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October 4, 2017 11:00 AM Ryanair flight escorted by fighter jets to London airport after 'hoax'

LONDON: Britain on Wednesday (Oct 4) scrambled RAF Typhoon fighter jets to escort a Ryanair flight from Lithuania to Britain after a hoax security alert, the defence ministry and airline said, adding that the flight landed safely. The flight from Kaunas to London Luton was diverted to London's Stansted airport, the British airport designated to deal with major 8

August 4, 2017 4:56 PM Is Mueller’s grand jury a big deal?

Commentators who assert revelation of a grand jury in federal court in Washington to investigate possible criminal wrong-doing is no big deal have a point. Technically, this is just one more step in the prosecutorial process, allowing for testimony under oath and subpoenas for documents. We already knew this investigation was no “hoax” and was anything 15

August 1, 2017 1:30 PM The Cost of Taking Advice from Donald Trump

It's always good to kick off a summer's morning with the news that the president*'s native gifts for concocting alibis remains remarkably consistent. The Washington Post has the latest masterpiece. The strategy, the advisers agreed, should be for Donald Trump Jr. to release a statement to get ahead of the story. They wanted to be truthful, so their account 12

July 22, 2017 1:30 AM Trump shakes up legal, press teams amid growing Russia heat

New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci addresses the daily briefing at the White House in Washington July 21, 2017. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, July 22 — Fractures in the White House over President Donald Trump’s legal and communications strategies erupted in abrupt and dramatic fashion on Friday, when Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned 129

July 13, 2017 7:56 AM Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign and that he was unaware of the meeting until a few days ago. Asked if he knew that his son was meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June last year, the president told Reuters 22

June 27, 2017 7:10 PM Russia's two fingers to Trump: As Americans warn Syrian president Assad is plotting new chemical attack, Putin's forces invite beaming dictator to visit their air base

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad grinned as he was shown around a Russian airbase in his wartorn country - shortly after US authorities warned he is planning another attack on his people. Assad was greeted by officials at Russia's Hmeimim air base in western Syria, and was pictured climbing into the cockpit of a fighter jet. It happened on a day when the Pentagon 12

June 27, 2017 5:30 PM Supreme Court allows part of Trump travel ban to take effect, and will consider full order this fall

Trump administration warns of Syrian chemical attack, but with damaged credibility The Trump administration Monday night sent the kind of dire warning -- of the Syrian regime's apparent preparation for another chemical weapons attack, and a threat of U.S. retaliation -- that requires credibility to have a receptive national and foreign audience 24

June 11, 2017 12:17 PM Italy sees no hope of winning over U.S. on climate change at G7

BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) - Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are destined to stay that way, Italy's environment minister Gian Luca Galletti said on Sunday. Group of Seven (G7) environment ministers and officials are meeting in Bologna on Sunday and Monday to discuss issues including 25

June 8, 2017 5:36 AM Viral message on hospital offering free medical screenings a hoax

PETALING JAYA: A viral message purportedly offering free mammogram and ultrasound screenings at the KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital is a hoax. The hospital clarified on its official Facebook page on May 25 that that the message is a fake. The hospital also informed members of the public to refer to its official social media channels for authentic promotions 14

June 6, 2017 4:00 AM Passengers jump from plane at Australian airport in bomb hoax

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Passengers jumped from a plane at a rural Australian airport on Tuesday when a threatening note, which turned out to be a hoax, was found in the bathroom, police and media said, a day after a siege in Melbourne which police are treating as terrorism. "Nothing was found, there was no actual threat to anybody, just a note, so there was nothing 15