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U.S. strike breached Syrian sovereignty, warns Russian Federation

U.S. strike breached Syrian sovereignty, warns Russian Federation

The coalition said "apparent" Russian attempts as well as warning shots and a show of force, had failed to deter the pro-Assad forces moving toward Tanf in southern Syria, where British special forces are also based. Bashar al-Ja'afari, who is also Syria's United Nations ambassador, says the subject was brought up on the government's "own initiative", but insisted that Damascus "will not accept any interference" on the constitution.


Trump claims 'witch hunt' amid Russian Federation probe

Trump claims 'witch hunt' amid Russian Federation probe

Rosenstein told lawmakers he didn't want to infringe on newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, whom Rosenstein named this week to lead the probe of possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation. The appointment of a special counsel comes as Trump is about to embark on his first overseas trip as president, heading to Saudi Arabia, Israel and The Vatican - and amid reports that the president has decided against moving the U.S.



Comey's Friend: Trump's Hug Spoke Volumes

Comey's friend, Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution, tells the Times he had lunch with Comey in March. In response, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told the Times Thursday in a statement that "the sworn testimony" of both Comey and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe "make clear that there was never any attempt to interfere in this investigation".


Russia's Putin says ready to give transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov

Russia's Putin says ready to give transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov

A European security official said sharing sensitive information could dampen the trust between the United States and its intelligence sharing partners. That sounds a lot more like a confirmation of the Washington Post story than a denial. The White House called the Washington Post story "false".


Europe Stocks Hold Steady as Macron Beats Le Pen in French Vote

Europe Stocks Hold Steady as Macron Beats Le Pen in French Vote

There is something I can't figure out that didn't work. Commissioning editor Tom Webber acquired United Kingdom and Commonwealth rights to The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron's extraordinary rise and risk from Kerry Glencorse at the Susanna Lea Agency.


Judge lets trans woman sue for discrimination under disabilities law

Judge lets trans woman sue for discrimination under disabilities law

Being transgender is not considered a disability under the ADA, which was signed into law 1991, nor is it designated a disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. The company previously declined to comment because the litigation was pending. In his ruling on Thursday, District Judge Joseph Leeson determined that Blatt should not be excluded from the ADA's coverage of "disabling conditions" because her "gender dysphoria.