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Trump says he could pick FBI head by next week

Some Trump loyalists saw a calculated attempt by the president to keep changing the subject - from Comey's firing to Comey's plea to keep his job and then, on Friday, to deflect stories that said he demanded loyalty from a government official who is supposed to be staunchly independent.


Nepal: First phase of historic local-level elections begin

Nepal: First phase of historic local-level elections begin

Although major Madhesi group - the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal - has chose to boycott the first phase of polls, two other Madhesi parties - Federal Socialist Party and Madhesi Peoples Forum Democratic - would participate in the polls. The first phase of voting in half of the Himalayan nation on Sunday has been mostly peaceful. It was diffused without incident. The election is to take place in two phases owing to fears of election-related violence in four remaining southern provinces, with ...


USA arming Kurdish Syria fighters unacceptable, shouts Turkey

USA arming Kurdish Syria fighters unacceptable, shouts Turkey

The Arab-Kurdish alliance accepted ISIL's surrender to protect civilians and the dam, it said, adding "the coalition tracked fleeing fighters and targeted those that could be safely hit". "The supply of arms to the YPG is unacceptable ", he said. Washington is trying to provide Turkey assurances. Both Washington and Brussels classify the PKK as a terror group but do not regard the YPG as such.



Trump blasts Comey, acting FBI chief contradicts president

The White House has faced a lot of questions about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and it hasn't been able to keep its answers straight. "He's a showboat , he's grandstander , the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been in turmoil", he said.


Flynn kept security clearance post warning of Russian Federation blackmail risk

Flynn kept security clearance post warning of Russian Federation blackmail risk

The conversation took place two days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Mr Flynn about those contacts. Mr Flynn was sacked by the Trump administration for lying over his links to Russian Federation. Trump repeatedly has said he has no ties to Russia and isn't aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian interference in the election. After nearly four months since former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates' warning to the White House regarding the lies of then ...