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Global Will Rajinikanth Join Politics? Latest Speech Leaves Fans Guessing
Author: 0 Will Rajinikanth Join Politics? Latest Speech Leaves Fans Guessing

Stalin (DMK Working President), who is an able administrator and if given a free hand, he would perform well. It was also his most unambiguous signal yet that he is considering a political career. Even party flags had been launched by some fans in the past, but the actor had either remained silent or distanced himself from fans who resorted to such actions.

Author: 0 Comments by Trump & Rosenstein Further Confuse Decision to Fire Comey

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel . President Donald Trump told news anchors in an off-the-record meeting that the appointment of a special counsel in the Russian Federation probe is bad for the US.

Global Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation
Author: 0 Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation

The issue spilled over onto Wall Street on Wednesday where the S&P 500 and the Dow had their biggest one-day declines since September as investor hopes for tax cuts and other pro-business policies faded amid the political tumult. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Tuesday that Republicans desire "less drama" from the White House.

Author: 0 Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

Stay with KOCO 5 for updates . Trump has said he could make a "fast decision" on who will take over the top role at the nation's premier law enforcement agency - perhaps even deciding before he leaves for a foreign trip Friday. Trump. Lieberman, a Democrat turned independent from CT and a former attorney general for the state, just entered the candidate mix Wednesday. He retired in 2013 as the USA senator for CT after serving for 24 years.

Global No helicopter allowed to land at Masada, so Trump cancels visit
Author: 0 No helicopter allowed to land at Masada, so Trump cancels visit

Trump reportedly declined to land the helicopter at the base of the historic site and then take the cable vehicle up, as former Presidents Bill ClintonBill ClintonComey's firing was inevitable, but don't blame Trump Trump cancels visit to ancient site after Israel bars helicopter landing: report Mueller shouldn't forget to investigate Clinton's Russian Federation ties during Trump probe MORE and George W.

Global Hardline Prosecutor Mounts Strong Challenge to Iran's Rouhani
Author: 0 Hardline Prosecutor Mounts Strong Challenge to Iran's Rouhani

A victory for Rouhani could lead to a further loosening of limits on personal freedom, while a hard-line win could set Iran up for a renewed bout of confrontation with the West at a time when U.S. Moreover, given his record, Raisi is likely to support ballistic missile tests and arms shipments to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, moves that "undoubtedly provoke a strong response from Washington ", according to RBC.

Author: 0 Chaffetz sets hearing with Comey - but can't reach him

Obama, shortly after last November's presidential election, reportedly warned Trump not to hire Flynn for the national security post, according to news reports - advice the billionaire businessman failed to heed. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told Donald Trump's transition team he was under federal investigation well before the inauguration, the New York Times reports .

Global Kejriwal opposed note ban as it threatened money laundering: Kapil Mishra
Author: 0 Kejriwal opposed note ban as it threatened money laundering: Kapil Mishra

Kapil Mishra further asked 'how could a loan defaulter Mukesh Kumar donate Rs 2 crore to AAP. The Capital is expected to see yet another politically charged day with Mishra promising another expose against the party.On Thursday, an east Delhi resident had claimed that he owned the four companies that had donated Rs 50 lakh each to the party in April 2014.

Author: 0 Rouhani gets a boost from U.S. sanctions waiver ahead of election

Many Iranians have expressed their disappointment at the fact that the economic boom they expected post-sanctions relief has not yet come, suggesting a growing impatience among the Iranian population with Rouhani's continued optimistic talk of the nuclear accords.

Global India, Pakistan army trade fire in Kashmir; 2 civilians dead
Author: 0 India, Pakistan army trade fire in Kashmir; 2 civilians dead

Schools have also been shut along the LoC in Balakote sector in Poonch and people have been asked not to move out in border areas. Indian army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said Pakistani soldiers started shelling and firing at Indian military posts in the morning in the Nowshera sector along the highly militarised Line of Control that divides the region between India and Pakistan.

Author: 0 Trump wants Flynn back

On Monday, the ACLU filed a FOIA request for records related to Trump's dismissal of Comey amid concerns that Comey was sacked in an effort to derail the investigation. The sources for the Yahoo News story did not clarify how Trump contacted Flynn, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Author: 0 'No, no. Next question': Trump rejects collusion & Comey's claims

This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! The White House Counsel's office represents the presidency, but aides are making the case to Trump that he needs an outside legal team for this probe. The president on Thursday muddled his explanation for firing Comey last week, saying he ousted him because he was " very unpopular with most people ".

Global Turkey leader calls on US to reverse decision to arm Kurds
Author: 0 Turkey leader calls on US to reverse decision to arm Kurds

Raqqa now lies in an Islamic State enclave on the northern bank of the Euphrates, after the SDF has closed in on the city from the north, east and west in recent months. Talal Sillo, a commander with SDF, said no weapons have been delivered yet but noted the US -led coalition said a delivery was expected from weapons already in Syria with the worldwide coalition.

Global Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump denies Comey allegations, collusion with Russian Federation

Trump is under fire for having allegedly interfered with the FBI's investigation into Flynn's ties with Turkey and Russian Federation. One day after the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor to take over the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during last year's election, the president again denied any improper action, saying "there is no collusion" between himself, his campaign, and Russian Federation.

Global Why Trump should be very afraid of James Comey's memos
Author: 0 Why Trump should be very afraid of James Comey's memos

Earlier Wednesday , the committee asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the White House for documents and tapes related to Comey's interactions with Trump officials. "That shows the difficulty of having a client who won't listen", Wilkinson said. However, that would make the case even weaker for allegations that Trump was trying to protect himself or his inner circle by seeking closure for Flynn.

Author: 0 Rod Rosenstein heads to Capitol Hill after appointing special counsel

Bush and held the job for the entire Obama administration, didn't immediately embrace the idea of a special counsel while facing persistent questions from Democratic senators at his confirmation hearing . "It's possible that though Mueller may come to believe that Trump violated the law, he might not find sufficient evidence to prove it". The White House, however, said initially that it was Rosenstein's memo on May 9 that led to Mr.

Global Russian Federation willing to give Congress records of Trump meeting: Putin
Author: 0 Russian Federation willing to give Congress records of Trump meeting: Putin

In each case, an administration official of outcome has gone on the record to refute the report with neither the White House nor reporters able to prove the validity of either side. "As for the message I delivered to Mr". Comey said he replied that "I agree he is a good guy" but said nothing to Trump about limiting the investigation.

Author: 0 Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

The fired FBI boss in a memo released by the New York Times said he had been pressured by Trump to drop the investigation into a former national security adviser, General Mike Flynn. Asked by reporters whether he thought the allegations against Trump were grounds for impeachment, Republican Representative Justin Amash said, "If the allegations are true, yes".

Author: 0 Russia Investigation Is Witch Hunt That 'Hurts The Country'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller after a succession of dramatic developments that brought questions over Russia's alleged meddling in the election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign to a boil. Should be widely accepted". And not a moment too soon, Democrats said. He also bemoaned the probe as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".

Global Trump and Netanyahu secretly spoke after Israel leak report
Author: 0 Trump and Netanyahu secretly spoke after Israel leak report

Two other senior officials who were present, including the secretary of the state, remember the meeting the same way and have said so. Their on-the-record accounts should outweigh those of anonymous sources. In fact, it was so unexpected that officials later called the National Security Agency and the CIA to inform them of the breach of protocol and try to limit any damage.

Author: 0 United States 'democracy is at risk' - lawmaker wants Trump impeached

Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described to Reuters were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and Trump advisers, including Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, three current and former officials said .

Author: 0 Trump Will Ask Israel to Curb West Bank Settlement Growth

A labourer stands on a crane as he hangs an American flag to a street post , in preparation for the upcoming visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to Israel, in Jerusalem May 18, 2017. In order to make Trump appreciate its importance, the PA will have to show him the successful counterterrorism cooperation of the Palestinian security forces with Israel.

Author: 0 Former US, Arizona leaders support Mueller selection to lead Russian Federation election probe

The session capped an extraordinary 10 days in the capital that began with Comey's abrupt dismissal May 9 and included an odd Oval Office meeting between Trump and two Russian officials, allegations that the president had shared sensitive officials with those officials and word that Comey had documented Trump's efforts to persuade him to drop the case against Flynn in private memos.

Global USPACOM Chief: North Korea's Latest Missile Test 'A Recipe For Disaster'
Author: 0 USPACOM Chief: North Korea's Latest Missile Test 'A Recipe For Disaster'

Shares in Lotte Shopping 023530.KS reversed earlier losses to rise 1.5 percent, while Hotel Shilla 008770.KS , South Korea's second-largest duty free store operator, rose 2.8 percent. But a senior North Korean diplomat has said Pyongyang is also open to having talks with Washington under the right conditions . So, what will happen if North Korea actually launches its nuclear missiles against the United States and its allies? Joseph Bermudez Jr .

Author: 0 Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

McCluskey told Politico that the "scale of the task is immense". He suggested winning 200 seats - almost 30 fewer than in 2015 - would be a "successful" result for Mr Corbyn. Mr Corbyn was quoted as saying earlier in the campaign that he would stay on whatever the result of the election, citing the mandate he has from his leadership victories in 2015 and 2016.

Global Trump hired Flynn despite knowing he was under investigation
Author: 0 Trump hired Flynn despite knowing he was under investigation

According to McClatchy , 10 days before inauguration, Flynn ordered President Obama's outgoing National Security Adviser Susan Rice to hold off on a months-gestating plan to arm Kurdish rebels in northern Syria to retake Raqqa, which ISIS claims as its capital.

Author: 0 Trump, Dogged by Questions at Home, Makes 1st Trip Abroad

In a further blow to the White House, the Justice Department announced on May 17 the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head a special probe into the Russian Federation connections. The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals with Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100 billion, a senior White House official told Reuters earlier this month.

Global GENERAL ELECTION: More schools cash but no triple lock in Tory manifesto
Author: 0 GENERAL ELECTION: More schools cash but no triple lock in Tory manifesto

This amount doubles the "Skills Charge" of 1,000 pounds already in force. "It is right that we want to bring net migration down to sustainable levels because of the impact uncontrolled migration has on people and public services..." "We will introduce a full fibre connection voucher for companies across the country by 2018, and by 2022 we will have major fibre spines in over 100 towns and cities, with 10 million premises connected to full fibre and a clear path to national coverage over ...

Global Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul
Author: 0 Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

North Korea said the launch confirmed the " tactical specifications and technical characteristics " of the rocket, which it claims is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. shows President Moon and his administration have attached high importance to our ties", Xi said. "But at the same time, we understand that what we have observed in the world recently, and specifically flagrant violations of global law and incursions into the territory of foreign states, changes in regime, lead to such ...

Author: 0 Rubio praises Trump for new Venezuela sanctions

Demonstrators are angry about food shortages, a medical crisis, and soaring inflation. Almost two months of political unrest were set off by the attempt by President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government to nullify the opposition-controlled congress in late March.

Author: 0 Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Richard Burr, announced that Flynn would not be complying with the Senate's subpoena - although he later walked that back by saying that he'd not yet gotten a " definitive answer " from Flynn's lawyer. According to Politico , if Flynn won't turn over his documents, Senate leaders would have to decide whether to vote to hold him in contempt of Congress, no small task.

Global Japan Cabinet Approves Bill Allowing Emperor Akihito's Abdication
Author: 0 Japan Cabinet Approves Bill Allowing Emperor Akihito's Abdication

Akihito has sought to soothe the wounds at home and overseas of World War Two, which was fought in his father Hirohito's name, and to bring the imperial family closer to the Japanese people. His younger brother Prince Akishino has a young son and two daughters. Mako's marriage to Kei Komuro, a former university classmate, will force her to relinquish her royal status, leaving one less members of the imperial family to carry out official duties.

Author: 0 Al Green sheds low-key demeanor in call for Trump impeachment

Constitution and based on the President's apparent interference with a criminal investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey. Pence could be a worse president, because he is just as extreme as Trump but comes across much more "presidential" which would more quickly normalize extreme beliefs.

Author: 0 Australia budget 2017: Treasurer promises fairness and growth

The jobless rate will ease only slightly over that time towards five per cent, while inflation will be contained in the Reserve Bank's two to three per cent target band. The government will also introduce a new National Housing and Homelessness agreement with the states and territories to ensure a supply of housing for those most in need.

Global Foreign Security Officials Launch 'Brutal Attack' on Peaceful Protestors in Washington, DC
Author: 0 Foreign Security Officials Launch 'Brutal Attack' on Peaceful Protestors in Washington, DC

State Department official Heather Nauert said in a statement the US concerns would be communicated to the Turkish government "in the strongest possible" way. The letter to Erdogan comes one day after Rep. Ed Royce (D-California) wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging them to investigate the violence and determine whether criminal charges are warranted against any of the bodyguards.

Author: 0 Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel. In some of the longest exchanges with reporters during a week filled with explosive headlines, including news that Comey had penned a memo documenting the president asking him to stop investigating Flynn, Trump said he thought the decision to fire Comey would be bipartisan, said repeatedly there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation, and ...

Global Security Adviser Says Trump Did Not Cause Lapse in National Security
Author: 0 Security Adviser Says Trump Did Not Cause Lapse in National Security

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has said that Trump's sharing of info was "wholly appropriate." "That's what he did", McMaster said. Earlier Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to defend his reported decision to give classified intelligence information to Russian Federation, in a statement that appeared to contradict earlier denials by White House officials, who had said he had not let slip any secrets.

Author: 0 China protests US sanctions on Iran

The decision came just before a Friday presidential election in Iran, in which moderate President Hassan Rouhani is fighting for a second term against hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who has called for a much tougher stance against the West.

Author: 0 Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

With turmoil enveloping his administration at home, President Donald Trump heads overseas on Friday for a trip the White House hopes will shift focus away from domestic controversies and on to his foreign policy agenda. Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the former businessman would also "deliver an inspiring, direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology" at a gathering of dozens of leaders from across the Muslim world.

Global Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region
Author: 0 Iran preparing for peaceful election in insecure region

There are now four candidates running for presidency, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi, Mostafa Hashemitaba, and Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim. Separately, reformist member of Parliament Mahmoud Sadeghi uncovered that security forces in civilian uniforms were sent to central Tehran ahead of cracking down the "Green Revolution Strife", spreading fears among the reformist movement that those forces could onslaught Rouhani's supporters in case Raisi won the elections, a ...

Author: 0 US strikes Syria to protect British and American special forces

Al-Tanf, which Russian warplanes bombed a year ago in two successive airstrikes, is occupied by USA and British Special Forces that are advising an anti-ISIS Syrian rebel group known as Maghawir al-Thawra, or the Commandos of the Revolution.

Global Putin congratulates new French president in call
Author: 0 Putin congratulates new French president in call

The most senior Cabinet job - the post of interior minister - went to Gerard Collomb, 69, the Socialist mayor of Lyon who played a key role in Macron's presidential bid. "All these will have an impact on our citizens". "We are sharing responsibility and we are conforming and Europe can be more unified on some of the other ingredients to the fiscal story than it has been prepared to deliver so far".

Global Tad Cummins, former Tennessee teacher, indicted on federal charges
Author: 0 Tad Cummins, former Tennessee teacher, indicted on federal charges

Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Tennessee. A teacher who led police on a nationwide manhunt after taking a 15-year-old student has been indicted on federal charges, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities also recovered two loaded handguns and a collection of stones marked with the names of locations where the two had presumably stopped during their travels.

Author: 0 Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

I will say it a little bit shorter. I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not unified country. Trump also faced repeated questions from reporters about the recent appointment of a special prosecutor to look into his administration's alleged ties with Russian Federation and his controversial firing of James Comey , the FBI director who was leading an investigation into those ties.

Global Kapil Mishra attacked in house
Author: 0 Kapil Mishra attacked in house

Jain will also address the Assembly during the one-day special session. A few days ago, he had visited the ACB office and shared evidence related to the Rs 400-crore scam, which allegedly took place during the chief ministership of Sheila Dikshit.

Author: 0 Judges mull Japanese internment in questioning travel ban

Yet Trump's continued inclusion of a 90-day ban on all foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries and the 120-day ban on all refugees in the revised travel ban led to fresh legal challenges from the state of Hawaii and an American imam that a new panel of 9th Circuit judges must now resolve.

Global Greece general strike to disrupt services across country
Author: 0 Greece general strike to disrupt services across country

Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, initially elected in 2015 on a pledge to tear up austerity only to sign up to a new financial lifeline months later, said he was convinced Greece was now turning a page. Greece's transport network was thrown into chaos as a national general strike yesterday led to more than 150 flights being cancelled or rescheduled, while bus and ferry services ground to a halt.

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