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Comey friend: Here’s what the fired FBI director will — and won’t — reveal in Senate hearing

James Comey’s friend Benjamin Wittes, who made headlines last week when he talked and wrote about Comey, made further comments in an interview today. Yahoo News – Latest News &

Pres. Trump Tells Muslim Nations to ‘Drive Out’ the Terrorists in Saudi Arabia Speech

In the speech, Trump tried to strike a message of unity to the Muslim world — a stark contrast to his previous comments on Islam. As a candidate, Trump frequently

SoftBank-Saudi high-tech Vision Fund raises $93 bil

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank said, with Saudi partners, it has raised nearly $ 100 billion in pledges to launch a major global fund for long-term, high-tech investments. (Japan Today) News

What Melania Wore: First lady's Saudi style a big deal

What women wear can often be the focus of critique and controversy — all the more so when the woman is an ex-model, married to the US president and disembarking

FBI warned Rohrabacher that Russia was targeting him

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher confirmed the 2012 meeting where, he said, an FBI agent notified him that Moscow had “looked at me as someone who could be influenced.” Yahoo News –

The 5 ‘Handsome Girls’ Trying to Be China’s Biggest Boy Band

Meet the young women from China providing the soundtrack (and the dance moves) for the country’s androgynous urban trendsetters who reject traditional gender norms. NYT > Asia Pacific

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

At least 18 C.I.A. sources were killed or imprisoned in China between 2010 and 2012, one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. Investigators still disagree about how it happened.

Russia-N.Korea ferry starts service

A cargo-passenger ferry service linking Russia and North Korea completed its first trip Thursday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Asia

Residents in rural areas of Aomori, Akita warned about bears

Residents in mountainous areas of Aomori and Akita prefectures are being warned by authorities to be on the lookout for bears. (Japan Today) News On Japan

McCain ribs Trump over complaints of unfair treatment: ‘I’ve been worse treated’

After President Trump complained yet again of being treated unfairly, particularly by the press, Sen. John McCain jabbed him in an interview Thursday. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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