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by | May 14, 2017 | 13:41

Comey would also have an opportunity to go on the record and confirm or deny Trump's claim that the he told the president on three separate occasions he wasn't under investigation. He said most are "very well known" and of the "highest level". He had fired Mr Comey for being a "showboat" and eroding public trust in the FBI but had praised him repeatedly during the 2016 campaign for coming forward about the investigation into then-opponent Hillary Clinton's use of a private server to send ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:49

The latest PA general election projection also had the Conservatives well ahead with 381 projected seats and Labour on 181. Miss Davidson said: "We won the local government election in Gordon this week, beating the SNP into second place".

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:53

Its forces include former Pakistani Taliban, Uzbeks and other foreign fighters. During the operation, two USA army Rangers were also killed. General John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan , said in a statement from us military headquarters in Kabul, "This successful joint operation is another important step in our relentless campaign to defeat ISIS-K in 2017".

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:49

Donald Trump urged Russian Federation and Ukraine to "make peace", in a tweet accompanied by two photos of the United States president posing with top diplomats from the rival countries. "The dialogue between Russian Federation and the now free from the ideology that characterized it under the Barack Obama administration", Lavrov said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:09

They also acknowledged the importance of the role China is playing in its dealings with its North Korean ally. Abe added that the three countries also seek to cooperate with China and Russian Federation to pressure North Korea to comply with U.N.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:18

Moon is a liberal who advocates a more conciliatory approach to North Korea compared with his conservative predecessor. "How to respond to North an urgent issue". The talks collapsed in 2008 after North Korea launched a rocket. South Korea's new president has told his Chinese counterpart that he plans to send a special delegation to Beijing for talks on North Korea and a contentious USA missile-defense shield.

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:13

In a statement Sunday, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah says Iraqi special forces are moving to the al-Eraibi and al-Rifaie neighbourhoods, while militarised federal police and regular army forces are fighting IS in nearby al-Ektisadieen and 17th of July neighbourhoods.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:22

Mr Trump said the candidates were "outstanding people" and "very well known". The move prompted an uproar among Democrats and some Republicans because Comey's agency is leading an investigation into whether there were connections between Russian interference in last year's presidential election and people associated with Trump's campaign.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:53

Here are five things to know about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron. On Monday, key members of the centrist arm of The Republicans appeared ready to work with Macron despite the party hierarchy calling for unity to oppose the new president and calling those that were wavering "traitors".

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:13

A total of 262 councillors were elected on a Labour platform, although one of them had been expelled from the party after the ballot papers had been printed. Scottish Labour, a party that used to weigh its vote in town halls across Scotland, particularly in the West, did predictably badly, now finding itself where the Scottish Tories once languished, unloved and increasingly irrelevant.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:27

It is now without a senior Conservative or a Socialist representative. For The Republicans (LR), a party that believed it would return to power in 2017, the strategy for now is to aim for a large enough number of seats to force Macron into a power-sharing arrangement.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:50

The measure will grant sweeping powers to Texas police officers, allowing them to question the immigration status of those who have been detained, should the law enforcement officers have reason to believe they are in the US illegally. Local jurisdictions could face fines reaching $25,000 per day. "[Gov. Greg Abbott] wants to sign the hateful, anti-immigrant, discriminatory, risky and unconstitutional law known as SB 4", Casar said before he was arrested and charged with criminal ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:36

The missile traveled for about 30 minutes from Kusong, landing in the Sea of Japan. Moon won Tuesday's election on a platform of a moderate approach to North Korea and has said he would be willing to go to Pyongyang under the right circumstances, arguing dialogue must be used in parallel with sanctions to resolve its neighbour's defiance of the worldwide community.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:47

He said the U.S. maintains its ironclad commitment to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.

by | May 14, 2017 | 14:09

Ties between Seoul and Beijing have soured over the South's deployment of a controversial US anti-missile system aimed at guarding against threats from the nuclear-armed North. South Korea's first liberal leader in a decade, Mr Moon also said he would "sincerely negotiate" with the us, Seoul's top ally, and China, South Korea's top trading partner, over the contentious deployment of an advanced U.S.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:51

President Donald Trump removed Flynn in February after it was revealed that he had lied about the nature of his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States. The White House says President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Russia's top diplomat Wednesday at a time he describes the U.S. -Russia relationship to be at an "all-time low".

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:07

The missile flew about 30 minutes before falling into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) between Japan and the Korean peninsula, said Tokyo's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. Moon asked other government agencies to ease public concerns so that they can carry on with their daily lives while fully managing the possible crises that can be caused by North Korean provocations.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:59

In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to the members of the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency May 13, 2017.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:20

Following the clincher in Houston , as celebrations echoed throughout the Alamo City, the focus shifted to the Warriors for Spurs sharpshooter Danny Green. "I don't think too much about carrying over this, that, or the other". Offensively defensively we know what's coming, as far as plays and system and passing, movement.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:59

It was his second appearance before reporters Sunday after North Korea fired the missile that Japanese officials say may have been a new type given its flight time and unusually high altitude. Seoul time (2027 GMT Saturday), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:40

Francis waved to the thousands lining the streets who cheered and shouted "Viva o Papa!" The Marian apparitions began May 13, 1917, when 9-year-old Francisco and 7-year-old Jacinta, along with their 10-year-old cousin Lucia dos Santos, reported seeing the Virgin Mary.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:45

Mr Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. Even before Trump's provocative tweet, the White House was scrambling to clarify why Comey was sacked. "I was going to fire Comey", Trump said . "The challenge they have is that the president sometimes moves so rapidly that they don't get a team around that gets it organized, " said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and Trump ally.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:37

Maduro has tried to increase his influence over it via financial assistance to the armed forces and by allowing 11 military personnel to become federal ministers. Maduro has accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup and is working to rewrite the constitution. Although, the protests against the embattled president began in early April with many already killed following the on-going demonstration in the country.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:27

But the meeting will be impossible to separate from the Trump administration's unfolding political drama in Washington, where FBI and congressional investigations are looking into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin related to last year's presidential election.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:10

The US has an "ironclad commitment" to face the North Korean threat alongside its allies, the White House statement said. It was the first such launch since new South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office on Wednesday. The launch also comes as troops from America, Japan and two European nations gather on remote US islands in the Pacific for drills that are partly a message to North Korea.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:48

The dismissal comes just days after Comey asked the justice department for more resources to pursue the Russian investigation. Here are eight things that happened after Comey was sacked. But the president, in an interview with NBC News, recalled the three occasions, once over dinner and twice over the phone, in which he asked Comey if he was under investigation, to which the FBI director, according to Trump's retelling, said he was not.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:33

The fiery South Carolinian who made his name grilling Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack on a USA diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and the Texan who serves as the number two Republican in the Senate are among the candidates under consideration to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation after James Comey's high-profile firing earlier this week.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:02

While its new policy document accepts the idea of a Palestinian state within territories occupied by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967, it continues to speak of liberating all of historic Palestine , including what is today Israel. Israeli officials had no immediate comment on the election. Hamas is listed as a terrorist organisation by the U.S. and EU. Hamas has eased its stance on the Jewish state after having called for decades for its destruction, as the movement seeks to improve ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:48

The Sharif-Jindal meeting had triggered intense speculation with several politicians and analysts suggesting it could be the precursor to a possible meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif in the near future. The only details coming out from the meeting depicted Jindal's efforts in melting down the tension between the two nations. The report said the military leadership made it clear that the issue of convicted Indian spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav, could not be discussed ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:49

China-Pakistan Friendship Association President Sha Zukang has told the official media that China has already committed United States dollars 46 billion Chinese investments for various energy and infrastructure related projects in Pakistan.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:08

Trump during his address took a vague shot at detractors but strayed from his usual style of tackling the news of the day head on, only saying there's "nothing easier or more pathetic than being a critic". "In America", he said, "we don't worship government; we worship God". "I wanna thank you because, boy, did you come out and vote - those of you that are old enough; in other words, your parents", Trump said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:47

There will be at least one recount after the NDP won in Courtenay-Comox but just nine votes. "Tonight is the beginning of something very different". She was chosen as leader of the Liberals in 2011 and staged a come-from-behind victory in 2013, the Liberals fourth consecutive majority. "It is my intention to continue to lead British Columbia", she added.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:03

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, adding it could be done by the end of next week. Mr Comey's farewell letter to the FBI seemed to indicate he felt the Russian Federation investigation should continue. Trump has repeatedly denied that he or his campaign had any ties to Russia, and this week even tweeted that the "Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax".

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:27

Beat West Ham and Middlesbrough on successive Sundays and a top four finish is theirs. Liverpool will hand a late fitness test to Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian global has been nursing a muscle problem this week. "We have 7 first team players out injured, but we can still field a strong enough team to get something out of the game against Liverpool ", he added .

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:32

But Vettel ran the Englishman close on Saturday. I've been coming here a long time and done so many laps but still the last chicane is the tricky one for me. Red Bull Racing were "best of the rest", with Max Verstappen fifth, around half a second off pole and nearly the same amount up on team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in P6.