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Merkel's conservative CDU wins key state election

However, polls ahead of the vote - the last test at the ballot box before Germany's national election on September 24 - now show the Social Democrats neck-and-neck with Merkel's Christian Democrats. FILE - In this May 8, 2017 file photo , Germany's Social Democratic Party, SPD, chairman and top candidate in the upcoming general election Martin Schulz looks up at a news conference at the party's headquarters in Berl.



Lawmakers call for Comey to testify about Flynn request

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says he is ready to use his subpoena power if that is what it takes to get access to James Comey's memos of his conversations with Donald Trump. He said he would give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week and then "if we need a subpoena we'll do it". Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who has been withholding judgment of Trump's meeting with Lavrov, said that this is now more reason for Comey, who was sacked exactly one week ago, to come testify.


Trump hopes for 'terrific' peace deal in Middle East

Trump hopes for 'terrific' peace deal in Middle East

Trump had raised eyebrows in February when he broke with long-standing USA policy of advocating a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians by saying he would accept any peace settlement, including alternatives to the two-state solution.


India moved ICJ as Jadhav's life is in danger: MEA

India moved ICJ as Jadhav's life is in danger: MEA

The Indian media on May 10 claimed that the ICJ had granted stay in Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence. India moved ICJ in the case after careful deliberations as he is in illegal detention in Pakistan and his life is under threat. Jadhav was a serving officer in the Indian Navy. "If the ICJ requests Pakistan anything about Jadhav, then the government of Pakistan will respond to it at an appropriate level", he said.


Yates Warned White House Flynn 'Could Be Blackmailed'

Yates Warned White House Flynn 'Could Be Blackmailed'

Yates' warning about Flynn capped weeks of concern among top Obama officials, former officials told the AP. He indicated Trump has not accepted her finding that Flynn may have been compromised, calling it "a little premature". Flynn's forced resignation followed media reports that he had discussed US -imposed sanctions on Russian Federation with Ambassador Kislyak, which was contrary to the public representations of the Trump White House.



Israel provided classified intel that Trump shared with Russian diplomats

Classified memos obtained by the press show Mr Trump's national intelligence briefings contain a quarter of the information presented daily to former President Barack Obama. Trump declared on Twitter Tuesday that it was his "absolute right" to share information with other countries. President Donald Trump watches Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan depart the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 .