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by | May 19, 2017 | 14:09

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., however, told reporters, after Rosenstein briefed the full Senate Thursday afternoon, that the deputy attorney general said he knew Comey would be dismissed by Trump before writing the memo that the White House released when it announced the firing.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:54

Claiming that clashes broke out when Palestinians through rocks at Israeli vehicles, she said: "One of the Israelis whose auto was damaged claimed to have fired into the air". But the worldwide community does not recognize Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem , which is also home to sensitive Christian and Muslim holy sites.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:58

Rosenstein's decision to appoint Mueller as special counsel could impede the congressional probes, senators said. "He appointed Mueller because he was cognizant enough to understand whether or not he thought he could be fair in the investigation was irrelevant", said Steven Silverman, a Baltimore attorney who has known Rosenstein for years.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:33

Moon also said that neither the issue of "renegotiating" the comfort women agreement nor South Korea and Japan's military information sharing agreement (called the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA) came up during the meeting.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:33

Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, told Politico it would be a success for Labour if it could hold onto 200 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons - or 29 fewer than the party now holds. Mentions of either Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn by the Conservatives increased from 75% to more than four out of every five posts (84%) across Facebook and Twitter.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:53

The Trump transition team ignored another red flag too, according to The New York Times , Flynn's own admission that he was under federal investigation. McClatchy reported on Wednesday night that a potential conflict arose even before Flynn was sworn in. Flynn said to hold off, which delayed the operation for months.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:06

Mueller III as special counsel as a chance to establish " regular order " and stabilize the roiling Russian Federation scandal, in the words of GOP former national security adviser Stephen Hadley. The Saudi hosts (joined by numerous other Arab leaders) will sign pledges promising to ban financing of extremist groups, including by private individuals.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:57

Foreign ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck told a regular briefing: "The fact that Trump said he will not have talks for the sake of talks reiterated our joint stance that we are open to dialogue but the right situation must be formed". South Korean servicemen also reportedly took part in the drill. It was not confirmed whether Hong's delegation would be personally delivering Moon's letter to Trump.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:55

Miller sent the following tweet five days before the New York Times reported that Comey wrote a memo indicating the president had asked him to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "There was no collusion", he said. Trump also lashed out in the morning on Twitter at the news that the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to oversee the investigation, calling the move a politically motivated "witch ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:43

It comes as the country has been plunged into chaos with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets to protest President Nicolas Maduro's government, which has responded with a heavy show of force. "And so we need to act, in whatever way we can, starting with our discussion today", he said. Ramirez dismissed Britain, saying it was following the U.S.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:56

He served as an electrician's mate fireman apprentice, mostly based in Florida. Navy records show he spent two months in a military prison in Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 2013, but did not say why. Richard Rojas, the man who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan's Times Square Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, according to a press release from the ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:53

Senator Richard Burr told reporters Flynn's refusal came from his lawyer, and that lawmakers would figure out "what the next step, if any, is", according to AP. Following the election, Flynn had reportedly discussed with Kislyak the potential of establishing a back channel communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that would circumvent the USA national security community, Reuters reports.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:54

Akihito's move will be the first abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in 200 years and has revived debate in Japan over the issue of imperial succession in the 2,000-year-old monarchy. The first in line to succeed is Crown Prince Naruhito, but the law of Japan has no provision for abdication at all. Reports of the 83-year-old Akihito's desire to retire surprised Japan when they emerged July 2016.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:59

Mr Trump said "soon" when asked how close he is to making an announcement. The president departs Friday on his inaugural overseas trip, a four-country, five-stop journey tour of the Middle East and Europe that will keep him out of the country for more than a week.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:29

Check back when Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer join them . In 1998, independent counsel Kenneth Starr's office had spent months investigating the possibility that Clinton had lied under oath about the nature of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky and then, according to Starr's referral to Congress for impeachment proceedings, obstructed justice by trying to hide and destroy evidence of that relationship.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:06

In Deloitte's economic overview, it says Mr Turnbull is looking to "add some substance to his cities agenda through substantial investments in transport and other infrastructure projects" announced in this Budget. Bank executives will also risk pay cuts and job losses if found guilty of misconduct - a measure that follows scandals, including financial advisers receiving kickbacks.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:17

This kind of thing cannot go unresponded to diplomatically . McCain had earlier tweeted about the incident calling the attack " thuggish behavior". On Thursday, in response to the clash at the residence, Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, called for the expulsion of Turkey's ambassador to the United States.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:08

Earlier this week there were several news reports that Trump made the request regarding Flynn during a February meeting in the Oval Office. Reuters reports that despite denials by Pence and other high-ranking officials that any contact took place, "Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race".

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:09

Trump has harshly criticized the Iran deal, suggesting that former Secretary of State John Kerry could have walked away from negotiations and gotten more concessions from Iran. Mr Trump, who has called the deal the worst in history, is also due to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran's traditional enemy, on the very day of the election.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:27

At his briefing, McMaster said more concern should be given to the source who leaked the information in the first place. Responding to the reports , Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Mr Comey should testify in Congress to "share what he knows".

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:57

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to instruct a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton if he won. "But he was very careful about not going into any detail surrounding the removal because he wants to give Robert Mueller the opportunity to make his independent decision as to where the investigation leads", she added.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:53

Two frontrunners have emerged in the race to succeed outgoing Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Standing outside the party's headquarters this morning, he said he wanted to heal the divisions that have opened in Ireland over the last decade. The Finance Minister Michael Noonan has revealed he will stand down when the new Fine Gael takes over. "I believe our party, with Leo Varadkar as leader, will attract a stronger vote in the higher population areas".

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:00

The US official shared some other details about President Trump's first overseas visit with the media at the White House, having dubbed it " a historic trip ". "He is invited definitely because it is an Arab and Muslim country", Nugali said. But the Trump administration, dominated by fiercely anti-Iran sentiment, balanced the sanctions waivers with new measures against Iranian defence officials and a Chinese business tied to Tehran's ballistic missile programme.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:08

Iranians head to the polls for the country's twelfth presidential election on Friday in a contest likely to determine whether Tehran's re-engagement with the world stalls or quickens. The former prosecutor has promised to build a self-sufficient "resistance economy", create millions of jobs and triple cash hand-outs to the poor. If none of the four candidates remaining wins more than 50% of the vote, a run-off will be held on 26 May.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:06

Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, one of the USA government bodies looking into Trump's decision to fire James Comeyas the head of Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as into claims about links between Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Moscow.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:35

Police are now investigating but it is believed to be an isolated incident. The White House said President Donald Trump was informed of the situation in Times Square and would continue to be briefed as it unfolded. Rojas possibly has a history of psychiatric problems and claims to have heard voices in his head before mowing down 23 people in Times Square, NBC reported .

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:32

While the Pentagon hopes that allied Syrian forces will launch an operation against the city of Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital, in coming weeks, Thursday's attack, and the April air base assault, mark rare deviations from US efforts to avoid plunging directly into the civil war that has consumed Syria since 2011.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:49

Trump said. But Rosenstein came under intense pressure from Democratic lawmakers to step aside and name an independent prosecutor after he became embroiled in the political fight over why Comey was sacked on May 9, a battle that raised questions of whether Rosenstein was sufficiently independent of the White House.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:04

According to CBS affiliate WTVF, Cummins was indicted on charges of transporting a minor across state lines for the goal of engaging in criminal sexual content and obstruction of justice. Cummins' attorney didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Police also spoke to Thomas' father, Anthony, who told them Cummins used to stalk and threaten his daughter long before he kidnapped her, AL.com reported .

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:04

The U.S. has provided aid to Colombia for at least six decades, with this being dramatically stepped up after the Clinton administration's Plan Colombia counter-narcotics program. Opponents felt Santos had gone too far and given up too much to the rebel group that that was responsible for the deaths of thousands and displacement of millions.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:34

A youth claiming to be an AAP worker attacked sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra during his hunger strike on Wednesday. "Mishra has been suspended from the party's primary membership", said a source from AAP's political affairs committee that took the decision.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:10

That court heard arguments for two hours last week, but the judges haven't ruled yet. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments over Trump's revised travel ban. "What the President did here falls squarely within his constitutional and statutory authority", Wall also said. On Monday the court reviewed the president's appeal of a March decision that put a nationwide hold on his executive order barring entry or visas into the USA for nationals of Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:17

In the meantime parliament is expected to vote in favour of the plan which would lower pensions and raise taxes by almost five billion euros, although compensation is planned for the most deprived along with subsidies for rents and medicine.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:29

In addition to Flynn, the committee is also zeroing on former Trump camaign aide Carter Page, who has also expressed an unwillingness to cooperate. Senators slapped Flynn with a subpoena last week in their investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign associates and Russian interference.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:16

A lot has been written already about how ratings at Fox have suffered in recent days, as the network has chosen not to report seriously on the news waterfall of revelations that have followed Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Roger Ailes single-handedly rewrote the rules of TV news, building a media juggernaut to cap a landmark career. "He will be remembered by the many people on both sides of the camera that he discovered, nurtured and promoted", the statement read.