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US Deputy AG Unlikely to Appoint Special Prosecutor in Russia Probe

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And he said he feared the world would no longer take Trump at his word. Mark Warner (D-VA) affirmed that it was, but said "he won't be testifying on Tuesday" as he was invited to do. A report by Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times this week has revived some questions about the notoriously edgy press secretary's job security, and named a potential challenger for the gig. Read More »

Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case

Finished speaking, he wiped his eyes with tissues. Weiner was already in federal custody ahead of the hearing, which lasted less than a half hour. Afterward, he shook hands with prosecutors, telling them: "Thanks, guys". That inquiry was brief. The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Read More »

Trump Rails Against 'Witch Hunt' Amid Special Counsel Appointment

It was not clear what caused the mix-up. "The investigation should follow the facts, wherever they may lead", he said . Earlier this week, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that there was "no need" for such an appointment, adding: "You have two Senate committees that are looking into this, [and] the Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting their own review". Read More »

Haryana Class X results to be declared tomorrow

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The students can see their results on www.bseh.org.in and the students can also download the application on their mobile phones of Education Board Bhiwani Haryana from Google App store. Students from rural areas with a pass percentage of 66.9 outperformed those in urban areas where only 60 percent students passed the exam. Rewari boy Harish Sharma, a student of the science stream at Vivekananda Senior Secondary School, Kosli, topped in the state, scoring 489 out of 500 marks. Read More »

China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

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Researchers say they managed to extract gas from flammable ice in the South China Sea. China appears to have installed the systems in order to protect the island from Vietnamese combat divers. The code framework would envisage a round-the-clock hotline and urge defence officials to find ways to follow the code, Chee Wee Kiong of Singapore's foreign ministry said on Thursday. Read More »

Time is running out to register to vote

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Numbers tripled to more than 100,000 for the 2015 general election and then again more than doubled for the referendum, with around 264,000 registered at the end of past year. The straightforward voter registration process takes just a few minutes to complete online . That means if your 18th birthday falls on June 8 2017 or earlier, you can still vote in this general election. Read More »

Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

Djerejian, who served in eight Republican and Democratic administrations, told Arab News that Trump's trip "demonstrates USA willingness to engage with traditional allies in the Gulf and in the Middle East". He will also visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. For Riyadh, the key symbolic and material outcome of the meetings with Mr Trump is a U.S. commitment to counter its regional arch-rival Tehran, analysts said. Read More »

Trump calls himself the victim of an historic 'witch-hunt'

Reuters reports that after the election, Flynn, who was forced to resign for misleading officials about the nature of his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, was trying to establish a "back channel for communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could bypass the usa national security bureaucracy, which both sides considered hostile to improved relations". Read More »

Former DOJ Spox: Comey Is Trying To Take Down Trump

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House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he's confident a sweeping overhaul of the USA tax system can be accomplished this year, batting aside a question about a possible delay as Washington reels from turmoil surrounding President Donald Trump. Read More »

French president talks to Putin, faces media troubles

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The 69-year-old Le Drian is a longstanding close friend of former Socialist President Francois Hollande, a rare popular minister in Hollande's deeply unpopular government and an experienced political heavyweight by the standards of some of his new ministerial colleagues. Read More »

France's Macron says EU treaty change 'not taboo'

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Mayor of his hometown of Le Havre, the German-speaking father of three, who writes crime novels in his spare time, was elected to parliament in 2012. Germany and France are the eurozone's two biggest economies. It has led some to suggest that Macron sees Germany as a cash cow which will be forced into bankrolling other states - something which Jean Pisani-Ferry, economic programme coordinator for Marcon' campaign, denies . Read More »

Warren: I would 'absolutely' support impeachment if Comey memo is true

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Many Republicans hesitated to denounce Mr Trump following the Washington Post report, claiming they needed more information. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., followed by Rep. "There are a lot of unanswered questions". Asked on his way out of the news conference whether he still retained confidence in Trump, Ryan replied: "I do". Read More »

Chelsea Manning has been liberated

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She is not planning on holding a press conference. On Jan. 17, President Obama commuted the bulk of Manning's 35-year prison sentence, enabling her to be released this year. U.S. Soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison today after serving several years for 20 charges related to leaking military documents. Read More »

Republican overseeing House probe will leave Congress June 30

On Thursday, Chaffetz announced he was leaving Congress , effective June 30, a move the Utah Republican said he'd make sometime during this term. Politico says that Chaffetz' office declined to comment on the situation. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is one of the most senior committee members and has signaled his interest in succeeding Chaffetz as chairman, but it's not clear whether he could win that prized slot. Read More »

Aisha Buhari visits released Chibok girls

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Nigeria's government exchanged them for five detained Boko Haram commanders, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to reporters on the matter. "I believe in God and I trust in God that one day they will be released", Rebecca Yaga said and her long held belief appears to have paid as she said "I see now they begin their coming out now". Read More »

Turkey wants USA envoy removed in growing spat over Syrian Kurds

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The minister said Trump's new USA administration seems more understanding about Turkey's security concerns. Both the US State Department and law enforcement sources have said that Turkish security officials were involved in Tuesday's assault of protesters who were demonstrating against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside the residence of Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kılıç. Read More »

New sanctions coming for Venezuela officials

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Deaths, which are often captured on cellphone cameras and shared widely online, will probably further isolate Venezuela's government from global public opinion. "By imposing targeted sanctions, the United States is supporting the Venezuelan people in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governance in their country". Read More »

UK's Lib Dem Promises Referendum on EU Deal With Option to Remain

Promote longer tenancies of three years or more with an inflation-linked annual rent increase built in, to give tenants security and limit rent hikes. 11 A fairer national funding formula. The Conservatives would end the ban on selective state schools to open the way for new grammars. 14 Additional month of paid paternity leave. Read More »

House committee wants Comey to testify about Trump, Russia probe

Trump, himself, appeared ready to weather the storm. A combination photo shows former U.S. FBI Director James Comey testifies over investigation into Hillary Clinton's email system, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The letter to acting FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe gave the FBI one week to produce the records. Flynn was ousted earlier this year from his senior administration job. Read More »

Scottish Labour leader targets pro-Remain, pro-Union voters

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In a statement, the council said they had been put forward in a "spirit of collaboration and co-operation to provide the best service possible for the people of Fife". According to the Scotland Votes website, the vote shares could see the nationalists claim 47 seats on June 8, followed by the Tories on eight, the Lib Dems on three and Labour on one. Read More »