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Comey rejected request for loyalty from Trump months before his firing


Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON/LYNCHBURG, VA .: President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will move quickly to nominate a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, after he sparked a political firestorm by firing the man investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and ... Read More »

Trump's White House 'surrounded by chaos'

Democrats badgered Republicans to stand up to the president, and demanded access to the transcripts of Trump's meeting last week with two Russian diplomats. Ryan backed Chaffetz's request. House Speaker Paul Ryan said his priority has been to ensure thorough and independent investigations are allowed to follow the facts wherever they may lead. Read More »

Seoul: President Trump Willing to Try Engagement With N. Korea, On Conditions

The latest defiance came on Sunday; with a ballistic missile launch, ignoring the UN Security Council recommendation. It was a point that was also made by Nikki Haley, the USA envoy to the United Nations . In an April 2016 analysis, the International Institute for Strategic Studies said the missiles were a "proven system which can hit all of South Korea and much of Japan". Read More »

BC elementary and high school students elect NDP government

Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver holds the balance of power with his three seats, versus 43 for the B.C. Liberals and 41 for the NDP. Weaver said his party would negotiate with both party leaders in the coming weeks and would work with whoever has the most commonality with the Green platform. Read More »

India reaffirms support for political solution to Palestine issue

A top Palestinian official marked Nakba Day - an annual commemoration of the expulsion of residents during Israeli independence almost 70 years ago - by demanding an apology from Jewish leaders. A Palestinian emergency worker said that 11 Palestinians were taken to hospital, a lot of them wounded by rubber bullets. The families blasted a U.S. Read More »

McCaskill: Rosenstein Knew Comey's Fate Before Writing Memo

Comey was sacked on May 9. "He knew the day before", Durbin said of Rosenstein. Rosenstein's announcement followed more than a week of chaos emanating from the White House, starting with Comey's firing last Tuesday and continuing through the news Monday that Trump divulged classified information to Russian officials and Tuesday's stunning report that Trump asked Comey in a private meeting to stop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Supreme Court Concludes Triple Talaq Hearings, Reserves Verdict


Kapil Sibal, senior counsel representing AIMPLB, informed the five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar that the Board had agreed to issue an advisory to kazis to give an option to Muslim women to opt out of instant triple talaq before giving their consent for nikah. Read More »

FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds


Osoyan was hospitalized for her injuries. Kheirabadi told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he joined the demonstration, saying "Erdogan is a terrorist" and "Mr. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday speaks to the media following meetings with President Trump at the White House . The State Department also said it was "communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms ". Read More »

Texas judge suspended when it's learned she's not United States citizen


Instead, the application only asked whether the candidate was eligible for legal employment in the state, according to City Councilman Rudy Garza Jr . ..." That question wasn't included in some recent municipal court judge appointments, and when officials noticed the oversight, they discovered that Burkett wasn't eligible to vote. Read More »

Wisconsin and Oklahoma tornadoes leave 2 dead

Cattle are killed, but there is no report of people being injured. These storms could begin as early as mid-afternoon and last late into the overnight hours. The Storm Prediction Center reported that the high winds generated by a tornado can blast an unmoored mobile home right off of its foundation. At least two dozen of the 50 or so trailers were damaged at the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park in Chetek, Wisconsin , where a 46-year-old man was killed. Read More »

GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry


A former top aide to Sen. He's a former Texas attorney general and judge on the Texas Supreme Court. Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC declined Monday , leaving former Michigan Rep. But they would need to court at least three Republicans to be successful. I shared with him two things (1): "the qualities I believe are indispensable for our next FBI Director to possess, and (2) my firm conviction that I would not be the right person". Read More »

Comey 'better hope' there are no tapes of talks, says Trump

Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, asked White House officials on Wednesday to consider U.S. Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland as a replacement for Comey , Lee spokesman Conn Carroll said. Federal Bureau of Investigation officials are looking into whether the Kremlin interfered in last year's election to help Republican Mr Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Read More »

US, Turkey spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support


As President Trump welcomed the Turkish leader to the White House demonstrators arrived outside the embassy with placards reading "Free Demirtas" - a reference to Selahattin Demirtas, the jailed leader of the left-wing HDP party. "I'm still outraged at this Turkish beating", McCain said. "Somebody told them to go out there and beat up on these peaceful demonstrators, and I think it should have repercussions including identifying these people and bringing charges against them", McCain replied. Read More »

Florida woman finds iguana in toilet bowl, calls 911


Quintero said she can't believe all the attention the iguana has garnered on the internet. "When I got there she told me there was a snake in the toilet". Before removal, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue temporarily boxed the iguana in the home. The family says they were relieved. "It's something you never expect to see in your toilet", said Quintero. Read More »

Suspicion: Massive cyber attack caused by North Korea

The Department of Homeland Security began an "aggressive awareness campaign" to alert the tech industry to the importance of installing the patch that Microsoft issued in March that protected users from the vulnerability exploited by the attack, a USA official working on the attack told Reuters . Read More »

Feds say 83 gang leaders, members arrested in 5-state raid


According to the indictment, the defendants engaged in a racketeering conspiracy that included "multiple acts involving murder", robbery, drug trafficking and fraud, among other charges. The arrests are part of a massive gang take-down operation along the east coast. It also cites a series of crimes committed in Florida, including Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze. Read More »

Dayton signs Real ID bill, averting travel woes for 2018


But in the end, a compromise brought almost every lawmaker and the governor on board. The compromise bill passed the House on a 120-11 vote late Wednesday afternoon, then passed the Senate on a 57-8 vote. Every southeast Minnesota lawmaker voted for the Real ID bill except one - Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa. The non-compliant license will not require the extra checks needed for a Real ID license and it can not be used for federal purposes. Read More »

Trump didn't know source of information shared with Russia, adviser says


What has been the White House's explanation? The U.S. and Western officials spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss sensitive information. NPR's Scott Horsley joins us now from the White House. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called the article "false", but failed to did not deny specific details of the report . Read More »

India did well to stay away from OBOR meet


The Belt and Road plan would see billions of dollars of infrastructure funding in an effort to open more direct trade routes from China to nations around the world. He also reasserted China's stand that BRI was not meant for geopolitical manoeuvring and claimed that apprehensions in certain sections about this has no basis. Read More »

US, EU officials discuss ban on in-flight laptops


The industry made its concerns known in a May 16 letter obtained by CBS News' Kris Van Cleave. IATA needs to be told more about USA concerns in order to contribute to developing a solution, De Juniac said , adding: "We can provide appropriate advice when it comes to security and protection measures for passengers ". Read More »

Donald Trump Complains He Is Being Treated Unfairly Following Comey Story

The administration looks to suspend the controversy - even briefly - as President Trump , joined by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and the commandant of the Coast Guard will graduate almost 200 soon-to-be ensigns into 226-year-old military service tasked with protecting the nation's borders and maritime installments. Read More »

Pro-Syrian forces hit in strike posed threat


The airstrike was an apparent signal to President Bashar al-Assad to keep his forces out of a zone where USA -backed rebels are fighting ISIS. The airstrikes were considered to be carried out in "self-defense" given the militias' proximity to a base used by elite U.S. Read More »