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Fired by Trump, former acting AG to testify on Russian Federation

Fired by Trump, former acting AG to testify on Russian Federation

Yates, a longtime federal prosecutor and Obama administration holdover, was sacked January 31 by Trump after refusing to defend the administration's travel ban. Flynn, a retired general once seen as a potential Trump vice president, has emerged as a central figure in the Russian probes. Trump has called it "a witch hunt" by the media and the Democrats, and even encouraged Flynn to seek immunity in exchange for his testimony.



Pakistan signs nearly $500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

New Delhi is not likely to send anyone, a source had told IANS earlier. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion (96.25 billion pounds) on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world.



Seoul delegates to China's forum arrive, N. Korean counterparts due

The National Election Commission said Moon, who vows to make peace with North Korea, received 41.08% of the votes. Moreover, although Trump has used some tough rhetoric when it comes to North Korea and its leader, the US government has wavered multiple times on the matter.



Trump to move quickly to replace Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Spicer also said Trump's tweet this morning was not meant as a threat to Comey not to speak to the media. At the same time , Justice Department officials were beginning the first day of interviews for candidates to replace James B. Aides said Trump does not believe his team gave contradictory stories about his decision to fire Comey , despite the fact that the White House's explanation changed dramatically over a 48-hour period.



Hamas elects Ismail Haniya as new political chief

Egypt's state-run media have repeatedly accused Hamas of collaborating with militants in Egypt, a charge the group always denies. Led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah in recent weeks has been pushing the group to make significant concessions in Gaza .


South Korea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

South Korea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

The JCS said, "Our military is maintaining a full defense posture, closely monitoring the North Korean military's move". U.S. President Donald Trump "cannot imagine Russian Federation is pleased" with North Korea's latest missile test on Sunday, as it landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan, the White House said in a statement.