While Comey expressed his belief that Trump's comments on the Flynn investigation-which were allegedly made during a one-on-one dinner conversation with the former FBI director-amounted to "a direction", Sen. So is this where Team Trump is headed next, a counteroffensive against Comey and his allies that seeks to undermine their credibility by making them out to be agents of the ancien régime? Comey strikes an imposing figure; he stands six feet eight (2.03 meters) and walks as if he ...
Sheikh Mohammed said Iran had told Doha it was ready to help with securing food supplies in the emirate, an investment powerhouse and supplier of natural gas to world markets but tiny and reliant on imports. - Turkish exporters are ready to meet demand for food and water from Qatar, the head of Turkey's main exporting trade body told Reuters . Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen have accused Qatar of supporting regional terror groups, allegations denied ...
If confirmed, the result will be a disaster for Ms May, who called a snap election in the hope of increasing her majority. By putting her fate in voters' hands, three years before an election was due, she had hoped to secure a much stronger mandate that would boost her in complex negotiations on the terms of Britain's European Union departure and its future trade relationship with the bloc.
May says the Conservatives will build a "stronger, fairer and more prosperous Britain", while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he would govern "for the many, not the few". "But not quite the Brexit election we expected", said Rob Ford, political science professor at Manchester University. So far her party has taken 309 seats, down 11 from the 2015 election, while Labour have increased by 28 seats.
Former FBI Director James Comey's account of President Trump's attempt to undermine the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election was devastating and convincing. You know that, I know that, everybody knows that. The Department of Justice put out a statement Thursday evening, asserting that Sessions' "participation in President Trump's campaign" was the sole reason for his recusal.
While sharing her views to media, Gill said, "I am delighted I have been given the opportunity to become the next MP for Edgbaston where I was born and raised". Dhesi won a huge majority of 16,998 and described it as a moment of "great pride". India-born Alok Sharma who is also a minister for Asia in the Theresa May's government has retained his Reading West seat while another Indian-origin Paul Uppal contesting from Wolverhampton South West lost to the Labour candidate.
Qatari residents in the participating countries have been given two weeks to leave, and trade transport lines through them have been closed down, though it's not clear what effect the measures will have on the headquarters for U.S. The crisis has implications for the U.S.; Qatar hosts almost 11,000 American military personnel at an air base. The report included comments from the Qatari ruler, which seemed friendly to Israel and Iran , and cast doubt on how long Mr Trump would remain in office.
Suspect 45 years old. The Orange County sheriff's office says it hopes to identify the gunman in a workplace shooting near Orlando at its next briefing this afternoon. "Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before", Scott said in a statement. Searching for a motive, deputies cordoned off a trailer park in Maitland, where Neumann lived alone in a mobile home on a busy road next to a funeral home, a used auto lot and a dog-grooming business.
The exit poll that dropped as polls closed in the United Kingdom Thursday showed the Conservatives not only failing to increase their majority but losing 17 seats and falling 12 seats short of a majority. ING's Patel said that "even if we account for an error of margin in the polls of 15 - as was the case in the 2015 election - we doubt that a very slim Tory majority is sufficient enough to secure political stability".
British voters have started to cast their votes in the 2017 snap general election , following a fierce campaign that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose support to Labour, the main opposition. The Scottish National Party lost the seat to Labour. Meanwhile, the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats are expected to win 32 and 13 seats, respectively.
The Welsh Paid Cymru party received 3 seats, and the Greens also got one seat, so, theoretically, a left-wing coalition could rely on them, putting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in 10 Downing Street. Former Labour MP and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls warned the exit poll could signal a second election. "If it's true, these are great results", she said.
Wray is a former assistant attorney general who oversaw the criminal division under President George W. Bush between 2003-2005. One of the questions hanging over Christie was about a dozen text messages he exchanged with a former staffer during legislative testimony by officials from the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which manages the bridge, in 2013.
Police shot and killed all three. Butt, who was born in Pakistan and moved to Britain as a child, had worked as an office manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Authorities said he aroused suspicion because he tried to board a flight to Turkey with a one-way ticket and a small backpack. According to The Telegraph newspaper, in 2016, the Italian police caught Youseff Zaghba in Bologna airport as he was trying to travel to Syria and learned from the man that he was going to be a terrorist.
However, the Qatari foreign minister downplayed the likelihood of military conflict. " We are not ready to surrender, and will never be ready to surrender the independence of our foreign policy ", he said. Western officials long have accused Qatar's government of allowing or even encouraging the funding of some Sunni extremists, and the Qatari government has openly supported the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
The stock's market cap is $46.36 billion. They noted that the move was a valuation call. It dropped, as 66 investors sold OXY shares while 349 reduced holdings. Investors of record on Friday, June 9th will be paid a $0.76 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 7th. Massachusetts-based Family Cap Tru has invested 0% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY).
Before hanging himself, 45-year-old Dhanaji Jadhav penned a note requesting his family and friends not to cremate him until Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis arrived and announced a loan waiver for farmers. Pointing out that farmers in several states are agitating, Shetti urged them to conduct the agitation with such vigour that the powers that be in Delhi trembled, indicating parting of ways with the ruling alliance in Maharashtra .
MIDDLE EAST INSTABILITYThe United States weighed in on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump praised the Gulf states' action against Qatar, even though the country hosts the largest USA air base in the region. Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major USA military base and is the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In stunning public testimony Thursday, James Comey acknowledged arranging for a friend to leak details of a conversation Comey had with President Trump - the February 14 Oval Office encounter in which Trump said he hoped the FBI director could "drop" the bureau's investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn , according to Comey's contemporaneous notes.
Based on interviews with voters leaving polling stations across the country, the poll is conducted for a consortium of United Kingdom broadcasters and regarded as a reliable, though not exact, indicator of the likely result. The poll forecast the Scottish National Party (SNP) would win 34 seats, the centre-left Liberal Democrats 14, the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru three and the Greens one.
The four countries also cut transport links to tiny gas-rich Qatar, disrupting food and other supplies and deepening uncertainty about the future of trade and investment ties. Qatar has denied the allegations. "However, let me make this clear: They have made progress, but they still have work to do". "I think our relationship with Qatar is one that's strong".
Qatar is home to the largest US airbase in the Mideast. "The President underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability", according to a readout of the conversation released by the White House .
In a statement published Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Ministry said the five men responsible for ISIS's first major attacks in Iran operated within a network led by "high-ranking Daesh commander" Abu Aisha, referencing the Arabic-language acronym for ISIS.
And while the Borders' Tories enjoyed a remarkable outcome at last month's Scottish Borders Council election , Mrs Sturgeon was quick to point out that neither seat is certain to end up blue. That was echoed by Mr Salmond, who said the SNP would now seek to "build a progressive alliance to take this country forward and to avoid the calamity of hard Brexit ".
Other high-profile SNP scalps taken by the Tories were Mike Weir, who was defeated in the Angus seat he has held since 2001, and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, who lost Ochil and South Perthshire. I've always said the SNP would want to be part of a progressive alternative to a Tory government. "We are making sure your voices are heard, and we are getting investment back into our towns".
Qatar shares a gas field with Iran, signed a security agreement with the country, and was nearly alone among Gulf states in welcoming the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that Saudi Arabia and Israel revile. As an important trade partner of Turkey, Qatar has so far invested 2.2 billion USA dollars in the transcontinental country, with investments on the rise in the past four years.
And Tim Farron's party took Bath back from the Conservatives and regained Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross and Edinburgh West, which were lost to the SNP in 2015. As soon as television news announced the results of a national exit poll that predicted the Conservatives would manage just 314 seats-12 short of an overall majority-odds on Betfair crashed from over 80% to around 50/50.
Shapiro and Stern believe coming to a consensus on borders and strong, peace-minded leadership from both the Israelis and Palestinians will create the safest and most successful two-state solution. Israel's current far-right government has members deeply opposed to Palestinian statehood as a basic concept, and want to simply annex the territory and make the occupation permanent.
During the incident, which unfolded on Monday, the local Seven Network television station received a phone call from a distressed woman who said she was involved in a hostage situation. "How was this man on parole?" the prime minister said on Tuesday. The injuries to the police officers were not life-threatening. He was also on parole for a violent home invasion six months ago.
British police named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London as Youssef Zaghba , 22, believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent. Counter terrorism police made two fresh raids today on addresses in east London in connection with Saturday's deadly terror attack in London .
The final television event of Britain's general election campaign saw both Prime Minister Theresa May and her main challenger, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , take a pummeling from angry voters. She fielded angry questions from nurse Victoria Davey, who said her pay slips had not increased since 2009, and asked: "How can that be fair, in the light of the job that we do?" May's Conservatives have been in power since 2010, and the prime minister faced tough questions about her ...
North Korea projectiles were not ballistic missiles. Daily NK reported this week a North Korean state security agent was stabbed in North Hamgyong Province while on duty. Pyongyang has conducted missile test-launches five times since Moon took office on May 10. Experts said the new anti-ship missile has four launching canisters.
Trump has always been irritated by Sessions' decision in February to recuse himself from the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian contacts with Trump associates during the 2016 presidential election, now overseen by Special Counsel Robert Mueller .
Sebastien Belanger , 36, was also attacked in Boro Bistro, where he had spent Saturday night watching the Champions League final with friends. "I'm so sorry I couldn't do more and I want you to know I did everything I could". She said she had been separated from Redouane for six months. Frenchman Alexandre Pigeard, 26, was living and working in the capital and was one of eight people killed in the atrocity.
The law was needed because the 1947 Imperial House Law does not provide for abdication. In a vote televised live on local television, the upper house of parliament passed the bill with a handful of lawmakers sitting out the vote. Under Japan's constitution, the Emperor is designated as "the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people" but does not have any governmental powers and is not allowed to participate in political activity.
Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke as would-be mediators struggled to ease a crisis that Qataris say has led to a blockade of their nation. "We have great confidence in the president's ability to calm this crisis and to resolve it", Al Thani said in an interview. Turkey has pledged to provide food and water supplies to its Arab ally, which hosts a Turkish military base.
During the campaign, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson had declared it would be an "Ed Balls moment" if her party could eject the SNP's depute leader - referring to Labour's former shadow chancellor losing his seat in 2015. Pete Wishart, who was the chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee in the last Parliament, managed to hold on to his Perth and North Perthshire constituency - but by the narrowest of margins.
Naya Gaon: The farmer movement in Madhya Pradesh moves into high political gear as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders are detained briefly when they try to make their way to Mandsaur, ground zero of the protests.
He said they will clear the area "block by block, building by building, floor by floor, room by room". But there remains 230 more terrorists, according to Bautista. It added it has also directed NPA units close to Marawi "to redeploy for the goal of mopping up, holding and blocking operations". Padilla said Armed Forces Chief of Staff Eduardo Año has given instructions to wave Philippine flags in parts of the city.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain gave Qatari citizens 14 days to leave and closed their airspace to all Qatari flights. The group said the list shows Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organisations on the other hand".
Wawrinka will play his semi-final against world No.1 Andy Murray after the Brit came from a set down to defeat a flagging Kei Nishikori 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-0) 6-1. "All the top players have been through that". "I know that I have achieved the biggest heights in this sport, and that memory and that experience gives me enough reason to believe that I can do it again".
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait , said the Omani-Kuwaiti relations are well established and distinguished at all levels. The move comes as Bahrain criminalized any show of support on social media in a bid to further isolate Qatar, which has been accused of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region.
Asked for specifics about what Arab nations wanted from Qatar, Gargash said expelling members of Hamas and other groups like the Muslim Brotherhood from Qatar was important. Doha is the world's largest exporter of natural liquefied gas. "We don't see that he's pointing fingers at Qatar", Qatar's ambassador to Washington , Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani said.
In two separate teasers, Putin delves into Russia's age-old suspicions of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. But just to be clear, to show he's not a bigoted homophobe who "cackles" because gay people make him nervous, Putin insists, "that doesn't mean that there should be any persecutions against anyone".
Republican senators repeatedly pressured Comey on his lack of response to Trump's request . He expressed confidence that the circumstances of his firing, and Trump's overall behavior toward him, could be investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice.
The UP board 12th results 2017 will be released name-wise, number-wise, and branch-wise. The exam result portal results.gov.in further confirms the UP board 10th result date and time. Open the link- UP Board High School (Class X) Examination- 2017 Results. This was a little less than the year 2015's result which was 88,83%. The UP 10th Result 2017 is one of the first and foremost academic landmarks in the school life of the students.
House Democrats sent a letter to the White House on Friday night saying that the president couldn't block Comey's testimony by claiming executive privilege. The White House has denied the president made that request. "I do not. I think the travel ban is too broad", she said. In an interview with CBS News' " Face the Nation ", Warner, D-Virginia, also said that "no matter what you thought about Jim Comey, the fact that the president disparaged him with comments in front of the Russians ...
Trump claimed separately in a television interview that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "in turmoil" and hadn't recovered. "It's my judgement that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Mr Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee, during more than two hours of frequently gripping testimony.
These bars were closed two years ago during the previous Congress-led government , which sought to make Kerala a "dry" state with total prohibition on alcoholic drinks by 2023. The policy also proposed to sell toddy at hotels with 3-star classification and above. On the criticism that the new policy will result in reopening of several closed bars, Pinarayi said the LDF had clarified in its election manifesto itself that it was not for total prohibition, but for abstinence.
In his speech, Mattis made no mention of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement, a move that infuriated allies far and wide. The UN Security Council's Friday resolution was aimed at "putting a curb on the DPRK's buildup of nuclear forces, disarming it and causing economic suffocation to it", the spokesman said, employing an acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Putin said he did not meet with Trump when the president, then a private citizen, visited Moscow on business trips. "We didn't have any relationship at all". Putin , slouched over in his seat, scoffed at the idea. "Why do you feel you have the right to ask us these kinds of questions?" "That's completely nonsense! Do you even understand what you're asking, or not?" he said.