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by | May 19, 2017 | 09:07

The tweets follow a report in the New York Times that Trump had asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to the president. When Trump then pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey told him, "You will have that", the associates said . He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during the January dinner at the White House and in two phone conversations.

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:26

The TPP deal involved Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. Speaking in a joint interview with CNBC and Broadcast Satellite Japan , Prime Minister Abe said "Unfortunately, the USA has declared withdrawal from the TPP".

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:39

The collected samples can be analyzed to determine exactly what occurred. Both China and the US have been in talks about ways to curb the nuclear weapons development program in North Korea, which is in the vicinity. " The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels , " Air Force spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge told Reuters .

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:36

Although nuclear sanctions on Tehran have been removed following the implementation of the JCPOA last January, most of leading worldwide banks still appear reluctant to do business with Iran over concerns of running afoul of USA regulations.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:51

The day after the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to the congressional investigations into Democrats' claims of Russian interference in U.S. The president's frustration has been building since he abruptly fired Comey. While taking questions at a Thursday afternoon joint press conference between President Trump and Colombian President Michael Santos, Trump flat out denied that he requested former FBI Director James Comey to end the ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:58

Haley previously indicated that new sanctions could target oil, a critical import for North Korea mainly from China, and she added that the U.S. also wanted sanctions on organizations and businesses in third world countries that are helping Pyongyang.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:45

Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, also asked the White House to provide any recordings, if they exist, detailing interactions with Comey that relate to the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election or the Clinton email scandal.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:06

The US ambassador to the United Nations urged other countries to do more to pressure North Korea over its weapons program, saying "You either support North Korea or you support us, you are either with North Korea or not". "I saw signs previous year that the North was preparing ransomware attacks or even already beginning to do so, targeting some South Korean companies", he told AFP.

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:07

The controversial EB-5 programme allows wealthy foreigners to, in effect, buy United States immigration visas for themselves and families by investing at least US$500,000 in certain development projects. It began a quarter-century ago as a well-intentioned plan to attract global capital to the United States by awarding permanent residency to 10,000 foreigners per year who agreed to invest at least $500,000 into a USA business, creating at least 10 jobs directly or indirectly.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:05

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio arrived on the scene shortly after and held a briefing with the media in Times Square. "Preliminarily it looks more like a vehicle accident than anything else", a NY police spokesman told AFP . A witness whose office conference room overlooks Times Square said she saw up to six people lying on the ground after the crash.

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:50

The intelligence came from a US partner and was considered so sensitive that it was distributed among only a small circle within the USA government and withheld from broader sharing among English-speaking allies that US intelligence agencies do as a matter of course.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:32

With the Trump administration staggering from controversy to controversy – the latest being the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey -punters on both sides of the Atlantic are ramping up wagers in niche online markets over whether Donald Trump will serve out a full term as U.S.

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:11

President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday afternoon in Abuja , it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details. "It is heartening to know that the girls will be returning to their families who have been waiting for this day", she said. Shekau has previously said the girls would be released if militant fighters held in government custody were freed.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:58

The committees are seeking recordings, transcripts and memos, including the memo Comey is said to have written stating that Trump asked him in February to stop the investigation into the president's fired national security adviser, Mike Flynn .

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:56

Garba Shehu, a special advisor to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari , told Nigeria's Channels TV that 83 girls were originally slated to be released. Human rights advocates also fear some of the girls have been used by Boko Haram to carry out suicide bombings as part of the group's insurgency. Reintegration thus will not be easy and previously released girls have been stigmatised by their communities as " Boko Haram wives'; some have even been attacked".

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:18

Despot leader Jong-un is pictured laughing and hugging rocket research officials as they celebrate before threatening to carry out more nuclear and missile tests. President Trump said earlier this month that he would be willing to participate in talks "under the right circumstances", though his administration said that possibility was slim after the missile launch.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:03

A glimmer of progress came via a recent agreement among the seven federations who oversee winter Olympic sports to move toward an independent testing agency, much like IAAF and the worldwide cycling federation have done. An independent Wada report found Russian Federation had conducted state-sponsored doping. The changes will allow the anti-doping body, in extreme cases, to ban countries and federations from participating in the Olympics and world championships.

by | May 19, 2017 | 08:06

The incident caused delays of up to an hour for commuters, in addition to Amtrak trains in the area. Of the 13 people injured, four, including the train's conductor, were hospitalized in White Plains and Greenwich and are expected to be OK.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:10

Since Trump's inauguration, Chaffetz has pursued an inquiry into Flynn, saying in April that Flynn did not comply with laws concerning the receipt of money from foreign governments. "I think that there's a lot of hyperbole on all sides here, and it's really important that we get to the facts", she said in an interview with Forum News Service on Wednesday.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:44

In the termination letter to Mr Comey, Mr Trump thanked him for telling him "three times " that he personally is not under investigation for collusion with Russian Federation during his 2016 campaign. While the FBI awaits the appointment of a new director to help guide its investigations, including an examination of possible Moscow-induced meddling and hacking, Trump has dabbled in matters of hacking prevention.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:11

In his first speech in the ministry's courtyard Wednesday, Collomb said Europe and France especially "are being targeted by terrorists", noting that the terrorist threat comes from overseas, but is also "rooted in our territory". Le Drian is expected to be the only member of the outgoing Socialist government to be kept on, with Macron keeping a careful distance from the little-loved administration of his predecessor Francois Hollande.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:14

But Burr's team later backtracked on the claim. An earlier report said that Flynn's lawyers said that he planned to ignore a Senate panel's subpoena. Flynn is also the target of other congressional investigations as well as an ongoing FBI counterintelligence probe and a grand jury inquiry. The House intelligence committee is asking for more government documents - this time about the ouster of FBI Director Jim Comey and conversations he had with President Donald Trump about ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:34

He said these words after a reporter questioned him about the series of missile tests that have been carried out the North Korea in the last few weeks. Clashes between residents and police over the deployment of an advanced US anti-missile system highlight a divisive issue ahead of South Korea's presidential election on May 9.

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:50

A string of grime stars including Novelist, AJ Tracey and Jme have all endorsed the Labour leader in the run up to the June 8 ballot. He suggested winning 200 seats - almost 30 fewer than in 2015 - would be a "successful" result for Mr Corbyn.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:00

Horgan said that the NDP and the Green Party can work on that initiative in the legislature. With absentee ballots still to be counted in the days ahead, Clark's 43 seats represent a loss of only four from the last majority, and the NDP's 41 seats is up six.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:06

All other types of appointments will cease at the end of June. The federal lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of IN seeks an injunction blocking some of the law's measures from taking effect July 1.

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:43

German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of the 2.5 million-strong Russian diaspora in Germany, the leader's official website said. And he asked Macron also to "contribute to the cooperation and solidarity among nations", and to continue to promote "in Europe and in the world the search for peace and common good, the respect of life and the defense of dignity of each person".

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:23

President Donald Trump threatened Friday morning to end White House press briefings, arguing that "it is not possible" for his staff to speak with "perfect accuracy" to the American public. Trump confidants say Bannon has been marginalized on major decisions, including Comey's firing, after clashing with Kushner. No White House aide appeared on the Sunday news shows, leaving Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, to defend Trump.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:45

McCain says, "We should throw their ambassador the hell out of the United States of America". Turkey is ready to retaliate if it faces a threat from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and will not shirk from launching a military campaign if need be, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:29

The intelligence behind the USA ban on laptops and other electronics is considered so highly classified that CNN , at the request of United States government officials, withheld key details from a March 31 story on the travel restrictions.

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:57

EIB said that it is expected that the agreement between China and six multilateral development banks will enable greater investment in infrastructure crucial for cross border trade, and contribute to strengthening growth, development and prosperity across three continents.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:14

The site estimates that 105,000 seats fly between Europe and the US daily, about 15,000 of which are in business and first class. So information should be shared. Airlines fear that expanding the ban will lead to more flight delays and increase their liability for theft or damage to electronics devices in checked luggage.

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:34

The Russians relayed the message to the Syrian government, but the forces did not withdraw, the official said. Attempts to halt the convoy included a call to the Russians - who are working with the Syrian regime- the official said, before "show of force" above the vehicles, followed by warning shots.

by | May 19, 2017 | 05:18

As part of his effort to convince voters that both he and his movement marked a break with the status quo, Macron previously promised that half of its candidates will be new to elected politics. According to polls released Monday, En Marche will win between 24 and 26 percent of votes in those elections, with the conservative Republicans party on 22 percent and the National Front on 21-22 percent.

by | May 19, 2017 | 04:48

He promised he will work as a "mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" to broker a deal between Israel and Palestine , and expressed hope that "there won't be such hatred for very long". During a joint press conference with the president, Abbas expressed a desire for peace and claimed that Palestinian children are brought up in a "culture of peace".