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US Deputy AG Rosenstein to Brief House Members on Trump-Russia Probe

Rosenstein met with all USA senators in one of the most protected rooms on Capitol Hill, "the SCIF", or a sensitive compartmented information facility. Several attendees posted excerpts online. The President's comment may also conflict with a sound legal strategy, given that he could eventually be called upon to testify to Mueller's probe. Read More »

Comey to Testify in Open Session on Russia Investigation

According to a recent New York Times report , Mr Trump told Russian officials that he had felt "great pressure because of Russia", and that the firing had taken it off. The White House has said the firing was unrelated to the FBIs Russia investigation. And Spicer maintained that Trump was aware the FBI investigation would continue after Comey's axing, even though Trump's quotes to the diplomats indicated otherwise. Read More »

Jeb Bush Delivers Huge 'Told You So' About 'Chaos President' Donald Trump


But there is a remedy to alleviate pressure on the White House, the former GOP frontrunner said. "Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now", he added. One area of business Trump wants to refocus on is repealing and replacing Obamacare. Jeb Bush , former governor of Florida, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., May 1, 2017. Read More »

Freed Chibok Girls Meet President Buhari

Yet mediator and lawyer Zannah Mustapha said some of the abducted girls had refused to go home, fuelling fears that they have been radicalised by the jihadists, and may feel afraid, ashamed or even too powerful to return to their old lives. Read More »

North Korea denies role in global cyberattack


But, Kim said that if the Trump administration "truly wants to adopt a new policy towards the DPRK, drawing a lesson from the preceding administration's failure, it should replace the Armistice Agreement between the DPRK and United States with a peace accord and the total removal of hostile relations". Read More »

GOP leaders dismiss Comey firing as fleeting political drama


When asked about the tweet , press secretary Sean Spicer refused to talk about it. He denies it had anything to do with the Russian Federation investigation, but also says: "In fact when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story". Read More »

Macron visits troops in Mali, keeping campaign pledge


During his campaign, Macron told an African magazine, "I realize that France is not the only country affected by terrorism". Macron also met on Friday with some of the 1,700 French soldiers stationed in Gao. The President, who also holds the position of Army Commander-in-Chief sought to curb militants in Mali and the Sahel region, who posed a potential threat to Europe. Read More »

US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices

Venezuela deployed 2,000 soldiers to San Cristobal in Tachira state on May 17 in an effort to curb protests against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. "More will come until they change their ways", he said. Anti-government protesters march to the Interior Ministry in Caracas on Wednesday. It said the National Assembly was in contempt. Read More »

Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk


A spokesman for the Italian mission to the United Nations , which chairs the UN security council North Korea sanctions committee, said on Friday that a member of the UN panel of experts who monitor sanctions violations had been hacked. The continued advances in ballistic missile development and the insistence on enhancing its nuclear weapons capabilities has made North Korea a threat to its nearest northern neighbors, China and Russian Federation, not to mention the entire world, ... Read More »

Ousted FBI chief to brief senators in public hearing

Asked if he urged Mr Comey at a February meeting to drop his probe of the Russian Federation connections of Mr Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, the president said: "No. Two more bombshell reports published Friday afternoon delivered a one-two punch to the Trump White House regarding the investigation into its potential ties to Russian Federation, capping off a week where each day dealt a fresh blockbuster blow to the administration. Read More »

Trump campaign had at least 18 contacts with Russians

In light of the memo's allegations and the fact that Trump fired Comey days after he requested additional resources for the Trump-Russia probe, the DoJ has appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation and get down to the bottom of all of this - if, in fact, an underlying story exists. Read More »

Video Shows Turkish President Erdogan Watching Brutal Fight Outside Embassy In Washington

Erdogan was in Washington, DC to meet with President Donald Trump, who praised him as a loyal ally in the battle against Islamic extremism. Police said 11 people had been injured in the brawl, and two people, Ayten Necmi , 49, of NY and Jalal Kheirabaoi , 42, from Virginia had been arrested at the scene and charged with assault and assault on a police office respectively. Read More »

Trump Criticizes Appointment of Counsel in Russian Probe

Rosenstein's appearance in the Senate was originally meant to allow him to explain why Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey last week, but the focus changed when Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel Wednesday night. "I think people, generally speaking, would feel very confident in him and his decision making in relation to the special counsel", Sen. The comments mirrored a speech by Mr Trump earlier this week, before Mr Mueller's appointment was announced, in which he ... Read More »

Trump tweets criticize naming of special counsel Mueller

Politicians from both parties sought to question him about Mr Trump's firing last week of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, which was followed by news that Mr Trump had shared secrets with the Russians and tried to stop Mr Comey from investigating former presidential adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Wariness in Tehran Ahead of Presidential Results


Voting time was extended by five hours, until midnight, amid an unexpectedly high turnout of about 70%. Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation overseas have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, throwing down a challenge to the conservative clergy that still holds ultimate sway. Read More »

Trump starts foreign tour in Saudi Arabia as scandals mount at home


Mr. Sharif has reaffirmed Pakistan's "alliance with the Kingdom by recalling the commonality of views of two countries on most regional and worldwide issues and their collaboration" for achieving common interests and objectives. Saudi Arabia was opposed to the deal the Obama administration helped strike with Iran to curtail its nuclear program. He's also expected to announce a series of new agreements with the kingdom, including a $100 million arms deal that was brokered primarily by ... Read More »

White House Faces New Pressure on Comey, Russia

Mr Trump clearly knew what he wanted to say as he took a few questions at a news briefing with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. That was two days after Rosenstein named Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

South Korea wants to reopen communications with the North


Relations between Beijing and Seoul, strained by disagreement over South Korea's hosting of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, have taken on a more conciliatrory tone with the election earlier this month of President Moon Jae-in. Read More »

Lib Dems call for review of pension tax relief

In the face of opinion polls suggesting the Lib Dems are failing to make a breakthrough, Mr Farron urged Britons to follow the lead of French voters who rejected the "two exhausted old parties" to elect President Emmanuel Macron. Tenants will be able to use rent payments to buy their own homes under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats . Across the United Kingdom, the manifesto says the Lib Dems would end the 1 per cent cap on pay rises in the public sector, and reinstate housing ... Read More »

Off-grid supply of power to villages: Goyal


The tax slabs announced by the GST Council on Thursday had brought coal in the 5% bracket against 11.39% at present. "The entire GST regime has been created to bring down the cost of goods and it aims at "one nation, one tax" to reduce corruption". Read More »

Uttarakhand: Landslide leaves thousands of pilgrimage stranded


In 2015, about 300 pilgrims from Odisha were stranded in the area following series of landslides and heavy rainfall. Even 2017 saw the wrath of nature in the state when a landslide took place before the commencement of the Badrinath Yatra on April 26, at the underground Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric Power House in Hathi Parbat. Read More »