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Jeff Sessions denies Russian Federation collusion, defends Comey firing

In a fiery opening statement, Sessions also contradicted Comey's testimony that he remained silent when the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director expressed his concerns over a meeting with Trump. There are none, Sen. The exchange became more heated, with Sessions later telling Wyden: "I am not stonewalling". This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me and I don't appreciate it and I've tried to give my best and truthful answers, " Sessions said. Read More »

United Kingdom prime minister, N Ireland party to hold alliance talks

May faces a hard balancing act: Divisions over Europe helped sink the premierships of Margaret Thatcher, Major and David Cameron, and many of her lawmakers and party membership support a sharp break with the EU."The Tory civil war on the EU which has ripped it apart since the Maastricht rebellions of the early 1990s, and which the referendum was supposed to solve, is now raging again", said Chris Grey, an academic who specialises in Brexit at Royal Holloway college in London . Read More »

OH native Otto Warmbier released in coma from North Korea

In announcing his arrest in 2016, North Korean state news media said that Mr. Warmbier had visited the country with the intention of "bringing down the foundation of its single-minded unity". In a tearful statement before his trial, Mr Warmbier told a gathering of reporters in Pyongyang he was offered a used vehicle worth 10,000 United States dollars if he could get a propaganda banner and was also told that if he was detained and did not return, 200,000 dollars would be paid to his mother ... Read More »

White House doesn't deny Trump considering firing Mueller

The Justice Department has denied that, saying Sessions stressed to Comey the need to be careful about following appropriate policies. Can Trump's lawyer match Mueller's choices from the highest levels of the Department of Justice? Sessions has been dogged by questions about possible additional encounters with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Moon to Visit White House on June 29-30

North Korea called the system a provocation aimed at bolstering USA military hegemony in the region. The US has engaged in a "cynical ploy" against moderate governments in Seoul in the past to pressure them into accepting USA policy and maintaining an alliance with Washington, it said. Read More »

India to take ties with Spain to new level: Modi

Shortly after his arrival, PM Modi had tweeted that he looked forward to a fruitful engagement with the Russian Federation side. "Prime Minister then interacted with 14 CEO's of Spain , who are captains of globally leading Spanish companies in very diverse areas; they are from aviation like Airbus, to IT tunneling, infrastructure, organ transplant, medical". Read More »

Queens of the Stone Age Tease New Album, Reveal Song Titles?

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The band's new website , featuring art created by artist Boneface, features a TV that can be tuned to eight channels that are mostly static. Each one plays the harsh buzz of white noise. The band shared a mysterious clip today (June 13) that features voices repeating the words "gold" and "mine". Meanwhile, Queens of the Stone Age were recently announced as part of the line-up for Chicago's Riot Fest 2017, which takes place in September. Read More »

UVA Student Otto Warmbier Released from North Korean Custody

He was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner. The American college student who was released from North Korea is in a coma , his family said Tuesday in a statement. But efforts to persuade North Korea to release the men now held had not been successful until Warmbier's release Tuesday. A White House official said Trump had instructed Tillerson to take all appropriate measures to secure the release of Americans held in ... Read More »

OU vows to combat climate change despite national legislation

With California having the ability to set its own emission standards, a statewide commitment to reducing energy use overall and significantly boosting renewable energy, and the largest single market for vehicles in the US, it holds significant sway in setting policy for the USA overall. Read More »

Trump's revised travel ban blocked by second U.S. court

But Hawaii, which had successfully challenged the ban, earlier in the day had told the Supreme Court it had no objection to such a move. The administration has appealed that ruling to the supreme court . As he has done on prior occasions , Trump early on Tuesday again blasted the 9th Circuit for ruling against him "at such a unsafe time in the history of our country" - and nodded to the pending Supreme Court showdown by using the shorthand "S.C". Read More »

Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf blockade

Trump last week responded to terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital of Tehran by warning "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote", a reaction described as "repugnant" by Iran's foreign minister. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed hopes for a swift resolution of the crisis engulfing the energy-rich nation of Qatar. The biggest diplomatic rift in years among the states of the Gulf has disrupted Qatar's imports of food and other ... Read More »

PM Modi conveys India's strong support to Afghan in combating terror

His Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif said the organization's anti-terrorist initiatives would help improve security in Pakistan . Both leaders agreed that India's entry to the SCO as a full member today would promote closer cooperation within the body, including on one of the main priorities of the organization- fighting terrorism . Read More »

Sessions Testifying in Russia Probe

After his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions was skewered for saying, "I did not have communications with the Russians". Sessions argued that in the context of the hearing, "my answer was a fair and correct response to the charge as I understood it". Read More »

Student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

Warmbier was detained in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March last year for trying to steal an item with a propaganda slogan, according to North Korean media. "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime in North Korean". The player nicknamed "The Worm" is one of the few Westerners to have met Kim, who took over following the death of his father Kim Jong-Il in 2011. Read More »

Theresa May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP-Tory alliance

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She met DUP leader Arlene Foster , whose eurosceptic Northern Irish party has 10 parliamentary seats, for over one hour of talks in Downing Street, though both Ms. "The Labour Party stands ready to offer strong and stable leadership in the national interest", he said. A failure to gain support from the Northern Irish party would risk the Queen's Speech being voted down next week, and Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour will be pushing hard for that outcome. Read More »

Trump's friend says he might fire Mueller

Rosenstein testified that he is the only one who has the authority to fire Mueller, who was appointed following the May 9 ousting of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and that he had seen no good cause to do so. Democratic senators on the committee attempted to clarify the boundaries of Sessions' recusal, something they say is unclear. Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ... Read More »

American held by North Korea is evacuated in a coma

American student Otto Warmbier was released from a North Korean prison over a year after he was detained and accused of swiping a sign of the late dictator Kim Jong Il from a hotel. Kim, a longtime basketball fan, invited Rodman to an exhibition game that featured three Harlem Globetrotters. The North Korean court held that Warmbier had committed a crime "pursuant to the US government's hostile policy toward (the North), in a bid to impair the unity of its people after entering it as a ... Read More »

Army-trained Kashmir students crack IIT exam

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Jitendra Singh and Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat separately praised and lauded these Kashmiri youth for their academic achievements. Asking the students to return to their roots after they complete their studies and help in the development of the state to alleviate the hardships faced by the people, Gen. Read More »

7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate

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Why Sessions recused himself , exactly. Comey "was leading this very same Russian Federation investigation", Warner pointed out to critics of the focus on his firing, adding that there was a "very troubling amount of smoke, at least, that's out there between individuals that were affiliated with the Trump campaign ". Read More »

Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers in Georgia

His vehicle is described as a grass green 2004 Honda Civic 4 door with GA license plate RBJ660 and are believed to be traveling in it. Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul killed at least two people and sickened over 700, Iraq's health minister said Tuesday. Read More »

Sessions next to testify

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon in an open session, the committee announced Monday. Mr Sessions has been dogged by questions about possible additional encounters with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. And, given Trump's statement that he had been thinking about the Russian Federation investigation when he chose to fire Comey , the former FBI director expressed doubt when asked whether Sessions had adhered to his ... Read More »