Author: 0 No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general Rosenstein

The special counsel can only be fired for " good cause", and Rosenstein himself would have to put that justification in writing, he said. "I do believe it was considered as an option". As expected, Mr Sessions also addressed a claim by former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey during his testimony to the committee last week that he had expressed his concern about a meeting with Donald Trump on February 14th to the attorney general but that Mr Sessions had not replied.

Author: 0 UK's Theresa May holds talks to seal government alliance

DUP leader Arlene Foster , who was accompanied by deputy Nigel Dodds, said she believed there would be a "successful conclusion" soon. "I think there is a unity of objective among people in the United Kingdom", May said following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. Comey suggested this indicated the attorney general's awareness that it was improper for Trump and Comey to meet alone together, given the specter of the Department of Justice's investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible ties with the Trump campaign.

Global Militants Cling to 20 Percent of Philippine City After Three-Week Siege
Author: 0 Militants Cling to 20 Percent of Philippine City After Three-Week Siege

Just before Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals between San Miguel and Star , the PBA offered a meaningful salute to honor the courageous people that offered their lives while serving in Marawi City . Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on June 3 said up to 250 more militants were in the city, and were backed by fighters from Southeast Asia and Middle East.

Global Ex-journalist pleads guilty in Jewish threats case
Author: 0 Ex-journalist pleads guilty in Jewish threats case

Juan Thompson's journalism career tanked past year amid revelations that he made up his supposedly exclusive interview with a relative of Dylann Roof, the mass murderer behind the Charleston, South Carolina, shooting. Since Jan. 9, there have been more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish community centers and day schools in 37 USA states and two Canadian provinces, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that battles anti-Semitism.

Global Turkish foreign minister to visit Qatar on Wednesday: statement
Author: 0 Turkish foreign minister to visit Qatar on Wednesday: statement

Mauritania followed suit shortly thereafter, while Jordan downgraded its diplomatic relations with Qatar. Last week, Turkey's parliament ratified two deals on deploying troops in Qatar and training the nation's gendarmerie forces after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen cut ties with Doha .

Author: 0 Turnbull says Melbourne siege "a terrorist attack"

Once Khayre arrived at the apartments, he killed the 36-year-old Chinese-Australian concierge with a shotgun and took the female sex worker hostage, calling police to say they shouldn't try to intervene. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Andrew Crisp said police were also probing reports of a phone call made to the Channel 7 newsroom by someone referring to the Islamic State.

Author: 0 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

During a joint military operation, an Afghan soldier opened fire on US troops, killing three American servicemen and injuring a fourth. In a statement from Washington, the Pentagon didn't provide details about what led to the deaths of the US soldiers.

Global Iran arrests more suspects after Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran arrests more suspects after Tehran attacks

Seventeen people were killed last week in a terror attack claimed by IS in Tehran . At least 17 people were killed and over 50 others injured in Tehran on Wednesday when gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini.

Global Saudi-Egypt Maritime Dispute Creates Parliament Uproar
Author: 0 Saudi-Egypt Maritime Dispute Creates Parliament Uproar

Saudi Arabia should take over control of the two uninhabited islands on Saturday, and follows an agreement between King Salman and Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the transfer a year ago. But critics in Egypt say that Sisi wants to give the islands to Saudi Arabia in exchange for Saudi financial support of Egypt. Saudi Arabia originally gave custody of the islands to Egypt in the 1950s to protect them against possible Israeli attacks.

Author: 0 North Korea releases US student Otto Warmbier

The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other US citizens reported detained. There are three other Americans now being held in North Korea . "Otto's detainment and sentence was unnecessary and appalling, and North Korea should be universally condemned for its abhorrent behavior". Rob Portman, who represents Warmbier's home state of Ohio.

Author: 0 Sturgeon: "Scotland will be independent"

However, the Panelbase poll from April quoted on the leaflet is actually based on responses from people across Scotland and not just in the constituencies named on the leaflets, which gives the impression the Tories are second locally and Labour is lagging behind in third.

Author: 0 Moon Proposes FIFA World Cup in Northeast Asia in 2030

South Korea's new liberal president has proposed that the rival Koreas and other Northeast Asian countries co-host the 2030 World Cup. Since his election, Moon has attempted to open a dialogue with his neighbours, but North Korea have yet to respond, instead choosing to conduct numerous missile tests in an attempt to demonstrate military strength.

Author: 0 Read Sessions' opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee

Ahead of the hearing there had been suggestions that Sessions might have had a third, unreported, encounter with Kislyak, at the Mayflower Hotel in April 2016, where candidate Trump was giving his first major foreign policy speech. Comey said the attorney general didn't say anything, but the attorney general's body language "gave me the sense like 'what am I going to do?'". Sessions described the exchange very differently Tuesday.

Author: 0 Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defence site

Meanwhile, South Korea's military said a North Korean drone equipped with a Sony-made camera was discovered last week on a mountain in Inje of Gangwon Province near the heavily fortified inter-Korean border. Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee said the funding was stopped previous year because of concerns over North Korea's provocative actions, including two nuclear tests in 2016.

Global Gov. McMaster vetoes money for new school buses
Author: 0 Gov. McMaster vetoes money for new school buses

Which is why I vetoed a wish list of future projects to be funded by the lottery. In 2007, lawmakers pledged to budget enough money to replace the state's entire bus fleet every 15 years. The new budget year starts July 1. We were under the impression gubernatorial budget vetoes (to the extent they matter ) - and subsequent votes by lawmakers to sustain or override them - were part of a constitutionally prescribed process.

Author: 0 Middle East More arrests in Iran, mastermind of Tehran twin attacks killed

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for dual attacks on Wednesday on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. President Trump issued a statement Wednesday mourning the attacks, but added: "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

Global Spicer won't say if Sessions may claim privilege
Author: 0 Spicer won't say if Sessions may claim privilege

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee less than one week after James Comey told the committee he could not discuss openly certain information about Sessions' recusal from the investigation into Russia's election meddling a year ago.

Global Theresa May to form Govt
Author: 0 Theresa May to form Govt

With the party in a position to hold the balance of power at Westminster, senior MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the DUP would be "serious players" in the hung parliament , telling the BBC: "This is ideal territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority it puts us in a very strong negotiating position and certainly that is one we would take up with relish".

Global Theresa May re-appoints minister she had fired
Author: 0 Theresa May re-appoints minister she had fired

Despite her party's expectations of a landslide victory Ms May lost her majority in parliament, pushing her into rushed talks on a support agreement with a small Eurosceptic Northern Irish Protestant party with 10 parliamentary seats. Before the government can do anything it must finalise a deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Ms May is due to meet its leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday.

Global Climate change work will continue without United States, says CARICOM
Author: 0 Climate change work will continue without United States, says CARICOM

CARICOM Chairman, David Granger, said that the community is "deeply dismayed and disappointed" after US President Donald Trump announced last week that his country would not honor its commitment. There will be several pre-meetings leading up to the event, which will give countries an opportunity to gauge what approach the United States will take going forward.

Global Philippines: Militants control 20 percent of Marawi city
Author: 0 Philippines: Militants control 20 percent of Marawi city

Islamist militants control about 20 percent of the southern Philippines town of Marawi , a top general said on Tuesday, more than twice the area the military cited last week, suggesting that an end to the bloody three-week siege is not at hand.

Global Huge challenges lie ahead of Theresa May
Author: 0 Huge challenges lie ahead of Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be forced to seek the support of a regional party in order to continue governing, after the general election she called backfired dramatically. The shocking election result has caused great embarrassment to Mrs May , who called a snap election in April believing she could wipe out her opposition and gain greater control in the House of Commons.

Author: 0 World Cup 2030 to be held in North and South Korea?

Stored on the chip were ten photos of the US missile defense system THAAD stationed some 270 kilometers from the inter-Korean border. North Korea's effort to circumvent global sanctions on its nuclear and missile programs is complex but could be defeated by targeting relatively few Chinese firms, a report said Monday.

Author: 0 UK police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry

They believe there are many other witnesses who have yet to speak to police, and urge them to come forward. He said it was hard to speculate the exact reasoning behind the belts, but they may have been meant to take hostages or as a defensive strategy.

Author: 0 'Permanent campaign mode': Jeremy Corbyn lays plans for Labour victory

Tom Watson, the party's deputy leader, was cheered when he said that former SNP leader Alex Salmond's defeat in Banff was the "Portillio moment of the night", referring to former Tory defence minister Michael Portillo's defeat by a relatively unknown Labour candidate Stephen Twigg in the 1997 election.

Author: 0 'Very Cowardly!': Trump Lashes Out at Comey Over Leaks, Questions Their Legality

He said he tended to believe Trump's denial of having done "anything wrong with the Russians", wryly adding: "He can't collude with his own government". But the self-imposed silence didn't last. In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 American Otto Warmbier Has Been Released From A North Korean Prison

She tells reporters, "we are grateful and thankful" for Warmbier's release, but says it is "too soon" to talk about dialogue between the USA and North Korea. It said its special envoy on North Korean policy met with North Korean foreign ministry representatives in Norway last month. During the retired National Basketball Association star's first trip to North Korea in March 2013, the Harlem Globetrotters played an exhibition game.

Author: 0 UVA issues statement student held by NKorea

Warmbier has been in a coma for over a year, according to his parents. But Nauert is firm in stating " Dennis Rodman had nothing to do with the release of Mr. North Korea has released American student Otto Warmbier from a 15-year sentence of hard labour, USA officials said Tuesday, as the 22-year-old's parents told media he has been medically evacuated in a coma from the reclusive country.

Author: 0 KFA mulls joint WC bid with Japan, China and North Korea

But Pyongyang demanded Seoul first return a group of North Korean defectors, including 12 restaurant workers who sought asylum in the South previous year. The official told the AP said that twin-engine unmanned aircraft had crashed because it ran out of fuel but that it had flown farther than other North Korean drones recovered in years past.

Global Sessions testifies before Senate panel on Russia, Comey firing
Author: 0 Sessions testifies before Senate panel on Russia, Comey firing

Senate intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr says that so far, the panel has interviewed more than 35 individuals, including Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, in connection with its investigation of Russian activities during last year's campaign.

Author: 0 The trophies in Trump's display Cabinet

President Donald Trump , accompanied by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and rear, from left White House Senior Advisers Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner and National Security Adviser H.R. He declared himself one of the most productive presidents in United States history - perhaps Franklin D. Roosevelt could come close, he conceded - and proclaimed that he had led a "record-setting pace" of accomplishment.

Author: 0 Lawmakers demand new strategy for 16-year Afghan war

Mattis said he expected to present a revised strategy by mid-July. The U.S. commander in Afghanistan , Army Gen. John Nicholson, has said that several thousand more are needed to support the Afghan security forces. Civilian deaths are also at record highs, according to the U.N. Assistance Mission to Afghanistan, which began tracking the deaths in 2009. The Trump administration's request reduces the worldwide affairs budget by $19 billion, or 32 percent; the National Science Foundation ...

Global White House Official Confirms Discussions on S. Korean Missile Defense
Author: 0 White House Official Confirms Discussions on S. Korean Missile Defense

Chung Eui-yong called the decision to delay installation of remaining launchers of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) system, pending a review of its environmental impact, a domestic measure to ensure a democratic process. The North Korean missile tests present a hard challenge to new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has expressed a desire to reach out to the North .

Author: 0 Qatar denounces Gulf states' policy of domination

The military said such military visits have been ongoing since 2015. Qatar's financial markets stabilized on Monday after a week of losses as the government showed it could keep the economy running in the face of sanctions by its neighbors which caused the biggest diplomatic rift for years among the rich countries of the Gulf.

Author: 0 Uber Accepts all Eric Holder Recommendations

Since the investigation started in March, Kalanick has been at the center of Uber's harassment scandal as reports from former employees claimed the company's culture and tone was set from the top. According to Bloomberg , Uber's board will strip Kalanick of some duties and limit his influence on the company by appointing a COO to take over his responsibilities.

Author: 0 North Korea releases US student, Tillerson says

North Korea has released 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier from a 15-year sentence of hard labour, officials said on Tuesday, as former USA basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in Pyongyang . As we reported , Warmbier was " paraded in front of cameras and diplomats in Pyongyang, where he read a confession and public apology". But Rodman said the issue of several Americans detained by North Korea is "not my goal right now".

Author: 0 President Trump to take questions day after Comey testimony

He said he began writing memos after his meetings with Mr Trump because he was "honestly anxious he might lie". But we might know if any tapes exist sooner rather than later. His tweet aside, Trump did not mention the Russian Federation probe during an infrastructure speech Friday at the U.S. Transportation Department, but did say he wants people in public service to "rise above the petty partisan squabbling that plagues our nation" and focus on fixing problems.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Vladimir Putin speak about Qatar crisis

Turkey has declared its full support to Qatar by offering food supplies and deploying its military troops in Qatar . Al-Jubeir said before a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that there is no blockade of Qatar , pointing out that Qatar's ports and airports are open.

Global Sessions won't discuss private conversations with Trump
Author: 0 Sessions won't discuss private conversations with Trump

But since the President can not directly fire the special counsel, the question lands squarely at the feet of Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Does the president have a secret White House recording system? It also means the Russian Federation storm will continue to swamp President Donald Trump's agenda.

Global Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat
Author: 0 Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

The humanitarian situation on the ground in the coastal territory is already dire due to a blockade, with electricity limited to a few hours a day and restrictions on the import of fuel and other necessities reaching a population of two million living in an area of 365km².

Author: 0 Prison guards killed by inmates during transport in Georgia

Georgia Corrections urges anyone who sees the inmates to not approach them and to call 911. He is serving a 20 year sentence for armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft by taking from a 2014 case out of Elbert Co. They were most recently jailed at Baldwin State Prison in Hardwick, a medium security correctional facility with a capacity of 925. Sills said the slayings and escape happened on state Highway 16 between Eatonton and Sparta, southeast of Atlanta.

Author: 0 Hawaii will stick with Paris climate accord, ignore President Trump's exit

Fortunately for anyone who cares about the environmental health of the planet and actually takes climate change seriously ― rather than, say, believing it's a Chinese hoax, or that the other Paris signatories were only happy with the deal because it screwed over the US ― the long, slow withdrawal process means this could still be a viable issue in a 2020 presidential campaign .

Global Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lead Warriors to NBA title
Author: 0 Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lead Warriors to NBA title

Durant was named finals MVP after scoring over 30 points in each of the five games - he averaged 35.2 per game across the series. He averaged 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists-the first triple double average in NBA Finals history-but the Cavs dropped the best-of-seven series 4-1 to Golden State with a 129-120 loss Monday.

Global Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard must be kept on life support
Author: 0 Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard must be kept on life support

Specialists at Great Ormond Street hospital , where Charlie is being treated, say the nucleoside bypass therapy proposed by a doctor in the United States is experimental and would not help. The ECHR said: "At this stage in the procedure, the court can not prejudice any decision that it may ultimately make on the substance of the case".

Author: 0 DUP meet May in London as concern grows about implications for Stormont

DUP leader Foster said there had been " positive engagement " so far. Having helped deliver a number of major events to Northern Ireland, such as the Giro d'Italia and golf's Open Championship, the DUP may ask for support hosting other high-profile worldwide show-pieces.

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