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Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russia probe, Comey firing

It will be the first sworn public testimony from Mr Sessions, a long time former senator, since he was confirmed as the nation's top law enforcement officer in February, and comes as political intrigue pulses through the U.S. "I wanted to refute that immediately", Sessions said. "I have confidence in Mr. Mueller", Sessions told the Senate panel. Instead, Sessions repeatedly said he is "not able to comment" or "not able to discuss" certain topics, citing either Justice Department ...

Global Jeff Sessions Insists He's Not 'Stonewalling' By Not Answering Questions
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Insists He's Not 'Stonewalling' By Not Answering Questions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced a wide range of questions during his Senate hearing - including about his taste in entertainment. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director discussed a host of issues surrounding Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, though his remarks also raised questions that may be directed at Sessions .

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions calls notion he colluded with Russian Federation a 'detestable lie'

Trump has fired back at Comey, saying he never asked Comey to "pledge allegiance" to him. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was never briefed on alleged Russian meddling in last year's presidential election, even after becoming the top law enforcement officer in the country, he said Tuesday in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee .

Author: 0 No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , however, who would be the one doing the firing, put the rumors to bed Tuesday. Brian Schatz about the scope of Sessions' recusal, Rosenstein said Sessions "actually does not know what we're investigating, and I'm not going to be talking about it publicly".

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions Set to Testify in Russia Probe Hearing

During a hearing on Tuesday before a joint House and Senate appropriations subcommittee, Rosenstein was asked whether he had seen any evidence of that. Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation.

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Author: 0 Qatar as another source of tension betw US, Turkey

Five countries - Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the UAE , Yemen and Bahrain - cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over allegations that Doha is supporting Islamist groups and courting Iran . He called on Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to ease blockade on Qatar. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani was in Moscow on Saturday after talks in Germany on Friday.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr. appears to confirm key part of Comey's testimony

Trump was appearing in a Rose Garden press conference along with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. When a reporter asked about Comey, Trump again said he never asked for the Justice Department's Russian Federation probe to be dropped - an act that experts say could constitute an obstruction of justice .

Author: 0 Is the United Kingdom facing parliamentary paralysis?

May had been expected to win comfortably. May had advocated a "hard Brexit" - a withdrawal that includes a clean break from the European Union's single market and customs union. The DUP , which holds ten seats, has broadly similar views to the Conservatives on domestic policy - though, crucially, is opposed to the so-called "hard" Brexit sought by May.

Author: 0 Court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban, so what's next?

While the Fourth Circuit wrote that the ban was in violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution which prohibits government establishment of religion, the Ninth Circuit challenged the ban on the statutory grounds that Trump had acted beyond his authority under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act.

Author: 0 GOP's pursuit of health care overhaul comes with risks

In an attempt to avoid the heavy backlash and ensure disagreements in the conference don't spill out into plain - as was the case in the House GOP's fight over the American Health Care Act - the Republican Senate majority is crafting the bill largely behind closed doors .

Author: 0 SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Sessions won't talk Trump conversations

Sessions responded by saying that it didn't violate his recusal. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director discussed a host of issues surrounding Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, though his remarks also raised questions that may be directed at Sessions .

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Author: 0 U.S. successfully destroys mock warhead in anti-missile test

In April, Navy Adm. Harry Harris, the chief of Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee that North Korea is "clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today" with a ballistic missile attack and that the Pentagon should consider adding new ballistic missile interceptors and defensive radar there as a result.

Author: 0 Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

Sessions sought to quickly put that question to rest saying that he had no formal meeting with Kislyak at the event, and that if he had a brief, informal encounter in passing, he had no recollection of it. The Justice Department has denied such a meeting occurred. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has confidence in the Department of Justice's special counsel investigating Russian interference in US elections.

Author: 0 US Refuses to Sign G7 Pledge to Commit to Paris Climate Accord

In a footnote to the communique, the U.S. government emphasises that it continues "to demonstrate through action, having reduced out Carbon dioxide footprint as demonstrated by achieving pre-1994 Carbon dioxide levels domestically". Canada says it is deeply disappointed by Trump's decision. Rather, it says that the accord is "the global instrument for effectively and urgently tackling climate change and adapting to its effects".

Author: 0 Pakistan to become center stage of trade activities after SCO membership: Sartaj

Modi said that both nations "should enhance cooperation and coordination in worldwide affairs and deal with sensitive issues between the two countries", according to Hua. "A number of areas came up for discussion which included economic cooperation specifically trade, investment and connectivity, the establishment of industrial parks and cooperation in railways".

Author: 0 Chelsea star mocks Donald Trump's 'covfefe' Twitter typo

It started shortly after midnight Wednesday, when President Donald Trump tweeted a fragment of a sentence that made no sense. At 6:09 a.m. he tweeted, "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ". It left many of his 31 million followers on Twitter baffled, and slightly concerned. That doesn't mean the internet hasn't found a way to summon covfefe into being though.

Global Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student
Author: 0 Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student

North Korea does not have a sophisticated public diplomacy operation inside Western countries, but it also has no natural audience that it could expect to sway to its "side". Officials involved in securing Warmbier's release told The Post that it had nothing to do with Rodman's trip to Pyongyang , calling it a "bizarre coincidence" that might have been a deliberate ploy from North Korea to distract from Warmbier's condition.

Author: 0 Juan Martin del Potro Comforts Injured Opponent In Ultimate Show Of Sportsmanship

The double Olympic champion then went on to claim the second and third sets 7-5 and 6-0 respectively to secure victory over Del Potro, who he beat in the final of Rio 2016. Losing that opener on a disputed linecall cut Del Potro deep. The rain, which became increasingly heavy around 5 p.m. local time, affected a total of 10 matches on different courts.

Author: 0 Korea drone photographed US defense site

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has reportedly started following Italian football after he saw the country's star striker score for Serie A side Cagliari. The organizers of the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, hope North Korea will take part in the Winter Games. President Donald Trump will welcome the president of South Korea to the White House in late June.

Author: 0 Puerto Rico Backs Statehood in Referendum Boycotted by Opposition Groups

Numerous voters who came out to vote Sunday morning are over 50 and retired, and, like Abreu, hope to see their island become economically competitive through joining the other 50 us states. Becoming the 51st star on the USA flag would instill "new hope" in Puerto Ricans, she told AFP, as well as sorely needed economic aid. But with Puerto Rico on the brink of economic collapse, desperation can force even the most diplomatic person to become an extortionist.

Author: 0 Suspected North Korean drone photographed U.S. missile-defense site

A US missile defense site in South Korea was photographed by a North Korean drone last week, according to Seoul's Defense Ministry. South Korean officials said the drones found in 2014 also were equipped with Japanese-made cameras and photographed South Korea's presidential Blue House and other areas.

Author: 0 Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

England boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Joe Hart will not play in the upcoming friendly against France on Tuesday night. The video assistant - being used in an ongoing trial by Federation Internationale de Football Association - ruled that Varane's foul was worthy of a straight red card despite a recent change in the law governing clear goal-scoring opportunities.

Author: 0 Senators condemn NK treatment of USA student

When asked about Mr Rodman's North Korea visits in 2013, Mr Trump called the ex-basketball player "smart". Rodman has traveled to the isolated nation four times previously and is one of few people to have met both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.

Author: 0 Key takeaways from the Jeff Sessions Senate hearing

He says he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed it and "we both agreed that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probably the best thing". Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said, "I believe the American people have had it with stonewalling". 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?'".

Global Mattis 'shocked' by low level of US military readiness
Author: 0 Mattis 'shocked' by low level of US military readiness

Dunford, when asked about the state of the war in Afghanistan by Sen. "Since 9/11, an extraordinarily high operational tempo has accelerated the wear and tear of our weapons and equipment", he said . We could generally deploy our forces when we wanted, assemble them where we wanted and operate how we wanted. The deaths of Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25; Sgt.

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

It has become a point of contention between the Trump administration and the South Korean government. Infantino responded that soccer is great and so is South Korea, adding that the message that can be sent to the world through the sport is also powerful and important.

Author: 0 Patty Jenkins Still Not Signed On For Wonder Woman Sequel

We caught up with stars of the film Gal Gadot , Chris Pine and Robin Wright to talk about their experiences of working on the exciting new superhero film. In June 2017, Wonder Woman producer Charles Roven said , "I know I've got to take her from the end of World War I to someplace". What's great about Wonder Woman as a character and a concept is that she is an outsider who is experiencing our society for the first time.

Author: 0 Trump tweets prediction about Comey's 'totally illegal' and 'cowardly' leaks

We obviously have Comey's version of events, bolstered by a contemporaneous memo he prepared at the time. If Trump hadn't violated all good sense and asked for a private session with Comey to ask (allegedly) for loyalty and for him to drop the Flynn investigation, Comey would have had little to testify about, given that he can't talk about the Russian Federation investigation.

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Author: 0 Theresa May tells Tory MPs: 'I'm sorry'

The snap election backfired for May, who lost 13 seats and an overall Conservative majority while the centre-left Labour camp climbed by 30 parliamentary seats, completely contradicting early poll predictions. But the Conservatives failed to win 326 seats in the general election - the number needed to have an outright majority. "Maybe the people of England , Scotland and Wales will begin to learn about the true nature of the DUP, their homophobia, their sexism, their sectarianism and ...

Global AG Session to appear before Senate intelligence committee
Author: 0 AG Session to appear before Senate intelligence committee

He said in the letter he will send a deputy to that hearing and instead appear before the intelligence committee. Former FBI Director James Comey hinted in his public hearing Thursday that Sessions, a former U.S. She described Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena if needed. The fact that Sessions would delegate that task to his deputy showed the Russian Federation investigation was distracting him from his core duties.

Global Brokenshire not keen on Stormont mediator move amid DUP deal criticism
Author: 0 Brokenshire not keen on Stormont mediator move amid DUP deal criticism

Her most senior minister Damian Green has confirmed the Queen's Speech setting out the Government's programme could be delayed if a deal is not reached in time for it to go ahead on Monday as planned. But he warned against James Brokenshire being brought in as a mediator to the negotiations, saying he represents the "partisan" British Government.

Global Govt sent aid money to North Korea - Brownlee confirms
Author: 0 Govt sent aid money to North Korea - Brownlee confirms

Nuclear-armed North Korea , which already possesses rockets that can reach Japan, has accelerated its missile-testing program this year. In the article, titled, "US hostile policy is bound to go bankrupt", the regime goads the United States president, who tweeted at the beginning of this year that North Korea could not develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching American soil.

Global Sessions says he had concerns about Comey long before firing
Author: 0 Sessions says he had concerns about Comey long before firing

Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 Rosenstein says he's seen no good cause to fire Mueller

Asked what he would do if the president ordered him to fire Mueller, Rosenstein said, "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders". He did allow for the possibility that he encountered him in a reception that he said was attended by a couple dozen people, though he said he had no specific recollection of that.

Global Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'
Author: 0 Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'

Democrats, reacting to the chatter, said that if Trump fired Mueller they'd try to enact an independent counsel statute so they could appoint him. "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are proper and appropriate orders", he said .

Author: 0 Senators Condemn NK Treatment Of US Student

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the release of the student, who was arrested in 2016 for stealing a propaganda sign, and said Washington remained in talks with the isolated regime "regarding three other USA citizens reported detained".

Global Lady Brexit meets Monsieur Europe: May, Macron to have talks
Author: 0 Lady Brexit meets Monsieur Europe: May, Macron to have talks

PARIS , June 13 French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that the door of the European Union remains open to the United Kingdom as long as negotiations for Britain to leave the EU are not concluded, but it would be hard to walk back once negotiations start.

Author: 0 Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director yesterday testified several things: that he took detailed notes of his conversations with the president to protect against Mr. "[Trump] should voluntarily turn [the tapes] over, not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but to the special counsel", Collins continued. The president reiterated his intention to disclose whether tapes exist of the meeting after a throng of reporters asked why he couldn't confirm or deny ...

Author: 0 James Comey Lied and I'll Testify to That Under Oath

Comey testified that Trump told him, in a private Oval Office conversation on February 14, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Such an offence potentially could lead to Trump being impeached by Congress , although his fellow Republicans who control the Senate and House of Representatives have shown little appetite for such a move.

Author: 0 At hearing, attorney general denies 'false and scurrilous allegations' about Russia meeting

Comey also told the committee that Sessions had agreed to clear the Oval Office along with other top administration leaders, after which Trump asked Comey to lay off the investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn. Rosenstein was probably referring to the possibility that Mueller would investigate whether Sessions violated his recusal or whether Comey's firing might have been an effort to obstruct justice.

Author: 0 Sessions to Contradict Comey on Remaining Silent About Trump Contacts

He noted that this is the 10th open hearing the normally cloistered Intelligence Committee has held this year, and the fifth open hearing it has held on Russian Federation. "He didn't recall this, but I responded to his comment by agreeing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policy" regarding contacts with the White House, Sessions said.

Author: 0 Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Sessions has called those allegations "false charges", and said they were hurtful and has tried to move past them. Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two meetings previous year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Author: 0 Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to rule on the president's executive order banning entry into the us for nationals of Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen , which Trump argues is necessary to prevent the entry of terrorists.

Author: 0 South Korean President Moon Proposes 2030 World Cup In Region

Gianni Infantino is reported to have welcomed the President's suggestions, and opened the possibility of an extraordinary global event, with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un welcomed as a guest among his worldwide peers at a major tournament.

Author: 0 Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , center, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget. "I think he is considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Ruddy, who leads the conservative news website Newsmax , said on PBS NewsHour .

Global Russian Federation protests: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced
Author: 0 Russian Federation protests: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced

Petersburg despite police and weather " - summed up the CNN correspondent on the background of the empty square in the Northern capital. " Russia without Putin !" thousands of people chanted on Tverskaya, Moscow's main street, as riot police in body armor attempted to break up the unsanctioned demonstration.

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