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by | May 18, 2017 | 16:44

Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a former state attorney general. He added: "Whether there are mitigating circumstances remains to be seen". Flynn was later fired by the president after it was disclosed that he had contacts with Russian officials and then misled others about them.

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:32

It argued that provisions of the bilateral treaty "were irrelevant to an assertion of rights of consular access under the Vienna Convention". The UN tribunal, based in The Hague, said in a statement it "will deliver its order on the request for the indication of provisional measures made by India in the Yadav case (India vs.

by | May 18, 2017 | 17:01

Committee chairman and Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina and Warner have again invited Comey to testify as well as requested all of the documents the FBI has related the the Bureau's investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 election, including all of Comey's memos.

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:21

On social media Wednesday, people either hailed her as a courageous hero or denounced her as a traitor. Due to the large number of leaked documents, Manning's sentence for whistle blowing was the longest in USA history. "I nearly cried this morning", said Larry Pierce, who was one of about a dozen people who gathered around a pride flag hours after Manning tweeted about her release.

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:24

But the fevered interest in the college sweethearts has been tempered by concerns over the future of the royal family, as Japan prepares for the first imperial abdication in two centuries at a time when there is a shortage of male heirs. Much has been made of the fact that after becoming "a commoner" the former princess had to - shock horror - learn how to drive, shop in a supermarket and even buy furniture for her new abode.

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:34

A Labour descent into "civil war and bloodletting" will leave SNP MPs the only real opposition to the Tories at Westminster, Nicola Sturgeon has said . "So our manifesto is a plan for everyone to have a fair chance to get on in life, because our country will only succeed when everyone succeeds". There is a clear difference between what Jeremy Corbyn is offering - and the Tories.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:53

Rouhani's challengers have attacked him on the economic front, most recently in televised debates. "With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani's team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the U.S.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:15

Abbas' White House talks follow a mid-February visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who moved quickly to reset ties after a frequently combative relationship with the Republican president's predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:34

The new sanctions, added by the Treasure Department, target two senior Iranian officials and entities based in China and Iran that are supporting Iran's missile program. In a memo to Tillerson and the secretaries of Energy and Treasury, Trump said there's enough oil being produced now by other countries that Iran's output could be reduced without hurting global supplies.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:26

On the campaign trail ahead of his election on May 7, Mr Macron pledged a slimmed-down group of ministers of around 15 people, half of them women and including people from outside politics. Pope Francis has offered prayers for Emmanuel Macron , urging the new president to support the rich moral and spiritual traditions of the country of France - including Christianity.

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:31

The new government is expected to be half women, and with about half the number of ministers former president Francois Hollande's cabinet had. Conservative lawmaker Edouard Philippe has been chosen to be the next prime minister. Macron's government is a direct challenge to established parties, whose diehards criticized the appointments ahead of mid-June parliamentary elections that will be key to the new president's capacity to carry out reforms and to the future of those traditional ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 16:31

At the same time, strong retail sales helped lift the pound, which also moved up against the euro by aroud 0.6 per cent to 1.69. "April's figures were always expected to be better than March, because of the timing of the Easter holiday, but economists had forecast a smaller rebound of 1%, and much more subdued annual growth of 2%".

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:24

Netanyahu hurried to remove any doubt - and preempt protest within his right-wing government - in a statement issued by his office. Israel captured east Jerusalem - where Palestinians want to establish the capital of a future independent state - from Jordan in 1967 and annexed it, a move not internationally recognized.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:14

Rosenstein appointed Mueller under a statute used in 1999, when John C. Danforth was appointed to investigate allegations of government wrongdoing in the siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. "I have determined that a Special Counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome", Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in a statement Wednesday.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:16

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, extending gains after a joint announcement by top producers Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation to push for an extension of supply cuts until the end of March 2018. In December 2016, OPEC and non-OPEC producers reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:10

The video, leaked to Fox 40 , shows a Balch Springs police officer shoving a Taser in Marco Stephenson's side while Stephenson is handcuffed and kneeling. Haber says that the incident was reviewed by the Texas Rangers, Professional Standards and the Dallas County District Attorney's Public Integrity Unit.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:03

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe that their countries must not let their hard histories hamper co-operation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program. China says the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) undermines its security as its powerful radar can probe deep into its territory. He added the two leaders agreed that all sides must work together to ease tensions over North Korea's weapons programme.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:57

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday the Trump administration was in no rush to determine how to approach the issue of climate change, but would "make the right decision for the United States". Meeting in Alaska this week, the countries most concerned with the melting of the Arctic called for global action to reduce greenhouse gases. After signing the declaration, Tillerson told the council that his administration was still determining its approach to combatting climate change.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:45

Then she said that Comey's removal would hasten the investigation and the White House decision was shaped by it. In an interview with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, Trump declined to comment on whether he has listening devices in the White House.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:52

In the hearing, former CIA Director James Clapper and Yates were questioned about evidence of possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation. When asked how Yates counted as a "political opponent", Spicer said she was appointed by the Obama administration and was "a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton".

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:27

The Trump administration reportedly will not be moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv for now. "I'm happy to welcome you and your dear wife to Israel, to Jerusalem , the capital city of Israel, and I'm welcoming you, not only as the President of Israel, but also as a Jerusalemite - seventh generation".

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:39

Trump himself is helping investigators put all of those pieces together, through interviews, tweets and offhand comments to reporters, said Zeidenberg. The source did not confirm the existence of more memos, but said it "stands to reason" that Comey made other notes about meetings with Trump. The initial New York Times report published late Tuesday said Comey had written a memo detailing his conversation with Trump, which was part of a paper trail Comey created to document his perception ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:48

Valls said Macron's victory Sunday over far-right leader Marine Le Pen it was a blow to populism across Europe that gave a "terrific" image of France to countries overseas. The president-elect is left-leaning - a one-time Socialist party member - and was a senior advisor to Hollande and an economy minister in his government 2014-2016.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:43

The job gave Flynn access to the president and almost every secret held by USA intelligence agencies. The disclosure was made on January 4 to the transition team's chief lawyer Donald F. In March the Associated Press reported that prior to the inauguration, Flynn's lawyer told Trump's attorneys that he may need to register as a foreign agent.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:56

He has recently been increasingly critical of the Trump administration following news reports alleging that the President had casually given Russians highly classified intelligence during an Oval Office visit and that he had allegedly pressured former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into a member of his staff.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:48

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by | May 18, 2017 | 14:01

They also asked Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe for "any notes or memorandum" Comey may have written "regarding any communications he may have had with senior White House and Department of Justice officials related to investigations into Russia's efforts".

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:00

Chairman Jason Chaffetz is all set to schedule a hearing inviting former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly before his committee - if the Utah Republican can just find his phone number. As the controversy swirled, Trump said in a speech to US Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT he did not get elected "to serve the Washington media or special interests".

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:57

There's also a political victory for North Korea. And the U.S. rotates heavy bombers, including B-1s, B-2s and B-52s, through the island. The Rodong Sinmun said the issue of nuclear weapons is a matter of concern between the North and the USA and warned against South Korean interference, accusing the South of being a "puppet" of Washington.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:01

Even powerful Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the likely quarterback for Senate tax reform plans, said Wednesday he was anxious the GOP agenda could run aground over the Russian Federation and Comey affair. "He needs a sophisticated lawyer who has dealt with cases at the intersection of criminal law and politics". "Why is he not doing the same here?" he asked.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:53

He will say a "bomb first, talk later" approach to security "has failed" and is a "recipe for increasing, not reducing threats and insecurity". "It doesn't make me a pacifist". Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that "waiting to see which way the wind blows in Washington isn't strong leadership". The leaked Labour manifesto said the party would renew Trident - despite Mr Corbyn's well-publicised opposition to the policy.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:52

But the Public and Commercial Services Union - the trade body for civil servants - backed tax reform, nationalising utilities, ending the public sector pay cap, improving collective bargaining, repealing anti-trade union legislation and strengthening employment rights.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:47

Prices of bonds, regarded as a safe haven in times of market turbulence, rallied. The memo is the clearest sign yet of potential interference by President Trump with the investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russian officials.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:32

Mr. Netanyahu's Office issued a statement that said: "The things published on Fox News are false". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was briefed on the matter and ordered Israel's ambassador in Washington, Ron Dermer, to demand an explanation from the White House.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:42

The Russian president told reporters in Sochi, where he was having talks with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, that he would be happy to turn over transcripts "if the American administration would like that, of course", to show that no secrets were shared.