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South Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women'

South Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women'

Two of five special envoys of South Korean President Moon Jae-in departed on Wednesday to partner countries to discuss pending issues and possible summits with the new tenant of South Korea's presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae. "Seoul needs to make a choice between deploying THAAD and resuming Sino-South Korean relations". Moon said he understood China's position but noted many South Korean people and businesses in China were suffering from China's apparent economic retaliation against the ...


Sweden drops rape probe against Julian Assange

Sweden drops rape probe against Julian Assange

It does not clear Assange's name, however, and some experts say it puts him into an even more precarious legal situation if the USA has - as some suspect - a sealed indictment for his arrest. Assange also lashed out at Sweden for taking seven years to investigate allegations he maintained were baseless. It is not clear if that may change now that the investigation has been dropped.



RNC chair: Comey 'would have reported it' if Trump 'crossed a line'

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press responded to Trump's suggestion to imprison members of the media, saying in a statement that it "should not intimidate the press but inspire it", according to CNBC. "Nobody knows where this really goes from here", one White House official told Politico , a Washington political news site. "We need to have immediate classified briefings on what occurred at this meeting so that Congress can at least know as much as Russian leaders", she said ...


Sweden's top prosecutor drops investigation against Wikileaks founder

Sweden's top prosecutor drops investigation against Wikileaks founder

British police were poised to arrest Assange and have him moved to Sweden to answer the case, but he has been sheltered for years by Ecuador under diplomatic immunity. Last month CIA Director Mike Pompeo called WikiLeaks a "hostile intelligence service", and Sessions, responding to a question about Assange, said the Trump administration was stepping up its efforts against all leaks of sensitive information.


Trump Lashes Out Over Russia Special Counsel

Trump Lashes Out Over Russia Special Counsel

House members and senators said Rosenstein steered clear of specifics in answering questions about his appointment of former FBI director as special counsel but made clear that Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges.



I respect special counsel appointment, but probe is a 'witch hunt'

While discussing why he fired Comey, Trump suggested that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing Comey's behavior after the director's final appearance before Congress on his own initiative. Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California said Rosenstein made clear Mueller has "carte blanche authority" in his investigation, and many members expressed confidence in Mueller, a former FBI director.