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by | June 14, 2017 | 07:56

The Defense Department was forced to prioritize near-term readiness at the expense of replacing aging equipment and capability development, Dunford said . Mattis offered the new deadline after facing sharp criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R., Ariz.) over the Trump administration's failure to deliver a new strategy to lawmakers outlining the future of America's longstanding presence in the country.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:20

The GMD system uses globally deployed sensors to detect and track ballistic missile threats. The MDA said its mission was to develop a missile defense system to defend the USA, its deployed forces, allies and friends from limited ballistic missile attacks of "all ranges in all phases of flight".

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:02

But the attorney General of the district of Columbia, Karl Racine and the attorney General of Maryland Brian Frosch believe that trump has broken his promise to stay out of private business. Also, both the D.C. and Maryland citizens are unfavorably being distressed by presence of Trump's hotel adjacent to White House. The lawsuit also alleged Trump benefits from foreign distribution payments for his The Apprentice reality TV show and generally from the global real estate ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:11

Moon said he was delaying the further rollout of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) anti-missile defense system until an environmental assessment is completed. The missiles flew about 125 miles, South Korea said, and fired from tracked launchers with forest camouflage. After the reported missile test, China reiterated its call on all parties involved in the situation to exercise restraint and make an effort to stabilize the situation in the region .

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:13

Calling Obama Care a "disaster" (his favorite buzzword to describe the groundbreaking legislation), Trump said that Democrats will shut down every healthcare bill they put out, even if it is the "greatest healthcare plan ever". "These are sad but familiar stories in Wisconsin, where Obamacare premiums have doubled", Trump said. Now, however, Trump is headlining a $1,000-per-person fundraiser for Gov.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:48

If implemented in a manner consistent with my legislation, [a] Buy American, Hire American EO [executive order] will put and USA manufacturers first. President Donald Trump says the United States must have the best, fastest and most reliable infrastructure in the world. Trump did speak about several problems with locks and dams that have delayed barge traffic in the Ohio River and elsewhere.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:10

But Mr Sessions said that despite his sense of problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he never raised that with Mr Comey. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the person who would be responsible for carrying out any such dismissal, told a different congressional panel on Tuesday he would not fire Mueller without good cause and he had seen no such cause.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:55

He was not pressed further about the details of his call with Trump before Gingrich again called for more transparency and balance. Rosenstein was testifying hours ahead of a separate Senate appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who was expected to face sharp questions from his former colleagues about his role in Comey's firing, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to step aside from the investigation involving Moscow and the Trump campaign.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:29

Woods swayed, rolled his eyes and closed them as police conducted field sobriety tests . He took a Breathalyzer test, registering 0.000 on it both times, and a urine test, records show. Walks off for a minute and then asks police what he's doing. In a separate dashcam video, when police first arrived on the scene, Woods' vehicle is stopped with its right turn signal on and mostly still in the right lane of the three-lane parkway.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:08

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who has been detained in North Korea for 17 months, has been medically evacuated from the country in a coma, his parents told The Washington Post Tuesday. Officials involved in securing Warmbier's release told The Post that it had nothing to do with Rodman's trip to Pyongyang, calling it a "bizarre coincidence" that might have been a deliberate ploy from North Korea to distract from Warmbier's condition.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:36

The DUP leader declined to give details of what she termed a "positive engagement with the Conservative Party", but said she would be travelling to London late on Monday for discussions with her team of 10 MPs before a meeting with Mrs May at Downing Street on Tuesday.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:53

During Thursday's hearing, Donald Trump was unusually silent on social media, even as Mr Comey accused his administration of spreading lies . He said people would know about it very soon. Mrs Collins, a member of the senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Mr Comey's motivation "may have been a good one".

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:08

Speaking to reporters for the first time since 18 million Americans watched Comey's testimony before the Senate , Trump called the former FBI head a "liar" and said he never asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russian Federation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:23

Comey testified that after he was sacked by Trump on May 9, he gave a friend copies of memos that he took following the February 14 meeting and others with Trump. "There would be nothing wrong if I did say that , according to everybody that I've read today , but I did not say that". In his first public in-person comments since the hearing, Trump summed up Comey's almost three-hour testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in seven words: "No collusion, no obstruction - he's a ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:41

If you look at their team and the depth of the French team, they're not short for players in any position, so they're definitely one of the best teams in the world and that's exciting to go and play against. You've asked me if he's an option (in midfield). Stones was doing his day job as a central defender in France - and struggled desperately in the face of the verve and threat France provided with the likes of Mbappe and Dembele.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:33

There are "no outstanding issues" in the way of a deal, the report said. Irish foreign minister Charlie Flanagan, who will take part in the opening exchanges at Stormont on Monday, said: "It is now more important than ever that we have effective devolved government in Northern Ireland , especially with Brexit negotiations due to begin shortly".

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:10

The Justice Department has said Sessions recused himself in March because of his involvement in Trump's campaign, but in his dramatic appearance last Thursday, Comey said the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew of information that would have made it "problematic" for Sessions to be involved.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:51

The building is the Grenfell Tower in west London. More than 200 people live in the block, The Guardian reported. Social media post show huge flames coming from the building. Authorities said at least two people were now being treated for smoke inhalation. Cordons are in place and it is advised that the estate and surrounding area is avoided.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:16

Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director James Comey cryptically told lawmakers on Thursday that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:15

Sturgeon's party, which almost swept the board in Scotland two years ago, lost heavyweights to a Conservative Party reinvigorated by Scottish leader Ruth Davidson . First minister Ms Sturgeon, whose party's share of the vote dropped sharply, only said that she would think "properly" about another referendum. In fact, the longer-term story remains one of SNP dominance of nearly every form of election in Scotland, to the point that opponents declare success if the SNP sees a drop in seats but ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:07

The district administration also said the Internet services in the district, which were suspended on June 5 after outbreak of violence, will be restored by Sunday morning. Each onion of farmers will be bought. "I denied, and said they were free to look around but they started beating me and my husband with sticks". The chief minister said that 65 per cent of the population is dependent on farming and the state can not progress without farmers.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:21

Sessions, respectfully you're not answering the question", Wyden said. "I am not stonewalling", Sessions said. Kamala Harris asked whether Sessions himself reviewed the policy before relying on it to refuse to answer questions. The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for the DOJ policy Sessions cited during the hearing. However, another Republican , House Speaker Paul Ryan, told reporters, "I think the best case for the president is to be vindicated by allowing ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:58

Last week, Comey appeared before the same committee and shared that he and members of the FBI leadership team did not discuss President Donald Trump's alleged request for the FBI director's loyalty as the group believed Sessions would inevitably recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:04

China has expressed its desire to take on a role as mediator between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office said in statement, according to Tolo News . The Afghan presidential palace says in a statement that two of the country's top security officials have been suspended after bombings in Kabul and a subsequent protest over security in the capital left dozens dead and wounded.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:50

Rosenstein has already said publicly that he sees no justification for firing Mueller, and that he wouldn't carry out an order from Trump to do so without "good cause". "You have my assurance that we are faithfully going to follow that regulation , and Director Mueller is going to have the independence he needs". NPR reported on Friday that Mueller was being considered to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before being named special counsel.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:18

Asked what he would do if Trump ordered him to fire Mueller, Rosenstein said , "I'm not going to follow any order unless I believe they are lawful and appropriate orders". Suffice to say that Trump would be nuts to think that these flimsy objections would provide him with cover if he made the disastrous decision to dismiss Mueller and abort the investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:03

As their exchange continued, Wyden asked about Comey's testimony, in which he said that there were problematic issues with Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation. The Attorney General added that there was "nothing wrong" with Trump speaking in private with then-FBI Director Comey, whom he later fired. Ian Prior, a Justice Department spokesman, disputed that account and said that Sessions replied to Comey and said he "wanted to ensure that he and his Federal Bureau of ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:53

Sessions refused to say whether he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump, arguing that he could not disclose private communications with the president. Comey said he was uncomfortable and that he "implored" Sessions to make sure he was never left alone with Trump again. Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the USA or conversations with any Russian officials about the US election ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:46

ET "in open session". "I have never met with or had any conversations with Russians concerning interference with any campaign", Sessions reiterated. A reprieve thus granted, Sessions offered word salad - not on Harris' question about a written policy, but on the abstractions she was trying to cut through.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:11

Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. The attorney general typically oversees the special counsel, but in this case Rosenstein is responsible for Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from matters related to any Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:12

Since Saudi Arabia and other nations cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, triggering the worst diplomatic crisis in the Gulf in years, the USA military has insisted that it would not affect US military operations in the region.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:46

Former Conservative Treasury chief George Osborne called the outcome "completely catastrophic for the Conservatives and for Theresa May ". If May was right that her party's narrow majority impaired her ability to negotiate optimal terms for withdrawal from the European Union , it's hard to see how she (or another Conservative prime minister) wouldn't be at an even greater disadvantage negotiating on behalf of a minority government .

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:59

Make no mistake, we agree with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling in a case that originated in Maryland finding a direct line between President Trump's blatantly anti-Muslim campaign trail statements and his administration's bans against travel from certain Muslim nations.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:43

The Senate has worked for almost a month now on its Obamacare replacement bill , which is expected to include some features of the House's American Health Care Act but differs in other aspects, like Medicaid expansion funding and Obamacare taxes .

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:57

Rosenstein said he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. After President Donald Trump's friend, Chris Ruddy, said Monday night that Trump is considering firing Mueller , Rosenstein said in a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing that Mueller can "only be fired for good cause", and it would be his job to put that good cause into writing.