Firing fallout: Media jump on Trump for dumping Comey

For all the questions swirling around President Trump’s abrupt decision to fire James Comey, one stands out above all: Why now? If the administration rationale—that the FBI director botched the investigation of Hillary Clinton last summer—is accurate, why didn’t the president-elect dump him during the transition? To say there is media skepticism about this rationale […]


IS conflict: US arming Syrian Kurds unacceptable – Turkey

Turkey’s deputy prime minister says the US decision to supply weapons to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants in Syria is “unacceptable”. Arming the Popular Protection Units (YPG) would “not be beneficial”, Nurettin Canikli told A Haber TV. Ankara says the YPG is an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), designated a terrorist group […]


Robert Miles: DJ known for 1990s hit Children dies aged 47

DJ Robert Miles, best known for his trance hit Children, has died at the age of 47 after a short illness. The Italian musician topped the charts in 12 countries with the track, which was first released in 1995 and reached number two in the UK in 1996. He also won the Brit Award for […]


Rod Rosenstein’s letter recommending Comey is fired

President Donald Trump followed the recommendation of his deputy attorney general when he fired FBI boss James Comey. What did Rod Rosenstein say? This is his letter in full. Memorandum for the Attorney General FROM: Rod J Rosenstein SUBJECT: Restoring public confidence in the FBI The Federal Bureau of Investigation has long been regarded as […]


Morning update via Barbados Today May 9, 2017

Acting Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes to present the first-quarter economic performance today. One beach vendor complains of constant harassment by NCC rangers. West Indies batting coach tells the team to stay focused ahead of the third Test against Pakistan. Share :


South Korea presidency ‘won by liberal Moon Jae-in’

South Korean voters have overwhelmingly chosen the liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as their next president, an exit poll suggests. It put Mr Moon on 41.4%, with his nearest challenger, conservative Hong Joon-Pyo, on 23.3%. Mr Moon favours greater dialogue with North Korea, in a change to current South Korean policy. The early election was called […]


Taliban fight: US may send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

The US military and state department are recommending sending at least 3,000 more US troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, US media report. Military leaders would also regain the authority to target Taliban leaders with air strikes under the proposals. President Donald Trump has not approved the plan, unnamed officials say. It may include […]

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