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Comey fired: Why might Trump have axed FBI chief?

While the two had dinner Trump "made small talk about the election" and the size of his crowd at his rallies. Both are monumental tasks, and while Congress can act with due speed when it wishes, its chambers are paralysed by gridlock. "And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey , taken steps to make that happen", she added. While Comey turned down a request to testify this coming Tuesday, a "close associate" of Comey's did tell The New York Times he is willing to go ...



Trump Today: President calls Comey a 'grandstander' as firing controversy rages on

Mr. Trump told NBC nobody from the White House asked Comey to drop the investigation. "All I can tell you is, well I know what, I know that I'm not under investigation. In an interview with the Economist, Trump said he came up with the expression "prime the pump", referring to it during a discussion of his tax plan.


US To Arm Kurds In Syria, Despite Turkish Opposition

US To Arm Kurds In Syria, Despite Turkish Opposition

Tabqa had served as a base for IS's foreign fighters and for planning operations in other countries since the militants lost other territories in northern Syria. Next week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Trump at the White House. The presence of the group has caused tension between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members the United States and Turkey and stoked concerns that differences over the aims and activities of the Kurdish fighters could undermine the battle ...



United States hands Arctic Council gavel over to Finland

On May 11, Tillerson added his signature to a document endorsed by seven nations bordering the Arctic during a council meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. The accomplishments of the Council during the U.S. Chairmanship (2015-2017) include projects like the Circumpolar Local Environmental Observer Network, Marine Protected Areas Network Toolbox: Area-based conservation measures and ecological connectivity, and a series of health-related projects aimed at improving the health and mental wellness of ...