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Spicer refers Russia-related queries to Trump's private lawyer

McMaster's suggestion that such back-channel communications might be typical and not concerning. Dubke's exit comes as Trump weighs larger staff changes as he tries to contain the deepening scandals related to ties between Russian Federation and his campaign.


IS seals off area of symbolic mosque in Mosul's Old City

IS seals off area of symbolic mosque in Mosul's Old City

On May 18, a USA airstrike hit pro-Syrian government forces that the US-led coalition said posed a threat to American troops and allied rebels operating near the border with Jordan. "The problem is that it is a neighbourhood with four or five hospitals", Brigadier General Shakir Kadhim Mohsen told AFP in Mosul , adding that forces have permission to "take more time to spare the infrastructure and keep the civilians safe".



Men Probing Ivanka Trump Brand in China Arrested, Missing

Huajian's facility is one of 15 factories that make products for the brand founded by the daughter of US President Donald Trump that China Labor Watch said it has been investigating in the past year. The China Labor Watch is a New York-based non-profit organization. The Ivanka Trump brand declined to comment for this story. Both factories produce Ivanka Trump-branded shoes , said Mr Li, who added that evidence of workers' rights being violated had been uncovered .


WH offers explanation for Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

WH offers explanation for Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

In creating a separate entity to handle the Russian Federation fallout, the White House hopes existing staffers can return their focus to executing the President's agenda, which has largely stalled as aides and advisers work to respond to the Russian Federation story.


Illinois House won't take up budget bills on last day of session

Illinois House won't take up budget bills on last day of session

Cullerton says senators could adopt a new freeze if a two-year freeze works. Now, the bill must move on to the House. Rauner's spokepersons, however, have dismissed those efforts as "phony". The committee approved the proposal late Tuesday with no discussion. The voter registration bill would require all Illinoisans who visit virtually any state-run agency, from the secretary of state's office to the DMV, to "opt out" of being automatically registered to vote.


Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage says has no links to Russia

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage says has no links to Russia

Farage has not been accused of wrongdoing and is not a suspect of the United States investigation. Farage told the Daily Mail: "I don't believe it, I have no connections". The source told the paper: "One of the things the intelligence investigators have been looking at is points of contact and persons involved". Mr Farage forged close links with several members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 general election race.