Mr Comey's testimony , at a hugely anticipated hearing that captured the country's attention, provided a gripping account of his interactions with Mr Trump and underscored the discord that had soured their relationship. "And Kasowitz convinced him that not only will I defend you, but I will attack Comey where there's room to". Trump said his father was vindicated because Comey revealed himself as a leaker.
In an interview with the Press and Journal , Mr Clark said: "When I spoke to Ruth Davidson yesterday, I introduced myself as the Gordon giant-slayer". "I think that's very, very telling". "We don't want to see that disrupted". 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".
The Prime Minister appeared to have forgotten the centuries-old rule of British politics that voters hate to be taken for granted and tend to punish politicians who fail to make a strong case for why they need early elections . "One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights". May, by contrast, has openly cozied up to Trump and based her unsuccessful electoral campaign on drawing votes from the anti-European UK Independence Party.
She did the right thing to ask for an election. The Conservatives are likely to be bolstered by Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) but if they form a minority government, votes in the Commons will be tight. Senior Tories expressed anger and exasperation at the way the election campaign had been conducted; some openly joined the likes of Tim Farron , the Liberal Democrat leader, and Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, and called for Mrs May to quit.
According to the May 28, 2017 advisory of the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Center, 126 people were killed and nearly a hundred people went missing because of the floods and mudslides. may increase in a couple of days time", he said. China responded to flood disaster in Sri Lanka by committing to donate relief items worth of U.S. 2.2 million, a statement said today.
Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said Friday of Trump. "I want to get back to James Comey's testimony", Karl said. Mr Comey says Mr Trump fired him because of his Russian Federation inquiry. Congressional investigators from the House and Senate are also conducting their own probes.
The last time a British Prime Minister was humiliated in a vote they called themselves, they resigned the following day: That was David Cameron on June 24 past year. Speaking to media outside Number 10, Ms May spoke as certainly as though her Conservative party had won an absolute majority - which it hasn't. "The last thing business leaders need is a parliament in paralysis, and the consequences for British businesses and for the United Kingdom as an investment destination would be ...
Armed assailants apparently dressed as women attacked the parliament buildings in the morning equipped with assault rifles, handguns and suicide vests, killing security guards and ordinary people before taking hostages in the upper floors of the building.
The post Fearless Ostapenko "amazed" by French Open triumph appeared first on Vanguard News . But the Romanian delivered a swift counter-punch, hitting back straight away on the Latvian's serve before holding easily for 2-1. "I'm really happy. I have no words, it was my dream", Ostapenko said. "She danced, swam, played tennis , she played football because she had so much energy".
The third man identified as one of the London Bridge terrorists was an Italian-Moroccan who was arrested previous year on suspicion of trying to reach Syria , Italian sources said on Tuesday. The van-and-knife attack also injured nearly 50 people who were enjoying their Saturday night in a crowded part of London known for its bars and restaurants.
They initially claimed that the plane was under attack and had to respond, but now are saying that the Afghan police were " patrolling too close to a Taliban base ". contractors and wounded another in an attack at Kabul International Airport. The Taliban are also active in the area, and there have been reports of clashes between the two insurgent groups in recent weeks.
The DUP said the "talks so far have been positive", adding: "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament". Concessions on such issues would seriously damage efforts by the DUP to secure a deal with Sinn Fein to restore Northern Ireland's devolved government, which collapsed in January.
Just recently, hours after suspected ISIS terrorists hit Iran's parliament and the shrine of its former supreme leader Khomeini in Tehran, the US president offered half-hearted condolences to the Iranian nation. "Iranian people reject such United States claims of friendship", Zarif tweeted. The Vatican on Friday sent a message of condolence for the victims of the attack.
Major roads leading to district headquarters have been sealed to prevent people from staging anti-India protests and conducting the march towards Tral town. A police spokesman said at least six incidents of stone pelting were reported from Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Sopore areas. Mobile internet services were snapped in the Valley after Bhat's death, not even 24 hours after they were restored after fresh violence hit the valley.
Hamas "angered" by Saudi demand for Qatar to cut funding: Hamas expressed shock yesterday over Saudi Arabia's demand that Qatar end its support for the Palestinian Islamist movement as tensions flared between Gulf Arab states. The diplomatic confrontation between the Gulf States and Qatar is becoming increasingly internationalized. (A tweet from the QNA account had quoted Qatar's foreign minister as saying the country was recalling its ambassadors from neighbouring countries, including ...
Under the House bill, the CFBP must seek congressional approval before implementing any regulations on financial companies, stripping the Bureau of the autonomy that gives it value. That's down from 6,750 in the third quarter of 2010, shortly after Dodd-Frank was enacted. It was meant to rein in the big banks , which many feared had grown out of control.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, who has said Gulf states could resolve the dispute among themselves without outside help, travelled to Muscat on Thursday to meet his Omani counterpart. He insisted that despite a partial blockade by its neighbours, Qatar could survive "forever", and ruled out "a military solution as an option" to end the most serious rift in the GCC's history.
Police also believe they know the cover story they used to hire the van. Last July, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-tonne truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400.
Gaddafi was reportedly freed by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion militia, which controls the area of Zintan, southwest of the capital of Tripoli . But after the 2011 uprising, he found himself accused of incitement to violence and murdering protesters.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that will eliminate tax breaks for companies that want to build wind farms within 25 miles of military airspace. "In Texas, we've had people gunned down by people like that, including Welton Betts". Tickets for violating the law will cost $99 for first-time offenders and $200 for repeat offenders.
Met police said that counter-terrorism officers had so far spoken to 262 people from 19 different countries as part of the investigation. In the TV program he was seen arguing with police officers after displaying a black Daesh flag in a London park.
To make matters worse for May, her main rivals in the Commons, Jeremy Corbyn's Labor Party, did spectacularly well, increasing the size of their numbers to 261 MPs. "As we do, we will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular". We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting.
The June 4 meeting between Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and another farmer body, the Kisan Sena, was a case in point. Balakrishnan and Somnath Tripathi of Swaraj Abhiyan. The curfew will remain in Pipliamandi police station area which is 15 kms from Mandsaur district headquarters and where five farmers were killed in separate police firings during the agitation.
It is believed the DUP will support the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis, known as "confidence and supply". The announcement came after May lost Downing St. Prime Minister Theresa May saw a Conservative majority in the House of Commons shrink to a minority. The DUP, one of the most socially conservative parties in Europe, has fought to maintain tight restrictions on abortion and opposes gay marriage.
The Congress VP claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government waived off farmers loans due to his constant demand of the same and added that he will do the same in Madhya Pradesh as well. Later, SP (Neemuch) Manoj Kumar Singh said, " Rahul Gandhi , along with around 250 Congress leaders have been released". Through his tweets, Chouhan urged the farmers not to lose cool, saying that the state government has acceded to farmers' justified demands.
Party insiders are placing bets on how long May will last, less than a year after Britain's surprise referendum decision propelled her into Downing Street. The result was a personal humiliation for Mrs May who called the election three years before she had to to bolster her position in Parliament as she embarked on the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the EU.
Comey gave ammunition to the president's side, too, particularly by admitting that he had orchestrated the leak of his account of his most critical meeting with Trump with the express goal of spurring the appointment of a special counsel , which he accomplished.
Fortunately, the reaction to Trump's announcement has been encouraging. Trump argued that the Paris agreement favors emerging economies such as China's and India's at the expense of USA workers. North Korea, one of the most diplomatically isolated countries, called President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord "selfish", "short-sighted and silly".
British police has also identified Butt as the ringleader of the three-man terror cell which carried out the attack in the heart of London . The truck they had wanted to hire was smaller but similar to the one used in last year's Nice attack in which more than 80 people were killed in France .
May had called the election three years early in a bid to strengthen her hand in looming Brexit negotiations, but her gamble backfired spectacularly. For its party, the European Union urged May on Friday to start Brexit talks as quickly as possible, but warned of complications ahead. According to the article, May could face a challenge for her leadership of the party, and thus the premiership, if she does abandon her push for a "hard brexit".
Qatar's ambassador to Washington on Thursday told the Financial Times that his country relished Mr Trump's intervention and mediation, but after the U.S. Trump accused Qatar of being a "high level" funder of terrorism on Friday, even as the Pentagon and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautioned against the military, commercial and humanitarian effects of a blockade imposed by Arab states and others.
Gulf crisis continues to escalate despite efforts by U.S. and Kuwait to calm rising tensions among GCC member states. "The publishing of the "terrorism list" is a chance for the brother (Qatar) to review its policy.it is a chance to change direction away from stubbornness and escalation".
Former FBI director James Comey listens to the committee chairman at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. Trump's silence, they wrote, could be spun into a "dangerous narrative" about USA commitment in the event of an attack, helping US adversaries. Earlier today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Middle Eastern countries to quell their diplomatic stand-off with Qatar.
Iran's foreign minister rejected Donald Trump's condolences Thursday after a pair of ISIS-claimed attacks in Tehran , calling the president's words "repugnant". Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard indirectly blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar this week and has blocked several of the country's media outlets.
In a press briefing Saturday, Philippine Army 1st Infantry Division spokesperson Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera clarified that US forces were only providing technical support and are not part of clashes on the ground. The military said it was making headway in the town but was proceeding carefully so as not to destroy mosques where some of the militants had taken up positions.
Bahrain , Egypt , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting extremism. While the embargo against Qatar is meant to bring it into closer alignment with its neighbors and into the anti-Iran front, the midterm goal may well be to drive Hamas from power in Gaza, unifying the Palestinians under a pliant Fatah that will be economically and politically dependent on a united front of Gulf powers and ...
Alexandre Pigeard, 27, was among those killed, the French Embassy confirmed . "I froze because I didn't know what to do", Mark Roberts, a 53-year-old management consultant, told Reuters. Sharing a video of his daughter online, her father Mark Wallace wrote: "I really miss that amusing little laugh". "We are all needing to look very hard at our strategy at what we've been doing", said Cressida Dick, London's police chief.
Mattis, arguably Trump's most important statesman as the new president hopes to slash the State Department, tried to allay the fears. Fomin spoke at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an worldwide security conference in Singapore attended by defense ministers and experts from 39 countries, including US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace on Friday, she said only her party had the "legitimacy" to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority, the BBC reported. While always striving for the "best deal" for Northern Ireland and its people, Foster said her party would always have the best interests of the United Kingdom at heart.
Indeed, today, as the long-simmering tensions between Gulf Arab states boiled over and with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and others severing ties with Qatar, Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman remarked that this was an opportunity and that "Israel is more than open to cooperation".
There has been some unease within Conservative ranks about the DUP's stance on a series of social issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Beleaguered May is appointing new members of her government after several. May announced later that Gavin Barwell - a former housing minister who lost his seat in Thursday's election - would be her new chief of staff. The Conservatives finished the election with 318 seats, eight short of the 326 needed for a majority, and the party is now ...
One member of the backbench 1922 Committee told HuffPostUK that they wanted her to stay in post as a "caretaker PM" for at least three years, and then hand over to a new leader. But they no longer have enough seats to make up a solid majority. Leftist Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn , whose Labour party surged from 20 points behind in the opinion polls, told Ms May to quit, saying she had "lost votes, lost support and lost confidence".
The nationalists had swept the board in 2015, winning 56 of the 59 seats up for grabs - leaving Labour , the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats with just one MP each. In a general election full of unexpected twists, perhaps the biggest came north of the border where the Scottish National Party suffered heavy defeats ending their one-party hegemony.
Republican Senator John Cornyn , grilling Mr Comey , said it appeared he believed Ms Lynch "had an appearance of a conflict of interest on the Clinton e-mail investigation". James Lankford continued the approach, remarking about Trump's comment, "If the president was trying to get you to drop it, this seems like a pretty light touch".
President Donald Trump's demand the previous day for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism , while ignoring a U.S. State Department call for them to ease pressure. "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said , without providing details. "While current operations from Al Udeid Air Base have not been hindered or curtailed, the evolving situation is hindering our ability to plan for longer-term military operations", said Capt.
Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. "May has put all this in jeopardy", said Nigel Farage, a leading campaigner for Brexit in last year's referendum. The longer the delay in negotiations, the less time Britain and the EU will have to agree on issues such as a trade deal, immigration and the ...
Some senior Tories have made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives' losing their overall majority in Parliament. Ruth Davidson, who is gay, plans to marry her partner in the near future and said she had been straightforward with Mrs. Defending her party's stance on gay marriage in a recent interview, leader Arlene Foster insisted those who characterised the DUP as anti-gay were wide of the ...
The British Prime Minister has faced a barrage of abuse after her decision to call a snap election backfired, leaving her with less MPs than before she called the vote. "We might see a softening of the stance in response to this election result", said Simon Hix, politics professor at the London School of Economics. McDonell also suggested May's leadership is not stable, following her disastrous election campaign.
KCNA said the weapon that was tested on Thursday featured in a military parade in Pyongyang on April 15, which marked the birthday of the North's founding father Kim Il-Sung. It is apparent that these threats have motivated the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to accelerate its testing of ground-based interceptor missiles (GMD) capable of destroying an ICBM mid-flight.
Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling has rubbed salt into the wounds of his old rival Nathan Outteridge, after the Artemis skipper ended up overboard to hand the Kiwis today's third race in the America's Cup Challenger Series. "These boats are pretty aero, so there wasn't really much there. We figured out why they slowed down when we sailed past them on the run". On Tuesday, Emirates Team New Zealand capsized at the start of a semifinal race, throwing three crewmen into the water and ...