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She said he "essentially could be blackmailed" by the Russians because he apparently had lied to his bosses about his contacts with Moscow's ambassador in Washington. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, emerged in 2015 as a strident critic of the Obama administration, which fired him. And you fire the acting attorney general ― not the national security adviser? James Clapper, director of national intelligence under Obama, also testified Monday.
  • U.S. deeply concerned about Turkey's airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

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    Meanwhile, the USA said it was concerned over the Turkish strikes, as they were not coordinated with the us -led anti-terror coalition. Turkey's strikes potentially complicate the ongoing USA -led fight against the Islamic State. In a statement, the Peshmerga said that while the attack was " unacceptable ", it blamed forces from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the area and called on them to withdraw.
  • Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn

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    In apparent reaction to ex-CIA director James Clapper's testimony during Monday's Russian Federation hearing, President Donald Trump changed his Twitter profile header to reflect one of Clapper's comments. He later said that his original assessment was that there was no evidence he had seen worth including in the intelligence assessment - but Yates later said that she could not answer the question because she did not want to reveal any classified information.
  • Afghan Leader of Islamic State Group Declared Dead

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    Abdul Hasib, the head of Islamic State's (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) faction in Afghanistan, was killed on April 27, the U.S. military confirmed on Sunday, according to Reuters . IS announced it was moving into Afghanistan and Pakistan when it declared its so-called Khorasan Province (sometimes called ISIS-K) in 2015, and has since carried out a number of deadly and high-profile attacks.
  • Key questions raised following FBI Director James Comey's sacking

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    Donald Trump wrote a letter to Mr Comey informing him that was being "terminated and removed from office, effective immediately" over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. "(Trump) seizes on this moment everybody's being critical of Comey, says, 'I want to get rid of him anyway, ' and so out he goes". At the very least, their calls for an independent investigation into the matter will become deafening - and some Republicans may now be inclined to agree.
  • South Korea's new president says willing to visit rival N.Korea

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    Daniel Russel, Washington's former top diplomat for Asia, told Reuters the differences between Moon and U.S. President Donald Trump would mean inevitable friction, but "don't portend a crisis or failure" for relations. "I will do everything I can to build peace on the Korean Peninsula". Trade unionists who have been arrested and imprisoned simply for peacefully exercising their rights of expression, association, and public assembly (including protests and strikes) should have their cases ...
  • Russian Federation says Syria de-escalation deal takes effect at midnight

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    Reacting to the announcement that the "de-escalation zones" will be closed to military aircraft from the US-led coalition, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said the USA military has "not changed or altered our mission in any way". "It will be crucial to see this agreement actually improve the lives of Syrians", UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. Russia, Turkey and Iran are to enforce the zones, but Russian general staff official Col.
  • Health care mess: House takes a small step

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    Republicans pushed their healthcare restructuring through the House on a 217-213 vote, handing President Donald Trump his first major legislative success. Under the American Health Care Act (sometimes called "Trumpcare"), insurers would still be prohibited from denying coverage based on a pre-existing condition.
  • China hopes Pakistan, Afghanistan to properly address border issue

    China hopes Pakistan, Afghanistan to properly address border issue

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    The meeting also deliberated a suggestion for usage of google maps. Nafeez Zakaria Pakistani foreign minister claimed that the census workers were on the Pakistani side when attacked, General Abdul Raziq, police chief in Kandahar province said that the census was being used to hide crossing of militants from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
  • European Commission trying to bully UK: Minister

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    Donald Tusk, the European Council President, appealed for calm on both sides of the Brexit debate on Thursday. May has drawn the ire of many European leaders by taking a hard stance ahead of the negotiations, and further angered them this week by suggesting EU leaders were trying to influence an upcoming British national election - which May's party is widely predicted to win - by issuing threats about Brexit.