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- Tweet contradicts interview given immediately after dismissal
- Trump had previously said Comey was fired over ‘this Russia thing’
Donald Trump said the former FBI director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation in a tweet early on Wednesday, in a direct contradiction of statements he had made previously.
Footage of a bear performing in front of fans before a Russian league match is condemned as “shocking and inhumane” by animal welfare groups.
The group still insists that ”Pussy Riot has never done normal concerts in usual sense of this word, and we intend to continue this tradition,” but the live show that Pussy Riot brought to Austin for SXSW, Chicago, and a few other North American cities this year has been as close to a ”concert” as Pussy Riot seem to get. They’re now taking that show to Hangout Fest, Boston Calling, and NYC…
Washington will impose new sanctions on Russia in the wake of the apparent chemical weapon attack in Syria, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said.
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Criticism focuses on the lack of congressional authorization rather than strikes themselves, while Republicans applaud
The air strikes launched by Donald Trump against the Assad regime met a mostly positive reaction in Washington on Friday night. Many Republicans applauded the strikes while Democrats mostly focused their criticism on the lack of congressional authorization rather than strikes themselves.
In a statement, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said “This latest chemical weapons attack against the Syrian people was a brutally inhumane war crime that demands a strong, smart and calculated response. One night of airstrikes is not a substitute for a clear, comprehensive Syria strategy.”