Trump Accuses Comey of Profit, Ruining Michael Flynn’s Life

VOA News President Donald Trump accused former FBI Director James Comey Friday of ruining former national security advisor Michael Flynn's life while profiting financially at Flynn's expense with a newly published book. Trump denounced Comey on Twitter after memos he wrote following several meetings last year with President Trump were disclosed Thursday. Comey's memos were redacted and sent to Congress by the Justice Department Thursday night and later obtained by some news organizations. Included in the memos is the assertion that Trump had serious concerns about Flynn's judgment. The former national security advisor was eventually fired for deceiving Vice President…
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North Korea Suspends Nuclear and Long-Range Missile Tests

VOA News North Korea says it has suspended nuclear tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the military is also suspending long-range missile tests and said the suspensions went into effect on Saturday. The announcement said the government is making the moves to shift its national focus and to improve the economy. The development comes less than a week before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a summit to try to end the nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. The…
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US Says China, Iran, Russia Are ‘Forces for Instability’

The United States has labeled China and Russia "forces of instability" because of their human rights records, along with North Korea and Iran. In its annual global human rights report released Friday, the State Department singled out those four countries for violating basic human rights, including freedom of expression and the protection of religious and ethnic minorities. Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan said in an introduction to the report that the four countries "violate the human rights of those within their borders on a daily basis." Sullivan said states that restrict freedom of expression and allow violence against members…
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US, Japan Trade Differences Remain After Trump-Abe Talks

  Steve Herman/VOA News WEST PALM BEACH — Despite frequent assurances that they continue to enjoy a warm friendship, President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over two days of talks apparently failed to bridge significant differences on major trade issues. Trump declared his discussions with Abe “extremely productive,” but few details of success emerged during their joint news conference Wednesday. “President Trump and I agreed to start talks for free, fair and reciprocal trade deals,” said Abe, without providing specifics. Trump expressed his preference for a country-to-country “free trade agreement” between the United States and Japan, while Abe…
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Rudy Giuliani to Join Trump Legal Team in Russia Probe

VOA News Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined President Donald Trump's legal team dealing with the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. "I'm doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller," Giuliani told The Washington Post on Thursday, referring to the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has had notable difficulties in recruiting new lawyers since the resignation of John Dowd last month. "Rudy is great. He has been my friend for a…
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Rudy Giuliani se une a equipo de abogados de Trump

Voz de América WASHINGTON — El ex alcalde de Nueva York, Rudy Giuliani, se unió al equipo personal de abogados del presidente Donald Trump, informó el jueves el jefe del equipo legal del mandatario. "Rudy es grandioso", dijo Trump en un comunicado emitido por Jay Sekulow, el principal abogado del presidente. "Ha sido mi amigo por mucho tiempo y quiere que este asunto se resuelva rápidamente por el bien del país", agrega la nota. Giuliani, contactado por teléfono, confirmó que se unirá al equipo legal y dijo que está tomando un "muy breve" permiso de ausencia de su firma para ayudar…
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North Korea, Comey, Stormy Add to Trump’s Chaotic Week

Jim Malone/VOA News WASHINGTON — To some, it may seem like just another week at the Trump White House. Word of a potentially historic breakthrough on North Korea is forced to compete with a scathing assessment of the president by his former FBI director. Add into the mix, court appearances earlier in the week by his personal lawyer and an adult film actress who claims she had an affair with the president. Who can blame those in Washington who ask: Is this the new normal? Or is it simply the political phenomenon of Donald Trump breaking the mold once again? For…
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Fallece ex primera dama estadounidense Barbara Bush

La ex Primera dama de Estados Unidos, Barbara Bush, ha muerto a los 92 años, informó un portavoz de la familia. La señora Bush, fue solo una de dos primeras damas estadounidenses que también fue madre de un presidente. La otra era Abigail Adams, esposa de John Adams y madre de John Quincy Adams. La manera sencilla de hablar de la Sra. Bush y su total falta de pretensiones la hicieron más popular que su esposo. Ella trajo un estilo de abuela a Washington, con sus característicos collares de perlas falsas y mostrando sin vanidad su cabello blanco y sus…
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Audit Shows 6th Straight Surplus for the City of Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – The City of Pawtucket’s fiscal strength continues to improve as documented by the release of the fiscal year 2017 financial audit with a $134,379 general fund surplus. This was accomplished, again, without having to increase the taxes of Pawtucket residents and businesses. The independent audit, completed by Marcum LLP, reported that the City ended the year with a surplus for the sixth year in a row. The City’s solid financial position is due to the implementation of strong business practices, financial accountability and a team focused on providing cost effective services. The Grebien Administration, including Finance Director Joanna…
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Minority Whip Filippi Calls for Greater Protection for Victims of Data Breaches

House Minority Whip Blake A. Filippi (Block Island, Charlestown, South Kingstown and Westerly), has introduced legislation requiring companies to notify Rhode Islanders of any security breaches related to their personal information. This comes after millions of American’s personal data was stolen in data breaches at companies like Equifax, Target, and Uber. House bill 7387 would require that any company, which experiences a security breach, notify their customers immediately of the situation without unreasonable delay. Any company failing to do would be in violation of Rhode Island’s unfair trade practices statute and may face fines up to $150,000 per data breach.…
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