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by | May 17, 2017 | 13:10

Trump, in a signed letter firing Comey, said Comey had told him three times that he was not under investigation by the bureau. Less than a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director and Trump has said a decision could come within days.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:25

North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:10

She also had an additional phone call with the White House. The US President accused the former US Attorney of leaking classified information to the press. Yates was appointed Deputy Attorney General under President Barack Obama, but had previously been appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:08

The prime minister's comments followed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remark on Sunday, in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," that Trump was "being very careful to understand how such a decision [to move the embassy] would impact the peace process".

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:55

His main task, however, is to form a new government after naming center-right Edouard Philippe as prime minister. We are really in the campaign for that battle already - the parliamentary elections. One of Macron's aides welcomed his appointment as "a good move", telling AFP it would help him " break the right ". Al Jazeera's David Chater, reporting from Paris , said Philippe is the ideal person for Macron and they share common ideals.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:41

When he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" Donald Trump is denying recent reports that he asked for former FBI Director James Comey's loyalty a few days after he was sworn in as president. A former top aide to Sen. "I made a decision to just do it", he said. Garland never got a hearing due to Republican obstruction, and the high court vacancy was filled last month by Neil Gorsuch.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:31

Yoon said that President Moon highly evaluated India's participation in worldwide sanctions against the North. Moon told Xi that it would be easier to settle the missile- defence issue if North Korea wasn't engaging in provocations, the statement said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:57

Amid warming inter-Korean relations, the team mutinied in 1971, killing its trainers and marching on Seoul before being stopped. The only commando who was captured said he came to "slit the throat" of Park. Pyongyang's Ministry of State Security alleged the North has been infiltrated by would-be terrorists sponsored by the two foreign agencies. In fact, the US and North Korea's relationship has become so strained that China - North Korea's main ally - told the two countries to "stop ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:23

Conte said: "I'm very angry with him, because he must think to share". Terry, who will leave Chelsea at the end of the season, was given his first league start since September as Antonio Conte made nine changes from the team that sealed the Premier League title on Friday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:14

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that federal civil rights charges will not be pursued against the two officers involved in the Sterling case. A disagreement appears to be developing about who's in charge of investigating whether state criminal charges should be filed against two white police officers who fatally shot a black man in Baton Rouge last summer.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:14

He has also made it amply clear he does not support the deployment of U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), on his country's borders for which Trump has demanded South Korea pay $1 billion. Tensions have threatened to spill over in the wake of the deployment of the THAAD system, which has angered both North Korea and China. North Korea says it needs its weapons to defend itself against the United States which it says has pushed the region to the brink of nuclear war.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:15

But any renewed tensions between the two rivals ahead of the May 25 OPEC meeting could make an output extension more hard, analysts said. Even if OPEC agrees to extend its production cuts next week, investors will doubt whether the group has the necessary pull to raise prices over time, Mr.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:57

If the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) finds there is not sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers violated Sterling's civil rights, they will announce what is called a "declination of charges", meaning they are declining to pursue charges.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:29

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia is considering a similar ruling. In response to the rulings against the executive orders, Trump has threatened to break up the sprawling 9th Circuit into smaller appeal courts with sway over fewer states.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:24

James Woods's Twitter feed is a toxic stew of bigotry, propaganda, and plain stupidity. Woods's homophobic response to Cooper is not surprising though, considering the actor regularly blasts anyone not white, straight, or Republican; Black Lives Matters, Lena Dunham, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton are all favorite targets.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:15

The woman, who was carrying several bags and wearing a leopard print top and black jacket, stood between the pair and said: "Absolutely fantastic". The as-yet unnamed woman then slapped him on the shoulder before walking off across camera.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:08

The Liberal Democrats are also against the bulk collection of "communications data", which refers to the context of a conversation (when, how, where, etc.) but not the "content", or what was actually said. 'Of course, such an investment would need be part of a much larger move to increase early years funding, and further measures will be needed if the Liberal Democrats are serious about supporting providers to deliver quality care and education to all children.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:28

Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are expected to address the Syrian civil war, the refugee crisis and the fight against the Islamic State group when they hold their first face-to-face meeting. Trump hoped to secure at least grudging Turkish agreement not to oppose the US-led drive by YPG fighters to oust the Islamic State from their Syrian stronghold of Raqa.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:44

A South Korean foreign affairs official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the ministry was " told by the U.S. State Department and the National Security Council that the report was groundless", though which part of the story was wrong wasn't specifically mentioned.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:28

The MEA added, "On May 16, President Abbas will be given a ceremonial guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan followed by wreath laying by him at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi, Raj Ghat". During the course of the visit, Abbas will address the Islamic Cultural Centre here. Rashtrapatiji (the President) will host a banquet in honour of H.E.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:42

With 33.9 percent of the vote, Le Pen garnered the support of more than 10 million voters, a stunning record for her far-right party National Front, according to the Constitutional Council. François Hollande, for his dedicated service to the French people". The Socialist Party, whose candidate was ejected on a meagre first-round score of six percent, is splintering as moderates and radicals squabble over the breakthrough by Macron, who worked for two years as economy minister in a Socialist ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:17

Triple talaq , a summary one-sided divorce procedure pronounced by the man without the woman having a say in the ending of a marriage contract, is by all yardsticks a discriminatory practice that needs repealing. When Sibal replied saying that he did not know how to answer the question, Justice Joseph said that he was only trying to understand whether triple talaq was added to meet the need of the hour, which may not even exist in today's time.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:22

Her government has banned workplace requirements that require women to wear high heels, a move credited to Weaver's initiative. But there also hasn't been an election quite like the one this province just went through. Despite the fact we still don't know who the Premier is along with the possibility of a minority government, Clark had plenty of positive things to say about the vote.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:43

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a Hwasong-12 in an undated photo released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Monday. "It is clear that North Korea is learning from those tests and improving their capabilities, with the ultimate goal of reaching the USA homeland".

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:08

On Monday, the State Department said it believes about 50 detainees are being hanged each day at the Saydnaya military prison, which is located about a 45 minutes' drive north of the capital, Damascus. It was not immediately clear why the United States waited to present its evidence . Defector Ahmad al-Hammadi added that had the global community punished Syrian authorities for such killings they carried out from the start of the uprising in 2011, "we wouldn't have reached this point".

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:54

USA officials disclosed the plans on May 9. The US sees the YPG as distinct from the PKK and also as a key partner in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS). Trump and Erdogan used part of their meeting Tuesday to discuss the ongoing fight against ISIS. Still, the Turkish president made it clear the Trump administration's decision to arm one group of Syrian Kurds fighting the Islamic State, the YPG, would "never be accepted".

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:07

North Korea has said that a missile it tested on Sunday is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead, state media reported on Monday. Aerospace expert John Schilling told Reuters the test "represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile".

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:21

Experts say the "medium long-range" Hwasong-12 missile the North fired on Sunday achieved a higher altitude and longer flight time than any other missile the country has tested. "You have to pick a side". She said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "paranoid" and thinks that the United States is trying to promote regime change and that there are people trying to assassinate him.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:39

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the intelligence uproar a distraction from GOP priorities such as tax reform and replacing the health care law. After the news broke of the Comey memo, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., stood in the chamber and said, "I say to all of my colleagues in the Senate - history is watching".

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:29

This wasn't the deal Adelson made, and he believes deals are meant to be upheld. "The sources say the Las Vegas billionaire doesn't buy the argument that the embassy move should be contingent on the peace process". The official is confident that Trump now understands that there is no alternative to a two-state solution. Mort Klein , President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), said on Monday that he is very disappointed with Trump's handling of the issue.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:23

It is Schulz's home territory, though he isn't on the ballot, and home to 17.9 million people, almost a quarter of Germany's population. For Martin Schulz's Social Democrats, it was a disastrous third straight loss in state elections since Germany's second-biggest party picked him as chairman and candidate for the chancellorship in January.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:09

But Trump told NBC's Lester Holt days later that he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's memo, and that is was, indeed, in part, because of the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, which Trump has dismissed as a "hoax". "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey", the White House official said, according to the Times .

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:43

U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on the global community to support the Trump administration's efforts in the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the test was unsafe, but warned against attempts to "intimidate" Pyongyang.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:23

They said the North's "unacceptable" action underscored the importance of the U.S. -Japan alliance. The U.S. ended up backing down and saying Washington would stick to the original agreement and pay for thaad. The normally staid Korea Herald has run a story headlined "President Moon's "reign of beauty" and the attention is similar to that paid to the early days of the "Camelot" presidency of John F Kennedy and his entourage.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:19

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, speaking at a press conference in London on Thursday, said the impact of Brexit would contribute to a dramatic drop in payments this year and that average workers would lose hundreds of pounds in wages.