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Author: 0 Trump fired Comey. Why not Mueller too?

The White House is denying reports President Donald Trump is considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller , the person heading up the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. Attorney General Jeff Session , right, and Vice President Mike Pence attend a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

Global Philippine casino gunman identified, not a terrorist, police say
Author: 0 Philippine casino gunman identified, not a terrorist, police say

The gunman at the Resorts World Manila complex in Manila is pictured on surveillance footage sitting on a staircase. At least 37 persons were killed at a casino here in an attack which was claimed by the Islamic State even though the police continued to deny that the incident was terror-linked.

Author: 0 May and DUP leader Arlene Foster set for crucial talks

May apologised to Conservative MPs on Monday, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from her predecessor David Cameron when she came to power past year following the UK's vote to exit the European Union (EU).

Author: 0 Saskatoon woman recounts Notre Dame Cathedral chaos after attack on police officer

Authorities said the situation was under control, and the attacker was taken to a hospital. The commotion began after a man allegedly hit a Paris police officer with a hammer. France is under a state of emergency after a wave of militant attacks since early 2015. She was visiting the cathedral with her 16-year-old niece when a priest announced that there had been "an incident" outside.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn was just 2227 votes away from becoming Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May called an unnecessary election only two years into the parliamentary term, after promising that she had no intention of going to the public before 2020. It's an unusual situation in which no political party wins more than half of the 650 seats in the House of Commons - 326 is the ostensible mark for a majority, but since the seven Sinn Fein MPs in Northern Ireland aren't expected to take up their seats in the London chamber, the threshold is more like 323.

Author: 0 Poland denounces EU threat of sanctions over refugees, calls it 'illegal'

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said his country has no intention to reverse its immigration policies any time soon. The Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary have been staunchly opposing the plan. The scheme to share 160,000 refugees in overwhelmed Italy and Greece among other European countries over two years was endorsed in September 2015 by a qualified majority vote.

Author: 0 UK PM's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

The 60-year-old leader said she had tapped experience across the "whole of the Conservative Party" when she appointed Michael Gove, a long-serving cabinet minister who had clashed with May when she was home secretary, as agriculture minister.

Global EU to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan
Author: 0 EU to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan

Poland and Hungary have refused to take in a single person under a plan agreed in 2015 to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers from Italy and Greece, which had been overwhelmed by mass influx of people from the Middle East and Africa. "With regard to the worsened security situation in Europe and dysfunctionality of the quota system, it will not participate in it". While Slovakia has only accepted 16 refugees out of its pledge of 902, the EC will not move against the country because its pledge ...

Global Haley says Trump believes climate is changing
Author: 0 Haley says Trump believes climate is changing

A sign at a nearby rally held as a counter to the " Pittsburgh, Not Paris " rally correctly noted that "Pittsburgh's Mayor Supports the Paris Accord". It appears that Trump's decision this week has triggered a process that will continue into 2020, likely ensuring that climate change will be a significant issue during the next presidential election.

Global Asian stocks up as investors shrug off tech rout, eye Fed
Author: 0 Asian stocks up as investors shrug off tech rout, eye Fed

London Metal Exchange stocks of copper increased Tuesday, Marex Spectron's Alastair Munro said, indicating heightened supply. ANALYST'S TAKE: Jingyi Pan, a market strategist at IG in Singapore , said the focus remained on technology stocks, which had fallen globally since late last week.

Author: 0 Trump Accuses 'Cowardly' Comey Of More Leaks

The request is a sign of escalating fallout from riveting testimony from Mr Comey last week of undue pressure from Mr Trump. On Friday, Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski criticized Comey as not "man enough" for having leaked the memo via his friend rather than doing it himself.

Global CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan assures of farmers' welfare in MP
Author: 0 CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan assures of farmers' welfare in MP

Mandsaur: Curfew was lifted completely from Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, the epicentre of a violent stir by farmers, as the situation there remained peaceful on Sunday. Earlier on Saturday, Chouhan had met agitating farmers at the Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal . At the time of ending his fast, Chouhan was given a glass of coconut water, which signified the ending of his fast.

Author: 0 Tillerson: North Korea releases US student Otto Warmbier

Rodman's trip caused a media frenzy because of the heightened tensions between North Korea and the United States , but also raised speculation that he might be going as an envoy to secure the release of Warmbier and three other Americans being detained.

Global Irish premier warns May not to put Good Friday Agreement at risk
Author: 0 Irish premier warns May not to put Good Friday Agreement at risk

Their representatives have openly mocked the Irish language in Stormont, equated homosexuality with paedophilia, and their former leader Peter Robinson angered the Muslim community when he said he wouldn't trust them on personal matters but he would trust them to give him correct change in a shop.

Author: 0 Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause

Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". It's certainly theoretically possible that the attorney general could fire him but that's the only person who has authority to fire him.

Author: 0 North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier, Tillerson says

Former President Bill Clinton went in 2009 in order to get two journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, released and former Central Intelligence Agency director James Clapper visited in November 2014 to bring home Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller, who was charged with espionage.

Author: 0 Questions For Sessions At The Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing

Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States. "I know what we're investigating, and he does not", Rosenstein said to Sen. Trump has steadfastly denied involvement in any collusion with Russian Federation and portrayed Comey's testimony last week as complete exoneration.

Author: 0 Why Donald Trump's Attempt to Go After James Comey Could Backfire

Trump also said he would be willing to speak to Robert Mueller , special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate allegations that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. He said that when Trump told him he hoped he would terminate an investigation into Michael Flynn, the ousted national security adviser, he interpreted that as a directive.

Author: 0 Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma

Tillerson did not elaborate on Warmbier's current health condition, and said he would not be offering additional comment out of respect for the family's privacy. His release was announced by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a statement on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Bae, who was born in South Korea, was detained in 2012 for "hostile acts against the republic" and in April 2013 sentenced to 15 years hard labour.

Global Israel and New Zealand Are Friends Again
Author: 0 Israel and New Zealand Are Friends Again

Netanyahu responded to the letter by instructing Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem to notify New Zealand authorities that Ambassador Itzhak Gerberg will return to his post. The UN resolution passed in the 15-member Security Council because the United States, under the administration of former USA president Barack Obama, did not wield its veto power and instead abstained, breaking with its long-standing tradition of diplomatically shielding Israel at the global body.

Global Trump calls May to offer 'his warm support' after election
Author: 0 Trump calls May to offer 'his warm support' after election

In a minority government , the ruling party can pursue its own agenda but has to reach compromises on each piece of legislation and is under constant threat of no-confidence motions in Parliament that could unseat it. Will we still have a "hard Brexit"? "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger that the (Brexit) negotiations will turn out badly for both sides".

Global Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for reporter assault
Author: 0 Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for reporter assault

Gallatin County Justice Court Judge Rick West gave Gianforte a 180-day deferred jail sentence . Jacobs said Gianforte " body slammed " him after the reporter asked a question about the Congressional Budget Office 's analysis of a health care bill the day before the May 25 election.

Author: 0 Billions spent on settlers since Israel captured West Bank

With Israel's astonishing victory came an immediate effort by Israel to make peace with the Arab world, and return captured territories in exchange for peace, only to be rebuked by the Arab League meeting in Khartoum, Sudan, with the infamous "Three No's...

Global Brussels targets London's clearing dominance - the key takeaways
Author: 0 Brussels targets London's clearing dominance - the key takeaways

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), one of the world's top derivatives industry bodies, said on Monday that a "relocation" in euro clearing to continental Europe would split liquidity in markets and reduce the ability of banks to save on margin by offsetting positions in the same liquidity pool.

Global UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief
Author: 0 UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

Downing Street said Cabinet ministers had discussed the government's legislative programme when they met earlier but refused to be drawn on discussions about plans to deal with the DUP. "My preoccupation is that time is passing, it is passing quicker than anyone believes because the subjects we have to deal with are extraordinarily complex", he added.

Global Trump blasts Qatar for funding terrorism
Author: 0 Trump blasts Qatar for funding terrorism

In fact several of the entities and individuals identified are explicitly affiliated to the Government of Qatar, the report said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Friday that he expects the nations now involved in a blockade against Qatar to deescalate the situation.

Global Iran claims to have killed planner of Tehran terror attacks
Author: 0 Iran claims to have killed planner of Tehran terror attacks

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of funding hardline Sunni militants, including ISIS, and in the wake of last week's attack pointed the finger at its regional rival. Trump's comments brought criticism from Iranians on social media, who recalled their government's offers of support and the candlelight vigils held in Iran after the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States.

Author: 0 Many in GOP unshaken by Comey's testimony against Trump

Comey also stated that the reasons given for firing him by the White House were "lies, plain and simple". Trump expressed a hope and an opinion (Flynn had already been punished enough), and didn't issue an order to drop the case. Trump called the controversy "just an excuse" by Democrats who had lost the presidential election. Educated at the College of William & Mary, where he wrote a senior thesis on a 20th century theologian, Comey went on to law school at the University of Chicago.

Author: 0 Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

Meanwhile Democratic lawmaker Diane Feinstein said she wanted to open an investigation into Loretta Lynch's statement, but Mukasey said calling it a matter is just "the tip of the iceberg". Comey recently testified that Lynch previously asked him to refer to the Clinton email probe as a "matter" rather than an investigation, seemingly aligning the FBI's language with the Clinton campaign.

Author: 0 Theresa May to form fragile government after United Kingdom election debacle

Just after noon, she was driven the short distance from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system. Grim-faced, May said her Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party would together form a new government "that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time".

Author: 0 North Korea releases jailed American student

Despite his pleas, the college student was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor . North Korea allowed a American student who fell into a coma while imprisoned in a labor camp to be flown home on Tuesday as Washington stepped up efforts to halt Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Global PM feels party heat over energy target
Author: 0 PM feels party heat over energy target

The Renewable Energy Target should be abolished after 2020 and replaced by the CET, the review said. One-third - including Tony Abbott - expressed misgivings, another third were broadly supportive, while the remainder were non-committal but asked questions.

Author: 0 Heavy rain likely in coastal districts of West Bengal

Nur Ahammad, a local government official, reported more than 200 homes were damaged and many trees were uprooted. He further predicted that the "Mora" would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and make landfall in the Bangladesh coast on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Trump supporters turn on special counsel Mueller

Jeanne Shaheen. She asked about news reports suggesting that President Donald Trump was already thinking about "terminating" Robert Mueller from his position as special counsel. "You are not the witness we were supposed to hear from today". But both Rosenstein and Sessions serve at the pleasure of the president, and if Rosenstein refused to fire Mueller, in theory, Trump could appoint someone to Rosenstein's job who would do his bidding, just as Nixon did after the infamous " Saturday ...

Global SABC interim board confirms dismissal of Hlaudi Motsoeneng
Author: 0 SABC interim board confirms dismissal of Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Motsoeneng faced charges of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer. The figure emerged in a wide-ranging briefing to Parliament's portfolio committee on communications that gave a picture of how the SABC would seek to right itself after the exit of Hlaudi Motsoeneng , the controversial chief operating officer who was sacked on Monday, and acting chief executive James Aguma who was suspended last month.

Author: 0 House, Senate investigators request for Trump tapes, Comey memos

Mr Trump has branded his former FBI director a " leaker ", a day after Mr Comey gave testimony in which he accused Mr Trump of trying to quash an investigation and lying about him and the FBI . The friend was later identified as Daniel Richman, a professor at Columbia Law School. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time ", the president said, and, added when pressed, "Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer".

Global France confirms second French death in London attack: minister
Author: 0 France confirms second French death in London attack: minister

And this happened in England". Italian authorities said Zaghba had been stopped and questioned in Italy but had not been charged with any crime. Then, his passport and cellphone were sequestered after he tried to board a flight for Turkey with a one-way ticket and a small backpack.

Author: 0 Seoul says North Korean soldier defects across DMZ

China and Russian Federation assert that the U.S.is using the North Korean threat as an excuse to expand its ballistic missile defense in the area, crippling the nuclear deterrence capabilities of these two countries. The region is also home to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system installed by the USA and recently made operational despite objections from North Korea and its neighboring ally, China.

Author: 0 Tillerson signals tough Trump administration stance on Cuba

Republicans control both houses of Congress , which sets the federal government budget. Senator Bob Corker, the committee's Republican chairman, predicted major changes in Trump's proposal as it made its way through Congress , saying, "The budget that's been presented is not going to be the budget that we're going to deal with".

Global Putin, Macron meet amid strained French-Russian ties
Author: 0 Putin, Macron meet amid strained French-Russian ties

During this conference, Macron decried Russia Today and Sputnik as " organs of influence " and he blasted them for spreading "despicable lies". Putin isn't the first world leader whom Macron , 39, put the squeeze on in the past week.

Author: 0 North Korea Spies on US THADD's With Drones

The drone was suspected to be from North Korea, the official added. South Korea is hosting the anti-missile defense system in the Seongju region, about 250 km (155 miles) from the border with North Korea, to counter a growing missile threat from the North.

Author: 0 Restore devolution or face return of direct rule, Foster tells Sinn Fein

The Prime Minister reiterated that the Government's approach and objectives in the forthcoming talks to re-establish the Northern Ireland Executive remained unchanged. "It's not certain, it's under stress, it's fragile", Major said. Labour MP Jo Stevens tweeted that a pact with the DUP was "chilling" after it was suggested it might spark a debate on abortion among the Conservative party.

Author: 0 Morocco says will send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties

Mutlaq al-Qahtani, a senior counterterrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister, said that Qatar hosted the Taliban "by request by the U.S. government" and as part of Qatar's 'open-door policy, to facilitate talks, to mediate and to bring peace'.

Author: 0 Brazil court acquits President Temer in campaign fund case

Brazil's President Michel Temer is becoming embroiled in another controversy, the day after he was acquitted of financial irregularities in the 2014 election campaign. Temer was clearly invigorated, greeting the TSE victory as "a sign that the national institutions continue to guarantee the smooth functioning of Brazilian democracy", his spokesman said.

Author: 0 Trump to host new South Korean president at White House

Moon's remarks followed a special probe into the deployment of THAAD, a USA missile defense system, here, which has effectively suspended the scheduled installation of at least four launchers, in addition to two that have already been installed.

Global Attorney General Sessions responds to Comey hearing, testifies in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions responds to Comey hearing, testifies in Russian Federation probe

Sessions had previously recused himself from the Russia investigation, saying that he had not disclosed two separate meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak past year. At the time of Comey's firing, Trump insisted he acted on the advice of Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores has also denied that this meeting happened at the Mayflower hotel in D.C.

Global Trump invited to testify about interactions with Comey
Author: 0 Trump invited to testify about interactions with Comey

Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar to which the latter responded Friday by saying "Comey was a liar". "And some of the things he said just weren't true". He also accused Qatar, a key US military partner, of funding terrorism "at a very high level", and said solving the problem in the tiny Persian Gulf nation could be "the beginning of the end of terrorism".

Author: 0 Moon suggests Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

North Korea has accused the US of escalating tensions with its actions and refers to its missile launches as measures to safeguard its country. According to Moon's office, the South Korean president told Infantino: 'If neighboring Northeast Asian countries, including South and North Korea , can host the World Cup, I think that would contribute to peace between South and North Korea and in the Northeast Asian region.

Global Theresa May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as 'deputy'
Author: 0 Theresa May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as 'deputy'

Gove, a surprise addition to Theresa May's new cabinet, said the party would need to push ahead on Brexit with "the maximum possible consensus", taking into account the views of remain voters. "What I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job". During a speech at Westminster in 2014, Gove said the government needed to take appropriate steps to deal with climate change "guided by the science and we need to make sure that we're hard headed but realistic".

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