Author: 0 Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation, according to memo

Comey had previously refused to acknowledge the parallel Trump investigation, and his disclosure enrages Democrats who already blamed Comey for costing Clinton the presidency. " "Close it down" is an instruction to stop investigating President Trump's campaign", Toobin said. The development comes as the Trump administration faces questions over why and how the president fired Comey last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling ...

Author: 0 France's Macron names conservative Edouard Philippe as prime minister

Mr Philippe, 46, is not from the president's new centrist party but from the centre-right Republicans. By picking Philippe, Macron, a former minister in Socialist Francois Hollande's government, is looking to broaden his appeal ahead of the legislative elections in June.

Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump Concerned About Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Major traffic disruptions are expected in Jerusalem during Trump's stay, and Yad Vashem will be closed to all visitors on the day of the presidential visit. The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said in an interview that Trump is concerned about how moving the U.S. embassy would affect the Mideast peace process, VOA News.

Author: 0 New S. Korean leader scraps plan for state history books

Xi expressed hope that the country's new government would respect China's serious concerns and further the development of bilateral relations by way of concrete action - a veiled request to rethink hosting THAAD. The THAAD deployment was agreed by Moon's predecessor, conservative leader Park Guen-hye. Moon seeks dialogue with the North, while Trump's approach to the wayward regime focuses on "maximum pressure and engagement".

Author: 0 No federal charges for Baton Rouge officers

Meantime, Lloyd Thompson urges calm and patience after Wednesday's announcement that federal charges will not be filed against two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the shooting death of Sterling. Video footage of the struggle between the two white officers and the black man triggered days of protests and almost 200 arrests in Baton Rouge .

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Author: 0 Cesc Fabregas strikes late as Chelsea celebrate title with Watford win

That's the thing. every game is tough and that's why next year with the Champions League as well we will have to be at the top of our game to compete again for the league". Reduced to the role of dressing room leader, observer, and cheerleader, Terry has been using some of his time to start studying for his coaching badges and start preparing for his career after retirement.

Author: 0 U.S. expected to announce no charges in Louisiana black man's shooting

Did Baton Rouge police officers know they were going too far in using lethal force against Alton Sterling and choose to do it anyway, violating his federal civil rights? The officers told investigators that Sterling was attempting to pull a loaded gun out of his pocket when Salamoni opened fire, according to the Justice Department summary.

Author: 0 Oil prices continue their advance as focus shifts to API supply report

Analysts said that the market was supported by an expectation that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers including Russian Federation have agreed to extend an agreement to cut output by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) beyond the initial period of the first half of the year.

Author: 0 Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements

Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which already prevented an earlier version of the executive order from being enforced, seemed to once again harbor doubts about it, despite Trump's attempt in March to water it down and insulate it from legal challenges.

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Author: 0 BBC presenter Ben Brown's live TV boob 'completely unintentional'

Ben Brown was speaking to assistant political editor Norman Smith about British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn when a woman walked purposefully into the shot. Instead, being the distinguished gentleman that he is, Brown placed his hand on her chest, cupping her right breast, and physically moved her out of the way.

Author: 0 Lib Dems vow to roll back United Kingdom surveillance powers if elected

The Lib Dems will publish their manifesto later today with a raft of policies aimed at improving opportunities for Britain's children. It has been roundly criticised by privacy campaigners, who have said it is draconian in its measures, while the Liberal Democrats spoke out against the bill while it was passing through parliament.

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Author: 0 Korean diplomat to meet ex-US officials in Europe

On Sunday, media reported that a fourth U.S. citizen was detained a day earlier by Pyongyang on suspicion of hostile acts. North Korea has long sought direct diplomatic engagement with the United States over its nuclear weapons program and may now be arresting more US citizens to incite the Trump administration to dispatch a high-level envoy to the country.

Global Muslim law board hiding talaq facts, says umbrella outfit of 14 bodies
Author: 0 Muslim law board hiding talaq facts, says umbrella outfit of 14 bodies

The SC asks the AIMPLB if it can aks Qazis to have a model "Nikah Nama"? Months before the Centre called the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) affidavit in the SC "misogynist" for saying that men are superior to women and therefore enjoy the right to end marriage irrevocably through triple talaq , an influential Muslim body had objected to this stand by the board.

Author: 0 Students choose NDP over Greens, BC Liberals in mock elections

Regardless of the outcome of the last riding, no party would be able to win the 44 seats necessary to govern with a majority in the 87-seat legislature. Horgan and Weaver each walked out to speak to their supporters at the same time, forcing CBC to cut away from Weaver's speech in order to air Horgan's.

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Author: 0 Trump Threatens to Stop White House Press Briefings

Trump dismissed Comey unexpectedly on Tuesday. The Times said Trump told Comey, "I hope you can let this go". Walsh has since left the White House to work at a pro-Trump organization, according to Mediate, though it isn't clear whether she was sacked or decided herself to leave.

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Author: 0 Merkel In Pole Position For German Election After St

Chancellor Merkel's party has beaten its rival Social Democrats in their stronghold in North Rhine-Westphalia, projections showed. Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz (C) speaks after the publication of the preliminary results of the regional elections in the West German state of North Rhine-Westphalia at the headquarters of the SPD in Berlin on May 14, 2017.

Author: 0 House chairman seeks Comey-Trump documents

Another senior House GOP reacted to the latest debacle from the White House by asking: "What the heck is happening over there?" adding that it was time for Republicans to distance themselves politically from Trump. "OK, well, he's got to come in and tell us why", Graham said. "We're not considering whose ox will be gored by this action or that action, whose fortunes will be helped by this or that - we just don't care and we can't care".

Author: 0 Bank of England holds rate; trims growth forecast

The Bank of England has decided once again to keep interest rates on hold today but warned they might need to start rising sooner than markets expect to keep a lid on inflation. The BoE noted that recent sterling gains would lower import prices and dampen upward pressure on inflation, which in turn should ease the inflation-adjusted squeeze on household incomes.

Author: 0 Nikki Haley Tells Countries to Choose Between U.S., North Korea

It has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the US mainland, and experts say Sunday's test was another step toward that aim. Beijing vehemently opposes the missile shield, saying it will allow monitoring of activities in northeastern China. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley pledged Tuesday that the US plans to "tighten the screws" on North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Author: 0 Five things NOT to buy your mom this Mothers Day

A mom's number-one priority is knowing the people she loves are safe, sound and healthy. Anna Marie led extensive campaigning and at last, the 28th President of the United States Thomas Woodrow Wilson on May 9, 1914 signed a proclamation declaring the second Sunday of May a national holiday "as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country".

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Author: 0 Theresa May to focus on workers' rights in manifesto

Theresa May has unveiled new protections for employees including a commitment to further increases in the national living wage, but Labour said the small print revealed the planned hikes were being watered down. Mr Osborne had announced that the rate was expected to reach £9 per hour in three years' time, but the small print said the NMW would reach the level equivalent to "over 60 per cent of median hourly earnings".

Author: 0 Venezuela supports extension of OPEC, non-OPEC production cut

Oil touched a five-month low of $43.76 a barrel in NY on May 5 amid slower demand growth and rising supply outside OPEC, particularly in the U.S. Total volume traded was about 24% above the 100-day average. Looking at 2Q17, if we assume that April's OPEC crude oil production level of 31.8 [million barrels per day] is maintained, and nothing changes elsewhere in the balance, there is an implied stock draw of 700,000 [barrels per day].

Global UN Security Council vows sanctions over N. Korea missile test
Author: 0 UN Security Council vows sanctions over N. Korea missile test

The country launched a new type of missile into the sea of Japan earlier this week, and South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo told Parliament the test was "successful in flight". Despite being downplayed, expert say that the successful test is a testament to North Korea's missile capabilities. Amid growing tensions over Pyongyang's array of missile tests, Beijing in February banned imports of North Korean coal citing United Nations resolutions for all of its measures against North Korea ...

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Author: 0 Iraqi army pushing into last ISIS-held areas of Mosul

An Iraqi army commander has expressed hope that government troops will have fully recaptured Mosul within the next two weeks. Mortars are piled up on the floor inside a weapon factory belonging to the Islamic State group in western Mosul, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Global Girl among 2 killed in Pak shelling in Rajouri
Author: 0 Girl among 2 killed in Pak shelling in Rajouri

He said Indian Army posts along the border retaliated strongly. "The firing is presently ongoing", Mehta added. On the other hand, Pakistan had on Saturday accused India of committing "ceasefire violations" and summoned the country's Deputy High Commissioner.

Author: 0 Backed Syria fighters clear ISIL mines from Tabqa town and dam

The dispute could ignite more fighting between the two key USA allies in the battle against the Islamic State group as Syrian Kurdish forces gear up for a major operation to drive the militants from their declared capital, Raqqa. A statement released by the Kurdish elements of the SDF said that although the decision was "made a bit late", it will bring "rapid" results in the fight against terrorism and noted that, until now, the Kurdish forces suffered "deficiencies for a long time" due ...

Global Associate says Comey noted odd Trump encounters
Author: 0 Associate says Comey noted odd Trump encounters

According to a memo that Comey wrote following the meeting, the president said, "I hope you can let this go", referring to the investigation into Flynn. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, meanwhile, said the country "is being tested in unprecedented ways". "I say to all of my colleagues in the Senate, history is watching".

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Author: 0 Officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards fired

Haber said the department would continue to be transparent as the investigation into Oliver's actions progresses. The teenager's death has been ruled as a homicide by the Dallas County medical examiner's office. "The magnitude of his terrible actions can not be overstated", said the family statement released by attorney S. Lee Merritt . Police Chief Jonathan Haber revealed Monday that the department had initially provided incorrect information about the shooting.

Author: 0 Palestinian President On Four-Day India Visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released his harshest statement yet to the Trump administration yesterday, correcting the president on Jerusalem and urging him to shatter "the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel".

Author: 0 Pakistan army warns India of any misadventure

The shelling in Rajouri is the third ceasefire violation by Pakistan in as many days. The Indian Army said it was retaliating "strongly and effectively" to the Pakistani Army's indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and 82 mm and 120 mm mortars which started at 7.15 am.

Global Trump considers expanding communications team, may hire Fox News producers
Author: 0 Trump considers expanding communications team, may hire Fox News producers

Faced with a deluge of contradictory reports and a torrent of White House leaks, the Trump administration's story of Comey's firing shifted dramatically over the course of 48-hours, fueling speculation that the F.B.I. "The president has a chance to clean up the mess he mostly created", Graham said, adding "I have no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians at all but we don't know all the evidence yet".

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Author: 0 More Americans want 'independent' investigation of Donald Trump

Mark Felt, who was FBI associate director under President Richard Nixon, said he was motivated to reveal the Watergate cover-up as the Washington Post's "Deep Throat" source because he thought FBI Director Patrick Gray, a Nixon appointee, was subjugating the agency's independence to protect the president.

Global Trump says he has 'absolute right' to release terrorism info to Russians
Author: 0 Trump says he has 'absolute right' to release terrorism info to Russians

Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., said that if the report is true, the action by the president "has not only endangered our troops, intelligence officials, and sources who work with us on the ground gathering information". "It is very easy for those allegiances to falter completely". Three White House officials who were in the May 10 meeting strongly denounced the Post story , saying no intelligence sources and methods were discussed - but they didn't deny that classified information was disclosed.

Global Trump says it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week
Author: 0 Trump says it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week

The president's morning Twitter comments again raised the specter of Richard Nixon, whose secretly taped conversations and telephone calls in the White House ultimately led to his downfall in the Watergate scandal. "I'm moving on", Spicer said. Separately, Comey has declined to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he was asked to appear next week as part its attempt to find the circumstances in which he was sacked by Trump.

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Author: 0 5 things we learned from the Spanish Grand Prix

Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas was right behind them but in the tight pack came into contact with the Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen. Daniel Ricciardo brought his Red Bull across in a distant third place to complete the podium, his best result of the season.

Author: 0 Israel Demands Explanation of US Diplomat's 'Western Wall' Comment

The former USA administration of Barack Obama was deeply opposed to Israel's expansion of the settlements and in December withheld its veto from a U.N. In an unusual move, he also released some of the minutes of a meeting he had with Trump in Washington in February, showing that he had pressed the new president to move the embassy.

Author: 0 Coroner: Killer Brady's ashes mustn't be scattered on moor

He died on Monday at the Ashworth High Secure Hospital, Merseyside, where he had been held since 1985. The high-profile murderer, who had been on oxygen for a while, died due to an undisclosed illness. Bottomley praised the "incredible dignity" of the families of the victims of Brady and Myra Hindley , Brady's girlfriend and accomplice, who died in 2002.

Author: 0 Liberal losses in BC cast doubt on energy projects

Horgan said he also looks forward to a final result by May 22, with thousands of votes still to be counted . The results mark new territory for the Green Party, which has never had more than a single member elected to a Canadian legislature.

Author: 0 President Trump Delivers Commencement Address at Liberty University

Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty's president, helped Trump win an overwhelming 80 percent of the white evangelical vote. "Nothing worth doing ever came easy, but the future belongs to the dreamer not the critic", Trump said. The president of Liberty University , Jerry Falwell Jr ., was an avid Trump supporter and worked in evangelical outreach for Trump during the campaign.

Author: 0 White House 'moving rapidly' to replace FBI director amid criticism

Democrats are working behind the scenes to try to get wary and concerned GOP senators to join them in their push to block any selection unless Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein names a special counsel. "I made it clear what the president's position is on that issue". In other words, White House aides, with a little too much access to the Leader of the Free World, see the boss as gullible - and by all appearances, they're correct.

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Author: 0 South Sudan's ousted army chief in a fighting mood: President Salva Kiir

Kiir dismissed Malong - the man who has led his campaign against rebels - this week without spelling out his reasons. The general is widely regarded as the mastermind of fighting that erupted in the capital, Juba, last July killing hundreds and dashing hopes of a power-sharing government between Kiir and his former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar, a member of the Nuer tribe.

Author: 0 Doors always open for India to join Belt and Road: China

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is positioning himself as the chief advocate for free trade, on Sunday pledged to pump billions of dollars into what he calls the One Belt One Road project that would link the whole world into a seamless market.

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Author: 0 Police ID slain woman and her suspected killer

Irving police said just before 1 p.m. local time that there was "no continuing threat" at the school, which had been placed on lockdown. Irving police spokesman James McLellan says it doesn't appear anyone else was hurt in the shooting Wednesday at North Lake College.

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Author: 0 Dwayne Johnson reconsidering presidential promise

But would The Rock even be running against Trump in 2020? A year ago it started coming up more and more. Johnson told GQ Magazine earlier this week that "I think that it's a real possibility". "I feel like I'm in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight and influence, which of course is why they want the endorsement", Johnson said in the article.

Global Trump defends his 'absolute right' to share information with Russians
Author: 0 Trump defends his 'absolute right' to share information with Russians

The latest incident comes just a week after Trump fired Comey. The Post story did not claim that Trump revealed any specific information about how the intelligence was gathered, as McMaster's initial denial suggested, but focused on the breach of espionage etiquette, and the possibility that U.S.