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Sessions Says in Letter He'll Address Senate Intelligence Panel

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The next day, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation and said it would be overseen by his deputy attorney general, who last month appointed a special counsel to handle the probe. In a statement Thursday, however, the Justice Department said Sessions recused himself in light of his participation in President Donald Trump's campaign, and "it was for that reason, and that reason alone". Read More »

Ex-Penn State administrators learn fate for silence over Sandusky allegations

In handing down the sentence in Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, Judge John Boccabella said, "This is a Shakespearean tragedy; this is a fall from grace that is both unfortunate and well deserved". "I'm not so sure that you were totally responsible for the lack of action", Boccabella said. Prosecutor Laura Ditka called him a "failure as a leader", saying he chose to protect his reputation over the well-being of innocent children. Read More »

EU tells May "no time to lose" on Brexit talks

Tomáš Prouza, who recently resigned as Czech secretary of state for European affairs, said "any negotiation is nearly pointless at the moment". The talks were in line with Mrs Foster's "commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge", her party said in a statement. Read More »

N. Korea says launch tested 'new type' of cruise missile

North Korean has reportedly launched four anti-ship missiles into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula near the eastern port city of Wonsan, Gangwon Province. Security Council expresses more frustration that its condemnations and assets freezes are doing little to halt the advancement of Pyongyang's nuclear program, CBS News' Pamela Falk reports from the U.N. Read More »

London Mayor Sadiq says Trump's state visit to United Kingdom should be cancelled

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Trump made a decision to follow up on his criticism of the Mayor's statement, saying again on Twitter , " Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement". Among the president's storm of tweets there were two pointed messages directed at Khan. "We've been working with Sadiq Khan ". Some critics accused Trump of exploiting a terror attack for political gain and many politicians reached out in support of Khan. Read More »

Former FBI director Comey says White House spread 'lies, plain and simple'

Trump says he's "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath about his interactions with Comey. Comey also said that he believed the president had fired him because of the Russian Federation probe, told " lies " about his record at the bureau and sought to redirect the probe away from former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Trump Claims 'Total and Complete Vindication' in Wake of Comey Testimony

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He testified that Trump invited him to a private dinner at the White House on January 27, where the president said , "I need loyalty". "Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" "He's a leaker." The president added that some of the things Comey said on Thursday, such as Trump asking the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to pledge loyalty to him , "just weren't true". Read More »

Hamilton triumphs in Canadian GP

Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix from Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with Australia's Daniel Ricciardo finishing third in his Red Bull . This not only resulted in the 2 pink cars almost taking each other off a few times as Ocon vied for position, but potentially cost them a shot at Ricciardo in 3, and 4 place once Vettel came across the squabbling pair and dispatched them easily. Read More »

Interior Secretary Zinke Proposes Shrinking Bears Ears Monument

Zinke's report also included several recommendations directed at Congress, including enabling tribal co-management of the monument. A public comment period that closed in late May generated hundreds of thousands of comments, with the majority expressing hope that monuments like Bears Ears remain protected. Read More »

Donald Trump puts state visit to United Kingdom 'on hold'

According to British publication The Guardian , "The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time". The White House on Sunday denied a report that President Donald Trump was delaying a planned trip to the United Kingdom . One other factor leading to his reluctance, said one of the officials, is his preference for having foreign leaders visit him -not the other way around. Read More »

Iran kills coordinator of terrorist attacks as inquiry focuses on Kurds

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The statement closes with reassuring the Iranian nation that the security force will continue their operation till finding all the perpetrators and commissioners of the heinous crimes of Wednesday in Tehran . Iran also has been fiercely opposed to the militant group. We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote. Read More »

John Oliver: The most important thing in James Comey's testimony

In fact, Trump is so far out on a limb, truth-wise, that he resorted to tweeting Friday morning that he was "completely vindicated" by Comey's testimony while simultaneously claiming that Comey lied. However, Trump and his attorney have disputed Comey's other assertions, including his claim that the president sought a pledge of loyalty. "If there aren't tapes Trump should let that be known". Read More »

UK:Brexit talks to start soon-minister

The Prime Minister would serve the people of Britain - and Northern Ireland in particular - far better now by listening to them and acting on the messages they have sent her through the election result and all that has followed since. "The reason for leaving the single market is because we want to take back control of our borders, they're not compatible", he told BBC radio. A senior minister has said he was "optimistic" that the Conservatives and Democratic Unionists will reach an ... Read More »

Korean drone photographed THAAD site: S. Korean military

The war of words between North Korea and President Donald Trump has escalated, with Pyongyang calling out Trump by name and threatening to soon test an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ) "capable of precisely striking any place of the USA mainland". Read More »

Britain's Theresa May brings back foe, aiming to unite party before Brexit

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And a third made the more cutting point that "if only she had done that in the election, we surely would have done a lot better". Brussels has insisted that talks on the so-called divorce, taking in issues including the fee the United Kingdom will have to pay to sever its ties, must make sufficient progress before any discussion on a future trade agreement could begin. Read More »

Social media rushes to define President Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

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McMaster's suggestion that such back-channel communications might be typical and not concerning. "We're focused on the president's agenda, and going forward all questions on these matters will go toward outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz", Spicer said during an off-camera briefing. Read More »

Jury Sent Home After Four Hours In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial

In the deposition, The Cosby Show star confessed to obtaining strong sedatives to hand out to females he wanted to have sex with, although he insisted he didn't use them when he is alleged to have assaulted Constand. In mid-May, Cosby said during an interview with Sirius-XM radio host Michael Smerconish that he would not testify. While about 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual violence, Constand's case is the only one that has resulted in criminal charges. Read More »

Assessing Donald Trump's self-defense in Comey drama

The president claims that Comey's testimony vindicated him, but that it was also largely untrue. Asked whether he would be willing to go under oath to give his own version of interactions he had with Comey , Trump replied, "100 percent". Read More »

Theresa May's stance might 'delay' EU-Brexit talks by a year

Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union could be put on hold after Britain's Conservative Party failed to secure a majority and a clear mandate in the General Election . That assertion left European Union officials rolling their eyes. "She is fine, she is getting on the with the job", Davis said when asked how May was. Read More »

Theresa May apologises to party MPs for election 'mess'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday was seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party that she needs to stay in power after a disastrous election that destroyed her authority days before Brexit talks are due to start. However, one MP from the pro-EU wing of the party declared themselves satisfied with May's contrition. ROGER SCULLY: Well, I think a major thing that happened is that the Conservative Party effectively undermined the core message of their own campaign. Read More »

MI5 was warned attacker Youssef Zaghba 'wanted to be a terrorist'

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The Metropolitan Police said they had arrested two suspects, 27 and 29 years old, on terrorism charges and a 33-year-old associate on drug charges in Ilford, east London . The raids by detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, supported by armed police, are not connected to the London Bridge attack, Scotland Yard said. Read More »

Nazri chides Sarawak minister over tourism tax remarks

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Among others, Mr Abdul Karim said Putrajaya must respect the Malaysia Agreement 1963 as tourism for the state only came under the federal government recently. "There were seven to eight Sarawakian ministers who didn't say anything", Mr Nazri was quoted as saying by Malay Mail Online yesterday. Nazri reacted by calling Abdul Rahman a "new and inexperienced" minister who should not interfere in his spat with Karim. Read More »