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by | June 14, 2017 | 15:46

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. His spokeswoman has denied that any such private encounter occurred. Joe Manchin , D-W.V., a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told NBC News last week. Sessions has recused himself from that investigation, even though he took a personal hand in Comey's firing, which Trump said was directly related to the Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:21

CNN previously reported that congressional investigators are examining whether Sessions had an additional private meeting with the Russian ambassador in April 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. "I'm not sure what was in his mind specifically". Cooper asked Wyden point blank if he believed Sessions was involved in collusion or wrongdoing and Wyden would only say that he meant to follow up on his previous questions from the hearing.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:55

Mattis noted that last week the Pentagon conducted what it called a successful test of its missile defense system, which is being developed mainly with North Korea in mind. In a warning to China, the defense secretary expressed his intention to maintain the "freedom of navigation" operation - maritime patrols by US military vessels and other ships - in South China Sea waterways.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:35

Mattis noted that last week the Pentagon conducted what it called a successful test of its missile defense system, which is being developed mainly with North Korea in mind. In a warning to China, the defense secretary expressed his intention to maintain the "freedom of navigation" operation - maritime patrols by US military vessels and other ships - in South China Sea waterways.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:18

In the wake of the most recent flurry of missiles dropping, the calls for action by Japanese Prime Minister Abe have become louder. "However, South Korea and Japan should not be in a situation where developments in other areas are hampered after being tied up only by this problem", Park quoted Moon as saying.

by | June 14, 2017 | 16:13

A South Korean Defense Ministry official, who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity, said that the drone was found in a South Korean Border town and that it taken 10 photos of a U.S. Seoul's former conservative government closed the industrial zone in February 2016 after North Korea tested a long-range rocket in defiance of global sanctions.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:34

The Scottish Tories had their best election result since 1983 last week, returning 13 MPs , after the party's Scottish leader, Ruth Davidson , ran an autonomous campaign which sidelined May. She declined to comment further on Monday. But one lawmaker said May recognised that a broader consensus needs to be built during Monday's meeting with Conservative members of parliament.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:29

In a statement released Tuesday by public treasury officials, Ronaldo is accused of "four crimes against the public treasury between 2011-2014... which involves tax fraud of 14,768,897 euros (USD $65.5 million/GBP 12.9 million)". Ronaldo is not the first Spanish football player to be hit with tax fraud accusations. Mendes's company, Gestifute , denied that his clients had avoided paying tax.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:57

The first lady and her son had been living at their Manhattan apartment in Trump Tower since President Donald Trump's inauguration so Barron could finish up his year of school there. The first family is together again under the same roof: the White House. Ivanka Trump has taken a White House job as an adviser to her father. Donald Trump became president in January this year.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:01

And on Friday his lieutenant and shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: "In the interests of the country we are willing to form a government - a minority government - to put forward a programme, a Queen's speech , as well as an alternative budget and an alternative programme for the Brexit negotiations".

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:03

Police have turned a church near the scene of a massive west London high-rise fire into a makeshift center for evacuees. Many people at St. He says it was frightening but people are being cared for well. The London Fire Brigade said on Twitter they were responding to a fire on the Lancaster West Estate after multiple calls. It's also not clear whether people are trapped.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:53

May had been misled by polls indicating that the Conservative Party would be able to decimate the Labour Party, which appeared to be in disarray under the leadership of socialist Jeremy Corbyn. With the Lib Dems picking up just 12 out of parliament's 650 seats, Smith was convinced his stance against the two dominating parties would not block Britain's European Union departure.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:28

Since 9/11, war has accelerated wear and tear on equipment and troops, Dunford explained. "But, most of all, that the Taliban no longer has the freedom of movement that we're seeing right now that has been rolled back", he said . More than 2,200 USA troops have died, and more than 20,000 more have been wounded. To date, more than 2,300 Americans have been killed and over 17,000 wounded.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:54

May called the election called in a bid to strengthen her mandate ahead of European Union exit talks. Those 10 MPs, plus the 318 Conservative MPs that were elected on Thurdsay, are enough for a majority in Parliament. The British pound tumbled on Friday against the US dollar and the euro before stabilising, down 1.7 and 1.4 percent against the two currencies respectively.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:19

Asked about Trump's own contention that the president fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: "I guess I'll just have to let his words speak for themselves".

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:50

Secretary Mattis equated "winning" in Afghanistan with the Afghan government's ability to handle the enemy's level of violence, which he said will require a "residual force" of US and allied forces to train Afghan troops and maintain high-end capabilities.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:17

Corbyn's newly energized Labour Party officially backs Brexit - since voters endorsed it in a referendum previous year - but many important figures in the party advocate a much "softer" approach, and their views now may now carry sway. "Britain is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, so we have a lot of shared challenges to deal with, and that's the spirit we want to carry out these negotiations in".

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:12

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's plan to withdraw the United States of America from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change is a setback for the efforts of responsible countries trying to reduce carbon emissions. "That the U.S.is now left as a footnote to climate action ... is very sad". Building on the leadership the Government of Canada has shown at home and overseas since the Paris climate talks, Minister McKenna promoted Canada's climate plan and indicated that the collaboration ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:07

May had unexpectedly called the snap election seven weeks ago, three years early, polls predicting she would massively increase the slim majority she had inherited from Cameron. To retain her role as Prime Minister, May moved quickly announcing her intention to pursue a partnership with the DUP, a small party from Northern Ireland known for pursuing a more socially conservative agenda than the Tories.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:19

I just hope He stands a better chance of scoring a comeback than Nick Clegg. Afterwards Mrs Foster repeated her assertion that the negotiations would focus on UK-wide interests. The performance of the British economy could also influence perceptions of Brexit . The ritual gave an opportunity for brief speeches from party leaders.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:57

The talks with the DUP follow May's apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting Monday which signaled she would be more open to consultation, particularly with business leaders demanding answers about the details on Britain's departure from the European Union.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:21

Flumes of black and gray smoke were rising high into the air over London hours after the blaze was sparked. Firefighters in the English capital have been battling the spectacular fire in a 27-storey apartment building for several hours.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:23

It's one thing that US President Donald Trump abused his power and fired FBI Director #James Comey for investigating his ties to Russian Federation, which is technically obstruction of justice and might just get him impeached , but now the President's friend Christopher Ruddy says he's thinking of firing #Robert Mueller , too.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:55

Korea suffered a 3-2 loss to Qatar in Doha on Tuesday in the final round of the Asian qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, casting doubts on Korea's hope to qualify for the quadrennial event for the ninth straight time. The show of support for Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani came after several Gulf nations and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed economic sanctions on Doha for allegedly supporting "extremism".

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:49

Rothwell said he personally would not take an aspirin for primary prevention but he also said that for safety reasons no one now taking it daily should stop doing so without consulting their doctor. Professor Peter Rothwell, from Oxford University, said: 'We have known for some time that aspirin increases the risk of bleeding for elderly patients.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:40

The attorneys general for Maryland and Washington D.C. filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump , alleging that he violated the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses by accepting payments from foreign governments since taking office.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:59

North Korea regularly accuses Washington and Seoul of sending spies to overthrow its government to enable the US-backed South Korean government to take control of the Korean Peninsula. In a statement, the family said: "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime". "With tensions as high as they are, we felt that we needed to talk about Otto and put a face on the person", Cindy Warmbier said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:42

Much like the problems for executive privilege created by Trump's possibly waiving his office's exclusive right, however, the president's repeated public mentions of the matter may also make issuing a restraining order - let alone requesting one - legally hard, if not impossible.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:40

Jeff Sessions has heatedly denied that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the United States elections. The Attorney-General cited what he claimed was a Justice Department policy to keep conversations with the President confidential, but critics say no such policy exists.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:56

He says the encounter was consensual. "Mrs. Cosby has been supporting Mr. Cosby for the entire time they've been together for 53 years", he said. Bill Cosby , with wife Camille Cosby on his side, arrive at Montgomery County Courthouse.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:39

Mattis said the Taliban were "surging" and that the extremist group's progress had to be curtailed. Some US officials have questioned the benefit of sending more troops to Afghanistan because any politically palatable number would not be enough to turn the tide, much less create stability and security.

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:13

They said: "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime" in North Korea . He's now being freed, but this doesn't arrive as happy news because Warmbier has reportedly been in a coma for at least a year.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:37

The legislation also mandates VA leaders provide more training on whistleblower rights and be prohibited from firing employees who have filed complaints through official channels. "For far too long the failures of bad actors have tarnished the good name of all VA employees", said House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:39

Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday where he faced intense questioning, primarily from Democrats , over his role in former FBI Director James Comey's firing last month and his past contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak .

by | June 14, 2017 | 15:16

The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament. Mrs Foster declined to go into detail about the negotiations but said that government stability, Brexit, counter-terrorism and doing what's right for Northern Ireland economically were high on the agenda .