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by | May 18, 2017 | 10:54

Ryan insisted Congress will exercise its oversight role and gather more information before reaching any conclusions about the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey , as well as reports Trump shared sensitive information with the Russians and urged Comey to drop an investigation of a former adviser.

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:17

Within the White House, the previous two weeks were planned to be quiet, in preparation for the trip. Politico quoted a White House official saying "We are kind of helpless" after the news broke on Tuesday. Trump fired Comey last week, almost three months after the private meeting that took place. Says he trusts Comey more than Trump. Comey created a paper trail and shared it with senior FBI officials out of apparent concern that the president was improperly trying to influence the ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 10:48

An Edwards family attorney praised the police chief for owning up to his mistake. He added: "I give him much respect for being fearless enough to do that on a national platform. Haber said this was due to an inability to get all the facts and an effort to release information as quickly as possible. According to Lee Merritt , an attorney for the Edwards family, Oliver is already attempting to appeal the decision.

by | May 18, 2017 | 10:19

Kim Jong-un personally oversaw the missile launch on Sunday, and was pictured celebrating with his officials afterward. Had the mid-range missile been fired towards a real target at a normal trajectory, experts told Reuters it could have reached as far as 4,000km, potentially putting the United States military base on Guam within range.

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:16

He also criticized China for throwing up obstacles to the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where Beijing has constructed island bases in the disputed waters, saying "we should fly, be able to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows".

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:48

According to Yves-Marie Cann, the director of political studies at Elabe research company, Philippe's experience as an elected official, especially in a local community, would be an important contribution to the new government of President Emmanuel Macron.

by | May 18, 2017 | 10:14

Solange adds that she occasionally still finds herself the subject of name calling as an adult, but has learned to turn them "into a symbol of beauty ". "One day you will name yourself, and that name will belong to will not be the ones they ordained: 'crazy , ugly, attention-seeking, weirdo'".

by | May 18, 2017 | 10:50

More recently, lawmakers in the Louisiana House backed a proposal aimed at keeping cities from removing Confederate monuments in a controversial vote Monday that black lawmakers derided as "divisive" and "offensive". The Battle of Liberty Place monument on Iberville Street, was erected in 1891 (originally on Canal Street) in honor of the Battle of Liberty Place, an 1874 insurrection of the Crescent City White League, a group of all white, mostly Confederate veterans, who battled against the ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:07

Rouhani's strongest challenger appears to be conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who says Iran does not need foreign help. There are now four candidates running for presidency, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi , Mostafa Hashemitaba, and Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim.

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:55

Other Republicans are also sticking by the intelligence committees, saying they weren't confident that an independent commission or special prosecutor was a better option. While Cornyn is well-liked on Capitol Hill, he is seen as a partisan whose confirmation hearing would have been expected to be highly contentious. "It's not a criminal investigation".

by | May 18, 2017 | 10:37

In another sign the White House is proceeding cautiously, Trump's ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, plans to work out of the current embassy in Tel Aviv rather than out of the US Consulate in Jerusalem , as some had urged him to do. On Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump is weighing how moving the embassy to Jerusalem - a pledge the Republican made during the his election campaign - would affect the peace process.

by | May 18, 2017 | 10:47

Comey, who Trump fired this week in a move that set off a political firestorm. A majority of Americans, including a growing number of Republicans, want to see an "independent investigation" sort out any connections between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:04

Many experts warn North Korea is not yet able yet to make a nuclear warhead small enough to mount on a long-range missile, however some analysts think it can arm shorter range missiles with warheads. Spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said it is still unlikely that North Korea has re-entry technology, which would return a warhead safely back into the atmosphere.

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:14

The government will continue to own Region 6 buses and assets, including depots, and set Opal fares and timetables. The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has accused Transport Minister Andrew Constance of incompetence and says he backflipped on written assurances a year ago the routes wouldn't be privatised.

by | May 18, 2017 | 10:03

Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new sanctions before involving remaining council members. A ranking American diplomat is urging China to use its close ties to North Korea and convince it to halt its "provocations" in the wake of another launching of a missile over the weekend.

by | May 18, 2017 | 10:05

The French and German leaders pledged to relaunch the partnership between their two countries in order to "reconstruct" the EU. But the two countries should first work on what they want to reform, she added. When Emmanuel Macron rode down the Champs Elysees after his inauguration in a military jeep and not the customary limousine, France's youngest postwar president sent a message that on his watch Paris will be strong and determined in its diplomacy.

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:51

President with you we have hope", he added in the only English-language remarks he made. Abbas and other Arab leaders have said doing so would inflame already simmering tensions. "Instead, Trump and his team should focus on incremental steps to improve the situation on the ground, preserve the possibility of the two-state solution at another time, and set conditions for negotiations in the future".

by | May 18, 2017 | 08:29

Last year 46 percent people opined that government performed on the expected lines, while this year it only around 44 percent citizens felt so. In order to take stock of the economic performance of the Modi government, the hits and the misses, Business Television India (BTVi) has begun (at 7am every day) a new series "1100 Days Of Modi" - that includes several shows that highlight multiple aspects of the Indian economy, business and the stock markets.

by | May 18, 2017 | 08:51

She says she has a favorable prognosis from her doctor in Washington. Honolulu, Hawaii - House Speaker Scott Saiki released the following statement after hearing that U.S. "I know that she brings that spirit to this latest challenge", Ige said. You know me. I am prepared to fight and win this battle . Hirono said that at the conclusion of the treatment, there will be no identifiable disease left untreated.

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:38

Following the meeting, the Washington Post claimed that the president revealed classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, which caused hysteria in the mainstream media. They said Israel had developed a deep network of human and signal intelligence across the region and it was plausible that it had managed to infiltrate IS as part of that long-running effort.

by | May 18, 2017 | 08:16

The Warriors have not lost in Brown's seven games as their leader on the bench, and nothing has changed the impression that they're the favorites to win the 2017 National Basketball Association championship and claim their second title in three seasons.

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:24

India demanded immediate suspension of Jhadav's death sentence but Pakistan presented the Kulbhushan Jadhav case as a matter of national security and ICJ 's decision would not apply to 'matters related to the national security of Pakistan. India termed that the confession of Jadhav was forcibly taken by the military while in captivity and he was tried by a military court in Pakistan. "There is also of course the potential for the writ petition of the High Court to be invoked as we believe ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 09:08

But, once he has moved into the Elysee Palace next week, Macron faces the task of securing a second election victory in June for his start-up party, now renamed La Republique en marche or Republic on the Move, in order to get the majority needed to implement his plans for economic recovery.

by | May 18, 2017 | 07:49

Putin told a news conference that he would be willing to turn over notes of Trump's meeting with the Russian diplomats if the White House agreed. The White House vigorously denied it all. Bush administration, where he served as deputy attorney general, with respect to those controversial "enhanced interrogation techniques" used by the Central Intelligence Agency on terror detainees in the wake of 9/11.

by | May 18, 2017 | 07:22

Some of those areas had already seen a drop in violence by Saturday, AFP's correspondents and a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces were clashing with rebels in the central province of Hama, dropping barrel bombs and firing artillery at opposition-held villages there.

by | May 18, 2017 | 08:27

It simply means that the House of Representatives will bring charges against the President. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said: "If these reports are true, the president's brazen attempt to shut down the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn is an assault on the rule of law that is fundamental to our democracy".

by | May 18, 2017 | 08:58

The statue of Gen. P G T Beauregard was lifted off its base shortly before 3am Wednesday, with workers wearing helmets and covering their faces. The Beauregard statue was the third Confederate-era memorial the city has removed . The mayor said now that the statues are down, other municipalities have expressed an interest in acquiring them. Therefore, the City will not share details on a removal timeline for the Robert E.

by | May 18, 2017 | 07:30

But Green's call will be the first made on the House floor, and it comes at a time when the president is historically unpopular, as his approval rating has sunk below 40 percent, according to most polls as of Tuesday. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former US attorney. However, the House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said that he has full confidence in Trump.

by | May 18, 2017 | 07:38

The figure would put wage growth below the rise in the cost of living, at 2.1 per cent. The wage price index, stripping bonuses, rose 0.5 percent sequentially and is up 1.9 percent year-on-year. Concerns around the job market and stagnating wages comes as Australian house prices have surged, and household debt has climbed to record levels. "The combination of continuing record low wages growth and soft consumer spending indicate that the risk of another RBA rate cut this year is far higher ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 08:46

Bush did upon his visit. The status of sovereignty over the wall became a political issue between the US and Israel earlier this week. "But obviously I think this stems from a comment that was made yesterday, in which was not the policy of the United States so just to be clear about what was said yesterday".

by | May 18, 2017 | 07:02

Upon leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, the transgender soldier was originally sentenced to 35 years in U.S. military prison, but only served 7 years after former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in the final months of his term.

by | May 18, 2017 | 07:29

Yet the move has been thrown into doubt with Pulis claiming West Brom will pull out unless they secure a financial agreement with Leeds before the defender becomes a free agent in July. Meanwhile, West Brom travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on Tuesday night. Taylor was being tipped with a move to West Brom , with Pulis previously stating that the full-back was one of a host of players that the Baggies were evaluating.

by | May 18, 2017 | 07:09

They said that Trump requested the meeting, not Comey. That's far different from the White House's initial account in the hours after Comey's firing. Even some Republican Congress members are baffled by Trump's choice. Publicly, the White House put on a fearless face. As in Friday's briefing, Spicer refused to commit when asked if the White House would keep the daily briefing.

by | May 18, 2017 | 07:38

Results showed a loss of 144 seats for Labour - only five weeks before the snap general election. "Theyre individual contests being fought in very differing situations, from local council-level, issue-driven campaigns up to large mayoral fights with some well-known politicians", a Labour party spokesperson said.

by | May 18, 2017 | 08:22

The list included Rouhani; Jahangiri; Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf; member of Iran's Expediency Council, Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim; former deputy judiciary chief, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi; and former vice president, Mostafa Hashemi-Taba. "Qalibaf speaks more to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and security apparatus, Raisi more to the traditional conservative". "Traditionally, a president always runs for the second election in Iran, exception for Abolhassan Banisadr, but nobody was put under ...