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Conway Leaves Door Open To Trump Blocking Comey's Senate Testimony

Peter Shane, an Ohio State University professor and the co-author of a casebook on separation-of-powers law, said that executive privilege would presumably cover Trump's conversations with Comey, but that a judge would have to balance the president's interest in privacy against other interests, like Congress' need for information to perform its legislative and oversight duties. Read More »

Senate to hear from Comey; Dems raise new Sessions questions

But some Republicans say he never fully recused himself but just stepped aside briefly from the Russian Federation probe and that these unmasking subpoenas are separate from the Russian Federation investigation. Jared Kushner , President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is under scrutiny in the FBI's investigation, fired FBI Director James Comey will testify before Congress next week about a conversation he had in which the president asked him to drop the FBI's investigation into ... Read More »

US Raises Pressure on China Over North Korea, South China Sea

Pyongyang has carried out 12 ballistic missile tests this year, as it attempts to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland. the United Nations' restrictions on North Korea's activities", he said. While relations between Pyongyang and Beijing have grown increasingly frayed in recent years under the administration of Kim Jong-Un, China is still North Korea's biggest ally and supporter. Read More »

California steps up efforts to battle climate change


Trump said the USA could re-enter negotiations on the climate pact, but that idea was dismissed by the EU Commissioner for Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete, who said Friday that "the 29 articles of the Paris Agreement are not to be renegotiated, they are to be implemented". Read More »

Police respond to terror attacks on London Bridge, nearby market

London Ambulance Service said "multiple resources" were sent to the scene. The incident comes nearly two weeks after 22 people were killed in a bombing at a concert in Manchester. May said that "following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the awful incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism ". Read More »

Vladimir Putin to Megyn Kelly: US Hackers Could Have Framed Russia

The FBI is now investigating possible ties between Trump's team and Moscow, and alleged Russian meddling in the November election. United States President Donald Trump's announcement on Thursday that he is withdrawing the U.S. "It's not just about taking an interview or penning a story for some newspaper", Putin added. This reminds me of anti-Semitism: the Jews are to blame for everything, you know? "All should come together to fight terrorism", Modi said, while lamenting that a resolution ... Read More »

Assault on ISIS Capital Raqqa to Begin in Days, Kurdish Militia Says

The source said that even as the global coalition expects to liberate Raqqa with the help of Kurdish forces, the Syrian army and Iranian and Hezbollah fighters are taking action to liberate the area from IS control. Iraqi federal police said in a statement that the security forces had taken 40 percent of the district under control, and opened safe corridors for the evacuation of civilians. Read More »

'India committed to Paris climate deal'

It is clear that whoever takes office in the United Kingdom on the 9th of June will be committed to tackling climate change . "We don't need Washington to tell us", the Republican mayor of Burnsville, Minn., Elizabeth Kautz said . Monier says, "The Paris agreement is certainly a step in the right direction, but it is only a step". Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris Accord, it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States ... Read More »

Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities

The incident is the third terror attack in the United Kingdom in three months following the auto and knife attack in Westminster in March, which left five people dead, and the Manchester bombing less than two weeks ago, in which 22 people were killed. Read More »

Van strikes pedestrians on London Bridge

Rowley said more than 20 other people were injured and hospitalized, including a police officer who responded to the incident at London Bridge. The London Bridge has been evacuated after several people are reportedly mowed down by a vehicle in what has been confirmed as a terrorist attack with "multiple casualties". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says Hamas is 'serious and hardworking'


The studio audience again applauded loudly when Mr Paxman pointed out that Mrs May and her spokesmen had promised on six occasions since becoming PM that there would not be a general election before 2020. Mrs May also repeated her " no deal is better than a bad deal " slogan when asked if she was prepared to walk away from Brexit talks. Mrs May replied: "I take the view that we can make a success of Brexit". Read More »

Windies win T20 series against Afghanistan


There was pre-game rain in the area but the match got underway a day after the Windies triumphed by six wickets in the opener. The tourists won the toss in St Kitts and chose to bat but they could only total 110, after slipping to 58 for eight. Read More »

Militants plow van into crowd on London Bridge, stab others on street


Three civilians were killed on the bridge and one police officer was stabbed to death outside the parliament. He said the pub was then closed and armed police told them to leave the area. "Two people were on the floor behind the church with two or three people leaning over them". There was a doctor in the pub and she helped him. BBC radio said witnesses saw people throwing tables and chairs at the perpetrators of the attack to protect themselves. Read More »

484 civilians killed in US-led fight against IS: Pentagon

The Operation Inherent Resolve coalition added 132 civilians to the total in its April report, including 105 who died when a USA aircraft dropped a bomb on an IS sniper target in west Mosul in Iraq on March 17. The close-quarter fighting has intensified with reports that ISIL fighters have gathered at the historic al-Nuri Mosque - a centuries-old structure famous for its leaning minaret - to make a last stand as Iraqi forces encircle the armed group in its de facto capital after ... Read More »

Van hits pedestrians on London Bridge

It said later the third one at Vauxhall was not related to the two previous incidents. She said: 'Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the bad incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism . Read More »

London Bridge attack: Theresa May calls incident 'terrorism'

London Ambulance Service said at least 20 people have been taken to hospital. The violence turned a pleasant Saturday night in an area full of bars and restaurants into a scene of panic and chaos, with officers running through crowded streets screaming for people to flee and lifeboats drafted to help clear the area. Read More »

United Kingdom police rush to London Bridge after reports of van hitting pedestrians

The BBC reported that some people may also have been stabbed after the intentional bridge attack, which sent scores of bystanders fleeing for safety and shut down at least two busy subway stations. An eyewitness tells Sky News he saw people who seemed to have been run over and people being placed in an ambulance covered in blankets. "It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people". Read More »

3 attackers, 6 others killed in London Bridge area terror attacks


A police officer at the scene urged people to run from the bridge. They are working closely with British Transport Police, City of London Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade. People could later be seen being escorted away from the scene of the ongoing police incidents with their hands above their heads. Police appealed for witnesses to send images and videos to help identify the attackers and piece together the chaos. Read More »

Blasts at Afghan funeral kills at least 12

Officials have warned people to stay away from demonstrations because of a high threat level from groups planning "suicide bombings , explosions and assaults" on large gatherings. Mr. Abdullah attended the funeral service and was present during the explosions. "But this tragic week has already added too much civilian suffering to Afghanistan, and further violence will not solve any problems", Yamamoto added. Read More »

Iraq Forces Launch Broad Attack on ISIL Holdouts in Mosul

The U.N. called on the Iraqi government and its partners "to undertake an urgent review of tactics to ensure that the impact on civilians is reduced to an absolute minimum, in full accordance with worldwide humanitarian law". Female fighters have been a prominent topic in the ongoing war against ISIS. Abuses such as those described in the reports could sow the seeds of future conflict even as security forces near the end of the battle for Mosul , IS' most emblematic stronghold. Read More »