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Portuguese balladeer wins Eurovision 2017

Portuguese balladeer wins Eurovision 2017

Portugal's Salvador Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet strings and a piano in Saturday night's extravaganza, which was watched by millions around the world. This year's contestant however, Yuliya Samoylova, was banned from competing by Ukraine because she had toured in Crimea after Russia's 2014 annexation of the peninsula.



Rosenstein tight-lipped about Comey firing

The Washington Post reported that the federal investigation of possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has designated a current White House official as a "significant person of interest", according to sources familiar with the matter.



Boeing scrambles to save big Canada fighter jet deal

Boeing and Canada are in talks over the purchase of 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighters this year or in early 2018. "This action is being taken against Bombardier's pricing practices, which are illegal and aggressive". The latest trade dispute came as the Trump administration announced it had begun the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 1993 trade pact which binds the United States, Canada and Mexico but which President Donald Trump has branded a 'disaster'.



Trump Says He Faces 'Witch Hunt,' Special Counsel 'Hurts the Country'

The report did not name the adviser. Overall, presidents typically get far more credit or blame for the state of the economy than they deserve, economists say. Perhaps Mueller's involvement will bring an end to the pattern of President Donald Trump beginning the day's news coverage with an alarming and disruptive tweet, followed by the usual Democratic punditry and all-too-regular leaks.



Iranian MPs to Weigh Response to New US Sanctions

The dual announcement of the sanction waivers and new measures could conceivably have some impact on voting intentions. Jones said the Treasury Department is imposing new sanctions on Iranian defense officials, an Iranian entity, and a China-based network that supplied missile-applicable items to a key Iranian defense entity.


WilmerHale Atty, Ex-FBI Head Tapped To Lead Russia Probe

WilmerHale Atty, Ex-FBI Head Tapped To Lead Russia Probe

Trump removed Comey in the middle of an FBI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election, and possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress today he stands by a memo he wrote bluntly criticizing Comey. Regardless, Capitol Hill doesn't seem too interested.