Michelle Obama just spilled an unbelievable little secret about Barack Obama's formal wear during his eight years in the White House - he wore the same tuxedo and shoes the entire time! She says, she went through hours of outfit planning, while he suited up in the same tux and shoes, and nobody noticed.
LONDON (AP) - British voters went to the polls Thursday for an election envisioned to be dominated by the country's pending departure from the European Union but that ended up focusing on global terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester .
Prime Minister Theresa May , who called the snap election in hopes of strengthening her mandate for discussions over Britain's exit from the European Union , has come under fire for the cuts to police numbers over recent years. But Italy's Corriere della Sera reported that Zaghba had been stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when trying to fly to Syria via Turkey, and that Italian authorities had identified him as a potential "foreign fighter" and tipped off Britain about his movements.
Trump friend Chris Ruddy, the president and chief executive of NewsMax.com, said he thinks Trump should implement an internal White House review process for his tweets before hitting send. To hear President Donald Trump tell it, the people most bothered by his Twitter habits work for the mainstream media. Later in the day on Tuesday, the Knight First Amendment Institute - a Columbia University-based legal group - issued President Trump a letter asking him to unblock the accounts of ...
Talking about Trump's tweet of May 12, Comey said he hoped that the president was serious when he said that there might be tapes of the conversation. He said the tapes tweet spurred him to ask "a friend of mine" to share the memo he had written about his conversation with Trump with a reporter. Trump has offered varying explanations for firing Comey .
Wray represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case, according to the Associated Press, in which two aides were convicted of plotting to close bridge lanes in order to punish a Democratic mayor who would not endorse the Republican governor.
He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn't happen. Only he was in the room when Trump allegedly asked him to back off the Flynn investigation. Ousted FBI chief James Comey repeatedly accused President Trump of spreading lies during his hotly anticipated Senate hearing Thursday. After the meeting, Comey wrote up details of the meeting in a memorandum - standard procedure for a person in the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's ...
But analysts saw the decision to drop the rate cut wording as a sign that the bank might be getting ready to wind down its stimulus program, which began in March 2015. DATA DUMP: Japan released revised first-quarter data that showed Asia's second-largest economy expanded an annualized 1 percent, a significant drop from last month's initial 2.2 percent estimate, according to Kyodo News .
She went into the election untested on a national campaign, but with a reputation for quiet competence. Eurosceptic Conservative MPs would hold her to her word on a "hard Brexit", meaning if she came away from negotiations in Brussels with anything less than her red lines, they would start putting pressure on her as leader.
But on Tuesday morning, Trump - the president himself - tweeted defiantly that his use of social media is the way he delivers his "unfiltered message". He said it would be imposed on "certain unsafe countries" and suggested that anything short of a ban "won't help us protect our people!" "He is taking on a little bit of extra duty at this point ", Ms Huckabee said of Mr Spicer's role.
Leo Varadkar's election as the new leader of the Fine Gael party has not only made national headlines - but has also captured the attention of global media outlets. In 2015, Varadkar was widely praised for bravery and honesty when he said publicly spoke about his orientation, the first Irish government minister to do so.
DOHA - Qatar is not ready to change its foreign policy to resolve a dispute with fellow Gulf Arab states and will never compromise, Qatar's foreign minister said on Thursday. Jordan has downgraded its diplomatic representation and revoked the license of Doha-based TV channel Al Jazeera . Qatar has said it will not retaliate against the curbs.
A separate assault at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in another part of Tehran, killed a security guard and wounded four other people. "Our country always follows the course of preserving peace and stability in the region", said the Iranian embassy, noting that yesterday's terror attacks can be described as a reflection of the concern of enemies of peace in the region.
Susan Collins (R-ME). This was Comey's first appearance since his abrupt termination , and he clearly had a lot to get off his chest. "He had repeatedly told me I was doing a great job and he hoped I would stay", Comey said . "I can definitely say the president is not a liar", she said. Even Captain America actor Chris Evans urged the president to tweet . Every day, it seems like the walls are closing in on this president.
Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9 , admitting later that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind at the time. May 10: In an Oval Office meeting, Trump tells top Russian diplomats that Comey "was insane, a real nut job", according to the Times . "So I think over the course of time, what you're seeing is a president who is now very publicly learning about the way people react to what he considers to be normal New York City ...
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving couldn't be stopped. The Warriors are now up 3-0 in this series and can close out the Cavaliers Friday night. The Cavaliers are no match for these Warriors, not even with arguably the best player on the planet in LeBron James.
He'll testify under oath that Trump repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties.
Neighbors identified Butt from the film's footage Monday, pointing to a scene in which he is shown participating in a provocative prayer session at Regents Park, near London's biggest mosque helping to display a black flag covered in white Arabic lettering similar to the one used by the Islamic State group, which took responsibility for the attack.
Mrs May went into the election with a 20 point lead over labour on most polls. Britain voted Thursday in an election that started out as an attempt by Prime Minister Theresa May to increase her party's majority in Parliament ahead of Brexit negotiations but was upended by terror attacks in Manchester and London during the campaign's closing days.
Gargash said measures taken against Qatar this week were not aimed at seeking new leadership in Doha . The president's sharp critique of Qatar pulled the U.S. Macron spoke yesterday separately with Qatari ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Saudi King Salman and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and "invited all parties to pursue dialogue", Macron's office said.
The White House initially said Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of the Justice Department, citing as justification a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticized Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
It was unclear when the five men returned to Iran ahead of Wednesday's attacks. Dozens of people were wounded. On Wednesday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani downplayed the terrorist attack at parliament, saying it was a "minor issue".
Judge Herman Benjamin, the rapporteur on the case, said he was open to allowing the use of testimonies obtained from some 77 former executives of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to systematically bribing government officials in exchange for public works contracts.
The assault on Raqqa will pile more pressure on Islamic State's self-declared caliphate with the group facing defeat in the Iraqi city of Mosul and being forced into retreat across much of Syria, where Deir al-Zor is its last major foothold.
The first indications of the result will come at 10 p.m. London time, when broadcasters will release an exit poll. British Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap general election in May, when the ruling Conservative Party held a working majority in the British House of Commons of just 17 seats and had a lead of over 10 percentage points suggested by some surveys.
Nelly Lahoud, an expert on extremism at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Bahrain, said IS leaders may be looking to rally supporters through the attacks in Iran as they lose ground in Syria and Iraq. Five of them had previously fought with ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa , the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said in a statement Thursday. On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Ministry released photos of terrorist attackers in Tehran , saying they were linked to an ISIS ringleader ...
The next five games flew by in a blur of Murray's winners and Nishikori's unforced errors: one player commanding from the front foot, the other backing off toward defeat. Then, in what was expected to be a third-round ambush, he sailed past Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets and was similarly at ease against Karen Khachanov in the last 16.
Trump on Tuesday backed the regional efforts to isolate Qatar , supporting the Saudi regime and its allies and suggesting the key USA ally - home to the largest American airbase in the Middle East - has been funding "extremism". Tension among Gulf Cooperation Council states isn't new. U.S. President Donald Trump took sides in the rift on Tuesday, praising the actions against Qatar, but later spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman and stressed the need for Gulf unity.
He also said he was "confused and increasingly concerned" by Trump's shifting explanations for firing him, including Trump's remark that he had had Russian Federation on his mind in dismissing Comey four years into a 10-year term. Trump has previously denied that he told Comey to end the investigation. In the wake of the firing, the Justice Department named an special prosecutor, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to lead the government's investigation.
In a preliminary report published late on Wednesday, the investigators did not say who they held responsible for the hack but said that both Britain and the United States were helping with their inquiry. But Sheikh Mohammed told the AP that Sheikh Tamim "is not going to leave the country while the country is in blockade", in effect turning down the mediation offer.
The IS, a hardline Sunni jihadi group, claimed the attacks and threatened further assaults on Iranian Shia Muslims. The distrust of Iran was evident on Wednesday when shortly after the condemnation, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate acted in a procedural vote to move forward on a new set of sanctions on Tehran , including its elite Revolutionary Guards.
He also says he did not keep written memos of his interactions with Obama. Sens. John Cornyn of Texas - who seriously considered taking Comey's job - and Jim Risch of Idaho are expected to question Comey aggressively, pursuing lines of inquiry favorable to the White House .
Aid groups and residents of the Gaza Strip have expressed concern over Qatar's rift with several Arab countries, which could affect aid to the impoverished region. "We want to see Qatar implement the promises it made a few years back with regard to its support of extremist groups, to its hostile media and interference in affairs of other countries", Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Paris.
On Wednesday, his presidential office said installation of four additional launchers would be halted until an assessment of the system's impact on the environment was completed. In 2012, North Korea displayed several such weapons known as Styx. Meanwhile, South Korea suspended temporarily the further deployment of the advanced U.S.
The couple, who were visiting London for the weekend, were walking south across London Bridge when the attack happened. Transport for London has since been forced to apologise for its "insensitive mistake" after the penalty notices were handed out in Borough High Street.
Turnbull on Wednesday morning said the Australian Government has been working assiduously with the families of Zelenak, 21 and 28-year-old woman Kirsty Boden . Turnbull added that violent extremism was a "disease" in modern society - but one which Australian authorities remained equipped to deal with, after he yesterday confirmed the nation's terror threat level would remain at "probable" in the wake of the latest attack.
He sat alone at the witness table, facing the committee senators. But it was a Democrat, Sen. "And that is what we lack right now", Collins has said. "He is a good guy and has been through a lot", Mr Trump said, according to Mr Comey. "I hope you can let this go, '" Comey said in remarks posted on the website of the Senate intelligence committee.
Comey closed his remarks by offering words of praise for his former colleagues at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "So it confused me when I saw on television the President told me that he actually fired me because of the Russian Federation investigation".
Al Thani told the Daily Beast that Qatari leader Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani "had a good meeting" with Trump during the latter's first trip overseas as President. Qatar hosts 8,000 United States military personnel at al Udeid, the largest USA air base in the Middle East and a key site for airstrikes targeting IS militants.
The GMD element of the Ballistic Missile Defense system provides combatant commanders the capability to engage and destroy intermediate and long-range ballistic missile threats to protect the U.S. The kill vehicle, or external kill vehicle ( EKV ), is a almost two-metre-long device that is jettisoned from a ground-launched missile before colliding with the incoming ICBM.
Two men aged 34 and 37 were arrested at separate addresses in Newham, while a 33-year-old man was arrested in Waltham Forest. All three were detained on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism offences and have been taken for questioning at a south London police station.
Nevertheless, I hope that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director will stick to the facts and not seek to exact spiteful retribution on his former boss or participate in the left's deliberate campaign to undermine the Trump presidency with rumors, falsehoods and disinformation.
He immediately dove into the heart of the fraught political controversy around his firing and whether Trump interfered in the bureau's Russian Federation investigation, as he elaborated on written testimony delivered Wednesday. Ashcroft, who during his illness had conveyed the powers of his position to Comey, lifted his head off the pillow and expressed his own misgivings about the surveillance program.
Dr. Elyn Saks, a professor at the University of Southern California , says making that ruling requires the person to understand right and wrong and prove they are not a danger to themselves or others. The toddler's 5-year-old sister and her mother were initially transported to a hospital in critical condition, their conditions were later upgraded to stable.
Comey is scheduled to testify before the committee on Thursday morning, and his prepared statement was posted on the committee's website. "That was an attack on American institutions", Democratic Sen. He is a good guy. "I understand. I am not going to go down that road in a public forum", Coats responded. Comey's account of this encounter conflicts with Trump's own statements.
Zaghba was born in Fez, Morocco to an Italian mother and Moroccan father. On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences in Ilford , east London . A man in his 30s was arrested by Irish police in Wexford county, south of Dublin, and questioned over documentation connected to Redouane. The latest terrorist bloodshed in London also has now become a major factor in Thursday's election that has suddenly become a tighter ...
Numerous injured remained in intensive care at Cina Hospital in the capital Thursday. "[They] went to the parliament as visitors". Among those shot in the attack and still hospitalized Thursday was a former presidential bodyguard. The siege lasted several hours. One of the attackers blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress. The attacks were later claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
A diplomatic crisis continues to develop in the Persian Gulf, where four Sunni states are attempting to isolate the small, oil-rich nation of Qatar from the rest of the region. "The ministry of defence is always on alert to protect the borders of the state of Qatar from a 360-degree approach - land, sea and air - 24-hours a day, every day of the year", the statement read.
Friends and family made a desperate search for him, taking pictures to hospitals and police stations, but staff said none of the dead or injured matched his description. CCTV video has emerged of police firing at the London Bridge attackers. The ex-partner of 30-year-old Redouane earlier spoke of her shock at discovering he had inflicted the outrage on the capital.
Hillary Clinton, speaking Wednesday at Codecon in California , joked that Trump's recent apparent mis-tweet was actually a coded message to Russian Federation. For reporters as well as observers, these mistakes are not trivial, but instead symptomatic of the collective lack of experience within the administration, and a lack of discipline in the White House press operation.