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 ...
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.
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.
Trump conducted a television interview with NBC's Lester Holt in which he said one of the reasons he fired the FBI chief was because Comey was too focused on investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation instead of the "real story" - leaks from the federal government to the media.
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".
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While in Israel he is expected to announce confidence building measures for brokering a peace deal under new terms, where the USA would recognize all of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in exchange for throwing support behind the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
North Korean news reports are often exaggerated - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland.
News Corp reports the advice relates to allegations against Cardinal Pell, Australia's most senior Catholic official. The allegations came from two men, now in their 40s, who said he groped them in summer 1978-79 at the Eureka pool in Ballarat, Australia, where the cleric grew up and worked.
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".
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].
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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".
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.
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".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Raisi, is now the head of the powerful Imam Reza shrine and charitable foundation in the holy city of Mashhad and, in addition to attracting support from traditional conservatives, is seen as the favoured candidate of the security establishment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.