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Pakistan
Net Neutrality
Extremism

Exclusive: Germany asks U.S. for classified briefing on Lockheed's F-35 fighter

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Air Force this month sent the U.S. military a written request for classified data on the Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) F-35 fighter jet as it gears up to replace its current fleet of fighter jets from 2025 to 2035.<p>A Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter jet lands at …

North Africa
Special Forces

All the Times Donald Trump Called for an Independent Special Counsel

Just over a week after James Comey was fired from his post as FBI Director, the Justice Department appointed another former FBI chief, Robert …

Donald Trump

Unmarried Mali couple stoned to death for violating 'Islamic law'

An unmarried couple were stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by "Islamists", local officials revealed, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region.<p>Jihadists seized key northern cities in March 2012, and though they were driven out by a French-led military …

Los Angeles

Comey prepped responses ahead of Trump discussions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ahead of discussions with President Donald Trump, Former FBI Director James Comey prepped with his team on ways to respond to anticipated questions so that he would not come across as confrontational during the ongoing Russia probe, according to an official close to Comey.<p>"He wanted to make …

Donald Trump
Extremism

Iran decries new US sanctions on ballistic missile program

Iran has attacked a new set of US sanctions on its ballistic missile program, saying they breach a 2015 deal with the UN Security Council. Trump …

South Asia
Afghanistan

Family lawyer alleges Vegas officer misconduct in fatal case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Relatives of an unarmed man who died after a struggle with a police officer outside a Las Vegas casino want the officer fired and brought up on criminal charges for repeatedly using a stun gun and then placing the man in an unauthorized chokehold, an attorney for the family said …

Law Enforcement

States scramble to comply with federal ID law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Several states have struggled for years to comply with the REAL ID Act, a 2005 federal law that requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who can prove they are legally in the United States.<p>With a January deadline …

Immigration
South Asia

Putin and Lavrov laugh about the US

Russian President Vladimir Putin made light of President Trump's "secrets" after it was reported that he shared classified information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Russia
India
North Africa
South America
Pakistan

Secret plans to 'protect' France in the event of Le Pen victory emerge

Election win for far-right leader would have set off plans to ‘keep the peace’ official says as support for Macron’s party grows<p>It was never written down and never given a name, but France had a detailed plan to “protect the Republic” if far right leader Marine Le Pen was elected president, French …

Europe

Graham ready to subpoena for Trump wiretap information

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he is ready to subpoena the intelligence agencies for evidence that would prove President Donald Trump's claims that he was wiretapped last year by then-President Barack Obama.<p>Asked by CNN if he would subpoena for any evidence, the South …

Donald Trump

GOP health care plan: Ryan downplays backlash as doctors express opposition

Major associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers and seniors all leveled sharp attacks against the House GOP’s plan to rewrite the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, as some Republicans publicly questioned whether the measure can clear the House of Representatives.<p>While industry …

Health Care