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by | May 17, 2017 | 23:11

FBI Director James Comey arrives to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation " on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. Mark Warner (D-Va.) are heading up an investigation for the Senate Intelligence Committtee. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) became the fourth GOP senator to call for a special prosecutor or special committee to look into Trump's actions and Russian Federation.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:03

As Time noted back in 2013, the "How to Survive the Coming Ice Age" hoax cover was simply a photoshopped version of anApril 2007 issue titled, "The Global Warming Survival Guide", featured below. He added, however, that he is hearing that there are going to be changes at the White House, but it's not yet clear what those changes might be and when they will happen.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:17

And the Italian populist Five Star Movement - now topping the polls ahead of elections that will take place by spring 2018 - threatens to hold a referendum on Italy's use of the euro, a move that could rekindle Europe's financial crisis. The incoming president has said half of Republique en Marche's candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the June 11-18 elections to the National Assembly will be new to politics.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:59

The outcome marks something of a defeat for the BC NDP, who led the polls early in the campaign and managed a relatively gaffe-free campaign. "And they voted for an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top", he said. The cheers coming from the crowd at the Academy of Arts on McTavish Road in North Saanich are deafening throughout the night as results from ridings are announced and BC Green Party candidates start racking up the votes.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:43

Merkel's approach underlined her view that it was crucial not only for France , but for Germany, to help Macron succeed - a point that she has repeatedly stressed. Some could be replaced after next month's parliamentary election, depending on how many seats Macron's fledgling Republique En Marche (REM) party wins.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:33

The Bank of England has put record low interest rates of 0.25 per cent on hold again as its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) slightly cut the nation's growth forecast for 2017. "Two of the key messages given out were that above target inflation can only only be tolerated so much, and that rates could rise sooner than perhaps the markets are anticipating".

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:36

The latest crisis to beset Trump came just 24 hours after another report accused him of sharing classified intelligence with Russia during Oval Office talks with Russian officials. Sen. Lindsey Graham, meanwhile, told reporters that he is inviting Comey to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that Graham chairs.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:27

Such groups will "have no safe quarter", Mr Trump said in the White House's historic Roosevelt Room, where he also commended Turkey's "leadership in seeking an end to the horrific killing in Syria". "But context matters, and there's no doubt that USA allies and adversaries alike took note of the nature of President Trump's call to President Erdogan following the referendum".

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:26

He added that the rate of infection has slowed over the weekend. And the software is already inspiring imitators , as the Bleeping Computer site reports. Hackers hijacked computers, locking users out of their data unless they paid a ransom in Bitcoins, nearly impossible to trace. The identity of whoever deployed the software remains unknown.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:16

But other Republicans expressed concern. "I can not comment specifically on that", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during an off- camera news conference. CIA Director Mike Pompeo was to brief members of the House intelligence committee later in the day. "Memos, transcripts, tapes - the list keeps getting longer", he said.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:32

At least some of the information that Trump shared with Russian Federation about the laptop threat had been collected by Israel. The president had been engaging in "routine sharing" with foreign leaders, he said, arguing that some of the information was publicly available.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:21

Before dinnertime on Tuesday, the subject in Washington had changed yet again. But Trump's advisers could hardly call it a success, with the West Wing suddenly grappling with another firestorm: Whether the President asked FBI Director James Comey to close the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:54

Prime Minister Theresa May thanked him "on behalf of the whole country" for his decades of service to the Crown. This morning it was finally confirmed after speculations what the "emergency" meeting called at Buckingham Palace was about that The Duke of Edinburgh is stepping down from public duties this autumn.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:09

Trump , on his part, said that he was looking forward to welcoming Abbas back to the White House in order to work towards a final status agreement between the two sides. Abbas praised Trump as a "deal maker" who could make it happen. " There's such hatred, but hopefully there won't be such hatred for very long ", Trump said, speaking alongside Abbas in the Roosevelt Room.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:23

India's application on Jadhav, who was arrested in March a year ago and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities, was "unnecessary and misconceived" and must be dismissed, Pakistan told the UN's highest judicial body.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:55

Israel will maintain strong military ties with the United States, the country's Defense Minister said on Wednesday. However Putin has hit back at the recent media storm, saying no secrets were passed from Trump to Lavrov - and the transcript will prove it, if U.S.

by | May 17, 2017 | 23:10

The country has since said that the missile is capable of toting a nuclear warhead. In recent years, North Korea successfully put satellites into orbit twice aboard long-range rockets in what the United Nations called a disguised test of long-range missile technology.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:26

Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn ". Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday requesting that it turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between Comey and Trump.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:52

Holt's wasn't the only interview with Trump that aired last week. Bad optics, indeed. Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey only the day before amid an investigation into Russian meddling in the November 8 presidential election. Trump said. He wanted to stay on as the Federal Bureau of Investigation head. "You have nothing comparable", Woodward said. President Trump's firing of the FBI director had the unintended effect of pushing the "Trump-Russia" story even more into the spotlight ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:48

Many users report the amount of the ransom as $300 worth of bitcoin, a form of digital currency. Microsoft Corp. president Brad Smith sharply criticized the United States government on Sunday for "stockpiling" software flaws that it often can not protect, citing recent leaks of both NSA and Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:57

It also warned that Washington would also target and "call out" countries supporting Pyongyang. Kim Jong Un witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:21

He had requested to die by firing squad but a USA appeals court rejected his plea and he was executed by lethal injection. Ledford's attorneys had argued execution by Georgia's lethal injection drug was likely to cause him extreme pain in violation of his constitutional rights.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:17

Mr Valls was one of several Socialist Party heavyweights who backed Mr Macron after members selected leftwinger Benoit Hamon as presidential candidate. The Socialists, whose term in government comes to an end in tandem with the departure of President Francois Hollande, have traditionally disputed power with the centre-right in France over the past half century.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:40

Comey allegedly wrote the memo following a conversation with Trump on the day after Flynn resigned. "I would hope that at some point the Republicans will join with the Democrats and say, 'Look, we've got to address this.' This is indefensible", Cummings told MSNBC .

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:37

According to BBC reporter, Pete Simson, a female worshipper was listening and asked: " How dare you talk about alcohol in a Sikh temple? ". "He pointed out that in India billions of litres of whisky are consumed every year but there is a 120% (customs duty) on imports of Scotch whisky and wouldn´t it be great if we could have free trade".

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:13

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley pledged Tuesday that the US plans to " tighten the screws " on North Korea's nuclear ambitions. That's likely to become a recurring theme for North Korea, as certainly the USA threat won't be going away any time soon, with Trump rejecting South Korea's new president in calls to restart diplomacy.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:10

A White House reeling from parallel crises won't find respite anytime soon: President Donald Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, will embark Friday on his first foreign trip, a five-country grind where the very issues of credibility and competence exposed by the past week's chaos will reverberate widely.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:28

The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. "He wasn't briefed on the source or method of the information either", McMaster said at a press briefing. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, has also tangled with the media over the believability of her statements, saying earlier this year in a television appearance that Flynn had Trump's full ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:51

Germany and France have traditionally been the motor of European integration, but the relationship has become increasingly lopsided over recent years as France struggled economically. He has been a Member of Parliament for Normandy. France's new President Emmanuel Macron called Monday for a "historic reconstruction" of Europe to fight populism.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:08

And if Comey had resigned - or had given the president political license to fire him by breaking publicly with him on a high-profile matter - then Trump would have been able to replace him with a loyal supporter who could have sought to kill the Flynn investigation more quietly.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:55

Microsoft references the WannaCry ransomware's source as an vulnerability known by the NSA, noting that similar security holes were revealed on WikiLeaks in documents stolen from the Central Intelligence Agency. As news of the WannaCry ransomware attack broke last week, companies and governments scrambled first to keep it contained. The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments had caused "widespread damage", the BBC reported.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:35

High voter turnout has generally favored moderate and reformist candidates in Iran. He enjoyed a strong performance during the campaign, especially in the three televised debates, when he supported Rouhani by providing facts and figures and coordinating attacks on the president's main opponents.

by | May 17, 2017 | 22:29

The men are two of at least four people who will be interviewed to replace James Comey, whom President Donald Trump suddenly fired earlier this week, according to people familiar with the matter. But unless Majority Leader Mitch McConnell steps aside, Cornyn's rise in leadership has peaked. But he said in a statement Tuesday that "the best way I can serve is continuing to fight for a conservative agenda in the U.S.

by | May 17, 2017 | 20:55

The United States is not party to the agreement and the Syrian rivals have not signed on to the deal. The United States reacted cautiously to the agreement, saying that it "supports any effort that can genuinely de-escalate the violence in Syria" but expressing concern about Iran's role and saying Russian Federation must ensure compliance by the Syrian government.

by | May 17, 2017 | 21:48

Macedonia's president today (17 May) asked the opposition Social Democratic party to form a government , five months after an election in the troubled Balkan country. Macedonian nationalists stormed parliament earlier this month after the election to parliament speaker of Talat Xhaferi , Macedonia's parliament speaker, an ethnic Albanian and former guerrilla.