to minimise disruption for people, businesses and governments across Europe when Britain walks out in 22 months.

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  • Trump won't say if tapes exist; would testify under oath about Comey
Trump won't say if tapes exist; would testify under oath about Comey

In his written testimony submitted to the committee, Comey had reported that he was left alone with the President, and Trump said , "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". "And so that", Comey said, "gave me a queasy feeling". "That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election they shouldn't hav...

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  • Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails end hunger strike: Israel Prisons Service
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails end hunger strike: Israel Prisons Service

There were around 7000 Palestinians held in prisons by Israeli authorities by the end of 2016. At around 5 a.m., after negotiations and a lot of pressure in the Ashkelon prison, Barghouti and his team agreed to end the strike, Akram Al-Ayasa, spokesman for the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, said.

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  • Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist
Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisc., claimed on Thursday that Republicans would not be calling for the impeachment of a Democratic president if they had been accused of the same indiscretions as Trump . Comey called those "lies, plain and simple". Earlier in his press conference, Trump said he was "happy" with parts of Comey's testimony, incl...

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  • Biafra sit-at-home: Onitsha shut down, partial compliance in Abakaliki
Biafra sit-at-home: Onitsha shut down, partial compliance in Abakaliki

Calls for independence never disappeared even after the 30-month civil war, which left more than one million dead, majority Igbos, mainly from starvation and disease. He dismissed stories making the round that her members would clamp down on anybody who tried to do any business or open shops today, stressing that "we are not going to harass anybody...

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  • Israel 'not ready' for peace
Israel 'not ready' for peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to "preserve" and "strengthen" Israel's settlement enterprise during a Wednesday ceremony at the Israeli Knesset to mark the Gregorian calendar's 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. It will house some 300 settlers evicted in February from another settlement called Amona. At Monday's event, Netanyahu sa...

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  • Charges Filed In Oakland Ghost Ship Fire
Charges Filed In Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

The attorney also accused Derick Almena of holding profit concerts at the warehouse despite not having a valid license, Boston Globe reported . Almena - the eccentric patriarch of the underground artist collective - lived at the Ghost Ship with his wife and children and rented out the building for the December 2 party.

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  • Further arrests made by police investigating Manchester Arena terror attack
Further arrests made by police investigating Manchester Arena terror attack

A MAN has been arrested and another property is being searched in connection to the Manchester terror attack. Police said officers were examining the link between the 24-year-old suspect and the Micra. CCTV images have been released showing Abedi hauling a blue suitcase in the days leading up to the bombing. Six other people had been arrested...

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  • Syrian army, allies reach Iraqi border - pro-govt commander
Syrian army, allies reach Iraqi border - pro-govt commander

The area is seen as crucial to Assad's Iranian allies and could open an overland supply route from Tehran to Iraq, Syria and Lebanon - a major concern to US allies in the region. military, following a ceasefire agreement last month. State news agency SANA, citing a military source, said that "army units in cooperation with allies managed to a...

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  • Trump Looms Over Georgia Race, Even As Candidates Rarely Speak His Name
Trump Looms Over Georgia Race, Even As Candidates Rarely Speak His Name

Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel tangled over numerous same big-ticket policy items that dominated last year's presidential contest, from terrorism to health care and campaign finance. But she says Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey was warranted. On the Democratic side, the leading outside spender is the NRCC's counterp...

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  • Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russian Federation investigation
Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russian Federation investigation

News accounts say neither NSA Director Mike Rogers nor the director of national intelligence , Dan Coats , complied with the president's request. KING: What you feel isn't relevant, admiral. "There is a series of questions and I think some confusion about the timing of Mr. Rosenstein's memos and some of the circumstances around the firing o...

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  • Philippine casino gunman identified, not a terrorist, police say
Philippine casino gunman identified, not a terrorist, police say

He fired shots and set alight gambling tables. He was a former employee of the Department of Finance, working as a tax specialist, the police and the finance agency said. "The hotel has to explain to us, bakit walang mga exit kaagad (why is there no immediate exit)", he said. The President arrived at 11:10 p.m.at Veronica Memorial Chapel, where...

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  • Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Manuel Noriega's wife, Felicidad Sieiro de Noriega, and the couple's three daughters, Thays Noriega, Sandra Noriega, and Lorena Noriega are survived by him. As a result, Noriega has been accused of turning Panama into a " narco-state " or " narco-kleptocracy ", running a government so corrupt that following his extradition from the United Stat...

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  • Jeff Sessions Reportedly Offered to Resign Amidst Growing Discord with Trump
Jeff Sessions Reportedly Offered to Resign Amidst Growing Discord with Trump

A special counselor is now investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials and possible interference in last year's presidential election. A spokesperson for Sessions has declined to comment for several national media stories on the offer to resign . Two days before former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify...

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  • UN Rights Chief Calls For End Of Israeli Occupation
UN Rights Chief Calls For End Of Israeli Occupation

Haley has won applause from the Israeli government for pledging to stand up to what she has termed "Israel-bashing" at the United Nations . Later in the day, Haley stressed that the US doesn't "seek to leave the Human Rights Council". Bush . Haley reiterated USA concerns about what she termed the council's "chronic anti-Israel bias", epitomize...

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  • A 'weak' United Kingdom negotiating partner 'bad' for Brexit talks
A 'weak' United Kingdom negotiating partner 'bad' for Brexit talks

Anything other than a single party government means another delay in Brexit negotiations. The UK must be seen to remain open for business, with a government committed to supporting enterprise. "The terms of us leaving are so much more up for grabs than they were before", he said. Fresh from leading her Scottish Conservatives to unexpected s...

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  • Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan
Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan

British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election , dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU. In a letter to the PM congratulating her on her reappointment, he said the two-year time frame set out under Art...

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  • Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq
Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the comments on the attack in Tehran a day earlier "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. Trump's statement is "counter-productive and further narrows the opportunity for engagement between the USA and Iran on countering a common enemy", said Ellie Geranmayeh, senior fellow with th...

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  • Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar

In the backdrop of severed ties with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates has banned its citizens from expressing sympathy towards the former, punishing "offenders" with a jail term of up to 15 years. In a series of tweets on Monday morning, Trump not only appeared to be siding with Saudi Arabia, he also he seemed to be taking credit for triggering ...

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