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Acting FBI chief declines to say if Trump under investigation

President Trump told Holt that he didn't need the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Comey. "Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it", Trump said . But the Washington Post said Mr Rosenstein was deeply upset about taking the blame for the president's decision and threatened to quit. "However, President Trump's actions cost us an opportunity to get at the truth, at least for today ". Consulte Mais Informação

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Nepal to sign pact with China on One Belt, One Road initiative

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will arrive in China tomorrow to attend the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) upon the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping . The maritime road which will connect up China's southern provinces to south-east Asia and the east coast of Africa with ports and railways. "Increased trade and investments globally is on the whole positive for worldwide shipping - which accounts for 90 percent of the world's trade ", ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Focus of deadly opioid epidemic shifts to fentanyl

Focus of deadly opioid epidemic shifts to fentanyl

State officials say that direct comparisons between 2015 and 2016 aren't possible because the state's toxicology lab changed its testing protocol previous year. It's often sold on the streets in pill form and made to look like a painkiller such as Vicodin or hydrocodone. Much of the supply of fentanyl in MA was "illicitly produced" rather than being diverted from pharmaceutical supplies. Consulte Mais Informação

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Deadly storms hit several southern states

A Relief Fund/Donation account has been established by Van Zandt County to assist victims of the tornadoes. As emergency crews continue rescue and recovery efforts, Texas Gov. Forecasters had initially anticipated more widespread storms, but said early Monday afternoon that fog and low cloud cover would hold the bad weather west of the city. Consulte Mais Informação

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Acting FBI Boss To Take Comey's Place At Senate Intel Hearing

Several lawmakers questioned the timing of Comey's removal because the FBI is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, including any possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. "I want that to be so strong and so good and I want it to happen", he said. Robert Chesney at Lawfare echoes this , in an analysis after Comey's firing: "Now, what about the power to remove the Director?" In defending the decision, officials leaned heavily on a memo ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army

Israel took out a Syrian reconnaissance drone that entered its airspace late Thursday, following an overnight airstrike on a weapons warehouse near the Damascus International Airport. Pro-government site Damascus Now said the explosion was near the city's Seventh Bridge, which leads to the airport road. Israel fought a devastating war against Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah in 2006. Consulte Mais Informação

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UN chief: drought-stricken Somalia 'hangs in the balance'

UN chief: drought-stricken Somalia 'hangs in the balance'

American troops will not take a frontline role against Al-Shabab militants in Somalia despite a recent loosening of the rules of engagement by President Donald Trump, the State Department's acting deputy tells Newsweek . "It will agree a security pact which is the structure of the future Somali security forces and how the worldwide community will support it". Mr. Guterres also called for greater coordination in support of the Somali Government to build up the Somali National Army and the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Coalition: ISIS town fall 'victory' for Syria Kurdish partner

Ankara has urged Washington to take back the decision, but the Pentagon said the move will not endanger Turkey. Erdogan said he would take up the issue during a planned meeting with U.S. White said the USA prioritizes its support for the Arab elements of the SDF. Unnerved by the Kurdish advances along the border, Turkey sent troops into Syria previous year to help allied Syrian forces battle IS and block the SDF. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump's new trade rep poised to take stern stance on China

Trump's new trade rep poised to take stern stance on China

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, another Democratic trade skeptic from a manufacturing-heavy state, also intends to vote for Lighthizer, a spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost on Thursday. It was not immediately clear when the White House would begin that process. FILE - In this March 14, 2017, file photo, U.S. Trade Representative-designate Robert Lighthizer testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Consulte Mais Informação

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DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

Opponents are saying , you know, DeVos is pushing an agenda to privatize public education, that she and the Trump administration are no friends of historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs. A group of students stand and turn their backs during DeVos' speech. . "We have always been in the business of making friends, and if you don't have friends, it's very hard to raise money", he said during a news conference before the noon ceremony. Consulte Mais Informação

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