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Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Two of the instances occurred over the phone, Trump said, and one happened during a private dinner with Comey at the White House. Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question, it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be unthinkably unethical and unprofessional in this situation".


Talks under way to secure release of more kidnapped schoolgirls

Talks under way to secure release of more kidnapped schoolgirls

A cross-section of the girls. Aisha Jummai Alhassan, the minister of women affairs, told reporters on Thursday that photographs of the girls had been sent to families in Chibok for identification. Ms Alhassan said they travelled to Chibok for Christmas but upon their return to the capital said they were scared to go back to their community. The minister, who condemned insinuations that the Federal Government had been shielding the parents and the media from having access to the girls, said ...



White House Postpones Another Climate Change Meeting

On Monday, 200 global investors managing more than $15 trillion (13.7 trillion euros) in assets, urged the G7 group of rich countries, which includes the U.S., to "stand by their commitments". The agreement seeks to brake global warming by curbing fossil fuel emissions. "The same is true in many parts of Europe", he said. Three Jewish groups called on President Donald Trump to keep the United States as a signatory in the United Nations Paris climate change agreement.



Shaanxi prospers from Belt and Road development

In his view, the Belt and Road Initiative also facilitates the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism among China and relevant countries like Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and enhances the integration within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ).


Belt and Road to tap local currencies, says PBOC's deputy governor

Belt and Road to tap local currencies, says PBOC's deputy governor

Ding Xiangqun, vice president of China Development Bank, told a press conference that the majority of projects it supported generated sufficient cash flow to pay back the principal and interest. "'We're going to have to bow to their standards and if they're Chinese standards, then Chinese companies are going to have an advantage over our companies in our country, '" the former USA ambassador described officials as telling him.