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Sessions Denies Third Meeting With Russian Ambassador

He also declined to say if Trump opposed Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe in March, and whether Justice Department officials discussed possible presidential pardons of individuals being looked at in the probe. Read More »

Korea | Suspected North Korea drone photographed US missile defense site


Tension has remained high on the Korean Peninsula over the past months between the United States and the DPRK over the USA threat to stage military attacks against Pyongyang in response to its nuclear and missile programs. With so much information available to the public, North Korea had no trouble pinpointing the location of the THAAD battery. A Blue House source clarified that Moon's proposal was only at the idea stage and had not been the subject of detailed discussions with ... Read More »

U.S. student released by North Korea is in coma, family say

In rare high-level contacts, Yun met senior North Korean officials in Oslo in May, where it was agreed that Swedish officials in Pyongyang , who handle U.S. The Warmbiers have been pressing - first behind the scenes and then more publicly - for their son's release. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, confirmed the release but did not comment on Warmbier's health. Read More »

Talks on DUP support for minority UK govt, to continue

However, she is facing criticism on two fronts: first, that the DUP has policies which are at odds with May's Conservative party and second, that such an alliance would imperil the Northern Ireland devolved government, which has been unable to form since January. Read More »

Durbin statement on AG Jeff Session's Senate testimony


But the parameters of his recusal reemerged as an issue of controversy last month after Trump abruptly fired Comey, citing the recommendations of Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein . " I have never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States ", he told the hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee . Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to face Russian Federation questions in senate


Instead, he will send Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to those hearings to discuss budget matters, Sessions wrote in letters to the chairmen of the subcommittees. Media reports last week said Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with the president over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

SNP: Theresa May's Brexit policies 'must be scrapped'


Sturgeon appears to have erred badly on timing, after winning a mandate from the Scottish parliament for a second independence ballot by arguing that the Brexit result changed the rules of the game. Ms Sturgeon's party ended the night with 35 MPs and just under 37 per cent of the vote - a result substantially down on the 50 per cent they secured in 2015, which gave them 56 MPs. Read More »

Trump calls May to offer 'his warm support' after election


Neither the parliamentary party nor DUP voters share the Conservatives' commitment to a smaller state, and on many issues they are closer to Labour than the Conservatives. The spectre of the decimation of the Labour Party was quickly shed away by the party under Corbyn, who announced one of the most radical election manifestos in recent history around the slogan 'For the many, not the few.' In contrast to Corbyn's hopeful campaign, the Conservative Party tried to sell fear, but their ... Read More »

Pressure grows on May to pursue cross-party approach to Brexit

WHAT is absolutely crystal clear from these election results is that millions of people have been energised by hope. "Planning to ameliorate the effects of Brexit on science and research should be the number one goal", he adds. "The reason for leaving the single market is because we want to take back control of our borders". Universities and some politicians in May's own party have opposed the idea that overseas students should count in immigration quotas. Read More »

American student Otto Warmbier released from North Korea, reportedly in a coma

He is on Medivac flight on his way home. But Warmbier is in a coma and his parents say he's been in that condition since March of 2016. The 22-year-old contracted botulism and is in "bad shape", the CNN reported. Rodman was a cast member on two seasons of Trump's TV reality show " Celebrity Apprentice". This is the first time the Swedish diplomats were allowed to visit with Warmbier. Read More »

Student released by North Korea now at hospital

Securing Warmbier's release "was a big priority" for President Donald Trump , who worked "very hard and very closely" with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Such direct consultations between the two governments are rare as they do not have formal diplomatic relations. Following the May meeting in Oslo, North Korea urgently requested another meeting, which took place last week between the US envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, and the North's ambassador ... Read More »

Brazil's Michel Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling


On Friday, Temer's lawyers said the president would not answer a series of written questions sent by the federal police, who are looking into the corruption allegations. He said it would add to a small but worrying trend of Brazilians favoring a return to military rule. It also backed up Temer's strategy of arguing that corruption accusations against him are a unsafe distraction when he is needed to put Brazil back on the economic rails. Read More »

Chelsea and Liverpool make contact for Porto star Ruben Neves


Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip, transfers and goals on our page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary . Neves has been with Porto for 12 years and has already captained the club, impressing in the Champions League during 2015/16 especially. Read More »

Sessions to Appear Before Senate Panel Probing Russian Links to Election


Whether that hearing will be public or closed is not yet known. Sessions had been due to appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee tomorrow about the Justice Department's budget for 2018, but said the switch of hearing was necessary as it had become clear he would be questioned about Russian Federation. Read More »

USA student freed from N. Korea in state of 'coma'

It was unclear if the North's claim was credible and why the regime held Warmbier for more than a year even after he fell into a coma. Warmbier's parents only heard from their son once during his incarceration, in a letter on March 2, 2016. Read More »

Sessions: Comey's Oval Office Meeting With Trump 'Not Problematic'


But as much as that, it was a way for the good ol' boys club of the Senate to preserve its own testicular privilege-as their colleagues worked out a secret health care bill sure to strip health care options from women-even if, in the sexist language these senators might understand, Harris had the biggest balls of the them all. Read More »

Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'

Rodman had said he did not plan to raise the fate of the Americans while he was in North Korea . Tillerson told U.S. senators at the start of a budget hearing that the State Department had no comment on Mr Warmbier's condition, "out of respect for him and his family". Read More »

North Korea frees American student; parents say he's in coma

Instead, the administration credited the release to its diplomatic intervention. North Korean officials released a US citizen held in prison for 17 months, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday. Tillerson consulted with Trump, and arrangements were made for Yun and a medical team to travel to Pyongyang , the official said. He visited Warmbier with two doctors on Monday, and demanded his release on humanitarian grounds. Read More »

Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door

The announcement on Otto Warmbier's release came as former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman was paying a return visit to Pyongyang. Warmbier is from the Cincinnati suburb Wyoming. Emmett Saulnier, Warmbier's former college roommate, said he got a brief phone call from Warmbier's father early Tuesday to let him know the younger Warmbier was coming home, and he had been in a coma since last March. Read More »

How Trump digs a deeper legal hole when he tweets

Splitting that hair and also insisting that everyone from NY and new to Washington would behave as President Donald Trump has are the two slim reeds Republicans desperately clung to as Jimmy Stewart, in the body of James Comey , came to the Senate to breathe life into his testimony released a day earlier. Read More »