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Trump contradicts official White House line on Comey firing

Trump contradicts official White House line on Comey firing

TRUMP: Oh, I was going to fire regardless of recommendation. On Thursday, he practically bragged about his authority to do so, presenting Congress and the judicial system with its first true test-pushing the bounds of his authoritarianism into unchartered, and potentially impeachable, territory.



UK hospitals report tech problems in possible cyberattack

The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the US National Security Agency and later leaked to the internet. Microsoft has released fixes for vulnerabilities and related tools disclosed by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has repeatedly published alleged NSA software code.



Pentagon: Trump's Military Aid To Kurds Will Be 'Closely Monitored'

Military aid to Kurdish elements fighting the Islamic State will be "closely monitored" and won't include anti-air weapons, according to the Pentagon Thursday. John Dorrian. "The secretary reiterated USA commitment to protecting our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally", read a State Department statement .


UK's Labour Party Backs Rights for EU Citizens in Brexit Deal

UK's Labour Party Backs Rights for EU Citizens in Brexit Deal

He also criticised Theresa May for saying that no deal is better than a bad deal, adding that it was "shameful" that the Prime Minister had resisted Labour's attempts to resolve the UK's migration policies for European Union nationals. Her visit is timely, with Labour on the back foot over its plans for Brexit and an opinion poll suggesting her Conservatives are on track to win a majority of parliamentary seats in Wales for the first time in more than 100 years.


Trump eyes mutually-beneficial ties with Russian Federation, says Lavrov

Trump eyes mutually-beneficial ties with Russian Federation, says Lavrov

White House officials confirmed the meeting only after news of Comey's dismissal emerged on Tuesday evening. The White House was blindsided that the photo ended up on social media - and was used by Russian Federation to troll the US. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shake hands before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.



Central Intelligence Agency establishes unit focused on North Korea threat

This is because: North Korea will not relinquish its nuclear program for any price, the economic sanctions placed on it by the UN Security Council have had minimal impact in compelling North Korea's denuclearization, and military options for denuclearising North Korea carry unacceptably high risks of a disastrous cascade to full-scale war.