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In another development, the Washington Post reported that a current White House official is a "significant person of interest " in the investigation into alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Ric Spooner, a market strategist at CMC Markets, said: "While investors will be relieved that yesterday's selling looks unlikely to be repeated today, it's too early to assume yesterday was a one-day wonder".
  • S. Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

    S. Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

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    North Korea has made no secret of the fact that it is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the US mainland and has ignored calls to halt its nuclear and missile programs, even from China , its lone major ally. This is the first time a US president received a South Korean special envoy in the Oval Office, and the unexpected attendance of Trump's son-in-law Kushner in the meeting was also seen as a sign of respect for the Seoul delegation.
  • Russia probe biggest 'witch hunt in history'

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    If the special prosecutor were to find evidence of objectionable but otherwise legal behaviour, Zeidenberg wrote, "the public would remain entirely in the dark". Washington's focus now turns to Mueller, and how he will conduct the FBI investigation into the alleged Russian involvement in the campaign. The House and Senate intelligence committees are looking into Russian interference in last year's election as well as any coordination that Trump officials may have had with Russian officials.
  • Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

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    A timeline recently passed out to members of Congress said that because the operation would not be executed until after Trump was in office, Rice asked for Trump to sign off on it, but Flynn said to wait, and he ultimately rejected the plan, reports McClatchy's Vera Bergengruen .
  • Firing FBI chief eases 'great pressure' from probe

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    In a statement in response, White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not deny the report , but said Mr Comey had created "unnecessary pressure" on the US' ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation. 'Notwithstanding my personal affection for Director Comey, I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader, ' Rosenstein said. But the president undercut that argument a day later, telling NBC News, "When I chose to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian ...
  • New sanctions on Venezuela officials upcoming

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    Anti-Semitic rhetoric was often employed by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez , Maduro's political godfather, to deflect criticism from the country's deep financial crisis and charges of corruption. "We haven't really seen a problem like that.in decades, in terms of the kind of violence that we're witnessing", Trump told a joint news conference with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos .
  • Rouhani leads Iranian presidential race

    Rouhani leads Iranian presidential race

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    Rouhani has urged the Revolutionary Guards not to meddle in the vote in an effort to avoid a repeat of 2009's months of nationwide protests, which erupted amid suspicions that the Guards had falsified voting results in favour of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • Trump calls Russian Federation probe 'single greatest witch hunt' in U.S. history

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is mocking USA news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Trump as saying. The general feeling among Colorado lawmakers, however, was that Mueller's appointment was welcome and necessary. But a New York Times report published this afternoon has uncovered an entirely new reason last week's White House chat is turning into one of the most ...
  • White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation

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    The New York Times reported Friday that Trump told the Russians that recently fired FBI Director James Comey was a "nut job" whose ouster relieved "great pressure" on him. "This renewed my confidence that we should not have confidence in this administration", Moulton said. Mr Rosenstein said, although he was personally fond of Mr Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader".
  • 'Single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history:' Trump

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    Mueller will tell us what we can get", Graham said , referring to former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who Rosenstein appointed as special counsel on Wednesday. The memo focuses on Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, particularly the FBI director's decision to divulge details to the public at various junctures.