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FBI nominee Christopher Wray says Russia probe not witch hunt

FBI nominee Christopher Wray says Russia probe not witch hunt

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceDonald Trump's pick to lead the FBI has rejected the president's depiction of a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US election as a witch hunt. "I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt," Christopher Wray said about the former FBI director who is leading the special investigation.Mr Wray, 50, also told a Senate hearing he would quit if the president asked him to do anything illegal.The last FBI director, James Comey, was fired by the US president on 9 May.The US president earlier on Wednesday tweeted: "This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!"Mr Wray told the Senate panel on Wednesday: "Anybody who thinks that I would be pulling punches as FBI director sure doesn't know me well. "I will never allow the FB...
Dutch Airbnb host throws guest down stairs in video

Dutch Airbnb host throws guest down stairs in video

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July 12 (UPI) -- An Airbnb host in Amsterdam has been arrested after he pushed his guest down the stairs in an incident that was caught on video.In the video seen below, a Dutchman is seen pushing the a young woman down the stairs, screaming in English, "Out!" When he pushes her down, the woman rapidly slides down the steps, head-first. The man runs down the steps, lifts her up, and continues to yell at her to get out.The man has not been named by police. But a police spokesman told Dutch News that the incident "was related to a man and woman and argument about the check-out time of an Airbnb rental. The man is now free."Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident.The woman in the video is Sibalhe Nkumbi, a South African filmmaker and student in Europe was in town to visit ...
Mosul ISIS fighters feigning surrender in order to attempt suicide attacks

Mosul ISIS fighters feigning surrender in order to attempt suicide attacks

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In a "desperate ploy," ISIS fighters in Mosul attempted to feign surrender to Iraqi Security Forces Monday in order to get close enough to conduct a mass suicide attack, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said today. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said that after an ISIS commander communicated to the Iraqi Security Forces that he wanted to surrender a group of fighters, the Iraqi commander "sensed something was amiss." In response, the Iraqi commander told the ISIS commander that fighters would have to come out in small groups. ISIS maintained they wanted to come out as a large group. "He told him, 'Nope, you come out with your hands up, leave your weapons behind, come out with your hands up in small elements,' and they dec...
Sweden ranked as best country in the world for immigrants

Sweden ranked as best country in the world for immigrants

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July 10 (UPI) -- Sweden has been ranked as the world's best country to be an immigrant, according to a new survey.The U.S. News survey ranked the best countries for immigrants by assessing international perceptions of a country, immigration policies and economic data. Sweden came out on top, followed by Canada, Switzerland, Australia and Germany in the top five.The U.S. ranked number seven on the list, with Norway slightly ahead at number six.More than 21,000 people participated in the survey and were asked questions about economic stability, job market and income equality. U.S. News also based the score how much in remittances immigrants are able to send to their country of origin, what percentage of the population are immigrants and the United nations assessment of integration for immigr...