• Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

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    The position is now held by Andrew McCabe , top deputy to ex-FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening. Several members of the president's own party, including Richard Burr - head of the Senate Intelligence committee - sought to distance themselves from the White House.
  • S. Korea's New President Heading for Friction with the US?

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    South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In was sworn in on Wednesday, just a day after a landslide election victory, and immediately declared his willingness to visit Pyongyang amid high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. Suh Hoon, a career spy agency official who was instrumental in setting up two previous summits between the North and South, was named to head the National Intelligence Service.
  • ASEAN welcomes progress on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

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    He did this while talking about relations with the United States and the European Union, which have expressed concern about alleged extrajudicial killings in his drug war. China, meanwhile, has reportedly been lobbying and using its friendship with Duterte to make him influence Asean to not take a stance against Beijing on the South China Sea while drafting a much-awaited code of conduct for the sea.
  • Boko Haram frees 82 Chibok schoolgirls in exchange for prisoners, Buhari says

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    The release was made possible after "lengthy negotiations" which saw the Nigerian government agree to an exchange of some Boko Haram prisoners for the schoolgirls. Press reports say that the girls generally appeared to be in good physical condition. "I congratulate the President". Chairman of the Abuja branch of the Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA), Hosea Tsambido, on Tuesday said the girls should not be given any option other than to return home.
  • Banned from Eurovision, Russian singer performs in Crimea

    Banned from Eurovision, Russian singer performs in Crimea

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    Viewers can vote by telephone, SMS and through the official app. Of those who want a Brexit from Eurovision, 63 percent say the contest is a "big waste of money" - while 26 percent say it's a "national embarrassment". The show will be hosted by Oleksandr Skichko and Volodymyr Ostapchuk , while Timor Miroshnychenko will be reporting from the Green Room. Mironov was apparently referring to Conchita Wurst, a bearded drag queen that won Eurovision as Austria's entrant in 2014.
  • 'Phony hypocrites!': Trump unloads on Democrats over backlash to Comey firing

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    So why exactly did Trump fire Comey? The White House has cited a memo from Rosenstein, in which he criticizes Comey's handling of last year's investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email practices. While Mr Manafort was running the campaign, the Republican Party changed the language in its manifesto regarding the conflict in Ukraine, removing anti-Russian sentiment, allegedly at the behest of two Trump campaign representatives.
  • Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

    Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

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    The meeting also comes one day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the criminal investigations into the ties between Trump associates and Russian officials. Tillerson ignored questions about Trump and Comey. Still, Tillerson's meeting provided a blueprint for how the former Cold War foes might go about improving ties.
  • Chelsea's Moses credits Conte for reviving his career with wing back switch

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    It was at Hull that it all started. "It's a big position". "I have been learning a lot defensively. You need a lot of stamina to be able to play that position, and it's a responsibility for me as well". While Moses is basically unchallenged at right wing-back at the moment - Azpilicueta not almost as dynamic and is key at center back instead; Pedro not strong enough defensively - Chelsea are expected to reinforce the position over the summer to provide competition and options for ...
  • Paul Ryan: Speaker says 'people had lost confidence' in Comey

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    It is being reported that Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because he refused to pledge his loyalty to Trump and he accelerated the Russian Federation investigation. "I think the Comey operation was breathing down the neck of the Trump campaign and their operatives, and this was an effort to slow down the investigation ".
  • Comey called Trump 'crazy' after Obama wiretapping claims

    Comey called Trump 'crazy' after Obama wiretapping claims

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    As to how Comey was sacked, Sanders said Trump "followed the proper protocol in that process, which is a handwritten notification, and at the same time , no matter how you fire someone, it's never an easy process, and so he felt like following protocol was the best thing to do".