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Reuters reported Friday that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak previous year, including two phone calls between April and November. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the continuing investigation, said former staff members had been instructed to cooperate with the committee's inquiry.
  • Syria said to be aim of reported back channel

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    Pressed repeatedly on the matter during a news conference on Saturday that was kept off camera at the White House's insistence, McMaster also said he was not "involved with or have any knowledge of" any attempt on Kushner's part to set up backchannel communications with Moscow.
  • Reports swirling about Kushner and back channel with Russia

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    Kushner has acknowledged meeting during the transition with the Russian ambassador to Washington , but Reuters , citing seven current and former usa officials, reported Friday that Kushner had several previously undisclosed contacts with Russia's ambassador - including two phone calls between April and November of 2016.
  • Germany not a fan of US bilateral deals idea

    Germany not a fan of US bilateral deals idea

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    Recalling that the summit had been destined for his native Florence, Renzi said "we chose to move it when, during an global meeting, some leader made one too many quips about Sicily, on its stereotypes and prejudices". The rift is one of several emerging disagreements between Trump and other world leaders, who are gathering at a cliffside resort here for the first summit of the new US President's tenure.
  • Raikkonen on pole in Monaco, Ricciardo 5th

    Raikkonen on pole in Monaco, Ricciardo 5th

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    By then, Raikkonen had clocked a 1:12.231 to leap half a second clear of Verstappen at the front until Vettel slotted into second on his second run. The team sorted out the problem for Bottas, but not for Hamilton. "It was a good start into the weekend - now let's let that sink in and see that we keep the tension until Sunday".
  • South Korea Fires Warning Shots as Suspected North Korean Drone Crosses Border

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    US President Donald Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible and that all options are on the table, but that he wants to resolve the crisis diplomatically. The nominee for South Korean prime minister on Tuesday offered conditional talks with North Korea as the U.N. Security Council is prepared to hold a session on how to deal with Pyongyang's latest missile launch.
  • Kofi Annan says Trump should talk to Iran

    Kofi Annan says Trump should talk to Iran

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    But even under the " moderate " Rouhani , Iran is striking a defiant pose, vowing to continue the country's missile-building efforts regardless of sanctions by the United States and the West. Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran? Mr Qassemi added that the U.S. and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promotes "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism".
  • More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican parade

    More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican parade

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    Several labor unions rallied in Manhattan to support the decision to honor Lopez Rivera, who fought to liberate Puerto Rico from the US. The Coca-Cola Co. New Jersey-based Latin American food producer Goya Foods, also pulled out of the event, citing business needs. The 74-year-old has thousands of supporters who see him as a political prisoner, jailed for seeking independence for Puerto Rico, a US territory.
  • Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

    Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

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    Following three days of private debate among G7 leaders in Taormina, Sicily , President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would be proroguing his decision on the Paris Agreement until next week. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not". There is no evidence that money has begun to "pour in" - and countries do not pay the USA or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation directly.
  • North Korea's latest missile test called 'substantial advance'

    North Korea's latest missile test called 'substantial advance'

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    Kim warned that the USA should not misjudge the reality that its mainland and operations in the Pacific region are in North Korea's "sighting range for a strike and that it has all-powerful means for a retaliatory strike", it added. It's not the "perfect weapon" the North Koreans claim, but the latest test represents a significant advance for Kim Jung Un and his nuclear weapons program.
  • Manchester bomber's brother aware of attack plans, says Libyan security force

    Manchester bomber's brother aware of attack plans, says Libyan security force

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    Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters it was very clear they were investigating what he called "a network ". The following roads are now closed - Mancunian Way, Limby street and Jackson Street. Separately, a Turkish official told The Associated Press that Abedi travelled through Istanbul and Duesseldorf on his way to Britain. Asked if the U.S.
  • Sean Spicer Missing in Action During Vatican Visit

    Sean Spicer Missing in Action During Vatican Visit

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    Does that look like two influential figures who agree on every issue on the planet? The Vatican said it hopes for collaboration in the areas of healthcare, education and assistance to immigrants, topics that Pope Francis may have touched on during his 30-minute meeting with the US president.