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Mueller ‘Threatened Trump With Subpoena’ Amid Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned he could order Donald Trump to testify as part of a probe into alleged Russian election meddling, US media report. Mr Mueller suggested the move during talks with Mr Trump’s lawyers in March. The threat to issue a subpoena, as it is known, was reportedly met with a sharp response from one of Mr Trump’s former lawyers. It is believed ... Read More »

China’s Foreign Minister Heads To North Korea For Talks


A possible visit by China’s Xi to Pyongyang and the recent Koreas summit to dominate discussion of Wang’s two-day visit. A possible visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to North Korea in early June and the recent inter-Korean summit are among the top issues in the agenda during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s two-day visit to Pyongyang, according to the South Korean news agency, Yonhap. Starting on Wednesday, Wang’s trip ... Read More »

Deadly Attack Hits Libya’s Election Headquarters


The attack in Tripoli took place as election officials were registering voters ahead of polls later this year. At least seven people have been reported dead after armed men, including two suicide bombers, attacked Libya’s electoral commission headquarters. The attack on Wednesday in the capital, Tripoli, took place as officials were registering voters ahead of elections expected later this year, news agencies reported. Khaled Omar, ... Read More »

Thousands take part in May Day rallies across the globe

Workers and activists mark May Day with rallies to demand governments address labour issues. Each year, people around the world take to the streets to mark International Workers’ Day, or May Day. May 1 is a public holiday in many countries, though activities are restricted in some places, leading on some occasions to street confrontations. Here is a look at some of the events held ... Read More »

Israel’s Iran Documents Show Nuclear Deal ‘Was Built On Lies’


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a landmark nuclear deal with Iran was “built on lies”, after Israel claimed to have proof of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme. Mr Pompeo said documents revealed by Israel’s prime minister were authentic. Analysts say they show nothing new, highlighting that concerns over Iran’s nuclear ambitions led to the 2015 deal. US President Donald Trump, who opposes ... Read More »

Trump: ‘Immensely Wealthy’ Countries Must Pay For US Protection


US president says wealthy Middle East countries must foot the bill for US presence in Syria and deploy their own troops.  US President Donald Trump has said that some “immensely wealthy” countries in the Middle East have to pay for American protection and deploy their own troops in Syria. Speaking at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, Trump said these countries “wouldn’t last a week” without ... Read More »

Iran Nuclear Deal: Rouhani Says West Has No Right To Make Changes

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has questioned the legitimacy of efforts by the US and its European allies to change a nuclear deal with his country. The US and French leaders announced on Tuesday that they were working on a “new deal” that would expand and extend the terms of the 2015 accord. But Mr Rouhani said they had no “right” to renegotiate a seven-party agreement. ... Read More »

Asaram Bapu: Indian Guru Sentenced To Life For Raping Girl

A self-styled Indian spiritual guru who claims millions of followers worldwide has been given a life sentence for raping a 16-year-old girl. Asaram Bapu carried out the 2013 attack at his ashram in the northern city of Jodhpur, the court ruled. He is expected to appeal. The guru, who is 77, has 400 ashrams around the world where he teaches meditation and yoga. He is ... Read More »

S Africa’s Ramaphosa Cuts Short UK Trip Over Violent Protests


The South African president returned home a day early after violent clashes broke out in North West province. Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his trip to the Commonwealth summit in the UK by a day to address violent demonstrations at home. The South African president called for calm and asked law enforcement to “exercise maximum restraint” in a statement issued on Thursday amid clashes in North West ... Read More »

Comey Memos Detailing Conversations Of Trump Meetings Published

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Memos by ex-FBI director James Comey detailing his conversations with Donald Trump have been published. The memos cover the president’s concerns about a lurid intelligence dossier and also go into his relationship with his former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. The notes quote the president as saying Mr Flynn had “serious judgment issues”. Mr Trump tweeted that the memos showed there was no “collusion and ... Read More »

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