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Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

K.T. McFarland gave President Trump fake information. Flynn had been forced to resign after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his contacts with Russian Envoy Sergey Kislyak. Comey "was doing what we tell people to do", said this former official. They realized that selecting such a high official would in some ways validate the story, but they wanted to establish a credible witness account exonerating the president from wrongdoing ― before ...


Trump acknowledges 'facts' shared with Russian envoys during White House meeting

Trump acknowledges 'facts' shared with Russian envoys during White House meeting

The president took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend his actions in the face of intense criticism, including from some of his fellow Republicans. Comey, who was leading a probe into possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation, was sacked as Federal Bureau of Investigation director a day before the White House meeting last week.



U.S. appeals court grills lawyers on Trump's revised travel ban

A lot of them had to do with what the president has said on this issue and whether or not the judges should consider that in context. The Trump administration says the temporary ban on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries - Iran , Syria , Sudan , Libya , Somalia and Yemen - is motivated by national security concerns, an area where United States presidents have wide powers.



China to hold second 'Silk Road' summit in two years time

China's Finance Ministry, the World Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the Asian Development Bank signed a memorandum of mutual understanding on cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative. On Sunday, Xi pledged $124 billion to the plan, and called for abandoning old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. "Connectivity initiatives must follow principles of financial responsibility to avoid projects that would create unsustainable debt burden for ...


Erdogan congratulates Turkish athletes who won Baku 2017 gold medals

Erdogan congratulates Turkish athletes who won Baku 2017 gold medals

Pakistan team will face Turkey on Monday in the final. Pakistan will play Turkey for the gold medal in the final of men's tennis at Islamic Games. Khalil Akhtar, who yesterday won a bronze medal for Pakistan in shooting competition, failed to finish on the podium in men's 25m fire pistol event today.



Trump vows to work for Israeli-Palestinian peace

However, there have been no serious negotiations since gaps widened with the 2009 election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister. The senior adviser, however, said that Trump's invitation to Abbas was a good starting point between the Palestinian Authority and the new U.S.