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Global News FBI Director Comey To Speak At UT Intelligence Symposium
Author: 0 FBI Director Comey To Speak At UT Intelligence Symposium

The investigation will also look at whether crimes were committed, according to Comey, who said he couldn't provide details about the investigation. Three: The Comey claim that there is no evidence to support Trump's assertion that Barack Obama wiretapped him - undercutting the president's credibility - could hurt the Trump as he tries to twist Republican arms in the health-care debate.

Global News Flynn offers to testify on Russian Federation ties in exchange for immunity
Author: 0 Flynn offers to testify on Russian Federation ties in exchange for immunity

His lawyer reportedly made the offer to the officials, which has not yet been accepted. Michael Flynn was sacked for failing to disclose talks with Russia's ambassador about U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D., Va.), left, and Richard Burr (R., N.C.) on Wednesday pledged to get to the bottom of Russian interference in the election, aiming to show that their probe wouldn't suffer the same fate as the problematic House version.

Author: 0 Thousands hold pro-EU march in central London

The declaration says: "We will act together, at different paces and intensity where necessary, while moving in the same direction". Leaders and politicians from all over the remaining states of the European Union are in Rome to celebrate 60-years since the Treaty of Rome was signed, the document that ultimately led to the EU.

Global News White House staff will also skip correspondents dinner
Author: 0 White House staff will also skip correspondents dinner

Carpenter laughed and said if Ivanka Trump "wants to be treated like a political person", that's what she's going to do. Some people aren't too happy with Ivanka Trump or her new role in the White House . When her increased security clearance and White House office were announced, Ivanka acknowledged that "there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president".

Global News Kejriwal suspects tampering with EVMs in Punjab
Author: 0 Kejriwal suspects tampering with EVMs in Punjab

The statement said it was not for the first time that allegations and suspicions have been raised "but none of those alleging tampering has been able to demonstrate to the commission... "To date, no one has been able to actually demonstrate that EVMs used by the Election Commission can be tampered with or manipulated". "If the EC wants to hold any investigation, we do not have any objection to it", Dev said.

Global News Feds extend deadline for first border wall bids
Author: 0 Feds extend deadline for first border wall bids

In January, he said the US would foot the bill for the divider up-front - for the "sake of speed" - andmake Mexico reimburse the American government later. Senate Republicans are tapping the breaks on the Trump administration's request for an initial $1.5 billion to build the wall . "All of the committees, House and Senate leaderships, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 bill", Blunt said, per the BBC .

Global News Seattle stands firm on sanctuary city status
Author: 0 Seattle stands firm on sanctuary city status

Some cities were also quick to point out that the federal government hasn't been effective in enforcing its own immigration laws - the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has failed at times to issue timely warrants or detainer requests for people suspected of violating immigration laws, and has also failed to act after being notified by cities of prisoners' releases .

Global News Ally of South Africa's ANC objects to finance minister's planned sacking
Author: 0 Ally of South Africa's ANC objects to finance minister's planned sacking

South African President Jacob Zuma is planning to fire his finance minister and deputy finance minister in a controversial cabinet reshuffle, according to one of the government's coalition partners. He said that in parliament his party "tried everything within the rules". Worldwide rating agencies, such as Fitch and S&P, have repeatedly approved South Africa's credit rating above "junk" level over the past year mainly because of private investor trust in Gordhan and the feasibility of ...

Global News Spicey Spicer Snipes at Press for Russia Agenda
Author: 0 Spicey Spicer Snipes at Press for Russia Agenda

When questioned about whether he planned to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus , a group of African-American lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Mr Trump asked Ms Ryan if she could organise it. Ryan followed up with a question about Condoleezza Rice meeting with President Trump , who famously called the former secretary of state a "bitch" in 2006.

Global News Trump, Xi expected to meet April 6-7 in Florida: Media reports
Author: 0 Trump, Xi expected to meet April 6-7 in Florida: Media reports

It marks the pair's first meeting and comes amid heightened tensions between the US and China on issues such as trade, Taiwan and North Korea's nuclear program. "Right now we're not anxious so much about slogans as much as progress". China Daily also puts an optimistic spin on U.S. Trump and Xi also are likely to discuss the US president's threats to counter what he claims are unfair Chinese trade practices.

Global News #EarthHour2017: Filipinos shine light on climate action
Author: 0 #EarthHour2017: Filipinos shine light on climate action

Scott says previous year over 178 countries and territories participated in Earth Hour. As has been the case over the years, South Africans will join millions of people, businesses, and landmarks around the globe, who will set that hour aside to host events, switch off their non-essential lights, and make noise for climate change action, Eskom said in a statement.

Global News Schiff: GOP Intel Chair Nunes Should Recuse Himself From Russia Probe
Author: 0 Schiff: GOP Intel Chair Nunes Should Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

This week's hearing at which Yates was expected to testify has been canceled. Yates' attorney David O'Neil said in a letter Friday to White House Counsel Don McGahn that Yates would go forward with her testimony and "conclude that the White House does not assert executive privilege" if he did not receive a response by Monday.

Global News Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark, United Nations reports
Author: 0 Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark, United Nations reports

Although hundreds of thousands of Syrians have also fled to Europe, not all of them have been granted refugee status. The Trump administration has sought to reduce the programme. A year after an worldwide conference to increase the places for refugee resettlement and offer alternative channels for Syrian refugee admission, only half the 500,000 places asked for have been given, UNHCR warned.

Author: 0 Arab summit relaunches peace plan envisaging Palestinian state

They will discuss how to defeat Islamic State militants and efforts to pursue peace and stability in the region, the White House said in a statement. The monarch said Israel continues expanding settlements and is destroying prospects for peace.

Global News McMaster: Nuclear Project To Push Forward, Despite Westinghouse Bankruptcy
Author: 0 McMaster: Nuclear Project To Push Forward, Despite Westinghouse Bankruptcy

Those suitors include Western Digital Corp which operates a chip plant with Toshiba in Japan, Micron Technology Inc, South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc and financial investors. Toshiba said it would guarantee up to US$200 million of the financing for Westinghouse . Ironically, based on a new Westinghouse design, the reactors, the first to be constructed in the U.S.in almost four decades, were supposed to be an answer to cost overruns and delays that have dogged the nuclear power ...

Global News Senate Hearing to Focus on Russian Disinformation Tactics
Author: 0 Senate Hearing to Focus on Russian Disinformation Tactics

Russia , the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway have all been trying to assert jurisdiction over parts of the Arctic as shrinking polar ice creates new opportunities for exploration. "The world's super power, the American government needs to do everything we possibly cannot only to undercut what they're trying to do but to uncover what they're trying to do and help our allies prevent it from happening".

Global News Russian Federation controversy deepens amid reports of White House meddling
Author: 0 Russian Federation controversy deepens amid reports of White House meddling

Sen. John McCain, r-Arizona: "Well I think there needs a lot of explaining to do. I've been around for quite a while and I've never heard of such thing." . White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dismissed as "100 percent false" a Washington Post report which stated that the White House sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress about alleged Trump-Russia ties.

Author: 0 Jordan FM says Arab summit ends with 'message of peace'

Abbas made his comments in an interview published Wednesday by the Jordanian daily Al Ghad , and senior Palestinian officials, including Ahmad Majdalani and Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee Secretary General Saeb Erekat, have concurred.

Author: 0 Putin meets France's Le Pen in Kremlin

Her meeting with the Russian president is likely to go down well with her core supporters in France , many of whom admire the Mr Putin's conservative stance on social and moral issues. The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

Global News Sharknado? Australian cyclone leaves behind shark in puddle
Author: 0 Sharknado? Australian cyclone leaves behind shark in puddle

Marine experts fear the Great Barrier Reef, already hit by coral bleaching, could have been damaged by churning seas whipped up by the cyclone. The authorities have warned residents to stay out of the floodwater. Authorities said water ran low on Daydream Island after the storm cut off mains supply and bottled supplies dwindled. However, Qantas has resumed some Hamilton Island flights to help evacuate hundreds of tourists stranded as a result of cyclone Debbie.

Global News Trump attacks Freedom Caucus, Democrats in latest tweet
Author: 0 Trump attacks Freedom Caucus, Democrats in latest tweet

Mr. Trump marked his candidacy and transition - and now, his presidency - by making news on Twitter, often with controversial statements and to the chagrin of his opponents and some supporters alike. He said he was optimistic that Republicans would reach a solution, but that Republicans would have to work with different factions and individual members to find a palatable agreement.

Author: 0 Court approves arrest of ex-S. Korean president in corruption probe

State prosecutors have accused Ms Park of colluding with her confidante Choi Soon Sil to extort a total of 77.4 billion won (S$97 million) from major conglomerates, under the guise of donations to two foundations started by Choi, and of abusing her authority to allow Choi to meddle in state affairs.

Author: 0 Seattle judge doesn't extend order on new travel ban

On Thursday, Chuang issued an emergency halt to the portion of Trump's March 6 executive order temporarily banning the entry of travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. "A leopard can not change his spots by taking a bath", Cornell Law Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr said. Trump's campaign once included a call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, a policy that was later changed to advocating "extreme vetting" for people from countries with a link to terrorism.

Global News Bill to keep Arkansas Medicaid plan falls short in House
Author: 0 Bill to keep Arkansas Medicaid plan falls short in House

So perhaps, as the days go on and the urgency of shaking their fists at Obama fades, some of these states might consider doing right by their own citizens. I vetoed Medicaid expansion. His first budget proposal , introduced at the beginning of March, calls for hospitals to pick up the cost of any administrative fees as well as 5 percent of the cost of care for the almost 625,000 expected new beneficiaries.

Global News Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US
Author: 0 Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

The newspaper Reforma reported today that the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking the seizure of United States $250 million in assets linked to Veytia. The investigation was a collaboration of the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations, said San Diego FBI spokesman Davene Butler.

Global News 'Erratic' Woman Drives into US Capitol Cruiser
Author: 0 'Erratic' Woman Drives into US Capitol Cruiser

Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning as a man tried to run over Capitol police officers, the police said. "While attempting to stop the vehicle on Independence Avenue, the driver made a U-turn and fled the scene almost striking officers and struck at least one other vehicle", she said.

Global News UK police, Muslim youths link hands to mark London attack
Author: 0 UK police, Muslim youths link hands to mark London attack

Attacker Khalid Masood is believed to have used the messaging service WhatsApp before running down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and storming a gate outside Parliament armed with two knives, Wednesday. Inquests were opened Wednesday for those killed in the attack: Palmer, age 48; British college administrator Aysha Frade, age 44; U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran, age 54; and 75-year-old south London resident Leslie Rhodes, whose life support was turned off Thursday.

Global News Malaysia Says Kim Jong Nam's Body Released to North Korea
Author: 0 Malaysia Says Kim Jong Nam's Body Released to North Korea

The Malaysian government on Thursday struck a deal with North Korea for the return of nine of its citizens previously barred from leaving Pyongyang, in exchange for the body of Kim Jong-nam, the slain half-brother of North Koreas leader. South Korea has blamed Pyongyang for the killing, citing what they say was a standing order from Kim Jong-Un to kill his exiled half-brother. "I have instructed for all possible measures to be taken to bring those responsible for this murder to justice", ...

Author: 0 William and Kate meet attack survivors as France hit by airport shooting

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in three outfits in just a matter of hours in the French capital. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's trip to Paris has a substantial political significance as the royals serve as goodwill ambassadors for Britain at the request of the Foreign Office following the Brexit vote.

Author: 0 Merkel Vows to Fight for Re-Election Following German State Win

Schulz, a former European Parliament president but a newcomer to national politics, has boosted his party's long-moribund poll ratings and injected it with new self-confidence. Conservatives have accused Schulz, whose party has been part of the German government for all but four years since 1998, of deliberately talking down Germany's strong economic performance for electoral gain.

Author: 0 Israel fails to heed demand for end to settlement building

The White House has been friendly to the Israeli government, which is headed by a coalition of the right-wing Likud and far-right Jewish Home parties. At issue is the expansion of settlements or the building of more apartments and houses within existing Israeli settlement towns in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on land the Palestinians claim for a future state.

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