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by | May 21, 2017 | 00:25

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a target of criminal investigations in Sweden and the United States, had promised to accept extradition if Manning was freed. One of her first photos was a picture of her feet, writing "First steps of freedom!" Another post showed a single slice of pepperoni pizza on a plate, with the phrase, "So, I'm already enjoying my first hot, greasy pizza", followed by a smiley-face emoticon.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:38

However, of the games that these three teams have to play, Arsenal's is the toughest. The veteran star scored the victor in a dramatic 3-2 victory for Sunderland over the Blues last May and could prove a thorn in their side again on Sunday.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:15

US President Donald Trump's administration chose to stick with the existing nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday, renewing a waiver of nuclear-related sanctions. He also predicted that the U.S. government would begin a fresh wave of sanctions against Tehran on bogus charges following Iran's presidential election.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:22

Sources told the news network that Russian officials were heard boasting of the close relationship they had developed with Flynn, who would eventually be chosen by Trump to serve as his national security adviser - but who was sacked from the post only weeks into the new administration's term.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:15

The comment was in response to an Israeli request for Prime Minister Netanyahu to join President Trump when he visits the Western Wall. One US official said the Western Wall was part of the West Bank, Channel Two reported . Moving the embassy would likely indicate a change in USA policy towards recognizing Israel's claim to a united Jerusalem . The former bankruptcy lawyer has expressed scepticism over the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the basis of years of ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:37

The petition cited Cornyn's votes to confirm Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as two of US President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees. The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after Trump abruptly fired Director James Comey on Tuesday.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:38

President Donald Trump declared himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history Thursday and slapped down accusations he tried to quash a probe into collusion between his campaign team and Russian Federation.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:59

However, officials still believe the possibility of remvoal is a long shot. At least one White House source subsequently claimed that the CNN story was false. Trump is bogged down by a number of scandals just four months into his first term. An attorney close to White House counsel Don McGahn also questioned the reports , saying it wasn't something he would authorize.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:08

The president tweeted, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" Asked by a reporter at the daily briefing about that tweet, White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly said, "The president has nothing further to add on that".

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:16

While, according to the New York Times , the U.S. President gloated about firing Comey to Russian officials. As director of the FBI, Comey investigated the ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign. He was insane, a real nut job. “By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russias actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia, ” Spicer said.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:32

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre declared a state of emergency on Sunday afternoon, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported. Those door-to-door visits were continuing on Ile-Bizard Friday morning, although city officials stressed that thus far, all evacuations were being undertaken on a voluntary basis.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:26

Back home meanwhile, one of the former officials under Obama administration spoke about these supposed conversations about Flynn: "This was a five-alarm fire from early on". This took place at a time when Trump is out for his first official foreign trip to Middle East and Europe. Documents released last month revealed that Flynn was paid $45,000 to attend the event, where he sat at the same table as Russian President Vladimir Putin.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:28

Pippa Middleton was the centre of attention as she exchanged vows with millionaire beau six years after coming to public attention as a bridesmaid at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Pippa Middleton is the second of three children, a year younger than Kate and four years older than businessman James. His younger brother is Spencer Matthews of "made of Chelsea" fame.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:52

It was the largest liberation of hostages since 276 Chibok schoolgirls were abducted from their boarding school in 2014. The BBC's Alistair Leithead says the girls were already dancing when their parents got off the bus and raced towards them, in an emotional reunion.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:50

However, Lee gave Trump the benefit of the doubt, saying, "As far as I'm aware, he is fully cooperating and he is willing and eager to see this investigation" through. "I was thinking about it then", Trump said. The decision is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate, where Republicans have a majority. On Friday, NBC News released excerpts of an interview with the President where he said that the former FBI Director "should have never exonerated" Hillary Clinton.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:26

China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan was perhaps ironically right when he warned that reliance on loans raises "risks and problems", starting with geo-economic hazards and unsustainable growth. Clay, and Abraham Lincoln, and to reintroduce the Glass Steagall legislation of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the possibility of an early establishment of a National Bank and a Credit System in order to channel Chinese holdings into infrastructure investments could be implemented soon.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:16

You can not take your problems from the ground with you in the sky. While Willem-Alexanders love of flying was not secret, his interview revealed far more detail about the extent of his regular piloting for KLM. Prior to flying with KLM, the king had spent time with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and flew with Dutch cargo airline, Martinair. "Before September 11, the cockpit door was open".

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:02

Then-President Barack Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice briefed Flynn, who according to the McClatchy report "didn't hesitate" to tell her to hold off. Mueller will head the FBI investigation that began last July. Beyond Medvedchuk and Kislyak, the identities of the other Putin-linked participants in the contacts remain classified and the names of Trump advisers other than Flynn have been "masked" in intelligence reports on the contacts because of legal protections on their ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:28

Panel Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner said they will schedule the hearing for after Memorial Day. Warner said Comey's testimony would help "answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President".

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:19

The ex-FBI chief has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the investigation. The Times report is the latest in what has been a steady stream of news that has arisen out of Trump's decision to fire Comey and which threatens to overshadow Trump's foreign travel.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:14

Assange faces arrest by British police on charges of skipping bail and also fears extradition to the United States over WikiLeaks' publication of top secret U.S. Although Sweden has dropped the probe, United Kingdom police said Assange would be arrested if he leaves the embassy, saying a warrant for the 45-year-old's arrest was issued when he failed to surrender to the court in 2012 and that the Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant.

by | May 20, 2017 | 22:49

The US had already agreed with Russian Federation, which backs Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, that there would be no fighting in the area around Al Tanf. The US-backed Maghaweer al-Thawra rebel faction said the convoy was 27km (17 miles) away and contained four tanks. USA warplanes have struck Syrian pro-regime forces in a mission to protect British and American soldiers in the country's southeast.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:11

A Boston police vehicle patrols, Monday, May 8, 2017, near the scene of a double murder in the penthouse of the Macallen Building , center, in Boston . "Everyone at Mass. Eye and Ear really loved her". Bolanos was an "outstanding" pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and was "in the prime of both her career and life", her employer said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:23

He is the only American president to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas - a choice designed in part to show respect to the region after more than a year of Trump's harsh anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric.

by | May 20, 2017 | 22:46

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to lay a wreath on the unknown Soldier's tomb on May 14, 2017. Reaffirming a commitment for France's troops to remain "until the day there is no more Islamic terrorism in the region and the full sovereignty of the Sahel is restored, not before", Macron also had warm words for American military cooperation in Africa.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:18

There was no immediate response from the White House to a request for a copy of the speech, which is expected to be delivered in Riyadh , the initial stop on Trump's first global trip since taking office in January. But Trump will be looking for more than just economic deals as he eyes an increased commitment from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and terrorism more broadly in the Middle East.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:02

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Many consider ministers Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney to be the favourites to fill the vacancy. Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said Mr Kenny "did his best from his perspective" but his "political legacy is dominated by crisis, chaos, and chronic lack of accountability".

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:31

McMaster compounding the problem to the report that the codeword clearance intelligence that Trump passed along to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office came from Israeli sources . a few days before leaving office. There are also some who suggest that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital would impede Trump's efforts to establish a regional coalition to fight terrorism in the Middle East, and specifically against ISIS.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:03

There is some speculation that Harry will bring his American girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, to the reception. Everything to know about Pippa Middleton's wedding Inside Pippa Middleton's regal bridal party The children's mother, Princess Kate, was seen guiding the bridal party out of a auto and into St.

by | May 20, 2017 | 22:56

President Donald Trump confirmed to a reporter on Thursday that Lieberman was a finalist. "But now that you have a special counsel, the new FBI director doesn't have to worry about riding herd over an investigation of the man who appointed him".

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:24

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the senior Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, described the possibility of a cover-up as the third branch of an investigation that began as a look at Russian meddling in the election and broadened into whether members of the Trump campaign had cooperated in that effort.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:18

The troops are part of Operation Barkhane, the counter-terror operation whose mission is to target jihadist groups operating in the Sahel region south of the Sahara. At the start of his presidency, Macron promised to strengthen the European Union, reform French politics, and to unite his divided country. With France shouldering the bulk of European military operations overseas, and in particular in Africa, officials said the trip would also be an opportunity to outline his desire for a ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:39

Which we will", she said. Although virtually all of the NHS is back to normal, a handful of hospitals and health service providers are still working to resolve issues caused by the cyber attack. In his first public comments since the attack on Friday, Mr Hunt told Sky News: "Although we have never seen anything on this scale when it comes to ransomware attacks, they are relatively common and there are things that you can do, that everyone can do, all of us can do, to protect ourselves ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 22:25

In the remarks, Rosenstein also batted down news reports that Comey had ever requested more resources for the investigation, and said acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe could not recall such a request either. In closed-door meetings with lawmakers on Thursday and Friday, Rosenstein said he wrote the memo after Trump told him one day before the May 9 firing that he wanted to dismiss Comey.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:13

Like past U.S. first ladies visiting Saudi Arabia, Mrs. Trump's hair was not covered in the local custom, and she shook Salman's hand upon arriving in the kingdom. In addition, Comey agreed to testify at an open hearing of the Senate intelligence committee in the near future, the panel said. Executives from dozens of top USA companies as well as leaders and representatives from 54 Arab and Muslim countries will be present during his two-day stay in the kingdom, a close U.S.