Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Clinton, Trump treated equally

Dianne Feinstein of California, said, "I join those who believe the action taken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation did, in fact, have an impact on the election", according to The Washington Post . Comey has forever given the world a new term for WikiLeaks' unmitigated style of unauthorized intelligence dumps: "intelligence porn". Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., peppered Comey with questions about... [Full Article...]

China says it tested new missile in north-eastern Bohai Sea

Meanwhile, the US Forces Korea on said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system, which was deployed last week in South Korea, is "operational", according to an IANS report. The announcement comes after defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said last month that China would conduct live-fire drills and test new weapons to safeguard its security in response to the THAAD rol... [Full Article...]

Russia wants quick UN vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'

He suggested that Damascus would agree only to Russian " military police " who are already on the ground, saying that "the Russian guarantor has clarified that there will be military police and observation centers". It is not yet clear how the new plan would affect flightpaths of USA -led coalition warplanes battling Islamic State militants and other radical groups - and whether the American air f... [Full Article...]

Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says

Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says The White House downplayed the situation, saying that the photographer "had to go through the same screening as a member of the USA press going through the main gate to the [White House] briefing room". Trump's national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, was sacked after it came out that he'd met with Kislyak on several occasions but hadn't disclosed the meetings. [Full Article...]

Kapil Mishra begins hunger strike, demands AAP leaders' foreign tour details

Kapil Mishra begins hunger strike, demands AAP leaders' foreign tour details On Wednesday, he went to meet Mishra to allegedly express his anger over the latter's allegations against CM Arvind Kejriwal and Jain, police said. "Today your own people are calling me corrupt and you are quiet", Annapurna wrote in her letter. [Full Article...]

International Court of Justice stays Jadhav's execution

On May 6, Prime Minister Sharif had met the army chief and both discussed the Dawn Leaks issue, among other things. The decision was taken by the Indian government following the unstated visa restrictions that were imposed after Pakistan gave capital punishment to Kulbhushan Jadhav for espionage and subversive activities in early April. [Full Article...]

Steve Harvey skips staff party after memo demanding privacy

The memo , which Feder reported was circulated to staff at the start of the current season of Harvey's talk show, was clear and direct, and the reaction to it online was mixed. And, "I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me". And if you haven't read the full memo, do yourself a favor. [Full Article...]

Labour loses overall control of Glasgow City Council

Campaign for Socialism spokesman Martyn Cook said: " Labour is being squeezed between two increasingly assertive nationalisms, neither of which is able to deliver for working people". The prime minister insisted she was not taking "anything for granted" but her party enjoyed a stunning day that was matched by a dramatic decline for Labour, which lost more than 300 seats. [Full Article...]

Texas Southern University Cancels Republican Sen. John Cornyn's Commencement Speech

Texas Southern University in Houston had scheduled Cornyn to be the keynote speaker for commencement Saturday morning. Bethune-Cookman students, alumni and political activists, angered by comments DeVos has made about historically black colleges and universities, gathered tens of thousands of signatures on petitions seeking to have the invitation to DeVos rescinded. [Full Article...]

Overblown claim on new China trade deal

Overblown claim on new China trade deal China will allow US beef exports to flow directly to the country for the first time since 2003, and the USA will take steps to authorize Chinese imports of cooked poultry. Its import market is now dominated by Brazil, Uruguay, Australia and other nations with meat that's generally cheaper than North American beef, according to the Foreign Agricultural Service. [Full Article...]

India gifts 16000 handcrafted candles to Sri Lanka

India gifts 16000 handcrafted candles to Sri Lanka It was officially recognised by the United Nations in 1999 and then Sri Lanka had played a very important role and India too had supported the Sri Lankan initiative. He also announced a series of sops for the Sri Lankans like setting up of vocational training centres, ten engineering training centres and labs to impart suitable skills, computer and science labs in plantation schools. [Full Article...]

UK's health service hit by ransomware attack

The government was working to "isolate systems which have been affected by a Ransomware cyber-attack of the kind which has also affected health trusts in NHS England", it said in a statement , adding that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon would chair an emergency meeting shortly. [Full Article...]

Russia's Top Diplomat Meets With Trump at White House

Russia's Top Diplomat Meets With Trump at White House Following the pool report, a White House official reportedly told Fabian , "On background, our official photographer and their official photographer were present, that's it". Brennan reported that Mr. Trump said Tuesday's firing of FBI Director James Comey had no influence on the meeting and the fact the president made the invitation despite the controversy shows how deeply he wants to impr... [Full Article...]

After UNESCO Jerusalem vote, Israel cuts UN funding

UNESCO's executive board has passed a resolution that criticises Israel's actions in occupied Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, despite an extended offensive effort by Tel Aviv targeting the UN's cultural agency. "Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is the third-holiest site in Islam". The Old City also houses major Christian shrines. Israeli archaeological excavations and other infrastructure projects in the... [Full Article...]

White House opens in-house movie theater to public tours

To commemorate today's opening, the White House Visitors Office passed out White House candy to children, and spoke with some of the visitors. It was built in 1942 under President Franklin Roosevelt, who asked for the cloakroom to be converted. [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar

Russia's Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar Later, Trump told the White House press pool that the meeting with Lavrov went well. Rumors and hullaballoo that Russian Federation purportedly meddles with the United States domestic affairs create "an absolutely abnormal background for development of bilateral relations", Lavrov said. [Full Article...]

USA may have dispersed equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly'

USA may have dispersed equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly' A US-led anti-Daesh coalition spokesman told reporters in Washington that the weapons would be "pointed at ISIS [Daesh]". President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the fight against the jihadists should not involve "another terrorist group". Ankara says the YPG is an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatists inside Turkey that have waged an armed campaign since 1984. Nasser Haj M... [Full Article...]

Acting FBI Director Contradicts The Media

Acting FBI Director Contradicts The Media Was he trying to intimidate Comey? McCabe was asked about the FBI's probe of Russia's meddling into the presidential election, which encompasses a number of facets that have nothing to do with the president. First he gave an interview that essentially undercut all the arguments White House officials, from Vice-President Mike Pence on down, had made to paint the Comey sacking as an operation cond... [Full Article...]

James Clapper doesn't know if there was collusion between Trump and Russia

James Clapper doesn't know if there was collusion between Trump and Russia Clapper: "Not to my knowledge". For example, on May 11 - the very day the meeting took place - Trump tweeted that "Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the USA tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election". [Full Article...]

North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a 'declaration of war'

It's the CIA's first mission centre focused on a single country. The CIA has created a dedicated unit to monitor Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs amid reignited fears that North Korea's sixth nuke test is imminent, and claims that the agency was planning a biochem attack against Kim Jong-un. [Full Article...]

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