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Lawmakers Say It Appears Michael Flynn Acted Illegally In Taking Russian Payments, Not Disclosing Russia DealingsjohnibYates, Clapper To Testify In Open House Hearing On Russian Election Meddling Flynn's Departure Adds Fuel As Trump's Russia Problem SmoldersWhite House Says It Didn't Interfere, But Will Russia Hearings Ever Get Going?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:14:23 +0000

April 25, 20171:37 PM ET By CAMILA DOMONOSKE House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah (right), and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speak to reporters about Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images Senior lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee say Michael Flynn, the former national […](image)


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South China Sea: Former Philippine Foreign Secretary Suggests ASEAN Member States Make Hague International Court Ruling Part of Code of ConductjohnibNo automatic alt text available.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:57:09 +0000

By Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 26, 2017 – 12:00am The Philippines’ former top diplomat said the position that China’s SCS build-up is a fait accompli should be rejected. File MANILA, Philippines –  Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario yesterday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to make the South China […](image)


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Islamic State ‘executes’ at least 15 civilians in Mosuljohnib

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:06:22 +0000

AFP © AFP/File | IS members who killed 15 civilians in Mosul drove black vehicles and posed as Iraqi government forces, such as those seen here, to trick residents BAGHDAD (AFP) – Jihadist militants from the Islamic State group posing as liberating security forces killed at least 15 civilians who welcomed them in central Mosul, officials said […](image)


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South China Sea, the Philippines and China: Philippine Government Did Not Trigger Sea Dispute; Aquino administration insisted upon adherence to international lawjohnibNo automatic alt text available.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:40:17 +0000

By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated April 25, 2017 – 7:30pm FILE – In this Friday, April 21, 2017, file photo, an airstrip, structures and buildings on China’s man-made Subi Reef in the Spratly chain of islands in the South China Sea are seen from a Philippine Air Force C-130 transport plane of the Philippine […](image)


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China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ — Should Anyone Invest? — Isn’t That Too Early To Say? — What’s The U.S. National Strategy?johnibNo automatic alt text available.A Chinese cargo train, to be used as part of China-Iran efforts to revive the Silk Road, arrives in Tehran in February 2016. Photo: EPA

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:53:48 +0000

The Folly of Investing in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Beijing seeks foreign money for an infrastructure-led growth model just as the initiative begins to fail. . By Patrick McCabe The Wall Street Journal April 24, 2017 12:45 p.m. ET On May 13, Beijing will host a summit meeting of countries participating in its massive […](image)


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US consumer confidence declines in April as optimism wanesjohnib

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:47:52 +0000

AFP © GETTY/AFP/File | Despite consistently solid employment data, consumers’ assessment of the labor market was moderately less favorable in April 2017 WASHINGTON (AFP) –  US consumer confidence retreated in April after two months of records, as optimism about the economy dwindled, the Conference Board reported Tuesday. Consumers were less optimistic about the outlook in the […](image)


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China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang — Eliminating a CulturejohnibUighur women in loose, full-length garments and headscarves associated with conservative Islam visit a market in the city of Aksu in western China’s Xinjiang province. Uyghur men walk in front of the Id Kah Mosque, China's largest mosque, on July 31, 2014 in Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China. Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and outdoor

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:38:04 +0000

List of banned baby names released amid ongoing crackdown on religion that includes law against veils and beards Uighur women in loose, full-length garments and headscarves associated with conservative Islam visit a market in the city of Aksu in western China’s Xinjiang province. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP By Benjamin Haas in Hong Kong @haasbenjamin Monday 24 […](image)


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North Korea Has The U.S. in A Fix — It’s a situation of some powerlessness, at least for now…johnibImage may contain: fireDonald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.A man watches a TV news program showing photos published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea's ...US Vice-President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a press conference at Kirribilli House last week.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:20:51 +0000

.   Kim Jong-Un. Credit KCNA   By Mark Kenny Sydney Morning Herald America is the world’s undisputed military superpower but it faces a strategic conundrum over North Korea’s nuclear intentions. The bind is this: there may be no morally acceptable military option to de-nuclearise the Korean peninsula, even as Washington parades that very eventuality.  It’s a […](image)


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U.S. F35s Fly Into Estonia in Show of NATO Solidarity — RAF Typhoons have arrived in RomaniajohnibImage result for F-35s, estonia, photos

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:42:16 +0000

By REUTERS APRIL 25, 2017, 10:27 A.M. E.D.T. AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia — Two of the U.S. Air Force’s newest and most advanced jets landed in the Baltic state of Estonia for the first time on Tuesday, a symbolic gesture meant to reinforce the United States’ commitment to the defence of NATO allies that border […](image)


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Suspected Russia hackers ‘targeted Macron campaign’johnibSymbolbild Cyberangriff (picture-alliance/dpa/MAXPPP/A. Marchi)Macron is widely seen as likely to win the second round of elections on May 7

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:37:08 +0000

Researchers say the hacker group Pawn Storm tried to interfere in the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron. US spy agencies suspect the group of having links to Russia’s intelligence apparatus. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a hacker group with suspected Russian connections, a report by a cybersecurity research […](image)


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