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The Trump-Russia probe is now investigating a possible cover-up

But, wait, there was more: Comey, the Senate Intelligence Committee said Friday evening, has agreed to publicly testify before it some time after Memorial Day. On Thursday, as Senate lawmakers emerged from a private briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , one alluded to the investigation taking a new turn. Read More »

Korea, US, Japan assure unity against N. Korea's provocation


Other experts quickly jumped on this as sign - although not conclusive - that North Korea may have been behind the outbreak. Although Moscow has expressed concern about Pyongyang's broadening nuclear capabilities, it's one of the few countries with diplomatic ties to North Korea. Read More »

Iran incumbent Rouhani holds commanding lead in vote tally

The 56-year-old Raisi, who heads an influential religious charitable foundation with vast business holdings, is seen by many as close to Khamenei. Millions of Iranians vo. Among respondents expressing an opinion, 58% said they planned to vote for Mr Rouhani, compared with just 36% for Mr Raisi. Most opinion polls had shown Rouhani, 68, ahead of his main challengers but short of the 50% support he would need to win in a first round. Read More »

Ex-FBI Director Comey to testify in public Senate hearing

Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. The date of the hearing has not yet been set. A senior USA senator said on Friday that he expects Congress' investigation of Russian Federation and the 2016 US election to go ahead, even after the appointment of a special counsel, and said Congress has a broader mandate that extends to financial conflicts of interest. Read More »

White House adviser is person of interest in Russia probe

Earlier this week, investors dumped stocks in response to reports that Trump in February had asked Comey to stop investigating his former national security adviser, prompting accusations the president may have tried to hamper the probe. The worldwide trip, which includes stops in the Middle East and Europe, comes at an opportune time for the White House, which has endured a week full of bombshell news stories that threaten to engulf the administration. Read More »

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee

In February national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign after it emerged he had misled members of the administration about his contact with the Russian ambassador to the US. "It's now considered a criminal investigation", said Sen. The White House has struggled since Comey's firing to explain the chain of events that led to it and who exactly made the decision. Read More »

Trump told Russians FBI's Comey was a 'nut job'

Friday's report quotes Trump calling ousted FBI Director James Comey "crazy" and "a real nut job". He also reportedly said, "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". Chaffetz has scheduled a hearing on Comey's firing next Wednesday, although it's not clear if Comey will testify. "Director Comey was very unpopular with most people", he said Thursday at a news conference. Read More »

Tim Farron targets young voters with Lib Dem manifesto promising 'brighter future'

Other promises geared toward them include help with purchasing a home for first-time buyers and lowering the voting age to 16. The party claimed a bad Brexit deal would "wreck the future for our children". The Liberal Democrats have outlined a series of pledges on waste and recycling in the Party's General Election manifesto , including a statutory 70% recycling target and a tax on incineration. Read More »

President Trump Has Busy Schedule During First Overseas Trip


The eight-day tour, including four countries in the Middle East and Europe, comes hours after Mr Trump said he was the victim of the "greatest political witch-hunt in USA history". However, when Saudi Arabia was asked whether although the first lady of the United States would have to dress appropriately, replied that Riyadh "usually does not require" a particular costume code, but "accepts the proposals". Read More »

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'


The agreement came after North Korea conducted its latest ballistic missile test Sunday, claiming the US was within its sights and it had the capability to fire a large nuclear warhead. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the United States remains open to talks with North Korea but the country would have to "cease all its illegal activities and aggressive behavior in the region". Read More »

USA senators probe Donald Trump official on special counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation firing

Trump lashed out in the morning on Twitter at the news that the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor, former FBI director Robert Mueller , to oversee the investigation. The announcement, the latest in the shock-a-day Washington saga, was made by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian ... Read More »

U.S. to announce $110 billion Saudi arms sale as Trump visits


As President Donald Trump sets off for his first overseas trip on Friday, foreign leaders have been primed on the best way to interact with him. He then plans to go to the Arab Islamic American summit where he will deliver a speech on "the need to confront radical ideology" and his hopes for a "peaceful vision of Islam across the world". Read More »

New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Donald Trump's foreign trip

In a statement, he said that Comey had put unnecessary pressure on the president's ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation on matters such as Syria, Ukraine, and the Islamic State. elections, many of which have been found to be totally without merit. Many Democrats and some Republicans have raised alarms that the president may have tried to obstruct justice by firing Comey. Read More »

Michael Flynn's lawyer says he won't answer subpoena

Burr then walked back his statements, indicating that he may have spoken too soon, and the committee then corrected Burr's comments to say that Flynn's lawyer has not yet responded . The appointment Wednesday of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel to investigate Russia's role in the election means the scandal will be front burner news. Read More »

Erdogan seeks to sway Trump in crunch USA talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he's looking forward to a "decisive meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, whose decision to arm Kurdish groups against Islamic State in Syria has stoked tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members. Read More »

Moon Promises to Work with United Nations for N. Korea Denuclearization


Xi told Moon's representative Lee Hae-chan on Friday that his visit showed the importance the new South Korean leader attached to relations with Beijing . Beijing has suggested calling on North Korea to stop missile and nuclear tests in exchange for the US and South Korea suspending military exercises in the region. Read More »

Syria war: US-led coalition 'strikes pro-Assad convoy'

It was condemned by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has the backing of Iran and Russian Federation. The statement said the pro-regime militias "posed a threat to U.S. The strikes destroyed several vehicles. US-led coalition aircraft bombed forces allied to the Syrian government on Thursday night, after they advanced too close to a base where Western special forces are training rebel fighters. Read More »

Comey agrees to testify before Senate intelligence committee

The news said the documents that included the president's comments were based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and have been circulated as the official account of the May 10 meeting. But Senate Judiciary Committee leaders - who also wanted Comey to testify before their panel in the wake of his dismissal - criticized the former director's decision to appear only before the Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Trump says special counsel 'divides the country'

The White House, however, said initially that it was Rosenstein's memo on May 9 that led to Mr. Trump's decision to fire Comey last week. "Because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, that were saying such bad things about Director Comey", Trump said. Read More »

Sharp Drop in Israeli Trust of Trump

Tensions surrounding the U.S. recognition, or lack thereof, of the Western Wall as Israeli territory became an issue because President Trump, who will be visiting Israel next week, wants to visit the Western Wall privately, without Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More »

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race - interior ministry official


Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said that voting for presidential and local elections in Iran has been extended for the third time stressing that polling will definitely end at 12pm local time (7:30pm GMT). No Iranian President has won a second straight term in the last more than three decades. The president oversees a vast state bureaucracy employing more than 2 million people, is charged with naming Cabinet members and other officials to key posts, and plays a significant role in ... Read More »