Lavrov says media reported that Trump told him "terrorists are capable of stuffing laptops, all kinds of electronic devices, with untraceable explosive materials", information he says the administration revealed with the laptop ban. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! " added Trump, who said in a speech on Wednesday that "no politician in history" had been treated worse or more unfairly than he has.
A California Democrat explained live on CNN the trouble with believing anything said by President Donald Trump . "Nearly all of them are very well-known", Mr Trump said aboard the plane that took him to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University.
He repeatedly demanded that the Saudis compensate the United States for its long-standing alliance. The U.S. president and the Saudi king, or their designees, will meet at least once a year to discuss new strategies, alternating between the two countries, the White House also said.
Trump's criticism of the nuclear deal Iran reached with the US and five other world powers in 2015 pleases both Saudi Arabia and Israel, who accused Obama on "going soft" on Tehran. The White House hopes the Riyadh talks will be seen as a victory for Mr Trump's diplomacy and provide a respite from the growing crisis for his administration in Washington, where daily revelations have added to the furore and FBI investigation over his campaign's alleged ties to Moscow.
Two days later, with Mr Trump on board Air Force One heading to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip as President, confirmation came that Mr Comey had taken up their offer to appear in a public hearing. Across town, Rosenstein was briefing the Senate about his decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the independent Trump-Russia probe.
Trump and the USA delegation, which includes virtually his entire senior White House staff and some of his Cabinet, were treated like royalty in a series of welcoming ceremonies. Melania Trump wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt and did not cover her head for the arrival, consistent with custom for foreign dignitaries visiting Saudi Arabia.
Lee was dispatched by South Korea's newly elected president, Moon Jae-in, to China in an attempt to keep communications open between the two countries "at a critical time ". Kim will take a leading role in Moon's cabinet as it seeks to move the nation forward following the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye. Mr Xi called the South Korean leader to congratulate him shortly after his election victory last week, and the pair spoke of the common goal of a denuclearised Korean ...
Collins and Cassidy said they expected the bipartisan lawmakers to meet again. Depends on who you ask. Should congress pass this bill, If you're an insurance company you can look forward to fewer restrictions; if you're in the top 10 percentile of earnings you can breathe a sigh of relief; and if you're healthy and can remain healthy, it'll be business as usual.
The triple whammy is a direct reference to the famous Conservative 1997 election campaign attack posters which warned of a Labour "double whammy" of higher taxes and higher prices. Labour views the Tory plans as an opportunity to woo the so-called "grey vote" ahead of the June 8 General Election, an important group as older people are more likely to turn out on polling day.
Collomb has been a prominent Socialist politician in France since becoming mayor of Lyon in 200. Le Drian vowed to promote the country's "key role" in the global community, noting continuity between his previous position and his new diplomatic job.
The first case in the country was first confirmed on Friday in a northern province. The Zaire strain is the same one that caused an worldwide public health emergency, more than 28,000 illnesses, and more than 11,000 deaths in West Africa in 2014 to 2016.
One day earlier, Sanders told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week", "I don't think we're there yet" for potentially appointing a special prosecutor. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on Thursday that Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired before writing the recommendation. "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination", he said.
In another, Mr Temer is accused of pocketing about 350,000 USA dollars of 4.5 million dollars in illegal campaign finance channelled by the Workers' Party for the 2014 presidential ticket that included Mr Temer as vice presidential candidate.
The news comes after Trump was hit by embarrassing leaks suggesting that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign, and that Trump had boasted to Russian officials of firing the man heading the investigation.
He didn't enter a plea and is due back in court next week. Rojas is next scheduled to appear in court on 24 May. Richard Rojas, 26, knocked pedestrians into the air as he sped for three blocks in his burgundy Honda sedan through one of the city's busiest areas on Thursday before crashing into a metal stanchion, the New York Police Department said.
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez knew the Kentucky Derby victor was up against it early in the race. Meanwhile, Cloud Computing was back in third as Castellano watched the duel unfold in front of him. "If anything, I have a greater respect for Always Dreaming ", said Mark Casse, who trains Classic Empire . You just dream. We've won some big races, but these are different.
The US president spent the day meeting King Salman and holding talks with senior US and Saudi officials, as deals in excess of $380 billion (Dh1.4 trillion) were signed, Saudi foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir said. The two men are at odds on everything from climate change to refugee policy, although the pontiff says he will give the United States leader an open-minded hearing.
Trump was scheduled to meet with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and participate in signing ceremonies for several agreements that "further solidify U.S. The deal includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs".
In an interview with U.S. media, President Trump also accused him being a "showboat" and a "grandstander". He leans heavily on daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Hope Hicks, his trusted campaign spokeswoman and Keith Schiller, his longtime bodyguard.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based observatory group reported on Monday clashes between advancing SDF ground forces and ISIS fighters on multiple axes around Raqqa. "Every development in Syria and Iraq is a matter of national security for us". More important, it's the only way the US-led anti-ISIS coalition has a prayer of taking Raqqa.
The Israeli prime minister loathed the Obama administration. Nevertheless, the Palestinian Authority claims the Temple Mount, where the Western Wall is located, and that Jerusalem is the capital of the nascent Palestinian state. Those who deemed the administration to be neutral doubled to 21 percent, compared to 10 percent in January. Respondents that did not know what his position was rose from 8 to 19 percent.
President Donald Trump holds a sword and sways with traditional dancers during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace, Saturday, May 20, 2017 , in Riyadh . Trump bent down so the king could place the gold medal around his neck. The medallion has been bestowed on several other foreign heads of state, including British Prime Minister Teresa May, Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Presidents George W.
The controversial WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadoraan embassy since June 2012 when he sought refuge there in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted for questioning over alleged sex crimes. British officials said they do not comment on individual extradition cases. US and British officials Friday declined to say if the United States has requested Assange's extradition.
Speaking in Riyadh at a joint briefing with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Saturday, Tillerson said he has no plans to talk to Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Sunni-led, USA ally Saudi Arabia and mainly Shi'ite Muslim Iran are bitter rivals for influence in the region. There have also been no direct US-Iranian talks since Trump took office.
Senate to decide. We are now talking about impeachment. President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the White House South Lawn before departing for Groton, Connecticut, on Wednesday. And he is a member of the Democratic minority, which has little power to move ahead on investigations or to begin proceedings to remove the president from office.
In the communique, China and other nations underlined the importance of expanding trade and investment based on a level playing field. In 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping had unveiled the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", representing a modern trade route built on the traditional Silk Route and calling for changes to foreign policy and trade from China.
Mr Trump appointed Mr Flynn as his national security adviser weeks later despite the warning, but he was sacked after just 24 days. Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on Mueller's appointment, calling it an "internal matter" for the United States.Rosenstein was due to brief US senators later on Thursday.
Pledging more investments in infrastructure and health for Mali's development, Macron expressed his willingness "to take further quick action at the political and military level". Macron's presidency. Macron was expected to emphasize the need for closer European cooperation in the fight against jihadists, especially with fellow EU heavyweight Germany, French officials said.
Voter turnout was strong; over 40 million-roughly 70 percent of those eligible-turned up at the polls. Iranian state television congratulated Rouhani on his victory. 7 in 2015. "This hope with which you've entrusted me, I do feel the weight of this responsibility", Rouhani said in a televised address Saturday, "and I do pray to God to be a worthy carrier of your hopes and your dreams".
White House hopes that Trump could leave scandalous allegations at home were crushed in a one-two punch of revelations that landed shortly after his departure. Comey, who had been in charge of the investigation, was sacked by Trump on May 9. According to the mainstream media, while speaking with Lavrov, Trump reportedly said: "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation".
President Donald Trump last week triggered an uproar, will testify about his experiences with Trump and the FBI's investigation into Russia-Trump ties, lawmakers said on May 19. Bush White House, said that transcripts of meetings with foreign leaders usually "are treated like the crown jewels". He says he hopes Comey's testimony will answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was suddenly dismissed last week by Trump.
The Trumps were greeted by a lavish red-carpet welcome ceremony, and received by King Salman himself and other top Saudi officials. The king of Saudi Arabia told President Donald Trump on Saturday that he's optimistic about the USA leader's ability to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians, according to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir.
King Salman gave Trump a remarkably warm greeting, meeting him at the steps of Air Force One on arrival, shaking the hand of Trump's wife, Melania, riding with Trump in his limousine and spending most of the day with him. After he leaves Saudi Arabia, Trump will travel to Israel, the Vatican and the 28th North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium. The president will then travel to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, and a meeting of the G-7 industrial nations in ...
TOLOnews journalist, Anisa Shahid, who is at the scene, says National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces are at the house and carrying investigations. The sources further added that preliminary reports indicate the woman was from Germany and was killed along with her security guard. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and the attackers' motives were not immediately clear.
After Air Force One touched down in Riyadh shortly before 10 a.m. local time , Trump was received as a royal guest by a kingdom eager to rekindle its relationship with the United States and shower the president with praise. National oil giant Saudi Aramco was also expected to sign $ 50 billion of deals with us companies on Saturday, part of a drive to diversify the kingdom's economy beyond oil exports, Aramco's chief executive Amin Nasser said.
The U.S. placed new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic-missile program last week, on the same day that it agreed to continue waiving broader sanctions that were lifted by the 2015 nuclear agreement. "Some are already in the process of booking their tickets", said Farid Dehdilani, global adviser for the Iranian Privatisation Organization. Rouhani is promising to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms for its people.
Wittes said Mr. Comey told him". The meeting had also raised eyebrows because it occurred just a day after Trump fired Comey. In the memo, which ABC News has not seen, Comey wrote that he was asked by the president to let the Flynn probe go in February.
Senator Mark Warner, ranking member of the Committee, hoped that Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since he was sacked by Trump last week. Before President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for the first leg of his nine-day tour in the Middle East and Europe, two breaking news stories pertaining to the investigations into Russia's election interference hit the wire, appropriately bookending a tumultuous week for the Trump administration.
After turning heads at her sister Kate's wedding to Prince William, Ms Pippa Middleton graduated from bridesmaid to bride yesterday at a star-studded wedding in an English country church. The dress had a high neckline and a corseted bodice, with draping to the front and a heart-shaped detail in the back. The ceremony is at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, to be followed later by a private reception at the bride's parents' estate in nearby Bucklebury.
While both deny that they are personally benefitting from their ties to the president, The New York Times reports that Kushner's sister told Chinese investors at a hotel conference in Beijing on Saturday that investing thousands of dollars in Kushner Companies can gain Chinese investors a USA visa.
Philippe Reines , a longtime operative for Hillary Clinton , seems to have seen the news about how the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director felt put-off during his meetings with the president before he was sacked. Sound familiar? Just last night, the New York Times published a story with remarkable details about former FBI Director James B. Comey's interactions with President Trump.
The king of Saudi Arabia told President Donald Trump on Saturday that he's optimistic about the US leader's ability to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians, according to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir. He also expressed an openness to talks with Iran. The U.S.is the largest oil investor in Saudi Arabia, al-Jubier said in his remarks at the briefing with Tillerson .
President Donald Trump signed a almost $110 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Saturday, signaling the United States' renewed commitment to its alliance with the Gulf kingdom and desire to bolster its counterterrorism partnership.
The Hwasong-12 ballistic rocket successfully reached an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles) and traveled a distance of 489 miles before breaching Japan's Air Defense Identification Zone and splashing down in the Sea of Japan. North Korea's deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago or the hacking of a UN expert monitoring sanctions violations.
FILE- In this Monday, May 8, 2017 file photo, Chibok schoolgirls, recently freed from Nigeria extremist captivity, are photographed in Abuja, Nigeria. "Nobody would be unhappy to hear that the Chibok girls have been released". The eight-year Boko Haram insurgency has killed some 20,000 people and forced at least 2.6 million others to flee their homes.
The UN's top court on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a victory for New Delhi over its bitter rival. Prima facie, the ICJ has jurisdiction on the Jadhav case, Abraham said, rejecting one of the Islamabad's main arguments against the Indian case. London-based Barrister Rashid Aslam said Pakistan was ill-prepared and did not utilise the 90 minutes it had to make its argument.
Turkish police carried out searches at the homes of the owner and the three employees of Sozcu newspaper, which is fiercely critical of Erdogan and his AK Party, and also detained the paper's internet editor and its correspondent for the Aegean province of Izmir, the police source and the paper said.
Weiner , 52, was released on bail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for September 8, the release said. In 2016, a series of alleged explicit social media exchanges surfaced with a 15-year-old girl. The FBI began investigating Weiner last September after the Daily Mail reported that he had exchanged lewd messages with the North Carolina teenager.
Macron, who swept into Berlin with his newly-appointed German-speaking prime minister, Édouard Philippe, reached for historic rhetoric in his speech, announcing that he would seek not just short-term results in tackling French unemployment, but nothing less than the "historic reconstruction of Europe and the eurozone ".
Rouhani won almost 23 million votes, a strong improvement over his election victory in 2013, when he won 18.6 million votes, or 50.1% of the votes cast in a six-man race. The re-elected president will also have to navigate a tricky relationship with Washington, which appears at best ambivalent about the nuclear accord reached by former us president Barack Obama.