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by | June 14, 2017 | 13:14

Comey pointedly told the Senate Committee: "I did not say I would let this go". The way Comey understood his conversations with the president, Trump asked Comey for three things: his loyalty , to "lift the cloud" of any perception the president was under investigation and to drop the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn .

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:52

When asked if he would bring up the cases of Warmbier and three other Americans detained in North Korea, Rodman told reporters, "that's not my goal right now". Rodman often called his trips to North Korea as a "basketball diplomacy" project and said it was a "great idea for the world". The trip was sponsored by PotCoin , a cryptocurrency for legalized marijuana.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:07

He was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner. US officials appeared to brush aside any speculation of a connection between Rodman's controversial visit and Warmbier's release .

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:35

Pyongyang has released an American college student, sentenced to 15 years for alleged crimes against the state. North Korea announced Mr Warmbier's arrest in late January 2016, saying he committed an anti-state crime with "the tacit connivance of the U.S.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:00

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 photo provided by South Korean Defense Ministry on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, a suspected North Korean drone is seen in a mountain in Inje, South Korea. The Moon administration must find a way to enhance governmental transparency and accountability while upholding its credibility as a strong USA security partner.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:03

The parents were also quoted as saying that North Korean officials informed them via US envoys that Warmbier fell ill from botulism sometime after his trial in March a year ago and fell into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. In November 2014, US spy chief James Clapper went to Pyongyang to bring home Matthew Miller, who had ripped up his visa when entering the country and was serving a six-year sentence on an espionage charge, and Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae , who had been ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:56

He said that the administration had moved 475,669 people in the coastal district to 11,820 cyclone shelters on Monday after the storm turned into a severe cyclone. Bangladesh has evacuated almost 300,000 people and shifted them to shelters ahead of the cyclone. Apart from the Rohingya shelters, at least 17,000 homes were damaged and many low-lying villages were inundated by a 1.3-meter (four feet) storm surge, officials said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:14

Fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee marked the full shift of the Trump-Russia investigation from a probe dedicated to discovering collusion to a probe dedicated to proving the president obstructed justice.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:40

Earlier in the day, the prime minister was back in the House of Commons chamber for the first time since her election gamble so drastically backfired , for the formality of electing the House of Commons speaker. But party president Gerry Adams has called the DUP-Tory alliance chaotic and he said on Monday that a referendum on Irish unity was inevitable. "The parliamentary arithmetic is such that we are going to have to work with everyone", he said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:13

Russian Federation has denied repeatedly that it interfered in the USA election, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Moscow. Sessions said he agreed with a letter drafted by his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, that Comey should be replaced.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:39

British High Commissioner Alison Blake tweeted: "Condolences to the families for the precious lives lost in the landslides in Chittagong districts". Golam Mostafa, a rescuer from the firefighting unit, said more than 100 people have been rescued after removing chunks of mud that buried many traditional homes owned by the poor tribal communities.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:24

The prime minister maintained that the Brexit talks would begin as planned next week, but with her party's loss of 13 seats and its parliamentary majority, May will rely on the support of the DUP vote by vote. Also in the aftermath of Thursday's British election, Paul Nuttall, leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party, resigned with immediate effect after the party lost support and failed to win a single seat.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:10

Comey said that, following a routine counterterrorism briefing on February 14, Trump asked Sessions and others present to leave the Oval Office before urging the FBI director to back off the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian officials, telling him, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go".

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:20

The Trump administration has argued that the president has the authority to issue executive orders related to national security. Sessions did not recuse himself until March 2 - nearly one month after he became attorney general - when it was revealed that he had met with Kislyak at least twice in 2016.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:14

If sent, the forces would help the fledgling Afghan military regain portions of the country that have fallen to the Taliban since US forces ended their combat mission there in 2014. Or as McCain described the situation, which Mattis subsequently confirmed, "We're not winning in Afghanistan". Mattis sidestepped a question from Rep.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:06

While some MPs would have liked to hear these sentiments sooner, her words appear to have been quite effective. "Our position remains that we want to get the best possible deal for the United Kingdom", he said. "I think there will be pressure for a softer Brexit", Mr Cameron added, saying that Parliament now "deserves a say" on the issue. The snap election was called by May for her personal and Conservative Party interests and not in the public interest.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:23

The University of Virginia student, who was a native of the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, was sentenced to 15 years of prison and hard labor for stealing a political propaganda poster from his Pyongyang hotel room. The Trump administration sought to dampen speculation about Rodman's role by sharing details of its diplomatic efforts to win consular access and freedom for Americans held in Pyongyang.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:34

Marriyum Aurangzeb, in response to another query, said that the prime minister during his address to the nation and while speaking in the parliament, had asked the apex court to constitute a joint investigation team on Panama Papers issue.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:27

Sessions on Saturday said he would appear before the intelligence committee, which has been doing its own investigation into Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. "My impression was, something big is about to happen", Comey said, as he recalled the encounter. WYDEN: Let me turn to the attorney general. -Feinstein acknowledged she "would have a queasy feeling, too" if Comey's testimony was true that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:21

This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Spain in almost 30 years since Rajiv Gandhi paid a visit in 1988. It is the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Spain since Narashima Rao come to the country in 1992. Modi reached his 2nd destination, Spain from Germany. After his meeting with Rajoy, Modi will call on Spanish King Felipe VI. To strengthen this bond further, the PM will be visiting St.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:22

UAE's foreign minister Anwar Gargash took to Twitter on Monday to claim Qatar had sought to "internationalise the crisis with its brothers". "Some have arrived and the others are on their way", Ahmed al-Khalaf said. And the Gulf countries were the centre of stability for that region. As far as the baseless report about Pakistan sending troops to Qatar is concerned, this should also be investigated so that such happenings could be averted in future, as we understand the disinformation was ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:28

In the second case, the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on May 25 upheld the Maryland judge's ruling. On Monday, the judges said that Trump violated US immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that he failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:45

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif said the SCO gave the members states a platform for shared prosperity and connectivity and to overcome terrorism and extremism, poverty, unemployment, tackle climate change and water security. The Chinese president also met leaders of Russia , Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and the king of Spain who is in Astana for a world expo held alongside the SCO summit , according to the local media.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:37

Sessions recommended the firing last month, raising questions about whether he violated his recusal from the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation. But: When Comey brought it up the next day, Sessions said he agreed it wasn't a good idea to be alone with the president. "Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected with the Trump campaign", Sessions said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:56

Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., if he's seen any reason for Mueller to be fired, Rosenstein said, "I have not". House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday he had confidence in Mueller, and dismissed reports that Trump might fire Mueller as "rumors".

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:56

This year, the number of students who cleared the JEE Advanced has increased to nine. Referring to his stints in Jammu and Kashmir, which has in the recent past seen rising incident of stone pelting, Rawat said his first posting in the state was in 1981-82 when the "situation was good".

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:08

Sessions may be under a further cloud after Comey suggested the attorney general may have failed to take appropriate steps to protect the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief. Sessions answered, " I don't recall it ". Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump , Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington .

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:46

Authorities say 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose killed 42-year-old Sgt. Christopher Monica and 58-year-old Billue after overpowering and disarming them on a transport bus Tuesday morning. The names of the prison guards weren't immediately released. The first call for help came in shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday as inmates apparently took control of a prison bus on Ga.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:09

Following fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week "it is important that I have the opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions wrote to Shelby, who chairs the Senate appropriations panel he was scheduled to address.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:43

Mr. Trump previously suggested he had tapes of their conversation, after Mr. Comey alleged Mr. Trump directed him to end the investigation into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn and also asked for loyalty. During his campaign, Trump often said it was time to "drain the swamp" in Washington of corrupt and self-dealing insiders. Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating suspected Russian election meddling, have written White House counsel Don ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:20

Such direct consultations between the two governments are rare as they do not have formal diplomatic relations. "I don't know why he went to North Korea ". Officials for PotCoin, which is likened to a smaller-scale Bitcoin for weed entrepreneurs and their customers, also did not explain why they've put up the money for Rodman's mission.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:23

During the campaign, she backtracked on a major proposal on care for the elderly, opted not to debate her opponents on television and faced questions over her record on security after Britain was hit by two Islamist militant attacks that killed 30 people.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:34

The visit is due to take place later this year, although the exact date has not been confirmed. NY mayor Bill de Blasio summed up the feelings of many when he said "Mayor Sadiq Khan is doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain".

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:55

Mohammad Alam Izadyar, and died of injuries sustained as Afghan security forces cracked down on the protesters in the streets. Wednesday's attack near Kabul's heavily protected diplomatic area killed at least 90 people and injured over 350 others.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:31

News of Warmbier's deteriorating health only reached USA officials in recent weeks, leading to an urgent demand that he be released on humanitarian grounds on Monday. The other United States citizens now being held by North Korea include Kim Hak-Song and Tony Kim, both professors at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.