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Trump Threatens to Cancel White House Press Briefings

But Trump on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that the Russian Federation investigation - which he dismissed as a "made-up story" - was also on his mind as he ousted the man overseeing the probe. While the public explanation for the firing contained in Rosenstein's memo was that Comey had mishandled the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation, reports are emerging that Trump had been angry with Comey over a number of issues, including Comey's pursuit of the ...



Comey Fired as FBI Stepped Up Russia Probe

Three U.S. officials said Comey recently asked Rosenstein for more manpower to help with the Russian Federation investigation. Sen. However several former FBI agents have come out to speak highly of Comey and said, regardless of the intent, the outcome of the sacking will lead to a "chilling effect" on the Russian Federation investigation.


Kremlin says Russia may retaliate against USA over expulsion of Russian diplomats

Kremlin says Russia may retaliate against USA over expulsion of Russian diplomats

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Russian president Vladimir Putin as well as his translator, held a media conference call on Friday. Russia and the United States realise the necessity of efforts to normalize the bilateral relations which were ruined under the previous USA administration, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said Friday.



Pakistani civilians killed in Afghan firing

State Department. On Saturday, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said his country would respond instantly and effectively to cross- border attacks by Afghan forces on the census team. On its part, Pakistan had been taking measures for the border management, but Afghanistan had taken no step in that regard, he said. On Friday afternoon, Gen Anjum pointed out, the Afghan government had requested for a ceasefire which Pakistan acceded to.


Moon's Aim to Move S. Korean Presidential Office a Security 'Headache'

Moon's Aim to Move S. Korean Presidential Office a Security 'Headache'

Instead, he was sworn in today, just a couple of hours after the country's election commission confirmed his victory. Once he becomes president, Moon will have to deal with a number of other vexing problems and relationships. Moons victory will nearly certainly slam the door shut on any military option against North Korea for the Trump administration. To realize his liberal dream of national unification, Moon will have to confront a much larger challenge than anything his predecessors ...



New S. Korea President to Defuse Tensions

Tensions have been running high with Washington calling for more sanctions and warning a military option was on the table, but Trump recently softened his posture, saying he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-Un. South Korea had to look on as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping held their respective talks with Trump. They have already felt the loss from the cooling of ties since the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ...