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Americans divided on firing of FBI chief

Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer, who served under President George H.W. Bush, suggested that Rosenstein's proffered justification for the firing was pretext. CNN host Jake Tapper on Wednesday said he was told by a source close with former FBI Director James Comey there were two reasons why President Trump fired Comey on Tuesday. Read More »

US charges Ohio man with trying to aid Islamic State

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Justice Department announced Thursday. He remains in custody, it said. Alebbini was arrested on April 26 at CVG when authorities say he was going to board the first of a series of flights that would have ended in Jordan, where he planned to go on to join the terror group. Read More »

No China investor meetings this weekend for Kushner company

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Speaking in a Ritz Carlton ballroom, Meyer said the project "means a lot to me and my entire family". According to marketing materials from one of the organizers of the roadshow, sales events for the project are scheduled in the southern cities of Shenzhen on Saturday and Guangzhou on Sunday. Read More »

Meeting with Jindal was part of back-channel diplomacy: Sharif told Army

The ISPR has withdrawn the tweet, seen as an attempt to challenge the authority of the constitutionally all-powerful prime minister. Political parties have escalated their campaign following the Supreme Court's April 20 ruling in the Panamagate case directing the PM and his sons, Hasan and Hussain to appear before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Read More »

The two reasons why Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey was sacked

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President Bill Clinton dismissed William Sessions amid allegations of ethical lapses in 1993. But asked at a press conference if Trump has confidence in McCabe serving out his duties as acting director, Sanders responded: "Yes, he does". It is the first time Comey has been asked to appear before Congress as a private citizen since he was sacked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. "His dismissal further confuses an already hard investigation by the committee", Burr said in one of the ... Read More »

Ashtabula man arrested in Sharon in abduction of teen

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Eric Hermick, head of the state police major crimes unit - did not bring her back from an outing, Ashtabula police said. Initial reports, however, identified the man as from Pennsylvania. Late Thursday, Sharon Police closed a section of the Shenango Valley Freeway as they searched for undisclosed evidence associated with the investigation. Read More »

Comey sends farewell letter to friends and agents

We take a look at how agents have been responding and what it means for the bureau's work going forward with Matt Apuzzo . Matt, so what is your reporting telling you what about preceded this blockbuster announcement yesterday? Democrats on Wednesday seized on media reports that Comey asked Rosenstein for additional resources for his Russian Federation investigation shortly before Comey was dismissed. Read More »

America For Sale: The Kushner EB-5 China Visa Scandal

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Nicole Kushner Meyer mentioned her relationship to her brother, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, during a presentation in which she was urging Chinese citizens to invest in a New Jersey project being managed by the family's real estate company. Read More »

PM to inaugurate hospital with India aid in SL

The most contentious proposal is a $US1.1 billion deal to give China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) a majority stake in a 99-year lease for the Chinese-built port at Hambantota. From India's perspective, it was a message to Colombo that it was not only eager to back the development projects in Sri Lanka but also appreciated the Sirisena-Wickremasinghe unity government's course correction from the Rajapaksa days. Read More »

Morrison flags foreign worker levy in 2017 Federal Budget

Infrastructure projects, health, education and housing affordability are expected to be high on the agenda. So the Treasurer has delivered a budget that lifts the Medicare levy for all but the lowest income earners in two years' time. Skilled migration has been high on the Government's agenda, with the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, flagging plans on 18 April to abolish the 457 visa, which has habitually been used by local tech players to hire global talent and fill skills gaps, ... Read More »

What's behind the fidget spinner fad?

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If you've been near a group of elementary school aged kids recently, and in some cases even high schoolers, chances are you've seen a certain toy whirring between their fingers. It's true, children do seem to be distracted by these addictive devices and I must admit, having played with one in order to properly "research" this article, I too was mesmerised by the gadgets ability to spin, and spin, and spin. Read More »

Man shot in Dublin in Irish 'gangland feud' attack

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Originally from the north inner city, the Hutch gang associate had been staying at various safehouses in Northern Ireland in recent weeks. A black auto was seen leaving the scene. The victim of Wednesday's shooting had been warned his life was in danger and armed police officers had mounted a number of surveillance operations to protect him. Read More »

Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

But his name is also on that letter providing such a questionable explanation for Comey's firing. In a series of morning tweets, he said both Democrats and Republicans "will be thanking me". The Justice Department disputed that report . The FBI and three congressional committees have been investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump connections. Read More »

UK Labour's draft election manifesto leaked

On education, the party says it will restore the principle of free education in Britain, adding: "No one should be put off educating themselves for lack of money or through fear of debt". And in that regard, events earlier in the day, most notably a BBC interview where he seemed unable or unwilling to clarify Labour's position on Brexit, continue to seem far more representative of the chances of Mr Corbyn becoming our next Prime Minister. Read More »

Clinton continues to blame Comey

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FBI Director James Comey, flanked by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. On Tuesday, Clinton partly attributed her loss to Comey's disclosure to Congress less than two weeks before Election Day that the email investigation would be revisited. Read More »

Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov Jokes About Comey Firing

President Donald Trump. Wednesday morning, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , with Lavrov at his side, made a statement to the press in which the Russian foreign minister brazenly mocked reporters for asking about Comey's firing. He was sacked after heading an extensive investigation into whether Trump aides colluded with Russian Federation to sway last year's election, with Democrats claiming allegations of a cover-up and demanding an independent inquiry. Read More »

Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows

With tensions high after the United States launched a missile strike in Syria, a Russian ally, last month, Trump knew he would have to appear friendly - but not too friendly, since the FBI is investigating whether Trump's campaign might have colluded with Russia to meddle in last year's election. Read More »

IShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund(ETF) Sees Unusually High Options Volume (EWY)

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Shifting gears, we can see that iShares Trust - iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (ARCA:IJH) has a Q.i. When the RSI line moves up, the stock may be experiencing strength. A value of 50-75 would signal a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would indicate an extremely strong trend. The ADX is often used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of the trend. Read More »

MP Board Class 10, 12 exams result tomorrow

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Supplementary exam time table will declare by the Board as soon after the declaration of MP HSC 2017 results. This year the annual HSC Board Exam was conducted from 2nd March to 27th March whereas the HSSC Board Exam was organized from 3rd March to 31st March. Read More »

South Korea's new leader discusses North Korea, defence system with China's Xi

Moon advocates a less confrontational policy. The two also discussed the issue of the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system on the Korean peninsula. Abe and Moon are likely to have discussed working together to address North Korea, which continues to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in defiance of United Nations resolutions. Read More »

Merkel rules out Turkish vote in Germany on death penalty

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Ankara's position is clear: Defence Minister Fikri Isik told Germany in January to reject any asylum applications from Turkish soldiers. There are at least 450 diplomats, soldiers, judges and other Turkish officials, including their family members, presently seeking asylum in Germany following the attempted coup. Read More »

Comey had 'broad support' in Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting chief says

He also would not confirm Mr Trump's account that Mr Comey had told him on a number of occasions he was not under investigation. The committee's chairman, Rep. "Russia's direct interference in democratic processes around the globe is a direct assault that we must work together to repel", Warner said. "Any investigation that was taking place on Monday is still taking place today ", she said. Read More »