5 things to know on Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! Here are 5 things to know to kick-start your morning: Donald Trump jets off to Saudi Arabia in his initial abroad outing as U.S. president; Iran binds a 12th presidential choosing today; a U.S. gives Canada 90-days notice before NAFTA renegotiations can begin; a tip U.S. central says suspended confidant Michael Flynn hasn’t responded to a summons associated to a examine of Russian nosiness in a U.S. election; a U.S. Navy maestro with a story of pushing inebriated was identified as a motorist who allegedly plowed into a throng in Times Square.

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1. Trump travels: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to fly to Saudi Arabia today, where he will accommodate with leaders from several Muslim countries. The outing comes amid deepening concerns over a banishment of former FBI executive James Comey.

2. Iran votes: Iranians head to a polls today to confirm who will turn their subsequent president. Four possibilities are in a running, including a stream president, Hassan Rouhani, who is seeking a second term.

3. NAFTA countdown: The U.S. has given Canada a mandatory 90-day notice before NAFTA renegotiations can begin. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland pronounced Ottawa is prepared to “modernize” a all-important trade deal.

4. Flynn’s silence: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has nonetheless to respond to a summons from a Senate comprehension cabinet related to a examine of Russia’s nosiness in a 2016 presidential election. The cabinet is one of several questioning probable collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign.

5. Times Square suspect: A 26-year-old U.S. Navy maestro has been arrested after a automobile plowed into a throng in New York City’s Time Square Thursday, murdering a teen and injuring 22 others. Officials contend a motorist had a story of marred pushing and told officers he was conference voices before a crash.


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