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Sessions says there was no third meeting with Russian ambassador

Sessions said he recused himself from the Justice Department's current Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. Sessions is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30 p.m. ET. In his testimony last week, Comey said he and Trump had a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office on February 14 about the investigation into the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Read More »

Kane: Hampden is one of the best stadiums I've played in


England were on course for victory after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took advantage of some weak defending and goalkeeping in the 70th minute after Craig Gordon had needlessly conceded a throw-in. "It was two moments of brilliant quality to turn the match on its head in seconds". Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal as Paul Simpson's side defeated Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea, earning England their first World Cup win since 1966. Read More »

Costa Rica tops Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying


The match should be a contested duel with the three points from the encounter being vital to both teams 2018 World Cup runs. Costa Rica players celebrate after Bryan Ruiz scored the victor against T&T in a World Cup qualifier. Kevin Molino scored for Trinidad and Tobago . When qualifying resumes, the US plays Costa Rica on September 1, most likely in Harrison, New Jersey, then is at Honduras four days later. Read More »

Five key takeaways from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony

Then, perhaps unintentionally, Sessions referred to a possible third meeting between himself and the Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, which Comey had reportedly told senators about in a closed hearing. As such, I have no knowledge about this investigation as it is ongoing today beyond what has been publicly reported", Sessions said. And asked about Trump's own contention that he fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone ... Read More »

U.S. student released in North Korea


Sources with knowledge of the process told the Post that after Trump was informed of Warmbier's condition, he ordered the State Department to secure Warmbier's medical evacuation. It is, however, his first trip since Mr Trump, his former Celebrity Apprentice boss, became president. A North Korean foreign ministry official confirmed that Warmbier was released and left the country Tuesday morning. Read More »

North Korea claims new cruise missile can crush US, South Korean warships


According to Pyongyang, the launch was a test of this new ship-killing missile. But despite the rudimentary technology used in the launch, North Korea did show that it poses a real threat. The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Trump has vowed " won't happen ". Read More »

President Asserts Comey Testimony Totally Vindicated Him

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired last month, Comey on Thursday described months of distrust of the president, bluntly asserting that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Georgia manhunt: Authorities identify 2 slain prison guards

A sheriff said officers were "desperately" searching Tuesday for two inmates who somehow got through a gate inside a prison bus, killed two guards and got away. The corrections department said 33 inmates were on the bus when the pair escaped. The suspects Ricky Dubose , 24, and Donnie Russell Rowe , 43, are on the run, and they have a several-hour head start, according to WSB-TV . Read More »

Our voters want us to continue ignoring London, says Adams

Mr Adams said he had never had any faith in the impartiality of the United Kingdom government . "We need to be very cautious about the exit poll", he said. Northern Ireland's longest-serving MP has been returned again, with Sir Jeffrey Donaldson holding Lagan Valley. With a margin of victory of close to 20,000 votes, the former soldier said: "I think the people of Strangford would like to see one unionist party". Read More »

Attorney General Sessions' Opening Statement To Senate Panel, Annotated

The testimony by Comey marked the latest chapter in a saga that has dogged the Republican Trump's first five months as president and distracted from his domestic policy agenda including major healthcare and tax cut initiatives. A friend of the president suggested a day earlier that Trump was considering such an ouster. A presidential spokeswoman responded with a qualified endorsement Tuesday: "While the president has the right to (fire Robert Mueller ), he has no intention to do so", Sarah ... Read More »

American student released by North Korea is in coma

At the end of the hour-long-trial he was sentenced with 15 years of hard labor . He was sentenced in March of that year. He is now en route to OH where he will be reunited with his family, the State Department said. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said it was "too soon to say " whether Mr Warmbier's release could open the way for dialogue amid high tensions between the Trump administration and North Korea. Read More »

Bangladesh summons US diplomat to protest arrest of envoy in New York


Shahedul Islam, Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York has been released at 8:20pm (Eastern Time) today (13 June, 2017) from Vermon C Bain Correctional Center, Bronx, New York", Shameem Ahsan, consul general at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York, told The Daily Star this morning. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion

He said he never met with, or had conversations with, Russians about election interference. "The suggestion that I participated in any collusion.is an appalling and detestable lie", Sessions said. "He didn't recall this, but I responded to his comment by agreeing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policy" regarding contacts with the White House, Mr Sessions said. Read More »

Death toll from Bangladesh landslides rises to 134 after heavy rain

Rangamati district administrator Manzurul Mannan told the news agency that "the death toll might rise". The death toll from early Tuesday's devastating rain-triggered landslides in Bangladesh's three southeastern districts has risen to 134, as rescuers retrieved more bodies including those of two army officers, officials said. Read More »

Pollsters project Macron on course to dominate parliament


The leader of the rightwing Republicans in the Paris area, Valerie Pecresse, appealed for a "civic surge", warning of the risk of "groupthink". Like other senior politicians from established parties not connected with Macron's meteoric rise to power, Baroin also bemoaned the low turnout, which at around 49 percent was the lowest first round showing since the Fifth Republic was born in 1958. Read More »

What to know ahead of Jeff Sessions' Senate testimony

White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to discuss Trump's "private conversations" with Sessions about Comey, and he left open the possibility that the administration may ask the attorney general to invoke executive privilege regarding them. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Opening Statement For The Senate Intelligence Hearing, Annotated


At the same time, Sessions said the US doesn't have a sufficient strategy to deal with cyberattacks. If he did have a conversation with the ambassador, it was "certainly nothing improper". "These false attacks, the innuendo, and the leaks, you can be sure, will not intimidate me", he continued. Democrats pressed Sessions repeatedly to say if he had discussed Russian Federation and Comey with Mr. Read More »

North Korea frees USA student said to be in coma

Dennis Rodman , the former National Basketball Association bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew to Pyongyang on Tuesday on a trip he says he hopes will "open a door" for his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss - U.S. Read More »

Tillerson Asks Gulf Coalition to Ease Qatar Blockade


Hours before the president's statement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered a more measured assessment of Qatar . "The UAE welcomes President Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism". We are seeing shortages of food, families are being forcibly separated and children pulled out of school.... The Pentagon said the blockade was hindering the United States' ability to plan for long-term operations in the region. Read More »

Emirati ambassador: US should rethink its air base in Qatar


Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Qatar today for talks with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, amid a crisis in Doha's ties with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. "Then it must take decisive action to deal once and for all with its extremist problem", he wrote in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal published on Monday night. Read More »

Dem Senator: Sessions Is 'Obstructing' Probe Into Russian Election Meddling

Rosenstein was probably referring to the possibility that Mueller would investigate whether Sessions violated his recusal or whether Comey's firing might have been an effort to obstruct justice. In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. Read More »

Ghani Calls For Joint Efforts Against Terrorism At Shanghai Summi

PM Modi also asserted the need for smooth connectivity in the region and suggested an enhancement to better support the trades and investments. "Today, new full members join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation... Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SCO summit in Astana . Pakistan has been an Observer with SCO since 2005 and applied for full membership of the organization in 2010. Read More »