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Meanwhile, questions continue to swirl around Trump's dismissal of Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into Trump campaign aides' contacts with Russian Federation and whether there was any collusion in the alleged meddling of the 2016 United States election by Moscow.
  • India skips China's Belt and Road Forum summit ceremony

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    Sharif also attended a presentation made by China's National Energy Administration (NEA) on the construction of Bhasha Dam, a project which he said is of critical importance for the future of Pakistan. The 3,000 km long project connecting Pakistan's deep-water port Gwadar and China's Xinjiang wll become the naval base. He said the two countries should strengthen cooperation on areas including anti-terrorism and security, and enhance coordination on major global and regional affairs.
  • North Korea-Malaysia game to be played in Pyongyang

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    Kim Hak Song is now the tenth American to be detained by North Korea's current leader, Kim Jong-un. The university said in a statement that Kim was carrying out agricultural development work with the school's agricultural farm. "The security of US citizens is one of the Department's highest priorities ", it was said in a statement. - American tourist Otto Warmbier was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion.
  • Deputy White House Press Secretary Gives Briefing in Wake of Comey Firing

    Deputy White House Press Secretary Gives Briefing in Wake of Comey Firing

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    Clearly, this was going to be a hard night for White House press secretary Sean Spicer. But the revelation intensified the pressure on the White House from both political parties to explain the motives behind Comey's stunning ouster. And the big question, one source said, is whether it's temporary or permanent. Chris Coons - this is his quote, direct quote - 'I have no hard evidence of collusion.' [National Intelligence] Director [James] Clapper, 'Not to my knowledge.' Sen.
  • China pledges Dollars 124 bln for Silk Road, terms it project of

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    The AIIB has provided $1.7 billion dollars of loans for nine projects in Belt and Road participating countries, reports the People's Daily. Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif, his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among the world leaders who attended the high-profile meeting.
  • Blue House: South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi

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    North Korea is approaching the capability to threaten America with a nuclear-tipped missile. He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". Moon's aides say he will commute from his home for the first few days as workers finish furnishing the Blue House residential space for him. Beijing's displeasure over THAAD has reportedly been felt by South Korean businesses, particularly Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate that signed off on a land swap deal with ...
  • Trump on Russian Federation allegations

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    Henry Kissinger's presence in the Oval Office today suggests that there is some effort underway to keep the US national-security establishment focused on the big picture and the endgame, rather than crafting policy in response to the cable-news crawl and comedy shows.
  • Macron to be sworn in as French president

    Macron to be sworn in as French president

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    He said he hoped to restore French values and applauded voters for resisting the wave of populism in choosing him over his rival, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, in his landslide victory a week ago. In his inauguration speech, Macron vowed to support French people and businesses. Macron has already forged close ties with European Union anchor nation Germany, and will head for Berlin on Monday to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel and ram home the message that the bloc is resilient despite ...
  • New French leader Macron sworn in with pledge to fight terror

    New French leader Macron sworn in with pledge to fight terror

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    REUTERS/Patrick Kovarik/Pool French President-elect Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the handover ceremony with outgoing President Francois Hollande (not pictured) at the Elysee Palace In Paris , France, May 14, 2017. Macron is convinced that the French people will hand him another victory. An inspection of troops behind the palace will be followed by the 21 gun salute, and the new president will leave the Elysee through a gate topped by a gilded cockerel - a creature symbolic of France ...
  • US President Donald Trump considering 11 candidates to replace James Comey

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    The man who took over as acting FBI director, Andrew McCabe, sidestepped a question during a Senate hearing on Thursday on whether he ever heard Comey tell Trump that the president was not the subject of investigation. One of the main questions Feinstein wanted to be discussed in the committee's public hearings is that "whether the FBI director was sacked to disrupt an investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election".
  • Djokovic upbeat despite yet another setback in Madrid

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    The Spaniard showed a flawless performance in front of his adoring fans in the semifinals of the contest on Saturday. Djokovic won the last meeting between the pair in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters exactly a year ago, and Nadal had not beaten the 12-time grand slam victor since the 2014 French Open final.
  • Comey says he will not dwell on dismissal

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    But McCabe says the claim is not accurate. Trump said Comey wanted to have the dinner because he wanted to stay on in the job. "And it has been the greatest privilege and honour of my professional life to work with him". Former FBI agents said such a statement by the director would be all but unthinkable. The president in effect has told the American public, "Move on, folks, nothing to see here", and fired the man who was investigating him and his campaign.