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Special counsel in Russian Federation probe 'hurts country terribly'

Mr Trump categorically denied he asked Mr Comey to drop his probe of Mr Flynn, whom he fired on Feb 14 for misleading Vice-President Mike Pence, about the extent of his conversations past year with Russia's ambassador. Democrats rejected Mr Trump's characterisation. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Judiciary Committee Democrat, said there was "no better person who could be asked to perform this function". Read More »

Special Prosecutor Named in Russia Case

Manafort is Trump's former campaign chairman, and has been an important focus of the USA investigation of Trump's associates and Russian Federation. And in a statement Wednesday evening, Mr Trump offered a more measured outlook, saying, "As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity". Read More »

Trump says special counsel appointment 'hurts our country'

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So far, no evidence of collusion has been presented, but the question has consumed the first four months of Trump's presidency and spurred multiple crises that have left the White House shell-shocked. President Trump said Thursday that Mueller's appointment to lead the investigation "hurts the country". "In this case, a special prosecutor also provides a measure of independence as well". Read More »

Probe will prove no conspiracy with Russia: President Trump

Several attendees posted excerpts online. And House and Senate investigators had invited Comey back to Congress to explain what happened - although Utah Rep. "The important ongoing bipartisan investigation in the House will also continue", Ryan said. A lawyer for fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has informed the Senate Intelligence Committee he will not honor its subpoena for private documents. Read More »

Maria Sharapova's defiant response to French Open wildcard decision

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He said: "It is my responsibility and my mission to protect the game and protect high standards of the game played without any "doping" on the result, so that is our decision". "What I think is still very wrong is the fact that Wada has been allowed to enforce the rule without any form of evidence or clinical testing". I know the expectation fans and broadcasters have. Read More »

John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US

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Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and John McCain, R-Arizona, sent a sharply worded letter to Erdogan on Thursday that demanded he punish his bodyguards and noted that it reflected his government's oppressive tactics. "The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense", the statement from the Turkish embassy said, adding "We hope that, in the future, appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that similar provocative actions causing harm and violence do not occur". Read More »

Trump may hire an outside lawyer as probes engulf White House

President Trump however responded early Thursday tweeting "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Congress can set up committees for specific investigations, but at this point there are already separate congressional probes underway, the primary ones being handled by the Senate Intelligence Committee and House Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Ian Brady, Moors murderer, dies aged 79

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It is widely believed that a fourth victim, Keith Bennett, is buried on the moor but his body has never been found. "I would be very surprised if he really had information that was useful", he said. Glasgow-born Brady had been held at Ashworth since 1985. Brady snatched youngsters off the street with Myra Hindley before sexually assaulting them and burying their bodies in the Pennines. Read More »

Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour cannot win election - Kezia Dugdale

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She will accuse the Tories and SNP of trying to hijack the result of the Scottish independence and European Union referendums, and argue a vote for Labour rejects the "extremes" of both those parties. Mr McCluskey said it was hard for the party to challenge now only two years after losing an election and one year after Labour MPs attempted to replace Mr Corbyn as leader, a move he said gave the impression of a divided party in the minds of many voters. Read More »

McCaskill: Rosenstein said he knew Comey would be fired before memo

Mueller I would jealously guard the witness pool", Graham said. Critics, including most Democrats and a small but growing number of Republicans, have expressed concern that firing the law enforcement official overseeing an investigation that may touch on wrongdoing at the White House could amount to obstruction of justice. Read More »

Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation

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Wittes said Mr. Comey told him. On Tuesday, The Post and others reported that Comey kept detailed notes of his conversations with President Trump. Just last week, Grassley welcomed Trump's firing of Comey, and told critics to 'Suck it up and move on, ' in an appearance on Fox News. Questions surrounding alleged ties to Russian Federation have dogged Mr Trump since before his election. Read More »

Seoul pushes for dialogue

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The U.S. has said North Korea must abandon its nuclear weapons program entirely; Moon said, "North Korea must change its attitude of insisting on pressing ahead with its arms development before dialogue is possible", as Reuters puts it. Read More »

UN says 200000 more expected to flee Iraq's Mosul

Since military operations began in Mosul city seven months ago, almost 700,000 people have been displaced from their homes, including 500,000 people who have been forced to flee from the western neighbourhoods of Mosul city alone. Since then, Iraqi security forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen, with the help of US-led coalition forces, have retaken a majority of the region. Read More »

Iran leader hits out at 'unworthy' election campaign mud-slinging

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Turnout is all-important to the Iranian regime, which uses regular elections to demonstrate the legitimacy of its Islamic system. President Hassan Rohani, a moderate, is seeking re-election in a vote that will largely serve as a referendum on his outreach to the West, which culminated in the 2015 nuclear deal. Read More »

The I-word: As Trump troubles spiral, Washington starts whispering 'impeachment'

Sorry President Trump, but Al Green does not want to stay together. And at the same time , at least one previously loyal Republican member of the House also mentioned impeachment, though in a much more reserved manner. "The Senate Intelligence Committee should be briefed on this important issue immediately". Sure, Trump will still be almost impossible to manage no matter how the White House is organized. Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar Receives Blessings From PM Narendra Modi. Here's Why

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The flick not only takes us down the memory lane with some of the most iconic moments in the cricketer's life but also throws light on the personal life of the legend. Now it has been confirmed that the Kerala and Chhattisgarh states of India have granted tax exemption for the film as it is about a legendary cricketer who is a inspiration to every Indian to achieve big in life. Read More »

Senator calls for ejection of Turkish ambassador

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And House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the administration should examine charges for those responsible. It would be beneficial for this person to change", he said, accusing the diplomat of carrying on Obama-administration policies. Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest. Read More »

States take legal move in fight over health care reform

That's not to say the Obamacare marketplaces aren't struggling. "You don't get to waive the essential benefits, you don't get to gut the preexisting condition protections", the Oregon Democrat said. Senate Republican leaders have not put a timetable on how quickly they plan to put forward and seek a vote on their bill, which would set up negotiations between the two legislative chambers. Read More »

Putin can prove Trump did not pass Russian Federation secrets

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And he's willing to prove it, purely out of the goodness of his own heart. Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the ongoing scandal around U.S. Ushakov said "any contacts" with the US president are "important" but he would not reply to the question whether the classified information that Trump reportedly shared with Lavrov and Kislyak was valuable for Russian Federation. Read More »

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

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She says: "We don't make any statement of guilty or not". "He has tried to dodge all attempts to avoid Swedish and British legal authorities. My assessment is the transfer can not be carried out in a foreseeable future". But he also believes the United States wants to extradite him to face charges related to WikiLeaks' publication of classified American documents. "Focus now moves to United Kingdom". Read More »

UK's Conservatives to support shale energy, cap household energy tariffs

The prime minister is confident of being re-elected with an increased majority in the House of Commons, as her Conservatives are well ahead of the main opposition Labour party in the polls. May goes into next month's snap national election she called with opinion poll ratings that indicate she may win a landslide comparable with her Conservative predecessor Margaret Thatcher's 1983 majority of 144 seats in the 650-seat parliament. Read More »