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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.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:33

The siblings contend Lee Hsien Loong has sought to establish a dynasty-like rule over Singapore following the passing of their father Lee Kuan Yew-Singapore's revered former leader, responsible for its astonishing economic advancement and deeply mourned upon his death in 2015.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:03

His responses triggered an explosion by Sen. "The policy is based on the principle -" Sessions replied. "I felt I was required to under the rules of the Department of Justice ". Earlier, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:30

Warmbier was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor in North Korea for alleged anti-state acts. "We have been told that he has been in that condition since March of 2016". Yun was then dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier with two doctors on Monday, and demanded his release on humanitarian grounds. U.S. officials dismissed this, saying he was traveling as a private citizen, but the basketball icon is probably Kim and Trump's only mutual friend.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:25

Mattis doubled down on assessments that the war is at a stalemate, telling lawmakers the United States is "not winning in Afghanistan ". The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the decision publicly before an official announcement, said the move gives Mattis the ability to adjust troop levels more quickly.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:46

Fred and Cindy Warmbier said they have been told their son has been in a coma since March 2016, and they had learned of this only one week ago. "The UVa family will continue to keep the Warmbiers in our thoughts and prayers as Otto returns to the United States and his home, where he will receive the care and support of those who love him".

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:52

May desperately needs the DUP's 10 seats to pass legislation. Foster tweeted afterward that "discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". Foster's rivals in Northern Ireland, such as Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, have objected, describing any partnership between the Conservatives and the DUP as "a coalition of chaos".

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:28

In a reflection of her newfound humility, May managed a joke at her own expense as Britain's House of Commons got underway in the first sitting after Thursday's general election . The Northern Ireland Secretary, James Brokenshire, and the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, were also in attendance. "The reality of this Parliament inevitably will be one of a great deal of consultation, a lot of work trying to build alliances, probably even on individual aspects of ...