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by | May 19, 2017 | 15:05

Rosenstein is the lead Justice Department official on the investigation into Trump's connections with Russian Federation. According to Democratic Senator Richard Durbin, Rosenstein didn't say exactly when or why he decided a special counsel was necessary.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:32

MLA Kapil Mishra, who remains sitting on a "satyagraha, ' was attacked by a man on Wednesday". AAP leader Sanjay Singh also said Bhardwaj's social media profile and posts showed that he was a BJP supporter. He asked the AAP leaders, Satyendra Jain, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak to put out the details of their foreign tours in public domain, while saying that he would sit on a hunger strike if they refuse to do so.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:09

South Korea and the United States agreed during a visit to Seoul by Trump's national security advisers this week to formulate a "bold and pragmatic" joint approach, Cho added . The remarks by Putin came following the firing of yet another ballistic missile by North Korea which was airborne for about half an hour and which covered a distance of approximately 450 miles.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:07

That might have caught the attention of Carter Page, Michael Flynn , Paul Manafort, and maybe Jared Kushner. The president fired Comey as FBI director on May 9, then acknowledged that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in the dismissal.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:20

During that conversation, the two leaders agreed to keep contacts open and to meet at an early date. "From the beginning of the Kim Jong Un regime, since last one year alone, they have launched more than 20 ballistic missiles which is more than the total number of ballistic missiles launched during the Kim Jong il regime", Abe told CNBC in an interview.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:13

A law called the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 sets timetables on how a President's administration can go about negotiating deals. Trump heavily criticized the TPP during the campaign, and signed a presidential memo to formally withdraw the United States from the deal as one of his first actions in office.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:56

Pakistan Bar Council executive member Raheel Kamran Sheikh said it was matter of concern that success rate of Pakistan in global arbitration cases was 2 per cent while India's success rate was 60 per cent. It has also helped India overcome its diffidence over moving global fora when dealing with Pakistan for fear of internationalising Kashmir. The ICJ, however, refuted that claim and gave five reasons as to why Pakistan must stop Jadhav's execution for now.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:29

Trump deployed his characteristic social media bombast to take his unvarnished response directly to voters, elaborating on the staid written statement issued the night before that denied any collusion with Kremlin-linked officials. It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax".

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:44

Asked whether Trump's actions could be an impeachable offense, Lynch referred to the federal statue against improperly obstructing an investigation. "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly", he said on Wednesday to the graduating class of the United States Coast Guard Academy.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:35

The incident, which took place the same day Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House, is said to have stained the diplomatic visit of the Turkish President who received assurance from Washington that the U.S. The peaceful protest rapidly descended into a street fight as men in black suits appeared from seemingly nowhere. The US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) on May 17 sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:27

But critics of the deal in South Korea said Japan did not go far enough, and earlier this year Tokyo recalled its ambassador over a statue symbolising " comfort women ", which was erected outside its consulate in the South Korean city of Busan.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:53

The fans of Rajnikanth also believes that this year Thalaivar's birthday will be more special as their superstar will make the announcement whether he would dive into the pool of politics or not. My ancestors including my father are from Tamil Nadu. Even party flags had been launched by some fans in the past, but the actor had either remained silent or distanced himself from fans who resorted to such actions.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:27

Sen. Dick Durbin , D-Ill., said after the meeting that Rosenstein had essentially confirmed Trump's recounting. But Thursday morning, Trump lashed out on Twitter, calling it the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "I respect the move [to appoint a special counsel] but the entire thing has been a witch-hunt".

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:10

In 1997, the Supreme Court transferred the case from Patna to Hazaribagh, then in undivided Bihar, after the family of the slain MLA expressed apprehension that the accused could influence the trial. Prabhunath Singh was in Janata Dal in 1995 and later joined Janata Dal-United (JD-U). "Soon after losing to my husband, Prabhunath Singh had openly threatened he would eliminate him within 90 days".

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:00

BST: Mr Trump's campaign made contact with Russian Federation at least 18 times during the election race, a new report has claimed. "I think it's totally ridiculous", the president replied. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) looks on after a closed meeting of the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington , US May 17, 2017 .

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:58

Trump criticized Comey for a recent performance testifying to Congress and said Comey's replacement is "going to be outstanding". John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. "It's special", Trump said later at a joint news conference with Santos. Lieberman holds a law degree from Yale University and worked as a lawyer before entering politics, but he does not have any law enforcement experience.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:36

Former presidents who gave made visits, including Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, have landed helicopters at the base of the historic site and taken the cable auto up. It is also listed as the World Heritage site by UNESCO. King Herod is believed to have built the fortress, but its defining story is that its Jewish rebel defenders who-under threat from a Roman siege-killed themselves rather than be captured alive by the invading forces sometime between 73 and 74 AD.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:53

The first is considered an unofficial anthem for the city of St. Petersburg, with lyrics like "Listen, Leningrad, I'll sing to you my honest song". President Putin was in Beijing on a state visit to discuss a $1 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at reviving the ancient Silk Road.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:45

Under Iran's system, the powers of the elected president are circumscribed by those of the conservative supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has been in power since 1989. Unemployment remains high at 12.4 percent, and conservatives within Iran say Rouhani has looked after interests of the elite. Tehran residents said police deployments appeared to have been beefed up in some areas of the capital, a normal practice ahead of national polls in Iran, to prevent unrest.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:55

Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president". President Trump's transition team was fully aware Michael Flynn was under a Department of Justice investigation prior to giving him the role of national security adviser, according to a report.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:36

Trump also boasted of what he saw as the "tremendous success" of his presidency. Early on Thursday morning, Trump tweeted that he believed he was a victim to " the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" "Not with me, not with representatives of Russia's special services".

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:05

A few days back, sacked minister Kapil Mishra had alleged that he had seen Delhi chief minister Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain. Arvind Kejriwal had opposed the demonetisation move as it threatened to "derail" his "money laundering" attempts, Mishra said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:46

The area has been cordoned off as heavy firing is underway. The Pakistani firing and shelling started started at 7.15 am, targeting Jangarh, Bhawani and Laam belts of Nowshera in Rajouri district, officials said. Police said while Jaitoon Begum, wife of Tufail Hussain, also was injured when the mortar shell landed outside their house. "The firing is presently on", Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:00

The U.S. will continue to "scrutinize Iran's commitment" to the nuclear deal while developing a "comprehensive Iran policy", Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones said in a statement . Also on Wednesday, Iranian state media said four passenger airplanes were being delivered as the first installment of a deal with French-Italian manufacturer ATR that was finalized after the nuclear agreement.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:18

The FBI has been looking into Flynn for months as part of a counterintelligence investigation. Comey recounted the incident in a memo, read to the Times by an associate, which quotes Trump as saying: "He is a good guy". Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before he was sacked for lying about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. But that explanation imploded when Trump admitted in a television interview that "when I made a decision to just do it, I said to ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:29

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tokyo is determined to strengthen its ties with Paris under the leadership of Macron to work together on global issues. Roth, whose portfolio includes Franco-German relations, told public broadcaster ARD on Monday that "it mustn't become normal that right-wing extremists and populists achieve such strong results".

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:39

Throughout a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump repeated multiple times his claim that there was no collusion between himself and Russian Federation during the campaign. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will lead that investigation. "We look forward to getting this whole situation behind us", he said, vowing to focus his administration's resources instead on creating jobs, strengthening ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:50

Tabqa and the nearby dam, Syria's largest, were seized a day earlier in an offensive that lasted almost seven weeks, with the backing of airstrikes from the global coalition. Every weapon obtained by the Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters constitutes a threat to Turkey , Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, reiterating Ankara's opposition to the USA deal to arm the Kurdish fighters.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:49

Trump was speaking in a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump said Thursday that he respects "the entire thing" but said that he personally has no ties to Russian Federation. "And everybody, even my enemies have said, there is no collusion". In the White House news conference Thursday, Trump clearly wanted to move on. But according to a report in Yahoo News , people close to Flynn say that his loyalty has not wavered and that the retired general has no ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:32

Pressure on Republicans for stronger action has grown amid reports that Trump asked now-fired FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and gave classified information to Russian officials.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:41

House Democrats, including Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., called for an additional independent commission to look into various Trump controversies. Trump once again said he had expected that his sacking of Comey would have gotten strong bipartisan approval, given Comey's public statements about the FBI's probe of Hillary Clinton's emails days before the election.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:37

However, Israel came out in support of the White House. A USA administration official confirmed to AFP on condition of anonymity that the original intelligence came from Israel, which was initially reported by the New York Times . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office had not responded to requests for comment, while the foreign ministry declined comment. Chaffetz sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, giving the agency one week to produce any notes ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:04

The decision by the US Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor underscores the serious nature of the allegations of impropriety and abuse of power by President Trump, Congressman Joe Crowley said. It's not likely to matter, though, because according to sources, Trump doesn't feel Flynn should even be under investigation . Trump reacted swiftly, without directly commenting on Mueller's appointment.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:02

A number of times previously, Mr Trump has likened the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and the Russian government to a witch hunt. This week, several news organizations reported that according to Comey, Trump asked that an investigation into then national security adviser Michael Flynn be dropped.

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.