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by | May 15, 2017 | 11:47

In an extraordinarily personal and scathing assessment of the man he has just fired , the president described Mr Comey as a "showboat" and a "grandstander" who had left the Federal Bureau of Investigation in turmoil. Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Comey and was tapped by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing. Thursday's hearing was scheduled to address global security threats, but there were frequent questions about Mr Comey and the FBI's ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:14

The launch is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. On Sunday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping launched a major trade and infrastructure summit with multiple world leaders in Beijing. A North Korean delegation was also attending.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:41

Japanese officials said it reached an unusually high altitude of 1,240 miles, which could indicate a new type of missile. On Sunday South Korea's military said North Korea test-launched a ballistic missile that flew about 700 kilometers. South Korea and Japan have been watching this situation closely with us. The launch, at 5:27 a.m. Seoul time (2027 GMT Saturday), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:35

US Attorney's Office in Alexandria, VA, has issued grand jury subpoenas to associates who worked with Michael Flynn after he quit the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014. Politico reports that Flynn's attorneys told the committee that the former general would not cooperate with the investigation unless he was granted immunity .

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:59

Turkey and the United States concur that the PKK is a terrorist organization, but differ over the Syrian-Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). The US, especially the Pentagon, believes that the PYD's participation in the operation for liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is considered the main reference point of the Islamic State terrorist group (aka IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), is necessary, according to Soylu.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:45

Fatima is famous for being the place where three Portuguese shepherd children said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in 1917. Two of the children - Jacinta and Francisco Marto - have now been canonised for the miracles attributed to them.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:56

Valls, a center-leaning politician in favor of relaxing labor protections, had already thrown his support behind Macron before the presidential election after losing to Benoit Hamon in the Socialist primary. "(Vall's) voice is not insignificant, but his candidacy will be treated like anyone else's". The Republicans, the main center-right party whose candidate like that of the Socialists was eliminated in a first vote for president on April 23, were preparing on Wednesday to unveil a policy ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:58

As part of the Russian Federation investigation, the Justice Department last month requested former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's banking records, the Wall Street Journal reported , citing sources familiar with the matter. Comey had come under intense scrutiny for his role in the FBI's investigation into the email practices of Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the reopening of the investigation just days before the election.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:46

The other ones: no chance. "We are in a mini-league for the three home games so we decide in those three games [if] we are able to qualify for the Champions League or not", Guardiola told Sky Sports . The Chile captain was injured while catching a cross in City's 0-0 derby draw with Manchester United, while Aguero sustained a groin injury in last weekend's 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:12

Austria's unhappy "grand coalition" between Kern's center-left Social Democrats (SPOe) and the center-right OeVP is meant to govern until late 2018. "The major decisions on the direction that this country takes must be taken by voters", Kurz told reporters in Vienna .

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:45

Maitreyan of the AIADMK's Panneerselvam camp said his group is convinced with the EVM security. "It is common sense that gadgets other than ECI-EVMs can be programmed to perform in a pre-determined way", the EC's statement said. "They must give access to EVMs to techies to prove their point". 7 seconds are not enough. "They again lied in 2014-15, as in their affidavit to IT department they claimed that they only received Rs 65.52 crore as donation, while on their website it was mentioned ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:31

Experts said another attack could be imminent and warned people to ensure their security is up to date. A statement issued by NHS Borders this afternoon (Sunday, May 14) said: "Following the national cyber attack , NHS Borders has a recovery plan in place which we are now implementing".

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:14

So, even if the SNP's performance in the local elections may not necessarily signal a sharp decline in the party's prospects for June's general election across Scotland as a whole, it does look as though the party's position has weakened significantly in the north east.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:38

GERMANY - The national railway said Saturday departure and arrival display screens at its train stations were affected, but there was no impact on actual train services. The kill switch couldn't help those already infected, however. The ransomware exploited a vulnerability that has been patched in updates of recent versions of Windows since March, but Microsoft didn't make freely available the patch for Windows XP and other older systems.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:14

The President met Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the welcome banquet hosted for the world leaders at the Great Hall of the People. The new financing that he promised on Sunday includes 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) for the Silk Road Fund and lending schemes worth 380 billion yuan.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:53

The SNP has won Scotland's council elections, winning more councillors, more votes and more councils than any other party. Labour also had a higher percentage of first preference votes than the SNP in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, up 1.65% percentage points, and was 0.91 percentage points higher in Lanark and Hamilton East.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:15

The Paris bid got a huge boost from Emmanuel Macron, who takes office as the new President of France on Sunday, for his support from the very beginning. Los Angeles have tabled a bid estimated at 5.3 billion dollars (4.8 billion euros). Other possible venues for the 2024 Olympics include the Rose Bowl , Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum , and the campuses of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA ).

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:47

The latest test was the North's first launch since a controversial United States missile defence system deployed in the South became operational on May 2. A statement said that the missile was sacked from near Kusong City, in North Pyongan province, and that the South Korean and USA militaries are analyzing the details.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:54

From the looks of it, McCarthy is filming, or rehearsing, an upcoming Spicey sketch for " Saturday Night Live ". SNL and McCarthy aren't alone when it comes to unique motorized pieces of furniture, though. "[McCarthy] needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there", said Spicer in February, quipping that the comedian "could dial back" her impression of him.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:09

In talks that Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana White described as good and calm, the officials reaffirmed their support for peace and stability in Iraq and Syria. Erdogan has shown no signs of backing away from his demand that the USA break ties with the YPG, which is viewed in Turkey as linked to the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:42

The soldiers - one from the Border Security Force and the other from the army - were honoured as heroes yesterday morning before their bodies were transported to their families in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. BAT is made up of Pakistan Army personnel and the terrorists it trains. The Congress on Thursday alleged that if Bharatiya Janata Party-led government does not take action Pakistan then it will become the weakest government till date.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:50

Kim Hak-song, who was taken into custody Saturday (May 6), taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology . The university said in a statement early Monday that Kim Hak Song was doing agricultural development work at an experimental farm.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:08

By hosting the mega summit, China aspires to position itself as the driving force of the global economy in the 21st century by building ports, railways and power links connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. The leaders of 29 countries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and officials of over 100 countries are attending the event. The U.S. delegation was led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to Trump and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:14

Sinclair has 183 stations in 81 markets; Tribune has 42 stations. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc.is United's largest shareholder and has large stakes in other big US airlines, said the recent spotlight on poor customer service in the airline industry doesn't change his investment strategy.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:02

During Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's state visit to DC in February Mr Trump suggested that he is open to the idea of a one-state, rather than two-state, solution to the intractable conflict. This is something Israel is always ready for. On Wednesday, Ahmad Majdalan, a senior PLO official said in an interview on Israel Radio that in May 2014, Israeli negotiator Yitzchak Molcho, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and USA secretary of state John Kerry signed a document ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:24

In a tweet, President Trump said China agreed to allow the U.S.to sell beef and other major products in China . A month following the Presidential Summit, the two sides reached consensus on addressing issues in areas including agricultural trade , financial services, investment, and energy.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:52

Bournemouth climbed to 10th after Josh King's 85th-minute goal - his 16th of the campaign - snatched a 2-1 home win over Burnley , who had levelled through Sam Vokes two minutes earlier. However, the Foxes nearly pulled off a draw, with Shinji Okazaki netting a fabulous volley before Riyad Mahrez saw his penalty goal disallowed after connecting with the ball twice.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:20

The report claimed a North Korean citizen was involved in the plot, using "biochemical substances, including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance" to target Kim. It said the two Chinese publications asserted the North Korean nuclear weapons program was a threat to China. North Korea's leader ordered frontline artillery forces to be prepared to "break the backbone" of enemy forces, showing defiance days before voters in the South choose a new president.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:19

On this occasion, talks between PSP and PPP's Sindh government were held. The provincial government has imposed Section 114 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the Red Zone of the city on Sunday, ahead of an announced march to the Chief Minister's house in the city's red zone.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:04

Haim will join the comedian as the musical guest on Saturday. This is the second preview this week of McCarthy's upcoming performance this Saturday. The Washington Post said Spicer "spent several minutes" hidden in bushes behind the media sets on the White House grounds. Following the somewhat inexact news that Spicer had hidden in bushes from reporters following the surprise firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey - in fact, as a correction clarified, he had ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:57

Attorney for Utah Brett Tolman said in a statement . This policy fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us. In its place, Mr. Sessions commanded federal prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense", a policy that will undoubtedly put some people in prison longer than is just or practical.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:54

That said, Bindi admitted Crowe, 53, is a close family friend. Despite all tabloid reports that Terri is involved in a relationship with the famous actor, Irwin really insisted that her mom and her late father, Steve Irwin, were the ones that were truly meant for each other.

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:06

Drawing parallels to what was widely viewed as a long-shot bid by Mr Trump for the presidency, he urged the more than 18,000 graduates to fight for what they believe in and to "challenge entrenched interests and failed power structures". The White House has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing Comey. "The president has nothing further to add on that", Spicer said numerous times in answer to rapid-fire questions.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:26

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , testifying in place of Mr Comey at the Senate Intelligence Committee, contradicted Mr Trump's appraisal of turmoil at the FBI, saying that Mr Comey had "broad support" from the rank and file "and still does to this day".

by | May 15, 2017 | 09:07

The deal to resolve the "comfort women" issue consisted of the Japanese prime minister's apology and a 1 billion yen ($8.98 million) fund for the victims, but has been criticized by some of the victims as well as civic activists who called upon Tokyo to take clear legal responsibility.